So,,, what’s all this Pale Blue Dot (PBD) stuff about???
Well, as far as I am concerned, the underlying thoughts of the PBD are about as far down to the “bedrock” of wondering what everything is all about that my feeble, simple mind is able, or at least willing, to explore.
The PBD is more than just the planet, and/or the environment. It’s everything, including US. The PBD is a “system”. We are part of the system, not the end all and be all of the system.
As much as I am amazed with “Star Trek” thoughts of space travel, it’s unlikely that we’ll ever be able to accomplish THAT much science fiction. From “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed” to the most immediate and realistic plans to venture back to the Moon and further to Mars, it will be generations before any realistic inhabitation of these bodies occurs,,, if ever.
The point is, this PBD is probably all we’re going to have,,, SO:
- Seems to me, the more “advanced” WE get, the more we’re screwing up the PBD,,, the “system”.
- The consequences of our actions, good and bad, right or wrong,,, are becoming more significant, severe and potentially irreversible.
- Technology may be advancing faster than we are able to cope with.
- Our “mechanisms”, such as legislatures, that are meant to deal with such issues, are antiquated, increasingly ineffectual and already decades behind.
- The tail seems to be wagging the dog. (the PBD is the dog).
What to do???
I haven’t got the faintest freaking idea, short of, first recognizing the reality that “issues” exist that are threatening our PBD,,,
,,,so me,,, I shoot photographs and make ads.
Therefore, I have decided to create my own personal PSA campaign (PSA=Public Service Ad). It occurred to me, how cool it is that I can “run” this campaign on and from my own website.
I have ambitious plans for this body of work and plan to do many more PBD PSA/Photographs (hopefully). In fact I have several more in production now,,, takes SO dang long though!!!
In any event, have a look. If you like a particular PSA/Photograph,
download the files.
All in all though,,, I think if we all get a little bit smarter,,, do a little bit less of this and a little bit more of that,,, our #PaleBlueDot will keep on being a nice little dot,,, maybe even better if we work very diligently at it :-)