2/29/2004 9:05 AM
Americaís Rural Safe Net
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Flanagan Consulting LLC
Thank you for orienting the public discussion on Peer-to-Peer networks, at the Council on Competitiveness, about a return to participatory democracy.†
Some few say that the Republicís interests lies with increasing the power and control by business processes over individuals.† But these are a radical few.† For example, most republicans I know stand for less control over individuals and do NOT distinguish between control by government and control by commercial business.† In both cases, the rights and powers of individuals are sometimes compromised.
Most Americans sense is that:
Our Republic may, in fact, fail if our Republic fails to stand for the 50 participatory State democracies.†
In an effort to provide a safe Internet for distance learning, rural re-newal, and citizen centric governance; a group of scientists and innovators have developed the concept of a Rural Safe Net.†
This concept expressly excludes commercial advertising from a required national resource protecting rural America in times of cultural stress, such as might occur consequent to a massive bio-terrorism attack, some other asymmetric attack, or natural disaster.
Citizens have the natural right to be free from advertising, porn, viruses, and crimes committed because of the confusion that exists in the media and in the Internet.†
Commercial advertising is excluded because knowledge creation, knowledge sharing, and the free participation of citizens, in private debates, has been exploited by advertisers to the point of making inaccessible what would otherwise be easily available educational processes and knowledge sharing exercises by citizens and by public organizations such as schools and universities.†
The exploitation occurs, as the social science shows, via the commercial marketing of addictive products including porn, prescription drugs, and (increasingly) the various commercial media itself.†
We may even be experiencing a marketing of war, as a social good in and of itself.
The Rural Safe Net is designed to have informational transparency but with a protection for privacy built in from the ground up.† The informational transparency cannot be obtained if the Safe Net is required to support massive volumes of advertising coming from hidden sources.
The informational transparency by itself would not protect individual citizens, in an "open" Internet system, from the various crimes now being committed using the World Wide Web.† The problem is a technical one, and is discussed within our community of scientists.†
One of my colleagues, Sandy Klausner, has developed a comprehensive replacement for Internet transaction infrastructure.† This work is presented from the URL
where we introduce Sandy to the notion of a Safe Net and introduce others to Sandy's work
This work follows the efforts by Dr. Brad Cox on an existing micro-transaction software embedded banking system based on his notion of "super distribution"
and work by others who have addressed, in a scholarly fashion, the issues of ownership of products made from bits.†
Brad has made many public presentations of this micro-transaction banking system and the historical scholarship on notions of ownership.†
Susan Turnbull (host of the monthly GSA collaboration workshop), Steven Newcomb (one of the authors of the Topic Map standard), Ralph Hodgson (leading ontologist), George Brett (Internet2), and Brand Niemann (GSA collaboration workshop) are members of a community of innovators whose work has directly influenced the development of the concept of the Safe Net.† Others have also contributed but are not listed explicitly here.
Breanna Anderson (co-founder Schemalogic Inc) is one of the many industry CEO's whose work and conversation have aided in the development of the Knowledge Sharing Foundation concept
Michael McLay has helped our group develop the notion of a Python/Linux Open Source Software initiative.† The initiative has the following objectives
1) to re-develop the current Python language
2) to integrate this new language with a minimal distribution of Linux
3) to produce a knowledge operating system that is Peer-to-Peer and has transactional transparency
4) takes the form of a downloadable CD (less than 40 megabits, total)
5) when installed will re-boot any computer (including old 386 based computers) as a fully functioning node in a Peer-to-Peer SafeNet
6) will install onto a Pocket PC
7) teaches children about what a computer is and what the Internet is
8) teaches a K-12 knowledge science curriculum
A list of part of a advisory group is contained in a capitalization instrument at ontologystream.