NEWS: 2020-11-23

@鈥媏veryone Update about Global Z-Day 2020. We have updated the event page on the global website and we have the final program up. The streaming links will be made by Friday, so stay tuned for them. The event begins at 12:00 (Icelandic / UTC time). 馃檪 鉂わ笍
https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/zdayglobal/
The site is still not completely updated, but will be done in the next day or two. 馃檪

Speakers:

Giorgio Baruchello  
Einar Bergmundur  
Krist铆n Vala Ragnarsd贸ttir  
Cliford Frei  
Birgitta J贸nsd贸ttir  

DJs:

Carla Rosemary  
Eyvindur Eggertsson  
Andrea J贸nsd贸ttir  

NEWS: 2020-11-21

JuusoV (not a leader)

I copied the content from news.tzm.community to tzm.community site. All the new posts will be posted there like these automatic posts from this channel. Reports gathered from our experimental nextcloud instance and archived meeting notes.
The old site still works, but links should be updated.

NEWS: 2020-11-15

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

Here are the results of the moneyless world survey
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l4DqZdf5HQD2UGNqbJoQfEDGo6W7S_NQqatbVjng8uM/viewanalytics

NEWS: 2020-11-13

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action:

  1. Please read the minutes (notes) of this last Wednesday鈥檚 Open Access Assembly and add your own personal progress report to it. Whatever you have done to disseminate content that promotes a shared open access world, or to help the movement grow, is work worth reporting, no matter how small it may seem to you. Here are the notes: https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/edit/wZFCD1qJga6SCrLcmJFHeGs-/
    (If you have issues opening the notes, tell us in #tzm-general )

  2. Please leave a nice comment under this video of the TZM transition project Koto Coop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_UBsWDjYaw

Thank you. Ideas - action = nothing.

NEWS: 2020-11-4

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action:

  1. If you haven鈥檛 already, read the progress reports of the latest Open Access Assembly here:
    https://cryptpad.fr/pad/#/2/pad/view/OiGp04fllCnu9imZ1B6LpsJiaWJ5C9orUqIvZ9oLe6s/

  2. Perform the group task asked for at the assembly, please like and share this video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kME4TKsEBSw

Whatever we think up, it will take a lot of boring work to transition to the NLRBE, but 鈥渟low but steady wins the race鈥 馃挭 Go Team TZM!

NEWS: 2020-11-2

Michael Kubler

As per a suggestion from @Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)
We are looking for news to add into the TZM newsletter for November.

https://yopad.eu/p/TZM_Newsletter_November_2020

NEWS: 2020-11-1

JuusoV (not a leader)

Koto Coop Introduction video has been now published!

The idea of Koto Coop started a couple of years ago in Finland and is a grassroots initiative for a sustainable future where we share our resources, meaning both our materials and our time. With the goal of the well being of our human species being united and in cohabitation with our environment. Instead of the competitive, profit seeking incentive for infinite economic growth, to the detriment of both our individual and our collective health alike. With this in mind the purpose of Koto Coop is to develop and implement sustainable technologies and social structures that focus on making this vision a reality.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_UBsWDjYaw

https://kotocoop.org

Please consider supporting our efforts:
https://kotocoop.org/support/

NEWS: 2020-10-31

#TZMUkraine!
Founding activist/coordinator for TZM Ukraine, @Oleksii Siryi , has recently opened a new Vegan Cheese business to demonstrate sustainable food production and possibilities for making plant-based cheeses. Profits will go back into the TZM Ukrain group to help further awareness. Barring Covid19 complications, Grey Vegan Cheese will be available at 袛械薪褜 袙械谐邪薪邪 (Vegan Day), Kiev鈥檚 largest vegan festival on May 1st of 2021. https://www.facebook.com/GreyVeganCheese/
And as early as 2017, prominent TZM activists have been working on plans to open up a cafe in the city of Kiev, as a hub for activism, organizing and com#munity. But due to Covid19 shutdowns all businesses of 鈥榟ospitality鈥 stand a risk of going out of business, and so plans to open the cafe have been postponed.
Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/tzmglobal/posts/3358901760859122

NEWS: 2020-10-28

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone
Call to meeting:
This coming Saturday 31st at 9UTC here in discord we will hold the Open Access Assembly in the (voice) International and #int-voice-chat ! https://discord.gg/TtswKsh
This is where you can share your progress and ask for help with your project. This is the link to the pad where we will write the minutes:
https://yopad.eu/p/TZM_Global_Saturday31_October_2020
In the 鈥減rogress report鈥 section is where you should write down your progress raising awareness or in your project. If you can, do so before the meeting.
If there is something you wish to discuss or a project you wish to recruit people for, write it down in the 鈥渁genda鈥 along with your name.

You are all really important and we can鈥檛 wait to talk to you and connect up.

If you would like to help co-host an assembly, be my guest family. Here are the guide lines.
https://board.net/p/Global_TZM_Communication_Method

The more the merrier so please get at least one other person to come too!
(copy-paste this call on social media or to friends etc)
Together we have the collective ability to cause long lasting positive systemic effects.

Will see you Saturday.
Love you all.

NEWS: 2020-10-21

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action:

  1. If you haven鈥檛 already, read the progress reports of the latest Open Access Assembly here:
    https://board.net/p/r.308fe21bf992d9e1dce994885562a9df

  2. Perform the group task asked for at the assembly, that is tell people about the upcoming Global Zday Event:*
    https://www.facebook.com/events/569630620225604/

Little by little we are getting there by raising awareness every day 馃挭 Go Team TZM!

NEWS: 2020-10-12

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action :
Peter and Interreflections need help:
鈥淔riends,
In one day the collective efforts of trolls attacking the IMDB page of #interreflections with 1 star has been well orchestrated, pushing the rank from 8.5 to 5.6.
If you appreciate the film, please support its rank on IMDB.
https://t.co/h8RsSsyVpI鈥 -Peter Joseph
https://twitter.com/ZeitgeistFilm/status/1315448707924463617?s=19
Please copy-paste this message to other TZM pages and sites!

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Call to meeting:
This coming Wednesday 14 at 21UTC here in discord we will hold the Open Access Assembly in the (voice) International and #int-voice-chat ! https://discord.gg/TtswKsh
This is where you can share your progress and ask for help with your project. This is the link to the pad where we will write the minutes:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Wednesday14_October_2020
In the 鈥減rogress report鈥 section is where you should write down your progress raising awareness or in your project. If you can, do so before the meeting.
If there is something you wish to discuss or a project you wish to recruit people for, write it down in the 鈥渁genda鈥 along with your name.

Remember: Ideas - action = nothing !

We are a horizontal movement so take collective responsibility to co-host the assembly following the guidelines:
https://board.net/p/Global_TZM_Communication_Method

The more the merrier so please get at least one other person to come too!
(copy-paste this call on social media or to friends etc)
Together we ARE building the RBE shared world!

NEWS: 2020-10-8

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action:

  1. If you haven鈥檛 already watch Interreflections!
    https://vimeo.com/ondemand/interreflections/463526544
  2. Share the following chain message with friends or on your social media (or a similar message):

鈥淵es! Yes! Yes! Interreflections is here! I think it鈥檚 safe to say this is the movie of the decade! Sooooo good a soooo important people see it so please share this message with your friends too!
https://vimeo.com/ondemand/interreflections/463526544 鈥

NEWS: 2020-9-21

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone Call to assembly!

This coming Saturday 26th at 9UTC here in discord we will hold the Open Access Assembly in the (voice) International and #int-voice-chat ! https://discord.gg/TtswKsh
This is where you can share your progress and ask for help with your project. This is the link to the pad where we will write the minutes:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Saturday26_September_2020
In the 鈥減rogress report鈥 section is where you should write down your progress raising awareness or in your project. If you can, do so before the meeting.
If there is something you wish to discuss or a project you wish to recruit people for, write it down in the 鈥渁genda鈥 along with your name.

Remember: Ideas - action = nothing !

The more the merrier so please get at least one other person to come too!
(copy-paste this call on social media or to friends etc)
Together we ARE building the RBE shared world!

Updates on "Changing the world is easy"

Help needed

We need help raising awareness about this project. Invitations to interviews would be fantastic. The directory of Free Collaboration Networks needs people to add to it the FCNs they know of or discover. We also are looking for volunteers willing to help the founder perform sporadic specific tasks as part of the 3 actions of the project.

Update

Recent translation of the directory of Free Collaboration Networks created as a wiki. https://openaccesseconomy.org/doku.php?id=free_collaboration_networks. We were interview on a local television and are also now starting a test run of a challenge to guide people into action.

NEWS: 2020-9-16

JuusoV (not a leader)

New article from TZM Finland. 鈥淢icro-industry as a backbone of local sustainable economies鈥

https://tzm.fi/artikkelit/micro-industry-as-a-backbone-of-local-sustainable-economies/

NEWS: 2020-9-11

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

TVP made it in forbes magazine!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielaraya/2020/09/01/is-the-venus-project-the-next-stage-in-human-evolution/#7e1e65e25c35

NEWS: 2020-9-8

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

Peter Joseph has started a reddit forum to answer questions.
https://www.reddit.com/r/RevolutionNowPodcast/

NEWS: 2020-9-7

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone Call to assembly!

This coming Wednesday 9 at 9UTC here in discord we will hold the Open Access Assembly in the (voice) International and #int-voice-chat !
This is where you can share your progress and ask for help with your project. In this link are the minutes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Wednesday9_September_2020
In the 鈥減rogress report鈥 section is where you should write down your progress raising awareness or in your project.
If there is something you wish to discuss or a project you wish to recruit people for, write it down in the 鈥渁genda鈥 along with your name.
Before then please consult the last assembly鈥檚 minutes and do your best to complete the tasks before this coming assembly: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_August_2020.html
Remember: Ideas - action = nothing !

The more the marryer so please get at least one other person to come too!
Together we ARE building the RBE shared world!

NEWS: 2020-9-2

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

Peter Joseph has begun a new podcast! Share it, show it, talk about it to as many people you can!
Raising awareness is how we change the world.
https://youtu.be/fTNzUvIusEQ

NEWS: 2020-8-29

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
call to action
The Saturday Open Access Assembly was held today. If you haven鈥檛 already, please read the progress reports in the minutes. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_August_2020.html
Also, please look at the help wanted section to see if there is a project you can help out with.
Helping each other out is how we scale up and achieve.
Keep up the great work raising awareness and enjoy a shared world!

NEWS: 2020-8-27

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

https://www.awardscircuit.com/peter-joseph-interreflections-gravitas-ventures/

NEWS: 2020-8-26

LatentAxiom

I am seeking six more authors to help me publish the next and ongoing bi-monthly issues of Latent Axiom.

Latent Axiom is a digital magazine published in Flipbook format via Social Rebirth. The first issue, focused on the climate crisis, was completed and released in July 2019 by a team of six authors. With no advertising from cover to cover the project is purely funded through donations. The inaugural issue contained two feature articles, four long-form articles and twelve short-form articles spread across fifty-eight pages. Article references are all provided, enabling our audience to easily analyse our performance. This initial issue has set the minimum standard for Latent Axiom going forward, which I will constantly strive to improve upon.

With mainstream media outlets heavily reliant on income from business advertising dollars it is vital to have an independent option which is funded through donations alone. This allows authors to avoid the need to write clickbait or watered-down subject matter in order to acquiesce to big business and maintain corporate funding. The decision to offer a digital issue alone is based both on environmental concerns and economics. Not putting the magazine to print not only helps to reduce costs, but also greatly reduces the environmental footprint.

The underlying intent of Latent Axiom is to play a role in helping to transform contemporary civil discourse, encouraging profound reflection with respect to the orientation of our global culture.

Authors should have a strong understanding of the english language, have a robust understanding of TZM and write from a Zeitgeist perspective without mentioning Zeitgeist or The Venus Project.

A free copy of the first issue of Latent Axiom is available for you to read here (https://socialrebirth.org/latent-axiom-magazine/). If you are interested in this project please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

Thank you for your time.

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone Call to meeting:
Please come to the global Open Access Assembly this Saturday 29.08.2020 at 9h UTC.
OA Assemblies are where we share each other鈥檚 progress and find help to progress more.
Here is the meeting鈥檚 pad: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_August_2020.html
In the pad there is the agenda waiting for you to add items to it.
Add anything to the agenda that you wish to be talked in either assembly along with your name.
If you want to know how Open Access Assemblies are held read: https://board.net/p/How_to_hold_TZM_and_NHRM_meetings

Please invite others who are not on this server to the meeting too.

We are the spark to the abundant future.

NEWS: 2020-8-24

@鈥媏veryone
Alas, an important update regarding Zeitgeist-Day Global Main Event in Reykjav铆k, Iceland!
Firstly and most important the day of the event has been moved to the 28th of November. This is due to the complications and setbacks the COVID19 pandemic has caused for this year鈥檚 planing. The extra time needed is to further prepare a successful event as well as waiting for the situation to settle down a bit more, hopefully.
Other important information is for those interested coming to Iceland. As of 24/08/2020, there are new border restrictions that all wishing to come to Iceland need to be aware of. These restrictions include mandatory screening for COVID19, then choosing a quarantine outfitted guesthouse or hotel for 5 days before being tested again for COVID19.
Instructions for travels from The Chief Epidemiologist Of Iceland are here in English:
https://www.landlaeknir.is/servlet/file/store93/item42645/Instructions%20for%20travellers%20in%20quarantine%2015.08.2020.pdf

It is also important to note that the 2 meter rule is now in effect in Iceland, which means as well that as of 24/08/2020, events or gatherings are not allowed to be any larger than 100 people and must respect the 2 meter rule. This means that the Zeitgeist-Day event will only have capacity of 100 participants as of now. Of course, this can change by November and we can allow more to the event depending on the restrictions.
Due to this as well, this extra time we now have is going to be used to figure out the rest of the program after the presentations and also a pre-arrival dinner and afterparty.
This week we will start announcing speakers of the event and others within the program. Ticket sales will also be showing up shortly and they will also be mandatory for the event for we need to have assigned seating and be checking the limit of participants due to restrictions.
We have already received messages and emails from those interested in coming over. Depending on where you are coming from, there are probably very limited routes to come to Iceland at this time, but definitely possible. We ask you to email or message us on Facebook if you have any additional questions or need help in finding a route to Iceland from your location.
Keep on the lookout for more updates and the release of ticket sales! 馃檪

NEWS: 2020-8-20

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Weekly call to action.

  1. Open a Sharebay.org account https://sharebay.org
  2. Share this link to groups or friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kE_k7iHDw
    If you have already done these two group tasks and you wish to do more, you can share the TZM Comm Method with supporters you know. https://board.net/p/r.201ad687f6dac621082bb1dc8169b1df
    Thanks for being a part of the global Shift to the Commons. Day by day we build together the world we want.

NEWS: 2020-8-16

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

Peter Joseph wants to get even more active! He has started a patreon account to be able to do so. Let鈥檚 to our best to support him financially ourselves or by spreading the word about his patreon account.
https://t.co/NSO8aqL17q

NEWS: 2020-8-15

JuusoV (Finland)

To make search engines find the right TZM websites, we should crosslink chapter website to each other.
I created a webpage where all the links could be copied and published on chapters website for example under a page called 鈥渄irectory鈥
https://tzm.community/directory/

If your website is missing add it here: https://board.net/p/TZM_websites (with the same format as the other ones). I鈥檒l copy the list and publish the changes.

This directory is now part of our static website template, so it is published on a few websites already.

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

The Free Collaboration Network wiki has been started! Explore it to start our progressive liberation from the monetary dictatorship. Find FCNs to start enjoying trade-free access to resources and prosocialize the community you live in to bring it along with you! Add FCNs to the wiki that aren鈥檛 on it and improve the description of those those that are. Together we build the shared world of universal sustainable prosperity piece by piece.
https://openaccesseconomy.org/doku.php?id=free_collaboration_networks

NEWS: 2020-8-13

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Yesterday we held the Wednesday Open Access Assembly. This assembly is always on the second Wednesday of the month at 21 UTC. Please read the minutes of it if you could not attend. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_August_2020.html
The following was established:
Call to action

  1. Share this video clip with friends or groups. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kE_k7iHDw
  2. Open an account in https://sharebay.org

    Help wanted

  3. RBE UNITED

In order to achieve our mission of bringing projects together, creating a work environment for members of the community to come together and apply their time, skills and labor towards implementing our global aims: RBE UNITED is seeking people with the following capabilities
a Project Management
b. Writing/editing NLRBE content
c. write new code for our Odoo server to help us create a community organization system for a IRL NLRBE Community as well as work on programming an economic distribution system GEMS (garden economic management system)

If you are interested in joining this initiative, please do the following:

a. create a profile on our website in development rbeunited.org
b. Send me a personal message about yourself as well as your contact information so you might meet and further discuss this initiative and your place within. Please contact me on discord @Harakat

    1. @ RJS asks for assistance to draft a nice letter promoting the NHRM鈥檚 train of thought for the independent federal member. Her issue is about declaring how much water politicians are taking.
      You can contact him here Seedsproject@tutanota.com .

NEWS: 2020-8-12

Mark E. Prosocialize (Catalonia)

@鈥媏veryone
Reminder
We have an Open Access Assembly today at 21 UTC here in the (voice) international channel. Please be punctual to the meeting and see to have completed the group tasks of last assembly if you haven鈥檛 done so already.

  1. Share Sean鈥檚 NHRM related music with friends
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kE_k7iHDw (video single), https://open.spotify.com/album/7b009DOM2N8esyI95XZoLU (latest st album release), https://zothalonewolf.bandcamp.com/
  2. Please read https://kotocoop.org/about/model/ if you don鈥檛 know what Koto Coop is.
    As a team our power is exponential!

NEWS: 2020-8-11

Michael Kubler

The latest TZM Email Newsletter has been prepared for those signed up to the mailing list

For those who want to see the online version check out https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/community/newsletters/august-2020/

NEWS: 2020-8-9

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone This month鈥檚 Open Access Assemblies will be this up coming Wednesday 12.08.2020 at 21h UTC and then 2 weeks later which is Saturday 29.08.2020 at 9h UTC. Both will be held on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.
Here is the meeting鈥檚 pad: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_August_2020.html
In the pad there is the agenda waiting for you to add items to it.
We wish all of you reading this would come. Add anything to the agenda that you wish to be talked in either assembly along with your name.
If you want to know how Open Access Assemblies are held read: https://board.net/p/How_to_hold_TZM_and_NHRM_meetings

We thank you all for your continued effort and it will be great to see you all. So this Wednesday we鈥檒l see ya there.

Enjoy your weekend and I anticipate to connect with you all. We are the spark to the abundant future.

NEWS: 2020-8-6

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

Hey guys just a reminder that the meetings are now 2 weeks apart from each other making the next meeting to be scheduled on 12.08.20.

This is to keep everyone in more frequent contact to share ideas and connect. I will post further details in the weekend along with the notepad link.

Love you all. Take care.

NEWS: 2020-7-25

Colin R. Turner

I read your article @Michael Kubler about re-invigorating the movement with interest. I would like to see more proliferation of practical ideas like Sharebay, KotoCoop and others rather than continually focusing on promotions/abstractions. I think there鈥檚 a danger that, in the absence of real world application, TZM could find itself relegated to cult status with nothing to show except a figurehead, a bunch of ideas and a bunch of idea-believers. 馃槈

Updates on "Koto Coop"

Koto Coop has been founded and teams to get funding has been created https://kotocoop.org/2020-07-18-funding-project-groups/

NEWS: 2020-7-24

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone This month鈥檚 Open Access Assemblies will be TOMORROW Saturday 25.07.2020 at 9h UTC and next Wednesday 29.07.2020 at 21h UTC. Both will be held on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.
Here is the meeting鈥檚 pad: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_July_2020
In the pad there is the agenda waiting for you to add items to it.
We wish all of you reading this would come. Add anything to the agenda that you wish to be talked in either assembly along with your name.
If you want to know how Open Access Assemblies are held read: https://board.net/p/How_to_hold_TZM_and_NHRM_meetings
The best part is we all get to know what everyone else has been doing and we get to ask everyone else for help on our own initiative.
As a global team, nothing can stop us!

NEWS: 2020-7-19

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone This month鈥檚 Open Access Assemblies will be next Saturday 25.07.2020 at 9h UTC and the Wednesday 29.07.2020 following that at 21h UTC. Both will be held on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.
Here is the meeting鈥檚 pad: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_July_2020
In the pad there is the agenda waiting for you to add items to it.
We wish all of you reading this would come. Add anything to the agenda that you wish to be talked in either assembly along with your name.
If you want to know how Open Access Assemblies are held read: https://board.net/p/How_to_hold_TZM_and_NHRM_meetings
The best part is we all get to know what everyone else has been doing and we get to ask everyone else for help on our own initiative.
As a global team, nothing can stop us!

NEWS: 2020-7-17

JuusoV (Finland)

TZM Matrix chat has been updated and is more userfriendly now. Few of the most important channels have been 鈥渂ridged鈥 to Discord. Which means messages are 鈥渇orwarded鈥 between matrix and Discord.
If you are worried about the privacy issues on Discord, this chat is a great way of staying in touch with the community.
There is also a a chat room that is encrypted. We can create more of such rooms if people are interested.

https://chat.tzm.community/#/group/+tzm:matrix.tzm.community

TZM Iceland is not the only branch to have a Z-Day this year. Earlier in Mongolia, the TZM branch there held a small local Z-Day despite the Covid pandemic problems. Only resulting in a few people showing up, they have never missed doing a single Z-Day ever! Respect!馃憤 馃憤 <:TZM_logo:616829207044947998>

NEWS: 2020-7-13

@鈥媏veryone

I would like to announce that Global Zeitgeist-Day for 2020 is going to be now held on the 28th of Novemeber, due to complications from the COVID19 pandemic. Though, this could be nothing more than a blessing, since actually this is helping expand the program and bring more attention to te event in Iceland. Stay tuned for news about performers/speakers, as well as ticket sales. More updates to come shortly.
Z-Day 2020鈥.. From 2009 to now, this event has come a long way, literally. Who would have thought? 馃檪
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9522z7G0lbU

Michael Kubler

I鈥檓 looking at putting together a TZM newsletter. We鈥檒l obviously be including the Zday 2020 announcement.
But if you鈥檝e got something you鈥檇 like to add then contact me ( Discord, Telegram, FB, whatever ).

NEWS: 2020-7-11

Michael Kubler

I wrote an article about a recent TZM meeting for those who are interested in ideas around reinvigorating the movement.
https://medium.com/@kublermdk/reinvigorating-tzm-27bbdb9d6e52

NEWS: 2020-7-5

JuusoV (Finland)

Our Finnish chapter has been working on Koto Coop for the last few months. A new article of Koto model has been published https://kotocoop.org/about/model/

NEWS: 2020-7-3

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone Weekly reminder for participation. Thank you for being a part of this global transition.

  1. Please reread the minutes (notes) of the last Open Access Assembly and do what is asked in the 鈥淭asks鈥 section. https://news.tzm.community/notes/TZM_25072018.html
  2. Please take a selfie doing the C with your hand to show you too support a 鈥淪hift to the Commons鈥 (Sharing the resources of the earth), upload it in #activity-reports. If you can, also take a picture of someone else doing the C and upload it there.
  3. Please read the few last messages in #tzm-media-projects and comment.
    Together, helping each other out, we create a Shared World.

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone Today, we have democratically decided by those present, to change the name of the periodic global assemblies. In these assemblies, everyone is welcome and invited to collectively write a report of our progresses and ask each other for help with our initiatives. From now on, until further change we will call them Open Access Assemblies.
You can find all the past ones here: https://news.tzm.community/notes/

NEWS: 2020-7-2

Brandon Kristy from TZM Los Angeles spoke in a live video discussion with members of TROM.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59-HNtuUVL8

NEWS: 2020-6-27

JuusoV (Finland)

Notes of June meetings, that we had this week, are now published here https://news.tzm.community/notes/TZM_Global_June_2020.html

Meetings were productive and hanging out after them was great. There is a growing number of people joinin there so please read the notes to get an idea what kinds of things people are working on.

NEWS: 2020-6-23

@鈥媏veryone A new Zeitgeist-Day announcement will be published soon. Also for the notice it will be delayed until towards Novemeber. More information will follow this week. Keep on the lookout!

NEWS: 2020-6-21

JuusoV (Finland)

@鈥媏veryone The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be next week at 24.06.2020 21UTC and global Saturday online assembly is at 27.06.2020 9UTC. Both wil be held on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. We certainly would like to hear about it even if your action is to just talk more to people about the ideas. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name.

https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_June_2020

NEWS: 2020-6-4

Mark advertise a shared world

Hello fellow paradigm shifter, are you too working on bringing about a shared world of abundance for all? A simple easy step forward is visiting the new sharebay.ORG and if you like what you see, join us and invite your friends and neighbors too. It鈥檚 a great way to foster community and bring people together. Being human is a team sport and sometimes all we have to do to score is pass the ball, which can be as easy as sharing this message with your friends. Let鈥檚 do it, let鈥檚 enjoy a shared world!

NEWS: 2020-5-30

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone Here are the minutes to this month鈥檚 global assemblies. Please read the progress reports and feel free to add your personal report. Please share these minutes with others and invite them to the next global assemblies. They are always on the last Wednesday of the month at 21 UTC and the last Saturday of the month at 9UTC. They are the pulse of the movement, how we inspire each other and help each other on the transition.
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_May_2020

Keep prosocializing, promoting and expanding a shared world and soon we will enjoy universal sustainable prosperity!

NEWS: 2020-5-26

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone The monthly global Saturday online assembly is this week, 30.05.2020. 9UTC on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel. The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be this week (27.05.2020. 21UTC) and it will be held on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel. (https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#model)

The reason we chose to move the mumble server from previous months to Discord is because it seems to be more convenient for people. We will check in on the mumble server and direct people to where it鈥檚 appropriate to be at the time.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. We certainly would like to hear about it even if your action is to just talk more to people about the ideas, albeit online these days, considering. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_May_2020

Be great to hear from you all. Hope to see you soon. Thank you all.

NEWS: 2020-5-25

Mark advertise a shared world

Steve Saylor of the Money Free Party USA interviews Perry Gruber of Copiosis.
https://youtu.be/uSVH4Ol-4zo

Mark advertise a shared world

Colin Turner has released Sharebay, a global Free Collaboration Network to enable us to come together and work together to provide each other access to goods and services and progressively liberate ourselves from the monetary dictatorship!
https://sharebay.org/

Humanity bless @Michael Kubler for contributing to the project.

NEWS: 2020-4-22

thaidaree

@鈥媏veryone The monthly global Saturday online assembly is this week, 25.04.2020. 9UTC on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel. The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be next week (29.04.2020. 21UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch. Download: mumble.info, Server: zeitgeistmovement.cz, Password: NasMumble*2018 (https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#model)

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. We certainly would like to hear about it even if your action is to just talk more to people about the ideas, albeit online these days, considering. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_April_2020

NEWS: 2020-4-7

VTV

JIMMY DORE WANTS PETER JOSEPH TO COME ON HIS SHOW! They just said they have been asking him. they are interested in the new human rights movement. Can someone please ask PJ about this?

NEWS: 2020-4-6

JuusoV (Finland)

New Facebook group has been created. I hope it will be a better place for rational discussion than others.

鈥淭his is basically the same group as The Zeitgeist Movement - Global but if you concernpost with with content that appears to sound scientific but is ultimately unverifiable or fringe you may get muted or kicked.鈥

https://www.facebook.com/groups/tzmplan/

NEWS: 2020-4-5

VTV

Hello everyone. V-RADIO is back in action though not all of my content is TZM related anymore. I still do podcasts on Blogtalkradio. https://www.blogtalkradio.com/v-radio

NEWS: 2020-4-1

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone As always, we had very productive global assemblies in the end of March. Please read the minutes. In them are included the progress reports and minutes of the Castilian global assembly.
https://board.net/p/r.3f2997a35c57a0369832c2e6e9c81e5a

Please remember that it is paramount for everybody to invite others to the assemblies and remind them to come.

It also would be very useful for non-global meetings to write progress reports and add them to the global assemblies progress reports. If needed, ask admins how to do so.

Together we are creating a shared world!

NEWS: 2020-3-30

juuso

TZM Discord channels global-actions-reports and development_and_news are now available on Riot service too (https://chat.tzm.community).

NEWS: 2020-3-27

Mark advertise a shared world

https://copiosis.com is live!
Copiosis is a transition plan to incentivise wealth and property be given to the Commons

NEWS: 2020-3-26

juuso

TZM Riot instance is now available. It is a chat platform similar to slack, mattermost and discord. Currently there is two channels that are connected to TZM Discord server: #general and #off-topic

https://chat.tzm.community/#/group/+tzm:matrix.tzm.community

Riot app on mobile also works really well. If you create an account through TZM riot, you should change the 鈥渓ogin server鈥 to https://matrix.tzm.community

Instructions will be published here: https://tzm.community/chat

NEWS: 2020-3-25

Mark advertise a shared world

ZO Tha Lone Wolf updated his video to Mad Island with Subtitles in English for reading along with and hasnalso put the words in the description to read with. Thank you for watching again and feel free to get the word out about his new music about the New Human Rights Movement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kE_k7iHDw

NEWS: 2020-3-24

Mark advertise a shared world

@鈥媏veryone Here is the link to the notepad of this month鈥檚 general global assemblies, announced by ZO Tha Lone Wolf, for tomorrow Wednesday 25 and coming Saturday 28 where we will co-create a written report of the progress we each have accomplished and help each other with each of our initiatives.
If you wish to discuss something, please add it to the agenda in this notepad
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_March_2020

NEWS: 2020-3-22

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be this week (25.03.2020. 21UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch. Download: mumble.info, Server: zeitgeistmovement.cz, Password: NasMumble*2018 (https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#model)
The monthly global Saturday online assembly is at 28.03.2020. 9UTC on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. We certainly would like to hear about it even if your action is to just talk more to people about the ideas. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name

I will post the notepad link soon. It would be great to hear from you all. Take care.

Does the current zeitgeist have you stuck in quarantine?
Want to meet people and talk about interesting subjects, but finding yourself having to adhere to 鈥渟ocial distancing鈥?

Thankfully you are welcome to join TZM鈥檚 Discord server and we can hang out digitally.

Come and check out the server where you can talk about a variety of different topics from science, sustainable technology, psychology, nature, gardening and global pandemics. We are also collaborating on ideas, projects and events within TZM, and many are welcome to participate and contribute to them.

We鈥檝e got events at 20:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC for 2 hours, although there鈥檚 usually people on at any time.

So come and join the revolution!

https://www.facebook.com/events/866230907183152/

NEWS: 2020-3-16

JuusoV (Finland)

Page https://tzm.community/discord/ can now be shared as an invite link. It will redirect you to TZM Discord server.

NEWS: 2020-3-15

Mark advertise a shared world

Last month鈥檚 global assemblies included over 10 people from at least 8 different countries! If you didn鈥檛 attend, please read the progress reports in the minutes of the meeting linked below. Doing so is very motivating. Much new great content has been created and is ready to share to help promote a shared world.
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_February_2020

Please share the progress reports with others to help inspire them to participate and get active. Also share this TZM COMM card with them so they know how to come to the next meetings. TZM is you, TZM is them, TZM is all of us and together we are unstoppable.

NEWS: 2020-3-10

juuso

TZM Community website updates

More informative https://tzm.community/ has been created. It has a list of projects, list of usefull links like chat services and forums and a list of branch websites.
If you wish to list your projects, contact info@tzm.community

Every community website has now a testing address where you can make changes before publishing them to your site. For example https://fi-test.tzm.community. Statging update address is available also when template/theme is updated and updates can be tested before pushing them to websites..

NEWS: 2020-3-8

Mark advertise a shared world

@Z O Tha Lone Wolf officially released his Single video for his St Album 鈥淲e Are All One and if we don鈥檛 know it we will find out the hard way.鈥 Any shares to get it out there would be appreciated. peace.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2kE_k7iHDw&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1FQNEfwOXrRipmDcl4Q-IjhGeES2EdheLzm2OYuHeeMTq061eyjnSy_i0

The full St Album names 鈥淲e Are All One And if we don鈥檛 know it we will find out the hard way.鈥 16 songs with an interlocking story. Check out some intellectual raps.

Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7b009DOM2N8esyI95XZoLU

Itunes:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1498179822?ls=1&app=itunes

Apple Music:
http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1498179822

Mark advertise a shared world

@RikuKH has released

Mark advertise a shared world

@Manu released a short video about the RBE shared world.
https://youtu.be/Y0d6rgtV0xg

NEWS: Zeitgeist Nordic Cruise

Branches from Sweden and Finland are going on a cruise together and anyone interested is free to join!

The cruise will leave from Helsinki, Finland at 16.4.2020 and people from Sweden will board on 17.4. (Viking Line, M/S Gabriella)

In addition to cruise we will spend half a day together in Stockholm (17.4.) and in Helsinki (18.4.). So if you cannot join the cruise, you have the chance to meet people anyway!

for more info checkout the event page on FB https://www.facebook.com/events/184178226343679/ (Currently only in finnish but check yourself interested for updates) or contact Finnish chapter (info@tzm.fi) or Swedish chapter or me (Discord @JuusoV (Finland) )

Community projects and other website updates

Community projects page has been published on https://tzm.community/projects.

NEWS: 2020-3-1

Michael Kubler

If you are organising a Zday event this year please contact Michael Kubler ( michael@zeitgeist-info.com ) so we can add information about it to the global website.

NEWS: Zeitgeist-Day Main Event 2020 | Reykjav铆k, Iceland at Saturday, 26 September 2020

Welcome to the 11th annual Global Z-Day for 2020 in Reykjav铆k, Iceland!

Are people globally going to continue to accept war, poverty, and the many crucial needs of others not being met as normality? Is the progression of technology going to be the answer for a better civilization, or is it going to require much more than that? What does our current global financial situation and changes in the environment mean for Iceland and the rest of the world? What visions and changes do you want to see now and in the future?

These are only some of the questions that will be addressed by many speakers from Iceland and around the world. On the 26th of September, we would like to welcome you to presentations from these speakers, your participation in Q&As and open discussions to be a part of the program, in order to share with everybody what you think matters.
A beginning of a new decade has started with a lot of concerns and worries from the previous ones, along with the dreams, predictions, and hopes people wish to see fulfilled in this decade and beyond. In what future do you want to live in?

The event will be hosted in the Harpa Concert Hall, which is a state of the art architecturally designed building that features a distinctive colored glass facade inspired by the basalt landscape of Iceland. The building itself is a huge attraction in Reykjav铆k for tourists and even native Icelanders.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/569630620225604/

NEWS: 2020-2-20

juuso

@鈥媏veryone The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be next week (26.02.2020. 21UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch. Download: mumble.info, Server: zeitgeistmovement.cz, Password: NasMumble*2018 (https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#model)
The monthly global saturday online assembly is at 29.02.2020. 9UTC on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. We certainly would like to hear about it even if your action is to just talk more to people about the ideas. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_February_2020

NEWS: 2020-2-4

Mark advertise a shared world

Once again we had very interesting and constructive monthly global assemblies. They included Gifter RBE commoners of 4 different continents and at least 8 different countries! Much progress is being made and we recommend that everyone reads the minutes (notes) of the meeting to stay informed and motivated (in the following link):
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_January_2020

Among other things we decided to start using https://FreeWorlder.com as our contact network using the tag: 鈥淶eitgeist Movement鈥 . Please join it and add information about yourself that is relevant to the movement in the 鈥淧ersonal Signature鈥 .

We also have created the following Comm Card to share around the web to inform people how to stay connected as a global movement. Please help us in this task.

The Shift to the Commons is happening thanks to the efforts of all of you to keep raising awareness. Keep at it! We are a legion!

NEWS: 2020-1-21

Mark advertise the RBE

The Transition to the Commons is happening! Join it!
https://buynothingproject.org/ has tens of thousands of localities, in twenty different countries, with active and growing Free Collaboration Networks, groups of people providing trade-free resources to each other. To go beyond Facebook (where the FCNs are currently organized), the founders of the Buy Nothing Project are creating a new app to facilitate organizing free access to resources. https://www.soop.app/

Meanwhile it is becoming fashionable for public libraries in the USA to turn in to full fledged resource banks by offering all sorts of items to be borrowed 100% trade-free. From blue-ray players to bicycles and pressure washers, from guitars to microscopes and games. Just type in 鈥渓ibrary of things [your locality]鈥 in your search engine.

By raising awareness and expanding Free Collaboration Networks we are making it happen, now!
Happy Gift Society!

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone This week we will have the monthly global saturday online assembly (25.01.2020. 9UTC) on TZM Discord server in the (voice) international channel.
The Wednesday global monthly assembly will be next week (29.01.2020. 21UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch. Download: mumble.info, Server: zeitgeistmovement.cz, Password: NasMumble*2018 (https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#model)

Attending at least one of the global assemblies is very important to continue being global movement, that is why it is part of the Comm Protocol. If you are reading this, we count on you on coming. There we share our progress and plan further action. Also attending the assembly is very motivating.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. If you are joining, add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings along with your name https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_January_2020

NEWS: 2020-1-14

Mark advertise the RBE

We鈥檙e having a WakeUpCall day this Saturday. If anyone else wants to spread the word about the RBE Gift Society where they live, they can do so knowing that in Barcelona 3 of us will be doing so too. We can share our preperations and expiences and pics/videos in #global-action-reports

NEWS: 2019-12-23

juuso

@鈥媏veryone This month the 鈥淲ednesday meeting鈥 will not be held but the Saturday meeting will be held this week 28.12. 9 UTC on TZM Discord server.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. If you are joining add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_meetings_December_2019

NEWS: 2019-12-21

Mark advertise a shared world

The Venus Project is making it to mainstream! #GiftSocietySown #DIYTP
https://www.nbc-2.com/story/41478329/nbc2-explores-the-venus-project-what-the-future-could-be-like?fbclid=IwAR2AxZQe3HVJGyVFJQoMcJqzWk_Xj8cZqW5BsiC0n0NNFhUspP3ayEQWkVU

NEWS: TZM Global meetings notes November 2019

Thank you everybody joining the online assemblies and everybody who shared the progress reports in the notes. Let鈥檚 try a different type of post this time with notes archived to news.tzm.community site.

We decided to not have the next wednesday meeting because it is 25.12. also know as Christmas day.

Check out full notes and progress reports here : https://news.tzm.community/notes/TZM_Global_meetings_November_2019.html

We talked about:

  • Moving continental voice channels to the top would be discussed among admins.
  • Juusos project 鈥淭ransition paths鈥 https://transition-paths.tzm.community/node/list
  • Mark Enoch: Moving the etherpad notes to board (see general notes)
  • Mark Enoch: Reminder to invite people to meetings and add to progress reports.
  • Michael Kubler - TZM News widget. I created a bit of Javascript to make it somewhat easy to add the TZM News into your website https://tzm-news-widget-jquery.zeitgeist-info.com/ Repo at: https://github.com/TZMCommunity/tzm-news-widget-jquery
  • Thaidaree: TZM demographics poll https://forms.gle/9FXFW5JEZ57zBTScA
  • Thaidaree: Code of conduct proposal
  • Of course how to speak to people about the train of thought and spreading the ideas, and many other things after the 鈥渙fficial鈥 part.

The global meetings are on :

鈥 The last Saturday of every month at 9:00 UTC in the (voice) International channel. On Discord
or
鈥 The last Wednesday of every month at 21:00 UTC on Mumble

Information how to join the meetings is found here: https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/about/#faq

NEWS: 2019-11-22

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone Next week we will have the monthly Saturday online meeting/meetup/assembly (30.11. 9 UTC) on TZM Discord server and the wednesday one (27.11. 21 UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch.

Find out what time that is for you here
https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

Tell everybody and get them to come! It鈥檚 fun and exciting. This is how we change the world!

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. If you are joining add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_meetings_November_2019

NEWS: 2019-11-18

Michael Kubler

Hello fellow RBE advocates, TZM members and anyone interested in a post-scarcity society,

Myself and Wiri a fellow TZM member created a Podcast. We talked about the Price of Zero transition to an RBE and a whole lot of other interesting things.
You don鈥檛 have to watch the whole 2hr thing, but add it to your playlist :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRaYBYFmuyA

NEWS: 2019-11-7

Mark advertise the RBE

https://www.facebook.com/peterjosephofficial/posts/2567512736619199

Peter Joseph:
Friends,

This is step one of the process for those interested in attending the Los Angeles internal screening (鈥淚nternal鈥 due to film festival issues) of InterReflections.

Register with this form if you were not part of the Indiegogo crowdfunding effort (If you were, you are being contacted with priority soon or already)

Once those who contributed are taken care of, tickets will be open, on a first come - first serve basis, extracted from the wait list.

There will be a $30.00 standard ticket and a $75.00 supporter/鈥漋ip鈥 ticket which includes an opening reception with food/drink. Total time block for the event is 4:30pm to 11:30pm.

Ahrya Fine Arts Cinema
8556 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Thanks
~P

p.s. Please don鈥檛 complain about these prices or approach. This project has left me 6 figures in debt and zero marketing budget, which means I have to play a series of release games to recover.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/interreflections-private-screening-premiere-jan-26th-2020-ticket-waiting-list-registration-79843753817?fbclid=IwAR3V2sGG-2qrYrtja_vh3ncyt0Y2PRo-0XOd_ivR2Wsxk2nKMmRqzkQxZPE

NEWS: 2019-10-31

Mark advertise the RBE

The first RBE Gift Society town is underway. Please help it with funding or raising awareness about it!
https://www.purpleparadiseresort.com

NEWS: 2019-10-26

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone we had another wonderful global progress assembly today. If you couldn鈥檛 attend, check out the minutes. It is really exciting to see all the progress we are making, and please add your own little or big progress. There you will also see the projects we are presently working on and would love your participation in, just jump in. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_meetings_October_2019

If you didn鈥檛 make it to this progress assembly, try to attend this coming Wednesday鈥檚 one. (30.10. 21UTC). It will be held on a mumble server, we will provide the link to it here in this thread. And invite others to it too!

Together, by steadily raising awareness and incrementally providing access to free resources, we will make the shift to the Commons happen. That will produce Universal Sustainable Prosperity! We will make it! 馃挭

NEWS: 2019-10-22

Teun

Hi, I made a compilation of the 3 Zeitgeist movies (compressed 6,5 hours into 1 hour) and put Dutch subtitles in it, so it will be easier for me to explain to my friends and family in the Netherlands what鈥檚 going on. https://www.bitchute.com/video/kr9hEIC5Sy3R/
I鈥檓 also planning to go to Brussels next month: https://craphound.com/news/2019/10/18/crowdfunding-a-symposium-on-a-green-postcapitalist-economics-in-brussels-nov-11/

NEWS: 2019-10-21

juuso

This week we will have the mothly saturday online meeting/meetup/assembly (26.10. 9UTC) on TZM Discord server. The wednesday one will be next week (30.10. 21UTC) and it will be held on a mumble server provided by the Czech branch.

Please share progress reports on these notes even if you cannot join either meetings. If you are joining add anything to the agenda you wish to be talked in either meetings https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_meetings_October_2019

NEWS: 2019-10-10

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

Hey Good people out there. Thank you to everyone who keeps up the Train of thought and helps to spread the knowledge to others. Heres a re cap of last months meeting notes. Have a browse and see what others have been up to in the progress report. Lots of people doing lots of good things. Keep it up. Love you all!

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_meetings_September_2019

NEWS: 2019-9-29

juuso

The Train of Thought (Lyrical Companion Piece)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5ijfSi-bF4&list=PLYjSID9Qz6bf8Mn6Rl_W7NZRaPTSzVBxQ

This project represents - in gesture - some of the tenets of what has been termed a 鈥淩esource Based Economic Model鈥, as proposed by such organisations as The Venus Project, The Zeitgeist Movement, and several others. To familiarise yourself with the concept, we recommend reading the book 鈥淭he New Human Rights Movement鈥 by Peter Joseph, which is available from Amazon and other outlets. You can also watch the free online film 鈥淶eitgeist: Moving Forward鈥, particularly 鈥淧art III: Project Earth鈥, upon which most of the lyrics of this track are based.

NEWS: 2019-9-23

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone We have the global meetings in english this coming Wednesday at 21UTC on TeamSpeak and Saturday at 9UTC.

If you wish to discuss something at the meeting please add it before hand to the agenda along with your name. Also fill your progress report in advance to meeting notes.
Wednesday https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_25th_September_2019
Saturday https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_28th_September_2019

You can find out what time that is for you here https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

Wednesday meeting will be held on Teamspeak. You can connect to TeamSpeak with this information:
Server: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzmsecure

Saturday meeting will be held on TZM Discord server 鈥(Voice) International鈥 channel.
Here is an invite link to the server https://bitly.com/tzm-discord

NEWS: 2019-9-20

juuso

Welcome to the Living TZM channel where people living and exploring the exciting ways of The Zeitgeist Movement showcase their activities, opinions and lifestyle.

Send us your media creations via e-mail. Our editors will assist with logos and graphics, arrangement, and general suggestions which will be sent back to you for approval prior to being published. Please upload the content to service you like to use and send us links to living@tzm.community.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHhZMZchg1Q

NEWS: 2019-9-19

Last night @Juuso V (Finland) , @Woody , and myself were a part of meeting in regards to state of this Discord sever. We see that recently some issues have arose here in the server that should not have to linger here. Also some principles about TZM鈥檚 train of thought and this server that should seem obvious and self explanatory seem to become a bit forgotten here.

Firstly let me just say, that TZM is for everybody. From the most scientific, to the most religious; from the most left wing, to the most right wing; from the most dedicated, to the most lazy. This is a movement of all people of all kind. Now considering that, there is however a set of guidelines in TZM on how this movement operates and what kind of conduct of communication are expected in its bounds. Many have been recently ignored.

Everybody in the movement and on this server are coming from somewhere differently, if that is from age, country, gender, history, and any other characteristics. We on this server do not diss or 鈥渟hit鈥 on others because they do not fit our expectations as a person, or do not see or accept exactly our views. This TZM server welcomes discussion and debate, but there is a manner in how one engages in them. Using profanity personally to someone鈥檚 name personally or demonizing them (trolling) is a good as an act of violence and this community will note tolerate that. People have recently private messaged the admins or the moderators of the server to express that they no longer feel welcomed or comfortable on the server. This is a problem and this shit must stop.

If anybody has read the whole book of TZM defined, people should understand the principles of community and how to apply the scientific method as explained in the book. Dogmatism and alienating people were NEVER mentioned or encouraged in the book.

Also if any of these guidelines of the server do not fit how you wish to communicate with people, then you are welcome to leave and find a place to devent any issues or anger you have. But it will not be here.

NEWS: 2019-9-17

Mark advertise the RBE

It鈥檚 finally here! After two years of planning, research and development, We鈥檙e delighted to announce that LifeGames is here! :D

LifeGames is an educational add-on program to promote life and social skills to youngsters through the medium of games. It鈥檚 now available as a free app for Android and iOS, and in paperback in our book 鈥業ntroducing LifeGames - 101 Fun Life Learning Activities for Juniors. Links below. Please support this project any way you can. Download. Buy. Rate. Review. Share. Use. Enjoy.

Thanks to everyone who has helped make this possible! <3

Android app: https://bit.ly/2lKBx6e
Apple/ iOS: https://apple.co/2m85EoA
Buy book: https://amzn.to/2NQyVjg
More information: https://lifegamesbooks.com/

NEWS: 2019-9-13

Mark advertise the RBE

An RBE activist is going to meet with the President Dutarte of the Philippines and the Princess of Sulu to present them an RBE project. I have been invited to partake in the project.
Another RBE activist is going to meet with the president of Mexico.

LatentAxiom

An article I published on Medium last year discussing the need to rethink our economy. Sharing and reacting to the post helps me to generate a small income which I can then funnel into my magazine project.

https://medium.com/@LatentAxiom/why-the-social-condition-of-working-to-pay-to-live-needs-radical-rethought-7ae2fb9f0d02

NEWS: 2019-9-10

David Dann

Book group in London at the end of the month
https://www.meetup.com/Zeitgeist-Movement-London/events/264715470/?isFirstPublish=true
https://www.facebook.com/events/369945197230421/

NEWS: 2019-9-8

LatentAxiom

Short preview of the magazine here.
https://socialrebirth.org/latent-axiom/ezine/mobile/index.html

Best viewable on basically anything but a phone. You can still see it on a phone but it is more of a slide show than a magazine.

NEWS: 2019-9-6

LatentAxiom

Good day all.

I am working on a digital magazine titled Latent Axiom. Issue one has been completed and issue two is underway. It is Zeitgeist themed, seeking to educate with respect to the root cause of the many symptoms prevalent in society.

The first issue covered climate change and the second issue, currently being written, is focused on agriculture.

The magazine is published in UK English in a digital flipbook format. If you enjoy writing and have a good understanding of the English language, would like to help, or have questions about the project please do not hesitate to contact me directly via Discord.

Thank you for your time, interest and support.

~ Sean

NEWS: 2019-9-3

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone Here are the minutes (notes) of August鈥檚 global progress meetings, they include our progress reports. Much is getting done in a handful of different areas in the world. Read them to get inspired to be more active.
Collective decisions taken:
We are in the process of establishing a partnership with Extinction Rebellion.
We are working on combining the minutes of both monthly progress meetings.

28 August
https://board.net/p/Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_28_August_2019
31 August
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_31_August__2019

Remember that raising awareness is how we change the world. Together and with other movements we are making good progress in shifting to the Commons. Happy Gift Society!

NEWS: 2019-8-25

jeukku (Juuso V)

@鈥媏veryone We have the global meetings in english this coming Wednesday at 21UTC on TeamSpeak and Saturday at 9UTC.

If you wish to discuss something at the meeting please add it before hand to the agenda along with your name. Also fill your progress report in advance to meeting notes.
Wednesday https://board.net/p/Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_28_August_2019
Saturday https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_31_August__2019

You can find out what time that is for you here https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

Wednesday meeting will be help on Teamspeak. You can connect to TeamSpeak with this information:
Server: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzmsecure

Saturday meeting will be help on TZM Discord server 鈥(Voice) International鈥 channel.
Here is an invite link to the server https://bitly.com/tzm-discord

NEWS: 2019-8-1

jeukku (Juuso V)

Audio recording of the last meeting is here https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting07312019

NEWS: 2019-7-31

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone The Wednesday meeting went well. Was great to hear from everyone that attended. Hopefully more can join next time. Would be great to see you. Real inspiring to hear the progress and you can catch up with it all your self by reading the notes. Thank you all for your continued contribution. We understand it takes time and energy and it is much appreciated. Continue with the healthy energy fam. Love you all. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_31_July_2019

NEWS: 2019-7-29

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone We have the second global meeting in english this coming Wednesday at 21UTC on TeamSpeak. We recommend that those of you who couldn鈥檛 make it to the Saturday meeting see to come to this one. Coming to meetings is what keeps us connected despite being all over the place, and motivated despite facing a the ambitious task of changing the world. If you wish to discuss something at the meeting please add it before hand to the agenda along with your name: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_31_July_2019

You can find out what time that is for you here https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

How to connect to Team Speak here:
Server: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzmsecure

NEWS: 2019-7-27

Mark advertise the RBE

We held a very constructive monthly assembly today July Saturday 27 2019. Please read the progress reports in the minutes. They are motivating to participate more both in the community and in catalyzing the paradigm shift. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_27_July_2019

NEWS: 2019-7-23

Mistahd33

Putting here by recommendation from @jeukku鈥
AND NOW鈥︹
drumroll
THIS!
https://soundcloud.com/antinert/tzm-answer-machine
(just because we who try to save the world need a chuckle sometimes)
Answer machine music = myself
Hold music = @The Earth Speaks
Also starring @Enid DoE and @Alt-Universe as tzm staff.
Please direct all complaints to @Woody (UK) ^_^

jeukku (Juuso V)

Hey @鈥媏veryone,

The next International Discord meeting will be on this Saturday, 27 July 2019 9:00 UTC

Please update progress reports in advance and feel free to add things you want to talk about on agenda.

Notes for that meeting can be found here: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_27_July_2019

NEWS: 2019-7-13

Mark advertise the RBE

We have a new New Human Rights Movement website catalizing a paradigm shift to a post-trade world: https://www.trade-free.org/
Explore it and share it far and wide! Raising awareness is how we change the world. We are getting there!

jeukku (Juuso V)

We are restarting 鈥淜oto coop鈥-project:

The idea of Koto is creating an co-op where, if you agree with the train of thought of TZM, RBE or other science based gift economies ideas, you buy the right to use all resources produced by the co-op and to live freely in apartments owned by the co-op. We will create small communities called units where we build and research open source methods of producing resources to create free time for people to gather resources needed to launch a new 鈥渦nit鈥. So every unit creates new units and growth is exponential. Here is a more in detail description https://kotocoop.org/description/

Check out #koto channel for links to project groups on Telegram or contact me and I鈥檒l add you,

There is also a group for people who are interested in similar things but not of Koto as an organization. We should still work together. 鈥淐reating hi-tech NL/RBE communities鈥 . Link to that is also on #koto channel.

NEWS: 2019-7-11

TZM Sweden made it into the local newspaper while being interviewed by the city during the third Zeitgeist European Meet-Up. (Article is in Swedish)
https://www.unt.se/nyheter/enkoping/delningsekonomi-vagen-till-hallbar-framtid-5355392.aspx

NEWS: 2019-7-7

jeukku (Juuso V)

The European meeting continued with a few more people, sightseeing, more informal discussions and partying. I鈥檓 in awe how wise and loving these people are.

We had good food, beautiful music and dance performances, impressive poems by @Lawrence and very loving atmosphere 鉂

This was my last day and sadly I had to leave early, but we had a very relaxing morning and a meditation session together.

I want to thank two members of TVP from Norway who showed us that we really don鈥檛 need to worry about being different organizations. We are all a big family.

Of course this couldn鈥檛 have happened without the amazing work of the people organizing the event. Much love to everyone involved. I feel like a changed man (or a bear :D)

NEWS: 2019-7-4

jeukku (Juuso V)

The European meeting in Sweden is going great. There have been organized discussions on topics work, agriculture, education and culture/religion in RBE, what changes in me in RBE and even a peaceful discussion about veganism.
Lots of hanging out together indoors and outdoors. So far it has been amazing 馃槂. More people are coming for the weekend.

NEWS: 2019-7-2

Nora

On Friday, 12 July we are going to have our first 鈥渨ake up call day鈥. On this day we want to get the message of a post scarcity society out there. Everyone is welcome to participate. A good way to find a listening audience would be to make a speech in a train. But we know not everyone is built for that, so if you can tell at least tell friends, co-workers or otherwise about it directly (either in person or direct message) and with intent that is great as well. And if you have a completely different idea, do that (and share your ideas).

If you can film your action, that would be even better.
We will keep talking about this day and ideas in the #global-action-chat on discord , so I hope you鈥檒l check it out.

It would also be great if we could keep making updates during the 12th in #global-action-chat right after some action has been taking, to keep everyone motivated.

I hope you will join :)

NEWS: 2019-6-29

Woodpecker

Hello @鈥媏veryone ,

We have now removed the country specific voice channels and narrowed it down to 1-3 multipurpose voice channels per continent. This is to reduce clutter on the server.
When you need to use a voice channel, simply use whichever is free.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Sorry for the slight delay. I got a little distracting by going down the US political rabbit hole for a few days, generally a total waste of time. Here is the audio recording for last Wednesday鈥檚 International Teamspeak meeting for 26 June 2019:
https://archive.org/details/tzminternationalteamspeakmeeting06262019

NEWS: 2019-6-28

Z O Tha Lone Wolf

@鈥媏veryone
Hey family just a friendly reminder of the up coming TZM Discord meeting this Saturday. You know what鈥檚 up but bring your people who would like to participate or make a change. Together we make it happen. Much love from the wolf man.

The next International Discord meeting will be on Saturday, 29 June 2019 9UTC
Notes for that meeting can be found here:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_29_June_2019

NEWS: 2019-6-27

Mark advertise the RBE

Another constructive global progress meeting was held yesterday on Team Speak, just as every last Wednesday of the month. If you couldn鈥檛 attend please read the minutes to see all the work we have been doing, here https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_26_June_2019

We are growing as a movement and our ideas are spreading. If we keep doing what we are doing we will make it! Keep spreading the word! Happy Gift Society.

NEWS: 2019-6-26

jeukku (Juuso V)

@鈥媏veryone
Teamspeak server password has been changed. Here is info for the connection:

Nickname or Address: tzm.teamspeak3.com
Password : Tzmsecure

NEWS: 2019-6-21

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone
Remember and remind others that the
Next International Teamspeak meeting will be this coming Wednesday, 26 June 2019.
Meetings are super important to find motivation and to share progress and ask for support. Please invite others. This is a team sport.
The upcoming meeting notes can be found here if you have any agenda items to add: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_26_June_2019

NEWS: 2019-6-19

jeukku (Juuso V)

Steps from 1 to 6 are now done.
One more step we鈥檒l have to do is reduce the amount of voice channels here.

NEWS: 2019-6-14

jeukku (Juuso V)

Steps we are going to take to reorganize this server a bit:

  1. move text channels and voice channels to new categories based on continents (there is way too many categories to handle)
  2. #internation-discussion will be renamed to #general
  3. #lobby will be renamed to #lobby
  4. The default notification setting will be changed to 鈥渕entions only鈥. That will prevent people getting notfications from all the messages from all the channels.
  5. Messages on lobby will changed to shorter ones (links to rules)
  6. #lobby will be the channel where you opt-in to use 鈥渟elf-assigned roles鈥 (SAR). If you choose a 鈥淪AR-enable鈥 -role, you will see only a few channels at first. After that you choose what you want to see. You can test it on <#584825231168765980> right now if you want to.
  7. and finally SAR will be changed to be the default mode for everyone.

NEWS: 2019-5-30

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone
TZM International Teamspeak Meeting for 29 May 2019
Meeting Notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_29_May_2019
Audio Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting05292019

Next International Teamspeak meeting will by on Wednesday, 26 June 2019
The upcoming meeting notes can be found here if you have any agenda items to add: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_26_June_2019

The next International Discord meeting will be on Saturday, 29 June 2019
Notes for that meeting can be found here:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_29_June_2019

Links to notes and audio recordings when available for all past meetings can be found here:
https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

Perhaps of interest is that we had some prankish trolling during today鈥檚 meeting that was livecast during the meeting. The Youtube video for that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpZoDrqXi0k
Being teased a little may help us maintain perspective and a sense of humor and help us remember to not take ourselves too seriously. 馃槂
馃憤

NEWS: 2019-5-29

Woodpecker

Please follow the UK chapter twitter account! https://twitter.com/tzmuk We just got it going again. 馃槂

RafaTROM

TROM People. Short documentary about the meeting in Spain that took place from 2nd to 23rd of May https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVx8U6Mah24

NEWS: 2019-5-27

Mark advertise the RBE

TROM has released a wonderful clip to sow the New Human Rights Movement, TZM and the Trade-Free world!
https://vimeo.com/338667
Share it far and wide! We are a legion. Raising awareness is how we change the world.
#NHRM #TZM #TradeFree #TROM

NEWS: 2019-5-26

Mark advertise the RBE

This Saturday monthly meeting went great with 11 attendees, including the return of experienced catalysts that had been absent for years!
You can read the progress we all have been making in the minutes pad as well as some exclusive NHRM songs yet to be released! https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_25_May_2019

Mark advertise the RBE


Todays second global monthly meeting in Spanish also went well.
We plan to hold regular weekly meetings to talk RBE (Gift Society) every Sunday at 12 UTC in 鈥(voice) espa帽ol鈥 under 鈥淐ONTINENTAL鈥. We also talked about Universal Basic Access and the importance of implementing Gift Society values in our lives with social and technological innovation like FCNs and Open Source Ecology.
The minutes pad in Spanish
https://board.net/p/TZM_Espanol__domingo26mayo__2019

NEWS: 2019-5-23

David Dann

I鈥檒l be hosting the TZM International meeting next week.
We invite all activists who want to touch base and share any progress they have made while setting objectives on how we can grow and be active as a movement. If there is something you would like to bring up during the meeting, please note it down in the etherpad. See you then 馃槂 https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_29_May_2019

NEWS: 2019-5-22

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone Remember that this Saturday at 9 UTC is the next global online progress meeting. Attending at least one of the monthly progress meetings is fundamental for people to feel part of a global team so as to motivate each other and others to get and stay active. Everyone is welcome and please invite others to come (by copy-pasting this message) for the movement to grow.
If you wish to discuss something please add it to the agenda
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_25_May_2019
To know how we co-hold meetings read the Comm Protocol
https://board.net/p/New_Human_Right_Movement_Comm_Protocol

The next Teamspeak meeting will be on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 at 21 UTC
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_29_May_2019

NEWS: 2019-5-20

Mark advertise the RBE

A webtool designed to help us construct our individual sovereignty has been launched! Please help spread the word (Raising awareness is how we change the world)
https://idetra.org/
https://youtu.be/qlYPmB-QQQY

NEWS: 2019-5-17

Michael Kubler

@Der Link and @Lawrence have created an amazing TZM intro video that鈥檚 only 1.5 minutes long. It should be just enough to get people to watch something a little more substantial.

Check it out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvzI7f66D0E

NEWS: 2019-5-14

Gary Kent(NC)

@Everyone
Movimiento Zeitgeist Argentina - #zday2019
鈥淎pertura e Introducci贸n鈥 - Axel Castell贸n - https://youtu.be/Y05c-jnEFUU
鈥淓ffects of the advancement of technology in the system鈥 - V铆ctor Liste - https://youtu.be/dcdBnRa8aiU
鈥淲hat is wrong with Money?鈥 - Lawrence Bishop - https://youtu.be/Fg5CTTIZlYU
鈥淐limate Change鈥 - Stephanie Cabovianco - https://youtu.be/OSxaNgpeuUc
鈥淎ctions towards the transition, for individuals鈥 - Mark Enoch - https://youtu.be/gcbdAQmm3-Y
鈥淪ustainability: Beyond Political Categorization鈥 - Peter Joseph - https://youtu.be/vT-h1ELrcIo
鈥淨ue reparamos cuando reparamos?鈥 - Marina Pla - https://youtu.be/HbNa3qwc6ww

NEWS: 2019-5-12

Nora

Had the first (since 2 years) Zeitgeist meetup with some people in Melbourne yesterday.

NEWS: 2019-4-29

Mark advertise the RBE

The global monthly Saturday meeting on discord at 9UTC went great.
SUMMARY
=============================================
We agreed that one of the main focuses of TZM is content creation. We will encourage people to do so by facilitating their work in #tzm_media_projects and also appreciating their work by helping to disseminate it.
The Website project is underway but slow and needs some help with people reviewing the existing content.
The next TZM Newsletter is lower priority than working on the website. There鈥檚 nothing time critical to promote right now.
鈥斺斺斺
If you weren鈥檛 able to attend please read the notes:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_27_April_2019
鈥斺斺斺斺斺斺斺斺斺斺斺

Mark advertise the RBE

Next Global Discord Saturday meeting will the 25th at 9UTC as always. Remember that attending at least one of the monthly New Human Rights Movement meetings is fundamental to stay communicated despite our parallel activities and to motivate each other and others to get and stay active. Everyone is welcome and please invite others to come (by copy-pasting this message) for the movement to grow.
If you wish to discuss something please add it to the agenda
https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_25_May_2019
To know how we co-hold meetings read the Comm Protocol
https://board.net/p/New_Human_Right_Movement_Comm_Protocol

Mark advertise the RBE

The first global meeting in Spanish was a great success and motivating for all. We plan to continue holding them the last Saturday of every month, for now at 18UTC. Both new and old TZM proactivists attended. The Comm Protocol was introduced. I translated it to Spanish, along with the other relevant docs. https://board.net/p/Protocolo_de_Comunicacion_NMDH_(MZ)

The minutes are here:
https://board.net/p/TZM_Espanol___274_2019
鈥斺斺斺斺斺

Mark advertise the RBE

Spanish speakers are all invited to come to the next global meeting in Spanish.
https://board.net/p/TZM_lengua_hispana__Sabado25_Mayo__2019

NEWS: 2019-4-26

Michael Kubler

There鈥檚 a proposal to change TZM into being focused on Content Creation https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dygDP_8yM2-Zp9k2PlAic7_QbKKzpD-qpDbRZwSkIiw/edit?usp=sharing

We are hoping it鈥檒l be discussed at the next Global Monthly Meeting which will be hosted at 09:00 UTC this Saturday the 27th.

https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_27_April_2019

NEWS: 2019-4-25

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Here are the links for today鈥檚 TZM International Teamspeak Meeting:

Meeting Notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_24_April_2019 Meeting Notes(PDF upload to Archive.org): https://archive.org/details/TZMGlobalTeamSpeakWednesday24April2019 Audio Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting04242019

Next meeting will be on TZM Discord this coming Saturday, 27 April 2019 https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.us/events/tzm-international-discord-meeting/?occurrence=2019-04-27 Notes for the upcoming Discord meeting or to add agenda items can be found here: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_27_April_2019

The next Teamspeak meeting will be on Wednesday, 29 May 2019 https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_29_May_2019

All past meeting notes can be found here: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

Many old audio recordings of TZM meetings are available on Archive.org by doing a search for 鈥淭ZM鈥, 鈥淭he Zeitgeist Movement鈥 or related searches. 馃憤

NEWS: 2019-4-20

Michael Kubler

We鈥檝e now created the #tzm_website and #tzm_survey_team channels for those interested in discussing those projects more. They are at the bottom of the Projects and Technologies channel list in Discord.

There鈥檚 proposal docs for both.

We need a designer and people to help write and review content for the website.

Plus people with an interest in psychometric profiling, things like Spiral Dynamics (SDi) and proper polling techniques for the survey team.

Hopefully we can make some progress towards some great projects 馃槂

NEWS: 2019-4-16

TZM Sweden did #trashtag in Stockholm, in return getting a lot of positive attention from the residents of the neighborhood. https://www.facebook.com/tzmglobal/posts/2120165174732793

NEWS: 2019-4-10

Michael Kubler

Please note: The live stream videos from the Argentina global 2019 Zday event have been taken down and will be soon reuploaded in higher quality.

NEWS: 2019-3-30

jeukku (Juuso V)

TZM International Discord meeting for Saturday, 30 March 2019:

Clifford gave an update of Z-Day 2020 progress and a good explanation how the decision where to hold the event was made.

He also updated us on the European meetup happening next summer.

Notes - https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_30_March_2019

Link to previous meetings: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

NEWS: 2019-3-28

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone TZM International Team Speak meeting for 27 March 2019: We had brief updates on completed ZDay events and reminders of several events coming up this weekend. We had an extended discussion with Gilbert and Teemu about Gilbert鈥檚 request for admin status on TZM Discord. We finished the meeting with a brief discussion about arriving at decisions on the location for the next Global ZDay event. Notes - https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_March_2019 Audio Recording - https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting03272019

Reminder: There will be a TZM International Discord meeting this coming Saturday, 30 March 2019 @ 900 utc Notes (add agenda items) - https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_30_March_2019

Link to previous meetings: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

NEWS: 2019-3-25

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Reminder - We have monthly meetings coming up this week:

  • On TeamSpeak this Wednesday 27 March 2019 at 21:00 UTC https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_March_2019
  • On Discord this Saturday 30 March 2019 at 9:00 UTC https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_30_March_2019 And this ZDay2019 Event in LA
  • https://www.meetup.com/TZMLosAngeles/events/258758986/

Gary Kent(NC)

https://www.meetup.com/tzmsandiego/events/hxchmqyzfbmc/

NEWS: 2019-3-24

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Here are links to the unedited recordings of yesterday鈥檚 TZM Global ZDay2019 event in Buenos Ares, Argentina. The urls for the live stream kept changing throughout the day, so there are multiple parts of the recordings, both in English and in Espanola. 1st English segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYloQPaXwDY 2nd English segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yGAYxUTVWM&t=7200s 3rd English segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qZh9jKR0WRM (Begins with Peter Joseph pre-recorded talk) 1st Espanola segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI_5iD9XMJc 2nd Espanola segment: (so far unable to find this segment) 3rd Espanola segment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipg8to04-54 (Begins with Peter Joseph pre-recorded talk)

NEWS: 2019-3-23

jeukku (Juuso V)

Zeitgeist-Day Main Event 2020 will be hold in Reykjav铆k, Iceland! Make sure you don鈥檛 have any other plans at 4 July 2020 馃槂 Here is the Facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/569630620225604/

NEWS: 2019-3-22

Mark advertise the RBE

Zday 2019 live streaming will start tomorrow Saturday 23rd at 14:30 UTC at these links! https://youtu.be/Ee2lrSrIbZg (English)

https://youtu.be/7ReSfQl11uo (Spanish)

NEWS: 2019-3-21

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone remember that this Saturday at 9:00UTC is the monthly global Saturday meeting. Attending at least one monthly meeting and inviting others is how we stay connected and motivated at a global level. Please add items you wish to discuss, and your progress reports in the notes. https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_23_March_2019

Here is a guide on how to hold meetings. No host is necessary just follow the guide together. https://etherpad.net/p/How_to_hold_TZM_and_NHRM_meetings

NEWS: 2019-3-15

David Dann

Hey everyone, Zeitgeist Day London will be taking place tomorrow, there will be a live stream on this page starting around 12.40pm UK time: https://www.facebook.com/TZMUnitedkingdom Just thought I would share this 馃檪

NEWS: 2019-3-1

Chry

Greetings from Italy! https://www.facebook.com/TZMlazio/videos/2277966605824659/

NEWS: 2019-2-28

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone International TeamSpeak Meeting for 27 February 2019

We had updates from Sean ZO from New Zealand on his upcoming album release timed for ZDay 2019, Colin Turner on FreeWorlder projects and business progress, Perry Gruber on Copiosis, Gary Kent on ZDay2019 events happening in Los Angeles, United States and Buenos Aires, Argentina, David Dann on ZDay2019 London鈥檚 sold out event. Updates were followed by an open discussion of TZM related ideas and various transitional approaches. Links for this meeting Notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_February_2019 Audio Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting02272019 Link to previous meetings: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

The next meeting will be on TZM TeamSpeak on 27 March 2019 https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_March_2019 and TZM Discord on 30 March 2019.

NEWS: 2019-2-24

Mark advertise the RBE

We had a relaxed yet interesting monthly meeting Saturday! We discussed how to easily clip documentaries in to bit-sized bits easy seeds to sow, games being designed that are inline with our train of thought, a talk being prepared for London鈥檚 Zday and all the work being done by Michael in Czech Republic? Here are the notes. https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_23_February_2019 Steadily we are changing the world!

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone who wasn鈥檛 able to make it to the Saturday meeting please come to the coming Wednesday meeting to share progress and move forward. Meeting is how we motivate each other to get and keep active. Add items you wish to discuss to the agenda before and hand and also add your progress reports in the notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_February_2019

Remember that the more people we invite and remind to come the more people will come. It鈥檚 everyone鈥檚 responsibility to nag others simply because we all are busy and need to be nagged a bit to do anything. Slowly but steadily we are liberating humanity!

NEWS: 2019-2-16

David Dann

@Michael Kubler could you help put this ZDay event on the global site by any chance please? Please share @鈥媏veryone , thank you :) Info & tickets: https://zdaylondon2019.eventbrite.co.uk Please invite all friends in and around the UK: https://www.facebook.com/events/264622681099939/

NEWS: 2019-2-10

Gregorio Galati

Hello friends ! In case you are not aware already, Zday 2019 Global Event will take place in Buenos Aires , Argentina on March 23rd 2019 .

Gregorio Galati

We鈥檒l like many of you attend in person. For those who decide to do so, please don鈥檛 forget to register, it鈥檚 free , https://form.jotform.com/90362970185158

NEWS: 2019-2-8

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone https://tzmla.com/?occurrence=2019-03-31

NEWS: 2019-2-1

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Next TZM Global Discord meeting will be Saturday, 23 February 2019. Meetings are open to all. Attending meetings is how we motivate each other to get and stay active. Invite others, that is how we grow! Together we are liberating mankind and saving the planet!

If you wish to add an item to the agenda, please add your name and the item to the agenda list on for the upcoming meeting. https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_23_February_2019

The next TZM Global TeamSpeak Meeting will be Wednesday, 27 February 2019. The notes for this upcoming meeting can be found here: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wednesday_27_February_2019

Previous meeting notes can be found here: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

The TZM Global TeamSpeak meeting notes and audio recording for the 30 January 2019 meeting can be found here: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_30_January_2019 Audio Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting01302019

NEWS: 2019-1-27

Mark advertise the RBE

We had a very successful meeting this Saturday with around 10 attendees. Read the minutes (notes) of the meeting to know our individual updates and self assigned tasks. Much was accomplished as well as the main item of the agenda discussed:

1) Project picture support (Mark Enoch) Sugestions + In movement sign language H R

  • sign language C
  • two handed Z sign or dove sign
  • BSL for Z two handed

The idea is that with a hand gesture we can show support for the Resource Gift Economy in public, on stage, in pictures, from a distance, in videos and when people respond with the same sign we know we have company and support. We agree to try out these different hand signs and gestures and see which one naturally catches on and spreads. We agree to try these out on stage and to wave to friends, to other TZMers, on pictures, ask people to do the sign and take a picture of them etc. The idea of sharing pictures on social media of people doing these signs is for them to catch on faster and be known by the RBE Gifters and the general public.

Notes of the meeting: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_26_January_2019

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone Next global TZM meeting is this Wednesday 30th of January at 21UTC on Teamspeak (see password below). Please come if you didn鈥檛 make it this last Saturday. Attending meetings is how we motivate each other to get and stay active. Invite others, that is how we grow! Together we are liberating mankind and saving the planet!

If you wish to discuss an item, add it to the notes before hand along with your name. Meeting notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_30_January_2019

Figure out what time 21UTC is for you here: https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

tzm.teamspeak3.com Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com Password : Tzm_GHJ

Team Speak help: http://thezeitgeistmovementuk.com/?p=3225

NEWS: 2019-1-23

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone Everyone is invited to come and get active or share our progress and plan next actions. Meeting together inspires us and others to get and stay active! We are a global teem! Please help inviting others in person or in groups.

Add an item to the agenda along with your name: Link to Next Meeting notes: TZM Discord Server Saturday, 26 November, 9:00 UTC: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_26_January_2019

Here is the facebook event (please post in the official channel whoever can) https://www.facebook.com/events/238634123740011

NEWS: 2019-1-17

Gary Kent(NC)

ZDay2019 Argentina Update: https://gogetfunding.com/blog-single-update/?blogpre=5759702&single=33304

NEWS: 2019-1-12

jeukku (Juuso V)

I created a Facebook page where news.tzm.community posts will be automatically posted https://www.facebook.com/Zeitgeist-movement-community-news-337574620186035

NEWS: 2019-1-3

Michael Kubler

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ogy7sCAfJY

My Zday presentation about transitioning to a post-scarcity / abundance centered society by first getting the necessities of life to be free to everyone on the planet, using what I call the Price of Zero transition. Slides are available at http://bit.ly/price-of-zero-slides

NEWS: 2019-1-1

jeukku (Juuso V)

TZM newsletter - December 2018

https://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/community/newsletters/december-2018/

NEWS: 2018-12-27

Gary Kent(NC)

@鈥媏veryone Here are the links from the TZM International TeamSpeak Meeting for 26 December 2018 at 21:00 UTC:

Link to past meeting鈥檚 notes: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

Link to this meeting鈥檚 notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_26_Dec_2018

Link to this meeting鈥檚 audio recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting12262018

Upcoming Meetings:

TZMDiscord, Saturday, 29 December 2018, 9:00 UTC(Open until meeting time to add agenda items): https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_29_December_2018

TZMDiscord, Saturday, 26 January 2018, 9:00 UTC: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Sat_26_January_2019

TZMTeamSpeak, Wednesday, 30 January 2018. 21:00 UTC: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_30_January_2019

Active Member Profiles: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d2Z-nor6lfUA7Ztso3hO0OF6UThqnd92eY979VT0VI8/edit#

https://board.net/p/New_Human_Right_Movement_Comm_Protocol

NEWS: 2018-12-24

Mark advertise the RBE

@鈥媏veryone if you want to get active or to share our progress and plan for next actions come to either this coming Wednesday meeting at 21 UTC in teamspeak (details below) or Saturday meeting at 9:00 UTC in discord (voice) international

You can add items to the agendas along with your name: Wednesday notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_26_Dec_2018 Saturday notes: https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_Discord_Saturday_29_December_2018

Also please help inviting anybody and everybody to the meetings too! Wednesday https://www.facebook.com/events/782867045398586/

Saturday https://www.facebook.com/events/348622879255183/

NEWS: 2018-12-10

Mark advertise the RBE

Trom-Jaro Linux ISO operating system was released yesterday! 馃槂 Thanks to Tio for his amazing work on this stuff!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQPG-4KYTVE

NEWS: 2018-11-30

Gary Kent(NC)

Here is the audio recording of the last TZM International TeamSpeak meeting from Wednesday, 28 November 2018: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting11282018

Links to last Meetings Notes: TZM Discord Server https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Nov_Sat_24_11_2018_discord TZM TeamSpeak Server https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Oct_Wed_31_10_2018

Link to this Meeting Notes: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Nov_Wed_28_11_2018

Next Meetings: TZMTeamSpeak, Wednesday, December 26th, 2018. 21:00 UTC https://board.net/p/TZM_Global_TeamSpeak_Wed_26_Dec_2018 TZMDiscord, Saturday, December 29th, 2018, 9:00 UTC

Links to Previous Meetings notes: https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

Active Member Profiles https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d2Z-nor6lfUA7Ztso3hO0OF6UThqnd92eY979VT0VI8/edit#

https://youtu.be/iV3v80g9nxI

https://board.net/p/New_Human_Right_Movement_Comm_Protocol

NEWS: 2018-11-25

jeukku (Juuso V)

TZM International TeamSpeak Meeting for 28 November 2018 at 21:00 UTC

The meeting will start at 21.00 UTC on our TZM Team speak server. You can check the meeting time in your local time using this link: https://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=21:00+UTC

Let people know about the meeting! We want people to come!

tzm.teamspeak3.com Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com Password : Tzm_GHJ

Team Speak help: http://thezeitgeistmovementuk.com/?p=3225

The agenda is currently open for suggestions until the meeting starts. Simply add your item in the notes with your name.

https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Nov_Wed_28_11_2018

Please invite anyone and everyone to the meeting so that the movement grows!

NEWS: 2018-11-24

Teemu K (fin)

In 2017 we did a questionnaire about the movement for TZM coordinators, here are the results (old news, but I had not shared it here so it may reach some new people): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzVqNnRMxulhQ2tKbHRxSUxnLVk/view?usp=sharing

Mark advertise the RBE

Here is the newly created NHRM Motherpad directory to all the notes of past meetings and the tools to create new ones. https://board.net/p/New_Human_Rights_Movement_assembly_motherpad

NEWS: 2018-11-22

Mark advertise the RBE

Here is a notepad with the NHRM (TZM) Comm Protocol that empowers us as a global movement. By following the protocol everybody can stay in touch with everybody in the movement with only 3 hours of 鈥渨ork鈥 a month. These are the minimum requirements to be a full participant in the movement. Everybody can be a full participant now no matter how busy we are! This is what enables us to act a single organism. This is what motivates us to be active. This is what makes us an unstoppable force in the world. If you want to be part of this unstoppable force and bring about the Gift Economy faster, follow this protocol, regularly remind others to follow it, teach it to newcomers, etc, again and again. https://board.net/p/New_Human_Right_Movement_Comm_Protocol

NEWS: 2018-11-19

Mark advertise the RBE

@everybody Remember this next Saturday we have a global meeting here in discord at 9:00 UTC. It is important that everybody either attends this one or the meeting of Wednesday 29. Invite others!

NEWS: 2018-11-6

KittyZeit (Br)

https://gogetfunding.com/zday-2019-main-event-buenos-aires/

NEWS: 2018-10-31

Gary Kent(NC)

Link to past meeting notes: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_global_Sat_27102018

Links to this Meeting(31 October 2018 on TeamSpeak): https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Oct_Wed_31_10_2018 Link to TeamSpeak meeting Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalChapterMeetingTeamSpeak10312018

Link to Next Meeting notes: TZM Discord Server Saturday, 24 November, 9:00 UTC: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_Nov_Sat_24_11_2018_discord TZM TeamSpeak, Wednesday, November 28th. 21:00 UTC https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_TeamSpeak_Meeting_11_28_2018

NEWS: 2018-10-16

MidnightMechanic

https://www.facebook.com/events/905553272987953/ TZM last Saturday meeting posted on Facebook. https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_global_meeting_27102018

NEWS: TZM European Meet-Up of 2019

TZM European Meet-Up of 2019

jeukku (Juuso V)

Welcome to the third Zeitgeist European Meet-Up of 2019 in Enk枚ping, Sweden!

What is the Zeitgeist European Meet-Up? This is an international gathering of members of the Zeitgeist Movement (TZM) or guests that are interested in TZM and that are located somewhere in Europe. The first European Meet-Up was held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in December of 2015. The second European Meet-Up took place in Kiev, Ukraine in July of 2017. Now, our third European Meet-Up is going to be held in Scandinavia, west of Stockholm and once again in the summertime, so that all of our guests may enjoy the beautiful weather and exceptionally long days that Sweden enjoys in the summer.

If you have any other questions, please send us an email, write us on Facebook or other social media platforms.

TZM Sweden鈥檚 email: info@thezeitgeistmovement.se

What happens during this event? This differs from, and is more comprehensive and personal than, other typical TZM events. Instead of only being overwhelmed by a bunch of presentations with lots of factual information, we are presenting a vacation-like event for people to have fun, socialize at, and enjoy. Keep in mind, as well, that this is going to be a very productive and idea-rich event, with many new insights regarding projects and developments happening within TZM. Numerous other like-minded people and organizations will also be attending this event.

Read more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/285168392092346/

NEWS: 2018-10-10

jeukku (Juuso V)

A 鈥淭ZM - development and news鈥 -website was created https://news.tzm.community/

Not everything on this channel ( #development_and_news ) will be posted there. Posts are updated when a reaction is added two or more times to a message.

and a friendly reminder that discussions should be kept on different channels like #international-discussion.

Date 2018-9-29

Gary Kent(NC)

TZM International Discord Meeting for 29 September 2018: Recording: To Be Added Notes for today鈥檚 meeting are here: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_global_Sat_29_Sept_2018

If you wish to add agenda items for the next meeting, the link to the etherpad notes for the upcoming TZM Discord meeting scheduled for Saturday, 27 October 2018 @9:00 UTC are here: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_global_Sat_27102018

NEWS: 2018-9-26

Gary Kent(NC)

TZM International TeamSpeak Meeting for 26 September 2018 Recording of TZM TeamSpeak Meeting from 26 September 2018: Link to TeamSpeak Recording: https://archive.org/details/TZMInternationalTeamSpeakMeeting26September

Link to the etherpad notes for today鈥檚 TZM International Teamspeak meeting are here: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_wednesday_global_meeting_26092018

If you wish to add agenda items for the next meeting, the link to the etherpad notes for the upcoming TZM International Discord meeting scheduled for Saturday 29 September 2018 @9:00 UTC are here: https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_global_Sat_29_Sept_2018

NEWS: 2018-9-23

Mark advertise the RBE

During the last meeting we have agreed that whoever wants to assure stable communicating with everyone both globally and locally can follow the following protocol. 1. Write messages that all should receive, and only messages that all should read, in the news-and-development channel 2. Once a week check the news-and-development channel and our personal messages in discord 3. Once a month attend at least one of the two global meetings which are EVERY last Saturday of every month at 9UTC in the (voice) International channel ON DISCORD https://discord.gg/ReAqFk4 and EVERY last Wednesday of every month at 21UTC ON TEAM SPEAK
tzm.teamspeak3.com Username : tzm.teamspeak3.com Password : Tzm_GHJ UTC time converter https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_UTC.aspx

  1. Notes of the meetings will be co-created by all attendees by filling out the following template https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_meeting_template
  2. At the end of each meeting the etherpad for the following meeting must be prepared from the template. Then both the etherpad notes of the concluded meeting and the etherpad for the following meeting must be immediately posted in the news-and-development thread. From that moment on people who wish to add a topic to the agenda can do so, with their name, in the coming meetings etherpad, in order. Once the meeting starts, whether at 9:00 or 21:00 UTC no items should be added to the agenda. If you want to add an item, add it at least 5 minutes before hand. If someone isn鈥檛 there to discuss their item, that item can be skipped. Please share this information with everyone who is or isn鈥檛 part of the movement and invite them to come. That is how we grow!

NEWS: 2018-9-22

Mark advertise the RBE

We had a very productive meeting this 22 Saturday 2018. Notes and summary can be found here. https://etherpad.net/p/generalmeeting09222018 Next meeting will be this coming Wednesday 26 at 21UTC. Please add any item you wish to discuss to the agenda before the meeting starts at 21:00 UTC. https://etherpad.net/p/TZM_wednesday_global_meeting_26092018 Please invite anyone and everyone to the meeting so that the movement grows!

jeukku (Juuso V)

Discussions on a different channel please, but let鈥檚 try to link events to some webpage that show your local time. UTC is pretty clear but maybe we can do better.

Date 2018-9-19

Mark advertise the RBE

Most recent TZM news letter

http://sendy.thezeitgeistmovement.com/w/5yxTZKQC892NK37PqBlAmVVw/o8p9RjpSCmQD1SLTuRB0VQ/yDqpMbV0763fmZBCG763Dku1dg

Becoming TZM Example 2

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.

  • Bryce Courtenay
Responsibility2

While on the surface the following proposition may seem like a mere poetic gesture, the truth of the matter is that it is absolutely true and inescapable. We are all in The Zeitgeist Movement whether we like it or not.

Everyday of our lives we make decisions in social and environmental contexts that create influence on the wellbeing and perception of others. It doesn鈥檛 matter what one鈥檚 political, religious or overall ideological disposition may be specifically; if you live on this planet you are influencing it and the cultures spawned from it. What this also means is that you are responsible. You are responsible for what you set in motion and hence responsible for the state of the habitat and you are response for the balance or imbalance of the human species itself, to one degree or another.

Each act of empathy or indifference resonates with those who received those effects, and due to the basic, evolutionary laws of human adaption we adjust our expectations and propensities as we experience the environment around us. Naturally, early childhood is the most sensitive period to our species, as we try to figure out if this new world we have come into is safe and supportive or if the world is unsafe and indifferent. This type of programming, while established in early childhood most dominantly, still continues throughout our lives, and the effect it has on the larger order cultural perception is also profound.

Yet, while our capabilities are truly powerful, particularly when it comes to human society鈥檚 recent capacity to build technological tools, which can change the societal construct rapidly, it is easy to forget that at the root core of this existence is a kind of subservience and acceptance of factors that we will never have control of. After millennia of confusion about the nature of our existence, inventing complex and ultimately false systems of belief as we cope with this confusion, the slow discovery of what are commonly termed the laws of nature have provided not only a means to create and invent, but to also understanding that we are actually not in control in many profound ways.

We appear to only be in control of how we relate to this existing rule structure and those natural law rules show no sign of changing. Our submission to this reality rests at the heart of the technical proposals made by The Zeitgeist Movement. It is merely a process of adaptation to better optimize human existence and create a condition that improves our lives and allows for future generations to inhabit this planet without severe deficiency and a loss of sustainability. In truth, the human species today does not just share the world with itself and the habitat. It also shares it with the extended family of the species and the extended family of the other life inherent in the habit, generations into the future.

There has also been an eclipsing tendency for an idealized sense of self- importance. Traditional religions and such notions of being 鈥渃reated in the image of God鈥 and other ideas tend to separate humans from the natural world, as though we are not to be 鈥渞educed鈥 to some kind of mere artifact of nature. The great astronomer Carl Sagan perhaps best addressed this problem in his text Pale Blue Dot:

鈥 The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Our posturings, our imagined self- importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.鈥

Of course, there is no denying that our capacity to think, create, problem solve and alter our world places us in a very unique rank with respect to the other species we share this habitat with. The human organism is so incredible in so many functional and adaptive ways, yet modern science has not even begun to understand how this ever- complex array of organs and chemistry is able to do what it does so well. In fact, our creativity is so powerful; we have been able to extend our mental and physical forms to include physical and computational possibilities that would otherwise be impossible. This is the true nature of our technological ingenuity.

A computer, a car, a phone, a table, a pencil or any other tool we may utilize, are not merely detached abstractions we engage in. They are extensions of ourselves in very real and direct ways, improving some type of function we wish to complete. As time moves on, the logic is clear that problem resolution can become ever more powerful, so much so that the social models we may embrace in one generation will be made obsolete in another generation. The desired transition from the competitive, market model of economics to a NLRBE is just such a move.

Roles & Projects

The Zeitgeist Movement is a global organization that has no papers to fill out or any formal acceptance process. One鈥檚 interest in the proposals of TZM, coupled with some type of action to promote such change, is the only defining feature of a 鈥渕ember鈥 and the degree of participation comes down to the comfort zone and ingenuity of the individual and/or groups they choose to be a part of. It is also important to point out that simply being a part of this community is, in many ways, a contribution to transition itself, as a changing of social values is critical to such a move, and this starts by generating a growing sub- culture that simply finds alignment with those values, even though the old, caustic social model is still in place.

More specifically, getting involved invariably means trying to raise awareness in the community, while ideally contributing to development projects. The range of activist possibilities can be as simple as an isolated person on working to post relevant data to target audiences in places such as forums, media sites, social networks and the like, while the others may take a more detailed approach and contribute to design and programming projects that can serve to facilitate the actual mechanics of the system proposed.

Three such developing projects are the (a) Global Redesign Institute or GRI; (b) the Localized Solutions Project or LSP; (c) and the Collaborative Design System or CDS.

(a) GRI is an on collaborative interface that functions in a similar manner of public contribution as Wikipedia does, except with a much higher degree of logical assessment and minus much of the semantic problems that arise with an encyclopedia. The purpose is to redesign the surface of Earth, graphically and mathematically, region by region, based upon the most advanced principles of sustainability and efficiency. This systems theory oriented approach does not observe human contrivances and artificial limitations such as countries, property rights and other inhibiting factors existing today.

The best way to think about it is as a macro- industrial design initiative, which removes all topographical and infrastructural attributes of modern society, working to replace them with more optimized means. The goal is to virtually implement a NLRBE in the largest scale theoretical way. Of course, many hear such a proposal, coupled with the understanding that this is an open access project and anyone on the planet can contribute, might conclude that the vastness of subjective human opinion on such a matter would make settling on such a design impossible.

This is actually not the case when the scientific method is brought into play. While the localized technology (more on this in the LSP section) will always change over time, since that is the nature of it as things technically improve, the basic topographical reasoning will change far less. More specifically, the manner by which these 鈥渕acro鈥 decisions are arrived at would have a direct relationship to the characteristics of any given area, coupled with the logical reasoning inherent to the networks that emerge to synergistically connect social functionality.

For example, different terrains have different propensities for settlement, while the location of renewable energy sources demands that harvesting exist in certain places. If production of a particular genre of goods requires certain materials and those materials happen to be local, it is logical to construct production facilities as close as possible to the extraction source. Likewise, any other attributes of the supply chain are best allocated using the same logic, including the means of distribution. Distribution centers, would naturally be close to large city centers where the population has easy access within short distances. Furthermore, the creation of parks, recreation and the like becomes self- evident as well, finding conducive placement in areas that fit such a given profile, such as large flat expanses for games and the like.

In short, this process of logically deducing topographical placement to maximize efficiency and sustainability is a technical process overall. This isn鈥檛 to say one can 鈥減ush a button鈥 and the entirety of a given region can be deduced automatically with no human consensus or interfering values. Rather, it is to say that what we have in the world today, with the wasteful, market- derived practices of international markets, globalization and other inefficiencies, is deeply misaligned. Through this basic natural law reasoning, we can further create ease, safety, and abundance and hence increase our quality of life, while reducing our environmental footprint dramatically. As far as communication and education, which are ultimately the points of any such project, in part, the task once a certain area has been 鈥渦pdated鈥 is to then show the world what has been made possible. The statistics that would accompany these end design proposals would likely relay mathematically derived feedback, such as how much less energy and fewer resources are being used; the overall ecological footprint reduction; the ease of transport; the efficient increase in production and distribution; the statistical creation of a material abundance based on population, and so forth.

(b) The Localized Solutions Project or LSP can be thought about as a micro- industrial initiative, as compared to the 鈥渕acro鈥 one just discussed with the GRI. This is simply a good design project where people can think about smaller order systems that could be a part of the larger order, 鈥渕acro鈥 context.

For example, a house design that is lightweight, off- the- grid and easily constructed or prefabricated out of Earth friendly and abundant materials, could be one such project. Once such a design is found to be most versatile, sustainable and optimized by the community through the on collaborative system, it can then go into a database for both general reference and even incorporation in the GRI as a sub- system.

(c) Likewise related to the LSP, the CDS or Collaborative Design System, is a programming project that would seek to produce the actual regulatory and network aware source code that facilitates the process discussed in the essay 鈥淭he Industrial Government鈥. This system could be coded in the exact same, open source and open access manner by which the prior two projects are, utilizing the group mind and the scientific method to help maximize potential.

As a communication tool, this project would not have to be 鈥渃omplete鈥 to be effective. Even if only a small set of parameters were utilized that relay the calculation of a theoretical design evaluation, the educational value alone has great potential. In time, primitive versions of the CDS could be directly incorporated into the LSP and GRI, since they are connected in purpose. Such expressions could be demonstrated at movement conferences.

Chapters and Events

A TZM activist almost always has a relationship to a regional chapter. As of 2014 there are many chapters across dozens of countries. A chapter can be a few people or thousands, and those in regions currently without local chapters are encouraged to start one. It is a very easy process and the time commitment needed comes down to the degree of dedication and one鈥檚 time availability.

Chapters are organized by local and international tiers. For example, there is national chapter coordination for the entire United States, while each US state has its own chapter (or 鈥渟ub- chapter鈥). Likewise, each city in any given state can also have its own chapter. This network creates a multi- dimensional information flow and while it may appear hierarchical, the ethic of the movement is not a top- down power system. Chapters often hold meetings about their work in each tier and the ideas talked about are brought up the chain as much and they are brought down the chain.

As far as events, since the inception of TZM in 2008, certain periodic events have emerged as staples of the movement, with two occurring annually. These two are called 鈥淶eitgeist Day鈥 (or 鈥淶Day鈥) and the Zeitgeist Media Festival. 2013, for example, marked the fifth annual ZDay and the third annual Media Festival. ZDay is the movement鈥檚 flagship public awareness event, which is intellectually driven, describing progress in the movement and expanding relevant research. It is also a public media activism event, always trying to entice media outlets to cover it in order to further spread awareness of TZM鈥檚 mission.

In contrast, the Zeitgeist Media Festival is a multi- media arts event, which works to bypass the intellectual side and use art for the sake of personal transformation. The arts have an emotional and experimental capacity to inspire change and generate new ideas and TZM views the arts as an underpinning of scientific development itself. This event is also a means to express the creative and exciting capacity and potential of the human condition and to remind ourselves that we should also celebrate humanity, as we work to improve it.

Each of these events has the same basic format. There is a main event and there are sympathetic chapter events. In the case of ZDay, the 鈥済lobal main event鈥 tends to focus on the most dominant global issues and projects for the movement each year, usually featuring well- known speakers and contributors to the movement. Mirrored sympathetic events, which are regionally targeted, occur the same day or weekend around the world via the chapters. In 2009, for example, there were over 400 sympathetic events, along with the main event in New York City. Likewise, very often chapters conduct food and resource charity drives for the suffering in their community.

Other events, such a townhalls, which can be monthly or bi- monthly, are also common. It is up to a given group/chapters to decide the frequency of these public meetings. Beyond these core ideas, many other possibilities are out there and it is, again, up to any chapter to be creative in how it conducts its activism.

Mission Statement In conclusion, the official mission statement of TZM will be stated in full.

Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.

The movement鈥檚 principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of 鈥渉uman nature鈥 or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be 鈥渟ymptoms鈥 born out of an outdated social structure.

While intermediate reform steps and temporal community support are of interest to the movement, the defining goal is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible resource management, allocation and design through what would be considered the scientific method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions. This 鈥淣atural Law/Resource- Based Economy鈥 (NLRBE) is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a monetary or even political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods known, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions that are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profit, business and other structural and motivational issues. The movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figures or institutions. The view held is that through the use of socially targeted research and tested understandings in science and technology, we are now able to logically arrive at societal applications that could be profoundly more effective in meeting the needs of the human population, increasing public health. There is little reason to assume war, poverty, most crime and many other monetarily- based scarcity effects common in our current model cannot be resolved over time. The range of the movement鈥檚 activism and awareness campaigns extend from short to long term, with methods based explicitly on non- violent methods of communication. The Zeitgeist Movement has no allegiance to any country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on Earth, not a select group.

Join us:

www.thezeitgeistmovement.com

Date 2018-8-9

Teemu K (fin)

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Becoming TZM

Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.

  • Bryce Courtenay
Responsibility

While on the surface the following proposition may seem like a mere poetic gesture, the truth of the matter is that it is absolutely true and inescapable. We are all in The Zeitgeist Movement whether we like it or not.

Everyday of our lives we make decisions in social and environmental contexts that create influence on the wellbeing and perception of others. It doesn鈥檛 matter what one鈥檚 political, religious or overall ideological disposition may be specifically; if you live on this planet you are influencing it and the cultures spawned from it. What this also means is that you are responsible. You are responsible for what you set in motion and hence responsible for the state of the habitat and you are response for the balance or imbalance of the human species itself, to one degree or another.

Each act of empathy or indifference resonates with those who received those effects, and due to the basic, evolutionary laws of human adaption we adjust our expectations and propensities as we experience the environment around us. Naturally, early childhood is the most sensitive period to our species, as we try to figure out if this new world we have come into is safe and supportive or if the world is unsafe and indifferent. This type of programming, while established in early childhood most dominantly, still continues throughout our lives, and the effect it has on the larger order cultural perception is also profound.

Yet, while our capabilities are truly powerful, particularly when it comes to human society鈥檚 recent capacity to build technological tools, which can change the societal construct rapidly, it is easy to forget that at the root core of this existence is a kind of subservience and acceptance of factors that we will never have control of. After millennia of confusion about the nature of our existence, inventing complex and ultimately false systems of belief as we cope with this confusion, the slow discovery of what are commonly termed the laws of nature have provided not only a means to create and invent, but to also understanding that we are actually not in control in many profound ways.

We appear to only be in control of how we relate to this existing rule structure and those natural law rules show no sign of changing. Our submission to this reality rests at the heart of the technical proposals made by The Zeitgeist Movement. It is merely a process of adaptation to better optimize human existence and create a condition that improves our lives and allows for future generations to inhabit this planet without severe deficiency and a loss of sustainability. In truth, the human species today does not just share the world with itself and the habitat. It also shares it with the extended family of the species and the extended family of the other life inherent in the habit, generations into the future.

There has also been an eclipsing tendency for an idealized sense of self- importance. Traditional religions and such notions of being 鈥渃reated in the image of God鈥 and other ideas tend to separate humans from the natural world, as though we are not to be 鈥渞educed鈥 to some kind of mere artifact of nature. The great astronomer Carl Sagan perhaps best addressed this problem in his text Pale Blue Dot:

鈥 The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Our posturings, our imagined self- importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.鈥

Of course, there is no denying that our capacity to think, create, problem solve and alter our world places us in a very unique rank with respect to the other species we share this habitat with. The human organism is so incredible in so many functional and adaptive ways, yet modern science has not even begun to understand how this ever- complex array of organs and chemistry is able to do what it does so well. In fact, our creativity is so powerful; we have been able to extend our mental and physical forms to include physical and computational possibilities that would otherwise be impossible. This is the true nature of our technological ingenuity.

A computer, a car, a phone, a table, a pencil or any other tool we may utilize, are not merely detached abstractions we engage in. They are extensions of ourselves in very real and direct ways, improving some type of function we wish to complete. As time moves on, the logic is clear that problem resolution can become ever more powerful, so much so that the social models we may embrace in one generation will be made obsolete in another generation. The desired transition from the competitive, market model of economics to a NLRBE is just such a move.

Roles & Projects

The Zeitgeist Movement is a global organization that has no papers to fill out or any formal acceptance process. One鈥檚 interest in the proposals of TZM, coupled with some type of action to promote such change, is the only defining feature of a 鈥渕ember鈥 and the degree of participation comes down to the comfort zone and ingenuity of the individual and/or groups they choose to be a part of. It is also important to point out that simply being a part of this community is, in many ways, a contribution to transition itself, as a changing of social values is critical to such a move, and this starts by generating a growing sub- culture that simply finds alignment with those values, even though the old, caustic social model is still in place.

More specifically, getting involved invariably means trying to raise awareness in the community, while ideally contributing to development projects. The range of activist possibilities can be as simple as an isolated person on working to post relevant data to target audiences in places such as forums, media sites, social networks and the like, while the others may take a more detailed approach and contribute to design and programming projects that can serve to facilitate the actual mechanics of the system proposed.

Three such developing projects are the (a) Global Redesign Institute or GRI; (b) the Localized Solutions Project or LSP; (c) and the Collaborative Design System or CDS.

(a) GRI is an on collaborative interface that functions in a similar manner of public contribution as Wikipedia does, except with a much higher degree of logical assessment and minus much of the semantic problems that arise with an encyclopedia. The purpose is to redesign the surface of Earth, graphically and mathematically, region by region, based upon the most advanced principles of sustainability and efficiency. This systems theory oriented approach does not observe human contrivances and artificial limitations such as countries, property rights and other inhibiting factors existing today.

The best way to think about it is as a macro- industrial design initiative, which removes all topographical and infrastructural attributes of modern society, working to replace them with more optimized means. The goal is to virtually implement a NLRBE in the largest scale theoretical way. Of course, many hear such a proposal, coupled with the understanding that this is an open access project and anyone on the planet can contribute, might conclude that the vastness of subjective human opinion on such a matter would make settling on such a design impossible.

This is actually not the case when the scientific method is brought into play. While the localized technology (more on this in the LSP section) will always change over time, since that is the nature of it as things technically improve, the basic topographical reasoning will change far less. More specifically, the manner by which these 鈥渕acro鈥 decisions are arrived at would have a direct relationship to the characteristics of any given area, coupled with the logical reasoning inherent to the networks that emerge to synergistically connect social functionality.

For example, different terrains have different propensities for settlement, while the location of renewable energy sources demands that harvesting exist in certain places. If production of a particular genre of goods requires certain materials and those materials happen to be local, it is logical to construct production facilities as close as possible to the extraction source. Likewise, any other attributes of the supply chain are best allocated using the same logic, including the means of distribution. Distribution centers, would naturally be close to large city centers where the population has easy access within short distances. Furthermore, the creation of parks, recreation and the like becomes self- evident as well, finding conducive placement in areas that fit such a given profile, such as large flat expanses for games and the like.

In short, this process of logically deducing topographical placement to maximize efficiency and sustainability is a technical process overall. This isn鈥檛 to say one can 鈥減ush a button鈥 and the entirety of a given region can be deduced automatically with no human consensus or interfering values. Rather, it is to say that what we have in the world today, with the wasteful, market- derived practices of international markets, globalization and other inefficiencies, is deeply misaligned. Through this basic natural law reasoning, we can further create ease, safety, and abundance and hence increase our quality of life, while reducing our environmental footprint dramatically. As far as communication and education, which are ultimately the points of any such project, in part, the task once a certain area has been 鈥渦pdated鈥 is to then show the world what has been made possible. The statistics that would accompany these end design proposals would likely relay mathematically derived feedback, such as how much less energy and fewer resources are being used; the overall ecological footprint reduction; the ease of transport; the efficient increase in production and distribution; the statistical creation of a material abundance based on population, and so forth.

(b) The Localized Solutions Project or LSP can be thought about as a micro- industrial initiative, as compared to the 鈥渕acro鈥 one just discussed with the GRI. This is simply a good design project where people can think about smaller order systems that could be a part of the larger order, 鈥渕acro鈥 context.

For example, a house design that is lightweight, off- the- grid and easily constructed or prefabricated out of Earth friendly and abundant materials, could be one such project. Once such a design is found to be most versatile, sustainable and optimized by the community through the on collaborative system, it can then go into a database for both general reference and even incorporation in the GRI as a sub- system.

(c) Likewise related to the LSP, the CDS or Collaborative Design System, is a programming project that would seek to produce the actual regulatory and network aware source code that facilitates the process discussed in the essay 鈥淭he Industrial Government鈥. This system could be coded in the exact same, open source and open access manner by which the prior two projects are, utilizing the group mind and the scientific method to help maximize potential.

As a communication tool, this project would not have to be 鈥渃omplete鈥 to be effective. Even if only a small set of parameters were utilized that relay the calculation of a theoretical design evaluation, the educational value alone has great potential. In time, primitive versions of the CDS could be directly incorporated into the LSP and GRI, since they are connected in purpose. Such expressions could be demonstrated at movement conferences.

Chapters and Events

A TZM activist almost always has a relationship to a regional chapter. As of 2014 there are many chapters across dozens of countries. A chapter can be a few people or thousands, and those in regions currently without local chapters are encouraged to start one. It is a very easy process and the time commitment needed comes down to the degree of dedication and one鈥檚 time availability.

Chapters are organized by local and international tiers. For example, there is national chapter coordination for the entire United States, while each US state has its own chapter (or 鈥渟ub- chapter鈥). Likewise, each city in any given state can also have its own chapter. This network creates a multi- dimensional information flow and while it may appear hierarchical, the ethic of the movement is not a top- down power system. Chapters often hold meetings about their work in each tier and the ideas talked about are brought up the chain as much and they are brought down the chain.

As far as events, since the inception of TZM in 2008, certain periodic events have emerged as staples of the movement, with two occurring annually. These two are called 鈥淶eitgeist Day鈥 (or 鈥淶Day鈥) and the Zeitgeist Media Festival. 2013, for example, marked the fifth annual ZDay and the third annual Media Festival. ZDay is the movement鈥檚 flagship public awareness event, which is intellectually driven, describing progress in the movement and expanding relevant research. It is also a public media activism event, always trying to entice media outlets to cover it in order to further spread awareness of TZM鈥檚 mission.

In contrast, the Zeitgeist Media Festival is a multi- media arts event, which works to bypass the intellectual side and use art for the sake of personal transformation. The arts have an emotional and experimental capacity to inspire change and generate new ideas and TZM views the arts as an underpinning of scientific development itself. This event is also a means to express the creative and exciting capacity and potential of the human condition and to remind ourselves that we should also celebrate humanity, as we work to improve it.

Each of these events has the same basic format. There is a main event and there are sympathetic chapter events. In the case of ZDay, the 鈥済lobal main event鈥 tends to focus on the most dominant global issues and projects for the movement each year, usually featuring well- known speakers and contributors to the movement. Mirrored sympathetic events, which are regionally targeted, occur the same day or weekend around the world via the chapters. In 2009, for example, there were over 400 sympathetic events, along with the main event in New York City. Likewise, very often chapters conduct food and resource charity drives for the suffering in their community.

Other events, such a townhalls, which can be monthly or bi- monthly, are also common. It is up to a given group/chapters to decide the frequency of these public meetings. Beyond these core ideas, many other possibilities are out there and it is, again, up to any chapter to be creative in how it conducts its activism.

Mission Statement In conclusion, the official mission statement of TZM will be stated in full.

Founded in 2008, The Zeitgeist Movement is a sustainability advocacy organization, which conducts community based activism and awareness actions through a network of global/regional chapters, project teams, annual events, media and charity work.

The movement鈥檚 principle focus includes the recognition that the majority of the social problems that plague the human species at this time are not the sole result of some institutional corruption, absolute scarcity, a political policy, a flaw of 鈥渉uman nature鈥 or other commonly held assumptions of causality. Rather, the movement recognizes that issues such as poverty, corruption, pollution, homelessness, war, starvation and the like appear to be 鈥渟ymptoms鈥 born out of an outdated social structure.

While intermediate reform steps and temporal community support are of interest to the movement, the defining goal is the installation of a new socioeconomic model based upon technically responsible resource management, allocation and design through what would be considered the scientific method of reasoning problems and finding optimized solutions. This 鈥淣atural Law/Resource- Based Economy鈥 (NLRBE) is about taking a direct technical approach to social management as opposed to a monetary or even political one. It is about updating the workings of society to the most advanced and proven methods known, leaving behind the damaging consequences and limiting inhibitions that are generated by our current system of monetary exchange, profit, business and other structural and motivational issues. The movement is loyal to a train of thought, not figures or institutions. The view held is that through the use of socially targeted research and tested understandings in science and technology, we are now able to logically arrive at societal applications that could be profoundly more effective in meeting the needs of the human population, increasing public health. There is little reason to assume war, poverty, most crime and many other monetarily- based scarcity effects common in our current model cannot be resolved over time. The range of the movement鈥檚 activism and awareness campaigns extend from short to long term, with methods based explicitly on non- violent methods of communication. The Zeitgeist Movement has no allegiance to any country or traditional political platforms. It views the world as a single system and the human species as a single family and recognizes that all countries must disarm and learn to share resources and ideas if we expect to survive in the long run. Hence, the solutions arrived at and promoted are in the interest to help everyone on Earth, not a select group.

Join us:

www.thezeitgeistmovement.com

The Scientific Worldview


Almost every major systematic error which has deluded men for thousands of years relied on practical experience. Horoscopes, incantations, oracles, magic, witchcraft, the cures of witch doctors and of medical practitioners before the advent of modern medicine, were all firmly established through the centuries in the eyes of the public by their supposed practical successes. The scientific method was devised precisely for the purpose of elucidating the nature of things under more carefully controlled conditions and by more rigorous criteria than are present in the situations created by practical problems.

  • Michael Polanyi

Generally speaking, the evolution of human understanding can be seen as a move from surface observations, processed by our limited five physical senses, 鈥渋ntuitively鈥 filtered through the educational framework & value characteristics of that period of time, to the technique of objective measuring and self- advancing methods of analysis which work to arrive at (or calculate) conclusions through testing and retesting proofs, seeking validation through the benchmark of scientific causality 鈥 a causality that appears to comprise the physical characteristics of what we call 鈥渘ature鈥 itself.

The 鈥渘atural laws鈥 of our world exist whether we choose to recognize them or not. These inherent rules of our universe were around long before human beings evolved a comprehension to recognize them and while we can debate as to exactly how accurate our interpretation of these laws really is at this stage of our intellectual evolution, there is enough reinforcing evidence to show that we are, indeed, bound by static forces that have an inherent, measurable, determining logic. The vast developments and predictive integrity found in mathematics, physics, biology and other scientific disciplines proves that we as a species are slowly understanding the processes of nature and our growing, inventive capacity to emulate, accentuate or repress such natural processes confirms our progress in understanding it. The world around us today, overflowing with material technology and life- altering inventions, is a testament as to the integrity of the scientific process and what it is capable of.

Unlike historical traditions, where a certain stasis exists with what people believe, as is still common in religious type dogma today, this recognition of 鈥渘atural law鈥 includes characteristics which deeply challenge the assumed stability of beliefs which many hold sacred. As will be expanded upon later in this essay in the context of 鈥渆mergence鈥, the fact is, there simply cannot exist a singular or static intellectual conclusion with respect to our perception and knowledge except, paradoxically, with regard to that very underlying pattern of uncertainty regarding such change and adaptation itself. This is part of what could be called a scientific worldview. It is one thing to isolate the techniques of scientific evaluation for select interests, such as the logic we might use in assessing and testing the structural integrity of a house design we might build, and another when the universal integrity of such physically rooted, causal reasoning and validation methods are applied to all aspects of our lives. Albert Einstein once said 鈥渢he further the spiritual evolution of mankind advances, the more certain it seems to me that the path to genuine religiosity does not lie through the fear of life, and the fear of death, and blind faith, but through striving after rational knowledge鈥.

While cynics of Science often work to reduce its integrity to yet another form of 鈥渞eligious faith鈥, demean its accuracy as 鈥渃old鈥 or 鈥渨ithout spirituality鈥 or even highlight consequences of applied technology for the worst, such as with the creation of the atomic bomb (which, in actuality, is an indication of a distortion of human values rather than engineering), there is no ignoring the incredible power this approach to understanding and harnessing reality has afforded the human race. No other 鈥渋deology鈥 can come close in matching the predictive and utilitarian benefits this method of reasoning has provided. However, that is not to say active cultural denial of this relevance is not still widespread in the world today. For example, when it comes to theistic belief, there is often a divisive tendency that wishes to elevate the human being above such 鈥渕ere mechanics鈥 of the physical reality. The implied assumption here is usually that we humans are 鈥渟pecial鈥 for some reason and perhaps there are forces, such as an intervening 鈥淕od鈥, that can override natural laws at will, making them less important than, say, ongoing obedience to God鈥檚 wishes, etc. Sadly, there still exists a great human conceit in the culture which assumes, with no verifiable evidence, that humans are separate from all other phenomena and to consider ourselves connected or even a product of natural, scientific forces is to demean human life. Concurrently, there is also a tendency for what some call 鈥渕etamagical鈥 thinking which could be considered a schizotypal kind of personality disorder where fantasy and mild delusion helps reinforce false assumptions of causality on the world, never harnessing the full rigor of the scientific method. Science requires testing and replication of a result for it to be validated and many beliefs of seemingly 鈥渘ormal鈥 people today exist far outside this requirement.

Apart from traditional religions, the cultural concept of 鈥渘ew age鈥 is also commonly associated with this type of superstitious thought. While it is extremely important that we as a society are aware of the uncertainty of our conclusions in general and hence must keep a creative, vulnerable state of mind to all postulations, the validation of those postulations can only come through measurable consistency, not wishful thinking or esoteric fascination. Such un- validated ideas and assumptions pose a frame of reference that is often secured by 鈥渇aith鈥 not reason, and it is difficult to argue the merit of faith with anyone since the rules of faith inherently refuse argument itself. This is part of the quandary within which human society exists today: do we simply believe what we have been traditionally taught by our culture or do we question and test those beliefs against the physical reality around us to see if they hold true? Science is clearly concerned with the latter and holds nothing sacred, always ready to correct prior false conclusions when new information arises. To take such an inherently uncertain, yet still extremely viable and productive approach to one鈥檚 day to day view of the world, requires a very different sensitivity 鈥 one that embodies vulnerability, not certainty. In the words of Prof. Frank L. H. Wolfs (Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester, NY): 鈥淚t is often said in science that theories can never be proved, only disproved. There is always the possibility that a new observation or a new experiment will conflict with a long- standing theory.鈥

Emergence So, at the heart of the scientific method is skepticism and vulnerability. Science is interested in the closest approximation to the truth it can find and if there is anything science recognizes explicitly, it is that virtually everything we know will be revised over time as new information arises. Likewise, what might seem far- fetched, impossible or even 鈥渟uperstitious鈥 upon its first culmination might very well prove to be a useful, viable understanding in the future once validated for integrity. The implication of this constitutes an emergence of thought, or even an emergence of 鈥渢ruth鈥, if you will. A cursory examination of history shows an ever- changing range of behaviors and practices based upon ever updating knowledge and this humbling recognition is critical for human progress.

Symbiosis A second point deeply characteristic of the scientific worldview worth bringing up in this regard has to do with the symbiotic nature of things, as we know them. Largely dismissed as common sense today by many, this understanding holds profound revelations for the way we think about our world, our beliefs, our conduct and ourselves.

The term 鈥渟ymbiotic鈥 is typically used in the context of interdependent relationships between biological species. However our context of the word is broader, relating to the interdependent relationship of everything. While early, intuitive views of natural phenomena might have looked upon, say, the manifestation of a 鈥渢ree鈥 as an independent entity, seemingly self- contained in its illusion of separation, the truth of the matter is that a tree鈥檚 life is entirely dependent on seemingly 鈥渆xternal鈥 input forces for its very culmination and existence. The water, sunlight, nutrients and other needed interactive 鈥渆xternal鈥 attributes to facilitate the development of a tree is an example of a symbiotic or synergetic relationship. However, the scope of this symbiosis has become much more revealing than we have ever known in the past and it appears the more we learn about the dynamics of our universe, the more immutable its interdependence.

The best concept to embody this notion is that of a 鈥渟ystem鈥. The term 鈥渢ree鈥 is really a reference to a perceived system. The 鈥渞oot鈥, 鈥渢runk鈥, 鈥渂ranches鈥, 鈥渓eaves鈥 and other such attributes of that tree could be called 鈥渟ub- systems鈥. Yet, the 鈥渢ree鈥 itself is also a sub- system, it could be said, of, perhaps, a 鈥渇orest鈥, which itself is a sub- system of other larger, encompassing phenomena such as an 鈥渆cosystem鈥. Such distinctions might seem trivial to many but the fact is, a great failure in human awareness has been not to fully respect the scope of the 鈥淓arth system鈥 and how each sub- system plays a relevant role. The term 鈥渃ategorical systems鈥 could even be used here to describe all systems, seemingly small or large, because such language distinctions are ultimately arbitrary. These perceived systems and the words used to reference them are simply human conveniences for communication. The fact is, there appears to be only one possible system, as organized by natural law, which can be legitimately referenced since all the systems we perceive and categorize today can only be sub- systems. We simply cannot find a truly closed system anywhere. Even the 鈥淓arth system鈥, which intuitively appears autonomous, with the Earth floating about the void of space, is entirely reliant on the sun, the moon and likely many, many other symbiotic/synergistic factors we have yet to even understand for its defining characteristics. In other words, when we consider the interactions that link these perceived 鈥渃ategorical systems鈥 together, we find a connection of everything and, on a societal level, this system interaction understanding is at the foundation of likely the most viable perspective for true human sustainability. The human being, like a tree or the Earth, again intuitively appears self- contained. Yet, without, for example, oxygen to breathe, one will not survive. This means the human system requires interaction with an atmospheric system and hence a system of oxygen production and since the process of photosynthesis accounts for the majority of the atmospheric oxygen we breathe, it is to our advantage to be aware of what affects this particular system, and work to harmonize our social practices with it. When we witness, say, pollution of the oceans or the rapid deforestation of Earth, we often forget how important such phenomena really are to the integrity of the human system. In fact, there are so many examples of environmental disturbances perpetuated by our species today due to a truncated awareness of this symbiotic cause and effect that links all known categorical systems, volumes could be dedicated to the crisis. At any rate, the failure to recognize this connectedness is a fundamental problem and once this principle of interacting systems is fully understood, many of our most common practices today will likely appear grossly ignorant and dangerous in future hindsight.

Sustainable Beliefs This brings us to the level of thought and understanding itself. As noted prior, the very language system we use isolates and organizes elements of our world for general comprehension. Language itself is a system based upon categorical distinctions, which we associate to our perceived reality. However, as needed as such a mode of identification and organization is to the human mind, it also inherently implies false division. Given that foundation, it is easy to speculate as to how we have grown so accustomed to thinking and acting in inherently divisive ways and why the history of human society has been a history of imbalance and conflict. It is on this level that such physical systems we have discussed come into relevance with belief and thought systems. While the notion of 鈥渟ustainability鈥 might be typically associated with technical processes, eco- theory and engineering today, we often forget that our values and beliefs precede all such technical applications. Therefore, we need our cultural orientation to be sustainable to begin with and that awareness can only come from a valid recognition of the laws of nature to which we are bound. Can we measure the integrity of a belief system? Yes. We can measure it by how well its principles align with scientific causality, based upon thefeedback resulting. If we were to compare outcomes of differing belief systems seeking a common end, how well those perspectives accomplish this end can be measured and hence these systems can then be qualified and ranked against each other as to their merit or lack thereof. As will be explored in detail later in this work, the central belief system comparison here is between the 鈥渕arket economy鈥 and the aforementioned 鈥淣atural Law/Resource- Based Economy.鈥 At the core of these systems is essentially a conflicting belief about causality and possibility and the reader is challenged to make objective judgments about how well each perspective may accomplish certain common end human goals. That noted and in the context of this essay, specifically the points about emergence & symbiosis, it could be generalized that any belief system that (a) does not have built into it the allowance for that entire belief system itself to be altered or even made completely obsolete due to new information, is an unsustainable belief system; and (b) any belief system that supports isolation and division, supporting the integrity of one segment or group over another is also an unsustainable belief system. Sociologically, having a scientific worldview means being willing and able to adapt both as an individual and as a civilization when new understandings and approaches emerge that can better solve problems and further prosperity. This worldview likely marks the greatest shift in human comprehension in history. Every modern convenience we take for granted is a result of this method whether recognized or not, as the inherent, self- generating, mechanistic logic appears to be universally applicable to all known phenomena. While many in the world still attribute causality to gods, demons, spirits and other non- measurable 鈥渇aith鈥 based views, a new period of reason appears to be on the horizon where the emerging scientific understanding of ourselves and our habitat is challenging the traditional, established frameworks we have inherited from our less informed ancestors. No longer is the 鈥渢echnical鈥 orientation of science demeaned to mere gadgets and tools. The true message of this worldview is about the very philosophy by which we need orient our lives, values and social institutions.

So, as will be argued in further essays, the social system, its economic premise, along with its legal and political structure, has become arguably linked to a condition of faith in the manner it is now perpetuated. The market and monetary- driven system of economy, for example, is argued to be based on little more than a set of now outdated, increasingly inefficient assumptions, no different than how early humans falsely assumed the world was flat, demons caused sickness, or that the constellations in the sky were fixed, static, two- dimensional, tapestry- like constructs. There are enormous parallels to be found with traditional religious faith and the established, cultural institutions we assume to be valid and 鈥渘ormal鈥 today.

Just as the church in the Middle Ages held absolute power in Europe, promoting loyalties and rituals which most would find absurd or even insane today, those a number of generations from now will likely look back at the established practices of our current time and think the exact same thing.