Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Next Big Thing

What the world doesn't need, is another hypercompetitive exercise in brutality, and movements increasingly more difficult than they have to be -- which is the problem of exercising muscles in isolation, and against one another -- because the whole overriding genius of human evolution, is to make work easier, more efficient, more economical -- rather than go the other way.

Thus, the next big thing, is not even more brutal than mixed martial arts for the 20-30 year olds, but what works for all those aging Baby Boomers -- who can remain active and engaged all their lives, rather than being eliminated by the caveman mentality.

That really shouldn't be hard to figure out -- once one overcomes the primitive notions that the objective in conditioning is not to make work, movement and activities harder -- but to make movement(s) easier, more efficient, more economical, in order for people to maintain that vitality for lengthy lives that could not even be imagined one hundred years ago.

Robert Heinlein, in Stranger in a Strange Land, writes of the human returning to earth from a life he only knew on Mars previously, to imagine the form and function an organism must be, to optimize for living conditions on earth -- as the space age model of possibility, and not reverting to its most primitive forms -- as the rediscovered ideal, and next big thing.

Do we move forward, or do we go backwards -- as the future of human evolution and progress?  What is the future we are conditioning for?


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