THE EMERGENCE PROJECT
OUR VISION OF THE FUTURE
An economic system based on ecology, that measures and accounts for all costs, aligning individual incentive with the collective good. A relationship to resources that focuses on access rather than possession, maximizing the synergistic advantages of effective resource sharing, and incentivizing systemic rather competitive interest. Where all life forms are considered stakeholders whose sentient experience itself is the basis of defining value, and all metrics relevant to their well being are factored in the allocation of resources, optimizing quality of life for all while ensuring that the balance sheet of the commons is maintained. That obsoletes the need for extrinsic incentive and holds optimizing intrinsic incentive towards unique self-actualization as a core design goal of the system.
Governance that is emergent rather than imposed, arising from the effective self-governance of an omni-considerate and integrally developed global citizenry. Collective decision making processes that are free of vested interest and are optimally informed. factoring a comprehensive taxonomy of values and corresponding metrics to optimize for, the distributed effects of any choice across the whole context map of related topics, and the ability to synthesize effective elements of different strategies.
NEW SOCIAL SYSTEMS
A high-tech, nature integrated, distributed, post-growth and closed-loop materials economy,where our built world harmonizes with the evolutionary principles of the natural world. Where waste and extraction are both made obsolete through intentional design optimization. Where the evolutionary impulse is expressed through continuous improvement within a dynamic homeostatic system, rather than continuous expansion. Where technology’s ability to create abundance is fully utilized without the restrictions of an economic system that values and thus artificially manufactures scarcity. Where a capacity to automate rote tasks is fully utilized, freeing humans from tedious jobs, in a new economic system where they no longer need to earn a right to live. Human technology is embraced as an extension of our unique creativity, operating through us, as progressively more conscious agents for evolution. All of this co-evolving with our new social systems and story - technology intentionally developed towards more positive purposes, aligned with a more integral definition of success while in turn adding new capacities that both help evolve our vision of success and support its realization.
A NEW STORY
We live in an emerging, self-organizing, self-evolving, fundamentally creative universe. Creation is orderly and law governed while being fundamentally unpredictable. All entities are both interconnected and unique Attractive forces (allurement/ super-gravity/ love) bring parts together, greater synergy is selected for, leading to the emergence of higher order novelty. False dichotomies are reconciled in a higher order understanding of complementarity; universe simultaneously evolves into ever higher orders of uniqueness and interconnectedness, agency and communion, being and becoming, consciousness and love.
We are at the brink of a phase shift, not just of human society or the human species, but of evolution itself (at least in local universe as best we know)… from unconscious, algorithmic evolution, to agentically mediated, conscious evolution - a fundamental and epoch defining evolution of the evolutionary process itself. Evolutionary processes continuously order more complexity, leading to more adaptive biological creatures with correspondingly deeper interiors. The prefrontal cortex gives rise to the capacity for conscious abstraction, and with it, an abstract sense of self, time, causation, order, etc. These give rise to all categories of methodological inquiry… leading to the awareness and understanding of evolution itself, its direction, and the processes by which it’s governed, etc. Awareness of our interconnectedness and our uniqueness. And to conscious agency…giving rise to universe awakening to itself…experiencing itself through a reference frame…aware of the processes and nature of reality that lead to it emerging, and that are still emerging now through it…able to identify as the evolutionary force governing existence, interconnected with everything, awoke to itself in a unique form with a unique perspective, as a self-aware agent to consciously and creatively evolve universe…whose love and volition and awareness and understanding are all instruments of evolution…with attraction/love at the heart of the whole process, and emergence/creativity as the result mediated by synergy as a core feature of the nature of reality.
A NEW HUMANITY
All humans aware of the inextricable interconnectedness of all life...and of the universal direction of evolution and our unique ability to consciously understand and participate with it...and of the irreplaceably unique capacity and thus role of each human within that collective human story...shifting from competition to intentional symbiosis, and from identifying as parts of the whole to identifying as stewards for the whole: conscious agents for life and evolution. Interconnected, omni-considerate, utterly unique and consciously symbiotic, technologically empowered, evolutionary stewards of the kosmos