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Settlers of the Shift

New World Order 2.0

I like conceptual maps –tools for illustrating the relationships among ideas– and, Tero Heiskanen created an interesting one. It’s huge. Without any further commentary:

Settlers of the shift is an open map of experts, organizations and ideas that are scattered around the globe. It’s for people whose work is shifting us towards a better tomorrow – a New World Order 2.0. This map aims to encourage people to connect across sectors and enable you to tie partnerships with like-minded individuals.

And:

Six values are suggested as a common backbone for the partnerships:

  • Justice: fair and honest treatment of everyone involved
  • Co-creation: synergistic dialogue and collaboration
  • Meaningfulness: solutions to problems worth solving
  • Generosity: giving time and resources for the sake of giving
  • Dignity: acting in a respectful and ethical manner
  • Abundance: denying artificial scarcity and limitations

(Thanks to Pekka Ihanainen for sharing this find!)

Edge: What do you believe is true, but cannot prove?

Article link: What do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?

The Edge Foundation posted an article containing the responses of leading thinkers who were asked: “what do you believe is true even though you cannot prove it?” They note there is a focus on individuals’ consciousness of certainty in the responses and of new context creation by stretching the limits of science and technology. The editor hints (and I agree) that continuous, new context creation will perpetually redefine who and what we are as a society, culture, and -perhaps- as a species.