Laurie – When pigs fly

When Pigs Fly

Hi Laurie,

I look forward to the day that war, injustice and hunger are found only in history books.

I think it is achievable, and it will require some delicate balances.

People are generally on their best behaviour when they are being observed, and we all make mistakes from time to time. So we need systems that hold us to account, but don’t expect impossible standards of zero failures.

Having total public visibility is fine is governance is distributed and benign, but becomes a real danger if governance becomes totalitarian and exploitative.

Finding a balance in there that maximises both individual freedom (which means the ability to make and relatively easily recover from mistakes) and ensures individual responsibility (in both social and ecological contexts) is an extremely complex problems, particularly when multiple levels of awareness and understanding are present simultaneously. Communication can be very difficult, particularly if there are concepts present that simply have no equivalent at other levels.

So yes – I look forward to an age of universal freedom and universal responsibility supported by advanced fully automated systems.

It wont be like anything that has existed before, and it will take some people a while to adjust to, and it will be amazing!

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