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Y Worlds
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A global cooperative inventing a powerful new language and enterprise around systems of knowledge, complexity & mass action. Nurture, Equality, Truth & Systems.
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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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    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.

    View the Wind Map by Fernanda Viégas and Martin Wattenberg

    No words. Just look at the black and white patterns.
    Instantly, one can identify:

    Wind Speed
    Wind Direction
    Wind Currents
    Spatial Patterns of Wind
    Spatial Relationships to Places (Geographies, Built Environments, Objects)
    Wind Cause and Effect
    Wind Source
    Wind Density
    Wind Change
    Wind Near Me
    Wind Near You
    Comparisons of Wind Patterns
    Danger & Risk
    Opportunity & Potential Reward
    Air Resistance
    Air Acceleration
    Wind Power Generative Potential
    Wind Duration
    Movement of Particles
    Movement of Biomaterials
    Pressure Changes
    Long Term Patterns & Meanings – Data & Knowledge
    Visualizations/Realizations/Representations of the Invisible

    Wind is But a Single Variable Within a System of Related Variables:

    Algae & Biomes
    Man Made Chemicals
    Vertical Layers & Convections
    Environments (Mountains, Deserts, Oceans etc.)

    Imagine seeing it all put together, the living system that drives wind, that is affected by wind, that is systemically irrevocably linked to wind, on one computer screen, displayed any way you want it to be displayed. What would you want. Whatever your answer, that is what we at Y Worlds want to do, for you, for us, for everyone and everything. Not just for wind, but for everything complex, everything important, everything that advances our NETS potential.

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    Everything has scaffolding
    plus programming
    and dynamos
    and matter
    and energy
    and pattern
    and motion
    and exchange
    and spatial position
    within the sequential unfoldings and foldings that we call time.

    Conscious and Subconscious scaffoldings are the constructs and concepts that determine and define where and how we organize our comprehension of our systemic world. Proof Process is such a scaffolding. The scaffolds scale from macro to micro, from tight foundations to complex lattices.

    Matter and Energy scaffoldings, the Corporal scaffoldings, are the generative and dynamic forms and frames that determine and define where within a system something exists, connects, exchanges, changes, replicates, activates, integrates or grows. These scaffolds scale from macro to nano, from rigid to flexible to entirely robust.

    A city is a scaffolding. An economic system is a scaffolding. A tree is a scaffolding. A molecule is a scaffolding. A perception or understanding is a scaffolding. I am a scaffolding. So are you.

    Spiders may build a web. Build themselves.

    Humans build an Internet, roads, skyscrapers, nanotubes. Build themselves.

    Life forms build proteins and cells. Build themselves.

    Atoms and molecules build compounds and physical objects. Build themselves.

    Input + Exchange builds Output.

    There are invisible and unknown scaffoldings that compose the universe and determine and define its existence and function.

    Each of us are our own unique scaffoldings.
    Our body scaffoldings.
    Our conscious and subconscious perception scaffoldings.
    Each of us has our own unique experience with the scaffoldings of the universe.

    And we exist and interact among and within the entire spectrum of scaffoldings.

    If we could take a quintillion megapixel 3D hologram of you right now that would contain all that exists in and around you in your room, and all that exists beyond your room that interacts with you right now, and we could filter and zoom that photo any way we wanted to (layers, dimensions, size, activity), what do you think we would see? What do you think we would learn?

    Would we see all the scaffoldings?

    For conscious and subconscious scaffoldings, the hologram image set would not be relevant. You can light up my brain but cannot see my thoughts or derivations. We would need to invent a visualization engine that constructs systemic models of our conscious and subconscious programming, sensory input, memory, processing and behavior.

    This is what we are building with our Visual Y project – a visualization engine designed to represent the systems and complexity of mental constructs and the constructs of matter and energy that take a tangible form.

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    There are 6 systemic variables that determine what we put into and onto our bodies.

    First, our parents and caregivers control what we put into our bodies from conceivement to adolescence. Second, the food and personal care products industries research, develop and produce the processed choices for us. Third, our culture and life experience, media and education contribute to our programming. Fourth, our body has specific and general programming, usually subconscious, that influence our choices. Fifth, we can exert a continuum of conscious control over what we put in and on our bodies, ranging from all to none. Sixth, the collective marketplace, including regulation, determines the dynamics of availability, composition, labeling, price and accountability.

    We believe that a comprehensive Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems viewpoint of ingredients requires a proof process that assesses each person’s body specifically, that tracks the quantity of the product ingested or absorbed, that identifies accurately all ingredients- the processes, mechanisms and secondary resources used to produce the ingredients, the availability of alternatives and the judgement across a spectrum of multivariate factors as to whether any ingredient, or any mix of ingredients within the product or associated with application, has the relative and absolute probability to cause harm that reduces the potential of a component or system in a human body.

    We believe that any product placed in or on our body that our body has not been programmed to exchange with poses an unacceptable risk. We believe that we do not adequately understand our bodies and the complete systemic consequences across time of using most ingredients, including raw unprocessed products.

    What we present to you is a tiny beginning effort to initiate what we call a proof process. This is a diligent, comprehensive effort to understand systemically what we know about ingredients, and what we think poses risk. All of the stakeholders, including the consumer, can then make their own decisions about what to put in and on their bodies.

    Our hypothesis, based upon patterns of information but not yet realized with a comprehensive proof process, is that many ingredients that we use, including some flagged in this analysis, contribute to damage to human beings that can be most easily recognized as autoimmune diseases, cancers, heart (arterial) disease and brain disease. Further, our hypothesis is that nanoparticles pose risk, petrochemicals pose risk, certain genetic alterations pose risk, and no amount of these ingredients are safe. Not only do ingredients interact with what we think of as our bodies, but these ingredients also interact with the human biome and with each other, and often carry trace amounts of the chemicals used to process them that are not accounted for on labels.

    The following is a simple beginning. If you like the direction we are headed, join in.

    I’ve chewed gum my whole life. I chewed gum when I was bored, when I was hungry, when I was in school and when I just wanted to chew gum. The whole time I thought I was chewing natural gum. It wasn’t until I researched the ingredients in my go-to gum brand Trident that I realized I was chewing rubber.

    Other than sorbitol, a sugar alcohol, the main ingredient in Trident is Gum Base. Gum Base is a trade secret, which means that Trident and other gum manufacturers aren’t required to reveal the exact composition of Gum Base. We will never know exactly what it is.

    However, Wuxi Yueda Gum Base Manufacture Co, Ltd, a gum base manufacturer, have stated that their commercially sold Gum Base is made of raw materials, “which are food grade SBR rubber, ester gum, paraffin wax, polyvinyl acetates, talc powder, and calcium carbonate powder.”

    My curiosity of what I was actually putting in my mouth, chewing and swallowing didn’t stop at just Gum Base. Instead, I researched and examined all of the ingredients in Trident White Gum.

    Sorbitol, Gum Base, Maltitol, Mannitol, Artificial and Natural Flavoring; Less Than 2% of: Acacia, Acesulfame Potassium, Aspartame, BHT (To Maintain Freshness), Calcium Casein Peptone-Calcium Phosphate (Lactose-Free Milk Derivative), Candelilla Wax, Sodium Stearate and Titanium Dioxide (Color).

    What I found was unnerving. Gum Base, BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), candelilla wax, and titanium dioxide all pose health threats when you consider what they are, how they are processed and how they are ingested, inhaled, absorbed, or in any way consumed.

    Gum Base, as stated above, could be made of SBR rubber, ester gum, paraffin wax, polyvinyl acetates, talc powder, and calcium carbonate. Below you will find the beginnings of a detailed proof process of the health concerns for the ingredients that make up Gum Base.

    Talc can cause pulmonary issues, and it is also linked with lung and ovarian cancer. Talc is labeled as a Group 2B carcinogen- “Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans.”

    SB Rubber can cause skin irritation and should not be ingested on inhaled.

    Polyvinyl Acetate is manufactured with vinyl acetate. The World Health Organization’s (WHO) cancer research arm found evidence suggesting that vinyl acetate caused tumors in rats and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) believed that trace amounts of vinyl acetate could make it into the gum base material.

    Paraffin Wax ingestion can lead to intestinal obstruction, which can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and possible constipation.

    When taken together all ingredients that make up Trident reveal a potential health threat that we think all gum chewers should be aware of. Below you will find the beginnings of a detailed proof process of the health concerns for the ingredients that make up Trident.

    BHT is a chemical derivative of phenol. Phenol is corrosive to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract and can cause dermatitis, second and third degree burns with excessive contact. Phenol can also damage the central nervous system and heart, which can results in dysrhythmia, seizures, and comas.

    Candelilla wax is obtained by boiling the dried stalks of the candelilla plant (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) in water acidified with sulfuric acid to release the wax. Through inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, and eye contact sulfuric acid causes irritation to the eyes, skin, nose, throat; pulmonary edema, bronchitis; emphysema; conjunctivitis; stomatitis; dental erosion; eye, skin burns; dermatitis; tooth erosion; and respiratory tract irritation. Drinking sulfuric acid can burn your mouth, throat, and stomach; ultimately resulting in death. It is not clear, yet, whether trace amounts of sulfuric acid remain in the wax.

    Titanium dioxide has been associated with lung cancer and the IARC labels it as a Group 2B carcinogen- “Possibly carcinogenic to humans.” Titanium dioxide may contain nano particles that are potentially highly damaging to genetic and cellular material but little research has been conducted on how nanoparticles disperse and interact in the human body.

    It is important to note that there is a substantial lack of research and knowledge when dealing with what ingredients, chemicals and products actually do to and in your body when consumed, inhaled, or absorbed.

    At Y Worlds, we hope that these models will inspire others to investigate what they are putting in their bodies and investigate other systemic questions using a proof process.

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    I have never curated a retrospective on the activities that have occupied my life, and I am just beginning to compose a plan for the future occupation of my life. There are scores of metric, systemic and philosophical ways to view human lives.

    Nicholas Felton gives us a unique glimpse into his life that we share with you today. His captures inspired me to do some simple lifeline calculations and perhaps you too will pause to think about where you have conducted your life and where you are headed. Keep in mind that time is only one dimension of our lives.

    The 2012 Feltron Annual Report

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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.

    For No Worries:

    Fail Safe Systems

    Locksets – visibly secure interior locks with visibly clear exterior signal upon locking

    Elections – visible clarity of ballot, visibly secure privacy, secure original documentation trail, multiple independent testing of code and system

    Web Communications – confirmation of send, confirmation of sender, confirmation of receipt, confirmation of privacy protection, confirmation of system integrity

    Package Labeling – trusted, documented, replicated assessment of labeling accuracy and product performance – placed on the label (change package labeling to Knowledge Labeling and repeat)

    Fine Print - no fine print

    Humans – mutual confirmation of all critical securities – a single government contact point that answers and visibly satisfies every need for food, for shelter, for protection, for health, for disability and old age, for training – with transparent oversight

    Lets install No Worries Systems where it matters.
    Simple. Cost Saving. Face Saving. Life Saving. Nice.

    Y Worlds. No Worries.

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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 submissions door at most organizations. 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.

    Of course, over the past 10 years, a new generation of people and institutions are taking down the barrier of doors, either scrapping them totally or removing the mechanism of locks and knocks – leaving them simply open for all to see – inside and out. The internet enables anyone to express themselves, anyone to start a thin capital enterprise, anyone to share and exchange and anyone to disclose what is behind closed doors to all who wish to know. Peer to peer is emerging. Full access is emerging.

    But SLANT still holds a strong attachment to doors, making them hard to give up.

    The SLANT based reason for the celebration of doors is that organizations are easily overwhelmed by those from the outside either trying to get in or trying to just have someone answer their knock with a human exchange that satisfies.

    We think that any opportunity that hides behind dark closed doors needs to see the light of day.
    The opportunity and the opportunist must be able to see each other, size each other up using nurture, equality and truth as due diligence, and generate something of greater value if matched.


    Systems is where the action is. We do not have to do things the way they have always been done. We can do things the way they need to be done. Systems is the way they can best be done.

    First, if the folks behind the closed doors don’t answer our knock, we find people with open doors, we find people to team with, we find people with spirit and drive and something of mutual value, and we form cooperative ventures that depend on ourselves.

    We embrace inclusiveness. Treat everyone with dignity and support. Always keeping our eye out for beneficial unions of people and ideas and resources.

    We embrace systems. Groups of people can learn to be better at achieving what they set out to do. Groups of people can learn to create exchanges and movements built on solid organizational foundations with formal techniques of mediation and oversight to ensure SLANT does not rule.

    Y Worlds intends to be such a place. Knock on wood.
    A commons enterprise that can be whatever you make it.
    Y Worlds. Come on in from the cold.

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    The English language offers us a family of words to define, describe and communicate the construct we call Truth.

    Some of the words English speakers use the most are:

    Truthful- True

    Not Truthful- False

    At Y Worlds, we reframe the constructs pertaining to truth and falsity.
    First, we begin with the idea that the words listed above are human centric. Outside of human centric is a construct we call “What Is” – Matter:Energy.

    We use the Y Person model and the comprehensive Y Worlds Models to consider anything human centric.

    Suppose a tree falls in the forest.

    If no human detects this event, it becomes “what is” until a human enters the picture.

    If our person sees the tree fall, the event is processed and enters the corporal being.

    It becomes a signal if recognized subconsciously. It remains noise if not recognized subconsciously.

    It becomes a point of information if it is processed consciously. It becomes knowledge if it is stored or connected for future use.

    What happens next makes this interesting.

    Do others believe this person when the story of the tree falling is told? Why? The details of “What Is” such as the type of tree and where and when the tree fell, open the door to greater complexity. Explaining why the tree fell brings the story fully into the world of systemic complexity. The implications and meaning of the falling tree require complex systemic forecasting.

    Without going into detail, we can use the Y Person model to represent what a person senses, what they know, how they know it, and through what organizational schema do they make sense of it all.

    We can then use what we call a Proof Process to compare what is going on within that person to an objective third party perspective that considers everything pertinent, every relevant viewpoint, every piece of evidence and understanding, and every way to explore the alignment between what is going on within that person to what happened with the tree.

    If the person lied about sensing the tree falling, it means in our models that the person DID sense and remember the tree falling, but their intent was not NETS based, and their choice was to not accurately describe what they knew to be fully valid.

    If the person heard what they thought was a tree falling but did not witness it, and said definitively that a tree had fallen, we call that a process lie. A Proof Process to determine the person’s processing accuracy associated with the speculation would need to be undertaken, along with a Proof Process of “What Is” – a full processing of the scene of the tree, of all evidence, and of all knowledge pertinent to the confirmation that indeed a tree had fallen, and whether the sound of the tree falling was or was not the specific tree that had been identified.

    If the witness to the sound, instead of speculating about the link between the sound and the fact that a tree fell, conducted the full Proof Process themselves, and offered a level of uncertainty and a systemic evaluation of the entire palette of information, then that person could be regarded as truthful, accurate, honest, factual and trustworthy. If the witness plugged their ears and covered their eyes so they could not sense the falling tree, or any of the systemic context, that would be a process lie.

    If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it, it is noise in a world of human signal. But if the tree falls on a critical power line grid and causes a catastrophe affecting millions of people, it becomes signal and begins the complex process of thought focused on a falling tree, its cause and consequences.

    If that falling tree was instead a major environmental cause of disease, a major contributor to global warming, a major reason jobs are rapidly decomposing or the single preventable cause of hundreds of billions of dollars spinning in closed cycles of uselessness, then we must face a painful truth. A process lie is a true lie.

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    Newton’s First Law of Motion: Every object continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a straight line, unless compelled to change that state by external forces acted upon it.

    We are all objects of a sort.

    In groups, we are the most powerful creatures on earth.
    Alone, we are one among the creatures of the earth.

    Together, with access to knowledge and resources, we can move mountains of opportunity.
    Alone, and at rest, we tend to stay at rest.

    As families and tribes, we move toward common goals.
    Alone and in motion, we tend to keep in the same motion along a familiar path.
    As civilizations, we dance down roads not taken to the beat of unfamiliar sounds.

    Relationships are external forces.
    Our own conscious is an external force. It operates outside of our inheritance and experience.
    We are the forces that create motion, direct motion, and accelerate motion.

    At Y Worlds, we are building a world. A compassionate, sustainable, scalable world.
    We are, after all, a Cooperative.
    With an evolving universally adaptive systemic language.
    With a peer to peer based theme of shared wealth and resources.
    With a rebuilt knowledge engine powered by a mediated systemic wiki.

    What differentiates Y Worlds from every previous attempt to engage the human potential?

    We are going to operate and grow right before your eyes through Y Worlds.
    We are inclined to think very big in terms of scale and impact – global – universal – sustainable.
    We are going to focus on developing strong and vital peer systems

    We have 3 very big ideas:
    An empowering new systemic language to understand and organize
    A compassionate cooperative framework powered by Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems
    A high value meta exchange that is free to every individual on earth,
    and generates commons wealth
    (via commercial use patents, licenses, partnerships, trade, investments and intellectual
    to distribute among us – to sustain and vitalize and gift

    Our scale: Meta
    Our models: Universal
    Our objective and process: NETS
    Our value added: Semiotic & Systemic Revolution
    Our organization: a Free Sharing Commons
    Our currencies: knowledge, $, trade, legacY, Y Notes, commons assets, compassion, trust
    Our action: Mass & Person
    Our mechanism: eMotion
    Our return on investment: Meaning, Comfort and Vitality

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    What do you want?
    What do you want!

    I want to be connected with everything that controls my life.

    And then I want to take back the controls.

    I want to be disconnected from everything that controls my life badly, everything devoid of Nurture, Equality, Truth or Systems.

    I want every established institution and organization that I deal with to treat me and everyone else with Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems.

    I want accurate, honest complete information.
    I want more than a little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
    I want a well intentioned, well trained human being to talk to.
    I want to interact with a person that wants to help me.
    I want complete documentation for every exchange and transaction between me and them.
    I want the rules of the game to be clear from start to finish. No surprises!
    No fine print. Only transparency and clarity.

    And I want a world that works for all of us.


    This is what I want for me. And if you like the idea, then for you as well. And if we add hundreds, thousands and hundreds of thousands of people together, and we put our knowledge, our skills, our money, our power and our energy together, we not only become connected with the forces that control our life. We become those forces.

    We do not have to plead for compassionate bankers.
    We do not have to plead for accuracy and honesty, for integrity and respect.
    We do not have to do good things only for free, and less good things for money.
    We do not have to hope a politician votes to take care of the sick, to enable everyone to vote, to include the disenfranchised…

    We build a franchise, a cooperative, within the existing world that is based solely on Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems. We pool our knowledge, we shape it so it works, and we use it to empower us.

    And we begin to stop supporting everything, everything, everything, that is motivated by profit alone, by self interest alone, by some winning their de-nurturing battles at all costs.

    Y Worlds is a new venture that represents a way to bridge our current life with the life we want.

    We start with understanding. Systemic models. So we understand before we act. So we can communicate effectively the complexity of how the world works.

    Then we act. We build. We help. We invent. We invest. We partner. We communicate.

    We demand transparency and a Proof Process with a rich participative commons. We call it a world within a world. Y Worlds.

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