> Billy Brown wrote:
> Arguing about the "ends" of an entire civilization is one of the most
> useless exercises I can imagine. Civilizations don't have goals, purposes,
> desires or ends - those are attributes of individuals.
Maybe Humanity's lack of a guiding philosophy has contributed to the fact that more than 800 million people are malnourished, large segments of the population continue to suffer from preventable diseases, and over 30 million people will die each year from starvation or preventable diseases. Additionally, plant and animal extinction, deforestation, soil erosion, ozone depletion, and other major environmental problems are occurring. See http://www.worldgame.org/wwwproject/what-b.html
Without a goal, happenstance determines a traveler's destination. Instead of leaving its fate up to chance, Humanity should select its own destination for its journey through time. Humanity as a whole should have a guiding philosophy.