A space for conversations in a time of global disruption
The Dark Mountain Project began as a manifesto and has branched into a host of further conversations - not least on the Dark Mountain website, in the pages of our books, and at our annual Uncivilisation festivals.
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I was just reading about the 78 thousand people that want to go mars.
It's a one way trip and the comments from the applicants talk about boundaries of human knowledge, the greater good of humanity, an ancient human tradition to explore and to expand our species etc.
On the thread following the article one doubting Thomas expressed the following:…
My brother and sister and I were born into an existence of comfort. Food and Water were a plentiful affordable human right. Shelter was cheap then, disposable income was high. Refuelling the car a nuisance instead of a luxury. Pleasure was a frequent excess. Life was a non-stop banquet.
Those things are long gone now. We now find ourselves way beyond the tipping point. The window of opportunity to reverse our consumption now closed.
Then with gathering pace the cult of plenty…Continue