I was a sickly child. Fifty years before I was born, the chances of my making it to adulthood would’ve been slim. Seventy-five, they would’ve been minuscule. A hundred, they would’ve been nearly nonexistent.
What changed and all of that time? Technology, specifically medical technology, made great strides forward. But technology isn’t a panacea. While we have developed antibiotics that will cure many previously fatal diseases, misapplication of those same antibiotics have also bred stronger versions of many diseases, more resistant to our current crop of antibiotics.
Since we develop most of our antibiotics from nature, we’re running out of the new sources as we explore unexplored area. Simply put, the bugs have been adapting to antibiotics much longer than we have been able to develop new ones. They’re better at this game than we are. They’ve been at it longer.
So what does this have to do with real estate?
Nothing, really. I’m working on an upcoming post that will deal with cloud technology in redevelopment, but that’s another day.
Just after three weeks of being ridden hard and put up wet—of finding getting up to walk to the bathroom a serious challenge—I’m glad to be back. I wanted to thank everyone who helped me get through it.
And I wanted to reiterate what we all know but seldom think about: that we need to take care of this planet so we can take care of ourselves, that technology can be a double-edged sword.