Some thoughts on Net Neutrality

There is an inconsistency on advocating for Net Neutrality for Internet access while advocating for non-Neutrality for medical provider networks.    At some level, both are dealing with the same fundamental problem of needing to trade-off the cost and delivery of satisfactory content.   I’m content with the choice of having non-Neutrality for medical networks.  I do not see the value of having Internet access options being restricted to a much higher Neutrality standard than what I accept for health care.


How dedomenocracy resolves cascading injustices

In the analogy of the recent sexual controversies coming out of Hollywood, the repeated behavior by one individual results in the group ostracizing the offending individual even though each of his transgressions were satisfactorily settled individually.   When it emerges that the group is not adequately policing itself, that offends an external group such as one part of the industry versus another.   This becomes a new injustice requiring a settlement between groups. This process of cascading continues with every larger groups demanding some type of settlement from the other group. 

Injustice in Dedomenocracy

Government of data and urgency permits as bright-data the observations of events leading up to the then-interpreted injustice and the observation of the terms of the subsequent settlement.   The only data that is excluded is the dark-data of the now-settled prior-claim of injustice.

Open Secrets: data with strings attached

These cases are often described as open-secrets.   Many people in the community are aware of the information about individual cases and about the pattern of behavior, but there has been some kind of understanding that the past events are resolved in some acceptable terms, and that ongoing behavior is restrained by certain conditions.   The oxymoron of open-secrets can be resolved by defining the open-part as being observed data, while the secret-part is restraints on how this data may be used in future decision making.

Declaration of indifference

The constitution was based on a population that accepted the concepts of individual independence.   The current government is of a population that accepts a concept of granted or not-yet revoked privileges based on merit and trust.    We reconcile the problem by operating a government for show that follows the canon set out by the constitution, and a government for real that operates largely independently of democratic control. 

Crime and Punishment in Post-Scarcity World

Despite abundant wealth to support generous welfare benefits, we are fracturing into contentious groups that are turning against each other with increasing malevolence even despite individual’s assertions of conflict avoidance.  It is inevitable that humans will recognize communities based on shared traits.  The loss of a shared trait of an opportunity for paid work will be replaced with more specialized traits that separate different populations by cultural or familial identities.