Ideapod – Trimtab

Ideapod – “Call me TrimTab” – Bucky

That only looks at one aspect of stability, the ultra stable vessel.

There is an infinite spectrum of stability.
Family saloon cars tend to be designed with stability in mind, it takes effort to make them go off a straight line.
Racing cars are much closer to a neutral stability point, and require far greater driver skill, and are far more responsive as a result.

Modern high performance flying wing aircraft are so unstable that it takes computer systems making corrections several thousand times per second to keep them flying, and the pilot’s control only indicates to the computer what it should have as a target set of parameters.

I contend that in many senses our society is now much more like the unstable aircraft, and it is only the work of many millions of individuals that keep things running as well as they do.

And at a meta level, yes, there is room for some re-alignment of values in the parameter sets we are seeking to maintain. A change away from markets would help.

[followed by]

A lot in what Aesara says.
Integrity and analogy are powerful concepts to bring together, and they need a few more.

It seems clear that all our perceptions are analogy in a very reals sense, in that we do not get to experience reality directly, rather we experience a subconsciously created model of reality.
The more effort we are prepared to put into learning about our own personal model and the systems that support it, to learn its strengths and weaknesses, to re-align values and systems that are no longer appropriate, the better off we will all be.

And there is another aspect.
Sometimes our models are based on very different value sets, and there is very little room for alignment.

Sometimes we need to go to the minimum possible value set to achieve alignment.

It seems clear to me that the minimum such set is universal respect for life and liberty, in that order, with all the derivative responsibilities that come from them.

Doing that on the longest time frame works.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
This entry was posted in Ideas and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Comment and critique welcome

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s