Current categories

  • Current categories

     Tim  updated 5 months ago 2 Members · 3 Posts
  • Tim 

    May 25, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Our current categories are:

    Education & Culture

    Education & Culture gather all issues surrounding schools and universities, financial policies supporting students, local to national cultural endowments etc. This would also include discussions on both what and how we should teach and learn the skills we need to survive and thrive in the future.

    Healthcare & Social issues

    Healthcare & social issues are usually two sides of the same coin. We decided to group these important aspects of society together as one issue. How do we care for our peers socially and medically? What are the best practices across the world looking to the results? What basic level of health and social security should we provide for our peers?

    Environment & Sustainability

    Environment & sustainability are crucial to our survival as individual humans, as communities, as a civilisation and perhaps even as a species. More than any other category this one is fundamental to our long term chances to survive as a civilisation and as a species.

    Energy, Technology & Infrastructure

    Infrastructure & Technology are the basis of modern society. The physical building blocks that allow us to thrive as a global society. These can be part of the commons or private property. They can be material such as roads and buildings or immaterial such as the airwaves where we allow different bands to be used for different purposes. Crucially, the flow of energy that powers our communities, be it renewable or not, is included in this category.

    Ethics & Law

    Ethics & Law are the philosophical values and practical rules that regulate the relationships between humans and to a degree, between humans and objects. This is a broad category that regulates and defines a lot of the other categories, as well as how Crowdpol is to operate as a network. Human rights are central to Ethics & Law, but also the rights of nature and its inhabitants and the rights of future generations. On the local level this category might look at community regulations, on the global level it may pertain at international trade agreements and inform global projects based on the ethical goals.

    Economy and Financial systems

    Our economy and financial systems are part of the blood and nervous system of human civilisation. Though money per se is a symbolic construct it is by far the most influential of all of humanities stories. We go beyond the fairly slim definition of money but look to the greater meaning economy here, how resources flow through our communities. In the financial system, we look at how these flows can be represented and incentivised in ways that present the greatest benefit to all.

    Nutrition & Food systems

    Nutrition & food systems relate to the basic building blocks of the human body. We know how nutrition influences our health, but we also know that food systems influence and sometimes break societies. Food is a separate type of infrastructure and food security need to be a priority in and of itself. Providing a nutritious diet to all humans across the globe in a sustainable way is fundamental for our common project to succeed.

    Work & Enterprise

    Work & enterprise are integral to humanity’s prosperity. We are builders of tools. Our innovators create new opportunities and our enterprises, in the best of cases, assist in bringing these opportunities to the rest of us. Where the commons sustain us, enterprise evolves us. For an enterprise to perform its duties in line with the common good as we step into the third industrial revolution where machines will take over yet another segment of human employment, we must also redefine what we mean by work. There will be no business as usual in the future, but whatever that future is the more we are able to shape it in accordance with our shared goals, the more successful we are likely to be.

    • This discussion was modified 5 months ago by  Tim.
  • Daisy-Mae 

    May 26, 2020 at 3:13 am

    I am wondering if it could be possible to put the Categories in the first page as you click into the group? Or a line underneath “A space to discuss which categories we should use to define interests and proposals within Crowdpol in the most efficient way.” saying ‘View the categories in ‘Discussions’? It just didn’t feel clear when walking in, that’s all, and I wouldn’t want somebody to walk out thinking it’s an empty page when the Categories are important. 🙂 🙂

    • Tim 

      May 26, 2020 at 10:24 am

      Excellent idea. The settings have the Feed as the landing page on each community, but I can make the description a lot more informative. I shall make the addendum now. Thanks for the feedback!

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