What are your thoughts on the possibility of a world without wars? How do you think we could achieve that goal as a global community of nations/people united under one cause or belief (e.g. peace)?
[ 13/December/22 ]
It seems clear to me that world peace is possible, and in fact necessary if we want a long term future, but the idea of uniting under one belief is not.
If freedom is to have any real meaning (and it needs to if we are to have any significant probability of a long term future, as freedom is an essential part of efficient search in the space of eternal unknowns), then what is demanded is cooperation between diversity with the physical and strategic constraints imposed by the reality of the existence we find ourselves in.
Search produces novelty, outliers, eternally. Some few of them are essential to long term survival, but we cannot know which ahead of time – that is the nature of really complex systems.
So world peace, Yes – both possible an necessary.
Any sort of singular cause or belief structure, No – other than the necessity of accepting the need for cooperation and experimentation and diversity if we are to have a reasonable probability of surviving the unknown unknowns.