NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2020
A World Without Money
The road to life begins at the threshold of perception.
Issue No 6 | December 2020
The Christmas Tree
The above graphic shows that environmental and economic breakdown, coupled with humanity’s failure to change is carrying us towards the collapse of civilization. What we need is a sustainable future but it appears that there’s no way to get there. This is where the Plan of AWWM comes in.
Instead of collapse, we insert Phase 1. In Phase 1 we plan to SURVIVE the collapse. Once we survive collapse then we enter Phase 2, where we design our NEW SUSTAINABLE FUTURE. Collapse means that money will be no more. This is what I mean by AWWM. Collapse will cause the end of money whether we plan for it or not. If we do plan, however, then we may be able to actually have a sustainable future. Here’s how it works.
Merry Christmas from Adam Soul to you.
(Hint: the Christmas tree reads from right to left and from bottom to top – backwards.)
Audio of Christmas tree explanation below
Explanation of the Christmas tree
The Plan of AWWM begins when you join the aworldwithoutmoney.org mailing list. Our ultimate goal is to have a sustainable future. While we’re making this future we don’t change the world we live in now. We prepare standard portfolios that can be altered and then send them to cities and neighborhoods all over the world. We promote the website and help the membership grow. We use donations to acquire an Internet platform developer to build a version of Humanity’s Platform that only does what’s needed to prepare for collapse and preparation for the initiation of Phase 2. Part of that initiation will require a new clean energy supply, which is included on the second tier.
The second tier
On the second tier we plan to survive collapse. This survival is planned for a length of 2 years to allow time for Phase 2 to come into operation. We email the standard portfolios to every city in the world, asking them to divide their cities into neighborhoods. As more people join the CHI (and the CHI is members of Humanity’s Platform – anyone in the world can become a member of the CHI. CHI stands for Collective Human Intelligence) neighborhoods can be better defined. Cities can coordinate this effort if they choose. Neighborhood portfolios are setup like lists, so that after a neighborhood has checked off the list, then that neighborhood could be considered as ready. Humanity’s Platform becomes a hub where standard details are kept. Neighborhoods would augment and use standard details as they needed. Of course, not everyone will participate, but there are about 10,000 cities in the world, even if only 5 percent participated, that would be 500 cities, which should give us a range that computers on Humanity’s Platform could extrapolate into temporary portfolios for the missing cities and neighborhoods. Once people begin to see completed portfolios they will realize that something is being done and will want to join. As collapse approaches the countenance of humanity will turn more to fear and people will look for a way out. Then they will be willing to do whatever they have to do. Then the CHI will have the Plan of AWWM. Then, many more people will join, which will allow many more neighborhoods to become ready. Hopefully, cities will take enough interest, especially as we near collapse, to provide the items needed for neighborhoods that don’t join, so that when they do join, they will not have far to catch up.
The third tier
On the third tier collapse arrives, and money, governments, etc. are down forever. Then our Phase 1 plans to survive collapse are put into action. People know where to go and what to do. Instead of there being chaos, there will be order. A volunteer workforce is established. People select their own neighborhoods and part of the portfolio process determines how people will keep cool, eat, drink, have hygiene and meet all their basic necessities. There would not be stores for shopping, there would instead be supplies. Food would be cradled out of large pots, vegetarian for the most part, and probably supplemented with algae growing equipment and other things. In this way waste is eliminated and humanity can lower its footprint on Earth as much as possible. After humanity has settled down for a bit, probably a few weeks, then technicians are called to complete the buildout of Humanity’s Platform. Humanity’s Platform is setup to be as energy efficient as possible. It’s governed by humanity, watched by students, and should include things like education and entertainment. These things, however, will be decided by the CHI.
The fourth tier
After Humanity’s Platform is fully built, then as the new energy system is installed and plugged into the existing electrical grid, neighborhoods come online with Humanity’s Platform. The new energy system would be installed by volunteers and there are many potentials for this system. It may take some time to get it to cover all neighborhoods, which is why the plans to survive collapse are made for two years. At this time the CHI will have the choice of whether to include money or not. The qualification is that the measurement for design must meet the mission, which is to provide a sustainable future for the children of the world. This ensures that humanity can continue to live on Earth.
The fifth tier
In order to have a sustainable future humanity will need to have a sustainable mindset. The sustainable mindset is depicted in the Law of Life Story. It’s essentially a mindset that can last a million years. The CHI also determines how we will heal our Mother Earth. When humanity has lightened its footprint, then humanity will become movable and the Earth can then be operated on as required.
The sustainable future
In a sustainable future we don’t live like hunter-gatherers but we do live with nature instead of against nature. We don’t waste or disrespect nature anymore. We use our intelligence to bring back the Woolley Mammoth and restore the damage we’ve done.
Audio of Questions article below
Someone sent me these questions
The person said these are questions people tend to think of when hearing the words “a world without money”. My answers are in green.
- In a world without money how would I be able to live in my house without freezing to death or dying of heat.
Answer: You might not be able to live in your house. The point is that we’d all have to adjust so that we use as least amount of energy as possible. Life will be different.
- Who would keep my water supply treated and pure?
Answer: A volunteer workforce. Many hands make work light.
- In a world without money how would people go to college?
Answer: Probably on the internet. Why drive? If you were going to be a dentist, then you wouldn’t have to take all those economics classes.
- How would highly skilled jobs like a surgeon be paid or compensated for their time spent learning to do such a highly skilled job?
Answer: In AWWM there would be a volunteer workforce that only worked about 15 hours a week. There would be many highly skilled jobs that wouldn’t be necessary anymore. Those people can be retrained to help doctors if they want. We have a giant population and many people will want to do many things. While a doctor’s office today might have 5 assistants, after Phase 1 there could be 30 assistants. The doctor wouldn’t have to worry about making enough money to pay for his office or staff. Doctors could work because they cared for people instead of caring for money. A doctor would also not be bound by the directions of an insurance company. Instead a doctor would be free to prescribe according to his best knowledge.
- In a world without money are you talking about going back to tribes and agrarian hunter-gatherer type existence?
Answer: No. Only using their mindsets as an example to follow. Our mindsets should be set for living a sustainable life.
- Is a world without money communist or socialist or any of those other “was-isms” that people are afraid of?
Answer: AWWM is not communism, socialism, totalitarianism, a monarchy or like any of them. It’s not based on keeping track of everything. It doesn’t harp on aggravations, instead it promotes the well being of everyone. It’s based on what’s good for life, not what’s good for money.
- What systems and structures can be in place to prevent corruption in a world without money?
Answer: The neighborhood is the fundamental structure. The mindsets of our ancestors knew how to handle social dissention. In AWWM there will be far less corruption. Why steal from someone when you have no need? When our survival depends on money then we will steal. Whether we steal from each other, fly in airplanes or drive cars, nature pays the ultimate price for our use of money.
- In a world without money where we’re all living within our own food shed water shed and fiber shed does that mean we all have to wear the same homegrown hemp and flax clothing?
Answer: We have so many clothes now, so many varieties, that we waste them. Why dress up fancy when a pair of jeans and a tee-shirt looks just as good? The clothes we have now could last a long time. Which is more important, the clothes you wear, or the children of the world?
- Can we hasten transition to a world without money by ending fossil fuel use?
Answer: I don’t think so. In the last fifty years of trying we haven’t improved, instead we’ve gotten worse. What makes us think the same tactics will produce different results? Technology won’t work if money gets in the way. We can’t even install a carbon tax.
Further response to the questions
We’re heading for the collapse of civilization anyway. Which means the end of money. What if the collapse happened because the economy tanked? Wouldn’t we want to survive? Wouldn’t your children? What about the rest of life on Earth? If we survive, then we may be able to start life over again in a different way. Science has told us for a long time that adequate response to climate change would require the collapse of civilization. What better way to achieve a collapse level of change than to plan for it? The Plan of AWWM simply takes advantage of the no-money condition, because if money is no more, then we don’t have to include it in our plan. Not including money simplifies planning so much that it becomes doable.
A short description of me
I think it was around the early 1950’s when the US Department of Transportation (I’ve heard – not declaring this as true) visited a somewhat reclusive man who had built a giant electric model car track that covered an acre or so in his backyard. I’ve heard that his concepts were used in the designs of our freeway on/off ramp systems today. If I were to describe myself, I would say that I’m kind of like that man.
Recorded Weekly Zoom Meetings
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A podcast of me and the Plan of AWWM was completed several months ago by Dan Gaughan of Southeast Australia. This podcast is supposed to be coming out this week and if it does I will post it on my next weeks Zoom meeting announcement.
Additionally, I’ve been working on making videos out of the Law of Life Story, as well as rewriting and adding some audio to the aworldwithoutmoney.org website.