Why not design future around 7 billion wonderful livelihoods


diversity gamechangers in washington dc admin are rare- can raimondo be one? biden ai panel boldly goes where dc never has since v neumann

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

part of today's newsletter from conidesk.com ny

 A Web 3.0 Ally?

Yesterday, the Biden administration named Lina Kahn, a 32-year-old Columbia Law professor, as the new head of the Federal Trade Commission. Khan, who will be the youngest FTC head ever, is known as a fierce critic of big tech monopolies like Amazon. While there’s often a knee-jerk resistance to regulation and regulators among blockchain advocates, Khan’s concerns make her a potential ally on big issues like privacy. Her antimonopoly work could also create substantial market opportunities for new kinds of tech businesses – including those building decentralized systems and “Web 3.0.”


Enforcing U.S. antitrust law is a major part of the FTC’s mandate, and Khan is probably best known for helping redefine just what a “monopoly” is. She has been crucial, in part during seven years at the Open Markets Institute, in developing and promoting the idea that a company can be a monopoly even if its practices drive prices down – even, in fact, if its product is free to consumers. This largely hinges on how the firms gather and use data: Khan has been among the loudest critics of the way Amazon uses data gathered through its storefront, such as leveraging sales data to compete with third-party sellers who are, no less than shoppers, its customers.
Khan may also have a higher chance of advancing her own legislative and regulatory agenda than some other members of the Biden administration. At the most divisive moment in American politics since the 1960s, 

Sunday, June 13, 2021

 The following technical experts, representing government, higher education and private organizations, will serve on the task force:

  • Erwin Gianchandani, NSF (Co-Chair)
  • Lynne Parker, OSTP (Co-Chair)
  • Daniela Braga, DefinedCrowd
  • Mark Dean, retired (formerly IBM and University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Oren Etzioni, Allen Institute for AI
  • Julia Lane, New York University
  • Fei Fei Li, Stanford University
  • Andrew Moore, Google
  • Michael Norman, University of California, San Diego
  • Dan Stanzione, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Frederick Streitz, Department of Energy
  • Elham Tabassi, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

9 june 2021 chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk diaspora scot writes from wshington dc
as a statistician and someone who loves exploring every culture from joyful community spaces needed for families to build future generations sustainably

i hope and pray that biden and harris and kerry are not trapped in the white man's myth that sustainability of 7.5 billion people would be simple if only the world obeyed the laws of white men out of washington dc and brussels. To understand the crises - health, climate, poverty, educartonal, media- that make the 2020s our races last chance to get to 2100 we need to agree on ethnicities and 4 main industrial revolutions which involve valuing exponential innovation not ruling over the past

in terms of ethnicities
 two thirds of human are asia
about 13% african
about 5% latin american
about 13% white of which about 9% were free white and about 4% got trapped in the ussr- before we go further look at a map- there are 2 iced up roofs of the world; most of what we may call non-free white came from places where most land was dced up and woth nothing bur some labd was huge carbon energy;
perhaps 1% are native peoples and/or islanders in small separate nations- the latter depend on huge ocean states but depended on exchanges to even be included in the 4 industrial revolution

it is probably true that in 1962 7 years after the conceptualistion of the eu, washington dc and the group of free nations the eu was to include in its expansion ruled over 80% of the finacial system, 80% of scientific knowledge but was the purpose of this to sustain ever more of all peoples and nature or ever fewer of rich old whites

that's a democracy question biden needs to be sure he has explored before the world goes forward from covid, truly takes on climate, and other sdgs the younfer half of the world need every community to be empowered to connect

this brings us to understanding 4 industrial revolutions- two had played out and led to world wars; the two new ones were imaginable by 1962 thanks to the legacy of von neumann

ir1 was about the power of engines; before powerful engines 95% of life was rural- capials mainly organised shipping world trades; almost everything in a big city today depends on the power of engines- to build buildngs transporation, utilities such as electricity and running water

we choose to call ir2 the power of communications and media- start with the telephone, telegram , radio, television, satellite powered versions of those- all of these were viewably by 1962 but they were also all about to change again because of neumann's 3rd and 4th revutions

we find it easiest to call ire 100 times "moore-law" analytic power than slide ruler and paper analyses every decade-trilllion times moore by 2020 than coded 1960s moon landing- this is unprecdeted exponemtial change where legislaring over laws written in stone is not smart

 how would that change every livelihood, both in growing trade and sustaining communities where each next child might be born

in our exploration of the world which the economist started writing about as an exploration of neumann's legacy 2020s was the time when we started asking wha systems prevuously governed by humans do we rurn over to machines because only machines can in real time compute and communicate all the data to make any autonomous system work- whehert hat is self driving cars which we wish silicon valley had not prioriised or the logistics of immunising 7.5 billion people within one year which we beieve needed to be one of the first ai collaborations to sustain humanity
if anyone thinks the eu and dc can rule over such ai challenges without applying any of the brans that havent coe from rich white world then plese stand up and admit that is what all your science, pension investent , media politics is based on but for the rest of us we hope and pray biden has the curiosity of children looking in from every gps coordinate mobilised or autonomised as to be or not to be

canada offers a relatively good/shared model of living with iced up continent ; alaska bought from russia uffers a different model; of course there are free parts of the arctic circle like nordica which offer world leading models but they are water facing they are not locjed in continents

Monday, June 7, 2021

does biden have a foreign policy - this hot fortnight may well determine everything- meanwhile despatching vp to latin america seems to exclude women and asians

to be clear the biggest decline in human fortune during bidens 125 days seems to be either latin am or india but i think its incomprehensible not to include kamala on bidens first western tour but then i am jusr a diaspora scot damtp systems alumni- what the flip do i know about the first 260 years of humans, machines, ...  climates,  ... livesmatter

biden tours the west for the last time before cop26?.. and what a tour it is- one hopes he is accompanied by notes takers of 360 degree diversity

from the head of the second biggest royal family 

to the self-styled g7-squared; to the eu doubling up its lobby power to putin to understand g7 futures the way yes sustainability celts can start here 

to understand russia we quote from mike allen axios/hbo

Secretary of State Tony Blinken told me during an "Axios on HBO" interview that President Biden is meeting with Vladimir Putin nine days from now "not in spite of" the cyberattacks that disrupted U.S. meat and gas supplies: "It's because of them."

  • Biden will tell Putin "directly and clearly what he can expect from the United States if aggressive, reckless actions toward us continue," Blinken told me in the grand Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room.

Blinken said the U.S. "would prefer a more stable relationship" with Russia.

  • "I can't tell you whether I'm optimistic or not about the results," he added. "I don't think we're going to know after one meeting, but we'll have some indications ... We're prepared either way."

Blinken sees his Job 1 as reconnecting with allies, and he said he's found a real thirst for U.S. engagement.

  • "Our partners see the same thing that we do," he said. "If you're looking at all of the really big problems that we're trying to solve — ... like the pandemic, like climate change, like emerging technologies ... — no one country can do it alone."
  • Blinken added that when the U.S. isn't leading, China and others fill the vacuum, "and maybe not in a way that advances our interests or values": "We've certainly seen China ... try to fill voids where we've been relatively disengaged."

On the Israel-Gaza conflict, I asked Blinken what'll happen if Israel produces no smoking-gun evidence that Hamas was occupying the building, housing AP and Al-Jazeera, that Israel bombed after a warning.

  • "President Biden's been very clear: Israel has the right to defend itself, and it was on the receiving end of indiscriminate rocket attacks," Blinken began.
  • "However, having said that: Israel, as a democracy, I think has an added burden to make sure it is doing everything possible to avoid civilian casualties. ... I think one of the things that we found ourselves, speaking only for the United States, is that the more transparency you can provide, the more legitimacy you're going to have."

Watch a clip: Blinken vows to hold China accountable on Wuhan. (what does this mean - until the 2001 antrax scare is transparently reported as an nih responsinility- so is covid- after all nih is the world sponsor in experiments - to blame wuhan is a bit like blaming bhopal for union carbide unless of course big governments everywhere are going to come clean on every risk to our species they have been covering up by priorising national security over species extinction