Posted by on January 15, 2014

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:

  • Early phase (we’re in this stage now): Awareness generation, education, and recruitment. I also call this the marketing stage
  • Entertainment and education phase: This stage begins after we have identified and recruited 1-5 high net worth individuals willing to finance progress and includes using the media and infotainment to further educate and inspire
  • Political phase: in which we work with political bodies, initially at the municipality level, to generate more detailed awareness among political leaders. We also cultivate our own political representatives (friendlies) and action committees/lobbies to do our political work although no laws or legislation is needed prior to just before the Transition Phase outlined below.
  • Pre-transition phase: In this phase we convene teams of experts to begin fleshing out the technologies and systems needed to make Copiosis Economies work. Much of this technology exists already and just needs to be repurposed to serve the innovation (that sounds scary, but it actually is not a threatening process at all). Other teams begin working on the process of compensating people with investments in market assets and securities for the present value of their investments, compensating banks and others for their interest in debts thereby eliminating debt once and for all, and working with other nations to smooth the transition for them (assuming they aren’t transitioning themselves). We also begin recruitment for the Payer Organization and begin training them as well. The Pre-transition phase ends with the passage of the Copiosis legislation, which we have drafted already. It’s a simple document comprised of 10 points.
  • Transition Phase: In this phase, the entire nation (or nations) begin to deploy Payers, distribute software to transform existing mobile devices so they can interact with the Copiosis system (mainframe and other elements such as accepting and recording transactions and declarations) and continue other work that got underway in the previous phases.
  • Post Transition Phase: Mop up activities take place here. There will be glitches and those need addressing. There will be uncertainty, which we hope to address in the Pre-T phase, there will be conflicts. This phase is to follow-up on the transition and monitor progress and fix what isn’t working. We suspect this will mostly be adaptation issues of individual human beings and groups of human beings.

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, 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.

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  1. Cathy Thorsen
    February 4, 2016

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    The demonstration projects remind me of sharing circles, from what I’ve seen so far.

    • Perry Gruber
      February 4, 2016

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      Sharing circles are awesome. My business partner and I were considering organizing a sharing circle to help people fund their tiny house dreams. It’s a powerful process if people stick with it! Do you know of any underway? It’s interesting to see the projects operate because they are all different. There is one starting up in the US (I’m not going to share the name for reasons that may soon become obvious) that will be based on Ayn Rand’s philosophy (!). Cool, right? The more diverse the projects are, the stronger our collective “evidence” that Copiosis will work will be. So cool.

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