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The Next System Project

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posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 08:01 PM
I often complain about posters having a lack of imagination when they say, "it's can't work" or "it's never been done" or "that's just the way it is". Often the very same people will try to isolate a single situation from the system that it emerged from in another lack of vision. I feel these are educational deficiences both and not personal faults.

It's impossible to address one specific problem until you see how it's connected to other interconnecting systems whether they be social, economic, biological or intellectual.

I came across this very idea today, a group of people beginning to encourage imagination (that is already going on around the world) and use those imaginations to begin to create a system that supports healthy self-sustaining systems in all areas of life.

Here's there introductory video:

The Nex System Project Mission Statement:

The Next System Project is an ambitious multi-year initiative aimed at thinking boldly about what is required to deal with the systemic challenges the United States faces now and in coming decades. Responding to real hunger for a new way forward, and building on innovative thinking and practical experience with new economic institutions and approaches being developed in communities across the country and around the world, the goal is to put the central idea of system change, and that there can be a “next system,” on the map.

Working with a broad group of researchers, theorists and activists, we seek to launch a national debate on the nature of “the next system” using the best research, understanding and strategic thinking, on the one hand, and on-the-ground organizing and development experience, on the other, to refine and publicize comprehensive alternative political-economic system models that are different in fundamental ways from the failed systems of the past and capable of delivering superior social, economic and ecological outcomes.

By defining issues systemically, we believe we can begin to move the political conversation beyond current limits with the aim of catalyzing a substantive debate about the need for a radically different system and how we might go about its construction. Despite the scale of the difficulties, a cautious and paradoxical optimism is warranted. There are real alternatives. Arising from the unforgiving logic of dead ends, the steadily building array of promising new proposals and alternative institutions and experiments, together with an explosion of ideas and new activism, offer a powerful basis for hope.

edit on 3-4-2015 by FyreByrd because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:31 PM
a reply to: FyreByrd

They're saying they want the system to change into...

And then they don't finish their idea. And they don't have any kind of platform for connecting people with ideas.

How can you commit to that? It's idiotic to rock the boat if you don't know whether or not your [non-existent] idea will sink or swim.

Yes we need change...

but we need ideas and plans first.

Let us see some plans, or at least an open platform for plans. Then maybe I'll get on board.

posted on Apr, 3 2015 @ 10:42 PM
Hydroponics,aquaculture,portable safe nuclear power,alernative and free energy,a cure for cancer search the pages of this website all the answers are all there problem is the corporations are not going to surrender their power and allow us to implement them there are several grids you can remove yourself from food,water and power dependency and others such as money and communications where you cant or its very difficult I only see solutions at the micro-level or village in old speak not the macro level but ask the Amish that is not getting any easier.

posted on May, 31 2015 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: FyreByrd

Have you heard of The Venus Project? It is a good one

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