Featured image: The World of Tomorrow: Kenneth Goldstein 1969 vision of the potential in the world
This is a great post second world war holocaust utopian book where the idea of continuing representation of people is a given.
In the book DNA, harvesting the ocean, new forms of transportation, new ways of thinking and working are part of the everyday conversation.
In 2022 though, we realise that technology, science, art, education, means very little if it’s just about replicating self serving and questionable elites.
If the way we live, work, meet, socialise only means ‘my knowledge is your harm’, ‘my control is your exclusion and objectification’, ‘my profit accepts that you will be underserved and exploited until the end of your days. It is the only way’ then something is fundamentally wrong.
Landlordism and property are too important: we need many different ways to rise and grow.
How the economy has been set to work at every level needs to be transformed. The buildings we work in, walk through every day need to register our humanity: in the 21st century news is art and art is news.
We should see our neighbourhoods, updates, stories, prints on the walls of the buildings we work in, walk through each day.
That old song of a post modern self serving feudal elite, the sounds of a colonial company (for example the Royal African Company of England) version of what the 21st century is limits the world, limits collaboration, partnership, innovation and co-operation.
It is a poisonous silence that we all wrestle with and try to ignore every day (as well as being very, very boring for the disenfranchised). We shouldn’t ignore it: we should talk about it.
The World of Tomorrow remembers the history of people’s lives, loves innovation from the ground: it believes all ground should be made fertile through our insights and knowledge: everyone can be productive and contribute. The transformation of what’s possible is through the feminine in all of us: growing and nurturing people in the local environments.
If we start the conversation of what might be possible locally, how to encourage innovation, creativity, new, kinder ways of of living, working and doing things from the neighbourhood, rebuilding jobs, creating great opportunities throughout the lifespan who knows what might be possible? It’s about time.
We might even transform those exploitative dominating supply chains that noone knew how to control during Covid with a level of human scale and focus that they’re currently lacking.
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