So what do you think it would take?!
The BFI Challenge wanted to get people thinking about this, ... I don't know if it reached that many people over the 10 years, but I want to keep trying to get that conversation going.
So what do you think it would take?!
This is Amazing!
It's finally happening, some schools in the US will let you go to school for free if you agree to pay them a % of future earnings. This is the best model. Education for all, and an incentive for the school to get you the best job possible!!
I love this. It's along the lines of the model I'm thinking, the employment agency model with extra training and services, so I think it's a great start.
Colleges ask for a share of future salary in lieu of loans - AP News
Thought I'd share these great comics on important global issues.
I stumbled on to them via the Buckminster Fuller ones
Seriously, click on those links above, they are amazing :)
I've got to go back and check them all out
And help support him!
The language, Marigoli spoken in western Kenya seems to have a single word for the idea of making the world work for 100% of humanity, 'isirika'
Check out this TED talk which talks about it and let me know what you think
I just noticed my last post from March didn't actually upload, well I'm back with another one about Universal Basic Income.
I heard this TED talk on the subject and it's really a call to action to start thinking about it, I don't think he proposed a solution. I read through the comments and it's the same old arguments, I think the idea posted on this site resolves them so I'm going to try to send something to this presenter. Also, in the comments I found a reference to a site that is trying to propose something very interesting. It wants to transfer ownership of corporations to universities. Obviously if they went to the trouble of making a website and a white paper and a video they think it's a good idea. I'll definitely get in touch with them to see what they think of my idea.
To recap my idea, it's just people joining forces, one at a time making better decisions. Choosing companies that are good for the long run not just the cheapest price today. If these companies end up being cooperatives, cool, if not, doesn't matter. This is the capitalism we're all striving for today, the market economy we want. The thing holding us back is an economy where the producers of goods are focusing on making us make bad decisions, because it is a more profitable business model in the short term. Check out the site or let me know if you want me to elaborate.
Here's the site about universities owning stuff
Here's the TED Talk
Recently people having been talking about Universal Income and what to do when there is no more work. An interesting point I only heard once but I feel like should be at the forefront was that revolutions like this do not generally improve our work/life balance. The guy was saying as we went from nomads to today each significant step, farming, industrial revolution, computer age, now robots, it seems like we can do more with less but we tend to have longer more mind numbing days. I forget who said that but I thought it was an interesting perspective.
Anyways, there was a post on New Atlas, and I put in a comment which tried to convey why I think Universal Income is so important and some points that I think could bring people together on thinking that it really is something we need to look at to ensure global security. Here's a link to the article, and my comments in full. Let me know what you think.
"People need to start thinking of UBI as a potential solution to a lot of global issues. The argument for global security easily outweighs the concern that there will be a bunch of freeloaders, especially now that robots are in the mix. What I mean can be summed up by looking at 3 recent TED Talks that have nothing to do with UBI. 1) Sarah Parcak - Help discover ancient ruins, she says world heritage sites are getting looted, the reason is people need money more than ever. Her solution, spend millions on a crowdsource project to look at sites via satellite. 2) Deeyah Khan - What We Don't Know About Europe's Muslim Kids, she interviewed convicted terrorists and didn't find 'monsters' she found broken people, torn between their culture and their country. Other talks have also highlighted that extremists draw on broken down people with few other options. 3) Caleb Barlow - Where is Cybercrime really coming from? He talks of a huge underground economy, a Deep Web full of people willing to do whatever terrible thing you want as long as you pay. Do you think people would be looting the pyramids, joining extremists groups, or hacking for money if they had a UBI allowing them to follow their dreams? Here's a bonus TED talk to think about, Paul Knoepfler - The ethical dilemma of designer babies, he talks about CRISPR and how much of a game changer it is, and the widespread impacts it can have. Think of this like hacking the living world, UBI could help prevent bio-hackers for money like we already have for computers. I feel the same way about healthcare, not having it is a huge risk. Everyone loves 'Breaking Bad' but no one seems to realize it wouldn't have happened if the character had healthcare. Without these universal programs we are creating the problems we are willing to spend billions to try to fight. Look at cyber crime, can the governments ever hope to stay ahead of that? If you want to get really worried watch Sugata Mitra's TED talks showing kids teaching themselves to use computers, and think about where we send all of our e-waste. UBI is not about altruism it's about global security but only if we can apply it across the world. How to implement this will be the trick to figure out but the first step is to see the potential, and to agree we need it."
This site represents one idea for making the world work for 100% of humanity, and it doesn't change much. In general to get to the world working for 100% we need a bunch of people to do everyday things better!
So I made a site that will be a resource of the best way to do things. Ways that are better for you and better for the world.
I called it The Story of Stuff You Can Do! dot com
I really like 'The Story of Stuff', but I don't feel like they give you a good list of things you can do. I asked them to make it but they didn't reply, so I just made it :)
Check it out, and help me out, send in guest posts or suggestions
My friends often ask me for advice on 'tech' because they know I like to keep up to date with what's new, but these days when people ask me "What's the next new thing to get", I'm not telling them anything about 'tech', I'm telling them "Mindfulness :)".
it's definitely not new, but I think it's the next big thing. It has so many benefits, to our health and well being, and maybe surprisingly, to our productivity that I think it's going to be the next big thing. I knew I was on to something when I saw 'mindful eating' posters in the cafeteria at work. Below is a nice little primer on the subject.
And below that is a very inspiring talk on fish farming. I feel like I've only heard dire predictions about the future of fish, but this talk gives some hope. But I think the only way to make this a success is if the consumers demand it. Ask where your fish comes from, let them know where you want it to come from, and if you find a good source, support them and tell other people!
The founder of Global Citizen has his TED Talk released recently, and it sounds like an org I need to be a part of. It's trying to tackle lots of issues at once, educate lots of people, and use the readers to apply pressure on the concerns that
I don't know if they know anything about Bucky but they seem to be thinking pursuing goals in a new way, with lots and lots of .
1) Tell people what to do
2) They have a reward pushing people to do more
3) They even had Chris Martin adorn their shirt while playing a t the super bowl
I really hope I can get in touch with them and help them become a household name.
Wish me luck :)
I don't know any more details than this talk, but it seems like this lady saved us from a future where big corporations would have way too much control over the building blocks of life. She seems to eliminated patents on genes.
A lot of people seem to be wearing superhero t-shirts these days, they probably wish they could be superman or captain america, but I don't think they realize they could. I think Tania Simoncelli is a good example, she saw a bunch of problems, picked the worst and figured out how to fix it. It looked impossible, but that just seemed to make her prepare harder. Just amazing!
I'm sure she had a lot of help and maybe the monument should celebrate a bunch of people, I have no idea, I'm just grateful for the work they did on this.
I'm always finding interesting videos and articles, so I thought I'd share them.