James Giago Davies: Our future is not bleak but bright with promise

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Chicken Little had it all wrong
Our modern world is not a falling sky
By James Giago Davies
Native Sun News Columnist

Empty a dozen white marbles into a bucket of white marbles, and then pour the bucket into a garbage barrel full of white marbles, good luck finding the marbles emptied into the bucket. They are obviously there, distinct from the other marbles in terms of origin, but impossible for any person to recover.

Had the marbles been red, I could have identified them precisely from the white marbles, by sifting through until I recovered twelve red marbles. So, what just happened there?

The universe is moving from a state of order to disorder, and they call that entropy. The best way to describe entropy: in any situation there is generally only one way it can go perfectly right, and an infinite number of ways it can go wrong. Without an outside influence, a critical number of incorrect outcomes occur, and a system breaks down.

For example, the cells in your body completely replicate every seven years, and as they replicate they lose a fraction of information. Eventually they lose so much information further replication results in disorder we see as aging. The person always eventually dies.

Humans can intervene, imposing order through system maintenance or alteration, which works directly against deepening disorder. There are little things I can do, exercise, diet, regular medical checkups and treatments, that can marginally influence the growing disorder, maybe buy me a decade more of quality time, but I will still die. Advance technology will eventually profoundly intervene, creating an influence that will stop the replication mistakes in human cells. This is how aging will be stopped.

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(Contact James Giago Davies at skindiesel@msn.com)

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