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Big Data and Cognitive Economics Beg To Differ

History remembers you differently and thanks to our biological drive towards altruism and Goodness, I have faith in humanity. And trust me I use the term, "faith" lightly. The watchdog should be Big Data.

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Big Data and Cognitive Economics Beg To Differ

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.

- John Locke (1632-1704)

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And His Big Brother Too

Big Data and Cognitive Economics Beg To Differ

History remembers you differently and thanks to our biological drive towards altruism and Goodness, I have faith in humanity. And trust me I use the term, "faith" lightly. The watchdog should be Big Data, however correlative this empirical approach could be.

Every man has a private property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, for that is his own property, and the state cannot invade it without the owner's permission or just cause. This is also the reason why the government has a vested interest in the protection of property rights. This is why they have passed many laws over the years to protect the individual's rights and freedoms.

What is meant by the private property is any type of personal possessions, which belongs to the individual. The government does not have a right to invade these personal possessions of the individual. They cannot take them, put them under lock and key, and then sell them to someone else. But if the government was to seize and sell someone's property, they would first have to prove that they had a right to it.

Private property is the most valuable part of an individual's life, because it gives him the freedom to do as he pleases. Without having that freedom, an individual would be slaves to others, and that would mean being held in prison or worse, on death row. In addition, having private property also gives people the ability to make their own decisions. Without that freedom, an individual is just a slave to another person. But if a person owns a private property, he is free to use it as he sees fit. He is free to use it for personal use and for that purpose, he is free to do whatever he wants with that personal property. The owner of the private property has total ownership of that particular property, but this property is also subject to the law of the land.[1]

I say all of this as a reflection of John Locke's Theory of Property[2]. For me, I refer to a Polis inspired forme of awareness of nature. We MUST take the environment and the biodiversity that supports life in ALL formes in to consideration in the decisions that we make. Consideration here might be to light of a word, and yet it makes you think. And show it should!

And the Rest is His Story

You start out with a grandiose claim that they're on the brink of defeat or collapse, and then you do the dirty work to turn them around. Go ahead, try to describe how you go from there and ultimately make the lie big, make it simple, and keep repeating it until you get what you want. Now that we have made it this far, what does it say for American interests to use deception? Doesn't it mean that we can make anybody do anything we want and use deception and lies? Well, yes it does, but in order to do so we must have enough people willing to play along with us.

If we do not convince enough people that our policies and actions are right, we'll lose the popular vote, that is in a democratic state. When people are tired of being lied to, when they are tired of being told that their country is on the verge of destruction because we're using the wrong type of weapon, then they are going to realize something's up. Then they are going to take matters into their own hands and start looking for a way to change things for the better. By "own hands", the possibilities are self-limiting and just another form of destruction, however perverse.[3]

And Now We Watch Big Brother

The reference to watching Big Brother is the possibility that we could have with the use of Big Data to keep tabs on our public servants. I have to be careful here; the tendency is not to partition our political leaders into slaves so I propose a mechanism to incentivize our leaders and give them the recognition they should deserve, and I am not necessarily referring to financial incentives but of course this becomes systemic and a tricky proposition. The fine line of virtue required for a healthy body politique requires proper nutrition, a well-fed flourishing Polis in a patriotic state of eudaimonic reasoning is a cast system deserved of my vote. Anything else is less than ideal and a perversion of sorts, an anathema of sabotage populated with bad actors and ill-gotten gains. If my voice sounds horse, it's because of the naysayers' response, which emerges as a symptom rather than a failure of conduct.

Big Brother is an imaginary character and representation in George Orwell's futuristic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. He is supposedly the head of Oceania, a super authoritarian state that governs the world, where the ruling party, Ingsoc, wields absolute control over the masses "for its own sake." The book portrays the oppressive nature of a society governed by a leader who sees all his subjects as nothing more than sheep to be controlled. The central metaphor for Big Brother's rule is that of Big Brother himself, who lives inside his own mind. His main objective, the central meaning of his existence, is to rule over his fellow citizens.

It achieves great success in portraying the way that an otherwise well-meaning person can get away with such unethical behavior. It also depicts a society where one can be completely comfortable with having someone else govern you, even if you know full well that it is wrong. George Orwell created this fictional society because he wanted to explore what happens when a free society has its freedoms removed. He hoped to demonstrate how quickly people will allow themselves to be ruled over in a more dictatorial form. It is a chilling reminder that the only real difference between an imagined and real society is the degree of control exercised by a governing body.

George Orwell's world was one in which people lived in fear of their fellow human beings. He wanted to show readers how such fear led to blind acceptance of authoritarianism, which is one of the most powerful social forces in the world. Even with the advent of Big Brother, the totalitarian system has not fallen, and many people still look to Big Brother as a source of support, despite the obvious fact that it is morally wrong.

Orwell's 1984 is definitely worth the read, if you have already read it, as I have multiple times, read it again for pure enjoyment. Try reading it, not for the polemic but for the quality of the writing. You will be in the hands of a master storyteller.[4]


  1. Inspired by John Locke (1632-1704)'s quote, "Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself." The titled responsion quickly reduces to the pole position as the meme clearly (?) illustrates? ↩︎

  2. Here is an reliable resource for John Locke's Theory of Property; http://history.hanover.edu/early/locke/j-l2-007.htm ↩︎

  3. Inspired by Adolf Hitler (1889-1945)'s quote, "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.". The titled responsion is pseudo and fully made up despite the half truth. His story is no History, the rest is what remains, ironically so are the victims. ↩︎

  4. Inspired by George Orwell (1903-1950)'s quote, "Big Brother is watching you.". To say that the titled responsion is Orwellian is a double entendre, to say it's a singularity of sorts is inaccurate at best. If Big Brother is watching, I think I have thrown him off our trail with confusion. ↩︎

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