The power of posterity

July 28, 2009

Source: NYTimes.com
Author: David Brooks

An interesting (some may say ridiculous) question:
What would happen if a freak solar event sterilized the people on the half of the earth that happened to be facing the sun?

While this is entirely hypothetical and bordering sci-fi, the discussion that follows is a rather interesting take on what subconsciously drives society and many of our actions.  I don’t really have any comments one way or another; just thought it was an interesting take on things.

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