Overview of AI Humanity
Using the principles of information-knowledge theory, we are creating an information supercomputer to democratize prosperity
Poverty and prosperity are both highly complex endeavors and therefore require comprehensive investigation and multidisciplinary solutions, the main reason the resolution of global poverty and the realization of widespread prosperity have proven elusive for the majority—over 65% of humanity. To solve this critical, extraordinarily complex problem, we have devised what we believe is the best solution—our information supercomputer [?]—to alleviate poverty in many regions of the world and to facilitate widespread prosperity.
Our information supercomputer, the key to widespread prosperity (that is, well-being), will help the unprosperous (individuals, communities, and countries) with the attainable and inaccessible resources, inspiration, and virtues necessary to get on the path to prosperity.
Why Prosperity (Well-Being) Is Essential
The alternative to prosperity is far worse—more tragic and enduring—than we thought
Why we focus on prosperity, not on the lesser alternatives
First, because widespread prosperity is feasible [?] and because of its consequences (noted below), we are morally summoned to its pursuit.
Second, in our capitalist societies in the 21st Century, underscored by the acquisitive nature of humans and the law of competition, the alternative to prosperity is not the indignity of poverty or the indebtedness of the middle-class. The alternative to prosperity is far worse. It is continuous resentment toward the prosperous, especially the wealthy; inter-group intolerance and dissension; refugee crises and desperate migrations; violent crimes and social instability; middle-class White Americans' “deaths of despair”; heartbreaking evictions and foreclosures when the inevitable cyclical recessions arrive; and generational underachievement, lower IQ, economic dependency, hardship, and epigenetic pathologies of many sorts.
It is a life of endless small and agonizing miseries—for example, never-ending financially induced stress and predisposition to (and victim of) many afflictions—that accumulate and deprive the unprosperous and their progeny of a purposeful and rewarding life, where the unprosperous relentlessly starve themselves and their family of necessities, comforts, and aspirations and continually long for betterment that never comes. (Universalprosperia, Richard Bovell, founder of AI Humanity)
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 achieve 21st-century well-being. At best, they live in under self-sufficiency.
Take the United States of America, the richest country in the world, as just one example. Nearly 60% of Americans live in absolute or relative poverty, or suffer from the afflictions of pathological inequality [?]. When one considers that "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), you may understand the intolerance, rage, anxiety, epidemic drug addiction, academic underachievement by some groups, and countless pathologies that plague Americans and the American society. As Dalio warns, the staggering inequality poses "existential threats to the United States." Unsurprisingly, economic distress isn't unique [?] to Americans.
- Struggling Middle Class
- Working Poor
- Devastatingly Poor
What we mean by "Prosperity"
We have created the most accurate and comprehensive measure of well-being and an equally comprehensive process for helping the unprosperous attain it
By prosperity, we mean well-being—that is, a 21st-century comfortable standard of living with financial independence, personal enlightenment (including financial, economic, and environmental literacy), access to the high- and low-entropy mechanisms of capitalism for economic liberty, personal security and autonomy, structural justice, safety-net services, accessible and rewarding K-16 education, and protection of civil liberties, to name some of the factors of well-being. See the exhaustive list further below.
Crucially, as noted previously on this website, we strive to help the unprosperous realize such well-being, such prosperity, so that individuals can have the liberty and economic independence to pursue their own ideal of happiness and personal fulfillment.
Overview of the Prosperity Score
We have created the Prosperity Score to measure well-being. To compute the final score, we assess, evaluate, measure, and track more than 90 vital factors that contribute to the well-being of a 21st-century human.
The Stages of the Human Economic Condition
The following demonstrates the six general stages of the human economic condition, any of which a person couldbe living in at any given time; we help the unprosperous (particularly people living in any of the first threestages) get on the path to self-sufficiency and then onto prosperity:
- In a State of UrgencyThe individual is in any dire condition—such as malnourishment, destitution, non-functioning addicton, etc.—that requires urgent help.
- Devastatingly PoorThe individual suffers from the worst form of poverty—a complete lack of basic necessities and dignity. So demoralizing, so destructive, and so wretched is this poverty as to permanently harm the individual and their offspring (likely for generations), physically and psychologically.
- PoorThe individual could be in a state of absolute or relative poverty, both of which can result in similar pathologies, afflictions, and social strife as that of devastating poverty.
- Self-SufficientThe individual can provide for himself or herself and their family and lives an economically independent life, with no need for government assistance for necessities. While self-sufficient, the individual has not risen to the status of comfortable or prosperous, due to other deficiencies and afflictions necessary to overcome to realize well-being. Such deficiencies could include pathological inequality [?], structural injustice, personal unenlightenment, and zero wealth (for hard times), to name a few.
- ComfortableThe individual may be comfortable, or even financially rich, but is unprosperous due to one or more factors that impair well-being; such factors could include pathological inequality,institutionalized injustices, personal unenlightenment (e.g., financial illiteracy), or any factor that compromises the individual's well-being or threatens their economic stability.
- ProsperousThe individual has realized comprehensive personal well-being in an equallywholesome community.
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.
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.
Example of an Individual’s Prosperity Score
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
How We Are Democratizing Prosperity
To accomplish our goals, we focus on resolving the most significant factors that perpetuate poverty and hinder prosperity
The unprosperous already have the intrinsic capacity to solve the problems that hinder them from realizing prosperity; they need only access to the inaccessible expertise and tools and resources—the prosperity information—which we can and will provide them with.
The problems noted below comprise the important factors that hinder the unprosperous from realizing prosperity and are thus the opportunities we are pursuing.
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 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 60%
and how we will attain it individually and collectively
Universalprosperia in the Global South
A comprehensive road map for developing countries to better facilitate widespread prosperity for their citizens
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