[discuss] Contributions to NETmundial

Michel Gauthier mg at telepresse.com
Wed Mar 12 11:23:45 UTC 2014

At 10:05 12/03/2014, Eliot Lear wrote:
>>Disruptive technologies occur precisely because no one understands 
>>their ultimate societal impact and/or no one in established 
>>authority has any say about it.

This time I will comment a Milton's input;  What Milton attempts is 
admirable but totally disconnected from reality, while what the IETF 
achieved is a disconnected reality. What might be said is that IETF 
has created is a technology. What Milton's fights for is democracy. 
Both are out of the reality for a  very simple reason: there are 
billions of technologies at the exterior of the precise IETF 
technology, and democracy is by necessity an interior issue since it 
is organized by a constitution.

Multistakeholderism is about organizing together the ulterior, the 
virtual, i.e. artificial space where the US wants to be the Empire 
and no more an island off the unique authoritative ISO ruled continent.

There is only a way to organize a democratic internet: it is that the 
US colonizes the cyberspace. They try doing it through 
"globlization", i.e. pretenting that this is MS, i.e. the conceptual 
opposite to democracy ("we hate king, presidents, and votes, we only 
believe in running code and living mode" [cf. IUCG]: we concert our 
individial sovereign decisions).

There is a way to organize a multitechnology internet, it is to 
complete Vint Cerf's project: VGNs at the presentation layer level. 
As JFC says "the networks of the network of networks".

This is an MS world where everyone from ICANN to me (I am strictly 
*analyzing* the proposition, no more) is the VGNIC of their own VGN, 
associated in the polycratic Digital Name Services Association 
pragmatically inspired from the Milton's democratic propoistion. The 
relation between ICANN and the DNSA is simple: ICANN is one among 
inter DNSA pares.

I am just floating the way I analyze VGNs, to see the comments.


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