Current economic systems are dismal because they waste our precious time. We can pause to reevaluate, and redesign.
The designs of current economic and governance systems may be inadequate to solve pressing problems. Ideas from complex systems science can help us re-conceptualize.
We can ask the big question: Out of all conceivable economic system designs, which ones might best help us solve problems that matter?
Societies can solve important problems. Doing so is the essence of sustainability. But systems innovation is necessary.
It’s hard to believe that current systems are the best. We could be thriving as communities and societies, rather than facing extreme risks.
What future shall we choose? Equality or inequality?
By viewing a society as a problem-solving superorganism, the natural sciences and technology sector can go wild with possibilities. Designs of economic, governance, and legal systems fall into their domain.