SAMPLE STRUCTURED SOLUTIONS
SPECULATE is tasked with generating feasible opportunities that fulfill on whatever goal its given and below are several examples of actual output based on the inputs provided.
These ideas serve as starting points to broaden the exploration of determining what it would take to make an outcome real. The more input provided by interested parties, the more accurate the predictions become.
The following is an example of Structured Speculation for the goal "How to eliminate malnutrition and hunger."
Step One: Create a Dynamic Set of Actions.
Extensive research and knowledge distribution already exists about how to end malnutrition, so it makes sense to begin with those sources. The following is just one example of what that could look like.
- Educate youth on food choices, sanitation, and cooking practices for their own safety - Invest in communities by creating screening programs in schools, villages, churches, etc., which teach young people about the dangers of dirty water as well as unhygienic eating habits such as licking fingers or eating with unwashed hands or drinking raw milk from animals.
This action will inspire change among agricultural workers who are taught not only good agricultural practices but also technical skills required to become entrepreneurs themselves and create agribusinesses that promote ethical consumption while employing more people locally than farming itself does: a win-win for all involved!
- Provide financial investment opportunities - By making investments into rural areas where children have access to education but little wealth beyond basic necessities; these kids will be able to provide income stable enough without borrowing from someone else i.e., credit cards - Educational opportunities start before school age and continue through all stages throughout life's many phases (learning never ends!). School loans can be paid off more easily when salaries go up substantially in order to keep costs under control when possible income levels fall below poverty wages according to local standards in neighboring countries with better funded health care systems capable of providing mass vaccinations against deadly diseases like measles."
- Train local community members on how best protect their livestock - Water scarcity has increased farmers concerns over animal waste runoff pollution because they cannot afford treatment systems nor do they have regulatory agencies overseeing decisions made about transitioning land use or rearing livestock near water resources necessary for human survival (collecting rainwater).
New legislation has been implemented whereby herdsmen cannot release cattle droppings anywhere outside designated pastures until cattle feces must reach a specific pathogen density threshold before restrictions are lifted; without adequate pastureland available because of desertification from climate change effects caused by animal agriculture emissions only select farmlands may maintain livestock operations legally if located away from nearby watersheds."
Comprehensive plan to eliminate Air Pollution using Structured Speculation
A comprehensive plan to eliminate air pollution using Structured Speculation would have the following Conditions of Satisfaction:
- The main input to air pollution is fossil fuel use so that needs to be eliminated by any means necessary
- There should be a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions or an ultimate elimination of them
- ll vehicles need their tailpipe emission capped at zero (a maximum) and no idling, exhaust from cars or trucks should escape into the air without being captured, and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions need to revert back to pre-industrial levels while minimizing methane release as CH4 has 25 times the global warming potential than CO2
- Some point before 2060, all coal power plants will be shut down; they should not continue burning coal for any reason after 2060
- Every country must work toward deregulating car emissions production standards with a minimum standard set as zero tailpipe emissions
- By 2050, all petrol and diesel fuels that are currently used in transportation need to be replaced with hydrogen and electric engines which can run on 300 Wh/kg batteries or less per charge, there needs to be heightened awareness about the dangers associated with gasoline powered cars since those vehicles still burn fuel while producing five times more NOx than diesel engine cars
- Carbon Steel industry should adopt technology whereby all its steel exceeds this standard—the current CO2 capture rate is approximately 50%--and cement manufacturing companies must also meet these requirements for efficiency measures which significantly reduce GHG emission rates within 36 months
- All supercomputers designed for climate change prediction models must include a simulation component wherein each model accounts for the economic implications of implementing Methane Capture Technologies on countries where over 80% of energy comes from natural gas usage versus utilizing nuclear power instead
- In order to achieve these goals, there needs to be extensive international cooperation among governments an inter-governmental agencies including but not limited UNFCCC which holds every country accountable; each nation's government sets annual targets towards achieving this goal either through monetary contributions or making tangible changes within own borders such as land reclamation programs during initial years until 2050 when renewables become mainstream
- Participating countries will commit large scale funding into renewable energies like wind turbine projects starting now
- A variety of different subsidies, mandates and penalties will drive both consumers and corporations away from fossil fuels leaving cleaner technologies intact
- Through experimentation in Mechanical Engineering new materials like graphene will replace existing products such as plastics which contain too many carbon atoms
- If needed you can add conditions such as "open markets," "transparency", etc., but it usually falls around these basic conditions listed above
"Comprehensive plan to eliminate Conflict and War"
This proposal is a collaborative process to harness the world’s collective intelligence and resources, towards removing conflict, promoting international relations and reducing the use of violence in international disputes.
The Structured Solution (SS) calls for a five year global program with annual goals, initiatives, benchmarks and progress reports that focus on this goal. This SS has five pillars:
1) A coordinated effort at all levels of society to create sustainable peace;
2) Investing in joint-military efforts that minimize defense expenditures by jointly purchasing military equipment from all countries around the world;
3) Promote sustained economic development by focusing on rebuilding economies shattered by years of wars;
4) Facilitating greater power sharing based on universally agreed values such as democratic principles and human rights;
5) Continued discussion among non-governmental actors as well as governments through national dialogues every two years which will ideally be institutionalized after ten years.
Recommended Outcome: "Create a system of Perpetual Peace"
Perpetual Peace is the world where the human race has voluntarily outgrown conflict and violence.
It is an outcome that is conditionally satisfying for everyone involved, whether they are a resident of a high-income country or low-income country. Living in Perpetual Peace means that there is no need to worry about armed conflict, terrorism, or other types of war anywhere on earth.
The main goal of the Structured Solution (SS) is to convert people's mindsets away from binary thinking which dictates win-lose relationships; towards ones with many ways to win and lose equally.
For example one goal would be to change attitudes about going back to zero sum warfare, where international disputes are resolved by military force alone, instead toward more creative solutions like using diplomacy, trade sanctions and other forms of coercion without resorting to use of weaponry beyond what can strictly speaking be called "symbolic".
The SS also advocates for some sort of judicial body with jurisdiction over all countries which will ensure accountability at a universal level. This court would serve as both judge and jury when it comes to enforcing global norms: its decisions applied universally regardless who committed the crimes. These commitments will result in demonstrable improvements in conditions for marginalized communities around the world as well as eliminating unjustified disparities in living standards between them within 20 years through increased connectivity and access among nations through technology.
Overall this Structured Solution defines how potential events like diplomatic quarrels over authoritarianism or territorial disputes end up being governable through centralized arbitration rather than local conflicts resulting from anarchy or authoritarianism; bridging society gaps caused by wars between different ideologies/regimes/cultures; ending contempt for humanity which leads us toward totalitarian regimes; promoting interdependence vs extreme independence—and ultimately transforming capitalism into cooperative economics.
What will this take?
- A worldwide framework to enforce greenhouse gas emissions reporting, including compliance with the Paris Agreement.
- Reductions in fossil fuel subsidies and reforms of capital markets as well as fiscal policy so that government revenues are collected from low-emission activities instead of high-emission ones. These changes will result in money generated that can be invested into research and development in clean and sustainable technologies such as wind power, solar power, electric vehicles...etc.
- Use public funds to invest more heavily in developing new technologies which will help us combat the effects of climate change despite continued usage of fossil fuels by working towards powering industry without greenhouse gases while investing in degradable biofuels which could replace gasoline over time but only with private capital risk rather than public funds or any governmental oversight given its potential impacts when it fails
- Increasing funding for educating people about climate change science domestically and internationally so they're better prepared for its effects when they come