Imagine what it would be like to be able to swim in the sea without the noisy and clumsy artificial aids of SCUBA tanks and regulators, to be free of entangling air hoses and life lines--not as a far-off future fantasy--but as a real, actual, day-after-tomorrow event. . .
What would you give to be able to have these talents? Would you give up your land-based family and relatives if you gave up life on land? What would you have in common with land dwellers if you truly became an 'oceanic' man?
How would the people left back on land think of you if you had these talents that they lacked? What could you do for a living if you still wanted to belong to a money-oriented society? What would you do if you did NOT want to belong to a money-based society.
Richard Setlowe has given thought to these and other ideas, starting with that one, basic 'what if?' and has written a book of the month club selection