Nearly a decade into the 21st century, we’re in a great position to answer some of the rhetorical questions posed near the end of Spaceship Earth’s 1994 Jeremy Irons narration:
Question: “Spaceship Earth glows with billions of interactions carrying news and information at the very speed of light . . . But will these seemingly infinite communications become a flood of electronic babble?”
Question: “. . .or will we use this power to usher in a new age of understanding and cooperation on this, our Spaceship Earth?”
We’re doomed, aren’t we?