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Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible

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This slideshow accompanies the presentation about my new book. In contrast to the many dismal dystopian visions of our future, Journey to the Future is a positive ecotopian vision set in a future that shows how much we can achieve, if we use our efforts and imagination to build a better world.

In this blockbuster ecotopian novel, young protagonist Patrick Wu visits a future Vancouver in the year 2032 that is brimming with innovation and hope, where the climate crisis is being tackled, the solar revolution is underway and a new cooperative economy is taking shape. But enormous danger still lurks.

You can learn more on the book’s website: http://www.journeytothefuture.ca

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Journey to the Future: A Better World is Possible

  1. 1. Vancouver, 2032
  2. 2. • Strong democracy Vancouver, 2032
  3. 3. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy Vancouver, 2032
  4. 4. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing Vancouver, 2032
  5. 5. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing • The recovery of nature Vancouver, 2032
  6. 6. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing • The recovery of nature • A new hope, a new story Vancouver, 2032
  7. 7. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing • The recovery of nature • A new hope, a new story • The climate crisis continues Vancouver, 2032
  8. 8. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing • The recovery of nature • A new hope, a new story • The climate crisis continues • Strong, happy neighbourhoods Vancouver, 2032
  9. 9. • Strong democracy • Renewable energy • Affordable housing • The recovery of nature • A new hope, a new story • The climate crisis continues • Strong, happy neighbourhoods • A cooperative economy, beyond capitalism Vancouver, 2032
  10. 10. How Did it Happen? Vancouver, 2032
  11. 11. Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com
  12. 12. Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.com The Universe took 14 billion years to create the miracle of today’s existence
  13. 13. Resonance Project
  14. 14. We are all made from conscious, self-organizing stardust
  15. 15. Prebiotic Molecules
  16. 16. Guy Dauncey 2015 www.earthfuture.com
  17. 17. Conscious, self-organizing stardust
  18. 18. Guy Dauncey 2011 www.earthfuture.comSmithore Dreamstime.com
  19. 19. Guy Dauncey 2015 www.earthfuture.com
  20. 20. Guy Dauncey 2014 www.earthfuture.com
  21. 21. World Population: 7.4 billion Increasing by 200,000 a day
  22. 22. World Population: 7.4 billion Increasing by 200,000 a day Hopefully stabilizing at 11 billion by AD 2100, then declining
  23. 23. “More plastic in the sea than fish.”
  24. 24. Extinctions Human population
  25. 25. 'Insatiable' by Theodore Bolha
  26. 26. What’s it all about?
  27. 27. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  28. 28. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com GDP = Gross Depletion of the Planet
  29. 29. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Gross Depletion of the Planet Why? To raise cattle, to make hamburgers
  30. 30. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  31. 31. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Why? To make shark fin soup
  32. 32. Guy Dauncey 2015 www.earthfuture.com
  33. 33. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.comChris Jordan
  34. 34. I see grave fundamental problems ahead…
  35. 35. DEMOCRACY CRISIS
  36. 36. ECONOMIC CRISIS
  37. 37. AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS
  38. 38. ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
  39. 39. CLIMATE CRISIS
  40. 40. POVERTY, DESPAIR & LONELINESS
  41. 41. LOSS of COMMUNITY
  42. 42. Can we put them all in a pot, and cook up a wonderful feast?
  43. 43. CLIMATE STABILITY HEALTHY DEMOCRACY AFFORDABLE HOUSING ECOLOGICAL HARMONY BLOSSOMING COMMUNITY A FAIR AND JUST ECONOMY A RENEWED SENSE OF PURPOSE 2032
  44. 44. Three Fundamental Findings from the Future
  45. 45. 1. The power that comes with having a positive vision is amazing
  46. 46. The visions we offer our children shape the future. It matters what those visions are. – Carl Sagan, 1934-1996
  47. 47. 2. We simply need to organize together around the power of a new vision
  48. 48. 3: The new theory of Syntropy provides a deep unifying principle and a new story
  49. 49. 2008
  50. 50. Failed, due to the absence of positive, practical solutions
  51. 51. 2018
  52. 52. The OMEGA Days
  53. 53. O G E M A 25 Positive, Practical Solutions
  54. 54. O G E M A OPEN DEMOCRACY
  55. 55. O G E M A MEANINGFUL WORK
  56. 56. O G E M A A NEW ECONOMY
  57. 57. O G E M A A GREEN FUTURE
  58. 58. O G E M A AFFORDABLE LIVING
  59. 59. O G E M A AFFABLE LIVING
  60. 60. THE OMEGA DAYS
  61. 61. DEMOCRACY CRISIS
  62. 62. O G E M A OPEN DEMOCRACY
  63. 63. 2011 World Values Survey 34% of Americans approve of “having a strong leader who doesn’t have to bother with Congress or elections.” 42% among those with no education beyond high school.
  64. 64. Voting at age 16
  65. 65. $100 Voting Tax Credit
  66. 66. Electronic Voting
  67. 67. Money OUT, Voters IN
  68. 68. 86% of British Columbians support a ban on corporate and union political donations 81% BC Liberal voters 91% NDP voters 86%
  69. 69. Fair, proportional voting
  70. 70. ECONOMIC CRISIS
  71. 71. Neo- Liberalism Destroying Nature Enabling tax havens Increasing inequality Generating anger Corrupting governments Pleasing corporations Destroying jobs Generating wealth
  72. 72. Consumerism … Materialism … Neo-Liberalism
  73. 73. Corporate Plutocracy Social Democracy ME WE
  74. 74. O G E M A MEANINGFUL WORK
  75. 75. O G E M A A NEW ECONOMY
  76. 76. 2032 Eight Ways that Capitalism is being transformed into a Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative, Caring Economy
  77. 77. A Green, Entrepreneurial, Cooperative, Caring Economy
  78. 78. 1. Strengthening Entrepreneurialism 2. Transforming The Corporation 3. Transforming Banking 4. Reducing Poverty & Inequality 5. Respecting Nature 6. Protecting Public Ownership 7. New Global Financial Architecture 8. Green, Sustainable Economics
  79. 79. 1. Strengthening Entrepreneurialism
  80. 80. The Brilliance of Business
  81. 81. www.startupcommunities.ca Training New Entrepreneurs
  82. 82. Youth enterprise in all schools
  83. 83. Emilia Romagna, Italy • Population 4.4 million • $$$, top ten European regions • 32% self-employed • 76% work in small business with 4-5 workers • Italy’s 4th largest exporter • 400,000 enterprises • 7,500 cooperatives • Strong tradition of reciprocity, regional economy mutual support, financed by 0.4% levy on sales •Regional credit system with close ties to local enterprises • Lowest unemployment • Highest rate of citizen satisfaction in Italy Businesses Cooperating Together
  84. 84. Starting New Cooperatives
  85. 85. Mondragon, Spain * Network of 257 cooperative businesses Philosophy of participation and solidarity
  86. 86. Mondragon wage ratios 1:3 to 1:9 US Corporate CEOs 1:350* (*Harvard Business School Study)
  87. 87. Cape Breton
  88. 88. Green Business Certification www.vigbc.ca
  89. 89. The Triple Bottom Line Planet, People, Profits
  90. 90. 2. Transforming the Corporation
  91. 91. Benefit Corporations
  92. 92. Benefit Corporations
  93. 93. Benefit Corporations in Vancouver Aquatic Informatics Aroundsquare Ltd Big Room Inc. Brix Media Co. Climate Smart Business, Inc. Ethical Bean Coffee Fairware Promotional Products. Flipside Creative Hootsuite Junxion Strategy Kent Employment Law Leverage Lab Light Trail Consulting Lunapads Mills Office Productivity Pyrrha Realize Strategies Recollective Consulting Renewal Funds RTOWN Saul Good Gift Co Save On Meats SES Consulting SMAK Food Inc soulpepper SPUD Sustainability Television Yulu Public Relations Inc.
  94. 94. Companies with more Women Board Directors experience higher financial performance Catalyst Bottom Line
  95. 95. 3. Transforming Banking
  96. 96. Triodos, Holland The World’s Greenest Bank
  97. 97. Vancity Credit Union 520,000 members $20 billion in assets $5.5 million returned to members last year
  98. 98. Microlending – The Grameen Bank
  99. 99. Microlending
  100. 100. Public Banking
  101. 101. 40% of the banks in the world are Public Banks Algeria Austria Brazil Bulgaria Caribbean Chile China Colombia Costa Rica Denmark Egypt Finland France Germany Holland Hungary India Japan Macedonia Mexico New Zealand Norway Poland Russia Slovenia South Korea Spain Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan
  102. 102. “When banks extend loans to their customers, they create money by crediting their customers’ accounts.” - Sir Mervyn King Governor of the Bank of England, 2003-2013
  103. 103. When a public bank creates money, the interest earned returns to the public.
  104. 104. Mission “to deliver quality, sound financial services that promote agriculture, commerce and industry in North Dakota.”
  105. 105. “More profitable than Goldman Sachs, has a better credit rating than JP Morgan and Chase, and hasn’t seen profit growth drop since 2003. Meet the Bank of North Dakota, the U.S.’s lone state-owned bank. Return on equity (…) is 18.56%, about 70% higher than at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan.” November 19, 2014
  106. 106. The Public Bank of British Columbia, est. 2018 • Stores government and crown agency revenues • Creates new money by the act of lending • Saves taxpayers up to 50% in interest costs on critical infrastructure like bridges, trains and schools • Eliminates billions in bank fees and money management for cities and the province • Supports community bank loans to clean energy, building retrofits, farms, First Nations projects, value-added forestry, hi-tech, community development corporations, small businesses, students. • Provides counter-cyclical relief by issuing credit at low or zero cost to revitalize infrastructure and other services
  107. 107. Re-instated the pre-1974 powers of the Bank of Canada
  108. 108. 4. Reducing Poverty and Inequality
  109. 109. Abolished Student Debt
  110. 110. $23 Minimum Wage (in 2032)
  111. 111. Basic Income Guarantee
  112. 112. Progressive Tax Reform
  113. 113. Community Currencies
  114. 114. • 25 First Nations MPs in Ottawa • BC’s Premier a First Nations woman • Free college education • Land treaties signed across the country • First Nations people becoming teachers, lawyers, doctors, engineers, politicians • Westshore coal terminal at Tsawassen a centre for First Nations history, celebration, tidal energy & eelgrass recovery. Some First Nations Breakthroughs by 2032
  115. 115. 5. Treating Nature as a Being to Respect not a Resource to Exploit
  116. 116. Ecological Economy
  117. 117. Counting and taxing Nature’s external costs Regulating effectively to protect habitat Compassionate care for farm animals Fully protected habitat zones A green restorative economy 100% sustainable fisheries 100% sustainable forestry 100% renewable energy 100% organic farming Zero waste An Ecological Economy
  118. 118. 100% Organic Farming in 2032
  119. 119. All organic farms protect their bees
  120. 120. Sustainable Ecosystem-Based Forestry
  121. 121. Marine Protected Areas
  122. 122. Measuring Gross National Happiness as well as Gross Domestic Product
  123. 123. 6. Protecting Public Ownership and the Role of Government
  124. 124. The Entrepreneurial State
  125. 125. “It is indisputable that most of Apple’s best technologies exist because of the prior collective and cumulative efforts driven by the State.” - Mariana Mazzucato
  126. 126. Healthcare Education Social Security Insurance Utilities Affordable Housing Public Banking Research & Development Effective Regulation
  127. 127. 7. A New Global Financial Architecture
  128. 128. Abolish Every Tax Haven
  129. 129. The Panama Papers
  130. 130. Climate Treaties are essentially voluntary
  131. 131. Trade Treaties come with tribunals, bringing huge penalties and costs.
  132. 132. Chapter 11 allows corporations to sue governments if they feel they have not been treated as a domestic company would be treated.
  133. 133. After Obama rejected the Keystone Pipeline, TransCanada filed a $15 billion lawsuit under NAFTA.
  134. 134. Global Fair Trade Treaty, March 2025
  135. 135. 8. New, Green, Sustainable Economics
  136. 136. Five Star Thinkers of a Socially Just Economy Mariana Mazzucato Muhammad Yunus Ellen BrownHa-Joon Chang Thomas Piketty
  137. 137. CLIMATE CRISIS
  138. 138. O G E M A A GREEN FUTURE
  139. 139. Global Monthly Temperature Change, 1850-2015
  140. 140. Where the heat is going
  141. 141. Greenhouse gas pollution Observed temperature Bloomberg
  142. 142. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com British Columbia Forest Fire July 2015
  143. 143. Fort McMurray, 2016
  144. 144. The Paris Climate Agreement Great Collapse Great Transition
  145. 145. The last time the world was 3C warmer, the sea level was 25 metres higher.
  146. 146. 2 metres 10 metres 18 metres 25 metres
  147. 147. Vancouver 2 Metres Sea-Level Rise
  148. 148. Vancouver 20 Metres Sea-Level Rise
  149. 149. 2-metre sea-level rise Every beach on the planet … GONE
  150. 150. Fossil fuels launched the Industrial Age, and the modern world.
  151. 151. Fossil fuels made advanced engineering, solar PV and electric vehicles possible.
  152. 152. Fossil Fuels were the Launch Ramp for the Solar Age Burning firewood - 500,000 years
  153. 153. Fossil Fuels were the Launch Ramp for the Solar Age Burning fossil fuels – 300 years
  154. 154. Fossil Fuels were the Launch Ramp for the Solar Age Direct solar energy – more than a billion years
  155. 155. Farewell and Thank You, Fossil Fuels Welcome, Solar Age!
  156. 156. Social Democracy Corporate Plutocracy
  157. 157. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis
  158. 158. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis 1. 100% renewable energy
  159. 159. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis 1. 100% renewable energy 2. No more industrial meat
  160. 160. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis 1. 100% renewable energy 2. No more industrial meat 3. Restore Earth’s forests
  161. 161. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis 1. 100% renewable energy 2. No more industrial meat 3. Restore Earth’s forests 4. Eco-sequestrate carbon
  162. 162. The five fundamental solutions to the climate crisis tothe climate crisis 1. 100% renewable energy 2. No more industrial meat 3. Restore Earth’s forests 4. Eco-sequestrate carbon 5. A restorative economy
  163. 163. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com The livestock industry – meat & dairy – is causing 15% of global warming
  164. 164. Oslo voted to slash emissions 95% by 2030
  165. 165. Denmark
  166. 166. Denmark
  167. 167. A Global Carbon Cap A firm global cap on fossil fuel emissions, agreed to by all nations, motivated by real alarm, and a clear positive vision of a future green economy. By 2015, a global cap of 493 Gt of future CO2
  168. 168. National Carbon Caps 1. Each nation is allocated a cap, agreed by negotiation. 2. Every producer or importer of fossil fuels bids for a permit in a national annual auction. 3. The auction puts a price on carbon and brings income to the government.
  169. 169. L N G = Leave it N the Ground Why? The climate crisis, the salmon, the eelgrass, the Tsimshian, the Haida… Lelu Island Skeena Estuary
  170. 170. 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 Every year 5-10% CO2 reduction
  171. 171. Carbon rationing, for individuals and businesses
  172. 172. Year 1: 5 tonnes Year 2: 4.5 tonnes Year 10: 0 tonnes Carbon Exchange to buy and sell rations
  173. 173. 2015 2020 2025 2030 2035 2040 Every year renewable energy increase
  174. 174. Almost Twice as Many Green Jobs in Canada By Guy Dauncey 800,000 fossil fuel jobs lost 1,000,000 green energy jobs gained
  175. 175. www.cleanenergycanada.org
  176. 176. www.ironandearth.org
  177. 177. TRANSPORTATION WITHOUT FOSSIL FUELS
  178. 178. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  179. 179. Metro do Porto, Portugal
  180. 180. Downtown streets
  181. 181. www.restreets.org Downtown streets
  182. 182. Suburban streets
  183. 183. Suburban streets
  184. 184. The Copenhagen Wheel
  185. 185. The Veemo, being made in Vancouver www.velometro.com
  186. 186. In Odense, Denmark, 5-Year-Olds Bike to School on their Own
  187. 187. 2032: The E&N railway has been turned into a long-distance Island Bikeway
  188. 188. Solar bike lane, South Korea
  189. 189. The Hovenring Bicycle Bridge, Holland Connects Eindhoven and Veldhoven
  190. 190. The Future Arbutus Corridor, Vancouver
  191. 191. Cornelia Dinca Amsterdam now Amsterdam then
  192. 192. Cornelia Dinca Amsterdam then Amsterdam now
  193. 193. Barcelona is moving ALL its buses to electric 100% electric by 2020
  194. 194. Australian/Chinese Brighsun Bus 1027 km on one charge
  195. 195. Bio-methane from Bristol's sewage treatment (UK) 300 km on a tank of gas.
  196. 196. Well-to-wheel, biomethane produces 95% less CO2 than diesel
  197. 197. Curitiba, Brazil
  198. 198. Elevated transit bus, under development in China
  199. 199. The Pilot: real-time in-ear translations in French, Spanish, Italian, and English
  200. 200. Build-It-Ourselves Bus Shelters
  201. 201. Real-time electronic bus stops
  202. 202. Car sharing - Car2Go
  203. 203. Car sharing - Car2Go 100,000 members in Vancouver
  204. 204. Top Hiroko EV
  205. 205. Top
  206. 206. By 2025, Holland is preparing to ban the purchase of gas and diesel cars
  207. 207. Germany is planning a 2030 zero emissions mandate: 100% electric vehicles
  208. 208. Norway’s Transport Plan assumes that electric cars will be 100% new car sales by 2025.
  209. 209. India is working on a plan to make every car electric by 2030, self-financed by the savings on gas.
  210. 210. Almost 400,000 advance orders placed for The Tesla Model 3. $35,000 US 320 kilometres range
  211. 211. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  212. 212. The falling price of EV batteries
  213. 213. Swiss E-Force 18 tonne electric truck 300 km range 80–110 kWh per 100 km at highway speed
  214. 214. Future Nicola One 2000 HP electric truck CNG hybrid. Driving range 800-1200 miles per tank. www.nikolamotor.com
  215. 215. Future Scania electric truck, recharging by an inductive roadway.
  216. 216. Air pollution - gone
  217. 217. Norway’s Electric Ferry ZeroCat 5.7 km route, 20 minute round trip
  218. 218. Price of Solar Module per Watt 1977: $77 1997: $7 2013: $0.7
  219. 219. Vauban, Freiburg, Germany
  220. 220. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Fujisawa Sustainable Smart Town Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
  221. 221. Solar Stadium, Taiwan
  222. 222. Solar PV in 2032: $1.50 a watt 4 kW rooftop system - $6,000
  223. 223. Nelson’s Community Solar Garden
  224. 224. The world’s largest solar farm, Topaz, California. 9 million panels, 550 MW
  225. 225. Thin-film Solar PV
  226. 226. Tidal Energy Plant, South Korea
  227. 227. Proposed Tidal Lagoon, Swansea, Wales
  228. 228. 65% of British Columbians want a commitment to phase out coal, oil and gas, replacing them with renewable energy. Oracle Poll, November 2015
  229. 229. 73 % of British Columbians want to see a legally enforced cap or limits on carbon pollution. Oracle Poll, November 2015
  230. 230. 75% of British Columbians think protecting the climate is more important than building pipelines and further developing the tar sands. Oracle Poll, November 2015
  231. 231. 92%of British Columbians want to see a plan to develop jobs in the renewable energy sector. Oracle Poll, November 2015
  232. 232. Passive Houses, Victoria 90% reduced heat loss
  233. 233. Passive House, Victoria, B.C. 90% less heat energy, 15 kwh/m2, 4.4% more cost www.bernhardtpassive.com
  234. 234. Brussels, Belgium Since 2015, all new buildings and retrofits are required to be Nearly-Zero Energy, based on the Passive House Standard.
  235. 235. Stockholm, 80,000 apartments heat from treated sewage
  236. 236. Vancouver Olympic Village Sewage-Based District Heat
  237. 237. Drake Landing, Okotoks, Alberta Stored Solar Thermal Heat
  238. 238. 800 solar hot water panels on the garages
  239. 239. Energy Centre Community solar Thermal panels 90% solar heating throughout the cold Alberta winter
  240. 240. With auto-dominated urban designs, people disconnect. Less sense of neighbourhood. Less mutual support.
  241. 241. With social urban designs, people connect. More sense of neighbourhood. More mutual support.
  242. 242. Hundertwasser House, Vienna, Austria
  243. 243. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  244. 244. REGEN Danish village, 100 homes. Summer 2016. EFFEKT Architects
  245. 245. Energy positive. High-yield organic food production. Mixed renewable energy and storage. Water and waste recycling.
  246. 246. ECOLOGICAL CRISIS
  247. 247. Semiahmoo Transit Station Surrey www.greenovergrey.com
  248. 248. Semiahmoo Transit Station Surrey www.greenovergrey.com
  249. 249. Vancouver’s lost creeks and streams
  250. 250. Still Creek, Vancouver. Chum Salmon restored after 80 years
  251. 251. Herring – Once Super-Abundant
  252. 252. Creosoted pilings kill herring spawn
  253. 253. Squamish Streamkeepers wrapping the pilings to create safe habitat for herring spawn
  254. 254. The Ocean Clean Up www.theoceancleanup.com
  255. 255. In 2032: Ecology 101 Mandatory for College Entry
  256. 256. A Local Food Economy
  257. 257. Growing our own food
  258. 258. Brooklyn School Edible Schoolyard
  259. 259. Brooklyn School Edible Schoolyard
  260. 260. Brooklyn School Edible Schoolyard
  261. 261. FARM VILLAGES
  262. 262. O G E M A AFFORDABLE LIVING
  263. 263. AFFORDABLE HOUSING CRISIS
  264. 264. 91% of homes priced over $1 million
  265. 265. Vancouver Average House Price January 2016: $1,1850,000
  266. 266. June 2016
  267. 267. Excess money coming into the market = Inflation
  268. 268. Excess money coming into the market = Inflation Inheritances
  269. 269. Excess money coming into the market = Inflation Inheritances Foreign money
  270. 270. Excess money coming into the market = Inflation Inheritances Foreign money Tax-evading money
  271. 271. Offshore tax evasion in Vancouver real estate Ian Young, South China Morning Post
  272. 272. July 1st, 1962
  273. 273. AFFORDABLE HOMES July 1st, 1962 July 1st, 2018?
  274. 274. Restrict Foreign Ownership
  275. 275. 2/3rds of Canadians. Parents own property. They will inherit.
  276. 276. 1/3rd of Canadians. Parents do not own property. They will never inherit. 2/3rds of Canadians. Parents own property. They will inherit.
  277. 277. Gather a big pool of new revenue and build lots of affordable housing
  278. 278. Build LOTS of affordable housing 10,000-20,000 units a year in BC
  279. 279. Seattle’s property tax levy has enabled the construction of 12,500 apartments with below-market rents. 1. An affordable housing tax levy
  280. 280. 2. Escalating taxes on properties left empty
  281. 281. 2. Escalating taxes on properties left empty 80% public support
  282. 282. 3. Affordable Housing Tax on AirBNBs 67% of Vancouver AirBNBs are for whole house or apartment
  283. 283. Vancouver AirBNBs
  284. 284. 4. Escalating property transfer tax on top-end real estate sales
  285. 285. 5. Speculation tax on properties flipped within a year
  286. 286. 6. Tax on homes bought through offshore tax-havens
  287. 287. 7. An Inheritance Tax on Estates above a certain value
  288. 288. Pour all the money into an AFFORDABLE HOUSING LAND RESERVE
  289. 289. Developer incentives to build 100% rental properties
  290. 290. Shipping Container Homes 280 sq. ft. 12 units, base cost $85,000 each
  291. 291. Car-Free Laneway Housing No parking permits, rainwater collection, zero-net energy
  292. 292. Tiny Homes Zones on Temporarily Vacant Land
  293. 293. Boneyard Studios, Washington DC
  294. 294. Since 2020: All new buildings Passive House standard. 90% reduced heat loss Rob & Mark Bernhardt
  295. 295. Passive House, Victoria. 90% less heat, 4.4% more cost, net zero $ cost www.bernhardtpassive.com Rob & Mark Bernhardt
  296. 296. Brussels, Belgium Since 2015, all new buildings and retrofits are being built to the Passive House Standard.
  297. 297. O G E M A AFFABLE LIVING
  298. 298. REBUILDING COMMUNITY
  299. 299. Neighbourhood Tool-Sharing
  300. 300. www.cityrepair.org
  301. 301. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.comPortland, Oregon www.CityRepair.org
  302. 302. Hamburg Autobahn, Germany
  303. 303. The road will run under the green space
  304. 304. LOSS OF PURPOSE
  305. 305. What’s it all about?
  306. 306. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Is there purpose in the Universe?
  307. 307. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Is there purpose in the Universe? Or is it all just the result of random chance ?
  308. 308. Number of stars in the Universe 1024 = 1 trillion trillion
  309. 309. Number of atoms in your body 7x1027 = 7000 trillion trillion All self-organized into one amazing whole
  310. 310. Conscious, self-organized stardust
  311. 311. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  312. 312. Or both? A Spiritual Universe A Material Universe
  313. 313. What is Consciousness?
  314. 314. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  315. 315. Are they just dancing robots?
  316. 316. If I have consciousness, where did it come from?
  317. 317. “A rudimentary consciousness is present even at the level of particle physics.” – David Bohm, 1917-1992
  318. 318. “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything that we talk about, everything that we regard as existing, postulates consciousness. “ Max Planck, 1858-1947
  319. 319. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  320. 320. “Consciousness cannot be accounted for in physical terms. For consciousness is absolutely fundamental. It cannot be accounted for in terms of anything else.” Erwin Schrödinger, 1887 - 1961
  321. 321. Consciousness is everywhere
  322. 322. The Universe is not a purely material, entropic reality
  323. 323. Entropy describes heat-loss in a physical, material world.
  324. 324. In reality, the Universe is pervaded with consciousness
  325. 325. syntropy A New Story
  326. 326. A conscious Universe is a syntropic Universe
  327. 327. Luigi Fantappiè, 1901-1956 Founder of syntropy theory
  328. 328. Syntropy Greek syn (together) and tropos (tendency) A deep, unifying, self-organizing force that is omnipresent in the universe, bringing a tendency towards energy concentration, order, organization and life, in contrast to entropy.
  329. 329. Self-organizing love syntropy
  330. 330. Syntropy All existence shares in a deep cooperative impulse to increase order and wellbeing.
  331. 331. Champions of syntropy, based in Rome, Italy
  332. 332. The 1st Law of Syntropy “Acting through consciousness, syntropy motivates individual units of being to self-organize cooperatively within their empathic reach to achieve greater organizational power, range, competence, integrity and freedom for their common good.” from Journey to the Future
  333. 333. The 2nd Law of Syntropy “In the long run, due to the deep fundamental unity of the Universe, any unit of being that extends its empathy beyond its familiar reach will discover affinity with other units of being. Over time, the syntropic impulse will result in ever-widening circles of empathy, until they embrace the entire Universe.” from Journey to the Future
  334. 334. Morphogenesis
  335. 335. Symgaiagenesis
  336. 336. All existence shares a cooperative impulse to increase order and wellbeing
  337. 337. Syntropy allows the Unification of
  338. 338. Syntropy allows the Unification of Spirit
  339. 339. Syntropy allows the Unification of Spirit Science
  340. 340. Syntropy allows the Unification of Spirit Science Social and Political Change
  341. 341. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Humans are motivated by dreams of life and wholeness, not by nightmares of death and collapse.
  342. 342. So how do we get there?
  343. 343. FOOD & FARMING NEW ECONOMY BUILDING NEIGHBOURHOODS 100% RENEWABLE ENERGY NEW MODELS OF BUSINESS NEW BANKING & FINANCE TACKLING POVERTY OUR FORESTS GREEN TRANSPORT AFFORDABLE HOUSING LOCAL DEMOCRACY ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION
  344. 344. How can we get it all to fit together?
  345. 345. We need to organize together so that we can realize our chosen vision of the future and flourish in harmony with each other and with Nature. Unity in Diversity, Shared Purpose
  346. 346. Food and Farming Group Cycling, Trails, Transit Group Electric Vehicles Group Forests Group Community Planning Group Housing Group Solar PV Group Climate Action Circles A New Green Economy Group Ecology Group Community Education Group
  347. 347. Environmental groups Food and gardening groups First Nations Youth groups Local government Local businesses Schools Churches Community groups Political organizations Chamber of Commerce Service clubs Regional District Local college
  348. 348. OUR TOWN A happy community A restoring nature community An engaged learning community A 100% renewable energy community A self-organizing, mutually supportive, caring community
  349. 349. Syntropic self-organization Using informed and inspired consciousness
  350. 350. Embraces the best aspects of Capitalism Liberalism Socialism Anarchism Green thinking A New Political Synthesis
  351. 351. Embraces the best aspects of Capitalism Liberalism Socialism Anarchism Green thinking Rejects the worst aspects of Capitalism Liberalism Socialism Anarchism Green thinking A New Political Synthesis
  352. 352. Throughout existence, having a positive intention of a future outcome has been a precondition for success
  353. 353. Throughout existence, having a positive intention of a future outcome has been a precondition for success
  354. 354. Dream it Plan it Do it
  355. 355. Previous generations devoted their lives to ending slavery
  356. 356. To ending child labour
  357. 357. To winning the vote for women
  358. 358. To defeating Fascism
  359. 359. To the struggle for civil rights
  360. 360. To the struggle for gay rights
  361. 361. This is our task
  362. 362. This is our task
  363. 363. The dark dangers of authoritarian corporate power The freedom and progress for all that uncorrupted democracy makes possible
  364. 364. Corporate Plutocracy Social Democracy
  365. 365. “It’s a race. A race between the expanding reach of our empathy as it stretches across the world, bringing love and intelligent cooperation for the good of all, and the clutching fear of tribal distrust, made more powerful by modern technology. Which will win?” - Guy Dauncey, Journey to the Future
  366. 366. So what is our future to be?
  367. 367. Collapse is Possible
  368. 368. A Great Transition is Possible Mark Henson
  369. 369. It’s up to each of us to choose. And then to act. Mark Henson
  370. 370. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  371. 371. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com How can I contribute more?
  372. 372. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com Make a deep inner commitment, and ask the Universe – and my friends - to help me.
  373. 373. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  374. 374. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  375. 375. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  376. 376. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  377. 377. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  378. 378. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  379. 379. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  380. 380. Guy Dauncey 2013 www.earthfuture.com
  381. 381. Guy Dauncey 2015 www.earthfuture.com

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