Monday, April 26, 2021

Cybersecurity and Economics


Gordon R. Dickson

One of my favorite sci-fi series was written by Gordon R. Dickson. "The Dorsai Trilogy" describes a civilization that is facing an end-of-life-type crisis, the end of the old cycle and the beginning of the new. It is destructing and segmenting before its people move out into space to populate other planets. Each segment will travel to one of the planets to create a colony and populate it, and that sets the stage for a niche. A complex "dance" based on economics and defense starts. While two planets can be at war, they must continue to trade with all the other colonized planets and the old Earth.  The Dorsai become experts in defense and strategy and tactics. They are mercenaries that contract out their services, and oftentimes find their troops fighing other Dorsai. The final story culminates with a hostile takeover attempt of the Dorsai home planet by an ambitious man who has created a vast business empire.  

Mankind is not yet ready to travel to other planets. There are too many issues to overcome, like the vast distances and adapting to the environment of the planet. We may be within a hundred years of moving out into the stars. Mankind has established a global economy while simultanously dealing with national defense in a kind of dance, and the time has come when ambitious men can rise to the point of creating a global empire, either in business or politically. The "dance" has begun but it has always existed.

We all saw how one ship blocking the Suez canal can affect 12% of global trade. Cybersecurity threats can undermine the economic structure of a nation, or can be pinponted to affect one strategic location, like the Suez canal. Businesses rely on software based on the cloud. Just this morning, the US government released information that a company in Florida now controls part of the Pentagon's internet space and 175 million IP addresses. 

 The Dorsai Triology takes place in the future, but Gordon R. Dickson died in 2001, at the same time the plan for the international government was first being introduced online. His creation doesn't go into the structure of their global government, but included online shopping. His purchases immediately drop out of a chute. Will 3-D printers replace Amazon? 

 Can our plan for the international government protect the global economy and national defense? 

There are always three levels to the Universe--the principles, the power and the project. The principles  peg the society on a particular level. When the principles are left out, there is only power- the use of power and the abuse of power--and the projects, including the laws, are chaotic. Governments become oppressive to the people, leading to wars, genocides, massacres, slavery, poverty, famine and terrorism. 

The international government will focus on each nation finding a niche, and the international government, based on Universal Law and the principles of the cooperation of nature, will make fair and equitable trade agreements. The principles are equality, liberty, freedom, compassion, abundance, capacity and tolerance. They will peg the international government on a very high level. 

The Russians have been accused of cyberattacks. If they, or any nation, is not standing on the principles, then poverty is one of the effects of their power grabs. Is it in the best interests of any person or any nation to grab for power through cyberattackes? 

Our organization is working to create the international government, and the principles we stand on peg the entire planet on a very high level. The application of that related to economics is the principles of the cooperation of nature, which creates a sense of abundance for all, the rights and freedoms to prosper. The economic departments will stand on these principles. 

One of our projects is a new internet. What would a new internet be like that is based on the international government and the principles of the cooperation of nature? We are working on the plan now. 

According to Wikipedia, Gordon R. Dickson was a Canadian-American who died in Richfield, Minnesota, in 2001, the suburb of Minneapolis where I grew up. I worked at a bookstore at one of the malls when I was in college, and I met several famous authors, but never had the great fortune to meet Mr. Dickson.