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Confidence in this strange world, TEDxIssylesMoulineaux

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30 November 2017
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"I said weird, how weird is it" ... said Louis Jouvet in Funny drama, the film of Carné and PrévertEveryone has a definition of "weird". What does Larousse say? It is bizarre what deviates from the common use, surprises by its strangeness, departs from "common sense", has an "abnormal" behavior. Are we then right to describe as bizarre this world that is coming, and who is already there?The world has always been a strange mixture of stability and change.Heraclitus, about 2,500 years ago, spoke of "what changes in what remains and what remains in what is changing". 

Currently, changes are accelerating, suggesting that we are crossing a civilizational shift. Many feel the sensation or intoxication of a seesaw: the base (especially of values) that supported us until the last century no longer seems to be able to ensure stable benchmarks. Globalization has introduced the great merits of standardization ... But the planet seems to be bending over the prospect of having to force its way into a single mold. The sedentarisation, at the origin of our agricultural civilization, had taught us to "submit" the land (and finally the "landless" people). We did it with increasing efficiency. But now we discover that this land, our "common home", is fragile. It is not inexhaustible. So, a growing number of global citizens are starting to think that our current model is becoming suicidal. They begin to understand that Liberty Equality Fraternity can be a relevant triptych and not a slogan to put people to sleep! Technology opens up huge hopes in all areas ... But it raises concerns because it can generate dystopias, whether in health, education, work, culture ... And finally in life itself. 

The law of the strongest has built a society of competition, selecting the most vigorous ... It seems to reach a limit and must give way to the law of the most adaptable and privileging the most mature, responsible, enterprising and creative. The exacerbated centralization of powers has made it possible to build the great empires ... It now produces evidence of contestable, dramatic, caricatural and inappropriate decisions.We are witnessing a democratic renewal with strong mobilizations on the ground and, paradoxically, a desertion of the polling stations. The need for change involves challenging political staff and institutions. All forms of authority, such as justice, the police or the bank, are subject to these challenges. Even the school system is affected.With the rise of social networks, we communicate better and better with the distant and the anonymous ... and more and more bad with loved ones, yet very real. The world is paradoxical Then, voices are raised to maintain that the free and the merchant, instead of opposing, can be interpenetrated as complementary glances on the different types of exchanges that men need to exist and progress. Moreover, it is the paradox that drives the trial-error process and moves all living species forward. 

This new world appears to us today inhabited by unexpected paradoxes, as if revealing hidden paradoxes.We feel the need to practice the "convergence" of research fields. Example: through the NBIC (nanotechnology, biology, computer science, cognitive), popularized by the University of Singularity. The blurring of boundaries between the "hard sciences" and the "soft sciences" becomes a major source of inspiration, with the risk that everyone is allowed to talk about everything and no one speaks more about what he knows. really ! We allow ourselves to see the world between poetry and reason, dream and operational ... We constantly brew talents and for that we need to release their mutual trust. When the unknown is constantly mixed up with the unexpected, it is no longer possible to do without the others. We need it, not just as a support, but as a condition of life, even of survival. 

Organizational models, built like pyramids and well anchored on a so-called stable ground, no longer work. They are exhausting themselves and exhausting men. The knowing - executing, deciding - obedient relations, some say profiteers - exploiters, explode in the ultra communication and the imperatives of collaboration. End of the models that crush the diversity while believing to develop the talents. End of simplistic relationships to complex issues. Place to trust Alternative models rely on trust between people.Trust has always been an issue, but it is becoming crucial to build the vital ecosystem, made up of the innumerable subsets that form our world, in which evolves each of the people who compose it.How can it help to enable everyone to find their place and grow in a harmonious world? How is confidence built in the other ... And its prior self-confidence? How all of these innovations that shape our new world can be harnessed without altering this precious trust that binds us.