The “blueprint” image above shows a requisite variety of eight global threats with corresponding space-based responses from which to form drills such as the nine shown below in short-description form. Both are introductory lists, designed to be perpetually refined, ultimately through digital plebiscites, open to the entire human population. Such a more legitimate way of human self-organization can exist now, without abolishing hierarchical and cumbersome nation-states but rather abandoning/evacuating them to the unnecessarily precarious 80-year oppositional nuclear mini-age (1942-2022). Such transformation is likely already forming out of the remnants of discredited nation-state agencies of major and minor powers alike that have long squandered and debased immense reservoirs of human talent and good will.
This tabletop and/or individual mental drills process offers a wider box of thought in which to integrate, evaluate and improve our diverse and currently disintegrated human perception. Through small group drills, six people or less can approach one or more global mega-threats under extreme time pressure, though in a reflective manner to produce nine-part executable strategies of any length. In tabletop form, different small groups can rotate into six seats of global responsibility to amend strategies or approach other global mega-threats after observing previous deliberations. Drills can be repeated for any amount of time that is available to any given organization or individual(s).
1) A Constant Threat to Solar Systems
Gamma-ray bursts of radiation from hypernovae within the Milky Way and human research into evasion and other protective countermeasures.
2) Multi-global Defense Systems
Asteroids and comets on Earth-crossing orbits and space-based, Earth-based and Mars-based countermeasures through global collaboration.
3) Multi-global Climate Change
Climate change on Venus, Earth and Mars and humans at Mars for comparative planetology, emergency backup and Earth restart.
4) From Yellowstone to Mars and Back
Supervolcanoes on Earth and Mars and humans at Mars for comparative planetology, emergency backup and Earth restart.
5) Evacuate Earth’s Coasts within 40 Years
Rapid climate change on Earth yields worst-case scenario of three to ten feet of global sea rise by 2060.
6) Thirsty, Salty and Sunny
Freshwater scarcity across inner solar system and harnessing space-based solar power for seawater desalination on Earth.
7) Humans vs. Diseases
Rapid pandemics of disease on Earth and accelerated medical research at the International Space Station.
8) Beyond Scarcity-based Economics
Current scarcity-based economic paradigm on Earth juxtaposed against abundant potential of knowledge generation as an emerged global/universal currency.
9) Nuclear Transformations
Nuclear powers across Earth reconfigure national arsenals and other assets into common global defenses against potentially hazardous asteroids and comets in addition to sustained lunar and Martian scientific expeditions.
The following image is an example of how to flexibly in-fill a 3×3 Global Drills worksheet when combining both Drill 8, Beyond Scarcity-based Economics and the second part only of the sentence above concerning lunar and Martian expeditions for Drill 9, Nuclear Transformations:
For a more complete verbal description of the above color-coded version of the worksheet, see:
Transform Nukes 2/2 – Year 2117 | 3×3 Global Drills Worksheet Series | October 18, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du1yaAj68Bw&t=81s
Background videos for Drill 8: Beyond Scarcity-based Economics:
Abundance-based Global Currency 1/4 | 3×3 Global Drills Worksheet Series | August 28, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVytYqCyIVY&t=38s
Abundance-based interchange economics for preventing human extinction, July 19, 2018. https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/282428436