- Ronald Vallecer
- Hong Kong
- Hong Kong
Should the global open-source community overthrow dysfunctional governments?
Why can't we have the United States of the Open-Source Community?
Why can't we empower those who are capable and willing to open-source their expertise to governments who are in short supply of the talents needed to be effective and efficient. Why can't we ship a hundred million people to a place in need temporarily to teach, create useful infrastructure etc etc. Why must sovereignty cause the lives of so many people who have yet the opportunity to grasp the concept of it?
Year in and year out, governments and banks write off billions and billions of dollars in bad debt, why can't we loan ourselves the necessary monetary resources to educate better citizens, build more effective and efficient infrastructures. Sure some will say, but how will that affect the economy? Can't we turn off the stock markets and make it work for us instead of against us? Sure, the real fear is that whatever everyone owns will probably lose value? But isn't that what we should be asking ourselves? What if we can appease those who fear that their money will no longer give them power? Is it our fault that we led them to think they had power in the first place?
I believe that we have all the tools we need to make a better tomorrow, just that we also have systems in place that stop us from using them. The steak that I love so much will taste the same or even better if I knew that no one is dying of hunger around the world. Billions of tons of food go to waste each year because we can't work ourselves around a system of commerce that dictates food needs to be bought, that profit needs to be made. If one is unemployed then one has no purchasing power. Perhaps if we change the meaning of employment and profits, then more people will be empowered to purchase goods and services, doesn't that mean more business for everyone? We have scaffolding in Education, why can't we have scaffolding for everything? Let's open-source the world and perhaps, we can wipe out the nonsense that we call poverty.