Why Dont We Have Peace? Discussion with Dr Andrew Wallace

13 11 2011

Speak Easy Talk

A discussion at Four Bridges SpeakEasy with Dr Andrew Wallace

Research Engineer from HUMLab, Sweden

Author: Technocracy: Building a new sustainable society for a post carbon world. New book due out soon

Points raised during discussion

Our evolutionary baggage of hunter gatherers competing for scarce resources influences our idea of “scarcity” in a time of real abundance. The money to be made from war and post war rebuilding is fuels conflict.

The Internet is a distributive system. Millions of local groups are networking together cooperatively to learn and share ideas and inspiration. This is becoming more and more urgent. We will need to have so many interconnections that there is plenty of “redundancy” in the system. We could face a sudden “phase change” in our social and economic system. We need to have alternatives tested and trialled.

There is not one organisation or leader – it is important to keep this a distributive, invisible leadership

“The wicked leader is he who the people despise. The good leader is he who the people revere. The great leader is he who the people say, ‘We did it ourselves” — Lao Tzu

EOS
www.eoslife.eu

World Network
www.technate.eu

The Great Transition

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Transition

Global Scenario Group

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_scenario_group

Timebanking

http://www.timebanking.org/

Transition Towns
http://www.transitionnetwork.org/

Twin Oaks Communities
http://www.twinoaks.org/

Social Phase Changes
http://www.chaoticripple.com/2011/understanding-phase-transitions/

Eco Villages

http://www.evnuk.org.uk/

Trobriand Island Kula Ring culture of ritual exchange

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kula_ring

China in Africa

http://www.economist.com/node/18586448

Decline in violence – Steven Pinker’s Better Angels of our Nature

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/22/better-angels-steven-pinker-review

Check out some online presentations here

http://www.slideshare.net/isenhand/technocracy-for-a-sustanalbe-soc

http://www.slideshare.net/isenhand/building-a-sustainable-society
http://www.slideshare.net/isenhand/sustainability

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