Gatekeeping the ability to sign ones name

The pandemic situation is turning our personal lives into corporate ones. To enter into personal contracts, we have to become like a miniature version of a corporation. To be able to sign anything, we need to maintain a good subscription relationship with the providers of the tools that make the signature possible, even if we want a contract for someone to walk our dog.

IoT: Internet of Trash

There is a need for another network for the rest of the population. I would call it the Internet of Trash. Instead of the pretentiousness of publishing something, we would discard ideas into the Internet of Trash. The trash becomes available for others to poke through, but this is trash. One should not be offended by something someone threw out as trash. If they think is it valuable, they can publish it themselves, similar to how people offer their findings on eBay.

We once had salad bars

The grocery store still has the area for the salad bar, but they use it now for shelving of featured products. They could replace it with a more efficient and standard shelving but they keep the bar along with the side rails for holding the clamshells while filling them, when that was possible. Perhaps they are hopeful that the salad bar will be open again. Another reason is that it is an ideal spot to feature products, a lot of people will look at the salad bar with recollection of a better time.

2020s Prohibition Era 2.0

There is a case that the first prohibition failed because it was based on a moral justification and people can argue about what is moral or not. This second prohibition is on more solid ground based on a scientific justification. The justification now is scientific assurance that everyone will end up knowing someone who will die from this disease if the disease doesn’t kill them. We can’t deny science.

Negative level autism

In context of distinguishing bright data of observations from the dark data of theory, I should categorize the existence of a scale itself to be a form of dark data. For a purely data driven decision making, it may be beneficial to prefer finding and defining clusters or categories instead of scales.

Humans shall not enjoy watering holes

Humans are not permitted to have watering hole experiences enjoyed freely by the rest of the animal kingdom and probably the plant kingdom as well. If left alone, we tend to restore the watering hole experience with a sense of relief of being open to strangers. Each time the collective society recognizes this happening, society finds an excuse to shut it down or to force some alternative.

Corruption of a man’s value network

This immediate dismissal of even the potential of corruption in government indicates that we are no longer in a democracy. In particular, we reject the legitimacy of any objection from our fellow citizens. We presume that all objections have some corrupt political motive. Every objection gets attached to some political identity instead of being evaluated on its own merits. This reduces the population to mere spectators to the government, sitting on opposite sides of an allegorical stadium shouting at each other while the game proceeds on the field. Like those fans, we have no actual influence on the plays or the execution of the plays, but we will cheer if one side advances, or boo if the other side advances.

Paradoxical value of zero value men

Value may also be extracted from zero value men even if they are not individually detected. Using analysis of large datasets, we can estimate the prevalence of near-zero value men within certain populations. Using this data, we can predict what that segment of population in response to some action. For example, we have confidence that this man will unlikely rebel against some injustice because doing so will expose himself and likely his talents. Knowing the prevalence of near-zero value men allows governments to estimate the difficulties of implementing tyrannical actions.