(5) It would continually search for common ground that all societies and cultures can support as shared interests, thus resulting in more unification of thought and less division. There would be the acknowledgment of the importance of all cultures and the realization that each has had unique experiences which, when recognized, will contribute to the development and evolution of all knowledge. The effort toward a complete understanding of reality must embody principles which are applicable to all cultures without exception. The intent is to find ways in which intelligent life forms can reduce the existing conflicts that separate them, thus minimizing all adversarial relationships. We must transcend all existing philosophies and search for basic answers relative to our purpose for existence. If there are any absolute truths, they should apply to all cultures as well as to the rest of our existence. This would provide a focus for the unification of humankind on goals which are universally applicable, thus transcending conflicting philosophies. And this in turn would help stimulate the formation and evolution of a higher social order. The free exchange of ideas between self-actualizing people of all cultures would more quickly lead to a better perception of reality.
(6) Every effort would be made to promote the highest standards of ethics and behavior achievable at each new level of development. It is anticipated that self-actualizing persons collectively would be able to maintain standards and principles of behavior at a higher level than ever before, and with less effort, because for them this is an already-natural state to which they are strongly committed.
(7) The society would continually strive to learn as much about intelligence as possible, and then use this new understanding to aid us in our ability to actively increase both our collective intelligence and consciousness. This is a key factor, the importance of which can not be overestimated. The continued growth and evolution of artificial intelligence will aid in this endeavor as an extension of natural intelligence. We must continue to learn how to learn more efficiently, and to discover new techniques for becoming more creative. This undoubtedly will utilize extensively the art of meditation. One avenue which deserves thorough exploration is the study of peak experience, since I am convinced that during this particular altered state of consciousness one has a much greater creative thought-processing ability, as well as a better comprehension and understanding of reality. It was Maslow's conclusion also that during a peak experience people have a better perception of reality and can gain tremendous insights not otherwise obtainable.16
(8) Attract those individuals to the organization who have the most to give and who also have the strongest desire to contribute. These highly ethical individuals have a strong meta-need to be altruistic. They would also be intelligent abstract thinkers who are capable of grasping the enormous importance of this project.