As I wrote recent, I have been left with the conclusion that our public representatives have forgotten their role to the public, as public servants, with continual measures that favour the wealthy minority and short term self-gratification.
We need solutions that support climate science, biological science, agricultural science, social science, as we best understand it, and potential threats, today.
There is a lot of talk, but little action from a wide range of agents.
About the only place I have any faith restored is in the public itself. Occupy and the March in March show that many thousands of people are motivated towards change. They see the shortcomings of Business and Usual as well as the potential to a wide range of solutions.
In the days prior to the Information Age the democratic process gave the best weight to the people. It was the original crowdsourcing through the election of individuals that would speak on their behalf. It has never been perfect. It has always spoken for those groups with the most influence, not necessarily the majority.
Modern technology provides the solution. People can be organised to take a stand, to change behaviours and to influence their local culture via social media.
Progressives, with their diversity views, can step in time on shared values and/or mutual disgust of the current power brokers.
With this in mind, I’ve started a forum.
There is no content yet, but for a topic on the forum structure, but it is the platform I wish to develop and take NewAnthro forward.
Welcome to The Anthropocene Blueprint
The new forum is The Anthropocene Blueprint.
It’s a simple, free, forum as the initial test bed.
As the name suggests, it is a place for those who recognise that our influence is lasting. We shape the world. We shape the atmosphere, the lithosphere and the hydrosphere.
Climate will continue to change. Population will continue to grow. Our economy, our technology, indeed our modern world necessarily plays a continuing fundamental role in our modern world. The only point in question is whether all of this will come at a massive cost to those yet unborn or if we can enrich the world through all our modern processes.
Let’s draw up the Blueprint.
The Anthropocene Blueprint thus is all inclusive. Any problem noticed by a member of the community or solution already applied in a personal situation is part of the process. It is the shape of the future we wish to design.
Through a forum, it avoids hierarchical influences and solutions are applied by the individual through their own means and desire (if it so exists). In this space, we can share and influence change than benefits us all and future generations through an entirely grassroots motivated approach.
More importantly, the forum must be the result of an engaged community of users. We need to be involved and we must also encourage others to as well. It is our blueprint and our statement to future generations that we recognised the need for change and worked towards it on their behalf.
I’ve created a new page above that you can use to directly find the forum should you need a quick and easy link to it for others.
The most important part of this project is that it cannot be left to a few of us. We must build a large and motivated community of users. We could, collectively, reduce the burden of living costs as well as our impact on our resources in a scale that would surprise observers.
We must live the example to set the example.