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Veredas, where you can find them

14 Dec

Where danger lives, there is also what is saved”, wrote the German poet Hölderlin, and in one of his last “The Way” the visionary Edgar Morin gathered part of the thought dispersed by the reductionism and systematized one on the future of humanity reconnecting knowledge and defending fraternity.
He deals in the book of collective reconstruction of thought about society, through the concept of metamorphosis (a simultaneous process of self-destruction and self-reconstruction in an organization in which identity is maintained and transformed into otherness), which would be a new solidarity.
The French thinker wrote: “I feel connected to the planetary patrimony, animated by the religion of the one who reconnects, by the rejection of what it rejects, by an infinite solidarity …”, to reconnect knowledge, to admit complexity, to rediscover nature and also Love, wrote a beautiful book “Love Poetry Wisdom” (Piaget Institute, 1997) which also about the loss of his wife Edwige: the inseparable, saying “I am an eternal love.”
In speaking of modern man’s disenchantment, a reporter’s question on hope answers: “All crises – be it economic, social, political, ethical, cognitive – are only reflections of humanity’s greatest crisis, which is failing to become human. But we must resist disappointment and loss of faith in a new world, because a new way, a new way, is always possible. But hope does not mean certainty. We can not escape uncertainty. ”
We can then seek Veredas, find shortcuts to the new time, a new “advent.”


Veredas and the importance for life

13 Dec

The special paths in the formation of the Brazilian biomes is named Veredas, it isasVeredasMata where water table springs occur which, however small, will form the streams and streams that supply much of the rivers and allow clean and healthy water.
As the vegetation is of a bush, of moist soil making the earth generally darker behave like wrecks and filters retaining the organic feelings and thus filtering the water that arrives at the stream during the rains, the serious problem of the paths is the possibility of desertification.
The fauna has maned wolves, anteaters, snakes, fish and amphibians, more diversified birds, palm trees and coconut trees offer abundant fruit for larger birds, while rivers provide fish for some large birds as well as migrating birds.
So a path, besides being a hidden path are sources of life, who crosses it will not only find a great road, a great river, but the walk itself along a path offers a rich life and also a beautiful landscape.
Searching for paths during advent is not only part of true and sincere religiosity, but especially of those who seek humanized spaces of friends and co-workers who are sources of life and daily toil for those who have work


Between the public and private spheres

20 Jun

The term “public sphere”, popularized by the concepts developed by Transparency2Jünger Habermas (1929- ), especially in the book published in 1962, “Structural Change of the Public Sphere”, which is a translation for the German word, Öffentlichkeit, substantivation of the adjective öffentlich ). “Publicity”, which is also used in a certain way also as “making public” Publizität is in turn a term used to make public certain court debates.
The theme is again relevant not only to the situation in Brazil, but also to the use of “publicity” in both Trump’s campaign and Marie Le Pen’s campaign, in addition to countless cases of corruption allegations in Brazil and other countries in America America and the planet.
The general idea of ​​Habermas, roughly speaking, is that critical advertising is subverted by advertising / propaganda, where public opinion becomes manipulated both by the mass media and by party and administrative policies, but the term Should not be confused with the public / private difficulties of the state.
Subsequently Habermas relativized the term, because political and social experiences that denied a total depoliticization of the public sphere also show curious facts as a certain return to nationalism, and the question of public transparency is questioned.
What made Habermas later develop the idea of ​​the communicative action, consecrated in the book (in some editions like the English in two Volumes) “The theory of communicative action”, published in 1984, but what neglected that also there was needed a repair , Placing the question of the “new intransparency” where, while admitting utopian exhaustion, he sees a horizon where there is some fusion between utopian thought and historical consciousness.
Habermas cites the utopian scenarios of the Middle Ages: “Thomas Morus and his Utopia, Campanella with City of the Sun, Bacon with his New Atlantis,” its modernization in modern times by “Robert Owen and Saint Simon, Fourier and Proudhon rejected violent utopianism” , And there is an update with “Ernst Bloch and Karl Mannheim” which in Habermas’s view “purified the term’utopia ‘”, but neglects the analysis made of Manheim by Paul Ricoeur in courses made at the University of Chicago in 1975, which later became Book: “The ideology and the utopia”.
Ricoeur’s analysis shows that ideological distortion is based on considering only the symbolic structure of social life, generally viewed from the perspective of justifications and identifications of social groups, although necessary, is not enough to make projections for the future, where The use of transformative social innovations and agents is necessary.
HABERMAS, J. The new intransparency. In: New Studies CEBRAP, nº 18, set. São Paulo: Ed. Brasileira de Ciências Ltda,


MIT explain blockchain

14 Jun

The famous American Institute MIT explained on its website, objectively a BlockChain2set of technologies for digital money, objectively and clearly, here is a summary of the questions answered, the first of course is what the term means.

At a high level, blockchain technology allows a network of computers to agree at regular intervals on the true state of a distributed ledger,” says MIT Sloan Assistant Professor Christian Catalini, an expert in blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency. “Such ledgers can contain different types of shared data, such as transaction records, attributes of transactions, credentials, or other pieces of information. The ledger is often secured through a clever mix of cryptography and game theory, and does not require trusted nodes like traditional networks. This is what allows bitcoin to transfer value across the globe without resorting to traditional intermediaries such as banks.”

The prof. Christian Catalani of the Institute added: “The technology is particularly useful when you combine a distributed ledger together with a cryptotoken,”

The second obvious question is relation between BitCoin and BlockChain, in a recent paper, Catalini explains why business leaders should be excited about blockchain, it can save them money and could upend how business is conducted.

Every business and organization engages in many types of transactions every day. Each of those transactions requires verification. In many cases, that verification is easy. You know your customers, your clients, your colleagues, and your business partners. Having worked with them and their products, data, or information, you have a pretty good idea of their value and trustworthiness.

“But every so often, there’s a problem, and when a problem arises, we often have to perform some sort of audit,” Catalini says. “It could be actual auditors coming into a firm. But in many other cases, you’re running some sort of process to make sure the person claiming to have those credentials did have those credentials, or the firm selling you the goods did have the certification. When we do that, it’s a costly, labor-intensive process for society. The marketplace slows down and you have to incur additional costs to match demand and supply.”

“The reason distributed ledgers become so useful in these cases is because if you recorded those attributes you now need to verify securely on a blockchain, you can always go back and refer back to them at no cost.”

The paper and the paper are longer and clearer of course, but the purpose here was to reduce the technical issues a bit and explain the BlockChain tools.


Is there no digital economy?

20 Mar

The technophobes feed these besides other illusions, in fact they make money speaking DigitalEconomythis, but the digital economy already reached the $ 110 billion in 2014, only with the applications Uber, Airbnb and Kickstarter; Not to mention smartphones, tablets and laptops.

These three applications are expected to reach $ 1 trillion by 2017, which is higher than the GDP of many countries in the world and a third of the Brazilian, if we join all applications will probably be higher than our GDP.

Victor Reimann, just 25 years old and one of the partners of the developer and incubator of projects of collaborative economy Engage, with headquarters in Porto Alegre, clarifies that this economy “attracted people first by a need to optimize resources”.

Yuri Faber, creator of Zasnu, which offers a vehicle sharing service, says “The global recession has made people aware that collaborative consumption is good for lowering costs and good for everyone.”

I know in Berlin, Justice has already banned some services from Uber, also in Australia in the city of Melbourne, the city already fine drivers who receive money to transport passengers intermediated by the application, but in Brazil I know several friends who travel dividing the trip, and The number of people who do this will make any inspection impossible, after all they are not Uber cars or other services, of course you need to have a good car.

The Airbnb has hosted more than 120 thousand people during the World Cup, of course taking advantage of the speculation of the hotel network in addition to precarious services.

The digital economy will grow even more, and even those who make money speaking ill of it, could have their earnings computed as a digital economy, thus generating a curious paradox: speaking ill of the digital economy makes it grow in real numbers in this.


(Português) Trocas em redes viram mania

01 Aug

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(Português) A bolha brasileira e otimismo

29 Jul

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Self-righteousness and corruption

08 Jul

I forgive the Jews use this name of the biblical story, but it is the best metaphorPirataria to explain what happens in the country, and it include religious of all shades that combine the forces institutionalized that created the worship of God “State” to earn profits, its is brazilian politicians.

Metaphor is important because in addition to the written law, they generally know well how such a sr. Cunha also believe in the oral law, that passed down from generation to generation among the flattery of power and betrayal of the voters who voted believing in their “promises”, is the case in  Brazil.

While police operations combat ferinha the morning, remove street, remove street beggars and announce combating piracy saying that there are huge tax evasion in this illicit trade, one Holy Spirit judge released offenders, corrupt are upheld even in public demonstrations and want convince us that WE ARE CORRUPT (IS NOT TRUE)
There is a difference between a parent who needs to go to illegality to defend the minimum for his family, and who also want to be on the legality of people who live shenanigans, contracts combined in bids (not coincidentally the same root illicit) and operations endless fighting the real bandits who robbed us to the dignity of being a citizen.

The speech are all corrupt, that is natural, I forgive this sea of ​​mud was even necessary (oddly enough I’ve heard it) is nothing but a choir with impunity these gentlemen who were not trained or in Cuba, nor in the United States, they were trained in coffees and expensive dinners of palace life.

The Pharisees who say we are all corrupt, say that the complicity is also crime, and in the case of these Pharisees is prevarication in intransitive, harming the state or others.


Alvin Toffler and the absence of utopia

01 Jul

He died last June 27 to 87, the writer and futurist Alvin Toffler,CasalTofler married with also also futurist writer Heide Toffler in 2003 wrote “Creating a New Civilization” (*) showing beyond the economic and structural aspects of the need a civilization prepared for this future.

The first major book of successful Alvin Toffler, I read in my youth and put a review on my blog the Future Shock was the first great publishing success.

But the biggest book influences which envisaged the internet and the intensive use of technology in business is the Third Wave, published in 1980 by Bantam Books, the book brought not only a utopia, a typical feature of all the work of Alvin Toffler, but one entered the rhetoric of great world leaders of the time who now quote him as a visionary.

The absence of utopia today, is due to trapping the decaying social structures, fear of the changes needed and already envisioned in the production process, both in urban and rural agribusiness industry and care for nature.

We are great critics of any change is proposed, but unable to leave the old ideological rancid, the concentrators structures of income and power, pointed the technology almost universally as responsible for what is there, and not the men who use them.

The book of Toffler’s wife, Heide is almost a historical overview of the various husband’s books, especially The third wave and War and Anti-War, and Powershift, the new where civilizing they say will change the relationship between employer and employee consumers and businesses, family models, government and within the current model where it remains private property, so little chance of a critical reading of socialists and no chance of reading between capitalists should the current ratio of income concentration.

* Toffler, Heidi. Creating a new civilization.  Turner Pub, 1995.


(Português) Democracia, transparência e a crise

30 May

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