World Identity Disorder Solutions
By: Jonathan N. Bean
Stating a challenge implies that the current state is less than the ideal state of the thing, region, group.
I suggest that we try to figure out what is the ideal state for each group of people. It appears that geological distinctions are of less importance in the connected world and I think that ideological distinctions or differences of ideals is of greater importance and these differences are the most fundamental differences that make the groups of people in the world so different.
We should develop this world to thrive into the most distant future we can imagine. To develop the world we need to develop common ideals and common values and goals for the world as a whole united and living system. If planets were conscious and if they were as intelligent or more intelligent than our society is now, then I suspect that our planet would be diagnosed by the galactic system as being a schizophrenic planet, in that the identity of the planet is unstable and is working towards many conflicting goals, ideals, and values. The current world identity is suffering from multiple identity disorder (See ). Having a galactic perspective of our living systems is challenging as all expansions of perspective are always challenging. I think if the community and social system of cell systems of our bodies can unite under common values and a common mind, then I do not understand how it could be impossible for our system of cells of humans beings to unite as well as our cellular systems have. 
Under the current pathology of the planet Earth, the cure is to overcome our differences of values, visions, and goals, by the synthesis of a solution  that everyone will benefit from and comply with in order to sustain our thriving existence indefinitely.
I have an understanding of how this all could be accomplished using experimental social systems that mimic  the most advanced (most ethical,mutualistic, sustainable, and successful) living systems, social systems, and ecosystems that we know of. Complex systems sciences will probably provide many insights into the ideal social systems we can create.
Thanks for reading and I will respond to any comments or messages. Feel free to join the discussion. Also I invite everyone to join the course on coursera: https://www.coursera.org/course/susdev
Also published on Google docs for inline commenting and discussion: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1NgK7YOMlJdvQDe3lHjQZS7kcBSeqt2d92A-4E1mYRg4/edit?usp=sharing
Originally this was a response to someone discussing the project to geographically represent the challenges to sustainable development. It is located in "The Age Sustainable Development" Coursera course discussion forum, located here:
Also published on the Envisioneering Solutions to Social Problems blog:
Bibliography and/or further reading to understand the terms I use:
 (“Dissociative identity disorder (DID), previously known as multiple personality disorder (MPD)”).
 SS 214. When we say that growth is common to social aggregates and organic aggregates, we do not thus entirely exclude community with inorganic aggregates. Some of these, as crystals, grow in a visible manner; and all of them, on the hypothesis of evolution, have arisen by integration at some time or other. Nevertheless, compared with things we call inanimate, living bodies and societies so conspicuously exhibit augmentation of mass, that we may fairly regard this as characterizing them both. Many organisms grow throughout their lives; and the rest grow throughout considerable parts, of their lives. Social growth usually continues either up to times when the societies divide, or up to times when they are over overwhelmed.
Here, then, is the first trait by which societies ally them-; selves with the organic world and substantially distinguish themselves from the inorganic world.“
Also for  “A superorganism is an organism consisting of many organisms. The term was originally coined James Hutton (1726-1797), the "Father of Geology" in 1789. See the discussion of Geophysiology for more on the use of this term in geological and ecological contexts.
The term is now usually meant to be a social unit of eusocial animals, where division of labour is highly specialised and where individuals are not able to survive by themselves for extended periods of time. Ants are the best-known example of such a superorganism, while the naked mole rat is a famous example of theeusocial mammal. The technical definition of a superorganism is "a collection of agents which can act in concert to produce phenomena governed by the collective," phenomena being any activity "the hive wants" such as ants collecting food or bees choosing a new nest site.
The Gaia hypothesis of James Lovelock and the work of James Hutton, Vladimir Vernadsky and Guy Murchie, have suggested that the biosphere can be considered a superorganism. This view relates toSystems Theory and the dynamics of a complex system.”
 “Dialectic (also dialectics and the dialectical method) is a method of argument for resolving disagreement that has been central to European and Indian philosophy since antiquity. The word dialectic originated in ancient Greece, and was made popular by Plato in the Socratic dialogues. The dialectical method is discourse between two or more people holding different points of view about a subject, who wish to establish the truth of the matter guided by reasonedarguments.”
 “Biomimicry or biomimetics is the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.”
“The social scientific concept of value system means the set of cultural and moral values a person or a group has.”
“A comprehensive world view (or worldview) is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the entirety of the individual or society's knowledge and point-of-view.”
“Value theory encompasses a range of approaches to understanding how, why and to what degree people value things; whether the thing is a person, idea, object, or anything else. This investigation began in ancient philosophy, where it is called axiology or ethics.”
Other topics for further understanding:
Meta-ethics, about the theoretical meaning and reference of moral propositions and how their truth values (if any) may be determined;
Ethics, sometimes known as philosophical ethics, ethical theory, moral theory, and moral philosophy, is a branch of philosophy that involves systematizing, defending and recommending concepts of right and wrong conduct, often addressing disputes of moral diversity.
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