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Who Owns Seeds? Monsanto Says Not You

Who Owns Seeds? Monsanto Says Not You | Intelligent Technology | Scoop.it
The United States Supreme Court will decide that in a case involving a 75-year-old farmer from Indiana named Vernon Bowman.
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This issue goes to the core of the new era of data wealth, Data Barons, and the idea that data should be permanently enslaved to an "owner" at the cost of billions of other stakeholders in the holistic sense and over the longterm as opposed to the nearterm. 

 

Copyrights have a somewhat longterm ownership period yet they are released to public freedom, although that has even come under challenge recently.  They should be truncated more and instead of a perpetual dominion Monsanto should look at a similar shorter term of ownership such as 5 years of planting, although some want as little as 2 years.  The length of time should be correlated to the growth in technology which would make it more advantageous for a buyer to buy the new seed rather than hold on to the existing seed.

 

The Data Barons fail to realize the arc of history is toward the proliferation of abundant resources for all and the myopic view of ownership only hinders the more joyful higher level functioning of growth need enhanced humans.  If these Data Barons really want to position themselves as an idea for longterm survival, they need to work cooperatively instead of via antiquated highly hostile competitive tactics.  Perhaps a dose of training in higher level functioning would allow them to see the joy of beingness from a growth perspective and would encourage them to be part of the solution more quickly as they will soon be left behind by those who engage in cooperative strategic partnerships across private, public, and individual stakeholders.

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Seminar demystifies 'singularity of India' - E-Pao.net

Seminar demystifies 'singularity of India' E-Pao.net Imphal, January 28 2013: A two-day National seminar on 'Singularity of India: Integration, homogenization & Racism' being jointly organized by United NGOs Mission-Manipur, North East Dialogue...
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The anticipation of the Singularity is a global event.  We need to ensure proliferation reaches those in the most resource-starved areas with fairness and with the appropriate education for those citizens to adopt the technology.

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Strikes and Transitional Tech Skills Training

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It's a rapidly changing time for humanity.  Iberia Airlines strike could have partially been averted with transitional tech skills training.  Article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/18/uk-iberia-strike-idUSLNE91E01D20130218

 

Predictive analytics could and needs to be utilized rapidly to humanely forecast sectors where technology and robosourcing will displace human labor.  This technology will only be increasing and further strikes or unrest will ensue as it has in Spain as a result.  However, we could use technology itself to help aid the issue not only as a direct tool but also as part of the solution in increasing training in tech skills.  Predictive analytics could forecast where jobs are most vulnerable, identify potential jobs to be lost at particular times and places of employ, identify skill sets needed currently and in the nearterm, calculate time needed for humans to uptake the new skills relative to time needed by various sectors, and determine best profitability in this strategy and where temporary federal assistance may be helpful.

 

Other factors could include reducing the work week, demanding lower cost of living as a result of efficiency savings brought about by the usage of technology that is displacing costly human labor, educating the public on the need to acquire new skill sets in an increasingly intelligent environment, and guiding the public that they cannot rely on soft customer service jobs, government subsidies, or not utilizing their minds in a more productive way either on the job or in leisure time.

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