The Explorer’s Manifesto

A twenty-first adaptation of The Explorer's fifteenth century manifesto, in memoriam of Portugal and Spain's greatest Explorers

An old navigation map of Madagascar, home to the World's Future Capital Territory according to The History of Tomorrow, a prophecy

An explorer’s manifesto is intended to guide the individual forward along the unkown paths leading to better futures, fearless, relentless, maintaining the vision through the imagination and the creativity of the indefatigable persona who never gives up, as such it is defined by the Encyclopedia Britannica:

Manifesto, a document publicly declaring the position or program of its issuer. A manifesto advances a set of ideas, opinions, or views, but it can also lay out a plan of action. While it can address any topic, it most often concerns art, literature, or politics. […] Manifestos often mark the adoption of a new vision, approach, program, or genre. They criticize a present state of affairs but also announce its passing, proclaiming the advent of a new movement or even of a new era. In this sense, manifestos combine a sometimes violent societal critique with an inaugural and inspirational declaration of change. Although manifestos can claim to speak for the majority, they are often authored by a nonconformist minority and are linked to the idea of an avant-garde that signals or even leads the way to the future.

Explorer beware the risks and threats hidden in the Ocean of Time, of which the dynamics remain largely unknown. Learn to avoid not confront the obstacles ahead, deliberately planted by the great pretenders to slow the pace, to stop the great journey from being accomplished, completed. Explorer read and learn from the great ancient and old sailors and travelers, who dared to continue the journey no matter what or who.

Beyond everyone’s imagination there lies the most extraordinary future never thought possible. A barrier of the possible has to be surpassed, defeating currents of opinion and knowledge, presumed theories of what lies ahead and where society shall go.

Explorer the new horizons only in your mind are to be revealed gradually, for the purpose of awakening curiosity of the crew and the passengers, to which the journey is devoted. An entertained passenger will accept to embrace a journey forward, forsaking the risks, if the purpose of such is made explicit and the intended destination is presented, perhaps in the form of a metaphor.

Explorer beware the risks and threats hidden in the Ocean of Time

The explorer willing to undertake a lifetime’s adventure must give up all assets, relations and affection, drop any aspirations of fame, money, power and wealth as the means to an end, minimizing avarice, greed and vanity, prioritizing travel and vision, expecting nothing from the beloved, satisfying only the very sole purpose of advancing the noble cause, fulfilling no desire but that of reaching a better destination. The explorer must embrace all creeds and religions as his or her own and remove all differences based on per capita income levels and lieu of birth. Respects past Prophets and Messiahs, for they were authentic, genuine.

Explorer willing to risk it all, remember to embrace austerity and modesty, remain efficient and lean. Maintain no satisfaction but that of the journey forward. Continuous training, always on alert, learning to increase the ambition of the vision so far as the new horizons enable, beyond anybody’s view, sight, belief and imagination.

Explorer deny today’s statu quo, modus operandi and modus vivendi, avoid the orthodox and the mainstream thinking, hide from the intellectual currents of the time which dictate, as in a dictatorship, what is possible and what is not. Explorer leave behind all creeds and dogmas to discover new ones that shall be built on the foundations of past and present.

Explorer learn to embrace minimalism and survive the most adverse circumstances to then grow and thrive and live future abundance. Explorer lead in a way and manner that respects the crew and enhances it, discovering in every step an even more appealing destination. Explorer look ahead, only, never give up, always move forward.

Those who do not see what I see, beware the opportunity cost of not moving ahead, resign from your immobilism, renounce inheritance of thought and creed. Those who do not see what I foresee, remain curious, expecting, awaiting, respecting. A New World lies ahead on the efficient frontier of best possible futures. New sailing techniques allow to forward time travel accelerating trends are possible, to shorten the time of journey, to ease the pain of change, through new vehicles enabling paradigm shifts.

Respect to be respected, renounce to be acknowledged. First inspire then aspire. Find the best crew, only encouraging yet pragmatic. Drop realism embracing idealism. Maintain the love and dream. Use the compass of intuition yielding perspective. Enlarge your room to fit increasing imagination and creativity. Incorporate unconditional fantasy as a necessary condition for take off.

The road behind has been tough, the road ahead shall be rough. Yet crisis is opportunity and hardship is always a desired episode enabling learning and improvement. Failure and mistakes as such are opportunities to improve trajectories of success. Like in a complex maze, encountering blockades fosters a better understanding of the ideal routes towards exit.

Remain convinced the journey is feasible, as it is feasible to open a the World’s most secure safe, as it is possible to discover new formulae, new manners, methods, vaccines. The future is to be conquered, for the first time, with method, unlike past and present trends which overwhelmingly subordinate themselves to the outcome of destiny and fate in disguise, for it is the outcome of the current system that prevails, a system designed to reward a minority at the expense of a majority which remains afraid, cornered, enslaved. Perhaps we are all slaves of a dictatorship nobody owns today, no visible head is a global ruler yet there are global rules created by our ancestors we perpetuate today in spite of its ruthlessness, mundane perhaps evil nature.

I speak onto you, the Explorers throughout history who watch Humanity from ahead, from above. I beg, I kneal, I ask for your assistance through the means predetermined by protocol and technology. I am hungry, starving, rampant curiosity reminds me every second, every minute of the day the Window of Opportunity is still open. The History of Tomorrow is today’s prophecy, nothing but the shortest time path between today present Earth and the best possible Earth, ahead. A path has open, the explorer is now ready to lead society forward, a path that resolves all conflicts bringing about fairness and prosperity, a path towards a borderless, extreme poverty free World. It is time, it is our time, let’s move ahead.

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