mankind will have to prevail in many many more (also international/global/planet wide) challenges and adventures

mankind’s survival checklist:

  • hunt or grow enough food: managed, but the distribution is still a problem and production depends on non-renewable resources such as fossil-fuels and Potash-fertilizers
  • avoid or kill the saber-tooth-cat: check
  • survive multiple diseases (viruses & bacteria): check (until now)
  • CFCs-challenge: aka when refrigerators almost killed the Ozone-layer: averted
  • Nuclear War between USA and UDSSR (or any other nation): averted (until now, seriously thanks all involved, i know it was hard)
  • build an sustainable economy & transportation system before the ecosystem collapses or fossil-fuels run out: in progress… but maybe too slow (too much corruption & too little investment into renewables (c’mon Biden! c’mon China!)
  • … many more challenges…

there is no guarantee that mankind will survive all of it’s mistakes & adventures

but the least mankind could do (and often fails) is work together and help each other towards sustainable survival in the universe (the universe “does it’s thing” and does not care if mankind goes extinct or not)

(this does not mean you have to become Jesus and sacrifice everything for mankind’s survival)

for life in the universe is precious and intelligent life is even more precious

ps: if you want to search the web for “mankind” and do not mean the ugly wrestling guy, try the (-)minus sign before -wrestling:

  • there NEED to be a more reason based allocation-distribution of resources
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth
Apollo 8 December 24 1968 first picture ever taken from blue planet Earth

the universe is a harsh place for life to survive

why is beauty important?

anyone or anything that brings beauty in such a world

is good

life is precious in the universe (don’t waste it, even if it is a sucky one)

survival was never easy for life in the universe

life is about making life better (increasing the probability of survival of oneself, one’s genes, one’s family, one’s species) every day

if you have a garden: making the garden better a little bit every day

if you have a family: making the family better a little bit every day

if you have a company: making the company a little bit better every day

cultivating something positive

building a positive culture

creators and their techno “babies”: iMacs & iPhones & Linux

for creators such as Steve Jobs just as Linus Torvalds, beauty is important

beauty means simplified pure designs

pure holistic flawless creations

of perfection and functionality and (!) understandability

“like God would have done it”

software beauty is way harder to see for non developers, but it expresses it as the (ex?)maxime of Apple: “it just works”

even if that iphone is far from perfect and many alternatives are in development (please support them even when they are far from perfect)

what has happened since…

1) Apple seems to have been stuck in a limbo between profit maximization and allowing creativity (crash, rebuild, crash, rebuild…)

2) giving up on software-beauty: Apple’s software quality has gone down

3) no-privacy-beauty: was never a priority

4) no-planet-or-human-rights-beauty: Apple never cared much if the supply chain was ethical or based on renewables

5) no-justice-beauty: Apple is stealing taxes via Ireland

(European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fights tax avoidance of multinationals, follow her on twitter)

(Apple promised to improve on the privacy issue… but guess capitalistic maxims (maximize profits and share prices) are actually often against what consumers want (anything but 1984, but a future that is inspiring))

never stop learning

never give up hope

life only has a slim chance for survival in such a harsh universe

but we will take it

and if everyone does what he/she can

we will prevail

and build a city on mars

poverty is still the #1 cause of death for humans