Tomorrow Makers are creating a new human operating system through gaming
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WHAT IF A BILLION PEOPLE WERE SPENDING HOURS A DAY PLAYING GAMES?

WHAT IF THE GAMES HELPED US NAVIGATE OUR PERFECT STORM OF CRISES
AS PLAYERS CO-CREATE A PEACEFUL, INCLUSIVE,
JUST, SUSTAINABLE, THRIVING FUTURE
FOR ALL OF US?

MIGHT WE THEN ACTUALLY CREATE THAT FUTURE?

There are more than 1.2 billion people in the world playing games, most of them online , most of those building and conquering imaginary worlds. To do so they work harder than at their paid jobs to master the skills of massive collaboration, detecting and in turn providing feedback, honing the art of decision-making, sharing and negotiating with each other to make collective genius emerge.

WHY imaginary worlds, when the real world is so in need of such great creativity and in need of these skills that hone group genius?

We—and a growing number of concerned planetary citizens—want to use gaming to bring about a new human operating system (OS), based on the Principles of Nature's healthy living economies.

But let's not kid ourselves: birthing a new OS will not be easy and it will not happen overnight.

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one." – Machiavelli (1532)

This is why we're turning an impossibly daunting vision into a game—a game that everyone can play.

"OUR MISSION IS TO EVOKE THE COLLECTIVE GENIUS AND PEAK FLOW STATES OF HUGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THROUGH THE PLAYING OF A PRODUCTIVE INFINITE GAME. 

FROM THIS STATE OF HEIGHTENED AWARENESS, PLAYERS WILL LEAD US TO THE CULTURAL CHANGES REQUIRED FOR HUMANITY TO STEP GRACEFULLY INTO MATURITY."

We have come to understand that humanity as a species has been through various phase shifts as we mature. This is a natural process for all species. First, we had the Agricultural Revolution, then the Industrial Revolution and more recently the Digital Revolution. Today, we stand on the cusp of the next great transformation and the next, more mature OS will be designed from the ground up to tap into collective wisdom and collaboration at scale. This new OS won't come from a government, a group, a company or an individual. It will transcend national borders and will include all living beings. It will be the outcome of harnessing Group Genius.

TAPPING INTO GROUP GENIUS

We will be using a proven methodology, pioneered by Matt and Gail Taylor, called the DesignShop process, to run annual events called Chrysalis. Past DesignShops have operated within the constraints of the current OS. Like the transformation a caterpillar undergoes, Chrysalis will be a safe space for defectors of the existing OS to come together and step outside of familiar ways of solving problems, working to create a new OS. You can find out more about Chrysalis at  About Chrysalis

THE GAME

The game we envision is a game inspired by Buckminster Fuller's World Game. We will use the output of each annual Chrysalis to inform the next iteration of the game. You can read more about  why we have chosen a game as the best way of getting huge numbers of people involved in proactively creating a new OS.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Every day we learn of more truly impressive initiatives that are exploring alternatives to humanity's existing system. Some are working on specific projects; others want to change the capitalist model; a few are considering systemic, nature-inspired complete transformation. The dialog taking place now is very different from the dialog even 10 years ago. This is fantastic for us to witness. It means the time has come. We as humanity are waking up to our responsibilities and opportunities.

Both the Chrysalis process and the games we envision offer something more: acceleration from start to finish. Past DesignShop participants have told us that the process collapses time. It is not unusual for a client to claim that they got more accomplished in 3-5 days than they had accomplished in a year. Participants also report more ownership when compared to other initiatives where they were mostly bystanders of the process.

When we started this work, the burning question for us was "What would happen if all of the existing human operating system initiatives accomplished more in 3-5 days than they had accomplished in a year? What would that mean for humanity?"

And so we welcome, encourage and support other initiatives to come together in a safe space where more integrated and mutual learning can thrive. We truly believe that this is the next evolutionary leap for humanity: to figure out how to tap into collective wisdom. We certainly don't have all the answers, but we do have a process that has delivered spectacular results when used in the old operating system. Now we want to use that same process to really push the boundaries of what humanity believes is possible.

Naturally, getting this right will require financial resources. We are actively seeking philanthropic and other investments, but we feel we cannot wait much longer to get going. That's why we're turning to you to kickstart this initiative.

We're specifically asking an initial small group of our closest allies to be our first patrons, even if only temporarily. The social proof of having a few patrons before we share our story with the world makes a huge difference. Ultimately, we want to show potential philanthropic donors that the time has come for ideas like this. They look for traction, and a Patreon campaign with a large number of contributors is one way of showing that enough people are excited about the idea.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Unlike other Patreon creators, we do not have extensive perks at each level. Contributors at every level will receive the same updates and transparent reporting on how the funds are used. We commit to providing at least monthly updates and regular Ask Us Anything sessions. Our sincere and humble ask is that you view any contribution you can comfortably commit to as a valuable investment in the next seven generations. The rewards and satisfaction you will receive with a mindset like this are far more valuable than anything we could offer. You will be part of something epic, and your contribution is equally valuable to us, regardless of the level that suits you and your circumstance.

WHO WE ARE

We are GEM: Gail, Elisabet and Michael and our role is to provide the scaffolding for a new human operating system.

“Ecosystems and other functioning systems, like empires, can be destroyed much faster than they can be created. It takes Nature time to grow a forest or marsh because even Nature can’t do everything at once...  Nature commonly uses interim scaffolding to accomplish many of her achievements.” – Out Of Control, Kevin Kelly

Gail Taylor is the Architect of Collective Wisdom.
Matt and Gail Taylor have created a unique methodology designed to allow Group Genius to emerge. Called the DesignShop™, the methodology is licensed and practiced in more than 45 countries by a network of consultants and knowledge workers. DesignShop™ sessions have been conducted with multi-national organisations, government and military agencies, NASA and the World Economic Forum. One of the Taylor’s first priorities was to create a process and method available to all with the primary purpose being to help humanity “recreate Earth as a work of art” (1979). The Taylors always recognize they are talking to the individual, not some manufactured organization. They recognize it is individuals in relationship with each other who will create our new world through mutual learning, wonder and play.

Elisabet Sahtouris is the Architect of Living Systems.
As an evolution biologist and futurist Elisabet has travelled the globe to teach how Nature self-organizes its living systems and what humanity can learn from her to create living economies and make as many species as possible thrive, even on a hotter planet. She has presented to and conducted workshops for businesses, banks, governments, NGOs and conferences around the world. She has also convened two Foundations of Science Symposia, in Hokkaido, Japan and in Kuala Lumpur. Elisabet is a strong advocate for a Global Consortium of Sciences.

Michael Haupt is the Architect of Coherence.
As a certified Strategic Foresight Practitioner, Michael has been trained by the  Kedge Futures School on how to proactively plan and create the future. During his previous 25-year corporate career, Michael directed multi-million dollar technology projects in 16 cities on 6 continents. After leaving the corporate world in pursuit of a better world, Michael now actively Scans breaking developments in the robotics, artificial intelligence, deep data, computational logic, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cognitive neuroscience space. His Focus is to work with technologists and activists to actualize an entirely new life system. He Acts by writing extensively on why this is necessary and how the process might work. (The Scan Focus Act model was created by MG Taylor in 1996).

WHAT IS TOMORROW MAKERS?

TOMORROW MAKERS is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to birth Group Genius to imagineer a better world, by design not default.

Our annual five-day Chrysalis events are an experiential retreat for 100 curated disruptors across a range of disciplines, cultures and ages. Intentionally designed to stimulate Collective Wisdom, TOMORROW MAKERS nurtures a passionate community intent on building a world that works for all, in a playful, passionate playground. You can dive into our world at  http://tomorrowmakers.org.

TOMORROW MAKERS INC. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located in Gualala, California. All contributions are tax deductible. EIN: 020631328. We truly do value your support!






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Cover image with thanks to  rawpixel on Unsplash.
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WHAT IF A BILLION PEOPLE WERE SPENDING HOURS A DAY PLAYING GAMES?

WHAT IF THE GAMES HELPED US NAVIGATE OUR PERFECT STORM OF CRISES
AS PLAYERS CO-CREATE A PEACEFUL, INCLUSIVE,
JUST, SUSTAINABLE, THRIVING FUTURE
FOR ALL OF US?

MIGHT WE THEN ACTUALLY CREATE THAT FUTURE?

There are more than 1.2 billion people in the world playing games, most of them online , most of those building and conquering imaginary worlds. To do so they work harder than at their paid jobs to master the skills of massive collaboration, detecting and in turn providing feedback, honing the art of decision-making, sharing and negotiating with each other to make collective genius emerge.

WHY imaginary worlds, when the real world is so in need of such great creativity and in need of these skills that hone group genius?

We—and a growing number of concerned planetary citizens—want to use gaming to bring about a new human operating system (OS), based on the Principles of Nature's healthy living economies.

But let's not kid ourselves: birthing a new OS will not be easy and it will not happen overnight.

"It must be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. For the initiator has the enmity of all who profit by the preservation of the old institution and merely lukewarm defenders in those who would gain by the new one." – Machiavelli (1532)

This is why we're turning an impossibly daunting vision into a game—a game that everyone can play.

"OUR MISSION IS TO EVOKE THE COLLECTIVE GENIUS AND PEAK FLOW STATES OF HUGE NUMBERS OF PEOPLE THROUGH THE PLAYING OF A PRODUCTIVE INFINITE GAME. 

FROM THIS STATE OF HEIGHTENED AWARENESS, PLAYERS WILL LEAD US TO THE CULTURAL CHANGES REQUIRED FOR HUMANITY TO STEP GRACEFULLY INTO MATURITY."

We have come to understand that humanity as a species has been through various phase shifts as we mature. This is a natural process for all species. First, we had the Agricultural Revolution, then the Industrial Revolution and more recently the Digital Revolution. Today, we stand on the cusp of the next great transformation and the next, more mature OS will be designed from the ground up to tap into collective wisdom and collaboration at scale. This new OS won't come from a government, a group, a company or an individual. It will transcend national borders and will include all living beings. It will be the outcome of harnessing Group Genius.

TAPPING INTO GROUP GENIUS

We will be using a proven methodology, pioneered by Matt and Gail Taylor, called the DesignShop process, to run annual events called Chrysalis. Past DesignShops have operated within the constraints of the current OS. Like the transformation a caterpillar undergoes, Chrysalis will be a safe space for defectors of the existing OS to come together and step outside of familiar ways of solving problems, working to create a new OS. You can find out more about Chrysalis at  About Chrysalis

THE GAME

The game we envision is a game inspired by Buckminster Fuller's World Game. We will use the output of each annual Chrysalis to inform the next iteration of the game. You can read more about  why we have chosen a game as the best way of getting huge numbers of people involved in proactively creating a new OS.

WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP

Every day we learn of more truly impressive initiatives that are exploring alternatives to humanity's existing system. Some are working on specific projects; others want to change the capitalist model; a few are considering systemic, nature-inspired complete transformation. The dialog taking place now is very different from the dialog even 10 years ago. This is fantastic for us to witness. It means the time has come. We as humanity are waking up to our responsibilities and opportunities.

Both the Chrysalis process and the games we envision offer something more: acceleration from start to finish. Past DesignShop participants have told us that the process collapses time. It is not unusual for a client to claim that they got more accomplished in 3-5 days than they had accomplished in a year. Participants also report more ownership when compared to other initiatives where they were mostly bystanders of the process.

When we started this work, the burning question for us was "What would happen if all of the existing human operating system initiatives accomplished more in 3-5 days than they had accomplished in a year? What would that mean for humanity?"

And so we welcome, encourage and support other initiatives to come together in a safe space where more integrated and mutual learning can thrive. We truly believe that this is the next evolutionary leap for humanity: to figure out how to tap into collective wisdom. We certainly don't have all the answers, but we do have a process that has delivered spectacular results when used in the old operating system. Now we want to use that same process to really push the boundaries of what humanity believes is possible.

Naturally, getting this right will require financial resources. We are actively seeking philanthropic and other investments, but we feel we cannot wait much longer to get going. That's why we're turning to you to kickstart this initiative.

We're specifically asking an initial small group of our closest allies to be our first patrons, even if only temporarily. The social proof of having a few patrons before we share our story with the world makes a huge difference. Ultimately, we want to show potential philanthropic donors that the time has come for ideas like this. They look for traction, and a Patreon campaign with a large number of contributors is one way of showing that enough people are excited about the idea.

WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?

Unlike other Patreon creators, we do not have extensive perks at each level. Contributors at every level will receive the same updates and transparent reporting on how the funds are used. We commit to providing at least monthly updates and regular Ask Us Anything sessions. Our sincere and humble ask is that you view any contribution you can comfortably commit to as a valuable investment in the next seven generations. The rewards and satisfaction you will receive with a mindset like this are far more valuable than anything we could offer. You will be part of something epic, and your contribution is equally valuable to us, regardless of the level that suits you and your circumstance.

WHO WE ARE

We are GEM: Gail, Elisabet and Michael and our role is to provide the scaffolding for a new human operating system.

“Ecosystems and other functioning systems, like empires, can be destroyed much faster than they can be created. It takes Nature time to grow a forest or marsh because even Nature can’t do everything at once...  Nature commonly uses interim scaffolding to accomplish many of her achievements.” – Out Of Control, Kevin Kelly

Gail Taylor is the Architect of Collective Wisdom.
Matt and Gail Taylor have created a unique methodology designed to allow Group Genius to emerge. Called the DesignShop™, the methodology is licensed and practiced in more than 45 countries by a network of consultants and knowledge workers. DesignShop™ sessions have been conducted with multi-national organisations, government and military agencies, NASA and the World Economic Forum. One of the Taylor’s first priorities was to create a process and method available to all with the primary purpose being to help humanity “recreate Earth as a work of art” (1979). The Taylors always recognize they are talking to the individual, not some manufactured organization. They recognize it is individuals in relationship with each other who will create our new world through mutual learning, wonder and play.

Elisabet Sahtouris is the Architect of Living Systems.
As an evolution biologist and futurist Elisabet has travelled the globe to teach how Nature self-organizes its living systems and what humanity can learn from her to create living economies and make as many species as possible thrive, even on a hotter planet. She has presented to and conducted workshops for businesses, banks, governments, NGOs and conferences around the world. She has also convened two Foundations of Science Symposia, in Hokkaido, Japan and in Kuala Lumpur. Elisabet is a strong advocate for a Global Consortium of Sciences.

Michael Haupt is the Architect of Coherence.
As a certified Strategic Foresight Practitioner, Michael has been trained by the  Kedge Futures School on how to proactively plan and create the future. During his previous 25-year corporate career, Michael directed multi-million dollar technology projects in 16 cities on 6 continents. After leaving the corporate world in pursuit of a better world, Michael now actively Scans breaking developments in the robotics, artificial intelligence, deep data, computational logic, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and cognitive neuroscience space. His Focus is to work with technologists and activists to actualize an entirely new life system. He Acts by writing extensively on why this is necessary and how the process might work. (The Scan Focus Act model was created by MG Taylor in 1996).

WHAT IS TOMORROW MAKERS?

TOMORROW MAKERS is a community, movement, and a series of experiences designed to birth Group Genius to imagineer a better world, by design not default.

Our annual five-day Chrysalis events are an experiential retreat for 100 curated disruptors across a range of disciplines, cultures and ages. Intentionally designed to stimulate Collective Wisdom, TOMORROW MAKERS nurtures a passionate community intent on building a world that works for all, in a playful, passionate playground. You can dive into our world at  http://tomorrowmakers.org.

TOMORROW MAKERS INC. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization located in Gualala, California. All contributions are tax deductible. EIN: 020631328. We truly do value your support!






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Cover image with thanks to  rawpixel on Unsplash.

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Your contributions will light up the whole sky!
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