Thursday, June 30, 2016



1- Change is not merely necessary to life - it is life. ( Alvin Toffler)

2- Change is the process by which the future invades our lives. (Alvin Toffler) 

3- Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock. (Alvin Toffler) 

4- The illiterate of the 21st Century are not those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn. (Alvin Toffler

5- The future always comes too fast and in the wrong order. (Alvin Toffler)

6- Knowledge is the most democratic source of power. (Alvin Toffler)
7- One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal. Soon we'll need a new definition. (Alvin Toffler)
8- The great growling engine of change - technology. (Alvin Toffler)
9- Our technological powers increase, but the side effects and potential hazards also escalate. (Alvin Toffler)
10- Technology feeds on itself. Technology makes more technology possible. (Alvin Toffler)

11- It is better to err on the side of daring than the side of caution. (Alvin Toffler)

12-Rational behavior ... depends upon a ceaseless flow of data from the environment. It depends upon the power of the individual to predict, with at least a fair success, the outcome of his own actions. To do this, he must be able to predict how the environment will respond to his acts. Sanity, itself, thus hinges on man's ability to predict his immediate, personal future on the basis of information fed him by the environment.

13- Change is the only constant (Heidi Toffler)


a) In memoriam Alvin Toffler

So Alvin Toffler has died last Monday and I remembered with deep nostalgia  reading, first "The future Shock" and later "The Third Wave", both important and influential.  Toffler's role is explained in the following sentence

 "His insights about how society behaves when too much change happens too quickly helps to guide our new direction for The World Future Society."

We (I am speaking about my wife and me plus our closer circles) have liked very much these writings, Toffler was a huge literary talent and for persuasiveness. However then we were living in an anomalous  society (here the term is perfect, for LENR it must be avoided!) see my Septoe:

42. The Future Shock was amortized by irrationality.

Then after 1990 our world became a bit more rational politically, socially and economically speaking and the Future has arrived, is accelerating and we can participate more actively to it. It does not happened exactly as Toffler has predicted it but we have understood that In predictions there exists things fundamentally more important than inerrancy- as catching the Spirit of the time and Toffler has done this masterfully. Has he predicted the Internet /Web? It seems yes, in a way!
Perhaps Toffler has exaggerate a bit with the SHOCK; I asked my 0 years old grand-daughter Nora if it was difficult to advance from Mama's laptop to her own tablet and then to the smartphone she received at her birthday. Not at all it was much more painful to learn to read, write and the basics of math, IT is more human and rational.

b) LENR's specific shock(s) 

The case of Cold Fusion/LENR: its past was shocking enough, its present is a teal shock and its future has to be made also so, but in the best sense!
 Iwas repeatedly shocked by the slow development of the LENR field in contrast with the Tofflerian future in action. Now when this started to change, dark forces conspire to kill the LENR technology dream.
Please complete the details yourself.


Of Mice, Materials and Men

Who is talking about LENR on social media forums?


A poem for IH and their silence at the death of their LENR dreams

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.


Space team discovers universe is self-cleaning
it is also about a source of cosmic energy

A Good slogan: "Face your fears"

Fear comes from a deep-seated place of feeling rather than thinking.
(Jeff Wise)

tensions of modern learning


  1. The attribution for the poem (one of my favorites) is to Dylan Thomas:

  2. The attribution for the poem (one of my favorites) is to Dylan Thomas:

  3. Generally don't care for Dylan Thomas, but I really dig the feeling of this one. Thanks Axil for that Art moment.

  4. Thank you Axil, your poem was very much heard by all.

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