I think that
humankind has no chance of achieving any satisfactory future for
this planet, if we continue managing it the way we have been doing
till now. Although we might have some success in dealing with some
problems we are facing, on the whole the state of the planet is not
improving. This is due, I feel, to the fact that on the individual
level we mostly are aiming for different ideals of what the ideal
state of the world should be. All the differences that there exist
among our ideas about what the ideal world should look get resolved
in real time and space accompanied by great waste of time, waste of
resources, environmental destruction, and loss of human lives.
So far this approach--dealing with problems stemming from our past
mistakes--has been resulting, on the whole, in progressively
damaging the environment and the human society.
A way of avoiding this waste would be to for all of us who have a
stake in the future of the world to decide what the ideal world
optimally suitable for all life on Earth should be; the challenge
here would be to arrive at a model that would be acceptable by all;
to unite all of the diverse notions about the matter into one
It could be safely assumed that any acceptable reality for this
planet should be environmentally and socially sustainable. This
sustainable reality might mean a many things to just as many people
though; to some it might mean a very simple horticultural
lifestyle, while to others it might be living sustainably enjoying
all imaginable technological comforts.
It would be possible accommodate a whole range of sustainable
lifestyles on one Earth providing that all of these would be
provably, demonstrably sustainable in models (before those could be
proven and demonstrated to be truly sustainable in reality). I
write about this in "Universal
Platform for Developing Sustainable Earth Vision Cooperatively:
Global Citizens Envisioning the Future Together" - www.ModelEarth.Org/seed.html .
It would be a way of dealing with problems before those would
materialize, not dealing with problems after they manifest, as the
usual way is now-a-days when humanity is problem driven, not
knowing quite well to what places we are being driven to.
I am trying to find people who would implement this idea, I think
the times are more than ripe for it. I myself cannot do much more.
I am old and not in good health, I think I brought this concept as
far as I could.
Please, at least, would you tell me what you think about the whole
thing. I would very much appreciate your thoughts on the
Thank you sincerely,
Mr. Jan Hearthstone, ModelEarth.Org