economists argued that every individual is free to the extent he or she
can pursue their individual self- interest in the material world. Freedom, in the rational
mode, is the freedom to be autonomous and independent and to be an island to one’s self.
To be free is to be rational, detached, acquisitive, and utilitarian. The role of government, in
turn, is to safeguard private property relations and allow market forces to operate,
unfettered by political constraints. The conventional American dream is personal
opportunity to succeed in the marketplace.
The empathic approach to freedom in the emerging Biosphere Age is based on a different
premise. Freedom means being able to optimize the full potential of one’s life, and the
fulfilled life is one of companionship, affection, and belonging, made possible by ever
deeper and more meaningful personal experiences and relationships with others–across
neighborhoods, continents and the world. One is free, then, to the extent that one has been
nurtured and raised in a global society that allows for empathetic opportunities at every
level of human discourse. The new dream is the quality of life of humanity.…
eens, and windows, and "hypertext", clickable links in text that could take you from document to document, the basis of the modern web - and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who made the source code of his creation publicly available, and never made a penny from it himself - it is very sad to reflect on the state of play of all things that constitute the cloud, in the context of the "modern democratic" concept - OF the people, FOR the People, By the PEOPLE.
into the market.
The development of the so-called Tablet Computer has been constrained by the continuous lack of foresight in respect to an appropriate human interface - according to the stage of development of a combination of the diverse technologies required to underpin such developmental foresight.
It was Apple on the final straight - the company which introduced us to the very concept of WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) - who left the rest of the competition "pipped at the post."
In 2010 Mr Dell supposedly unveiled his company's first tablet - but has everybody forgotten the aborted attempt by Microsoft and its hardware manufacturing partners - including DELL - to launch an exemplary "hand-writing-recognition tablet" that could easily have transmogrified into a robust competitor for Apple's range of iOS devices - had Microsoft got their act together in respect of the development of their own operating systems.