What would happen if the Earth’s human race were globally united?

What would happen if the Earth’s human race were globally united?

[ 31/September/21 ]

United in what exactly?

United in their respect for individual life and individual liberty (responsibly expressed)?

That would be great!

United in understanding that security for all comes from diversity and redundancy in every level of systems and structures?

That could be really powerful.

United in accepting that all real expressions of liberty result in diversity, and such diversity must be accepted and respected, provided that it is not an unreasonable threat to life?

That sounds really good.

United in accepting that market based measures of value fail as useful proxies for human value more generally when in the presence of advanced automation?

That would be a huge step forwards toward security for all.

United in accepting the evolutionary and strategic reality that all new levels of complexity are founded in new levels of cooperation, and that for complex organisms it is cooperation, not competition, that is the fundamental driving force of evolution, and is foundational to survival?

Would love to see that level of awareness become common.

United in accepting that security is enhanced for all by using advanced automated systems to ensure that every human being has all their reasonable need met (water, food, housing, clothing, healthcare, transport, communications), and going beyond such reasonable minima is up to them and their own efforts, in combination with any who agree to cooperate?

That does seem to be a necessary condition for our long term survival, and doesn’t actually take much to deliver and maintain.

United in accepting that global cooperation between multiple levels, classes, and instances of independent agents is nothing what-so-ever like global hegemony or global control by any level of system or agent?

Once again, that does seem to be a precondition for our long term survival as a species.

So there are actually quite a few things that being united about would be really beneficial for the life and liberty of all, but singular governance or systems of belief or legal or economic systems are not among that set of beneficial things to unite about.

Uniting in the need for diversity and respect is about as close as it gets.

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 www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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