To break free from the fossil fuel - infinite growth - feedback loop, we must transition towards localized and sustainable systems of production, organization and exchange.
To change the world we must work with people as they are, not as we imagine they should be. The next phase of human history begins with a paradigm shift, and a cultural code, which take social structure and biochemistry into account.
A culture of peace, which promotes conflict resolution and consensus building, and condemns the initiation of violence — reserving defense as the last resort — inherently improves the health and survival rate of societies which hold it.
A culture which holds leaders in check, shuns vertical power structures, encourages independent thought, and tolerates dissent will always be more healthy and free than cultures which demand blind obedience and conformity.
A culture which promotes cooperative economic strategies reduces dependence on monetary systems and more effectively provides for human need at a community level. Debt based monetary systems require infinite growth to stay afloat. Cooperative economic models provide a tested and proven alternative.
Cultures which cultivate intrinsic motivation rather than relying on extrinsic rewards, foster the intelligence, creativity and autonomy of its members. This conditioning begins with education, and translates to cooperative economic models, and decentralized, horizontal social structures.
Rewiring civilization is a large, dynamic project, fraught with unforeseen obstacles. Formulating a detailed master plan, to be completed in stages, like a car being assembled on a factory floor, would be a recipe for failure. To succeed, we must set small, realistic targets which can be rapidly attained; evaluate the results, and improve iteratively. Time and resources are limited. We must utilize what works. Discard what doesn't.