Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Equity

Inequality has been written into the DNA of civilization ever since humans first settled down to farm the land. Throughout history, only massive, violent shocks that upended the established order proved powerful enough to flatten disparities in income and wealth. They appeared in four different guises: mass-mobilization warfare, violent and transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic epidemics.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/02/scheidel-great-leveler-inequality-violence/517164/

I note that of these four, if warfare becomes nuclear warfare, the rest doesn't matter, and if not, it won't create a global shock; revolutions have been and will be quickly suppressed -- tech monitoring, armored tanks, ... ; medicine is stopping epidemics before they are catastrophic, and maybe we are now experiencing US state collapse. 

My bet is on a plague or a global climate event.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Hyperbolic space

Underwater self-organizing is hyperbolic.

When water hits air, ocean wave interval patterns are a Fibonacci series.

Some land self-organizing follows Fibonacci patterns (sunflower). Some land self-organizing is fractal.


Might there be a parallel in physics where the quantum rules differ from the every day rules. Underwater evolving is hyperbolic; land evolving is fractal and Fibonaccial.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Call 911

Call 911

 Be afraid.
      So you will turn to me
     To PD
Be afraid.
     So that you forget your own strength
     So that you forget how to create agreements
     So that you lose discernment
     So that you become helpless without me PD Be afraid
     So as not to have any other feelings
Be afraid.
     So that I replace you.
Be afraid
     So that I grow strong, have tanks and armor and become many
Be afraid.
     Be weak.

Call 911

Saturday, June 25, 2016

On diagnosing mental illness

It used to be that diagnosing illness was the responsibility of medical professionals. But now anyone can call public difference illness and delegate quick removal to conformity enforcement services. Now we have a more bland mix in our melting pot.

Monday, January 11, 2016

naive activism

... a lobby which has chosen disease as the simple explanation and restraint as the simple intervention for behaviors without a simple cause ...

Friday, October 16, 2015

Wearables and more

Let us start to use emerging technologies and approaches which have the potential to shift health, medicine and biopharma from an intermittent and reactive physician-centric mode, to an era of more continuous data and a proactive approach in which the individual is increasingly empowered and integrated into personalized wellness, diagnosis and therapy.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thinking?

The more rules and laws, the more people delegate analysis and choice and common sense to compliance The existence of rules and laws lessens selecting the option to use analysis to determine one's own responsibility, to choose for oneself, so that soon the ability to compare has atrophied. Rebels know this, delight in work-arounds. Hackers know this, delight in beating the code. Those hungry for power know this, delight in loopholes. When laws and computer code rule, who will be left who can think?