Interesting list here: http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/what-1 ... ried-about
What keeps the smartest folks in the world awake at night?Every year, the online magazine Edge--the so-called smartest website in the world, helmed by science impresario John Brockman--asks top scientists, technologists, writers, and academics to weigh in on a single question. This year, that query was "What Should We Be Worried About?", and the idea was to identify new problems arising in science, tech, and culture that haven't yet been widely recognized.
Skimming through this list, I'd say that many (if not most) of these concerns would be alleviated by the Boffins becoming Druids
Even 62. The coming fight between engineers and druids. –Paul Saffo, technology forecaster
My mythos versus your machine.... it's no contest!
Internet is ruining writing, cultural extinction, humanity’s unmitigated arrogance, literally losing touch with the physical world, humankind stoping pursuing close observation, being inarticulately lost in Modernity etc.
All sorted here on DHP
And here is one that I hardly think is a real concern.
94. “We should worry about losing lust as the guiding principle for the reproduction of our species.” –Tor Norretranders, science writer
But here is a real challenge:
115. That “in one or two generations children will grow up to be adults who will not be able to tell reality from imagination.” --Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, psychologist
Lots to chew on.