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always start with something positive, a positive vision utopia

  • a (almost) perfect mankind
    • everyone would cultivate a humble and kind lifestyle, eager to learn and develop (oneself, help others, settle on other planets, ensure the survival of conscious life in the universe) and dedicate a significant amount of time to family and friends
  • a (almost) perfect society
    • would be 100% crime free
    • would survive in perfect self sustaining balance with it’s habitat (0% no waste, 100% recycling, except the dead really should not be recycled out of respect and ethical reasons)
  • a (almost) perfect system
    • everything would survive within a perfect waste-free-recycling-circle of resources (even CO2)
    • what is known as “work” would be obsolete in the sense, that everyone is self-sufficient and self-employed (enough access to enough land that organically with  houses, machines and robots, tools can easily repaired with 3D printed parts)
      • of course there would and should still be “work”, like gardening by hand, because it is simply healthy for the body and mind
      • of course robots and machines will never exist without maintenance (and probably there will be also other chores)
      • but the amount of chores would be 1% of the human lifetime, while 99% go into what was stated above
      • not because anyone is forcing anyone, but because of the realization, that that is important
    • 100% of all energy would be renewables with the possibility of long-term storage and transport in chemical form

money can not work, only people can utilize money to work for good or evil

(and thus destroy value and society or add-create value to society)

the majority of the “new world order” is actually not so hidden (okay there are very secretive elitist groups like skull and bones that like to conspire among each other in order to gain power, money and influence yes… this is just as the mafia does it and it is an old game called “corruption”, those should NEVER get a job in government)

but the 90% of “the new wealth order” majority is actually not-so-hidden…

from 1200 BC

the last few hundred years…

as can be seen above… not much has changed over the centuries… it is very simple…

  1. those that own land and houses that others want to rent to create-add real value to society (e.g. a company with real jobs in the real economy adding real value to society (like healthcare or healthy products))
  2. those that own the company
    • they “have” (hopefully) smart and hard working employees that create satisfied customers that bring more customers so the company can live on and not go bankrupt
    • the self-employed owners of the company have a little tax advantage over their employees (might get a share of the net gains of the company, or a company-sponsored car)
      • but they also have the disadvantage of “owning” all the responsibility/risk/debt/paperwork that comes with a company
    • the CEO can deduct some “accepted” spendings from tax (all that is required for the company to work, from toilet paper, to energy to computers)
    • if it is not a investor owned corrupt CEO run company, but a company that actually cares about people, their product and the planet, than this is (imho) what is called “the middle-class” everyone is talking about (those with ideas for products and then actually realize them by the power of creativity and dilligence)
      • those are the ones that constantly try to make “their company” better, more efficient, saver, smarter and also (hopefully) feel the responsibility to “safe the company” and the jobs and families attached
      • the troubles: either the management is incompetent or the communication and the family-run company is bad and this leads to bad results and in worst case tensions and bankruptcy of the company
      • (this is how a lot of family run companies end)
  3. those that have a job in a company that adds-create real value to society (such as health or healthy products)
    • they have advantages over unemployed:
      • their value as hard workers is accepted by  society (even if it is in a job as tax consultant, that create-adds zero value to society) because they get up at 7 and work from 8 AM to 5 PM ( or longer), 5 days a week (tendency: increasing)
      • they can complain with all other workers how unfair it is that others drive Porsche (that they will never be able to afford)
      • they can complain how bad their boss is/or how lazy the unemployed neighbor is
  4. the unemployed
    • they are the bottom feeders and some feel very worthless (which is psychologically devastating, it is a pity, because everybody can do something / add-create value to society, but society often fails to organize those possibilities, but some also never felt the need to work to survive… there is a easy solution for that: give em a free parachute flight above panama with an GPS tracker… and pick em up 3 weeks later)
    • can not even afford organic products and always need to buy cheapest (with most chemicals)
    • those that have 24-7 jobs hate them, because they get a little money (and possibly their ever increasing rent for the tier #1 humans paid by “the state”, and “the state” is whoever works and pays taxes)
    • but: they have a pretty functionality:
      • what others throw away, they use (if they are smart they even try to repair it)
        • so this is kind of a resource efficiency function (smart) unemployed people have (avoiding waste)

  1. everyone has the right to survive happily (ever after) and the (imho) obligation to actively cultivate happiness (it will NEVER be realized by eternal factors alone)
  2. the unemployed feel betrayed by the system (that led them down)
  3. the employed feel exploited by the boss / company
  4. those that run the company feel exploited by the tax-office and those that avoid taxes via panama
  5. the top 1-10% are the only winners of this system and only envy those that own more private yachts or jets than they do
  6. what is indisputable is that inequality will create social tensions and maybe even violence and revolution (where it is not even important how much someone actually owns or earns but the perception of it (the fancy car))
  7. what (unfortunately) is also true, is that there is not really fluidity between those layers
    • 90% of the people i know, are employed and will always stay employed and NEVER create a company (in some countries it really sucks to create a company… will get you in massive amounts bureaucrazy, costs and fear of the tax bureau (which is called “internal revenue service” in the USA)
    • only the very eager have a day-time job and at night work for their own company (if it works, nice, might also be able to afford the Porsche, if not… massively in debt that needs to be paid somehow (plus rent and other expenses) via the day-time-job).
  8. it would be healthy for everyone to walk in the shoes of the other to get an understanding and clear picture, what the status of mankind is.

every level has it’s challenges… some super-rich feel super-worthless because they (just as the unemployed) sometimes just do not know what to do with their time (except taking drugs and party).

in the end this is a too massive waste of human time and potential

this needs to change / be organized different, in an alternative (but not 1984) kind of way, and it can!

everybody can do something / create-add value to society (if everyone did… just a little… the world would be completely different)

  • democracy only works with jobs, if there are no jobs, there will be unsatisfied people that cry for “the strong man” to fix their problems (which then massively blows up in EVERYONE’s face, “because power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely” (Lord Acton 1887)
  • fairly and truthfully show and educate people about their possibilities (not all but quiet a lot have the ambition to “make it”)
  • when the market fails (ever increasing prices for assets that are vital for mankind to survive (water, food, “roof over the head and not freezing to death” housing + heating, healthcare, energy, transport (to hospital), access to financial services, communications) to provide humans what they need to survive, the gov-state has to step in and either buffer the markets effects (by gov-state itself become real-estate-owner and rent it out cheap to those in need, have sufficient water, food, energy supplies in stock in the case of market price shocks, or go even further and fix prices where this is possible)
  • ideas need funding, there need to be easy online platforms for people with ideas to get the funding needed to create the next innovative product and jobs
    • here gov and banks and startups (people-with-ideas) need to communicate frequently and work closely together to find solutions that work for all
  • those that do not see the need to work at all… may get a free parachute flight over panama
  • also: happiness (which to buddhist monks is actually nothing more than deep inner sustainable satisfaction) can be learned/cultivated by everyone – no matter what layer

links:

https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Pyramid-of-capitalist-system_fig2_337993433

the universe is a harsh place for life to survive

why is beauty important?

anyone or anything that brings beauty in such a world

is good

life is precious in the universe (don’t waste it, even if it is a sucky one)

survival was never easy for life in the universe

life is about making life better (increasing the probability of survival of oneself, one’s genes, one’s family, one’s species) every day

if you have a garden: making the garden better a little bit every day

if you have a family: making the family better a little bit every day

if you have a company: making the company a little bit better every day

cultivating something positive

building a positive culture

creators and their techno “babies”: iMacs & iPhones & Linux

for creators such as Steve Jobs just as Linus Torvalds, beauty is important

beauty means simplified pure designs

pure holistic flawless creations

of perfection and functionality and (!) understandability

“like God would have done it”

software beauty is way harder to see for non developers, but it expresses it as the (ex?)maxime of Apple: “it just works”

even if that iphone is far from perfect and many alternatives are in development (please support them even when they are far from perfect)

what has happened since…

1) Apple seems to have been stuck in a limbo between profit maximization and allowing creativity (crash, rebuild, crash, rebuild…)

2) giving up on software-beauty: Apple’s software quality has gone down

3) no-privacy-beauty: was never a priority

4) no-planet-or-human-rights-beauty: Apple never cared much if the supply chain was ethical or based on renewables

5) no-justice-beauty: Apple is stealing taxes via Ireland

(European Commissioner Margrethe Vestager fights tax avoidance of multinationals, follow her on twitter)

(Apple promised to improve on the privacy issue… but guess capitalistic maxims (maximize profits and share prices) are actually often against what consumers want (anything but 1984, but a future that is inspiring))

never stop learning

never give up hope

life only has a slim chance for survival in such a harsh universe

but we will take it

and if everyone does what he/she can

we will prevail

and build a city on mars

poverty is still the #1 cause of death for humans

1984 is (partly) already reality in “the west” with big companies like Google, Facebook (WhatsApp), Amazon (Alexa is basically the “BigSister” always listening, always watching) and Apple constantly collecting data users, shipping them overseas into datacenters (largely without consent) and then either re-selling the data or try to extract useful information “how to take over the world” (or at least some markets) with the help of more and more clever AIs.

European Police officers visiting  Johannesburg (Southafrica) praise the almost 100% CCTV surveillance coverage of the city and want to have such a cool tool at home.

Understandably, SouthAfrica is a dangerous place, but does USA/Europe need 1984?

The same goes for the Chinese capitalism + dictatorship combination that works so “well” (it all comes at a cost).

The economic “elite” in the west (those with massive work-less-incomes generated by possessions like real estate, companies, other privileges) and their pseudo-intelligent advisors fancy such systems of surveillance and oppression as well, of course (to stay rich and in power).

One thing is for sure, in the moment, that truth (and science is truth as well) is silenced, it is the beginning of the end (stagnation) of learning and development for mankind.

China’s Social credit system

“Imagine a world where everyone bins their trash, no one crosses a red light and everyone pays their taxes so that schools are always well funded.

This sounds like a nice utopia.

But add to this surveillance cameras, face recognition, and the requirement to always praise the government.

Now it sounds like an Orwellian nightmare come true: the Chinese Social Credit System.

In 2020, the Chinese Social Credit System, which has been under development and testing since 2009, is intended to standardize the assessment of citizens’ and businesses’ economic and social reputation, or ‘Social Credit’.

With this system, people and companies can be tracked and evaluated for their trustworthiness. The Chinese credit system is closely linked to China’s surveillance system with facial recognition, big data analysis, and AI.

The Social Credit System is marketed by the Communist Party of China to its people as a great improvement to society as a whole. The aim is that people and companies become more honest, to fight corruption, and to have a better functioning and a more stable society overall.

The idea behind this is understandable: As social networks decline and anonymity in cities rises, the social pressure to behave in an acceptable way declines as well. China now replaces this social pressure with the Social Credit System so that people even when living anonymously in any city behave in an acceptable way.

Power over people

China, however, is an autocratic country. Here the power does not lie with the people, but the government wants to have maximum power over the people. Opposing the Chinese Communist Party is not allowed. Activists and investigative journalists have a very difficult stand in Chinese society, and the Social Credit System will make this even worse.

The Social Credit System has a lot of potential to improve society on the surface while destroying people’s trust in the government and society as a whole underneath it. After all, the system undermines the rule of law.

People can get blacklisted easily, which has severe real-life consequences. Anyone being blacklisted, is put on such a list instantly. There is no trial at court. While people and companies can appeal against being blacklisted or against receiving bad credit, the concept of ‘innocent until proven guilty’ is reversed: You have to prove that you are innocent.

As the Social Credit System goes hand-in-hand with one of the worst surveillance apparatuses, it infringes legal rights such as the right to reputation, the right to privacy, and the right to free speech.

Millions of people blacklisted

Negative factors for credit ratings have been different in the past, depending on where you live, but are supposed to be streamlined across China in the future. Negative factors include:

  • dishonest and fraudulent financial behavior
  • playing loud music
  • violating traffic rules
  • making reservations at restaurants and not showing up
  • failing to correctly sort your waste
  • fraudulently using other people’s public transportation ID cards

Positive factors, on the other hand, include:

  • donating blood
  • donating to charity
  • volunteering to community services

According to Wikipedia, blacklisted people are already being banned from using public transport: For instance, 26.82 million air tickets as well as 5.96 million high-speed rail tickets had been denied to people who were deemed “untrustworthy (失信)”.

On top of that, some personal information of blacklisted people is deliberately made accessible to the society and is displayed online as well as at various public venues such as movie theaters and buses. Some cities have also banned children of “untrustworthy” residents from attending private schools and even universities.

A modern way of putting people in the pillory.

Who is being blacklisted?

Every citizen and every company in China now has to worry about being blacklisted by the Social Credit System. Since the rule of law does not apply to the system, people might even get blacklisted by accident. Then, it is their duty to prove their innocence – not the other way around. This can make life for lots of people very difficult.

For people being blacklisted, the consequences can be very similar as for people who are being innocently charged based on location tracking data, whih these two US examples show.

On top of that, China also uses the system to blacklist people opposing the government. According to The Globe and Mail one of the first persons being blacklisted was Liu Hu, a journalist in China, writing about censorship and government corruption.

Liu was listed on a List of Dishonest Persons Subject to Enforcement by the Supreme People’s Court as “not qualified” to buy a plane ticket, and banned from traveling some train lines, buying property, or taking out a loan.

“There was no file, no police warrant, no official advance notification. They just cut me off from the things I was once entitled to,” he told The Globe and Mail. “What’s really scary is there’s nothing you can do about it. You can report to no one. You are stuck in the middle of nowhere.”

Government’s use of Social Credit System

Another example of how the government uses the Social Credit System is threatening companies – even international ones – to act in-line with government’s requirements and expectations:

In April 2018, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) sent letters to international airlines demanding they show the map of China with the inclusion of Taiwan. The Chinese government threatened these international companies to “make a record of your company’s serious dishonesty and take disciplinary actions” should they not comply.

In the end, every company complied. The Social Credit System is used to pressure not only Chinese citizens and companies. It is meant to change the way we deal with and perceive the People’s Republic of China.

Social Credit System in the West

This shows the dramatic impact of the Chinese Social Credit System. While a system that infiltrates personal lives to such an extend does not exist in the West, there are similar tendencies: Companies such as online companies, marketers, insurance companies, financial institutions and so on like to know a lot about their clients. They compile so much data about you that they can establish their own credit system. We explain this further in the article on why a social credit system is so scary.

Nevertheless, the Chinese Social Credit System reaches entirely new levels: China is an authoritarian country, and the government – the Chinese Communist Party – uses the Social Credit System against its own citizens.

This must be the warning we take out of this: Once surveillance and social credit is there, it can be easily abused by the people – or companies – in power. While China is presenting the worst example of a Social Credit System, there are a lot of tendencies around that world that go into the same direction.

In the West, we still have a chance to stop the building of social credit systems. We have to stop feeding the data miners, the companies that use and abuse our data for their own profits and look out for privacy-friendly alternatives.

Let’s fight for our privacy rights now – while we still can.”

source: https://tutanota.com/blog/posts/social-credit-system-china/