Oceans of Opportunity

Category: Atlantis | has Risen, or is Rising?

Isaac Asimov, and life under the sea

This recent Blog post couldn’t have summed up our conundrum any better: link. The piece kicks off with a quote by Isaac Asimov, stating: “Population pressure will force increasing penetration of desert and polar areas. Most surprising and, in some ways, heartening, 2014 will see a good beginning made in the colonization of the continental…

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the imbalancing act of economic welfare

This is the stuff that bothers me when I’m sitting here on land; and naturally, it makes me want even more time in blue solitude where I just can’t be bothered for at least a short while. Courtesy my news outlet of choice: the distribution of wealth: http://money.cnn.com/2016/01/17/news/economy/oxfam-wealth/index.html What’s wrong with this picture? Everything. I…

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Oceanscrapers & Cities by and within the Sea

Every handful of years we see a short bit of press related to elaborate proposals to construct grandiose and magnificent cities beneath the sea, much like this recent piece in CNN highlighting Vincent Callebaut’s proposed ‘Oceanscraper’. These are all awe-inspiring, intriguing, and draw on dreams buried ‘deep’ within our brains that were all left by the…

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The ‘depth’ of the ISIS problem

I’m often weary of treading within political waters on this Blog, but with the immediate state of affairs in the wake of the Paris attacks, it almost goes without saying that the subject is fair game. On September 11, 2001, I was, surely enough, diving. At the time I was spending 4-6 hours a day…

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displacement…where will we go?

Amidst the typical news shenanigans as of late, out crept a nice CNN piece on population displacement due to impending climate change: https://www.cnn.com/2015/11/09/world/climate-change-create-poor-homeless/index.html. These are the types of issues that keep me up at night, and hopefully are keeping others up at night too. It’s very easy to get wrapped up in the propaganda of climate…

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Xploration 2050 | Humans Adapt

Lombardi describes recent efforts in portable underwater habitat development to create a novel undersea workspace and experience. Program aired on Fox TV’s ‘Xploration 2050’ on October 24, 2015 with an episode focus on human adaptation and habitation within novel spaces.

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Cowspiracy | a Review

Just when you think the root of the climate change problem is finally recognized, you realize that we’ll be screaming til the cows come home. Fossil fuel consumption, yes, certainly a problem. But what about methane? My weekly Netflix mind-melting activities caught the attention of the documentary film ‘Cowspiracy‘ which focusses on the apparently taboo…

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The World was Flat, and Now it’s Sinking

I’ve been finding tremendous value in taking steps back to reflect on how the world turns and how life ends up presenting itself. The more I do this, the more I realize that we [humans] have much more control over our fateful destiny than we often realize, and yet this predeterminism is only really put…

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Sirius | a review

I managed to push the envelope this weekend and stayed up til midnight to watch the documentary film ‘Sirius’. The film follows Dr. Stephen Greer’s perhaps evangelical pursuits to expose and disclose the truth about UFO’s and extra-terrestrials. While the subject is often taken as ‘hoakie’ by the masses, I’ve always been intrigued, even to…

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Imagine an Aquatic America this 4th of July

To my fellow Americans, Happy 4th of July. Holidays here in the US are certainly a bit funny when you consider the passage of time. Independence of our country, sure, perhaps timeless. Here in Rhode Island we still celebrate ‘VJ Day’, or ‘Victory over Japan’ circa WWII. Time to get with the times on that…

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