Factors of Prosperity
A number of formidable factors make prosperity elusive for the unprosperous
Before we continue, we should first note what we mean by prosperity and discuss its feasibility for the majority.
What is Prosperity
The prosperity we speak of on this website and in all of our efforts to help the unprosperous is neither one's wealth nor the extravagance of one's lifestyle.
The prosperity we are pursuing is well-being, characterized by financial comfort, personal enlightenment, access to affordable, high-quality K-12 education and healthcare; access to safety net services, proper sanitation, clean drinking water, and the like; and access to a stable government with abiding laws, including protection from lawlessness, protection of civil liberties and property rights and so on. See the What We Mean by Prosperity page for more.
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.
The Feasibility of Prosperity
Today, because of the economic, technological, social, psychological, and anthropological capabilities and triumphs of our species, we have amassed the wealth and have the means to help every human live a comfortable 21st Century life—that is, realize prosperity. Even at AI Humanity alone, with our innovations and our exhasutive solution, we have the capability to harness the power of humanity's cumulative and collective intelligence and many of its accomplishments to help people on a massive scale get on the path to prosperity.
For a detailed analysis of the feasibility of prosperity in Baltimore, MD, the first location of our pilot program, contact us on the Funders section of the We Need You page.
Although realizing prosperity is difficult under most circumstances for any individual or family or country, it is still feasible for the vast majority of people, especially in countries with a stable, conscientious, and cooperative government, and with coordinated, relentless effort. Our information supercomputer makes this process more feasible because it helps the unprosperous overcome the barriers to prosperity, and it inspires the unprosperous and equips them with the resources (accessible and otherwise) to take a leading role in their well-being.
Prosperity Highly Complex, Not Easily Solved with Aid and Economic Policies
Prosperity is not a natural state or a certain destination after meeting a financial threshold or migration from a lower class, for prosperity is unnatural—a human construction for happiness and wellness and autonomy; it requires an environment to facilitate its development; sacrifice, purpose, and sustained effort to accumulate its possessions and virtues; and even some luck to withstand its impermanence.
Moreover, the Factors of Poverty prevent the unprosperous from working toward prosperity. This explains why prosperity, although attainable, remains elusive for the unprosperous, generation after generation, for those in the impoverished rural and inner cities of a rich country like the United States to those inhabiting every community of the poor countries like Haiti and Congo.
Neither economic policies nor aid, alone (or even together), can help the unprosperous overcome the many factors of poverty, let alone achieve the virtues of prosperity. The factors of poverty are too overwhelming and require an exhaustive effort and a revolutionary plan.
Thus, to realize prosperity, one must first conquer the oppressive factors of poverty.
How Can We Help the Unprosperous Overcome the Seemingly Insurmountable Barriers to Prosperity?
To help the majority of the unprosperous in any given place get on the path to prosperity, we must tackle prosperity from every solvable angle, simultaneously and in parallel, so that the unprosperous can both overcome the factors of poverty within a relatively short period (not fight against them, one after the other, for most of their lifetime) and access one of many pathways to their own fulfillment—be it a rewarding career, a business, or a market-creating innovation.
To weaken and then eliminate the seemingly insurmountable factors of poverty, our information supercomputer provides a solution for all the factors of poverty, in a simultaneous and parallel manner. And it goes further. By allowing individuals and communities and governments and organizations to collaborate and coordinate, we can enable individuals, communities, and countries to work toward prosperity even as they simultaneously eliminate the factors of poverty.