There seems little point in visualizing new societies that are derived from idealism or speculation. There are plenty of Utopian visions around that are just that. The new society needs to be pragmatic, evolving from intelligent and feasible responses to the 2030 drivers and their dangers. Its creation must involve some very large changes to social and economic patterns and the adoption of simpler, more frugal, lifestyles.

The transition will happen when there are enough well planned political and economic pressures on the establishment from the grassroots. But that will not be enough. The actual building of the necessary new structures will need the best efforts of people as individuals and as purpose oriented ...

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