Artificial Intelligence., Big Data, Capitalism and Greed, Inequility, New World Organisation to vet Technology, Visions of the future.
Dear Sirs and Madams.
I am soon to be seventy, so I thought, looking at the state of the world I would write you all a short note.
I fully appreciate that like your predecessors you are all very busy with False News, Conflicts, Famines, Economics and the like, so I will try to keep this short and to the point, as it is gloomy reading.
If like me you look honestly at ourselves (no matter what colour, religion, G8, United Nations resolution, or cultural heritage) the world is going wrong.
In the meantime:
Technology to wipe out civilization is getting cheaper by the day, while we turn back the evolution clock by pumping 8 billion tons of carbon into the atmosphere each year wiping out 50,000 species each year in collective denial.
Looking back from the moon human activities on earth do not show up.
By 2030 there will be 50% more of us – 6 million a month.
One- fifth of the present day population live in the ” rich world” consuming 86% of the world’s goods while over half the people on earth are trying to live on 2-5$ a day.
This is not going to change.
The last decade has led us down the path of disillusionment, with democracy been eroded by Artificial intelligence which is on the threshold of destroy the livelihoods of thousands.
Capitalism continued unabated to privatize the planet, with Corporate globalization Algorithms, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Data Farming, Machine learning,without any regulation.
September 11 has now been turned into a convenient excuse for any anti-people legislation denying civil liberties worldwide. The Arab Spring is a quad mire > The Palestine Question a dark cul-de-sac > Nato a war machine> The United nations a begging gum shield between the west and the rest> Chine a supermarket> Climate Change a trading commodity> Football a religion> Austerity a goal> Economic growth an aspiration that no one know how to achieve.
Governments everywhere are betraying the mandates that brought them into power.
We left with what if anything can be done to stop the rot.
It’s easy to say, that humanity will have to set aside the deep divisions it has maintained for thousands of years and find a new spirit of co-operation. Stop spending billions on arms and start spending on removing Inequalities of opportunity.
You don’t have to look far to see why we have terrorism. Poverty and lack of education spawns it.
If you have got this far I fully understand that you are not in a position to change the world but with some vision you could support the establishment of a New World Organisation to vet all technology to ensure that it comply to human core values.
This Organisation has to be totally independent of all Political pressure, Capitalist greed, and be self financing by charging a vetting fee.
Without such an Organisation we are looking at a greater disaster than Climate Change, Current conflicts, Brexit, or Donald Trump.
A digital divide world whether it is run by Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple, Amazon, will result in unattainable aspirations, fueled by social media.
There will be no self correct.
As smart-phones proliferate and more people have access to the internet it will be impossible to ignore the world voters wishes.
I thank you in anticipation of your support. Please feel free to forward this letter.
Robert de Mayo Dillon.