Richard M. Stallman, made the golden rule, mutual love, into law

The golden rule:

  • Treat and respect others as yourself❣

Is the one principle which has been discussed and encouraged since thousands of years and lately also proven by computer simulations over and over, to be the key to a collaborative peaceful progressive society. However, this simple rule, only works for honest actors, as when also dishonest actors are present, it encourages corruption and standstill. Ideally we wouldn’t have any dishonest actors, but as long as we have them, there is a simple solution.

Richard M. Stallman (RMS), magna cum laude in physics from Harvard, later programmer at MIT AI Lab. In 1986, patched the golden rule, to assure by law, mutuality also for dishonest actors, after he instigated the Free Software movement and founded Free Software Foundation and created the most powerful patch of a computational system ever made, that is the General Public License.

The General Public License is mutual love, that is, one being can not limit or restrict another beings’ freedom, one being has to treat another being in a similar way as themselves. The General Public License protects freedom for software, documents and designs and protects the following freedoms for software:

  • Freedom 0: The freedom to run the program for any purpose.
  • Freedom 1: The freedom to study how the program works, and change it to make it do what you wish.
  • Freedom 2: The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor.
  • Freedom 3: The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements (and modified versions in general) to the public, so that the whole community benefits.

For a thinking honest being who understands the simple concept of mutual aid and mutual freedom, these rules should not be necessary, as anyone would understand them. Unfortunately society is still full of dishonest actors that can steal your freedom, enslave you and make you dependent upon them.
These freedoms give rise to an evolution, striving towards perfection and abundance, but unfortunately society is mostly put at a standstill, not much has happened since the 70-ies apart from segregation having accelerated.
In Sweden I remember that we once were promised that machines would do all the boring work so we humans could do the fun, self developing and challenging part, but in today’s standstill it’s even a big risk to be over qualified, which implies you do a bad job as you are bored.   There is no reason to ever be over qualified.  Here is one of many articles about people being bored at their work, in this case google employees who complain they are over qualified.

Over qualification is one of many symptoms of artificial scarcity, where artificial scarcity can be seen as a syndrome composed of at least:
patents, copyright, Non-Free proprietary software, Non-Free proprietary technology, Non-Free secret protocols, trade secrets, Non-Free proprietary knowledge, Non-Free proprietary information and similar types of totally artificial constraints.

Mutual freedom and fairness is an important key to progress as mutual freedom is a fundamental requirement for evolutionary development. The CopyLeft rule implemented by the General Public License gives rise to such an evolutionary process within software.
This article describes the development of operating systems for the 500 most powerful supercomputers in the world during 20 years. The article is from July 2013, it was 95.2% GNU/Linux then.
Edit: new check says that from Nov 2017, there is 100% Linux 500/500.

As you can see the convergence follows a logistic function which is a typical convergence rate for an evolutionary algorithm.

However, regarding personal computing we still have a lot of involuntary ballast due do taxation from Microsoft and other proprietary software vendors, even though Mark Shuttleworth recently marked bug #1 in Ubuntu “Microsoft has too large market shares” as fixed. The reason for success was to a large extent due to the explosive development of smartphone OS where many different versions of Linux are dominating but Microsoft still has a tremendous grip on laptops and tablets. In many countries, like Sweden, freedom is not respected, it is almost impossible to buy a laptop or a tablet without a Microsoft system, which adds around 800SEK (around 100USD) to the price, irrespectively whether you will ever use the evil Windows system or not. There is also quite a lot of corruption hidden, as e.g. here in Sweden, each taxpayer pays around 300$ in average/year in unnecessary license fees for proprietary (evil locked in and enslaving) software in governmental use. Unnecessary as there exists free open source alternatives that both respect your freedom as well as encourage collaboration and local development.

The golden rule:

  • Treat and respect others as yourself❣

is based upon one essential condition though, that is, you need to love, respect and care for yourself, therefore my improved version is:

  • Treat and respect others at least as good as yourself❣

richard-stallman_1PS. now some may see a contradiction here, as I included copyright in artificial scarcity, as CopyLeft is built upon copyright, but there is no contradiction. Over time when the positive effects of the CopyLeft principle has abolished artificial scarcity, then there is no longer a need for copyright either.
Today people have become blinded, and often see nothing strange with proprietary designs and knowledge, but in the future, I foresee that you will be treated as a criminal and a charlatan if you would try to sell a proprietary design, they will consider you as crazy.

 

Peace On Earth❣

We have passed the Apocalypse..❣
What is now waiting for all is a future in Peace❣

  • No nationalistic wars❣
  • No software wars❣
  • No religious wars❣
  • No patent wars❣

We will soon open up our portal, at your service, for a sane and healthy development of mankind in peace and harmony.

  • A world without borders❣
  • A world without limits❣
  • A world full of Love

These reindeers are our Wish-IT® Mascot❣

Wish-IT® soon at your service❣

There is one tune which is my all time favorite, Imagine by John Lennon
Then, for anyone who hasn’t seen this fantastic speech Charlie Chaplin’s final speech in The Great Dictator, then it’s high time. I consider it to be the best speech ever made❣

Best holiday Greetings♡♡♡
Roland Orre

Is This New World an Utopia?

No, by definition utopia is not something you can reach.

This was the reason why I got the proposal to use nonutopia
when definining the domains nonutopia.org , nonutopia.net and nonutopia.com in 2002.

That is, the Utiopia we are aiming for is a Non Utopia, as we will be able to reach it❣

The only usage so far for these domains have been a few statements given about the future in 2004, and our patent on open innovation, which will be one of the keys to the propespering future.

Another usage has been to make a backup of President Obama’s promises, just after the election 2008, not yet fulfilled… which are on nonutopia.net, and it will stay so as we won’t use .net domains either apart from net administrations, like name servers.

We will use the domain wish-it.com to start with as in our mascot, as well as wish-it.org as generic domains but later we also promote local local top level domains due to specific local needs, e.g. wish-it.se, wish-it.us, wish-it.eu, wish-it.asia, etc. Over time we aim for top level domain free adressing as well as a more robust routing protocol than is currently implemented in the TCP/IP protocol.

Best wishes  ♡♡♡

Roland Orre

Post-Apocalyptic Thoughts❣

So, you are still asleep… ;)

The Apocalypse obviously did not happen in the way many may have expected, many will claim that it didn’t happen at all, but… if you really start looking around, if you look upon the world with new eyes, maybe you will notice that something has happened, something wonderful, something that will soon make this world a better place.

There are two kinds of people; those who see the negative trends in the society, how its all become worse and worse and how it will all come to an end; then those who doesn’t see the negative trends but the positive trends and see how great things will become; then its me, and those thinking and observing in a similar way as I do. For my own I see the negative trends, but I see them as necessary to give strength to the positive trends, to make the crisis stand out more, to increase awareness, to encourage people to start acting. I see it all as an evolutionary process, where the good always win.

(yes I got an 85% score as optimist in a test a few years ago… :-)

Best wishes about a wonderful future♡♡♡
Roland

Meaning of Life: Condition 42

This is a proposal of a proof for condition 42. As a matrix solution to the meaning of life.
The meaning of life is an issue which has been discussed a lot, and many people seem to associate this with 42. Is this 42 a randomly chosen number? Here we propose that 42 actually is the Meaning of Life (or “The Meaning of Liff” as it was later jokularly denoted by the inventor …) but how can this be the answer to the ultimate question?

Let’s go back to inventions and design of systems. The engineer, inventor and author Gerald Altshuller [1926-1998] discovered that there are actually only 40 conditions that need to be fulfilled to construct any system. Gerald Altshuller made this discovery when he was working as a clerk in a patent office.  From 1946 to 1970 he had reviewed 40000 patents, and discovered that there only existed 40 different solutions to problems.

A theory was developed in Russian named Теория развития творческой личности (ТРТЛ) which in English is named Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). This theory was further developed and millions of patents have so far been investigated.

When you want to invent something, you just specify the problem, and by solving a matrix equation with 40 conditions, you can design any type of machine or device.

This of course implies that patents as such may be somewhat overrated, but how does this relate to the meaning of life?

When you are working with artificial intelligence, and when you start making these beings reasonable smart, then you put new constraints onto the system.

A smart AI which doesn’t accept the system, will not work very well, it may consider everything meaningless and even become depressed if it would be capable of such emotions. So, condition 41 is:

41. how to make the intelligence accept the system?

Now, assuming that the system is convincing enough to make the intelligent being solve all types of problems in the system, which of course implies inventing necessary technology to just do the fun stuff, that is not having to work for survival and such, which of course should not be the meaning of life (even though there are some that believe so…) when the society has become advanced and civilized enough. Then a new problem occurs, because when the society can provide all the stuff that is necessary for survival, then the society may die due to boredom, suicide or similar. So the next necessary condition is:

42. how to make the system reach stable indefinite (i.e. not too boring in the long run) solutions?

This is The Meaning of Life, and there is a simple solution to this, something wonderfully simple (OK needs some (already invented technology) though), implying an endless joy of life, and indefinite creation by you, that will inspire everyone and not bore anyone. The actual solution to this will be presented in the near future.

Matrix for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) (here with num 42)
Matrix for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) . Link goes to the current matrix wth 40 conditions.