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March 23rd 2008 - The Sunday Edition
The Lilith eZine Sunday Edition
Letter from the Editor
The next 12 years are going to be exciting ones.
is not like the 1960s when people thought we'd be driving flying cars
or visiting Mars for our vacations. No, now we have much more practical
aspirations. We're going to communicate more through the internet, text
messaging and cell phones will become increasingly cheaper and
affordable world wide.
We're going to watch the rise of hydrogen power filling stations
across continents and car manufacturers switch to a clean burning fuel
that doesn't pollute. A whole new hydrogen industry which will bolster
electricity production and renewable energy.
We're going to see the world develop less borders, not more. The
success of the European Union has shown that there is economic benefits
of working together. South America, Africa, Asian and Middle Eastern
countries are already discussing trade unions. Immigration between
continents (and the flow of communication) will become more commonplace.
We're going to see education, literacy and women's rights slowly
spreading across the poorest nations of the world. It won't be rapid
progress (it never is) and there will be roadblocks and problems along
the way, but like Pandora's box it is something that has been unleashed
and is unstoppable.
We're also going to see governments stop playing this stupid game
of global warming "denialism". There will still be scientific stooges
from the oil and coal industries that deny it, but with time (and lots
of wild weather and droughts) politicians and people will see that
we've made some disastrous mistakes and now we have to change our ways.
The economic consequences of ignoring it will outweigh the economic
benefits of using cheap coal to make electricity (coal-electricity
plants is responsible for roughly 30% of greenhouse gases).
This era of inter-continental trade will begin to take its toll on
the economy. Already the United States is feeling the effect of cheap
consumer goods from China and overseas. Continents need to learn to
trade amongst themselves and form continental trade unions. It may be
cheaper to build things in Malayasia, but it is not worth it when you
could build the same products in Mexico or Canada and still reap the
economic benefits in the same continent. We will still be trading raw
materials like wood, minerals and metals, but we need to stop
outsourcing our manufacturing needs to other countries. It may take
longer to realize this, but it is something governments should be
Lastly there is the issue of technology. Mankind has made some
dramatic steps in the last 12 years in terms of genetics and DNA
research. Scientists just this month discovered how to prevent
blindness in mice. Will we be seeing a future that blindness is no
longer a problem? I don't know. We will make small steps over the
years, but we will likely see some dramatic results.
I personally think that we need to be studying the DNA breakdown in
cancerous cells from samples taken from cancer patients. I think there
is a lot of potential to learn how cancer and DNA effect each other and
we can possibly find solutions and cures wherein we could discover the
direct causes of cancer (different types of toxins and toxicity levels
in the cancerous cells) and maybe even reverse the effects of some
kinds of cancer.
Scientists have already determined that there is a direct link
between toxicity in our air, water and food and the amount of cancer
cells in our bodies. Regular smoking for example roughly doubles a
woman's chance of developing breast cancer. Which is silly frankly. Why
smoke cancer-causing cigarettes when scientists have already managed to
create Smokeless Cigarettes? All the nicotine without the carcinogenic smoke.
Surely if we can make smoke-free cigarettes that scientists can
think of other ways to better our society? It is whether governments
pay attention however that is the problem. Sometimes the public has to
shout really loud to get politicians to pay attention.
Editor of the Lilith eZine
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Brent Chua - Male Supermodel
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The Feminist eZine
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The Health eZine
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The History of Breastfeeding, plus Breastfeeding Tips for Young Mothers
Worth Repeating: Smokeless Cigarettes
The Politics eZine
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The Impact of Disaster Capitalism on England's Education System
The History of Oil Prices
The Religion eZine
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The Sex eZine
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