The current level of CO2 is around 400ppm (parts per million), the optimal level for plant growth is closer to 1500ppm which is maintained in green houses for optimal plant growth. Most of today's complex vascular plants evolved in the last 250 million years ago when the average CO2 level was around 1200ppm. Plants are designed for 1200-1500ppm of CO2 while the Earth did not burn up at those levels.
CO2 is not a pollutant but the gas of live. Without it, all live on earth would disappear. If anything, industrialization made the world greener by increasing the level of CO2.
And then there is Bill Gates developing and promoting technology that would suck out CO2 from our atmosphere.
"AI" is here to stay as a participant in our society. Language and communication should be designed with a focus on equality between all participants. This is not the case. Current communication prioritizes technology and AI.
There is an abundance of bar-codes, QR codes and RF-ID tags all around us. These facilitate communication between devices leaving out human participants causing dependency on technology to bridge the gap.
An antenna bent in the form of an image or word illustrates the idea that a message can be send both as an electromagnetic wave but also visually. In other words, the same message travels on two wave lengths, providing redundancy.
We need to develop means of communication that focuses on continuing direct human access without dependency on technology.
When down scaling images you will loose details, however the context is maintained. This is an alternative way of reducing data.
It is quite the opposite of how most systems deal with data. Digital systems give details without the context and without the full picture. Its like giving a puzzle piece with exactly the data you asked for but without information about the rest of the puzzle.
Human-centric systems could apply the concept of "down scaling images" to search results.
Digital simplification gives a skewed and distorted view of reality. The end result is not representative for the total data. You don't know what you don't know. It is the result of an idea that we cannot deal with big data. Therefore we have no access to source data.
Science and technology have turned into religion. Trust the science, experts and AI while there is no accountability. With the digital transformation this will become the new norm.
Many automated systems make use of cards with an RFID chip that we carry around but do not give us feedback. For this, you need an additional electronic device that reads these cards. It makes us depend on systems we do not own, and have to adapt to rules enforced by AI. This is all part of the new normal we are sliding into.
KartOO was a meta search engine which displayed a visual interface. It operated from 2001 to early 2010.
Search results were presented as a "map", with blob-like masses of varying color connecting each item. On rollover of an individual result a bunch of red lines connected related links. Every "blob" clicked added another word to the search query. The map would presented keywords or subtopics that defined the topic one was searching on, very much like an interactive spider diagram. (from: Wikipedia)
Visual interactive representations can represent information better than ordered list.
System designers find it hard to provide feedback the same way as paper-based systems did. Solution? They stopped giving feedback altogether. Instead of a printed ticket full of data, we now got reusable plastic cards with no information on the trip printed. That is a step backward no matter the amount of marketing and propaganda tricking us into believing the opposite.
Tourists kept tickets as souvenirs for trips they made, no more.
We pretend modern systems are better than the systems we had. Often this is not true. Digital systems filter data and remove options and details readily available in analog system. Digital systems present users with AI filtered and manipulated data, removing context.
Digital systems concentrate information in the hands of the owners while removing users from the feedback loop.
There are many posters from the second world war warning about how talk can cost lives. During war controlling the information flow is paramount. Propaganda and censorship are weapons of war. War may exist without formal declaration and even without the enemy knowing they are targeted.
How would we find out if there is a war and we are the enemy? Well…. do we see propaganda in the public mainstream mass media and censorship in the alternative media? Is it targeting us?
"zo maak je mij wel in de war. Ik kan me toch echt niet voorstellen dat onze regering zich daarvoor geeft. Zo'n grootscheepse oplichterij zal hier door de journalisten bekend gemaakt worden"
Spain is creating a register of people who refuse to take the corona vaccine. It will share that list with other countries. Effectively making it more difficult for these people to participate in society. The difference between mandatory and coercion is becoming a fine line. Shaming people for their anti-social actions is nothing new. However anti-social behavior is now including the refusal to take an experimental vaccine for a virus that has a high percentage of survival.