Planet Pilot Research – Section 1

 1. Accountability Structure

Please see for more information and contact options. This a set of research area stubs and links to further relevant information – I am preparing a thesis proposal outline, and this is a copy of the first section.

In order for the future viability of human civilisation in any form to be adequately addressed, a number of key area must be prioritised. Foremost among these is understanding and management of planetary life support systems, including the development of:

Life Appropriate Technologies

Characteristics: non-toxic – or detoxifying, recyclable, carbon sequestering, generative/regenerative, biophillic …

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Co-creating a new way.

From little things, big things grow.

From humble beginnings, on a conversation thread among friends on Facebook in September 2013

~ real action and commitment to creating actual mechanisms and methodologies which can facilitate widespread, informed, people driven changes ~

This is what needs to be discussed, and developed. Bigger than any one of us, more powerful than any existing power structure, more life affirming than all of human history. This is a conversation where *really* listening to one another may mean the difference between life and death for billions of living beings.

How is listening done? What practices might best empower the process?

An idea has  formed into a seed, a seed which is set to sprout a root into the Earth in South Africa at the winter solstice of 2014. During this time of deep introspection, a core team of inspired volunteers will converge upon the site of earliest human activity that is accessible to us today, and set an intention – to truly co-create the possibility of embracing the new. A deep listening, an honouring, a learning journey, will commence.


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A paragraph from a futuristic novel I am writing – just because it is true for me here now also:

The research method I engage is an ever evolving outgrowth of and contribution to the living, growing Sensoria. This omnipresent awareness permeates all life forms, is the context in which all that exists in order to interact is embedded, and is simultaneously processed into being by. Sensoria is the ubiquitous context in which all life form experience themselves, in what ever way they do. All perceivable phenomena are alive in their own way, every interaction is between living beings, although some move faster and are better able to express themselves than others. My part to play in this ongoing process is to be curiosity embodied, I follow that which inspires my imagination, I record, reference and refine the information that comes to light in the course of my structured inquiries, knowing that the context of my life is enriched through my contribution to it, as is the experience of all life forms now and into the future. Just following the threads of my own curiosity, and honing my capacity for sustained generative effort whilst developing the skills required to actualise the visions arising in me is the focus of my life, is the result of my gratitude for the fulfilling relationship we all have with Sensoria.”


Excerpts from “Technics and Time – 1” – Bernard Steigler

Technics and Time – 1 ‘The Fault of Epimetheus’ – Bernard Stiegler


General Introduction.


The technicisation of science constitutes its eidetic blinding. Considered in terms of the Leibnizian project of a mathēsis universalis, the ensuing displacement of meaning leads to an elaboration of method that is metaphysical.

With the advent of calculation, which will come to determine the essence of modernity, the memory of originary eidetic intuitions, upon which all apodictic [beyond dispute] processes and meaning are founded, is lost. Technicisation through calculation drives Western knowledge down a path that leads to a forgetting of its origin, which is also a forgetting of its truth. This is the “crisis of the European sciences.”

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Appropriate Widsom

In this short and to the point talk, Deepak Chopra makes explicit many of the points we need bear in mind as we work with the code and the knowledge engines that will underpin the metamorphosis of human civilisation and the experience of life on earth. He also offers his expertise as a consultant in this area free to initiatives working along this line, I for one would like to talk with him about that 🙂

Deepak on Global Brain

Reflections upon Science, Nondual Spirituality and the role of Philosophers.

For aeons humans have sought knowledge of the universe. The great spiritual traditions, the mystics, sages and saints of all times, have taken the path of direct familiarisation with the source of all that is leading them to embodied realisation and profound insight.

Curious and intelligent people in humanity’s emerging civilisations came to seek their own understandings through permutations of the mind and observational capacities, from which developed the field of philosophy.

In answer to the deep and powerful questions raised by philosophers over the centuries, the fields of science arose. Leaving aside for now all the political reasons why science has taken the stand it has in regard to matters spiritual – we can understand it as a natural part of the evolution of human consciousness, and as an exacting and thorough attempt to answer some of the most perplexing problems which arise on account of the human capacity to think.

There are ‘shortcomings’ with all of these paths to knowledge of the universe;

– the direct approach leaves us short on adequately accurate, and satisfactorily applicable descriptive terminology,

– the philosophical path also has this problem, at a higher level of abstraction,

– the scientific path, whilst it renders accurate and verifiable descriptive, analytic and representational models, is difficult for the human mind to grasp without special training in the methods of abstraction used. As well science generally fails to connect at the level of direct appreciation available to practitioners on the spiritual path, and to a lesser degree possible to attain with the inspiration available to philosophers.

At the current stage of conscious evolution we have all three streams emerging simultaneously, rendering various interpretations of the information available to them via their respective methodologies. Some of these interpretive frames are very complex indeed. However, the fact that an individual has the opportunity to engage with all three streams concurrently is a recent development (as least as far as the current civilisation is concerned).

Endeavouring to simultaneously inhabit these potentially complimentary yet apparently disparate vantage points, seems to be the next major task of the units of consciousness which are adequately prepared to do so. To these fortunate folk will fall the task of rendering the various discourses comprehensible to each other. No minor challenge! Just developing the capacity to comprehend each of these approaches at the depth of profundity they provide, is in itself an admirable aspiration. We have a situation arising, however, which dictates the imperative for this work to be done, both efficiently and effectively as well as relatively expediently.

For this, we are required to inhabit an enhanced, evolved structure of consciousness – one which is being built from out efforts to do so as much as it is drawing us toward itself by the imperative which drives us. So, the philosopher can be the bridge builder and unifier in the situational context, by disciplining them self to the task described, and thus serve the evolution of consciousness, and the best interests of all beings.