Our goal is to develop systems that empower humanity's inherent ability to intelligently and ethically manage the earth's resources and social needs.
This is a time of great potential, the most transformative time in history. Old and outmoded systems are breaking down as humanity begets new and universally practical systems and inventions.
During the mechanical ages we had extended our bodies in space. Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned. Rapidly, we approach the final phase of the extensions of man - the technological simulation of consciousness, when the creative process will be collectively and corporately extended to the whole of human society, much as we have already extended our senses and our nerves by the various media... The aspiration of our time for wholeness, empathy and depth of awareness is a natural adjunct of electric technology...There is a deep faith to be found in this new attitude – a faith that concerns the ultimate harmony of all being.
Jeremy Rifkin explores how Internet technology and renewable energy are merging to create a powerful "Third Industrial Revolution." He asks us to imagine hundreds of millions of people producing their own green energy in their homes, offices, and factories, and sharing it with each other in an "energy internet," just like we now create and share information online.
For her work that made her the first and only woman to win the Nobel Prize in Economics, Ostrom identified eight "design principles" of stable local common pool resource management which "debunked" the inevitability of the trajedy of the commons and universalized conditions of functional and often traditional resource systems around the world.
These principles have since been slightly modified and expanded to include a number of additional variables believed to affect the success of self-organized governance systems, including effective communication, internal trust and reciprocity, and the nature of the resource system as a whole with progressive reinvestment of profits from nested enterprises within a commons. FUNDAEC.org is one of the most robust examples of such commons based economic frameworks, with a 150,000+ farmer strong cooperative economy network spanning 7 countries and 4 indigenous language groups.
We are dedicated to developing the value and transformative potential of open source peer-to-peer technology, innovation, and culture for business, policymakers, NGOs, and the broader public.
We have the central objective of supporting public information gathering, discourse, participation, and collaboration on key issues affecting the seafood industry.
We are a cross-disciplinary resource for new strategies and policies around the emergence of distributed ledger technologies, smart contracts, and the collaborative commons.
Technology has an ever-increasing impact on business, society, and culture. To positively harness this impact for all we recognize the need for comprehensive frameworks that include all aspects of the development process from agile technology; systems and complexity theories; critical learning pedagogy; spiral dynamics; integral; new economies; and other relevant, time tested methods.
You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
Ocean Literacy means understanding the ocean’s influence on you and your influence on the ocean. An ocean literate person understands the Essential Principles and Fundamental Concepts about the ocean; can communicate about the ocean in a meaningful way; and is able to make informed and responsible decisions regarding the ocean and its resources.
There are seven Ocean Literacy principles, and the complementary Scope and Sequence is comprised of 28 conceptual flow diagrams.
National Marine Educators Association (NMEA) is a dedicated, influential member-based organization of classroom teachers, informal educators, university professors, scientists, and more from around the world working together to advance the understanding and protection of our freshwater and marine ecosystems.
The European Marine Science Educator Association (EMSEA) is an international non-profit organisation committed to boost ocean literacy in Europe. EMSEA provides a platform for ocean education in the different European regional seas.
Technology is destructive only in the hands of people who do not realize that they are one and the same process as the universe.