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Re: [ba-unrev-talk] Website based on Sagan's Cosmos

Familiar but with a different slant. On the Motion Sciences 'about' page:    (01)

"Our Mission
The people and partners of Motion Sciences are dedicated to:    (02)

-the advancement of humanity's scientific and ethical appreciation of the
physics of Nature,
-the discovery of new technologies enabling clean and abundant energy
generation, combustion-free transportation, and sustainable material
-the wise use of resulting knowledge and tools for the egalitarian
well-being of all life,
-and to the guidance of all such missions by an Oath for Peaceful Use of
Science. "    (03)

Sounds good.    (04)

Peter    (05)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jack Park" <jackpark@thinkalong.com>
To: <ba-unrev-talk@bootstrap.org>
Sent: Monday, January 14, 2002 3:42 AM
Subject: [ba-unrev-talk] Website based on Sagan's Cosmos    (06)

> http://www.onecosmos.net/
> "Consider for a moment that 500,000 days ago, nearly all human beings
> in huts and caves, using fire, wood, and stone to fashion daily living.
> Today many people still do, but the privileged among us can explore the
> planet, flying through the atmosphere above the continents watching live
> with e-commerce piped to individual reclining seats. Human beings can
> vacation on the ocean in ships the size of towns, some soon to have their
> own zip code, or race over the surface of the land in precision machines
> manufactured by the millions each year, all able to be guided by
> orbiting the planet powered by light from the sun. We have used our
> knowledge to send living humans to the nearest Cosmic shore, safely
> cocooned in portable atmospheres, televise the landing of their space
> for the world's eyes to witness live, and we brought these bravest of
> explorers back to their homes safely, just 30 years ago. How humbling it
> was to see our blue-green Cosmic reef from above, for the first time.
> We now stand in awe of images of the births and deaths of stars and
> galaxies, brought from Hubble's telescopic eye to us through the
> computer screens made possible by the semiconductor. Over a period of just
> a few thousand days, we have deployed a communications network around the
> globe, for all people and machines to use to communicate with each other,
> reinventing economics, culture, governance, and education. Soon, the sum
> total of recorded knowledge can be explored through a portal in the palm
> a child's hand, an untethered device that will speak and understand spoken
> words.
> And in the view of many, the most remarkable wonders science has presented
> to us across history appear to point to others yet more humbling waiting
> the wings. They seem hinged to a revolution of human spirit and ethics
> equally profound, lest we repeat the mistakes of the last Renaissance in a
> quest for someone else's New World.
> The challenges facing civilization are as profound as our opportunities.
> are running out of fuels, pure water, space to live, clean air to breathe,
> and natural life to enjoy naturally. Forests continue to disappear,
> on land and in the sea are going extinct, weather patterns are shifting,
> ancient cultures are vanishing, and people in cities are losing touch with
> Nature.
> Our worst crises require our best solutions, and pioneering the best
> solutions to these historic challenges, and doing so in the right way, is
> what the Motion Sciences Organization is chartered to do. "
> Sound familiar?
>    (07)