BOOK TWO: NEW HUMAN BEINGS, 2020 - 2060

Chapter Ten: GAIA And Other Global Stoppers

I. Introduction

Almost all of this book is based upon the assumption that the onward progress of humanity and its social institutions will take place relatively unhindered by major destructive forces.

This Candide-like assumption allows the exploration of one particular future for humanity; but of course there may be a Lisbon earthquake, and other, less attractive futures are also possible. This chapter will explore some of the dangers that may de-rail the globalization express.