utopics: social reference

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

A state owned (non-profit) database with citizen IDs, where, whenever you meet somebody, you can send, at no cost, a qualifier for that person through your mobile, anonymously but authentified with an ID and name which are held encrypted in the database, you can check too, at no cost, its average social qualifier (SQ); you […]

artist’s pay

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

How much should an artist get paid for its work? Can’t settle that, ok, what is an art item then? A unique, or an almost impossible to repeat, happening; a singularity; then, yes, it’s possible to copy it but not make it happen as it happened. Not even the artist itself can’t have the same […]

civilization

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

Here and there, I hear or read about civilization, and, while the dictionary says it’s an advanced state of human society, i’m pondering a more operational definition of it. A civilized society should be able to guarantee coverage for the basic needs of the modern human: food, shelter, health, knowledge (communication, education, research). As a […]