Vision Space

We are collecting visions of how a new civilization might be. Submit your entries here or send them to ffunch@newciv.org. They are published regularly in the New Civilization Visions electronic newsletter.




* The Venus Project - the redesign of a culture.

* Connetted - a declaration of a worldwide charter of very elementary principles for a permanent and peaceful human living together.

* The Global Ideas Bank - (1000+)

* Within Ourselves lives the Real Story - Jeffrey Courion's home page

* Design Earth Synergy - (20+) Community co-visionary strategic action / planning centers.

* FreeLand - Joachim's vision of an island community.

* HoloWorld - (40+) Flemming's developing model of a better society.

* Factasia - dedicated to constructive, imaginative and positive thinking about the future. .

* Vision of the 21st Century - by HeeSik Song, Korea.
Orient Renaissance
Academy for New Civilization


"We are the New Civilization" - a poetic manifesto by Flemming Funch.


" But why should there be unification in the world and what purpose does it serve?

To see the answer to this ultimate question, we have only to put side by side the two equations which have been gradually formulating themselves from the moment we began trying to situate the phenomenon of man in the world.

  • Evolution = Rise of consciousness,
  • Rise of consciousness = Union effected

The general gathering together in which, by correlated actions of the without and the within of the earth, the totality of thinking units and thinking forces are engaged---the aggregation in a single block of a mankind whose fragments weld together and interpenetrate before our eyes in spite of (indeed in proportion to) their efforts to separate--all this becomes intelligible from top to bottom as soon as we perceive it as the natural culm ination of a cosmic process of organisation which has never varied since those remote ages when our planet was young.

First the molecules of carbon compounds with their thousands of atoms symmetrically grouped; next the cell which, within a very small volume, contains thousands of molecules linked in a complicated system; then the metazoa in which the cell is no more than an almost infinitesimal element; and later the manifold attempts made sporadically by the metazoa to enter into symbiosis and raise themselves to a higher biological condition.

And now, as a germination of planetary dimensions, comes the thinking layer which over its full extent develops and intertwines its fibres, not to confuse and neutralise them but to reinforce them in the living unity of a single tissue.

Really I can see no coherent, and therefore scientific, way of grouping this immense succession of facts but as a gigantic psycho-biological operation, a sort of mega-synthesis, the 'super-arrangement' to which all the thinking elements of the earth find themselves today individually and collectively subject.

Mega-synthesis in the tangential, and therefore and thereby a leap forward of the radial energies along the principal axis of evolution: ever more complexity and thus ever more consciousness. "   Teilhard de Chardin


Future Vision Links

  • Bruce Sterling: The Future? You don't want to know
  • Ken Boulding: Earth as a spaceship
  • Bill Joy: Why the future doesn't need us
  • Extropian Principles
  • Yesterday's Tomorrows

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