It's the Age Avalanche! (apologies to Ken Dychtwald).
Big changes are thundering down the time track. We will be the political gorilla. How do we use our muscle to the best effect? We have to be very careful and very smart.
We are the readers of Science Fiction, and now our world is sci-fi realized.
Two of Our Several Plagues
The Plastic Tsunami and Deadly Super Bugs
... to go along with Global Warming and Overpopulation
... and War, Pestilence, Famine and other old line plagues
Don't get all cozy and cuddly just ignoring these lower profile challenges.
[Global warming/climate change gets most of the conversation because it's 'controversial,' and hey, we love controversy, particularly of the "Is! Is Not!" variety.]
*[Not to be all negative, there is some hope on this front.]
It's Still Pretty Much ALL NEGATIVE on the Plastics Front.
Not Controversial... So not talked about as much. But these are genuine plagues, and like the occupants of the richest castles learned in the Black Death days, there is no hiding from a real plague.
The "Superbug" plague will be fought in labs and hospitals. Big Animal Ag will have to do its part by cutting down on antibiotic use. Doctors and patients must stop overusing them. Government will have to get off its lobbyist larded backside and write some reasonable regulations.
The "Plastic Tsunami" plague must be fought by you and me, in our homes and in our purchasing habits.
Re-Use; Re-Cycle; Find Alternatives
Since plastic is a humongous industry, you can bet they are not interested in cutting down its use. It's up to us, the consumers.
In!! Talk about a media rush. I'm thumbing through The New Yorker, checking out the cartoons first as always, and ZOWEE! There is a picture of The Bonham Daily Favorite. Holy cats, etc.
The Daily Favorite is more to me than my home towner; I was once an employee. I was a "combo announcer" at KFYN, the 250 watt, 1420 kHz, AM daytimer station when it was owned by the Favorite. That was in 1952.*
It's in THIS edition. Jan 28, 2019 THRILLS COME IN THE DARNDEST WAYS.
Bonham, Texas has about 10,000 souls now, 7000 in 1952. A growth market! update, UPDATE I was so excited about seeing the picture of the Daily Fav, that I rushed to blog about it. Then I read the piece. It's really an extraordinary, 15 pager by Pulitzer winning biographer Robert A. Caro on his experiences researching his massive The Years of Lyndon Johnson biography, five volumes, going on six. The closest thing to a mention of the Bonham Daily Favorite is about Caro doin…
More Big Bucks for Longevity Quest Pharma Newsletter: Longevity will eventually “dwarf the dotcom boom.” (Story in Big Pharma newsletter) Peter Diamandis’ right hand man SergeyYoungwants to reverse aging via his $100M Longevity Vision Fund by natalie grover— on February 4, 2019 09:00 AM EST Inspired by British billionaire Jim Mellon, chairman of anti-aging upstart biotech venture Juvenescence, Sergey Young unveiled a $100 million fund on Monday to catalyze the development of a comprehensive solution to counteract the damaging consequences of aging.
You've undoubtedly read some of the Google gazillions are going into longevity research with Calico. Genomics guru Craig Venter and innovation specialist Peter Diamandis founded Human Longevity Inc. You've heard of the Segway inventor Dean Kaman; and there's Ray Kurzweil. The list of major investments and investors is Looong.
And the websites! Longevity is a whole new category. Like Aging 2.0. And many, many more.
Here's a great Update Article on another billionaire, Brit Jim Mellon, spending beaucoup bucks investin…