Wednesday, December 23, 2009

World 3.0 No more dictators for 2010

I have a wish for this upcoming year, which is: have all the dictators disappear off the phase of the earth. This includes individuals, tribal oppressors and party dictatorships. I do not understand why in this day and age we still have these gang type governments and the hoards of mobs that follow them as they destroy their countries, kill the future of their youth and burn to the ground the aspirations of all, just for a big ego trip to which the world seems to indirectly turn a blind eye. I say we do not put up with these power plays that affect a lot of us and benefit very few. In a World 3.0 dictators do not exist.

World 3.0 Media life transparency

Information, connectivity and content are creating a global transformation. Media technology is giving us the opportunity to be more democratic in many areas of our living landscape. But we have to make sure that this technology does not become a tool for further dumbing down of the population and that transparency and personal empowerment do not end their importance. If the media content does not make you better, make you think and grow, as well as inform you, turn it off. World 3.0.

2010 World 3.0

Wow - this year is almost over, and the current paradigm is simply getting older, very stale and outdated. It’s starting to become very obvious for the planet that we need to make a move into a more advanced state of consciousness and the creation of a new living model. I must say the current one is just getting very boring: same old injustices, same old violence and same old repetitive dynamic of defending a way of being that is simply broken. I say let’s move on, let go of the old and let our imaginations fly to create the new, a new that works-World 3.0

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

World 3.0 The libertarians of collectivism

In the new global paradigm one thing we all have to stop doing is pretending such beliefs as collectivism are really about our well-being. We have to stop fantasizing that someone is going to save us. Socialist governments are simply gangs that really use the masses or the collective as a tool for their own self interest. That is great if you are not part of the masses because then you are a member of the brotherhood of global victims. Bottom line socialist leaders are simply great entrepreneurs and libertarians using the masses for their ultimate goals. Think about it - they are libertarians because they do not believe in big government but they believe in government that works for their objectives. Just make sure you do not get caught in the cross fire of the great game of global manipulation. Be a player in the World 3.0 not a victim.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

World 3.0 Wars

Wars, wars, wars for us watching from afar they feel and look like video games; for those participating and their families it is a horrible nightmare. This dynamic has gone on for most of our existence on this planet. Now is it possible to interrupt this pattern, and develop a way to solve these conflicts? I believe that moving away from fossil fuels will certainly minimize lots of the current conflicts specially in the Middle East and Latin America. As long as a small number of people control the most vital source of energy for this current living model, war is going to happen. Of course another big potential source for big conflicts is now slowly rearing its huge head and that is lack of water. A solution to many of these global problems, is making a conscious shift to a sustainable living model, a New Global Paradigm. It is called World 3.0.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

World 3.0 Decentralizing finance

I believe it is time to start decentralizing the financial game taking place on Wall Street, how it ‘s played to give access to very few. The vision is very short-term-it’s all about the next quarter. You cannot develop anything of value in a quarter. The models used to rate the success or failure of the global economy are counterproductive to human development, individual growth , sustainability of the planet and creative expansion.
Capital is contained and controlled by a small group of players operating under an old model of the world. These sets of rules are not in tune with the new global paradigm now being created underneath the current collapse of the status quo. This new direction is about an open system in which individuals are highly empowered to create their own lives, realities and ways of living. It is about "Small is beautiful," niches are king and where creative destruction is part of the natural flow of life; no more "Too big to fail." If we continue on this centralized track we could witness one of the biggest failure of human history, the failure of The American Empire. I suggest we start creating smaller niche financial markets that are accessible to lots of people, develop business transparency, what are we hiding? We also need alternative local and industry-related currencies. A new global paradigm is being created; it is unstoppable. It is about sustainability, transparency and individual empowerment. It is World 3.0

Monday, November 09, 2009

The return of the Planet of the Apes

If we do not make a move and a commitment to a new living model very fast it will be time to revisit the movie the “Planet of the Apes.” That is the life we are heading towards very quickly. Of course in the United States this is not as noticeable even though lately in certain regions of the country we can smell the whiff of third world. There are other areas on the planet where this is very evident. How about where I am from, Latin America? My country is the first country in Latin America which is now officially run by a non-human. He is part of a new race that has 15% human genes and 85% orangutan. Its mission is to destroy everything in its path, lie about it and attack anybody or anything that could mean progress, better quality of life, transparency, sustainability and individual empowerment. This model is about turning anybody with any resemblance of humanity, uniqueness and originality into a member of the collective of brainless apes. Watch out - the Apes have arrived in my country. Be careful, they may be coming to a neighborhood near you.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Transparency II

I continue to think about the lack of transparency even though we get the impression that there is more of it due to the fact that allegedly digital technology makes us all interconnected and information flows with ease. My feeling is that there is less of it. Power is concentrating at the corporate and government levels more than ever before. Corporations have become insular business dictatorships in which very few people have real access to the decision-making process and the valuable information. As I said in my last blog, dictatorships have made themselves look almost like democracies, at least that is how the rest of the world treats them. Most governments and countries conduct business with them like they were free, open and just countries. In reality, power loves power, power hates transparency. That is why we see democratic governments and powerful figures cozying up to those rough, corrupt governments, people and institutions. They have more affinity to power, no matter how dark it is, than to transparent people, countries, organizations and ways of thinking. Transparency is a very dangerous thing; let’s spread some around the planet.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Time for World 3.0

The recent bombings around the world, the significant growth in terrorism activity, how we continue to turn a blind eye to the actions of dictators and rough regimes around the world, to me it is all related to the United States’ (our) dependency on oil. Given this belief, I am amazed that we have not moved into a state of emergency/urgency in terms of energy efficiency, innovation in the areas of alternative energies and a conscious shift to conservation and rational consumption. It is time that we transform our personal spending from toxic junk to those products that really contribute to our humanity and the quality of our lives, wow that is a concept. I am slowly working on my personal transformation to this shift. There will be no other option as we move towards a pick oil scenario, more wars over oil and soon to be water. It is time for World 3.0

Who is Radamés Soto?

Radames Soto is the president and founder of Kinina Ventures, a firm specializing in the creation and acquisition of companies in the wellness and media sectors. He is a former Managing Director of The Wall Street Journal Interactive. Soto joined Dow Jones & Company in November 1998. Under Mr. Soto's direction, the former Wall Street Journal Americas expanded its focus on the business and financial needs of the Latin American market through the creation of The Wall Street Journal Interactivo.

Mr. Soto is widely regarded as one of the most experienced and multi-faceted figures in the new media world. Among his projects is the film "Road Dogz," the nationally syndicated series "HispanicAmericans: The New Frontier" hosted by Jimmy Smits, "Video Active" - a nationally syndicated show for teenagers, and "America Latina Finanzas y Negocios" - a weekly business show syndicated throughout Latin America sponsored by Merrill Lynch.

Mr. Soto has an extensive track record in the creation of content both for the Internet as well as film and television. He developed a TV/Internet series with HBO "Techno3." He is considered by many, including publications like Variety, the New York Times, the Village Voice, and Hispanic Magazine, as a leader in Internet content for Latinos.

Mr. Soto owned and operated a successful and well-respected entertainment and media company for five years, Blue Pearl Entertainment. He is also the founder of TDI (a broadcasting & Internet investment firm) and Zotox Investments, a new media merchant house for the Spanish-speaking world.

As a journalist Mr. Soto is the recipient of an Emmy, the ACE Award, and a New York State Broadcaster's Association Award. He is also a three-time nominee for the ACE Award in investigative reporting.

Mr. Soto has been keynote speaker at the following conferences: LOHAS conference in Boulder-2001; Inter- American Development Bank in New Orleans-2000; Jupiter Communications in Miami -2000; LatinTech Conference-2000; Internet World-Latin America-1999; Jupiter Communications Advertising Conference, NY-1999; The New Media Forum, New York City-1999; Digital Hollywood, Beverly Hills, CA-1999.

Mr. Soto holds a bachelor's degree in journalism, an MBA in Management, and a specialization in finance from the University of Miami. He also has a specialization in Mergers and Acquisitions from New York University. He is married with three children and resides in New York City and Miami.

Make the planet a nourishing and loving place to live. The heart is the real source of our actions and ideas. Let's really make quality of life and human nourishment the priority.

Respect nature. We are nature; it is our duty to respect, protect and learn from nature rather than conquer her.

The Inner Journey. The real revolution is our inner growth. As long as we do not reinvent our inner landscape, our outer reality will continue to be limited, stale and violent.

Live a holistic lifestyle. The mind, the heart, the spirit and the body are one interrelated organism.

Business to transform the world. Business is a very powerful force that must be used to transform the earth. Compassion, entrepreneurship, innovation and the Spirit are the core elements of this transformation. Business based on innovative chaos, taking risk, intuition, heart, synthesis, non-linear skills, a holistic approach, conservation, quality, cooperation and partnership are the focal points of a new business paradigm.

Use technology to unite people. Let's create technologies that bring us together and help us develop lives of greater quality. The Internet is a manifestation of our desire to be connected. We aspire to connect to each other and become whole.

The Media. Media must inform, uplift, educate, inspire and unite. Not manipulate, instill fear, and keep people from developing their inner greatness.

Individual versus the collective. The individual must become responsible for his or her well-being, inner journey and self-improvement. The government cannot do it. Let's empower our selves, hearts, and thoughts.

Government small and non-intrusive. The government is simply a traffic cop. The responsible individual is the engine of growth, order and prosperity.

High self-esteem is the most effective weapon against corruption. As human beings we must understand that we are all capable of creating the life we want. We do not have to take from others. The universe is an abundant system. Scarcity is an illusion.

We are what we eat/eating is a political act. If we eat junk, we become junk, we think junky ideas and we end up creating a world of junk. Let's eat quality food and become quality people.

Quality of life over superficial growth. Our economic growth must be based on the growth of the human spirit and the improvement of our lives. We need to change the measurement of our economic life and the meaning of the word "profits." Profits must include quality of life, personal growth and enjoyment.

Learning is a human right. Teaching people is a global duty; not having education available is a violation of human rights.

Role models are extraordinary people. We must admire real people that have created extraordinary lives, not people created by the media. Role models are essential for the development of our human potential.

Abundance and prosperity. The universe is abundant. We are abundant and limitless. We need to turn our minds and hearts toward our greatness, abundance and possibilities.

Consumption vs. quality of life. We cannot fill our emptiness by consuming. Consumption must have meaning and its consequences measured. We need nourishment, creativity, encouragement, playfulness and community - not more consumption.

Individual creativity, imagination and self-expression are sacred. Individual creativity must be respected, encouraged and protected. It is the only way out of our current broken paradigm.