Artificial Intelligence., Big Data, Capitalism and Greed, Capitalism vs. the Climate., Community cohesion, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Earth, Environment, Extinction, Technology, The Future of Mankind, Visions of the future.
It is now or never to stop dreaming.
No one has the ability to control the outcome of the ovarian lottery, and whether you were born into a life of privilege or disadvantage this COVID-19 business is beginning to ask us all questions about the Capitalist system that has and is failed us.
The one thing that this crisis is doing is making more space to acknowledge that our losses and our failures aren’t our individual faults.
This is now blatantly and brutely clear.
Let’s start with a few very basic questions.
Do people exist to serve the economy, or should the economy exist to serve people?
Can we create an economy that operates on anti-capitalist principles, rather than for private profit?
With COVID-19, it turns out that we’ve created a whole society with culture and institutions around the idea that people exist to serve the economy.
And now millions of people are waking up to the reality that that’s a misplaced priority.
What we need is a money system that actually is connecting real resources with real needs, creating real community wealth at the community level.
That requires a financial system that is rooted in the community and accountable to community interest and that operates by life values rather than financial values.
The biggest problem with our current financial system is that it’s very short-term obsessed.
So we need to change that whole culture. And that means changing what we measure and that now will come with either rewards or unintended consequences of all of us.
Without fundamentally changing as to how we see the economy the current system which is organized around financial values over life values will continue.
If we don’t take the same attitude toward nurturing the human life cycle as we do toward saving the environment from global warming and industrial pollutants were fooling ourselves.
WHAT WE ARE NOW WITTISING ARE COUNTRIES STRUGGLING TO RESTART THEIR ECONOMIES AS IF NOTHING HAS HAPPENED. RETURNING TO WORK WITHOUT ANY NEW VISION AS TO HOW TO CHANGE THE SYSTEM.
So our era is intensifying the almost daily choice for each of us – faced with a moment of unknowing, a new challenge, do I:
In other words, we all facing a lethal challenge with a profound urge to survive and yet without any guarantee of success.
This current ruthless system where the individual desire to succeed overrule all common sense to look after the real rewards of the value of life has kept us up to now quiet about our countries failures.
There are still nurturant values: Freedom, opportunity and prosperity, fairness, open two-way communication, community building, service to the community, and cooperation in a community, trust, honesty.
The world is a dangerous place and it always will be, so let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
We’ve come a long way but the question remains do our lives have any meaning, any purpose?
Every life has two bookends—the day we’re born and the day we die.
Each of us is born with tremendous potential, but ironically, we often end our lives much like we began—weak and helpless and if we are to learn anything from this pandemic it is that the meaning of life is a demanding question, and many dismiss it as simply unanswerable.
The truth of the matter is that every stage of life is equally significant and necessary.
Where do you fit into this story of human life?
In general, worldview has been most influenced by religion and science.
The belief system determines what we think is possible, and what we think is possible influences the results we create or allow in life.
If you think that you are connected with all of life, you will be more apt to steward your environment with care and treat others with compassion. However, if you think that only your race or social class should rule, your behavior will most likely be very brutal.
On a larger scale, however, our beliefs are predominantly determined by those who control our access to information (media) and our social structures, (including schools), because these institutions dictate what beliefs and behaviors are rewarded and which are punished.
So the prevailing worldview of the 21st century, in which war is considered a viable or necessary means of problem-solving, that starvation is inevitable for some people on this planet, and that it is right for some people to tax and control others against their will, is the result of a well-organized elite who own the systems through which information and values are disseminated.
We are careening into a world of a few haves and billions of suffering have-nots.
It is critical to consider this if we want to protect one another, as well as our planetary home, and to turn the direction of humanity toward thriving.
Above all what we need is. To consider the motivation and funding sources of those who are shaping our worldview.
We are at a critical crossroads where our information and our courage enables us to choose to create a thriving world based on protecting the rights of every individual or as our recent trajectory of misinformation and confusion continues to lead us into a global Data police state – seeking daily permission to act from the dictators of one-world tyranny run by Global Data platforms.
We must learn ethical evolution quickly…
What can be done?
First, we must stabilize our climate.
Our sentience, our feelings of wonder and awe emerge out of the universe… These profound feelings are not just ours; they are the universe reflecting upon itself… To live is to enter this beauty, surrounded by enchantment, summoned by magnificence.
Secondly, we must overcome the powerful addiction of our smartphones, of money, power, career, and ego needs of every type. This momentum has kept suffering alive despite the enormous changes in human existence from age to age.
Then, we must not allow Artificial Intelligence to control our minds. Rather than just doing the next centralization of power into the hands of a few as we wake up, do our own thinking, connect with others, and take action, humanity has what it takes to thrive.
Furthermore, we must stop experience every aspect of our lives through the lens of our set of beliefs, personalized social media filters, racism, greed,.
Which is more primary in finding our way, the rights of the individual, or the opinion of the majority about what’s good for the group?
Finally, “Everything we need is already here and we can access it by recognizing and acting from our oneness.”
– Kimberly Gamble
Will we do any of it?
Because we are unable to act as one.
The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks.
The number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
As I see it, the economy is just a social construction that lets people produce and exchange goods and services. You can’t serve a social contract. In the end, the agreed-upon valuation between sellers and buyers is all that matters.
What’s it all mean then?
I think the worst thing we could do would be to actually throw out capitalism and I think what we…the second-worst thing we could do would be to actually fail to reform it.
We need to re-orientate capitalism and the financial markets to make them more long-term focused, not let’s put it back in a box.
There is only one way that we might act together is by creating a perpetual funded World Aid fund, ( See previous posts) with a Constitution for the Earth and the use of all technology.
Remember that the economy depends on millions of factors that can have both a positive and negative impact, while the stock market is only affected by one factor, the supply and demand of stocks.
So, again, the stock market is not the economy. And the economy is not the stock market.
GDP is not a means to a healthy economy unless it protects the smallest ant to the biggest
All of us will be a long time dead so hopefully, your legacy will continue after your stages of life have ended.
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