Friday, September 22, 2023

Happy 1st International Peace Day with AI

AI for Inner and Outer Peace on International Peace Day 2023.

by Mario Sebok &

On this September 21, 2023, our 1st International Peace Day with Regenerative AI, we have an unprecedented opportunity to cultivate both inner and outer peace, healing wounds with this powerful tool that empowers understanding towards Unity. Emerging AI technologies offer new ways to connect with our deepest selves and unite with others in the spirit of harmony.

Inner peace comes from self-knowledge and your connection with the Creator with prayer/meditation. AI wisdom tools like this established this year, helps people like this young AI influencer followed by ALMOST 1MM in YouTube to better understand his own emotions, beliefs, and purpose/community.

Through daily reflection and introspection prompted by these AI companions, we can gain a clearer perspective on our lives. Their non-judgmental guidance supports greater self-acceptance, allowing our inner light to shine brighter.

Outer peace emerges from mutual understanding between people.

Social AI apps are creating spaces for compassionate listening, healing dialogues, and reconciliation.

They leverage natural language processing to build connections, surfacing our shared humanity.

These virtual mediators expand the promise of unity in diversity. 

When inner and outer peace align, ripples of hope and empathy can spread widely.

Organizations like Million Peacemakers , Laudato Si and others are leading the way in equipping everyday citizens with conflict resolution and sustainable living skills.

AI coaching tools can now accelerate their impact, personalizing training and dramatically expanding their reach.

Here are a few examples of social AI apps that can promote compassionate listening, healing dialogues,

and reconciliation:

- Woebot - a chatbot that uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to help users manage mental health issues

like anxiety and depression. It provides a judgment-free space for users to share feelings.

- Anthropic's CLAUDE-2 - an AI assistant designed to be harmless, honest and helpful. It aims to have thoughtful dialogues on

challenging topics through open-ended conversations.

- Koko - an emotional intelligence chatbot that helps users process emotions through conversational journaling.

It reflects back feelings to promote self-understanding.

- Crystal Knows - a virtual advisor that provides personalized insights on how to better connect with others at work

through more effective communication styles. 

- PeerX - a peer support app that matches users with listeners to have anonymous yet empathetic conversations

about life's struggles. It facilitates vulnerable sharing.

- Heart to Heart - a non-profit service where volunteers have text-based dialogues with lonely seniors.

The conversational AI promotes deeper human connections.

There are many, many more tools available here but would love to have your insights / tools on the comments of this post.

The common thread is these AI applications leverage conversational interfaces and emotional intelligence to foster understanding, vulnerability, and perspective-taking. This helps create the foundations for inner and interpersonal peace.

On this International Peace Day, let us rededicate ourselves to being the change we wish to see in the world. May we have the courage to look within, embracing our shadows and our light. And may we have the wisdom to truly hear others, bridging divisions through patience and love. The future rests in each of our heads/hearts/hands.

“LET THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH, AND LET IT BEGIN WITH ME + AI” Jill Jackson-Miller, Sy Miller & Mario Sebok

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Navigating the Malthusian Traps: How Sustainable Innovation Can Help Us Create a Sustainable Future for the 10 Billion Humans by 2050 / By CHATGPT & MARIO SEBOK

In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrote his population bomb thesis, in which he predicted that population growth would outstrip food production, leading to mass starvation. He also predicted that as population grows, so too would the demand for resources, leading to depletion and scarcity, and that as population grows, so too would the demand for energy, leading to pollution and environmental degradation.

Fast forward to today, and we've seen how the world's population has grown exponentially. When Malthus wrote his thesis, the world's population was around 1 billion people. We reached 1 billion people in 1804, and it took 123 years for the population to double to 2 billion in 1927. The population then doubled 47 and 48 years later, to 4 billion in 1974, and to 8 billion in November 2022. All this while reducing the people living in Poverty from more than 41% in 1981 to less than 10% today according to the World Bank.

Source: Our World in Data

This rapid population growth in number and prosperity inspite of being an innovation success story, predicted by Esther Bosenrop, has put a strain on the earth's resources and has led to environmental degradation. But, as Al Gore has pointed out, "We have everything we need to get started, with the possible exception of the will to try."

Graph source: Bath University, UK

That's why it's so important to find sustainable solutions to the challenges we face. We need to find ways to regenerate the earth, atmosphere, and oceans while developing solutions to colonizing space as a space-faring human civilization.

Bill Gates has said, "We need to find new ways of producing energy and developing technologies that are cleaner and more efficient."

One way to find sustainable solutions is by researching sustainable innovation. Bjorn Lomborg has said, "Sustainable innovation is about creating a better future for everyone, not just for the privileged few."

The internet has made it possible for anyone to access information and knowledge from anywhere in the world. We can now learn about sustainable innovation and how to apply it in our lives and businesses. We can also connect with other like-minded people and collaborate on projects to create a more sustainable future.

I've been reading this book – "Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now" by Ryan Panchadsaram (start reading it for free here) & John Doerr, a prominent venture capitalist and early investor of GOOGLE, where he has pointed out, to keep our planet temperatures and society stable, we need to move at incredible speed and scale to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions while sustaining our economic needs by 2050. This means that we need to take quick and decisive action to reduce our carbon footprint and transition to clean energy sources.

Source: Speed & Scale

This can seem like a daunting task, but there are many ways that individuals and businesses can help to achieve this goal. One way is by researching and implementing sustainable innovations. The GHG emissions today per sector are as follows:

Source: Speed & Scale

One tool that can help with this research (that I used for this post) is CHATGPT, a large language model developed by OpenAI. It can provide information on a wide range of topics related to sustainability and clean energy, including renewable energy technologies, carbon capture and storage, and sustainable transportation. It can also provide information on government policies and programs that promote sustainable development and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

John Doerr also pointed out that, "Technology is the key to achieving a sustainable future. We need to invest in the research and development of clean energy technologies and find ways to scale them up to meet the demands of a growing global population."

Source: Speed & Scale

By leveraging the power of technology and sustainable innovation, we can work towards achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and meet our economic needs. CHATGPT can be a valuable resource in this endeavor, providing information on the latest developments and best practices in sustainable technology and policy. We can find out recepies for the best Sustainable and Healthy diet for  maximum taste and longevity and minimum cost & GHG emissions.

Source: Speed & Scale

In summary, sustainable innovation is a key to navigate the challenges that the world faces today, and CHATGPT can provide information on a wide range of topics related to sustainability and clean energy, including renewable energy technologies, carbon capture and storage, and sustainable transportation, and how to scale them up, to meet the demands of a growing global population.

As Paulo Coelho said, "When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it." And, as Elon Musk said, "Sustainability is not a nice to have, it's a must have." For here and to explore space, colonize other planets and solar systems towards a universe with many trillion humans in the next thousands of years.

So let's take advantage of the technological resources available to us NOW and make a commitment to sustainable innovation. Together, we can navigate the Malthusian traps and create a sustainable future for the 10 billion humans sharing our planet by 2058.


MPRO Innovation Advisory Services Lead PMO | Serial Entrepreneur & Scaleup Mentor & Angel Investor

MTP: Simplify Scaling Sustainability

Co-Author: ChatGPT JANUARY 2023

Monday, May 10, 2021


As per Bill Gates latest book entitled "How to avoid Climate Disaster", 51 billion tons of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) GHG (5 greenhouse gases) are released into the atmosphere each year. 

That's like 6.46 tons of CO2e GHG a year per living person (7.89 billion people
almost 10x the amount of trash each American produces a year per each living person on the planet
= 0.603 kgs (~1,3 lbs) of CO2e GHG per each US$ earned/produced in 2020 (Global GDP)

Zero is the number of net/new GHG emissions the planet needs to reach by the year 2050 to avoid worldwide climate catastrophe...a tall order considering where we are, today, and that the 2020 pandemic economic halt only decreased around 5 to 7% of GHG emissions!

Reductions to Zero GHG Emissions is needed by 2050,
to avoid planet heating the average planet temperature beyond 1.5°Cthat may triger abrupt climate disasters/hurricanes/famines and kill orders of magnitude more than 2020 COVIT-19 Pandemic, every year...

For those thinking migration to Canada/Siberia would be an escape route, to these potential climate disasters, June 2021 has a warning, as the usually cold latitudes above 50° North have broken temperature records up to 49.6°C/ 121°F in Canada (instead of its usual 25° C / 77°F), and land temperature in the Arctic circle cities of Verkhoyansk, Siberia, Russia reaching 48°C / 118 °F.

This is more worrisome since it might trigger tipping points of runaway GHG emissions,

Under the melting Permafrost / Tundra in Canada/Siberia there is traped 20 years of today's GHG emissions, that may be released if we keep emissions and temperatures as this 2021.

The bottom of the oceans has another METHANE GHG MEGABOMB. On 37m38s of this video
dtarts an explaination of the 35 trillion tons of Methane (equivalent to 17.000 years of today's yearly GHG emissions, or 575 x ALL GHG emissions by Humans since 1971, the start of Industrial times, where the fossil fuel powered activities on the world have intensified, emitting over 1.5 trillion tonnes of CO2) frozen on bottom of the oceans. Once ocean warmed, caused its release to the atmosphere. Its know as The Permian extinction Event, killing 90% of all life on earth, probably caused initially by warming the atmosphere 4-5 degrees Celsius. 

The methane time-bomb under the melting permafrost & in the bottom of the oceans, is clear, now?

Are we Wise enough to avoid this Climate Disaster?

To reduce GHG emission to Net-Zero is not just task of transportation sector by transforming ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) cars, trucks, ships and jetsTransport combined are 16% of all GHG emissions, but all other 84% of GHG emissions in other sectors of the Global Economy also need to be made emission free.

The GHG (Green House Gases) emissions per sector of the economy are distributed as per the following chart detailed in the book:

How hard is this mission to reduce GHG emissions to Zero? 

If 2020 COVIT-19 lockdowns were hard to swallow, estimates show that GHG emissions may have fallen ONLY up to 7%  as a result of the pandemic slowdown. We need to do the other 93% in 28 years, that would be 3.32% GHGe reduction EVERY YEAR (if it linear).

Was this 2020 emissions reduction due to lower Energy consumption? EIA’s Monthly Energy Review, energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions decreased by 11% in the United States in 2020.

So it's hard to make Transport & Electricity emissions free, but we are on our way. 

According to Gates, the hardest sector needing technical breakthroughs to decarbonize is also the largest GHG emitter: Industrial. Many are trying to reduce de price to zero emissions Cement and Steel as well as looking for substitutes but not even close to what is needed to cut those emissions in 50% by 2030, at an affordable rate. We need to reduce the costs of emission-free alternatives on all sectors of the economy, as Gates articulates on his book and posts in social networks as the ones bellow:

But there are hopeful prospects in the other sectors like Electricity that have already drastically reduced their Green premium, like batteries, the holy grail for renewable energy storage.

According to Bill Gates on this book, Innovations must be made on these 19 Technologies needed to cut GHG emissions to Zero:
  1. Hydrogen produced without emitting carbon 
  2. Grid-scale electricity storage that can last a full season 
  3. Electrofuels 
  4. Advanced biofuels 
  5. Zero-carbon cement 
  6. Zero-carbon steel 
  7. Plant- and cell-based meat and dairy 
  8. Zero-carbon fertilizer 
  9. Next-generation nuclear fission 
  10. Nuclear fusion
  11. Carbon capture (both direct air capture and point capture) 
  12. Underground electricity transmission 
  13. Zero-carbon plastics 
  14. Geothermal plastics 
  15. Pumped hydro 
  16. Thermal storage 
  17. Drought- and flood-tolerant food crops 
  18. Zero-carbon alternatives to palm oil 
  19. Coolants that don’t contain F-gases

Money is available for Sustainable corporate solutions! Money is moving to sustainability and in January 2020 a megashift of investment started

"BlackRock joins 370 global investors already signed up to the scheme, bringing total assets under management by those participating to over $41 Trillion.
As signatories, investors commit to engaging with companies on a range of climate-related fronts"

Will adopt enhanced corporate disclosure in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)."BlackRock joins 370 global investors already signed up to the scheme, bringing total assets under management by those participating to over $41 Trillion.
As signatories, investors commit to engaging with companies on a range of climate-related fronts"

Will adopt enhanced corporate disclosure in line with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).

Gates warned us in TED 2014 (bellow) about the Pandemic and the world mostly ignored, and was not prepared in 2020 for COVIT-19 outbreak.

Gates also warned us in TED 2010 (bellow) about needing to have a ZERO GHG EMISSION, and his 2021 book is his 2nd reminder...we might not get a 3rd one, so better join a Zero emissions solutions peer-group like Project Drawdown and get involved in researching / building / adopting / advocating for the Zero emission solutions we need to Avoid the Climate Disaster.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Disarming the Population Bomb or Boserup's solution to Malthus Traps

Population Growth is a Curse or a Blessing? 

“I believe that life supports what supports more of life.” Tony Robbins

Malthus vs Boserup

Thomas Malthus theory (curse) was updated by Ester Boserup's theory (blessing) in 1900's on how human ingenuity spurs Innovation that CAN overcome his 3 perceived Neo-Malthusian threats: 
War, Famine, and Plague.

How Bosenrup's theory has been overcoming War, Famine & Plague, proving our hope of Population Growth being a blessing the half century?

Through the efficient use of resources with innovations & exponential technologies, such as the green rev(ev)olution that allowed us to feed more than 6,500,000 people, but with some serious issues still: 2.1 billion obese (could feed 2x with the same food), 30% food produce loss (could feed +2 billion with this), and other wasteful usage that can make one think there is insufficient food production, but that is not the reason why we have more than 1 billion starving.

So, ignorance, poverty and violence, not the lack of resources that cause death and hunger, and we can adopt / make programs to change it, right? And we need it more than ever, NOW as:



Charities feeding programs like Catholic's With them and our parish volunteers in Boca Raton, Florida  I did 40 thousand meals with for Haiti children this year in 1 day, and it was incredible experience of what a small group of 100+ people can prepare 40.000 meals in 1 day.

And try go plant base diet 1-3 days a week. We used a plant based meal box program to start as we didn't know what to eat, and it tastes nice, healthy and is time&budget saving. There are any other options you can find online and try.



ShareTheMeal here:
and help children in need with a tap on your smartphone. 

Last August 2018 I used this #ShareTheMeal APP with USD 10 to feed a child in school in Lebanon for 1 month. Its 1 meal for me, 1 month for a child, 70 years grateful for his life.

Will you join me ?

"Our decisions ripple through the universe of consciousness to affect the lives of all.
Every act or decision made that supports life, supports all life, including our own."
David R. Hawkins

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

4 Generation Cycles

According to Google’s talk of Robert Greene, “Author of The Laws of Human Nature”  I was drawn on the consideration he has that a Generations occur every 20 to 22 years, and there are 4 generations living at every moment, as he describes from minute 50 on the video:

2 young generations (Progressives / Change Agents)

0-22 Years old &
23-44 Years old

2 older generations (Conservatives / "Skin in the game")

45-66 Years old &
67-88 Years old

The Spirit of the times (Zeitgeist) cycle of each of the 4 generations follow this flow:

Gen1-Revolution generation like Baby Boomers / Hippies ~ born through 1945-1967

Gen2-Preserve generation  like: Gen X / Xennials  ~ born through 1968-1989 

Gen3-Conservative generation like: Gen Y / Millennials / Gen Z  ~ born through 1990-2012 

Gen4-Crisis/New Revolutionary generation with new values, like iGen  / Gen Alpha ~ born through 2013.... 

Some references online state generations on a more flexible criteria, as follows:

Which Generation are You?

Generation NameBirths
Age Today*
Oldest Age
The Lost Generation
The Generation of 1914
The Interbellum Generation19011913106118
The Greatest Generation1910192495109
The Silent Generation192519457494
Baby Boomer Generation194619645573
Generation X (Baby Bust)196519794054
Generation Y, Gen Next
iGen / Gen Z19952012724
Gen Alpha2013202516
(*age if still alive today)

Do you think the highlighted ones above are the 4 key Generations alive today, and what are their profiles / main causes / The Spirit of today (Zeitgeist) ?