In the previous two blog posts we explored how we make collective decisions for saving earth and humanity. These decisions encompassed both the what and the how, with how being the creative or most difficult part. We looked at the Special Theory of Relativity, cold fusion, reporting on a survey, the U.S. Constitution, the Communist Manifesto, and the Paris Agreement. Now it is appropriate to explore implications for parts of the List of 18.
Energy: How do we make alternative energy affordable? How do we increase efficiency in energy use and distribution? How do we determine the efficiency standard? How do we store energy and in what form? How do we regulate energy use?
Recycling: How do we increase recycling efficiency? How do we identify and ban products that cannot be recycled efficiently and what is the efficiency standard?
Noninvasive observation technology: How do we observe essential aspects of human activity and opinion without affecting the results? How do we ensure evaluation is not biased?
Human-Machine Interface: How do we ensure humans are not encumbered by the interface? How do we ensure the machine does what it is told in human language? How do we ensure valid decisions are made regarding machine impact on human capacity? How do we ensure the machine and interface stays current with human evolution?
Personal Information Filtering: How do we ensure the validity of information, especially information affecting decision making? How do we ensure the flow of pertinent, valid and understandable information between different levels of organizations – both public and private. How do we ensure its security and privacy?
Computing: How do we ensure computers perform the right calculations in an ever changing world environment? How do we ensure computer securityin a networked world?
What and how do we teach people: How do we ensure we teach correct curricula? How do we instill lifelong learning? How do we adapt, if we do, from traditional skills such as reading and math to strictly visually oriented media? How do we teach judgment when participating in humanity?
Communication: How do we define communication? How do we know when brevity is bad or good? How do we adapt to the ever evolving speed of communication, especially as it affects cognitive activity?
Data/Information/Knowledge: How do we know the difference? How do we evaluate the source? How do we discern between knowledge and beliefs at personal and institutional levels? How do we validate the information we receive?
Commerce and Financial: How do we determine the value of things? How do we judge between essential and nice to have? How do we secure the mechanisms of trade and money. How do we determine the true value of things?
Governance: How do we ensure the competence of people assigned the tasks of governing? How do we ensure that the process of governance does not affect the efficiency and longevity of humanity? How do we govern locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally to ensure equity and the survival of earth and humanity?
Integrity: How do we communicate truthfully, deception intended or not? How do we ensure the integrity of systems, be they machine based or human based? How do we balance human needs and views with global needs and views? How do we know who we can trust – or is it whom?