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The first edition of this paper was issued in January 2019. It is actively being reviewed and improved.
Most recent update May 2021.
Next update expected September 2021.
“On the organisation of the species”. A proposal for a system of global human organisation
"Sur l'organisation des espèces" Une proposition pour un système d'organisation humaine mondiale
"Über die Organisation der Art" Ein Vorschlag für ein System globaler menschlicher Organisation
«Об организации вида». Предложение о глобальной системе организации человека
"Sobre la organización de las especies". Una propuesta para un sistema global de organización humana
"Sobre a organização da espécie." Uma proposta para um sistema global de organização humana
"Mengenai organisasi spesies." Cadangan untuk sistem organisasi manusia global
There are a number of building blocks you will probably need to understand to make sense of this paper:
- Cultures bind people into common groups of ‘Us’ which exclude ‘Them’.
- A person can subscribe to many multi layered cultures.
- Evolution and the nature of competition - Darwin’s ‘On the origin of the species’.
- Law, money, nation, religion, border – these are all man made concepts that only exist because some of us agree they do.
- The nature of our globe, its place in the changing universe, and our fragile existence on it.
- The nature of a human, which is base animal, whose behaviour is shaped by genetic capabilities and education, morals, ethics and peer pressure.
- Our Actions are determined by mental models that are learned through life, become fixed with age, but can remain malleable with effort.
What is in it?
In 80 (or so) pages, this paper answers the question ‘What is the best way to organise ourselves so that we do not destroy each other, or our home, and do develop the technologies necessary to live off planet before cosmic forces make earth uninhabitable?’
The paper proposes that we take another step in the way we organise ourselves, and move on from our current system of competing nation states towards one global system of government.
It proposes that cultures free themselves from geographical boundaries, enabling global diasporas to co-exist within a single governance framework.
It proposes common governance processes, common global services, and a common financial model to enable us to tackle major global issues.
It answers questions:
- How do we prevent wars?
- How do we raise living standards and ‘level up’ globally?
- How do we enable global free movement of people goods and services and remove trade barriers and tariffs?
- How do we finance green technology and infrastructure?
- How do we finance the research and development of technology to live off-planet?
- How do we organise ourselves at a global scale to achieve the benefits of species collaboration and retain personal freedom?
- How do we manage migration, over-population and demographic change?
It proposes a contract between state, citizen and organisation that enables the exploration and adoption of new ideas, while providing the stability which allows us to achieve long term aims.
The paper then explores how we might adopt this new system, and transition from our current situation. It identifies blockers that might prevent transition, and behaviours that will make it easier. It also attempts to identify which of our current nations or institutions might lead the charge, why ‘federations’ won't cut it and, most importantly, what individuals and organisations can do to help.
Could the EU, UN, CPP, US or a religion lead us into a global system? How long might it take? What responsibilities would be required of a citizen? How could businesses and other organisations play a part in the system and contribute to the species vision?
Ah, the lure of Utopia, and all in 80 pages. Too good to be true? Maybe. Have a read and then make up your own mind.
Read it, absorb it, think on it, relax your own national and cultural bonds and become one with the species, even if it is only temporary.
Copyright Darrell Moores 2021