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Redefining our Relationship with the Future – Part 1

Embassy of the Future

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The suggestions I have been making on this blog might seem unfamiliar, so I want to explain some of the considerations behind them.

In some states at least, human rights are implemented in terms of laws and institutions. Generally, the human-rights-situation is better in countries that have human rights codified into their constitutional and institutional systems. Such institutions can be destroyed again or heavily damaged, as we could recently observe, for example, in the USA. However, that does not mean we should not strive for the implementation of human rights.

However, even those systems that do protect the fundamental rights of people well have a large gap: they do not protect the rights of people of the future. As a result, our economy is completely unsustainable, i.e. exploitative towards people of the future. We are using up resources at a rate that will finish them within decades. As a result…

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