1. Websites and Apps will be safer.
2. Everyone could have access to higher education.
3. Landing a job will become easier.
4. Roads will be safer.
5. We’ll predict the future for smarter business.
6. We’ll predict the weather and protect the environment
7. Healthcare will be more efficient, effective & customized
ROBERT STEELE: You have to read the details to understand just how idiotic this collage is. This is a classic example of industrial-era minds doing the wrong things righter, oblivious to the reality that only the right thing is affordable, scalable, and sustainable. I’ll take them one at a time.
1. Websites and Apps will be safer. Focus is on using big data to detect and prevent fraud. Oblivious to the reality that only code-level security combined with distributed trust-creating architectures are affordable, scalable, and sustainable — or to the fact that many things should not be on the web at all.
2. Everyone could have access to higher education. Focus is on Massive Open Online Courses oblivious to the 4% completion rate or the alternative — education of the five billion poor one cell call at a time.
3. Landing a job will become easier. The example used, indeed, is one of several mega sites that are utterly worthless. Assuring full employment requires among various convergent factors, an honest government that is not helping the 1% loot the commonwealth or giving out H-1 visas for political bribes; a fiscal commitment to no inflation (the hidden tax on the poor) and full employment (including funded re-education and re-training as needed); a restoration of corporate social responsibility; a single national job matching network — one time data entry, global access [instead of the Oracle Taleo idiocy, having to do a separate resume for every corporate website where HR people are incapable of thinking]; and a grasp of true cost economics that recognizes that human labor is a non-toxic substitute for toxic machine processes.
4. Roads will be safer. Classic idocy. Assumes roads are good and we need more of them. Assumes individual transportation is good and Google’s self-driving car is good. Utterly ignorant of the concept of creating a holistic human-centric architecture that focuses on small and mid-sized cities, 80% public transport within cities, and high-speed rail with individual bike and small car cars between cities.
5. We’ll predict the future for smarter business. Mentioning hadoop is good, the one bright spot in this otherwise shallow document. Again, this assumes that doing more of what we are already doing, but doing it better, is good. Easily 60% of the businesses that exist today are both toxic and unnecessary. We need a complete make-over that reboots localized resilience (e.g. good by big agriculture, big pharma, big transport), forces every business to be accountable for true cost of behavior, products, and services; and generally ends the consumer culture at home and the predatory capitalism culture abroad. The five billion poor are the new marketplace, and their refrigerator is made of clay, uses no energy, and costs $2.
6. We’ll predict the weather and protect the environment. First we have to stop doing what we are doing to destroy the environment, including the paving over of wetlands and HAARP. There are some huge bright spots here, such as the Climate Corporation [before it was sold to Monsanto] and its ability to protect farmers from bad decisions, support good decisions, and generally reconnect agriculture to what Mother Earth can handle. Still, to not understand that no amount of big data processing is going to stop the five billion poor from deforesting the planet for firewood, is to be severely uninformed. Monsanto and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) are evil incarnate. We should among many other initiatives be using solar power to desalinate so much sea water that rising sea levels are stopped, the aquifers are topped off, and every country is able to thrive on free energy and free clean water.
7. Healthcare will be more efficient, effective & customized. More of the same nonsense. Assumes that the current model emphasizing medical and pharmaceutical intervention (most of it fraudulent) is good, and oblivious to the holistic health model that attends to individual health, environmental health (holding all organizations accountable for the true cost of every poison associated with their behavior, products, and services), and natural or alternative cures.
This particular infographic is a perfect representation of what happens when schools and media are ignorant and governments and businesses are corrupt. War is peace; lies are truth; garbage gets served to the public as if it were food, and the public eats it up. St.