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 December 14, 2013  Posted by at 8:15 am Finance

Harris and Ewing Small Change 1927
Washington D.C. : Today only, two for one!

Plant your tree in Automatic Earth this Christmas!

It was a race against the clock, but we’ve managed to get it to you for the holiday season. In Facing the Future, easily the most dense and jam-packed presentation we’ve made available yet, The Automatic Earth first delves into the depths of the crisis and then moves beyond it into the range of options available for us today to start building a more crash-proof world for tomorrow.

Facing the Future is a brand new 4+ hour video presentation that combines the future-mapping work of Nicole Foss and Laurence Boomert, extending the material presented in their recent lecture tour of the US and Canada. It spans the full range from big picture vision to detailed prescription for positive action in light of their view of what’s ahead.

Here’s a small teaser for you:

First, Nicole and Laurence focus on the scope of the challenges facing local government – the debt crisis, a history of disempowerment through political centralization, the downloading of unfunded responsibilities and the myriad governance issues that arise as a result.

They offer advice to states and municipalities in navigating a future very different from that envisaged in their ubiquitous 30 year growth plans. Priorities must be redefined, as must the means for implementing difficult political decisions with far-reaching socioeconomic impacts. The task is nothing less than the reinvention of civic leadership for our times.

Second, Nicole takes a more comprehensive look at money and the global financial situation today than she’s ever done before, covering a variety of systemically important US states and different corners of the globe. She explains the nature of a deflationary liquidity crunch, and how it creates a state of artificial scarcity. She focuses on the need to shift investment from the global ponzi scheme toward building the real world change necessary to transition to a more locally based economy, employing alternative forms of liquidity as a positive political tool.

Finally, Laurence offers a detailed exploration of community initiatives capable of building the trust and social cohesion necessary to navigate what lies ahead. From specific projects to general community hubs to maker-spaces to cooperative businesses, these initiatives facilitate the development of collective sense and constructive action, with alternative currencies and trading arrangements able to offset, locally, the impact of a liquidity crunch in the larger system. These are the adaptive actions we must take if we are to successfully navigate the consequences of reaching our limits.

Facing the Future is available for just $39.95 at our Store and Donations page, click here.

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    Harris and Ewing Small Change 1927 Washington D.C. : Today only, two for one! Plant your tree in Automatic Earth this Christmas! It was a race against
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    Does Nicole show us her Ontario compound? Walk-around and show the people how prepping is done at a nuts-and-bolts, boots-on-the-ground level. How many chickens? How many dogs? Do you electrify your fence? How much chicken waste goes into the the bio-gas fermentation chamber. How deep should the underground escape bunker be. How hi should the guard towers be above outer wall. Should the tip of the outer wall be rimmed with razor wire or electrified razor wire or all that plus a strip of broken glass. How many men will be called upon to mount the towers and ensure defense of the compound 24/7. Will requisite materials be stripped from abandoned properties and repurposed as compound assets? How will women be divided among the men. Will the alpha males dominate in a winner take all king of mountain system. Big dog has all the women until he’s knocked off the throne and then a polygamous system can be established for greater group happiness.


    Does Nicole show us her Ontario compound?

    No. That was made impossible years ago by the attacks on TAE.


    @ lord-bacon
    You sound just like kevin when he tries to make fun of amanda.

    @ ilargi
    I went to the purchase of the download and the price is coming up as $39.95 US, with paypal.
    Is that correct?



    @ ilargi
    I went to the purchase of the download and the price is coming up as $39.95 US, with paypal. Is that correct?

    Yes, that’s correct. My big red numbers are not big enough yet? 😉


    I got a problem with the download. I did not get any of the 3 files.
    I got the following message.

    Sorry, you have reached your download limit for this file Go to homepage →

    I guess you will have to send it directly.


    jal, I don’t know what that is, no-one else has complained today

    I changed the settings for your order, it should be good now

    BTW, the email I have on file for you bounces, if you send me a good mail address at TheAutomaticEarth • gmail • com, we can have these talks off the comments section



    Using safari browser, one needs to reload the homepage about 3 or 4x before it’s possible to read anything. The screen goes blank after a few seconds. This process repeats every time one clicks on anything within the website (an article, comments thread, etc.).

    Why not return to the previous format?


    Hello, I just purchased Facing the Future on my iPad, was unable to download files. So I tried to log in on my macbook pro and it won’t allow me into account.
    Can you assist me? Thank you. Pj


    I am now able to log in on Macbook, and was able to enter info in profile. I will watch email for instructions on how to gain access to files to download. Thanks PJ


    still happening, oh lord?

    It’s great for me now. I did clear the cache. since we moved host two days ago, that might have an effect. and we’re on a real fast server now, performance has gone up a lot

    sorry, no going back


    Sounds as though I should order the DVD – especially as I have limited bandwidth due to satellite. I will do it tomorrow.


    I’m not sure why my previous comments were removed, though it would be good to know.

    I get the impression that Laurence doesn’t believe that societies will break down completely, is that right? He talks of local economies and currencies, of technologies (including robots) helping us to adapt. He sees lots of activity in these areas. Does he foresee a kind of gentle powerdown (but not technology down) for everyone? I’ve been thinking in terms of crisis and ultimately a very different set of communities.

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