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Tor Vegard Aksnes

Music Producer/Graphic Designer, Tor Ninja

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If we were to build a new society from scratch, how can we find the best designs to do so - and what are they?

- Open source information/collaboration technology
- Green tech designs with little to zero ecological footprints
- Scientifically optimised products for sustainable solutions
- Internet, robots, augmented reality, microorganisms, etc.
- Massive reductions in excessive consumption
- Well earned headroom to conduct desirable human affair

As a species with such vast technological insight, we have the opportunity to appreciate our planet, our conception, our consciousness and extraordinary cognitive abilities.

I'm not talking about being lifeless machines. Let's rejoice and laugh about our errors and mistakes. And for those with a biological disposition to worship, why not worship the sun, the planet, the body and the mind? In essence it is about better allowing ourselves to be human by improving society, with every colourful palette and diversity that may imply.

And here comes the real question:

Who are the thinkers and doers with brilliant ideas? How do we collectively extract their most important lessons, and how do we collectively puzzle them together to create the blueprint for a new society? How do we put the blueprint into practise without being regulated, taxed or sabotaged by preexisting governments?

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    Dec 28 2011: Tor Ninja,
    The "headroom to conduct desirable human affair(s)" will become a reality IF you can populate the new society with genuine followers of this philosophy :
    "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
    Luk 6:28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.
    Luk 6:29 And unto him that smiteth thee on the [one] cheek offer also the other; and him that taketh away thy cloke forbid not [to take thy] coat also.
    Luk 6:30 Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask [them] not again.
    Luk 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
    Luk 6:32 For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye? for sinners also love those that love them.
    Luk 6:33 And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same.
    Luk 6:34 And if ye lend [to them] of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
    Luk 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.
    Luk 6:36 Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.
    Luk 6:37 ¶ Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: " (Jesus Christ, circa 31 A.D.)
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      Dec 28 2011: As much as I personally despise the Bible, the passages you have chosen reflects something I call "Constructive Selv Conservation", which is crucial to understand in any truly civilized society.

      Constructive selv conservation is about investing in your surroundings and fellow sentient beings, in order to be regarded as a resource and therefore become externally conserved. If you help others, others help you.
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        Dec 28 2011: Constructive Self-Conservation. Am I correct to assume the constructive aspect is in reference to not being destructive to others in the process of being constructive in pursuing one's own wants and needs?
        If your goal is to start a (successful) new society from scratch I suggest you rethink your statement that "If you help others, others help you." It is an unfortunate fact of human society that some will hate you even when you do good to them. Some will curse you even though you bless them. Some will despitefully use you even though you pray for them. If humans are in the equation there is no such thing as "from scratch". Your society will have to deal with strife and misconduct. Remember that, Mr. Aksnes as you screen applicants for your new society.
      • Jan 10 2012: Have to basically agree with; "Remember that, Mr. Aksnes as you screen applicants for your new society."

        If you want to pick and choose, it will only reflect the mindset of the Picker and Chooser. Following the natural way of letting the cream rise to the top, is the only way to get true diversity and progress. Everything else is artificial. Why do people seem to think, CONTROL needs to be done to improve ones life.

        We think the poor only needs money and that will lift them up and solve the poverty problem. Nothing is solved until they solve it for themselves. The Government who wants to control, has spent trillions of dollars over the past 50 years to "save the poor". After all that money, after all of that control, our poverty level has gone up. Not down. Same thing in Europe, Same thing in Asia.

        If you want to start a new and exciting society, change yourself first. Become a person of virtues, character and truth. It begins with you. If you can't be that person, then how do you believe someone else will follow your lead?

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