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Maurice Ali



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saved the weekend by doing the "privacy in the new tech world" and the "entanglement data transfer" supplement in the corresponding papers so that got done under the wire.


I’ll spare you any more of the “woe is me” drama and tell you that the music industry continues to amaze me with its ineptitude! So I was having problems with on distributor and now another. Copuld just be a short tem thing but I contacted Shane to let him knowif it gets any worse I’m going to try to go it alone and distribute ourselves if the major players don’t want to just do it themselves from scratch. My business model is "no profit" so we can stay alive as long as it self-sustains. But we shall see, I don’t think we are there yet.


But that is it about now. I am looking for a way to portray my economic doomsday AI attack to several models and show how this would happen. Multi-tasking on the papers but it has a life of its own, all those papers that is.




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ve given up on the WTO session officially today.







I was thinking of calling them up because they extended the deadline already. The thing is that if I actually did have the paper finished and ready to go maybe, but with things as they are I’m bailing till next year. Sure it would have been nice to have something formal to do while there at the WTO, but it was always mostly a recon mission with possibly a little soft selling of the positive mandate, but that was it. A couple a days to sort things out like where to stay and eat and where things are located and how to get there; so that when you do have business there you don’t have to deal with all that then, but just concentrate on the task at hand.




A new extension to WTO Headquarters




Then it’s off to London and back home. This is long term and I’m even looking at office space if we need it. So stick to the plan. Stick to the plan. But it still bugs me to no end that I could have presented there if I was a month quicker. But the the WTO only entered my mind for the first time in May - so I’m really pushing things a bit.....


This is just the public forum. If I want the ear of the powerful there to notice, that session has to be a spring board to another more formal presentation. I’m certainly not there yet. So it’s next year maybe, and that is it!




Goodnight.....





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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can’t sleep.....


So, here is a list of organizations I want to advocate at in the coming years:




United Nations Commission for Social Development (New York, USA)

UNESCO (Paris, France)

United Nations Institute for Social Development (Geneva, Switzerland)

World Health Organization (Geneva, Switzerland)

United Nations Development Group (New York, USA)

World Bank Group – World Bank Institute (Washington, USA)

ITU (Geneva, Switzerland)

WTO (Geneva, Switzerland)




Well that is the list so far. Note how many are in Geneva. So now you know why I’m doing the recon mission there in September. Remember that the idea is dissemination and disseminate I will. The success of our organization at the UN in February emboldened me to go the next step. Man, the UN in February seems like ten years ago when really it is less than 5 months ago.....


Anyway, I hope I didn’t scare any of you with that list above. I wanted to be a man-of-the-world and there you have it. Fantasy becomes flesh and I have a good idea ratified by our experiment. I have been to the places that matter and haven’t found any better ideas or vision for humanity’s future – so – I’m going with my positive mandate and the attaching ideas.....




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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’ll add a bit more.....


Those are just the international orgs. Then we have the ones at home like our Canadian Commission for UNESCO. The list just keeps growing. This is sort of like music production. The fun part is creation - everyone loves that part. For the most part that was the experiment. Now comes the straight promotion or advocacy.


That part most hate.


This is not so much depressing as sobering. It means lots of travel for a guy who hates travel. It means added expense, but since much of the experiment is over this is just a transfer of funds. But it is not as much fun and that is for sure. And I’m sure I will be pretty much on my own on this one. You do ask yourself why you got involved in this to begin with. But it is true that the world is salty for new ideas and vision. The dream l had of being surrounded by others like me at international events is not what I thought. Not so much new ideas and vision but much on practical problems which is all well and good. I really should have ended up in an academic environment. But we won’t go there today.



On the other hand my ability at what I do best has been endorsed. There is a reason for me to be where I am pitching ideas. All that makes sense. I actually have a chance now.



I actually have a chance now.....



I’m not smart like Einstein in a specific field like physics. That is not me. But I seem good at what I do. Disseminate the ideas and let others flesh out the details. This is necessary as others wont get involved if they can’t get anything personal out of their involvement. The methodology may actually come through. No money, no women, no exotic cars. No fame and no cushy job. The anthropology never changes because human nature never changes. It depressing at times, but I can’t see a reason to stop. Everything is going ahead as planned. I’m in this for the long haul.



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a short one today as I let myself sleep in.



Up to the weekend I will be taking care of finances for the orgs. I have good options and I am setting things up for the long haul – even when I step back for the reigns. That won’t happen anytime soon for all the orgs but – sooner or later – there will be change.




Toronto Tech Summit 2019!



I keep thinking things happened long ago when it was just a few months. Like the AI conference was in May but it seems longer than that. Anyway, I just keep at it. Disseminate the ideas and keep at it. Still early days yet, but I guess I can’t complain as everything is unfolding to plan. But I always wanted it to be happening faster than expected! But that is the sit rep for today…..




Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

More and more changes…..


I think we are going to stay with AVID Media Composer 8 and not go for the new 2019 media composer. Now I’ve been paying their blood money for the constant updates and such but with the stable version I had I was fearful to mess with that! But after my 2019 you can’t even access downloads for the old media composer and if I don’t continue support I am stuck with 8.6 or technically whatever was the last version I had when my subscription was expired. But I am not paying major bucks to a new system that may or may not be compatible or work with my tools. But I have till October and that is after the remaining major festivals that we probably won’t get into.


We are slowly moving from production to distribution as a business plan. That is what helps creative people the most and this will take awhile but that is the plan.


Moving money around to get the best rates, that is what I am doing now. This is a pain but the saving are real. So I just suck it up and go through the tedious motions.




Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost finished with the money business.


Then for the rest of the weekend it is yard work and cleaning up around the house. Now I will start working on the papers again. Mostly the new tech paper as that is most important but also the separate AI stuff. The websites now have a presence in the search engines including the God reveal site.


And I seriously have to start planning the trip in September. But you ask what it’s all for? What does it matter? But the way I structured Fortress, the experiment and means of disseminating ideas, means I have a chance. A carrot and stick thing I can’t talk myself out of. You just keep at it. Nothing else matters. Disseminated the ideas. It does give you a reason to get up in the mornings.....



Goodnight.....





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PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the financial stuff is done. Next is corporate taxes. It never ends.


So I got a copy of the AVID program currently installed so that is nice. Sort of like my life, an aging thing soon for EOL and about to be replaced but still usable. I keep looking at time in my life. If I started FOF in 1985 just after university graduation, where we are at now would be 2001 and I would be 41. So I could have chopped 18 years. However the internet really didn’t exist commercially till 1990 so that moves the bar to 46 or thirteen years to play with. But really the first thing I did was start the message board for the citizen journalist business which started it all. First release of phpBB was around 2000. So three years.


Three years...


So I would be 56 instead of 59 - that is if I jumped on every thing as it happened. Three years. I got in in the journalist thing as it started with the first WSIS+10 review meeting at UNESCO in Paris, so essentially I was there from the start. I couldn’t have done it any faster in other words.



No regrets.



Well one as in the family business. But I could not do this if I did that - just no way. And I had my chance. But as I turn 60 in September it seems that The Fates gave me back my 7 years dating and doing the marriage thing. In essence I am a purpose built life for a cause. This cause - so could I have done it any better? In very minor ways yes but essentially no. I got those seven years back because this play I’m makIng cannot die because of health or lack of cash. The ideas and philosophy will have to be tested on its merits.





The Fates




So that is my task. The bridges to the other possibilities have been burned. All I have left is this. Human anthropology voided me of a normal life - a marriage, kids, family, a typical career. Instead I have this!


So I guess you just roll with it and try your best.....



Goodnight.....





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PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A late and short one today.....



So I did everything I wanted to do as in I finished the financing. Then I tweaked the AI report and started working again on the God revel paper. Plus I am seriously looking at becoming a proper music distributor under the record label.



So that was the weekend but going forward I have to do the corporate taxes. There is always that. In-between, I am doing things for the family and for myself like paying for some shoes. So it may not sound like it in these posts but I am busy! I will break down how I am doing the advocacy tonight, but basically the positive mandate is the most important because nobody is advocating it. Then it is the AI stuff but many are doing this, and at the same level or higher is the social problems with future tech advocacy which I will seriously get into shortly. And that is your update.




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today it was the record label of all things.



One of our songs on iTunes/Apple Music!


I am migrating the corporations from their role as enablers in the experiment to the post experiment environment. One thing is doing more things ourselves. So we are looking at a business model where we handle music distribution directly for our artists. I think we have more than enough titles and the business structure and longevity to start this. But first we look into it.


Starting out buy distributing gives you a gateway to other areas as I don’t want this just to be a distributor. The major streaming services may just decide to do this themselves for example. But you get the idea.


There is no rush here. We do this properly for all the companies. Because fixed costs are low we have no financial gun to our heads. And I intend to keep it that way. But that is what is happening right now.





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