I am working on my version of what the world will be like in 20 years; what things will most likely be true, (zero marginal cost production, the market smaller, the commons bigger,)and two things that I hope are true, (we solve wealth disparity and we are collaborating to respond to climate change with a regenerative economy mindset) for the Kontact conference in OIslo that Tharald Nustad thought up with Bert-Ola Bergstrand.

 

I’ll post it as an evolving blog post here but this could migrate to Neighborhood Economics. We only have a Karl instance (an online collaborative software platform that keeps you from getting lost in emails and google docs; really lightweight) for the group at this point and so I’m starting the dialogue. This could also go on the collective intelligence.net site, which I could make a switchboard between the 20 year view of Kontact and the here and now working on wealth creation in marginalized neighborhoods work of Neighborhood Economics. The two perspectives and projects should inform each other, as well as my work as an advisor of the promising Git hub for transition called Sphaera. This blog is where I’ve put ideas that don’t have a home, as they move on their way to either becoming real and something that makes money and is potentially investable, or  non profit work that proceeds to a public good project. Neighborhood Economics is at an inflection point where it could go both ways well.

Webinars by Bert-Ola Bergstrand will be a key part of our discovery process as we map out the issues for Kontact. We want to use Jeremiah Owyang‘s honeycomb and will follow creative commons guidelines for attribution. We will strive for gender balance in our core group and for racial and other diversity in the design of what we do. That is as far as I can speak for the group. The next post will deal with the elements of the world in 20 years, which was Tharald’s idea and that I’ve found really intriguing.

Kontact is part of an emerging initiative to make Norway, with its brand elements of peace, green, and trust, a global hub for impact investing that is free of and beyond its allegiance to Wall Street. Investing to tackle issues like immigration, climate change, and to create the world we want 20 years from now; the time it takes an infant to grow up and leave home.

 

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