Al LeBlanc's Blog – December 2016 Archive (3)

#Cyberpeacefare #New Year's Resolution 2017

The promises/opportunities&dangers/pitfalls of the New Year are before us.  We are culpable for what we do/fail to do for: ourselves, humanity, common good, common home, planet sustainability. The nuclear cloud threatens us all ! We must not be indifferent.  As Abe Lincoln advised us: "You can't escape responsibility of tomorrow by avoiding it today." Let us all pledge to realize/utilize our Personal Cyber Power for World Peace and Planet Survival in 2017.    CyberPeaceGadfly

Added by Al LeBlanc on December 29, 2016 at 5:05pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Individual Responsibiity #BF Skinner

"We are all controlled by the world in which we live, and part of that world has been and will be constructed by men. The question is this: are we to be controlled by accidents, by tyrants, or by ourselves, in effective cultural design ? "  BF Skinner

Christmas is a good time to give a free goodwill gift to the world by using the PersonalCyberPower (PCB) at our fingertips to make a little…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 15, 2016 at 6:13pm — 5 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Adlai E. Stevenson

"Peace is not the work of a single day, nor will it be the consequence of a single act. Yet every constructive act contributes to its growth; every omission impedes it. Peace will come, in the end, if it comes at all, as a child grows to maturity - slowly, imperceptibly, until we realize one day in incredulous surprise that the child is almost grown." Adlai E. Stevenson

(The hope for world peace, in a cyber connected social…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on December 6, 2016 at 3:02pm — 1 Comment

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Loisach Group and the Democratic Community Narrative

Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev reports from the Berlin meetings of the Losiach Group, a U.S.-German strategic dialogue, where the trans-Atlantic relationship and the rise of China are important points of discussion. Could countering China be the basis of a new Euro-American conneciton?

The Ethics of Gene Editing & Human Enhancement, with Julian Savulescu

What does "good ethics" means when it comes to gene editing? What types of conversations should we be having about this technology? Julian Savulescu, director of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, shares his thoughts on these topics and more, including moral and human enhancement, and why he called Dr. He Jiankui's experiment "monstrous."

Vox Populi, Eurasia Group Foundation, and Narratives

The Eurasia Group Foundation (EGF) has released its report on public attitudes towards U.S. foreign policy. Senior Fellow Nikolas Gvosdev notes that, like the project on U.S. Global Engagement at the Carnegie Council, EGF is attempting to get at the twin issues of "the chasm which exists between the interests and concerns of foreign policy elites and those of ordinary citizens" and "the reasons why Americans are increasingly disenfranchised from foreign policy decisions being made in Washington."

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