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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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  • Jan 10 2012: Guess what we don't have to reinvent the wheel. Yes being brand new has it's charm. But if I were to start a new society, I would go back to the Federalist Papers and read them. Then I would adapt the constitution. Most people haven't even ventured with one of the Federalist Papers, let alone over 80 of them. Liberty and Freedom are the two basics to start any society. It's the foundation on which everything else can be built on.

    Now to address the authors questions.

    Who are the thinkers and doers with brilliant ideas?

    Everyone has the potential to be brilliant. To start to sort people out is not the best way to accomplish getting the best ideas. When one wants to separate or clarify the "Who's", it will be that person who selects these people. Let the people rise to the top on their own.

    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?

    We don't. Who is we. The socialist? The TEA Party? The politicians? The bureaucracy? Once again, let the cream rise to the top, naturally. When you put someone in charge of choosing, you'll just get a liked mined person.

    How do we put the blueprint into practise without being regulated, taxed or sabotaged by preexisting governments?

    This is a great question. The only way is to make sure the Government is them self restricted. Read the Federalist papers. The Constitution was designed to RESTRICT Government and not the people. Without this foundation, none of these ideas will ever work.

    Remember to build anything, one needs a good foundation. A good foundation promotes people and not the government. Government only gets into the way, reduces your freedom and restricts your life. Why would anyone want that?

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