How to Save the Humans (Long-term), a Simple Summary

The Simple Answer: We need, as a species, a perpetually self-correcting effective framework of governance that includes all necessary checks and balances for auditing and distribution of resources in a fair, sustainable and practical manner. [1] The winning system will be aware of and will prevent human created obstacles to long survival, in essence, it will be the self-driving car of governance to safeguard the future.

The Plan

Revised 12/8/2023

A global resource governance template is now being formulated by the Human Survival Authority [2] as a new hope to save the humans. It will enact intelligently planned long-term beneficial changes taking a holistic approach, upgrading what is needed to meet various interconnected challenges.

Starting from the base goal to give every individual human a long, healthy, happy and fulfilling life–which includes the goals of long term species and environmental preservation–artificial intelligence has identified interconnected and overlapping areas to simultaneously address with strategies to overcome current obstacles. As you read through these areas, try to think of the whole thing as a structure. The different articles here on are like rooms, objects, actors and actions joined in a multi-dimensional context tagged structure of dynamic dependencies and evolving contingencies.

1. Enhance Education and Critical Thinking

Prioritize education that fosters critical thinking, [10] scientific literacy, and environmental awareness. Educating the population on the importance of sustainable technologies [11] and equipping them with the necessary skills will lay a strong foundation for a sustainable future.

  • ESTABLISH world educational goals and curricula for optimal global human education.
  • ALLOCATE funding adequate to the task including research and administration.
  • EDUCATE the world, creating the most informed human population in the history of mankind.
  • VERIFY literacy in determined key domains–e.g. Science Literate (level 1)–with regular educational re-certification.

Education Challenges: Common rote learning approach prioritizes memorization over understanding and application, lack of resources and funding, overcrowded classrooms, limited access to updated educational materials, discouraged independent thinking and innovation, social and cultural factors such as ingrained biases and political ideologies can hinder the development of critical thinking skills.

2. Innovate and Adapt

With business as usual failing under human governance, a shift to a more intelligent global strategic architect is the current best hope for human species survival. Such a system will foster a culture of adaptability [16] and resilience to navigate future challenges, [17] such as natural disasters, [18] and it will continuously support research and ethical development of sustainable technologies, innovation, and practices.

Effective Ethical Technology Challenges: Realities of limitations imposed by the physical universe, the human condition and ethical dilemmas make required simultaneous new development of sustainable advanced technologies without disastrous misuses of these advances.

Challenge Overall: Interdependent development needs require simultaneous work on long term goals along with current weakest links in the human survival plan.

3. Foster Well Being and Life Satisfaction

Well being / Satisfaction Challenges: Humans are their own worst enemies. They too often do not examine data, analyze, plan, experiment, act, adjust, and budget resources in their own best interests as groups nor as individuals.

4. Foster Global Collaboration

Encourage international cooperation [12] to collectively address global challenges. Promote partnerships among governments, [13] organizations, and individuals to overcome poltical conflicts, [14] to share knowledge and resources, and to work towards common goals.

Global Cooperation Challenges: Human history of conflicts, factual ignorance, entrenched power systems, differing ideologies and world views, communication issues, greed and xenophobia are a few obstacles to global cooperation.

5. Restore Resources Continually

Focus on sustainable practices that meet the current needs without compromising future generations’ ability to meet their own needs. Understand limits of natural resources [3] and encourage the use of renewable energy sources [4], implement efficient resource management, and adopt ecology-friendly technologies. Re-design consumerism to promote circular economy [15] principles, encourage reuse, recycling, and minimal waste generation and environmental impact.

Natural Resource Challenges: Human nature along with political and socioeconomic conflicts along with over consumption and environmental degradation due to population growth hinder global resource preservation.

Adaptation Challenges: Unexpectedly rapid changes, disasters of large scope, resource depletion, competition for resources, psychological resistance to change, and lack of quality data and analysis may prevent necessary adaptation.

6. Combat Climate Extremes

Where the data supports effectiveness of acting, contribute to immediate action. This may be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, to increase carbon sequestration, [5] and/or to transition to a low-carbon economy. Implementation of international agreements, investing in clean energy [6], and promoting climate-friendly policies are likely crucial.

Climate Mitigation Challenges: Uncontrollable forces of nature, limited energy and lack of coordination and cooperation are obstacles to mitigating impacts of climate change.

7. Address Overpopulation and Inequality

Develop policies that promote reproductive health and education, empowering women with choices and ensuring access to family planning. [9] Addressing income inequality will also contribute to stable populations and enable broader access to crucial resources.

Population Challenges: Realities of economics, culture, religion, biology and political differences can make overly prolific nations a drain on all others once fair resource sharing is established.

8. Expand into the solar system

Establish bases which grow to become backup colonies which eventually become self-sustaining on the moon, Mars, and elsewhere. Mine asteroids and other planets for resources to generate Dyson swarm and other energy capture technologies.

Solar System Resources Challenges: Navigating and managing the potential risks of emerging technologies and extreme influx of rich resources from tapping solar system will require a new maturity of human cooperation.

Planet Colonization Challenges: Ensuring continued availability of resources and energy for future generations on other planets will require coordination and cooperation between worlds. Additionally, identifying and overcoming physical and psychological limitations in long-term space travel and colonization will be required.

9. Become Interstellar

In the long term, other planets besides the Earth will sooner or later be required [19] for continued human existence, because, among other issues, the sun has a finite lifespan. Human technologies should begin to seek improved space travel and methods for sustained independent colonization of other planets in this solar system and others. Energy demands on the scale of entire suns via Dyson swarms [20] or spheres can be met in this phase.

The Unexpected Challenges: Adapting to dramatic unexpected events such as unambiguous legitimate alien contact is a class of challenges which can not be ruled out.

10. Convert Matter

New forms of matter-energy conversion, which seem exotic at this time, catalyst technologies to turn iron star cores back into hydrogen gas to create new stars, may be required for continued existence for trillions of years, assuming our universe will still exist. Another option in this long cooling phase may be harvesting ergospheres [21] of galactic black holes or traveling to interconnected universes with different laws of physics.




By implementing the right strategies, [22] leaders of the world can contribute to the long-term survival and well-being of the human species in a sustainable and harmonious coexistence with this planet and others.



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