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United Terra Initiative

Pointing the finger into the new horizon; A compassionate and innovative vision from ideas & questions.

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For a full vision of United Terra Initiative, please visit the United Terra Journal on Medium

Explain your project idea (2,000 characters)

The initiative is based on questions. Everything begins with a question: Are we in a true economical system? Are we being practical or theoretical in living and economics? If time is money, why haven't we used time as currency? Why do we vote and allow leaders who are limited psychologically and thus corruptible? Where does democracy fall short? Where does capitalism fall short? Where does every economic & political theory thrive and fall short? What if global governance is like a holacratic brain trust from voted from specific facets of the planet (education, ecology, history, etc)? What if hierarchy is doomed to fail? What if egotism and lack of understanding of the ego is the root of all our problems? How might we use human-centered design and eco-centered systems design for global cultivation? What if governance is a practice that will be replaced by cultivation? What if changing certain words can imply deeper responsibilities? How might we use cryptocurrency & blockchain to cultivate and manage resources and time? How might we use education and dialogue as a bridgebuilder? How might we use compassionate technology as a bridgebuilder? Why are we in this mess? Why do we get in our own way? Why do repeat the same mistakes? Why are we afraid to be free? Why are we afraid to die? I highly recommend you read United Terra Journal (https://medium.com/united-terra-journal) for details of the vision of the new horizon. The sparking idea is found here: https://medium.com/united-terra-journal/from-egonomics-to-economics-a7d0968f21fd

Who are the beneficiaries? (1,000 characters)

The beneficiaries are everyone in unique open-source ways. The best way to present the core benefit is to facilitate people's needs & deepest dreams. As we have recognized, fulfillment is not found in external things. It is about manifesting something of expression and service. Children of different cities and countries need different variations of facilitation. Even deeper, the benefit even goes as deep as our animal & botanical neighbors. The planet will benefit from our understanding and responsibility the cyclical nature of Life. Instead of exploitation, the benefit is born in being in sync and in balance. Cultivation and Regeneration comes in destroying non-compassionate governance and ignorant exploitation.

How is your idea unique? (1,000 characters)

The uniqueness is that it is multidimensional and openness. It studies economics and psychology equally together. It studies cultures/anthropology and philosophy equally together. It studies our timeline (history) and science equally together. There is no hierarchy. Instead, the initiative celebrates diversity and the colors of perspectives to paint a clear picture. It looks toward a protopic holacractic initiative. It looks toward a democracy based on merit and questioning that fuels the protopic holacratic. We lead not just by our ideas. We lead by our questions and experimentation of solutions. The initiative is foundation for many more responsible questions, ideas & solutions. United Terra Initiative is based on Responsibility and the Art of Nurturing & Learning.

Idea Proposal Stage (choose one)

  • Initial Design: I am exploring the idea, gathering the inspiration and information I need to test it with real users.

Tell us more about your organization/company (1 sentence and website URL)

It is not organization nor company. This is a pure open strategic initiative. The vision gets more vivid here: https://medium.com/united-terra-journal

Expertise in sector

  • 7+ years

Organization Filing Status

  • No, but we plan to register in the future.
  • Other

In 3-4 sentences, tell us the inspiration or story that encouraged you to start this project.

To be honest, I let everything go and accepted death. I did a reset. In embracing death, I only want to give my whole self to leave this life as a better place. So, I questioned everything.. even IDEO as well as myself. My deepest purpose is to facilitate a new arc of the Human Story.

Please explain how your selected topic areas are influenced, in the local context of your project (1,000 characters).

Locally, there will be ease for local small festivities and businesses. The age of multi-nationals will soon fade. Every city will have character built by its community. Prosperity, Peace and the Planet are all interconnected through us, individually and collectively. In Los Angeles, there is homelessness issue and real estate issue. Prosperity needs to be measure in people having a comfortable residence. Peace needs to begin with the individual (inner peace). The planet is all our home we must tend to it like our mother. Exploitation is of ignorance of consequences. Cultivation and Stewardship is the attitude to be in sync with the planet. As we have the power to destroy and ravage, we too have the power to regenerate.

Who will work alongside your organization in the project idea? (1,000 characters)

Anyone can work on the project. The idea is open source but there are underlying principles that shall not be broken (there are consequences) or that they can be made better. Engagement is predicated on their own questions and ideas. It is not exclusive but there is a certain screening necessary.. "Why?".

Please share some of the top strengths identified in the community which your project will serve (500 characters)

The top strength is that people are tired. The top strength is that going backwards will not solve our problems. The top strength is not people but a feeling. The people who care and wish to see a better world will participate. Those who do not care will not.. or those who care only about themselves and their chosen few (sociopathy) will not participate. Big question from this is why are you in your way? This project is about empowerment. It is about facilitating strength.

Geographic Focus

The entire planet. We focus on each region and community uniquely.

How many months are required for the project idea? (500 characters)

Estimate 36 months can accomplished stage 1 of the project: Research and some prototyping. We would need to execute human-centered design research from around the world. Best option is delegate to sociologists & anthropologists in the regions. Further, we would begin collaborating with other organizations to create artivist town halls. The reason for art is that it is quite powerful and moving. A multi-lingual YouTube series would be great to educate the problem and the solutions.

Did you submit this idea to our 2017 BridgeBuilder Challenge? (Y/N)

  • No

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Photo of Eric Wilburn
Team

Hi Rene,

I love your vision and it resonates greatly with my motivation in the Spaces that Connect project. I would love to hear more about how you plan to engage people in your initiative and expose them to your ideas.

Hugs, Eric

Photo of Rene Chargois
Team

Hey Eric,

It's an initiative. So, it's open to all people & organizations who wish to contribute and develop the vision forward in their own way. I see myself as the spark and sage at the moment. In due time, I will mature into what will be called a 21st Century Pharaoh (a sage that leads like a gardener).

In terms of exposing the ideas, I do plan to use a website, Collaborative Artivism (called The Reclamation) and a Documentary Series that explores not only the questions and ideas but the context behind them. In a sense, the series will show a brief but explicit history of humanity shot like Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" that will question pivotal moments in history and lead into our possible bright future. In truth, the best exposition is through talking with people about this and accepting any help to develop & to get this vision to key figures. The United Terra Journal exists for people to read, critique, and share. I am looking to create short videos of the essays on the Journal because people don't read as they used to.

My first objectives are to listen to all feedback of the vision, invite people into the vision to collaborate, and find a space for the vision. I am testing OpenIDEO to see who bites. And so Eric, I am happy that the vision touched you and I am happy to answer all your questions & open to your feedback & ideas.

Even though I am the originator, my inspiration is in people. The vision happened when I truly saw and felt the big picture. In a poetic sense, I am Humanity and thus I had the vision for Humanity. It was blissfully enlightening but also depressing.. There is a plenty of work to dispel all the lies and illusions.

I will be creating a Bitrix24 platform this summer for the initiative to create global digital space for the manifestation of the vision.

Lastly, United Terra Initiative is created to make "Spaces that Connect" Project and others exist harmoniously. United Terra is a fertile ground for a vast garden of compassionate dreams & visions. United Terra's only rival is the old & trivial society and its exploitative economic system... AKA the Status Quo.

I hope I answered your questions. Currently, I have reached my limit in painting the picture. I am now laying the foundation for co-conspirators (the reason why it is on BridgeBuilder 2018). I do thank you Eric from the bottom of my heart. There are times where I feel like a Pariah because I don't live by the Status Quo. I value time more than money. I value my physical and psychological health more than my possessions. I value people over profit & gains. In a way, I am living as an example of life in United Terra. I don't live by rights nor laws. I live by Freedom & Responsibility.

Forever Grateful & In Your Mercy.

Photo of Eric Wilburn
Team

Hi Rene,

I really appreciate your openness and genuine spirit, can't wait to see how your initiative comes together and let me know how I can become part of the community when you launch.

Sending you creative energy vibes, Eric

Photo of Rene Chargois
Team

Yee thank you! Same to you and your project. If you have run into a wall or need helping hand, I am here.