Ode to self-organization – Part Two

“In our quest for knowledge, an undertaking as old as the humankind, we have reached the point where we just have to continue through self-organization” is the claim I made at the end of Ode to Self Organization – Part One, and I promised to explain why in Part Two. A motivation for taking up …

Boldly creating a world that works for all

“Boldly creating a world that works for all” is the motto of the San Francisco Bay Area Future Salon, where I gave my last lecture before leaving the United States, on May 26th, the evening before my flight back to Norway. “I will invite the Future Salon members to a bit of meta-thinking and meta-design,” …

Holoscope for the Buckminster Fuller Challenge

When he foresaw the end of scarcity, Buckminster Fuller had in mind not only the elimination of poverty, but also of scarcity-based competition, which continues to mark the political and social climate we live in. In March 1969 Fuller spoke to the US Senate Subcommittee on Intergovernmental Relations about his “World Game” proposal, which he …

How to marry optimism with ecology

While most of us are now becoming aware that some rather profound changes may need to happen if our grandchildren should have a world to live in, Paul Ehrlich has been giving us this message for over forty years, from the authoritative post of a Stanford University Biology Professor.  A few days ago I heard …