Tommy Kim

Garden Grove, CA, United States

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Tommy Kim
Posted over 2 years ago
Connect humankind on a forward trajectory of dreams & desires... with one simple idea....
My dream for the future of humanity to embrace truth. When you have people like T. Boone Pickens selling his cause at TED to "get off foreign oil" and everyone cheers and applauds him for his message, one has to look beyond his words and see the ugly truth behind his message. The idea that if the USA stops importing oil from other nations alluding that energy would be cheap and accessible to all is simply a lie. He doesn't tell you that the oil that sold on an open global market to the highest bidder. He never advocates for nationalizing the oil so that it belongs to the citizens of the US so that "getting off of foreign oil" has any effect. He doesn't tell you how any fossil fuels extracted from the USA are the property of the companies. And that those companies will sell to whoever will pay the most. He never once mentioned how the US has become a net exporter of gasoline and the US has reduced the consumption of gasoline over the past year yet prices continue to rise. I don't see how a group of our elites attending TED can't see through his transparency. My dream is for humanity to start telling the truth, the real truth.
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Tommy Kim
Posted over 2 years ago
Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future
I agree that while many technologies have grown at an exponential rate, one thing that Peter failed to mention quite conveniently is that there are many technologies that haven't grown at an exponential rate. As the founder of the X Prize he has failed to mention that rocket technology has not grown exponentially. Space travel speed since birth to now has only increased marginally. Energy technology has not grown exponentially, one could argue that humans have harnessed wood, coal, oil, wind, solar and nuclear but one cannot state that any of these are an exponential growth of the former. Sure we have increased efficiency of said methods of generating power but no where near exponential growth. Dr. Tom Murphy has quite eloquently addressed the Limits To Growth using the laws of physics. Peter touts technologies that are luxuries rather than necessities. If communication technology had grown exponentially for the past 100,000 years, we would all be communicating telepathically. In a universe of finite resources that have to obey the Law of Entropy, the ideology of an evermore abundant future is simply not true.
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Tommy Kim
Posted over 2 years ago
Paul Gilding: The Earth is full
Hi Paul, I have read Dr. Tom Murphy's Limit to Growth and your presentation has many similarities. It's interesting to note that Peter Diamandis is pretty much your polar opposite. I sleep well at night knowing that the next stage of human evolution will consist primarily of the best of our human species. My genes are nowhere near as valuable as people such as yours and I have accepted the fact. Not all humans are created with equal intelligence and skill. Competition is what brings the cream to the top and so it is reasonable that only the best should move on. I have put together the trajectories of our economic model, depletion of natural resources, AI development, automated production, robotics, add exponential technological growth to those and I can only come to one conclusion that human society will become even more divided than what we see today. Wealth gets concentrated at the top and so the future will be great for the top but quite miserable for the bottom with the middle disappearing altogether. Case and point, IBM's Watson is now being put to use for the benefit of the Wall Street banks and those at the top. Watson is not doing anything to help alleviate poverty, famine or energy depletion. IBM states Watson will make billions for IBM. The world is divided with the haves and the have nots. Those who have better genes and more money/wealth and those without. One can not argue with this. Peter talks about electronic technologies, however energy technology hasn't evolved on an exponential rate and it can not due to the physical limits of growth outlined by Dr. Murphy. Jacque Fresco also has ideologies much like your's as well. Great thoughts and ideas however I do believe competition will never die and the ones at the top will always remain dominant. I know I paint a bleak future for the middle and lower classes and sound like I have plagiarized Orsen Wells, but it seems the most likely course of the future.