The Science of Democracy
If I Had My Way
To: Jay Rosen - firstname.lastname@example.org
Cc: Dave Winer - email@example.com
Cc: Doc Searls - firstname.lastname@example.org
From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: 27 Jan 2017 11:00 CST
Subject: The Science of Democracy III...
Jay Rosen recently published the following:
This is a crisis with many overlapping and deep-seated causes, not just a problem but what scholars call a wicked problem - a mess. You don't "solve" messes, you approach them with humility and respect for their beastliness. Trying things you know won't "fix" it can teach you more about the problem's wickedness. That's progress. Realizing that no one is an expert in the problem helps, because it means that good ideas can come from anywhere.
I am truly sorry, Jay -- but, I have to disagree with you. The problems have been defined and described by many people, too many to list here -- following is a summary statement:
The forefathers gave us the concept of Democracy, and Science can give us the process necessary to make it work. Your job, as a Watch Dog is to make certain that the rest of us get on the right track.
And I am simply asking for an open, honest discussion.
We need to overhaul the Personal Computer/Internet combo -- no hacking allowed. We need rock solid Operating Systems from multiple vendors, supporting a standardized database middleware, supporting numerous certified application programmers.
We must understand that the Internet is an Electronic Highway. And should be operated as such -- Licensed vehicles (computers) operated by licensed drivers. Cost of operation dependent upon quantity transmitted, how far, how fast.
The most important change, IMHO (Hi Dave), is a modification to amendment 1, the meaning of Freedom of Speech. There is no need for including Religion or Press since Speech covers everybody. The change that is needed is to include Freedom to Publish, and that is where you have an advantage. You have the ability to teach your cohorts all about Freedom of Speech and Freedom to Publish.
Here are a couple of relative links:
08/22/2012 - http://ifihadmyway.com/myway092.htm
04/26/2015 - http://ifihadmyway.com/2015017.htm
to be continued (of course)
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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