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On Tulip Manias and Fragility in our Nascent Democracy.The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017
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The Future of Us: ZeroNet @ TED2017
In last December I got a totally unexpected email, that had an invitation to give a 18 minute talk in front of 2000 people in a very big and a famous event in Vancouver, Canada: on the next TED conference.
The distributed web is above all about Democracy. There are many watered down versions of democracy and also models of governance calling themselves democratic which are nothing of the sort. Your Platform, IPFS and Swarm and others I have not heard of, I am sure.,are at the Elite end of Computing. Within the proprietary software model even distributed systems would leave existing Elite hierarchies in control manipulating and rationing information and access to the fruits of what we call Society or civilisation.
Richard Stallman the founder of GNU describes what free software is.
´´Free software means the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software.Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech”, not as in “free beer”.
More precisely, free software means users of a program have the four essential freedoms:
The freedom to run the program as you wish, for any purpose (freedom 0).
The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs (freedom 1). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor (freedom 2).
The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits (freedom 3). Access to the source code is a precondition for this.
Developments in technology and network use have made these freedoms even more important now than they were in 1983.
Nowadays the free software movement goes far beyond developing the GNU system. See the Free Software Foundation’s web site for more about what we do, and a list of ways you can help. https://www.gnu.org/If we are free it is easier to see the scams or to challenge the validity of restrictions placed upon us by those who assume authority. This project and other distributed computing can make freedom meaningful in our, Media our Politics and our money these 3 are the interfaces through which we conduct our social and business relations.
Bitcoin 'creator': 'I want to be left alone', Crypto Currencies vis Blockchain , Money Unit of… You heard about Crypto Currencies, See Large bitcoin-infographic Thats really cool, can they do anything else? Dr Craig…letthemconfectsweeterlies.blogspot.se
On Tulip Manias and Fragility in our Nascent Democracy.for ethereum to have utility as a means of exchange what is needed is stability, money has several functions Store of Value means of exchange and unit of account being the most well known. The idea of Bitcoin and ethereum being in competition is unhealthy for both. Both currencies are complementary and their chief predator and enemy is FIAT money or Central Banks and issuers of FIAT money credit. Ether and Bitcoin are vanishingly insignificant in the context of the Trillion dollars Global FIAT derivatives market. Money is by definition debt in the current system and both Ether and Bitcoin are pegged to FIAT currencies and hence debt. The size of the FIAT debt market dwarves Bitcoin and Ether and they are both highly vulnerable to market manipulation, as such they are merely tolerated. As long as they are seen speculatively there is a potential problem but, if Cryptocurrency generally is seen as a complementary alternative system that is symbiotically connected and mutually supporting outside of a FIAT money framework then real value and enduring value will be created and become
un-manipulated by the structured/rigged and Coercive FIAT debt ´´Markets```
Here are two blogs I did on Ether and Bitcoin over a year ago. Both Ether and Bitcoin are and have been in Bubble territory, diversification and balanced portfolios rule in what is a highly volatile and As I say very very small and therefore highly manipulated market place. Remember, Money and Value is make believe so have lots and lots of dreams, not just one.
JUST MY 5 CENTS.
Importantly investigative journalism can not be sidelined and memory holed as easily as it is today.
We are though as long as we use the main search engines slaves to Googles Algorithms, we are cursed to live in Googles echo chamber of our own thoughts manipulated and perverted by their masters at the CIA, NSA and FBI, GCHQ and a whole salad of spook acronyms.
Another of the 21st Century Pamphlateers. Reading the comments Toby who writes Econosophy and other musings recounts talking to Parents of his daughter about the Leisure economy and Guaranteed Income I would call it something like the Social Dividend or Commons Dividend and it could be Spun as Churchills Net across the Abyss that no one is free to fall below. Anyway raising these questions on hbow things are done is so much like the Empreors New clothes Follow the link for a translation of the original.
So off went the Emperor in procession under his splendid canopy. Everyone in the streets and the windows said, "Oh, how fine are the Emperor's new clothes! Don't they fit him to perfection? And see his long train!" Nobody would confess that he couldn't see anything, for that would prove him either unfit for his position, or a fool. No costume the Emperor had worn before was ever such a…
I clear out the History Cache on my computer fairly regularly my machine runs better with a good amount of free hard disc space as does everyone's it occurred to me today that it would be fun just to blog the review of some of the subjects I had begun my researches on Wikipedia no statistical analysis but just a cut and past to mull over at leisure. A kind of revision for pure intellectual curiosity.
My Main areas of concern in 2001 have been The Uk Property Market, UK property Law particularly the law related to fixed charge recievership and defaults/ non repayment on demand at expiry of agreements, Renewable energy, Sustainability and environmental issues. I am a Carbon Taxing skeptic but devout Tree Hugger and tin foil hatter more of a middle rare earth metaller than flat earther.
Anyway heres my notes document headed I have spared the Google searches and numerous books and articles on all of the same subjects but Wikipedia is fantastic particularly the Discussion Pages.
"If you say so? rather a lot of people seem to be getting rather upset about Basle 3 if it really is that simple and perhaps when the fat lady has sung it will become that simple again.
For now I fear the Goose that laid the golden egg is up for the chop.
The Goose with the Golden Eggs
A CERTAIN MAN had the good fortune to possess a Goose that laid him a Golden Egg every day. But dissatisfied with so slow an income, and thinking to seize the whole treasure at once, …
"Punish The Seller?
You are still missing the point the seller is long since out of the equation when it comes to repossessions/foreclosures they release their rights when the contract between the Mortgagor( borrower ) and mortgagee( Bank) is made. Other third parties introduced by the bank without the Mortgagors knowledge are another matter altogether.
AN old Law lecturer once explained that in contract law the 'ee' was he that gets it the exception being mortgage law where the 'ee' was actually the 'Or', I am beginning to think that perhaps the ee's and ors are the right way around after all the Bank seems to get rather more for rather less don't you think?
The UK Government has received a European Commission ultimatum to hand over £20 million within two months or face legal action. The wrangle is over the fact that import tariffs on frozen garlic from outside the EU are lower than the rates for fresh garlic. And, according to the Commission, UK authorities carelessly levied the lower rate applicable to frozen garlic on imports of the fresh product from China, in breach of EU customs rules.
A Commission statement explained: "Between 2005 and 2006, the UK customs authorities allowed imports of fresh garlic from the People's Republic of China under wrong authorising documents. They have erroneously stated that the goods imported were frozen garlic for which significantly lower import duties apply.
THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE GAS RING. QATARI GAS, OR SAUDI HEGENOMY, TRUMP BACKS THE SAUDIS? TANGLED WEB INDEED
Tangled Web, Syria and Gas. Trump meets Egyptian President, that is a rejection of the Moslem Brotherhood, siding against Qatar in Syria and With Saudi broadly and therefore the ISIL Wahabbist and Saud…
Meet the Fuggers or, its the Money Power stupid. Brexit, The Euro and clueless Elites.
The Eastern Roman empire under Justinian saw the seeds of its final fall to The Ottomans when Abd El Melik started paying tribute in Gold coinage under his own Political Branding you might say.
With all the talk of Brexit being the removal of a final obstacle to the deeper federation of a European State transcending tiresome nationalism, perhaps a little review of History, particularly Monetary history, might not be such a bad thing.
In the review of European competences carried out as a consultation by the foreign office regarding Brexit and or reform requirements of the Eu, two of the papers need to be considered in the context of the Money power argument.
The first paper considered is the Subsidiarity and proportionality aspects of the Lisbon treaty and the competences of the EU institutions vis National and regional democratic institutions. This is a trade-off between Centralised Efficiency and …