Short snippets of Opinion and Opinionated Systems

Having a opinion is not bad, forcing it — Is

Having a opinion means you have power of decision(good or bad), it`s not about making or having imperfect opinion about something, nothing bad to feel about it, but stillness / stereotypical can be a problem. Always questioning and thinking is good attitude to keep opinions and future decisions in check.

Divide time between (unless you are a full time philosopher) questioning, learning from experience and actually doing/creating something .

Opinions are formed based on experiences others had, but being stereotypical(old traditions that need to go) is bad, they can be the best practices, save time and save mental energy to re-invent the wheel giving people more time to spend on other things.

That`s ok for individuals, but what about opinionated system like software, process, social systems, political system that are created to cater to masses.

Usually when a system is made for group of people at best it caters to average of group.

Benefit of approach is ability to scale faster, cheaper but less focus on individual.

. Machine making millions of similar products faster and cheaper

. Teacher teaching multiple students

Higher quality can be achieved but variations according to individual preferences make things slow and expensive.

With the advancement in digital computing, AI and Machines: Systems that are focused individually yet faster and cheaper production.

Modular Approach:

Individual components of a system like

. people in context of social systems,

. group/parts of system interdependent of each other but independent of other parts

can interact with each other seamlessly and anytime certain things are replaceable with better options.

This creates a better solution to problems, better management and faster debugging of problem.

But still you need to create an underlying framework, philosophy that can handle all permutation and combinations.

Opinionated Software, Frameworks: Often include best practices put together by engineers to make things faster. But they need to flexible enough for personal needs and adapt accordingly.

Social systems: The way people in a given culture approach life (french way, Indian way or other) follow a opinionated framework. But as things becomes dogmatic problem occur, people get used to certain things. Getting used to certain things and less uncertainty keep social fear, expectations and trust in check. Make things easier as it is, but creates problem for growth and growth makers.

That same as ordering a personalized pizza vs choosing from 8 variations or combo.

If you don`t decide for yourself, someone else will. or If you don`t hire yourself for your dreams, someone else will hire you for their dreams.

But you can`t always have options or personalized products, opinions, policies for everyone because you are not the creator. It is the job of creator/maker.

Even relation b/w earth and homo-sapiens is opinionated.

Would you start from scratch, well we can`t. Starting from place you are now its difficult to make flexible opinionated systems or complete personalized systems.

Legacy: things grow, change so does society system and people, but change is slow due to fact that system, things which involves people at root of everything don`t accept change easily because they are habit of old ways and are OK with it. More focused on moving further than making changes every one and then.

Effect such as above grow when masses are involved and grouped with certain group rules.

Philosopher`s AI : what would a philosopher, researcher of human values throughout history, how would he prepare hierarchy of values for better human life and prepare a system that caters to individuals.

Long since human history societies relied on spiritual or emotional experiences, at best they are lucky shots in dark to find the truth and worst complete non-sense pushed through ages for political gains.

Its time and very much possible to use science to understand and define morality and values : which takes a more logical and long lasting approach to human prosperity. Thus enabling the need for better science, research tools, making sense of data with a scope of bettering human life including all sorts of concerns pollution, energy, family, relationships, public trust, monetary systems, trade, food, direction world to take. Which can be handled better and faster with a digital machine( surely we need human to design it)

But why its necessary: Personalized or having things catering to you, makes things more pleasant, more democratic, forcing people to involve more, making them count for their mistakes but on the other side lot of option can be confusing.

Some balance has to be striked, yet having the ability to accommodate change makers easily is key. Rather than change makers having to struggle and general public understanding it later. This creating a tricky situation of having fewer great people, geniuses, role models, leaders in history.

Inequality: Not only rich poor, discrimination but knowledge gap (intellectuals not passing knowledge is same thing), flow of knowledge is well in same league. Rather than having fewer role models the ability among society at large to have great passion for their work and having lesser gap among geniuses and common people which not only benefit today, but start a chain to reduce gap similar to if rich today start giving today plus poor children are allowed to have better education (giving ability to grow on their own, rather than serving someone) as time pass future generation will have less inequality due to chain effect.

Is it possible to make such a framework which is by the way very important for AI thus all kind of better systems (machine, political, social, physiological) in future.

How the modular, personalized, scale-able, interactions, growth, legacy will be put into one such framework?


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