[question] The Inevitable Resolution?
Thu, Oct 23, 2008
Thanks Connor, you put forward a very important question, namely:"
is there a consensus within Space Collective that painting a clear picture of the future will be enough to overcome this system? "
As I see it, the economics that are at present representing said system are an outdated (neolithic) manner of organizing and distributing resources based on an economy of lack. We can predict with a fair amount of certainty that our common era of lack will end once a nano/bio/tech implementation is in place (the tech singularity which is already in progress). Given that this is how the future will unfold, it can be surmised that the system of economics of lack will be overcome and replaced by an economy of abundance.
If and when such an economy of abundance will come forth the main issue will be (and in fact to my eyes is already so) how to replace the outmoded thought patterns of the neolithic brain. for this to take hold yes we need a clear vision for/of the reality we wish to construct.
Though it is true that a present 'someone' pays the bills for the tech infrastructure that allows such a beautiful project as SC and Polytopia to arise, it is also true that the direction we are implying here is so removed from the present economic system, in terms of philosophy at least, that I see no reason to discuss it (not to mention the fact that it is discussed ad nausea almost everywhere on the net)
I am not certain that there is a consensus as to the idea that painting a clear picture overcomes the system, what I can state for certain is that history has proven time and again that there is no force in the collective called humanity that is stronger than "an idea whose time has arrived".
The polytopia project as an example is both an emergence and a creation, it is simultaneously an identification of a reality already in the making and a making of a reality that has not yet progressed beyond its embryonic form.