Abstract: Fast growing population, resources scarcity and complex global events render every prediction futile. We need to change the paradigm from presentism and linear thinking to systems thinking. Whatever scenarios deriving from that, we should consider continuous monitoring and adequate reconfigurations. The two archetype scenarios of today, global efficiency versus urban connected need both be mastered by conscience. A possible approach might be raising the human level of comprehension through education and the moral function of proximity in small-interconnected communities.
Keywords: culture, agriculture, conscience, moral function of proximity, rural creativity