Ask A Genius 339 – Godspeed – God Willing Means God Fearing

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Ask A Genius 339 – Godspeed – God Willing Means God Fearing

November 22, 2017

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Scott Douglas Jacobsen: Cultural hypocrisies, some reasons for realism, and other for cynicism. Like the fear of God in the bedroom.

Rick Rosner: God-fearing but at the same time everyone is looking at porn. So, even if modern and without revealing anything, it still says, “Look at my sexy curves.” There’s temptation. So, the trends around fear of God and temptation to sexuality will prevail for the next few centuries, two or three hundred years.

People will start doing more extreme body modifications: (a) because they are antisocial or (b) for compensated jobs. If you are working in a space, you want a body that is engineerable to be able to work in space.

If you are working underwater, you want a body that works in the water. But the traditional human forms are so powerful, are so deeply wired into us, that it will take centuries for us to regularly abandon those forms as a matter of choice.

So, people will still look like people in the year twenty-two-something. Though, they won’t look much like people you see in Star Trek; there is going to be a lot more weirdness, but it won’t be the full body abandonment weirdness until the twenty-three or twenty-four hundreds.

Since architecture is a construct based on the human form, for the most part, we live in buildings that are scaled to us, scaled to typical human bodies. We can imagine that architecture will similarly assume different forms.

Like some science fiction deal suggested that the entire human population will go from roughly six-feet tall to three-feet tall because, at that size, if you shrunk every body by fifty-percent we would only weigh one-eighth of what we do now.

If it was an exact shrinkage, we would probably want to keep big heads because heads are good for processing information. So, it wouldn’t be a straight one-eighth. Anyway, three-feet tall people consume a lot fewer resources.

Anyway, that might be a good place to stop because I am going to start speaking unproductively.

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Rick Rosner

American Television Writer


Rick Rosner

Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Editor-in-Chief, In-Sight Publishing


In-Sight Publishing


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