In this post Eric introduces the concept of a sequester state which serves as the framing for Praxis' climate domain. "The Sequester State" also introduces Catharsis and discusses the technology the company aims to build.
War has historically been the key forcing function for civilizational advancement. Technology itself is a cause and effect of this forcing function. It's no coincidence that American technological capacity peaked in the era from WWII to the Cold War, and has declined ever since. But in a post-Hiroshima world, war cannot be the core driver of civilizational advancement. So having built this mammoth industrial infrastructure, the question now is what is it (and civilization itself) for?
Society requires a return to form of the engineers who build the things on which it stands. Rather than engineers with spindly limbs who are only able to compose webs of badly mangled code, we need engineers with muscled forearms and sharpened minds who can move mountains and build cathedrals in the heavens en masse.
COVID killed the Industrial Age city.
Today, the global reach of the internet is enabling us to find our purpose in new cities organized around shared values and glorious visions for the future.
Praxis is the society of pioneers racing to settle the first resident-owned Affinity City, developed by Bluebook Cities on the Mediterranean.
Praxis is a global society of founders, engineers, writers, investors, and artists settling the first Affinity City to realize a shared vision for the future.
Before the city opens, Praxis Members are shaping our city’s culture, forming lifelong bonds, and building the institutions that will be at the center of 21st century society.
Find the support you need on your quest in the Praxis network: