Today the internet is deemed broken because it so inclines to extremes. Trump was elected by Twitter, he suggests. But when you sort through things he may be on the way out by Twitter. Everything reflects the world we live in. Everything is a reflection of who we are. When we change things it is because we have seen a truth and decided to alter it. It finally comes down to individuals.

The infernal mirror

This week a crazed 26-year-old killed a lovely woman and injured scores of others by plowing into them in #times square. This person had some foundational problems that no one dealt with. That means he gave signs of possible violence.

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Military

These incidents continued through a tour in the armed services of the United States of America, an enterprise that is for many their only ticket out of the world that seems inhospitable and financially unable to support them.

Worse

When this gentleman came back he started acting out even to the point of doing a chokehold. There was still no help. A car is a lethal instrument that the one percent lives on due to its relationship to oil and its capacity to spawn sprawl as a means of polarizing society.

People like Elon Musk are transforming things but there is no sign they are helping to reduce the number of cars. They do not seem to think integrally. And there is little sign that they think integrally. Elon is a hero, don't get me wrong.

The dismal story

Here is the sad account of the Times Square driving killer, a narrative that I shall suggest is a perfect argument for thinking about cybercommunities.

The cybercommunities response

Cybercommunities are urban gatherings of up to 10,000 who live, work and play in car-free areas in mini-cities of around 300 persons.

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Children go free. Security is ever present and trained up. Everyone knows everyone. There is #Basic Income so no one goes hungry or lacks health care. Obesity is diminished because everything is in walking distance.

The community is high-tech but made of modular elements which replace present construction of spaces. Cybercommunities are based on tolerance, democracy, and helpfulness. These are not utopian values,

The move to nonviolence

Cybercommunities would have noticed a kid's violent tendencies and acted to help then and there. One day politicians will say how much they intend to reduce violence, create livable communities, advance basic income and promote a triadic view of things. A triadic viewpoint thinks ethically before acting and places some ideas in a position of authority like the three values noted above. Cybercommunities help mend a #Broken World.