Existing Problem: Because of the relentless
increase in the quantity and complexity of knowledge in the world, we are
experiencing a clash between cultures that prevents all but the most capable
of surviving with any meaningful identity in tact. There
is also no hope that this problem is about to change since;
The predisposition of our linear thought process is to compound content
indefinitely in search of its ultimate characterization -- a difference
which paradoxically, it is incapable of confirming. This
commits our thought process to endlessly cycle into complexity.
This penchant is what has
resulted in a volume of information that now exceeds the capability
of the individual to comprehend its result.
Adrift in the viability of possibility, many have
abandoned modernity in an attempt to return to the roots from
which their identity first emerged. Unfortunately, this all too
often impacts upon their ability to remain economically viable in our rapidly
changing world. This can be seen in the
growing number of displaced, unemployed and underemployed people in the world.
Currently, this group exceeds 1/5 of the world's total population.
by economic hardship... religious,
political, and cultural difference has begun to seethe with a growing
frustration that is all too often turning to violence; which once
organized, is quickly labeled "terrorism" -- giving authority just
cause to suppress it.
Previously, forced suppression was able to forestall the inevitable. However,
in a technologically interdependent
as advanced as our own, where highly destructive information
is no farther away than a computer terminal attached to the internet, this
unrest constitutes a liability that organized society can no longer afford.
Not withstanding, protecting a society from well organized groups with a
propensity for violence is proving to be impossible. Even where some
measure of protection can be instituted, the expense of doing so is quickly
becoming prohibitive in both actual cost and personal freedoms.
the "Twin Towers"
disaster of 9/11 taught us nothing else, we should now know that the
impact upon the World's monetary system from even one weapon of mass destruction would be calamitous. In fact, it could easily collapse the whole
thing; since, nation/state indebtedness (worldwide) is at its highest
level ever. With the World's monetary system in shambles, chaos would undoubtedly
onset. Beyond that even imagination can't go. Hence,
it is clear that we need to find a way to reconstitute hope within the
it turns to further violence with global consequences.
To Restate the Cause: --
Human beings employ a thought
process that is NOT limited by the same temporal constraints by which we
define ourselves. We are "mortal" or limited in time, while our thought
process is able to tender ideas that are not temporally bound.
As such, our thought process
was destined to encourage the formulation of ideas that generate realities that
exceed our capability to safely control
their use. This should make us cautious of it, but for a
we aren’t. Because we haven’t been, we now face a reality whose scope
and magnitude dwarfs us. And, since this thought process has NO
vested interest in ensuring our survival, we find ourselves at the mercy of
the result we’ve created by way of it.
The thought process to which I refer is best
termed "quantitative" or "linearly," spanning for us one to infinity.
And, we are sorely in need of
a way that can
hold this one in check -- or, one that truly respects our temporality and
thereby the sanctity of human life, which this one doesn't.
Possible Fix: The Eden
project provides a way to slow down the self-destructive aspect of
'quantitative' linear thought process as it has now
found form on the global stage. This move is absolutely essential to
allow mankind the time to develop the required "spirituality"
needed to responsibly manage this thought process's potential to quantify, and thereby ensure
survival. This first step requires the establishment of a
"constructive /unbiased" dialogue between all
recognized elements of society -- inclusive of the disenfranchised. To
be successful, the focus of this dialogue MUST be compelling. This
purpose is best served by a consideration of how to resolve those issues that are currently threatening
the survival of everyone similarly.
addition, this dialogue must be structured in a way
that is fundamentally consistent to the development of mankind's total
potential (spirituality included), as opposed to any specific temporal
momentum it might tend to
manifest. Such a
dialogue is a necessary first step toward reconstituting the required
"hope" needed to
buy the necessary 'time' to defuse the growing violence in the world.