Since I was a kid, I have wondered what it would be like to travel among the stars. The idea of visiting other planets, witnessing nebulae with my own eyes, and traveling in marvelous space ships has always been a personal dream.
Then came Star Trek. My dream became a reality, if only through the magic of television.
Gene Roddenberry’s TV show about a diverse group of space explorers immediately caught my fancy. Like so many others, I was entranced and indulged in every episode, marveling at the experiences Captain Kirk and his crew aboard the USS Enterprise.
As I (and the crew) grew older, they moved from television to the Silver Screen. Then, as they moved on with Jean-Luc Picard and his Next Generation, I began wondering about the society that produced the USS Enterprise. I wondered about the crew of the Enterprise; they all seemed so healthy. They never worried about where their clothing came from or whether they could afford to eat. They never paid for medical attention, fuel for the ship, (Dilithium Crystals don’t count!) or the other tools they used.
What kind of society could produce space craft such as the USS Enterprise? How could they afford such things? Whenever Star Trek depicted life on Earth, it was always immaculately cared for, modernized and its inhabitants were always healthy, well-dressed and clearly happy to be doing the work they were doing.
In the back of my mind, I constantly wondered how such a society could emerge such that all life on Earth was united and pursuing together an exploratory space mission to “seek out new life and new civilizations.” Those questions intensified as technology, computers and science made real what was once confined to science fiction.
With talking computers, extremely powerful hand-held computers that did everything from keeping your schedule to monitoring your health, I became more and more excited that in my lifetime, I would see a transition begin. It would be a transition where humanity would come together and begin a new civilization on Earth; one that mirrored what I saw on Star Trek.
In 2006, my questions were answered. I discovered, totally by accident, something that could create the kind of life on Earth that could feasibly enable humanity to do everything I saw, not only on Star Trek, but many other science fiction stories. I was skeptical at first, but over the next two years of studying what I call Copiosis, I became a believer that America and humanity could chart a new course to a way more prosperous future.
The more I thought about how Copiosis works, the more I began to see how people already are moving in the direction of the kind of world it could create. I saw people willing to do things for others, with no expectation of compensation. Their work was not only high quality, but it was replacing long-standing parts of America we thought would never change:
I have witnessed the willingness of Americans to be generous – in some cases, to extremes – to help their fellow human being. They respond to natural disasters at home and abroad with millions of dollars in aid. In some cases, Americans flew to disaster areas on their own dime to lend a hand, help rebuild or provide medical care with no expectation of compensation. In others, they used advanced technologies – Twitter, Facebook and mobile devices to communicate updates, stay in touch with loved ones involved and, yes, even donate money to disaster relief.
I saw the potential of emerging innovations that would have long-standing and profound impacts on all facets of human life:
I saw social experiments that sounded much like what people would naturally do in a Copiosis economy:
The more I looked into this the more I saw people already moving toward the ideals offered in my favorite science fiction television program.
Could the human character too be changing, becoming more like the characters I saw regularly on Star Trek: people with character, honesty, courage and integrity?
There are so many parts of our everyday lives around us today that look like what Copiosis will create. The more I learned about Copiosis, the more I saw how our way of life was already going in that direction; the more excited I became. That’s when I realized I wanted to accelerate these advancements by introducing Copiosis to America.
Imagine what life could be like if all of humanity were working together to get things done on Earth that made things better, with no expectation for compensation because everything you needed to survive – to thrive – was available to you without spending one dollar. What if we could just solve our problems without needing to pay anything? Imagine what it would be like to see starships, like those in Star Trek, actually being constructed in orbit in the night sky. Imagine what it would be like to live lives similar to Captain Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest!
That’s what Copiosis offers.
Why do I know Copiosis can work?
We are already moving in that direction. We have already created the technologies to make it a reality. Let’s keep in mind that the technologies we considered Science-Fiction – smartphones, tablet computers, Wireless Internet AND the Internet itself – have all become Science-Fact. People already act in ways that indicate they are ready. Regardless of how we’ve been “trained,” even the most cynical among us feels a twinge of satisfaction when we do good things for others. It may be a selfish reason that motivates, but it works toward the common good.
The main reason I think Copiosis can work is because people are asking for something other than what we have because they realize it’s no longer working. When enough people fight for change, there is not a force on this planet powerful enough to stop us.
Copiosis can work because in many ways it already is happening.
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