Vision Space

We are collecting visions of how a new civilization might be. Submit your entries here or send them to ffunch@newciv.org. They are published regularly in the New Civilization Visions electronic newsletter.




* The Venus Project - the redesign of a culture.

* Connetted - a declaration of a worldwide charter of very elementary principles for a permanent and peaceful human living together.

* The Global Ideas Bank - (1000+)

* Within Ourselves lives the Real Story - Jeffrey Courion's home page

* Design Earth Synergy - (20+) Community co-visionary strategic action / planning centers.

* FreeLand - Joachim's vision of an island community.

* HoloWorld - (40+) Flemming's developing model of a better society.

* Factasia - dedicated to constructive, imaginative and positive thinking about the future. .

* Vision of the 21st Century - by HeeSik Song, Korea.
Orient Renaissance
Academy for New Civilization


"We are the New Civilization" - a poetic manifesto by Flemming Funch.


"I hope in these days we have heard the last of conformity and consistency. Let the words be gazetted and ridiculous henceforward. Instead of the gong for dinner, let us hear a whistle from the Spartan fife. Let us never bow and apologize more. A great man is coming to eat at my house. I do not wish to please him; I wish that he should wish to please me. I will stand here for humanity, and though I would make it kind, I would make it true. Let us affront and reprimand the smooth mediocrity and squalid contentment of the times, and hurl in the face of custom, and trade, and office, the fact which is the upshot of all history, that there is a great responsible Thinker and Actor working wherever a man works; that a true man belongs to no other time or place, but is the centre of things. Where he is, there is nature. He measures you, and all men, and all events. Ordinarily, every body in society reminds us of somewhat else, or of some other person. Character, reality, reminds you of nothing else; it takes place of the whole creation. The man must be so much, that he must make all circumstances indifferent. Every true man is a cause, a country, and an age; requires infinite spaces and numbers and time fully to accomplish his design; -- and posterity seem to follow his steps as a train of clients. A man Caesar is born, and for ages after we have a Roman Empire. Christ is born, and millions of minds so grow and cleave to his genius, that he is confounded with virtue and the possible of man. An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man; as, Monachism, of the Hermit Antony; the Reformation, of Luther; Quakerism, of Fox; Methodism, of Wesley; Abolition, of Clarkson. Scipio, Milton called "the height of Rome"; and all history resolves itself very easily into the biography of a few stout and earnest persons."   Ralph Waldo Emerson


Future Vision Links

  • Bruce Sterling: The Future? You don't want to know
  • Ken Boulding: Earth as a spaceship
  • Bill Joy: Why the future doesn't need us
  • Extropian Principles
  • Yesterday's Tomorrows

    New Civilization Symphony, by William B. Robertson, © 1984.


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