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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...
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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    A bank is a human creation. An inherited construct. SLANT.
    All human creations, banks included, can be re-created. Reconstructed. Disinherited.

    The currency wealth circulating around the earth is enormous. Incredible.
    Currency is an immense river that swirls through parts of the world.
    Some dip their hands in it to drink. Some have a cup. Some a pitcher.
    Some can divert the flow to quench their thirsts – leaving others high and dry.

    Each of us own a piece of that mighty river.

    Each of us own the market value of our body and mind.
    Each of us own the self sustaining value of our body and mind and enterprise.

    Each of us own what we own. Lease what we lease. Borrow what we borrow.
    Each of us can share, trade, vitalize what we own, lease or borrow.

    Each of us can create potentials that we can share or trade.
    Each of us can lead, partner, join or follow other people, other groups, to new potentials.

    The system of value creation and exchange looks like this:

    Earth.
    Earth License. Power. Possession.
    Individual Acts. Group Acts.
    Resource Access. Resource Harvesting. Resource Processing.
    Value Added Production. Services.
    Marketpaces/Interactions
    Valuing Process.
    Exchange.
    Free. Mutual. Value Exchange.
    Tokens. Currencies.

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    Cities, Buildings, Homes, Communities, Families.
    Parks, Markets, Institutions, Enterprises.
    The Internet, Societal Resources, Organizations.
    Matter, Energy, Life.

    Centro

    It is centering.
    It is equilibrium.
    It is reference.
    It is open.
    It is pleasing.
    It is dynamic.It is familiar.
    It is vitality.
    It is meaning.
    It is heart.
    It is nucleus.
    It is collaborative.

    Where we come in for comfort.
    Where we come in from wandering.
    Where we come in for embrace.
    Where we come in for potential.

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    1 is the loneliest number.
    1 Person
    No exchange.
    1 Atom.

    2 can have tea together.
    Share a pot.
    Lift a heavy object. Stand back to back.
    Molecules bond.

    42 can answer the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.
    A guide. A group.
    A force. The point of a network.
    An amino acid.

    When I’m 64 strong, we are a team.
    A society.
    An organization that can build almost anything.
    A nucleus.

    When we reach 2525, in the year to come.
    A community.
    A focused density that can influence almost anything.
    A cell.

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    Every human being leaves a LegacY.
    Everything, life and matter:energy, leaves ripples and chain reactions that travel short distances or the length and breadth of the world.

    Every human action changes “what is”. Collectively, we see only a tiny fraction of the acts and effects of humans living their lives.

    And most often, when we see a LegacY, or live it, it is scarcely recognized or remembered.
    A human LegacY is an act or expression that conveys meaning to the observer. The more the meaning, the greater the LegacY.

    In living our lives, Legacy can be found
    in the corners of simple moments and brief exchanges
    or in the bright lawn of sunlight where many can see an act of kindness,
    an act of resilience,
    an act of bravery,
    an act of intelligence and invention,
    an act of construction,
    an act of creation,
    an act that bridges and connects and inspires.

    It is the history of history that LegacY in the commons is very poorly recorded, and very inaccurate. Most portrayed heroic figures were figments of the truth. Most private acts of substantial LegacY remained private. Women are barely a part of older history books.
    Young people are a footnote. People from certain continents hardly seem to have existed.

    Few of us capture our individual history in a way that pulls the richness of LegacY out from the soon to be forgotten noise. What we do remember of our lives become our personal LegacY moments.

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    One day you are a child. The next day you are an adult.

    Laws divide the span of our lives
    so that one day we are a child
    and the next day we are an adult.

    One day we must go to public school
    the very next day
    public education stops.

    One day we must not

    drink alcohol
    smoke cigarettes
    acquire certain drugs

    vote

    buy a gun
    work
    gamble

    view certain images
    have sex
    marry

    own a home
    or drive a car

    and the very next day
    we can.

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    There is only black and white when we define them,
    point to them, and say, “that’s black and white.”

    We have constructed universal grids of time and space, of words with universal definitions and legal definitions, where black is black and white is white.

    The store is on a specific corner. It sells turnips. It is open everyday from 6am to midnight.
    Our time and space grids are made for black and white. We also have sensory grids and sensory equipment to record an experience that works in black and white only with certainty.
    I saw the bird fly. You saw the bird fly. We saw the same bird fly by. It was a black and white bird.

    But most of the universe does not exist within carefully defined grids.

    Should I go to store A or store B?
    When should I go to the store?
    What route should I take?
    Will I encounter someone on the way?
    What will I decide to buy when I arrive at the store?
    Should I buy the turnips?
    Are turnips sprayed with pesticides?
    What is the benefit of eating a turnip?
    Where will I go from there………………?

    Hundreds of thoughts. No black and white.
    When humans interact or introspect, there is no black and white.
    When life and matter and energy do their thing, there is no black and white certainty.

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    Many of us are enrolled in the modern school of metrics.
    Measurement. Statistics. Data and Data Visualization.

    When we come upon anything complex, all of use various metrics in an attempt to characterize it, understand it, shape it and forecast it.

    Here are five examples of commonly used metrics.

    1. Blood Pressure

    Definition:
    Force originating when the heart‘s pumping pushes the blood against the walls of the blood vessels. Their stretching and contraction help maintain blood flow. Usually measured over an arm or leg artery in humans, blood pressure is expressed as two numbers; normal adult blood pressure is about 120/80 mm of mercury. The higher number (systolic) is measured when the heart’s ventricles contract and the lower (diastolic) when they relax.

    2. Gas Mileage

    Definition:
    The ratio of the number of miles traveled to the number of gallons of gasoline burned.

    3. Profits

    Definition:
    The excess of returns over expenditure in a transaction or series of transactions; especially
    : the excess of the selling price of goods over their cost.
    : net income usually for a given period of time.
    : the ratio of profit for a given year to the amount of capital invested or to the value of sales.

    4. Calories

    According to the National Data Lab (NDL), most of the calorie values in the USDA and industry food tables are based on an indirect calorie estimation made using the so-called Atwater system. In this system, calories are not determined directly by burning the foods. Instead, the total caloric value is calculated by adding up the calories provided by the energy-containing nutrients: protein, carbohydrate, fat and alcohol. Because carbohydrates contain some fiber that is not digested and utilized by the body, the fiber component is usually subtracted from the total carbohydrate before calculating the calories.
    The Atwater system uses the average values of 4 Kcal/g for protein, 4 Kcal/g for carbohydrate, and 9 Kcal/g for fat. Alcohol is calculated at 7 Kcal/g (These numbers were originally determined by burning and then averaging). Thus the label on an energy bar that contains 10 g of protein, 20 g of carbohydrate and 9 g of fat would read 201 kcals or Calories.

    a : the amount of heat required at a pressure of one atmosphere to raise the temperature of one gram of water one degree Celsius that is equal to about 4.19 joules —abbreviation cal —called also gram calorie, small calorie
    b : the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water one degree Celsius : 1000 gram calories or 3.968 Btu —abbreviation Cal —called also large calorie

    a : a unit equivalent to the large calorie expressing heat-producing or energy-producing value in food when oxidized in the body
    b : an amount of food having an energy-producing value of one large calorie

    5. Dow Jones Industrial Average and Stock Prices

    Definition:
    The Dow Jones Industrial Average or simply the Dow, is a stock market index, and one of several indices created by Wall Street Journal editor and Dow Jones & Company co-founder Charles Dow. It was founded on May 26, 1896, and is now owned by Dow Jones Indexes, which is majority owned by the CME Group. It is an index that shows how 30 large publicly-owned companies based in the United States have traded during a standard trading session in the stock market. The average is price-weighted, and to compensate for the effects of stock splits and other adjustments, it is currently a scaled average. The value of the Dow is not the actual average of the prices of its component stocks, but rather the sum of the component prices divided by a divisor, which changes whenever one of the component stocks has a stock split or stock dividend, so as to generate a consistent value for the index.
    Along with the NASDAQ Composite, the S&P 500 Index, and the Russell 2000 Index, the Dow is among the most closely watched U.S. benchmark indices tracking targeted stock market activity. Although Dow compiled the index to gauge the performance of the industrial sector within the American economy, the index’s performance continues to be influenced by not only corporate and economic reports, but also by domestic and foreign political events such as war and terrorism, as well as by natural disasters that could potentially lead to economic harm.

    Each of these metrics fail at systemic accuracy:

    • Blood Pressure
    • Gas Mileage
    • Calories
    • Profits
    • Dow Jones Industrial Average/Stock Price

    And many more commonly used metrics also fail the proof process of systemic accuracy:
    Poverty, Child Development, Cost, Temperature, SAT Test Scores, Cleanliness, Water Quality, Disability, Audience Size, Internet Useage, Unemployment…

    Blood Pressure

    Many blood pressure measurements do not accurately measure blood pressure. Errors in equipment, cuff placement, body positioning, patient stabilization, multiple readings, consistency across readings and body nuance can lead to significant inaccuracies in data capture.

    If the blood pressure measurements are accurately captured, they may not represent a stable average that can be referenced as the basis for intervention. The patient’s state, the time of day, the choice of arms, the positioning of the cuff, the positioning of the patient, prior exercise/food intake/stress, different equipment, different techniques etc. all may cause inconsistent readings across time.

    If the complex process of obtaining an accurate and consistent basis reading of blood pressure is achieved for an individual, longitudinal readings captured using the same process need to be compared for the determination of individual norms and change. Every person is different.
    As people age, blood pressure often changes as a result of age. Some people live their lives at higher or lower blood pressures than the standard. Different countries may use different blood pressure standards. An individual’s blood pressure pattern should be captured over their lifetime as context. We do not mean to discount medical advice that high blood pressure is indeed a significant contributor to various health risks and future problems.

    Finally, and perhaps most importantly, accurate blood pressure readings do not tell the whole systemic story. There are family histories, genetics, predispositions, symptoms, behaviors (smoking,exercise, diet etc.), stress, infection, disease, arterial plaque, arterial wall changes,
    that all have to be taken into consideration. For a societal, systemic point of view, cost and benefit enter the metric equation – for the individual, family and society.

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    A Y Person walks into a bar.
    YP has a couple brewskies to tame the rainy frenetic day.
    Soon, it was time to go to the toilet before grabbing a taxi home.

    The worries begin.

    The toilet door has a simple twist lock in the middle of the inside doorknob.
    It looked very worn and untrustworthy. Did the slight twist of the lock really lock the door?

    Z Person comes to the door. No sign of occupancy visible. Shakes the knob and door. Tries again even harder to get in. Both YP and Z have instant anxiety. Luckily, no mutual embarrassment today. The lockset holds.

    Back to Y Person. A proven worrier.
    The faucet was a twist faucet that required the grip of YP’s hand before the soap. Germs?
    The soap was a push and catch. Back of the hand to push. Soap. Rinse. What was in the soap?
    Did the soap clean off everything?
    Then tighten the faucet. More germs? Wash hands again?? No way!

    Then air dry. Don’t touch anything. Were germs in the room blown back onto YP’s busy hand?

    Now the door handle. The dreaded door handle to get out. Round. Has to be grasped. Surely massive disease carrying germs are happily dancing on the grasping hand?

    But before exiting, YP’s conscious goes into overdrive. Where did the waste water go?
    Into the river? Into water treatment and back into drinking water? What does the fluid pipe transit look like – does it travel miles? More questions fly into YP’s mind.

    Suddenly, YP walks to the bartender, grabs a napkin and pen next to the free stale peanut mix, and begins writing. Here is the note left by YP on the bar for all to see.

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    Here is the shortest “knock knock” joke in the world.

    “Knock Knock”

    That’s it. That is the joke. I didn’t say it was the funniest “knock knock” joke.

    But it certainly is a joke.

    When we knock on many doors, there is no answer – even though the occupant is always there.

    Here are the rock solid doors many of us have knocked on:

    The employment door at most organizations. We get no response or a recorded email.

    The idea door at most organizations. Apparently, there is a very tiny door we can never find.

    The truth door at most organizations. This door entry requires a password that is rarely disclosed and impossible to guess.

    The door for significant venture funding. You have to be let in before you can knock.
    Inside the door for venture funding. Some who knock are funded but then end up leaving through the back door after burning through the green carpet.

    The submission door at most organization. When you have something you want to bring to the world, if there is a door, it is so padded that no matter how hard you knock, they do not hear you.

    The “talk to a human door” at many big internet companies. The doors are virtual – mirages. All you can do is a silent one handed knock.

    There are three doors to higher education.

    Door 1 is the height requirement door. If your family name is tall enough to be seen above the transom, and you softly knock, the door will usually open.

    Door 2 has a knocker hidden in a puzzle. If you are smart enough to solve the puzzle, then place the knocker on the correct door, and sharply bang it, the knock will be answered and you may enter.

    Door 3 is a very heavy big non greased door and it requires you to strap on a backpack of gold before you attempt your knock. You have to supply the backpack and the gold yourself. You get one knock and if answered, you must move that heavy door open with the burden of the weight of gold on your shoulders. Very difficult for the less endowed.

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