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Reboot HOMO SAPIENS... cont'd

REBOOT HOMO SAPIENS or RADICALLY RETHINKING MODERN LIFE?
-Radical Sustainable Innovation action through design

Can homo sampiens change at all? Can you? Are we so stuck in our old patterns and are we so stubborn that we will rather take it to the end ?

We have developed the most amazing things the past 5 to 10.000 years here on Planet Earth – currently we on on a track that might not be the right one so to say. We have to shift – did someone say mind shift?

WE HAVE THE MOST INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEVELOP OURSELVES AND THE PLANET WE LIVE ON INTO A PLACE WHERE EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING CAN THRIVE.

BUT in order to do so a sustainable behavioural change has to happen – and can that partly happen through the internet and new media?

What we know:

1) A huge amount of knowledge (there is a bit here www.exdl.com or here www.rsi-allaince.org): Sustainability is an ’old’ but expanding field – how do we fusion the old and the new – how do we create a world where technology is used appropriately? How do we take ancient knowledge and make match it with entirely new ideas about life and how we can and will live. The opportunities are enormous – as totally incredible and exiting as well as scaringly bizarre in some cases.

2) There is a dramatic need for change (worldwide) – and new strategies – developed in new powerful networks could be formed to activate all of us.

What we need:

1)Entirely new ways of living our physical (and possibly virtual as well) life is needed – or rather we know that in case we want to give everyone on the planet relatively equal possibilities to live a decent life (whatever that is) we need to do more or less everything differently.

2) A behavioural change/mindshifting: Education, involving, understanding, integrating living.... from firstmovers / rolemodel makers to mainstream... from words & visions to actual action...

3) Radical sustainable action-innovation: develop, design and do new projects... & make very tangible project such for example Micro Living (see more here www.micromacromonde.com/microliving.html )

The question is now how to obtain behavioural change and action?
By being where the people are - the internet? By speaking a universal language - the internet? By connecting the world – the internet?

Follow-up on yesterdays workshop

We might have to ask ourself what interacts across mental and physical boundaries? What is a wellknown maybe the best and today most common tool for engaging and creating knowledge sharing?...

Lets take up the real challenges and design solutions together!