Book Project Global Villages /
We have seen that human well-being is very much based on the clarity and transparency of our living environment, on the fact that we are not an anonymous number, but shape our living environment ourselves in community with others.
Through a long history of struggle, subjugation, apparent control, and ever deepening insight into the nature that surrounds us, we have come to the conclusion that we must indeed grasp the nature of human beings as an ensemble not only of its social but also of its natural relationships. We are, taken seriously, the necessary organism that brings everything to extended life and not simply the crown of creation, but its ferment - according to the pattern of nurturing gardening. Who does not want to overcome nature by subjugation like Francis Bacon, but wants to shape a world according to the pattern of natural life processes with their integration as far as possible.
Godsends from multimedia object sensing to decentralized automation. Enabling connectivity to all of humanity's intellectual, technical and cultural production from any location.
The power of the sun, winds, tides can be captured and harnessed at any point on the planet without depleting storage and poisoning the world as fossil fuels do. They support decentralization and self-sufficiency.
Authentic spaces that are divorced from each other and give space to different ways of living. (This is also where the peace issue has its place, also cultural evolution)
Massive compactness by design has shown us how space can be multiplied. At some points, efficient solutions have also been found in cities, for example by networking and concentrating many functions under one roof. The new village centers will also learn from shopping malls, and creative multiple uses and densification of building fabric can be very invigorating.
We are becoming masters of metamorphosis. Cradle2Cradle and Regenerative Technology are widely replacing fossil and limited resources, lessening our dependence and expanding our local options.
The taming of money logic and growth constraints, and the common provision of the general interest, allow us to eliminate pointless redundancies and waste, and to put the actual quality of life at the center of our activities. Instead of looking at the winners, we look at the weak, and in doing so, we encourage further cascades of mutual aid.
We have long been on an inner journey to our 'divine' roots. We are not really separate from each other but have no access to the reality we feel. The inward orientation of Global Villages supports these meditative elements. Glass Bead Game. (HL: Deceleration. Slow Food. Deep Listening. Time to listen and enjoy life....) So also the wealth there to initiate this "post-materialist turn".