A Forum for System Change
This site is a proposal for a forum for global system change.
The forum would contain three elements. First, a list of designs for global system change, of which some examples have been provided. Unfortunately, over the past half-century, few sensible aspects of these designs have been implemented and many problems have grown worse. So, there is a need for a procedure to decide on designs for global system change in a way that the design is actually implemented. This site gives a few examples of such decision procedures other than parliamentary democracy. The second element of the forum would be one such decision procedure. But which? Decision theory is a complicated area of research and practice, as becomes clear from a few examples. So, the choice would best be made by a variety of experts in decision-making, for whom there are various ways to choose. Facilitation of this choice would be the third element of the forum.
To create such a forum, a team is needed which does the following:
A. convene experts in (collective) decision-making and let them choose a procedure for deciding
on global system change,
B. collect proposals for global system change from experts in that area, and
C. from anyone else.
Of course, the final step would be that some decision-body decides on global system change according to the selected procedure, but that would not be the task of the team.
This raises all kinds of questions about definitions, necessity, and feasibility, which are answered in the rather philosophical backgrounds. Other presentations are on the downloads page.
Creating this forum is a bold approach to the problems faced by humanity, but there is also a simple step you can take: become an ambassador and join the team.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
-- Richard Buckminster Fuller
Quoted in Daniel Quinn (1999): Beyond Civilization: Humanity's Next Great Adventure, p.137 and in L. Steven Sieden (2011) A Fuller View - Buckminster Fuller’s Vision of Hope and Abundance for all, p.358.