1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 I seek to offer for critique:
one model/scenario for long-term change,
which I currently label UPLIFT to Metamorphosis:

( Up2Met )

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 What follows here is but a brief characterization of the process,
as a basis for future dialog.

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 The specific challenges facing humankind are not an issue.
This is proposed as a “new theory” of change in human systems.

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Please don’t attempt to subsume it within
existing models of personal/social/societal change.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The items below were composed at one setting by Larry/nuet;
and are significantly incomplete.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 Not mentioned is how our knowledge of “human nature”,
human systems, and change process in humans and human systems
may radically change.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Human systems are not what the best of science has claimed to know.
Some of our knowledge is accurate;
much is not, and
the patterns-of-the-whole are early emergent.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 0 This is not to criticize past analyses,
but only to recognize the ongoing dynamics of our reality
and learn to work with it.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 0 **************

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 0 In Up2Met, details for later stages are to be worked out when participants have bootstrap uplifted themselves to requisite levels of knowledge and competencies to design and execute later stages. Today, we lack that requisite knowledge and competency.  It is possible that the Cultural/Societal Metamorphosis envisioned may not occur as currently imagined, but these alternatives cannot be imagined today.

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 0 Yet, Up2Met must sketch/outline – to some detail – a BIG STORY (scenario) from now to when most trends are positive and survival is not threatened.

12 Leave a comment on paragraph 12 0 Up2Met cannot end with a vague: “from here we expect great things to happen“, when many trends remain negative.

13 Leave a comment on paragraph 13 0 The concrete action for NOW, is not to formally launch Up2Met, or even compose a draft. What is NOW needed is the commencement of the OLLO process among a small population of persons prepared to engage in OLLO and eventually design the initiation of an early stage of Up2Met and launch its implementation.

14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 OLLO
– Organizing-for-Learning=&=Learning-for-Organizing –
which may be viewed as the primary process for UPLIFTING.

15 Leave a comment on paragraph 15 0 Participants in OLLO must accept that they have limitations, as do all human persons, and that our current sets of knowledge & competencies (as useful as they are) are not yet adequate for us to fully engage in what we must do in the future. We must resist too much detail in defining “what we need“, as one of our tasks is to gain requisite knowledge & competencies to learn “what we need“.

At a much smaller scale and with some issues in analogy, The Apollo Program had much of the dynamics of Up2Met.

At the beginning there was the grand vision/mission of humans going to the moon and returning safe.

At the beginning we lacked both the technological and organizational knowledge to achieve that objective.

We learned-to-learn and learned-to-learn-to learn.

It might be useful for someone to explore details of early NASA – not so much about the technology of space flight, but of learning-to-organize-to-do what was needed (and to learn “what was needed”).

21 Leave a comment on paragraph 21 0 Those engaging in OLLO may discover they become prepared (knowledgeable, competent, & organized) to accomplish a great many projects currently needed, but not being done because of the lack of adequately prepared participants.  These many projects would probably be component projects in preparing for CS-Metamorphosis (including protecting endangered populations and possibly blocking catastrophic societal collapses which would delay Up2Met).

22 Leave a comment on paragraph 22 0 The primary task of OLLO is uplifting knowledge, competencies, and organizing – FOR THE PARTICIPANTS, ONLY.  OLLO is not a process for teachers to educate students, or for activists to inform the public.

23 Leave a comment on paragraph 23 0 UPLIFT-with-OLLO is designed to grow exponentially in numbers of participants.  But, it is never to be applied by one group to “uplift” another group. Such techniques may be appropriate, but they are not what is proposed for UPLIFT-with-OLLO.  There is good rationale for this, but it will not be provided here. OLLO may adopt/modify systems/processes from contemporary humankind; but none of our “traditional” systems/processes are “sacred” and none must be imprinted on the nu humanity.  Up2Met never attempts to reform or transform large social or societal systems in contemporary humankind, to become equivalent systems/processes in Up2Met.  Small families and teams can be exceptions – but they are expected to be significantly morphed to be nu-style families or teams in Up2Met.

24 Leave a comment on paragraph 24 0 Up2Met is more an incomplete story-line, at this time, than a plan – but it offers to carry humankind from our current Here&Now, in many stages, to a time when the future appears secure and we have “dodged the bullet”.

25 Leave a comment on paragraph 25 0 There is no intent to define the “state” of future humanity – that will be done (in stages, and always experimental) by those uplifted and organized humans – in earlier stages, who will self-emerge as the nu humanity.

26 Leave a comment on paragraph 26 0 I, Larry/nuet, have no intention of imposing any of my limited ideas and biases on the distant future. However, I will attempt to recommend certain conditions on our near future that will enable us to survive/thrive the next few years and decades – as we “collectively collaborate” in emerging Up2Met.

27 Leave a comment on paragraph 27 0 This is NOT
an idealistic, purely theoretical, abstract

28 Leave a comment on paragraph 28 0 I am accurately aware
of the complex “Crisis-of-Crises” that
threatens and challenges us.

29 Leave a comment on paragraph 29 0 What I imagine, if it occurs, will occur
within the REAL WORLD
(whatever “it” really “is”).

30 Leave a comment on paragraph 30 0 The “options of reality”
are much vaster than most imagine.

31 Leave a comment on paragraph 31 0 Remember,
our distant ancestors recognized

32 Leave a comment on paragraph 32 0 CRISIS
as both
(  Danger & Opportunity  )

33 Leave a comment on paragraph 33 0 We must attend to both.

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