среда, 12 января 2022 г.

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I live in Russia and do not know much about the western countries and their customs; besides that, my English is not good enough. So, I excuse for any awkwardness in my blog and for bad English.
The aim of my blog is to promote the ideas of internet democracy. I believe that these ideas could really make the world better, if they are implemented.
Most impotant articles:

Internet democracy

Self-curing society

Criticism of the book "Cloud democracy"

Personal responsibility of power

My blog in Russian:

http://grandrienko.com



I appreciate any comments concerning my articles.

The most simple of the ideas proposed, but very important, is the “crowdfunding multiplication”: if someone earns by crowdfunding, the state or some funds would give him additional money, multiplying his financing. Applying this scheme needs eliminating some problems – corruption (self-funding) and “sectarian” projects, which will be popular only among some minority who know about them. I think that these problems can be efficiently solved, and the projects which earn by crowdfunding in such a way will be able to efficiently fight corruption, ecological problems, unfair advertising, etc.
Previously this blog contained an article about Russia and Ukraine, but I decided to delete it from the blog, because it has become dangerous to live in Russia and write about politics.

четверг, 6 августа 2015 г.

Smartphones have conquered the human's world


I have translated into English some pictures I found in the Russian web:


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воскресенье, 14 июня 2015 г.

Personal responsibility of the power and consultative branch of power

I believe that the idea of personal responsibility of the power can make the world really better. I have heard about this idea in Ukrainian mass media; as far as I can see, it is a component of the “Maidan ideology”. Ukraine is moving towards implementing this idea: the Ukrainian President has very much power (as far as I can see), unlike, for example, the US president. In autumn 2014 President Poroshenko initiated pre-term parliamentary elections. His aim was to get a loyal parliament, which is able to perform social reforms. I hope, in future the Ukrainian President will get even more legislative power.
However, giving the legislative power to the President raises new problems – one man is not enough competent in the juridical subjects and can easily make faults. I think that this problem can be mostly solved if the parliament obtains a “consultative” function, so it is able to postpone a President’s decision and impose the President some compromise.
Besides that, such “consultative” parliament, together with some other elected representatives of power, will be able to make the President perform a public report of his work. The parliament will be able to raise questions to the President, and the latter will be obliged to answer these questions.

I suppose that in order to implement this, a collective guarantor of constitution is required, which is described in my book. This is very difficult to implement; but I hope that in Ukraine some of these ideas will be partly implemented soon enough.

воскресенье, 31 мая 2015 г.

The magnificent Elon Musk




I am afraid this information is already known by most of the visitors of my blog, but nevertheless I’ll write about that.
Elon Musk is an American multi-millionaire, who was the cofounder of PayPal. Now he has a lot of projects important for the entire world: in particular, he is the founder of SpaceX, a company which constructs space rockets. It has developed the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, which have already supplied a lot of cargo into the orbit. Now Musk tries to create a reusable version of Falcon (Falcon-9R), whose first stage will perform a soft landing. It is presumed that if Musk succeeds, this technology will render the cost of space flights 5-10 times cheaper (at the moment, reusable rockets like Shuttle are less efficient than the disposable ones).
The final goal of Musk is the colonization of Mars by humans; he writes (and I fully agree with him) that the colonization of space is needed to secure the humanity against extinction (if a global catastrophe happens on Earth, caused by any unexpected reasons related to technological progress, the humanity will survive outside our planet and draw its conclusions).
As far as I know, Musk has spent approximately 800 million dollars for the development of his rockets, while the Russian government spent about 5.5 billions for the Angara rocket family, and NASA spent about 30 billions for their new multi-usable rockets (not finished yet).
Another project of Musk is Tesla Motors: a company which produces efficient electric cars. The car Tesla S has won several awards and is very popular, in particular due to the battery swapping technology.

Musk has made open the Tesla patents, so probably soon his competitors will create their clones of Tesla cars.
Besides that, Musk is the chairman of SolarCity, a company which produces solar batteries and charging stations. Musk has developed the Powerwall, a new solar battery for home use. I suppose, it is possible that this technology will change the world to no lesser extent than the shale gas. My main hope is that such technologies will end the era or petrocracies like Russia and Iran.
It is written that Musk was once near a bankruptcy, but at the moment his companies are thriving.
Musk is one of the US “technocrats”, i.e. people who have earned billions of dollars with the Internet. Among these people are Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, et al. Some of these people have political activity – in particular, Zuckerberg and Musk once took part in the FWD.us lobbying group which has a goal of immigration reform (this reform would fight illegal migration, favoring migration into the US for talented people). In 2013 Musk left the group because of some conflicts.

I think, if a man has earned a billion of dollars, he must be quite motivated to make the world better. It is even strange that usually this rule do not work (maybe, the reason is that the financial aristocracy in the US is involved in collective responsibility). Nevertheless, it seems for me that such people as Elon Musk are really able to make the world better, and these people have already become more important than such people as Barack Obama. Such people as men belonging to the Rockefeller or Rothschild families have more money and power, but unlike the “technocrats” they are not popular. This is my personal view of the situation, and I am sorry if I misunderstand important things.