Community Vision

ANG Community Vision

For me – there are really only three conditions required – and they are in a context:

1/ Universal respect for individual life (which includes mitigation of unreasonable risk to the environment that supports life);

2/ Universal respect for individual freedom (which includes responsible action in social and ecological contexts);

3/ Commitment to ongoing discussion and agreements about the nature of risk and limits at all levels.

Each of those are complex systems, with boundary conditions that are constantly changing in all dimensions.

Such systems require flexibility at all levels, and at all levels a willingness to test boundaries from time to time.

And all of this in a context that acknowledges the overwhelming evolutionary power of cooperation over competition, and the need to have stabilising strategies to prevent cooperatives being overrun by cheating strategies.

Arguably our current economic and political systems are near complete failure on the latter point.

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I see it as a context of being for sapient entities, so in that sense, a sort of ground within which ANG sits.

And I agree it applies to within every bit as much as to the “external” world (whatever that actually is).

It seems clear to me that we all have these two fundamental aspects – the physical reality of what we are, and our experiential reality of our existence (which seems to be of the software model of reality that our subconscious brains create for us).

Both of these things appear to be open complex systems, ever changing, so our active explorations actually change what it is we are exploring (recurs to infinity).

There doesn’t appear to be any end to either the number of possible paths, of the length of any particular path, both appear to be potentially infinite.

Choosing paths that are compatible with the existence and freedom of all (which appears to be an infinite set), seems to be the thing to focus on.

[It appears that there may be a larger infinity of possible paths that are not compatible with the existence and freedom of all others – infinities can be a bit mind-bendy when they do things like that.]

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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