“The present day global set of sovereign states is not capable of keeping peace, and it is not capable of saving the biosphere’s non-replaceable natural resources. What has been needed for the last 5,000 years, has become technologically feasible in the last 100, but not yet politically, is a global body politic composed of cells on the scale of the Neolithic-Age village community — a scale on which participants could be personally acquainted with each other, while each of them would also be a citizen of the world state.”
“It will then become evident that the world has long dreamed of possessing something of which it has only to be conscious in order to possess it in reality.”
“The time has come to realise that an interpretation of the universe—even a positivist one—remains unsatisfying unless it covers the interior as well as the exterior of things; mind as well as matter. The true physics is that which will, one day, achieve the inclusion of man in his wholeness in a coherent picture of the world.”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
- Our biosphere is an open thermodynamic system and any energy transformation is a non-reversible process that affects the whole system.
- Rational man is part of the complex, interrelated, dynamic eco-system, hence any force he will impose on the system will eventually be reacted on himself.
- Human society has to stop growing indiscriminately and consciously integrate with the Earth’s life-system and reach a new open equilibrium.
Human people have to transcend the old-world regional ethnic and cultural inertia that interfere with the now critical, global decision-making processes — and raise together as one to safeguard the future of life on the common planet.
We could call it a Neo-Ethic Revolution, because we need to evolve a new Cultural Ethic Paradigm designed on whole planetary participation instead of domination, and we need it to be Open-source both on the global and local scale.
Those of us who have the ability to take action, have the responsibility to take action.
Everybody should contribute if only spreading the message. Let’s use our courage and our technology and make our common dream come true:
A global, decentralized, integrated, sustainable Open Society of freely self-organizing people.
It’s humanity’s only hope, and that’s why it’s going to happen.
Man becomes conscious of himself and his humanity only in society and only by the collective action of the whole society. […]
I am truly free only when all human beings, men and women, are equally free. The freedom of other men, far from negating or limiting my freedom, is, on the contrary, its necessary premise and confirmation.”
WO#D — WorldOpenHashDesign is a World Wide Hashtag Campaign for the crowdsourcing of a WorldOpen #MeshNetwork via Hashtag-Design partecipation process starting on existing Social Media to unify the efforts of the Human People and Organizations dedicated to the WO #Transition.
- To focus and direct a global collective #Transition Agenda.
- To share human connections, knowledge and resources freely and safely and start a New Life supported by the WorldOpen #Transition Community.
To unite us, to empower us.
WO #CLOUD APP
1. WO #IDKey
2. WO #SocialIsland
3. WO #MediaCube
WO #TRANSITION COMMUNITY
4. WO #HumanMind
5. WO #HumanGovernance
6. WO #HyperPlaza
7. WO #HyperWeb
8. WO #HolyMutualAssistanceNetworks
9. WO #HolyTime
10. WO #ECOMONY
WO #CLOUD APP
- WO #IDKey
2. WO #SocialIsland
3. WO #MediaCube
The #Cloud App is the Personal Identification Interface to access the WO#D through any portable device. It requires a basic standard structure easily customizable by the User.
To succeed, it can’t be completely anonymous. People want Security as well as Freedom. Any flaw in the system will be used to hijack the process. The main issue is having one single verified personal cloud account per user.
If we want to build an alternative WorldOpenCivilizationModel online we need to consider all aspects of social life, not only the ones we’re comfortable with. To make it systemically stable and safe, with money and politics involved, we’re going to need to count ourselves, and accept that sharing our identity is a decisive step towards a world p2p trust network.
A Feedback #PublicWall, not alterable by the Possessor, could eventually replace Police and Tribunals altogether, when the Transition is completed.
“In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model.
You create a new model and make the old one obsolete.
That, in essence, is the higher service to which we are all being called.”
WO #TRANSITION COMMUNITY
It is time for a world open-source p2p integral and free reform project.
It has to be crowd-sourced, developed and shared by the people and autonomous from the current power institutions in providing a new legal, social, economic, cultural and spiritual framework.
Most of the contents we’re talking about is already online.
What is needed is a social movement that gathers those efforts towards a global transition agenda discussed, approved and implemented voluntarily by the world communities.
We need a multi-disciplinary, cross-gender, cultural, generational and disciplinary project that aims to dissolve the existing social bonds while setting the base for a new world open social model, approved and customized by the people, horizontally and locally.
We need decisive, bold proposals. We need the course of action to be non-violent, tolerant and open for everyone to join and contribute.
Each #Transition Community will start as a hashtag campaign on the existing Social Media and will move onto the common WO #HyperWeb (see .7) when it’s launched online.
Each Community will work towards 1. the integration of existing networks on the new WO #HyperWeb and 2. the developement of new WO #Apps designed, built, shared and used by the people to make the Transition happen.
“The mind that opens to a new idea never returns to its original size.”
4. WO #HumanMind
- WO #Search Algorythm
WO #HM provide the support tools for individuals and communities to build, use and manage a world-scale capillary peer-to-peer information network providing each user with an accessible, self-organizing and trustworthy pool of knowledge.
“The diffusion of mass intellectuality, (i.e. the distribution of human intelligence) and associated changes in ways of feeling and being (ontology), ways of knowing (epistemology) and value constellations (axiology) have been instrumental in creating the type of cooperative individualism needed to sustain an ethos which can enable P2P projects(…).
P2P projects are characterized by holoptism. Holoptism is the implied capacity and design of peer to processes that allows participants free access to all the information about the other participants; not in terms of privacy, but in terms of their existence and contributions (i.e. horizontal information) and access to the aims, metrics and documentation of the project as a whole (i.e. the vertical dimension)(…). However, with P2P projects, communication is not top-down and based on strictly defined reporting rules, but feedback is systemic, integrated in the protocol of the cooperative system.”
“A social movement that only moves people is merely a revolt. A movement that changes both people and institutions is a revolution.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
5. WO #HumanGovernance
Recognition of WO #HolyTime (see 9.)
ECOM #Standards (see 10.)
- WO #Agency
- WO #CommunicAction
Every user records a WO #Declaration Video Clip.
Then, a WO #Constitution is openly discussed and launched online and put to a test in a WO #Referendum App openly downloadable on any device.
WO #HG will serve as an operations control center for the WO#D, providing an accessible bottom-up governance tool, a global decision-making App and a p2p world coordination network during and after the transition process.
“If you make people uniform, you can control them. If you teach people to read, and think, and question things, you lose control. So, the best idea is to separate people if you wish to maintain a monetary system. It’s called divide and conquer. By dividing people, they’re not a threat, you can control them.”
We are being held hostage in a World Order that divided us to keep control.
We’ve been segregated against our will for centuries: man vs women. white vs black, bourgeoisie vs proletariat, capitalists vs socialists, consumers vs producers.
We’ve been studied and manipulated as lab animals, lied to, drugged, brainwashed, mass-murdered.
“But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. Such has been the patient sufferance of the Human People and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present World Order is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States.”
“A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.”
This civilization is dead, and it’s time to start a New One.
“The truth is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end: there it is.”
quotes by W. Churchill
WO #HG Roadmap
- Record the WO #Declaration VideoClip.
- Call a #Referendum on the WO #Constitution.
- Form a WO #Agency and WO #CommunicAction platforms.
- Start a hashtag viral p2p communication campaign towards a #Referendum to be held on the WO #Constitution.
The agency will then confront locally the national governmental institutions on a legal basis, legitimized by an international community of users, and implement a worldwide integral reform #Transition #Agenda towards the WO #ECOMONY.
- The international management of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
- The safe disposal of nuclear and toxic chemical wastes in space.
- The complete disarmament of national and private armies.
- The scheduled dismantling of all centralized energy, industrial, chemical, pharmaceutical, IT production plants.
- Mass P2P Distribution of a #SeedBank and #StartKit and incentive gradual migration away from the metropolitan areas.
- The transition to a locally managed/ globally sustainable use of common resources (see 10. WO #ECOMONY).
- The building and automated maintenance of a public WO #Infrastructure.(see 10.).
- The foundation of an MultiVerseResearch program.
“Until we have mastered money we shall not master any of our problems. Not money, but a false money system, is the root of all evil.”
E. C. Riegel
6. WO #HyperPlaza
- #PersonalWallet — WO #Unit Currency
- WO #Value System
WO #HyperPlaza functions as an integrated Open Marketplace for WO#D Users.
WO #HP aims at quickly replacing central-banks backed fiat currency systems with one globally-shared secure business platform running on standard WO #Us for long-distance p2p transactions, and to channel investments towards the #Transition #Agenda.
WO #Us will be buyable only through a selected number of partner digital currencies.
Interest-driven capital gain, fractional banking and centralized manipulation of interest rates are incompatible with an ecologically stable and free human society.
Wallets are always personal and no ECOM nor any other kind of public or private enterprise will be allowed to accumulate Venture Financial Capital.
Individuals can join personal finances to invest in any common project but cannot share financial capital as under a corporation model.
To prevent the formation of monopolies, a universal Wealth Ceiling is applied to all WO #U Personal Wallets (eg. 26,000 WOHU per capita).
The possibility of a depreciation rate if the currency is not used should be discussed.
The Transition Value Network will define a WO #Badge System to control a steady inflationary monthly flow of new WO #Credits (see 10.)
A 1% WO #Transaction Tax is proposed to support the WO #Infrastructure automated building and maintenance costs.
“The Internet is the first thing that humanity has built that humanity doesn’t understand, the largest experiment in anarchy that we have ever had.”
7. WO #HyperWeb
The key concept behind the WO #HyperWeb is that the multiple efforts and platforms that are pushing for social change must integrate on a WorldOpen #HyperWeb, crowdsourced on Open/Free standards, providing every User with a verified Personal Cloud App from where to participate actively in the WO #Transition Community.
The capacity of spreading virally through the Internet and beyond, fast enough to build the necessary momentum is critical to achieve systemic transformation.
The Pioneers of Free/Open Software and Hardware, together with the millions young hackers of the New World, have to unite their forces and build the ultimate machine — A World Open Mesh Networked Web.
This technology won’t make us trans-human; It will make us free by serving the whole of humanity as an evolutionary tool. To achieve that, it needs a purpose.
The purpose is the transition to a WO #ECOMONY of resilient self-organizing open cells, organized just so to take collective decisions at the global level, loose enough to allow personal freedom and diversity, flexibly adaptable to the evolving world ecosystem.
The life in the near future needs to be very different from what we’re used culturally. This is why the speed of it all feels so fast and this inevitably brings centripetal effects to spread in the system. We need to gather the critical mass to hold united humanity as this transition is over, both with the technology and aware of its ‘delocalizing’ properties.
Our children, and we’ll be the ones to teach them, won’t have to stay this much in front of a machine, to be free. We will free their body and their mind from the cage of the Old World. And we’ll know we did it for them (and for ourselves).
WO #HW Roadmap
- work on the brand,
- crowdsource and approve the common WO #API code standard,
- crowdsource and launch the common WO #Browser
- design and launch a social platform around the #Cloud App, integrated with its own p2p currency and a few basic startapps.
- setup a round table with the collaboration with certain key nations, foundations, open movements and individuals to agree an Action Plan.
- work towards the re-organization of the existing internet infrastructure into a public decentralized WO #Infrastructure and the diffusion of local Standardized Wireless Intranet Networks around it.
“We’ve all been given a gift, the gift of life.
What we do with our lives is our gift back”
8. WO #HolyMutualAidNetworks
- WO #Healthcare Database
“[…] We have been messing around, playing with our gifts of technology and culture. And developing these gifts. Now we are coming into adulthood. And it’s time to apply them to our true purpose. At the beginning, […] it’ll be about healing the damage that’s has been done. […] We are in the business of creating miracle around Earth. […] It’s necessary. Anything even less than that is not even worth trying”
“Driven by the forces of love, the fragments of the world seek each other so that the WO#D may come into being.”
P.T. de Chardin, bald by the authors
9. WO #HolyTime
I keep for last maybe the most decisive tool of all: WorldOpen #HolyTime.
Something kept us together long down the millennia, transcending the local inter-tribe controversies while holding true to the universal belief:
We’re all part of the same holistic system. As in heavens, on earth.
Believing in something bigger that contains all our life webs is transcending the limit while preserving it. God is the names we’ve given to the whole. God is every system when considered from his parts’ view.
The human group, now as we see it from a global perspective, is not homogenous. It cross-feeded on itself migration wave after migration wave, as the environment changed and the people migrated on land and by sea.
We come from a common ancestor specie, homo erectus, that first moved out of Africa, settling in Asia as far back as 1 million years ago.
The main pattern Ice ages follow is 100-year cycles, with one peak in global temperatures that rise sharply (10,000-year steady progression) followed by a long and stormy 90,000-year winter.
This is the Vostok Arctic Data. Temperature variations are less significant as you get closer to the equator. More ice means less fresh water available for the precipitation cycles, triggering desertification processes in certain temperate areas, and altering the ocean stream patterns.
This last Flandrian Interglacial saw the ice sheets retreat inside the polar circles. New lands were flooded with fresh water and made fertile. Sapiens colonies grew, expanded and settled in new areas. Neolithic Revolution: agriculture and domestication of animals.
Eventually, different tribes collided, and started to compete one another for space and resources.
Competition led to specialization, and to the flourishing of commerce and symbolic language.
In some pockets of Europe, where the Neanderthals and the Sapiens had long cohabited, enough interbreeding took place during the Younger Dryas for something rare to happen: a stable, functioning blood mutation appeared in the human gene pool, dividing it de facto in 2 subspecies with little reproductive affinity one another.
The Rh-mutation, a recessive trait, posed nevertheless strenuous resistance and managed to survive.
Facing the threat of having their kin absorbed and vanquished, the mutated tribes became semi-nomadic, fled westwards and resettled militarizing their society in order to survive.
This led to the worship of a mythological Male Warrior Ancestor (Father), later Cult of the Dead, progressively replacing their old Earth Mother divinity, or Cult of Life and Fertility.
Women became marginalized from the public and spiritual life.
They became property of the males wealthy enough to provide for them. Except a few cases, women were not recognized autonomous civil rights. Like slaves, they had neither individual freedom nor public responsibilities.
Social life became a game for men only, with competition getting ever more intense.
The conflictual coexistence of different human genetic traits, their competition over resources, their irreducible polarity, fierce gender antagonism, resulted in the complex civilization of modern homo sapiens sapiens.
We just enjoyed an 8,000-year Climatic Optimum plateau right at the heights of this interglacial: the next 20,000 will be steady descent: Human Civilization will have to adapt, as all life on the planet.
War, germs and cultural conflicts have been our species’s population density-dependent self-regulations during this past Summer. We need no more human sacrifice.
The 85KY Long Winter has geologically started and our one only chance is to co-operate.
Today we all belong to one world tribe, equal yet different, interconnected within the same present, sharing the same future.
We need to abandon the male-centered agonistic culture that still shapes our present and embrace a new cooperative Cultural Paradigm that shifts its focus from the Past to the Future.
We have to change the obsolete tribal death cult of Ancestors into the new age world life cult of Descendants.
Life’s effort of unity is always directed towards the future, and what we should all recognize sacred once again are the future generations, our sons and daughters, that will inherit this planet from us.
This is the responsibility that we share, and that we have to acknowledge together.
When God and Earth synchronize their love, it’s Holy Time!
Together they generate Life. We are the fruits of their Love.
Soon we’ll grow, and head out to spread our seeds in distant lands.
But first, Let us remember and honour our Mother Earth, our Home.
We all share the same One. She’s not perfect, but she is beautiful.
- Inauguration of the WorldOpen #HolyTime
- Stipulate a WO #Sex Pact
- Define a WO #Cult of Descendants
- Sign a WO #BioEthic agreement
- Establish a WO #Calendar
- Set a WO #HolyDay celebration
“Unity has never meant uniformity.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
10. WO #ECOMONY
It’s a very simple design:
- One public decentralized WO#D Infostructure allows free global flow of people, money, resources and ideas.
- Around the Local InterNetworks nodes develop the autonomous ECOM villages (see ECOM Standards)
- In and around the ECOMs move the individual Personal Clouds.
WOHD serves as the circulatory system of the new WO #ECOMONY.
It covers and connects the whole Earth, and belongs to each member cell.
It’s articulated in geographically regional nodes called Local InterNetworks for structural efficiency.
Every person connected to the WO#D will be able to join an existing ECOM or to constitute with others a new ECOM village via his Personal Cloud Interface account.
ECOMs are ecological communities that accept the WO #Constitution and respect the ECOM Standards declined in it.
ECOM Standards include:
- Min. 2 members
- Positive Ecological Footprint
- Demographic stability
- Monthly feedback self-reports on operational procedures
- Openness and transparency
ECOMs that meet those parameters (flexibly adapted to the local context) will be supported by the WO#D with a Monthly Share directed through the ECOM directly to each personal WO #U Wallet.
The wealth (total WO #Units) of any given ECOM is equal to the sum of its members wallets. Only non-financial assets can be capitalized by an ECOM (buildings, infrastructures, produced goods, tools, etc.)
Legitimation of ECOM self-reports will be granted by global standardized procedures, openness of ECOMs to visits by non-members and transparency to any third-party inquiry.
Limitation of the expansion of the single ECOM will be addressed by defining a wealth ceiling per single ECOM. According to the WO #Sex pact guidelines, human progeny will be supported with an extra Family Share directed to the mothers and to the supportive fathers.
Offspring will start cooperating within the native ECOM as they grow older until at a set age will gain independence by starting to receive their own WO #Membership Share.
WO #CREDIT is a world welfare system openly calibrated as a support for the Transition Community and as an incentive for new people to join.
Every Month, WO #CREDIT will generate additional currency flow by creating common use value through a Transition-oriented Open P2P Value System that rewards a set of Transitionary Practices in the form of monthly WO #C incentives.
WO #Badge System
- Gift Badge App
Valorizes Transition-oriented positive feedback-generating contributions with 1 WO #C (20 WO #U) per monthly Personal Badge
- Teacher +1
- Creative +1
- Activist +1
- Advisor +1
- Hacker +1
- Helper +1
- Business Badge App
Valorizes people that move a lot of money.
- Merchant +1
- ECOM Share
Supports the people participating in communities that respect the standards.
- Membership +2
- Family +2
WO #ECOMONY Roadmap
- Crowdfunding Campaign to support the many organizations that already adhere to the Standards (WWOOF , GEN)
- Support the Transition Foundations, Networks and Organizations that participate on the WO #MAN and WO #HMind platforms through the WO #CREDIT system.
- Encourage the Transitionary Practices of grassroots information and art projects, Maker and Hacker Spaces.
- P2P worldwide distribution of a #SeedBank and #StartKit
Accomplish Transition to WO #ECOMONY by 2030.
Dear reader, this is an open draft.
Feel free to edit and share.
7 February 2014
WO#D CONTACT: email@example.com
HASHTAGs: #D #Declaration #NOW #D2014
Everybody is welcome to comment, but I’d prefer constructive ones. We shouldn’t be afraid of sharing our identity. We should trust each other. And not fear the invisible. Only a resolute group of people, proud to share its life and its name to the common cause can gather sufficient energy to make the difference.