At the moment so much human endeavour is focused on ‘more’: more GDP, more profits for businesses, more consumer items, and this drive towards ‘more’ is causing us to massively overuse our resources and pollute our environment. So we actually need to focus on deeply fundamental questions like ‘What is happiness, what is human wellbeing?’, and we need to reorganise our global system in a way that we can manage with far less and still be just as happy and healthy.
Likewise infectious disease is expected to decrease in the future, at least until 2020.
Bjørn Lomborg: The Skeptical Environmentalist: Measuring the Real State of the World (2001)
Her eyes were smiling. Kids these days were good at emoting through masks.
Neal Stephenson: Termination Shock
just like the world is endin'