The official website of the project proposes a complete and integrated metamorphosis to solve all the world’s problems. Entire libraries will be dedicated to the subject. I begin the immense subject with a few simple preparatory pages for reading the first book. Since the complete path is and must be complex, try in these first pages to prepare yourself to grasp and progressively understand the goals and aims of the entire project. I am convinced that you can get there reasonably effortlessly, especially if you follow this path with patience (you will need a lot of it).
The next page will recall your attention to the current situation. This will be followed by some reflections on related natural outlooks. Alongside these probable scenarios, which are generally not very reassuring, I suggest and encourage you to stimulate the search for any proposal of effective but also feasible alternatives. By following this simple path you will be in the best position to read and appreciate the entire project, which can be downloaded free of charge at the “5PHF Proposal” page.
After reading the entire text, you will be able to understand the content of the following pages: the topics concern collaborations: collaborators, supporters, structure and financing. The last ones include: all posts, press review, contacts and the next implementations. Each page, in addition to the descriptive text, has forms for posts related to the topic and related lists for comments.
On all pages I try to be concise, at least in my original intentions; but the topics covered often get under my skin and I cannot restrain myself. However, after this preliminary presentation, expect increasingly in-depth and engaging treatments of all topics.
This page activates and focuses your attention on the current global situation. I avoid specific issues. that’s enough. It is sufficient to draw to your attention the general state of affairs of the entire planet, regardless of your opinion.
This site does not deal with the big issues, their causes, effects and possible individual remedies; the web and bookshops are already full of them.
I am sorry, but it is necessary to draw your attention to the issues that are emerging worldwide.
What are the problems concerned? I will limit myself to those that appear most frequently on the front pages of the most quoted newspapers, evenly distributed around the world.
Recession, stagflation and inflation are popular words. Well-motivated socio-economic issues are also highlighted.
Since the start of the pandemic in early 2020, some of the major concerns have diminished, but the effects can still be seen. Since 24 February, they have given way to more worrying issues that we had hoped to have forgotten forever.
There has been no talk of atomic bombs for at least thirty years, neither strategic nor tactical. Alternatively, during the same period, there was more and more talk of global warming. Again, this example shows that everything is interconnected, or that no one can claim to be exempt, to be an outsider.
Local problems, which everyone can deal with, should not be overlooked because of this limitation.
These are also present and, unfortunately, although circumscribed, difficult to ignore.
Is it foolish or premature to think that all these important elements are sufficient to predict the ‘perfect storm’? Are we slowly but surely assembling a planetary steamroller?
The term ‘planetary’ is the best, if not the only, way to capture and present the purpose of this site’s proposed solution.
To emphasise this point, I will often refer to the only raft we have, aboard which all existing problems will only get worse as the arrow of time follows its main paths surrounded by cyclical problems reissue. If there are no problems, looking for answers is pointless, superfluous and silly.
But in this case, it’s the exact opposite.
The roots of all problems are intertwined; trying to solve them individually is often a useless waste of time and resources. The only way to solve problems effectively is to first consider and treat them as a whole. If most readers agree to some extent, this page has achieved its objective.
You can always leave your opinions in the posts on this topic.
You should have updated the global scenario if you followed the presentation. This page, a bit more challenging, concerns future prospects, evaluating existing events and what eventualities are inevitable. What do we expect to do now? Whatever your outlook on the future: optimistic, indifferent, or pessimistic remember that it will influence and include all of us, whether as leading actors, or passive viewers.
Only hard facts were highlighted on the preceding page. But is being forebodingly aware of them enough to reassure most of us? Knowing our potential risks reassures us? This endeavor may seem uninteresting, needless, or even comtroductive to people who want reassuring outcomes. I hope their dreams come realized for the good of humanity. Suppose they don’t? Given current circumstances, no one can show and flaunt certificates of guarantee for future scenarios based on linear developments. However, by inertially retaining existing settings, projections for prospective global circumstances, from whatever source, can be deemed credible only for limited time frames. After a decade, they will become wishful thinking driven by the need to reassure or inspire optimism rather than provide assurance and credibility. Uncertainty trumps certainty in the outlook.. This could justify reducing the forecast period. We could get away with focusing on the short and leaving the cyclical duties to posterity. The most obvious and natural tendency is to continue, more or less conventionally, with all the accumulated and unresolved significant issues.
Is envisioning situations as inertial evolutions of the existing one spontaneous and justified?
This seems like the most apparent and usual option.
How should we draw future scenarios to find other behaviors?
We should anticipate natural events to repeat.
These are merely some of the important difficulties. We should add those of human origin, which are our sole concern, to complete the picture. This expands and complicates forecasting choices without apparent limits.
These are just some of the most important difficulties. To complete the picture, we should add those of human origin. This could complicate and widen the variety of ranges and variations in the formulation of expectations.
These are some of my main opinions, debatable, questionable and even refutable.
I will spare you the full list of problems, historical or local; there are plenty of them in every territory, including your own.
The arguments you have come across on this page should help and stimulate you to create and configure your own realistic perspective, for any timeframe, inherent in our unique planet.
I recommend that you try this exercise as preparation for the next topic.
This exercise, or assumption of responsibility, is the best preparation for moving on to the next page: possible alternatives.
Every organised society, whatever its size, historical period and territorial distribution, has always prepared, arranged or kept at its disposal a variety of intervention plans for each of its possible needs, or opportunities for development, and to ensure an adequate response to the ongoing situation.
Are there such objectives, with the planet as beneficiary? Are they well planned? Are they ready? Who keeps them updated?
Individual nations, to varying degrees, have organised themselves. Everywhere, but all plans serve and are confined to the same nation. Why criticise such a precaution? While it may be reassuring to know that the entire planet has them, it becomes worrying when it becomes apparent that individual national plans cannot be combined or integrated and always put national importance in first place.
Therefore, their sum does not produce the same result on a planetary level.
Collaboration and brotherhood are implemented in all if directed inwards, but often only invoked and desired if directed outwards.
At present, I am not aware of a unified plan with the planet as its recipient. Evolution has not yet reached this stage. The current situation, with varying degrees of concern, represents and carries the burden inherited from the past, which will continue, undisturbed and increased, into the future.
A legacy that our descendants will not be able to reject or refuse. Generation after generation, “ad libitum”.
About planetary problems, at various levels, we have already dealt with in the previous pages; these are, for now, our own real problems. The problems have, or ask for, solutions. At the moment we only have problems(plenty), and the solutions?(…)
Some can fall into two categories.
The first group considers a more or less conventional continuation of the current reality, driving all critical, chronic and emerging issues. Less risky, repetitive and disappointing results.
There are many reasons for maintaining this attitude.
Widespread popular customs, established legal practices, persistent and even unalterable bureaucratic norms form a united front resistant to vigorous change.
Rubber walls represent all these resistances.
Few innovations survive long enough to become customs, even if they are invoked and well defined.
Small and inspiring changes always come late, when there is no good reason to reject them.
Re-editions of customs contrast with innovative alternatives.
I disagree with these current practices because all they do is postpone or offload problems onto others. I prefer the second solutions group, set on the search for positive course of action.
I have several questions for those who are affected by these problems or who find themselves in these situations:
How long would it take to create an ideal or fully optimised planet for humanity with the current pace, mode and rate of change?
How many times and how many failures?
How much would it cost to solve all the global problems?
Step by step, what is the deadline for the ambitious planetary refinement?
You are responsible if you answer the questions. I am asking you to make predictions, set up feasible and innovative alternatives, forecast implementation timeframes and whatever else you think would be useful for these people.
Until then you can post your thoughts on this page. I hope you will soon be able to vote in the initiative ballot box (coming soon). My proposal, (this project) will be one of many options.
Meantime, you can now move on to the next, more tricky page, where my problem-solving proposal, Draft 5PHF, already awaits you.