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Four Pillars for a Better Future: Knowledge, Consciousness, Innovation, Local Action – Part 2

Four Pillars for a Better Future: Knowledge, Consciousness, Innovation, Local Action – Part 2

Michael Krieger | Posted Thursday Jan 25, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Yesterday’s post covered two foundational pillars for creating a better paradigm for humanity, knowledge and consciousness. Knowledge is key because if we don’t know how the world really works and how we’re systemically being preyed upon, there’s no incentive to get to work changing things. Consciousness is also critical, because knowledge without wisdom, thoughtfulness and heightened awareness will simply result in a destructive and counterproductive revolution after which we’ll find ourselves back in the exact same place.

Let’s now move on to exploring one of the avenues by which we can manifest consciousness in the physical reality.


It’s impossible to look at how much the world’s changed since the advent of the internet and social media and not recognize the colossal impact of innovation and technology on how human affairs are conducted. The inescapable impact of technology has led to a split amongst many of us. Some are completely terrified of what’s to come. Robots, AI, driverless cars, crypto assets…it all seems so overwhelming and dystopian to many.

In contrast, there are those who swear technological advancements will invariably lead to a utopia that can free humanity from the drudgery of bullshit jobs and other tedious tasks, allowing us to focus on the higher nature of what makes us human. In other words, we shall soon see a manifestation of the world John Adams dreamed of thanks to innovation.

 I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study painting and poetry mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.

The truth is it could go either way. We could end up in a dystopian nightmare in which a handful of oligarchs control advanced technology and use it to subjugate the masses, or we could go in the opposite direction. Personally, I’m optimistic and fully dedicated to doing my part to ensure we use new technologies to free and empower humanity. This is another reason why consciousness is so important. A conscious population will use tools the right way, while an unconscious one will be viciously and willingly subjugated by them.

This is precisely why I’ve been such a passionate supporter of Bitcoin from the moment I first learned about it. Put aside your biases for a minute and try to objectively analyze some of the key components of the protocol.

There’s decentralization, which makes it virtually impossible to shut down. Open source code, which keeps it transparent and free to all. Governance by anarchy in which no one’s in charge; there’s no CEO, board of directors, etc. Then there are the monetary qualities, a transparent supply curve that’s capped at 21 million.

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"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves."

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