is the vision of the multinationals, with a McDonalds in every town, everyone sharing one language (preferably English, but Capital will adapt to Chinese if needed) & essentially one culture. You can see a version of this vision in the Project for the New American Century (although that is not the only repository of this vision: it comes in various forms).
is the vision of permaculture designers & the Transition Movement, together with the World Social Forum & other international people's platforms: an emphasis on human rights, multi-culturalism, sustainability, which comes with an essential re-localization of the economy in the matters that make most sense (in terms of sustainability & good design, e.g. most material goods, like food), & international exchange where that makes most sense (e.g. knowledge, information, education & essential goods that do require large-scale industrial manufacturing).
So WHO controls & HOW we design Internet use is very likely going to decide which of these visions we end up with. Both will require an effective Global Government: just by WHOM & HOW?
The more skilled Permaculture Designers & other Evolutionaries GET in co-designing an effectively liberating use of internet, the more likely we are to achieve the vision of a Globe of Villages, with a global government truly in the hands of the people, & an increasingly enlightened people, with the expanded consciousness this new & bigger responsibility does require.
The overwhelming lack of enthusiasm of permaculture designers in getting to grips with this technology, as well as the equally impressive lack of resources (time, attention, materials) put to the "invisible" & "social" elements of design (the permaculture version of the "Internal quadrants of the Integral Model) could be interpreted as a lack of vision or understanding of the importance of actively designing for the global vision.
In 2003 Nodo Espiral of the Permaculture Academy started to unite a group of permaculture practitioners all over Spain with the vision of co-teaching a dynamic & continuously developing, comprehensive evolutionary curriculum (which we now call the Integral Permaculture Certificate curriculum, having expanded it to a year-long programme this e-book reflects).
We also very much took into account that digital literacy would be an important component of the education of future evolutionaries & permaculture designers, and so worked constantly to optimize our own chaordic working methods (a team of people quite dispersed geographically) & to learn to bring the same design genius & flexibility to this type of organizational design that permaculture is renowned for, even if usually only on the fixing ecosystems level.
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Toward 2012 -Web Democracy
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Let's take back the Internet!
TED talk by Rebecca MacKinnon
http://www.ted.com In this powerful talk from TEDGlobal, Rebecca MacKinnon describes the expanding struggle for freedom and control in cyberspace, and asks: How do we design the next phase of the Internet with accountability and freedom at its core, rather than control? She believes the internet is headed for a "Magna Carta" moment when citizens around the world demand that their governments protect free speech and their right to connection.
A global culture to fight extremism
http://www.ted.com Why do transnational extremist organizations succeed where democratic movements have a harder time taking hold? Maajid Nawaz, a former Islamist extremist, asks for new grassroots stories and global social activism to spread democracy in the face of nationalism and xenophobia. A powerful talk from TEDGlobal 2011.
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