Paradigm shift to develop genuine global civilization and the role of ICT

Evolution of Mind Life Society Research Institute (EMLSRI)

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Session 112

12:45–14:00, Friday, 23 March 2018 Room M, ITU Montbrillant Thematic Workshop Speakers/Panellists  Link to WSIS Action Lines  Link to SDGs  Summary Document  Related Links 

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What do you do to make international co-innovation society / global ecosystem evolution?

Background

Integration towards sustainability and evolvability of Humanity, Democracy and Symbiosis
All levels of value creation must be aligned (e.g. at individual, society and global ecosystem) for sustainable and evolvable global function and peace. Functional human activities must enhance the global evolution in all forms and functions: for lives and natural environment in the forms of meaningful information infrastructure/ communication / interdependence. In such ways ICT technology must be used on the basis of consensus and physical/biological evolvability for all (human and non-human globally).

Core Values: First of all, we understand the significant importance of foundation to nurture the subjective quality of one’s own life, Humanity, Democracy and global Symbiosis as global norm in our political system, as genuine global civilization.

We also realise enormous potential of trusted meaningful information network to co-evolve by co-innovation rather than competition with this basic understanding, as similar magnitude of significance as we have inherited from the origin of life from DNA coding success that brought  the global living-nonliving ecosystem evolution through 4 billion years. Currently social psychological dynamics with information ecosystem, function more destructively than constructively as internet amplifies the human nature and institutions.

Principle paradigm "Short-termism, profit fundamentalism, power competition principle" must shift "international cooperation / co-innovation by all for all". This will shape the roles of democracy, economy, culture and technology in the societies and globe.

First, we examine the importance of Core Values, their problems and alternatives.

ICT must be used in meaningful ways for development and co-evolution for all on globe, not for a part of globe.

Methods of workshop:

The workshop will inclusively bring engaged discussion and develop a narrative to develop and evolve as the societies and global ecosystem together, to shift current institutional paradigms from competition to global cooperation and co-innovation for maximise evolvability of evolution for all in function / structure inclusively.  
Based on that evolvable society we will explore your role towards/ in that future. Your dreamable possible life-work, your children’s lives in that society. e.g. What would be your contribution to the international society? What is your calling in evolvable globe? In 2025 what are you doing to realize that? What are you doing in 2050? What is your organization / form / life-work?

Some successful projects relevant to the thematic focus of your session
UNESCO SDG indicators  https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/metadata/
WEF  IDI (Inclusive development index) <- GDP 
https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-inclusive-development-index-2018
International collaborative investigative journalism (ICIJ)  icij.org   -> Panama-/Paradise-papers
Wikipedia
Creative Commons
Taiwan Liquid Democracy project, public debate and policy suggestions    track.pdis.tw

 Vision for WSIS Beyond 2015, towards 2025
Maximally evolvable Co-innovation / co-evolution movements by all for all, not few.

Moderator

Dr. Ansgar Koene


Speakers/Panellists

  • Dr. Yohko Hatada;  Founder and Director, Evolution of Mind Life Society Research Institute (EMLSRI), UK  https://emls-ri.org/
  • Dr. Ansgar Koene;  Senior Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, UK http://unbias.wp.horizon.ac.uk/

Session's link to WSIS Action Lines

  • AL C3 logo C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C4 logo C4. Capacity building
  • AL C5 logo C5. Building confidence and security in the use of ICTs
  • AL C6 logo C6. Enabling environment
  • AL C7 e-Sci logo C7. ICT Applications: E-science
  • AL C8 logo C8. Cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content
  • AL C9 logo C9. Media
  • AL C10 logo C10. Ethical dimensions of the Information Society
  • AL C11 logo C11. International and regional cooperation

Current world discordance is calling for global institutional paradigm shift. One's subjective true fulfilling quality of life must be the basis for all the worldly function beyond. The integrity of subjective quality of life with fulfilling life-work with Humanity, Democracy and global Symbiosis enhancement for all must be the core. Then, each individual life flourishes and co-evolves through co-innovation processes. A shift from competition to co-evolution/-innovation can re-direct us towards sustainability and evolvability of global evolution. This cultural paradigm shift opens up access to information and knowledge (C3) which was previously caged in competing silos; involves capacity building (C4) with an enabling environment (C6) in order to co-innovate. Moving away from a competition based framework to one centred on collaboration will build confidence and security in the use of ICTs (C5) because it removes the central cause of distrust. Global co-evolution/-innovation as guiding operating principle dismantles hegemonic media (C9) structures resulting in increased cultural diversity and identity, linguistic diversity and local content (C8). Removing competition as core paradigm of human society promotes international and regional cooperation (C11) and opens the space for a focus on ethical dimensions of the information society (C10). Science (C7) plays an important role for deepening the understanding the meaning of lives - environment - information interplay in the context of 4.5 billion years of global evolution and how to maximize our evolvability of this 4 billion years of biological evolution heritage into new evolutional processes.


Session's link to Sustainable Development Process

  • Goal 3: Good health and well-being logo Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all
  • Goal 4: Quality education logo Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • Goal 5: Gender equality logo Goal 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth logo Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure logo Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
  • Goal 10: Reduced inequalities logo Goal 10: Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities logo Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • Goal 12: Responsible consumption and production logo Goal 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • Goal 13: Climate action logo Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
  • Goal 16: Peace, justice and strong institutions logo Goal 16: Promote just, peaceful and inclusive societies

The global institutional paradigm shift which we are working for is based on people’s subjective true fulfilling quality of life. The integrity of subjective quality of life with fulfilling life-work with Humanity, Democracy and global Symbiosis enhancement for all must be the core. Then, each individual life flourishes and co-evolves through co-innovation processes, ensuring healthy lives and the promotion of well-being for all (Goal 3). To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all (Goal 4) is a clear pre-requisite for ubiquitous co-evolution/-innovation since collaboration at this level requires that there is no privileged status. This therefore also requires true gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls (Goal 5). Moving away from a competition based framework to one centred on collaboration promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all (Goal 8) because it removes the incentive for short-termism and refocuses the optimization criteria from profit maximization to long-term humane quality improvement. Part of this quality improvement is a refocusing towards sustainable infrastructure, promotions of sustainable industrialization and innovation (Goal 9) because long-term co-evolution perspective requires a symbiotic embedding in the living (human and non-human) and non-living environment. Without the distorting competition based logic that results in ‘zero-sum’ thinking, evidence based assessment of human well-being promotes the reduction of inequality within and among countries (Goal 10) as the only rational way to act. At the level of cities the above points towards a transformation for making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable (Goal 11). By shifting from a profit maximizing competition paradigm to a true fulfilment regime based on Humanity, Democracy and Symbiosis there is no longer any incentive for disposable overconsumption, making sustainable consumption and production patterns (Goal 12) an clear priority for human co-evolution. As part of the overall reorientation towards long-term global symbiotic mind-set the taking of urgent action to combat climate chance and its impacts (Goal 13) as well as the promotion of just, peaceful and inclusive societies (Goal 16) become inevitable action priorities.

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