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Titanic – 100 years on the seabed

100 years ago the Titanic, a ship fitted with no expense spared, designed to carry the world’s super-rich across the Atlantic in luxury, whilst the poor sought hope and work, struck an iceberg, ending a dream, and beginning a thousand legends. We did not know it at the time, but the world was at the edge not so much of a new dawn, but of a great change of destruction of human life on a massive scale, and of the changing of centuries old royal families and empires.

 

One may think that now, the world is on the cusp of great change: the worst economic crisis since the second world war maintains its iron grip on the old guard – Europe; decades old dictatorships have been removed from power during the Arab spring of 2011, whilst others (Syria and to a lesser extent, Bahrain) remain in positions that go from tragic to fragile; and in travel, the world is at the doorstep of a new form of travel – space vacations. The trips will of course be reserved for the super rich during the first few years, just as air travel was. But the time will come, sooner than we think, when colonies are established, just as they were in the Americas, and migrations start.

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April 15, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

2 Comments »

  1. I always find your blog so interesting to read, keep them coming in

    Comment by iriswrightpoetry | April 15, 2012 | Reply

  2. I always find your blog so interesting, keep them coming in

    Comment by iriswrightpoetry | April 15, 2012 | Reply


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