Albert

Something quite apparent that’s been largely denied, resisted and unacknowledged would make Albert Einstein a happy man were he alive today.  As him and many of his like-minded contemporaries once wished, globalism has made sovereign borders obsolete.  Perhaps not in the way they had envisioned and most certainly not yet completely realized, modern society transcends space and time more and more each day.  Its seeds were sown long before the internet and Dr. Einstein’s wishful thinking, when the first immigrant migrated to a foreign land.  Fantasize for a moment and picture this:

When the lone wolf settled in a faraway land, it brought with it its habits, its culture and practices.  It brought fond memories, the fondest of which took root in the strange place that would become home.  From those seeds apple trees grew in places where apples had never been.  They were these ruby-red fruits the people of that foreign land had never seen.  It called to them, attracting locals to the tree – to the shiny reds among its branches and leaves.  With just that first look-see the world got smaller.  With the first bite, time and space warped and defied a path nature intended – of not growing apple trees where they were now a much beloved invasive species.  Though, another perspective would suggest that it was exactly what nature intended.  To operate in space and time, the universe cannot be linear; without a binary dynamic, aberrations, deviations and mutations.  Without the migrating lone wolf and apple trees in unforeseen lands the universe would stop moving.  Entropy as a law of physics and a philosophy of chaotic ascension would cease to exist.  If it were as nature intended, it would undo itself.  There would be no cause or effect, no action or reaction; everything would become the same.  An ashy nothing with no meaning.

Dr. Einstein and his friends had hoped that world leaders would accept their consensus and agreeably transition to a world without international borders, with a collective governmental enterprise to ensure global security and social welfare.  Of course, he saw this truth to be self-evident as much in the principles of physics as in a proper way of life.  Such prescience can hardly be expected of the world in general.  Over the decades after his passing, this manipulation of space and time has passed obvious and borders on redundant.  Advancements in science now defy reality, making colonizing Mars with 3-d printed homes the vanguard of 21st century real-estate development and urban planning rather than science fiction.  Yet most of humanity remains oblivious to its true potential; agreeable to a linear assembly-line life in a dynamic playing field, accustomed to habits it fears losing and afraid of apple trees from foreign lands.  For society to come full circle and be on the same footing regardless of individual circumstances, world governments would have to dissolve sovereign borders and create one global enterprise with the specific ministerial responsibilities of individual and institutional welfare and security.  If ‘the interest of all and of harm to none’ becomes the unitary goal towards which humanity strives, with the consolidated guidance of all our progresses thus far, what a world we’d herald.

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