colin turner

colin turner

intro’d to colin via michel fb post:

worth looking into detail in this presentation, presenting the World Summit Initiative; The open access economy seems to be an update of resource-based economics ?

which i took notes on earlier on troy wiley‘s page (co founder of world summit)

then in comments michel adds colin’s ted (et al) – 18 min video – april – 2019 – What would happen if everything was free? | Colin R. Turner | TEDxGalway


challenges most fundamental precepts of our society – trade – as de facto way of perceiving our society.. 90% of modern human history we didn’t trade at all.. in early tribal/agrarian communities.. it was an implied understanding that everyone looked after each other

2 min – 3 b people today live on ie: 2$ a day.. is trade working for them?

3 min – vast majority of trading society .. actually founded on debt.. quadrillion dollars worth of global debt.. 32 000 per person

4 min – can get incredibly wealthy off exploiting others and the planet.. so overrides other sensibilities

5 min – our own well being.. financial strain.. not being able to provide et al

is this really the best we can do

6 min – one thing i promote is open access econ

what could replace trade.. we typically think we’d all go mad.. maybe.. but what would happen on day 100..? wouldn’t it just become something normal

so how to hasten that gap

perhaps let’s try/code money (any form of measuring/accounting) as the planned obsolescence

w/ubi as temp placebo.. needs met w/o money..people forget about measuring

8 min – if everything free.. would you consider volunteering spending your time to produce tv’s for everyone.. and when enough people do that .. that’s where all your free tv’s come from

better to let go of idea that everyone wants a tv (or anything).. ie: perhaps if people are creating their art.. they get to the garden enough realm.. and we don’t even need those things we thought we needed to volunteer to help make

9 min – i think w a little reorg.. this is doable..

open access econ – all contribute time/skills toward meeting needs of society

true.. but perhaps only if we trust 8b artists

in undisturbed ecosystems ..the average individual, species, or population, left to its own devices, behaves in ways that serve and stabilize the whole..’ –Dana Meadows

11 min – at the heart of the idea is basically volunteering (ie: wife works at red cross – only 1% of people volunteering)

yeah.. depends how you’re defining volunteer ness.. i don’t think we need to be volunteering.. i think if we were doing our art.. that dance would be enough..

12 min – 2/3 of planet already devote lives to volunteering already..

open access econ relies on volunteering.. much more effective than led to believe

13 min – today .. volunteering is dis incentivized.. yet we still do it

14 min – of course there are lazy people.. but vast majority

red flag.. have to trust all of us.. everyone

what if we could actually incentivize volunteering.. improve our whole value system

red flag if we think we need to incentivize

15 min – how to get there.. have to start shifting values/habits today in small ways that move towards new way of thinking

red flag.. need to be in sync or end up with people in gaps.. who you assume are lazy et al.. but really just in gaps..

we need everyone in sync.. otherwise.. tragedy of the non common

18 min – i don’t think it will solve all the problems in the world.. but it might just solve 99% of them


further comments on michel fb share (above):

Inez Aponte It seems to me that the obstacle to fully implementing these changes is land ownership. What do you see as positive ways forward on changing that? I find it hard to imagine corporations willing to give up that model.

Michel Bauwensyes, I agree, I don’t see a direct transition to a fully demonetized economy as realistic; and neither do I see a voluntary desistment of power as realistic. So, at best this can inspire people who believe in this, to create seed forms. In class systems that have existed for over 5k years, cooperation is restricted and directed by power.

Michel Bauwens hier is the point of our friend Frederick Malouf

what i think is unrealistic/ridiculous et al.. is that we keep sucking all our energy out thinking we need so much (ie: this is how i felt when reading thru frederick’s and colin’s and.. explanation/regulation/plan) bureaucracy et al in order to live..

let go


6 min video (2011) on free world charter site: Let’s Make Everything Free – An Introduction to The Free World Charter


3 min – (what money is) a scoring system for humanity that decides who gets what


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Author of Into The Open Economy, F-Day: The Second Dawn of Man, TEDx speaker and founder of The Free World Charter, HonorPay, Freeworlder and Free World One.

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In its most basic form, all citizens who engage in an open access economy understand the following two fundamentals:

  1. That they are fully supported by their community
  2. That they participate in supporting their community

Clearly, one cannot happen without the other, but central to the philosophy is the movement away from explicit trade towards implicit trade, where reciprocity (or trade) is not expected uniformly, but rather within a much larger circle of mutual support.

So for example, if someone cuts your lawn, there is no expectation that you must reciprocate some equivalent task or resource with that person. Instead, the other person understands that you will reciprocate in some other way, with some other person at some other time. This works for the other person as they too enjoy the benefit of others’ reciprocal behaviour at other times.

It could be even further summarised as replacing trade with trust.

The reason we use trade is to enable us to exchange goods and services with strangers. We know this because we don’t tend to request exchange within close-knit groups or families. These ‘micro-cooperatives’ work on trust.

If, hypothetically, this level of trust existed in the greater community, it could operate on the same principle. And there are ways we can do this through re-education and awareness campaignssocial incentives, or even tracking reciprocal acts in the community.

red flags we’re doing it wrong.. thinking we need: training, incentives, tracking, reciprocity, .. et al