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.


"IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!"   Rudyard Kipling


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

    New Civilization Symphony, by William B. Robertson, © 1984.


    "Whatever you believe you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic to it.
    - Goethe -

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