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9 Positive Things We Can Accomplish if We Re-Directed Our Resources from War

FEDERICO VILLA

Because at times we don't actually realize the value and impact-ability of what we spend on war. The fact that some of these are outrageous in the sense that they are massive in scope, but actually incredibly possible to achieve with the funding (that we already have but spend on something else) is what is most surprising.

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  • Arturo Chesi Visani

    Damn, it's sad to see how much we could improve our world ... But we're stuck in this war-thing since ages ...

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    ETT is such a fascinating concept and I have no doubt that will happen soon. I wonder if freeways will be converted? This is like teleportation! This makes me want to invest in it, and I'm going to look into that now, so thank you for sharing this great list. On another note, I think every home should be covered in vertical gardens, but we'll see if that ever happens!

  • Ben Goldhirsh

    this is simultaneously brutal and awesome to see. Brutal in that it is fact, and it doesn't seem like it's a fact that's near change. Awesome, in that it so starkly contrasts what we're investing in and what the returns are - along with raising our ideas for the potential of awesomeness that could await down the road. The most interesting stat to me is the 2.15 Trillion Dollar global spend. That is the pot of gold that awaits the realization of an international federation. Clearly that isn't a near term potential, and clearly my comment doesn't speak to the costs that would arise in platform management of a global federation, but it does still make the case strong that this is the logical outcome. If you track the course of humanity - from individuals to tribes, tribes to communities, communities to states, and states to nations, you have to think that trajectory will continue to where nations move to a federation. The EU is a first stab at this that I think is interesting to watch. Anyhow, sorry for the long comment with many tangents. Just a fan of this all and much appreciate you sharing this info.

    • FEDERICO VILLA

      Ben, I agree! Things such as this puts into perspective the the price tag of war. I believe that generations which have been raised connected through all this technology will only unite into more common voices thus creating more successful federations as you said, its just a question of when will they occur.