From this time forward,
I pledge my allegiance to a global State of Mind:
To take on the responsibilities of a global citizen in a global, local, and technological sense.
To create a global State of peace and enhanced democracy within my existing framework of governance.
To support a plan for sustainability of the earth and all its species, to support human rights, and protect the vital political functions of the internet.
The term global citizen is often tossed around by politicians without any understanding of its implications.
Global citizenship is an internet enabled concept that has the potential to create an overwhelmingly positive artificial intelligence, mediated by ourselves. It will create a global future in which our earth will be preserved from the calamities of global warming, nuclear war, conventional wars and the worst consequences of natural disasters.
The Global Citizen’s Oath foresees a future where being a good person involves global political responsibilities. Each person should have a global vote, and adhere to accepted global principles. It will be our duty to stay informed about how our earth and all its species are to be maintained in a peaceful, sustainable environment, and to commit to a rational plan of action.
It is not seen to be in the interest of the political leaders of nations to advance or support such a concept, even though the leaders of democracies wrestle with global problems. The sharing of power is never easy, and the seeming stability of the present seems alluring, even when it is essentially a fantasy. Global warming and nuclear weapons threatens each of us, and our children. We can all see what is wrong with the world. Now it is is time to visualise how global principles, the great knowledge sharing and processing capacity of the internet, and the possibility of a universal global vote, can all come together to create a global citizenry capable of changing, in fact saving, our world.
Consider: What do you see as the responsibilities of a global citizen?