Should capitalism retire?

Should capitalism retire?

Recently I heard the following claim:

Capitalism required growth. Constant growth required resources. Since the earth has a limited resource capitalism leads to earth destruction.

Theoretically this is a sound theory, but practically (*)?

Today more and more GPD growth requires not material, but intellectual resources, like new software, games, movies or electronic books.

Today products require less resource – today’s TVs, electric bulbs or computers require less electricity, cars requires less gas.

We are taking much better care of our resources, for example today in the US we have more trees that we had 100 years ago.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/wilderness-resources/stories/more-trees-than-there-were-100-years-ago-its-true

We are using more and more renewable energy.

There is a new research to create an artificial meat. In 2013 first artificial burger cost $300,000, in 2016 the price dropped to $1000, which reminds me my first 40 mB disk I bought in 1984 for $410, today 4gB USB disk cost about $4. Production of artificial meat will not only end the cruel treatment of animals, but will release huge resources like land and water.

More and more we recycling our resources – the best example is recycling 40 ton steel bridge in Poland who some pragmatic individual decided to sell for recycling.

Israel proved that a sea water is unlimited source for drinkable water.

So the question when capitalism will run out of the resources – in 50 years years or in 1000 years?

And if not in 50 years – should we start to plan for year 3000?

Zalek Bloom

 

(*) What is a difference between “theoretical” and “practical”?

Once son asked a father – what is a difference between “theoretical” and “practical”?

Go and ask your mother is will have a sex with a strange man for 10 million dollars – said father. Son when to mom and ask her this question.

Well my son – said mom –  I would never cheat on my husband which I love so much, but 10 million dollars is a large sum, we could buy a bigger house, newer car, go overseas for nice vacations – yes, for a 10 million dollars I would have a sex win any man.

Son goes to father and tells him what his mom said. Go and ask your sister is will have a sex with a strange man for 10 million dollars – said father.

Well – said the sister – I will have sex only with a man whom I love, but 10 million dollars is a large sum, we could buy a bigger house, newer car, go overseas for nice vacations – yes, for a 10 million dollars I would have a sex win any man.

Son goes to father and tells him what his sister said.

Well my son – the father said – theoretically we are multimillionaires, theoretically we have 20 million dollars in the bank, but practically we live with two very expansive hookers.

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Requiem for Wikipedia

Wikipedia, my love! You are as good health:

How much one should prize you, with your knowledge  wealth

only one can tell, whose internet connection is not working well.

Wikipedia – your beauty and  splendor  I view

And describe it here, for I long after you.

 

Once again I had experienced in what great times we are living, thanks to the Internet and Wikipedia.I am a maniac swimmer  – I swim 4 times a week, sometimes more.

Recently I noticed some un comfort in my ear. Since the visit to specialist require to make an appointment at least 2 weeks in advance I decided to visit walk-in clinic which was recently opened in my neighborhood.  Very friendly physician looked into my ear, then opened Wikipedia site, then pointing to one picture proudly announce:

“This is your problem: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otitis_media#mediaviewer/File:Acute_Otitis_Media.jpg

Then I watched him browsing Wikipedia and writing me a prescription. Unfortunately the medicine did not help and after  2 weeks I visited a specialist who prescribed totally different medicine (which helped). Just imagine how the described situation would look without Wikipedia – the friendly physician from the walk-in clinic would be helpless, probably inability to find what my problem was could put him in a deep depression, may be even suicide! Thanks Al Gore for the internet!

And here another experience: lately my wife became very lazy and decided to work from home. The poor company owner had no other option as send to our home all computer equipment necessary for her work. Since I have some knowledge about computers my wife made me responsible for connecting all equipment. I noticed that there monitor cable cannot be connected to the computer – so I knew I need some adapter. But which one?

Wikipedia to the rescue! I found that I need DMS-59 male to  DVI male!

What a great times we live in!

Zalek Bloom