It’s time to be back in the world full time. A full diary, lots of disruption and supporting great projects and ideas around the world is my goal for 2014.
What is the motivation for my goal?
Well, it’s something I listened to Bill McDonough say:
“What is our objective as a species, since we are the dominant species on the planet?”
“What if we could offer our children a strategy of hope?”
“How do we love all the children of all species for all time?”
“Our goal as a species could be… A delightfully, diverse, safe, healthy and just world with clean air, water, soil and power, equitably, ecologically and elegantly enjoyed.”
What part of that don’t you like the sound of ?
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I’ve had a few years off (my blog doesn’t lie), well, I did start working at 15 and was a father at 19. I really needed a break and some time to deal with some demons, refocus and understand what the next chapter of my life is going to be about. I thought hard about walking away from the digital sector, but digital is part of me, for almost twenty years now. I have a strong digital instinct and as several friends have said, “you know stuff and think so differently”. Digital (Technology) is a huge driver for change in so many ways, how we live and share our lives has changed forever. There is no going back. What consumes me often is, how can the world be a better place for everyone now everyone can connect instantly to anyone anywhere in the world?
Right now we are a divided planet, the haves and have nots, those that love and those that hate. There are those that own and control assets, infrastructure and media and their are those that consume and are controlled.
Energy and water will be vital commodities in the future that will effect “national security” strategies for many nations. That really means war, over water, oil and gas. The thing is, we have enough water and power for everyone, so why “defend” and kill for something everyone should be able to access. Money, it’s all about money. Money makes the world go round, we all know that. Supply and demand equals profit.
So, I took away money (it’s all just numbers on a computer anyway these days, money is not backed by gold anymore, it’s just printed when the Government asks for it from a central bank, it’s nonsense if that makes sense?) from my thinking and decided to try and rethink how the world might change with the new shared knowledge we have. The only answer I came up with by myself was, that emotional intelligence needs to be raised in everyone before any real change can happen in our world. When every single one of us cares just a little bit more about other peoples feelings and situations and less about our own, in every situation, our world will change. It’s not the only thing of course, how we plan and design around nature is paramount too. It’s back to Bill on that one.
I’m busy with some new projects of my own, you can find me at http://bitcoincoach.co.uk for the blog and http://twitter.com/bitcoincoach – it’s all about ‘digital cash’ and ‘Gold 2.0’ – You will have a ‘digital wallet by 2020’ remember where you read that.
I’m buying and selling Mercedes Cars from 1963 up to the present day, in the main I’m dealing with two seater Pagoda and SLK sports models, but I love them all. In fact I love beautiful and classic things, so I have another project called http://beautifulClassics.com the website site is being built, so more on that soon, but for now you can follow http://twitter.com/beautclassics
This TED talk from 2005 is a Beautiful Classic – give Bill 20 minutes of your time, he is amazing!
Thanks for reading 🙂