Posted by: zyxo | November 9, 2008

Dramatic Diversity Decrease


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 ?


Responses

  1. I also said;
    There is a broad span of diversity. The list of examples is incredibly endless. Take for instance the familiar diversities of music and food throughout the world.
    Diversity provides access toward educations that allow us to become tolerant, accepting or decline whatever concepts come our way.
    The best part of community diversity is the significant availabilities it creates for the choices that can satisfy the justifications why someone would choose to stay and for others to move into that community.
    One dilemma for some US communities diversity is our great American melting pot. Don’t get me wrong this ideology is wonderful and its foundation is strong, 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.
    What are the remedies for a community’s diversity stall? It is just as assorted as diversity itself. These stimulations can be developed by first observing Maslow’s principles of human needs. From there the introductions of “new diversities” will be through the sharing of our knowledge, imagination and fortitude.


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