Ideapod – problems

What are the 10 biggest problems the world is yet to solve?

It seems that the problems listed above are those very much at the base of Maslow’s pyramid of needs.

I agree that they are real issues, and need solutions, and I make the clear assertion that the incentives of any market based system of values will always work against meeting those needs for all of humanity.

Market values are fundamentally based in scarcity, and any universal abundance has zero market value (evidence oxygen in the air – arguably the single most important thing to any human being, yet of no market value.

Our societal focus on money above all else has many huge impacts. Money, as an abstraction of value, leads many to chase money rather than what it represents – so we see the emergence of high frequency trading, and a vast array of other things that deliver no value to the cooperative that is human society, and make sense only in a very short term self interest sort of way.

Our cooperative future requires adoption of strategies that prevent such cheating.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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