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Wish I'd seen this before the weekend
Posted by Tony on 14th August 2012 at 12:14:44
In response to Thoughts on unConference on Melb's digital future posted by Tony on 14th August 2012 at 00:40:22
The funny thing about this new movement was that it didnít readily fit the categories of either political party in the US. Because it favored decentralized, bottom-up solutions, it broke with the statist, Big Government solutions of the Left, and yet it looked nothing like the free market religion of the libertarian Right. And it wasnít the moderateís safe middle ground between those two poles. It was something altogether new. And more that that, it was a political worldview with a real track record of practical success. In an age of great disillusionment with current institutions, I thought, here were individuals and groups that could inspire us, in part because they had attached themselves to a new kind of institution, more network than hierarchy--more like the Internet itself than the older models of Big Capital or Big Government.
This seems to finger Melbourne's exploding Open+ community that I tried to identify above, the Technocracy (plus caring friends) who have to take over the earth from the Adversarials, Paternalists and their Been Counter followers so humanity can fulfil its transitional potential to a future worth working towards from a recovering nest.
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