( A Ten-minute read)
We all know that the world’s problems are complex, but what in the first place is it exactly that makes a problem complex when the solution is known.
You could say there are many reasons, and you would be right.
The problem is ignored, misunderstood, tampered with, to complex to understand etc,
So is it that our history is now so complicated that it cannot teach us anything.
Indeed understanding complexity an inconvenient oxymoron.
The word itself is generally used to characterize something with many parts where these parts interact with each other. It is difficult to understand the whole without understanding the motion/behaviour of every single one of the components.
I suppose in the end the complex thing about complexity is it is constantly in competition with other complex systems.
Complexity breed complexity.
We see and witness this every day with Capitalism versus the core values of life, none more so than with Climate Change and Poverty that are interconnected to all the woes of our world.
The climate is probably the most complicated system in the world and maybe only a fraction of the many problems that we face in the world, but no matter how you look at it, the climate has plague human civilisation and is entrenched throughout human history.
The problem is that all of us take it for granted and have little understanding of its effects other than it governs all of us for better or worse.
Ignore it at your peril.
So will Social media change the course of history? Will it make the world a better place? Can it force all of us to realise that if we want a world we must as a unity world address what is becoming more and more evident day by day that if we continue to ignore the scientific warnings we are heading for a world that will not be livable on for and species, man or mouse?
It has the power to do so, but only if it expresses the majority in a unified outcry.
Two hundred or so years ago we had Slavery. These days you would say that it is all but eradicated.
Today we are causing inescapable devastating changes to the ecology of the earth.
Let’s awaken our conscience. With every passing year, the environment is getting degraded.
In the foreseeable future.
Scientists have estimated that over two-thirds of flora and fauna that once inhabited the Earth are now extinct.
However, we all know the problems that climate change will bring and once started will be unstoppable for all intuitive purposes other than building defences and moving.
There will be little or no point in saving National Parks with Elephants, Tiger, Silverback Apes unless we save the termite, the ant, the butterfly, the trees, the plants unless we save the environment as a whole.
Everything is interconnected – especially the environment which is connected to all forms of HUMAN LIFE, RICH OR POOR, INTELLIGENT OR IGNORANT, VIRTUAL OR REAL.
Unfortunately for the planet ( On which all life exists, ) we are the only species with the ability to effect change. All others are only interested in their own existence.
Our present dilemma is the lack of Collectivism driven by the Smartphone and Algorithms. Both technologies are concealed from us the truth, creating a sea of irrelevance, with a captured Culture of short-term Pleasure.
We are becoming oppressed by data. A society drugging ourselves.
In 20/25 years we are going to see a major change due to climate change which will be swift and big. There will be no room for I am all right Jack politics of the Donald Trumps of this world.
Something is rotten in the state of technology where there is little social conscience. Fake news and disinformation are just a few of the symptoms. But the problem is far more fundamental. These powerful algorithmic engines that run platforms are black boxes of profit.
The great lie is that social media shows us the world. Brings us closer together. Little wonder that lies spread, and inflates, to pickle our minds and our own prejudices.
Facebook, Google, Twitter, strap us into a single-seated algorithms theatre without any windows or doors. It is an infinite blend of your personal likes and dislikes scraped off the internet.
How will we be able to measure the impact of the above?
Google is more powerful than most states on the planet presenting a threat to liberal democracy in as far as the preservation of the rights of the individual’s data is the property of private corporations or the state.
No one should now douth that these platforms impact and shape public discourse, and shape society at large, distracting attention away from of core values TOWARDS social INSTABILITY.
Facebook and Google, Apple, U Tube, and their like are powerful monopolies almost void of any regulation.
Algorithmic accountability should not mean that a critical mass of human suffering is needed to reverse the damage they are inflicting on us and the generations to come.
It will be too late to measure their impact, except when we feel its harms.
With climate change, there will no gradually decay.
The Paris Climate Change Agreement is not an inspirational rallying cry or a recipe for bold action. It serves better as the motto for the tortoise than the hare.
It appears at this moment in history as in the past centuries that we humans do have not the ability to turn long-term thinking into action without creating a war.
There will be no solution till we give Eco Systems a Monetary and Rights value.
Shallow Paris Climate agreement promises are already worthless.
Because without removing or at least making the one thing that is driving Climate change and poverty – Greed to pay there will be no marked improvement in any future or present world problems.
We can all wail like I am doing here till the cows come home.
Without independent financial clout to effect change, we are pissing against the wind. ( See previous posts)
The solution to climate change and poverty is not just money.
Free energy would go a long way to saving the environment.
A basic wage, generated from greed/ profit for profit sake, would reduce the inequalities of the world and have a profound effect on the climate.
Both are a simple solution to a complex world problem.
It is Crystal Clear that if we do not do something to protect the Enviorment we all Fucked.
All human comments appreciated. All like clicks chucked in the bin.