Tuesday, July 2, 2013

How People Live

Remember when Trent said, "...it doesn't fit into anyone's mental model of How People Live." He said that regarding my ideas about living on mars. The fact is, mental models are a part of where people are at any given time. Which is alluded to in this article that says, "...we have the same material resources that the cave man, the Neanderthals in their caves had the same natural resources that we have today.  The difference is the knowledge that’s accumulated."

It's more than just knowledge. It's a general acceptance that this is the way things are supposed to be, whatever way that is. A way that never actually is (because it's always only part of the full range of possibilities.)

A child growing up in a different social environment will accept that as the way it's supposed to be.

That would include a child on mars whose parents aren't limited in their perspectives. When people with the right perspective arrive on mars, they will all be wealthy and capable of more than we can currently imagine. They need to get there. Now.

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