During one of my morning surfing ventures through the web theGrio.com led me to Dr. Shaw’s blog post about “magic,” or more accurately, perceptions of the world and technological advances. It has occurred to me that someone dumped into 2012 from 1812 or even 1912 via a time machine (and we’re working on that one-trust me!) would think we were all sorcerers who sold our souls to the Devil himself for having these contraptions with sound and sight. Musical instruments with buttons instead of strings (iPods/iPads?). Metal books without paper yet able to hold thousands and thousands of pages you find just by pressing more buttons. Read more and tell me what you think you would do if you were plopped into the 24th or 28th century of our planet. First of all, would anything be left? We seem to enjoy burning out our planet’s ability to sustain itself, lately.