In the last half of the 20th century it was President Kennedy who took up the gauntlet of outlining a national directive focusing on science and technology. The course that the United States chartered then propelled America into the space age. No longer was man confined to this planet alone. We reached for the stars and did the impossible. We put a man on the moon, built the International Space Station, launched the Hubble Telescope which opened up the universe for all of mankind, and sent the Voyager on a never ending quest to “boldly go where no man has gone before.”
This all came about because a sitting President had the courage and took the leadership to lay the groundwork for the United States to act on a decisive plan of direction which open up so many windows of opportunity for millions of Americans. Some how for the past five decades the United States lost the exuberance that prevailed when President Kennedy pointed this country in a new direction.
Sure, there have been many marvels along the way in technology, science, and medicine. The Internet for one has opened up a whole new world filled with opportunities never before imagined. Heart transplants are now almost a routine procedure. So many more wonders have come into existence since the early 1960′s but, the leadership to identify and implement a national plan of direction that would put the United States onto the path toward that brighter future hasn’t happened since we put a man on the moon. It is within National Economic Reform where there is a direct plan of direction for the United States. Article Six is probably the most ambitious directive there is. But, this component is vital for the future of America and really the rest of the world. Implementing National Economic Reform is crucial for the future of not only the United States but for all of mankind especially when the Science and Technology Directives are realized.
The United States must recognize and take decisive action on five fronts now outlined in Article Six of National Economic Reform. One of the most important issues is the extent of Global Warming has on humanity and economies all over the world. This first directive is probably one of the more contentious and ambiguous issues today. We have to accept the facts as they present themselves.
First of all mankind has relied on the fuel of the first and second industrial revolution for far too ling. Today’s technology has afforded the United States to dispense with any and all types of fossil fuel while at the same time ushering in alternative lower cost green energy to supply the energy needs of this nation. There is no excuse other than Greed to keep the American public held hostage by the major fossil fuel conglomerates. Energy independence is realistic now using affordable alternative energy. The Third Industrial Revolution is now beginning and it is under the directive of Science and Technology in National Economic Reform that the energy of the tomorrow will emerge. We must remember that when the first Industrialized Revolution unfolded the fuel that ushered in a new found way of life was all based on fossil fuels. What followed was a feeding frenzy of drilling and mining which only created and environmental catastrophe that is unfolding today. Yet, in the United States our governmental officials for the most part are in a state of continued denial that our industrial infrastructure, that by the way was built and continues to use fossil fuel, is the cause of all the environmental impact that global warming is having all around the globe.
All of civilization is at a critical juncture today. We have developed more technologies in the shortest amount of time than in any other period in history. The sad fact today is that there are multitudes not only in the United States but all over the world that are left with-out the benefits that these technologies could bring. More and more people are facing dire living conditions here and over seas. Over one billion people are literally starving to death. The threat of Global Pandemics is as real as it gets. We have and are continuing to develop better technologies to eradicate hunger and the threat of a Pandemic today. But, the resolve to use the technologies that we have and develop more for the betterment of all of mankind is predicated by the implementation of National Economic Reform’s Science and Technology Directive.
The scientific community all support that drastic changes in the earths delicate condition will cause events of biblical proportions if man continues the use and consumption of fossil fuel. The world today faces mass extinctions of marine life caused by mans destructive nature in pollution of our oceans. It is imperative that the United States change direction, the continued misguided ideologies and attitudes that have prevailed for far too long if this nation is ever going to rise out of the ashes of our economic crisis. Within the Science and Technology Directive like a Phoenix rising to lead the world in alternative energy. It reminds one of that opening to the Six Million Dollar Man,” We have the technology to make him better, faster, and stronger.” Well guess what people, we actually do.
To understand what has occurred in the last hundred years of the industrial revolutions that has caused a global crisis is to look at when the peak of the second industrial revolution occurred. In 1980 is when scientists first really became concerned of the effects of all the carbon being released into the atmosphere by the industrial complexes and our modes of transportation was having. It seems that all through-out history whenever their is a industrial shift using newer technologies an economic revolution also occurs. These new emerging energy sources make it possible to create more independent economic activity. This in turn gives rise to providing more avenues to expand more commercial activity as well. Accompanying all of this newer technology are communication upgrades or so called revolutions which become the foundations where mans ability to organize, manage, and control the newer more stable set of spatial dynamics. All from evolving energy technologies.
By 1994 a new convergence of communication and energy was now infiltrating societies. Internet technology and the reemergence of renewable energy sources were about to merge in creating a powerful new infrastructure that will fuel the Third Industrial Revolution. This third industrial revolution has already begun. And, it is about to change the world forever. Just think in the next 50 or so years hundreds of millions of people the world over will be able to produce their own green energy in their homes, in offices, and in factories. Humanity will be able to share with each other an “energy Internet,” just like we are able to now create and share information online today. The democratization of energy will bring with it a fundamental reordering of all human relationships, impacting the very way we conduct business, govern society, educate and engage in civic and cultural activities.
It is to this purpose that the Scientific and Technological Directive in National Economic Reform initiate the further development and deployment of Internet energy systems across the country. To date the United States has yet to capitalize of this emerging source of the energy that will revolutionize the whole spectrum of energy consumption the world over. Government procrastination, denial, apathy and indifference have only confounded the American populace as to why the United Stats continually lags behind other industrialized countries in developing new renewable energy systems. Just take a look; in 2006 the European Union laid the groundwork for further development of this Internet technology for energy. Green technologies have all given rise to new medium of communications and infrastructure. It is in Europe and in Japan that have taken the lead in developing and the implementation of renewable green and Internet energy. meanwhile the US is stuck with our antiquated energy policies and infrastructure that still rely of fossil fuel. This is more than enough reason to implement National Economic Reform and it’s Science and Technology directives.
The second directive has to be the focus on enough clean fresh water being made available for every American and eliminate the prospect of another drought that caused irrevocable damage to this past summers harvested crops. Again, the United States has the technology to supply fresh water to areas where there are shortages. An intercontinental aqueduct that crisscrosses the country bringing water to areas that need it most is a priority that can’t wait any longer. To those skeptics that continue to say we can’t afford to spend billions of dollars to build the infrastructure that would accommodate this monumental undertaking forget one of the biggest reasons and purpose behind National Economic Reform and that is to have the United States regain it’s financial capabilities. If we constructed the oil pipeline from Alaska we can do likewise for water, our most precious natural resource.
The third directive concerns the eventuality of natural disasters. Earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes and major power outages all are facts of life. But what the United states must do to minimize the devastation caused is to have in place better warning systems, safer and sturdier construction that will be able to withstand any contingency that arises out of a natural catastrophe, and have in place relief efforts readily available so that another Katrina like episode will never happen again.
The fourth directive is already being considered by scientists the world over. To make what President Kennedy started become more of a reality for deep space travel and realistically transport men and equipment to distant planets space travel has to be reinvented sort of speaking. This is because our known laws of physics has only kept humanity very limited in space exploration. That is until now. It is this forth directive that will have far reaching implications to say the least.
We must remember that since the dawn of mankind man has always looked up to the heavens and pondered that ageless question whether we are alone or are there other life forms some where out in the Universe. From the first time man notices those shinning stars above we have become fascinated by the reality of what is really out there. Humanity has always pondered the possibilities of other life forms that could very possibly be inhabiting other worlds. Through-out history even before Ancient Egypt the question of was mankind influenced by Alien life forms has always sparked debate. Stonehenge is one example of just maybe mankind was assisted with the building of that monument. And, there are other all over the world that to this day cannot be explained using our present knowledge and technology.
The Roswell case and Area 51 come quickly when we think of Alien visitors. What happened that night in 1947 indicates that we may have just had a visit from some alien life form. To this day there are still conflicting reports of what actually occurred in Area 51. Is there still a cover up of what happened or is it all a hoax in an attempt to create more speculation of the existence of Alien life forms? It really is difficult to comprehend considering the vastness of space and the abundance of other galaxies to think that mankind on earth are the only life forms in the entire universe.
This fourth directive has to do with the facts that man by nature is inquisitive, always searching for meaning, answers to the what if’s, the facts of life’s existence and the answers to what really is out there in the cosmos. This has stirred the never ending pursuit to find the answers. Finding those answers lies with developing the technologies that would make it feasible to actually secure the knowledge of what the Universe holds for mankind.