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

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

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)


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