Personally, I feel like this is a question that needs to be reversed. How about asking why am I doing what I’m doing now? If the answer is money, then you are probably not doing what you love to do. if it was not money, then this probably what you would do in a RBE. If money were not an obstacle, what would you be doing instead? for each of us, this is the answer. Chances are, there is already technology that can replace your current social function. If not, the RBE will cater for it within a short period of time, as there will then be a need for it.
“Our real problem is - What is the goal of education? Are we forming children who are only capable of learning what is already known? Or should we try to develop creative and innovative minds, capable of discovery from the preschool age on, throughout life?”—Jean Piaget (via neonblueagogo)
BERLIN, May 30 (Indopinion): The German government on Monday said that it will shutdown all its 17 nuclear power plants by 2022, turning 180 degrees on its policy announced last year, in a move that seemed more for political reasons than scientific or environmental.
What Comes before a transition? Why, Preparation of course!
For those of you that have read my Posts: Changing The World and Summary of the Transition, some of the beginning here might sound like repetition, so feel free to skip the next paragraph. If you have not heard of a Resource Based Economy, please take some time and click here, although I must state that I am not promoting the Venus Project or Jaque Fresco in this post.
The one thing everyone (99.8%) on the planet has in common, is that we are not billionaires. To eliminate this issue and several others, and to fix more than half the problems around the world, we must rid ourselves of the concept that we own possessions. Rather, the the next logical evolutionary step is a shift to a shared global resource based economy. To achieve this economy, there are a number of detailed requirements. These include a Global awareness of a viable alternative economy and plan for transition into this economy, unity of action and purpose, a dynamic autonomous resource management system(designed for efficiency and sustainability), several well organised support programs using experts in various fields to assist with transitions.
Achieving a “world without money” seems like a completely idyllic setup. One that most people would shun very quickly. Looking at the internet after a quick search for The Venus Project will show a great number of people latching onto the lack of a detailed plan of transition into a RBE. I have also joined this bandwagon, and now consider the Venus Project to be an elitist (scarcity based) endeavor. My summary of transition has met with no reply from Mr. Fresco or Miss. Meadows, leaving me with no alternative but to spurn them, and try to gather their followers toward achieving a better world.
This is not simply done. Fresco is the only person to ever truly study a resource based economy in much detail, and so (being that he has been so very secretive about his work), I can only begin to emulate his designs. The principles are simple though.
7 Principles of a Resource Based Economy
With the correct, direct application of technology geared toward sustainability, a significant improvement in the health, well being, education and productive input of the global general population can be achieved.
A shared global economy would mean an equal responsibility and accountability for all, as well as access for all to the myriad of advantages of a RBE offers.
With a shared economy comes a global reduction in crime (around 50% initially, and a further 15% within 10 years) because 50% of all crime is based on ownership and property.
A shared economy results in a higher amount of educated professionals capable of innovation and improvement, and a complete removal of all inferior products and inefficient production techniques.
More responsible research projects, that do not suffer from budgetary restrictions, allowing for exponential intellectual growth.
A Resource Based Economy encourages the fundamental security of all resources for sustainable use, with quality as an end purpose instead infinite growth or profit.
Technology will allow all redundant and unwanted jobs to be eliminated and/or replaced by more efficient systems, creating abundance, in turn creating new industries and boosting many of the arts.
All of these sound delightful, and so far fetched from the current system, that it is almost impossible to imagine how to get there. Almost. As explained in my post Summary of the Transition, the entire process would require 4 essential phases, the last 3 of which would take approximately 3 years. That post did not define the first phase, Which is predominantly where I am heading now.
Before Unification, Adaptation, or Introduction can take place, there must be: Preparation. Were we to attempt converting to a Resource Based Economy without making the right preparations, the consequences could be dire. We will therefore attempt to be as well prepared for change as possible.
In order for everyone (again 99.8% of the planet) to be prepared, they will require:
Information: Nobody can make the “right” choice if they do not have information pertaining to their choices. Information to be included in Activism handbook: Reverse Thinking Crash Course:The False Constructs (Ownership, Nationalism, Religion), The explanation of a resource based economy, A complete up-to-date technology report, The self-sustainability guide.
Self-sustainability: Through the use of open source sharing, a simple set of solutions for home-use can allow the planet’s consumers to get off the the economic grid (reducing global debt in the immediate future and undermining corporate profit interests in resource scarcity). The self-sustainability is only a short term solution, and using built-in obsolescence to reduce reliance in the long term, will allow a smooth transition into a resource-abundant and shared resource society. The self-sustainability guide should include @home:
water heating solutions,
vertical farm solutions,
herbal health solutions,
carbon footprint reduction solutions,
eco-friendly construction techniques and materials,
and finally efficient waste recycling and/or disposal.
The Dynamic Autonomous Resource Management System (DARMS): a high-level encryption AI program, using global supply and demand to manage resources efficiently. Eliminating the human ability to use resource scarcity for profit. This system is vital to a transition, as it will afford people a reprieve from the struggles of logistical and bureaucratic entanglement. Open Source combined with transparency, will allow for the system to function according to the 7 Principles of a Resource Based Economy.
The Global Social Support Network: Because our biggest resource is people, they need support and nurturing. This is most easily done in the form of a global centralized art network, encouraging expression, acceptance, creativity and tolerance.
These 4 elements will create a global mindset geared for change, prepared for transition and ready to begin the journey toward the freedom of self-governance.
I am currently busy compiling the activism and self-sustainability guides while searching for people that are willing to design and code the DARMS and anyone who wishes to help would be most welcome.
and yet you make it seem so completely effortless, like the poetry flows out of you without any hinderance, i have also found endless inspiration for my own writing in your peotry: “what is mine” helped my stop obsessing about people reading my writing, and the relief of that would be enough to justify following you avidly, but you also seem to have a very playful outlook on life, which i find refreshing. All in all, you can pretty much count on me to be your anti-troll :)
Anarchism is usually considered a recent, Western phenomenon, but it’s roots reach deep in ancient civilizations of the East. The first clear expression of an anarchist sensibility may be traced back to the Taoists in China from about the sixth century. Indeed, the principal Taoist work, the Tao Te Ching, may be considered one the greatest anarchist classics.
Greenhouse gas emissions increased by a record amount last year, to the highest carbon output in history, putting hopes of holding global warming to safe levels all but out of reach, according to unpublished estimates from the International Energy Agency. The shock rise means the goal of preventing a temperature rise of more than 2 degrees Celsius – which scientists say is the threshold for potentially “dangerous climate change” – is likely to be just “a nice Utopia”, according to Fatih Birol, chief economist of the IEA. It also shows the most serious global recession for 80 years has had only a minimal effect on emissions, contrary to some predictions. Last year, a record 30.6 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide poured into the atmosphere, mainly from burning fossil fuel – a rise of 1.6Gt on 2009, according to estimates from the IEA regarded as the gold standard for emissions data.
Last year, in the midst of the Deepwater Horizon crisis in the Gulf of Mexico, we wrote about a study that said that microbes in the Gulf had consumed a lot of the rogue oil plume caused by the disaster. Now a group of scientists have joined together to argue against those findings. They have published a comment in the May 27th issue of the journal Science that points out flaws in the original study and other data from oil and methane leaks around the world that prove microbes in the ocean aren’t capable of consuming large quantities of oil or methane.