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    The news, as it stands, serves a vital role within our society. It provides us snapshots of events we could not otherwise know about. And news can, with more in depth coverage and explanatory tools, help give us some context for the events that take place around us. But the mission of news is not knowledge so much as it is to provide enough snippets and tidings to attract an audience of readers/viewers and advertisers. And that inherent incompleteness and disorganization leaves many of us wanting, needing, a more substantial offering.

    The intent of the news is not primarily to nurture.
    The intent of the news is not to reduce inequality.
    The intent of the news is not to comprehensively pursue the truth.
    The intent of the news is anti systemic.

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    The Y Worlds approach to News looks like this:


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    What is real?

    That, of course, depends upon perspective. To quote the Matrix, “If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”

    If you’re at a magic show, there is a huge disparity between what you perceive as real, and what the magician understands as real. We know, for example, that depending upon your cultural background, you can perceive the exact same event in two different ways. This is part of the SLANT we inherit from the society in which we live, and it contributes to a subconscious human-centered perspective.

    What is, is. We refer to the “real” real world as “What Is”. Independent of observation, but, lacking omniscience, we can only see slices, tiny pieces of the What Is world at a time. That is then passed through filters, biases, and our SLANT.

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    Stop. Pause any music you’re listening to, any videos you might be watching. Take a few seconds to listen to everything around you. Listen to the soundscape.

    What did you hear?
    A car driving by?
    The soft hum of a computer fan?
    Footsteps of the people around you?
    Your own heartbeat?
    City traffic?
    Cows and sheep and birds communicating?
    People communicating?

    We live in a world of sound. It’s everywhere, permeates everything. Silence, for the most part, doesn’t exist. Even in the quietest of spaces, there is the sound of breathing, of your stomach and of your heart.

    Sounds, simply put, are the patterns of certain kinetic waves and energies that our body senses through our ears, skin and nerves. There is a threshold, though, for the amplitude and frequency of what we can hear.

    Sound is a channel of communications not only between humans but among and within all matter, energy and life. There is a lot to hear if we wished to tune that channel in.

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    There’s a certain magic that comes with moving under your own power. It’s freeing. Being able to sustain your own transportation requirements releases you from the constant care and maintenance of gas-powered vehicles. It means you aren’t bound to someone else’s schedule or the price of oil. There’s nothing else quite like it.

    Except perhaps imagination. Rushing down an unfamiliar hill on a bicycle, wind flowing past you, is a bit like letting your imagination go freely through the caverns of your mind. We would like to unite the muscle and mental of cycling and figure out why the world does not have prolific forms of human powered energy that change how we think about muscle power and how we think about vehicles. Why can’t we imagine and produce billions of very efficient human powered machines that are not difficult to use, not expensive to purchase, and not painful to operate?

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    We believe that every attempt to embrace complexity faces the SLANT of languages and inherited knowledge that were not built for that purpose. At Y Worlds, we believe the people of the world need a far better way to handle complexity than the toolset and education we grew up with.

    We need a dynamic visual language that communicates systems
    We need a set of high-level principles for stability
    We need a toolset that is designed to meet bold new objectives
    We need a universality that transcends barriers of language and education and resources
    We need to push away from the endless conversations and spinnings of wheels

    Instead let’s found a cooperative exchange that unites, enlightens, and empowers.

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    Mascots are a mainstay of the sporting world. They are the hypemen. They drive team spirit and keep the fans entertained. That isn’t all to the story however. Sometimes they can open old wounds and reinforce tired, one-dimensional stereotypes.

    At Y Worlds, we attempt to approach everything in a manner that fosters a Nurturing environment and an Equality among people. These two components are mutual necessities. To Nurture someone else is a de facto acknowledgement of Equality.

    As individuals, most of us make an attempt to prevent the suffering of those around us. We donate to charity, we hold doors, and we make every attempt to be moral actors. Morality is a tricky thing, though. Most would say that it isn’t possible to be ‘good’ and not act when given the opportunity to help another.

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    Jobs are dominating the consciousness of people and policy across the world. The people of the world have been suffering. Since the collapse of the global financial markets and the loss of tens of millions of ‘jobs’, the governments and corporations have been unable to improve ‘job’ creation to anyone’s satisfaction.

    Individuals, corporations, governments and non-profit organizations create jobs. They use capital that is owned or borrowed from cycles of inherited wealth to pay people (including themselves as sole proprietors) to provide services. People differentiate jobs from leisure, employment from home life, work hours from free time.

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    Video games begin the 21st century as its most prolific form of media. From Farmville to Call of Duty, Starcraft to Angry Birds, games are everywhere.



    With such a huge portion of our society’s time being spent on interactive media, it’s vital that we understand what they are, how they work, why they are compelling and how they can be a force for positive social change, and where they will take us. Computer access, and computer aided life, are available only to those across the world with necessary resources and infrastructure, but that access via lower cost smartphone interactive media is increasing. We believe gaming is really an excellent marker, a definitive example, of the future of computer-aided human evolution.

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    From the sororal suffering of Antigone, to the cathartic revenge of Edmond Dantes, for as long as art has been, people have been desperately trying, in vain, to capture the essence of what it is to be human.

    People don’t come with instruction booklets. We all know that. Our mortality and more specifically the fleeting nature of time help shape our lives, give us motivation to achieve, create, love, connect with others, and seek out the beauty of art and prose.

    We all want and need the same things- clean air and water, good food, a place to sleep, a safe environment and loved ones to help us when we can’t help ourselves. To Nurture one another, to care, to hold, to help and to love is to be human. It is the most important thing we can do. It is the foundation of not only our society but of everything that we are.



    For a species with so much in common, we fight amongst ourselves so often about so many petulant grievances. And we seem to embrace anger and deep anxiety as if they were something helpful and useful instead of being the adrenaline-fueled precursor to impending pain and debilitation.

    An environment of respect cannot be predicated on anything but a mutual understanding of the inherent value of life. If Nurture is synonymous with Humanity, then everyone must acknowledge the Equality of each other. But being Human is not the same as Humanity.

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    So often in our daily lives we are confronted with information whose validity we should question, and yet we almost never follow through. Few ask the important questions, and even fewer truly investigate to ensure the veracity of… anything.

    We’re left wondering who and what we can trust, how, why, and to what extent. We believe there should be an easy-to-follow methodology for testing the general applicability and trustworthiness of any given bit of knowledge.

    Y World has launched a Summer of 2012 Institute initiative to develop a systemic and universally applicable proof process model. Visit us at yworlds.com if you are interested in participating.

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    Fri, Jul 20, 2012  Permanent link
    Categories: proof, science, logic, truth
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