How to live as a mystic in the global technocracy – a fresh look at the intersection of plant medicines, indigenous wisdom, planetary culture, pirate economies, radical love, and singing songs with wild animals. Sophia’s currently at work on a number of co…
There is no shortage of people who want to
do creative work and no shortage of creativity. What is scarce is the money to
pay them. If the creative class were a marginal, fringe sector of our economy,
this apparent lack of collective value might make some sense on a superficial
level, but in fact research shows that the creative class is central to
exchange systems we are exploring blur the boundary between the monetary and
nonmonetary realms and therefore the standard definition of the "economy." How would we
measure it in the absence of a common unit of account? Ultimately, underneath money, is the totality of what
human beings do for each other.
Plants have been used for thousands of years to treat and cure illnesses, but in modern America, we're dissuaded from these proven methods by the interests of multi-billion-dollar pharmaceutical companies. Is all that about to change?
Our political economy
is based on a mistake – that
natural resources are unlimited, and that it is an endless sink. This false assumption creates artificial scarcity for cultural resources, destroys the biosphere, and hampers a free culture. In a P2P-based society,
this situation is reversed.
The P2P (peer-to-peer) revolution didn't end with Napster. P2P is giving rise to a new mode of production, a new mode of governance, and a new mode of property. It is poised to overhaul our political economy in unprecedented ways.
Dr. Cook and Jackee speak about the coronavirus, telemedicine, transcending adversity, and building the determination to walk your own path.