in an ongoing, symbiotic relationship with the ecology of the Earth as a whole system
We don't need a vision for the future. We're now in the post-vision phase. The onus on the frontal lobes to work out "how the world should be" is over. It's now about self honesty and emergents.
"The historical perpetuation of dictatorships in countries like Russia and China concentrates world-destroying power in the hands of men — sociopathic personalities — who used ruthless methods to climb to the top. These are very unsustainable scenarios." Russia and China are hardly alone. While I would not put the United State in the same league, we are hardly virgins and the only nation to drop atomic bombs. A nineteenth century German historian calculated that from 1496 b.c. to a.d. 1861, a span of 3,357 years, only 227 had been years of peace while 3,130 had been years of war. For every year of peace there had been thirteen years of war. Short of world dictatorship, how do propose implementing your admittedly utopian plan?
I was just listening to the Rebel Wisdom podcast with Gary Lachman bringing his book "The Return of Holy Russia: Apocalyptic History, Mystical Awakening, and the Struggle for the Soul of the World" up to date with current events and he made a compelling connection between Vernadsky and the pre-soviet Cosmists, with his concept of the Noösphere (a version of which you are extrapolating here) with the fascist philosphies of Alexander Dugin and Ivan Ilyin. Clearly powerful ideas such as the Noosphere can go in a variety of directions. I'd like to explore how the 'planetary' paradigm that's popular in our circles (as opposed to the 'globalist' [hyper-capitalist] paradigm) is aligned with an emerging noopolitik of deep green totalizing theocratic organismic anti-individualist paradigm that sees human life as ultimately expendable to achieve an apocalyptic vision.
Today is 'World Wildlife Day'. Here is a wild idea; the conservation of our own species.
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - R. Buckminster Fuller.
Please read what creatures have been telling me to tweet for them. Its a hoot.
I thought the article was great. Always loved your writing Daniel! Thank you.