E. Evolution of Economy

Energy Transition
The energy transition, driven by climate and societal needs, aims to update infrastructure, decentralize energy sources, and embrace renewables while utilizing digitalization. Guided by the 3D paradigm (Decarbonization, Decentralization, Digitalization), it shifts towards renewable sources and a collaborative, eco-focused industry. This shift is the first civilizational macro project for the 21st century, offering protocols and models for thrivable futures amid complex challenges.

Circular to Regenerative Economy
The transition from a linear to a circular and further to regenerative economy focuses on sustainable resource utilization, waste reduction, and ecosystem restoration. Circular economy promotes "reduce, reuse, recycle" principles, while regenerative economy goes beyond that to coexistence with nature to amplify its vitality. The shift involves regenerative agriculture & aquaculture, green construction, and sustainable biotechnologies in manufacturing and infrastructure. These nature based solutions need to be integrated within local bioregional ecosystems, including the relocalizatiion of food production. In addition, promotion of regenerative economy addresses climate crisis, as revived ecosystems are the only plausible approach to sequester carbon from the atmosphere. Regenerative economics enhances resource efficiency, transforms investments in natural capital into economic benefits, and collaborates harmoniously with nature for sustainable development and climate stabilization. The regenerative economy begins to function as the operational framework for sustainable development.

Protein transition
The protein transition involves shifting from conventional meat consumption to alternative protein sources due to environmental concerns. Plant-based alternatives, insect-based proteins, algal and fungal proteins, and cellular agriculture are explored. Lab-grown meat is promising, with lower emissions, land and water use, and ethical benefits. The transition aims to address climate, biodiversity, and public health challenges. It is a crucial human project that can overshadow energy transition in its importance.

Economy of self-sufficiency and self-actualization
The economy of self-sufficiency and self-actualization aims to restore harmony between humanity and nature by changing consumption patterns, from boundless consumption to sufficiency and participatory forms of consumption. As basic needs are met, the focus shifts towards higher-tier needs, including self-actualization and serving others. The emergent self-actualization economy values uniqueness, human potential, passion-driven work, and collective purpose. It redefines labor as a platform for personal expression and contribution to collective well-being, emphasizing diverse talents, individual capacities, and a sense of shared purpose.

Multidimensional capital
The multidimensional capital model recognizes diverse resources – intellectual, social, cultural, natural – contributing to individual, collective, and planetary well-being. New measures of value need to align with ecological and cultural considerations and shift economic priorities, and experimental forms of money, including emerging cryptocurrencies, will mature in the coming decades to play this role. The reoriented economy evaluates holistic standards, diversifies investment ecosystems, emphasizes collective value, and promotes new forms of money aligned with resource efficiency and ecological principles.

Planetary economic governance
The emergence of a novel economy focused on ecological restoration and human well-being prompts questions about the retention of market capitalism attributes. Automation will lead to a global shift in manufacturing, service platforms, and financial markets towards Industry 4.0 and eventually Industry 5.0, where automated solutions and humans work side-by-side within human-centric processes. The market evolves into a post-market realm driven by automation, algorithms, and digital platforms, raising concerns about economic power distribution and regulation. The concept of planetary economic governance, to emerge around the second half of the 21st century, integrates self-organizing market mechanisms and plan-based development. It enables transparent engagement and optimal pathways for sustainable progress through adaptive transformation and dynamic fairness.
G. Evolution of Governance

Preventive human security
The current reactive security paradigms struggle to address emerging threats in a rapidly changing world. A future-oriented preventive security approach involves early warning systems, risk assessment, intervention and conflict resolution, adaptive policies, and enhancing skills and capacities. This approach can address various security issues, from preventing conflicts and terrorism to managing transformative technologies and existential risks. Businesses and organizations can also contribute by monitoring planetary ecosystems, conflicts, technological developments, and other threats, and devising preventive solutions. Adopting a global preventive security paradigm allows for real-time economic governance and mastering the guided evolution of humanity.

Participatory cocreation
of the future
The challenges of the future, including job displacement, cognitive complexity, climate migration, and global war, require a diverse range of stakeholders to take proactive action. Entrepreneurs, activists, artists, and more must cultivate skills and pioneer tools for the evolving social landscape. Principles for navigating the future include strategic dialogue, democracy, citizen science, innovative business models, and resilient system design. Universities can play a role in guiding the evolutionary shift, transforming into adaptable learning ecosystems that foster knowledge creation and socioeconomic development. Disadvantaged communities have the potential to become co-creators of the future through proactive education and engagement.

Empathy-driven governance
Empathy-driven governance calls for a shift in societal priorities towards understanding the needs of our species and the planet. Empathic governance is based on deep emotional connection that steers mutually beneficial long-term choices and actions in the interest of larger systems. This involves giving a voice to non-human entities through digital interfaces, fostering empathy for ecosystems and natural capital. While technologies can enhance empathy, innate human qualities and empathy-based education are crucial for effective governance and responsible decision-making.

Legal rights for non-human agents
Achieving humanity's survival requires a shift to negotiating with the environment and recognizing non-human entities as agents. A shift towards negotiating with the environment rather than dominating it will foster a harmonious relationship with the biosphere and the technosphere. The human world will become a polyphony of diverse actors, including humans, AI, animals, plants, and more, with legal and economic status for non-human entities. Interactions will involve deciphering communication languages and using technologies like AI and brain-computer interfaces to understand these entities.

Post-national world
[2060 ... 2100+]
In the post-national world, the dominance of nation states is challenged by the need for collective solutions to global challenges. Transversal planetary policies, like climate and environmental measures, are adopted globally, creating a de facto "world government". While traditional nation-state forms may persist, innovative models like virtual nations, network nations and mycelial networks of cities & bioregions, and nations / networks for alternative habitats will emerge, reshaping the global political and macroeconomic landscape. This shift is driven by the imperative for collective survival, social cohesion, and effective governance.

Planetary Council of
All Beings
[2060 ... 2100+]
The Planetary Council of All Beings envisions a future where human and non-human entities collaborate in governance. It incorporates the voices and interests of all species to address global challenges and ensure ecological balance. The guiding ethos is mutual recognition, respecting the right to life and independence. Two approaches currently offer ways to communicate with other species - "noofication" (stemming from anthropocentric perspective, it suggests “uplifting” species to more “superior” human intellect level) and "biospheric egalitarianism" (treating other species as equals to understand their language and culture). Whatever approach is taken, the ultimate purpose is to elevate non-human perspectives in human decision-making for a harmonious coexistence.
G. Evolution of Culture

Learning ecosystems for societal transformation
The educational sphere of the 21st century needs a paradigm shift towards cultivating individuals with motivation, creativity, adaptive thinking, and collaboration skills. A lifelong and life-wide learning ecosystem allows to accomplish that by connecting learning providers, learning communities, and learning spaces to support personal growth, knowledge acquisition, moral development, and conflict resolution. The learning ecosystem model promotes systemic literacy and regenerative competencies for a sustainable future.

Culture of planetizenship
The emergence of a new cultural ethos is essential to address technological, environmental, and economic changes. This planetary culture promotes collaboration, inclusivity, and open dialogue among all inhabitants of the planet, fostering a shift from privilege and dominance to respect for all life forms. It calls for a new identity notion of "planetizen" that transcends traditional citizenship boundaries, encompassing all individuals and species as co-inhabitants of Earth. The culture of planetizenship is based on empathy, long-term thinking, stewardship, post-anthropocentric worldview, and integration of ancient and future wisdom.

Culture of universal
Current societies prioritize economic goals to measure progress, but these fall short in capturing true wellbeing and sustainability. Universal wellbeing offers a holistic approach, considering physical, emotional, intellectual, social, financial, professional, spiritual, and ecological dimensions. It emphasizes interconnectedness between personal and environmental wellbeing, fostering healthy practices and harmonious relationships for a more inclusive and sustainable society. The cultural reboot is the discovery of a new story we will tell each other about ourselves, the new myth inspiring our future ancestry.

Global peace-based culture
New forms of warfare like autonomous robotics and cyberwarfare increase existential risks, while rising conflicts driven by climate change and loss of biodiversity further amplify these risks. Shifting from war to peace is essential for human survival, and impossibility of war is the main evidence of humanity and Earth’s evolutionary transition. Embracing universal wellbeing, recognizing interconnectedness, and promoting cultural change are key. Education is one of the vehicles of peace-centered cultural shift that should foster empathy, critical thinking, and dialogue. A new narrative rooted in global solidarity and love is needed for a peaceful future. This cultural reboot is the discovery of a new story we will tell each other about ourselves, the new myth inspiring our future ancestry.

Institutions of collective healing
Collective traumas, caused by events like colonization and wars, impact societies for generations. Healing involves acknowledging injustices, fostering empathy, and creating spaces for dialogue and reconciliation. Formats like Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, education on historical memory, and indigenous holistic healing practices (including the use of sacred power plants), are among many institutional formats that help addressing trauma. Healing must be culturally normalized for a peaceful and regenerative future.

Culture of new human habitats
[2060 ... 2100+]
Human exploration of new frontiers, like Antarctica, oceans, and space, is driven by the need for sustainable habitats. While taking care of Earth's ecosystems, humans may venture to new spaces, from floating seasteads to Martian colonies. The shift requires mastering ecological equilibrium, techno-humanitarian equilibrium, and a space-oriented mindset for long-term survival and cooperation. This endeavor is driven by the transformation of culture, governance, and economic paradigms. Genetic modifications could enhance human adaptation to these new habitats, prompting questions about speciation and ethical considerations. Adaptation can also address Earth's climatic challenges, increasing resilience and adaptability globally.
W. Evolution of Consciousness
and Wisdom

Feminine and non-binary thinking
Driven by demographic and socio-economic changes, traditional gender roles get blurred, and the notion of gender gets expanded. This transition presents a chance to recognize and value diverse perspectives. It becomes clear that presence of women enhances group performance, and female leadership strengthens organizations. Non-binary gender acknowledgment is growing, especially across younger generations, fostering inclusive perspectives and interaction with variety of cultures. Feminine and non-binary thinking are essential tools for an uncertain future, fostering adaptability and holistic approaches to challenges.

Collective hybrid wisdom
Digital technology and the Internet gave rise to a range of collaborative mechanisms and platforms, enhancing human collective intelligence. Collective hybrid intelligence combines human perception, creativity, and problem-solving capacity with AI assisted reasoning that helps address complex challenges. Collective hybrid wisdom moves a step further, adding the human capacity for insight, empathy, and ethical judgment. Frameworks of collective intelligence wisdom include inclusive deliberation and insight-curation platforms, ethics-aware AI, wisdom ranking mechanisms, and more. With further advancements in human-machine communication, hybrid wisdom collectives can give rise to a "Forest of Consciousness," an enduring and complete form of collective consciousness that can signify the next step of human consciousness evolution.

The new paradigm
of human knowledge
The integral paradigm of human knowledge in the future involves shifting towards a holistic and interconnected perspectives that embrace complexity, uncertainty, and constant change. This new way of knowing integrates insights from quantum mechanics, complexity science, and evolutionary theory. It takes the observer into account as the indispensable part of the knowing, and thus demands to integrated scientific process with personal growth, community engagement, and experiential learning. It also emphasizes the harmonious integration of modern scientific knowledge and ancestral wisdom, recognizing their symbiotic relationship and value in addressing 21st-century challenges. This paradigm shift requires embracing multidimensional learning, cross-disciplinary dialogue, and intellectual humility, ultimately enabling a more harmonious engagement with the complexity of the world around us.

The metalanguage
of living complexity
The need to align economies, governance, and culture with planetary systems requires translating the new worldview into designs for technological innovations and practices that are nature-aligned, intelligent, complexity-embracing, and empowering. A new meta-language of living complexity is essential to communicate this integrated understanding. The convergence of technological, social, and natural systems into unified quasi-organic entities called techno-anthropo-bio-cenoses (TAB-cenoses). It will require new type of AI based on organic patterns and principles, as well as co-design and co-governance among all stakeholders of such systems, including non-human entities. By consciously engaging in nature-aligned design, humans embark on a coevolutionary journey towards harmonizing technologies, social systems, and nature.