We are living in a vast universe of almost infinite matter and energy, and so the only thing that's limited us in the past was lack of knowledge about how to use
the overwhelming abundance of resources we have available to us right now in the universe to get us to where we want to go
, physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
"I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. What are we suffering from? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a protectionist attitude, to prevent "bad" information from invading and suffocating the "good". Rather we must multiply the paths and the possibility of comings and goings..."
~ Michel Foucault
Thus, the way to move forward is clearly to widen the floodgates of information
between everyone, everywhere. Humans all over the world, talking to trees all over the world, talking to elephants all over the world, talking to the wind and the rain and the stars, all creating a universal information superhighway!
Thus, I propose a more positive version of Wikipedia. We could call it the Whatworksipedia!
(Hey, maybe you can come up with a better name... :-)
Rather than having millions of blogs and websites and books and magazines and so on, why not have a central, global, library of solutions
? Run this in the same way Wikipedia is run, as an openly editable platform, functioning as a non-profit, but with the focus on solutions to every imaginable human problem dealing with food, water, air, warmth, light
, and basic social organizations for serving collective needs
Have the goal of each entry in the Whatworksipedia being easily translatable
into as many languages as possible, and of each entry being easily understandable by children
(who are going to be the majority of users on the internet in many areas of the world, at least for many years). Effictively, the Whatworksipedia would function as a primer for a sustainable, healthy, growing world - an instruction manual for global healing!
This would be easily funded through government and non-profit and individual donations, as nearly everyone who benefited from the Whatworksipedia would naturally be motivated to support it, in some way because nearly every Earthling has a vested interest in reducing, or even eliminating, scarcity, so as to drastically increase health and wellbeing and quality of life for everyone on the planet.