Tessa, wow, thanks for your comprehensive reply.

The most important thing, perhaps catalysed by the coronavirus crisis, is we seem to have a growing consensus of the kind of world we want.

Where some of us might have strong opinions which could appear at times to be at odds with others, all of those concerns can be captured in formal system requirements, and traced to drive a system design which meets everyone’s concerns in a way which is acceptable to all.

As we all want a similar outcome, we must all have faith that this will be achieved one way or another, and that the detailed route to the destination will come out in the wash, provided we have the design process correct.

In the case of different religions, and non-religious views for example, these can each be entered in the System Design Model as separate formal views, and analysed to show how each drives the system development.

Medium has been instrumental in the design process to date. It is a great resource from which to extract Stakeholder classes and concerns.

What I have been doing is capturing all of the more notable arguments that I’ve seen, in a formal System Design, using a common toolset for that purpose, in the same way as I’ve learned to do most effectively in my twenty years as a Professional Systems Engineer.

As your good self and many others obviously feel strongly that religion is/was something fundamentally a barrier to human development, it is important to capture that in the system requirements, to show how the concept drives appropriate beneficial elements in the system design, in a way that you, the stakeholder expressing that concern will be happy with.

Similarly, as myself and many others believe religion is something important to human development, the various arguments for that also must be included to show how they too drive appropriate beneficial elements in the System Design.

Similar processes apply to all of the arguments (concerns) for and against capitalism, socialism, etc, etc.

I will put your concerns in the System Model accordingly.

The System under design was originally named VRENAR, as it arose from ongoing PhD candidate research that I was carrying out, but which then rapidly grew to encompass all of the things that it had to, in order to achieve the original project aim.

It was published in a previous form as open source in the Github repository, but has since moved on to include a fundamental economic requirement for solar power, and now further things driven by the coronavirus crisis.

The more I’ve worked on it, and analysed all of the things associated, the clearer it seems to be becoming that there is only one possible solution.

It might be arrived at by my work, or involving my work, or completely independently, but the end result is the same, all systems converge on the same solution.

This is the only successful outcome for humanity, I believe.

A more appropriate, and much easier name that I’ve been using lately to identify the System is “S2H”, which just means Solar-to-humanity, for what is essentially the process of converting solar energy to humanity.

Thank you for your input so far, you have given me much to think about.

I will look forward to any opportunity of working with you further in the future.

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