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J.V. King - The Future of Government

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This is a what we would call The Government of Future it looks a little bit strange here but basically there would be no people in government the sooner you get people out of government, the better the reason being, that we wanna have accesss to information not just personal opinions for things. So it is something like this. This would be a massive centralized computer system. It would be networks among all the cities on the face of the planet in the center of all the circular cities or all over the planet. The main point being it's not gonna be in just one location, you know where it is subject to been taking out or taking the system down you know, we want to have it redundant all over the planet so it'll be a giant network system and there will be a one of these in every city theoretically. Rather than having politicians this would be the department of agriculture this would be the department of transportation so on and so forth Now that the think that gave him the inspiration for this was the human body You know, exactly like the human body self heal on. This is the very efficient system, this is what we living and this is how is this work. and basically - you have - you take the organs individually. Say the heart you know, if you wanna save the heart what do you do ? The heart his way pump the blood, without it the body would die. It says OK well what do you need to the heart, the heart as well as I need oxygen and I need nutrients and I need you know these various things to go keep me going. OK than you'll go to the lungs lets say: What do you do? Well I provide oxygen to the body. Ok, without me the body the body will die So what do you need? Well the same as what the hearts needs. I need, you know the nutrition and so on and so forth And you will do that for every organ of the body. The fact that the matter being that in your body every organ gets whatever the hell it needs, whenever it needs and automatically. OK If the organs will fight against each other like we do with governments and countries and everything we have on the planet right now if your organs will fight against each other, lets say I am the most important I need more the resources or I need all the resources you would ran away in a month, it just simply would not work, you know The other thing is the, the speed of government as it is today is extremely slow. If your body works like government does today you'll get infection in your toe and you have a commitee meeting in your brain and a month later by the time the commitee decide what to do it will be gangrena up that you have to cut the whole leg of, so you have be able to adapt quicker specially if we gonna be handling 7, 8, 10, 12 billion however many we can we can eventually handle. And the thing is we can actually handle many more people than there are right now on the planet. We are not overpopulated, if anyone say travel in an airplane and you look outta window, you know, look at where are all the people? Are they there when you get over the city and there is all this land. We are not overpopulated, it's not the population problem we have it's a production and distribution problem. You know, you're growing bananas in one place and putting them on a ship and shipping them for two thousand miles away that's retarget you can build onsight greenhouses, hydroponic systems, something like the Omega garden or, you know, various different things and you can grow them onsight, you don't have to ship them around the world, so. And the whole idea again with this computer system is that this computer system will be automated, it will have it's tenticles or it's feelers out, sensors throughout the environment and it will control automated processes like similar to your body Say for instance you have agricultural region and in the agricultural region the watertable drops and, you know, you re getting too little water to keep the plants growing, well the sensors with like the central computer in that area know that the water levels dropped, the computer would simply turn on the pumps remotely, bring the water up to the proper level again and shut them off. You don't send somebody out to go turn on the tap, you don't have the city worker go up and do that, it s automated. If we're talking about taking care asynchronously of billions of people, you have to have something at this level. You can't just have individuals trying to make decisions because it's just doesn't work. One of the other things that people bring up a lot is they say: What would computers control our lives and they will tell us what to do? And it's like: No they wan't. A good example would be a pocket calculator. You know, anyone who has used a pocket calculator has intrusted their decision making to a computer. OK, assuming that you're punching in the equasion correctly, assuming that the calculator is working correctly, you get an accurate reading a lot quicker than if you took an hour and have to do it on a pencil and paper. So again the computer is giving you more accurely answer assuming everything is working correctly. It's not forcing you to take that answer, you can do whatever you want with that, it's just a better tool to get your data more accurately and quickly than you could do on your own. The other thing is with the computer the idea is eventually you would melt many different disciplines into one giant database and they be able to cross relate to each other. I don't know for quite how computing power yet, but the point is you would put everything that we know about physics, everything that we know about engineering, everything we know about chemistry, everything we know about medicine and if we got cross relational database they can link all these things together and can compile answers for things that I can newer gonna imagine right now. But even take it at a basic level. Let's just say we put all information of one field and medicine we'll take for an example. You know, when you go to doctor right now, you say:" Hi doc, I got this problem." The doctor would like it's something major usually doctor say, like "I think it's this." Well, everyone tells you: "Get a second opinion!",you know, "Get a third opinion!" Why? Why would I get a second and a third opinion? Well because each doctor has a little different background. OK. And really all the doctor's doing is he's taking his pattern recognition skills what he knows and is trying to match them to what he see. So, he's newer gonna be as accurate as a centralized database that has the knowledge of a hundred thousands doctors including all the little nuances that they've learned here, there and everything else and the computer has the ability to do the pattern recognition like the doctor would, and has something to see like say a scanner. Let s pick up the scanner I got, and I scan. I've something on my scan on my arm. You've scanned it in. The computer is gonna cross reference it and go OK, it's probably one of these three things and work it on from there. You could do whatever you want with that information, it's not gonna force you to do anything, but the odds are you know, a hundred thousands heads are most likely better than one, two or three. So you gonna get more accurate information. The whole point of all this is two things. Automated systems for production and distribution. That's it, not telling you a little lies, and quicker and more accurate data from multiple sources. And that's probably the best way to summ it up. So that's the idea of Government of the Future comparative to what we have now. You could automate basically everything, including the machines being up to diagnose and automate themselves. I mean it is very possible now that machine can monitor. Your car can monitor all sorts of stuff right now. Your car can monitor that this part of the engine is down, and so the light comes out and say you know, you have a problem with the fuel filter. OK. Now you bring in to mechanic. But how most mechanics now, hook it up to computer, that tells them what's wrong with it. OK. And the computer goes, OK, it's the oil filter. So the mechanic grabs a wrench and goes down because he knows it's the oil filter. Only so, you can still have a job, you can have an automated robot to do oil filter. OK. The ordering can be done automatically via a network, internet or whatever you want to use, can be shipped in real time and put on the shelves by robot, you don't need people to do that, it can be installed by a robot and you drive the hell away. I mean there's no reason you can't automate most tasks today and in the future we feel it will be more and more and more automated until basically there'll be very little actual work for people to do. The whole concept of exchanging labor for money is becoming obsolete and that's the biggest problem to the system. Now we had many monetary systems throughout history that come and gone and it collapsed and rebuild again but you have four important things. The first is that: In the past if one country own economy collapsed, OK, the people who are in charge or rich or whatever you wanna call the folks on top, they can always run to another country it was building it's way up on this almost collapsing and than they can hear by foot soldiers or whatever the messengers, how everythings is going home, is collapsing and they can basically hear for a moment. It is similar like'you ve watching on the TV from another country. Oh, Sucks to be them, you know, I mean, they can get away from it. For the first time ever in history, human history, we have entire worldwide financial network when this thing breaks down, everybody including the rich are gonna be up to the knees there's no place run any more. So it's gonna be, you say, a judgement day but there's gonna be the day of reckoning basically where nobody's gonna be able to escape to anywhere, we gonna have to face this demon, OK Secondly, the advent of automation of course is making, you know, more and more jobs go away, you know and as, the unemployment is pretty high in this country, now I think they say it's at 12% or 18% but realistically they count people fall off the roles I think it's somewhere like 30% or above, you know, if you don't fight to the numbers at all but the thing is, that unemployment rate you might bring it down here there a year or two, but in the really long term it's gonna up to 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80% what do you wanna do when 80% of the people there's no jobs for them to do anymore, what do you gonna do with those people? And de facto the matter is you know, on top of that, when 80% of the people or 70 or 60% of the people are unemployed they don't have the money to buy the products that the factories are putting out any longer So, you know, there the system kind of collapse in on a self at that point. Not because it's wrong or bad or evil, simply because it's unstable mathematically at that point. So you have automation displacing jobs, you have an entire world by integrated economy, the no place to run when it collapses because it's all one now basically. De facto matter is businesses have to automate whether they want to or not. let's say you're a nice guy. Why do I want to automate? I wanna keep the jobs here. That's great. There could be 50 people in your field. The first one of those 50 businesses in that field that automates, they're gonna cut their overhead drastically Robots don't take a break, they work 24/7, they don't need lights, they don't need oxygen nor the heat, they don't sue you for discrimination they don't need to take maternity leave, they don't get tired, they don't get sick, they don't need vacations, you know, they don't have any worker rights at all and it's just a list of on and on and on Once you pay the initial opt fee to automate, your cost of doing business drops to the floor. You become so much more competitive than everyone else. Once one business in that field automates, the rest of them to stay competitive have to automate until that will be the only one left for the sake. So it's a cascade effect and entire industries are being gonsored literally overnight when the first guy figure out how to automate, everyone else automates within probably a year or two, and those jobs are gone and the way technology is moving now is exponential. I believe its rate course when I talked about, you know that the exponential, you've heard the Moore's law when the entire doubles every two years, OK And he actually tracks on I think the 1890, which is the first computerized thing it was done for the US senses I believe. This is a talk I saw a couple years ago, probably. And he say if you track the curve from 1890 up through when he did the thing which was a 5 years ago in 2009, he said it's a perfect geometric progression. Geometric being as a close to 1 2 3 4 5 which is arithmetic and be 1 2 4 8 16 32 it's a, you know, double it and it keeps going up in that manner. Much faster. So, you look at it and, you know, he says it's followed that curve from 1890 all the way up to 2009 when he did the talk because it was unaffected by two World Wars, it was unaffected by The Great Depression it just keeps on tracking And so, with information technology, with the marching progress, and a marching advents as Jobs likes to call it, you know, this is just gonna keep going in the same rate of acceleration, even in - unless we re completely wiped out by an asteroid or atomic war or something, it should go the same progression. You know, and that rate would probably not too far away from literally just leaving the system far behind How much term wills gonna happen between now and then will probably depend upon two things. How educated the people are in terms of alternative to just rebooting the same money system over again - which willing to be this project The Resource Based Economy - and a, you know, the other thing is if we don't bore ourselves up to nuclear war or get hit by an asteroid. So really, you know, that's pretty much it.

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Duration: 11 minutes and 26 seconds
Country: Slovakia
Language: English
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Posted by: pedrosk on Nov 20, 2014

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