Human physical and psychological characteristics
Human society, technology, artifact
How did it come to be?
Evolution of universe, Earth, life, human life, society, to c. 200,000 years BCE
Evolution of global ecosystem for most recent 200,000 years
Human hunting/gathering, agriculture, urbanization, centralization of power and rise of social “system,” specialization, technological development, money and banking, dominance hierarchy
Conversion of other nature to human biomass, information, and artifact with attendant energy and other resource depletion, proliferation of hazards, disruption of processes
Humans as global geophysical force
Where are we going?
World modeling: systems thinking, ecological footprint, TruCost
Mental and physical health: meditation, physical exercise, social support, delusion, addiction, anomie, cynicism, positivity, infectious disease, degenerative disease, medical interventions
Portfolio of selves akin to investment portfolio, trade-offs in satisfying different levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy
How to become better able to realize vision through conscious evolution of self?
Evolve information: genetic, epigenetic, experiential; replace flawed bases for knowing value with science-based religing, biophysical economics, new money
Evolve political and moral philosophy: literal, integrated capitalism; incomism; communism; individualism
Social contract: how many people, for how long, relying upon what inputs, applying what technologies, to generate what outputs, allocating work and reward how, to what ends, with what mechanism for contract amendment?