Nearly everyone, including those who passionately believe Copiosis holds promise, struggle to understand how we’re going to make it happen.
It’s a fair question. Anything as ambitious as Copiosis is hard to conceive by itself, let along actually making it happen. Rest assured however, that that we here at Copiosis are working on a sound transition plan that results in the vision we describe in our writings.
Nothing included in our transition plan is new. Everything in it has been used by other organizations. Our plan doesn’t include some miracle. It doesn’t require societal collapse. It doesn’t depend on peak oil. All it depends on is a process of small steps.
This transition plan is detailed in our second forthcoming book unimaginatively titled Copiosis: The Transition. What’s important to understand about our transition plan is it’s underway. This website, the communications we make in social media, the face-to-face introduction meetings we’re hosting locally all fit into our strategy for making Copiosis real.
So the transition is a cold turkey “today capitalism. Tomorrow COPIOSIS!” process, but a progressive series of thoughtful steps combined with serendipity eventually leading to a kind of key-turn event, where the day before, we’re still capitalist, the next day, capitalism is gone and Copiosis begins to emerge. Too-rigid plans make for poorly executed enterprises. We’re taking that to heart as well and allowing a certain amount of serendipity to drive some outcomes, The transition itself happens over phases. Generally they are:
There are other phases beyond this, but not worth talking about at this time.
We mentioned earlier about serendipity. This is an important part of our plans that already is working for us. Recent example: a wickedly challenging problem that must be solved prior to Copiosis becoming a reality is figure out the algorithm driving Net-Benefit Calculations. Until recently, we had not the resources needed to solve that problem. In the last week, a new member of the team has joined us who is leading that process. Already we have made significant and meaningful progress on that algorithm. We expect to share it with the open source community for refinement. That’s because we realize we don’t have all the answers. We need assistance from people from around the world.
This and other significant events convince us that our transition strategy is viable and working every week. For example, we would never in a million years accurately predicted that within the first four months of launching the enterprise, the CEO a a company specializing in collaboration would enable us to host our first international virtual conference via his company’s IP software at no cost. His company, e-deliberation.com developed a formal process to be used for widely-dispersed teams working to solve wicked problems, problems such as moving the world off of capitalism and onto a better system, one that works for everybody.
We’ll be sharing more about that event soon. If you wish to attend, contact us. We’ll send you an invitation when the roster opens.
Make no mistake. The Transition from capitalism onto a new and better economic system is already underway. The process is quite detailed. We have seen short-term success. Future steps will require fleshing out as address unknown knowns and unknown unknowns. There is an element of “serendipity” involved because no plan survives the first engagement. This should give you a general idea of how we envision making what seems impossible possible.