At work, we have this public folder where joke-like emails are sent. Jokes, interesting and funny photos, everything you need for a quick break from work stress. Well, today one of the emails contained photos and details about building to be built, all having one thing in common: their strive to be the tallest in the world. I don't know which is the source of the photos, therefore no references.
Burj Dubai - tallest land structure by 2010 - estimated height of 818/1011 m (depending on sources)
Tower of Russia - Moscow - will be finished by late 2010 - 648 m (2,129 ft) height.
Incheon Tower in Seoul - to be completed in 2010- planned to rise to 640 m.
Impressive indeed. But I cannot help having a weird feeling that this is all the Babylon story all over again. While spirituality is neglected to reality facts such as net income, productivity, technological breakthroughs, we still strive to get closer to the sky. And using what we already know to get higher and higher seems the most in handy possibility.
Labels: Spirituality, Super Structures, The Future