:: HYPERCOSMIX :: Paul Gilding I think it’s time to call it. Renewables and associated storage, transport and digital technologies are so rapidly disrupting whole industries’ business models they are pushing the fossil fuel industry towards inevitable collapse. Some of you will struggle with that statement. Most people accept the idea that fossil fuels are all powerful – that the industry controls governments and it will take many decades to force them out of our economy. Fortunately, the fossil fuel industry suffers the same delusion. In fact, probably the main benefit of the US shale gas and oil “revolution” is that it’s keeping the fossil fuel industry and it’s cheer squad distracted while renewables, electric cars and associated technologies build the momentum needed to make their takeover unstoppable – even by the most powerful industry in the world. How could they miss something so profound?
Puti Chitara entanglement ( personas / metaconstructs ) Radical collaboration To solve the crises we face - especially the pressing issues of climate change, poverty and human trafficking - radical collaboration is essential. This means collaboration between organizations, between individuals, across political lines and between for-profit and non-profit organizations. It means putting aside our self-interests when they stand in the way of a greater good.  How far should we go? Collaboration is a complex matter, and should not be sought just for its own sake. See Collaboration #How far should we go?  See also Volunteer Appreciation Quotes, Sayings of Thanks for Volunteering Related Quotes Thank You Helping Kindness Community Here's to all volunteers, those dedicated people who believe in all work and no pay. ~Robert Orben Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation's compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another. ~Erma Bombeck Volunteers are paid in six figures... Wherever a man turns he can find someone who needs him. Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. The breeze, the trees, the honey bees — All volunteers! There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Those who can, do. The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. You may not have saved a lot of money in your life, but if you have saved a lot of heartaches for other folks, you are a pretty rich man. I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.
The proposed utopia We are increasingly fractious, anxious and agitated citizens of Spaceship Earth. We seem to know that the perfect storm of major change is upon us, and that we are living on borrowed time when it comes to economics, energy and our collective environment. Increasingly we realize that in order to satisfy our immediate desires we are borrowing our prosperity and our current quality of life from the futures of our children and grand-children. Individually, people feel frustrated. They've had enough of being told half-truths by the mass media and of seeing the rich global elite lording it over them in place of their elected representatives. But collectively, the future is unfolding more and perhaps too slowly. Pay Attention ! We are all going to be living in an Information Society in which the convergence of all the various networks and mechanisms of communicatin will become a public place in which a veritable tsunami of dreams, lies, and unvalidated informations. September 15, 2010
Article: Precycling premiums and the possibility of continuing growth Economic growth is taking us to the cliff edge. Opposing economic growth isn't turning us around. There's another way... Frisson , il on linen 85 x 147 cm 2010 by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox A short link for this page is Summary We need to go beyond patchy improvements and to bring humanity decisively into a global revival - of nature, co-operation, economies and the prospects for everyone's future. This means reshaping the whole economy. If we make this switch (and the others ) soon enough there is the opportunity of aligning real progress with economic progress. Please see also the related info: The full peer-reviewed paper that this article is extracted from: Seven Policy Switches for Global Security The earlier peer-reviewed paper with more about precycling insurance, Systemic Economic Instruments for Energy, Climate and Global Security (global paradigm change) . A conference paper and slides, From credit crunch to planet crunch - or revival? Many thanks! 1.2. 1.3. 1.4.
Public Intelligence Blog Go here for info Global TEDGlobal 2012 on the TED Blog Monday June 25 Tuesday June 26 Wednesday June 27 Thursday June 28 Friday June 29 When it comes to time, there is the past, the present and the future. View article » An epidemic hidden in plain view Mararet Heffernan begins her TEDGlobal talk by telling us a story: In Oxford in ... Amy Cuddy must be proud: Clay Shirky walks on stage and promptly strikes a power pose. Where some people saw a social network too far, Daria Musk saw an opportunity. Architecture writer Andrew Blum has always focused on the physical landscape: our cities, our buildings, the places in which we ... More coverage on the TED Blog » "Amusing.." book review Huxley, Orwell & Television Below is the foreword of Neil Postman's Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business. His book, written in 1985, warned that entertainment values corrupt the way Americans think about news, politics, education, and religion, and that these values are transmitted and validated by television. "Television," Postman writes, "has little tolerance for argument, hypothesis, or explanation: it demands a performing art." Mr. "We were keeping our eye on 1984. "But we had forgotten that alongside Orwell's dark vision, there was another -- slightly older, slightly less well known, equally chilling: Aldous Huxley's Brave New World. "What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. "This book is about the possibility that Huxley, not Orwell, was right." - Return Home -
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About Vinay Gupta Head over to Re.silience.com. It’s a much better starting point than here! Click through to Re.silience.com. (if you are interested in my professional work, try here) I am trying to keep you alive. There are lots of threats which governments are either ignoring or causing. Nuclear war, bioweapons, even plain old conflict are driven by resource scarcity. A likely response to increasing resource scarcity (manifest as economic problems and rising prices) is centralization of power (fascism). Finding better solutions than centralization and war is my life’s work. To this end I’ve worked extensively with government, the military, some large companies and think-tanks – but most of all with the Free and open source community – to solve real problems. Click here if your browser doesn’t support HTML5 video This video me in action at Surviving the Event. Here is a visual index of my activities. If you are professionally interested in my work, read on. You may find my perspective useful in three areas: