Developing novel and autonomous political communities composed of friends who, disillusioned with politics as usual, are willing to freely associate and exercise their right to self-determination. Designing new kinds of companies with disruptive structures that treat people with dignity while going after more interesting goals than the mere pursuit of profit. Implementing Regenerating Freedom and Philosophy Reborn locally while helping others do it globally.
Is not the task that creates the preconditions for the achievement of extraordinary tasks not itself extraordinary? It is to such a task that I am calling you. It is the only endeavor, the only “startup”, with which I have no hesitation to look straight into your eyes and tell you: Join me.
If the vision I’m referring to can be said to have a foundation, that would be philosophy, as conceived by the ancient Greeks, and the awareness of human ignorance and fallibility. Could we build on such an unorthodox foundation as the awareness of human ignorance and fallibility? And if we could, how would such a building look like? What forms of life would it be able to host?
Creating an open, replicable, adaptive, decentralized, regenerative and iterative framework, dedicated to the minimization of unwanted human labor and the maximization of spare time, without harming the environment, depending on the government or requiring the servitude of others, that anyone could build anywhere in the world at a low cost and achieve a dignified life with only ~2 hrs of necessary labor a day.
The end of the Industrial Revolution gave rise to an unfulfilled promise, that technology would liberate us from the struggle for existence and create enough freedom for everyone to fulfill their highest aspirations. It didn’t happen – and what we can do about it.
The concept of freedom is rich with a variety of meanings it has acquired over the centuries. Its use and abuse by demagogues and its relation with words that share a family resemblance, like liberty and autonomy, that are sometimes used interchangeably make it even harder for someone to understand what is being meant when the word is being used. It thus becomes imperative to introduce some distinctions, terms and definitions to facilitate clarity of communication, and provide the conceptual vocabulary to explain with precision what Regenerating Freedom is about.