We need jobs that allow for interdependence, rather than digital technology to replace the workforce susceptible to chaotic break down, hacking, or control of a wealthy few. With technology, too many are "expendable." Expendable is a difficult place emotionally and physically. Interdependence fosters equality, democracy, and self-worth. Thomas Jefferson believed that farmers, owning & tilling their own land, had the independence necessary for democracy. Today few have economic independence.
American "independence" was won with subterfuge and revolution, but this would fail today in a smart city or from the Internet of Things and AI data analysis. State and federal constitutions prohibit "unreasonable searches and seizures," knowing tyranny, blackmail, threat, or physical force may result. But privacy is a right neglected by technology corporations today and sold to the highest bidder, whether foreign or local government or other corporations. Technology can intrude not only on our privacy, but shape our society and formidable weapons.
Technology allows concentration of power, gathering of information, and facilitates fake truths. Military research such as Next-Generation NonSurgical Technology examines how to read and write into brains, developing knowledge that may be used to read secrets or manipulate minds. Technology and tech investments need to be circumscribed, regulated, and absolutely reduced.
Because so many people, especially children, are suffering poor health, a law is needed to stop or reduce pollution. Liberties, especially privacy, are also under threat with impunity, and a law is needed to prevent such wanton disregard. We are working on a draft to address environmental responsibility, at the least. Suggestions are welcome. A petition initiative will be necessary--please volunteer to help!
The design of our food supply and pharmaceutical chains is vulnerable to disruption. For health, security, and economic reasons, development of local food and pharmaceuticals is necessary along with regulation of the global supply chain.
A new product can be (1) assumed safe until proven otherwise, or (2) assumed unsafe, until proven safe. A strong version of the Precautionary Principle assumes #2, placing the onus on the producer, rather than the consumer, to prove safety of a product. A strong version of this principle encourages due diligence and research on safety to prevent harm and ensuing liability. States must demand the right to enforce this common sense and ethical principle.