Sustainable Earth Model: Proposal.
can start hoping for living in a better world, we have to have an
idea what such a "better", ideal world should be like. An idea that
we could collectively (all of us who want to have a stake in the
future of this world) agree upon.
The difference between settling of our controversies in models, or
by any other appropriate means before we set out to start creating
our common future on this planet, and each of us aiming for a
different kind of a world, and settling our differences in real
life would mean, in many cases, a difference between life and death
of many; By settling our differences beforehand we would also save
much time and resources--both becoming scarce.
In my opinion, when we do eventually start coming up with possible
blueprints for our commonly shared planet that we have been working
on together collectively, those scenarios would depict humanity
that would be living sustainably, if only because to live
sustainably means to live in a transparent, to everyone a sense
making way. It would be impossible to justify any other than a
transparent way of life in any kind of a model, if only because any
other than a transparent process would be impossible to present
reliably in a model.
Once the need for living transparently sustainably becomes
apparent, it would become clear that it would be possible to
accommodate any and all possible ways of sustainable living on
Earth, providing that those ways would indeed be
sustainable--provable to be sustainable by their being possible to
be represented in models, as only transparently understandable
processes can really be represented in models (please see footnote
2). At the same time it would be possible to show that all other
species can share the same planet without being endangered by
humans in any way, providing that the total human population would
be only as large as needed for humankind's physical and cultural
The need for designing a sustainable world co-operatively is
explained at "The Need for
Designing the Future Collaboratively"
One simple way of making sure that a purported sustainable way of
life would indeed be sustainable would be to develop it from a
simple, very clearly sustainable way of life (hunter/gatherer,
horticulturist, and such similar), and, step by step, "evolve" it
to the desired level of complexity of sustainability, at each step
making sure that the developing design remains transparently