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I suppose you cannot fight the inevitable

One of the first things I do upon waking each day is to tour the newspaper websites in order to familiarise myself with what’s going on in the world since I last looked. Sometimes this is a fascinating exercise and sometimes, to one degree or another, it is a sobering one.

Today it was a case of the latter.

In support of my contention, here are links to two articles that appear today on the website of The Independent:

Chris Mooney on how scientists are predicting the world might look in another 10,000 years – OH DEAR ME

Cahal Milmo on how human sexual relationships will soon work in the brave new world – BLIMEY

As I sipped at my second cup of black coffee of the morning – contemplating the prospect of living about two-thirds of the way to the summit of Ben Nevis because it is the only practical place to live, having sexual relations with my prospective robot partner remotely by smartphone – I could not help but think that one day becoming prey to a nostalgic longing for the ‘good old, bad old, days’ might not become a constant feature of life upon Earth.

About Arthur Nelson

Looking forward to his retirement in 2015, Arthur has written poetry since childhood and regularly takes part in poetry workshops and ‘open mike’ evenings. More Posts