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As and when things get bad enough for us to have to take geo-engineering options seriously, perforce we will learn some important things about who "we" are. The we that deserve a future, the we who become as gods. That lesson will come through finding out what governance and what risk profile we are willing to accept for these godlike acts.
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As and when things get bad enough for us to have to take geo-engineering options seriously, perforce we will learn some important things about who "we" are. The we that deserve a future, the we who become as gods. That lesson will come through finding out what governance and what risks we are willing to accept for these godlike acts.
    
As experiments go, this one's going to bring a whole host of political, environmental and philosophical chickens home to roost. Like our place in nature. This engineering will show us the limits of engineering. Pursuing the cognitive path will teach us the limits of cognition.
 
As experiments go, this one's going to bring a whole host of political, environmental and philosophical chickens home to roost. Like our place in nature. This engineering will show us the limits of engineering. Pursuing the cognitive path will teach us the limits of cognition.
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To go along with Long Now thinking, and the Big Here, let's create the Encompassing We. As goats we may never master gardening, but we just may come to recognise our goatness and embrace the complementary contributions of our fellow inhabitants in the garden.
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Our relationships with each other and with the planet cannot subsist on the levers-and-pulleys model. We need a more Encompassing We that's big enough to hold our humility as well as our responsibility. We cannot craft a planet without recrafting our relationship to it.
    
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