Secret to Social Innovation: Innovate on existing platforms (We’ve got bicycles and mobile phones in Africa, plus lots of metal to weld. Innovate using that stuff, rather than bringing in completely new tech.)
But, use the most powerful tool in your box
This applies to local innovation as well as global innovation. Throwing the baby out with the bath water should be counter-intuitive.
There are rarely bloodless revolutions. On the other hand evolution occurs through an almost unnoticeable mutation which sets a system off in a new direction because it self-perpetuates. That mutation is change bought about by innovation within systems.
Innovation in our economic systems evolved towards free-market capitalism because it was self-perpetuating. Communism on the other hand, whilst ideologically, seemingly moral, took energy to sustain and was not self-perpetuating. It's participants yearned to follow a self-perpetuating model.
Now, along with the greatest productivity gains in history, we also have massive moral obscenities as a by product of following that path. The free-market capitalist system is due for a mutation which will lessen these obscenities to a point that, over time, they no longer exist. This will occur through a mutation that it's participants like, and want to engage in. It will occur through the reduction in fear and a consequent increase in love.
A very small simple pragmatic addition to the tools of capitalism, sold on its benefits, may be all that is required to move the lumbering system in a new and better direction.
I intend to explore this as my Evoke mission. To create it will be my superpower.
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The exchange works directly for state and public workers and servants. It gives them credit in exchange for the amount of public work they contribute to the community. The more constructive they are based off a base rate the more credit they recieve.