A vision for the future
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Name: Christine Beaudin
Bio: Technology Consultant for over 15 years & internet user
Area of Expertise: Futurist/Consultant
Headline: Yesterday's "Guns and Butter" Equals Today's "Water and Connectivity"
Nutshell: The survival of our species comes down to water, which is defined as satisfying and nutritional in a safe environment, coupled with connectivity, which is how we as a society can exchange information and bridge equality gaps.
For decades we have been debating “Guns and Butter,” which is the relationship between capitalism, militarism and politics. My professors contended that Production Possibility Curves is the key metric to make tough decisions in the allocation of scarce resources. Public-sector planners remain focused on maximizing the right blend. We must modify my professors’ contentions and state that we need to focus on “Water and Connectivity.”
Date Submitted: 2/8/2007