Problems in Today's World
It seems like almost nothing is working anymore – governments, financial systems, educational systems, health care, accountability models, energy, representation for the average person, and an incapacity to resolve still other issues like climate change, clean water, and world hunger. The list just goes on. In short – have we reached a massive system failure? Is there a core answer to why this is happening besides human behavior and its foibles? Have we finally reached some critical stage in development? Is this a stage on the magnitude of the renaissance or the industrial age – where the convergence of key technologies put us at the tipping point?
We have categorized these problems into groups and built solutions for them – as you may discover in our solution model and management system sections.
The Problem Categories
Systemic Issues - the systemic issues or root problems deal with global infrastructure, governance, institutional models and check and balance systems. The 2007-2008 global financial crisis emerged out of these issues. Until we fix the systemic issues, it makes it more difficult to fix any of the other issues we face.
Exacerbatory Issues - these issues are non-systemic, and are primarily driven by human population growth and include access to clean water, clean energy, food security, access to economic opportunity and more.
Stand-alone Issues - this category overlaps with exacerbatory issues in that they are non-systemic in nature, but may or may not be a result of human population growth. For these issues we have created Segment Specific Solution Models (SSSM's).
Scope of Problems
The scope of problems range from the local level to planetary levels and beyond. On a small scale, this might be a problem in a small business or organization, and on the larger planetary scale it might be something like global energy consumption. Our solution models address the many issues above, but beyond this, people are empowered with a new infrastructure and tool sets to solve problems. Once we have figured out how to solve these problems, we then need to manage environments so that sustainable business models and economies can be maintained. This is what our management systems are designed to do.
The First Step in Solving Problems is Acknowledging Them
The first step in solving problems is to identify the problems and acknowledge them. This isn't always easy to do, because often they feel insurmountable and out of our circle of control. Having actionable paths changes this dynamic, and gives us a way to confidently look at the challenges that face us today and overcome them. This youtube video (not embeddable so follow link) is from HBO's Newsroom, and speaks to some of the problems that the United States of America faces.
Stepping Beyond the Problems into Creative Expression
We have built an architecture to not only solve problems but one that take us into the realm of creative expression. Creative expression provides ways for us to move toward a better world.
A Road Map to Solutions
We invite you to explore the roadmap of solutions on this website that directly addresses and resolves the issues facing us at this time in history. Necessity calls us, urgency demands us – and the good news is that technology permits us – to solve these problems.
The Universal Solution Model (USM)
The Universal Solution Model (USM) takes a universal perspective of the interplanetary ecosystem we as a human species are now exploring. This universal perspective allows us to see and understand own planet and the development of the human species as a whole, as well as other species that co-inhabit the earth. It provides frameworks that look into the foreseeable future, and provides infrastructure and tools to support the human race’s existence within Earth’s ecosystem, as well as exploration and development beyond our planet. It helps define two newly emergent classes of citizen: planetary citizens, who live on the planet earth; and the citizen of humanity, who share a common genome but may live on or off the planet in the future, but as members of the human species, share common standing in issues that pertain to humanity as a whole.
The USM defines the classes and categories for all other RDI solution models and management systems including the Global Solution Model (GSM), segment specific solution models (SSSM), and expansion and contraction models.
The USM defines existential rights (rights of existence) and rights classes for the individual, the human species, and other species across the spectrum of sentient and non-sentient life. This provides the foundation for a planetary management system to be put in place.
The Planetaryl Solution Model (PSM)
The global solution model addresses this time in human history where nation-states are struggling to address global, cross-border issues like supply chains, climate change, genetically modified foods and more. The diagram below shows the world in transition form the point of the world-flattening first generation web – which had many positive benefits, but also helped cause the breakdown of traditional infrastructure, institutional models and check and balance systems worldwide. New conditions allowed the emergence of a new phenomena called single point of influence events (SPOI), where an individual or small group of people could do something that causes global or species-wide consequences. This introduces a time in human history where we need to define the rights of the species alongside of those of the individual. Along with these conditions, the interdependent nature of the human species with that of other species has necessitated that we define new rights and rights classes for other species that cohabit the planetary ecosystem with us. These rights are called existential rights, or rights of existence, and are a broader class of rights than human rights themselves. The GSM addresses these issues and more by bringing new models that are underpinned by RDI's third generation web technology.
World in Transition and Transformation
The Global Solution Model (GSM) provides a new infrastructure model for the planet earth that addresses today’s globalized world. It addresses a number of new conditions that include systemic amplification, increased complexity, a highly networked world, the need for early detection, and awareness and more. It addresses problems we all face and predominately fall into two categories: The first of these are the systemic problems that have to do with our current systems and governmental models for managing our world and complications that exist as a result of today’s cross-border realities. And second are the exacerbatory issues that are predominately driven by human population growth, such as access to food security, clean water, clean energy, medical care and access to economic opportunity.
Segment Specific Solution Models (SSSM's)
United Nations Population Projections
Segment Specific Solution Models (SSSM) address specific stand-alone issues like energy, environment, medicine, economic disparity and more. These issues deal with the exacerbations of resources as a result of human population growth, inefficiencies in field-specific systems, and stand-alone challenges. This is in contrast to the USM and GSM, which deal with root causes or systemic issues at infrastructure levels.
RDI generates solution models for segment specific areas. These solution models utilize third generation web and other technologies to empower positive sustainable change in these areas. RDI utilizes profits from its technology to solve these types of problems as part of its mission of promoting sustainability, peace, possibility and plenitude in the world at large and beyond.
The Bluebook 2014 (pictured below) is a 1200+ page academic overview of the full Universal Solution Model (USM) and RDI's full architecture stack. It "drills down" to more detailed documents, some of which are segment specific solution models. The Core Curriculum Textbook and supplementary material and class provides an beginner's level introduction to the USM, GSM, SSSM's and more.
Canvas Specific Solution Models
Canvas Specific Solution Models (CSSM's) are solution models that are stand-alone solutions, but complement and support a larger segment specific solution model. In application they may provide the logic on a digital canvas or piece of digital property to pursue a specific solution path, or provide part of an overall solution. They are a primary building block of larger solution models. They can be applied at the individual, SMB, enterprise, governmental, planetary or inter-planetary levels.
Other Solution Models
Empowered Change - The third generation web technology being introduced by RDI empowers individuals, organizations, governments and beyond with tool sets and instruments for self-refinement and transformation. In fact, these tools and instruments are so powerful that we took it as our responsibility to develop ways to manage these processes of self-refinement and transformation. As a result RDI also provides two other classes of solution models; these are called expansion models and contraction models, and are designed to manage the effects of empowered efficiency gains (self-refinement) and paradigm shifts (transformation), as well as business and other outcomes that result from the forces of creative destruction.