Identity


Pickard/Fair family tree

We’ve got some resources, we just need to do something with it.

CitizenFour

Political concepts, ideologies, and problems Anarchism, Chaos, Liberty, Radicalism, Rebellion, Revolution You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Beatles  search in general: The right to alter or abolish government is the ultimate expression of the people’s sovereignty. | about | Arab Spring: Emel Mathlouthi was voice of Tunisian revolution, timeline | cabal | Che Guevera | coup: Coup d'état, Egypt | people’s mic | separatism | vandalism anarchists, pirates, radicals, separatists, terrorists: Does art inspire anti-social behavior, or does it just describe it? | Al-Qaeda: Inspire 10 | Black Bloc | Catalonia | fifth column: definition | gangs | Greece: Golden Dawn neo-nazi, fascist | Lord’s Resistance Army | Muslim Brotherhood: A Day of Anger | Nigeria: Boko Haram | pirates: Somali | Russia/Moscow: Pussy Riot | Sex Pistols | Syria: Islamic State in Iraq and Syria ISIS | Taliban | Ukraine anti: consumerism: freeganism | establishment: Pete Seger dictatorships: Dictactors have weaknesses. | From Dictatorship to Democracy by Gene Sharp | North Korea | Uzbekistan: Gulnara Karimova revolution: pen is mightier than the sword: Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution Cassel | Hong Kong: Umbrella Revolution self-defense, self-preservation, self-rule: rule thyself: autarchy | Constituional right to bear arms transparency: FOIA: FOIA Machine |in general: cryptome, publicintelligence, WikiLeaks | journalists: The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists | whistleblowers: CitizenFour Poitras | Edward Snowden books, movies, music, tv: Captain Phillips Greengrass | Fight Club Palahniuk | From Dictatorship to Democracy Sharp | Les Miserables 19th century France | Revolution Brand | Revolution tv miniseries | Rules for Radicals Alinsky | Savage Continent chaos | The Ends of the Earth Kaplan | The Fifth Column and the First Forty-Nine Stories Hemingway | The Net Delusion Morozov | Time for Outrage: Indignez-vous! Hessel | V for Vendetta Moore Cybersecurity | Extreme | Social Radar | SW Asia | Religion | World

Don’t give up your skills

When you feel yourself losing a skill or a simple pleasure in your day, resist the urge to acquiesce to technology that is ultimately transferring a lot of money and control to someone else.

Zeitgeist Optimized Self V-Nation: algoritms will do the thinking, people will simply execute She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door. She sat down in the grass and sobbed.      It was 2025 and she did not know what would come next. * * * Thirteen years earlier in 2012, she was a struggling graduate in an uncertain world. She was very smart, but she didn't know how to convert that intelligence into happiness. She had no job, no health insurance, and the world looked very bleak. She stayed up nights in constant worry.      And then she read about VIRTUAL NATION (“VN”) which was the fastest growing startup company in the world. VN promised lifetime security for every Citizen who opted-in at no cost to VN’s all-inclusive closed virtual economy.      If you became a citizen…..every step in your life is a certainty, and it is a certainty every step will move you forward.      Citizens consented to being outfitted with wearable sensors and a personal surveillance drone that wirelessly communicated with VN’s vast global network of servers continuously logging citizens’ biomechanics, wellness, fitness, diet, audio, video, TV, digital content, location, route, and computer browsing and keystrokes. Streaming real-time sensor data fed VN’s predictive engine to score each citizen’s Mean Annual Market Earnings which was allocated 65% to VN and 35% to the citizen.      In WEEK 1, VN mapped each citizen’s Whole Person Genomics used to generate a daily step list designed to achieve whole life optimization.      She signed the Agreement.      And in that singular moment she no longer carried the burden of struggling over what she should do that day, and miraculously, a fog of depression lifted off her shoulders. She woke up with crazy-energy ready to execute each step. It was such a relief to have somebody unlock the mystery of her life!      By WEEK 2 she was working on projects as an outsourced VN project team member. She was addicted to the accelerating power of her step list which included an extreme physical and personality makeover. She made more money than she could spend, all from the remote comfort of home. The years passed and she relished every step of the halcyon arc of her life.      When VN passed the 500 million citizens milestone, the core algorithms were rewritten to launch “VN+”. She volunteered for alpha-phase human trials of VN+ which meant the classified implantable sensors were not disclosed to her. The install took one day under full sedation.      She had hands-free, brain-wired, two-way broadband communications with VN+ servers which now optimized every step in real time. Her performance gains were off the chart and then….., one day, she went backwards a bit, and it shook her to the core. She was sure it was a bug in VN+ which they would quickly patch.      She had forgotten the brutal karma of lost confidence. Flooding emotions fragmented her concentration. She speculated that a decade of stepping had compressed her emotional bandwidth. But something (or somebody) pressed the reset button and <EMOTION was On!> and wreaking havoc. VN+ immediately detected and responded with a corrective action step list.      It was Year 2025 and her VN+ world was unraveling when, out of the blue, she received a book from an anonymous sender. The book was an old family album.      Tears welled up in her eyes.      She turned the page to a picture of her family, arm-in-arm, leaning against the old van parked on Galveston Beach. She stared at the picture, paralyzed with regret.      What have I done?      She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door. sp questions: What’s my next move? Is it time I got married? in general: coaching/training: runcoach, snow skiing | embeddables | emotions: body language | fiction: are you certain sp | food: upgraded self | marriage: Time/Facebook |  sensors | surveillance | wellness: CarePass   Crowd | Drones | Wellness | Robotics | Yachts | Fiction | Emotion | AI | Family

The web turns 25.

Fields of Technology Internet The Web turns 25.  about think2ool What are the (unintended) consequences of breaking up the Internet? What happens in an Internet minute?  Should the United Nations take over the Internet?  How is the Internet changing the way you think big ideas?  How are Internet business models impacting traditional business models in our industry?  How can the company leverage its investment in technology to take strategic advantage of the Internet? Are we where we should be? Where are the gaps?  What are our competitors doing on the Internet?  What security issues must we address?  Are our Internet efforts building on the corporate vision and the company's core strengths?  Where will the Internet be in five years, and how are we going to take advantage of this growth?  How is the Internet changing the behavior of our customer, vendors, and suppliers, and what impacts on the business do we anticipate?  Does the concept of a virtual community have any relevance to the company?  How might emerging online intermediaries disrupt the value chain in our industry?  Do we have agreement on the Internet's role in our business and is senior management's vision understood by all involved in its implementation?  Has our Internet team asked customers what they expect from us, determined what our competitors are doing well on the Internet, and analyzed best practices in other industries that we can apply for competitive advantage?  What evidence do we have that our products/services can succeed or require an Internet strategy now or later?  What is the web-based plan for handling customer requests, customer orders, inventory issues, and other operational issues, and how is this different from our traditional operations?  Does our Internet team have a balanced marketing and technology perspective, or is it dominated by one or the other?  What are our projected costs and benefits, including the total organizational investment beyond hardware, software and implementation?  What are the key timing issues now and in the next 3-5 years with respect to our Internet plans, our business, our industry, and technology? net neutrality: about: theopeninter.net, http://techliberation.com, http://www.savetheinternet.com | free culture in general: AJAX tools: www.jackbe.com | conferences: LeWeb 2011 | market intelligence: emarketer IPv6: IPv4 market: accuro, addrex, ipv4marketplace, tradeipv4 | open, equal access: internetsociety.org | technical development: Internet Engineering Task Force ietf.org wireless service: www.wildblue.com | balloon network: www.spacedata.net | charging systems: ubeam energy/batteries | distributed antenna system (DAS): extenetsystems | performance: rootwireless | process industry: www.apprion.com | tower sites: www.optasite.com Technology | Cloud | Energy | Globalization | IT | Issues | Popular Culture | Search

Dragnet Nation: beware of your digital footprint

Social Organization and Change Utopia/Dystopia  If we had believed then that it could happen now, what would we have done differently? sp Why does science fiction gravitate towards dystopia and not utopia? big brother: Is big brother upon us? Is technology the quiet enabler? | big data | CISPA | clones | cloud | cybersecurity | drones | facial recognition | genomics | internet of things: sensors | location-based apps | privacy | robotics | sensors | smart systems: grid meters, healthcare records drones: aquatic: ziphius | facial recognition: Drones With Facial Recognition Tech Will End Anonymity Conte | quadrocopters: Viacopter | remote control killing | supply dystopia: art: Deadpan Comedy| about | books/movies: Brave New World Huxley, The Hunger Games, Blade Runner, Citizen Kane Welles, Divergent Roth, The Hunger Games, The Trial Kafka | music: Deltron 3030 | nazi germany: The Book Thief | post-apocalyptic: Snowpiercer, The Road McCarthy | slums: Torre de David chain amazon surveillance & people tracking: digital footprint: Dragnet Nation Angwin | license plates | NSA: Utah Data Center | Rapid Information Overlay Technology | photography: gigapixel | satellite | Social Radar | spying on citizens: The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State utopia: Amana Colonies | Arcosanti | Atlantis | books/movies: In Utopia Hallman, Lost Horizon Hilton, Peace Among the Willows White, Somewhere To Disappear | communes & cooperatives: Marinaleda, Spain | fountain of youth | Garden of Eden | governments: The Seasteading Institute big ideas | Havvada Island | Woodstock Change | Cybersecurity | Books | Photography | Human Behavior | Anarchism

THE DAY WE FIGHT BACK against mass surveillance

Social Organization and Change Utopia/Dystopia If we had believed then that it could happen now, what would we have done differently? sp Why does science fiction gravitate towards dystopia and not utopia? big brother: Is big brother upon us? Is technology the quiet enabler? | big data | CISPA | clones | cloud | cybersecurity | drones | facial recognition | genomics | internet of things: sensors | location-based apps | privacy | robotics | sensors | smart systems: grid meters, healthcare records drones: aquatic: ziphius | facial recognition: Drones With Facial Recognition Tech Will End Anonymity Conte | quadrocopters: Viacopter | remote control killing | supply chain amazon surveillance & people tracking: license plates | NSA: Utah Data Center | Rapid Information Overlay Technology | photography: gigapixel | satellite | Social Radar | spying on citizens: The Watchers: The Rise of America's Surveillance State  utopia: Amana Colonies | Arcosanti | Atlantis | books/movies: In Utopia Hallman, Lost Horizon Hilton, Peace Among the Willows White, Somewhere To Disappear | communes & cooperatives: Marinaleda, Spain | fountain of youth | Garden of Eden | governments: The Seasteading Institute big ideas | Havvada Island | Woodstock dystopia: art: Deadpan Comedy| about | books/movies: Brave New World Huxley, The Hunger Games, Blade Runner, Citizen Kane Welles, Divergent Roth, The Book Thief, The Hunger Games, The Trial Kafka | music: Deltron 3030 | post-apocalyptic: Snowpiercer, The Road McCarthy | slums: Torre de David Photography | Human Behavior | Anarchism | Zeitgeist | Cybersecurity