Interview with the future researcher Franz-Josef Radermacher
Mathematician and economist Franz Josef Radermacher is Professor of Databases and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Ulm. Among other things, he served with the organization, intelligence and consciousness of "Super organisms" – Anteads, robots, companies or humanity as a system. For quite some time he has also been planning for a worldwide Marshallplan.
Professor Radermacher – You have summarized the potential liking of the world to ideal types. You can describe it briefly?
Professor Radermacher: As a forward-looking researcher, I see three different possibilities or scenarios for the future: first, a collapse of okosystems, secondly a "brazilianization" at the expense of the living standards for the widest part of the people, also in the rich world, u. A. As a result of the resulting cost approaches to resource snapness and politically regulated continent events in important short resources, if alternative development phases are not credited in good time and thirdly an attractive, sustainability-compatible development, if it is possible to establish a suitable international order including user cross-financing mechanisms.
They prefer the third model that "Worldwide ecosocial market economy" – Which parameters had to be changed to their view, so that the chances of realizing this model increase?
Professor Radermacher: Are required on the one hand to consistently protect the environment worldwide. Here it goes economically about the internalization of external effects, so prices, Z. B. In international transport, the "truth" say. Such a consensus among the seeds of the world probably demands in the sense of a giving and take significant transverse financing measures of the rich world for the developing countries. This concerns u. A. Ensuring a reasonable training for all people on this globe, as required by Un-Millennium recognition until 2015 anyway. What role does innovation and technology play with regard to the realization of the future model you?
Professor Radermacher: Technical innovations of coarse failures characterized as a factor 10 The increase in oko efficiency are absolutely necessary for the achievement of a reasonable future. However, technical innovations alone are not enough, as in the past. This is the consequence of the so-called. Bumerang effect. Because of quantity expansion, we burden the environment more and more, although the technology becomes more and more environmentally friendly. In addition to gigantic technical innovations, we need such innovations in the field of international order systems. We need you through mechanisms to enforce absolute limits of natural loads. The setting of boundaries is almost more important today than the implementation of innovations that allow it, in compliance with these limits, still significantly increase the total potential. The previous world’s existing institutions – such as the WTO – regulated so far into a completely different direction (for example in patenting). What – as critics noticed – may also have to do with the lack of transparency and the personal composition of these institutions. The development goes – for example, if you look at the negotiations on the Acta Agreement – rather towards even less transparency. Who should force amendments here – and how?
Professor Radermacher: In the last, strong nation states, especially the European Union, in conjunction with other states lead these amendments. You can most likely afford this if the international companies and players of world civil society argue in a similar direction. Glowly there is a dynamic in this direction. This is necessary to demand. Cultural ties do not prevent a worldwide democratic decision-making? At least such a conclusion is suggested if one considers various African states and their ruler-drawn colonial borders in which the election options are less different policy models as ethnically structured allocation expectations?
Professor Radermacher: The observations made are correct. It should be noted, however, that it were the former colonial power that the boundaries have so pulled so often with the intention of producing internal difficulties, according to the motto "parts and rule". Wherever it gives rough raw material deposits, such as in the Middle East, this pattern is obvious. And until today, the coarse resistance is against any kind of world-democratic solution, Z. B. In the areas of climate protection and intellectual property rights, in the strongest nations. Although they talk much about democratization, they also mean the national situation. The main regulatory areas on this globe are today but intergovernment. And there you do not want to democracy, here the rich part of the world would like to still like to set the rules alone with 20 percent of world-life volciplessing alone, always to your own benefit. Many of the worldwide problems, especially conflict fields in the intercultural area, have their roots, not in the ethnic domestic structure of weak countries, which were Fruher once colonies. They were or are in advisory bodies of state government and federal government Tatig – there were any visible results? Or were you more of the impression that you can only channel and seize ideas here?
Professor Radermacher: There were results, for example in the sustainability strategy of the state of Baden-Wurttemberg or in the positioning of the Federal Government on topics such as air conditioning and further development of the WTO. Of particular importance are also the support decisions of many German, Austria and northern Italian nationals or. Provincial governments on the subject. Ultimately, the objective problems of Global Governance remain, for example in the area of climate, world financial systems and tax parades. There are very diffuse interest differences and powerful actors in the background. Last but not least, the US policy in the last decade is a particularly serious hurde for internationally reasonable assistance. Short-term successes are not expected here. Here is more than the word of Max Weber "Politics is the slow drilling hard boards".