[ExI] Who has a vote that counts?

William Flynn Wallace foozler83 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 31 15:49:19 UTC 2020

They say you can't predict the future.  I say you can't predict anything
else.  NO to great big nuclear war. Limited one, maybe NO to world's
breaking down.  NO to permanent younger people doubts about the future.
The current economic damage won't last any more than the Great Depression
did.  We'll get through it.  We have the world's best innovators and
scientists and I see that continuing.

I'd like to know where you are getting your data about the attitudes of
younger people.  Polls?  Personal contacts?   We will not only survive, we
will prevail (quote from ????  Faulkner?  Nobel speech?)    bill w

On Fri, Jul 31, 2020 at 10:40 AM Will Steinberg via extropy-chat <
extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Jul 31, 2020, 10:54 William Flynn Wallace via extropy-chat <
> extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
>> We younger people have very little hope for the future.   will
>> Have you heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy?  Of course you have. My
>> parents lived through two WWs and a deep Depression.  I never heard them
>> say that any of that ruined their lives.
> No offense to your parents, but the world is far more poised today to be
> destroyed than it was back then.
> I hope your attitude doesn't spread.  Last thing we need is a national
>> emotional depression.
> Er...it's too late.  Hate to break it to you, but there is a national
> emotional depression among young people.
> Putting aside everything but nuclear war, things are pretty dismal.
> On the topic of nuclear war, do you think we won't have a nuclear war in
> the next 80 years?  I think it is likely
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