2008: The Inflexion Year with Positive Outcomes!
London, UK - 21st December 2007, 09:56GMT
Dear ATCA & Philanthropia Friends
[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors
are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral.
ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]
Thank you for your well wishes and support in 2007. We wish to offer the following
positive outcomes for 2008 with humility:
. One World: The global community of nations is realising that regardless
of the complex global risk we wish to address, we all have to come together.
The mantra of a "unified global approach" is becoming essential
whether it is countering climate chaos and environmental degradation; radical
poverty and microfinance; geo-politics and energy security; organised crime
& extremism; advanced technologies -- bio, info, nano, robo & AI --
proliferation; demographic skews and resource shortages; pandemics; financial
systems and systemic risk; or transhumanism and ethics. United we stand, divided
. Empowerment Inflexion: Billions of internet-powered, mobile-telephone
enabled, satellite television connected global citizens -- both female and
male -- are beginning to act directly, bypassing slow bureaucracy and traditional
intermediaries, mostly to make their lives better. The rewards of greater
transparency far outweigh the risks!
. Reducing Poverty and Deprivation: An upswing in the re-spreading
of global wealth -- from richer countries to hitherto poorer ones -- signals
rising incomes for many across the world, and especially in some fast growing
developing countries. Watch out for the China and India juggernauts as they
lift hundreds of millions out of poverty! To quote Bob Dylan: "The first
one now will later be last, as the present now will later be past, for it
is the times they are a changin'!"
. Green-to-Gold: Environmental and clean energy solutions are blooming
finally as "Green" transforms into the new "Gold" to become
the creative finance hub and dynamic engine of balanced growth and rejuvenation
for the global economy powered by the changing behaviour and preferences of
the higher consciousness global consumer. Green-to-Gold, Gold-to-Green!
. Perception Correction: The industrialised nations are being forced
to become more creative and humanitarian in their global relations approach
as the "hard power" strategy is shown not to work as effectively
as the "soft power" one in a truly networked global economy where
almost every nation is dependent on others in the inter-linked global village!
. Global Healing: Some enlightened communities, cities and nations
are beginning to mitigate the corrosion from fear -- crime and terror -- by
deploying cultural healing techniques including realising the power of coming
together, societal unity, harmony, cross-cultural events, meditation and joint
prayer. This process of achieving a higher collective consciousness and the
unity-of-humankind is accelerating!
Please accept our humble apologies for all errors and omissions in
We wish you peaceful holidays and a prosperous New Year! We look forward
to your further thoughts, observations and views in 2008.
Chairman, Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ATCA)
Quantum Relativity Group
Blog & QDOS
ATCA: The Asymmetric Threats Contingency
Alliance is a philanthropic expert initiative founded in 2001
to resolve complex global challenges through collective Socratic
dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global
economy. Adhering to the doctrine of non-violence, ATCA addresses
asymmetric threats and social opportunities arising from climate
chaos and the environment; radical poverty and microfinance; geo-politics
and energy; organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies
-- bio, info, nano, robo & AI; demographic skews and resource
shortages; pandemics; financial systems and systemic risk; as
well as transhumanism and ethics. Present membership of ATCA is
by invitation only and has over 5,000 distinguished members from
over 120 countries: including 1,000 Parliamentarians; 1,500 Chairmen
and CEOs of corporations; 1,000 Heads of NGOs; 750 Directors at
Academic Centres of Excellence; 500 Inventors and Original thinkers;
as well as 250 Editors-in-Chief of major media.
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