Over the past 30 years the geological community has been informally calling the epoch we are in now the anthropocene epoch because of the huge impact humanity is having on the earth's ecosystems. The term was coined in the 1980s by ecologist Eugene F. Stoermer and has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist, Paul Crutzen. Increasingly the scientific community is using the term because it makes sense; human beings are not just part of Earth’s ecosystems, we are forming and deforming them.
Also, the migration of human beings to cities has never been greater than it is right now. According to the Guardian blog, China, for example, will have over 50% of its population living in cities by 2030. Looking at these 2 phenomena together we can infer that not only will there be many more cities in the future but that cities will start to merge as their boundaries expand thus forming massive metro areas or mega-cities; some of which like Tokyo, Mumbai, Shanghai, New York and Los Angeles are already evident. Add to that the fact that we are in the Anthropocene epoch and we realize that the city is the place where new models of human existence will emerge.
So, instead of letting those models emerge aimlessly, and mindlessly, why not drive them into existence consciously where we build the infrastructure (digital, physical, educational, hard and soft) consciously while aiming at inclusivity and meaningful engagement? To do that we need large alignments of teams with various toolsets to work together –in a concerted effort- and bring this vision to fruition: a consciously connected world for the 21st century and beyond.
At Angie we are committed to bringing our toolset to the table. We look forward to joining forces with as many people and entities as possible and getting this foundation laid for a future we all aspire to.
Angie can become the market leader in next-generation communications by offering the nation’s first true-participation network, with true ubiquity and true-broadband in MB/WA as well as FTTP and full participation including “a piece of the action” for prosumers i.e., producing consumers, – a radically simple and exciting idea for making a significant difference in the digital communications industry in particular and in society in general.
To read more about Angie's 10G FTTP vision, visit www.10Gwe.com.