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    POLYTOPIA (the emergence of)
    Project: Polytopia
    #Polytopia-(the emergence of) - is a work/proposal in progress#

    We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Establishing a common ground

    It is commonly agreed/argued that ‘The common good’ is a utilitarian ideal, thus representing "the greatest possible good for the greatest possible number of individuals". In the best-case scenario, the "greatest possible number of individuals" would mean all sentient beings. This definition of the common good presents it as a quality, which is convertible, or reducible, to the sum total of all the private interests of the individual members of a society and interchangeable with them. Wiki

    The goal of a Polytopia is simply NOT to define the common good and by that escaping the trap of statistical interest. In stead of :” the sum total of all the private interests of the individual members of a society” let us propose here a different approach, the approach of the co-emergent interest.

    A co-emergent interest let us define as:” the interest emerging out of a collaborative mind mutuality, emphasizing the unique perspective of each and every individual member, voluntarily desiring to cooperate/share/connect/interact with other minds, for the purpose of allowing : “A ‘positive – unified’ vision of transcultural diversity, as applied to sentient beings”, a Polytopia, to emerge.


    A ‘positive – unified’ vision of transcultural diversity, as applied to sentient beings;


    An emergent collaboration marketplace of ideas, thoughts, dreams, sensations, ambitions, views and agendas, apparent and evolving on the net

    “In the beginning there was information. The word came later.”

    Fred Dretske, Knowledge and the Flow of Information

    So now is later, and here comes the word, and the word is:


    What is a Polytopia?

    Polytopia (1) an endlessly open (trans) culture of unique and diverse states of mind

    1.1- ‘endlessly open’ reflects the proposition that there are no end goals, no end results, in short, no end but infinity.
    1.2- culture and not society, culture has no borders, no nationality, and is an inherently dynamic process, society is defined by characteristics of its past.
    1.3- unique as in ‘unique and independent perspective’.
    1.4- diverse as in “the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, reflects its diversity”

    Polytopia (2) an open source, collaboration between consciously aware entities towards an increase in combined interactive intelligence

    2.1- ‘open source’ as in ‘allows concurrent input of different agendas, approaches and priorities’, also as in ‘ publicly available strategic resources for critical decision making’
    2.2- collaboration reflects cooperation as in ‘sharing knowledge, learning and building consensus without the requirement of leadership’.
    2.3- ‘consciously aware entities’ and not necessarily human (see Ai, robots, cybrids, hybrids and/or any life-form exhibiting sentiency).
    2.4- ‘combined interactive intelligence’ reflects mutuality and cross-fertilization, emergence of higher empathy modes, fecundity.

    Polytopia (3) an alliance of effort, both abstract and concrete

    3.1- as in ‘collectively mustering mind and material resources’

    Polytopia (4) an emergent transcultural entity composed of real critical beings, intelligently discernible and primarily manifested via the Grid

    4.1- ‘emergent entity’ as in ‘not predicated by its original components’ also as in ‘not guided but naturally occurring’ also as in ‘the way complex systems and patterns arise out of a multiplicity of relatively simple interactions’.
    4.2- ‘real critical beings’ as in ‘fiercely independent’, also ‘critical’ as in ‘essential’, also ‘being’ as ‘dynamically present’
    4.3-‘intelligently discernible’ as in ‘evidently there’

    Polytopia (5) A multidimensional co-enhancing, mind mutuality of evolving beings; A Polytopia is a transcultural endeavor with vast implications on the personification of the unique individual

    5.1- ‘Multidimensional’ as in ‘objectives are pursued simultaneously through multiple dimensions’, also as in ‘multiplicity of sets of preferences’
    5.2- ‘co-enhancing’ as in ‘ consenting and cooperating in reciprocal enhancement’, also as in ‘ enriching each and every being’

    Polytopia (6) A transcultural occurrence that has evolved beyond the obsolete infancy notions of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, financial status, institutional religion and or any other related concepts of cultural and or genetic nature.

    6.1-it’s about freedom, liberty, and free expression, unshackling the future from the past and becoming the architects of our own destiny.

    There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
    R. Buckminster Fuller

    Polytopia (7)

    Poly – many (or diverse)
    Topia- (from the Greek Topos) – place (or state, as in ‘state of affairs’ or ‘state of mind’)


    A sentient being engaged in the creation, maintenance and evolution of a Polytopia


    The developing ‘scientific-art’ of intelligent and peaceful application of voluntary, consent based, decentralized transcultural cooperation amongst independently evolving free sentient beings.

    Polyethics - A distributed value system for sentient interaction and co-evolution (following spaceweaver suggestion)

    Polytopianism Associated concepts: autonomy, liberty, sustainability, self-sustainability, individuality, self-authority, virtuality, consensual organization, sharing, mutuality, creativity, infinity, abundance, love, empathy, acceptance, distribution, open source, resources, provision, relationships, humanism, self-reliance, pleasure, hedonism, longevity, freedom of expression, play, game, independence, infinity, myth, emergence, futurism, transhumanism, extropian, ubiquitous infoverse technologies, metaverse,

    Polytopianism Discontinued (demanding discussion and elaboration) Concepts: authority, governments, violence, institutional religion, borders, nations, nationality, oppression, regime, dandyism, tribalism, revenge, regionalism, guilt, regret, heresy, repression, elitism, greed, hunger, consumerism, finiteness, lack, confines, gender, money, race, ethnicity, age, anthropomorphism, power, dominion, marriage, prejudice, selfishness, racism, chauvinism, pettiness, money,

    Polytopianism remains ambiguous regarding the concepts of: ego, moderation, identity, ambition, hierarchy, rating, education,

    note1: ( My aim in this proposition is to emphasize that the concepts of Utopia and Dystopia are anachronistic, outdated and outright obsolete. In their stead I shall try and propose a fresh perspective on the notion of the future of humanity, a natural humanity, perpetually evolving. The future of humanity I propose is one of Polytopia, a term designating an open ended and emergent process of co-evolution and cross-fertilization considering all and any conscious aware entities.)

    note2: at present it is my view that a polytopia can emerge under the correct circumstances
    note3: at present i am uncertain if Meganmay Internation proposal is a polytopia or if polytopia can replace internation

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    meganmay     Thu, Aug 7, 2008  Permanent link
    for all intents and purposes i declare myself a polytopian. (more soon)
    Wildcat     Sat, Aug 23, 2008  Permanent link
    this post has been updated, thanks to meganmay and rene usage of the word polytopian (which did not appear in my original post), the word polytopist has been canceled and changed into polytopian and its logical derivatives.

    btw, i truly think the above is an example of a polytopia at work, our combined intelligence has increased.

    meganmay: how soon, is soon? waiting for the 'more'
    Spaceweaver     Sat, Aug 23, 2008  Permanent link
    I suggest an adjacent concept:

    Polyethics - A distributed value system for sentient interaction and co-evolution.
    Wildcat     Tue, Aug 26, 2008  Permanent link
    Spaceweaver: your suggestion to add the adjacent concept of Polyethics is a most welcome and most needed addition to the polytopia concept. hence the project has been updated to include the concept.
    now of course comes the hard work of explaining what Polyethics stands for. I would very much like to start a communication which will be able to give some extended explanations on why a distributed value system as you rightly propose is an upgrade to our current ethics.
    Spaceweaver     Sat, Sep 6, 2008  Permanent link
    To develop the concept of polyethics, demands an extensive tour of many other philosophical concepts. I am working on that for quite a while and hopefully will be able to show some results. Just as an example of the kind of riddles I am trying to deal with, is that a distributed value system cannot coexist with the concept of economy as we know it. A distributed value system can emerge only in a substrate free mind ecology where there is no need of commensurate representation of resources.
    Wildcat     Mon, Sep 8, 2008  Permanent link
    "We don't have thoughts, we are thoughts. Thoughts are not responsible for the machinery that happens to think them."
    — John K Clark (via overcoming bias)
    Michael Garrett     Wed, Oct 1, 2008  Permanent link
    I would offer that the following statement might be useful in the consideration of Polyethics.
    "May I do to others as I would that they should do unto me."

    It seems to me so fundamental and speaks to intent.