Political parties compete, managers compete, companies compete, most people say capitalism is competition, free markets are competition. What’s wrong with competition? Simple. One wins, all the others loose, after that it’s a race to the bottom. What you want to do is to create a monopoly. That’s when you win without competing (much). Continue reading Do not compete
What happens, if the stupid people become the majority? They become your mortal enemy. Watch out Europe, you’re next in line.
AI = artificial intelligence
So far, I have never dealt with my former profession or the topics of my education in this blog. As an electrical engineer, you learn how to develop digital and analog systems. In the case of digital systems, it is inevitably necessary to deal with programming, because a microprocessor without firmware/software does nothing at all except consume electricity. In this profession one is very attached to the factual and practical and does not necessarily feel called to influence politics or society. In the meantime, however, there are a number of topics where the fundamentals of electrical engineering would be very helpful for the discussion of socio-political issues. Danisch (a German blogger) does this every now and then when he looks at current topics from the point of view of the computer scientist, which I appreciate very much. Continue reading AI is always going to be abused
This has hillarious parts in it. A bit hard to understand at times because of his accent. But a great video.
If anyone listened to the debates about Bill C16 and heard what Jordan Peterson and Gad Saad had to say about the tyrannical nature of such a law as well as the many unintended side effects, you now have proof that what these two super smart guys said is currently playing out in real life. A teaching assistant named Lindsay Shepherd played an internet-TV clip of Jordan Peterson debating the gender pronoun issues with two other people and a moderator. You know, little Lindsay is only 22 and still believes in the free marketplace of ideas. She seems to have no idea what kind of country she’s living in these days. Continue reading The inquisition gets reinstated in Canada
After the Charlottesville debacle, the alt-Right tries to re-brand itself, tries to exclude fringe factions by defining some parts to be not on the right at all, and struggles to define what the alt-Right is after all. If there was anything to be gained by this “Unite the Right” rally, it is that there is no such thing as a united right. One thing has become clear to me in the last year of watching the discussions (of mostly low intellectual value) in various alt-Right circles. That thing is that there is no sound philosophical groundwork behind any of these rather small fringe groups. Continue reading Liberal Conservatism
“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”
Why does nobody take that seriously? What if that is actually the truth? What else did Bannon say and do? Continue reading The Trump presidency is over?
Community guidelines, Demonetization, Twitter and Facebook bans, Hate Speech laws, getting kicked off of Patreon, getting fined and jailed for “incitement of the masses”, … etc, etc
What’s next? Loosing your job or being denied an education for anti-socialist behavior? Already happening. Getting jailed for speech against the “righteous public feeling” (de: gesundes Volksempfinden. Not to be conflated with ‘common sense’.)? The signs are on the wall.
Where will this all end? It may well end in gulags and labor/concentration camps and reeducation camps – again! Whether it’s a straight or squiggly line to the final point, we already know where this is going, where the endpoint is. We need to be aware that every single step into suppressing free speech is a step in the wrong direction, a step on the path into totalitarianism, when we start killing people for having a different opinion. Continue reading Dodging the shellfire is getting ever more difficult
Just watch it.