volcanic ash / distant proximities / Earth Commons rising / singularity / Teilhard de Chardin / Dilbert
I googled "distant proximities" which led me to discover the book
Distant Proximities: Dynamics beyond Globalization
by James Rosenau. You can download its first chapter here.
I can hardly wait to read the book because it seems to be very
relevant to our deeper understanding of the phenomena of "Earth Commons rising"
The Foreign Affairs journal's reviewer wrote about the book: "In this sweeping study of global change, Rosenau argues that the world is undergoing an epochal transformation driven by relentless scientific and technological advances that collapse time and distance and alter the dimensions of political space. . . . Rosenau convincingly illustrates the increasing complexity of global relationships."
The destination of that growing collapse of time and distance is also known as "technological singularity."
Don't even think about whom to blame for that collapse. Why not, you ask?