Internet Pioneer John Perry Barlow (70) passed away, may he RIP.

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Barlow passed away on February 8, 2018. He was a great inspirator for freedom of expression online and coined the name “Cyberspace” (the worldwide Civil Society community of online connected people, freely imagining & sharing & creating thoughts and ideas), for which he wrote the Declaration of Independence, which he reads on the above video.

Here is the text of that Declaration

Essential is to understand that Cyberspace is located between the ears of you and me, where nation state governments and their institutions/law enforcers/politicians nor media & advertisers in corporate online platforms; have NO jurisdiction.

jaap van till, TheConnectivist

PS. The Golden Rule that JPB refers to is:  The principle of treating others as one would wish to be treated. It is a maxim of altruism that is found in many religions and cultures. The maxim may appear as either a positive or negative injunction governing conduct: One should treat others as one would like others to treat oneself. Essentially it means that in such cases self-interest = general-interest, since being kind / helping others will  turn back on you sooner or later. Good for your karma 🙂 to be appreciated.

There was a great story explaining this from the middle ages. A very holy monk was allowed by Petrus when he passed away to briefly visit Hell before he would enter Heaven. Hell was a very very long table filled with delicious food and on both side long rows and rows of angry people who stabbed and fought each other with very long knives and forks, trying to feed themselves.  Heaven was exactly the same !! But in this case each person at the table asked those sitting next to them: “what delicious morsel can I cut for you and feed you?”



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Lecture: Why our future world will be organised in a more decentralized way.

Helbing Bienne

This is what the hot-shots in Davos should have seen !! This lecture by prof. Dirk Helbing  was presented yesterday Thursday January 25 in Bienne near Bern, Switzerland.

Information about the workshop:

That means it was organised by The Internet Society, Switzerland Chapter. Title:

“Setting the scene for a digital future: What’s important and how can it be achieved?”

The workshop was linked with the PEP foundation:

Title of Helbing’s keynote lecture: ” Why our future world will (have to) be organized in a more decentralized way”
1. Link to the Youtube video:
2. The pdf of the sheets can be downloaded HERE ==> Decentralized_s
This lecture agrees very much with many of the blogpages I posted here the last couple of years and I agree with the direction this will lead us, if we want to survive :  [holographic connected collective intelligence with distributed authority]. Others, like the P2P Foundation have showed the way towards this too in forms of organisation called local (city) COMMONS aka Cooperatives. Other smart self-organising structures are (big)city-areas and resilient & future-proof open infrastructures for transport, energy-exchange and communication switching and transmission.
jaap van till, TheConnectivist 
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Sheets van de “Beter Breedband” lezing bij ALV PiratenPartij 21 jan. Utrecht

Omdat er geen beamer zal zijn kunnen mensen de plaatjes bij mijn praatje meelezen, en wel HIER===>  ALV PPNLJvT

Het gaat over het marktfalen voor de nodige verbetering van de Digitale Infrastructuur in ons land, en wat we er samen aan kunnen gaan doen.

ir. jaap van till , TheConnectivist

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Cooperation vs Fighting

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(( updated on January 19, 2018 with my comments))

Reposted here with thanks to  

Jan 15

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Sheets van de “Beter Breedband Aanpak” lezing bij Conf

Lezing sheets

Hier te downloaden PDF ===> isocJvT

((Komt waarschijnlijk ook nog op de ISOC.NL 2018 New Year Reception site ))

Volledige tekst :

Aanleiding: Marktfalen. De markt voor breedband internet aansluitingen werkt niet goed meer. In grote delen van het land worden aansluitingen voor de volle prijs aangeboden die maar een heel lage bandbreedte (datacapaciteit) leveren. Maar ook in de binnensteden faalt de markt. Verbindingen zijn duur, variabel en krap. Dit is onacceptabel als je bedenkt dat de steeds voortgaande groei aan behoefte naar capaciteit van de computer verbindingen hiermee belemmerd wordt. Het remt de ontplooiing van onze samenleving en economie.


aanpak BB

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The Next Civilisation, Brazil Lecture of Dirk Helbing

Prof. Dirk Helbing of ETH and TUDelft recently gave a landmark lecture in Brazil which gives a broad view of what is going on right now and what we can DO TOGETHER to construct a Next Civilisation. See:

From 19: 33 on he explains a number of times what is going wrong, followed by how we can counter that to work in a better direction. For instance how we can get our individual freedom back & at the same time contribute to the general and long time interests of the communities.
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All these actions need distributed and P2P cooperation supported by inspired technology whizzards and scientists who can look over fences and outside their windows.
Jaap van Till, TheConnectivist
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Detailkaart voor Breedband beschikbaarheid in heel Nederland

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Stratix Consulting in Hilversum houdt deze on-line kaart, van hoogst beschikbare “Internet network access speed” per pand, up-to-date. Voor kopercoax of glasvezel, zoals getoond met kleurcode.

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