TOPIC: Securing a better future.
Forget global warming, superbugs, financial collapse, meteorites, peak oil... The largest threat to our society is that we are legally governed by the majority while the majority simply does not assume that responsibility!
You may think that to be a hyperbolical claim. Consider this. There is no example in human history of a large society flourishing without a strong functional government. If that isn’t enough, imagine trying to solve any of the serious threats we face as a society while governed by a system that is as dysfunctional as ours has become.
This talk will discuss how peoples natural tendency towards disengagement has been actively exploited in order to achieve political power. We will also discuss possibilities for creating systems to facilitate productive engagement. I don’t know what kind of government we will have if “we the people” actually choose to accept the responsibility of self governance. I do know that our current path of disengagement is not sustainable.
For nearly a quarter century Wade has been practicing a rare art form in the world of Information Technology. He has collaborated with entrepreneurs to create custom business systems that help those innovators realize their vision.
Wade strives to build systems that harness the tremendous power that is available when people work together with a clear understanding of what their actions are creating. Ask the right questions, provide accurate answers, and make it easy for people to get information in and out of the system. It is amazing what can be accomplished.
Prior to this endeavor he worked as a marketing director for a Rural Electric Cooperative. In that position he worked to promote the use of geothermal energy, energy efficient building design, and demand management systems.