We are confident we will help the unprosperous realize prosperity because they already have the intrinsic capacity to do so and need only overcome the inescapable barriers and master the low and high entropy mechanisms of enterprise, all of which we have the tools and resources and expertise to help them attain. We therefore feel morally responsible to offer our expertise and tools, that is, execute our comprehensive plan—an endeavor we have committed our lives to.
Using the principles of information theory, we are creating an information supercomputer to solve global poverty and pathological inequality
Our work focuses on two interrelated areas:
Our information supercomputer—a multidimensional information-processing system that encapsulates local and global economic realities, material needs, entropic surprises, dozens of multidisciplinary determinants and processes, and our technological programs and innovations—can provide any individual with all the resources (from urgent aid to personal enlightenment to rewarding career to patient capital for entrepreneurship and innovation) that he or she needs to get on the path to prosperity.
Collective and community prosperity:
Because institutionalized factors—at the international, national, organizational, local, and cultural levels—both ignite and stifle economic success (and also perpetuate poverty), we help such institutions (from small, rural communities to large countries) resolve the economic entropy, alleviate the factors of poverty, amplify the factors of prosperity, and capitalize on the unrecognized opportunities and untapped potential in their communities. This will allow them to optimize their capabilities and cultivate ample opportunities for prosperity for the majority of their citizens.
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 live a life of under self-sufficiency.
Take the United States, the richest country in the world, as just one example: over 60% of Americans are poor, and "the wealth of the top 1% of the [American] population is more than that of the bottom 90% of the population combined," as Ray Dalio, one of the richest men in the world, passionately brings to our attention. This dire situation, he warns, poses "existential threats to the United States."
The suffering of the vast majority globally is a disgrace on the entire human race, considering our intellectual capacity and economic capabilities today, and especially considering the astronomical wealth available in our economies.
- 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 well-being and 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.
Overview of the Prosperity Score
We have created the Prosperity Score to measure human wellness and economic and social standing. To compute the score, we assess, measure, and track more than 90 vital factors that contribute to the well-being of a 21st-century human.
The Stages of Human Economic Well-Being
The following demonstrates the six general stages of human economic well-being, any of which a person could be living in at any given time; we help the unprosperous (particularly people living in any of the first three stages) get on the path to self-sufficiency and then onto prosperity:
- In a State of Urgency
- Devastatingly Poor
(but unsafe, persecuted, unenlightened, etc.)
Capturing the Crucial Factors of Human Well-Being
Our prosperity score captures all of the consequential factors of human wellness, including:
State of urgency: Is the individual in a state of urgency due to the impairment of drug addiction, hunger, homeless, persecution, physical ailment, inescapable gang affiliation, etc.?
Mental health: Many of the unprosperous suffer from myriad unattended mental health problems—some due to well-established biological defect, some due to scarcity, some due to exposure to harmful chemicals in their communities, and some due to generational history of injustice, subjugation, and hardship—that created or further exacerbate their predicament. These pathologies often have dire consequences for the individuals' themselves and for their families and their communities, including violence against women and widespread violent crimes in their communities.
Self-sufficiency: We assess whether individuals can independently support themselves and their family. Local and state governments and aid organizations can use this comprehensive, precise measure of self-sufficiency to determine who needs help and how much help they need. This is one of the important assessments that helps us identify the poor. Anyone not self-sufficient is poor and thus likely need help of some sort.
Mental bandwidth: Is the individual suffering from scarcity of the sort that depletes their mental capacity for sound decision-making, self-improvement, self-control, cognitive fluidity, and general productivity?
Financial comfort and wealth: Life is miserable when one lives in a constant state of financial distress, as the unprosperous do. Many live without even access to basic financial services, including a proper bank account, which limits their financial capacity, suppresses their ambitions, and restricts their independence in our sophisticated financially driven economies.
Our goal is to help the unprosperous realize financial comfort—that is, their monthly earnings should be at least 20%–30% above their monthly living expenses; and their living conditions should be at least adequate for a 21st-century individual. Part of this process includes providing them with access to dependable financial services. This wholesome financial stability will provide the unprosperous the financial foundation on which to establish independence and allow them to strive and focus on other desirable financial goals, such as building wealth.
The cycle of poverty will never end if we continue to focus on providing just aid and low-income jobs to the unprosperous in developed and developing countries. They need financial liberty and comfort—for autonomy, wellness, independence, and familial security and legacy.
Security and social justice: This includes assessment of the individual's exposure to and protection from tribulations such as neighborhood crime, domestic violence (which no one else besides the individual may be aware of), age and racial and gender discrimination, and institutionalized subjugations, among other related factors.
Education, expertise, other skills, and career match: Not only do we capture the individual's formal expertise (if any), and skills (including those unaccounted for by formal education), but we also identify and predict the most ideal career path for the individual.
Personal enlightenment: Is the individual literate on matters of their own medium- and long-term success (e.g., financial and economic literacy), political engagement and civil rights and liberties, and personal responsibilities to their community and society (e.g., environmental and ecological literacy, etc.)?
Community well-being: An individual's well-being is directly related to the well-being of the community to which the individual belongs. Accordingly, we capture the entire range of factors that comprise the community well-being and use them (along with the personal factors) to compute the individual overall well-being—the individual's prosperity score.
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 Opportunities Are Are We Pursuing?
Among the reasons global poverty and significant pathological inequality have persisted, the problems noted here are paramount and are the focus of our work
Although some of the problems listed below (that is, the opportunities we are pursuing) may seem impossible to solve, we are confident we will alleviate them in the communities and countries where we operate.
We are confident because many of the noted problems have been successfully resolved in many countries and, most crucially, because the unprosperous already have the intrinsic capacity to solve them and we have the expertise and tools and resources to help them solve the noted problems.
One such tool is our groundbreaking parallel simultaneity principle, which allows us to tackle more than one related problem simultaneously and in parallel. We do this by using the inputs and outputs and byproducts of one solution as inputs for other solutions, in almost real time; and all of our solutions are integrated. With this approach, we can accomplish in mere months and years what countries and massive organizations have taken decades to accomplish and have failed to accomplish.
What We Do
Our exhaustive plan tackles prosperity for the unprosperous from every solvable angle
Our information supercomputer provides the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity via the following integrated services:
Inspiration and EnlightenmentWe inspire, enlighten, and equip the unprosperous with the necessary tools and resources they need—both individually and collectively—to pursue individual and collective prosperity.
Advancement and InnovationWe create innovative programs and technologies and accumulate the necessary resources to help the unprosperous with realizable opportunities for prosperity. These include access to rewarding education towards rewarding careers, capital for entrepreneurship, and resources for innovation.
Aid OptimizationWe help organizations and governmental programs synchronize and coordinate and optimize to more effectively eliminate the factors of poverty.
Capitalism OptimizationAs the last three centuries have proven, the best economic system for creating liberty, empowerment, and economic prosperity for the unprosperous is market capitalism, notwithstanding its flaws. We are thus optimizing capitalistic opportunities (and improving them thereof) to help the unprosperous get on the path to prosperity.
In addition, “we exploit the blindspots of capitalism to improve the dynamism of the economy to directly improve the wealth and standard of living of the unprosperous," as is explained in our forthcoming book Universalprosperia.
If you are interested in learning more or funding AI Humanity and want to learn how our technologies and processes work and how they integrate to solve poverty and pathologically inequality, contact us via the Funders page. And if you are interested in working for AI Humanity, see the We Need You page.
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Help create the safer, lovelier, more just society you want to see and experience
To provide the unprosperous with realizable paths to prosperity, even in just one city, let alone cities and rural communities across the globe, we need to hire and partner with relentless, innovative people who possess a revolutionary disposition and audacious spirit. How else can we help the unprosperous rise to universal comprehensive prosperity against nearly impossible odds? How else can we succeed where many others have failed for decades and even centuries and after spending hundreds of billions of dollars?
Help others even as you yourself find your purpose and path to fulfillment.
We need collaborators and experts in myriad areas of specializations. We are taking applications now. We need experts as part-time and full-time contractors as well as full-time employees over the coming weeks and months.
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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 factors of poverty and the devastating problems in these communities exemplify the endemic institutionalized, social, economic, class, and race problems that have plagued impoverished communities throughout the United States for decades—the very problems AI Humanity has set out to solve.
To accomplish our goals, we must enlighten, edify, mobilize, coordinate, heal, and inspire
Coming Fall 2020
More Desirable and Enduring than the American Dream
—The prosperity accessible to America’s bottom 65%
and how we will attain it individually and collectively
Universalprosperia in the Global South
A Comprehensive Road Map for Developing Countries to Increase their Productive Capabilities and the Prosperity of their Citizens
A comprehensive road map for a real-world Wakanda—in an American city or a developing country
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