To adapt means to design for resilience.

My guess is that the change we are heading for is either Aldous Huxley's predicted totalitarian state. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mbhb2t_I6g

Or, lets hope rather, a far smarter commons based one running on a Systemic Consensus type of collective governance, guided by intelligent values like defined here>> https://www.ecogood.org/what-is-ecg/ecg-in-a-nutshell/

The art is to weather out the transformation phase in relative safety. Meaning to have a place far from major cities with good access to food, heat and clean water and community to back you if things get out of hand.

Fine if you don't think it will come to that, and I certainly for one hope it doesn't. But if you don't hedge your options, don't cry and expect people to show full solidarity if it does go wrong. Extinction has alway been nature's price for not investing in resilience.

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The status quo elite is always parasitic on the achievements of its subordinates. That is how they climb the social ladder and maintain an archaic system of exploitation. Subordinates accept their submission as silence, outliers don't. They don't fold, because is the very mindset they know they need for their original thinking. Ideas people, not power oriented people. Hence his gracious acknowledgement of Hamilton's contribution.

Thanks for writing it!

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Old world logic, that even in the old world wasn't completely valid. America innovated because of its labour scarcity. Only with mechanisation could she exploit her vast riches. People rich places remained behind.

As Yuval Harari clearly points out, it going to change even more radically. Machines replaced physical labour and expelled labourers from the land to the cities, into service and office jobs. Today AI and automation will render more and more people useless.

We know only too well from history that there is no more destructive force on earth than masses of useless and aimless people. The more you have of them the greater the liability for peace and prosperity in that specific country and its neighbours in the near future.

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- Why do we not unite to face such issues collectively? - Why don't we elect a far and far smarter system of societal governance* to help us do so and dump the divide-and-rule system of majority rule?

- Why don't we look more closely at the set of values we let our societies be led by? ** (stupid values lead to stupid results)

- Why does everyone insist on re-inventing the wheel and re-hashing the narrative (Gore, Thunberg, Hickley, Rayworth, etc, etc,) instead of putting their energy to use the tons of existing knowledge to build upon it a solid and shared framework that can unite us?

Divided we fall and the elites grow up knowing this.

* like systemic consensing

https://www.plays-in-business.com/systemic-consensing-what-the-hell-is-this/

** https://www.ecogood.org/what-is-ecg/) ?

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gerald lindner

gerald lindner

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My 3 continents, 5 countries youth deconstructed most cultural locked-ins and social bias. Opened my mind to parallel views and fundamental innovations.