GOVERNANCE DRIVEN BY VISIONS
In many places around the world, one can choose leaders for different positions, and when there are opportunities, we choose leaders with visions that we believe in.
On Human Voices, you can choose Visions to show leaders what is important to you and your future.
A system in constant search of the words and compositions that in all times suit all people, animals and plants. Visions that a perfect world can be built from. The founding stones in a stable, functioning world. Visions that can eventually change the world in such a way as we would have it become.
This contribution sheds light on governance driven by visions.
The proposal presents a model to promote, gather and distribute visions and raise awareness of what people want, what people hope for, long after, dream about and wish for themselves and for the world and the generations to come.
This contribution will provide people, governments, groups, companies and organizations with inspiration and practical tools to involve people in co-creating the future.
It consists of
* A new organization under UN or established as an independent not for profit NGO. The organization will search for visions and invite all people to share their visions and thereby contribute to steer the world in the direction people choose.
* The organization will establish a Vision Platform with websites and apps, which allows all humans to continuously write, display and evaluate ideas for a better world. The platform is build up as a collection of visions for the good of all humankind.
The organization will use the platform to collect and distribute visions that the world can grow from. All decision makers can use the Vision Platform. Governments and International organizations, companies and NGOs, academics and media will be able to use the platform. Here they can get updated on what people want, test an idea and seek support for a new suggestion. In that way the people will powerfully influence new decisions.
The organization will provide funding and technique to build the Vision Platform. The Vision Platform will develop a ‘library’ of visions for the future for everyone to use.
* The Vision Platform will be open to everyone.
* People are invited to share their own vision and to influence others’ visions with comments and evaluations.
* The system automatically highlights the visions that people like and evaluate.
* The Vision Platform will display all visions in real time and let the people evaluate the visions immediately without delay and will be a dynamic thermometer on peoples’ preferences to solutions of emerging challenges and risks
* The library of visions will be build up in collections of visions for the world, visions for the nations, the local communities, specific areas or professions etc.
* All visions can be shared and spread in different media.
The Vision Platform will show everyone, what people around the world want. Seeing what people want will create new inspiration and trust in the future. It will contribute to shifting the perspective from shortsighted tactical solutions of today’s problems to visions with a longer perspective. It will involve all individuals and groups of humans and form an open forum for discussions of the future that can close the gabs between leaders and people and build knowledge of dreams and hopes that will unite us across cultures and within cultures.
A New organization is needed to drive the development of the platform. The Organization may be a part of the UN or an independent not for profit organization as for example Wikimedia. (1.) Its primary task is to search for, share and distribute knowledge of visions around the world. The organization must
* Seek funding and provide the technology needed to build the Vision Platform.
* Set up the rules for operating the Vision Platform.
* Launch the Vision Platform and be in charge of marketing and communication.
* Organize VisionLabs in order to help Governments, Civil Society, Public and Private Companies, Political Parties, Academics etc. to develop visions for the future.
* Provide technology and enable public and private parties to work with visions in closed spaces at the Vision Platform.
* Spread knowledge of visions through newsletters, social media, press releases etc.
* Organize Vision Summit for opinion makers around the world.
Each nation should have the opportunity to start and run its own organization attached to the main organization. The main organization will provide software required for adaptation to the main platform. The main organization will also provide training when necessary. Groups of professionals and existing or new organization can have its own closed space at the Vision Platform developed.
The Organization can work with all parties independent of gender, religious and political conviction, culture and nation.
Regulation and control
Establishing of the Organization will follow normal standards for Board, statues, Annual General Meeting, Rules of Procedure etc.
The Vision Platform will be set up to secure the identity of individuals signing up in order to protect the system against misuse and against fake evaluations and robots.
The Organization can exclude individuals from the Vision Platform, if the individuals obstruct the idea of the community.
There will not be formal decision making associated with the Vision Platform, which rather works through inspiration for change. The power of the visions will come from the support they receive on the platform. Visions supported by millions of people will have a major influence on the development. Transforming the visions into goals that can be implemented and measured will be up to existing and coming organizations and businesses. The philosophy behind this is to point out visions and directions first and let governmental bodies, civil societies and businesses take care of goals and implementation next.
It is important that the Vision Platform is starting well. Visibility is necessary to ensure that people around the world know that they have the opportunity to co-create the future. The platform will not work properly until a lot of people use it. The risks are plenty
* Lack of visibility and critical mass.
* Few writers, commentators and evaluators.
* The visions from the closed rooms is not connected to the Global Vision Platform, etc.
The organization must constantly monitor the development and actively invite parties from all societies in all corners of the world to co-create in order to minimize the risks.
The Global Challenge Foundation is invited to appoint members of an international working committee that will see to the establishing of the organization with members, candidates for the boards and ambassadors etc.
Part II – Description of the model
LOOKING FOR VISIONS FOR THE WORLD
In order to solve the problems of the world, this contribution to the competition is looking for visions that can inspire change in the local community, in the nations and in the world.
Visions for the future, that all people are invited to share at a Vision Platform with website and apps. The Vision Platform will work similarly to a library, but instead of sharing books and knowledge, it will share visions for our world. All people are invited to share their visions for the future, their hopes, wishes, dreams and longings for a better world for themselves, their friends and families and coming generations. It concerns visions and aspirations for our everyday life, and it concerns the greater visions and hopes for the future of the world.
A new organization will be established to drive the development and regulation of the platform. The Organization may be a part of the UN or an independent not for profit organization.
Its primary task is to search for, share and spread knowledge of visions for the future around the world and to fundraise for providing the technology needed to build the Vision Platform.
The idea is based on the belief that
* People should discuss how the future should be.
* Everyone should have the opportunity to influence the future.
* People want to co-create the future – also in areas where they normally do not have access.
* Everyone will accordingly be invited to share their ideas of a better world.
* Everyone is invited to evaluate and comment on the visions others have shared at the Vision Platform.
* The visions and peoples’ response to the visions should be visible without delay.
* Everyone will be allowed to make use of the visions.
* There is no limitation on the areas or subjects that can be developed by the visions.
* It will be voluntary to make use of the visions.
The Vision Platform will be key in a new way of governance driven by visions. All existing systems can use the Vision Platform that will be complementing not competing with existing or new systems. No one is forced. Instead people and institutions will be inspired to change by the visions shared in the Vision Platform.
With this contribution, we are able to shed light on how visions for the future can lead the way and the development in all areas of life. Visions grow with the discussions and evaluations. We grow with the visions.
The organization will provide the technology needed to collect, display and spread visions in the Vision Platform. The technique should be designed so that everyone can easily and quickly write and evaluate and comment on the proposals. The Vision Platform will receive, save and display visions in real time. It will be a system with many different functions and communication routes in and out of the system. See sketch in Appendix 1
Writing and publishing visions
Everyone can write and publish a vision. The Vision Platform will be able to handle anonymous visitors and registered members and it will be possible to create and publish visions instantly or in several steps.
Anonymous visitors can write and publish a vision and test an idea to see if it will raise interest.
Registered members of the platform can write visions without publishing directly. They can edit their own visions until someone has commented or evaluated the vision. They can also see a list of the visions they have written and follow how others evaluate and share their visions.
Registered Members can develop their own vision and the system will automatically create a “thread” or a family tree. That enables the author to learn from the community and let the comments and evaluations influence the first draft of the vision and in that way co-create better solutions for the future. The thread will make it possible to follow the progress of the vision through time.
Registered Members can create a personal room at the Platform, where they choose who can contribute to develop a vision before submitting it for publication.
Groups of various professions and convictions should be able to have their own area of the Platform where they can work with visions before publishing on the Global Vision Platform.
Authors must choose which categories they consider the vision to match. Visions should be archived in the same way as other major collections. To make it simple, there should be as few categories as possible.
The categories should be divided into 3 levels. Geographical categories: Nationwide and specific area. There will also be an area for personal visions and family visions. The Author selects one fitting category in the checkbox. If no one is selected, the view is saved as a draft when trying to publish it. The author will then be able to edit and select the area later.
Subject Categories: Streets and transport, housing, safety, climate, education etc.
Keywords (tags): The author can add his / hers own keywords. This provides a dynamic development of the search function at the Platform.
The organization will be entitled to remove and block tags that can be considered as countering the core values of the model.
Comment and evaluating visions
Everyone can comment on and evaluate the visions at the Vision Platform.
With each vision, the possibility of commenting follows. The comments should create “threads” between each other to make it easy to read and follow the discussion. The comments should be locked to a vision.
All submitted visions are open for evaluation. Everybody can – registered or not registered – evaluate and rate the vision and quickly let the author know how they perceive the vision. When someone evaluates a vision with any of the five categories below, they put the vision in the first place and show others that they should be aware of this subject.
* Disagree – If you do not agree with the vision.
* Wise Words – If you like the idea, but do not think it has to do with the future.
* Useful – If you think that the idea is useful even though it does not quite reach to be a vision.
* Vision – If you think that the vision is ok, but miss something.
* Very Good Vision – If you think that the vision really says how it should be.
Groups and individuals should have the opportunity to keep the evaluation in a specific group before submitting it to the Global Vision Platform. That will for example make it possible for one leader to have constructions community evaluate a vision first. The same leader can then choose another group to evaluate afterwards and then choose the whole world.
Change evaluation: There must be an opportunity to reevaluate your evaluation. Knowledge changes, and we change with it.
Displaying of visions
The platform displays and collects all visions. This means that there will be many visions, but only a few will be shown at the frontpage and at the top of the lists.
The Platform will automatically highlight the most recent visions and the visions that have got the most reactions. The main list will show the most current vision, the vision that is currently being evaluated. There will be listings of most popular visions and latest visions in all categories and search opportunities for users to look for visions with a specific theme.
The Vision Platform will automatically display the latest published vision at the top of a list. A new vision is going to “shuffle down” previous visions. A vision that is evaluated will also be in the first place. Each time it gets a reaction in the form of someone evaluating or commenting on the vision, it will be lifted to the top of the list. “Old” visions can thus come first on the list again if someone evaluates the vision and authors get the possibility to gain support from the population in the entire world.
It all happens in real time. When someone publishes a vision, it should be displayed without delay in different media. When someone demonstrates interest in a vision, they will see the result immediately and comments should also be seen directly.
Users of the Vision Platform will be able to see if the support for the vision grows minute by minute and the dynamic of the system will provide an overview of what people at all times want.
Queues: In some cases many people will evaluate and write visions simultaneously. That will create a delay from someone having published or evaluated, until the vision comes to the first place. In this case evaluations and comments must have first priority, and thus “lift up” the vision. The vision will stay in first place, as long as someone evaluates it. Thereafter, when the no one reacts to the published vision within the minimum 30-60sec evaluation period, the next vision will take the first place.
This creates a longer view for visions that people respond to.
Sharing of visions
Everyone can share the visions in other media. The Author might share the vision at Facebook, Twitter etc. in order to seek support for the proposal. Commentators might share the vision and seek support for their own believes. Mass media might share visions in order to raise awareness on a certain issue etc.
Follow and subscribe to visions
Users should have the possibility to follow and subscribe to visions in all categories and areas and display the progress in the vision in their own media and in mass media.
For example, one group of users can choose to follow the real-time master list, or subscribe to selectable listings of visions in specific areas or categories. Other users can follow a specific vision to see how the evaluation evolves.
The power of the Vision Platform
The more support one vision will get the more likely it is to influence the governmental bodies, civil societies and businesses. A vision supported by millions of people will be powerful in itself, and it will be easy for decision makers in all areas of society to transform the vision to goals that can be implemented.
There is no need to change the existing systems. The shape shifting of governance will take place when decision makers will be influenced by visions with future perspective in all areas of life and supported by millions of people.
User of the Vision Platform
This contribution is based on the belief that people, companies and organizations want to discuss the future and like to have equal opportunities to co-create the future – also in areas they normally do not have access to.
The users of the Vision Platform will be plenty, but they will use it differently. Like in Wikipedia there will be some who contribute with visions instead of knowledge, there will be more who comment and evaluate and potentially the whole world to use the inspiration from the platform, that collect visions in all areas of life.
The visionaries might for example be known opinion makers from organizations, political parties, public and civil societies that seek support for their visions or want to test their vision on people. Companies might want to test the vision for new business on potential customers. The visionaries might also be school classes, students, academics and all sorts of individuals, groups and families. Slowly they will build the foundation of the Vision Platform.
The commentators and evaluators might be invited by the visionaries. But they can also contribute directly to the platform.
Nations, international organizations, Trade Unions, private or public companies etc. will have the opportunity to involve citizens, members, employees or customers in discussions on the future in a specific area. Later they can seek support for their vision in the Global Vision Platform and in that way influence the future of the world.
The parties will have different interest in participating as for example
* Societies need to involve people in expressing, discussing and evaluating visions so that we can see what people want in the world and for future generations.
* The company can engage employees and stakeholders in discussion the future and in that way the employees will become more engaged in the work and the customers more loyal to the product when they have co-created the vision for the company.
* The organization gets a visionary profile that gives direction for the work and shows the world what the organization stands for.
* Humans get something to grow from, when formulating what they want.
* Everyone get to influence the future and assist in reshaping the world.
The collection of visions will grow with time. And the larger it gets the more interesting it is for governmental bodies, media, academics and businesses etc. to seek visions in the Vision Library.
The Vision Library will provide an updated overview of how people want to solve the urgent problems of the world.
With time the library will display the history of mankind’s dreams and hopes. That will be the first collection of visions for the world, and that will allow research into how the visions affect people and how expressions of visions transform the world.
A new organization is needed to drive the development and regulation of the platform and to provide funding and technic and ensure that the idea and platform get started.
Purpose The purpose of the organization is to raise awareness of visions and inspire people to discuss the future for humankind. The organization will search for visions for the world and visions for the nations and communities in all areas of life. Visions that inspire change and provide solutions to the greatest threats facing humanity. Visions that demonstrates new ways to shape our world as we want it. The organization must provide an opportunity for people, societies, businesses and organizations from all over the world to contribute to the development of new ideas and visions.
Organizational setup The Organization may be a part of the UN or a global independent not for profit organization inspired by Wikimedia. 1) Establishing of the Organization will follow normal standards for Board, statues, Annual General Meeting, Rules of Procedure etc. 2) 3)
Each nation should have the opportunity to start and run its own organization attached to the main organization. The main organization shall provide software required for adaptation to the global vision platform. The main organization shall also provide training for start-ups when necessary.
Groups of professionals, scientists and academics and existing or new organizations will have the opportunity to start and run its own branch attached to the main organization. That might be a branch for climate, education, economy, farming etc. The main organization will provide software required for adaption to the main Vision Platform.
The Organization can work with all parties independent of gender, religious and political conviction, culture and nation. It will for example be possible for an expert group to ask the organization for help to highlight a problem that they consider important.
The Global Challenge Foundation is invited to appoint members of an International Working Committee that will see to the establishing of the organization with members, candidate for boards and ambassadors from different corners of the world and from science, culture, NGOs, politics and business.
The working committee will hold the founding meeting for the Organization after the first year.
The organization has different tasks
Fundraising will be an important task for the organization. Funds are needed to finance the Vision Platform and grow a community. Funds from Global Challenge Foundation or other International foundation is required to provide the technology for the Platform. National Funding from Governments or Foundations operating in different countries will be needed for adaption of the Vision Platform. The organization will seek to crowdfund events, vision-guides and books within the vision community.
Set up the rules and regulation for operating the Vision Platform
The organization will be in charge of operating the Vision Platform and set up rules and regulations.
The Organization must ensure that the Vision Platform is open to all people independent of religious and political conviction, sexuality, nationality and culture. Everybody will be able to post a vision. Everybody can comment and evaluate a vision and everybody will be able to share and use the visions.
It should be possible to get the visions verified to control that the sender is who they say they are, so that visions that display false senders and writers can be prevented.
The Organization establishes surveillance to follow the development in order to control that different parties from all over the world are participating. If there are countries or sectors that fall out, the organization will make a special effort to reach out and invite them to participate in the co-creation of the future. The organization set up rules for posting and debating the future. It will encourage visionaries from all over the world to share their hopes and dreams for the future and to discuss the visions from other in a respectful, authentic and constructive way. The organization want to increase interest for different people’s ideas of a better world build on their traditions and wisdom. The organization will call for visionary postings with a short headline and a clear description of the content. The postings can be done in all languages as the technic will ensure the translation. The writers are encouraged to present the idea as if they present it to complete strangers, who does not know their world. It will be possible to link to more information or documentation. The organization calls for debate respecting human rights and avoiding hate, racism and disrespect. The Vision Platform will be a place for learning more than a place of criticism.
Control of evaluations will protect the system against robots, misuse etc. The organization can exclude individuals from the vision-community, if the individuals obstruct the basic rules and the idea of the community.
The principles and the specific rules to secure the Vision Platform against misuse will be posted at the site in order to make the rules for operation transparent.
The organization is also in charge of developing functionalities and features for the Vision Platform ad for example
* Functionality for asking open questions and in this way motivate people to work with visions.
* Functionality to analyze data.
* Set up an alarm system to warn if the visions take up more of the planets resources than what is recommended by the UN.
Risk Management is another important task for the organization. The organization will list a number of risks in order to be prepared to take action in critical situations.
Risks might be
* Lack of visibility and critical mass.
* Few writers, commentators and evaluators.
* Distortion of the debate about the future.
* The visions from the closed rooms is not connected to the Global Vision Platform.
* Lack of funding’s, etc.
The organization must constantly monitor the development and actively invite parties from all societies in all corners of the world to co-create in order to minimize the risks.
Launch the Vision Platform and be in charge of marketing and Communication
The Organization is in charge of launching the Vision Platform and raise awareness of future visions through marketing and communication.
The Organization invites Global Challenge Foundation to collaborate and launch the Vision Platform with content from the 12.000 contributions to the New Shape Prize. 12.000 original bids for a better world uploaded to the Vision Platform will make a strong launch of the Platform. In the same time it will make the contributions come to life and let visionaries test their proposal on a worldwide public and see how people evaluate, rate and comment on the ideas.
The organization seeks other significant contributions to the Vision Platform from, for example, UN, UNDP World Objectives, UNLEASH.
An International Event will mark the opening. The Event will demonstrate the professional methods of holding Vision Lab in a world context. Opinion makers from all corners of the world and all areas of life will be invited to participate.
To raise awareness the Organization will seek a number of Vision Ambassadors who can promote the event and the Vision Platform.
Communication and Marketing
Visions are the actual content of the Platform. The Platform gives the ability to draw lists of popular visions within all categories and tags and areas and share the lists and the visions in other media platforms. This gives the Platform its own news and communication flow, which will be generated by users.
The organization will create awareness about the visions in newsletters, which will be sent to the relevant press.
The organization’s communication will also be built up around news about the organization’s lives, events, special analysis and it will monitor what international and national media publish and broadcast about the future.
The organization will establish its own social media sites and groups on Facebook, Twitter YouTube, Instagram, etc., where it is possible to post articles, movies, comments, etc.
The organization will make a flyer presenting the Vision Platform, logo and name and a press kit for the first event. Advertisement in social media will be another way of marketing the Vision Platform.
The organization will first and foremost work to ensure that everyone, regardless of financial capacity, political affiliation, religion, ethnicity, nationality and religion, can participate in the debate about the future of the planet.
However, in order to develop a sustainable business model, the organization can set up a consultancy department that can advise companies and organizations. Consultants must develop professional methods to promote vision work and tailormade tools to promote visions.
* Adaption of Vision Platform.
* Plan for vision process in companies and organizations.
* Vision Labs and workshop, involving groups of people in discussing the future.
* The Vision Labs can also give feedback to design and the development of the Platform.
* Vision Lectures, Vision Mentors, Vision Salons.
The consultants will provide development for organizations, political parties and businesses, who wish to involve employees, customers, members etc. in expressing, discussing and evaluating visions. The methods will be inspired by proven methods from for example AI, Appreciative Inquiry, Future Workshop, Conversation Salons, Theory U.
The organization will assist Not for Profit Organizations, schools and other poor organizations in fundraising in order to provide them with equal opportunities.
The Vision Platform can get started quickly. In less than 3 months, the first web page may be ready in a beta version. The beta version will be expanded throughout the coming years. It should be possible to have a worldwide Vision Platform fully developed within 3 years with the content from the beta version. Within a few years it will be possible to create a relatively large library of visions for inspiration on how to handle many of the problems we can see in our world today.
The first year the Global Challenges Foundations is invited to establish a Working Committee together with the founder. The Working Committee will establish the organization, fundraise to build and launch the Vision Platform.
The income is likely to come from
* Crowdfunding / donations
* Funds that provide money in developing and launching the medium.
* Sponsors of time, services or money in supporting the development of a Vision Platform.
* Customers purchasing consultancy services to initiate their own vision work
Part III – Argumentation, assessment criteria
So it should be.
This contribution will call in all the visions and wishes to create the best of all worlds. It will invite people to share visions that suit all times = So it should be
A Vision Platform in constant search of the words and visions that in all times suit all people, animals and plants. Visions that a perfect world can be built from. The founding stones in a stable, functioning world. Visions that can eventually change the world in such a way as we would have it become.
* Visions that create peace and quiet, yet lend tolerance to anxiety, mistakes and missteps.
* Visions that create possibilities for change and trust in the future without overconsumption or outcompeting someone else.
* Visions that display our needs without demanding from others.
* Visions that show what is already working well.
* Visions created by one and all.
The idea is to create an open forum for visionaries from all parts of the world, where people can write, discuss, evaluate and distribute visions.
It is crucial that
* People discuss how the future should be.
* Everyone have the opportunity to participate in the co-creation of the future of our planet regardless of financial capacity, political affiliation, religion, ethnicity, nationality and religion.
* There is no limitation on the areas or subjects that can be developed by the visions. All existing and coming organization and systems can use the visions published in the Vision Platform.
The challenges of the world with civil wars, climate change, growth of populations, poverty etc. calls for new ways of making decisions that take into account the interest of all those affected including future generations.
This contribution to the competition argues for a shapeshifting of governance. Governance driven by visions. It presents a model to promote, gather and distribute visions and raise awareness of what people wish to happen for themselves and for the world and the generations to come. It provides people and governments with inspiration and practical tools to co-create the future.
The Vision Model presented will have the potential to change the way we make decisions in governments, organizations, companies and families and in our individual lives. If we look ahead and name what we want, we will have something to strive for.
People are invited to react to the visions published with evaluations and comments and in that way co-create the visions. The more people react to the visions the more likely it is that decision-makers will take it into account. In that way the people will powerfully influence new decisions.
All decision-makers can use the Vision Platform. Here they can get updated on what people want, get inspiration for their own development, test an idea and seek support for a new suggestion.
The co-created visions will be updated in real time. The system allows for immediate reaction to emerging problems. Visions can be published and reactions and support of the vision can happen without delay. The Vision Library will provide an updated overview of how people want to solve the urgent problems of the world.
The collection of visions published in the Vision Platform will grow with time. The larger it gets the more interesting it is for governmental bodies, media, academics and businesses etc. to seek visions in the Vision Library.
The visions will inspire to reshape workplaces, families, housing, traffic, citizenships, governments and the entire world.
In one way everything will get changed, when we take a closer look at what people really want to happen and discover what visions will unite people across cultures and what visions will unite people within cultures. The visions make us grow.
In another way nothing will change. There will not be formal decision making associated with the Vision Platform, which rather works through inspiration for change. It will be voluntary to use the visions. No one will be forced. It will be up to existing and coming governmental bodies, businesses and privates to transform the visions to goals that can be implemented.
This system does not prevent incorrect decisions and incorrect actions being taken in the future. But when the system works well and many people make use of it, it will reduce the errors and, above all, much faster commute to a world we believe in and want.
The worldwide Vision Platform will provide an option for all humans to voice their opinion and share their dreams for the future. With time that will provide the first collection of co-created visions for the future that will demonstrate what people at all times wish to happen.
The effects will be plenty and include
* Generating inspiration and trust in the future
* Concerns among people will be visible and reflected in the visions and the number of evaluations.
* Decision makers can take into account the once affected before deciding and thus gain trust and support for the decisions.
* It will be easier to react to emerging problems and create rapid changes, when decision makers have an updated overview of what people want.
* The system encourages long-term solutions instead of shortsighted tactical solutions of today’s problems.
* The open forum will close the gabs between leaders and people when all people and institutions are invited to participate in co-creating the visions.
* The Vision Platform encourages the development of solutions of issues that have not yet become major problems.
* The Vision Platform will slowly build up a global collective consciousness and show popular visions that can unite people across cultures or within cultures.
The effectiveness of the Vision Community will vary depending on what people consider topical and worrying. Food and water shortage, climate change, war threat will probably create many visions and reactions at a rapid pace. The efficiency is not hampered by political debates or opinion discussions. With time the open forum for visionaries will create common values for people around the world.
Resources and Financing
The Vision Platform will invite all humans to voice their dreams. That will have the potential to become the largest possible human resource base that can be achieved. No other models can achieve more. Anyone with access to a computer or a smartphone can be involved in co-creating the future.
To drive the development it will be necessary to establish an organization and raise funding for building the Vision Platform and growing the community. Funds from Global Challenge Foundation or other International foundation is required to provide the technology for the Platform. National Funding from Governments or Foundations operating in different countries will be needed for adaption of the Vision Platform.
With time the organization will seek to crowdfund events, vision-guides and books etc. within the vision community.
The organization will be established in the regi of UN that will be the owner of the Vision Platform if possible. Alternatively the organization will be established as an independent not for profit organization. The human resources in the organization will in both cases include volunteers who are engaged in the growing the vision community.
In order to develop a sustainable business model, the organization will establish a consultancy department that can advise companies and organizations and assist them development visions.
The Consultants will generate income on a number of products
* Fee for nations, organizations and companies who want an adaption of the global Vision Platform.
* Fee for consulting service assisting companies and organizations in planning af conducting the vision process.
* Salary for arranging Vision Labs and workshop, involving groups of people in discussing the future, Vision Lectures, Vision Mentors, Vision Salons etc.
* Fee for analyzing the data in the Vision Platform
The organization will assist not for profit Organizations, schools and other poor organizations in fundraising in order to provide them with equal opportunities.
Trust and Insight
The platform is an open system, with a security system like the ones similar platforms have. There will be different databases and servers to store the visions and for back up. This will be in order to ensure smooth running of the platform and to protect data from hacker attacks or technical brake downs for the whole system.
When publishing a vision, the vision is then stored in the database the author chooses to publish the vision in. The evaluations are saved and displayed alongside the vision to which they belong.
All parts of the system must be open and accessible to be checked.
Platforms and databases created by others should verify their security measures on a continuous basis. It will also be possible to get the registered authors of the visions verified to be able to control who the sender is.
The results of the evaluation will show results from the different groups, as well as total results. No personal data will be displayed in the results.
Visions and evaluations made by anonymous will not be saved in the same database as the registered users’ visions or evaluations. They will have their own database.
Statistics and analysis in different forms should be reported not only as results but also how they are developed, and with the ability to control them.
The principles and the specific rules to secure the Vision Platform against misuse will be posted at the site in order to make the rules for operation transparent.
Control of evaluations will protect the system against robots, misuse etc.
The organization can exclude individuals from the Vision Community, if the individuals obstruct the basic rules and the idea of the community.
Visions will come in all variants. The platform gives no limit to what can be varied. It all depends on what people consider topical and worrying.
It is possible for each person to decide what subjects and in which areas they want to write visions. Businesses and all types of organizations can make use of this system. New as well as old organizations regardless of their history or political background can use it.
The creator of a vision can change and complement the vision until someone comments or evaluates the vision. They can write a new one with improved formulas whenever they want. They can also erase their own visions with the same conditions they have when it comes to editing the vision.
Once a vision has caused many reactions of comments or evaluations the vision is locked for editing and deleting. In order for it to be possible to remove a vision that is locked, there will be a voting system where people vote to remove the vision completely from the published lists.
The evaluation system gives each registered user the opportunity to change their views. They have a number of opportunities over a certain period of time to change their evaluation.
People who find it difficult to write visions in a particular subject or area, will have the opportunity to publicly ask a question. Examples of questions: If the total amount of resource on the planet is insufficient in the future, should resource allocation be controlled by nations, companies or the United Nations? Should companies be registered in a new way? Do we need to register them as global / national / local businesses?
Protection against the Abuse of Power
The whole idea is to find out how people want it to be. The organization’s ambition is to make people fight for how it should be.
On the Platform, you can respond to misuse of powers that you experience. You can create a vision and describe how you want it to be. You can contribute to the vision being evaluated by as many as possible. The platform provides the opportunity to create responses to abuse of power.
This organization’s ambition is to get people to describe and fight for what “it should be like” instead of fighting unilaterally for the mistakes committed. The committed ones should instead be combated in the organizations where the error has been committed. This organization will create and protect the forces that show how “it should be”.
Donations to the organization may not be considered to affect the confidence of the platform or display of evaluation results or analyzes. Donations may not come from just a few private donors with private interests.
No responsibility shall be required to use the visions. However, there should be rules for the use of the platform. Rules for the use of the platform will for example include prohibition of abuse or tampering with the platform or the functions on which it relies.
Penalties should be that they are blocked from using the functions on the platform.
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