A Guest Blog article by Dan Fisher (student, world citizen)
“Every time history repeats itself, the price goes up” – Ronald Wright
From the day the Earth was made to today, it can be said that mankind has made tremendous progress. Progress can be defined by two types: good progress and bad progress.
Either way, progress is an outcome of change.
During mankind’s early life, progress was happening at a rapid pace. However, from the industrial revolution to the present, there has been a phenomenon that Mathieu Roy of the Documentary “Surviving Progress” calls a progress trap. For the last 200 years, mankind has been stuck in a situation similar to a broken record, in that it doesn’t stop, not having a clear way out.
Perhaps the biggest retardant to progress is population. Increasing numbers of humans threatens life on Earth in many obvious ways. Earth is only so large, and it is important to try to preserve human life by taking care of our home and allowing there to actually be a “future” for future generations.
The goal is clear: find a way out of this progress trap and find a way to stop destroying our planet Earth, life’s only home. However, it will take the power of the entire human race to get us out of the trap and insure the future of the human existence.