The first five of those are the Core members, each of whom leads their own crew of “subsid” (subsidiary/affiliated) members. The five Core members of each House together comprise a kind of meta-team, known as the House’s Core Team. That Core Team is tasked with establishing their House in the years 12017-12018, by recruiting, developing the House’s internal culture and traditions, and working on projects known as Missions.
The remaining seven Founding Members in each House are known as the Keys, individually referred to as “First Key”, “Second Key”, and so on up to “Seventh Key”. Whereas the Core members are focused on the Zero State and their House specifically, the Keys exist to keep ZS at the vanguard of Social Futurist thought and action. In other words, the Keys’ duty is to understand, develop, and promote the Principles of Social Futurism, and to actively ensure that their House’s culture, goals, and methods not only remain aligned with those Principles but become a beacon of best practice to guide others.
Each of the Houses is assigned to one of the Principles, to focus on and specialize in:
|H01 Sem-Bhu||1.1 Technology and Idealism|
|H02 Adhar||1.2 Proactive, not Precautionary|
|H03 Oneiros||1.3 Solar & Progressive Energies|
|H04 Argento||1.4 Mutual Aid|
|H05 Arrakis||2.1 Voluntarism and Free Exit|
|H06 R'lyeh||2.2 Cognitive Capability|
|H07 Samsa||2.3 Abolition of Suffering|
|H08 Corrino||2.4 Post-Enlightenment|
|H09 Svarga||3.1 Just Do It|
|H10 Tal Shiar||3.2 Beyond Socialism, Capitalism, and Nationalism|
|H11 Rhadamanth||3.3 Separating Money and Politics|
|H12 Ormen||3.4 Bright Green Decentralization|
Furthermore, within each House the seven Keys approach their collective duty from slightly different perspectives. Each Key corresponds to an aspect of society, and the person in that role works to develop strong connections between their House’s focus Principle (see above) on the one hand, and their assigned societal aspect (see below) on the other. Such connections should help society, while deepening and promoting understanding of our Principles (and of ZS along with them).
The aspects of society assigned to the seven Keys are:
|1st / 1°||Teleological paradigms (goal-oriented ideologies, political philosophies)|
|2nd / 2°||Determinist paradigms (science, technology, engineering)|
|3rd / 3°||Network Society paradigms (complexity & emergent phenomena)|
|4th / 4°||Scientific, Academic, Legal, & Religious groups|
|5th / 5°||Governance, Intelligence, Military, Policing & Security systems|
|6th / 6°||Business, Finance, & Economics|
|7th / 7°||Media, Political Parties, Unions & Direct-Democratic networks|
My own House – House Sem-Bhu – is now looking for its Keys.
Only dedicated, disciplined Social Futurists need apply.