I read what our "greatest minds" constantly debate, but find none that grasp the obvious truth - all the nonsense they discuss endlessly has nothing to do with why we are here and what we need to do - human evolution. They are wasting their time and our resources on pointless efforts.
In the United States, very bright people spend their lives amassing power and fortunes, but, like Steve Jobs, never perceive the wasted opportunities to save their own lives.
What if Jobs had used the $197 million he spent on his yacht to fund cancer research? Maybe he would be alive now, instead of being a dead man with a big ship. Some genius.
Our "leaders" fight for this and that cause, while the sands continue to fall through the hour glass, and they are that much closer to death - a death they could postpone - or avoid - if they put their remarkable energies into medical and technological research.
What is needed is a new system - one based on human progress. Sadly, no such system exists, and the interests of the rich and powerful work against such a system. But with time, they will be dead and human progress will continue, with or without them.
I just don't understand why they pick aging and death over long-term survival. Who cares about the fancy house and fancy car, when you could put your energy into not dying?
So, while most people are just stupid monkeys, the rich and powerful are just stupid monkeys with money and power.