Niger Hard Science Niamey Niger West Africa Friday, October 13, 2006
I am slowly developing a dream, an image of the future I want, the world I want the sons and daughters of my family to inherit. The more I travel, the more my eyes are opened, the more I understand the truth about the planet Earth. The truth is and I have been saying for years, that, - Life is GOOD!. -
I travel the planet, I smell the earth, I see the people, I live in the real world, it is not all fun and games, at times it is very dangerous, however, generally life is great for the planet. It has in 10 years become continually safer and easier to travel, and fortunately cheaper, as plane fare drop, and the location of cheap rooms is advertised on the internet.
I see a need for HARD SCIENCE
I read fantasy, I hear fantasy spouted daily from the mouths of people, they tell me about the next country, they explain the facts, they often tell me about my country, the USA, and are clueless, just pure gossip. Most of it told to them on CNN, BBC and every other fantasy telling media on the earth.
Daily, I hunt for a cheap room, what many think is the panacea, the answer to all questions, is often worst form of disinformation on the planet. It is incredibly difficult to find the cheap rooms on the internet; however, every site says they are the cheapest hotels. Fantasy, lies, there is nobody telling the truth, all is done for the almighty Dollar, being replaced by the almighty Euro.
I have many people say to me, - Andy, why do you care, this is business, and you can make a lot of money. -
There are people that weekly now, make offers, will pay me money, good money, great money if I will just say, - I recommend this site or company. -
Nevertheless, I have sold my soul to the devil in the past; I have enough money to live comfortable, my soul is not for sale. I say to them, - Why would I recommend something I refuse to use myself? -
If I like something, I will recommend it free, not a problem, I like, it is nice, it feels good to say, I like this, it is good. It feels good to say, this is a good person, this is a good product.
I work on future websites, the goal is to give people the truth, the best hotels, the best airplane flights, the honest truth, the challenge, the greatest challenge is to create a way to separate fantasy from the truth, and I believe it is a possible future, where the hard science, the objective truth is easy to find.
QUOTE: From a Lecture by Michael Crichton
The Greatest Challenge Facing Mankind Remarks to the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco September 15, 2003
I have been asked to talk about what I consider the most important challenge facing humankind, and I have a fundamental answer: the greatest challenge facing mankind is the challenge of distinguishing reality from fantasy, truth from propaganda.
We must daily decide whether the threats we face are real, whether the solutions we are offered will do any good, whether the problems we’re told exist are in fact real problems, or non-problems. Every one of us has a sense of the world, and we all know that this sense is in part given to us by what other people and society tell us; in part generated by our emotional state, which we project outward; and in part by our genuine perceptions of reality. In short, our struggle to determine what is true is the struggle to decide which of our perceptions are genuine, and which are false because they are handed down, or sold to us, or generated by our own hopes and fears.