Politics and Government

Why do we all hate bureaucracy?

Why do we all hate bureaucracy? Many of you never really took the time to think about it, as bureaucracy became such a constant part of our lives. Nevertheless, we all have some reluctance to handle paper work and would prefer not to handle with lawyer and accounted’s. It is not by mistake, in the reality the all concept of bureaucracy in not natural and with its evolution has become a burden that no one really one to take on itself. Let me explain myself a bit better.

The invention of bureaucracy has some elements of productivity. In its basic form, it help greatly the capacity to monitor big data. Interestingly enough, the first written language known to us are scripts related to inventory and logistics. Without a doubt, the capacity to write down information give us some great benefits. The first has to do with the fact that we do not have to remember it, which allow us to collect more information and the second have to do with visualization of the information. It can be said as well that bureaucracy allows us to pass data faster and in a more efficient way. Looking on bureaucracy in that manner, will bring us very quickly to understand that only thank to bureaucracy we managed to evolve to where we are today and keep some order in it. In this form, bureaucracy is indeed a tool that promote productivity and efficiency.

From the other side, this is only one part of our current bureaucracy. It is even safe to say that in our current system, this kind of bureaucracy is mainly automated by machines and do not in the majority of the cases requires any human intervention. (the fields in which this is not the case, will be upgraded soon by new system or by the blockchain technology). If you ask some random people what is bureaucracy, their ideas about it will be very far from what I wrote about. How comes? Because bureaucracy has evolved way beyond it original purpose. Today, bureaucracy is directly connected to lawyers, banks and accountant’s. (or all the field that normal people hate to come in contact with and do not fully understand).

I personally find it fascinating and terrible. It is clearly a sign that something went wrong somewhere. How come a tool that was suppose to facilitate our lives became a tool that make us confused, stress and angry? Well, it is because this tool has become a mean to control us. Let me explain myself. In our current system, the mechanical structure of bureaucracy is build from the first place in such a complicated manner, that it is impossible to start to understand it without dedicating yourself fully to it. Moreover, this system is constantly updating itself and changing, which promise that if you don’t keep yourself constantly dedicated to it, your knowledge can become irrelevant. It is in many ways a “Catch 22” or a labyrinth that is constantly building itself while you are running inside of it. It is not productive, not constructive and do not benefit the normal average people.

Why do we all hate bureaucracy

So why we are still using it? The answer is very simple. this mechanism of control became so strong and rooted in our society that we became to weak to fight it. It can be seen from two different aspects. The first is that unreasonably big amount of people creates their income by working in a bureaucratic field. That promise that they will not only advocate for it but fight to keep us in this cycle of misery. Secondly, the rest of us are bound to be weak in front of our own system as we do not fully understand it and cannot handle with it without spending our income for someone else to to it for us, which makes us poor.

Today, it is almost impossible to win a court case without a layer. It is highly complicated to handle taxes without an accounted. Our system is built in a manner that ones need a bank account to maintain his life (In the western society, many places do not accept cash any more) and insurances became a requirement of local governments.

I personally find it absurd. Many people argue at that point that if we will stop this system there will be chaos an crazy unemployment. If find those arguments irrelevant, as I believe that argument that come for fear from change regardless of the clear knowledge of the destructive reality, is one of the main cause for the biggest tragedies of humanity. Life is never really complicated, it is us that do not like the answers we have that creates the complications.

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How Blockchain Could Fix Facebook’s Fake News Problem

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After the 2016 United States presidential election, Facebook started to receive flak for its possible role in Donald Trump’s victory. The usage of Facebook profiles for data analysis by Cambridge Analytica, the immense number of fake news articles on the site and the impact of confirmation bubbles meant that Facebook’s platform was being used to drastically misinform users about the world around them. Though Facebook has recently cracked down with their fake news problem, they still face many roadblocks.

Since Facebook operates as the largest community in the world, the company has an obligation to ensure information getting traction on their platform is accurate. With Mark Zuckerberg being called before Congress and the company coming under fire from legislators, Facebook needs to come up with some technical solutions that can help mitigate their fake news dilemma.

Blockchain technology offers Facebook a variety of ways to overcome information inaccuracy and tampering. Whether they develop a blockchain network to track individual node activity and verify information or integrate blockchain into incentive systems, the tech can help Facebook get back on the right track.

Identity Verification

One of the largest problems Facebook has been seeing is the rise of fake accounts and the usage of these accounts to do mass promotion. These accounts have been tied to the spread of fake news links through Facebook groups. While Facebook has already taken measures to utilize machine learning and artificial intelligence to spot and shut down fake accounts, integrating blockchain can boost these efforts.

With a blockchain network tracking identities on Facebook, individuals can have transparent assurance that their identity is not being stolen. Furthermore, Facebook will be better able to track and compare the actions of various accounts. If one bad actor is in charge of a variety of accounts, blockchain can spot and stop this activity faster than machine learning can.

Rewarding Content Creators

Steem is one blockchain-based platform designed to reward content creators.

Steem launched as a blockchain-based social media network that rewarded content creators with financial incentives. This platform works similarly to Reddit and gives posters tokens based on the number of up and down votes they receive. Since posters are financially incentivized to minimize down votes and are rewarded for quality content, the social media network is able to sort out bad actors without external intervention.

Facebook could integrate a content-creation incentive system like this, where the highest quality content creators (influencers) are offered financial compensation for driving a large amount of positive engagement. On the flip side, the system would also track and purge content creators who cause the most problems and are frequently reported by the community. Overall, the system should help get more people adding quality content and reduce the amount of fake news and low-quality content.

Tracking Journalist Bias

RedPen is a project that will utilize blockchain technology to track journalists’ reputations and communicate that information to readers. The premise is that blockchain is able to analyze a person’s reputation and bias based on a set of data. The service can then offer insights about the reporter based on any particular bias they have. For instance, if a tech writer has written pro-Apple pieces in the past, that information will be communicated in his blurb when he does a review of the latest iPhone.

Facebook could utilize a similar approach of understanding what people are saying off of Facebook and treating that as a filter. For instance, if someone has a history of posting malicious or false information on a personal blog, that information should be communicated alongside anything they post on Facebook.

Using Crowd Verification

Trive is a social science global consensus engine that researches and clarifies facts and empowers users through cryptocurrency to discover truth through wisdom of the crowd. Combined with game theory, Trive will enable people around the world to research, verify and score the truth of almost any piece of information.

Crowdsourced content verification acts as a normal spam filter on Facebook currently. It makes sense that sepcialize providers would be beneficial in helping monitor content as well as create an ecosystem that rewards people’s time and effort.

Analyzing Publication Bias

Finally, Facebook can work with major publication and content hubs to track the consumer sentiment on their articles and on Facebook to identify the quality of their publication’s content and any potential biases. Blockchain has the ability to crowdsource data and incentivize people to adjust their actions.

With blockchain, Facebook stands a chance of combating fake news and helping create a more helpful environment for their users. There are a number of different approaches they can implement, each offering a different set of product functionality. At least one of these solutions should be used to help track and stop bad actors in the Facebook network.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the article are solely that of the author and do not represent those of, nor should they be attributed to CCN.

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