What is Evolutionary Intelligence?
Evolutionary intelligence is the capacity to transcend and include the intelligences we currently demonstrate, in order to allow new intelligences to emerge. Evolutionary intelligence looks backward at our evolutionary history and forward to our evolutionary future. It assumes that life conditions will continue to change and the human species will change and adapt and evolve with such changes.
Exploring the intelligence of the city is a necessary research project to ensure the survival of the human species on this earth long enough for us to create the conditions where human life can be supported in space cities or colonies.
We will likely have to apply the intelligences we develop on earth to obtain the resources to build space colonies from space. (For we do not have sufficient energy or resources to move the necessary resources from earth to a space colony.) Thus we have many years of Integral City capacity building ahead of us — from food production and shelter construction, to inner space people development systems to mining meteorites — to create before a self-sustaining space colony can emerge. This will require us to grow the capacities of collaboration, community, and colonization beyond any context the human system has ever evolved.
Evolution intelligence requires that we practise a Master Rule: Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of this place.
Three simple rules for applying Integral City Evolutionary Intelligences
- Expect the unexpected.
- Pay attention to the rules.
- Enable emergence and resilience by transcending and including integral capacities at Level 8 and beyond.
Click here to listen to a podcast on this intelligence from the book Integral City: Evolutionary Intelligences in the Human Hive.