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aral
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Constitution

17 Jul 2017 07:47


  1. The constitutional and philosophical basis of our policy is the relationship of human beings to digital technology as defined in The Universal Declaration of Cyborg Rights.

  2. To extrapolate from item #1, we posit that it is a fundamental human right for human beings to own, control, and have access to their own space on the Internet. That the goal of our tech policy in the long term must be to create an Internet of People to encourage individual sovereignty and a healthy commons in the digital age.

  3. To extrapolate from item #1, we posit that strong (and end-to-end) encryption is a basic human right and a mechanism that is necessary to safeguard the integrity of the cyborg self.

  4. To extrapolate from item #1, we posit that the surveillance-based business model of mainstream Silicon Valley technology (“people farming”) constitutes an abuse of the self and must be regulated.

  5. Further to item #4, for us to regulate abuses effectively, we must tackle the institutional corruption that makes it difficult (if not impossible) for us to regulate effectively today. Specifically, we must enact policies to remove the influence of corporate finance in public policymaking; policies to limit lobbying and revolving doors and ensure equality of access to policymakers for civic groups, etc., with regards to the former.

  6. Further to all previous items, we must ensure that public-private partnerships do not constitute a de facto privatisation of citizens’ data and commons data (as is currently the case – especially, and most worryingly – in the area of healthcare and smart city infrastructure).

  7. That we must fund a commons-based, decentralised, interoperable, free and open, sustainable technology platform to realise point #2 and safeguard the rights of human beings in the digital age as defined in point #1.
 
celton
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Re: Constitution

22 Jul 2017 14:40

@aral the link to the cyborg rights is broken
 
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Re: Constitution

23 Jul 2017 09:32

celton wrote:
@aral the link to the cyborg rights is broken


Thank you, Celton, now fixed :)