Monday, May 22, 2017

MakeLoveNotPorn

Hi! Happy Monday!

This post is a response to a podcast that I just listened to over at TechCruch.

https://techcrunch.com/2017/05/21/makelovenotporns-cindy-gallop-talks-about-the-future-of-love/

Hi! Cindy!

Below I argue:

For SexTech to thrive then women need to have full education world-wide. To whit, your ambitions are not large enough. I believe your ambitions should include nothing less than the full and complete education of every single woman on the planet.

This is an open letter to Cindy, or rather extended comments regarding the podcast on TechCrunch.

Well done! and Well met!

Bravo on the SexTech cause and the energy. Your enthusiasm is a warm welcome.  My comments here are a response to a couple of points made in the podcast:

  1. Sex funding as a taboo in Silicon Valley is the only taboo.
  2. "All The Sky" fund name for a SexTech fund. 

Silicon Valley Taboos

I briefly perused the MakeLoveNotPorn web site and verified what was seemingly apparent in the podcast. It seems your MakeLoveNotPorn has taboos as well. In particular two taboos that haunt me with respect to getting Silicon Valley's interest: politics and religion.

In order for sex change to happen in our world then  religion and politics need to change. And yet I did not see on the web site or hear in the podcast a single mention of new laws or comments condemning religious sexual fallacies.

Which brings me to my next point:

All The Sky Fund

In the podcast you mentioned the name of your fund, "All The Sky", being a reference to Chairman Mao Zedong's quote, "Women hold up half the sky."

This is clearly a political statement. A statement about patriarchy and how you believe the patriarchy cannot build SexTech. You said that SexTech must come from women to meet women's needs. This is juxtaposed to porn which is strictly for men's needs.

Contrary to what I just said, undermining the world's patriarchy is a political statement, just not directly.

And that's the rub.

It seems you are perfectly comfortable publicly discussing sex and not politics. You seem publicly uncomfortable with politics and religion. Thus you are being passive aggressive with the name "All The Sky"? Pushwaw. Be like Christopher Hitchens.

Christopher Hitchens

I believe you need to be as open, bombastic and polemic about disposing of the patriarchy, its religion and politics as Christopher Hitchens was.

Hitchens was last decades pre-eminent anti-theist in my view. No one did it better. In being such a public figure Hitchens was often asked if his agenda was to eliminate religion. His response was always the same, "No".

Why not? Because religion is ignorance. Ignorance will always be with us. We'll never eliminate religion because we'll never eliminate ignorance.  The only way to overcome ignorance and religion is through education. Hitchens rightly pointed out that anywhere women are educated then patriarchy and religion crumble. And women enjoy sex better.

So Hitchens' solution of educating women is the same as yours for MakeLoveNotPorn.  Science agrees with Hitchens that the full education of women promotes secularism. Establishing the full education of women world-wide should also include SexTech education.

For SexTech to thrive then women need to have full education world-wide. To whit, your ambitions are not large enough. I believe your ambitions should include nothing less than the full and complete education of every single woman on the planet.

Irreni World Scale

Irreni is to politics what SexTech is to sex. Irreni means "innovation replaces revolution, engineering not ideology."

Irreni includes many political technological innovations to prime the political innovation pump:

  •  The Doll (Device of Loving Life). Every person on the face of this planet is given the equivalent of today's iPhone or Android phone for life. We've already manufactured more the seven billion cell phones. This is logistically easy.
  • The Vote Bank. Votes are no longer cast, but banked. Votes are deposited the same way we deposit money today. There exist vote accounts for every political position. Votes are on deposit always and made public for solidarity reasons, solidarity not patriarchy.
  • The Right to Individual Currency. This one will be especially valuable to SexTech. The Doll will enable individual currency by providing instant currency exchange of seven billion currencies. Remove the power of the purse from the exclusive right of the government and women will be enabled to sponsor SexTech. Government control of currency is patriarchal control of currency.
These are just three of twenty initial innovations that I'm offering for politics in the 21st Century.

Enthusiasm

I'd like to conclude with a comment about enthusiasm. Your enthusiasm and your goals go hand-in-hand. They are the same  scale. They are both grand in scale.

My hat is off to you because enthusiasm is my weakness. My goals are as large as my enthusiasm is small.

Perhaps then we can be of use to each other? I can provide the political and religious aspects to the sex aspects of MakeLoveNotPorn.

Irreni World Scale represents solutions and ideas that positively focus on changing laws that run roughshod over religious immorality, including sexual immorality.  However, I do think one needs to take the gloves off and have the polemic rows with religion and politics. Don't be afraid.


Cheers!
-Mybrid

Friday, April 7, 2017

The Innovation Will Be Typewritten

Hi! Happy Friday!

This is a fun post. The title of the song is "The Revolution Will Be Typewritten." Of course we here at Irreni World Scale don't advocate revolution, but innovation.




Sunday, January 29, 2017

We The People Are Accountable

Hi! Happy Sunday!

Today's topic is we the people are accountable. To this end we need modern communication tools, tools provided by Irreni World Scale.

Irreni World Scale is about solutions and not punditry.




Today's solution is about communication actually. Irreni World Scale is founded on the principle of practiced communication to resolve moral relativity differences in order create effective public policy. Specifically the communication tool solutions are the Device of Loving Life (DoLL) and the Vote Bank.

Donald Trump is not the problem. We are. We the people are accountable in a free country. How do we exercise and communicate our accountability? Traditionally the answer to that question was the media.

From its inception the Fourth Estate has always been suspect. Thomas Jefferson had his own newspaper that had an unfair advantage as it was published in multiple languages. The publisher was a Frenchman and a linguist who spoke seven languages. Boom!

Our foregoverners in the 20th century responded to yellow journalism by enacting the Fairness Doctrine. They also regulated media ownership where a corporation or person was limited to owning only three media outlets in any market. These regulations were not some liberal conspiracy to promote Democrats, but rather were media regulations put in place to combat yellow journalism, i.e. fake news  that is running rampant today. We removed these regulations.  We removed the regulation that news must be non-profit; and we are paying the price for forgetting lessons learned.

We the people are accountable for this. Our politicians either speak for us or we are not free.

Irreni World Scale replaces the media as our platform for moral compromise and public policy with the DoLL and the Vote Bank. Everyone on the face of the planet is provided with a smart phone. Every single one of us. One of the applications that makes this smart phone a DoLL is the Vote Bank. Direct voting takes place of polling. Why poll a sample when everyone can deposit a vote?

How would this DoLL and Vote Bank help out today?

Because the root cause for our political problems is us, we the people. We the people are accountable and yet we have no we defined civil way to communicate. Civil, by the way, just means "to live in cities", which by extension means "to live as large groups" as opposed to hunter-gatherer small tribes.

You and I need to have conversations, directly, no media in between. One way to accomplish this in a civil, large groups way is a vote bank. A vote bank is a place to deposit votes. Votes are public and permanently on display until they are changed.

By way of example I give you exhibit A, a chart showing terrorist deaths since after 9/11.



Many of us said after 9/11 that the War on Terrorism was mistake. We said the correct response would have been a police response, arrest those involved.

If we had the DoLL and Vote Bank back in 2003 then our votes would still be on display.

What the chart shows is that George Bush was correct. And by George Bush I mean George H.W. Bush and not his son, W. The first President Bush wrote a book after leaving office. In that book Bush wrote about why he did not overthrow Saddam Hussein. The reason was because their best intelligence had indicated that doing so would create such chaos that it would be "opening the gates of hell."

And opening the gates of hell we have, just look at the chart.

We have lost the war on terrorism. We have sent our soldiers to die and not only failed miserably and lost the war on terror, we have created a much, much, much worse problem. We disbanded the Iraq army, sent them home with all their weapons and they eventually became ISIS/ISIL. All that Syrian crap is on us. We destabilized the region by overthrowing Saddam. And Iraq? Iraq is hell. Not only did we open the gates of hell, we created one.

And we the people need to admit we failed.

The first step to healing is we the people need to admit we failed, completely, totally and irreparably. What is happening in Syria is a Sunni vs. Shiite war where the Sunni minority that once ruled Iraq is now at war with the Shiite.

George Washington encouraged us to restrain ourselves from foreign entanglements. Sadly, this has politically cast him as an isolationist. How could he be? Washington more than anyone knows it was the French who saved the day and won the war for us in Charleston. Washington was also personally heavy in foreign trade. What Washington was warning against was the kind of situation that existed between the British and France, perpetual war. What for us today has become a perpetual war on terror.

What Washington offered as advice turned out to be prophetic. Since WWII our foreign entanglements have been disasters of death. North Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Somalia are just a few. The recent 50,000 Latin American children refugee crisis was a direct result of Reagan's meddling in Central American affairs.

My personal moral opinion after 9/11 of using police to respond was informed by America's 20th century history of military interventionist disasters after WWII.

We the people need to heal. We need to come together and admit we have failed, totally, in the war on terror. We need to admit this to ourselves and to the world. Then we need to decide what we want to do about it.

Punishing those who were caught in the crossfire is not a moral answer. What Trump is doing halting immigration from countries we destabilized is immoral for us as a people and is unconscionable. We created that disaster by letting loose the Iraqi army with all its weapons to become ISIS; a Sunni minority looking to regain power from the Shiite. Just last year the Sunnis slaughtered 600 Shiite prisoners in Iraq.

Yet we the people will never have this discussion in today's current media environment. We are in sore need of an upgrade. Facebook has proven two things: 1. we want to talk to each other directly and 2. Facebook fails at this.

We need a non-profit vehicle where the primary objectives are to communicate, not to make money off of ad revenue.

We need the DoLL and the Vote Bank, we need Irreni World Scale. We need to communicate and come together about who we really are.

We need Irreni World Scale!

Cheers!

Voluntarily Reject Demagoguery!

Politics as Science!

Demand Irreni World Scale!

Anti-theism is feminism!  

Think disruption!

Empathy for all!

Moral relativity: think it, breath it!

Prove it or lose it!

Conversations equal consensus! 

Welcome to the 21st century!

Scale your empathy, scale the world! 

Find your tribe!

Be sexy people!

The future is coming! 

Innovate at a rapid pace!

Slow speed ahead!

Well come! and well met!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Not Agreeing Better!

Hi! Happy Wednesday!

Irreni World Scale is about solutions, not punditry.



Today's solution is how to "not agree" better by use of "I don't know."

We are all only human. We are all each others keeper. We are all humans sharing in the experience of denial, cognitive dissonance and group  think. Therefore we depend on each other to pull back the emotional curtains so we can accept reality as it is and not how we wish it to be. By accepting our shared human nature we can "not agree" better.

Q: "Did Russia hack purposely influence the Presidential election?"
A: "I don't know."

You might be asking, "But what about the stories being reported in the news?"

What about them?

When I read the news the first question that I use to evaluate the news is this:

Does the information rise to the level of decision making?

If the answer to this question is "no" then I form no opinion which means any subsequent question about my opinion is "I don't know."

Russia hacking the election is not something in my life I will  be making any decisions or acting on in any way. There is no upside to forming an opinion. There is a huge down side though: emotional investment that leads to denial, cognitive dissonance and group think.

A lot of people claim to be just about the facts. I don't. I don't even though I claim to be evidenced base where personally I do not refer to myself as an atheist, but evidenced.

Human nature means we aren't computers. We don't just work on facts. We are emotional creatures. This means that every single one of us is susceptible to denial, cognitive dissonance and group think. Every single one of us.

The use of "I don't know" is the best defense against investing wasted emotional energy and thereby getting into denial, cognitive dissonance and the confirmation bias of group think unnecessarily.

Emotions aren't a zero sum game but neither are they free. If you invest your emotions in something that you do not have any control over, or  interact with then you will stress out because the emotional energy has a nowhere outlet.

Today's politics do not stress me out. Nor has politics ever stressed me out. Because on almost every political question I answer, "I don't know."

A healthy respect for using "I don't know" has been a great benefit to me in managing stress and conversely investing energy correctly to care about the things I can control or influence. In some ways using "I don't know" reflects the the Serenity prayer.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference.
The irony here is that "I don't know" replaces "God" and actually manages our human nature.

Using "I don't know" defines being an atheist. Atheism as the topic is always typically depicted as an opposition arguments against religion. That is not the case. Atheists today use "I don't know." Ask any atheist if the following statement is true for them:

I don't know how the universe was created and so how the universe was created has an infinite set of possibilities.

What I do know as an anti-theist is that all of the supernatural claims made by every religion are false because there is no evidence of the supernatural acting upon the natural world. None. Every religion ever relies on belief in the supernatural . For me this means 100% of all religions are false for one simple reason: the supernatural has no evidence.

The distinction between being an atheist and an anti-theist is atheist is defined by  "I don't know" and being an anti-theist is based on lack of evidence.

The Serenity prayer needs an update then:

The humility of using "I don't know" grants me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, allows me to focus and concentrate Courage to change the things I can, and the pursuit of knowledge gives me the Wisdom to know the difference.

We are all only human. We are all each others keeper. We are all humans sharing in the experience of denial, cognitive dissonance and group  think. Therefore we depend on each other to pull back the emotional curtains so we can accept reality as it is and not how we wish it to be. By accepting our shared human nature we can "not agree" better. 

I don't know  if Russia hacked the election and hopefully neither do you unless you are actually involved with managing that problem.

Cheers!

Voluntarily Reject Demagoguery!

Politics as Science!

Demand Irreni World Scale!

Anti-theism is feminism!  

Think disruption!

Empathy for all!

Moral relativity: think it, breath it!

Prove it or lose it!

Conversations equal consensus! 

Welcome to the 21st century!

Scale your empathy, scale the world! 

Find your tribe!

Be sexy people!

The future is coming! 

Innovate at a rapid pace!

Slow speed ahead!

Well come! and well met!



 






Monday, January 2, 2017

Thinking Smarter

Hi! Happy New Year!

First blog post of the year 2017 is a simple tip: think human nature.

Remember, Irreni World Scale is about bringing you solutions, not punditry.



Tip: Think human nature not free will.

  1. It is human nature that corruption is politics. Plato in his book "The Republic" describes this nature. Good people won't compromise their ethics and because of this good people will not enter politics. This was true in 60 BC and 2,000 years later is still true today. Good people in politics is an anomaly that has to be promoted. Cicero wrote about it, John Adams adopted it, this philosophy, and created a system of checks and balances that allows corruption and enables good people. This system, however, has finally been overwhelmed and is failed.
  2. It is human nature that the US government has been overwhelmed with corruption. Financial success breeds greed which breeds corruption.  The middle class in the US is on the decline. There has been a massive shift in wealth from the middle class to the ultra-rich since 2000. The collapse of Enron in 2001 in a single year, which had been a Fortune 3 company, was the financial shot heard around the world. Enron represented the harbinger of corruption things to come.
  3. It is human nature that desperate times call for desperate measures. Trump would have never been elected by any other previous generation of Americans, he is too disrespectful. But it is not about Trump. Not at all. It is about an act of desperation by a middle class that sees no alternative. Which considering Star Wars and Rogue One's message of hope is rather telling that we are slowly coming out of our denial that the US government no longer functions. It is time to move on.
  4. It is human nature for those in power to distract with shiny things. The French revolution, off with their heads!, is the exception not the rule. Generally speaking political distraction works and the rich stay in power. Keep the population distracted with religion, partisan politics or some combination of both and this allows the rich to keep on keeping on. They take no consequential blame. We can expect deepening partisan politics with  deepening religious issues in 2017 and years to come. It is human nature. There is a direct correlation between the amount of government corruption with political distraction in corrupted systems.
  5. It is human nature to project our behavior onto others. The golden rule has been found to be common in every society in anthropology. The problem with the golden rule is that while it works okay for small homogeneous culture tribes up until about oh, say the year 1900, the golden rule quickly falls apart with wildly varying demographics. Today the Internet exposes us all to the entire spectrum of human cultures and behavior. Do unto others by projecting our behavior onto others is much too simplistic. The golden rule needs to be replaced with the new Irreni, information rule:  do unto others as they are, not as you are.
  6. It is human nature to be us versus them, insider versus outsider. My brother is a devout Christian, a Jehovah Witness. He is not a back seat Christian. At one time he was on track to be a church leader. His best and only argument against my atheism was human nature itself: religion has been found to exist in every culture known to humans. Touche. Now the question is why? There is no one, single reason people are religious. But one thing all religions have in common is the notion of  insider versus outsider, us versus them. It is in our human nature. Today's partisan politics is programmed to exploit us-versus-them human desire. People want to belong to groups. Yeah! for our sports team!  It is our nature. The question with any nature behavior is what's healthy? Has our new found love of hyper-partisan politics been healthy for America?
  7. It is human nature that intellectual capacity varies. It is true that intelligence requires intellectual capacity, but it is not true the intellectual capacity means intelligence. Intelligence requires education.
  8. It is human nature that birds of a feather flock together. Science fiction writers have long speculated the those with both intellectual capacity and correlating intelligence will flock together. They will also be a minority by simple human nature math: the top 1% in capacity can do exception things but only as 1%. This causes tension in any government like a democracy that is dependent on the popular, average intelligence vote making decisions as opposed to the best intelligence decision. The book "Dune" by Frank Herbert  is one such excellent book on this topic. Science Fiction writers are supposed to speculate on possible solutions. However, even Frank Herbert couldn't find a way out of this particular quicksand. Most science fiction writers end up at dystopia as a sermon warning us of the outcome of the human behavior but not supplying us with any speculative solutions, ergo Irreni.
Irreni World Scale for your Happy New Year works with human nature and manages it. All of our current political problems today are simply a result of human nature. The current US Constitution and government today is not equipped, adequate or sufficient to the task. We need to admit it is time to change, we need to admit our human nature at play and find better solutions for our changing world.

We need Irreni World Scale!

Cheers!

Voluntarily Reject Demagoguery!

Politics as Science!

Demand Irreni World Scale!

Anti-theism is feminism!  

Think disruption!

Empathy for all!

Moral relativity: think it, breath it!

Prove it or lose it!

Conversations equal consensus! 

Welcome to the 21st century!

Scale your empathy, scale the world! 

Find your tribe!

Be sexy people!

The future is coming! 

Innovate at a rapid pace!

Slow speed ahead!

Well come! and well met!