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Posted By: Janie
15-Sep-12 - 01:12 PM
Thread Name: porn+FL Rev koran burner=ambassador killed
Subject: RE: porn+FL Rev koran burner=ambassador killed
Kat, I'm listening to the podcast of that interview now.

Much food for thought. This quote from Kaplan really resonates.

On how geography influences technology

"There's a whole chapter in the book called 'The Crisis of Room,' where I talk about ... a concept first developed by Yale Professor Paul Bracken in 1999. ... Bracken said that the very finite size of the Earth is an instrument of instability, because as the population grows as megacities get bigger and bigger, as missile ranges overlap, as the media can travel the speed of light, almost the fact that the Earth ... cannot expand but stays the same size means a more claustrophobic planet. ... Technology, rather than race geography, simply makes it more precious."