How Powerful Evolutionary Forces are Transforming Seven Billion Individual Humans Into a Single Harmonious Social Organism

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” — R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(      
“Imagine there’s no countries, it isn’t hard to do; nothing to kill or die for, and no religion too. Imagine all the people living life in peace.” – John Lennon ()>)(
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead   ()>)(
“Now there is one outstanding important fact regarding Spaceship Earth, and that is that no instruction booklet came with it.” – R. Buckminster Fuller   ()>)(
“The finally victorious way of looking at things will be the most completely impressive way to the normal run of minds.” — William James    ()>)(
“The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating a problem in a way that will allow a solution.” – Bertrand Russell          ()>)(           
“The desire to question and change things comes from the healthiest part of you.” – Gene Tashoff           ()>)(
“The essence of The Coalescence is connectivity.” — Walter Szykitka                ()>)(
“The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind.” – Bob Dylan                ()>)(
“This ain’t no foolin’ around.” – David Byrne                ()>)(
“Money is the root of all evil.” – Jesus                ()>)(
“Love conquers all.” – Virgil                ()>)(
“All you need is love.” – The Beatles            ()>)(
“Music will be thefinal uniter.” — Walter Szykitka


For each of life’s ten essentials (Air * Water * Food * Clothing * Shelter * Information * Communication * Transportation * Health Care * and Energy) we will form a workgroup to draw upon the knowledge and expertise of the many individuals and organizations around the world who are active in that field to make a plausible estimate of what would be required to meet the one-time goal of making that necessity universally available, and what would be needed thereafter to maintain its availability at that level. 

Ordinarily, such an estimate would be expressed in monetary terms, in trillions of dollars, euros, yen, or renminbe. In this case, however, the estimate will also include the cost in units of labor, which is the ultimate source of all wealth. In the case of water, for example, the relevant workgroup will estimate how many workers with each of the required skill sets (engineers, planners, ditchdiggers, plumbers, electricians, pump and filter manufacturers, etc.), laboring how many hours/months/years, would be needed to meet the pure-water objective.

The calculations are to include, not only the labor required for the final assembly and installation of materials and equipment, but also the labor involved all along the entire chain of production beginning with the extraction and harvesting of raw materials from nature’s bounty. Then, based upon a consolidation and integration of the authoritative estimates of all ten workgroups, we will proclaim − with the fanfare from a million metaphoric trumpets − that there is enough for everyone! Further, we will announce, with the support of graphs, statistics, and charts, that the abundance of available human, natural and technological resources makes it possible to provide every individual on the planet with all of life’s essentials; that an all-hands worldwide emergency effort could bring the planet’s entire population up to a humane and sustainable standard of living in just a few short years; and that the maintenance of that standard would require as little as the equivalent of a day a week from each of us as our individual contribution to the smooth functioning of the economic system.

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