This is a follow-up post from “Gridlock”. Generation Skip is a radical concept that most likely won’t appeal to many folks in our current society. I am not sure it even appeals to me. But, desperate times call for desperate measures. Generation Skip is an idea that acts as a stop-gap to our current insane treadmill – bringing more children on-line within a society that has a multitude of unsolved problems which become further exasperated by more and more human beings coming on-line. For example, poverty is a horrible unsolved problem, yet often within these poverty pockets more children are brought on-line in greater numbers than more fortunate pockets of society. One doesn’t even need to point to poverty. The average family in one of the richest countries in the world makes just enough money to squeak out a living. Is it desirable to bring children into this hand to mouth environment? Generation Skip sidesteps the cogs and in essence begins the process of a new human reality within the context of reality – that reality being all that exists outside of the human domain, the inhuman reality from which we came and are ultimately subject to.
Generation Skip is steeped in short-term sacrifice for long-term gains and rewards.
I am putting this post on hold as well as intended follow up posts related to Generation Skip. I would trash the post but I want to preserve the comments and I believe they provide more food for thought and contemplation. After reading through the comments and composing my own comments in response, I really wasn’t comfortable with post below the above line. I find it easy to observe and critize the status quo, but developing a vision or more detailed utopian-like solution to pull us out of Grid Lock is beyond my comprehension at this point. It may in fact remain beyond my comprehension and I may not return to the idea of Generation Skip. I do like the above picture:)