Member 2475
153 entries
517235 views

 RSS
Contributor to project:
Polytopia
Minneapolis, US
Immortal since Jan 28, 2010
Uplinks: 0, Generation 3

Y Worlds
Daily Y
Twitter
A global cooperative inventing a powerful new language and enterprise around systems of knowledge, complexity & mass action. Nurture, Equality, Truth & Systems.
  • Affiliated
  •  /  
  • Invited
  •  /  
  • Descended
  • Recently commented on
    From syncopath
    tHinking in picTures
    From YWorlds
    On Being Human
    From YWorlds
    The Group
    From YWorlds
    Truth
    YWorlds’ project
    Polytopia
    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    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.

    Watching sunbeams play upon clouds, dust near a picture window, people on a hot city street at sunset, or water droplets at the top of the sky remind me of the purity of my childhood mind, unpolluted by the cumulus distortions of other people’s lenses.

    In a very fresh mind, patterns of matter and energy are freely observed, time is lazy and judgment cedes to existential stimulation. That very early mind, and the being incorporating the mind, come with an incredibly detailed set of software programs that define its functions and operations. Each being has its own unique code set. And the codes that make up its programming drive every single action. And every single interaction can result in new code that is either stored in various ways and places or disregarded.

    So as a four year old lying on my back in tall wet grass experiencing the generative motion picture of a fierce thunderstorm fast approaching from the West, my programming, my senses, my nerves, my pattern recognition, my freedom to exhilarate were stronger than they would ever again be.

    My thoughts of the unfoldings were not expressed in words at all yet I remember every detail.

    I remember the smell, the taste, the electricity, the hues of dark, the echoes of sound, the pace of air, the power of the force, the changes in temperature, my shivers. It was a profound sensory experience. It touched me everywhere in ways I long to be touched again. It brought tears of delight. The childish mind experienced that momentum without an iota of distortion from other people’s lenses.

    It was not a storm to me. It simply was.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    Nothingness, in a very real sense, does not exist.

    When we think of outer space, especially as it has been portrayed in film and television, we think of an inky blackness- an utter lack of anything. We have been told that between the planets and the stars there is nothing but a bit of space dust, macro and micro meteoroids and passing molecules.

    When we think about the air around us, we tend to think that it is mostly empty. We have been told there are dust and particulates, microbes and gases. But between the molecules and atoms of everything around us, we have come to believe there is nothing. We all have seen molecular and atomic models and they never show anything other than spheres of matter that spin, revolve or bond.

    When we ask how light travels across space and time, through the nothingness of space and time, we are told it travels in wave packets. And when a child in Japan keys morse code through a powerful transmitter into a backyard antennae, we are told the photons from the transmission travel in waves thousands of miles wide, fill every nook and cranny of open space, and can be received in entirety by a little wire placed anywhere within billions of cubic feet of space.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Synapses (1)
     

    Every one of us comes into the world as billions of pieces of matter and energy – life. Chance brought the pieces together.

    Who came together to be our mother and father.
    Who were the lucky sperm and egg.
    What was the emotional condition of our parents early in our life and what were the toxicity levels of the environment.

    These circumstances determine whether you will be born into wealth or poverty, in health or in sickness, and countless other details of your life. So we get what we get as a result of chance – sorry, no exchanges possible.

    The building blocks of matter and energy that compose each of us (atoms, molecules, genes, cells, bacteria, organs, and so much more) are uniquely ours – the pieces interact to generate a being with programmed human characteristics and functionality. The combination of these pieces– the programming, our conscious behavior, our evolution, and our interactions with everything outside of us–determine our fate.

    Will we live longer or happier or healthier…? What will we be– a cat person or dog person? What will we do with our lives? Will we be an energetic learner or a lifelong couch potato?

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    Map Makers are the people of the world who express knowledge and information, interpretation and context, art and science.

    They are Visualizers. Generative Coders. Geographic Painters.
    Spatial Choreographers. Illustrators and Model Builders. Database Processors. Pattern Makers.

    They think of boxes outside the box. They give us perspectives and interactive choices.
    If the world is about dimensional exchanges of matter and energy, Map Makers give us space and time, and the essential patterns of meaning.

    The best map makers create richly simple, highly accurate, universally understood, characterizations of their subject.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    Throughout my youth, my mother would point out to me those relatives and neighbors who were successful by her standards. “That person is very successful, she would say.” She used a simple standard – visible wealth. They were the winners. They were who I should aspire to be.

    But as I grew to understand the idea of winning, the culture of winning, the process of winning, and the rewards of winning, I realized that the construct of success is a fabrication built upon imagination and assumptions. SLANT. Our story today is about the game of life. Of inherited rules and referees. Of inherited language and meaning. It is about inherited constructs such as winning and success that fail to embrace Nurture, Equality, Truth, Systems, complexity and a Proof Process.

    Here are Merriam Webster’s dictionary definitions of both “winner” and the closely related term, “success”

    Winner
    a : one that is successful especially through praiseworthy ability and hard work
    b : a victor especially in games and sports
    c : one that wins admiration

    Success
    b : favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.

    What we know consciously and subconsciously, and what we do, are often disconnected.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote (1)
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    I scraped the side of my car the other day. I mean in the bad way with scratches and dents, not the good way by chipping ice from the side window. I said it was an accident. I thought of it as an accident.

    It was the word “accident” that I should have scraped – not my Prius. Because it was one of hundreds of words frozen in time.

    The meaning of the word “accident” failed to accurately describe what occurred. I was not careful, I was going too fast for the situation, and I should have avoided the damage to my car. The word “accident” was misleading. I had a measure of control that could have avoided, prevented or minimized the damage. The car itself could have been built with better features that would have lessened or eliminated the damage. No matter the dictionary meaning, the word “accident” is used by most of us to mean that a bad thing happened that was not intentional. Neither the cause, blame or circumstance of the situation are communicated by the word “accident”. My message is not that the word “accident” is the problem. The problem is that we do not have a better way to communicate systemic failure that educates all parties and reduces future occurrences toward Zero.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    Water is the most vital substance for creating and sustaining life.
    Water is the main ingredient in the remarkable concoction we call human beings.

    Our history as a species has been one dominated by the presence and absence of water.
    Now, however, we have begun to develop elaborate mechanisms to control our destiny with water. For better or worse, in partnerships with micro and autotrophic organisms, we are the species most capable of affecting life’s most precious resource.

    In the coming decades, especially with the looming spectre of Climate Change, we can expect the delicate balance of the Hydrosphere to become increasingly disrupted. Paradoxically, drought and flooding will become more common, as will the incessant demand for clean, fresh water, a quest that has already taxed many global reserves beyond their capacity to regenerate.

    Our interactions with water have fueled some of the largest and most expensive projects in human history- the Aqueducts of Rome, the Three Gorges Dam, the Chunnel, the Panama Canal, the G-Cans Tunnel System in Japan, the Dutch Delta Works, the Ashkelon Desalination Plant, Israel, the Marina Reservoir in Singapore, the North-South Water Transfer Project in China and the Groundwater Replenishment System in Orange County, California.


    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    For some time US popular culture has kept a fairly specific image of the modern working life. Early in the morning, tens of millions of people across the country begin their daily migration to their place of business. They work throughout the day in dedicated spaces beside their peers, organized by hierarchy, and return home in the evening to complete their cycle of life – office life.

    We’ve seen this depiction parodied, ridiculed and critiqued hundreds of times throughout modern media- The Matrix, Office Space, Every Day the Same Dream, etc. Yet, while often portrayed and assumed, this collective, cubicle-centered concept of the traditional office is an unusually private experience of culture, commute, bosses, deadlines and work. Few people are granted the essential information about the ‘offices’ of their friends or family, their children and parents. Offices are wrapped in assumptions. The reality of life to, from and within an office is made up of equal amounts of diversity and commonality.

    Software companies, comprising one of the newest industries on earth, are well-known for their relaxed conditions and comfortable working environment. More traditional firms might balk at the non-traditional workplaces, but we’ve seen waves of innovation and creativity pouring out of them and the results cannot be denied. Google, for example, is one of the largest companies in the world, wielding billions in assets. They have gyms, creative spaces, and a free and open work environment supporting workplace relationships and community.

    Similarly, video game company Valve has almost nothing that resembles a standard corporate structure. There’s no hierarchy and no ‘boss’. The company consists of a bunch of people working on passion-projects. In terms of revenue generation, it is one of the most efficient companies in the world. Each employee creates at least one million dollars in wealth. They eclipse, in capital per person, even the tech giants Google, Apple and Microsoft. At that rate, if Valve had the same number of employees as Microsoft, they would have a revenue of $1.2 trillion.

    READ THE FULL POST HERE.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     

    We are
    building a world, not a web site
    a world with a dynamic systemic semiotic language
    a world with Nurture.Equality.Truth.Systems as objectives
    a world focused on carefully coordinated individual activities
    a world that generates and shares value & recognition
    a world that attracts concerted mass action
    rethinking everything & assuming nothing

    We exchange

    as a curated peer-to-peer collective commons
    according to specific, actionable objectives
    as a wiki cooperative
    everything we do via a Creative Commons License
    our intellectual property and tangible wealth within the cooperative
    our intellectual property for commercial use via license

    Read the full post here.
      Promote
      
      Add to favorites (1)
    Create synapse
     

    Y Worlds is cooperative dedicated to a Proof Process

    Buddha: Believe Nothing from Y Worlds on Vimeo.

    and new models that make the dysfunctional ones obsolete.

    Buckminster Fuller: New Model from Y Worlds on Vimeo.

    Read the full post here.

      Promote
      
      Add to favorites
    Create synapse
     
          Cancel