A Case For A Type One Civilization: Part II

A Case For A Type One Civilization: Part II

Part I Detailed How Our Current Monetary-Market System Failed To Transition To A Type One Civilization. Now Let's Examine What A Legitimate Type One Civilization Can Look Like.

The lack of stability and collective coherence of the Monetary-Market system is inherently driven by the competitive nature of its ideological structuring. Additionally it is a system that orients distribution in a very focused manner that prevents a vast majority of the human species from truly benefiting from the luxuries and technological fruits of civilization. These factors unequivocally objectively condemns the Monetary-Market system to the realm of failed models of history as a result of complete obsolescence. https://www.theodysseyonline.com/case-for-type-1-c...

Some distinct features of a Type One civilization would be things such as designing the model of civilization of ensure the self sufficiency and self sustainability. Completely phase out the possibility of civilization collapse, other than unforeseen natural events or extinction level cosmic events. This would require immense decentralization of the economy in order to convert to a 100% sustainable global energy structure; extremely manageable with available technologies in wind, solar, Hydroelectric, geothermal, etc. It would also require technology to decentralize and restructure our methods of food production to largely phase out agriculture, especially monoculture agricultural, in favor of technological productions like greenhouses and industrial greenhouses that operate on hydroponics, aeroponics, aquaponics, etc. Additionally, knowledge data banks, productive capabilities, water purification, systems of technological infrastructure, etc all have to be designed for each community to retain in the event of destabilization of the greater collective civilization. These technologies have to ensure the security of persons for each community; whether it is food for survival, or knowledge to ensure an open and free society that does not close itself off to the dictates of ignorance.

We must ontologically design the systems of civilization to ensure the evolutionary transformation of the civilization into more complex forms that can guarantee transformation of institutional shortcomings and unforeseen flaws and mistakes. If our institutions seize up with the distractions of culture and the superficialities of human drama; our civilization risks being exploited by the worst among us and the stability of the civilization itself is at risk of breakdown and collapse.

Organization and management of our entire Type Zero civilization history needs to be reassessed to transcend the clutter of arbitrary concepts pregnant in the Monetary-Market system. Taking note that foundation principle institutional structures are needed to collectivize institutions and groups of people rather than feudalistic ideological divisions and tribalistic mentalities. Such foundation principles can also be a system of checks and balances of powers for the civilization.

An example of a Type One civilization model can be seen with a structure of Direct Democracy, Representative Democracy, Meritocracy, and Technocracy. The Direct Democracy provides a horizontal structure that focuses power to every individual as a functioning mechanism of the civilization to avoid the concept of externalities that lead to populations being disregarded when policies are planned. Representative Democracy offers a means of every community, once self sustainability and sufficiency is achieved, to collectivize on the global stage. It also provides a means of ensuring democratic checks on all institutions to avoid exploitation and abuse. Meritocracy is a means of checking all institutions to justify their existence on the basis of their merited works; allowing for controlled vertical structures to provide the benefits of top-down orientation such as efficient production and leadership by those merited within the institution. Technocracy is the final foundation that fuses the vertical management of Meritocracy with the power distribution of the Direct and Representative Democratic systems by having those with the highest technical skills to be able to be effectively utilized in concert of the greater Type One model. This form of management and organization can allow for cohesive collectivism while ensuring individualism to the highest degree without the interference of institutions acting as transcended entities that act as independent forces of power and control beyond the Direct Democratic foundation. The objectively of the scientific minded basis of Technocratic leadership offers a rational check and balance of society that provides the information to guarantee a will informed Direct Democratic population.

Finally, and arguably most important to indicate Type One status, integrating a cooperative symbiotic relationship with the biosphere. This will require a rapid large scale project to rejuvenate the biospheres on all levels of the ecosystem. Given the restricting of civilization to complete renewable energy and the transition of production away from petrochemicals towards biological materials for production such as hemp. A Type One civilization would be capable of recycling and efficiently create products to such an extent that waste would be virtually eliminated and resource scarcity technologically abolished. It would therefore be a civilization that allows the rest of the planet's biology to enjoy the lands without displacement. Our returning of lands to natural habitats in order to provide life a chance to recoil from the 6th Great Extinction humanity is currently perpetuating with our actions.

A Type One civilization is an inevitability as long as civilization exists; the Monetary-Market System must be transcended if the human species is to survive. The objective failures and shortcomings of the model will not succeed in transitioning to Type One stature. A new system must assert itself if the human species is to survive and thrive as a greater complex organism. The task is new for the human species to face with legitimate potentiality of creating; but the dream of a global civilization is millennia years old. Utopian dreams of the past are objectively no longer abstract fantasies, but outlines for greater complexity in human life. Old problems will be solved, but with all evolutionary jumps there are new challenges that arise. The transition to a Type One civilization is not the end of time or end all moment that created Paradise on earth. It is taking the responsibility to retain the reality of evolution in face of civilization and societal development.

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I Don't Refrigerate My Ketchup And Neither Should You

No this isn't really an article about ketchup

DISCLAIMER: If you expect to read an entire article about a bottle of Heinz, you are about to be severely let down.

You read the title right, I, nor does my family, refrigerate their ketchup bottles. It always kind of had to do with the concept of not liking col Look it up people! Contrary to popular belief, a ketchup bottle is not required to be refrigerated. Just think about all those room temperature bottles sitting on the tables of restaurants legitimately EVERYWHERE. So you may think I'm a weirdo (I mean, in part, you're not wrong), but to each their own. Maybe I do things a little differently, but just because it isn't your way, doesn't mean it's wrong. That doesn't mean you shouldn't carve your own path.

We hear it time and time again; you can be anything you want to be, as long as we work hard to get there. We'll even hear that it may be difficult to get there, but sometimes we aren't clued into the concept that the destination we strive to reach may not have a path associated with it yet. Perhaps it is you who has to create it. A linear path is boring, so go explore, go design, go make the most of this world. In doing so, you are shaping yourself and your own character, your own identity. If we followed the same path as the person before us, we would be stripping ourselves of innovation. In short, we'd be really freaking boring.

Why are we so quick to follow the leader? Why do we take the shortcuts? Why don't we trust ourselves in discovering some really amazing things in this life? I invite you to take a step out of your comfort zone and see this world from a different vantage point. I encourage you to trust your gut and go after what you've had your eye on for all this time. I applaud you for knowing that any journey will take time and great effort and that what you put in is what you get out, but that has not seemed to stop you yet. Along the way, you may turn heads; people may question your motives, some may be envious of your courage, but whatever you do, do not second guess the fact that you are not a sheep in the herd. You are leading the way to so much more.

Attached to this is appreciating that other people are carving their own paths as well, that we cannot get everyone to be on board with our ideas. In attempting to do so, I'd absolutely be dispelling what I've written about sticking to your guns for the past three paragraphs. So yes, there are a million ways to get from Point A to Point B. Some may seem practical, some may seem longwinded, some may require creativity, and some may be difficult to envision, but each invites us to take on a new perspective, to see life through a different lens. This breeds the opportunity to learn from human beings, see what sets their heart aflame. This is where we take a step back from our routines and our sense of normalcy and see the world through the eyes of someone else. This is where we master the art of compromise, put away our stubbornness for awhile and see how two ideas can merge together to create another innovative opportunity.

In my short 22 years, I learned early that if my options are slim, I can create my own. If my values are not matched with the world I am surrounded by, make a change. If my path and your path cross over and we don't get along, tell me about it, so I can learn and gain more understanding for this big, vast, place we live in. So really, try this whole ketchup thing. Be your own person. Don't be afraid to slip away from these hypothetical standards that we hold ourselves to. Set yourself a part and go after whatever it is you've been eyeing. You'll only be mad at yourself if you don't. And on the real, try not refrigerating your ketchup, it really is quite liberating.

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Poetry On Odyssey: A Comment

How easy it is for a comment online to spark inspiration, as well as a corrupted society

You thrive behind a machine.

You spite words you don't understand.

And cast blame on those who are easily unseen.

I wish you could comprehend,

The hate you create from your keys,

The soft clicking you use to defend,

Defending a means,

A means that brings people to their knees.

And not with hope, not with admiration,

But with a fear,

A fear that thrills the entire nation.

You decide to remain on a side.

A side that is all about you.

So I suppose, there is no better place for your pride.

You call us children,

For believing in change.

You call us alien,

But to us, everyone is allowed to be their own kind of strange.

We don't expect you to change your views.

We don't expect you to understand our truths.

But everyday there is different news.

We will fight for our right to be our own,

And stand together.

Helping and understanding.

Because our mission is to make the world better.

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