True foundations for civilized society should begin with a trust and a faith that conditions for all will be civilized and decent. New systems and technologies have become better at camouflaging abuses, grabs for power and invasiveness, and fly in the face of improving our civilized society.
- Earth systems: air, water, and nature are free to evolve and function without human interferrence
- Economic systems that provide for employment, opportunity and time for personal satisfaction and reflection
- Political and information systems that assure the empowerment of each individual to the extent of her/his capacity and dream.
The free dictionary’s definition of “civilized” is a good start:
1. Having a highly developed society and culture.
2. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement; humane, ethical, and reasonable
3. Marked by refinement in taste and manners; cultured.
Watch this view of “progress” .