Balance and sustainability in a make-believe world in contrast to the world of old where things were wasted, people did not even consider taking responsibility for their actions, where resources were callously exhausted because most of not too many people didn’t understand or weren’t concerned if the air was fouled or a plant or animal disappeared, or the mining costs were only partially considered. The interesting thing about this world is that eventually ideas and behaviors have to change.
In a realistic world where balance and stewardship are the sponsors of choice. They make us think about building or using anything because it has and associated cost beyond the suggest retail value, the cost of the resource really includes it process of origin, its composition, it assembly, how much it costs to operate including the impact of its operation, the cost to repair, and replace, and how much it will cost to deconstruct and recycle it plus the cost of repairing the damage done mining, milling, processing and manufacturing whatever it is that we bought or consumed.
Because the world was now interconnected the local expense was now tallied against the global resources and quickly modeled. Unlike the models of the past which were biased and limited by data integrity and depth the projections or forecasts of the Global mind were accurate and precise. It was available to everyone all of the time. Even the forest fires in the western North America was being calculated. With the realization that everything has a cost and the amount of effort to run and maintain a world was huge the role man plays in it is one of facilitator and especially steward. How does that translate into Liz’s world. Who gets to be the janitor, the mechanic, the life guard. Who gets to be the worker bees of the world and most disturbingly who gets to be the elite, the smartest of the smart and the brightest of the bright? In spite of the Global minds organic programming there is still a role for man. Someone has to make the paradoxical choice, settle the dilemma, and opt for better of two good options. Those are the elites. Managers are a thing of the past the algorithms set the schedule, assign the work, calibrate the mechanisms and calculate the effectiveness, efficiency of each and every component including the human one. A person value is easily determined and rewarded with credits. A person role is determined by our fitness for the particular activity, our inclination toward a particular action. In a sense there is place for everyone and everyone has his place. This is not arbitrary or capricious. This in not counter intuitive or culturally bound this is natural and appropriate. The key is education and information. First of all I am in a role that meets my physiological and psychological makeup. I have a role job that I am well suited for and is intellectually compatible. I receive commensurate pay for my efforts and that enable me to afford the things that I naturally need and want. Because private enterprise is honored and the results are universally beneficial the need to advertise and create demand for worthless things, in order to amass wealth, was replaced with the altruistic endeavors of providing valuable goods and services in responsible and responsive enterprises.