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Locking the Web Open, a Call for a Distributed Web

Presentation by Brewster Kahle, Internet Archive Digital Librarian at Ford Foundation NetGain gathering, — a call from 5 top foundations to think big about prospects for our digital future. (via archive.org ) Hi, I’m Brewster Kahle, Founder of the Internet … Continue reading

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When I First Realized I was being Lied to…

When I first realized I was being lied to, systematically lied to, and by the government, I felt upset, then felt duped, and it started me thinking– how far does this lying go? It was in the beginning of college … Continue reading

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Tower of Babel Story Celebrating Monoculture or Diversity?

I started to question what I was taught about the Tower of Babel story, and it turns out I was not the only one.   Oxford Biblical Studies Online analyzes it and comes up a non-traditional and, from my point of … Continue reading

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Are ‘Road-Trains’ Coming?

I think it could be a very good thing, and one that could evolve incrementally from existing technologies. I imagine ‘Road-Trains’ as made up of cars on highways that automatically adapt to what cars in front of it are doing, … Continue reading

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“Change the World”, “Do No Evil”, what about something else– “Amplify Good” or ?

Maybe we should question mottoes and think of new ones. Steve Jobs would often say he was “Changing the World.”   Google’s founders repeated a motto of “Do No Evil.”   Mottos may seem trite, but they form part of the … Continue reading

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Creating Free and Open Societies

Creating Free and Open Societies From Free and Open Source Software, to Non-profit High-tech Organizations, to Debt-free Affordable Housing  Brewster Kahle,  the club,  May 12, 2014,   cc-by    v3 msword pdf tl;dr summary:  Public Licenses Rule (in software and … Continue reading

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Corporations are 1st Generation AI’s

Corporations are 1st generation AI’s Just as computers started out being made out of people, AI’s are starting out being made of humans humans to operate their processes, to be the actors of the Corporations But fewer humans are needed … Continue reading

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Debt -> Obligation -> Expectation -> Opportunity

Unfortunately society as a whole seems to be going the other way– for mortgage/rent, for education, for cars– it is all debt, all the time.    I suggest we should reverse the trend. Debt gets you in trouble.   You owe, … Continue reading

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Vanity Bitcoin Address for Me

Thanks the Mike McCabe at the Archive, I now have a cool vanity bitcoin address.   As in all things bitcoin, there is no central point of control, even on vanity addresses.   Basically one just computes lots of different addresses until … Continue reading

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Bank Secrecy Act = Bank Surveillance Act

United States banks do not tell you this, but they are now spying for the United States Government.    I am now a chairman of a Credit Union (please join!) and as such went through Bank Secrecy Act training.    “Bank Secrecy … Continue reading

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