The process of formulating, promulgating, and implementing a major new paradigm for civilization is, in many ways, a relatively rare and unique process. But for convenience, we can liken some aspects of it to the functions of standards bodies like the International Standards Organization (ISO), the IEEE Standards Association, the IETF, and the W3C. Folks with these organizations become familiar with certain technologies and issue specifications for goods and services to meet so that a level of quality can be assured. (For example, ISO 12312-2 is the widely accepted standard for solar viewing glasses.) As these groups recommend specific technical components, so we put forward components to form the kernel of a major intentional transformation and new system.
Two main principles comprise our paradigm framework. The first is that we embrace perpetual learning. For as long as we shall live, we'll keep encountering new information. Our knowledge of the world is limited, probabilistic, subject to change as we continuously update our models of what's going on. By accepting this, we can make appropriately confident, definite, firm decisions without seeking absolute certainty about anything.
The other main component of our paradigm specification is that we value all beings. We make it a major mission in life to extend compassion/consideration/concern to everyone, caring about and caring for all who exist.
(Part 3 coming soon)
(Update: Part 3 is here.)
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