One Finite Planet

One Finite Planet

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All: June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

Influence: There’s no free lunch and they use your data to make you pay.

Influence: There’s no free lunch and they use your data to make you pay.

It can seem all those tech companies are so dumb giving away services for free.

I recently read another comment containing the "I don't want Google getting more of my data to sell" and it reminded me of the question, 'why is your data valuable?' people too rarely ask. The common myth is that Facebook and Google etc want your data so they can sell it, but even with companies that do sell your data, it still requires someone to turn data into money, and enough money to fund the "free" services of the tech companies and allow them enough spare to make profits beyond anything seen in the world previously. So how does the data turn into so much money?

There is no such thing as a free lunch. Google and Facebook etc make their money from advertising, not from selling data, and unless they use can the data to persuade you to buy products at prices inflated by advertisers paying part of the sale price to Facebook/Google etc, they would lose money.

Your data is used to inflate the cost of living and earn votes for politicians with an agenda that gives them a budget to spend. They (Google/Facebook etc) don't want to sell your data, but the reality, is more sinister: they use it to have to change your thinking, so more of your money will go to make them richer.

Overpopulation: starvation is not the symptom.

Overpopulation: starvation is not the symptom.

The Myth: We are not starving yet means we aren't overpopulated. The Truth: Overpopulation is defined as when population reaches a level resulting in damaging to the environment and is unsustainable. Starvation only happens if overpopulation continues until a final catastrophic environmental collapse and is no more a symptom of overpopulation than death is a symptom of disease. Unsustainability is a symptom.

Consider grazing animal on a farm. Overpopulation means unattainability and the animals eat grass faster than it grows, starvation when there is no grass left.

We are not yet starving, but unsustainability means we are overpopulated, and progressively, all but perhaps the richest 1% must suffer if we fail to constrain population.

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Population: Our greatest achievement may cause our demise.

Population: Our greatest achievement may cause our demise.

Arguably mankind's greatest achievement, the near eradication of infant mortality, has resulted in a population explosion resulting in overpopulation that we prefer not to mention, even though it may yet kill us. Technically we would not die from overpopulation itself, just as people don't really die from "old age", and the real risk is that an already present threat will be exacerbated and become fatal because through our greed we ignore overpopulation. Unlike old age, the overpopulation risk factor could be avoided or reversed, we may be influenced by economists dependant on Ponzi schemes, the worlds' largest corporations and billionaires who thrive off the resultant increases in inequality into believing that living conditions required by ever increasing population levels benefit everyone and not just those living in mansions.
Influence: There’s no free lunch and they use your data to make you pay.

Influence: There’s no free lunch and they use your data to make you pay.

It can seem all those tech companies are so dumb giving away services for free. I recently read another comment containing the "I don't want Google getting more of my data to sell" and it reminded me of the question, 'why is your data valuable?' people too rarely ask. The common myth is that Facebook and Google etc want your data so they can sell it, but even with companies that do sell your data, it still requires someone to turn data into money, and enough money to fund the "free" services of the tech companies and allow them enough spare to make profits beyond anything seen in the world previously. So how does the data turn into so much money? There is no such thing as a free lunch. Google and Facebook etc make their money from advertising, not from selling data, and unless they use can the data to persuade you to buy products at prices inflated by advertisers paying part of the sale price to Facebook/Google etc, they would lose money. Your data is used to inflate the cost of living and earn votes for politicians with an agenda that gives them a budget to spend. They (Google/Facebook etc) don't want to sell your data, but the reality, is more sinister: they use it to have to change your thinking, so more of your money will go to make them richer.
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Australian voice of Indigenous People referendum sunset problem: When is racism, or righteous racism, OK?

Australian voice of Indigenous People referendum sunset problem: When is racism, or righteous racism, OK?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

Optimum population of humans: Ideally, how many people can, or should, the Earth support?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

So Long Mr. Putin, And Thanks. But Meanwhile….?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Ukraine: Putin and China, method or madness?

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Salami Tactics Battle In Ukraine: What Can Be Done To Stop Russia, and China, and Potentially, WWIII.

Prigozhin lowers WWIII risks?

Carbon Capture and Storage works for e-Fuels but not for fossil fuels or ‘blue hydrogen’.

Carbon Capture and Storage works for e-Fuels but not for fossil fuels or ‘blue hydrogen’.

Lead, Crime and Justice

Lead, Crime and Justice

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Race, Racism and Skin Colour: what do ‘race’ and racism mean?

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Farming Humans & Trickle Up Economics: How the wealthy get wealthy.

Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Crime: A litmus test for inequality?

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

Economic Activity: An Obsession With An Illusion Of Prosperity.

The Power struggle in Australia.

The Power struggle in Australia.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Next steps for mankind don’t include the Sci-Fi dream of a new home planet.

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

Wealth & Happiness Vs Population: Farming Humans?

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

The Population Growth Economy Ponzi schemes.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

Can Peter Dutton repair the democracy ‘loyal opposition’.

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The innocent child assumption: even Hitler?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

The Threat Of Gatekeepers: Extortion that drives inflation and eventually a dystopia?

Economic Growth: The Holy Grail, Or Another Myth?

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Exploring The Roles Of Employment In Society.

Peak Population 2055: Really? That soon?

Robots & Job Terminations

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Irony of The Bloomberg 2020 Campaign

The Potential Scale and Impact of population growth: 7 trillion humans?

Wealth Tax: Good Idea? Bad Idea?

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Opportune Arguments: Confirmation Bias Weaponised.

Narrowcast disunity: where does it lead?

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Free Will: An Essential, But Dangerous, Illusion.

Obama and Xi Jinping announcement: a huge step for climate action? Or a backward step?

Politics. Left & Right: Merit = Wealth?

The G20 outcome, a plan to make the earth a worse place?

Foreign fighters: Is it really a surprise that ISIS/ISIL can recruit from the west?

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s Australia Day Surprise: Another title for Prince Philip. Foolishness, or other motives?

Australia: Yet another prime minister?

What should we fear: The link from fear to hatred.

The Housing Price Trap: A global bubble?

Australian Budget: Ignorance or Lies?

Brexit and Trump: Common Theme?

Brexit: Litmus test, Labor vs Liberal

Syria: Why Assad did not use chemical weapons to kill Syrian citizens

Left Vs Right: Ideologies Clash And Outrage

Economic Cost Of Peak Population: Market Crash in Japan, China, The World.

My Body My Choice: Polarization and Outrage, But Who Is Pulling The Strings?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

A Crisis Of Truth: Do ‘Alternate Facts’ Represent A Threat To Humanity?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022)  A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Novak Djokovic Australian Open Adventure(AO 2022) A Shakespearean Style Tragedy?

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Djokovic: Rescued from PR Disaster By Australian Leader “Scotty from Marketing” Morrison!

Jobs in the ‘ECO’ age part1: outsourced & offshored?

All Free? The Tech Industry is so dumb!

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

Biden vs Trump: A World Changing US Election?

2020: Trump ‘wins’ on election Night?

2020: Trump To Declare Victory on election Night? Violence and Intimation? (revision II)

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

OK, Election day over, who won and what now?

Winners! but.. without the senate?

US Election: Why The Flip The Switch States?

Donald Trump: Victory Still Possible?

What if Trump isn’t lying?

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

US 2020 Election: Never ending story

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

System Failure: USA, Jan 6th 2021

Off Topic Surprise: Aslan Karatsev and how self- image can mask ability.

Lord Trumpemort And The Coup Eaters.

Search: What Search Results do others see, and can search hurt me?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

ScoMo Ingenious EV Plan: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, leading climate action blocker, stretching the truth again?

Trump: Real Problem, No Solution

Influence Industry / Free Tech / Social Media: Index

The AUKUS FUKUS Fracas: Submarines, Really?

Australia: Climate Policy Fail? Or Democracy Fail?

Coffee: How many cups a day is ok, or even beneficial?

If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

If the earth is overpopulated, so what?

How long can/should/will population growth continue?

the economic impact of population growth and immigration

Dilemma: Should Facebook own the Internet (or world)?

Lessons from Trump: For The Democrats and the World

Population Growth Change Lag: The Population Pipeline

Population Growth Change Lag: The Population Pipeline

Microsoft and newspapers join forces to fight Google

The Google Persuasion: Delaying the inevitable?

Monopolies: A global trend?

The New Economics of Population Growth in a Finite world

Wealth Inequality: Who wants More Inequality?

Population – Wealth Equations

Trump: Conceding? Or Plotting?

A herectic look at sport

Solution: A quota system with equity?

Democrats: Self Sabotage?

Tribalism: Good, neutral or bad?

Free Education? Why not user pays?

Australia: Per Capita Recession?

Populist right vs Economic Conservatives