July 22, 2008

The best of times

Filed under: cybernetics — Bricoleur @ 6:27 pm
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Carl Pope has an interesting piece

If you look far enough into the future you can devalue the worth of not just the human race but of everything (at least by using NPV techniques) to such an extent that the value of humanity, civilization and the environment  today is nothing at all… it appears that this could be the basis of behind thinking of some well known politcal advisors…. As we must live in the best of times,  lets devalue the worth of everything in the future to zip by acting in such a way as to make it happen exactly that way…with the future worse than now it truly can be said “we do live in the best of times” QED

The Purpose of a System is What it Does….read Pope’s work and then consider  if the purpose of the admin is indeed to discount the future value of anything (that might cause temporary local pain) to such an extent that no action is taken until its too late for change.


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