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.
The world could work so much better for everyone if we collaborated toward mutually beneficial outcomes, as one team.
Today’s primary systems of collaboration — markets and states — are coordinating us to destroy the planet and each other. To heal injustices and create a thriving world, we must work together to build better systems, now:
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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.