I. We are developing ever-more lethal ways of dealing with our fellow-human beings. If we keep this up, we may extinguish our human species.
—-The level of killings in the Thirty Years War was matched in a few short years in World War I and in the American Civil War.
—-In the Second World War we incinerated thousands of individuals by fire-bombing entire cities and dropping atomic bombs.
—-During the past century we violently killed over 100 million individuals.
—-The possibility of nuclear warfare continues.
—-Killings by drones helps us to kill by pressing buttons in remote-control, without the inconvenience of facing the enemy.
—-We find ways to “morally” justify our lethal actions.
II. It is all happening in the Social Space we humans occupy.
III. We need to wake up and coolly assess the nature of that Social Space. We need a real science about Social Space. It is a necessary prelude to getting more effective control over life in Social Space.
IV. I attempt to jump-start real science about Social Space in my book, “Our quest for effective living: How we cope in Social Space / A window to a new science.” It is not a grand, final science about Social Space. It is a nibbling beginning, to which, I hope, you and others will contribute by going beyond my effort. I want to be surpassed. Your effort my be helped by taking a look at my book’s website: http://www.questforeffectiveliving.com