Hi! Happy Monday!
Did you know that there have been
more cell phones manufactured than there a people alive on this planet?
How many Earthlings have cell phones though? Food? Water? Safety? We Earthlings have the technology to feed and provide shelter, housing, for everyone on this planet. Why don't we?
been struggling with this blog entry for a week. Then I realized this
entire blog is about scale and I was trying to fit an entire blog in one
post. Ha! I just need to make a single point for a day.
the founders of the United States were writing about having a
revolution it is important to understand that a.) the US did not exist
yet, of course, and b.) who would've believed they could defeat the
British Empire? They were, in a phrase, idealists. They did not believe
that life, liberty and pursuit of happiness was just for America. They
believed, as do I, that freedom is inherit in human nature, that tyranny is the
enemy of us all and therefore it is the hope that Democracy or something better could ever be the birthright of all humanity.
The point I
want to make here is that the blog title "World Scale" is made in that same
spirit. The systems about to be put forth are intended to scale to seven
billion people, the entire Earth population. Over the years the world
has known seven billion cell phones. Technological capacity then is not
the problem for scale, but rather human systems. As this blog rolls
along I'm going to argue that every child and every person should have a
computer tablet. Further that this tablet should be networked with a
data center on the moon. A data center owned by everyone, a system completely in
the public domain with all the intellectual property that we can
legally muster. I am going to argue that in the information age
information is every bit a birthright for all the same as education is perceived to be today.The only thing stopping is us is us. We need better systems of social groups to realize all human potential.
Cheers! Well come! and well met!