Dave Kelly

Manufacturing Manager, Hamsar Diversco Inc
Burlington, Ontario, Canada

About Dave

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Manufacturing

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Comments & conversations

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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
Can a social business/enterprise be run in a way that more closely resembles the equal society it strives to create?
I think there are some good ideas from co-ops that could be used in a social business, but not all. It would be a fine balancing act between what is best for the co-op and what helps achieve the social businesses goal. Like you mentioned, when it comes to money tough decisions would have to be made. The structure of a coop may work, but the goals of a coop may have to be altered. These are all great things to think about.
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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
How does traveling change you ?
I believe travel is very important. It opens your eyes to the rest of the world. I think it's important to see how big the world is. A lot of people think that where they live is the "centre of the universe", but when you travel you realize how far from the truth this is... it changes your perspective for the better. Of course an issue is the cost of travel. Not everyone can afford to travel and this is an issue that is not easy to rectify.
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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
Can we ever achieve World Peace?
Peter, to answer the very end of your question, I do think technology can help move the world toward peace. The same issues we have today are in the way of course. Who has control of this technology? How does it get to those with less power/means? And so on. I believe that at some point in the future technology will remove some if not all of the issues the world has (hunger, disease, etc), which will at the very least help move everyone towards peace. On another note, the "trick" to peace may be to let people come to it. Like minded people need to come together and start working towards peace on their own and let others see the progress and come in their own time. Forcing people to conform is never going to work as that is just another type of "violence".
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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it part of human nature to have a hierarchy?
Very good point Russell. People need to agree with those in power to truly want to follow them. When you think about elections, what percentage of people truly believe in their options? Of course people tend to lean one way or another, but it's very black and white (Republican or Democrat for instance). When this decision is made, they are "stuck" with this decision until the next election. Maybe the key is that people need more flexibility in who they follow in a hierarchy? More finely broken down responsibilities and more frequent voting opportunities, and therefore greater ability to choose who they are following when it comes to issues and leader ship roles.
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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
Is Internet Voting Inevitable?
There is so much money and power involved, and the risk/reward is so great, that taking the step toward internet voting is only going to happen when those who control it feel they can make the switch and keep control. Security and accessibility are issues that can be overcome, but only when those in control want them to be overcome. Having said that, I do believe that we will see internet voting at some point in the future.
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Dave Kelly
Posted over 1 year ago
Is it part of human nature to have a hierarchy?
1) Everybody is different. You have some people who have the desire to be in control, are out going, and want to be in charge. And you have others that would rather sit back and follow. This is part of human nature I believe. The thing that needs to change is that people need to turn this from being a way to gain control, to being a way to achieve goals. Instead of wanting to be in charge of a group of people, use that energy to accomplish a personal or social goal. 2) I think there will always be a need for some level of hierarchy. If an organization/society is large enough, tasks will not be able to be completed by all members. Yes you could most likely have a way of “voting” on what is to be done, but the actual execution of the task would need to be done by one person, or a smaller group of people. For instance if a city needed to plant pumpkins, obviously the entire city would not do this. There would be one person, or a group of people in charge of accomplishing this task. Technically I would say they were at the top of the hierarchy of pumpkin planting. But I would not say they were at the top of the hierarchy of the city. I believe we can get beyond traditional hierarchies in society (in terms of its entirety), but it will take a massive shift in how people think. When/how this will happen is the question.