For most of its existence, the human race has strived to achieve the ability to provide for most of its material needs. This ability has eluded our species up until well into the 20th century. During this last century, with the understanding we have made in the physical sciences, we have have achieved much of what we sought for so many generations. Yet, with our understanding of the physical world around us and our new ability to adapt that which has been so generously provided to us in the form of the resources of planet earth, we are still as yet unable to attain our long-sought goal of providing for the needs and wants of the human race.
Nowhere on earth is this contradiction between our physical ability to provide for our needs and wants, and our functional ability to deliver, than here on the North American continent. We have had here, since the end of World War I, the ability in the form of knowledge and the resources to provide for all the physical needs, within reason, for every man, woman and child on this continent. Still, after all this time, we seem to be farther from our goals than we were almost a century ago. How can it be that we who have come so far and have so much going for us cannot complete the last few inches to the finish line?
The people of this continent have all the physical abilities and resources. We have learned our lesson well of how to shape the world to our needs. We possess much of the knowledge that we need to know - what to do and what not to do. Still, we are impotent. We prefer to see the world through the imagery of our beliefs and superstitions that have been handed down to us from a time when we did not possess sufficient understanding of the physical world to know better. Let us not continue to play out our game of pretend in our world of make believe, but rather let us pass on to our next stage of development and use the knowledge and understanding that we have gained to create the future that our children deserve.
Technocracy is a wholly voluntary research and educational organization. Our only vested interest is the future well-being of North America.