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Utopia. Etymology[edit] The word comes from the Greek: οὐ ("not") and τόπος ("place") and means "no-place", and strictly describes any non-existent society 'described in considerable detail'.

Utopia

However, in standard usage, the word's meaning has narrowed and now usually describes a non-existent society that is intended to be viewed as considerably better than contemporary society.[1] Eutopia, derived from the Greek εὖ ("good" or "well") and τόπος ("place"), means "good place", and is strictly speaking the correct term to describe a positive utopia. In English, eutopia and utopia are homophonous, which may have given rise to the change in meaning.[1][2] Varieties[edit] Ecology[edit] Ecological utopian society describes new ways in which society should relate to nature.

Economics[edit] Politics and history[edit] A global utopia of world peace is often seen as one of the possible end results of world history. Religious utopias[edit] Religious utopias can be intra-religious or inter-religious. Feminism[edit] Does spirituality help well-being, or do we just need to be good to each other? - Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion. Details Published: 30 May 2013 Written by Connor Wood.

Does spirituality help well-being, or do we just need to be good to each other? - Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion

Appreciative Inquiry. Modern Socio Paths. Why you should take the blame. I was at a party in Greenwich Village in New York City.

Why you should take the blame

It was crowded, with about twice as many people as the space comfortably fit. Transcendence. Live Long and Prosper.

Agree Ability

GROK. Ensemble. Human Condition. Go Team! Prospero. Emergent Survivalism. Self Sufficiency. Re Habilitatio. CrowdFunDing. New Found Moolah. The 10 Happiest Cities In The World. The U.S. is a pretty unhappy place compared to Europe, Australia, and South America.

The 10 Happiest Cities In The World

That’s according to a survey of 10,000 people in 29 countries from market research company GfK Custom Research. Conducted in 2009, the Anholt-GfK Roper City Brands Index, claims that San Francisco is the only U.S. city to crack the list of the 10 happiest cities in the world. Flourishing as a Goal of International Policy. The discipline of positive psychology studies what free people choose when they are not oppressed.

Flourishing as a Goal of International Policy

I call these desiderata the elements of “well-being,” and when an individual or nation has them in abundance I say it is “flourishing.” Governments continue to organize their politics and economics around the relief of suffering, and I cannot confidently predict that the planet’s future will be bright with nonoppressed peoples freely choosing the elements of well-being. But if there is to be a “positive human future,” and not just a “nonnegative human future,” it is necessary to discover what the elements of well-being are and how to build them. The Future We Want.

The Long Now Foundation - Fostering Long-Term Thinking. Union of Intelligible Associations. Interplay of generic dimensions "union of international associations" 3rd June 2007 | Draft.

Interplay of generic dimensions "union of international associations"

Global Sufficiency Network. Integral permaculture « moving toward a culture of enduring health for people and planet. View the World Through an Energy Lens - A Prosperous Way DownA Prosperous Way Down. Design for interruption. We used to design for the web.

Design for interruption

At first, this was just electronic print, but we realized it should be interactive; then personalized. Today, more people access the world through mobile devices. How Technology Is Destroying Jobs. Given his calm and reasoned academic demeanor, it is easy to miss just how provocative Erik Brynjolfsson’s contention really is. ­

How Technology Is Destroying Jobs

Brynjolfsson, a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and his collaborator and coauthor Andrew McAfee have been arguing for the last year and a half that impressive advances in computer technology—from improved industrial robotics to automated translation services—are largely behind the sluggish employment growth of the last 10 to 15 years. Even more ominous for workers, the MIT academics foresee dismal prospects for many types of jobs as these powerful new technologies are increasingly adopted not only in manufacturing, clerical, and retail work but in professions such as law, financial services, education, and medicine. That robots, automation, and software can replace people might seem obvious to anyone who’s worked in automotive manufacturing or as a travel agent. A Beginner's Guide to Mind Mapping Meetings. Mind Map is for sure a great tool, but there are some rules you have to know, otherwise it will work not as well as it could for you.

A Beginner's Guide to Mind Mapping Meetings

Never use a template! Because this template will force you to have ideas. Make new branches when they come up in your mind. Write always on the lines, don't write in bubbles or next to the lines. Science & Environment - Timeline of the far future. A slow hiker's guide to Yellowstone National Park.

League Of Extraordinary Minds Webcasts. What Authors Say About Jay "Jay Abraham has identified the limiting patterns in marketing that restrict most business success.

League Of Extraordinary Minds Webcasts

He is one of the few people who realize that most industries only seem to know one particular way to market — even though as many as 50 or more effective and profitable marketing options may actually be available to them. Jay learned how to take success concepts from different industries and combine them to give a powerful advantage to the clients he advises. And at the same time, he is able to take almost any company and uncover a minimum of $10,000 and a maximum of $1 million in windfall profits that company was just sitting on, waiting to be harvested. " Anthony Robbins, the author of three best sellers including Personal Power, Unlimited Power, and Awaken the Giant Within "Jay Abraham is the original 800 pound marketing and money-making gorilla. Jay Conrad Levinson, author of Guerrilla Marketing. BigPictureSmallWorld: Home. Autopoiesis.

Sustainable Communities Wheel. World Future Fund. World Transformation Movement. Transition Culture. International Conference on Community and Complementary Currencies 2011. Ecovillage Findhorn: new frontiers for sustainability. Home - Future World Project. How Do You Create A Culture Of Innovation? This is the third part in a series by Scott Anthony, author of The Little Black Book Of Innovation. It sounds so seductive: a “culture of innovation.” The three words immediately conjure up images of innovation savants like 3M, Pixar, Apple, and Google--the sorts of places where innovation isn’t an unnatural act, but part of the very fabric of a company.

It seems a panacea to many companies that struggle with innovation. But what exactly is a culture of innovation, and how does a company build it? While culture is a complicated cocktail, four ingredients propel an organization forward: the right people, appropriate rewards and incentives, a common language, and leadership role-modeling. The Innovator’s DNA Has Four Components. OpenIDEO - Home. 15inno by Stefan Lindegaard. Journey to the Sinking Lands. Delphi Method. The Delphi Method, III: Use of Self-Ratings To Improve Group Estimates. An analysis of the validity of using self-rating as a technique for selecting more accurate subgroups in applications of the Delphi method for eliciting group judgments.

A series of experiments was conducted using 16 groups of upper-class and graduate college students answering almanac-type questions (20 subjects per group and 20 questions per subject). The findings indicate that if the difference in average self-rating between the subgroups is substantial, and if the subgroups are held to reasonable size, both the degree of improvement and the total number of improvements are greater than when feedback alone is used. This study augments the results reported in RM-5888 and RM-5957. This report is part of the RAND Corporation research memorandum series. Are Past Lives Real? Could They Be Important for Our Health and Well Being Today? Interview with Dr. Roger Woolger Recently, renowned British psychologist Roger Woolger, PhD, shared with SuperConsciousness his research with patients who have gone through a Near Death Experience.

His contribution to the scientific exploration of this subject is unique, as he does not leave out the realm of the transcendent and the spiritual from his research. SuperConsciousness attempted to capture this characteristic of his work in the title of that first interview: “The Book of the Dead according to Science — a Psychologist’s Exploration of Near Death Experiences.” Dr. Vivre Ensemble. Innovation and co-creation.