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> http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2012/12/feudal_sec.html
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See Bruce Schneier: This essay essentially covers the topic of our background conversations mentioned in "about". He applies the same reasoning and even the analogy of feudalism. Askemos does just one thing here: assuming that there is an "evolutionary advantage" in civil societies above "state of nature"; and apply this recipe to networked security. Sum: create an "autonomous" thing, which can handle contracts.

Schneier on service providers and their fineprint as a security threat.


An outline for another unwritten article.

The historic chain of arguments:

  1. (Problem statement) What's an "operating system (kernel) at all?" (Asked a computer illiterate philosopher.) "Kind of rules of law for the 'territory inside' computers." (…Think of "process" as in computer slang akin to "citizens".)
  2. Wait, nice analogy. Given it holds (which happend to work in this case) beyond the moment… let's continue
  3. Then we could somehow classify OSes the same way as societies. Is this useful? How would we differenciate?
  4. Given individuals trusted to operate ("administrate", even initially set it up as a black box to use). Those could fail or even cheat. This is not enough to meet the requirements a human beeing has wrt. personal rights to their legitim state of affairs! At least not in a civil state.
  5. So we are at the moment (at best) in a feudal organisation. (See Bruce Schneier…)
  6. What's missing? … The logic, which transforms individuals, who may influence each other up to physical destruction into networks where "rights" (yet a other information in the machinery) extend beyond "death" (a.k.a worst case of dysfunction), making it not worthwhile to "kill". …One word: Enlightment (as is in philosophy) spelled the end to feudalism.
  7. Find the "root of recursion", implement it.
  8. Make this practical enough to silence those, who believe this being infeasible.

Give me a decade for number eight.

Now let's reach out.