Tuesday, November 15, 2016

How the thirty smartest people in the world are working to save it.

I am working on saving the world.  I figured I would first invent a universal problem solving machine and then turn it on.  While setting it up I wondered what all those people far smarter than I were doing about the problem.  (6th mass extinction, loss of species, loss of resources) I found this link, http://superscholar.org/smartest-people-alive/ I read all the summeries.  Not one is working on saving the world from ourselves.  The closest I guess is Noam Chomsky as he has tackled the problems at least a bit, but he generally is focused on documenting the destruction of society instead of altering it.  Reminds me of the joke were the airplane is going down and there are not enough parachutes, but not to worry as the smartest man in the world jumped out with someone's backpack instead of a parachute.

Really quite astonishing.  Of the thirty smartest in the world, zero working on saving it!