Friday, 24 February 2012

India; second most powerful country by 2036

The video I recorded and uploaded with the title "India; second most powerful country by 2036" is now getting 400 hits a week and 14,500 in total. The analytics data tells me that it is usually watched in full, though unfortunately I don't know people's next actions, other than those who left comments. Luckily, no comments have been of a sort which needed to be censored.
the post poignant comment for me is one that I'm washing-over the truth of poverty in India.
I dearly hope not.

In June 2010 (my first appeal for, this man Stalin taught me much about the atrocities committed in an India struggling with the caste legacy of Hinduism as a system of oppression.

The link to the above Ted Talk (to pass it onto friends) is

Thursday, 3 March 2011

The Art of Predicting the future.

My favourite quote on the future was at a gig I was at in Bexhill in January. A fan shouted out to Patti Smith: "When's the new albumn coming out?"
She replied: "You sound like my record company. Who do you think I am; Nostradamus?"

"In the year 6565,
won't need no husband, won't need no wife.
You'll pick your sons, pick your daughters too,
from the bottom of a long glass tube."
(In the year 2525)

Well, if memory serves me well, this happened in 1978, with the birth of Louise Brown. So that prediction of 6565 was only 4,587 years incorrect!