About the portals
About THE INNOVATION PORTAL
Extinction of life, pollution, and breakdown of systems accelerate all over the world. On the other side, also innovations that the word can use in many ways accelerate, but the media does tell us not nearly enough about it.
Almost every human problem is already solved somewhere in the world, but few knows about it. It is so fragmented that one, in most cases, must reinvent the wheel. This is ineffective, cumbersome and slows down the development of the society.
We want to counteract this and we will, therefore, invite people, and society, to send us ideas and solutions that meet certain criteria. These criteria shall be based on holistic and sustainable thoughts. We also want to emphasize things that lead to structural (systemic) changes in the society. Read more about this on the page How to create balance?
Everyone shall have free access to the portal. We want to present ideas and solutions in 12 sectors, which combined represent all aspects of the human life; environment, science, economics, education, spirituality, governance, media, health, justice, relations, infrastructure, and art.
This portal is mainly inspired by the American woman Barbara Marx Hubbard. Already back in 1984, as vice president candidate at the Democratic National Convention in USA, she launched the idea that we need a new social function that is able to «search for, map out, connect and announce things that work in the USA and the rest of the world».
We mean that new ideas and solutions presented in our portal will generate optimism and hope, as well as stimulate creativity and inspiration.
About THE INSPIRATION PORTAL
Most of us discovered long ago that we live in a dysfunctional world. For far too long, the media has focused on problems, crises and things that don’t matter. There has been too little focus on what’s positive, inspirational and of significance. We believe that people hunger after constructive solutions to the world’s problems, after better ways of structuring society as well as something that gives our lives more meaning and happiness. To create a world in balance, it is necessary for us to go from old, dysfunctional thought patterns to new and functional patterns. We believe that this portal will contribute to all of this. This portal is mainly inspired by the American author Neale Donald Walsch.
We want to present Positive News, a New Worldview for the Future and things that uplift The Human Spirit.
This is the place for positive news. In a world so filled with crises and problems, it is important to know that there also are plenty of positive things going on. Much of this is not brought forward by the media, while crises and problems receive too much attention. This creates a wrong picture of the world. As the world is now, we need something new and positive to strive after, something that lifts and brings hope and optimism. We don’t need more of what gives us a sense of powerlessness, depresses us and make us paranoid. The things we focus on create repercussions. With this, we want to create positive repercussions.
Our worldview shapes our lives, both individually and collectively. As the world is today, it is obvious to most people that the human «operational system» (our worldview) needs an upgrading, due to the fact that we experience both crises and problems on so many fields. Both our economic, politics and culture are results of our worldview. There are several thousand religions and belief systems that shape our worldview and mainly operate from the old operational system. This is not an information channel to promote any of them. Neither do we wish to promote a scientific worldview that means the world is mechanical. To us, everything is alive and sacred and must be treated accordingly. We are concerned about what unites, not separates. We want to promote what can contribute to lifting our worldview and, thereby, create a new and better operational system, to the benefit for everyone now and in the future.
The Human Spirit
This is a place dedicated to uplifting issues, with the focus on short videos and histories from the real world. Everything that can lift the human spirit can be included here. It can be something that shows us how to care for each other, the animals and nature. This is not a place for meaningless issues, it must touch us humans on an emotional level. It must be something that gives us hope, inspiration, laughter and insight. In short, something that lifts the human spirit.
Benefits of the portals
Several ways the portals contribute to society
Invent «the wheel» only once
Many of today’s problems are already solved, in fact, most are solved, but very few knows about them. New ideas and innovations are swarming around the world, but they are scattered all around. And because of that «the wheel» is invented several times in different places around the world unnecessary.
Accelerate the development
The IdeaBank will accelerate the development and therefore make humanity learn faster. This will happen because of better visibility, coordination, cooperation and that we hopefully only Invent «the wheel» once etc.
Never before in human history is cooperation more important than now. The extinction of life and the pollution around the world accelerate at a frightening speed. But innovations that can benefit the world do also accelerate. To cooperate and share innovations and ideas and make it visible in this portal can contribute to this shift.
Positive and inspirational
For too long society and the media has focused far too much on problems, crises and things that don’t matter. More and more people find that we live in a dysfunctional world. We believe people are hungry for more constructive solutions to worldly problems and a better way to live their lives. New ideas and solutions presented in our portal will by itself generate optimism, hope and a positive uplifting attitude.
Everyone can contribute
We will, therefore, invite people and society, in general, to send us ideas and solutions after certain criteria. All people will have free access to the portal.
About the sectors (Wikipedia)
Art is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks), expressing the author’s imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art.
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Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. The term economics comes from the Ancient Greek. ‘Political economy’ was the earlier name for the subject, but economists in the late 19th century suggested “economics” as a shorter term for “economic science” to establish itself as a separate discipline outside of political science and other social sciences.
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Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.
Education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship.
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Environmentalism or environmental rights is a broad philosophy, ideology, and social movement regarding concerns for environmental protection and improvement of the health of the environment, particularly as the measure for this health seeks to incorporate the concerns of non-human elements. Environmentalism advocates the lawful preservation, restoration and/or improvement of the natural environment, and may be referred to as a movement to control pollution or protect plant and animal diversity. For this reason, concepts such as a land ethic, environmental ethics, biodiversity, ecology, and the biophilia hypothesis figure predominantly.
At its crux, environmentalism is an attempt to balance relations between humans and the various natural systems on which they depend in such a way that all the components are accorded a proper degree of sustainability.
A government is the system by which a state or community is controlled. In the case of this broad associative definition, government normally consists of legislators, administrators, and arbitrators. Government is the means by which state policy is enforced, as well as the mechanism for determining the policy of the state. Forms of government, or forms of state governance, refers to the set of political systems and institutions that make up the organisation of a specific government.
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Health is the level of functional and metabolic efficiency of a living organism. In humans it is the ability of individuals or communities to adapt and self-manage when facing physical, mental or social challenges. The World Health Organization (WHO) defined health in its broader sense in its 1948 constitution as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
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Infrastructure refers to structures, systems, and facilities serving the economy of a business, industry, country, city, town, or area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function. It is typically a term to characterize the existence or condition of costly ‘technical structures’ such as roads, bridges, tunnels, or other constructed facilities such as loading docks, cold storage chambers, electrical capacity, fuel tanks, cranes, overhead clearances, or components of water supplies, sewers, electrical grids, telecommunications, and so forth. Infrastructure thus consists of improvements with significant cost to develop or install that return an important value over time.
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Justice is the legal or philosophical theory by which fairness is administered. The concept of justice differs in every culture. An early theory of justice was set out by the Ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his work The Republic. Advocates of divine command theory argue that justice issues from God. In the 17th century, theorists like John Locke argued for the theory of natural law. Thinkers in the social contract tradition argued that justice is derived from the mutual agreement of everyone concerned.
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Media (the singular form of which is medium) is the collective communication outlets or tools that are used to store and deliver information or data. It is either associated with communication media, or the specialized mass media communication businesses such as: print media and the press, photography, advertising, cinema, broadcasting (radio and television) and publishing.
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In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship between two or more individuals. In anthropology, kinship is the web of social relationships that form an important part of the lives of most humans in most societies, although its exact meanings even within this discipline are often debated.
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Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. Contemporary science is typically subdivided into the natural sciences, which study the material universe; the social sciences, which study people and societies; and the formal sciences, such as mathematics. The formal sciences are often excluded as they do not depend on empirical observations. Disciplines which use science like engineering and medicine may also be considered to be applied sciences.
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Traditionally, spirituality referred to a religious process of re-formation which “aims to recover the original shape of man,” oriented at “the image of God” exemplified by the Torah, Christ, Buddha, Muhammad and others. In modern times the emphasis is on subjective experience of a sacred dimension and the “deepest values and meanings by which people live,” usually in a context separate from organized religious institutions. Modern spirituality may include a belief in a supernatural realm, personal growth, a quest for an ultimate/sacred meaning, religious experience, or an encounter with one’s own “inner dimension.”
The meaning of spirituality has developed and expanded over time, and various connotations can be found alongside each other.
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