imagine if we

deck via fb convo w michel (bottom of page)


same on issuu:


[most words from deck]:

imagine – i’m not the only one

imagine if we ..

..just focused on listening to the *itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. locally/entropically..

[*itch-in-the-soul: daily curiosity.. self talk as data that would/could lead to legit/natural affinity gatherings.. rather than ongoingly perpetuating a ‘whales in sea world‘ (non)existence]

we might just get to a more antifragile, healthy, thriving world.. the ecosystem we keep longing for.. what the world needs most is the energy of 8b alive people

ie: cure ios city


this imagining has been focus of last 10ish yrs.. 

[of note: perhaps closest/latest resonation.. (to 2nd year of 4 yrs – or 4th of 7 – intense experimentation with live people).. would be david graeber’s next/last focus with nika dubrovsky: museum of care (ours: be you house – as spaces of permission where people have nothing to prove)]

our findings:

1\ undisturbed ecosystem (common\ing) can happen

can happen if we can let go (of control/managing/measuring) enough to let what is already there organize us.. this begs a means to undo our hierarchical listening (to self/others/nature).. in order to get back/to an undisturbed ecosystem

ie: ‘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

2\ if we create a way to ground the chaos of 8b free people

crucial element is the legit free part (ie: can’t be partial freedom/humanity).. which means we have to: 1\ legit set all of us free and then  2\ legit trust us/that (assumed chaos)
[if not legit free.. voices will be from not-us.. and we’ll just keep spinning wheels of  tragedy of the non common]

basically as infra: 8 bn people spending 3 min a day self-talking into some mech/tech and 30 min a day in a space w a local tribe/family.. and 23 plus hours to do something else (whatever they want)


imagine if we try tech as it could be..

.. perhaps we can have tech w/o judgment .. to listen to and facil that dance (the dance of 8b legit free people)

.. perhaps tech to help us hear/see/grok our interconnectedness because: when you understand interconnectedness (all of us one body) it makes you more afraid of hating than of dying – Robert Thurman

.. perhaps then nationality: human (aka: interconnectedness) .. becomes a basis/freedom to organize us (ie: augmenting interconnectedness).. ie: have\need ness

and the world will live as one




via michel fb (why i made deck – my comments not in wordpress quote mode):

michel shares quote – from comments responding to jordan‘s recent post on kinship:

“My first reaction is that I need to know what Jordan means by kinship? My own take is that kinship is the basis of social life, but at the same time, to form a society, we must go beyond kinshop to generic human cooperation.

This is basically what happened 5,000 years ago, in a painful process that was helped by the Great Gods and then the moral religions of the axial age. Our last attempt has been to create a society of individuals through our model based on capital, state and nation, but global capital has taken such a place that it weakened state and nation, leaving only more and more atomized individuals facing global techno-capital.

Our society is now reacting to this, either by restrengthening the national community through a stronger sovereign nation-state, or through organizing based on a caste system following intersectional logics.

There is a third way as well, which is what I think is presented by the p2p/commons movements: the creation of a new relationality based on cosmo-local commons, which is a new form of kinship, based on affinity tribes, united by their common love for co-constructing a generative commons, and the type of society that would permits its striving.

This new neo-tribal kinship, is not based on destroying the old ‘family’ kinship, nor territorial organisation, but on adding a new layer of planetary guilds and commons-based institutions, manned by the self-organized produsers allied with the web of life, and this will create a new layer of global cooperation and attending institutions, what I have come to call, after being inspired by the concept of Robert Conan Ryan, the fifth magisterium of the commons.

So to use a formula, we came from Little Brother and Sister (kinship based tribalism) to Big Father (patriarchial societies and civilisations), to Big Brother (the surveillance state), but we must know add a new layer of Little Brother and Sister, based on virtual self-organisation at planetary scale (but rooted in the local, the only locus for anti-entropic activity, hence cosmo-local).”

‘virtual self-organisation at planetary scale (but rooted in the local, the only locus for anti-entropic activity, hence cosmo-local).”‘

ie: 2 conversations as infra/org

not sure what you mean here

imagine if we..

just focused on listening to the itch-in-8b-souls.. first thing.. everyday.. and used that data to augment our interconnectedness.. locally/entropically

itch-in-8b-souls ? (americanisms I suppose <g>)

daily curiosity.. data that would/could lead to legit/natural affinity gatherings

open source, urban commons, there are tens of thousands of examples, the only thing needed is a joint need or joint social object; in the P2P Value study, we studied 300 of these communities; I am now interested in knowing more about ‘how real’ the blockchain-based open collaborative ecosystems are; and also in the thriving digital nomad communities

10s of 1000s .. but none yet with a ‘joint need’ deep enough to get to that ‘thriving’ ness that would self regenerate ongoingly.. blockchain/digital/whatever matters little if don’t find that ‘joint’ ness first.. and org/facil/infra around that


sir ken celebration:

via fb share:

Thank you for all of your messages of love and support since Sir Ken’s passing.Nevergrey are pleased to be announcing our first major initiative in his legacy: Imagine if… a four day digital festival to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Ken Robinson and a global campaign by the same name. Visit to learn more. #weimagineif#sirkenrobinson

at link.. can upload a file of your ‘imagine if’ (i did this pdf); or host an event that week; or join in that week