[discuss] Net Neutrality: Perhaps the FCC is the wrong agency?
alliance at fsp4.net
Wed Jun 4 14:24:38 UTC 2014
At 05:15 04/06/2014, willi uebelherr wrote:
>Am 03/06/2014 18:30, schrieb Michel S. Gauthier:
>>Anyway, for a global network one needs a global solution. This is what
>>NTIA looks for but the idea of a structural organization (ICANN) is
>>anachronic. This has to be a neutral algorithm based protocol.
>no, it is not a needs. The globalisation comes from the possibility
>to act globally. But never the system need any globalisation in his design.
>If we use the bottom-up strategy we come immediatly to the global
>activity without any special intention to act as global players.
>The only requirements for that is the IP header. The contents of the
>packets underly the definition of the communication partners.
>many greetings, willi
The paradigmatic change of our time is fundamental. This because it
actually is a review of the last 2 millennia and a half humanity's
paradigm. What we debate is a direct reviewing of the foundational
debate of our civilization between Socrates, Plato and Aristotle (+
Euclides for sciences). The reason why is simple enough: for 125
years (since Jan 1889) we are progressively ***demonstrating*** what
the legacy of their predecessors (Anaxagoras, Democrites, Zeno,
Pythagoras) had only ***foreseen***.
These demonstrations range from the "n-body" problem non-resolution
by Henri Poincaré, Plank's quanta, Einstein relativity, Gödel
incompleteness, Wiener cybernetics, Norman Hardy agorics, Louis
Pouzin datagrams to the still uncompleted interneting and the bio++
discoveries. What all have in common is the discovery of an
extremely fruitful relation between continuity and discontinuity,
i.e. numerality and digitality.
During the last two millennia and a half,
- architectonics (an Aristotelian concept as logic) is the
understanding of the way things work. This corresponds to the norm,
i.e. the description of normality. In Athens this was the "thema",
the laws of the gods, i.e. of the universe.
- architecture is the way you want to design the things. This
corresponds to the standards, i.e. how thing must be done. In old
Greece this was introduced as the nomos, the law of the people
through the democracy they invented.
- "how to", the "patria", the family customs, was what we name the
This is why Aristotle says that the man is a political animal,
politics being the science of commanding free men and make them
happy, which first calls on architectonics.
This is changing. Some call it the "technological singularity".
Singularity is not that machines would become more clever than men
and supersede them. Singularity is that men have discovered their
digitality built of billions of discontinuities (bits: from natural
quanta, to genome, to neurone, to cells, etc. and has mastered the
concept enough to build artificial digitalizes from computer,
networks, to personal digitalities). Politics is now the science of
commanding free ***connected*** men, and architectonics has extended
from knowing how the human environment is built, to knowing how to
build it to assist the governance of these free connected men.
Up to now, since Aristotle, the human city was governed by three
Archons: the eponymous (the President), the Basileus (Home Land) for
the city's interior's issues and the Polemach (Secretary of State)
for the exterior's issues including war. Now, we need a new Archon:
the Architach to care for the city's ulterior's issues. To prevent
the future to harm the city and the people; i.e. assuming the State's
In this context what you name "grassroots", is the multitude, as long
they do not rally an Architach. Multitude are the sovereignty
boundless informed and independent people/citizens/lead-users, i.e.
"IUsers". They are the stand-alone citizens when the State is failing
or disappearing (as the NTIA does?).
Obviously, it is far easier for them to aggregate on a proximity
basis. The geographic proximity is therefore one of the easiest one
to consider to build locality upon. But any other kind of proximity
is OK (today the dominant one is the US commercial proximity). Then
these localities are confronted to the universe's globality and weave
their network there. This is the "local Virtual Global Network"
phenomenon. In other technologies it is named the "closed user
group". Actually the internet is an aggregation of VGN (CUGs in the
In this aggregate of Masters' VGN and Lasters'VGN that makes the
internet there is no core. It is purely distributed and meshed. There
is therefore the need to address things through an architectonics
referential system, i.e. a system which does not depend on people,
but on the universe itself or at least to a sufficiently stable and
large part of it, i.e. a purely algorithmic hazardous portion of it.
This is what a fail-secure plan for the net is about: understanding
the way it should work for the nets.
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