It really takes a toll to surf around political commentary websites these days. Lots of ‘we want this’, ‘you have to do this’ and even more detailed and complicated ways to mess up everyone.
There’s an alternative:
The larger a network or computer system, and the more centralized, the tougher it is to protect against catastrophic takedowns.
More elements and people results in higher probability of break-in. More centralization means more damage/loot in case of security breach.
Big, centralized systems thus equal high security risk.
Throw into that the decreasing effectiveness of state security enforcement, it might look a little… bleak.
The solution? Decentralization, down-scaling, crypto-anarchist security (read “legal”) systems.
Yesterday was one of those big days of democracy, where the people elected those that shall represent them. </sarcasm>
As most readers of this blog should know by now, I am not a big fan of democracy as a method to find out which rules should be created and enforced. There are many reasons for my view, the main two being that I do not agree on using force to order society – and the other is that democracy as it is done today simply does not work.
And yesterday’s numbers show that:
Another thing I wrote for LoTNV:
RuleScape: Dynamic peaceful order in societies
We are currently witnessing fundamental changes in human society. Common shared values are lost, general ideologies disappear, technical progress accelerates. And at the same time the systemic inter-dependencies increase, global connections grow and the amplification of power and error roar. Change in general has become a fundamental dynamic. But our concepts of organizing societies have not progressed for the last one hundred years.
Something I wrote for the folks over at LoTNV:
There are two kinds of dangerous rules: Those that do not work and those that most people ignore.
Both lead to broken peace and stalled life. The usual way of creating rules – law – was to create fixed rules from top to down and enforce them with surveillance and threats of violence.
This is an imaginative story, not a mystery. No religion, no guide, only inspiration.
From the Second Realm blog:
About everyone agrees that there is something “wrong” with how the world operates today – and we chime into that choir. But our analysis and solutions are radically different. What is it that goes wrong? What should be done instead? And, most of all, who should do it? What is our reasoning?
I wrote this for one of my dearest projects, the Berlin Morgenraum.
Stuff like this gives me a smile of hope. Warning: German ahead!
First chapter of my upcoming novel – Theosis Maxima.
It deals with the end of cryptography and the mystical traditions of European Christianity.