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The only concept everyone lives by on my island is to be human, and that is an innate, universal truth. One has to leave behind their culture, concept of currency, borders, statehood, and every other man-made concept to live on it. A clear, blank slate. The ego no longer exists. Everyone is equal and synonymous with nature. No one creature is more superior than one other. What is left is a new culture, a new currency, a new statehood that is defined by peace, compassion, and the inquisitive desire for the future to be the best it can be. You don't need a visa. There won't be government agents telling you that you cannot walk past a certain line drawn on some outdated map because there won't be one. Everyone is free to walk wherever they want to. Or not. It is completely up to you. These are universal values, and the fact that a lot of entries on here play with the riddance of socialised concepts like borders, statehood, tradition and other social constructs is very telling of that. We are all human and want the same things.
The flag is designed to be in first-person perspective. The two hands at the bottom invite you into a colourless, mostly empty flag, because it is up for you to fill in the space to determine what the future can be, as human civilisation is a bank that can only be richer. The elements are placed at the bottom instead of the top, with palms opening up to the sky because there is no man-made limit to this future. The hands are relaxed and non-imposing, as it knows no judgment. They are red in the colour of our blood, the purest colour of humanity (the same regardless of race, culture, class). The center element – that's up for you to decide what it is – it can be a star, a sunburst, a new invention, or just pretty lines on a flag – but it has every colour of the spectrum to allow all possible futures.