Collaborative Chessboard (2012)

Beyond money and nations

Many technological approaches exist to tap practical energy abundance all around us. Present global scarcity-based economic systems (capitalism, socialism and their varieties including cryptocurrencies) retard expressions of our ingenuity. As humans, we are faced with a natural imperative to prevent scarcity-based economics from sabotaging our continued existence. (See Drill 8 in link above.)

Following World War II, the emergence of economic, social and political globalization has been guaranteed through an expansive military presence by the United States. For the most part, what might be regarded as “American Empire,” meaning U.S. military hegemony has prevented full-scale inter-state wars. For a variety of reasons, this configuration of brute power is unsatisfactory to the majority of humans.

As we fight and/or deter ourselves, we do so under ever-present mega-threats, most of which go unseen because we are not fully oriented to the idea that we exist precariously in an unforgiving solar system. Such challenges can be met in part through increased human and robotic presence on the moon, Mars and space stations by accelerating technologies in concert among military industrial complexes worldwide.

The 17th through present quarter century paradigm of maintaining global balance of power among contending nation-states is given as obsolete and essentially suicidal thinking in 3×3 Global Drills. By adopting and practicing a more relevant paradigm of global synergistic power, existing institutions can imagine and execute transformations of economic, social, political and military power in the present.

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