Responses: How will we live tomorrow?

HWWLT Logo on yellowHow will we live tomorrow?

“My first thought is, as a species we’re going to go away in evolutionary terms. I don’t know what we’ll become; maybe a computer. It’s okay, its part of the evolutionary chain. I like 2001, the three parts: the ape, the humans, and Hal starting to think for himself. It is not an extraordinary extrapolation.”

Jason Malinowski, Restoration Hardware Executive, Novato, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“You don’t have to do anything to make people have fewer children other than make them rich.”

Michael Sojko, data base specialists, Mt. Shasta, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“When you ask that question, the key is the question. Out of necessity we will have to learn cooperation. Things will change and shift, but we need to balance our inner and outer lives.”

Shomosa, dancer, Cave Junction, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“If we live tomorrow. If I am here.”

Prado, passive solar homebuilder, Cave Junction, OR

How will we live tomorrow?

“I visited La Mondragon Cooperative in Spain. They haven’t laid anyone off since 1945. When a business fails, they transfer workers to other businesses. Fifteen-percent of the Spanish workforce is in cooperatives. We need more of that. The name ‘cooperative’ doesn’t say as much as how to do it. People can be organized to do it ten different ways.”

Bob Quiltich, progressive, Reno, NV

How will we live tomorrow?

“I am reminded of the Abraham Lincoln quote, ‘We are about as happy as we allow ourselves to be’.”

Roberta, Unitarian Universalist, Reno, NV

How will we live tomorrow?

“We need corporations to create forms of business larger than mom and pops. Now, corporations’ limited liability has gotten so broad. When corporations are bigger than governments, it is not healthy. It is good that Tesla came to Reno, but not at the terms they got to set. That was not positive.”

Elliot Parker, Economics Professor at University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, NV

How will we live tomorrow?

“Live every day as if it’s your last.”

Medical Interns, Indian restaurant, Reno, NV

How will we live tomorrow?

“RV living. We will have RV parks all over the country.”

Skip, retired wanderer, Livingston, TX

How will we live tomorrow?

“The same way we do today.”

Stuart Jones, former Peace Corps volunteer, Fresno, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Closer together.”

Mark Jones, Lab Scientist, Fresno, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Kinder and more gently.”

Eric Murray, wine wholesaler, Napa, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“The brands of the future will have more purpose. I believe in the triple bottom line – people purpose, and profit. In the future, businesses will have a social purpose.”

Ben Koenig, Heritage Eats, Napa, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“Everything is going to go faster and faster. Distances will matter less. I see things getting more fragmented and bureaucratic. Different forms and players will each have their own systems.”

Sophie Feldstein, high school senior, San Francisco, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“We’ll eat the last free swimming salmon within five years.”

Gary Schaefer, retired Air Force, San Anselmo, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“In Marin County, the property taxes were rising about $10 million per year. Last year they went up $90 million. This is not sustainable.”

Kathy Schaefer, retired engineer, Marin County, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“The same way we do today.”

Heidi Siegenthaler, bicycle commuter, San Francisco, CA

How will we live tomorrow?

“The world will have fewer people because they are not necessary. It’s not going to be pretty, but we’ll find a way. Maybe you convince people to have fewer children; maybe you control them.

“You can’t keep the trajectory we’re on and keep living as we do. We thought the Arab Spring was going to be the greatest thing, and look at how it turned out.”

Martin Siegenthaler, political junkie, San Francisco, CA

 

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About paulefallon

Greetings reader. I am a writer, architect, cyclist and father from Cambridge, MA. My primary blog, theawkwardpose.com is an archive of all my published writing. The title refers to a sequence of three yoga positions that increase focus and build strength by shifting the body’s center of gravity. The objective is balance without stability. My writing addresses opposing tension in our world, and my attempt to find balance through understanding that opposition. During 2015-2106 I am cycling through all 48 mainland United States and asking the question "How will we live tomorrow?" That journey is chronicled in a dedicated blog, www.howwillwelivetomorrw.com, that includes personal writing related to my adventure as well as others' responses to my question. Thank you for visiting.
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