A radical move towards a sustainable world
Is the current 18th-century economic system an adequate form of social organization on the planet?
Despite significant improvements in the social organization (women’s suffrage, abolition of slavery, etc.), coupled with many tech advancements that came into fruition since the technological revolution, today’s world is in deep crisis. A cursory glance at the state of the world today reveals a range of problems, ranging from destabilizing economic inequality and conflict to environmental destruction, climate change and more. While many see these issues as isolated silos that can be successfully resolved without a larger systemic change, the truth of the matter is that they are consequential symptoms of an outdated social system. Therefore, a global, systemic, and structural change is required. In this presentation, I will outline the rationale for a radical move away from the incentives and structural dynamics of the market system to a socio-economic system derived and based on modern principles of scientific, sustainable earthly management. More specifically, the presentation will focus on six foundational pillars underpinning the new social system. These are: • Automation of labor • Access over poverty • Self-contained/localized city and production systems • Technological unification of Earth via ‘systems’ approach • The scientific method as the methodology for governance • Moving away from money and markets
Shortly after Tomas concluded his MSc. in Environmental Policy and Economics, he spent four years working in the field of environmental sustainability and climate change mitigation. Prior to this, Tomas spent several months with the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water in the U.S. More recently, Tomas dedicated himself to the field of science education by working for a Brussels-based NGO. Over the last 18 months, he’s been focused on anti-corruption in sustainable development. In addition to his professional pursuits in the non-governmental sector, Tomas has been an active member of the Zeitgeist Movement, a global sustainability and public health advocacy organization. Over the last ten years, he has contributed to various translations of educational materials put out by the movement. Besides being a passionate environmentalist and a proponent of scientific method for global governance, Tomas enjoys socio-economic research and historic as well as futurist literature. He is 34 years old and lives in Berlin, Germany.
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