Neighborhoodism, Government, and Education
Utilizing the most efficient houses, apartments and buildings people move in together to the degree that is comfortable and acceptable to individuals. We create centralized neighborhood kitchens where neighbors gather, and food is prepared in environmentally conservative ways. We use the most energy efficient laundry machines and incorporate standardized clothing that can be used after we use up what we already have. We grow much of our own food utilizing vertical farming techniques and other efficient methods developed by the CHI. When a volunteer workforce is implemented some will volunteer to cook in the centralized kitchens. People will have time to raise their children and take care of the elderly. Children will grow up with adults that care about them instead of being thrust into harsh schools and daycares. People will have time to relax and play. Homeless people will no longer be homeless. People can sit around, play guitars, paint pictures and also play on the Internet. Education can be provided through the internet and free time of the people as well. Neighborhoods could also generally police themselves.
The CHI will develop contingency plans that tell people what to do when the collapse of civilization comes. Neighborhoodism is a way that might be used. Where your living when the collapse comes would probably be your initial designated neighborhood. People will need to move in together within their neighborhoods to conserve energy. There will be moving and adjustments as people find places where they are comfortable and fit their varying needs. Lack of places to live, however, should not be a problem. Many people currently own more than one house. Those extra houses will be available for others to move into. Standardization and consolidation will make many other buildings available as well. Apartment buildings can be very efficient, and people may choose to live in them – at least temporarily. Remember also that there will be no mortgages and no rent. In this way existing communities can generally stay together and the cultural shock from the change will be less dramatic. The CHI can suggest ways to live together and keep an eye on the overall layout of the human population. Not every place will be a good place to live. Sea level rise and other climate change issues will cause people to have to move. Neighborhoodism will allow the acceptance of refugees in the most humane way possible. The other choice is martial law or succumb to the ravages of nature.
Questions and fears will naturally arise with the concept of Neighborhoodism. Wealthier people, for example, may worry of being thrust into poverty neighborhoods and people who already live in poverty neighborhoods may worry they will be forced to remain there. Additionally, people who are skilled in technically needed jobs will need to work close to their jobs in order to minimize the negative aspects of commuting. Resolutions to these problems can be addressed by the CHI.
Humanity’s platform could be used as the means to provide a governmental system. It can provide the places people can go to schedule volunteer work, doctor appointments, travel, education, etc. The elimination of money will reduce the need for government by a great amount. The CHI can form a type of government that is truly for and by the people.
Internet programming can also provide education for everyone – with the best teachers possible. Homeschooling from humanity’s platform can be done over the Internet from preschool all the way up to doctorate degrees. And the education would be free.