Turns out that it’s not just about which way to ‘turn’. It’s even more complicated, but not impossible. We just need a little more elevation to see the whole picture. We need the altitude (and attitude) of an astronaut, not just the compass and telescope of a surveyor.
Life is not a ‘flat-surface event’. We have seen that our global existence is an inter-galactic shared experience. We got some of that perspective by looking back at our planet from outer space. While the search for extraterrestrial life goes on, the earthbound life we share on this globe also occurs in relation to others around us and an entire solar system of related influences. Those who sit in the sun too long or forget that the moon influences the tides may soon find themselves in another situation that demands their attention, or immediate action. How does all this relate to our decisions, our relationships, our politics, our countries, our survival?
Decisions have dimension.
Life is less like a game of checkers and more like a three-layered game of tic-tac-toe. A move that occurs in one dimension affects what happens in all others, as well as the ultimate outcome of the game. Unless we consider all dimensions of our shared existence, we can overlook some burning issue or rising tide of influence that can engulf us in a decision for which we are not mutually prepared. How can we navigate these dimensions, successfully, together?
Our ability to follow a ‘map’ will not serve us in this new ‘open space’. One-to-one dialogue on any given subject will soon seem as antiquated as a string between two tin cans. Our new many-to-many online interactions will encompass perspectives in conversations between multiple participants who share from their DIFFERENT cultures – the SAME common needs. We won’t be going to the ‘library’ – we will become a ‘living library’, available to each other as nano-resources deployed across a global neural network, in real time.
What can be- or could be- known is available for our ready review across the universe of the interconnected internet. What hasn’t been engineered (yet) is a way for us ALL to leave the mental ‘bounds of earth’ and look back in a collective global perspective – so that we can –
come to consensus and interact cooperatively.
To do so will require not only the ground crew knowledge available on the internet, but also a stellar vehicle to navigate in new dimensions of local transparency and global accountability, in the new space of untethered shared governance – and shared benefits. We will have to give everyone an equitable seat at the window of insight and then move ourselves through the inter-cranial galaxies of consensus toward our mutual goal of survival.
WE will all participate as an inter-dependent ground crew that cooperatively directs US as we co-pilot OUR own flight, and as WE adjust our OWN course, as needed – while WE are ALL in route.
at the click of a mouse.
What’s about YOU? – care to comment?
– dare to COOPERATE?
Written by gsbigger
July 19, 2008 at 4:10 pm
Posted in social networking
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