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12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World

12 Futuristic Forms of Government That Could One Day Rule the World
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Jean-Luc Mélenchon: «Pour moi, le bonheur, ce serait de ne plus m'entendre» Les hommes politiques sont-ils heureux? Ont-ils droit au bonheur? Alors qu'ils sont voués aux gémonies par l'opinion publique, nous avons décidé d'aller à leur rencontre pour leur poser la question, en commençant par le dirigeant du Front de gauche. Jean-Luc Mélenchon broie du noir: «J’ai besoin de dormir, de ne rien faire, de bayer aux corneilles», a expliqué l'ancien candidat à la présidentielle le 22 juillet au site Hexagones. Jean-Luc Mélenchon doute. «Dans la rue, les gens m’alpaguent, ils se sentent des droits sur moi. Rien ne va plus depuis la présidentielle 2012. Sur son blog, Mélenchon semble autant lucide que désabusé. L'opposition est en ruines. J’ai connu le bonheur de voir Youri Gagarine aller dans l’espace. Récemment, Mélenchon s'est mis au vert. La politique. «Chaque être est d’abord son histoire. «Nous sommes tous plusieurs personnes» Poser la question du bonheur à Jean-Luc Mélenchon, c'est prendre des risques. «L’idée du bonheur est différente selon chacun! Il enchaîne:

The Future of Governance is Circular - Anatomy of Agile Enterprise Traditional governance and steering, based on the top-down predict-and-control paradigm, is inert in the face of today's complex and dynamic environments. Autocratic control based on a single perspective runs the risk of missing other important perspectives and information relevant to decision-making. Democracy is equally inflexible and comes with a higher time-cost -- the majority has control and overshadows oppositional perspectives. Consensus decision-making takes into account all perspectives in an egalitarian manner but is impracticably time- and energy-consuming. It also tends to preserve the status quo, engender groupthink and reward those who are least accommodating. As an alternative approach to governance, the Dutch entrepreneur Gerard Endenburg developed sociocracy, an all-encompassing approach to governance that extends all levels of the organization and includes all its members. Figure 1. Figure 2. Further Reading Endenburg, G. (1998).

Soldier Andrew Garthwaite's mind-control bionic op 25 January 2012Last updated at 12:00 By Sharon Barbour BBC News, Vienna The soldier went to Austria for the first stage of the process to fit him with a bionic arm As the first British serviceman injured in battle to use a new bionic arm, Cpl Andrew Garthwaite's story has already been remarkable. But this week he underwent six hours of surgery at a hospital in Austria at the start of a process to make it even more so - to prepare him to be fitted with an arm he will be able to control with his brain. The 24-year-old, from South Tyneside, was badly injured in Helmand, Afghanistan, in September 2010 when a Taliban rocket-propelled grenade took off his right arm and killed one of his comrades. He first had to learn how to carry out everyday tasks with one arm but was delighted to learn he would have one of the latest models of bionic arms fitted. He could hold a beer and do basic tasks. A technician then designed a new arm so he could ride his motorbike. Rewire nervous system 'Difficult surgery'

Vive l’Occident! par Jacques Attali | En dépit des échecs et des reculades, l’Histoire du monde avance, contre vents et marées, vers la liberté dont l’Occident est le seul véritable défenseur. C’est en Occident que se fait encore l’essentiel des découvertes scientifiques et des innovations capables de résoudre les grands défis de demain. Il est particulièrement facile, en ce début d’août 2014, d’être pessimiste pour l’avenir de l’Occident. Il suffit de regarder notre planète; et d’observer le mauvais rôle qu’il y joue: J’enrage de voir se répandre les guerres civiles en Irak, en Syrie, en Libye et ailleurs, largement provoquées par l’inconscience d’Occidentaux qui se sont crus capables d’y faire naître des démocraties sans s’en donner les moyens. J’enrage de voir un virus terrifiant se répandre à grande vitesse à travers l’Afrique, parce que l’Occident, égoïste, croit qu’il ne sera pas concerné par le fléau et qu’il ne fait aucun effort pour fournir à ces pays les moyens de la prévention. Tout cela peut sembler évident.

Government transformation framework - Ross Dawson's keynote presentationKeynote speaker Selection of Ross Dawson Frameworks Transformation of Government Click on the image to download full size pdf. See below for Prezi presentation of the framework including illustrative images and videos, used to support Ross Dawson’s opening keynote on the Transformation of Government at the Institute of Public Adminstration Australia annual conference. The Transformation of Government framework examines: CONTEXT Constraints Demographic trends Infrastructure demands Urbanization Climate response Energy shift Security Resource shortages Health economics TECHNOLOGY DRIVERS Exponential growth Processing power Data and storage Bandwidth Mobile bandwidth Open web SOCIAL DRIVERS Expectations Opportunity Excellence Transparency Accountability Participation GOVERNMENT LANDSCAPE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE Divergence in performance Distributed work Creative economy Cities and regions CITIZEN POWER Voices amplified Self-organization Crowdsourcing Open government 14StumbleUpon

The 10 Most Important Theories About Why We Make War I'm very disappointed, though not surprised, at this analysis. I don't fault the author, but rather the inherent bias of the academic fields involved. Most of these items help explain how people are exploited in order to support war, but none offer the main motivation for war: the health of the state. Government is not somehow the pooling of community resources for the common good under the supervision of society's best and brightest. Politics is an arrangement by which the most ruthless and violent factions in a socio-cultural environment consolidate their power and violence to gain beneficial economic advantages. Malthusian pressure has nothing to do with war as a direct cause. And, to finish the thought, if there was true Malthusian pressure that social and technological innovation couldn't solve, then the result would be migration.

Les compétences en lecture et maths liées aux mêmes gènes Une étude publiée dans la revue Nature Communications affirme que les com­pé­tences des enfants de 12 ans en lec­ture et mathé­ma­tiques sont influen­cées par des fac­teurs géné­tiques communs. © hywards — Selon une étude publiée début juillet dans la revue Nature Communications, les com­pé­tences en mathé­ma­tiques et lec­ture des enfants sont en par­tie déter­mi­nées par des bases géné­tiques communes. 10 à 50 % de gènes communs A l'origine de cette étude, des scien­ti­fiques bri­tan­niques et amé­ri­cains, qui ont étudié la part du fac­teur géné­tique dans les com­pé­tences en maths et lec­tures de 2 794 enfants de familles dif­fé­rentes. L'étude indique donc que dans les nom­breux fac­teurs géné­tiques qui influencent les com­pé­tences en lec­ture d'un enfant de 12 ans, 10 à 50 % sont égale­ment à l'origine des com­pé­tences en maths. L'environnement influence égale­ment les capa­ci­tés d'apprentissage Elsa Doladille

HK -= [Hacker Kulture] =- Manifest-H -= [The Cybernetic Manifesto - V. Turchin, C. Joslyn] =- THE CYBERNETIC MANIFESTO by V. Turchin, C. Joslyn 1.Philosophy Philosophy is the putting of our thought and language in order. Philosophy is important. 2.Knowledge Cybernetic epistemology defines knowledge as the existence in a cybernetic system of a model of some part of reality as it is perceived by the system. Knowledge is both objective and subjective because it results from the interaction of the subject (the cybernetic system) and the object (its environment). 3.Freedom, will, control Cybernetic metaphysics asserts that freedom is a fundamental property of things. 4.God We understand God in the spirit of pantheism. 5.Metasystem transition When a number of systems become integrated so that a new level of control emerges, we say that a metasystem has formed. A metasystem transition is, by definition, a creative act. [ Top ] 6.Evolution The metasystem transition is the quantum of evolution. 7. 8.Social integration 9.The era of Reason 10.Global integration 11.Human super-beings 18.

How Covert Agents Infiltrate the Internet to Manipulate, Deceive, and Destroy Reputations One of the many pressing stories that remains to be told from the Snowden archive is how western intelligence agencies are attempting to manipulate and control online discourse with extreme tactics of deception and reputation-destruction. It’s time to tell a chunk of that story, complete with the relevant documents. Over the last several weeks, I worked with NBC News to publish a series of articles about “dirty trick” tactics used by GCHQ’s previously secret unit, JTRIG (Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group). These were based on four classified GCHQ documents presented to the NSA and the other three partners in the English-speaking “Five Eyes” alliance. Today, we at the Intercept are publishing another new JTRIG document, in full, entitled “The Art of Deception: Training for Online Covert Operations.” Other tactics aimed at individuals are listed here, under the revealing title “discredit a target”: Then there are the tactics used to destroy companies the agency targets: