Segment 1 – After Oil – Powering the Future
Miami, FL – Who but the thinking impaired can ignore the prevailing headlines and reams of dire predictions that claim our world is imploding? Are we to exist in a dystopian future described by the prescient poet T.S. Eliot, ‘This is the way the world ends, this is the way the world end’s not with a bang …….but a whimper’. Or as twenty-nine year old sound engineer, composer and social media guru, Giovanni Benjamin wonders out loud, “is our collective future to smother ourselves in our own filth?”.
“In order to feed the world’s insatiable addiction to fossil fuel energy, the current administration’s executive order required federal agencies to annul policies that protected our national parks and verdant land and sea reserves for all time.
One energy crisis or another, has shadowed most of the last five decades. The OPEC crunch of the 70’s to sky rocketing gas prices and futile wars (likened to rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic) in the oil rich Persian Gulf, Nigeria and Venezuela have exacted tolls that include countless civilian casualties.
With the decimation of natural habitats giving way to perceptible seawater rise and catastrophic weather conditions the evidence that humankind may survive the length of a dinosaur’s blink may be irrefutable.
The impact caused by the miss management of the planet’s finite resources is no longer a matter of conjecture but of hard-boiled facts. The drilling and fracking of untapped tar sands and oil shale, the spewing emissions of carbon dioxide into the air we breathe, discarded plastic creating oceananic wastelands three times the size of Texas, melting glaciers and unbearable heat waves, we are witnessing in real time a perceptible rise in planetary anguish and spiral down of public confidence.
ARE WE DOOMED? OR NOT?
“As the planet’s biodiversity is being depleted by one more short sighted policy we seem to be on a fast track to scraping the bottom of the planet’s barrel of natural resources,” says Victor Roman, who is a Consultant working with Alexander Capital’s Lead Investment Banker, Daniel Cannon, to promote and fund QCI’s Recycling Plants. “We are passionately committed to providing game-changing solutions for several of the world’s largest pollution problems”. QCI’s group of companies have invented the only true clean sustainable patented and proprietary solution for this global problem forever. This is not just a pipe dream, the plants are up and running with investments being sought to scale their evolutionary recycling process. “Our ability to provide the best sustainability solutions for today’s world allows us to be zero-landfill capable with a zero-carbon footprint. Simply said we are capable of recycling and harvesting every bit of trash down to its molecular level, for a zero sum waste equation,” says Victor from his post in Southern California.
Segment 2 – Science Like Love Has An Inner Meaning
It was at the opening of the 1936 New York World’s Fair on a blustery stormy night that keynote speaker, Albert Einstein, an iconic celebrity due to his discovery of new physical realties on the grandest scale, stepped up to the microphone. He spoke against a backdrop of the largest flash of artificial light in history. A blinding explosion composed of bottled up cosmic rays radiated out in a 40-mile radius. To paraphrase Einstein, “If science, like art, is to perform its mission, its achievements must not enter the realm of elitist jargon. Science, like love, has an inner meaning and must enter into the consciousness and heart of all people. “
With the species of insatiable ‘Wall Street Dinosaurs’ on the endangered list it has become indisputably clear we cannot live without – air- water- safe habitats or an abundant food supply. These are the things that sustain the fabric of life and a habitable future on the planet Earth. Everything else, whether short term convenience, greed, the amassing of wealth, and the negligible pleasure derived from the obscene consumption of throwaway goods and fast fashion pales in comparison with the specter we are facing.
It was Marshall McLuhan, who coined the term ‘global village’ in 1964 in his ground breaking book ‘Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man’. The author proposed that the media, not the content that it carries, should be the focus. The media IS the message’ and ‘social’ media whether Facebook™, Instagram™, texting, or TicToc is seamless, omnipresent and allows its users to hide in plain sight. “As witnessed by the recent global Covid-19 outbreak it is the first times in history we have united globally behind the greater good,” observed Holmes Stoner, Founder of the Pacific Rim Business Council with 22 member nations and co-founder of Co-Modeco.com – Compact Modular Eco Homes and Affordable habitats. “Can you imagine if, we the people, would harness our universal voice for the good of all living species?,” chimes in
Pierre Conille, Co-Modeco.com partner and former liaison to Kofi Atta Annan, Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations.
Combine social media at the nexus of ease of travel, simultaneous translation software and a growing sense of urgency that we must individually act as a unified force for good we have now the power link up our global village in real time. For the first time ever our species possesses the freedom and power to understand science and technology, like love, as a path to transcendence.
Ours is a voice that has the resonance to reach a collective crescendo of global solidarity.
Where an open dialogue about building a better world crosses borders, social and economic strata and cultural diversity at mach speed. In terms of pleasure and living the “dolce vita” what is the difference between the uber wealthy whose measure of self worth is in an obscene display of automotive superiority or a sustainable Nissan Leaf ™ or a chauffeured Uber™ ride? They all get us from point ‘A’ to ‘D’estination with the two latter conveyances coming at you guilt free.
From Detroit to New Delhi and beyond we are witnessing the emergence of a unified global soul searching. “There is a full scale reckoning of our place on this planet and in the universe where only love makes this vast emptiness bearable”. Opines Fraser Austin of dot. Community, “We are what we live. Let’s try something new: The haves and…the haves.”