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A New Paradigm for Mankind
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Managing the Global Water Cycle
With over 70% of the Earth’s surface covered in water, and 4 billion human beings without a safe, reliable water supply, to call the current crisis a drought, is a misnomer. This is not simply a supply crisis, this a political crisis, an economic crisis, and more profoundly, this is a crisis in thinking. Today’s world water dilemma will only be solved by recognizing mankind’s obligation to act as the caretaker of Earth—to be a creative force, continuously improving the conditions across the planet, and beyond. Whether modern-day environmentalists like it or not, the scientific reality is that mankind is the only species with the capability to continuously re-shape and improve the surface of the planet.
If we are going to create a functioning and just global economy, more money or mere ‘regulations’ won’t cut it. Only the introduction of a new, higher conception of the physical principles driving economic development can guarantee an economic renaissance. Lyndon LaRouche’s discovery of the concept of Energy-flux density provides a revolutionary step forward in that direction.
The Vernadsky Project
Throughout the work of Ukrainian-Russian biogeochemist Vladimir Vernadsky, we find a powerful argument for why processes on Earth, and in the Universe, are organized according to a top-down principle of life, and, even higher, human cognition. This is a concept found throughout the writings and speeches of economist Lyndon LaRouche, who has often referenced the work of Vernadsky.
Helium-3 and the Chinese Lunar Program
China’s successful December 2013 landing of their Yutu rover on the Moon has brought a new focus to the importance of our planetary neighbor for the future of mankind. As has been highlighted by leading Chinese officials, the Moon’s surface is filled with the a special fusion fuel, practically absent from the Earth—Helium-3. With China’s return to the lunar surface, Lyndon LaRouche has emphasized that a program for the economic development of the Moon in conjunction with a crash program for fusion power would be one of the most important scientific driver programs for mankind.
A Fusion Economy
The greatest changes in human economy cannot be understood numerically or quantitatively; they are large-scale changes corresponding to major developments in evolution. Our understanding of physical chemistry has advanced from the fire of Prometheus, which brought in the Bronze Age, to the development of steam power and chemistry, to the largely untrod landscape of the nuclear world, which promises levels of power millions of times beyond those achievable by chemical processes. Moving beyond current fission power to a nuclear economy, would mean the potential to end many of the problems plaguing us—shortages of power, water, and materials—and put us in a position to operate on the scale of the solar system.
To know economics (or really, to know anything), you must start with a basis of really knowing something. For LaRouche, the need to educate a growing movement of young adults meant providing a visceral understanding of creativity itself, through the domains of both art/music and science. A “narrow path” of profound discoveries was chosen as a theme of study: from Plato to Cusa to Kepler to Leibniz, and passing from Gauss to Riemann. More recently, LaRouche has developed two triads in science: that of Brunelleschi, Cusa, and Kepler, and then Planck, Einstein, and Vernadsky. Get inside science to know the secret of economics: how valid new thoughts are produced.
While seeing may be believing, it definitely isn't knowing. Studying the sensorium itself provides new insights into the extent to which our sense-apparatus shapes our thought, without our knowing it, and how our relationship to our extended sensorium of scientific apparatus must be seen similarly.