The news was cause for celebration. Reports for the Autumn cycle had been finalized and were now being read and listened to around the world. Global poverty: down 93% since 2020. Every climate target hit this year, with three unexpectedly surpassed. Topsoil is the healthiest it has been since 1920. At the same time, average work hours had been reduced another 18 minutes to reach 19.2 per week, with 100% employment of those able and willing to work. And perhaps most hearteningly, average global self-reported life satisfaction was up 2% year over year.
You might feel the pain I do about the suffering of the world, and the knowing that a better world is possible.
To get there, we need effective, ethical collaboration among all people and life.
The failure of systems all around us creates an opportunity to collaboratively redesign our social operating system – technology, economics, governance, and culture – in service of a better life for all.
Broken tech is a symptom of a broken society caught in the grips of an outdated, values-blind, plutocratic economy.
We can do better:
All human progress requires teams of people working together. But teams struggle to achieve their full potential without great tools:
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A proposal for global human thriving
I’m amazed that I happen to have been born right now, at this unprecedented moment in life’s multi-billion-year history. In just the last century, one species has developed tremendous capabilities, enough power to transform systems at global scale.
Do Great Things: Your Role in the Human Project – Wisdom 2.0
Do Great Things: Keynote at TechCrunch Disrupt 2014
Interview with Josh Constine on Universal Cooperation
Technology could help solve problems that have plagued humankind for millennia. “If we really collaborated together we could do amazing things,” says Justin Rosenstein, a longtime innovator. We need an ethical and global mindset. The alternative is a world run amok.
Do Great Things
Don’t lose the fire you started with. If you’re going to devote the best years of your life to your work, have enough love for yourself and the world around you to work on something that matters to you deeply.
WW Meeting on Human Values
Last weekend was really inspiring. I participated in the Worldwide Meeting on Human Values, in Mexico, where thousand of passionate people from across Latin America came together to discuss how to create a more compassionate world.
Letter for Wealth Tax
The following is an open letter from a group of wealthy Americans who should be affected by a wealth tax. It does not imply an endorsement for any candidate.