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How A Resource Based Economy Operates: A Summary

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Let's imagine for a moment we have the option redesigning human civilization from the ground up. What if, hypothetically speaking, we discovered an exact replica of the planet earth and the only difference between this planet and our current one is that human evolution had not occurred, it wasn't opens out no country is no citizen of pollution of republicans just pristine open environment self probably do well first we need a gold right and it's safe to say that goal would be to survive ribbon on the just survive but to do so in an optimized healthy prosperous way most people in the desire to live and they would prefer to do so without suffering therefore if the basis of the civilization needs to be exported advanced sustainable for human life as possible taking into account material needs of all the world's people while trying to remove anything they've been heard us in the long run that goal of states maximum sustainability understood the next question regards our method what kind of approach to reading well and see last i checked politics was the method of social operation on her and so what the doctrines of the republicans liberals conservatives are socialists have to say about societal design not a damn thing okay then what about religion surely the great creator adolescent blueprint someone no nothin i could find okay then so what's left it appears something called and science science is unique in that its methods demand not only that the ideas proposed detested and replicated but everything science comes up with is also inherently false viable in other words are like religion in politics and science has only go and everything it suggests accepts the possibility have been proven wrong eventually it holds onto nothing venables constantly well that sounds natural enough to me fans so then based on the current state of scientific knowledge in the early twenty first century along with our goal of maximum sustainability for the human population how do we begin the actual process of construction well the first question to ask what do we needed to survive the answer of course planetary resources whether it is the water we drink the energy we use the raw materials were utilized to create tools and shelter the planet hosts an inventory of resources many of which are demanded for our survival so given that reality begin becomes critical to figure out what we have and where it is this means we need to conduct a survey we simply locate and identify every physical resource on the planet we can't along with the amount available x locations for the deposits of copper the most potent locations for wind farms to produce energy to the natural freshwater springs to an assessment of the amount of fish in the ocean drew the most primeiro below and for food accommodations except vibes since we humans are going to be consuming these resources overtime we then realized that not only do we need to locate and identify we also need to track we need to make sure we don't run out of any of this stuff that would be bad and this means not only tracking our rates of use but the rates of personally regeneration as well such as how long it takes for say a treat to growth or a spring trip planning this is called dynamic people the grades in other words if we use of trees faster than they can be grown back we have a serious problem for it is unsustainable so then how do we track this inventory especially when we recognize that all of this stuff is scattered everywhere we have large mineral mines in what we call africa energy concentrations in the middle east huge tidal power possibilities on the atlantic coast of north america the largest supply of fresh water in brazil excedrin well once again good old science has a suggestion it's called system steering systems theory recognizes at the fabric of the natural world from human biology deliberately biosphere gravitational pull of the solar system itself is one huge synergistically connected systems fully interlinked justice human cells connected for more organs and the organs connector for more bodies and since our bodies cannot live without the earthly resources of food air and water we are intrinsically connected to the earth and so on cell as nature suggests we take all of this inventory in tracking data and create a system to manage it a global resource management system in fact to account for every relevant resource on the planet there is simply no logical alternative if our goal as a species survival in the long run we have to keep track as a home that understood we cannot consider production how do we use all the stuff bubble or processor production p and what do we need to consider to make sure it is as optimized as possible to maximize our sustainability well the first thing that jumps right out of this is the fact that we need constantly try and reserved the planet's resources are essentially finite so it is important that we be strategic strategic presentation is key the second thing we recognize is that some resources are really not as good as others in their performance in fact some of this stuff was put into use has a terrible effect of the environment which is their belief in their sorrows for example boylan fossil fuels no matter how you cut it release some pretty destructive agents into the environment therefore it is critical we do our best to use such things only when we really fast to if at all fortunately for us we seem to find a solar or wind title waiting heat differential in geothermal possibilities for energy production so we can strategize objectively about what we use and where to avoid what could be called negative retro actions or anything that results from production or use of it damages the environment and handsome ourselves we will call this strategic safety to couple it with our strategic preservation but production strategies do not stop their we are going to need inefficiency strategy for the actual mechanics production itself and what we find is that there are roughly three specific protocols must adhere to crime every good we produce must be designed to last as long as possible actually the more things break down the more resources we are going to need to replace them and the more waste produced when things do breakdown or are no longer usable for whatever reason it is critical that we harvest or recycle as much as we possibly can so the production design must take this into account directly at the very earliest stages three quickly evolving technologies such as electron ics which are subject to the fastest rates of technological obsolescence would need to be designed it to foreshadow and accommodate physical upgrades the last thing we want to do is throw away the entire computer system just because it has only one broken heart or is outdated so we simply design the components to be easily updated part buy part standardized in universally interchangeable foreshadowed by the current trend of technological change and when we realize that the mechanisms of strategic reservation strategic safety and strategic efficiency are purely technical considerations devoid of any human opinion of buyer we simply program these strategies into a computer which can weigh in calculate all the relevant variables allowing us to always arrived anti absolute best method for sustainable production based upon current understanding and while that might sound complex all it is a glorified calculator already used across the world today for isolated purposes there is simply a process scaling that out self now we not only have our resource management system also a production management system both of which are easily computer automated to maximize efficiency preservation safety the informational reality is that the human mind or even a group of humans cannot track what needs to be tracked dad must be done by computers and it can be then this brings us to the next level distribution what sustainability strategies makes sense here well since we know that the shortest distance between two points as a straight line ances energy is required to power transport machines the less transport distance the more efficient producing goods and one continents and shipping them over to another only makes sense if the goods in question simply cannot be produced in the target area otherwise it is nothing but wasteful we must localize production so distribution is simple fast requires the least amount of energy will call this the proximity strategy which simply means we reduce the travel of goods as much as possible whether raw materials are finished consumer products of course it might also be important to know what goods we are transporting it and why and this falls under the category of demand and demand is simply what people need to be healthy and to have a high quality of life the spectrum of material human needs range from coral life support in the sense of these such as food lewd clean water shelter to social and recreational kids which allow for relaxation and personal and social enjoyment both important factors in human and social health of raw so very simply we take another survey people describe their knees demand is assessed and production begins based on that to me and since the level of demand of different that's one actually fluctuate and change around different regions we need to create eight demand distribution tracking system so to avoid overruns and shortages of course decide years old news news it is used every major store chain today to make sure they keep up with inventory only this time we're tracking on a global scale but wait a minute we really can't fully understand demand if we don't account for the actual usage of the good itself is about to call in sustainable for every single human to say have one of everything maze regardless of their usage noun that would be simply wasteful and efficient if a person has a need for a good that need to tell me first say forty-five minutes a day on average it would be much more efficient effective was made available to them and two others windy many forget that it is a good but they want it is the purpose of that when we realize that they could itself is only as important as a team philippe we see that external restrictions or what we might call today ownership is extremely wasteful environmental ecological in a fundamental economic sense so we need to devise a strategy calls strategic access this'll be the foundation of our demand distribution tracking system which make sure we can meet the demand of the populations needs for accessible ever they need when they need and as far as physically obtaining the kurds centralized in regional access centers all makes sense for the most part placed in close proximity to the population and a person would simply common take the item uses and when finished with china when it is no longer be sort of her library works today in fact the centers could not only exist in the community in the way we see local stores today but specialized access centers would exist in specific areas or often certain goods are utilized saving more energy whittle that's pretty transport and once this demand tracking system is in order it is tied into our production management system and of course into our resource management system hence creating a unified dynamically updating global economic management machine that's simply make sure we remain sustainable starting with securing the integrity of a finite resources moving to make sure we only create the best most strategic goods possible while distributing everything in the most intelligent an efficient way and the unique result of this preservation based approach which is intuitively counter too many is that this logical ground-up empirical process of preservation inefficiency which can only defined true human sustainability on this planet would likely enable something never before seen in human history access abundance not just for a percentage of the global population but the entire civilization this economic model as was just generalized this responsible systems approach the total earth resource management and processes designed again to do nothing less than take care of humanity as a whole and the most efficient and sustainable way could be turned a resource based economy the idea was to find in the nineteen seventies by structural engineer half bresca he understood back then that society was on a collision course with nature and itself unsustainable every level and if things didn't change we would destroy ourselves in one way or another pl text

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Duration: 14 minutes and 58 seconds
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Language: English
Producer: Peter Joseph
Director: Peter Joseph
Views: 34
Posted by: tzmgermany on Apr 26, 2012

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