KINDLE: The Ultimate Hack: Resilient Villages, Smart Cities, Prosperous Nations at Peace — and Unlimited Clean Water

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) are not achievable using the prevailing paradigm of donors, intermediaries, and industrial-era proprietary technologies and costs.

The SDG goals can be achieved at a one-time cost per person of $500 if the United Nations (UN) will embrace Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) as the central method.

OSEE includes nine major categories – four are known to the UN (Open Data, Open Decision-Support, Open Governance, Open Software), five are largely ignored and their potential not understood (Open Health, Open Infrastructure, Open Manufacturing, Open Provisioning, Open Space).

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Oct 1

Joe Brewer: The Connective Intelligence of Life

Joe Brewer

Joe Brewer

The Connective Intelligence of Life

Try to find a boundary anywhere in the system and you’ll quickly realize that no actual boundaries exist, everything is interconnected. How can this insight be applied to the convergence of global crises humanity is now confronting? First off, we can name the confusion around “issues” that claim global warming to be separate from violence against women; wealth inequality separate from extreme opulence; police brutality separate from systems of marginalization and oppression; and so on. All of these things are connected. Yet our minds are conditioned to treat them as separate entities.

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Sep 25

Antequinus: David Quinn on Saving Civilization

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Ishmael author Daniel Quinn: Saving the World, Moving Beyond Civilization

If the world is saved, it will not be by old minds with new programs but by new minds with no programs at all. No matter how many new laws you pass we’re not going to survive here if we go on clinging to the medieval belief that humans belong to an order of being that is separate from and superior to the rest of the living community. All the laws and programs in the world won’t do it if that false belief remains in place.

Video below the fold.

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Sep 25