A Vision for a New Civilization
If we are to create a Paradise on Earth we will have to change the way we live with ourselves.
countries, the high cost of living requires that we earn lots of money.
If we can eliminate the high cost of living, then we can live more sensibly on the Earth. In the past, a simpler lifestyle meant a low quality of life, but does it really have to be? We believe not.
We believe that it is possible to substantially INCREASE our quality of life and our material comforts by applying better design principles to solve the needs of housing, energy, food, and other necessities and comforts. We do not have to suffer. In fact, we are suffering now much more than we need to because of the poor designs of our civilization.
The Physical EnvironmentWe envision a new kind of civilization in which no one has to work hard anymore to earn a living. Ultra low-cost, non-toxic, solar powered, beautiful structures can provide housing, recreation, local food production, water supply, and virtually all other daily needs on-site. Everyone can live in a self-sustaining palace, if they so choose. This is now practical using current technology as outlined in these pages.
Community LifeAs the struggle for survival is eliminated, there will be more time for community life and culture. Jobs can be eliminated so we can do more of what we should be doing -- Singing, Dancing, Laughing, Playing, Creating, and pursuing our Artistic and Spiritual Quests. (If you find this hopelessly and impossibly utopian, it shows how far we have digressed from a happy, healthy society.)
EducationWith the advances in computer technology, it is now possible to have virtually free education from K through Ph.D. Schools as they currently exist may no longer be needed, but specialized learning centers could be useful.
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EconomicsWe need a healthy economic system. Local economic systems provide for exchange of locally produced goods and services. This is an exchange system of credits and debits for everyone in a community. It is community based and controlled. See Community Information Networks and LETS economics on other IPR pages.
Health CareHealth care is provided by:
GovernmentIn an enlightened society, not much of a government is needed. Local governments should be the most dominant and have the greatest authority, followed by regional and national governments. Just the opposite of what we have today. When our needs are met on more than just the physical level, there will be little interest in crime, violence, and other behaviors that require massive government structures.
Most of the knowledge we need to redesign civilization is already here. We just need to do it! Get together with your neighbors and friends and decide how you want to live. Begin the act of creating a positive future, right where you live and work.
All Need to Sing More, Dance More, Laugh More, and Play More