Solution: Eliminate Money: Personal Property

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We will need (and will definitely have) a LOT of discussion revolving around personal property, the pros and cons of personal ownership of houses, land, furniture, heirlooms, automobiles, animals, and even children.

Personal property as it relates to large items such as land, buildings, automobiles, and other items of large 'value' should and will become obsolete. As countless native tribes around the world have known for all of their history, the land is only borrowed temporarily. Current constructs of making as much money as possible have been doing irreparable harm to land (and bodies of water) around the world. Leaving this borrowed land in such a state of environmental collapse for our descendants will leave them with no future. Our world's livable environment is being destroyed at an amazing pace, and we need to change our entire paradigm of life on earth in order to save it.

We require food, shelter, potable water, clothes, and healthcare. We require love, companionship, friends, family connections, and a community. We require purpose, sleep, passions and hobbies to occupy our time. We do not require a deed to land, an automobile, or a building. We do not require a garage filled with tools, but do require their use. We need to till our garden, but don't need to own the tiller. Items such as these often sit idle, not used, over 99% of the time. Instead, we can share common tools, lawnmowers, transportation vehicles, etc... and cut back drastically on the raw material needs as well as human energy, transportation, storage and more. If one tiller is used for 30 gardens instead of each gardener owning a tiller, that would be a decreased need of over 95% of the tillers manufactured, and of tillers stored in sheds (built to accommodate them). Instead of fences, walls, and property surveys, we can be neighbors again.

Housing (shelter) for everyone definitely has its challenges, but most are easily overcome. For some areas of the world, vacant offices and buildings formerly used for banks, insurance companies, investment advisors, as well as those businesses which created nothing of value, all can offer immediate solutions as shelter for those in need. Additionally, all of the currently vacant (for sale, abandoned, etc...) housing and office space can be utilized and turned into suitable housing.

Many regions of the world will see at least some migrations of people in order to take advantage of shelter and food more readily available in other areas. In other regions emergency and temporary shelters can be built initially while long-term solutions for shelter are developed. Some areas, especially along shorelines, should be 'undeveloped' by deconstructing and salvaging the raw materials to be used elsewhere. Everywhere in the world there will be adjustments made to ensure equal and adequate housing for all. In some cases, this means a family of six moving out of a two bedroom apartment into a larger house, which will in turn make room for a smaller family at the apartment. In other cases, those who currently live in mansions or on estates far beyond their personal needs will either move to smaller, more appropriate housing or will be asked to invite other members of the community to live with them. This will likely be surprisingly challenging for many who live in larger houses currently, but could comfortably house many more. It will likely be amazing looking back, some years into the future, at the difficulty some people have letting go of such meaningless material things.

What about my car? My boat? My pickup truck? Personal ownership of vehicles is not a need, and soon will not even be a 'want'. Please read about the autonomous vehicle grid.