Networked Islands of Competence
"Here at Al Fin, we have been promoting the concept of “Networked Islands of Competence.” The implementation of this concept would require the working assembly of a system of tools, technologies, and mindsets geared first to survive a general collapse, and then to progress step by step to an abundant and expansive human future. Anyone who has read the original Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov will have a hint of the concept.
In the midst of collapse and anarchy, building networks of trust for the interchange of goods and ideas will not be easy. That is why it is so crucial to plan ahead."