Gaia (the trancript)
Gaia, the future of politics.
Gaia, a New World Order, is born today, the 14 August 2054.
Racial conflicts, ideological conflicts, religious conflicts, territorial conflicts belong to the past.
Every man is a world citizen, subject to the same law.
The Internet has driven the change, spreading communication, knowledge and organization at a planetary level.
The Pyramids of Egypt, the Colosseum of Rome, the Church of the Holy Wisdom are demonstrations of power.
The Roman Empire lasts for centuries because of its road network: the “cursus publicus”.
Genghis Khan creates a network of horsemen to have real time information from everywhere in his empire, the greatest of all times, and to be able to concentrate in a few days all its military force on a single point.
Savonarola, a monk from Ferrara that anticipated Martin Luther and John Calvin, invents the “open letters”, printed in thousand of copies and distributed to the citizens of Florence.
The French Revolution walks on the legs of the ideas of the Diderot and D’Alembert’s Enciclopèdie and of the Voltaire’s Dictionnarie Philosophique.
Benito Mussolini uses the radio to communicate with the people who gather together in all the squares of Italy.
The movies of Leni Riefensthal give a great popularity to Adolf Hitler.
The first live transmission of the sessions of the House of Commons in the United Kingdom is broadcast by BBC radio in 1975.
At the beginning of the 21st century the fate of the world is still determined by masonic, religious and financial groups.
130 of the most influential personalities of the world, the Bildeberg group, have a private meeeting every year to discuss the future of the world economy.
Before the Net, communication, knowledge and organization belonged to the power. With the Net they belong to all the people.
1998 MoveOn, a political site, launches a campaign in favour of Bill Clinton with a million emails sent to the Congress of the US
1999 In Seattle thousands of activists protest against WTO thanks to the Internet.
2002 A “coup d’état” in Venezuela fails. Chavez is back as president because of the information diffused on the Internet and via SMS.
2004 Howard Dean, an unknown governor of Vermont, becomes a pretender to the White House. He creates a worldwide network of supporters with the Internet platform MeetUp and communicates with millions of persons through his blog blogforamerica.com
In many States like China, Iran, Malaysia and Singapore the Net is under control.
2007: In Italy, V Day is the biggest political event that has ever been brought together by using the Internet. It’s coordinated through the blog of the famous Italian comedian, Beppe Grillo. Two million people pour out onto the streets to demonstrate in favour of a “clean up” in Parliament.
2008 Obama wins the primary elections against Hilary Clinton. He collects more funds than any other candidate directly from the citizens using the Net
2008 Obama wins the US presidential elections
2008 At the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Al Gore declares that the problems of the world, like the global warming, can be solved only by the cooperative intelligence of the people on the Internet
2018 The World is divided into two main areas. The West with direct democracy and free access to Internet. China, Russia and the Middle East with orwellian dictatorship and controlled access to the Internet
2020. Beginning of the Third world War that lasts 20 years. Destruction of the symbols of the West, Saint Peter’s Square, Notre-Dame de Reims, Sagrada Família.
Use of bacteriological weapons.
Acceleration of climate change and rising of the seas of 12 metres. Starvation.
End of the fossil fuel era.
Reduction of the world population to one billion people.
2040. The West wins. Net democracies triumph
2043. Grassroots movements emerge all over the world to manage local problems related to energy, food, environment, health. The planet is split into thousands of communities linked by the Net
2047. Everyone has his identity in a world social network, created by Google, called Earthlink. To be you must be in Earthlink, or be not. No passport is required anymore.
2050. BrainTrust, a collective social intelligence, allows people to solve complex problems in a matter of days sharing any kind of information and data on line.
2051. A world referendum is held on the Net to abolish the death penalty.
2054. First world elections on the Net. A World Government, called Gaia, is elected. Secret organizations are banned. Every human can become president and control the actions of the government through the Net.
In Gaia, parties, politics, ideologies, religions disappear.
Man is the only owner of his destiny.
Collective knowledge is the new politics.
Voice: Herbert Marshall McLuhan Avatar.
Date: 14th August 2054
Place: Nuuk, Greenland