PDF version of
Next: Bibliography Up: limitsh Previous: Creativity and Evolution
Technology makes globalization possible through communications and transportation. It is making it necessary because of the threats to the environment, especially global warming, it has created. We need a limited global unity to preserve the environment and establish the peaceful just societies essential for human progress. Any unity is a potential threat to diversity. I suspect we will be unable to achieve the essential unity in the absence of institutions that sufficiently foster diversity. The creative instincts may be too deeply imbued in our genes and psyche.
We can become united in preserving the environment and world peace while continuing to expand diversity as resources permit,5but it will not be easy. Technology is changing the world far faster then biological evolution can adapt. This makes reason and the objectivity of empiricism of ever greater importance. Crucial to using these tools is to recognize the limitations they have established for themselves.6