There have been many technological changes in recent decades, such that the whole of humanity is now in a position to overcome the current stage of shortages and uniformly improve the quality of life for the entire world population.
However, even in countries where there is more abundance, we experience a worsening of the quality of life. Our future and the future of our children, including their job prospects and conditions, social rights, food, water and the environment, are also uncertain.
Wealth has been increasingly concentrated into the hands of a few who have appropriated common and private goods. So Wall Street and the various financial centres have successfully funded the electronics and IT industry (especially Silicon Valley) to optimize the few resources left to the rest of the population through mobile devices and applications and services that share everything from cars to homes, forcing people to rent out everything they own. In addition, most of the data that passes through both the internet and the Internet of Things (IOT) have been privatised for profit.
This even distribution of induced scarcity is portrayed by the media as something smart, cool, clever, all of course without questioning why there is a gap to the vast majority and why a very small minority is allowed to take everything else.
It is necessary to change paradigm, putting human beings as the central value so that biotechnology and nanotechnology really serve to extend the duration and quality of life for all; so that big data is a common good and serves to solve environmental issues, to anticipate and prevent disasters, to optimize resources and to improve the quality of the environment and life.
Electronic consultation and suggestion systems need to facilitate the practice of direct and representative democracy, not only in politics but also in other areas. Electronic systems for consulting patients, hospital workers, students, teachers and parental consultation systems to make educational choices close to the needs of the diverse population. Consultation will also be of benefit to workers in the private sector, who will need to have a margin of power in business decisions.
We aim to ensure that complementary, electronic coins do not encourage speculation and the plundering of others, but that they allow society to have the money it needs available so that everyone many have an excellent level of health and education, housing and quality of life.
We aim to make free hardware and software projects (see Free Software Foundation and Open Hardware), shared and not owned by any particular corporation, so that electronic technology and every solution, framework and software tool are available to all humanity to uniformly improve living conditions.
We aim that artificial intelligence, robotics and technology, follow the genuine path of science, and that therefore they are used to overcome pain and suffering and thus avoid human beings doing alienating and dangerous work or to provide a useful service to the quality of life of all humanity.
We aim that the energy and economic surplus determined by automation, robotics, electronics and information technology is a good of humanity and therefore that everyone can enjoy it working better less and having a decent income and guaranteed by overcoming the stage of scarcity for all humanity.
Every association, organization, individual and foundation developing these new paradigms is invited to share their activities, visions and proposals with the aim of creating a collaborative network that has in this forum one of the many future steps to change society inspired by these paradigms.
SATURDAY 12 MAY
Round table discussion
Speakers and participants will exchange on the issues raised by the framework. Networks of activists will be invited.
h. 12.15 – 13.45 Hall 10.1
Prof. Marta Castillejo
Instituto de Química Física Rocasolano, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid Spain
Centre for Humanist Studies, Science and Spirituality, Rome, Italy
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