how sustainable is sustainable enough
I think (subject to lots of more informed opinion) that it is an ongoing conversation between what people are doing in a given bioreqion with the other critters in their ecosystem. So if the humans kill the microbiota in the soil, their human lives will no longer be sustainable either. If they recover their senses a bit and change their practices and feed the microbiota, both might be well.
Hi all, I have a question (below). I am new to this platform but not new to the types of things being discussed. I am a master of strategic foresight and innovation student (with no programming/ minimal quant background) at OCAD University in Toronto. I am embarking on major research project on the Futures of, well, basically what you are all doing and trying to achieve. I have specified it to my interests and own synthesis of “democratic indicative participatory planning”.
I discovered your particular effort last night via reddit research that led me to Project Basis. I find the kind of work that you are doing here to be incredible. I wrote my thesis in undergrad in philosophy of economics as "price heuristics for climate change". I have been interested in these issues for a long time.
It is funny to me that, despite being friends and in a Collective Intelligence reading group with @Connoropolous and @Bortseb, and talking about these issues - it didn't really click with me or connect with them to suggest it. I can't remember exactly, but it seems so obvious now. I think it raises a really good point about the serendipity of finding these kinds of efforts, even if a lot of people are concerned about them. It would be interesting to think about this information finding further.
Anyways, my question is a follow up to the quote on the intro page: "let's help a lot of alternative economic software projects that are solving different pieces of the same puzzle be able to work together".
What are these alternative economic software projects, is there a list somewhere, or could this group help me brainstorm a list to go through? I would like to bring together a lot of existing ideas in my futures project, and this seems like a good starting point.
Please let me know if you have any further questions about me or my work. My website with my thesis is here, and while I don't yet have a completely up to date version of the major research project, I will have one very soon.
Thank you for your help,
Hi @GCEH_twitter , welcome. I suppose we aren't the best at "outreach", it tends to be person-to-person. But we're glad you found us. :) I'll take a look at your work.
In terms of active projects or groups we know about that are working with VF, besides the Basis project, which you mentioned, here are some:
@fkleedorfer is doing some mapping with their project Web of Needs, https://researchstudio-sat.github.io/webofneeds/. Not sure where that's going, but he's in this chat.
There are older projects that were/are input to VF and are using the REA ontology but haven't upgraded to current VF, but might be interesting to you, like:
I think it raises a really good point about the serendipity of finding these kinds of efforts, even if a lot of people are concerned about them. It would be interesting to think about this information finding further.
Yeah, that is a very good point, worth thinking about. Your thoughts welcome!