According to Pagano, the use of modern methods of production, the future exploration of our solar system allied to collective thinking in a business environment in the near future can be seen as the start of a post-scarcity era. The political model that we have been following nowadays, in which right and left parties only consider ideas of their orientation in public administration is obsolete, unilateral and leads to mismanagement and corruption, "a Boeing 747 is not built with right or left ideas , but with science ".

Liberalism fails in creating inconsequent and unilateral individuals with with short-term thinking, who wants to stand out from others, produce garbage and do not recognize that prosperity is collective abundance and not individual gains.

Cominuism and socialism fail to deprive freedoms, and ignore human ambitions and desires, and allow the state to swell and fail (Estate ends to be corrupt and a lousy manager).

In a Prospenomic Society the improvement of technology and consequent human moral, will be the basis of a world without poverty and ignorance, goods, food and tools will be produced with minimal effort, becoming more abundant, biomimetics and itagenemimetics will lead us the end of the concept of "garbage", and thus, like all other living beings on Earth, we will be able to recycle 100% and live in full balance with the planet, solar system and universe.

In this economic dream created by conceptual artist Luiz Pagano, objects will no longer be status symbols. Success will be measured in achievements, not in money: Instead of working to become more wealthy, your work will increase your satisfaction and reputation.

It will be a Post-Scarcity economy (ancient name of this blog) where anyone will be able to replicate any kind of consumer goods he wants, whenever he wants. Energy will be abundant enough that people have unrestricted access to consumer-grade replication. Under the circumstances nobody needs to work to survive and there's really no point in maintaining a cash economy.

Discover the forces behind PROSPENOMICS, and understand how they are starting to transform science fiction theories into our daily reality.

segunda-feira, 10 de agosto de 2020

Democracy through Apps Chronicle of 2043

Demogest car parked in front of Parliament Building in the city of Montevideo - Above - an Amazon delivery dirigeable - the revolutionary new Apps helping to building a better way o living  

If I write and speak my mind today, perhaps I would be misunderstood and criticized by those who defend their convictions - the best way to pass on the Democratic Management App concept is to make an AFD (Article of Future Days) - in this way, free from bias, it is easier to pass my ideas on - here's a story that might as well have been written on a September 1st, 2042 magazine article.

After recent denounces involving Leviathan, the oldest Democratic Management App, in suspected corruption activities on August 1, 2041, the Uruguayan government decide to adopt Demogest as digital platform for democratic management to the nation, thus Uruguay will be the first country to adopt its new third generation version. Uruguay has a vanguardist tradition, was the first nation in Latin America to establish a welfare state, maintained through relatively high taxes on industry, and the first to legalise the cultivation, sale and consumption of marijuana in 2013 for recreational use, as a measure to counter drug cartels and also, was the first country to adopt a digital platform for democratic management in 2029 consolidating a democratic tradition that earned it the sobriquet "the Switzerland of South America".

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A long time has passed since the American government also decided to adopt a democratic management tool, after being strongly pressured by voters who said they supported the Democratic candidate because he was convinced to adopt Leviathan in his government.

At that time, led by James McCartty, Republicans released a letter stating they were ‘gravely concerned’.

Top congressional Republicans warned in a dramatic letter they released on Monday that a foreign power would be using a Democratic Gestor App to manage all activities of their Congress, and demanded a prompt briefing by the F.B.I. to evaluate and inform about the confiability of the software.

While the letter writers, led by Speaker McCartty, did not specify the threat, officials familiar with a classified addendum attached to it said the Republicans’ concerns touched on intelligence related to a possible Uruguaian-backed attempt to smear the presidential campaign of former George Clooney Jr.

In a detailed report of more than 670 pages, the FBI identified that the application was not only free of political bias, but also increased the coefficient of administrative efficiency to levels never seen before, countries that started to adopt Leviathan started to have an administration much more efficient and virtually reduced corruption to zero, much of it due to the sophisticated transparency tools audited by Transparency International, a German non-governmental organization based in Berlin.

Perhaps this was one of the last major party disagreements in the United States, the tool allowed a public administration so efficient and technical that the party and ideological positioning started to have less and less importance in decision making.

Effective Democracy and the End of Great Leaders

 The “greatest benefit of these apps was the advent of Effective Democracy”, said the President of Uruguay in his last speech referring to the third democratic phase, “the first time the word 'Democracy' was used, was to name the so-called 'Athenian Democracy', which had the defect of being born imperfect. Solon, Clisthenes, Efialtes and Pericles began to light up with a spark of reason in the midst of chaos, we lived in a cruel and backward era in which women and slaves still did not vote, a group of eponymous archons composed of magistrates simply realized that the system statutory no longer worked and they began to give the illusion of power to the people, masking the main objective of containing Persian invasions and uniting City-States under Athenian power.
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The second time that the word 'Democracy' was used, was during its resurgence in the Glorious Revolution of England, in the year 1688 and with the French Revolution of 1789, it lasted approximately 330 years, only ending in the earliest 2030. It was called 'Hypocritical Democracy', which was characterized by legitimizing the will of a few to the detriment of the real satisfaction of society, with the exception of countries that adopted Direct Democracy, such as Switzerland, Sweden and Denmark, countries that suffered a little less with corruption and mismanagement, and knew how  and did not provoke the wrath of the people in the 2000s ~ 2020 when driven by the disruption of old institutions at the expense of new technologies like Uber and Air B&B, they started to demand a more decent public administration.

Voters were tired, as they lived at the height of the bubble of corruption allied to ineptitude, ideological political parties taking biased and self-serving decisions, reached the point of spending more on election campaigns than on public welfare.

The Uruguayan government was the first to have the courage to change, "said Magel" with more than 120 referendums and plebiscites in the first year and public accounts effectively audited by the people using the Leviathan 1G App.

In less than 5 years, we adopted 2G technology, which allowed the existence of more than 300 Logical Party Groups, replacing almost all existing Political Parties, extinguishing the so-called 'professional politicians' and incompetent members of the legislative in the congress, with serious and scientific proposals, bringing real benefit to the community, gradually ending obsolete ideological political parties, full of fanciful ideologies and ignorantly supported positions".

The new Demogest App will be tested to its new 3G version simultaneously with the Uruguayan government implantation, among other benefits, Demurest will support the Kardashev module, which will allow people to make decisions regarding the use of energy depending on the productivity of corporations of the Imebo index, the most important of the Montevideo Stock Exchange, obviously following the criteria of civilisational qualification, only citizens who qualify in the aptitude exam with marks above 65 points will be able to vote - always good to remember that the voting qualification course is free and open to all citizens.

domingo, 12 de julho de 2020

How COVID-19 crisis is paving the way for a Prospenomic Society

COVID-19 crisis made us realize that the union of several sciences, free of political bias in decision-making, is what really gives results when facing the issue of planetary survival, and open the way for a society where PROSPENOMICS begins to make full sense.

PROSPENOMICS is based on the fact that the improvement of technology, with the consequent refinement of human morals, as well as the alignment of various sciences with a focus to solve a common issue may lead us to a world without poverty and ignorance, the first step towards a POS-SCARCITY society.

It is a world consensus that with the arrival of COVID-19 everything has been impacted. How we live and interact with each other, how we work and communicate, how we move around and travel. Every aspect of our lives has been affected. Decisions made now and in the coming months will be some of the most important made in generations. While political leaders have locked their borders, scientists have been shattering theirs, creating a global collaboration unlike any in history. Never before, researchers say, have so many experts in so many countries focused simultaneously on a single topic and with such urgency. Nearly all other research has ground to a halt in order to allow a problem that really matters to be solved.

We started to perceive the world from the point of view of a virus, and its parasitic way of living, and the logical assumption that maybe we can be the parasite of the planet, that the COVID-19 crisis is nothing more than the system of organic defense of the planet trying to react to a human infection, to us.

In no other historical moment do we mix political sciences, preventive medicine, public administration, geopolitics, and other disciplines to base our decisions. For the first time, we also realized how harmful it is to make a unilateral decision-making based solely on political guidance is poor, short-sighted, not equitable allowing ineptitude and corruption as part of it all.

And then we started to reflect on how we are  managing our economies, cities and nations ever since...

Liberalism fails in creating inconsequent and unilateral individuals with with short-term thinking, who wants to stand out from others, produce garbage and do not recognize that prosperity is collective and not oriented to the individual accumulation of resources.

Cominuism and socialism fail even more to deprive freedom, and to ignore human ambitions and desires, to allow the state to swell and fail - Centralized Estates ends up to be corrupt and lousy managers.

The use of modern methods of production, the perspective of future exploration of our solar system allied to collective thinking in a business environment or public administration in the near future can be seen as the start of a post-scarcity era. The political model that we have been following nowadays, in which right and left parties only consider ideas of their orientation in public administration is obsolete. The old question of how each person in the room defends their unique version of different angles of the same elephant can no longer be tolerated it is unilateral and leads to mismanagement and corruption, "a Boeing 747 is not built with ideas from the right or the left, but with full use of science ".

Goods, food and tools will be produced with minimal effort, becoming more abundant, biomimetics and itagenemimetics will lead us the end of the concept of "garbage", and thus, like all other living beings on Earth, we will be able to recycle 100% and live in full balance with the planet, solar system and universe.

In this economic dream, objects will no longer be status symbols. Success will be measured in achievements, not in money: Instead of working to become more wealthy, your work will increase your satisfaction and reputation.

It will be a Post-Scarcity economy where anyone will be able to replicate any kind of consumer goods he wants, whenever he wants. Energy will be abundant enough that people have unrestricted access to consumer-grade replication. Under the circumstances nobody needs to work to survive and there's really no point in maintaining a cash economy.

Como a crise do COVID-19 está abrindo o caminho para uma sociedade prospenômica

A crise do COVID-19 nos fez perceber que uma união de várias ciências, livre de preconceitos políticos na tomada de decisões, é o que realmente dá resultados ao enfrentar uma questão de sobrevivência planetária e abre o caminho para uma sociedade onde uma palavra PROSPENOMICS começa a fazer pleno sentido.

PROSPENOMICS ou Porpspenomy baseia-se no fato de que o aprimoramento da tecnologia, com consequente refinamento da moral humana, bem como o alinhamento de várias ciências com foco na solução de um problema comum, pode nos levar a um mundo sem pobreza e ignorância, o primeiro passo rumo a uma sociedade pós-escassez.

É um consenso mundial que, com a chegada do COVID-19, tudo foi impactado. Como vivemos e interagimos, como trabalhamos e nos comunicamos, como nos movemos e viajamos. Todos os aspectos de nossas vidas foram afetados. As decisões tomadas agora e nos próximos meses serão algumas das mais importantes tomadas em uso. Embora os líderes políticos tenham bloqueado suas fronteiras, os cientistas as estão abrindo, criando uma colaboração global diferente de qualquer outra na história. Os pesquisadores dizem que nunca antes, tantos especialistas em países diferentes se concentram simultaneamente em um único tópico e com tanta urgência. Quase todas as outras pesquisas foram interrompidas para permitir que um problema realmente importante fosse resolvido.

Como perceber o mundo do ponto de vista de um vírus, e seu modo de vida parasitário, e a suposição lógica de que talvez o homem possa ser o parasita do planeta, que crise do COVID-19, nada mais é do que o sistema de defesa orgânico do planeta tentando reagir a uma infecção humana, a nós.

Em nenhum outro momento histórico misturamos ciências políticas, medicina preventiva, administração pública, geopolítica e outras disciplinas para fundamentar nossas decisões. Pela primeira vez, também percebemos como é prejudicial tomar uma decisão unilateral aplicada apenas na orientação política pobre, míope, não equitativa, permitindo a inaptidão e a corrupção como parte do todo.

E então começamos a refletir sobre como estamos gerenciando nossas economias, cidades e países desde então ...

O liberalismo falha ao incentivar indivíduos inconsequentes e unilaterais, com pensamento curto prazista, que tem por meta se destacar dos outros, produzir lixo e não reconhecer que prosperidade é coletiva e não orientada a acumulação individual de recursos.

O comunismo e o socialismo fracassam ainda mais ao privar liberdades e ignorar  as ambições e desejos humanos, permitindo que o Estado inche e fracasse - os Estados Centralizados acabam por se tornar péssimos e corruptos gestores.

O uso de métodos modernos de produção, uma perspectiva de exploração futura do nosso sistema solar, aliada ao pensamento coletivo em um ambiente de negócios ou administração pública no futuro próximo, pode ser visto como no início de uma era pós-escassez. O modelo político que seguimos atualmente, no qual partidos de direita ou de esquerda considerem apenas idéias de suas orientações em administração pública se tornou obsoleto. Uma questão antiga de como cada pessoa na sala defende sua versão única de diferentes ângulos do mesmo elefante não pode ser mais tolerada, é unilateral e leva a má administração e corrupção, "um Boeing 747 não é construído com idéias da direita ou da esquerda, mas sim com pleno uso da ciência ".

Bens, alimentos e ferramentas serão produzidos com o mínimo esforço, tornarseão mais abundantes, a biomimética e itagenemimética nos levarão ao fim do conceito de "lixo" e, assim, como todos os outros seres vivos da Terra, poderemos reciclar 100% e viver em pleno equilíbrio com o planeta, sistema solar e universo.

Nesse sonho econômico, os objetos não serão mais símbolos de status. O sucesso será medido em realizações, não em dinheiro: em vez de trabalhar para se tornar mais rico, seu trabalho aumentará sua satisfação e reputação.

Será uma economia de pós-escassez onde qualquer pessoa poderá replicar qualquer tipo de bem de consumo que desejar, sempre que desejar. teremos energia o suficiente para que as pessoas tenham acesso irrestrito à replicação que atenda às necessidades de consumo. Nessas circunstâncias, ninguém precisara mais trabalhar para sobreviver e não haverá mais sentido em manter uma economia de baseada em padrões monetários.


Luiz Pagano presenting Cauim at Bar Convent in São Paulo - June / 2019 

Recently I've been dedicating my activities to the functions of artist and scientist, mainly with regard to CAUIM, fermented alcoholic beverage of mandioca (kind of Brazilian cassava), consumed by more than 270 Brazilian indigenous ethnicities, which I'm willing to bring to the general public in the form of a drink industrial, (with beautiful bottle and everything else..) produced using a sophisticated processes, with great similarities to one used to produce sake. This initiative has the great purpose of making us proud to be Brazilians of Tupi origin - I dream about the day when all of us, Brazilians or not, will be able to eat the sophisticated dishes of Alex Atala or Tiago Castanho, harmonized with Cauim dos Yekuanas or Waurás, packaged in 'Tupi Pop Culture'.

This work made me research the life and ways of our ancestral peoples in a unique way, I saw different possibilities of a prosperous culture, good nature, happy and completely friendly with nature and the planet.

I may not be able to convey the greatness of what I feel about the subject, but surely that doesn't stop me from trying. 

here it goes...

We are so educated in European culture that we think this is the only "cultural language" in the world, but things are starting to change and the culture of the forest is beginning to prove essential for our survival on the planet.

We are so used to European culture and education, that we think this is the only way to look towards reality and to assess and understand our world, but things are starting to change and forest culture begins to unfold essential to our survival in this planet.

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Recently David Kopenawa of the Yanomami ethnic group, which has been called the 'Dalai Lama of the Forest', accompanied by Fiona Watson, Director of Research of the NGO Survival International, and world expert on uncontacted tribes were talking to the American media and giving some lectures in and around San Francisco, talking about the tireless work to protect the land of his tribe in the Amazon rainforest, and how this experience can be applied to the rest of world.

The Amazon rainforest has long been recognized as a repository of ecological services not only for local tribes and communities, but also for the rest of the world. It is also the biggest rainforest that we have left in terms of size and diversity.

But as forests burns and global warming worsens, the impact of Amazon deforestation continues to gradually damage the fragile ecological processes that have been refined over millions of years of evolution.

The solution to the question of how to find the balance necessary for the survival of the forest and at the same time makiing the world a prosperous place to live, can not be found in science itself, but in science combined with philosophical issues of local people, such as the Yanomami.

The Yanomami world is divided into two groups of individuals, to the YANOMAMI THËPË (human beings, people) and the NAPË (us, white men, the the 'fierce' enemies)

The Yanomami have been taken as a 'fierce' people in sensationalist and outdated work Yanomamö: The Fierce People, by American anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon, describing them as "sly, aggressive and intimidating”. This book is considered the bible of the newly formed anthropologist, keeping bringing to the world highly prejudiced ideas.

The good thing is that this has been changing over time, and we began to hear more and more the wisdom of the forest people - the Yanomami point of view the world is divided into two groups of individuals, to the YANOMAMI THËPË (human beings, people) and the NAPË (us, white men, the  'feroucious' enemies).

The forest does not burn and do not pollute the its rivers by itself, the NAPË is the one who does it.

The pollution of rivers is the result an active attitude of NAPË, if we fail to throw pollutants in Tiete and Pinheiros rivers in the Sao Paulo urban area, for example, we would have clean rivers in a matter of weeks. In fact, we the NAPË are proactive in polluting and devastating, directly or indirectly, consciously or unconsciously.

If you ask a Yanomami Indian, what he thinks of the white man - the NAPË, we'll probably end up ashamed whith his response.

Swimming in the vastness of the Amazon and Tocantins rivers put me in spiritual contact with the YANOMAMI THËPË culture. The white man considers themselves unique, and different from other beings around them - The NAPË lives under the concept of ‘The eternal silence of these infinite spaces - Blaise Pascal’ we are alone, in a monologue. The Yanomamies are different; they are able to love and to dialogue with everything and everyone around them.

According to the Yanomami, the NAPË, don't care about everybody else, they don't love the land and the forest, they have an egoistic, reckless and short-term vision about such things. The concepts of Yanomami appear to be much higher and very often is difficult for us to conceive, so lets classify it in groups:

The concept of 'living being'

The 'living beings' according to the Yanomamies are the 'people' at large, refered to as YANOMAMI THËPË.

The NAPË (white man) seems to care only about himself and in a secondary level, with their immediate family. This feeling tends to decrease with regard to their remote neighbors and other family relativies, and they feel almost no love for the other people in the world.  But thereis still hope, the positive side of the NAPÉ is that they have pets, it seems to be a small flame of love to other 'living beings' that does not belong to the Homo sapiens classification.

The Yanomami are able to love and dialogue with everything and everyone around them.

It is very common to see Brazilian natives breastfeeding her baby on one breast and a monkey or other animal in the other, a scene that causes incomprehension and disgust to the white man who witnesses it first time. To them these animals are also 'people' and are entitled to breast milk, which - by the way, does not belongs to the woman, but to nature itself.

The white man consider himself unique and different from other beings around him - The NAPË living under the concept of ‘The eternal silence of these infinite spaces - Blaise Pascal’ we are alone, in a monologue. The Yanomami are different; they are able to love and to dialogue with everything and everyone around them.

For them, everything is deemed to be 'living being' or 'people' - the animals, the plants and even the rocks are deemed as ‘people’,  even some artifacts are also considered as 'people'. Make sure to never annoy all those 'people', plants, animals and even some artifacts should never be disturbed.

It is very common to see lady Brazilian natives breastfeeding her baby on one breast and a monkey or other animal in the other, a scene that causes incomprehension and disgust to the white man who witnesses it first time. To them these animals are also 'people' and are entitled to breast milk, which - by the way, does not belongs to the woman, but to nature itself.

For the Yanomami, nobody likes to be offended and each time this happens, the offended ‘people’ strikes back.

Thus, there are always consequences:

- What happens if we kill an animal to eat? - Killing a living being is a very serious offense, even having the title of YARO (game animals) it is a bad deed, and they are aware that they will have future consequences.

"When someone kills these beings, he must wait for the reaction that can manifested itself in many ways, as a little indigestion, or sometimes in the form of the attack of animals, a jaguar may stike a firend, partners of the dead animal could seek revenge.

The concept of 'ownership'

We don't have land; the land that have us. The property of physical assets is intangible since our matter is perishable. All material possessions can lead to suffering (as in Buddhism).

- the knowledge from the people ofAmazon rainforest is very important for from them comes knowledge that we must have to overcome the civilization crisis and environmental degradation.

The concept of 'Evolution'

The NAPË are less developed than the YANOMAMI THËPË (the Yanomami themselves), however there are more evolved beings, such as the YAI, forest being that doesn't require a name.

It is when the reader gets outraged - how could they believe that we are less developed than they?
There are several ways to make us see how little evolved we are in comparison, take the issue of waste for instance.

In nature, the garbage of any living being is incorporated as a utility to another living being (e.g. Mammalian feces are transformed into fertilizer for plants; oxygen purged by the tree becomes the air we breathe, etc.). We NAPË, produce a huge amount of waste that does more harm than good to other living beings.

The relationship between YAI with THËPË YANOMAMI/NAPË is the same of the white men with amoebas.

Men, at large, have four dimensions of perception, ability to reason about events around them, read books, build bridges and to observe the amoeba in a microscope. Amoebas on the other hand live in a much more limited world, has diminished capacity of perception that allow only eat living forms around them, are unable to read or, much less to build bridges.

The YAI observe us in the same way that we observe the amoebas, we haven't the faintest notion of it. They are infinitely superior and transit through different dimensions, inconceivable by us.

The concept of 'URIHI' - Yanomami word for forest ecosystem

The word Yanomami UHIRI designates the forest and all that dwells in it, with endless connections and interrelations, IPA URIHI, "my land" can refer to the region of birth or current place of residence of the enunciator. URIHI can be also refered to the world's name: UHIRI A PREE, "the great land-forest".

We 'the NAPË' are the only species on the planet that produce waste without balance with the ecosystem.
The Amazon rainforest is the largest continued forest region on the planet, cut though nine countries, corresponding to 60% of the Brazilian territory, has nearly 6 million km2. The Amazon River has 4225 miles, 65miles longer than Nile according to the measurements of 2007; it has 20% of the world's fresh water.

Currently 18% of the forest has been devastated, this devastation appears in the form of extensive cattle low intelligence ranching, illegal property, irregular mining.

It may does't seem much but 1% of devastated area, is larger than the state of Rio de Janeiro (approx. 43.000km2).

Brazil can be very bad when it comes to dealing with rivers of its capitals, mainly due to corruption and electioneering reasons, but isolated initiatives in Amazon region draw attention of public opinion for its ingenuity.

The concept of Itagenemimetics or itagenemimicry 

Did you know that Europeans learned the habit of smoking herbs from the American Indians? Perhaps the cigarette industry was the first to use the concept of Itagenemimetics* (the art/science of learning from indigenous peoples and ancestral traditions). It is important to say that the cigarette we know today, which causes deaths and illnesses, has undergone a series of changes for the worse since its initial adoption or better said, it was undoubtedly an adoption of degrading habit from our ancestors. But the vast majority of habits that we acquired from them, however, such as sleeping in a hammock, bathing every day and drinking guarana, have proven to be very healthy.

Biomimetics* along with itagenemimetics** has been the best and most effective learning tools that our civilization can make use of - as for the term Itagenemimética, I believe it was me who invented that word in one of my lectures, but it makes perfect sense (lol).

Civilized man has been increasingly distancing himself from his brothers who live in the tribes, the degrading habits of civilized people seem to be much worse than that of the indigenous people, dispersing plastic on the planet and emitting CO2 are some of them.

The indigenous people I know say that civilized people are very dumb, we do things that no other animal does, we defecate in the water we drink. It is evident that with our current level of cultural development, living in tribes and abandoning the material goods and conquests we had could be seen as an involution, however we pay more and more attention to what they have to say to us.

*Biomimetics or biomimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems (Greek: βίος, life, and μίμησις, imitation, from μιμεῖσθαι, to imitate, from μῖμος, actor).

**Itagenemimetics or itagenemimicry is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements adopted by ancestral communities or indigenous native people for the purpose of solving complex human problems (Greek: ιθαγενείς, itageneis - indigenous people, and μίμησις, imitation, from μιμεῖσθαι, to imitate, from μῖμος, actor).

We cannot put a huge dome over the Amazon

Environmental protection can only happen if it doesn't oppose the huge economic forces, so we have to make the standing forest more valable than the deforested one.

All we have to do is use the YANOMAMI THËPË intelligence to guide us in this field. Sooner or later, very old trees falls naturally as part of the renewal process of the forest. Well monitored, these trees can have its downfalls managed through legal agronomists and the timber can be used more intelligently.

A trunk of a centuries-old Samaumeira (kapok tree) worth just over R$ 10.00 on the black market, while a beautiful handcrafted object with just over 20’ in length from the same tree can reach worth R$ 300.00.

This is a good example of how to turn a NAPË attitude towards YANOMAMI THËPË

Science combined with Yanomami philosophy - A good way to save the planet.
A low-impact vehicle cuts a samaumeira, in a smart renovation process in the Amazon rainforest.

The great culprit for the current problems was the PIN, Programa de Integração Nacional (National Integration Program), a geopolitical nature program created by the Brazilian military government through Nº1106 Decree-Law of July 16, 1970, signed by Brazilian President Medici.

Worried about losing the vast Amazon territory by the difficulty to monitor its borders, the military government has proposed to relocate the victims of non-productivity of the dried Brazilian northeast areas and turn them into labor at prosperous Amazon region, thus occupying the Amazonian demographic emptiness, "integrate in order to not handover" and "land without men to the men without land" were the slogans of that time.

The PIN had the wonderful merit of mobilizing a nationalist sentiment, regardless of political views and promote colonization of the Amazon.

The Trans-Amazon Highway was the tool chosen by the Medici as a gateway to the forest. With 2,624 miles long, connecting the city of Cabedelo – PB (Paraiba) to Labrea – AM (Amazonas), the road cuts seven Brazilian estates: Paraíba, Ceará, Piauí, Maranhão, Tocantins, Pará and the Estate of Amazonas.

In the near future the agroforestry system can count on the help of collectors drones to promote low-impact agriculture. In the agricultural system of today we deforest the woods and then plant, in order to clear the ground and thus facilitate the entry of our antiquated agricultural machinery - with the advent of collectors drones we no longer need to carry out such unintelligent process.

By the side of highway some routes emerged, and from these other small streets, connecting farms, communities and homes – the so-called 'fish bones', are the causes for the irregular occupation and the consequent deforestation.

The man of the northeast region of Brazil, along with others from other regions, who first arrived there, found great facility to have a cattle farm, since in order to obtain ownership of the land they just had to turn 50% of their land into pasture.

An artificial intelligence system evaluates the fruits and vegetables with a far more sophisticated sensors than our eyes, robotic arms collect the fruit and place it in a circular basket, aboard a collector drone.

Today there are 60 million head of cattle in the Amazon, a ratio of three oxen for every inhabitant of the region.

How to change the NAPË philosophy into YANOMAMI THËPË?

We, the NAPË, look at the forest and see just weeds not a farm, if we want to plant something there, we have to deforest it first, and them plant later, but a local group of Japanese immigrants, inspired by local natives create the so-called agroforestry systems.

Hajime Yamada arrived in Tomé-Açu on September 22, 1929, he learned from the indigenous the technology of agroforestry system, “we always look at the forest as weeds, not as a farm” (photo: documentary Eternal Amazon)

This group of Japanese immigrants arrived to the municipality of Tomé-Açu-PA, (Pará), at the end of the 1920s with the proposal of planting of black pepper, In the 70s with falling prices and epidemics in ‘pimentais’ (pepper farms) made them rethink their business.

Based on ancient Indigenous knowledge, they began to cultivate pimenta do reino (black pepper)  in the same space of cocoa and with cupuaçu, papaya, açai, coconut, passion fruit, Brazilian-nut, natural rubber and paricá. The plague of ‘pimentais’ was countered by locals predators, brought by other plants in balance with nature.

Since then, the system has been improved by trial and error in choosing the best species combinations. Today, Tomé-Açu is a reference in this type of planting and the cooperative accumulated several awards related to entrepreneurship and sustainability.

In addition, the CAMTA promotes and guides the adoption of agroforestry systems for family farmers in neighboring municipalities and conducts the commercialization of this production, a project that serves about a thousand families in the region.

Latex extraction robots operate autonomously, supplied with sunlight. The 'estradas de seringa' (the slashes in the bark of the rubber tree) are accurate, as have sophisticated sensors that make precise calculations to take better advantage of extraction.

The basic idea of this agroforestry system is to achieve the integrated planting of different plant species, of different sizes together in the same area, forming several 'floors' - the process just gets its name from agriculture floors.

The agroforestry system, long-known by indigenous peoples, offers a number of advantages such as:

- As it generates large amount of organic matter in soil from various crops, there is less need for fertilizers and pesticides;

- This variety of nutrients generates healthier food;

- The abundant vegetation cover also retains the moisture of the ground, protects the crops from the sun and provides a more pleasant environment to work in the field;

- The planting of several crops at the same time allows continued production and generates income during the whole year.

An important part of the YANOMAMI THËPË philosophy is that 'garbage does not exist', we cannot throw anything away (out of where? The world?). That being said, all devices are 100% recycled to produce new equipment, substances that cannot be used on other equipment are reintegrated into nature by composting. All facilities have huge skylights as 80% of the equipment is solar powered.

After so long catechizing our Indians according to European cultural heritage, now it's time to being catechized by the people of forest, perhaps this way, we can save our souls and our lives.

sábado, 14 de junho de 2014

The eccentricity of the Black Swans - indispensable tool for Post-Scarcity

Tiffany and Pagano have a strange encounter with a Triceratops - Unexpected events tend to have serious outcomes - to deal with the 'Black Swans' is fundamental to reach a Post-Scarcity scenario 
One of the great problems of Post-Scarcity is how we should deal with the unknown factors.

When we look at the case of Romildo and their varying degrees of integration with the Post-Scarcity, we realize that if he were exposed to a fatal unknown factor, the whole story would be over. He could have been eaten by an ‘onça’ (kind of Brazilian spotted jaguar) in the first few seconds, and would not have the chance to be exposed to the various stages of Post-Scarcity. That being said, what would be the best way to be prepared for the unknown?

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Nassim Nicholas Taleb may have the answer in his book ‘The Black Swan’. The expression derives from the Old World presumption that all swans must be white once there is no historical records of black swans reported after Dutch explorer Willem de Vlamingh discovered them in Western Australia in the year 1697.

The black swan theory or theory of black swan events is a metaphor that describes an event that comes as a surprise, has a major effect, and is often inappropriately rationalized after the fact with the benefit of hindsight.

The theory was developed by Nassim Nicholas Taleb to explain:

The disproportionate role of high profile, hard-to-predict, and rare events that are beyond the realm of normal expectations in history, science, finance, and technology.

The non-computability of the probability of the consequential rare events using scientific methods (owing to the very nature of small probabilities).

The psychological biases that make people individually and collectively blind to uncertainty and unaware of the massive role of the rare event in historical affairs.

The first step to deal whith the Black Swan is knowing how to identify it.

The event is a surprise (to the observer).

The event has a major effect.

The predictability of an event does not necessarily lead to a favorable outcome

After the first recorded instance of the event, it is rationalized by hindsight, as if it could have been expected; that is, the relevant data were available but unaccounted for in risk mitigation programs. The same is true for the personal perception by individuals.

The main idea in Taleb's book is not to attempt to predict black swan events, but to build robustness against negative ones that occur and be able to exploit positive ones. Taleb contends that banks and trading firms are very vulnerable to hazardous black swan events and are exposed to unpredictable losses. On the subject of business in particular, Taleb is highly critical of the widespread use of the Normal Distribution model as the basis for calculating risk.

In probability theory, the Normal (or Gaussian) Distribution is a very commonly occurring continuous probability distribution a function that tells the probability that any real observation will fall between any two real limits or real numbers, as the curve approaches zero on either side. Normal distributions are extremely important in statistics and are often used in the natural and social sciences for real-valued random variables whose distributions are not known.

One problem, labeled by Taleb is the ludic fallacy, the belief that the unstructured randomness found in life resembles the structured randomness found in games. This stems from the assumption that the unexpected may be predicted by extrapolating from variations in statistics based on past observations, especially when these statistics are presumed to represent samples from a normal distribution. These concerns often are highly relevant in financial markets, where major players sometimes assume normal distributions when using value at risk models, although market returns typically have fat tail distributions.

How should we deal with Black Swans

The answer to a Black Swan is invariably: "Oh yes, it was not possible to anticipate this one!".

As all passed civilizations, we only master partially our life. it is not possible to predict a black swan, but there will always be unforeseen events.

And, we are not aware that major unforeseen events have a larger impact on our life than the daily, foreseeable, minor trends!

The strangeness of the black swans and the way we deal with them, make us stronger and more creative. Creativity, associated to the full knowledge, it is the best tool we have to thrive in a post-scarcity scenario.

In popular usage, eccentricity (also called quirkiness) refers to unusual or odd behavior on the part of an individual. To distracted eyes, this behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary, but be sure that when people see you recycling water, or using waves movements to generate energy to your house, you will be deemed as an eccentric guy.

terça-feira, 30 de abril de 2013

Entenda o que é a Pós-Escassez

O (ficticio) Romildo encostado na sororoca

Romildo, um engenheiro a serviço de uma companhia petrolífera navegava em um barco que naufragou enquanto investigava o vazamento de contaminantes no rio Solimões, no meio da floresta Amazônica.
Romildo não bebeu água com medo que a água estivesse envenenada, depois de três dias, quando a equipe de resgate chegou percebeu-se que Romildo estava quase morto, apoiado em uma phenakospermum guianensis, vulgarmente conhecida como ‘Sororoca’.

Romildo não fazia a menor idéia que a planta que serviu de abrigo durante todo o tempo que passou sede na quente floresta amazônica era uma perfeita fonte de água limpa. As folhas sustentadas por longos e fortes pecíolos, dispostos em leque da sororoca acumulam e purificam a água, formando um perfeito filtro e reservatório naturais.

O caso de Romildo nos faz entender quais são os mecanismos da ‘Pós-escassez’:

- 1o  estagio da ‘pós-escassez’, o básico - Se Romildo tivesse o conhecimento de um mateiro experiente, ele poderia ter sido beneficiado de água, plantas e insetos que estavam ao seu redor e poderia ter saído da situação perfeitamente hidratado e nutrido;

- 2o  estagio da ‘pós-escassez’, o estado da arte -  Se Romildo tivesse o conhecimento acumulado de um ‘mateiro’ somado ao de um ‘chef de cozinha’ e o de um ‘medico’, ele não só teria comido pratos deliciosos, tais como uma sopa de larvas torradas com tucupi e jambu, como também teria reduzido seu habitualmente alto índice de colesterol;

- 3 ª etapa da "pós-escassez", plenitude de uso - Se Romildo tivesse uma base relativamente perfeita de conhecimento (condição conceitual de plenitude no cenário de pós-escassez), ele teria passado por momentos de deleite e de raro prazer no meio da selva, bem como poderia ter saído de lá milionário. Talvez porque tenha se dedicado a uma rica jazida de ouro, ou por ter estudado o uso de um punhado de plantas nativas combinadas para fazer um composto tônico com o propósito de aumentar a expectativa média de vida da humanidade em 220 anos;

Atualmente, nossa civilização vive num estagio de escassez, (momento anterior ao 1o estagio citado no exemplo acima) onde um grupo de pessoas relativamente pequeno tira proveito de forma inadequada dos recursos que o cercam e a grande maioria se sente prejudicada:

- Um brilhante músico que optou pela vida do crime, pois precisava urgentemente de dinheiro para alimentar sua família, acabou morrendo num confronto policial. Ele não teve condições de aproveitar seu talento potencial por falta do conhecimento e de atitudes apropriadas;

- Uma vitima de câncer morre porque não teve acesso a um remédio feito com as toxinas de um tipo de aranha que habita o jardim da própria casa onde mora;

- Um funcionário dos correios deixa de lançar no mercado um revolucionário software capaz de compartilhar informações sobre as mais novas conquistas da ciência porque sua baixa auto-estima não o permitiu que largasse seu emprego seguro para se dedicar ao projeto;

Estes são exemplos dramáticos de como a era da escassez é prejudicial ao planeta e deve ser imediatamente combatida.

Numa situação de pós-escassez a clássica definição de Economia mudaria de – alocação dos escassos recursos às necessidades ilimitadas – para – uso consciente dos ilimitados recursos para todas as necessidades.

Understanding Post-scarcity

Thirsty Romildo (fictional character) by the 'sororoca'

Romildo, an engineer at the service of an oil company was sailing in a boat that sank while investigating the leak of contaminants in the Solimões River, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.
Romildo did not drink water afraid that the water was poisoned, and after three days, when the rescuers arrived realized that Romildo was almost dead, leaning on a phenakospermum guianensis, commonly known by locals as 'Sororoca'.

Romildo had no idea that the plant that served as a shelter during the whole time he was thirstily living in a hot rainforest was a perfect source of clean water. The leaves of the sororoca, supported by long and strong petioles, arranged in the form of an array of fans accumulate and purify water, forming a perfect natural filter and reservoir.

The surviving history of Romildo makes us understand what are the mechanisms of 'post-scarcity':

- 1st stage of 'post-scarcity', the basics - If Romildo had the knowledge of an experienced woodsman, he could have been benefited from water, plants and insects that were around him, and could have come out the situation perfectly hydrated and nourished;

- 2nd stage of 'post-scarcity', state of the art - If Romildo had the accumulated knowledge of a 'bushman' added to a 'chef' and a 'physician', he not only would have eaten delicious dishes such as a soup of toast larvae, tucupi and jambu, but also would have reduced his usual high level of blood cholesterol.

- 3rd stage of 'post-scarcity', plenitude of use - If Romildo had a relatively perfect base of knowledge (conceptual condition of plenitude in post-scarcity scenario) he would have had as much delight and moments of rare pleasure in the middle of jungle, and also could have got out of there millionaire. May be because he dedicated himself to a rich gold deposit, or have studied the use of a handful of native plants combined to make a tonic compound with the purpose of increasing the average life expectancy of mankind in 220 years.

Currently, our civilization is experiencing a stage of shortage (just prior to the first stage in the example cited above) where a relatively small group of people takes improperly advantage of resources around, and the vast majority feels impaired:

- A brilliant musician who opted for a life of crimes because he needed urgent money to feed his family, dies in a police confrontation. He was unable to use his potential talent because of the misuse of knowledge and proper attitudes;

- A victim of cancer dies because he had no access to a remedy made out of the toxins of a particular type of spider that lives in the garden of his own house;

- A postal clerk fails to bring to market a revolutionary software, able to share information on the newest achievements of science because their low self-esteem did not allowed him to quit his secure job to devote to the project;

Here are dramatic examples of how the era of scarce is harmful to the planet and should be tackled immediately.

In a post-scarcity the classic definition of economics would change from - allocation of scarce resources to unlimited needs - to - conscious use of unlimited resources for all needs.

sexta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2012

The Future of our civilization in 3 steps

The begin of year 1963 was a very important year for civilization as we know, Russian astronomer Nikolai Semenovich Kardashev (Никола́й Семёнович Кардашёв – born on April 25, 1932 in Moscow) was examining quasar CTA-102 in the first Soviet quest in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence and started to philosophate about extraterrestrial life and all achievements of mankind.

The result was released 22 years later in his work "On the Inevitability and the Possible Structures of Supercivilizations" in "The search for extraterrestrial life”

The basic ingredient for a decent standard life and to improve a society to prosperous levels is ENERGY. At the present moment we humans are getting most of the energy we need from dead plants and animals on the planet turned into coal, oil, etc.

Karadshev has developed a scale that has three designated categories called Type I, II, and III. These are based on the amount of usable energy that a civilization have at their own disposal, and the degree of space colonization. In general terms, a Type I civilization have achieved mastery of the resources of our home planet as seen in Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, a “planetary civilization”, system. Star Trek with the United Federation of Planets and Starfleet colonization of few Star Systems correspond to Type II, a time when our civilization have achieved mastery of the resources of our own solar systemAnd Type III like the “Empire” in Star Wars, when we have achieved mastery of the resources of our own galaxy.

We are now in type 0 (ZERO) civilization because at the present moment, we are not able to achieve mastery of the resources on Earth. Far from it, we had almost destroyed ourselves many times during cold war, the best known of these episodes was in 1962 when military intervention by the United States in Cuba, that almost triggered a nuclear war perfectably capable of human race annihilation. That was the so called “Bay of Pigs episode”.

Japanese-American theoretical physicist Michiuo Kaku (加來 道雄 - January 24, 1947) says that the transition form type 0 to type 1 civilization could be the most dangerous period that a civilization can face. Mathematicians says that could exist thousands of Type 1 Civilization in the galaxy, and if is so, why we have not seen them yet?

Kaku says that in one hand we have cultural tolerance, good scientific growth, integration, but in other hand we have nuclear weapons, terrorism that works as obstacles to reaching Type I Civilization status. Perhaps no other civilization could make it to transform itself from a Type 0 into a Type I.

The current status of human civilization has thus been named Type 0. Although intermediate values were not discussed in Kardashev's original proposal, American astronomer Carl Sagan (November 9, 1934 – December 20, 1996) calculated in 1973 grades between 0 and 1 in HUMANITY’S CIVILIZATION TYPE – HCT he stipulated that at that point Earth was to be 0.7, in relationship to Kardashev's model for Types 0 and I

Sagan used the formula:

Kaku posted that in 1900 our HCT was 0,58, in 2004 was 0,72 and that if we make use of large scale application of fusion power, Anti-matter production to be used in antimatter-matter collisions power plants, Solar energy, converting sunlight into electricity by either solar cells, etc. in the year 2100 we could get out of zero and reach HCT I.
Earth in 2012 is a Type  0,72 civilization

The Great leap into a Type I civilization also encompasses economical and political changes, maybe in year 2110 could be read in headlines of the newspapers “Today was signed the first planetary trading block, we could buy antimatter from VULCANO with paying taxes” or “Despite all Chinese efforts English was approved as the new interplanetary official language”.

Even if in our Type I economy English would be the “planetary idiom” other languages will be spoken because people will have time and resources to stud and enjoy their own culture, cultural tolerance will tend grow with no limits because people learned from the process of reaching Type I that diversity was the great ingredient of evolution, poverty will be extinguished, because “now we can explore other planets and make use of abundant resources” , enterprises will not enter into a new business because of money; instead, they will pay more attention to improve employee’s personal skills, they will realize that this is the best way to prosper in a resourceful planetary system. Type I political system (adopted as one in the whole planet) is more equitable and maybe democracy will be replaced by “total democracy” (I have no idea how that would work).

Understanding our reality and the forces that could lead us into a Type I, II or III civilization, we could be the race (maybe the first) that will prosper beyond the limits of a planet, solar system or galaxy.