Video is geared towards a narrow segment of the population, however, drawing inspiration from 60s counter culture. And it doesn’t seem to be proposing much in the way of policy. It’s describing things that are ongoing. Networking and open source efforts are well under way, and there are a lot of great projects taking place. And I don’t think they are a product of the 60s. They’re very much a natural phenomenon of networking, amped way up by technology.
No, I change my mind. There is a takeaway here – leveraging open source networking as a main solution to environmental problems.
Compare with this “Post Partisan Power” policy proposal: – a great proposal, but it dismisses subsidies and the green movement in favor of massive spending in technology R&D by government and private sector which will solve the problem.
These two proposals could be combined effectively. What seems missing from the “Post partisan” policy is application of emerging open source and collaborative initiatives. Add in more tools for open source collaboration (micro-financing of high tech projects, for example, and allowing people to rank projects on which they want to pay taxes, and so forth) and I think you’ll have something very cool.
For one, there is a wiki where solutions asked for and can be collected. They got an Energy section: http://www.appropedia.org/Category:Energy
Warning: Don’t just add links and marketing-speech to a focus fusion entry. Same thing as on Wikipedia might happen. It got deleted.
Please check out these communities yourself. At the moment it’s just too much input…