My five simple steps for making a difference with your job

If we want to change the world we have to assess the nature of our jobs.

If you hate your job and you know it is harming other beings than make it your goal to do whatever you can, when you are not working, to end the need for that job.

I think that all of us can do it by asking a few simple questions.

1. What is the end product and how is the component I am making or the service I am providing contributing to it.

2. How is the end product going to be combined with other products and services.

3. Once combined, will their use harm other beings.

4. If they are going to harm other beings, what can I do to make people aware of their harmful effects.

5. Can I get a job that is more useful to all beings. If I cannot get another job, what can I do, when I am not working, to repair the damage and make the position irrelevant.

Our digital fears and the shape of our digital existence

People, citizens of the world, us, you the reader and I the writer of the words before you, we, we are not changing fast enough. We are not changing fast enough to keep up with the technological and psychological developments.

We are not changing fast enough to keep up with those who are using the technological change to do more than just control us. They are using it to shape what we are, to give form to our very own futures. To define the futures of our unborn children, thus to maintain the class divide. Our futures are concealed from our very own senses, through constantly changing polices, laws and regulations.

Our very existences, our very futures, futures of our children, are embedded into the technological, into the digital, thus our children’s futures will be given digital profiles and digital shapes that will determine their class before they are born.

Our actions are creating new socio psycho technological construct yet the majority of the world’s population is unable to perceive the very nature of the new system it is creating. The new system we are creating, just by purchasing wireless technologies and creating digital profiles, is already being used to record, define, and interpret our consumer behaviours.

However, far more important is the ambition to record and analyse our personal needs, our personal behavioural patterns, our personal psychological states and properties, our personal psycho social technological tendencies. It is our psycho social technological tendencies that determine something far more important than the defining feature of the contemporary human being, which is consumerism.

Our psycho social and technological tendencies define our place in society. Never before in the history of our race were corporations and governments able to determine, with this level of accuracy, the number of people in each class (the underclass, working class, middle class, upper class, over class) and never before were they able to design their products and services so accurately and so manipulatively and aim them at the specific groups, thus doing their very best to maintain the class divide. Without ever referring to class, work, or politics.

Yes, data mining is used to offer no hope and no improvement where none are expected in order to give more to the ones who don’t need it.

For example, the Australian education system and the Australian transportation system have outraged the country with their statements, yet no one really cares. Both taking place in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. First, it was made clear that the post codes are used to select university applicants and the preferred candidates are high school graduates from the Melbourne’s affluent eastern suburbs, second, the new trains, and the tracks improvements for the trains will be awarded to the Melbourne’s affluent eastern suburbs because the people from the northern and western suburbs are immigrants and are considered primitive and would not appreciate them and would vandalise the trains anyway. This is the twenty first century rationale found in one of the most sophisticated countries in the world.

Us, you dear reader, me, I, we are being forced to use technology in a manner that is turning our very own selves into a manageable statistic. Our existences, our futures, our lives, no longer valued for their uniqueness. Corporations and governments perceive our existences as no more than ‘the target audience’, a set of data, thus threatening to forever redefine the notions of human relations, and especially of relationships between individuals and institutions. Not just making our demands irrelevant but making it impossible for us to speak.

Too many are too afraid. Too afraid to speak. Too afraid to do. Too afraid they will lose what little material possessions they have managed to acquire to see that our future, your future, my future, is no longer our own.

Corporate and government bosses, managers, and human resources head honchos are telling us to be careful about what we say about corporations, about governments, about other people, because we will be profiled, we will be screened, we will be analysed, for suitability, for appropriateness, for our ability to fit into a team. Our digital self is not allowed to be our digital self. The fact that we have to fit into the digital realm in order to benefit from it is making all notions of digital freedom of information irrelevant.

We must realize, the new technology is not enabling people to speak, for individuals’ digital profiles resemble their real life personalities.

Those who are not afraid in the real world are not afraid in the cyber world. Those who are afraid in the real world are afraid in the cyber world.

There are enough media and communications technologies to spread the messages that could transform the world but there are not enough people who are not afraid to use them. There are not enough people because they, we, we are still convinced there is more to lose then there is to gain, and in the process we are failing to realize we are losing our very own individualities.

The fact that we have to fit into the digital realm in order to benefit from it is making all notions of digital freedom of information irrelevant.

If we continue we will lose our very own selves, our bodies and minds will exist only to support the technological system created by the elite. Therefore, the elite will not have to perform any kind of physical activity which it does not deem pleasurable. The elite will be able to experience and enjoy everything. Is this not the ultimate goal. So naive, so fragile, so self centred, so unwarily dependant on others, so foolishly human.