Uncertainty and lack of confidence raise the level of risk in international politics. Obligation to comply with international agreements has been subjected to personified leadership with populistic twitter policy. New leaders and administrations have been able to announce their goals without notification of justice and final consequences. Latest show was played between Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore without any plan, report and only empty words.
Time has changed making world policy reactive and impossible to foresee its phenomenon. The current policy of the populistic politicians includes notifying their case without justification and threatening if things do not go as desired. This practice resembles the time of revolutions, when weak power has generally given way to dictators. This was the case, for example, with the freedom fight in Africa and later in the whole Middle East.
It has become a habit to announce major plans before considering the consequences. Nobody knows what was decided in Singapore, and the international community has no knowledge about personally made deals and how to control them. Brexit was also thrown out as decision, which implementation has proved almost impossible. The populist regimes round Europe also tells about irresponsibility.
New political practices and rejection of international laws and regulations will ultimately be expensive for the international community and at the same time threaten the world peace. Agreements made with time are easy to break, but building relationships again takes time and at the same time increases the risk. World faces again strange phenomena which consequences leaders are not able to understand or want to understand.
Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in International Politics
Man has just learned to understand the processes of the universe and become aware of his position as a part of billion-year cosmic evolution. Man’s long passage from the sea to the ground, the upright position, operating by hands and the brain development have made human being as core figure of evolution. The development has been slow, but human strengths have so far been a profit, compared to the rest of the living environment.
In human history man's intellectual development has been a strong development factor but has now turned to one of the biggest risks, uncontrolled and reckless. When exceeding many natural borders, man is at the same time becoming a threat to himself and to biodiversity. Pollution and destruction of the environment as well as the unreasonable use and consumption of natural resources are now threatening the planet and human life.
International crises and local wars increase the opportunities for destructive confrontation over all boundaries. None of the other species form a mutually destructive activity and destroy their own kind partners. Man does not realize that his dominion over other species is at the same time a risk to himself.
The only hope of man is the development of intelligence into wisdom, to a sense of solidarity, making intuitive awareness of the risks necessary to overcome. It is also essential to understand that the destruction of the planet would be a humanitarian catastrophe but the cosmic evolution does not require human presence to develop and be well.
I try to follow the confused discussion between man and machine, where the performance of knowledge and intelligence are driving forces. New term is the singularity, meaning development of artificial intelligence (AI) relative to human competitor and its capacity.
Machine performance is growing faster than ever, more precisely and tirelessly without philosophical boundaries and human emotions. However, the machine can never and under no circumstances reach and replace human creative intuition. Digital evolution is not subject to biological evolution.
Artificial intelligence process starts with successful building of a generalizations of man. It is a technology where computer has a human-like ability to flexible thinking and decision-making, but faster and more efficiently. Such artificial intelligence is neutral to human being and does not know the legacy, morality, and values of humanity.
The most fearsome arguments round artificial intelligence are irresponsibility and misconduct of still unknown forces and capacity differences between man and machine. On the other hand, cosmic evolution is not familiar with the technical evolution and doesn’t care about it.
4.5 billion years on this planet can’t build its future depending on machines and their artificial intelligence without human feed-back and control system. Only human being can interpret information that changes into wisdom based on the ethical interpretation and the personal value system. Machine reality is not well suited as a turning point in the cosmic evolution.
Lars-Olof Fredriksson, Master in social sciences
The F/A-18 Hornets of the Finnish Air Force will be decommissioned until 2030. In 2015, the Minister of Defense authorized the launch of the HX Fighter Program, which aims to find a replacement for the Hornets. The HX Program will, according to current estimates, be the biggest arms deal in the history of Finland ensuring the credibility of the Finnish air defense as part of defense forces capability. (LOF)