Tyler Blind

Saint Louis, MO, United States

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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
Preparing our cities for coming global upheavals (climatic, societal, man made and natural catastrophes) by neighborhoods, by city blocks.
Sounds great. Got any suggestions for what should be done? I'd like to read them, think on them, and respond. One thing that came to my mind while reading your proposal is that.. if people in these cities and suburban areas understood the danger they were in, they would be making the changes necessary to avoid the upheavals in the first place. They would be growing their own food, producing their own electricity through sustainable/clean methods, and reconnecting with their immediate community. You don't see this happening in large scale yet because people are convinced that everything is fine. "Business as usual". I think it will take a hard hit at home to shake the majority of Americans out of their dreamy slumber. I'm preparing for the food crisis by working at an organic farm. I'm going to learn to grow my own food, and I plan on offering a gardening service next spring and summer to people in the suburban sprawl where my parents currently live. Since I have never lived in the city, I don't know what it would take for people to survive there. I don't know what changes people need to make specifically, in regards to growing food locally and producing energy locally. People in the cities have to figure that out for themselves. I think that's the message, really. We have to work with our immediate community to create a better life for ourselves.
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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
I do this too. I sing The Road Goes Ever On, written by J.R.R. Tolkien. I sing it and imagine Gandalf, then everything sort of calms down for me.
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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
Your Inspirational Figure
Gandalf. Seriously, Gandalf, from the Lord of the Rings. Within that character are embodied many of the values and attributes I believe people need to take to their own hearts for our existence to be continued.
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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
How do we reduce single use and disposable plastics in our package, production and supply streams and move towards a sustainable world?.
Well, there are two ends that need to make some changes. One of those ends is in our heads- We need to decide not to use certain products as they are intended by the companies who make them. And that is the other end. Companies need to be held responsible by the people who use their services and products to act responsibly. All of this requires real people, us, to come to a different understanding of how this world works. That includes the decisions we make in our work place, and what role we play there- examine the ramifications of the actions you yourself take to uphold the company and what impact it has, and also the choices we make in our homes.
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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
What story do you think would motivate increased support for education?
One in which creativity and individuality are upheld as things to be greatly honored, while also maintaining a sense of co-existence with the other living creatures and people on this planet. The greatest story we can tell our children (and ourselves) now is that we have far greater capacity for creation and destruction than we are aware of, and that we have the ability to make things happen for ourselves. The universe is ever expanding, ever changing, as well as our understanding of the physics that describe those changes. The best thing we can do now is to release the reins of control. The renaissance would erupt spontaneously and take us further than we can imagine. I guess in a way the story we should tell ourselves to bring about this change would be one of endless possibility and imagination. No more standardization, no more government control, no more homogenization. Allow individuals to flourish within a community, and that community will flourish as well.
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Tyler Blind
Posted over 3 years ago
How do you imagine self driving cars will change the future?
As I see it the self driving car solves one problem at the cost of making another problem worse, or at the very least upholding that problem in its current state. The personal vehicle has served to separate us from our fellow humans. Vehicles and computers can bring us together physically and virtually, but often from lonely and separated lives. It is a patch, not a remedy. I think that public transport should be a focus, rather than the outdated model of everyone gets a vehicle to him or herself. That way of thinking leads to congestion and separation. Both of which I see as things to be avoided. I'd much rather wake up every morning among my friends and family, travel with my friends and family and other people I don't know, than do it all by myself. I see strangers not as the potential threats that they actually can be, but as opportunities to get to know another living soul, alive at this moment with me, right here right now. Just as we all have the capacity for the greatest evil within us, so too do we have the capacity for the greatest good.