We create innovative technologies and execute transformative programs to help the unprosperous realize prosperity
Our work focuses on two interrelated areas:
- We eliminate the factors of poverty in the communities where we operate; we do this by using technology, innovation, the human good, and capitalism to give the unprosperous opportunities to succeed.
We inspire and enlighten the unprosperous and equip them with the tools and resources to overcome their divisions and work together to:
- Realize individual and collective prosperity.
- Save our planet from ecological degradation and global warming.
Enough wealth in the global economy
to make every human prosperous, yet ...
In most countries, most people are economically depressed —
they lack the resources necessary for a purposeful and rewarding life
We believe we know how to alleviate this extraordinarily complex problem
in many regions of the world
Who Are the Unprosperous?
Three groups—the struggling middle class, working poor, and devastatingly poor—make up the unprosperous
The unprosperous lack the economic resources, financial earnings, community necessities, and personal enlightenment and liberties to live a comfortable and rewarding 21st-century life. They earn less than is necessary to be recognized today as comfortable beyond self-sufficiency.
- Struggling Middle Class
- Working Poor
- Devastatingly Poor
What we mean by "Prosperity"
We have created a comprehensive and quantifiable standard to measure and monitor human prosperity
AI Humanity strives to enable the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity. By prosperity, we mean a high standard of living; financial comfort; ample time daily for work, exercise, and leisure; a rewarding career or access to financial capital for entrepreneurship; personal dignities and autonomy; justice, including treatment services, not criminalization, for addiction, and sensible and fair criminal justice laws; safety-net services; safe neighborhoods; adequate and accessible rewarding K-12 education; and protection of civil liberties, to name some of the factors of prosperity.
One standard that has made an admirable effort to measure economic self sufficency is the The Self-Sufficiency Standard. But even this standard doesn’t accurately represent the reality of expenditures and well-being for a 21st-century person, not even for citizens in the states where The Self-Sufficiency Standard operates. AI Humanity still needed a comprehensive and precise way to measure human prosperity.
Example of an Individual’s Prosperity Score
- 0Devastatingly Poor
- Ecological Ceiling As Kate Raworth warns in Doughnut Economics, "[This boundary marks] an overshoot of pressure on Earth's life-giving systems, such as through climate change, ocean acidification and chemical pollution." (p. 39)
Factors That Compute the Prosperity Score
Each score factor (or main category) is computed for its own measure of prosperity, the reason for the different colors and scores below. The colors and scores show the person’s state of prosperity (that is, devastatingly poor, poor, rising, or prosperous) in that specific category or subcategory.
- Financial Comfort: The Self-Sufficiency Standard + 45%1.0
- Personal Well Being1.5
- Comfortable Housing: HAVC, Water, Plumbing, and Electricity2.5
- Personal Enlightenment3.0
- Language Literacy6.5
- Literacy of fundamental civil rights and laws2.0
- Basic Economics Literacy2.0
- Financial Literacy1.0
- Governmental and Political Literacy4.0
- Basic Ecological Literacy3.0
- Early Childhood Development Literacy3.0
- Cultural Literacy1.0
- Religious and Spiritual Freedom3.5
- Rewarding Career (if interested in one and able to work)4.0
- Personal Advancement and Purpose5.0
- Stable Government6.0
- Affordable and Accessible Healthcare6.5
- Leisure and Social Activities6.5
- Accessible and Reliable Transportation7.1
- Safe and Reliable Waste Management7.2
- Adequate and Accessible Childcare to K-12 Education7.8
- Protection of Comprehensive Civil Liberties8.0
- Safe Neighborhood and Sufficient Community Resources8.2
- Safety Net Programs and Resources for the Elderly8.5
- Personal Computing Device and Internet Access9.0
- Reliable and Efficient Business and Finance Infrastructure9.2
- Respect for Welfare of Partner Countries9.5
- Ecological Safety and Wellness9.5
What We Do
Our exhaustive plan tackles prosperity for the unprosperous from every solvable angle
We will begin our work in two cities: Baltimore, Maryland, and a yet-to-be-determined city in West Virginia
We have selected Baltimore, Maryland, as the first of two cities to participate in our pilot program. Although we haven’t yet finalized the location of the second city, we believe an impoverished area of West Virginia, the poorest state in the United States and a location proximal to Baltimore, may be ideal.
The poverty in Baltimore (urban) and most parts of West Virginia (rural and semi-rural) is so severe and widespread and shocking that these areas may not seem to be part of the United States, the richest country in the world.
The myriad of problems in these communities exemplify the endemic, institutionalized social, economic, class, and race problems that have plagued the United States for decades—the very problems AI Humanity has set out to solve.
Join Us: We Need You
Help create the safer, lovelier, more just society you want to see and experience
To eradicate poverty and provide the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity, even in just one city, let alone cities in many countries, we need the collaboration of thousands of passionate volunteers and hundreds of experts. And, of course, we need funding, too.
Help others even as you yourself find your purpose and path to fulfillment.
Because of the magnitude of the work we are doing, we need volunteers like you. We cannot end poverty and help the unprosperous without volunteers.
No matter your expertise or lack thereof, we could use your help. Bonus: AI Humanity trains volunteers, who happen to be unprosperous, in rewarding careers, free of charge.
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To accomplish our goals, we must enlighten, edify, mobilize, coordinate, heal, and inspire
Coming Fall 2019
America's Bottom 65%
How the unprosperous Americans will work together, realize prosperity, and save humanity.
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We are transparent every step of the way: Track our progress
As a conglomerate with nonprofit and for-profit entities, AI Humanity strives to be diligent and transparent in its endeavors. You can track our progress and watch us transform from a small team of passionate individuals with a monumental mission, to a cohesive group that actually helps ordinary people, hopefully by the millions, completely transform their own lives and their communities for the better.
January 2019: The Beginning
With about 98% of the work on the main AI Humanity website now complete, we will officially launch the website to the public in early January 2019.
The January 2019 version of the website outlines our mission, strategies, philosophies, processes, and early milestones. The target audience comprises mostly volunteers and experts and some potential collaborators and funders.
This website is not intended for the unprosperous to use for help with overcoming poverty and realizing prosperity. The unprosperous will realize prosperity via our specific prosperity-for-the-unprosperous projects (for example, AllAid, Eduprosperity, RewardingEducation, and Entrepreneurship), which will become available as we launch each project or strategy later in 2019 and onward.
February–April 2019: Recruiting, Funding Exploration, and R&D
We are in the process of exploring the best means and kinds of business opportunities and structure and funding for our unique organization and are taking appropriate actions where applicable.
Richard and a small team will begin research and development, recruitment, negotiations, and partnerships in Baltimore, Maryland, while our designers, researchers, and software engineers simultaneously begin research and early development of some of AI Humanity’s core technologies.
Meanwhile, Richard will continue his academic and field research for the three AI Humanity books he is writing.
We will continue to recruit experts and volunteers and collaborators, expanding our team in the process, to execute the exhaustive first phase of our plan.
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