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30 May 2024 12:59:00 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Livelihoods  
From: Thomas de Groot
Date: 26 Apr 2020 02:28:20
Message: <5ea52a04$1@news.povray.org>
Op 25/04/2020 om 18:59 schreef Norbert Kern:
> "Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
>> As TdG recently commented, millions of people's livelihoods are at stake.
>> But it's _not_ "because of COVID-19" - but because of people's _response_ to it.
>> Fear
>> Panic
>> Learned helplessness
>> Lack of knowledge, skill, preparation, and ---
>> Independence and self-sufficiency
>> And I get that really uncomfortable feeling when I watch what is going on, given
>> the real medical statistics, who the players are, the level of hype, the broad
>> sweeping global participation, the origins of the virus, the slimy celebrities
>> and massive international bill-to-trillion dollar corporations jumping on the
>> bandwagon, the speed at which everything is being ramped up and _changed_, and
>> the suggestions for what the "solutions" are, and WE "need" to do to "go back to
>> normal".  It's all pretty Hegelian.
>> http://www.nommeraadio.ee/meedia/pdf/RRS/Rockefeller%20Foundation.pdf
>> see page 18
> I've founded Corporate Foresight in my company in 2009.
> Scenarios are one of the more useful instruments. Of course they are limited by
> the experience and background of the participants - but they can give quick and
> organized input for a strategic response as long as decision makers use them.
> Since most governments use such (and most are very similar) sets of scenarios
> because of lacking personal experience they all tend to react in a more or less
> common manner (no polititian wants to make own mistakes in new situations - so
> do what others do).
> But we will see different reaction schemes very soon...
> Up to now I cannot detect a force directing from the background - it's more like
> a roused hen house as we say in germany.
> Norbert

Yes indeed. I agree with that.

One of the things emerging - and it is not the first time - is this: 
https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-52401763. This kind of "philosophy" 
has me badly worried. Democracy is not something to be played down as "a 
price worth paying", imho.


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