Prospects for synergistic power across the solar system and eventually beyond.
We now have the opportunity to construct synergistic power among close to eight billion individual humans. If we the majority of humans focus on doing this in many ways both preliminary and eventual, those few who guard their entrenched power relative to others in the current status quo will come to see advantages to their quality and length of lives from our inclusive efforts.
We can redesign our social structures to maximize individual freedom as well as foundational needs. No revolution, evolution, devolution or power-corrupting hierarchies are necessary. Synergistic-heterarchical mobilization among empowered individuals is practical rather than utopian in thought. Present achievements through hierarchical human power are at best duplicated and at worst functioning at cross purposes. We have many threats to continually overcome, as a human team:
Most humans are emotionally connected and legally constrained by our nations of birth or adoption, for good and bad. What is also clear is that the 373 year old nation-state system that is based on exclusivity and that emerged from the Treaty of Westphalia in 1648 is proving incapable of serving us optimally, pandemic or not. This is a harsh reality among many. Before we eventually power down the nation-state system, though preserve and extend associated universal values if we can, we need to have built a worthy replacement that will be ready to come online. That endeavor is beyond the scope of this one article but that does not mean that we have to engineer something overly complex. In fact, just the opposite is needed. Think of a multi-person rowing shell as an analogy from the perspective of design. Sowing Accord plans to offer frequent input to all concerned who together have the power to do what is responsible and bold. This video from September 2020 is an example:
Equally, as most all of us have been born into the social system of scarcity-based economics, we confuse it with an unchangeable force of nature because it has remained unchanged since Mesopotamia in its fundamental structure. An excellent voice on this topic is financial economist Armen Papazian and his innovation/proposal, Public Capitalization Notes, in terms of enabling large-scale and long-term human space exploration. How we might replace scarcity-based economics will not be outlined in this brief article. However, consider viewing the following video from August 2017, the first of seven on abundance-based interchange economics from 2017-2019 to spawn new thinking, hopefully:
More specific and nuanced articles will be written not in the form of arguments but as mini-prototypes that consider multiple-opposing points of view, resulting eventually in what is known as single-text negotiation. This innovation was pioneered by U.S. diplomat Ralph Bunche in 1948, one of many influences to be discussed in Sowing Accord going forward.
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