The Greatest Opportunity In Human History
Scientific American measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet, and determined the condor was the most efficient creature, as it used the least energy to move a kilometer. Humans ranked a rather unimpressive third of the way down the list in the rankings. Until someone had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle. And a man on a bicycle blew the condor away. We build and use tools to problem solve. They help us reach greater potential and progress.
We’re getting a whole new set of tools
The American Economy will change more in the next ten years, then it has in the past two hundred. The lines between manufacturer and Retailer will completely Blur. Transformative technologies like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics will assume the majority of our physical work and routine tasks. Digital devices and sensors throughout our homes, appliances, clothing, and products will connect everything to the Internet of Things automating the majority of our purchases while Drones and Autonomous Vehicles will enable automatic replenishment through instantaneous delivery.
How We Use These New Tools
will make all the difference in the world
Artificial Intelligence could double annual economic growth rates by 2035 by changing the nature of work and spawning a new relationship between man and machine. Once the impact of AI has been absorbed into the economy, it is projected to yield the highest economic benefits for the United States, increasing annual growth rate from 2.6 percent to 4.6 percent by 2035, translating to an additional USD $8.3 trillion in gross value added (GVA).
The digital transformation will have many negative consequences as well. Up to 40% of the US workforce could lose their jobs by 2030. The mass unemployment and retail space repurposing that will affect the entire country will require a new partnership mindset between corporations, consumers, and communities. Responsible, responsive leadership and collaborative action through public-private partnerships will be vital. This is why we are structured as a Public Benefit Corporation, to facilitate these vital connections.
Challenges That Unite
The reason a great many of our problems are not matched with the resources required for a solution is fairly simple: there is no ownership. We don’t go around solving other people’s problems. If it’s not your problem, if you don’t own it, then you have no interest in finding a solution.
Most of the big challenges we face, like Cancer are not affiliated with the Republican or the Democratic Party. They’re not of the Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, or Muslim faith. They don’t belong to the upper, middle, or lower class. Like each of the 15 cause groups we’ll be fundraising for on the HelpFirst Platform; these are challenge that we all face together. These are challenge that should unite.
The World Health Organization reports that for $10 Billion we could provide access to clean drinking water for the 1.8 Billion who currently drink contaminated water on a daily basis. The price tag to end world hunger? $30 Billion. If those sound like large numbers, they’re not. We live in a $19 Trillion Dollar annual consumer economy here in the United States. The global economy hit $107 Trillion last year.Its not a lack of resources, its a lack of leadership, and coordination.
The kind of positive change we need on so many levels, in so many communities; will require us to reevaluate our priorities, and start connecting with one another again. Not just those in our social media echo chambers, but also with the people in our community that we may not agree with. When open minded people of character and intelligence communicate about issues, problems start getting solved. If we work together, we can set civilization sized goals, and achieve them.
A NEW WAY TO CONNECT
We’ve built the worlds first Cause Based Social Commerce Platform to connect local consumers with local brands through Community Impact.
With our platform, consumers motivated by social impact can connect with and be empowered by the businesses and brands they purchased from.
Most consumers do not have the resources to fund research or support effective local non-profit organizations that serve and strengthen our communities. Through the HelpFirst platform, we’ve built a process that helps consumers Identify challenges faced by their community, Educate them through engagement, then Empower through commerce connections of Impact.