The fragmented nature of our conglomerate and diversity of institutions developed around totally different types of accountability within the context and human made eco-system of economized interactions. None however is directly and individually accountable for the complexity of our human evolution, not for its progress or its potential destruction. Our institutions have grown to “use humankind and our planet” to sustain themselves. Within the perceived abundance of resources provided by our planet such human development was “acceptable” while humankind provided for sufficient refills of members of the species to use and sufficient natural resources that restore themselves faster than the human destructive actions.
For each of the institutions such abundance of people and planetary resources is just a confirmation that this type of interaction is favorable for the human being. After all the amount of people on this planet is booming, most of them have something to eat and the average life expectation has risen to 80+. This gives every reason for statisfaction and no direct impuls to stop everything and certainly no indicator for anyone of the fragmented institutions to question themselves.
Exponentially growing challenges
Meanwhile the growing issues of pollution, poverty, migration, climate change, catastrophes, etc are opening up our eyes to the flaws in the way we developed our progress. The sum of everything has brough us great benefits, scientific insights and tremendous skills. The same sum of everything has brought us now growing troubles. For some time we treated these trubbles as collatoral damage that could be resolved through expensive regulations and a remedial approach. Until the costs of problems started to exceed the benefits. The public drama’s became challenges.
Apparently we have crossed an invisible line between seemingly unlimited progress and potential selfdestruction. An intense change of polarity is needed in our institutions while an overall guiding accountability needs to be introduced. This is what STIR (City of Tomorrow) introduces and invites all institutions and citizens to participate. In essence we introduce three important novelties:
- Acknowledgement of the five core conditions for regional sustainable human progress as common umbrella accountability over all fragmented political and economic substructures.
- Accept this accountability to be a permament multidisciplinary regional mission for values driven interaction between local citizens, government, science and innovative business development. We now develop entrepreneurial and governance strength in “serving humankind and the planet”.
- Show that such accountability is a permanent innovative force for economic renewal and societal healing.