Vision

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To solve human problems sustainably on a worldwide scale, humanity must combine efforts in more efficient, productive ways.

The pattern defined by the 1830s documents acts as an amplifying matrix for numerous initiatives of human progress. In the view of NewVistas, solving problems requires a standardized, comprehensive pattern so attractive that participants voluntarily seek it out and commit to following it.

Otherwise, progress is erratic and inconsistent, with innovations building on obsolete legacies, scattering in many different directions, and ultimately failing to become scalable and sustainable.

As stated earlier, the NewVistas system is designed to accommodate all future expected human population growth.

The only other alternatives are to let ecosystems collapse or to limit population growth by requiring abortion and extermination. With communities co-owning major assets, living sustainably, and practicing capitalism at the optimal scale, all humans can access what they need in life, as opposed to enabling aggressive or privileged individuals to overconsume.

NewVistas fosters real community, as opposed to today’s growing isolationism driven by selfishness and individualism. Communities that promote social satisfaction and happiness naturally foster families that practice sustainable procreation.  

We compare the NewVistas community pattern to the human body pattern. The body’s structure and function are determined by DNA that’s nearly 100% uniform across our species.

We all share the same basic system of bones, organs, and tissues, yet we are all unique in appearance and personality. The 1830s pattern teaches us that a similarly basic, universal system exists for human communities.

As in a human body, this fundamental community pattern places all essential resources and functions in the most efficient proportions and proximities.

After all, a human community functions much like a human organism, taking in raw materials, metabolizing them into structures, tissues, and energy, and processing wastes.

NewVistas is not a commune or utopia for small, exclusive groups. It is a practical, large-scale pattern that combines Joseph Smith’s community revelations with the latest, most applicable human technology to create scalable, sustainable communities that work better than any other community pattern in human history.

The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King famously told us, “I have a dream.” Many have accepted and worked hard to fulfill Dr. King’s dream of equality without necessarily approving other parts of his life or teachings, including his religion. Similarly, we invite all to examine with us the recorded community “vision” of Joseph Smith and his partners. [1]

  1. According to George Q. Cannon, Joseph Smith taught that the community pattern “will not be for the protection of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints alone, but for the protection of all men, whatever their religious views or opinions may be. Under its rule, no one will be permitted to overstep the proper bounds or to interfere with the rights of others” (History of the Church 7:382).