Human/computer ethics

January 10th, 2022 No comments

So, as I have discussed before on the blog, the tech community needs to understand its role in history.

I mean, AR headsets, augmented reality, bitcoin all these new tech tools are, in themselves amazing. The meta verse and all that, BUT if we do not see ourselves in the long history of tech, we end up making mistakes. Like that of using too much electricity to make bitcoin and crypto in general, loosing sight of open source, it is only through the marriage between tech and ethics that we can succeed.

We Change the world, but if we do it without thinking about what the consequences are, we end up destroying the societies and the world. I mean to be honest doesn’t Facebook and many of the social media platforms feel like prisons?

So we have created platforms that people should conform to, and does not conform to people. How is that a good idea. I mean wasn’t computer/human interactions sciences, that I did my thesis on, supposed to make tech conform to human needs and not the other way around?

If we loose the sight of the human in the process, we will make systems, that destroys society.

I know, that I have been in the rails for the last 1 1/2 year, due to my circumstances, but the point, that tech needs to follow humans, and not the other way around, is still valid.

We need to understand, that what built great companies as Apple and Facebook, was the attempt to subdue tech, and make the human rule. HUMAC, remember.

Now when Steve is not here anymore, we are left to our own devises, and we need step up, otherwise people will get fed up with us, and start regulating here and there.

We need to remember, Human/computer interaction, with the total respect of the human. Make it easier to be a human, not create prisons for the human, but set them free, make them happy.

That is what computerscience is about, seen from an ethical perspective. We need to hold on to that, hold on to our virtues.

G-d bless the will to be fast in developing, but steadfast in application of computer ethics.

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The connection

January 9th, 2022 No comments

Joe, listen, I am not a true, rich opinionator of an international statue, I am just a poor guy living in Denmark, with a host of problems around my neck.

The police is after me, my ex. is a terrible problem and so on and so forth. I am friend, right, not much of a friend, but still your loyal friend. But don’t expect me to save you, in the state I am in.

I am locked up in Denmark, like in a prison. But you can bail me out, if you want.

All you have to do, is offer me a job somewhere, where it somehow fits my current life situation.

I can’t go and live in the States, even though I would love to do just that, but my kids are 4 and 9. I can’t move them around, and my ex. would go bananas, that’s the truth of it.

But I mean, give me a job at the embassy as some kind liaison, give me a low paying, insignificant job in your administation, that would allow me to go to the States once in a while and talk with you about all the host of issues that you are facing.

I am not saying this because I want a job, I have some of kind job, that I like. But the truth is, I am getting pulled down by the things I have to do here in Denmark, and it is difficult to find the ressources to keep up with the American agenda. I try the best I can. But when you are in a fierce battle between this environment group against the other, and you are part of the whole debacle, keeping up with what you are doing is really difficult. The brits are doing it in a nice way, inviting me to Oxford, making some kind of connection, that is all that is required. You do not need to come here, I will come to you, you are my friend. But I have to have some kind of connection.

Please Joe, for America, and the potential benefits I can give you, make that connection. Not in a fanciful way, just simple and yet effective. It does not have to be prestigious, just something that would work.

G-d bless the will to reach out and help your friends.

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The Open world

January 2nd, 2022 No comments

When we talk about the internet, we still need to understand what it is all about, in order to plot a course ahead.

The internet is the realisation of the Danish physicist Niels Bohrs attempt at making an open world. It is still formulated into ideas as open source, blockchains, that is based on open software, the whole Google suit of software is reflected by the idea. Many software companies still hold on to open source as a driving idea.

But, in this, where most software engineers have not understood much of what is going on, there is stil a mission in the software community, that most have lost sight of.

Mr. Niels Bohr wanted to make an open world, to bolster the Democratic idea. He believed, that dialogue and understanding would lead to peace.

Now we in this time of the world are here to make that happen. After a line of 70 years of innovation, we have finally come to a point, where mr. Bohrs ideas are possible to become fruitful. An honestly, due to greed, self-interest and lack of understanding, we do the absolute opposite. We think about what we can gain ourselves, and not about how we can make the world a better place. Mr. Niels Bohr was a Jew from the maternal side, he carried the torch of light and humanity to the next generation. Who are we to dim the light of that torch, just because we have no real interest in the betterment of the world?

There are multiple good things to say about the internet, and there is a lot of money to make, but it is based on the idea, that a more open world would lead to peace. If we forget that, then not only do we lose the grip of that torch of humanity, also, we will cut the link to our predecessors.

Money is not really relevant, if we are not in great need of using it, money is only relevant for the most basic needs, as well as making us able to help those in need.

But, and this is the principle we still need to remember, the open world, that mr. Bohr tried to create, is what makes Democracy real.

G-d bless the open world, lest us not forget our predecessors and their quest for human interaction as something viable and beautiful. G-d bless his memory, and may he make peace with his ideas.

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With a little help from your friends

January 2nd, 2022 No comments

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. This is a lesson, that the new internet tycoons need to take to heart.

To be a jew is a to be Mensch, that is, always forgiving, always seeing the positive part in someone you don’t know, spur for positive growth, help those in need, do something for humanity. Be humble and let other take the glory and the fame.

That is what it means to be a Mensch, a human being in a world of destruction and fighting.

In these days, there are bunch of Jews who, by the brilliance of their minds, have created the backbone of the democratic infrastructure of the internet. You know who.

But they have, through their power forgotten what it is to be a Mensch.

You know, when I started my career, it was the same. I had all the powers of a brilliant individual. I am so skilled and talented.

But because I have another thing, I am quite narrow-minded when it comes to ethics, I repeatedly had problems with my surroundings. And coming from the land of the Emperors new clothes, lack of humility is severely punished by everybody.

Provincial some might call it, other calls it the leading civilisation of the world, pick your own flavour.

But through this process of humiliation, I have actually become pretty humble. I do not seek aggrandisement, but pure good.

Dont get me wrong, I miss being with people like myself, but the aim is always the betterment of humanity.

So, if you can actually learn from an old Jew like myself, who have been through a lot. Learn a bit of understanding. Learn that you are only an insignificant piece of the great puzzle, and the legacy you leave behind is relative not your power, but how you USE your power. Do you use it for good or bad? For Democracy or just making money?

G-d will judge you, and being a Jew, will only make the bar sit much higher. G-d judges us with another meter. We have so much power, and therefor G-d will look at us with a keen eye.

It is a potential as well as a danger. Do we not heed that calling, we will, potentially, create animosity amongst people of the world. Antisemitism, and hate.

Only if we succeed in treating our power with humility, and GIVE instead of taking, then we are propelling the world in a positive direction.

Juadism is harsh for a reason, and the reason is, that we are judged by a higher meter.

So please new tech generation, learn from my problems and suffering, and be a good person. Help instead of thinking about money and wealth. Share instead of keeping and make a better world.

If we do that, we create peace and thereby a foothold for Israel, the home of all Jews.

It would be appreciated by all.

G-d bless the will to shed ones own needs in the face of suffering, and help those who need it. G-d bless Israel.

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Make a little peace?

December 25th, 2021 No comments

One of the things, that really is a problem in the current state of affairs in regards to democracy, is the lack of understanding of mr. Bohrs project; the internet.

The idea was, that open source, open discussion would lead to higher understanding between the citizens of the world. Essentially the internet is a tool to provide for a public discourse. Ok, now it is used for a gazillion other things as well, but we still need to understand WHY it is there. It is a tool for democracy.

These days, because Mark and other do not understand what they have in their hands, it has the opposite effect as inteded. It was intended to build bridges and create dialogue, and now because Mark dreams of artificial lambs roaming the ubiquitous digital field, we end up in a situation, where there is no dialogue and understanding, but just warfare between right and left, and in all other discussion, where people are invested.

In order to fix this situation, one needs to mend the fences not create the fences. I know, the easiest way to make a bloguniverse like Facebook or YouTube is to make sure people with different understandings don’t talk to each other. But that is not the way a democracy works. Democracy works by bending the understanding of people towards each other. To create compromise and understanding. In fact this the very core of peace work.

The amount of peace that Facebook and other social media can potentially create is astounding. In fact, we can, if we understand the mission of mr. Bohr, to stop nuclear war that he made possible by building the nuclear bomb, REALIZE his ideas in the current climate of debate.

You know, everybody are in the rails about some part that they hate. Maybe it is time to CHANGE the direction, and make a little peace?

G-d bless the will to find peace.

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The light unto the Nations

December 23rd, 2021 No comments

There has been a lot of discussion on the relationship between the Christian communities of Israel and the state of Israel.

Now, I do not know the details of the debacle. I am not in Israel, even though I would love to be there, one of my friends has just returned from Israel, and it is supposed to be 30 degrees celcius as opposed to 5 here in Denmark.

BUT, my basic understanding of the debacle is, that even though it could be just smoke from a fire, there is always some kind of fire behind the smoke. Some got angry with each other, and since every little piece of Israel is fiercely fought over, someone had a fight.

Listen, we as jews must be the guardians of all three monotheistic creeds. I know, that the Gaza Strip is fighting us, but in the end, animosity from either Christian or Muslims must be seen in the light of our responsibility. That responsibility is to be the NEUTRAL part in the conflict, and try to mediate the conflict the best we can.

We must, if we want to be leaders of all three monotheistic religions, which is the very idea of Israel, be the light upon the nations. We must shed our own anger, and be able to look at the issues from a diplomatic and neutral point of view. Christians as well as Muslims must feel welcome and not feel threatened. Ok, if some attack us without reason, then we must respond. But we must be the response not the initiators.

In this way, Israel will realise its promise, being the light unto the nations.

G-d bless the will to find peace and solve the conflicts with a eye to the mission of Israel.

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Politics

December 21st, 2021 No comments

Listen Joe, getting things through congress is a fight, it has always been like that, and it will always be like that.

WWBD, what would Bill do. You know what he would do, he would get on his stallion, and fight his way down the valley, drawing his six-shooters for another day.

Point being, that adversity, things not going your way is just the way politics is.

I remember when we had the fight with Boehner, he didn’t want Barack to succeed. Not because his ideas were right or wrong, just because poor Barack had the wrong color in his skin. At that time, I advised Barack to go in, and try to make that compromise. Barack couldnt make it, it was not until Boehner got kicked out of congress screaming and yelling we started to make a little progress.

Now, you don’t seem to rub people the wrong way like I do. People always pick a fight with me, even though I try to be nice. But its just the way things are for me, like Bill. He seemed to provoke people somehow.

Anyway, learn from our lifes. You need to get up, saddle the stallion, and take another round in the fight. Ask this Manchin what he CAN approve of the parts of the build back better plan. He must be able to say yes to some of it, and take it from there. He has the right to disagree, but he is probably not in disagreement with the entire plan. So try and find the parts you agree upon. Ask Barack how he overcame Boehner. That was a vicious fight, but we made it, and we can make it again. Just have faith Joe, everything will work, do what you can to take another round in the political fight.

G-d bless the will to be strong in adversity and honest in how you do things. G-d bless the United States of America.

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New strategy in the face of adversity

December 20th, 2021 No comments

Listen Joe, I think you have to face the fact, that the Build back better plan is not going to fly.

Why? Because it lacks focus. I think there is a great willingness in the Republican Party, to find reconciliation, but you still need to make plans, that they will truly accept.

So here is an idea for a better strategy.

Carve the plan up.

One plan for climate change, one plan for infrastructure development and one plan for job creation.

There is still the “Obama care” part that is really the problem of the build back better plan. The right wingers see it as some kind of crypto communist plan. It is not, but you need to see it from the Republicans perspective to win them over.

So this is my advice. Take the parts of the plan you CAN agree about, like investment in infrastructure and some kind of tax reduction for the producers of America (make sure that the union is in on this), and then take it from there. You need to take it one step at a time.

What you are trying to do, from an economic standpoint, is to use both Obamanomics, that is investment in good worker/production capabilities and at the same time using my predecessor Keynes.

You know, I am not keen on Keynes, it is often just a waste of money, but Americans are really tired of all the terrible roads, so from a long term investment perspective, it makes sense.

This ties up the the strategy of cutting supply lines to China. Republicans must, at least, realise the good thing in supporting patriotic American companies.

From there on, if you get that through congress, you can slowly develop the other parts of your political projects.

Energy development in the department of climate seems to be the best cross the aisle project. Find new and innovative ways to make energy. We are pretty far with green energy production to use as fuel here in Denmark, maybe Mette Frederiksen can help you with that.

Anyway, don’t despair, find a new way. We can do this Joe, all we need is a little grit.

G-d bless the will to be consistent and productive in the face of adversity.

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Virgin Mary

December 11th, 2021 No comments

There has been a lot of debate about the paper, that the current commissioners made in the EU bureaucracy.

Seriously? Putting beard on the Virgin Mary. The spirit of Christianity, and here at Christmas time.

To me, this is beyond evil and respect less. I have, with both the Biden and Obama administration done a lot to respect the muslim faith. We have been critical, with good right. But we have NEVER put so much disrespect to the Christian faith, on contrary we have done what we could to elevate and help, wherever help was needed.

In this spirit, and because it is Christmas, I wholeheartedly support his eminece Francis the first in his criticism of the EU bureaucracy. What confronting and disrespectful manners.

I side with his eminence Pope Francis, and hereby support my version of Virgin Mary, as the pure of heart, clean and beautiful example of life.

G-d bless the Vatican State and may it prevail.

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Strategies

December 8th, 2021 No comments

Listen Joe, you can’t fight everybody. You can fight some, with success, and then find peace with others.

International politics is a chess game, you have some friends and some enemies.

When we did the peace with the Iranians, we at the same time made peace with Russia, so we could focus on China.

Thereby making some friends, and initiating hostile action with others.

Each player in the field have different characteristics and rules they play by.

Iran is an enigma. On one hand the populace is actually on our side, it is a matter of time before the mullahs will fall. At the other side, we actually made an agreement with the mullahs, that they actually abided by, even though they saw a lot of hostility coming their way from Netanyahu.

So, we have potential ally in the Iranians, if we are honest and fair with them. Dont treat them rashly, they are heirs to a magnificent culture, going all the way back to Biblical times, they invented the concept of good.

Treating the Iranians badly will only fall back on ourselves, so, as I see it, we should negotiate with them in good faith. They kept their promises the last time, so why not this time around.

Russia is another basket of trouble. We in the West gain absolutely nothing in fighting the Russians, and they are not as they were. Communism is gone.

At the other hand, we have a lot of geopolitical trouble with China, so that war is inevitable.

That is why, my take on the international political situation was to make peace in the Middle East, in a fair way, and then focus on the problem in our own back yard.

To win the next election, honestly, we need to focus on China. People in the US recognise the threat of China, and they are not happy with the way we drew out of Afghanistan.

Sorry, but that is the way people look at it, so we need to respect their views to win the election.

So, it makes sense, to focus on China. The question is just, how?

War will come, it is as it is. The geopolitical changes in and around China is the reason why. There has been small steps here and there, and war can be many things. It does not necessarily involve physical fighting, it can be black psy ops, infiltration, Cold War, cyber war, economical war and all of that in between.

But the confrontation is there, and we need to do what we can to finish it in a nice and humane way. But as long as China keeps growing in power, it is a threat.

The good thing is, that the Chinese seems to ready to talk, and maybe we can make some kind of deal with them. But outsourcing all of our production to them, is a stupid as shooting one self in the foot.

We shouldn’t be naive, and yet play the game as deft as we possibly can.

Think about where we should use our ressources. Once used, they will not come back, and though the army of the US is strong, a lot of things can actually go wrong, if the s.. hits the fan.

The army has not seen any real action for a long time, so the are not really ready to take on a serious competitor. So we need to be careful.

Make them ready at least, run some realistic war-games, involve our allies, including France, and the common wealth, and we will, hopefully, get ready. It is about seeing through the shop talk, and address the really issues of the U.S. in terms of security.

G-d bless the will to be ready and vigilant.

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The Eloquent peasant

December 4th, 2021 No comments

Ok, we need to get the show on the road in regards to the police reform we should do. If we can get it to be a reform that is made across the aisle, maybe it can actually support a more unified United States of America.

What can I contribute with? I can contribute with some knowledge.

First of all, justice that is the core virtue of the law, can be understood in many ways, but we need to get to the bottom of the ideas behind law, to really make a reform that is something that could be valued internationally.

What it law?

Well, to really understand that, one should go back to Ancient Egypt, where our lawsystem derives from, among other ancient sources or roots of understanding, Greece, Scandinavia and Mesopotamia to be precise.

Anyway, to understand what law is in an Egyptian sense, you whould read about the peasant that was accused by a richer man, and defended himself in an ancient Egyptian courtroom.

What he said was, that TRUTH was on his side, and as long as TRUTH was on his side, he could not loose. So he won.

This has developed into the g-dess with blindfolding, the point being, that the g-dess of law is dedicated with a ruthless dedication to transperency of law. There should be no lying in the courtroom, and if the prosecutors or, even worse, the judges are caught in a lie, the system is thereby corrupted.

As they said in ancient egypt, the light is the truth and that light is divine. In this way, divine justice is TRUTH in presence in the court.

If a reform focuses on this extemely important and basic virtue of the law, progress can be made.

G-d bless the will to make divine law.

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The Fab Four

December 1st, 2021 No comments

Well, when you think about it, one of the good things about the current world, is the depth on which it is developed. I have the supreme honor to see the Beatles documentary, that Disney+ has produced these days, and be as it may, these guys really changed the world in their days.

But did they know anything about the true depth of the world?

Now don’t get me wrong, I am an amateur musician myself, and I really like music. The “Fab Four” were really amazing in their skill. But they did lack in the department of insight into the mechanics of our political system.

While as our generation, where the internet has changed all, and still is the wheel everything turned around, is actually deeply philosophical.

Again, it is not to diminish the Beatles, but to see the differences from the 68´ths and this generation.

We want to Change the world, both in the 68 and today, but the medium is different, so it gives the speaker to other types.

I may not be a skilled in music as the Beatles, but I am then skilled in writing and understanding of the quirks of our democratic system. So the development is different in a sense. Still the energy is the same though. John Lennon was a childish person in some ways, but he had star quality, there is no doubt about that.

The same with the other guys in the band, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison, they all had that star thing going on. Pretty cool guys, if you ask me.

Anyway, I was supposed to talk about the police reform, I have an idea for that, but that will be the next posting, sorry for the detour, but that Beatles documentary is really, really good.

G-d bless the will to be good at what you do.

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Humility

November 28th, 2021 No comments

You know, I know a lot about humility. Through my life, I have been a hotshot. First I was one of the greatest stars of Copenhagen in my dancing days.

Then I started in communication, and instantly became a hot shot in that. Over and over, until now, a hotshot in philosophy.

My experience is, essentially all the glamour is not what builds your character. What builds your character is adversity. Problems.

The last ten fifteen years, after I started in politics, I have had to fight my way through. With terrible opponents.

I believe, that this has built my character. I have become a wiser, deeper and less haughty person. I know my own limits, and I am much less prone to think of myself as a winner.

I know, that to get to that point, where I actually win in the greater games, I will have to make countless sacrifices. What I respect in a winner is not that they have won, but I know the countless sacrifices that was underway.

My point is, in regard to the current problems we have in the US. Humility is the first true thing we need to get to. Because winning will require us to have a sound look at ourselves, and see our strengths and weaknesses.

Humility is the basic strength, it will teach us a way out of the problems we are in.

Sometimes looking at our own shortcomings can be difficult, but to learn about a new path and new way to do things, we need to be able to look honestly on ourselves.

Maybe that is what the frontier ideology is about; the struggle to polish our character. That is why it is so important, we need to have the opportunity to really struggle.

Anyway, being a good and honest person, has never been a bad thing, it is what we need now. To climb down from the trees, and see the things we share and nurture that soul of the people.

G-d bless the folk of the United States of America.

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Justice

November 28th, 2021 No comments

Ok, well, things are shaping up. We are on a new course, that will, hopefully, make a better America.

First of all, leaving the idea of unity, will bring America down. The United States of America has always been that, and should continue to be that; United.

So, please, stop the violence, the vilification, the accusations, and accept each other. Root for the white if you are black, and vice versa.

I have done that, and it felt ok. You know, I have done a lot of television here in Northern Jutland, talking to old white guys about climate change, and they are not racist.

But, and this is a thing, that has been unearthed in the whole Black Lives Matter protest, divisive though it may have been; police brutality.

As I have written, I know how it is.

But, we should not abolish the police, we should make it just.

Here in Denmark, there is just no way back. I don’t think that the police is interested in change and reform. They just want to control, and use illegal methods. They steal and punish without a verdict.

But in the US, it is different. The police is still very much an idealistic institution, and it is through this idealism, that there is a hope for transformation.

What we need to do, is to make the police more just.

Nobody can, in their true and right minds, oppose a reform of the police to make it better.

How do we do that?

We do it by discussion the idea of justice. The police is supposed to bring justice to the community. Justice is colorblind, in fact it is supposed to be blind, that is the very symbol of justice. A g-dess blindfolded weighing the scales.

That ability to look at justice blindly, without any personal investment, is what needs to be upgraded.

Do a reform, where justice is STRENGTHENED. Make a better policeforce, that is more capable, less corrupted, if there is corruption, and serves the law. Enforcing the law, on a rational and colorblind way.

In this way, we can solve the riddle, and keep the U.S. united.

G-d bless the will to make peace and keep the U.S. united.

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Root for the poor, root for the common

November 27th, 2021 No comments

Listen Joe, don’t get me wrong. I have nothing against indigenous Americans. I have always had a good relationship with them. When I was sick, they did some kind of healing, and it helped me get well again. The same goes for gays. I used to be a dancer, and in that milieu I met a lot of gays. And yes, they can be too much, too much glitter, too much Eurovision, too much promiscuity. But at the heart of what gays are, they are just having a lot of difficulty with their sex orientation. They are often persecuted, people don’t like them and so on. The Jews the same, and often young women who are at the mercy of the dark webs of manly victimisation. That is the way of the world, it is difficult. The same goes with muslims, they are often vilified, but their response is violent, and so they dig their own grave. My father was a muslim, a wonderful, wonderful person. But the fact of the matter is, that a lot of muslims, seem to fly aeroplanes into buildings, so we have to do an adequate response to that. So we fight the Islamic state, because they are the ones flying aeroplanes into buildings.

My point is, even though we are seeing a lot of anger FROM the minorities, there is still a large unvoiced part of those minorities, that just want to go about their business, get to work, come home and cuddle their kids.

I these days with all the hullabaloo of Kyle Rittenhouse, it is the few who are yelling in the streets. We need to remember, that there are a lot more, who just want to have peace.

Root for them, those who just want peace. Not those who want to punish the white guy. Because honestly, they are the few. Most Americans, just want to go on with their lives, living it peacefully, and getting along.

The division between right and left is not good.

We need to bridge that gap, and create unity.

G-d bless the will to be a peacemaker in a difficult situation.

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