Generation Jones and its Sputnik moment…

Maybe you can understand everything about a generation by watching the cartoons they grew up on.

It’s interesting looking at the one above because watch what happens with the wife.

My generation of women went to work because they didn’t want to be like her, didn’t we?

I’m reading Mashable this morning to get the gist of the speech:

According to the transcript, President Obama said, “None of us can predict with certainty what the next big industry will be, or where the new jobs will come from. Thirty years ago, we couldn’t know that something called the Internet would lead to an economic revolution. What we can do – what America does better than anyone – is spark the creativity and imagination of our people. We are the nation that put cars in driveways and computers in offices; the nation of Edison and the Wright brothers; of Google and Facebook. In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It’s how we make a living.”

This happened in my childhood:

A giant step for Mankind.

When I watched that moon landing in childhood, America didn’t have a thing called Homeless people.

Take a look at America circa 2011.

My mother raised me to think about The Family of Man.  You can see some stills from that exhibit in the next video:

We knew, as children of the 70’s what overpopulation was going to do?  Didn’t we?

Perhaps American politicians ought to watch this on a bright Sputniky morn like today:

American politicians paved the way didn’t they?

For this, and there is no argument they can make:

Ever get the feeling that there is too much argument and not enough practicality about the planet in the generation who grew up in Sputnik’s shadow?

I do.


Clean up the Garden of Eden, instead of looking at some far planet in outer space to colonize.

Look down instead of up:

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