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2017 January

The Roots of a Counterproductive Immigration Policy

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”


Whether you’re for him or against him, Trump is a symptomatic response to an overreach.  And I would even go so far as to say a profound naivete on the part of liberals.  Below is an interesting analysis of how the US got to where it is at on the clamp down that is occurring.  It is not a defense but an explanation.

Trump’s executive order has unleashed chaos, harmed lawful U.S. residents, and alienated potential friends in the Islamic world. Yet without the dreamy liberal refusal to recognize the reality of nationhood, the meaning of citizenship, and the differences between cultures, Trump would never have gained the power to issue that order.

Liberalism and nationhood grew up together in the 19th century, mutually dependent. In the 21st century, they have grown apart—or more exactly, liberalism has recoiled from nationhood. The result has not been to abolish nationality, but to discredit liberalism.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/01/an-immigration-order-as-stupid-as-it-is-counterproductive/514847/?utm_source=twb

 


Mike’s response:

“And it is worth some reflection to understand that to some (or large) degree that soil was firmly enriched by strong/adamant/inflexible “liberal” positions.”

And values which are NOT a reflection of the majority–but better majority-building strategies.

mike

 

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2017 January

Thinking about network effects

Can’t remember how long ago it was that I read his book, but it shifted fundamental things about how I thought about things. I ran across this fairly short paper on scale free networks and power law distribution, thought you may want to use as reference, I know we should gary and we should add both “scale free network” and “power law distribution” to our glossary–wherever that went;)

http://barabasi.com/f/124.pdf

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2017 January

The Seven Stages of Robot Replacement

“I just received the following note from one of our Inner Circle members.  Below the note is my response.”


Kevin Kelly | Backchannel | 27th December 2016

Let us welcome the robots that come for our jobs. “This is not a race against the machines. If we race against them, we lose. This is a race with the machines. You’ll be paid in the future based on how well you work with robots. Ninety per cent of your coworkers will be unseen machines. There will be a blurry line between what you do and what they do. You might no longer think of it as a job, at least at first, because anything that resembles drudgery will be handed over to robots” (650 words)

https://backchannel.com/


Mike’s response:

Yes this is true, we are all working with “forms” of robots now as we type, email, text, speaks, browse, etc.

 

As robots go through “purple” animation, we can watch them begin to progress and form a culture of interaction as the most capable begin to be chiefs and “elders”, then red bosses, blue governance…

But for now?

AN-BEIGE: survival of the fittest.

mike