Hi, I'm Josef
My name is Josef Zboril, Ph.D. (1979; Czech republic). I am founder of CYBER-CITIZENS civic movement. I am a former Olomouc regional chairman and leader of candidates of the Free Citizens Party (2011-2015). Translator and author of the articles of the American think-tank Gatestone Institute (2015-2019), whose then chairman J. R. Bolton - former US ambassador to the UN - transferred as US National Security Advisor.
I graduated in Engineering study of Power Machines and Equipment at Technical University of Ostrava (2004) and in Doctorate study of Railway Infrastructure at the University of Pardubice (2011). I live in Prostejov and since 2004 I work as technical-economic manager in the field of railway infrastructure, where I deal with reliable, economical and safe administration and development of components of turnout structures and focus on technical-economic analyzes and calculations. In this area, I am the author of several international patents and professional publications with experience in project and audit management and with experience in cooperation with Czech and foreign partners from the academic, public and private spheres.
My international experience includes 4 months in american Wisconsin, a month in spanish Andalusia, presentations at BcnRail 2011 Barcelona and Innotrans 2014 Berlin, business trips not only to Turkey or Indonesia, two-time volunteer SAR-EL program in the Israel Defense Forces or travel around Nagorno-Karabakh.
If You focus on personality types by Myers–Briggs Type Indicator so I am INTJ (Introversion, Intuition, Thinking, Judgment), which means that I am the type which has original mind with great drive for implementing own ideas and achiving own goals. The type who quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explatory perspectives. If You focus on Zodiac so I am Scorpio, which means that I am the type which is relentless – with meaningful and positive purpose could change the world. Type who fix problems by own razor-sharp intellect and can create flexible and out-there solutions and get-arounds. Type who is resolutely protective and loyal to those who love and never forget or forgive.
We Are Our Freedoms
I agree with Richard Buckminster Fuller who said: „I live on Earth at present, and I don’t know what I am. I know that I am not a category. I am not a thing — a noun. I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process – an integral function of the universe.“ By limiting the degrees of freedom of a man by chosen freedoms and responsibilities can a person lose the ability to find and develop own innate talent or genius. How we cultivate ourselves or what we become as individuals and society is in our freedoms - we are our freedoms. Therefore each of us must control and manage them with personal responsibility.
Based on my knowledge and experience, I have established the civic movement CYBER-CITIZENS to improve civic and public services, whose goals are inspired by examples of good practice mostly from the USA, Switzerland, Israel or Singapore, innovative approaches like SMART(ER), INDUSTRY 4.0, or peer-to-peer cooperation by coordinated technologies. It promotes sustainable protection of civil liberties and the state in the form of an efficient service center for citizens on the actual technology level. The word CYBER-, from cybernetics, comes from the Greek meaning "governance" or "to steer, navigate or govern". As a CITIZENS of any republic „we are slaves of laws so that we can be free“ – how Marcus Tullius Cicero said.
Personally, I am an advocate of freedom, republicanism, the values of the spiritual space of Western civilization, free-minded creative capitalism, and the reduction of bureaucracy to an effective extent. I want the Czech Republic, Europe and the world to change in these directions of "the most civic society, the most decentralized governance and the most participatory democracy" - with the long-term ideal of a European or planetary confederation on the ground of the anti-corporatist, anti-statist and anti-clericalist "Civil Society 4.0" based on the ideas of not only dissident Vaclav Havel and the possibility of creating and modeling own conceptual information model of citizenship "Parallel Cyber-Polis" serving as a usable and a non-public cyber-physical system tool for independent cyber self-governance of a sovereign citizen who strives to create economic and social development from below, for its verification with the lived present and for the prediction of personal happiness, responsibility and freedom.
This "Civil Society 4.0" could be also seen as cyber-civic forum upgrading one of idea predecessor - czech Civic Forum in 1989-1991. Purpose is to unify the dissident forces against both traditional totalities and possible modern cyber-totalities with technologies on the actual technology level implemeted by statism of choosen political party, by religious fanatism of choosen faith or by corporativism of choosen activism.