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Ethics has left the building ; It's now or never...

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People are posting articles on Linkedin or Medium, not just about the risks and dangers of the Corona Virus, but also about the advantages such as less CO2 emissions, cleaner streets and cities where the air has become breathable again, dolphins in Venice, etc. Philosophers, businessmen, politicians, professors of ethics and others are writing about an enormous opportunity, a window which opened towards a new and sustainable future for human and non human life. When we look around we see less airplanes in the skies polluting the atmosphere, we observe genuine brotherhood in Italy and Spain where people are confined to their homes. No more traffic jams, no more angry people during rush hour, no full trains. Corona did us favor, but also is taking life. This confrontation with death brought us together, because the virus does not make a distinction between rich or poor. It can kill anyone. We could dispute the draconian measures taken by our political leaders and judge them, but that I…

Lost Liberties won't make us safer

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Benjamin Franklin said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." What I see is happening now is that we are giving up our liberty for which we fought 400 years in a day. This is a very perilous situation, because it reeks of fascism without war, but will lead to rebellion because when people lose it all, they'll lose it. #coronalockdown#civilliberties#civildisobedience

Just realise and really look what is happening to us? We can't travel anymore. We can't work in our businesses, restaurants or shops any longer. Entire industries are shutting down, social life is imploding. Panic is a tool used to make us afraid. Fear is a psychological weapon. Is locking down society a solution to solve a virus attack? Will there not be a much larger number of deaths due to armed conflict, PTSD, depression or other mental health issues, flu or alcohol? We have to ask us if fear or the need for safety i…

Coronism

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Draconian measures are being imposed on us, the peoples of the world. The question is; is this a good thing or a bad thing? Social life has come to a virtual stand-still in most Western Countries, because politicians are acting from anxiety and are purposely using fear as a weapon of power. I see the coronavirus as the butterfly that flapped it wings in China and now the Butterfly Effect is influencing and changing the lives of billions. More questions need to be asked and the first one is always 'cui bono?' (Who will benefit?).The second question or command would have been proposed by the School of Athens: 'seek first cause'. Since the time when Central Bankers started to lend money to governments, companies and people, the capitalistic drive has delivered wealth for a few, but at the cost of poverty and indebtedness for the many. So this rigged capitalist system has resulted in 'bono' for the privileged few, but the first cause has resulted in the increase of…

Information = Energy and can't be escaped

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Jeffrey Lebowski was correct. It is all about information

Energy and information obey the same laws of physics like everything else. Information is the energy to create order and structure, not only in the cosmos, but in organisations, business, politics, body and mind. Therefore, our training programs are based on information theory and cybernetics, because without using all relevant feedback a system is not able to learn and can’t be adapting in real time. This is a major breakthrough and is used by us as a non linear Risk Management tool of Complex Systems. The erasure, denial, ignoring of information increases disorder (entropy). Information reduces uncertainty.


Just look at our world today and you understand why it is in chaos. Governments are trying to escape this scientific reality and by doing so they have to suppress any information which contradicts their plans and goals. This has grave repercussions, because to continue ignoring the voice (information) of the people or the r…

Conscience is real. It triggers remorse in everyone, even in psychopaths

Russian scientists explore human conscience on computer screen

Russian scientists from the Institute of Brain Research managed to prove that every person has conscience. Russian scientists found out that the human brain makes a protest when people tell lies. They also found out that conscience could be observed on a computer screen. The study showed that there were no unscrupulous people. Every person has conscience. Scientists even managed to see the birth of conscience. The most interesting fact is that the scientists came conscience across incidentally, when studying lies.
Maxim Kireev, a junior scientific employee of the Institute of Brain Research: “The test is as follows: you will see up and down arrows on the monitor. And your task will be to play a simple computer game. The only thing you will have to do is to lie. When you see an arrow up on the screen you will have to say that you see an arrow down and vice versa.” “We can compare the brain reaction to telling the truth and tellin…

Sully and the Human Factor

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Learning by Training: Sully and the human factor
14 OCT 2019 Recently I watched the movie Sully with Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart. Perhaps you have seen it too? It made me ask this question: who do incident investigators trust more – people or computers? For those who haven’t seen the movie or know the story of the US Airways flight 1549, I will briefly tell you what happened. Right after take-off from La Guardia Airport in New York, the plane encountered a flock of birds, several of which flew right into both jet engines, causing them to stop running. With no thrust available anymore the Airbus A-320 lost altitude fast and could only glide towards destruction because it could not return back to La Guardia nor reach Teterboro airport. The only option would be to land on water of the Hudson River. That decision saved the lives of 155 people. Captain Sullenberger became a hero overnight. It is what happened after this remarkable landing about which I wanted to write today. Airline and go…

Greta Thunberg

Heeft u toevallig deze week de verontwaardigde, boze Greta Thunberg gezien toen ze de Verenigde Naties toesprak? Het lieve meisje had besloten met stemverheffing, een nijdig gelaat en door boze woorden de wereldleiders te doen schrikken. Ze had gehoopt dat met kwaadheid het klimaat kan worden gered. Nou, dat werkte dus averechts, ze werd overvallen door hoon en smaad. President Trump kon het dan ook niet laten om iets sarcastisch te tweeten. Tja, als lieve, noch boze woorden helpen ons voor onze ondergang te beletten, hoe moet dat dan wel? We staan als Lemmingen te trappelen om ons massaal van de rotsen te gaan storten. Willen we of kunnen we niet naar rede luisteren dan? Een filosoof zei dat we sinds de Griekse Oudheid in principe niet veel hebben bijgeleerd. Natuurlijk leven we ons leven met allerlei technologische snufjes, maar die eigenlijk gemaakt zijn om ons bestaan niet echt te verrijken, maar te vergemakkelijken. Deze filosoof kwam namelijk tot de conclusie dat de mens niet ve…