What's the direction we should should have been headed towards by now?
If humanity could get past religion and politics, maybe focusing on getting past racism and classism would be good to work on.
We could probably have progressed in almost everything if we all had respect for each other as human beings instead of being divided and distracted by so many things. Technology and medical advancements would probably be at an all time high. Maybe even space travel and exploring new planets outside of our solar system by now. These are just my thoughts and ideas.
Worldwide birth control. Nuclear Fusion energy. Water conservation. Without those three, wars are inevitable.
Overpopulation leads to competition for resources not just between populations but also with the natural habitats of all animals and plants.
Sourcing energy from fossil fuels, solar or wind has limitations and "collateral product" pollution. eg. Discarded batteries, old wind turbines and broken solar panels. It is also not a limitless resource.
Nuclear fusion energy uses hydrogen, the most abundant substance in the universe. The by product, helium, is the second most abundant substance in the universe. Unlike fission, there is no dangerous radioactive waste to store. This virtually limitless energy would allow sea water to be desalinated cheaply, for irrigation of deserts and semi-arid areas.
Far more worrying than access to oil reserves is the prospect of future conflicts over access to water. An overlooked example is the current tension between Israel and Palestine over access to aquifers. This is what the next Middle-East war will be about, no matter what the pious politicians claim.
Finally, unlocking fusion energy access also is essential if a species, hopefully ours, ever expands to other planets or moons.
Nature and the environment.
Let's bring the human race together. We need to abolish the idea that one country, one population, one segment, one anything is superior to another.
Promote respect and confidence in independent thought.
Competition should be a concept seen ONLY in sport, and not in work, family, or everyday life.
Eliminating hatred should be taught in schools beginning with kindergarten and stopping bullies while raising our educational level of students. If we can't teach them to think for themselves we are doing them and our country an injustice.
It says a lot about the intelligence levels of voters when NO ONE should have voted a buffoon to the highest position when he never even served his country nor showed us his taxes. New rules need to be present for our leaders, no nepotism, no electoral college, term limits to rid ourselves of the McConnells of the world. I know that's got politics but my bad.
Bertrand Russell said: “ Religion is something that belongs to the infancy of reason.” Thomas Szasz said: “ The desire to belong in most people is greater than the desire to understand. Hence, the popularity of religious groups and cults and the lack of the role of reason in human affairs".
Nearly every company carries out an annual assessment of it's employees and I cannot think why a similar form of assessment should not be applied to politicians. At the end of their term in office they could be assessed on their performance on the basis of the mandate(s) on which they were elected to office. The bar could be set at 40% (not too high) and with any score below that figure they are automatically barred from local elections for the next term of office.
Certainly, a focus on education of a practical nature which improves the quality of life for humanity as a whole. For humanity to progress there would need to be a cessation of the creation of scapegoats whether locally, nationally or internationally, in short, a willingness on the part of everyone to act responsibly.
The zero-sum (winning and losing game) has plagued humanity for too long. In his work titled Winners and Other Loser in War and Peace the late Arnold Arnold stated: " Winners do not win by superior tact, skill or ability except in very limited circumstances, viz, you or I step into a boxing ring with Mike Tyson. All games have deliberately skewed odds that favor a winning outcome as in the best of 3, 5 or 7 sets. However, when two players or teams with equal length of experience and the odds are changed to the best of 2, 4 or 6 a different outcome emerges, a drawn game. The only way that you can win in any game is by taking advantage of your opponents mistakes or inducing a mistake that gives you an advantage," The notion of winning and losing extends far beyond the board and computer games that people play and permeates all areas of their lives whilst they ignore the consequences.....
More team building, meaningful relationships, like the WHO tropical illness doesn’t stay put, look at Zeca virus. These things start in areas without resources to stop it there. We need our allies and they need us.
Teamwork between labor and management, between area mean income coupled to rent control so a married couple doesn’t have to have four jobs to live in an apartment.
You know an organized rational fair society.
You can't lump them together. Politics is about contest of ideas and philosophy and economics and when performed honestly is about human progress. The only way to get 'past' that would be to live in sterile and probably single ideology state. Religion, by comparison, is the very opposite of that; about mindless faith and belief in non rational things. To get past that would be to leave it behind and focus on creating a better world, which brings us back to politics.
Brick homes, business and property for everyone on Earth built by true masons. Free from: mortgage, rent, taxation, governmental terrorism. and religious oppression.
Education for everyone on Earth free from: tuition, fees and loans. There should be an educational-invention institution on every street corner to allow for all people animals to enjoy the fullness of intellectual capabilities of all knowledge, understanding, wisdom, skill, craft, trade and college certification of any kind the one major thing that separates people animals from any other known creature. Everyone should have true freedom to do things with their life, learn, build, make, create, teach and laws of capital justice punishment for anyone that opposes it.
Free medical services for everyone on Earth because everyone could be educated as a doctor of every kind and every would be able to get any medical care free from cost, fees and indebtedness and laws of capital justice punishment for anyone that opposes it.
True freedom for everyone on Earth to be free from Masonic lodge secret religion racist devil worshipper capitalism slavery and each person have a bank account of a million, billion, trillion unlimited dollars so that money is not an issue or an enslavement for anyone.
Then, abortion or reproductive prevention for everyone because people are being forced to exist because of what their parents did and no one asked to exist in the first place. Forced existence must come to an end and laws of capital justice punishment for anyone that opposes it. Supposingly, we would only have a few billion years before the Sun explodes or expands into a red giant star and burns everything up anyways. Either way, once and for all everyone will be able to be in non-existance with the non-existent flying spaghetti monster sky God for ever and ever and never have to worry about this pathetic crap ever again.