Reading the blog of Mr. C. Hagenbuch I found an idea he was passing on that would definitely help the world. It's the kind of thing that's happening in a slightly different way with computers -- we are getting to know people, learning about their lives, and there are no boundaries to this within the people who go online. The idea is from
"a series of books by Kim Stanley Robinson ... called Three Californias"
In the last book families have "sister families" they speak with using video screens and translation software. How difficult it is to generalise about the lives of people in foreign parts when we know them. We would all benefit by knowing individuals and their struggles -- struggles much the same as our own.
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