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Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........

 
Tabitha
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Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
As we all know, emerging technology is starting to border on dangerous. I've seen articles and posts and whining about it, but I've not seen any real action. So, this evening, after a drink, I had this idea......

Someone needs to put together draft legislation to help out our terribly lazy politicians in approaching this critical issue. I'm nobody really, but I can write. I can also drink and fuck shit up, so I need your help.

Let's write a bill, shall we? Let's save the world (because Dear God, does it need saving...)

Here's what I have. PLEASE add to it, suggest wording, changes, etc. This needs to be a collaborative effort. P.S. I'm open to real constructive criticism. Like, I'm not sure about the whole UN thing but couldn't think of anything else that had any gravitas worldwide.





"Emerging and Current Technology Security Bill

Technology has advanced to a sufficient state that numerous potential dangers have become known. In addition, the unknown dangers surely outnumber the known.

Due to this, stringent and thorough safeguards must be put into place before these emerging threats bear to fruition.

This bill shall address all known and unknown dangers that any current, emerging or unknown technologies, methodologies, practices, substances, machines, or insert more here, potentially posses. This list shall henceforth cover the meaning of any technology or methodology.

All emerging technologies shall furthermore be subject to scrutiny by officers of the patent office, an independent board of no less than 100 academics which shall rotate randomly throughout academia for periods of five years per term (this part is vital and irrevocable), a specially appointed UN commission and shall be subject to a consensus of UN countries. The previously stated means of testing and vetting shall happen in the order written with no technology moving to the next stage of vetting before approval of the previous. In addition, all members, at all levels, of any involvement in the vetting process may not have received funds, employment, special access or privileges from any petitioner or related interests on issues for which they shall vote.

The purely existential and real threat of these technologies necessitates said unprecedented measures. Examples of these threats include complete world killers, environment killers, society killers, food supply killers, water supply killers, weapons of mass destruction, and many, many more severe issues that encompass threats the human race has never faced in the entirety of it's existence.

If, any of the above mentioned fields' emerging, current or past advances might cause harm to human life, the environment, the ecology of the planet or areas within, societal balance, peace, or the ongoing safety of human and animal life on the planet Earth, it must forevermore become illegal and untouchable. Once a technology or methodology has been effectively banned, penalties of the highest order must be implemented in order to dissuade others from their pursuit.

Appeals can and must be implemented both for banned technologies and methodologies and against approved technologies and methodologies. Said appeals shall number four, each with successively higher courts of appeal. Said courts of appeal shall reside within county or territory of origin, state or territory of origin, country of origin, and planet of origin (UN court).

If a technology or methodology is approved as safe, then it shall be subject to review for each successive change or advancement in it's processes. Any update, upgrade or substantive change must be submitted for vetting and approval.

Said measures must be taken in order to overcome the issues of greed, malfeasance, incompetence, short-sightedness and violence to which human kind is prone. "



That's all I have. Help me out guys......
What we don't know, would fill a small universe. Hell, it would fill 50 large multiverses. Basically, we're idiots.
Tabitha  (OP)

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Re: Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
Here's the most obvious example....


What we don't know, would fill a small universe. Hell, it would fill 50 large multiverses. Basically, we're idiots.
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Here's another one....



What we don't know, would fill a small universe. Hell, it would fill 50 large multiverses. Basically, we're idiots.
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Re: Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
Here's an only slightly paranoid coverage of related issues......



What we don't know, would fill a small universe. Hell, it would fill 50 large multiverses. Basically, we're idiots.
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Alright, gonna walk to the store....

Last Edited by GalaxyGirl on 07/28/2015 07:48 PM
What we don't know, would fill a small universe. Hell, it would fill 50 large multiverses. Basically, we're idiots.
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Bump? Do people even do that still? God, I'm old..........
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OMIGOD. I know this isn't about Trump, but damn people..... Don't you guys give one flying fuck if the whole fucking world is annihilated? What the fuck happened to Godlike? Damn, I miss Ken and Elaine......
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07/28/2015 10:52 PM
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This is a nice idea, well written,
The problem is, you, I , all of GLP does not have the kind of money required to buy off the politicians who would be instrumental in passing this proposed bill.

I have lost all faith in government, voting, or any idea that we the people can affect change without some sort of revolution.
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07/28/2015 10:59 PM
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Re: Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
Oh dear God, an actual reply!!!!! Holy shit!

Kinda kidding....

Anyway.... I am of the clearly delusional opinion, that enough voices will eventually force the hand of the powers that be. So, in that totally batshit vein, I propose polls, petitions, hand-written letters, etc.... totally pestering the fuck out of our dearly elected representatives.

I understand your pessimism, completely. I had a dream this morning though that kind of pushed me into this. It's funny how the mind works....


P.S. Don't give up. I should have. Long ago. I haven't. Yet.
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"All emerging technologies shall furthermore be subject to scrutiny by officers of the patent office, an independent board of no less than 100 academics which shall rotate randomly throughout academia for periods of five years per term (this part is vital and irrevocable), a specially appointed UN commission and shall be subject to a consensus of UN countries. The previously stated means of testing and vetting shall happen in the order written with no technology moving to the next stage of vetting before approval of the previous. In addition, all members, at all levels, of any involvement in the vetting process may not have received funds, employment, special access or privileges from any petitioner or related interests on issues for which they shall vote."

This part would need to be written to the effect that the vetted peoples would have had NO ties to any industry even before the vetting process. Spouse, brother in law, etc. We have seen with politics that family members are paid off for politicians, to keep things hush hush.

The Detroit Kwame scandal is an example. He had all manners of cronies in all manners of positions- so deep, that even though he has been in prison for a few years now, the money is still hidden, and the corrupt are sill hiding in positions of authority.

The vetted would need to be COMPLETELY neutral, in my opinion.
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completely agree, but the world elite want a technocracy and they're gonna get it :(
i'm spooky
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By the way,
This is something I would support, if it came to fruition!
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07/28/2015 11:14 PM
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Good point.

How's this?

"In addition, all members, at all levels, of any involvement in the vetting process may not have received funds, employment, special access or privileges from any petitioner or related interests on issues for which they shall vote. Furthermore, no voting member shall have any ties, either familial or financial, to any petitioner, at any time in the past, present or future. If said tie lies within the unknown future, severe penalties must be enforced upon their eventuality, to dissuade such conduct."
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The purely existential and real threat of these technologies necessitates said unprecedented measures. Examples of these threats include complete world killers, environment killers, society killers, food supply killers, water supply killers, weapons of mass destruction, and many, many more severe issues that encompass threats the human race has never faced in the entirety of it's existence.

If, any of the above mentioned fields' emerging, current or past advances might cause harm to human life, the environment, the ecology of the planet or areas within, societal balance, peace, or the ongoing safety of human and animal life on the planet Earth, it must forevermore become illegal and untouchable. Once a technology or methodology has been effectively banned, penalties of the highest order must be implemented in order to dissuade others from their pursuit.

 Quoting: Tabitha


A bill like this would give us the chance to fight back. Monsanto, Oil Drilling, HAARP, CERN, Fracking- all of these industries would or could be challenged under this wording.

Once again, it all comes down to the money. How would we pay off the politicians?
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Good point.

How's this?

"In addition, all members, at all levels, of any involvement in the vetting process may not have received funds, employment, special access or privileges from any petitioner or related interests on issues for which they shall vote. Furthermore, no voting member shall have any ties, either familial or financial, to any petitioner, at any time in the past, present or future. If said tie lies within the unknown future, severe penalties must be enforced upon their eventuality, to dissuade such conduct."
 Quoting: Tabitha 66845222


Much better! are you a paralegal?
Tabitha  (OP)

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Nope :) Just a few brain cells rubbing together.... Thanks BTW!
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Re: Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
I do not know much about the process of getting a bill to Congress, but if it was a petition, I know every one of my friends and family would sign it...we are all fed up, and the new technology IS scary.

Someone posted something once about a day when drones are flying overhead, and we the people will be suppressed, with no freedoms, and no ability to fight back. Time is short on making a change. I do not trust that "we the people" matter anymore, or that our politicians are not corrupt.
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You're welcomehf
Tabitha  (OP)

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07/28/2015 11:32 PM
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Re: Need your help - Bill to save us from emerging tech........
Yes, tech IS scary. I grew up with it and have been in it's trenches for way over a decade. The speed at which things are progressing is absolutely terrifying.

I don't know jack about getting a bill to congress but I do know about planting seeds of thought. I have been given the gift of the written word and I must, at least try, to use it to some effect.

I truly would love feedback, much like yours, that improves upon my initial idea.

If enough people contribute or care about this, perhaps we can plant the seed in the minds of the decision-makers.

I don't care who they are or what party they represent. The important thing is making them listen.....
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Alright.... gotta throw some rugrats in bed. Tend to fall asleep.... Surprise me in the morning guys....
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