"What you have matters more than what you lack (If you’ve got a bicycle, consider what you can build based on that, rather than worrying about not having a car, a truck, a metal shop.)"
I dug the page of social-innovation "secrets", and selected Rule 6 of Ethan Zuckerman's 'Innovating from Constraint', to blog upon. Attention is PAID, to yer assets, daddy-o! (I don't always locute in beatnik slangs, but it captures the musing enthusiast's sense; dig?) Now, this admonition about appreciation of "what you have" as fodder for innovation is spot-on! Consider this, secondly: an ancient adage goes, "There's more to what's near than meets (appears to) the eye," something or other.
Blast what you "don't have" to the devil! It's a figment of your imagination...Yes, there are hidden values to the most basic of "haves", first off. Secondly, there's nothing (given what we do have, all ready) that a hu-man can't GET, with some efforts (talking about EVOKE agents, folks, not souls in desperate situations). Let's do an inventory of tools we "HAVE", what host may CONTRIBUTE to our International Food Shortage crisis or world-wide perpetuation of "Scarcity":
WE (HUMANS) HAVE:
The ABILITY to organize and collectivize the individual.
WEALTHY FAMILIES & INDIVIDUALS.
Okay, we're done. Convince local business-oriented elites that they can PROFIT from saving the world, and watch the kings among us turn to good and evil (again), before the same eyes that saw the decline of abundance, during these, our previous decades.
THERE IS NO WORLD FOOD-SHORTAGE CRISIS. The scarcity problem exists, because silly humans are still acting on the mediocre "international" scale. "Think globally; act locally" is a great motto...FOR POOR PEOPLE!..of which we have plenty, but in the global network, there lurk a wealth of the alternative. Rich people: get out of yer spoiled countries! ORGANIZE, develop, and establish NEW COMMUNITIES, where PEOPLE (there are billions) can have an opportunity to work, toward a future that is YOURS and THEIRS, togetherly. The countless abuses in the behavior of the leaders of yesterday should serve as a sufficient lesson, for those aspiring to innovate, in the social scene of our present days.
Do things differently! This is an URGENT EVOKE! You are being called upon, to free yourself from paradigms of the mainstream, but NOT BEFORE you maximize and act on its vast potential...