My recent fixation on the conflict between man’s pursuit of scientific advantage and nature’s dominant course seems to be in every aspect of my life right now. I truly do want a future more removed from the grid, living life as an example of one who tries to cultivate for my direct needs and trade. I am also planning to travel to a part of the world that has often been left behind during industrial and digital movements, yet I am helping to bring scientific medicines and Western treatment to these people. Is it even possible to separate our needs from that of science and industry? Maybe this is why Jules Verne was speaking to me from my cupboard.
I learned many things tonight reading the introduction to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. Even as a child Verne found ways to observe the workings of large machines. He also bought into the ideas of capitalism and politics, Continue reading