What is Legitimate Authority? "DEFINING PEACE" - Full Lecture. Steady state economy. A steady state economy is an economy of relatively stable size.
It features stable population and stable consumption that remain at or below carrying capacity. The term typically refers to a national economy, but it can also be applied to the economic system of a city, a region, or the entire planet. Note that Robert Solow and Trevor Swan applied the term steady state a bit differently in their economic growth model. Their steady state occurs when investment equals depreciation, and the economy reaches equilibrium, which may occur during a period of growth. Physical features The steady state economy is an entirely physical concept. Economists use gross domestic product or GDP to measure the size of an economy in dollars or some other monetary unit. A steady state economy, therefore, aims for stable or mildly fluctuating levels in population and consumption of energy and materials.
Limits to economic growth History of the concept and. Post-scarcity - AdCiv. In a sentence: by increasing the amount and quality of physical goods (through automation) via freely available open-source channels, until it makes no sense for anyone to rely on anything else. The transition beyond our current institutions to post-scarcity, due to social and political reasons, may though be harder than actually developing the technologies required to support a technological post-scarcity.
However some form of true post-scarcity - perhaps regulated at the personal consumption level unless agreed at a community/regional level for larger projects - where all people on Earth do not have to work for pay, or any kind of exchange, and have a very high standard of living does appear possible on the face of it. The Earth's crust contains quintillions of tonnes of useful elements; energy is plentiful (solar, geothermal, nuclear) and automation of everything significant including the fabrication of other automated systems is likely to be within mankind's capabilities.
Phonebloks. An Abundant World. Do you remember the movie Spaceballs? There is a scene in which President Skroob, played by Mel Brooks, reaches into his desk drawer to open a can of clean “Perri-air” after assuring a news agency that “there is absolutely no air shortage whatsoever.” While it may seem ludicrous that there would ever be a scarcity of clean air, living in polluted cities such as Beijing, Manila, or Los Angeles shows that clean air is not as abundant as it once was.
For most of us, it is hard to imagine an abundant society. Abundance sounds nice. Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future. The $100bn Facebook question: Will capitalism survive 'value abundance'? Chiang Mai, Thailand - Does Facebook exploit its users?
And where is the $100bn in the company's estimated value coming from? This is not a new debate. It resurfaces regularly in the blogosphere and academic circles, ever since Tiziana Terranova coined the term "Free Labour" to indicate a new form of capitalist exploitation of unpaid labour - firstly referring to the viewers of classic broadcast media, and now to the new generation of social media participants on sites such as Facebook. The argument can be summarised very succinctly by the catch phrase: "If it's free, then you are the product being sold. " This term was recently relaunched in an article by University of Essex academics Christopher Land and Steffen Böhm, entitled "They are exploiting us!
This line of argument is misleading, however, because it conflates two types of value creation that were already recognised as distinct by 18th century political economists. Engineering scarcity. Practical Post Scarcity: Open Source Solutions. Watching Open Source Destroy Capitalism. Theft, or post-capitalism?
About twenty years ago one of my college housemates, Jerry, had an idea. “What if you could send music over the internet?” This was the age of 2400 baud modems that made crazy high pitched noised while they tried to connect to the internet. My 20 megabyte external hard drive for my MacPlus computer had set my parents back about five hundred bucks. High quality digital audio files were about the same size as they are now (about ten megabytes per minute of audio). Open Source Philosophy. Open Access Explained! A Resource Based Economy - the Beginning. - by Dror Hilman -In a world of accelerated and unexpected development, we should start to separate from the models that dominated society over the past century, and get ready for a dramatic change.
What will the new paradigm look like? It is impossible to predict exactly. But here are some changes borne on the wings of the new technological revolution, signaling to us what the transition period might look like. An era where money and politics are still important, but less so.. What Is Open Source Hardware? Post-Scarcity « Free Northerner. I probably don’t need to regale you about the economic troubles of our generation.
Manufacturing work has been declining for decades hurting the economic prospects of the working class. Professional occupations are now suffering as well, enough so that even the mainstream media gets it. Unemployment is near 50% for new graduates and young people are being hammered by the recession. Post Scarcity Economics. Public Libraries, 3D Printing, FabLabs and Hackerspaces. Ownership. Meeting Needs. Fully Charged. Imagining a World Without Money. (h) TROM - 2.4 Work. Ben McLeish - The Innovation War. The Bribe Mentality: Neglecting and Derailing Intrinsic Motivation. Jacque Fresco (2011): Incentive & Motivation (Audio) Noam Chomsky on Work and Human Creativity. The Venus Project-Scarcity, Justice, Transition, Resource Based Economy. Designing the Future - narrator Peter Joseph. Andrew Buxton - TVPDesign (Z-Day 2011) What about democracy? A Resource Based Economy. What about “Democracy” in an R.B.E.M.? by Peter Joseph.
What about “Democracy” in an R.B.E.?
[Originally posted in Aug 2011's TZM Newsletter] Before we begin, the subject of social participation in an R.B.E. is extensive, and to those unfamiliar with other discussions of this issue in our materials it can seem complex and foreign. It isn’t the scope of this essay to be definitive as it would be substantially long. The following presents a basic overview along with select points for consideration. The participatory structure of an R.B.E. is very different from what we know today. A common point made within The Zeitgeist Movement is that our social problems are, in fact, “technical” and not “political”. They are, in fact, technical by nature and hence each issue can only be resolved by a technical/physical solution. Democracy, technocracy, the free market or the scientific method for social concern? RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation. Zeitgeist Day 2013: Brandon Kristy.
Jeremy Rifkin - The Empathic Civilization: The Race to Global Consciousness in a World in Crisis. One Tube, One World, One Day... Israel and Iran: A love story? Us Now (FULL 60 MIN FILM) Are you ready for the 21st Century? RSA Animate - 21st century enlightenment. The Networked Society, On the Brink. INTERNET RISING: edu-tainment documentary film. Jacque Fresco - What the Future Holds Beyond 2000 - Nichols College (1999) Dr. Michio Kaku about Future Civilizations. Food Production in a Resource Based Economy.
"Visualizing a Systems Approach" "Thinking in Systems" [Part 7 of 11] Titan supercomputer could be the world's most powerful. Is the new supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Labs the most powerful machine on Earth?
It might be. But we won't know for a few more weeks. Uncloaked on 29 October by Oak Ridge -- a Tennessee lab run by the US Department of Energy -- the Titan supercomputer is a Cray machine made of nearly 19,000 processing units stitched together with 710 terabytes of memory. It can perform 20 thousand trillion calculations per second, or 20 petaflops. Labs' Central Nervous System for the Earth project aims to build a planetwide sensing network: HP Labs Feature Article (November 2009) In the first commercial application of CeNSE technology, HP and Shell will build a wireless sensing system to acquire high-resolution seismic data.
By vastly improving the quality of seismic imaging, the new system will allow Shell to more easily and cost-effectively explore difficult oil and gas reservoirs. The ground-breaking solution will be delivered by HP Enterprise Services, and will include HP’s high-performance sensing technology, a recent breakthrough from HP Labs and the company’s Imaging and Print Group. The solution will provide a better picture of existing and alternative energy resources – allowing Shell to perform more targeted oil exploration and reduce their environmental impact. » Learn more.
Computer Science as Resource Management. Many who read about the Resource-Based Economic (RBE) model wonder how such a thing would be possible ever, especially when many consider it to be possible with today’s technology.
There is already a well-established science on resource management and efficient decision-making. Computer science has a significant requirement for the wise management of resources and efficient decisions regarding their use. Much of the hard work of understanding and implementing a Resource-Based Economic Model, or more generally a Natural Economic Model (one which does not use price or ownership systems), has already been considered, implemented, and tested by computer scientists. First, we have to define an “economic system”. According to mainstream economics, it is “The large set of inter-related economic production and consumption activities which aid in determining how scarce resources are allocated.”
Fresco. Jacque Fresco New Zealand FULL TV Interview Duben 2010. The Greatest Talk of Jacque Fresco - The Venus Project. Jacque Fresco on Larry King Live Full. TROM: (B) Resource Based Economy. The Venus Project - Future By Design. Paradise or Oblivion. The Venus Project-Resource Based Economy. Zeitgeist: The Summary. ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD. An Intro. to a Resource-Based Economy [ TEDx - Peter Joseph ] Peter Joseph: Where Are We Going [Full Film] The Zeitgeist Movement. Zeitgeist Movement Activist and Orientation Guide. Ben McLeish talks TZM for the coming documentary "Perspectives on Contemporary Britain".
Awakening Full movie by Douglas Mallette. Douglas Mallette Lecture Blindern Oslo Norway. A Resource Based Economic Model Explained - Matt Berkowitz. TEDxOjai - Peter Joseph - The Big Question. The Zeitgeist Movement - Common Objections. The Zeitgeist Movement: EXPOSED!1. "Deprogramming Zeitgeist Movement/Venus Project Cult Members" - Off The Cuff Response. Stefan Molyneux on "Is TVP/TZM a cult?" "Understanding The Zeitgeist Movement Critics..." An Essay by Peter Joseph. Peter Joseph on the Circus Attacks on the Zeitgeist Movement. Peter Joseph's Response to "60 Minutes" / Brooklyn Co.Expo [ The Zeitgeist Movement ] Alex Jones Anti-TZM Propaganda Debunked by Peter Joseph - Aug 15th 2012 [ The Zeitgeist Movement ] Peter Joseph about Alex Jones. Venus Project is NOT connected to UN/NWO. FAQ.
(1) What is The Zeitgeist Movement?
The Zeitgeist Movement is an explicitly non-violent, global sustainability advocacy group currently working in over 1000 Regional Chapters across 70 countries. The basic structure of The Movement consists of Chapters, Teams, Projects & Events. Overall, the Chapters are essentially what define the Movement and each Chapter works to not only spread awareness about the roots of our social problems today but also to express the logical, scientific solutions and methods we have at our disposal to update and correct the current social system and create a truly responsible, sustainable, peaceful, global society.
Working through global and regional educational projects and community programs, the intermediate goal is to obtain a worldwide movement, essentially unifying the people, regardless of country, religion or political party, with a common value identification that we all invariably share, pertaining to our survival and sustainability. Infinite Growth. TZM - Orientation. Download Here The Zeitgeist Movement Defined (Full PDF Book) Who profits? Financial Data to see financial transparency info. Peter Joseph's Response to Stefan Molyneux [Zeitgeist: Moving Forward] Response to StormCloudsGathering - TZM is Nonviolent. Roader: Economic Calculation Problem. Capitalism Doesn't Rationally Allocate Resources. Economic Calculation in a Natural Law / RBE, Peter Joseph, The Zeitgeist Movement, Berlin.
Hayek_critique.  RBE 101 - A New Value System. ZDay 2012 - Vancouver - Matt Berkowitz - Updating Human Values. [2.1] Response to JacobSpinney - Objective Human Needs. [2.2] Response to JacobSpinney - Objective Human Needs. BBC Horizon - Nice Guys Finish First (Richard Dawkins, 1987) Scientists Probe Human Nature—and Discover We are Good, After All. When it really comes down to it—when the chips are down and the lights are off—are we naturally good?
That is, are we predisposed to act cooperatively, to help others even when it costs us? Or are we, in our hearts, selfish creatures? This fundamental question about human nature has long provided fodder for discussion. Augustine’s doctrine of original sin proclaimed that all people were born broken and selfish, saved only through the power of divine intervention. Hobbes, too, argued that humans were savagely self-centered; however, he held that salvation came not through the divine, but through the social contract of civil law.
But even the most compelling televised collisions between selfishness and cooperation provide nothing but anecdotal evidence. Resource-Based Economy: No need for Money. Jacque Fresco and the natives at the south seas. Resource Based Communities: Sustainable Communities and Nature Preservation. Is the "Free Market" part of "Human Nature"? Alfie Kohn - The Case Against Competition.