Humanity+ = Plants+
The Problem: The Current System of Humanity
Aspect 1: We each must work towards always making profit, to avoid death or slavery. Making profit can be by financial return on investment, or return on labour, or return on materials, or return on energy expended. For everything we win, someone else has to lose, sometimes even including life itself.
Indirectly, we must always enslave, and / or kill others, to survive.
Colonialism, racism, fascism, terrorism, criminalism, in fact just about every ism we can imagine, are instruments and outcomes of the for-profit system.
Aspect 2: For the profit model / system to work, we must be able to enforce scarcity. So we can only use things from scarce supplies to make profit. All capital is created from energy. We buy and sell all forms of capital, both that already in our hands, and that expected to be in our hands in the future, for profit. All of the energy we consume at profit is energy extracted from capital of Earth. So we are locked into a model of extracting all things including all energy from our planet.
By that we are practicing a Grand Energy Ponzi, since all things from Earth are from finite stocks of resources, we are consuming them with the obvious outcome that we will run out. But already, long before many things are exhausted, we are poisoning our environment, and depleting the natural filters of the sun around our planet, so now our planet and all plant life are beginning to burn under heat domes.
The Solution: We Must Become Like Plants
We have to transform our current system to reverse the way we are doing things, to work additively with nature, rather than being a negative burden on it.
Key to that transformation is our economy, built on the mechanisms of profit, the gearchain of capitalism.
The force driving the pedals of the gearchain of capitalism is debt, which has progressively increased according to the force needed to keep turning the pedals, whilst the gearchain took ever bigger scoops of resources to fuel an exponentially growing population.
We need to transform our economy from the system of rewarding scarcification, competition, and conflict between all people and our environment, to one of rewarding for all things made abundant to all.
To do that, we need to examine the system of nature, to see how we might Engineer such a scenario, because it absolutely does exist in nature.
The System of Nature: An Infinite Donation Economy, Sourced from the Energy of the Sun.
Plants take the energy of the sun and convert to different forms of energy needed by all creatures in nature including us:
Plants, are the interface between all life, including us, and the energy of the sun.
We have to transform, to change our activity (The negative energy and work paths shown by the dotted lines in red), from something which detracts from creation, to something which adds to creation.
The economic gearchain of profit and debt are the round tripped negative paths shown in red, between industry and us. We are locked into the loop of driving industry to keep extracting energy from the planet, with the result that an ever increasing demand is placed on all resources, not just fossil fuels, but all things.
Our effort, as a species has to become additive, to the work done by the energy of the sun, rather than subtractive.
Additive energy, work, and money, is that which we might define as positively creating.
Conversely, subtractive energy, work, and money, is that which de-creates, working contrary to the creative action of the energy of the sun.
Currently, all of our activity is subtractive, negative.
As yet, all of the energy used to do everything the vast majority of us do, no matter how well intentioned, has to come from the finite stores of Earth, which the sun put there, and we are taking away.
We drive to our local supermarket, burning a quantity of fuel which took millions of years of sunlight to produce, it cost us the equivalent of a few cents, and generated enough poisonous vapour to instantly poison us if we breathed it directly
We must convert that activity with negative effects to something which has an additive, positive outcome.
To do that, we must use the only source of energy not on Earth, the sun.
We must imitate the action of plants.
We have to use our ingenuity and industry to become a second interface, contributing additively to the creation activity of nature, complementing plants, as a kind of human-made version of plants.
We have to become like the second interface shown in the system below.
More is to be added to this story later, with the intention of answering the questions of even the most skepic of critics.
For now, thanks for reading, hopefully you get the picture.
All comments welcome as always, getting to the truth is a collective affair.
We are all on a path of learning, and the task we are facing is mammoth, by far the biggest ever in our known history.
Solving the problem is one thing, and for sure nature has already solved it.
The outcome is inevitable, there is only one energy source to play with, it is the sun, and we will end up using it the way it has to be used, as that is the only conceivable path to long term survival.
The banks, and the fabulously wealthy can make the change easy, and get credit for that, whilst gaining even more wealth, or be very difficult, eventually losing their wealth, and being reviled for their choice. It is in their hands.
They have the resources and the responsibility to declare all debt for what it actually is, an energy deficit to our planet, and begin issuing the necessary funds to make the change, or they can continue to ignore, believing one day things will return to the old world.
We know the truth, either way.
The information is right here, and because it is here, it is in many other places also.
The cats are out of the bag.
For more information on the details of how Bitcoin fits in, see the story “Bitcoin, Kardashev Hinge”, linked below.
Could Bitcoin be a Kardashev Hinge?
The door might be opening to an incredibly bright future.
Another story with some recent clarifications is this one: