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Regenerate the Foundation: Scale Our Civilization

We are standing on land living in relation to ourselves. Our bodies are not independent. As such, our globalized communication infrastructure has enabled a new network of relationships fueling the niche communities precisely timed with our personal and spiritual development. This is a blessing and a challenge.

The natural impact is that we now move to in person community that most precisely aligns with our values, status, and positionality in our journey’s of self discovery and development. We see this as inidivuals taste ecstatic technologies of deep healing and immediately seek to move or transform into digital nomads. This is an untethering. The opportunity is to relocate rapidly into committed place based relationships; yet the wayfinding to accomplish this is unsupported and ungrounded. The derivative impacts are that individuals increasingly rely on globalized infrastructure to maintain quality of life and economic participation. Great if we are building apps; harder if we are healing the soil.

So how then may we proceed to do the work of intergenerational healing while the roles as global systems developers remain closed to those unqualified to contribute? If we lower the barrier to participating in the design stages of policy, legislation, and infrastructure; perhaps we will see a new class of innovation in these systems. However, we still need to de-risk the systems change process, as true infrastructure is currently supporting the stability of so many lives and families; whom are less concerned with the inner workings thereof.

What is secure innovation at global, critical layers of social services, transit, food and energy systems, and telecommunications? Do we build ventures to sell into existing innovation pipelines of established actors? Will these world changing innovations then be reduced to outsourcing of innovation spend for change resistant government contractors; or can we build synergistic new systems alongside the old?

I am not seeking to provide guidance; merely to provide visibility. It is not the arrogance of the legacy providers that is resisting the updates to our systems; rather, it is the responsibility of these relationships to be accountable to dependent users that is slowing innovation.

So then the opportunities lie in designing scalable ventures that can be piloted in known ecosystems and then integrated into legacy funding mechanisms to on ramp the load of operating our civilization.

To make this even more concrete, we can look at fuel systems. Yes, we all want to shift to renewables. Even without engaging the objectivity of the climate change narrative; we prefer more durable assets that avoid combustion and thereby extend lifespan of our transit vehicles. To achieve this there have been many hurdles in reaching technology readiness levels that justify municipal level adoption. Tesla achieved significant traction before being acquired by Elon Musk and engineered to massive efficiencies ahead of government incentives. These secondary hurdles were cleared through sheer force of conviction, fundraising, and tolerance to insolvency. Now, the tax payers are supporting further infrastructure build out to drastically reduce the barriers to entry for electrified transit. We are on the precipice of enjoying multi-modal electrification of long range and last mile transit. This has openned opportunity for new ventures in the wake of the deep traction and proof of concept of Tesla and other operators. Meanwhile, battery end of life is not fully mature as a technology and we have merely punted the environmental impact downstream to battery recycling innovation. Will we improve these processes in time for the mass production of batteries to be the final extraction of critical resources to build them? Or will we unleash a deeper scourge on the necessarily buried resources of our planet?

Another example is the rise of automated contracts and web3 tokenomic models. The energy draw to operate such ledgers is astronomical, while the cost of time and talent is exponentially more efficient. Can we develop specialized servers and code bases to calibrate the energy requirements; or will our guilt continue to fuel regenerative innovation via the most environmentally costly technology on our planet today?

And lastly, vertical transit and low orbit manufacture. Given the military advantages afforded first movers; there is incredibly incentive to establish early market dominance. However, the environmental costs via current propulsion technology are severe and the industry cannot continue to push without advances in this sector.

For optimism, I point us towards deep physics innovation. When we look into the portfolios of deep physics research entities, we see a trove of engineered materials and the foundations of new phase shifts that will enable an end to fuel based transit. Yet can we commercialize these technologies in the face of legacy fuel industry interests? Who will move to black box true paradigm shifting technology? Who will celebrate it?

Are we mature enough in our consciousness to design shared incentive s

tructures to enable cooperative global infrastructure to enable the next stages of human civilization? Or will we continue to squabble of control of technologies that impact our entire species and our unspoken mandate to steward biodiversity throughout the cosmos.

When elders advise us to clean our rooms, I take this literally. Clean and organize our earth such that we can participate in our solar system, galaxy, and cosmos as a force for syntropy, order, and peace. The alternative is we take our competition into the solar system and root our species security in these methods. Of course, I value competition; yet some technologies are for everyone and the motivation to innovate is truly divorced from control and authority based competition incentives. Let us identify those paradigm shifting technologies that will enable our species and civilization of bio-diversity to expand beyond our home planet. It is time for our species to mature and it starts with the consciousness through which we conduct our innovation.

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