SOWING ACCORD 4: A prototype socioeconomic reality of humans advancing across the solar system – 2021-2071

Military industrial complexes (MICs) transformed into exploration information networks (EINs).

The following text is a “prototype sketch” that allows readers to refine concepts on their own and even begin implementing in part(s) as they see fit and are able. This piece is not political analysis (what is), political commentary (what and who is to blame) or an international/national security scenario (what could happen).

  • Integrated cultural bioregions replace the nation-state system at some point before 2030, technically in effect since 1648 (373 years as of 2021)
  • Synergistic interchange replaces one dimensional exchange as currently experienced within all artificial scarcity-based economic constructs – capitalism, socialism, barter, cryptocurrencies and social credit systems
  • Existing scarcity-based public and private contracts transformed with paradigm change from militaries declassifying over-the-horizon research and development projects
  • Free (scarcity-based concept not applicable in this prototype sketch) K-Ph.D. among public universities and university/lab schools worldwide provide the basis for unleashing common scientific and intercultural understanding and eventually optimized human social dynamics across the solar system, en route to becoming galactic and intergalactic civilizations over time spans yet to be determined
  • Free-rider problem absorbed by exponential innovation and novel invitations of open experimentation across research sectors inspiring self-motivation/actualization – medical, aviation, human potential, integrated artificial intelligence etc.

Think what cannot be done today and achieve it by tonight, or overnight – at least in prototype form.

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SOWING ACCORD 3: Why do we really live?

A hard question with “cheat sheet” provided.

During this uncertain time, wherever we are in our world and in our individual lives, we all need to ask ourselves: Why do we really live? If our honest answers are any of the following, they are not good enough.

1) To keep living

2) To provide for our children

3) To live for our parents/elders

4) To live for a government/hierarchy

5) To live for a political party

6) To live for a branch of a military

7) To play or coach a sport professionally

8) To accumulate resources for a corporation

9) To offer allegiance to a cult leader

10) To create more human life

11) To enjoy telling other humans what to do

12) To preserve a static “race” or culture

13) To feel superior to other humans

14) To see the world(s)

If our honest answers are any of the above, this does not mean that we are unworthy of life, only that we are not really living, yet. We just need to keep asking this question. If after much reflection, our answers are close to any of the following, we can keep living a more fulfilling life…

1) To explore and understand

2) To create technology and art

3) To belong by earning appreciation

Note the overlap between the above worthy and unworthy answers. Why might that be? That’s a tougher question requiring tougher thinking to answer. Try.

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SOWING ACCORD 2: Humans on the move

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:

3×3 Global Drills Worksheet Problem Set.

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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SOWING ACCORD 1: Post-hierarchical political and economic options from a solar systems perspective

Prospects for human expansion beyond Earth, enabled by a knowledge-based economic system yielding practical abundance through interchange (not exchange) and non-authoritarian heterarchy.

Welcome to Sowing Accord, a new project of mine here at 3×3 Global Drills. After receiving my Ph.D. in political science (international relations) from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2012, I wrote the second edition of Homeplanet Defense (2014, 2005) and taught international relations in Mexico from 2015 to 2016 as a guest instructor at Tecnologico de Monterrey – Campus Cuernavaca. I have decided to write and create more video about 1) post-hierarchy prototyping, 2) abundance-based economics and 3) synergistic human expansion across the solar system(s). More background on these ideas can be found at, and

Martin Schwab

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Ideas for a global senate

National Assembly of Cape Verde, a unicameral body with 72 seats.


As humans around the world, born into the nation-state system through no choice of our own, now may be a good time to think about what kind of representative democracy can work best at the global level. We do not necessarily need to abandon our countries, even though at times they abandon us to forces of war and global markets that they seem unable to control. Leaders of our nations would do well to synergize corporate and military power for approaching seemingly overwhelming threats ( instead of trying in vain to balance negative aspects of power through the United Nations and other global institutions.

A global senate might consist of two senators from various geographical and population sizes of cultural bio-regions – existing natural and human divisions that are distinct in the context of our integrating world. For example, these might include the Great Lakes Region of North America, delineated from Ottawa to Louisville to Minneapolis; the Great Plains of North America, including but not limited to Nebraska and Saskatchewan; the Australian Outback (rural interior of Australia); the African Serengeti, the Eurasian Steppe and so on.

In terms of structure, a global senate might consist of 72 delegates representing 36 cultural bio-regions as described above; again, two delegates from each cultural bio-region, in some cases parts of large nations and in some cases traversing two or more nations of different sizes. Borrowing from the 3×3 Global Drills structure (, these 36 units of representation could be comprised of three sets of 12 cultural bio-regions from 1) Asia-Pacific, 2) The Americas, and 3) Africa-Europe; natural north/south oriented divisions that could also help organize global senate committee work.

Legislatures of nations in each of the 36 cultural bio-regions might elect/appoint one delegate with the other delegate being elected by the populaces of these cultural bio-regions, perhaps safeguarded through blockchain encryption. Proposed here is that this relatively small number of global senators might better deliberate in the interests of all people around our world if elected in this ultra-democratic way, inclusive of the interests of existing nations whether they are democratic themselves or not. Also, if global senators are elected as a cohort to serve together for one six-year term before another set of elected global senators takes up temporary global legislative duties, this could reinforce a strong balance between efficient decision-making and democratic principles.

Your own thoughts are needed from around our world

Our world as it is, compromised of powerful and weak nation-states and multinational corporations all guarding their own interests is an inherently unstable system. Chaotic events, particularly since the period from September 2001 to November 2016, itself a chaotic transition may be the logical outcome of the world system into which all of us were born but are under no obligation to perpetuate.

Integrity of individual thought worldwide more than any economic, social, political or military tribal loyalty is a principle worth exercising going forward during the present administration of the United States, for however long it or the U.S. may last and beyond. At minute 4:12 in the following video from last August, I mention that group think, wherever it exists, namely within nations can be as much of a threat as any of the global threats outlined in my website (



This drills process is offered as a working model to help forge a more productive agenda than maintaining the current global status quo of fighting or preparing to fight against ourselves as humans. Even if you disagree with my approach, feel free to use any part or all of my framework to try and make our world better from your perspective and/or position within an organization.

Ideally, we should be marshaling the best ideas from across the political spectrum, perhaps in a global senate, an idea to be outlined in a later post. (See minute 1:42 to 2:17 of the video below from last November in which I introduce details in scroll form.)