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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 13 May 22

Solar panels on the Werkspoorfabriek, a large industrial warehouse, in Utrecht Germany can shift its entire electricity system onto solar, wind and batteries by 2030 for less than 1% of its GDP. And the country’s entire energy system can go 100% clean energy by 2035 for less than what it spends on fossil fuels. In 10-15 years, Germany can change everything, permanently ending the era of dependence on expensive, volatile fossil fuel extraction, and leading the way for Europe to do the same. At RethinkX, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine prompting European governments in particular to radically rethink their …

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Solar panels on the Werkspoorfabriek, a large industrial warehouse, in Utrecht Germany can shift its entire electricity system onto solar, wind and batteries by 2030 for less than 1% of its GDP. And the country’s entire energy system can go 100% clean energy by 2035 for less than what it spends on fossil fuels. In 10-15 years, Germany can change …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 21 Apr 22

Source: Good Food Institute Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is about to set in motion a chain of feedback effects leading to a sudden, rapid escalation of global political instability. Various UN agencies, and now the IMF, have warned of social unrest at a similar scale to the ‘Arab Spring’ events in 2011. What few understand is the role of key technology disruptions in driving these processes, and helping us solve for them.  A new era of unrest   In addition to being the world’s top oil and gas exporter, Russia is the world’s largest wheat exporter, and Ukraine the fifth. Together Russia and …

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spark global food riots – the solution is precision fermentation Read More »

Source: Good Food Institute Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is about to set in motion a chain of feedback effects leading to a sudden, rapid escalation of global political instability. Various UN agencies, and now the IMF, have warned of social unrest at a similar scale to the ‘Arab Spring’ events in 2011. What few understand is the role of key technology disruptions …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 25 Mar 22

Given how the Ukraine crisis is being discussed in the media at the moment—to say nothing of political and military circles—you’d be forgiven for thinking the UN doesn’t exist. All… View Post The post Ukraine: Why Aren’t We Talking about the UN?    appeared first on Areo.

Given how the Ukraine crisis is being discussed in the media at the moment—to say nothing of political and military circles—you’d be forgiven for thinking the UN doesn’t exist. All… View Post The post Ukraine: Why Aren’t We Talking about the UN?    appeared first on Areo.


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 24 Mar 22

A global food crisis is looming, with high natural gas prices driving up the cost of ammonia fertilizer and the war in Ukraine threatening this year’s crops from both there and Russia. The consequences of mishandling this crisis could be dire. Research by complexity theorist Yaneer Bar-Yam suggests that high food prices are directly connected to riots. High food prices precipitated the 2011 ‘Arab Spring’, the 2007 Mexican ‘tortilla riots’, and numerous other incidents of unrest. Now we might be on the cusp of a new wave of chaos if we are not able to manage the global supply. To …

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A global food crisis is looming, with high natural gas prices driving up the cost of ammonia fertilizer and the war in Ukraine threatening this year’s crops from both there and Russia. The consequences of mishandling this crisis could be dire. Research by complexity theorist Yaneer Bar-Yam suggests that high food prices are directly connected to riots. High food prices …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Mar 22

Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived war on Ukraine reveals a hidden aspect of consciousness evolution: newly emerging stages are seen by existing stages as a regression. Putin the autocrat saw democracies as weak and depleted. So did Hitler and the Japanese before World War II. It’s an old pattern that we can trace back to the warriors of old, who had contempt for the budding traditionalists beating their swords into plowshares. Over time, however, the emerging stage wins, not only because it brings on new capabilities (traditional order, modern rationality, postmodern sensitivity) but also because every stage contains the capabilities of the …

Emergence Appears as Regression and Decadence – The developmental delusion we all share Read More »

Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived war on Ukraine reveals a hidden aspect of consciousness evolution: newly emerging stages are seen by existing stages as a regression. Putin the autocrat saw democracies as weak and depleted. So did Hitler and the Japanese before World War II. It’s an old pattern that we can trace back to the warriors of old, who had contempt …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 18 Mar 22

Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived war on Ukraine reveals a hidden aspect of consciousness evolution: newly emerging stages are seen by existing stages as a regression. Putin the autocrat saw democracies as weak and depleted. So did Hitler and the Japanese before World War II. It’s an old pattern that we can trace back to the warriors of old, who had contempt for the budding traditionalists beating their swords into plowshares. Over time, however, the emerging stage wins, not only because it brings on new capabilities (traditional order, modern rationality, postmodern sensitivity) but also because every stage contains the capabilities of the …

Emergence Appears as Regression and Decadence – The developmental delusion we all share Read More »

Vladimir Putin’s ill-conceived war on Ukraine reveals a hidden aspect of consciousness evolution: newly emerging stages are seen by existing stages as a regression. Putin the autocrat saw democracies as weak and depleted. So did Hitler and the Japanese before World War II. It’s an old pattern that we can trace back to the warriors of old, who had contempt …

Emergence Appears as Regression and Decadence – The developmental delusion we all share Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 15 Mar 22

​​Putin and the Power of Collective Action from Shared Awareness — Part 2: The Social Grammar of CreationA 10-Point Meditation on Our Current MomentRead the translation into FrenchAs the reckless attacks and crimes against the Ukrainian people broadened and became more brutal, I found it difficult to concentrate and to continue writing this contemplation on our current moment. What we see unfolding is exactly the kind of massive amplification of absencing — the social field of destruction — that I wrote about in the first part of this essay. The only way out that I found was the way in (to borrow from a great podcast that I will …

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​​Putin and the Power of Collective Action from Shared Awareness — Part 2: The Social Grammar of CreationA 10-Point Meditation on Our Current MomentRead the translation into FrenchAs the reckless attacks and crimes against the Ukrainian people broadened and became more brutal, I found it difficult to concentrate and to continue writing this contemplation on our current moment. What we see unfolding is exactly the …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 22

I’ve received many thoughtful and heartfelt comments on the war in Ukraine from my listeners. In this episode, I share their insights and add a few of my own. 0:42 – How the stages of consciousness are arising “simultaneously”. 5:34 – The shocking strangeness of premodernity and its challenge to modern culture. 15:13 – “The world, even Russians, seem to be more unified and sensitized to the abhorrence of war.” 17:20 – “Why do I care more about people who look and think like me?” The challenge of moral growth. Thanks for listening – you can write me at jeff@dailyevolver.com, …

“Why do I care more about people who look and think like me?” – Listeners reflect on the war in Ukraine Read More »

I’ve received many thoughtful and heartfelt comments on the war in Ukraine from my listeners. In this episode, I share their insights and add a few of my own. 0:42 – How the stages of consciousness are arising “simultaneously”. 5:34 – The shocking strangeness of premodernity and its challenge to modern culture. 15:13 – “The world, even Russians, seem to …

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By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 22

I’ve received many thoughtful and heartfelt comments on the war in Ukraine from my listeners. In this episode, I share their insights and add a few of my own. 0:42 – How the stages of consciousness are arising “simultaneously”. 5:34 – The shocking strangeness of premodernity and its challenge to modern culture. 15:13 – “The world, even Russians, seem to be more unified and sensitized to the abhorrence of war.” 17:20 – “Why do I care more about people who look and think like me?” The challenge of moral growth. Thanks for listening – you can write me at jeff@dailyevolver.com, …

“Why do I care more about people who look and think like me?” – Listeners reflect on the war in Ukraine Read More »

I’ve received many thoughtful and heartfelt comments on the war in Ukraine from my listeners. In this episode, I share their insights and add a few of my own. 0:42 – How the stages of consciousness are arising “simultaneously”. 5:34 – The shocking strangeness of premodernity and its challenge to modern culture. 15:13 – “The world, even Russians, seem to …

“Why do I care more about people who look and think like me?” – Listeners reflect on the war in Ukraine Read More »


By: The Posts Author | Posted on: 14 Mar 22

Industry in Russia Conventional analysts are looking at the Russian invasion of Ukraine through the lens of military strategy and geopolitical rivalry. But the invasion and its geopolitical consequences can only be properly understood in the context of wider transformations in the global economy, driven by disruptions unfolding across every major sector, namely, energy, transportation, food, information and materials. The Russian invasion of Ukraine is, in other words, symptomatic of a much wider process: the economic and military unwinding of the age of extraction as an entirely new system emerges. Six years ago, RethinkX’s co-founders Tony Seba and James Arbib …

How Energy Disruption Led to Russia-Ukraine Crisis – and How the Crisis Will Accelerate Disruption Read More »

Industry in Russia Conventional analysts are looking at the Russian invasion of Ukraine through the lens of military strategy and geopolitical rivalry. But the invasion and its geopolitical consequences can only be properly understood in the context of wider transformations in the global economy, driven by disruptions unfolding across every major sector, namely, energy, transportation, food, information and materials. The …

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