This week’s six-hour interrogation of Facebook’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Congress reminded me of how far humanity has traveled down the wrong rabbit-hole of excellence. It is excruciating to watch how these jokers, on either side, are poised to determine the excellence of humanity.
The interrogation exposed how neither side of the inquiry fully understood what the other side is talking about. Neither party demonstrated an understanding of how to establish modern first-principles of governance. And neither side showed to have a thorough understanding of how to induce regenerative excellence in society.
I suggest both sides attend our masterclasses for an evolutionary come-to-Jesus.
To Govern, Or Not To Be
At one point, when a member of Congress asked Mark why, after deploying armies of moderators, some disturbing videos still appeared on the platform, I answered for him; for the same reason Congress’ stupid gun laws still do not protect Americans very well. School shootings continue to occur.
So Congress, your pot better not paint Facebook’s kettle of governance black. Neither side knows how to improve the governance required to face a brave new world, analog or digital. For neither side can or dares question the outdated normalization of first-principles of governance in our Constitution.
The first-principles of our Constitution are not just outdated; they are also glaringly missing.
Freedom as the highest-order precept to a renewable society, referred to as liberty in the Constitution numerous times, is fervently dished out as an unalienable right, yet without any reference to the obligatory protection of freedom. A dangerous predicament, as the pursuit of personal freedoms, must first-and-foremost respect the protection of our collective freedom.
First Define Freedom
Worse, nowhere in that same Constitution is freedom actually defined, leaving the interpretation of freedom up to anyone who cherishes their freedom more than the freedom of others.
The societal mess that occurs comes from people deploying their selfish short-lived vile-maxims of freedom, gloatingly referred to as the American Dream, without being held responsible for protecting our collective and long-term evolutionary objectives as a species — the laissez-faire free-for-all Facebook and other consumer technology companies handsomely cashed in on.
No system is immune from bad operators, and bad-operators will seek and find the worst systems with the most holes to deploy their shenanigans — the reason why regulation must not be tied to systems but tied to participants, an important distinction.
Facebook Is A Bad Actor
The infancy of its leadership and systems, in complete ignorance of what drives regenerative marketplace behaviors, hurts all participants. In the same opaque way, a popular online flight-reservation system neglects to tell its customers certain hubs are not included in the analysis of the cheapest and most convenient itineraries available.
What you do not know hurts the most.
Facebook is a bad system, for its technology is built on open-source software with well-publicized vulnerabilities, employs mind-numbing infractions to our constitutional precepts, and proliferates group-think by modulating what the platform, not the authentic interests of the public, torso plus long-tail, deem worthy.
Facebook is an easy and willing target for socioeconomic theft and abuse, both in theory and in application.
Amidst the substantial damaging societal and evolutionary influence of Facebook to date, a continued land-grab into finance by deploying a global cryptocurrency, again without the aforementioned modernity to governmental first-principles in place first, will wreak serious havoc to humanity. Facebook’s poor past behavior does not earn it the massive public trust government approval would grant.
The biggest problem with cryptocurrencies, however, is not who deploys them but how those cryptocurrencies, in avoiding crucial governance, are poised to erode the trust in money further. And when the trust in money is gone, no one will have the power to protect the collective interests in freedom from again being usurped by the brutal bronze-age vile-maxims of personal freedoms from which humanity has managed to emerge.