On linkedin Shane Wyatt McCartney expresses his concern about the flatlining diversity ine some US areas.
… but in areas that have become satisfied with its diversity, the diversity movement flat lines and becomes non-existent. Each day is a carbon copy of the next and each community becomes a mirrored image of the other. The retaining of an areas populace becomes even more challenging especially with younger generations seeking greener pastures.
I think if we look a bit more globally, then we should not talk of stalling diversities, but of decreasing diversities.
I am not only talking of the extinction of animal and plant species. Due to the globalisation we can nowadays eat Macdonalds an drink coca-cola anywhere on earth. But not only that. Everybody on earth has started to to live the same way, to wear the same cloathes, to read the same info on the internet (if there is no censoring), to listen to the same music.
Yes, locally the diversity increases because we do not live just the lives of our parents, but also the life of the parents of our friends from South-America, Europe, Asia, Australia, the MIddle East …
But all of these lives are are getting more and more alike.
At the end we will all be the same, eating the same junk food, that will be produced by agricultural industries based on only one single plant species and transformed to food for humans by the one best strand of bacteria.
But then perhaps diversity will come to us in the virtual worlds of internet and gaming ?
Perhaps this is a way too pessimistic view of our future. Perhaps due to our unlimited creativity and imagination we will endlessly create a diversity of new experiences. For example biotechnology would create hundreds or thousends types of food-creating varieties of bacteria yielding the same number of different flavours, far exceeding the quality and taste of the current natural foods ?
And of course the same holds for music, literature (written by artificial intellingent writers) or even scientific creations ?