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- Gotta say, Dan, you manifest a weird combination of adulation and contempt for all things American. i have a feeling you're one of those patriotic romantics who pine for the good old days of self-sacrifice and honor, but witness dejection all around you instead. But the seed of renaissance is within you. In fact, you are the last best hope for America and the world.
You need to make a conscious decision to get past the sludge, and to assert the goodness in your fellow citizens: remind them, insist on what they could be, and not ruminate on the low condition to which they have fallen. If you do that, I guarantee you will discover what makes America great, and be part of a movement to overturn the crime and corruption that has clearly infested us.Jul 19, 2012
- that is saying that scientist and not the scientific method would "rule" people. That is still government, and not what I advocate. Project Earth: A Resource Based Economy ExplainedJul 20, 2012
- I'm not sure I understand what you mean by some sort of disembodied "scientific method." Science is only a logical tool that is either used well or poorly, leading to prosperity or tyranny. It depends completely on who is weilding it. For example, the science of Einstein can produce a nuclear generator or an atom bomb. Chemistry produces medecine or poison. Genetics generates draught-resistant crops or biological chimeras. You cannot abdicate responsibility to a computer program. In the end, you and I are responsible for our behavior, our choices, and their results. It therefore seems to me that good policy begins at the source: our individual motivations. Everything else follows like fruit from a tree.Jul 20, 2012
- I once hat a look at the Z-geist activist guide, and as far as I understood their idea of a 'disembodied' technical solution is, that all relevant social (governmental) decisions are made by some sophisticated computer system...
(funny enough, if we look at the role of high frequency trading, computerized systems play already some role on allocation of resource)Jul 20, 2012
- Its not any more complicated than the systems already in use by major corporations to track supply and demand, the would just be used more effectively. Also governments have a vested interest in misusing technology to make material, economic or global/political power gains. If you look at all your examples of the misuse of technology is a direct result of when the scientific method stops being used being used and the results are applied in the pursuit of acquisition.Jul 20, 2012
- I just have one comment: you obviously don't have much experience working with complex automated systems. They're like that scene from the Wizard of Oz, where Toto unmasks the man behind the curtain. I doubt, however, if the lords of resource allocation will be as kindly or beneficent as the magnificent Oz.
In fact, we currently have a surrogate system for the one you precisely advocate. Don't you know that the markets are designed to allocate resources in the most efficient way, with money as the scorecard? Do you think this works well? Then imagine the abuses magnified by the power of super-computing.Jul 20, 2012