"ideas to Save the World"
Peut-on changer ce monde ? (flickr/JD Hancock/cc) Nous sommes un certain nombre à penser que les valeurs fondatrices de nos civilisations sont cycliquement remises en cause. Changer le monde Nous savons que les idéaux qui accompagnent les grandes épopées humaines ont besoin de se renouveler pour s’adapter à l’esprit des Temps et aux besoins des générations qui se succèdent sur la Terre. L’humanité est-elle prête à accueillir une transformation de la conscience aussi radicale et profonde que celle qui lui permettrait de s’ouvrir à la splendeur du monde, à la manière d’un bourgeon qui explose au printemps pour faire apparaître la lumière de la fleur, prémisse de l’accomplissement du fruit ?
Humans’ power to determine the future of planet Earth is increasing exponentially. The result could be disastrous unless we change the way we think. Climate scientist Will Steffen of the Australian National University makes a powerful case about the uniqueness of our time: A few hundred years ago, more or less in sync with the Industrial Revolution, various indicators such as global population, water use, number of rivers dammed, global economic output , number of species extinctions and atmospheric carbon dioxide started following a steepening path upward.
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” “The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problem.” “If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.”
“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits.
Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World , Jane McGonigal, Penguin Press, 2011 Game Developers Conference, www.gdconf.com
A continuously updated and corrected version of this article is available here . So you want to save the world. As it turns out, the world cannot be saved by caped crusaders with great strength and the power of flight.
photo: Threat to Democracy Article original publié sur le blog SFR Faisons du numérique une chance Qui n'a pas rêvé de conférences TED pour les pauvres , pour les activistes, pour les gens qui veulent changer le monde mais n'ont ni les moyens d'aller à Long Beach ni les connexions pour participer aux versions TEDx qui s'organisent un peu partout dans le monde ? Eh bien des Serbes l'ont fait. Ils appellent ça les conférences SHARE . Les deux premières ont eu lieu à Belgrade.
I like reading famous quotations from some of the great minds in human history. I love the wisdom and intelligence found in the famed quotes of renowned writers and philosophers who shared their wise and intelligent views with the world. Their words and thoughts always inspire me. They help me to accept my frailties and shortcomings as an imperfect member of the human race.
All pages in TheTransitioner that have ' Global Challenge ' in their title are part of an organized structure whose aim is to cover global challenges in a collective intelligence way through our collaborative spage TheTransitioner. The initial content has been provided by OSS.Net, Inc., a Virginia for-profit corporation, as a contribution to the Earth Intelligence Network, a Virginia non-profit that has applied for 501c3 (tax exempt) status. It is our hope that others will adopt this web site and these wikis to make their own intellectual contributions. No one owns this--it is a gift intended to inspire organized reciprocal altruism. As soon as possible, we hope to create a virtual EarthBudget totalling US$1 trillion a year. Such a budget, created by experts and validated by international and non-governmental organizations, would be presented to the many charitable foundations known for their interest in addressing the ten High-Level Threats to Humanity.
by Lucy Bernholz | 9:00 AM March 14, 2013 Social sector organizations are in the business of changing the world, and the information they collect and use should be the catalyst for making that happen. Courtesy of broadband Internet and mobile wifi we now have global, low-cost ways to share data that every social-purpose organization can plug into.
"The future is already here--it’s just not evenly distributed." This observation attributed to science-fiction writer William Gibson perfectly captures the increasing divide between the social sector and the rest of the world. The future is already here for the mainstream global economy, built on open data, mobile and social connectivity, and the wisdom of crowds. The social sector, by contrast, is showing few signs of the future, continuing to operate in an increasingly outdated paradigm that places a premium on control; a reliance on experts and one-way communication flows; and exists purely in the physical world. The orientation of most of the social sector is akin to that of a crew team during a race--furiously rowing to reach its goal, all the while with its back to the future.
to print out this framework, right click and select “view image”, then save the resultant image as a jpg or pdf and print that I t’s been a couple of years since I tried to provide a comprehensive answer to the question of many of my readers: “What can I do?” in light of all the suffering in this world, and the looming collapse, some time in this century, of our unsustainable, teetering civilization. Past versions of What You Can Do have been mostly checklists, and I thought this time I’d try to provide a model, a process that each individual can tailor to her or his own capacities, abilities and passions. It’s illustrated above, and it’s fairly ambitious, but I think it makes sense. It draws heavily on the work of Joanna Macy I wrote about last week (and I hope to attend one of her workshops later this year).
The visionary architect Buckminster Fuller believed that a single design could save the world. That ethos is being carried forward by the Buckminster Fuller Institute, which every year holds a contest to create a design with maximum social impact; the winner gets a seed grant of $100,000. The 33 finalists, chosen from 285 entries , were just unveiled. The grand prize winner will be announced on May 4.
Change Yourself The very first thing that has to be changed before you can truly for the better is: . Most people view the world live from a perspective of "I don't have enough to be happy, so I need more". Many of the richest among us still wake up every day thinking, "What can I do to get more for myself?". What they don't realize is that the key to happiness is not in having more, but in being happy with less.
Here is the full text of The Free World Charter. Please read it carefully and check the box beside each principle if you agree with it. Then enter your name, email, country and click 'sign'. You will notice the Charter is not very long. In fact, just ten basic principles make up The Free World Charter. While the reasons and implications of the Charter are complex, the actual principles themselves are very simple.
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