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Maurice Ali



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I’m back! So here is the link to the United Nations site that has IAIJ’s Written Statement to the 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development:



https://undocs.org/Home/Mobile?FinalSymbol=E%2FCN.5%2F2022%2FNGO%2F37&Language=E&DeviceType=Mobile



Just click on the English version and it will appear.









You wait and wait and fantasize and wait and theorize and wait - and then it happens and - a slight let down. I’m being honest here about that. There is a fraction of a second where you see it’s there and you get excited. Then the moment passes and you’ve already moved on now that this part of the campaign has been secured. I mean you have that bit of excitement seeing it get disseminated and the relief that it’s there - but - these moments are never the way you would think they would be.



After I wrote that update on the previous post, I went and did some errands. No excited phone calls. No plans for an evening out on the town (still in semi-lockdown anyway). You just go through the motions as you usually would do and when you get a minute to yourself you think about what you have to do next. I suppose that cheapens the experience but this is what happened.



I did get a white mocha at Starbucks but that was the sum total of the celebration. All plays are now in motion. Things get harder and more challenging - and challenging on more fronts.




But, (yes I started a paragraph with “But” - deal with it!) I’m still overreaching and the future is still open even for a geriatric like myself. These moments of accomplishment mean more a long time after the fact. But in the moment - that moment - is not what you think it would be. Actually that sounds too analytical. Emotionally it is less than it should be, but strategically it’s awesome. I could spend all night trying to fully describe a confused feeling that isn’t what anyone expects.



And this is reality.




The Fates



Give me a few days or a week and I’ll start up the next phase of the campaign. I still have a reason to get up in the morning. That brass ring is still there to grasp. Everyone wants this play to go the distance and be determined by dissemination, choices and the resultant aftermath of it all, not by bad luck or illness or any distractions like that. The concepts and
philosophies and human decision and self-determination need to properly play themselves out…..



The Fates are watching…..



Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some more…..



First of all I don’t want anyone to think I am religious. Anyone who wants to mess around with the world like I want to can’t be religious. You can’t propose a new social contract and a new global governance with the proviso that if you were wrong some Devine being or malevolent aliens will show up to bail us out of our folly. You had better be right and the reason I spent 13 years and 140,000.00 dollars of my own money to make sure the conclusions were what people wanted in their lives and that was freest expression because it made them happy.



When I mentioned The Fortress Experiment in the Positive Mandate speech at the UN, this was necessary to show giving feeest expression to people did not disrupt their lives negatively, the lives of their families or communities or nations. The results were fool proof and the a posteriori knowledge I needed to substantiate everything else. I could have gone a priori but they would always want the empirical evidence and so I now have that!




So when you propose a new form of human social interaction and governance on the world stage (UN) you have to have a secure foundation of information upon which it is based which I now have. Everything else here is built on this foundation relies on it so it really has to be bullet proof. So when you make this policy/concept/philosophy you have to be sure of yourself. You have to propose this knowing there are no safety nets at this level. You can’t count on Devine intervention. You can’t go back in time and redo things over with some necessary changes. You have to be sure first time out - and in this case I am sure!








The religious aspect of the positive mandate happened quite incidentally when I was proposing to give a mechanical (or biological/mechanical) entity a soul through the Positive Mandate and quantum computing. The idea was that I don’t give the machine a soul but that entities complex enough would show this soul as it is a part of the fabric of the Super Universe. Thus, the more I got into how to bring out sentience in AI, the more I saw the link to God and religion. Communion would appear to be a totally correct activity with this type of thinking about sentience and what the universe really is based upon. You have to use unique thinking that recognizes the limitations of our physical brains to access the ideas that are beyond us in detail but still a part of us in the felt aggregate if that makes any sense to you. So I have gained an interest in religion coming from the atheist side. I don’t know what you would call me when it comes to religion but “Holy Roller” could be surprisingly accurate.





Positive Mandate in Binary!




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PostPosted: Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the post mortem on the written statement and then we move on.



First is that IAIJ will make the notification and thanks for letting us make the written statement during the session in February. For now was just confirming it was there and that dreaded moment when you re-read that statement with fresh eyes after nearly two months.




So here again is the link to the United Nations site that has IAIJ’s Written Statement to the 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development:



https://undocs.org/Home/Mobile?FinalSymbol=E%2FCN.5%2F2022%2FNGO%2F37&Language=E&DeviceType=Mobile



Just click on the English version and it will appear.









This time around that first sentence jumped out at me and I groaned at it. But I had to start with the current efforts of the Sustainable Development Goals as that is hugely important at the United Nations. Just going in there bombastically and making it look like our idea is the greatest thing at the UN without acknowledging all that advocacy and effort to get clean water, housing, education and all the rest would come across really bad there. So a weak intro but you just live with it. The next one up is with regard to statistics and I do my usual drum roll of how many people are on-line but also add how many access the internet through cellphones. The percentage that access the internet by cellphones is over 92 percent of all who access the internet. It is the way I phrased it that makes it look like that slightly smaller number (over 4 billion) makes the 92 percent figure look like the 4 billion is 92 percent of the earth’s population which of course is grossly wrong. If you run your eyes back there you quickly know what that means but I could have phrased it way better. Actually I was surprised by that one, but realize you are not supposed to use parentheses or brackets in the written statements so that number was probably in parentheses and when I took it out, so out you got what you have now. Whatever, if that was corrected you would just move to the next mistake and obsess about that - nothing is ever perfect.








Same thing for speeches. You make the speech and then collect whatever media you have and just leave it for a day or two - and then - strap yourself in and critically watch your performance. You watch to see if you go off script or say a word that was not the word in the script. You note parts where you stammer or got lost in the moment and had to bring it back. No speech I ever gave was flawless and you just know somewhere you screwed up and you just keep searching or see how bad it was. So yes, even with a written statement stuff gets screwed up and flies under the radar just to be noticed later.







However the statement made it into circulation and distribution and that is the big takeaway here! The concept and philosophy was officially disseminated at the United Nations! It may not be a popular idea, but it made its way there. I even love that fact the statement is rough and choppy like some ordinary yahoo wrote it up unlike some state statement with all sorts of people looking and rewriting it. Anyone reading the Global Social Contract statement will realize this is coming from the “grass roots” by some ordinary person concerned about the well-being of humanity. Its gritty, stark and unpolished nature make this real and special to have made it that far up the ladder of influence. If that idea is to be judged as having come from “the people” and not some nation state playing games, then my statement, “warts and all” has that feel of something real and genuine entering on the world stage. I’m still a newbie and it shows - and I’m there at the United Nations giving them much needed new ideas!



So it is what it is and what happens - is what happens - but it is all real and genuine! If it looks like a rough statement written by some ordinary person of the general public then that is exactly what the written statement represents! Real and stark - just like that! The barbarians are at the gates demanding to be let in and start work on that Third House at the United Nations!




See: Now I fell much better about the whole thing. The social contract dissemination was the last part of the puzzle that had to make it to the UN and now it has. Theoretically I have now done the minimum needed and I could actually walk away now, but that won’t happen and that written statement was just an opening salvo or war cry of advocacy yet to come. The uncouth, unkempt, rough man from literally the streets has access and making moves in his unkept, uncouth way for change - and change in a big way! No lavish private meetings to discuss the concept and philosophy sipping expensive wine and snacking on fondue. No, we do this publicly for all to see. Next should be a side-event but next year will have everyone clambering for a slot. No matter, we will hold it off-site if necessary like back in the day if need be - the way it used to be for NGOs. We may wait one more year just to see if we get in as that is the best way to hold such an event. Advocacy will continue behind the scenes in the usual way like all other advocacy. This stuff may go well into my retirement - but it is all good if the idea/concept/philosophy takes hold and becomes a talking point there!



This whole reality is bizarre. That a guy like me given no chance by his society, a disliked and stereotyped person with no prospects at home, could go outside all that and do what I am now doing. Really, after how I was treated I owe humanity nothing - and yet here I am making big plays to change things and correct the wrongs that happened in my life. I did what I could to set things up and I got my shot - and - I took the shot and look what happened. No backing off now - keep making those plays and seize the moment as it arrives; you take the shot and seize that moment of opportunity. There will be push back to your ideas but just face them - face to face - take the shot at their objections an if successful - move on to the next level of advocacy. Most would have backed out by now, but I will just keep reaching.



Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2022 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday I take care of everything I don’t want to do when the snow storm hits. The storm comes Sunday night so after I post this is off to Starbucks and on to the grocery store. Then take the family to the mall really early and get ready.



The written statement is now in the rear view mirror in my mind now. I’m in the usual depressed state where you do these things and later wonder if it was worth the effort as opposed to having that typical lifestyle of a family of your own. To be honest if the pandemic wasn’t here I would be much more active at the UN and also the AI and Sci-fi conventions pushing the positive mandate there. I’ve never been to a Sci-fi convention before and still want to experience this while soft selling the positive mandate as a agreed upon base engram for any possible sentient AI in the works. I say Sci-fi conventions as there probably is work on sentient AI, but it’s secret and underground and getting the idea out this way means I may get noticed by the sentient AI nerds and get used - quietly - with it all flying under the radar.



So we now expand our advocacy from the United Nations and its special agencies. I’m still there though and will probably be there for the next major update to the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) meeting to happen sooner or later. That is usually for citizen journalism with us, but now we expand it to AI also. I gave two speeches there last time (one at UNESCO in Paris, France and the other in General Assembly at the UN in New York), and spent two days on the floor of the General Assembly Hall all the way to the final vote - that was an experience! Anyway, talking about sentient AI at the United Nations would be so cool…..



So the written statement is there warts and all. I’m sure only a handful full of people at the United Nations (if even that) will bother to read it, but the fact the idea is disseminated is the big deal! It actually works out for me personally as I can reference it when asking for an interview or participating in discussion forums at conventions - if they ever happen again. People are impressed with stuff that happens at the UN. If I mentioned the new Global Social Contract at the United Nations without being at the UN with speeches, statements and side events - my legitimacy to talk about it is zero. But with all of this already a reality at the United Nations these past six years, I really do have something to talk on. So this last written statement matters. And in passing, even in using this current written statement to get into places, I could put money on people people just clicking it on-line to corroborate things and not actually reading the whole thing. So all this pining over the text is probably just about me - the advocacy scores another win!




Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday was a rotten day for me.



Anyway we had between 40-50cm of snow fall within a couple of hours. The shovelling took about two hours at my place and a simple drive to my dad’s place should have been quick cause they plowed the streets. They plowed the side streets but all the main streets were not plowed and littered with cars everywhere. So I spent another two hours just trying to escape all that and get back home. Actually I made things worse as I left my phone at home in the other jacket I used to clear the snow. I noticed it quickly and figured it was not worth the hassle for just a couple of blocks and then back an hour later. Well that didn’t’ work the way I planned but I made it back home and everything else was closed down for the day anyway. Actually I would have called that little drive a “nightmare” because so much of it was out of your control. Take the wrong street and there is a conga-line of stuck cars up ahead. Was this bad luck? I have been getting bad luck since I found out about the written statement and Friday was the worst. But I won’t place this on the written statement, but really I could have put money of bad luck when I scored on the advocacy. Been there many times and done that many times. I won’t blather more about it…..



That was the snow, but in other news is that I am slowly getting used to the written statement being disseminated at the UN even with my critical ramblings about any mistakes or clarity. The concept of the new Global Social Contract is all there and was successfully condensed to the word limits of the written statement. Basically it had to be a written statement as oral statements usually are 20-25 percent of what I had to work with this year with the written statement. So even though I was pumping myself up about the whole thing, I am now truly getting used to it and feeling better about it. Over this past year it was the only upbeat thing in advocacy during the pandemic. As such advocacy did not quite take the hit on the essential stuff as you would have thought. Remember after being stymied with an oral statement about the Global Vote in 2020, we successfully submitted the written statement about the same issue and were successful in 2021. The book on the new Global Social Contract only got published this past May, so on the vital stuff the timelines look good. Also note that I wrote a book this year but it is treated as an afterthought by me – what is wrong with me? As for me personally getting out and about in advocacy this was the second brutal year of going nowhere. In any case I have officially disseminated all the important stuff at the United Nations and just start building on it all.



It really amazes me how I can get what I want and then pick something to dwell on and lament the whole thing happening. One director told me I always do this so no surprise there. I am actually still working to plan so why all the lamenting of anything I could find to lament on? I guess it’s just me. If I found nothing to bitch about in the statement I would probably be despondent that the dissemination was just a written statement – you all get the drift…..







Of genuine importance is getting the Positive Mandate out there. This stands alone apart from the Global Social Contract. It is useful for people personally as a lifestyle signpost, but also for other areas like AI development. This stuff will happen outside my usual advocacy so as I said before I am really stoked to go into these new paths of advocacy. I just wished the pandemic would just get over and let me do my thing. And there you have it again; the dude just disseminates one huge idea for human development and yet bitches about not going to Sci-Fi conventions or AI conventions in Russia and places like that – what is wrong with me? Ask most people why they lament their lives and show them my angst and they would probably just slap my face so I just need to get over all this…..




Goodnight…..





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PostPosted: Wed Jan 19, 2022 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Updates?


Nothing but clearing snow at my place and then my dad’s place. That is your update.



It is funny how the weather can just take your life and dictate what you do. Right now it’s all about snow and that’s all there is. The worst part is snow removal before the wet snow freezes into ice with the planned temperature drop tonight making more snow removal almost impossible. You just shovel or use the blower and rinse and repeat. Maybe, maybe Thursday becomes a sort of normal day…..



On the pandemic front: I will formally register for the 60th Session of the Commission for Social Development. I should also note that in another email they were saying that the previous rules for NGOs are changed again because of the Omicron variant. Now you can apply and physically pick up your pass for the UN in New York, but you can’t go in until further notification - at least until February. So it looks like the Commission for Social Development will only be a virtual event. But I will register as you never know and try to support my fellow NGOs as best I can.


I also have to cull my many website domains - there are too many to count. The advocacy ones stay along with one website per corporation. Everything else is fair game. Cut costs on the records label also.




Goodnight





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