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Date: 2019-05-22 Page is: DBtxt001.php L07-07-POLICY-POSSIBILITIES



OVERVIEW #7
POLICY & POSSIBILITIES
for the SOCIO-ENVIRO-ECONOMIC SYSTEM
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IDEAS AND INITIATIVES
A proliferation of knowledge ... but also dangerous misinformation

HUNDREDS OF IDEAS

There are hundreds of ideas ... probably thousands ... many of them of considerable merit.

Some, of course, will never work ... but many can be the basis of initiatives that will help to make the world a better place.

Sadly, many good ideas ... indeed most ... will never be used because they are poorly communicated and never funded.

These are hundreds that we (at TVM) know about!

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INTERESTING-IDEAS

More education and there are more ideas ... but the conversion of ideas into initiatives and organizations that are able to make the world a better place is not easy.

One of the big problems is that is almost impossible to obtain financing for the development of ideas that do good for society or the environment without if they do not create substantial economic profit. To the extent that financing for this sort of project is available, it has to come from the philanthropic world, which usually does not have sufficient capacity to get the job done.

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POSSIBILITIES

In my experience there are many very nice people on this planet ... many who have a very different background and life experience to my own ... who would welcome a better quality of life and be very grateful for it.

There is also amazing technology, very little of which is being used to make the world a better place.

When nice people are anabled to have a better quality of life using amazing modern technology, the world can be a far better place.

But this requires a change in thinking by many of those that currently have control of both money and politics.

Progress is possible ... but it will take perseverance.

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INITIATIVES

Having an idea really does not change anything ... the idea has to be implemented in some sort of meaningful way

There are many initiatives to go beyond idea ... some quite small and some that have been able to grow to a substantial size and last for a long time.

TVM gives navigation to several hundred of them.

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THINKERS ... WHERE IDEAS COME FROM

Navigation by NAME of the THINKER / THOUGHT LEADER (alphabetic)

There are many thinkers ... many associated with well known academic institutions, others who are independent.

Truly independent thinking is not easy, because there are strong disincentives to any change in the conventional wisdom.

Some of these disincentives come from the way peer review works

Other disincentives come from inappropriate linkage between the researcher and the source of funding for the research.

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MISINFORMATION

With the proliferation of information flows, there is a growing challenge to manage and control the dissemination of misinformation.

There is a complex balancing act between the desire not to limit free speach (and the rights expressed in the US First Amendment to its Constitution) and the deliberate propogation of information that is wrong.




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