I still consider us to need governments of a sort. Collective mechanisms giving our wishes a focus. But we don't need the hierarchical politic dressings in form of party policies etc. And it needs to become transparent to work.
" In the 1970s, Brazilian scientist Eneas Salati shattered the long held dogma that vegetation is simply the consequence of climate and has no influence on climate whatsoever (1). Using isotopic ratios of oxygen in rainwater samples collected from the Atlantic to the Peruvian border, he was able to demonstrate unequivocally that the Amazon generates approximately half of its own rainfall by recycling moisture 5 to 6 times as airmasses move from the Atlantic across the basin to the west. "
"We argue that the intervention time left to prevent tipping could already have shrunk towards zero, whereas the reaction time to achieve net zero emissions is 30 years at best. Hence we might already have lost control of whether tipping happens. A saving grace is that the rate at which damage accumulates from tipping — and hence the risk posed — could still be under our control to some extent”
" “The biosphere, upon which humanity depends, is being altered to an unparalleled degree across all spatial scalesˮ (Brondizio et al., 2019). Humans have directly modified 77% of the land surface and 87% of oceans (Watson et al., 2018). As a result, an estimated 30% of global land area is degraded, directly affecting three billion people (Arneth et al., 2019; Brooks et al., 2019; Nkonya et al., 2016).
Ecosystems are deteriorating globally, and species extinction rates are strongly correlated with both climate change and the human footprint (Ceballos et al., 2020; Keith et al., 2013). One third of species at high risk of extinction are imperilled by habitat degradation (Brondizio et al., 2019). The endpoint of disruption and degradation of ecosystems is potentially or actually irreversible collapse. "
And all of it, can be connected to this constant loss of our privacy we find around us. In where I'm supposed to proudly declare that I have no problem with our hierarchies undress me, as I have 'nothing to hide'. Which I consider plain bs, we all have things that we don't want exposed. We all have some integrity to protect too.
And yes, that one can be read two ways. For most people using TOR it doesn't represent a threat. You're just one of its fishes in a very big ocean. But with those new complexes storing and sorting meta data and other data, possibly compromising some of those nodes TOR use, it builds a repository of your actions. Just as our web browsers do.
And this becomes a constant hassle to all current governments, asymmetric encryption. From Zimmerman to today. And the way you can control it is by making it as complicated as possible, 'opaque', as in standardization committees making those 'standards' so hard to read that you can't be sure of that standard not hiding a back door, to making them 'non open source', aka 'commercial' in where you lose all ability to check for those back doors.
I want to change it. And I don't care about 'losing' from those votes being cast either. It's worth it, if we can get one step closer to some equality and fairness. It's a kind of gamble, on what we are and represent, failed or not.
and it comes from me thinking of global warming, and the way we can't change.