To chose between possible futures we must decide which of the alternatives we value most. This means thinking about values; the result is a value system.
Valuing Values
The only way to make a better world is to know what would be better and to strive for it. Know what you value, and let others know what you value.
The first thing we must all value is ourselves. A sense of self-worth is the foundation from which we can build a better world.
Valuing Others
The next most important thing to value is other people. First those closest to us, but ultimately all of humanity.
Social Control
If you value others you must also value some measure of social control, to constrain less enlightened minorities from seriously damaging the welfare of our loved ones.
Social Cohesion
To move decisively forward we need broad consensus and effective cohesion.
Valuing Knowledge
To get where we want to be we must know where we are and how our day to day decisions influence the future. Society is a distributed negative feedback control system, the effectiveness of which depends upon the quality of the information on which our decisions are based.


The Factasia Value System - Factasia stands to be counted. Value Net - the future of capitalism, when money no longer counts for all.
Ethical Anarchism - core of the Factasia Value system Hedonism and Fulfillment - a short sermon

One man's view on what's important

"The only guide to a man is his conscience, the only shield to his memory is the rectitude and sincerity of his actions. It is very imprudent to walk through life without this shield, because we are so often mocked by the failure of our hopes and the upsetting of our calculations; but with this shield, however the fates may play, we march always in the ranks of honour."

Winston Spencer Churchill
Speaking in tribute to Neville Chamberlain

and another's

"Honesty is the First Chapter in the Book of Wisdom."

attributed to Thomas Jefferson on a billboard in Boston.


UP HOME © RBJ created 1995/9/12 modified 1998/9/13