What type of tracks do you leave?
My footprints look much like anyone else’s, they just sometimes go where few if any have gone before.
Since realising 43 years ago that indefinite life extension was logically possible (even if didn’t know how to do it), I have been searching for ways to create a society where everyone could have the possibility of living a very long time with as much freedom as possible.
That journey has taken me on many paths.
Sometimes I travel light, sometimes I have truck and trailer to carry essentials.
This planet has a finite limit on the amount of energy it receives from the sun, and the number of people it can keep in a lifestyle most reading this would consider empowering. So we have to accept those limits reality imposes. It is not logically possible to keep on having large families, and for everyone to keep on living a very long time.
If people want to stay on earth, then very soon all must accept one half of a child is their lot. If they want to have more than one child, they must accept leaving the earth at some point within some relatively small number of years (less than 100).
That is probably one of the hardest realities for humanity to face.
Continued expansion of population must eventually run into hard limits that will result in death by some means – lack of resources to survive, war, whatever.
Longevity implies security, requires it actually.
Accepting that will be hard for many.
We have a bit of time, a bit of room between us and that hard boundary, but not a lot.
So in some senses, I try to leave as small a disturbance as possible, and sometimes the requirements of reality demand that my footprints are a bit deeper and more lasting, forging a trail for others.
And right now I am sitting in jeans and a T shirt, with my fluffy ug boots on my feet – its a cool 14 degrees C outside (57F).