- Jonathan Ghalmi Ribeiro
Software Engineer, Thales Australia
Developing a new type of Utopia
I'm writing a novel set in a modern utopia that would take into account all achievements from the past century. I believe societies could progress much faster and better by limiting conflicts.
Number one conflict I believe is the political division that exists in almost every occidental country. I believe it is healthy to allow different political views to express themselves. On the other hand, populations are being split and turned on each other because of that. Each believes to hold the solution to progress and growth, politics have to deal with opposition which regularly prevents sound propositions to be voted only because they are the opposition.
The main idea of Newtopia is to be a 'network of societies' that share a common ground of moral values :a Constitution. But those societies would differ in their societal/political ideology :socialism, liberals,... for as long as it respects the Constitution.
Relations between societies would be overlooked by an entity of experts :education, science, economy... and civilians : The Constitution Group. These would represent each of the societies that are part of Newtopia and decide commonly of inter-societal investments and projects.
That entity would be 'controlled' by an independent small group of founders of Newtopia :guardians of the Newtopian principle
When within a society, a group of individuals become large enough to express their own political views, means are given to them to realize their own model of society in respect of the Constitution.
Each sub-society is assessed on a regular period and equally to identify the models that work from those that don't. The aim is to give every view a shot at being a successful society. Criteria would be defined by the Constitution Group and Founders to decide if a model is performing well or not :using the Constitution as basis for criteria
I have other ideas related to Newtopia but I would first like to discuss that idea of 'network of societies'.