On the topic of democracy, a person I know poses the following questions:
1. Are we all qualified to make the right decisions when it comes to our governance, and societal policies? We elect people to do this because there is other work for us to do.
2. Would we be overwhelmed by decision fatigue, something that already occurs in our everyday lives?
To which I replied:
Interesting questions. The current practice of the global democracies we see today is so non-functional that it could be hardly even recognized as democracy. In fact, so many believe it’s not even. My answer to your question would be: that we are totally all qualified to make those decisions and choices. And the advent of various technologies (like the internet) means that we would still have the time to do our other “work”. I think at this point there could be a major overhaul in every way we do things. Buckminster Fuller had the incredible idea to play the World Game…and that was 60 years ago! Imagine how things might change positively if we actually employed all the technology we have for purposes outside of entertainment and convenience. Starting with a zoomed-out initiative to end nationalism. Check this out, guys! [links]
About the position paper Plan for Rapid Transition Toward Regenerative Society http://planetaryculture.com/toward-regenerative-society…
The actual PDF of the paper http://planetaryculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/PositionPaper_ID4_Internet.pdf
About the World Game http://bfi.org/about-fuller/big-ideas/world-game
1. Writer & Philosopher Daniel Pinchbeck describes the imminent shift in consciousness that is transforming our world.
2. Peter Joseph examines todays economy and reflects our environmental misalignment and the value war.
3. Daniel Pinchbeck at Burning Man explores how art is an instrument of social change.
4. Visionary artist Alex Grey began his career as a medical illustrator at Harvard Medical School, but is best known for paintings that present the physical and subtle anatomy of an individual in the context of cosmic, biological and technological evolution.
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“One can not change an existing system;
one must create a new system that makes the old system obsolete.” – Buckminster Fuller
I wanna make it known that our species has enough for every living thing on Earth to be happy and healthy. This is a simplified way of saying something that is incredibly complicated. In the 1920’s, one of the greatest men who ever lived realized this and dedicated his life’s work to making it happen. Continue reading Someone found Bucky’s car plans!