STAGE ONE: THE ALPHA BET
Altering individual behaviors.
Stage One begins before year 2030, but after individuals have the ability to mobilize (peacefully) on a global scale, such as 80% or more of people on Earth having access to the internet. Stage One is about working within the boundaries of our current systems and constructs.
The objective is to challenge people to consciously change their normal routine and take action to change the world. Specifically examining personal perceptions, finances, lifestyles, surroundings, workplaces, and citizenship behaviors in a way that diverges from 20th century concepts. The primary purpose is to break the old constructs and influence observational artificial intelligence technologies (such as business marketing, intelligence, and analytics A.I. software) to adapt its algorithms accordingly.
The three "D"s to start changing the world is DEMAND (such as at retailers, on social media, and at work); DECLUTTER (such as reducing waste, blocking advertisements, and spending less on new products); and DEMONSTRATE (such as contacting leaders as a united front, volunteering more, and making wellness a priority). If 20% of consumer behaviors shift toward equitable and sustainable purchases, then businesses and governments will begin to adapt.
Toward the end of Stage One, philanthropic causes will have greater financial and human capital; however, it will become apparent nonprofit systems need to be repaired with increased virtual volunteering, administrative restructuring and supply chain improvements. Specifically, nonprofits catering to the reconstructing of health, food distribution, affordable housing and education models will need the greatest concentration of efforts as many antiquated societal constructs continue to fail. These nonprofit oriented support programs will need to be tailored to the individual with a preventative and long-term sustainable strategy.
A key component in the transition to Stage Two is when consumer pressure causes the majority of for-profit businesses to halve their environmental impact, their profits, marketing budgets, and executive pay scales. These behavior changes will have to begin with bold early adopters among consumers and businesses (one Harvard study found that societal change often occurs after just 3.5% of a population leads the way).