The Challenge

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Our task is to identify enough key challenges to have an effective, ethical and resilient change.

Using the perspectives of psychology & anthropology, Social Justice and Environmental Protection, we try to identify proper key variables whose values needs to be increase/decreased for a successful mindful, ethical postcapitalistic society. Once these variables are identified we try to identify how, in what type of environments, these variables are more likely to increase.

A threefold challenge

The environmental challenge and the planetary boundaries

  • CO2 We need to reach have zero emission of carbon, at latest by 2050. To get under 2 Degrees Celsius Rise in temperature we cannot let out more than an additional 886 billion tonnes of carbon.

The social justice Challenge

  • Equal and ethical access to power
  • Security and justice
  • Liberty and integrity

The Psychological Challenge

  • Today's economical system is built on the idea that man is selfish. In recent years it has been proven that we are altruists from birth, and that helping others makes us happy, and doing work which is meaningful is important for our health. Today's focus on extrinsic reward even undermine our innate altruistic capacity. With other words: if we are not born selfish, a system built on extrinsic rewards makes us selfish.
  • Today's school and work is build on the idea that we get motivated by extrinsic rewards, while in fact we get motivated by informative feedback, overcoming challenges, esteem, and doing good. Since today's system is built on erroneous views, it not only prevents our full potential, but also undermines our ability to reach peak performance.



  • Social -justice, -security and -integrity
  • Environmental -justice, -security and -integrity

Key Concepts and Words

open-source, circular economy, creative commons, the commons, commons based economy, commons based circular economy, p2p, economy 4.0, rbd, resource based economy, resource based democracy, post-scarcity, post capitalism, post-capitalism,

The Environmental Challenge and The 9 Planetary Boundaries

"Of these 9, Climate Change is the Easy one"

The nine planetary boundaries is well explained at Stockholm Resilience Centre web page. This page includes charts, Ted talks and other easily available information to highlight the main challenges from the perspective of the Earth's Biosphere.

Watch this video. Seriously. "Of these 9, Climate Change is the Easy one" (Easy as in super-duper hard).

  1. Biogeochemical flows
    1. Phosphorus flow
    2. Nitrogen flow
  2. Climate Change
  3. Ozone depletion
  4. Atmospheric aerosol load
  5. Ocean acidity
  6. Freshwater use
  7. Chemical and novel material pollution
  8. Land-system change (for example deforestation for agriculture)
  9. Biodiversity loss and species extinction

Carbon Dioxide

We need to reach have zero emission of carbon, at latest by 2050. To get under 2 Degrees Celsius Rise in temperature we cannot let out more than an additional 886 billion tonnes of carbon.

"a group of leading climate scientists concluded that to retain a one-in-five chance of keeping global average surface temperature within this ‘safe’ limit, global carbon emissions could not exceed 886 billion tonnes of CO2 between 2000 and 2049. Using the most up-to-date figures we find that in the first 12 years of that period from 2000 to 2012, almost half of this global carbon budget has been used." source

Environmental Progress and Update

"Four of nine planetary boundaries have now been crossed as a result of human activity, says an international team of 18 researchers in the journal Science (16 January 2015). The four are: climate change, loss of biosphere integrity, land-system change, altered biogeochemical cycles (phosphorus and nitrogen)." - Stockholm Resilience Centre


From our belief that change comes from within we look at what modern psychology says about humans, what capitalism assumes about humans, and what the general population believes about humans. Especially what causes us to help others, develop ourself, the society and protect our society and nature.

  1. What is the real motivation for altruism and pro-eco-social responsibility, and how does it develop? What have we taught that it is? ## What do people think it is?
  2. What does today's society deal with and affect our altruism, well-being and independent self-actualization. What can be done?
  3. What causes life satisfaction, eco-societal security and eco-societal development?

Personal Development

Inner transformation can of course occur on multiple levels, we are trying to focus mainly on altruism, ecological protection and self-actualisation by using mindfulness and develop psychological hardiness and grit as our targeted variables to accommodate tests, research and development materials for.


  • Altruism, pro-social behaviour
  • Intrinsic Relationship with and pro-ecological behaviour
  • Self-actualisation and subjective well-being


  • Mindfulness and self-inquiry
  • GRIT and psychological hardiness

Pathologies of our contemporary society

Psychology of work

  • Dailymail: Being sick is the only thing worse than being at work: Poll reveals what makes us most miserable - and what causes us joy.
  • Swedish article. Sociologen: Arbete är destruktivt.

Open Nation's Core Beliefs and Assumptions

  1. We believe that change starts from Within
  2. Society can be geared towards increasing social justice while simultanuously protecting the environment and re-inforce natural positive tendencies in the human psyche.
  3. The accumulated open-source technology and existing social innovation methodologies are enough to make that happen.

Social Justice

Social justice includes social justice from other humans, society, artificial intelligence and other known and un-known entities.