2008: The Inflexion Year with Positive Outcomes!

London, UK - 21st December 2007, 09:56GMT

Dear ATCA & Philanthropia Friends

[Please note that the views presented by individual contributors are not necessarily representative of the views of ATCA, which is neutral. ATCA conducts collective Socratic dialogue on global opportunities and threats.]

Season's Greetings!

Thank you for your well wishes and support in 2007. We wish to offer the following positive outcomes for 2008 with humility:

. One World: The global community of nations is realising that regardless of the complex global risk we wish to address, we all have to come together. The mantra of a "unified global approach" is becoming essential whether it is countering climate chaos and environmental degradation; radical poverty and microfinance; geo-politics and energy security; organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies -- bio, info, nano, robo & AI -- proliferation; demographic skews and resource shortages; pandemics; financial systems and systemic risk; or transhumanism and ethics. United we stand, divided we fall!

. Empowerment Inflexion: Billions of internet-powered, mobile-telephone enabled, satellite television connected global citizens -- both female and male -- are beginning to act directly, bypassing slow bureaucracy and traditional intermediaries, mostly to make their lives better. The rewards of greater transparency far outweigh the risks!

. Reducing Poverty and Deprivation: An upswing in the re-spreading of global wealth -- from richer countries to hitherto poorer ones -- signals rising incomes for many across the world, and especially in some fast growing developing countries. Watch out for the China and India juggernauts as they lift hundreds of millions out of poverty! To quote Bob Dylan: "The first one now will later be last, as the present now will later be past, for it is the times they are a changin'!"

. Green-to-Gold: Environmental and clean energy solutions are blooming finally as "Green" transforms into the new "Gold" to become the creative finance hub and dynamic engine of balanced growth and rejuvenation for the global economy powered by the changing behaviour and preferences of the higher consciousness global consumer. Green-to-Gold, Gold-to-Green!

. Perception Correction: The industrialised nations are being forced to become more creative and humanitarian in their global relations approach as the "hard power" strategy is shown not to work as effectively as the "soft power" one in a truly networked global economy where almost every nation is dependent on others in the inter-linked global village!

. Global Healing: Some enlightened communities, cities and nations are beginning to mitigate the corrosion from fear -- crime and terror -- by deploying cultural healing techniques including realising the power of coming together, societal unity, harmony, cross-cultural events, meditation and joint prayer. This process of achieving a higher collective consciousness and the unity-of-humankind is accelerating!


Please accept our humble apologies for all errors and omissions in 2007.

We wish you peaceful holidays and a prosperous New Year! We look forward to your further thoughts, observations and views in 2008.

Best wishes

DK Matai, Chairman, Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ATCA)

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ATCA: The Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance is a philanthropic expert initiative founded in 2001 to resolve complex global challenges through collective Socratic dialogue and joint executive action to build a wisdom based global economy. Adhering to the doctrine of non-violence, ATCA addresses asymmetric threats and social opportunities arising from climate chaos and the environment; radical poverty and microfinance; geo-politics and energy; organised crime & extremism; advanced technologies -- bio, info, nano, robo & AI; demographic skews and resource shortages; pandemics; financial systems and systemic risk; as well as transhumanism and ethics. Present membership of ATCA is by invitation only and has over 5,000 distinguished members from over 120 countries: including 1,000 Parliamentarians; 1,500 Chairmen and CEOs of corporations; 1,000 Heads of NGOs; 750 Directors at Academic Centres of Excellence; 500 Inventors and Original thinkers; as well as 250 Editors-in-Chief of major media.

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