The end of any year is a great time to reflect and predict but this year instead of trying to nail short term events to consequences, looking at the longer term is more interesting.
The old forces, the old empire, the republic or the forces of evil are in their final decline to zero influence and the new progress and a new society is upon us. Finally.
How? Progress is evolution. The human animal has risen beyond hunger and greed, through altruism, charity, organisation, consumption and arrived at a pivot point. We have to change how we progress to continue to survive. Climate change was always an extinction event until we understood that it was. It is an event we thought we could leave until tomorrow but that tomorrow is passing by more quickly than we could predict. Now we have to think differently to survive at all. We have to find new ways to adapt and find another planet to infect with our waste, our pollution, our greed. Or we can change our way of living within the nature of the environment we inhabit.
We have found our political structures to be spinning out of the control of reason. There is little to differentiate political fanatics from religious fanatics. Insanity is what it is. Political binary opposition provides us with the friction to stimulate discussion. We seem to feel that conflict is a necessary component of movement. We seem to believe that opposition synthesises better thinking. Of course it is merely a stage of evolving. It is not an end unto itself. China with its totalitarian control is able to sustain a very large population, dynamic progress and will soon outdo the USA for economic dominance. Does that mean that the remainder of the world should suffer from poverty as they had a different political belief?
That is the American model being displaced. Oppositional democratic switching, Left vs Right, every measure of progress requires an equal and opposite force to defeat it or reverse it or we do not feel safe in our construction.
The new world does not require political dominance of one form or another. Self sustaining households can effectively isolate themselves from needing trade to exist. The Metaverse is simply a virtual space in which we can ‘do business’ (whatever that means). Our homes can be constructed to be self-sustaining, requiring no external source of energy or hydrocarbons for warmth or light, and excavation under our houses or in our attics can provide environments to grow food for our families. Why do we need the ‘Outside’? We do not. And if there is no need for trade, no need for efficiency and a place to compete and play, to educate and attend to health: we can effectively live anywhere. On spaceships endlessly traveling to another home. On another home. If our internal philosophy of life is self-sustaining we no longer need political leaders, parties or any philosophy that underlies wars or famine. Or creates unnatural disasters. We can become at one with nature. We can be far happier.