Imagine People, Places and Communities : A Vision of the Future Dr. Andrew Wallace PhD BEng(hons) EurIng
Overview <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Places </li></ul><ul>...
People
People <ul><li>One persons utopia is another’s dystopia </li></ul><ul><li>Let people be people </li></ul>
Background <ul><li>EOS – a new dawn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Organisation for Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Background <ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction of the planet </...
Background <ul><li>People side </li></ul><ul><li>Technical side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul...
Communities <ul><li>No nations </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lang...
Communities <ul><li>Eco-units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Own energy production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own food production <...
Communities <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanate – replacement for cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 000 people (ab...
Communities
Communities
Communities <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct democracy (recommendation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislat...
Communities <ul><li>People – technical side interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commu...
Communities <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common language  </li></ul><u...
Communities <ul><li>Each having its own characteristic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religions / non-religious </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Communities <ul><li>Limits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-technical issues </li></ul></ul...
Communities <ul><li>Trantor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul>...
Places <ul><li>(Proto-) Technate </li></ul>
Places <ul><li>Building communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Living in the future <ul><li>A social contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum amount of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gai...
Living in the future <ul><li>Power becomes local to you </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion matters more </li></ul><ul><li>More...
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EOS works on the design and testing of a possible alternative socioeconomic system based on the application of science to society and taking inspiration form nature. This presentation looks at the people side of such a system.

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  1. 1. Imagine People, Places and Communities : A Vision of the Future Dr. Andrew Wallace PhD BEng(hons) EurIng
  2. 2. Overview <ul><li>People </li></ul><ul><li>Background </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Places </li></ul><ul><li>Living in the future </li></ul>
  3. 3. People
  4. 4. People <ul><li>One persons utopia is another’s dystopia </li></ul><ul><li>Let people be people </li></ul>
  5. 5. Background <ul><li>EOS – a new dawn </li></ul><ul><ul><li>European Organisation for Sustainability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Propose an alternative socioeconomic system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest standard of living for the longest time possible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Science applied to society </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technate </li></ul>
  6. 6. Background <ul><li>Why bother? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unsustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Destruction of the planet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternative way of doing things </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can we? </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Background <ul><li>People side </li></ul><ul><li>Technical side </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goal orientated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Openness (peer review) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Framework </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Localised – no nations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Money-less – no private property </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sustainable </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holonic </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Communities <ul><li>No nations </li></ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Up to 200 in each </li></ul><ul><li>A sustainable building block </li></ul><ul><li>Interdependency – Reciprocal altruism </li></ul>
  9. 9. Communities <ul><li>Eco-units </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Own energy production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own food production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own waste management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extra production capacity </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Communities <ul><li>Networking </li></ul><ul><li>Urbanate – replacement for cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>10 000 people (about 50 communities) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vertical </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive (home, workplaces, recreation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Own legal council – Governance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Network of Urbanate / confederations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No geographical boundaries </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Communities
  12. 12. Communities
  13. 13. Communities <ul><li>Governance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Direct democracy (recommendation) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Legislative council </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Representatives </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People vote on all laws passed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People can over turn passed laws (given a majority) </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Communities <ul><li>People – technical side interaction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Same people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities decide what they will accept in their communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The communities provide the specification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overlap - negotiation </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Communities <ul><li>Language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple languages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common language </li></ul><ul><ul><li>English? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Loglan? </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Communities <ul><li>Each having its own characteristic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Religions / non-religious </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Trans-human / primitive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ethnicity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Language </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Communities <ul><li>Limits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-technical issues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Basic set of human rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right to life </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right to move else where </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right to an education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Right to health </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tolerance </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Communities <ul><li>Trantor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Domes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dahl </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ery </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Imperial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mandanov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Millimaru </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mycogen </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nevrask </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>North Damiano </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Streeling </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Wye </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Ziggoreth </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Places <ul><li>(Proto-) Technate </li></ul>
  20. 20. Places <ul><li>Building communities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slovenia </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. Living in the future <ul><li>A social contract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimum amount of work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gain benefits </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Living in the future <ul><li>Power becomes local to you </li></ul><ul><li>Your opinion matters more </li></ul><ul><li>More freedom to live your life the way you want </li></ul><ul><li>A certain standard of living </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Food </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Housing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clothes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><li>More time to be human </li></ul>
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