All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.

(Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in Burmese)

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 9:

Those who have the kindness of benefit for others

For the sake of living beings, do not relax their powers.

Though these holy beings bear a heavy burden,

They never put it down and dwell in discouragement.

*the Great Chariot Sutra*

Burma is known as a golden land made of several ranges (or ‘Yoma’ in Burmese) where thousands of tribal memories, wisdoms, religions, cultures and beauties of plants and animals dwell. The rivers, all of them are indeed important to the people and other existences, snake through these beautiful mountainous regions and flow from the north to the south where Indian Ocean is. The peoples, Burma has 103 ethnics, all of them used to be really generous and all they knew was to give.

Since the modern day’s dictators have systematically destroyed, now the golden land is famous for its narcotic trades, refugees, migrant workers and various atrocities and sufferings.

One day, we’ll be free again and the land will be again famous for its beauty.

Let’s Meet At Alice Springs

The future reality is quite predictable and inevitable. Only countries with realistic preparations will be able to keep their desired destinations. The economy and modern lifestyles that are heavily relying on energy efficiency and affordability will demand more energy for sustainable productivity. Design, technology and good planning will help the leaders with clear vision of the future reality to be able to use their full capabilities. Population planning and infrastructure planning will make everything different. Australia can be different because of its great potentials. They are unique to Australia as opportunities. Domestic structures and domestic production and consumption might become more important during the low time of international economy.  

Sustainable population growth is a solution for economy. Should Australia invite more immigrants who want to stay as Australian citizens or foreign citizens or just visiting and doing business from here? Australia could provide residential and business venues that are not any lesser quality than anywhere in China and the Middle East.

Empty buildings in modern ghost towns aside, success stories should be looked into. Australia can take similar achievements. That depends on how fast Australian businesses can change from producing the products for export to producing the products needed domestically in a short period whenever international economy is down. But that’s not possible unless there are a huge number of visitors coming in for all reasons, especially for shopping for the products they can’t online and elsewhere. Although that’s the solution, how can Australia do to bring them in?

The vast land mass of Australia is both for now and future because of its desirable characters:

Yes, Australia can. It has a good selling point – transparent politics. A recent good economic management must be an example for foreigners not to overlook Australia in the future whence this is one of Australia’s strengths.

Yes, the stability of the natural environment, social environment and political environment are quite above average for desirability for settlement, for visiting, for educating the young and for doing business. The point is Australian population will (and must) grow gradually. It has to cope with such growth and dealing with aging population. Australia needs population growth that is not for environmental disaster.

Yes, Australia can say this is a safe haven for good people.

 The value of Australian currency is also not too high at the moment – it should be. Once Australia stops exporting the natural resources, other than coal, that are now on demand, Australian economy will become only to base on the smart brains. Exports of Australian products to the world will be based on arts, engineering and designs that come from human resources. The current high value in currency is good for now although being “over-valued” is not. The economic nature is – it needs stability in everything – including currency. When Australia has to focus more on visitors, it must have its currency value that is welcoming the visitors.

But that cannot happen without the right planning: in building future towns and in the kind and quality of architecture. They are also vital to make Australia a secure place, both in economic sustainability and in environmental sustainability, in the future.

Future security of energy can come from Australian solar sector. The right planning must include energy security and affordability. Renewable energy can also be very affordable if the costs in infrastructure are low. Energy exists where sunlight exists, and wind too, in the Australian desert. It’s the place geographically and geologically stable, and inviting from the future.

The true challenge for developing into the desert is salinity – not the heat. But the dryness of the desert can be a favour to such developments.

Affordability will come from living inside energy field – i.e. the desert. Australia is a dry place but it can afford to have sufficient water. Although draught is a challenge for Australia, it’s not as bad as floods that usually cause most expensive destructions in Australia. If Australia can harvest all flood water it gets annually without depriving its natural environment, its need for water is not a problem anymore. That will need lots of dams and underground dams. But dams too must not become environmental disaster. As there might be no underground rivers in the desert, these underground dams are for storing the excesses of flood water. Long reservoirs that are built under the roads, just to reduce the costs from building infrastructures separately, will have good capacity for water supply. Australia could even afford to have farmlands that don’t irrigate the river water (too much).

When developing into the desert, underground reservoirs will be where to store these excessive amounts of water. Roads, railways, powerlines, water pipelines, telecommunication lines, and other services can incorporate together in one single structure. That means it’s the best to build them in straight line. They are to come from all major cities and they can meet somewhere in the middle of the desert. High rise and low buildings can be built along them with the right pace and space with greenhouse parks and other civilian infrastructures.

Wherever a traveller wants to go, just go and will be there without any mistake – only to need to make sure this way or that way. As all in straight line, construction and maintenance costs will be cheap – that means running cost will be cheap and affordable. Everything can become high speed.  To keep these advantages, there should be no branching roads etc. but only a single line from everyone major city.

Australia wants to see environmentally friendly electric cars, right? And also they must become driverless, right? As long as the computer in the car can cope, the passengers will always be safe, right? Also they must have the right speed and roads should have no traffic jam, right? The future should also be free of noisy jets, flying over our heads day and night – although we will need them for overseas, right? These are the reasons why straight line must be applied in everything. Just as much as we need straight people, we should have straight cities too.

Let the forest lands for the trees. We need them as much as we need the wildlife for national dignity, food security, water and energy. And free from major flood too. In the desert, Australia, rich with natural resources, can have solar harvesters and cities under their shades, with a-kilometre-wide roads and world’s fastest electric trains that attract the tourists who would like to have fun rides.  Those who want to live in the bush may live. Those who will need to live in modern buildings will move to these new areas whilst the population will be gradually growing. Also solar technology will become its best quality. Existing cities will dwindle in population but wealthy people may still enjoy the deep forest areas even as their private lands.

Is rebuilding Australia possible? If not, why not? If it doesn’t happen in a hundred year, it could happen in three hundred years. Australia started without a city.

As everything in straight line, everything will be seen. This is where Australian architects and designers have to put their best practices. It must be for Australians only environment because it’s for the making of Australia to have a new look. To be preserving Australianness with its roots and backgrounds, Australia must come up with a solution to achieve another unique ability for making Australian culture that includes all types of Australians and half Australians. Repeating a basic design, growing up upon it, and branching out from it, will bring up Australianness in culture. A group of leading designers and architect might come up with an agreeable foundation in Australian design to start as a seed of future Australianness in culture.

My dream is about high-rise buildings and residential buildings put together along the single line highways. Future constructions are my hope. I would like to see lots of construction. The high-rise buildings can be closer to the roads for the workers to work there and they should be kilometres apart where residential buildings locate between two skyscrapers. Those skyscrapers will have education sector, health sector, business sector, etc. The residential buildings will be placed at a distance from the main roads for good comfort.

Here energy is abundance and pollution free. Wherever geologically stable, geothermal sector can thrive too. And there will be more benefits. I just can’t think of any failure except if there was WWIII but it would be better than having major cities in blocks as we live now. Here, all city areas will be clean and free from vandalism as will be always seen. But white collar crimes would be the only things for Australia to have to fear. 

Australia will also have (enough) robots in the workforce. But all humans should be workers too that they can support reasonable lifestyles – sharing is everything, both for peace and dignity. Robots can work in the heat of the sun where it’s too much for humans. Where humans can work, robots must not become ideal tools. And that restriction is for cool Australia with its dignified population. Australia could become an important country globally. Many migrants from hi-tech countries would be attracted into Australia to call it their (second) home as affordability will be what Australia could constantly offer. Australia can be for both Australians and foreigners.

Here the quality of the right educations will become more important than ever. I hope Australian governments will invest more in the right educations and support and equip its future workforce with ever besting effort. I believe Australia will be ready for the future if not yet.

Herein, I think the business sector has been supporting the educational sector in two ways already: selecting and supporting the right students and supporting institutions for particular courses and teachers teaching these courses. In Australia, collectively or privately, I think, the way supporting and investing for the desired education is important. Investing in the future productivity guarantees stability growth. Investing morally will guarantee a good future. The brightest students from all levels of education should be able to achieve as much as they are capable of. It must not be the lack of money and the lack of facility that prevent them from achieving. Nurturing the students, who have the potentials which are definitely what the business sectors want, can ascertain to get the needed number of skilled workers. The institutions that are responsible for such skilled workers should definitely get support too so that they won’t have any shortages. The teachers who are responsible for nurturing future workforces should also get what they need and deserve. Focusing on all three – students, institutions and teachers, is necessary. I believe that investing in those who have potentials, not waiting until they show up with their achievements, is what business sector should do. This should become a normal cultural activity so these students should achieve what they have aimed to do in their lives. The participation of the parents and relatives, the government, the institutions and business should be the form of supporting the students. Investing in own children is of course natural, cultural and necessary. However, that only guarantees who will become rich later but not how the national economy should take shape to compare with the economies and skilled labours of other countries. This direct involvement is, I think, better than blindly relying on annual results of students. Instead on working on unrewarding jobs and wasting time, all students who are capable of achieving should be focusing on achieving.

AH! I forgot to consider the protesters (like myself sometimes). A single road means traffic disaster if the protesters go on the highway as it seems that’s the only place to do the blockades. I don’t know I have any solution for that at all. But it might be 300 years away from now.

The need of a cool leadership isn’t dubious. A good planning is a must. It must be to wrap the right ideas, technologies and designs together. The future is tomorrow and it’s not far away. Facing the reality needs courageous decision makers with clear visions – not the risk-takers. Australia must produce a mass of visionaries through its high standard education systems. It’s all for the better future for the human environment and natural environment Australia can’t risk losing.

With a sincere belief, I am dreaming and will keep doing so. Now all I see is the bright side of such an idea that has been developing. I write as much as I know. Although my writing seems crossing the academic highway, I don’t intend to make it get the other side that I don’t know anything about. Instead of in-depth discussion, I only intend to express my view and how I see. 

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