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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

A Protocol for Setting Moral and Ethical Operational Standards

This paper anticipates the growth and evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and artificial general intelligence (AGI) programs where moral and ethical standards are fundamental for their safe operational use. If, as Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking said in 2017, that AI has the potential to be a dangerous threat to the survival of civilization, then at this early stage of AI program development there is a need for a protocol that sets the moral and ethical standards for the operation of AI programs.

The predicament for AI’s program development is that until now the values that underlie moral and ethical decision-making have never been identified and named. What has obscured this fact is that all historic and contemporary discussion have centered around theories ABOUT morality and ethics rather than theories OF morality and ethics. Until now.

The resolution to AI’s predicament will be found in this short paper.

If AI is to become humane in its decision-making, then it must take on the values that are innate to our species, and react by presenting moral and ethical options that erupt from those values.

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Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations -

A Radically Conservative and Liberal Approach

See Conclusion "The TRUMP-KAVANAUGH Phenomenon"

Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations offers citizens the means to design and create the basic social institutions of the family, finance and the economy, public education, health care, justice, and the democratic process so they support the sustainable social existence of democratic nations into the centuries and millennia ahead.

Part 1, “The Mechanics for Creating Socially Sustainable Democratic Nations,” provides the reader with an understanding of the necessary elements that support the culture of peace and sustainable social existence. Note: Readers may also wish to read UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability to gain a full awareness of the concepts of “social sustainability.” Available here at the author’s website.

Part 2, “Designing Socially Sustaining Social Institutions and Organizations” describes the moral and ethical standards social institutions will need to attain in order for nations to survive and achieve peace. Caution: Readers will experience a heightened level of cultural and social dissonance while reading Part 2.

Part 3, “Restoring the Greatness of Democratic Nations”

The greatness of democratic nations began with local citizens, and this is the process for restoring the greatness of democratic nations today. The author is very confident that ingenious citizens who use these step-by-step procedures, plus advanced Internet technologies, will cut through the bickering mess of state and national politics, to confront an incompetent national leader.

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Answering the Moral and Ethical Confusion

Of Uninvited Immigrants

This paper introduces a proactive, integrated morality and ethic that are more than adequate to answer the cascade of moral and ethical problems that surround the arrival of massive waves of uninvited immigrants in Europe and elsewhere.

Much of the moral and ethical confusion of their arrival has been due the lack of clearly defined distinctions between personal morality and ethics, societal morality and ethics, and humanitarianism.

After introducing the values that support this morality and ethic, readers are presented with a simplified and pragmatic examination that uses this proactive morality and ethic to help readers understand how “the problem of the uninvited immigrants” might be resolved.

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The Values God Gave Us

The intention of this paper is to describe the values that God embedded in our DNA so that we can make more effective decisions to advance our spiritual career. In the creation of our species God gave us two things: 1) the freedom and responsibility to make decisions to advance our spiritual journey; and, 2), because values always underlie all decisions, God also gave us the values to make those wise decisions.

There are important implications for using these values individually and with others — it will make our parenting and child rearing practices much easier and more accurate and effective. These values also give policy-makers a highly reliable tool for formulating policies that will stand the test of time and circumstances. These values now give all organizations the shared and mutual symbiotic responsibilities with the individual/family to sustain their shared communities and societies.

We have always known what God’s plan is for humanity. Now we know how to make decisions that will empower us to fulfill that plan for us individually and for all God-believers collectively.

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Making Sense of Ethics --

A Unique, Unified Normative Theory of Ethics, Morality, and Values

Logic and simplicity of the ethics described in this paper have escaped the understanding of philosophers from Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and numerous others. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normative_ethics ) This paper describes a unique theory of normative ethics, the type of ethics that tells us "what we ought to do" and "how we ought to act," morally speaking in terms that are easily understood, and aligned with our human nature . My perennially inquisitive mind has always questioned the foundations of authority when statements of "how we ought to act" are declared... and that began very early in my childhood. The next question always followed, "What basis do you have for making such a declarative command to me?" Such judgmental commands never made sense to me. What were their logic? What gives you the moral authority to make them?

Eventually, the answers started coming forward in my elder years. Because we know that values always underlie all decision-making, logically values also underlie our decisions to behave ethically. But it wasn't until I discovered the mutual characteristics of the seven values that are innate to our species, that the logic of the values and their mutual characteristics of the values that underlie morality and ethics became obvious.

To make the decision to exercise any of the ethical principles, (fairness, justice, integrity, respect, loyalty, truth, trust, accountability, responsibility, and being transparent, authentic, and honest), for example, then what values underlie ethical decision-making? Answering that question gets to the heart of this paper. Those values are the same seven that have supported the decision-making and survival of Homo sapiens for over 200,000 years . The consistent effectiveness of those values give the morality and ethics described here the same universal and timeless reliability.

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God for All Children, and Grandchildren

There is one topic (actually there are two topics) that parents always seem to stumble over — how to explain God and God’s relationship to their children. The problem has been that almost all parents are as uninformed as their children. Parents cannot teach what they do not know, and children know when their parents are not confident in what they are trying to explain.

“God for All Children, and Grandchildren” provides very simple, straightforward explanations about God. Whether you read this to a child or for yourself, you will understand and be far better prepared to explain God’s relationship to your children.

You will feel safe using these explanations as they are neutral and do not take sides or positions on the contentious issues of religions. This is all about God, you, and your children and grandchildren.

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UNDERSTANDING Social Sustainability

Understanding Social Sustainability is meant for the individual who appreciates the need to sustain our societies, but has not sorted out the fundamental differences between material sustainability and social sustainability. At a time when most of us feel helpless and powerless to change the future, Understanding Social Sustainability provides a very clear and easy to read description of how to change the future of our communities and societies. Those who have thought about this know that we must begin with families and raising the children who will become the leaders, innovators, cultural creatives, and mothers and fathers who will live out their lives with what we create now, or live in desperation.

Knowing this, we can change how we are making decisions so that future generations have a better ability to sustain themselves than we have today. Because values always underlie decision-making, the values that have sustained our species for over 8,000 generations are discussed in detail. Truly, if our democratic societies are to survive, then we today must begin making better decisions in order to sustain the material and social environments of our children and grandchildren.

68 pages, 17.5 k words, with illustrations and tables.

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Pour Comprendre

la

Viabilité sociale

"Pour Comprendre la Viabilité Sociale" s'adresse à toute personne qui a conscience de la nécessité à soutenir les sociétés et les familles, mais ne dispose pas des éléments pour comprendre les différences fondamentales entre la viabilité sociale et celle des familles. En cette période, quand la plupart d'entre nous se sentent démunis et impuissants pour changer l'avenir, cet article, très clair et simple à lire, décrit comment changer l'avenir de nos communautés et sociétés. Tous ceux qui ont déjà réfléchi à ce problème savent qu'il faut commencer par les familles, les parents qui mèneront leur existence en connaissance de ces éléments pour ne pas vivre sans espoir, et éduqueront leurs enfants, lesquels seront les prochains meneurs, innovateurs et créateurs culturels.

Connaissant ces éléments nous pouvons alors modifier comment il faut prendre nos décisions, pour que les prochaines générations soient plus aptes à "s'auto-soutenir" qu'elles ne le sont actuellement. Puisque les valeurs sous-tendent toujours la prise de décisions, nous allons donc détailler ces valeurs qui ont soutenu nos espèces pendant plus de 8 000 générations. En réalité, si nos sociétés démocratiques doivent survivre, c'est maintenant qu'il nous faut prendre les meilleures décisions pour soutenir l'environnement matériel et social de nos enfants et petits-enfants.

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Entendiendo

La Sostenibilidad Social

Resumen en Español de: Entendiendo la Sostenibilidad Social Entendiendo la Sostenibilidad Social es un documento que está dirigido a aquel o aquella que aprecia la necesidad de sustentar nuestras sociedades, pero que no ha resuelto las diferencias fundamentales entre la sostenibilidad material y la sostenibilidad social. En un momento en que la mayoría de nosotros nos sentimos indefensos e impotentes para cambiar el futuro, Entendiendo la Sostenibilidad Social ofrece una descripción muy clara y fácil de leer sobre cómo cambiar el futuro de nuestras comunidades y sociedades. Aquellos que han pensado en esto saben que debemos comenzar con las familias y criar a los hijos que se convertirán en líderes, innovadores, creativos y en madres y padres que vivirán sus vidas con lo que creamos ahora, o vivirán en la desesperación.

Sabiendo esto, podemos cambiar la forma en que estamos tomando decisiones para que las generaciones futuras tengan una mejor capacidad para sustentarse a sí mismas; mejor de lo que podemos hacerlo hoy en día. Dado que los valores siempre subyacen a la toma de decisiones, los valores que han sostenido a nuestra especie durante más de 8,000 generaciones se discuten en detalle. En verdad, si nuestras sociedades democráticas van a sobrevivir, entonces debemos comenzar hoy a tomar mejores decisiones para mantener el entorno material y social de nuestros hijos y nietos.

68 páginas, 17.5 k palabras, con ilustraciones y tablas.

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Organic Morality

Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium

Organic Morality — Answering the Critically Important Moral Questions of the 3rd Millennium came into existence as a development of the seven values that have sustained the Homo sapiens species for over 8,000 generations. After discovering those values in 2008 and working with them through several documents, I eventually arrived at the conclusion that these values provide a system of decision-making that could easily support the material and social sustainability of any society, but in particular democratic societies.

Organic Morality provides a rational means for making decisions that support the individual and whole societies. It provides a decision-making procedure that I call the “Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic” for examining moral problems, issues, and questions; and provides answers that make sense using these values.

You might ask, “What is wrong with our traditional morality?” The answers will make you realize why so many personal, social, political, and economic answers have never had a chance of being answered with any rational understanding.

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Designing Socially Sustainable Democratic Societies

The seven values that have sustained our species for over 200,000 years provide the decision-making foundation for designing and implementing socially sustainable democratic societies. One thing seems clear, the values of functional democracies are inherently in synch with the values that have sustained our species! When we examine the longest lived democracies of contemporary nations, it becomes clear that the problems of our democratic governments are solvable. The reasons those problems came into existence make it clear that democracy is an evolutionary social institution that can only evolve when it is designed to take into account the decision-making values of its citizens. Here, you can find out how that would work, and how democratic governments and societies could become socially sustainable into future centuries.

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The Progressive’s Handbook for Reframing Democratic Values

The Progressive’s Handbook answers the question that was not included in Designing a Socially Sustainable Democratic Society. That question is this, “Who has the mind-set to address, design, and implement a political system that would empower the development of a socially sustainable democratic society?” It seems obvious, at least to me, that there are millions of citizens who are incredibly intelligent and who have worked in teams in industry and are well prepared to do so in their local communities. Who better to provide the social, cultural, political, and moral leadership to a nation of hundreds of millions than its citizens? What is needed is a rational system of decision-making that also brings those millions together to create a socially, politically, and economically sustainable future. What is described in The Progressive’s Handbook will empower citizens to guide their nation into a future that they choose to live in.

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Social Sustainability Design Team Process

This paper provides an overview of the Design Team Process that uses the Social Sustainability Design and Validation Schematic that provides a consistent format for examining existing moral and social, political, and economic policies, statues, and organizational designs for their agreement or disagreement with the Seven Values of Social Sustainability. This paper will become an essential, practical tool for social, political, and economic activists and those who have concerns for "what is fair," social justice, social equity, and moral humanitarian rights. Because the seven values are organically innate to all people, and have been for over 8,000 generations, what the Design Process provides is a means for developing non-aligned, non-political, non-religious, and none-affiliated social policies for corporations, governmental agencies, non-profit organizations, and humanitarian interests. Enjoy!

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Clinics For Sustainable Families and

The Millennium Families Program

The global intention of Clinics and the Millennium Families Program is to develop socially competent, capable, and morally responsible adults who were raised by parents who had the benefit of the parenting and child rearing programs in the Clinics. The long term intention is to generate a growing population of citizens who are fully civilized and socialized to live in complex democratic societies. The positive results include supporting an improving quality of life of others, and helping them to grow into their innate potential as we would for our self. Clinics, then parents, teach their children the secondary values of empathy and compassion, the evidence of being fully human, and humane. When we extend that to all people, that is evidence of our “love” of humanity.

The Millennium Families Program is a program where parents-to-be and parents choose to begin a family lineage of 40 generations committed to establishing a corps of families who teach, train, socialize, and enculturate their children using the “best practices” of parenting and child rearing. The program is managed and maintained by each local community Clinic for Sustainable Families.

The Millennium Families Program is an attempt to change the course of western civilization by instituting a voluntary 1,000 year program of families who are dedicated to raising children to become socially capable, competent, responsible, and who are humane in the broadest measure. Being humane, they have a developed empathy and compassion for others, and a generalized “Love” of all humanity as they have of their self.

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God For All Religions

Re-Inventing Christianity And The Christian Church

Creating Socially Sustainable Systems Of Belief and Organization

God For All Religions could be called a revolutionary document, but in fact what it provides is a holism of evolution for all God-centered religions. It begins by providing readers with a “Pre-Creation” theology that provides the foundation for the simplicity and clarity of a “Loving-God” theology that follows. With both, the guilt that seems so endemic to traditional Christian religions is swept away. Without guilt to keep church members coming Sunday after Sunday, what then will draw people to their church, synagogue, temple, or mosque? The answer to that question is also answered through a transgenerational program that is applicable to each God-centered religion, one that will be eminently useful to their families, local communities, and to whole societies, for centuries.

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A Theology for New Thought Spirituality

The Introduction to this book begins the examination of the theology and practices of mainline Christian churches, particularly the Catholic Church and most particularly concerning is current sexual debacle. If the Catholic Church is to recover and to ever regain its legitimacy as being faithful to the Teachings of Jesus, then it initiate its own Second Reformation from within. This may see like an odd topic to include in this book that deals with New Thought Spirituality, but the lessons this topic provides reminds us to make meaningful, spiritually infused decisions that are first moral and ethical and not self-serving.

A Theology for New Thought Spirituality fills in the huge theological blank space of New Thought spirituality. While all denominations of New Thought espouse one God as the source of all good, none have a theology that proves that God is a good and loving God. Neither Christian Science, founded by Mary Baker Eddy, Unity, founded by Myrtle and Charles Fillmore, Religious Science founded by Ernest Holmes, also known as “Centers for Spiritual Living,” or Seichēo no le (Japanese for “House of Growth), founded by Masaharu Taniguchi, have a theology that proves God is a loving God.

Theology for New Thought Spirituality completes the wonderful tapestry of belief of New Thought, and provides disappointed and lapsed Christians with a living and loving Creator and God.

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