We currently have abundance. We currently have the technology and we currently have the ability to enhance the wellbeing and raise the living standards of every human being on the planet. So why have we not done so as yet?
This is perhaps a complex, multifaceted and deeply ‘cultural question’. Let us attempt to answer this question in a manner that is simple, but more importantly intellectually digestible.
We have the capability to feed all, transport goods, house the needy, produce energy and shelter our those who have none in such an efficient manner that there would be surplus. These means have been in existence for many years. So why is it that clean water is becoming rarer and rarer; why is it that we continue to extract minerals from the ground in an inefficient manner; why is it that we construct and erect buildings that are so energy dense and require so much energy input per unit of measurement that there is so much waste as byproduct; why is it that our transport methods are still reliant on closed look non – renewable energy sources; why is it that most of our lives rely on energy that has limits; why this and much much more?
The simple answer is money. Profit and the continual acquisition of material wealth. This post is not about slandering the monetary system (although the monetary system requires reevaluation and must be converted to a resource based economic model of survival – but a post for another time). We have the technology, there are examples of this energy efficient, time saving, resource saving, human capitol saving technology everywhere, so why is it under-utilised?
Money. The stronghold the pursuit of money has upon our sociocultural pillars of existence is so powerful and so entrenched within our cultural practices and social paradigms. For the power structures and mainstream populous to relinquish these habitual patterns of behaviour will require a full shift in consciousness… Take architecture and building design for example, we have the ability and the access to resources which are extremely light weight, energy efficient and ecologically viable to construct and erect structures for a fraction of the cost and of the energy input. The issue with this is that current cultural practices which center business around this industry would be at enormous losses. The less volume and alternate materials used would equal less money, in fact no money, which would lead to the end of particular business structures. Energy distribution is another example of renewable vs non renewable energy sources. The list is endless.
The money interests are simply wrong. The ability to change our ways is demonstrable via means of engineering and scientific method. The reasons why we do not are clear. Much of current cultural practices will be threatened. So, at the expense of maintaining money profiteering tradition, current business practices and cultural habits we are slowly destroying our existence…
There are transitions within paradigm change. Money can still be made by those making it now. They have the power, industry presence and the resources to slowly change the specialty our focus of business from what is now to a future which is prosperous for all. This would maintain employment (if not increase it), maintain productivity and still create wealth for these corporations, whilst saving our humanity.
With all the collective fear associated with mass global change, the only real question that needs to be asked here is as follows…
Imagine all persons have clean and clear access to the basic necessities for survival. The physical necessities are met, leading to a deeper stable emotional foundation. Imagine then the raise in consciousness and ultimately our potential in all areas of existence as a humanity. When we remove barriers of imposed cultural survival we have an innate ability to develop our cosmic mind beyond anything currently imaginable… Our practices of today are destroying our tomorrow… SS.