Topia is the land of extremes, stretching from Orwellian Dystopia all the way to Robert Owen-esque Utopia.
Apparently George Orwell was living a secluded life (with his son) on a remote Scottish island (Jute) while he penned the nightmare of 1984. In the BBC documentary about Orwell, a Scottish resident commented that he was paranoid, believing that people on the mainland were stealing his letters.
Utopia is an ideal world where everyone is included, well and happy. As in Heaven, there is no concept of money or time, and borders don’t exist. Sometimes I wonder what birds think when they fly over immigration checkpoints with all the surveillance and processing that it involves.
Dystopia is governed in a climate of fear whereas everyone enjoys absolute freedom in Utopia. In other words, people are allowed to be themselves in Utopia because diversity is encouraged.
HERE IS AN ABSTRACT I PENNED RECENTLY:
The purpose of this study is to identify appropriate policies, systems and a progress indicator to harmonise our planet by eradicating poverty, economic instability (boom and bust cycles), war and corruption.
This research covered:
1) a study of global transformation and the universal laws of energy
2) the underlying causes of poverty, economic instability, war and corruption
3) progress indicators (and the effective use of GDP in global capitalism)
4) person-centred education (facilitation)
5) information systems and database technology
This study concludes that a transparent ‘person-centred’ system (such as the Zero Competition (0C) System) should replace our competitive culture to achieve global harmony.
The 0C System applies sophisticated science and technology in a cashless society. In a world without competition, everyone supports each other to achieve their potential harmoniously.
The foundations of the 0C System are a perfect information system and a system which matches individuals’ needs with available resources. This system recognizes that everyone has unique needs depending on their genetic code, abilities and passions.
Everyone has access to the comprehensive online database of global resources. Each resource is objectively specified, indexed, bar-coded and linked to a worldwide inventory system.
The concept of possession replaces legal ownership so all resources belong to the collective.
Every person has a ‘digital wallet’ which is credited with their necessary resources (including HR) to live well and achieve their potential.
In a highly automated society part-time volunteering replaces paid employment because robots perform most productive tasks.
The 0C System operates in a world without national borders.
The new global progress indicator measures global harmony instead of consumption. Everyone contributes to the Global Harmony Index (GHI) via proportional representation.
Once the 0C System is operational there will be optimal use of resources, minimal pollution and waste, so everyone can live in harmony with the natural environment.