After the discussion on Social Darwinism I was curious as to who people would want along to start from scratch–save for whatever incidentals ‘washed ashore’ with you and the knowledge residing in the minds of your randomly selected companions. If conditions were more primative, I’d probably want 10,000 ancient Eygptians along for the ride: smart, crafty guys who know how to build something to last and appreciate a good brew at the end of the day… can’t go too far wrong there. Without the infrastructure for modern entertainment, I’d want 10k classical Athenians on board as well… drama, literature, philosophy, politics, athletics… all sorts of fun. Those would probably be my first two selections. shrug Thought this might be a harmless, fun way to think about what culturally attributes we value, but feel free to tweak the conditions however you like… hell, I might abandon my place to crash jdsmith’s once the party gets up and running. [/quote]
Well, 50k is far too many for me anyway. Homesteading was big in the US even 150 years ago, not so long ago. It’s still in my blood. I’d go with less than that IF I felt society, world society had drifted to far from the shore.
The movie The Village is a cool example of this ideology in modern times. And from what I read, the Amish are settling down in Northen parts of South America…totally independent from “our” world.
Jaboney, my world is easy to find…go to a HH…I’m just not always there.