Humanity, Right Livelihood
& Quality of Life: Policy
"For only a short time, in most countries, has the individual human
had the right to trial by jury. To make humanity's chances for a fair trial
better, all those testifying must swear 'to tell the truth, all the truth,
and nothing but the truth.' But humans have learned scientifically that
the exact truth can never be attained or told. We can reduce the
degree of tolerated error, but we have learned physically, as Heisenberg
discovered, that exactitude is prohibited, because most exquisite physical
experiment has shown that 'the act of measuring always alters that which
"We can sense that only God is perfect - the exact truth. We can
come ever nearer to God progressively eliminating residual errors. The
nearest each of us can come to God is by loving the truth. If we don't
program the computer truthfully with all the truth and nothing but the
truth, we don't get the answers that allow us to 'make it.'" - R.
Many current business and organizational ethics, goals and practices
conflict with the ideals, principles and goals of humanity. What assumptions,
policies and practices must change in order for the enterprise of the 21st
century to work synergistically with the ideals, principles and goals of
today's problems, most of humanity - by measures such as life expectancy,
education, personal freedom, individual opportunity, and the satisfaction
of basic needs - has never fared as well. What is truly remarkable is not
that humanity still tolerates famine and abject poverty, but that for the
first time ever it has the tools to eliminate them." METAMAN; Gregory Stock, 1993
An integration of emerging tools, processes and environments can rid
the planet of famine and poverty. In the early part of the 21st century,
we will have . . .
"Many European cities such as Stockholm or Copenhagen, which remain
attractive to their prosperous residents, will no doubt continue to function
in that way; by contrast, Asian, Latin American, and Central American megacities
of 20 million inhabitants have become increasingly centers of poverty and
social collapse. Already, the sheer concentrations of people - 143,000
per square mile in Lagos, Nigeria, and 130,000 per square mile in Djakarta,
Indonesia, compared with New York's mere 11,400 per square mile - make
it inconceivable that their inhabitants will enjoy the benefits offered
by traditional European cities." PREPARING FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY; Paul Kennedy, 1993
Is it inconcievable? Or is it a failure of the imagination and our understanding
of . . .
"The corporation of the Fourth Wave will be structured according to
a community model. Because the Fourth Wave in general will occur after
a shift in global consciousness, it will manifest many features that seem
unrealistic to us today; for example, the devaluation of money as the primary
motivator, the absence of hierarchy, and the elimination of external employee
evaluation." THE FOUTH WAVE: Business in the 21st Century; Herman Bryant Maynard,
Jr. & Susan E. Mehrtens, 1993
We will surf the Fourth wave in . . .
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