Some day in 2011,
“I am beginning this blog in order to create a space for free expression aimed to the improvement of the World”
The global thinking that Internet facilitates permits that all people in the world can be co-thinking about a particular subject sharing ideas that enrich the subject itself as an independent being.
We can read expression:“A million minds think much more powerfully than a single mind by itself, no matter how powerful that single mind is”
I think that it is a powerful idea.
Maybe it is not the absolute truth as a single mind could play with privileged information that would break the scales (as Isaac Newton stated when he told “If I have seen further it is only by standing on the shoulders of giants”) but in the context of this space for feeding ideas it will be an absolute.
So, as I haven’t been so lucky yet as to stand on the shoulders of giants I decided to start this blog to use Global thinking as the best alternative option. Such things as Linux and Wikipedia were born in the same collaborative way, so I just contribute my grain by using the same idea in my circles, maybe someday manufacturing a big contribution by means of this kind of advanced Design Thinking”
I have to admit I was inspired by two movies:
“The Inside Job” with Matt Damon, about the financial collapse in 2008
“Home” (free in the Internet: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU) , a masterpiece, showing that the financial collapse was just the tip of the iceberg of an humanity running blindly to extinction.
Both state in a very close and easy to understand way the interconnection of all things, the balance, and how in the financial world the balance is broken by that Inside Job (corruption is the root of all evil somebody said) and the same happens in every layer of the World, that could be considered as a stable biological system, as a “spherical human body”.
Like a spiral, that unbalance on the equilibrium will become bigger and bigger until it will explode. In the case of the financial and political issues, the world has suffered hundreds of crisis that defines History and civilizations. In the case of environmental issues, it is the first recorded time “We” face this problem that easily could make us disappear from the Earth in a short period of time like modern dinosaurs.
We have been able to break the natural equilibrium of the World depleting all its resources and the same as a Cancer damaging Earth’s vital organs.
The Human Kind, believe it or not, is perfectly aware of the issue and extremely powerful initiatives are being held in powerful places such as UN with its UNEP program.
But United Nations itself is very weak in front of a huge issue such as the unbalance of the biological equilibrium that permit us to live.
Every step that can be taken in help of UNEP or similar movements is, in my opinion, of vital value and I thought that a blog could be helpful and that’s why I begin this one.
From the beginning I state:
- This blog is intended to be respectful, no imposition of ideas whatsoever, no dogma, just a medium to channel any kind of ideas.
For example, in these days I often see people attacking fiercely capitalism as the root of the problem, and that criticism is something I want to avoid. Capitalism has been proven effective for society to thrive and to attack it as an evil it is not completely fair, I could tell the same of any other possible socio-economic system.
I wish it would be possible to define a no-named system; there wouldn’t be anything to attack such as communism, or capitalism but more than that, it could be much more flexible and easy to adapt to circumstances.
So, the idea is not disrespect, not attack, just take it and propose changes, propose improvements, propose a better system that maybe takes ideas from capitalism, socialism, feudalism… or maybe not, maybe is totally brand new… but never ever please just see thing you want to change as the enemy but as a friend.
We want to avoid capitalism and go to the fields, well capitalism gave us a good tool to self regulate an economy producing the pumps and solar systems that will let us to go to the fields
We want to avoid comunism, well remember that comunism gave us a good tool to intervene the failures rerived from the self regulation of capitalism by means of social politics.
Today most of the economies on the planet use both in some sense.
But here I want to trascend everything, to create new models, to improve existing models, always from respect to our ancestors who created and lived under several models in order to survive, and respect to the models, no matter their pros and cons.
A few days ago a guy told me in a bar “Because of Linux, I have hope for the future” meaning that concept of a global free co-working, where the system is shared among all the planet and everyone is free to contribute to it with an idea or change.
- I don’t want any idea or person, no matter how crazy it looks like, to be insulted
For example, barter could look like stupid, like going back to middle ages, but, if We are open-minded, in some markets, such as food, could be very useful, even today
We see people sharing cars, trips, exchanging a week in Venice for a week in New York, so obviously barter is not something to underestimate… and many much more creative and deep ideas than “intelligent barter markets” may come and I don’t want them to be disdained in this forum. I’d really like good ideas to thrive and make a mark upon the Earth.
So, over any political view, any religious view, any mental bias-making power, only based on respect and based on sharing of ideas and with the intention to help the World to be a better place to live together in a sustainable civilization within the equilibrium of the environment, this forum is now created.
Logo: Our mother Earth crying, handmade by the Spanish artist @Nai_hez