Member 2604
52 entries

Contributor to projects:
The Total Library
Yokohama, JP
Immortal since Apr 23, 2010
Uplinks: 0, Generation 4

Emergent day to you. 2010-04-22 is my knowmad birthday. Think I understood the word. More to emerge.
  • Affiliated
  •  /  
  • Invited
  •  /  
  • Descended
  • CoCreatr’s favorites
    From syncopath
    From notthisbody
    From Wildcat
    Prepare for the Eidetic...
    From Venessa
    Intentcasting an Epic...
    From johnallen
    The Future of Hell
    Recently commented on
    From whiskey
    Mind Power
    From rene
    By Invite Only
    From YWorlds
    Nothing is Nothing
    From wesleychou
    From YWorlds
    What is Art?
    CoCreatr’s projects
    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

    The Total Library
    Text that redefines...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    Epistle to the Ecotopians
    By Ernest Callenbach

    [This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.]

    To all brothers and sisters who hold the dream in their hearts of a future world in which humans and all other beings live in harmony and mutual support — a world of sustainability, stability, and confidence. A world something like the one I described, so long ago, in Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging.

    As I survey my life, which is coming near its end, I want to set down a few thoughts that might be useful to those coming after. It will soon be time for me to give back to Gaia the nutrients that I have used during a long, busy, and happy life. I am not bitter or resentful at the approaching end; I have been one of the extraordinarily lucky ones. So it behooves me here to gather together some thoughts and attitudes that may prove useful in the dark times we are facing: a century or more of exceedingly difficult times.

    How will those who survive manage it? What can we teach our friends, our children, our communities? Although we may not be capable of changing history, how can we equip ourselves to survive it?

    I contemplate these questions in the full consciousness of my own mortality. Being offered an actual number of likely months to live, even though the estimate is uncertain, mightily focuses the mind. On personal things, of course, on loved ones and even loved things, but also on the Big Picture.

    But let us begin with last things first, for a change. The analysis will come later, for those who wish it.

    More, much more...
      Promote (1)
      Add to favorites
    Synapses (1)
    Want better money?

    Jay, together with Venessa, Gabriel and Patrizia on Emergence Collective wrote,

    We’re about to tell a story, or multiple stories of the future of money, of what could be.

    But the story we tell will be emergent, our knowledge comes from the wisdom of the crowd. This is where you come in.

    Money was this promise

    Lost: 5-Dollar Note, serial J04822471A, reward.

    Our blind spots about money 

    There are four layered reasons why we have a blind spot for structural issues inside the money system. Bernard A. Lietaer explains.

  • History: centuries of centralized money charging interest, resulting in boom/bust cycles and causing wealth concentration.

  • Ideology: capitalism, communism and other -isms all use the same kind of money, monopoly bank debt based.

  • Academic taboo: funding is likely to dry up for those who talk about changing the money system. The "Nobel Prize in economics" is awarded by a central bank.

  • Lobbycracy: The best lobby is one you do not recognize as such, and this one is dead set to maintain the status quo - central banking. 


    Meet Bernard A. Lietaer

    See him explaining causes and solutions in 19 minutes at TEDxBerlin

    If your time is at a premium, jumpstart the TEDx talk at 11 minutes.


    If you can invest 40 of your minutes to root out blind spots and see what few others have seen before, at the Covering the Crisis conference, Bernard A. Lietaer explored in-depth the new paradigm of money.

    Bernard A. Lietaer on Monetary blind spots and structural solutions

    from European Journalism Centre on Vimeo.

    Sustainable money is about trust and choices

    Sustainability depends on efficiency and resilience.

    Both follow from interconnectivity and diversity.

    Money as a monoculture is at high risk to blight and parasites.  Diversity with money means

    Choice 1: Central bank money that we know to trade with people that we do not know.

    Choice 2: one of the complementary currencies that people co-create in a trust network.

    Building our shared future

    It looks like there are many choices. One would be mobile money via your cell phone.

    Another one you want is local currency. Get your butt off this screen and ask the people you trust.

    Build a movement.

    Are you about to tell a story, or multiple stories of the future of money, of what could be? Please do share. Thank you.

      Promote (6)
      Add to favorites (1)
    Synapses (5)