Re: [unrev-II] Session #2 - Moving People?

From: Gerald Pierce (
Date: Tue Jan 18 2000 - 21:07:50 PST

From: Gerald Pierce <>

Exactly so, Bill. We are at the dawn of the information age. Here, if
anywhere, we have rapidly evolving system dynamics. Even so I still
find myself thinking in terms of "going there" rather than "logging
on". Still I believe that as the communication band gets broader, I
will spend more visiting time right here rather than through some form
of transportation. (Although there is a loss in omitting the adventure
of travel) Within the decade we may be setting and talking "face to
face" via computer with the entire 150+ community participating in this
forum seeing each other, reacting to each other just like being in the
same room (I can't wait to see how they handle ambiance and pheromone

For instance, I spent a good part of today looking at how to collaborate
on the design of a piece of machinery using (perhaps) Extranet, VPN,
and/or NetMeeting technologies. The idea is to take the problem to the
experts via the web rather than bring the experts to one location. Even
if there was NOT a pending energy shortage, this would still be the best
answer (so far).

Gerald Pierce Q. E. D. Services

Bill & Sharon Bearden wrote:

> From: "Bill & Sharon Bearden" <>
> Greetings,
> I enjoyed the discussion at the end of session #2 about the problem of
> energy. I especially liked the comment on the real cost of
> mass transit and the comment on revitalizing the inner cities. But I
> was a little surprised that no one really followed up on the
> comment from the lady from the automobile industry about changing
> lifestyles. She seemed to be the only one who even hinted at the
> question: "why move people at all?"
> Perhaps it is a little more obvious for me since I am "attending" this
> colloquium in my basement (which is in Illinois). Many of
> the people attending in person used cars or mass transit to get
> there. Even though the state of the technology is today fairly
> poor, the fact that I and many others can participate without starting
> our cars suggests that this is a viable part of the energy
> problem's solution.
> The solution to our problem with energy may come more from Cisco than
> Chevron.
> Bill Bearden
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