For all the Gen X’ers, Gen Y’ers / Millennials, and Gen Z’ers, here is the Executive Summary:
Details: (for all the older folks that like to read lots…)
Open Systems, Open governance
The Village needs to be completely Open – no vetting or censoring of members decisions, just total transparency, just like you would want from any governance. There should be No profit, no income, no sales, just Sharing. Donations to cover minimal expenses, where ever necessary.
Reduce complexity, no need for currency, no contracts, no businesses creating profit, no finance, no Insurance (a Sharing NSV (see below) uses the support, the Trust, and co-operation of it’s members in times of emergencies, disaster or need).
Neo Sapien – definition from Urban Dictionary:
“A highly intelligent race evolved from HOMO sapiens, a brutish, animalistic race known for killing each other physically, mentally, and spiritually for things that only have perceived value like clothes, money and the like while depriving themselves of things they actually need like clean air, clean land, clean water, and generally a working biosphere. In the Neo Sapien society racism doesn’t exist and they have advanced technology and zero unemployment since their world is not based on mindless consumption, and manufacturing goods that were designed to be obsolete, everyone uses their creative abilities to make the system better instead of make it stagnate with mindless jobs. Productivity is higher than that of Homo sapiens since there are no costs and wages which solves Dunckers Candle problem since everybody is motivated to try their best not to make the most money. Because money does not exist, neo sapiens do not experience homelessness and poverty and the psychological issues that come along with it. Religion is non existent since any supernatural being Neo sapiens look down on homo sapiens”
Use of Technology
Universal World Rule #4 – A Tool or Machine may only assist, never replace, a worker.
In other words, no Artificial Intelligence (AI) or post-humans for New Sharing Villages until we have all learned we must change from Competing to Co-operating. Besides, workers need work, satisfying, rewarding work so we never again have unemployment, which is one of the factors leading to poverty.
UW Rule #2 – All working-age Single adults (18-64) must either work or attend school, unless unable to due to their health issues. The NSV is a step to help the ‘Poor’. The ‘Poor’ do not Need or want a Space program right now. They do want their Basic Needs satisfied, today. They need Small Scale Technology, much of what is available but not in an Open Systems approach, where plans and designs are available using local raw materials that are renewable.
Picture a Small Village with a limit of 1,000 people, living on 50ha of arable land, in a ‘Sharing Zone’ created by each country to house their ‘Poor’. The ‘Poor’ average about 21% so we need about (7.490 billion times 21%) 1, 572,900 Small Sustainable Villages across the planet today to help the ‘Poor’. But yesterday, today and tomorrow – each day we are adding about 200,000 new citizens, over and above the new babies that replace those who have left us. So every day we also need food, fresh water, clothes, shelter and energy for some 42,000 new ‘Poor’ worldwide.
Surprisingly, using this idea of Sharing leaderless Villages, we homo sapiens can grow another three times our current population size to over 21 Billion, all living comfortably in those unique Small Villages. Some high tech, some low tech, all unique in some respect, just like the people living in them. Borders disappear, nations and cities become Regions of 100 Villages each.
A Few Benefits
Living in this manner, Sharing the Fruits of our Labour with our Neighbours and Friends locally in our New Sharing Village (NSV), an amazing number of benefits arise (as more and more NSV’s are created). Here are a few, followed by a link to a longer list.
- A Lifetime worldwide opportunity for a no-cost education (K-12, College, University)
- A Lifetime individual access to no-cost Health Care (Level Good) at any NSV worldwide
- Guarantee of the opportunity to apply for work in any NSV across the planet. No unemployment, ever
- Farm Fresh food, free for you and your family for a lifetime, locally grown by your friends and neighbours on the Village Farm
- More Benefits – EliminatePoverty.wordpress.com/benefits-of-sharing-villages-svnsv
All work is performed in Small leaderless work teams. They make their decisions using only Consensus. Failure to decide means they revert to their Village for guidance. If necessary, a Village (Town Hall) meeting, where only Consensus of the entire Village is used to decide. Even just one member can block the idea/project/plan, and either force cancellation or rework to satisfy everyone. Decisions are often much slower than we might like, but will usually have the full support of the community, unlike in a Voting situation, where a 51% majority could dictate to a 49% minority.
Consensus also allows members to disagree but not Block. If those in disagreement are many, it may mean a revision is required before another Village meeting is called. A NSV would likely have about 700 adults participating in crucial decisions. As a NSV ‘matures’, technology will make this process easier. As more Small-Scale tools and Small machines are designed and implemented, more processes can be automated (all the whileensuring UW Rule #4 is always followed).
Online Volunteers work in small leaderless groups, employing Consensus decision-making too. Failure to decide means the decision reverts to the Founders, unlike in a NSV where all decisions are based on Consensus of the entire Village. There is a distinct difference between a VIRTUAL community on the Internet and a REAL community living, working, and playing together in one Village. The Online community can be Open and use Open platforms and technology just as the NSV would, but must be mindful that it is easy to disguise and pretend on the Internet, while it is much harder to do that in a Small Village where practically everyone knows everyone, at least at some level.
The Online Volunteers may also Share in the benefits from their work. For example, a ‘Share Everything (except your spouse) site’ could benefit those working on this site by offering, say, first pick, or perhaps a position on the NSV signup list. If nothing else, your offspring and future generations will surely thank you for your efforts.
Article – “Why Small is Beautiful: The Size Interpretation of History” – Leopold Kohr – 1989
Book – “Small is Beautiful” – E.F. Schumacher – 1973