The Second Superhero Rears its Beautiful Head By James F. Moore
Where to find a new Superpower <ul><li>No other nation is able to stand up to America. </li></ul><ul><li>The EU is the onl...
We are the nation <ul><li>The second superpower lies within the folds of America. </li></ul><ul><li>10 percent of American...
What makes up the superpower?
Democracy of Superpower vs. government democracy <ul><li>Superpower </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible world wide </li></ul><ul>...
Which is stronger? <ul><li>Superpower </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is from ground up </li></ul><ul><li>Able to rally thousan...
And the winner is? <ul><li>“ In the same sense as the ants, the continual distributed action of the members of the second ...
How does this idea grow? <ul><li>First-Create a “meta-discipline” or an idea for the psychological organization of the gro...
Discussion <ul><li>Is something like this possible. Obviously Moore thinks so, but is this kind of collective thinking evi...
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The second superpower

  1. 1. The Second Superhero Rears its Beautiful Head By James F. Moore
  2. 2. Where to find a new Superpower <ul><li>No other nation is able to stand up to America. </li></ul><ul><li>The EU is the only thing resembling a superpower, but falls short of the U.S.’s power. </li></ul><ul><li>No democratic nation is powerful enough, so China and Russia don’t count. </li></ul>
  3. 3. We are the nation <ul><li>The second superpower lies within the folds of America. </li></ul><ul><li>10 percent of Americans consider themselves as part of a collective group that has the well-being of everyone in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>This is not a nation of partisan politics. </li></ul>
  4. 4. What makes up the superpower?
  5. 5. Democracy of Superpower vs. government democracy <ul><li>Superpower </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible world wide </li></ul><ul><li>Internet bandwidth connects the members </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction is a collections of ideas through blogs, news sites, and message boards (i.e. Slashdot) </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Limited access (write your congressman) </li></ul><ul><li>Connection is through membership to a nation. </li></ul><ul><li>Interaction is through voting (once a year) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Which is stronger? <ul><li>Superpower </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is from ground up </li></ul><ul><li>Able to rally thousands to its cause (i.e. picketing, voting) </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol: the ant </li></ul><ul><li>This way there is a strong collective capable of immense strength </li></ul><ul><li>Government </li></ul><ul><li>Strength is from the top </li></ul><ul><li>Can use anything to its disposal (taxes for missiles) </li></ul><ul><li>Symbol: the eagle </li></ul><ul><li>A strong and intimidating predator </li></ul>
  7. 7. And the winner is? <ul><li>“ In the same sense as the ants, the continual distributed action of the members of the second superpower can, I believe, be expected to eventually prevail. Distributed mass behavior, expressed in rallying, in voting, in picketing, in exposing corruption, and in purchases from particular companies, all have a profound effect on the nature of future society. More effect, I would argue, than the devastating but unsustainable effect of bombs and other forms of coercion.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. How does this idea grow? <ul><li>First-Create a “meta-discipline” or an idea for the psychological organization of the group to bring the group together better. </li></ul><ul><li>Second-While holding onto the ideas of openness of ideas through the web, need to uphold the ideals of the first superpower (freedom of the press, speech assembly) </li></ul><ul><li>Third-Better understand the international institutions that we often wrongfully ignore. </li></ul><ul><li>Fourth-Must continue to work on self and community. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Discussion <ul><li>Is something like this possible. Obviously Moore thinks so, but is this kind of collective thinking evident in our world today? </li></ul><ul><li>How big can something like this grow? </li></ul>

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