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James Governor

i am not sure the spurt campaign is vicious at all, mark. using humour is good. its a lot smarter than no2id putting a picture of tony blair with a hitler moustache.

Paul Gorman

Personally, I don't think we can blame the general public or the airlines for the increased use of aircraft. I think it is more to do with how our social and economic systems have been designed. For example:

1) Are there opportunities to improve remote communiation from a business perspective (e.g. like the Jedi council in "Return of the Sith"!!). If we fully utilise today's technologies, we may find that we can significantly reduce the amount people need to travel without having a detrimental effect on business performance. For example, my new client is in Edinburgh and I will be travelling up there on a Monday, returning Thursday/Friday. However, do I really need to be there every day of every week? I don't think so. If we can remove the management paranoia that people won't do any work at home, then I think we can make a massive difference to the amount that people need to travel.

2) Has anyone ever evaluated the split between business travel and travel for pleasure? Obviously, the motivations for the two differ and the solutions will, in many cases, differ. From a "travel for pleasure" perspective, how many people know their own country (i.e. the UK)? If we can encourage people to go on more holidays in the UK, by improving tourist facilitites/attractions etc., this could have a big difference on the use of air travel.

3) The priority of the "free market" Western economy is to maximise profit, period. Everything else (whatever BS they may come out with) comes a lowly second. I think it is imperative to redesign our economy to rebalance the priorities, taking into account ecological issues. This will then change the behaviour of businesses globally, but still having a level playing field. Obviously, the only country that can really make this happen at the moment is the U.S. (so I don't hold out much hope in the short-term).

4) Money needs to be ploughed into research to develop more efficient jet engines, and to develop jet engines which use an ecologically sound fuel (e.g. hydrogen, electric etc.)

I think, in summary, that we will eventually develop more ecologically sound aircraft... however, in the short term, I believe we can make a big difference by making people travel less by acting 'smarter' and utilising the existing opportunities.

sushil_yadav

The link between Mind and Social / Environmental-Issues.

The fast-paced, consumerist lifestyle of Industrial Society is causing exponential rise in psychological problems besides destroying the environment. All issues are interlinked. Our Minds cannot be peaceful when attention-spans are down to nanoseconds, microseconds and milliseconds. Our Minds cannot be peaceful if we destroy Nature.

Industrial Society Destroys Mind and Environment.

Subject : In a fast society slow emotions become extinct.
Subject : A thinking mind cannot feel.
Subject : Scientific/ Industrial/ Financial thinking destroys the planet.
Subject : Environment can never be saved as long as cities exist.


Emotion is what we experience during gaps in our thinking.

If there are no gaps there is no emotion.

Today people are thinking all the time and are mistaking thought (words/ language) for emotion.


When society switches-over from physical work (agriculture) to mental work (scientific/ industrial/ financial/ fast visuals/ fast words ) the speed of thinking keeps on accelerating and the gaps between thinking go on decreasing.

There comes a time when there are almost no gaps.

People become incapable of experiencing/ tolerating gaps.

Emotion ends.

Man becomes machine.

A society that speeds up mentally experiences every mental slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A ( travelling )society that speeds up physically experiences every physical slowing-down as Depression / Anxiety.

A society that entertains itself daily experiences every non-entertaining moment as Depression / Anxiety.

FAST VISUALS /WORDS MAKE SLOW EMOTIONS EXTINCT.

SCIENTIFIC /INDUSTRIAL /FINANCIAL THINKING DESTROYS EMOTIONAL CIRCUITS.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY CANNOT FEEL PAIN / REMORSE / EMPATHY.

A FAST (LARGE) SOCIETY WILL ALWAYS BE CRUEL TO ANIMALS/ TREES/ AIR/ WATER/ LAND AND TO ITSELF.


To read the complete article please follow either of these links :

http://www.planetsave.com/ps_mambo/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&Itemid=75&func=view&id=68&catid=6

http://www.earthnewswire.com/index.php?option=com_forum&Itemid=89&page=viewtopic&t=11


sushil_yadav

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