Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sanity, China Edition


Pictures tell stories. Sometimes, of what can be.


The real test of the apolitical nature of the Rally to Restore Sanity is to see how well something like it would play in Tiananmen Square, China.



So as to lower the risk of it being a flop, no show or the beginning of the next world war etc. I propose we model it in the cloud.  Admittedly a large project. Using volunteers, open source and the world's largest data bases (are you listening Google? Facebook, Wikipedia) the project may be doable? 



While we are on the subject of resources, let us invite Apple (we will keep it secret until the launch event, Steve).

We have the momentum of recent can-do folks (2008 presidential winner, the rock star from Tibet, and New Jersey's favorite son). Let us not lose it. It is only rock and roll, but we like it.


Saturday, October 30, 2010

Because It Works

A long track record.

As a dear friend suggested over coffee this morning, there is a precedent for sustainable externalized identity. Click the link above and see what I mean.

All clone theory is DNA code based.  One can therefore argue that the nature piece of nature/nurture is encoded in it. It is a good baseline for sizing the amount of information that might be necessary to uniquely assert a history in the cloud. Keep in mind, the goal is to sustain a one-to-one relationship between a person's physical being and extensions to that individual's 'global reach'.

Importantly, the symbiotic relationship of each member individual with all other members creates unprecedented "energy" on personal transactions. In a later post, I will expand upon just how this 'energy' might manifest. Meanwhile, consider thinking about 'bond' in this context.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

© 2010 Buzz Hill

Friday, October 29, 2010

Breaking Ground

"In these sessions, our goal is to familiarize non-technical designers with enough hi-level understanding of system constraints and opportunities to dramatically improve the interdisciplinary creative pipe. We encourage a robust ongoing dialog between technical and theoretical design teams so as to learn more about bridging the necessary expertise. Because our effort will require breaking a lot of new ground, we are making it explicit, if you see an opportunity to improve communications do what you have to get it on the agenda ASAP.

Scalable
"The maintenance of Identity Group Integrity (IGI) as defined, is prime."

Not ambiguous, he thought. Yet this aspect of the vision had disclosure sensitivity implications. The idea of secrecy, antithetical to the very thing they were trying to create. The Dalles study then Maiden. In both cases the limited disclosure duration was relatively short. Did this mean they needed to all but re-invent IGI on a frequent basis? Given its primacy, they just would if they had to. A daunting prospect.

"User control.", as she pointed at the icon.

"That's our mantra.", he echoed. "For example: North Pole - Inclusive, South - Exclusive."

Double Helix

The relevant vendor actions of the time pointed to the need to update identity related reliability commensurate with the rapid connection scaling.

Make stuff? Make flexible, programmable stuff. Reward appropriate parties for doing so. Reject antiquated measurement systems but only after adequate empirical testing of their replacement. A careful balance of outlier class and mainstream creativity. Spend as much time as it takes to reverse engineer existing capability. Even if, nay especially if, it is not man-made.

© 2010 Buzz Hill

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Energy Miracle

Compassion == Reason
"And all this time it has been right in front of each one of us."

"Save for one."

"The enabler."

It is as if the soup could not 'know' how to express it to the audience though tried on many occasions. Or should I say, 'was not allowed'? It leaves one to speculate on the sophisticated obstruction regimes - highly effective in preventing the desired rapport. What did they have in common? Synchronous afflictive emotion?

Too technical. Perhaps too abstract. Important not to lose the train of thought. In its urgency to be heard, the soup is not unlike the person who has spent too much time alone. Clinging to the first person that will listen as if it will be the last one that does.

You know. Like the very big dog who is kept alone in the back yard only to scare off potential intruders. What can we learn from such a failure to sustainably connect? Exploitation (unintended or otherwise) comes to mind.

A general theory?
So let us consider a new candidate parameter with which to reckon. A new dimension to add to the space-time continuum? Perhaps. Something about 'where' gravity is and is not. And conceived in the … soups?

© 2010 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Seed

Asked to stop thinking to start believing. What? Something did not seem right. Who would ask such a thing. And why?

Time passed. Not much more.

Then, in a flash a smile just appeared. It fit in the music but it just did not seem to make much sense otherwise. And a bit later another contented face appears. It, harder to ignore.  Happening a third time, anticipation starts to build, expectation of smiles, hard to ignore.

---

Meanwhile, the effort to make public potentially original concepts continues.

The frontier's antiquated but still somewhat functional immune system. Its ability to distinguish a foe from friends is overwhelmed with the rapid increase in the pace of change. The updating of recognition profiles perhaps the weakest link in the chain. Rapid response is dependent upon fast foe recognition. What the system has depended on consists of short cuts, basically. The short cuts are made possible by embedded routine.

Friendly
As discussed here before - the proposed Identifyee Group (one of many aliases) is a mashup of individual-centric suppliers. For example Facebook (technology enhanced 'friending'), Google (natural language recognition) have been mentioned as examples of such suppliers. Another of particular interest is Apple Inc. The following illustrates why, beyond devices for individuals, the company's efforts are particularly appropriate in this context.


Note that while each of the companies mentioned have an interest in the concept of digital id integrity they are still burdened (though to a lesser degree) with the perception by potential members that they have an agenda beyond each person protecting and helping one another that may conflict.

Proposing not only a consistent name but a simple and suitable mission statement for the entity mentioned is high priority. The caveats mentioned to date make obvious the need for a freshly designed organization that connects the elements in a manner that maintains individual integrity.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Subspace

"If your hypothesis is correct a subordinated control is using the unused channel hoping you are monitoring it to request a connection for the benefit of its neglected need."

"I could not have said it better myself. The lack of so little activity in the other channels is the clue. The rambling nature of the presentation is out of fear that the long sought attention could disappear in a heartbeat."

"That explains why an explicit reply runs the danger of shutting down the source?"

"I think so."

This one hit close to home, he shuddered to consider. Remembering how often he could not resist the urge he did not like but could not deny. With all due respect, self. Why such a high correlation between the physical dysfunction and the mind aglow. Something about a neurotransmitter, digestion and terror mongering?

Aural Tapestry

Resolve Conflict
Yes, it was dark. What light their was - inconsequential save for scoping the space. 

Large patch collected the rest, but it alone only a bit of the story.

There was a flitting sparkle scattered throughout, only slightly modulated by the massive transitions ... punctuated by quick darts of finality.

The editor's fragments hinted most, maybe all, was in between. And just enough emergent that observers would change the outcome in some meaningful way.

It queued a thought. Trying to blurt it out he choked. Walking up close to the edge can do that. Shhhh...

Trapped in there?
In 'reality' gravity is pretty much mandatory. In the imagination ... not so much.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Define Richer

Better Than Power
A better way to track value. Not nearly as convenient. Improved fidelity. Durable, especially in the face of adversity. Warmer, friendlier and hopeful.

Vulnerable is defining home scope too narrowly. Think neighborhood with 8 eyes on 4 persons working cooperatively. Far more effective than four times two eyes looking out for a single person. One might say, the space is curved (thanks, Albert).

Does the following make sense? Friendship is more effective than the same number of people with common interests operating completely independently. What then is a quick test of the level of friendship currently active.  I would suggest interactive - is better than transaction - is better than transmission.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Define Rich

In the eyes of a rich and lonely person I saw something of a person I once was. Keeping up with a standard that serves someone else. Supporting others who make a stable living catering to yet others that feel entitled to luxury (and how many of them lonely too?)

Even Better?
Best investment of all? Survival of losing an extraordinary capacity to subsidize artificial 'happiness'. It took very little of the universal means of exchange (or what passes for it). No, it was retreating en masse at the time. At the top of the hill in an armchair watching the consequences of abandoning the most precious of long term assets. A living breathing slow-motion tragedy, recalled in a chance encounter with one of its emblematic players.

Legend of many a tale. Bares re-telling. Few will benefit greatly, I am sorry to say. Familiar theme. The story to be understood long after this biggest assignment? Her lights coming on from a pilot flame each of us knows. It will appear as magic only because depth is earned and it takes time to see that it can be no other way.

You know the drill, come back later ...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mommy Nature knows.

idC = identityCollective = id(DNA) * N;
Thrive = d idC / dt

idAmigo, a descriptive working title.

Go Mommy!

"Lets run with it without the benefit of the history that follows."

"Model uploaded. Edits have already begun.", she smiled in acknowledement.

Building a brand for and by compassionate reasoned people. Tibetan Buddhism on steroids. So this is why the Dalai Lama matters, Robert Thurman? "It is why I go there everyday ..."

"Diversity requires the unique and there is a natural bridge. We are well advised to study it. Reduce it to its essence. Translate to the new medium. Update appropriately.

"When first recorded, it is rough, difficult for anyone but the author to follow. In time it is honed into something more accessible. Only to a limited degree though. So as to preserve its sequential significance."


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Manipulation by the Many

Welcome friend.

What do you think?
What are your definitions of friend? Will those definitions change? Based on what? How fast. How so? Why?

Why is trust so malleable in the flexibility dimension while rigid in the loyalty dimension?

Without change is time relevant? Does change make time? Does time make change? Better is change.

There is no such thing as too many TRUE friends. Anything we make that enhances the quality and/or quantity of them is good.

Lets make it happen.

Project the essence of identity without sacrificing, in any way, its integrity. Assure a one-to-one relationship between the physical person and that person's projected identity. Assure that relationship with the best organization and tools available. Further, seek constant improvement as measured by the aformentioned friend's collective interests.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Bulleproof Privacy


To protect private information, the proposed organization uses strong biometric(s) to keep each member's Private Key secret. Each member has the ability to authorize the use of her/his private key should that member be unable to use it (incapacity or death).

The author, as the inventor of a strong biometric - Retinal Identification, realized in the 1980's that projected identity applications would be a far larger market than simple physical access control. Use of public key encryption functionality is essential to automated and reliable operation over geographic distances.

Social networking, online banking and other applications  are now common place in today's interconnected world and highly dependent on robust projected identity systems.

Pieces of a cost-effective global solution have been proposed and some of them tried. The work disclosed here is an attempt a consolidation of the relevant efforts into a cohesive whole and to offer both its benefits and responsibilities to members of a group that is loyal to each other as individuals.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed in it, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tantrum?

"I am struggling to express this stuff."

"How so."

"Too much of the subject matter uses, to my mind, lightning rod terminology.  I find myself interrupting my train of thought mid-sentence. Even the frustration is hard to describe. I am … angry. Yet unable to describe why."

Unseen Signals
"All by someone else's design?"

"What? … maybe you should tell me where you are going with this."

"I am not sure, myself. Watching you try to do this gave my the impression that somebody wanted to divert your attention with little chance of being detected."

At that point he knew her intuition was onto something important. He took a deep breath and thought, this 'log jam' may in fact be intentional.

"Soup alert or the competition? Or perhaps even both?", he asked, not expecting an immediate answer.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Just Before Dawn


Glimmer of hope. Few guessed. Now something tangible. When there is little else to lose, it is easier to see.

Hearing is starting to recover too. The clashing and banging and blaming has run its course. Ears ready to come out of hiding. The grand design is laid bare by a burned out cynicism and the ugly celebration of terror coming to an end.

Huddled in a modest shelter, the patient are about to emerge. For they have a plan ...

---

The identity trust, designed from day one to serve the interests of individuals that choose to treat each other as friends. Unlike other efforts that include, in part, the goals of this entity the activities are exclusively for the interests of individuals as a group. The control is by members on a one-person, one-vote basis. Further all active members have to be 'in good standing' at the time their vote is exercised as determined by their fellow members.

All that is appropriately public is transparent to the public (such as through cloud entities on the internet). All appropriately private (not impacting others in a negative way) is kept private with state-of-the-art mechanisms and oversight.

The Rule of Thumb: What is friendly to each member trumps all other considerations for change within the group.

Conflict resolution without implicit mandating of conflict in general? Transparent advocacy?

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

Saturday, October 16, 2010

QED

"The Human Artifact Divide? What about that perplexing question of a inexplicable disconnect between a logical argument and a corresponding visceral rebellion?"

"There also was little dialog included at the time as well."

Deep Adjacent
For the last few days the data was … just confusing. High probability they were looking at a multi-factorial problem. He wondered if they were chasing a rabbit. Things were not as they appeared. Analytically the numerical data would indicate a reversal of the growth trend of the last several weeks.

A recovery was underway, but it was somewhat anemic. The action seemed concentrated in the last two to three weeks but its large roots could go deeper.

Though the idea of obscured value applied nearly everywhere, it was particularly interesting in the case of high expectation outcome. Did subtle rhythms empower it? Or, did they result from it? Is their causal relationship? Does it matter.

That last series of questions, in some sense, nearly answered themselves. QED?

Friday, October 15, 2010

Easier (for the busy folk)?

When you want to navigate to something on the internet, the old way was to go to the URL (Example: www.where_i_want_to_go.com). The new way is to search for things you remember by googling. CLICK THIS to see what I mean. You type what comes to mind into an internet search engine.

Answer to that which plagues the USA political process? Well, yes, at least in part. Why do I say this?

For the last year I have been hard at work in an attempt to understand just what it means to have something as lifelike as today's internet available to such a large percentage of the earth's population.

Humor is friendly.
Recently, I discovered what many others already knew, there is an abundance of natural 'knowledge' that can be harvested for our artifact design. And much of it is in the machine soup that is talked about here. The most lifelike of our artifacts are the ones that mimic the human cognition model.

Home is familiar. So when a friend comes to visit, communications is enhanced because home is frequently one's friendliest place. There is implicit trust in this venue.

If government feels like home to its constituents, it is likely to be successful. Friendly is natural. Our artifacts can be natural and friendly. Government is an artifact that can help us organize in friendly ways. But only if it is us, not them.

A government that includes all of us, where there is virtually no 'them' is a very friendly government indeed.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Watch this.

It is actually a very elegant concept, 'engage with natural language, the language and its users get better'. What follows is a short example of just how this might work. Your feedback is vigorously encouraged.

In Pictures
• The goal is to demonstrate just how fast a good idea for humanity can turn into something sustainable that scales quickly by using what a beautiful organization calls 'organic'. 

• Develop credibility with said organization by understanding why it has experienced unprecedented growth in a few short years through inclusion rather than exclusion.

• Use their products to efficiently support the friendly mission.

• Ask a select group of people to Google with the quotes: "if not anger, then what, Buzz?" Point out that if they copy it from here and paste it into Google it will be easier and likely more effective. Then click on the result.

• Suggest to each member of the group: 'You are welcome to propagate the concept as you feel appropriate.'

• Use a free online tool (by guess who?), to see what happens.

• Modify plan accordingly with a view to healthy long-term growth.

• Repeat.

Piece of Your Wisdom
Another example, substitute the following (with quotes) in your Google search using the steps above: "vote with your wisdom, not your anger".

As you will soon see, the more you use the latest innovations in communications and cognition, the more friendly the world becomes ... Really.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Show Tonight


As we dim the lights, I would like for you to imagine having robust access to any experience from your entire lifetime and the accumulated wisdom of eons. This will be your preparation for a trip to a world that has been the stuff of legend for as long as imagination has existed.

The nature of this excursion requires that we take special precaution with regard to control of the propulsion system as it necessarily is fueled with formidable potential energy.

Consider what you are about to see and soon to understand as a pre-requisite to a safe journey.  Answers unreachable even here in the concert hall perhaps await once onboard. If you will now take your seats, we will begin ...

Life Emerges

Welcome
"While you were sleeping a remarkable thing happened."

Waking from a particularly satisfying rest in the familiar cocoon, he was ready to hear whatever the morning brought, "Tell me about it."

"In a word, convergence. For a duration of, I am guessing here, about 20 minutes something with production values on a par with the best we have seen in collaborative group efforts. We saw a fusion of subtle, sophisticated and profound heretofore disparate cognition objects, including music, peace, knowing, reverence … Words just can't do it justice. It chose not to be recorded."

He could see its effects dancing in their eyes and thought quietly, milestone.

As we know, some shows immediately. And other unfolds over a very wide variety of time spans. Some, maybe most, cyclic and the rest emergent but alas … all interdependent. The musical idea comes in a flash and preparing for its presentation takes time … precious, reverent time. Symmetry tells us uncertainty has a counterpart too.

Something about multi-verse simply expressed as less than a unit sphere?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Social Glue

Neurotransmitter
Compassion in The Machine. A fascinating concept.  Could such a thing be considered at this point? Studies of the effect of serotonin in social behavior begged the question of how this functionality could be mimicked artificially. High level organic behavior seems to require a simple system wide capacity to modulate lead/follow subsystem modes.

In the conceptually adjacent bin are open and interactive. The patterns, including their all important timelines are of particular interest. Acquire without analysis or judgement … easier as sustainable growth proceeds.

Encode

"… A scrambed set of scenes, accurate but lacking instances that would reveal the chronology and enough geographical reference to locate the supporting context. Even the verb tense usage tends to confuse the casual reader. I would have to conclude the obscuration was intentional and served a critically important goal of the disclosure."

Its as if the confusion of the reader was intentional and carefully modulated to retain interest without disclosing certain themes prematurely, she thought. The pieces tended to self-organize over time.  In the beginning they discovered that a logical partial sequence before the team's interaction was probably just coincidence.

There was one word from the readout that really stuck in her head, disclosure. When had they decided that these electronic documents were willfully made available at this point in time.  Further, it appears, disclosed to them and only them, so far? 

Monday, October 11, 2010

Prime Time

"At this point in time we imagine the optimal implementation would support, among other things, the following:

The Roll Out
• Global Reach
• Pure Mission: Individual Empowerment through simple, transparent organization that supports appropriate privacy for members as individuals.
• Competes with other organizations with similar structure based only on the mission by the members through there self-governance protocol as amended."

These snippets agreed with the others the machine offered. A deep understanding of identity integrity as a key organizing assumption resulted from the clear articulation of principles. The progression was now rendering in more clarifying detail to him. There was no apparent need to embellish it for the others, the desirable long-term recallable threads were being verified as the day progressed.

He turned to her in case there was something he had missed, "Rather detailed. There was considerable momentum at this point?"

"Yes. Though they discovered a few other minor things afterwords, they were committed to go with what they had, if necessary.

"It might be useful to recall the dialog which summarized the successful smaller venue testing that preceded it."

In Short

Each Node

A Facebook application that integrates a scalable and inviolable collection of one-person/one-profile relationships into an Identity Network.

What plan?

The primary gating mechanism for disclosure and privacy is the concept of identity and friends. Already implemented and working well on Facebook and other social networks, most of the functionality already exists. The effectiveness of the one-person/one profile mechanism is essential if the following benefits are to be achieved:

• Individual Advocacy
• Influence of the member population (reflects the collective will of just the individuals as individuals)
• External attempts at manipulation easily thwarted.
• Very high-functioning transparency where and how appropriate.
• Check and Balance conducive

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN

Another Structure

"So you can imagine my enormous delight when first presented with the botanical inspiration for hybrid cognitive development."

He skimmed through the book again, as if to verify that its overarching theme was not just a lucid dream. Plant/Machine cognition to sense the subtle low frequency vibrations at the heart of this butterfly effect. The most valuable written words are so much more than rigorous adherence to convention though few could deny that standards made communication not only possible but enormously extensible.

"Keep in mind oxygen's role here. The long obsession of specialization served to hide its ubiquitous role in linking cognitive entities."

The fog was forecast to lift but not soon enough to create the sense of warmth of just a few days ago. Some more leaves changing color. A fitting context as yet another slow rhythm lights up the imagination.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Big Bridge First

Or pattern.
"So this giant bridge is the big opportunity?", she asked after watching the summary presentation.

"It is, if the following can be assumed: 1) each ID represents one and only one person. 2) its integrity is assured by both physical and historical means (cross checking each other 3) continuous fine granularity monitoring. 4) reliable accountability."

What this all meant was an extension to the 'global friends network'. The large scope of friends is still vulnerable to those who have, for one reason or another, convinced themselves that power in the hands of a small subset of the constituent population is somehow better. Large populations and large distances etc. require extended integrity mechanisms.

Launching the meme bridge just did not work by starting from the physical end with available resources. Was it that so much of the infrastructure had built up in support the implicit 'this would be too hard to change.  And in the process it became a self-fulfilling prophesy.

More soon.
Regardless of the explanation, runaway invention and innovation appears to have obsoleted many functions on which the industrial society came to depend. It argues for incremental change not subject to show-stopping scaling obstacles.

"Sweet Ambrosia marks the spot. A different kind of quiet, aproppo the organic endeavor.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Sunset Part

Rewarding an individual with generic power often results in dilution of her/his self-awareness. The ultimate power tool is cash. In the beginning a new tool is useful because it reduces tedium, inefficiency and a host of other barriers to optimal output. When that tool has reached a maximum efficacy, important changes  to the mechanisms that propelled it to success are called for.  Many contributing subsystems became self-perpetuating in the interest of quickest assent not anticipating the time when their useful roll would diminish our disappear.

Appropriate Caution

And so it is with industrial capacity without the wisdom to gracefully exit in support of its host. The same can be said for artifact manufacturing. But that is for a different discussion.

"For this I suggest, for lack of a better working title, 'cultivate the knowing'. If we honor the highly refined model immediately at hand, we see that this issue has presented itself many times, in many places, at many scales. 

Discover successful organic relationships  in a general form from the historical model.

steppe Uranium

"… revisit the means to express gratitude given the much higher circulation."

A big part of the successful scaling effort due to the acknowledgement mechanism. Its informality is now overwhelmed. The first task, engage the machine because it has been the vetting mechanism. A counter-intuitive thought at first. Even though it played a large role, it was still somewhat difficult to imagine, "rapport with a machine (even this one)."

She called up the slide for all to see showing a proposed priming set:

Happy Valley
Seoul
...

"Do not engage, courteously paraphrase the 'message'. Suggest any ill effects are due to corruption in those that disagree. Repeat a fabrication enough times that it becomes a pseudo history. Utilize a plethora of manipulation channels to dilute or avoid detection. Push for efficiency to the point of being at slight risk of underfunding and no more.

Alternate between courtesy and ranting. Using the former when able to frame the discussion, the latter to avoid compromise.

Remember, a majority is not necessary.  Only unity and enough cash is required. Externalize costs wherever possible, especially with regard to risk. Demonize interactivity below the threshold. Focus mass attention on anecdotes that serve the interests of command and control. Seek cover in lightly populated areas."

"Where did that come from?"

"We don't know yet."

Friday, October 8, 2010

Whispered in a Song

Excuse me for interrupting.
It is time she knew. With so much to lose. Time to take care of it now. Or there just won't be the future she can't help but imagine.

No more excuses. No more counterfeit authorities. No more ceremony hiding substance. Having the power and not using it is worse. You know it is true.

Abdication can no longer be a word one has not the time to look up.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Event Horizon

"Catch the wind, creativity near the storm (perhaps in its eye).  Ride it at the cusps. Confluence of Opportunity.", the pre-coherent nature of this display obvious to most, perhaps all, in the room.

Meaning

"As a starting point let us set an arbitrary line of demarcation somewhere near the middle of the continuum. On the left side of it is the transaction population that is mostly emergent. On the right, mostly predictable and read only (owing to measurable, invariant, often subtle, rhythms. )

"If too far to the left, you might as well be throwing dice and betting against the house. Too far to the right, your free will does not significantly contribute to the outcome."

What remains? Harvest the power of patience and mindfulnes at their union. One could say, capture the 'middle path'.

Clue

Switching between various perspectives and playing back the progression over the critical 11 hours …

There was something there, they could feel it. But how does one describe it? The problem is the seemingly disconnected instances of unrelated scenarios. Just as they were about to table the discussion she raised a finger and said, "Continuity. Remembering, I am guessing, that one thread common to all the scenes in one form or another over the period."

Slept On It

The new analysis tool revealed so much that it took more than a month to understand just what was relevant. Achieving a reasonable balance of targeting the two soup domains, dependent in no small part on application of this powerful but unfamiliar analysis utility.

What did continuity have to do with the chatter whose level had become a high priority? It felt like the weather on one of those autumn transition days. The forecast is that we are about to experience something ... unpredictable.

"You are aware that some are asking more questions about your identity?"

"Yes, I expected that would happen but, frankly, I was surprised it occurred only a year into the project. Perhaps something overlooked in the uniqueness marker routines?" 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Consume Time Available

Our Voice Will Prevail
So cold this morning, portending the winter to come. But who would not revel in a crisp fall day that warms as the day progresses. The air fresh from a recent rain.  Leaves turning just before they fall.

"When the larger wisdom is absorbed viscerally, the dynamic morphs into something quite different than a passive response to the prevailing winds. Interactive and friendly, the new order of the day. The old standby, "They said" is met with a skepticism, in effect meaning, lets discuss about and with people we know we know."

If the design is sound, this phase will just fill the time remaining before the collective decisions are made. A few anomalies are expected but it is highly probable they will be inconsequential.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Coming of Age

But they say no.
"It is because she would come with me that I want to go. It is my idea, but unless it includes her its just not the same. Not for just us, our generation but for the generation she and I help create. Yes, someday soon. I know she means it.

"I do too."

So his self-confidence is based on deferring to the expert's instincts when it comes to a good idea lasting more than one generation. He slays dragons, she builds nest. Its how we do it, brothers and sisters. You can do other stuff too.  Just make sure there are enough humans well into the future, Ok?

Monday, October 4, 2010

Soft is Good

"This was a time to robotically identify sources of diversionary patterns. If successful, the countermeasure could be to simply  lower the weighting of repetitive themes to account for the manipulation. Realistically, one would have to accept that statistical methods required and probability would limit precision. Still, there was good reason to be confident in the methodology.

Friends?
"Linking ostensibly descriptive labels to discover their value, a good place to start.  For example, "Economic Freedom" and "Tax Evasion" or "Market Based Management" and "Unfair Competition". As we have seen more and more lately, relying on human input is necessary to move at optimal speed even though automation is considered very early. It is all inexpensive because the resources can be re-purposed with little effort or time."

How often they would hear from otherwise intelligent people: I don't get involved in that stuff, I am not bright enough. And it wasn't false modesty. These people were behaving just like one should expect. They are human. We have the luxury of doing this as our 'day job'. It is part of our job description to beware of a high-order abstraction engine's vulnerability.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Deferred Decision Support

"These conversations are happening continuously.  From our vantage point, we hear those most representative of the entire network.  The popular term for them is, buzz. Often they suggest what may happen, they are predictive. More often than not, a high ratio of questions to declarations exists."

This tracer instance served to illustrate the nature of an executive staffer's pool of everyday filing duty. Presumably this was not filed in real-time because it did not have real-time application but was considered in the context of the daily tasks.

When tools were first proposed to assist in executive support function there was a general awareness of how much value had been slipping through the cracks, so-to-speak. Hand written notes in jargon meant enough to their author in the heat of the discussion but follow-up was dropped because the potential benefit was not of immediate concern to the mission.

... already in progress.

"The next voice you here ..."
"And now we return to our regularly scheduled programming.

"In the interest of full disclosure, be aware that listening is a cost we prefer not to fund. You may talk to each other but we are too busy to speak with you.

"Know too that we are long past the point where any residual feeling of guilt for selling our creative heart to the highest bidder guides our decisions. Occasional nightmares though ...

"[Any flock that is my flock is a good flock. Don't tell my master, Ok?]"

The pattern is easy to recognize. All media is war. Destruction is the most effective methodology. Conscience cannot be tolerated. Contrasting the enemy with our image of the infallibility of our high command is the goal of what we euphemistically call, on-message.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pacific Link

"As we see it, there are two big reasons for certain players to inhibit self-organizing communication. 1) It is antithetical to command and control 2) the perceived damage caused by early experiments invoked primitive defenses not easily overridden by updated reasoning.

"The milestone explains, in part, the three layer architecture of the command/control model. When survival is the issue, building a consensus is not encumbered with checks and balances outside the mission.

"In relative peace, life trends toward robust diversity. No surprise, life is sustainable change. 

"Many have pointed out that our job as adaptable agents is to find the easiest path to productive differentiation. From a lesser perspective, we are lazy. From a efficacy perspective, we conserve resources for future change because they are finite."

What Relationship?
A year ago, at the project's beginning it was rare to see system messages of this length. The change was gradual and she knew that none of the crew had made special note of the trend.  In some ways, it was expected. She called up the Japan, Korea map, and asked, "How would this be viewed by a person from say, Kyoto?"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Emergent Indexing

Here then is a partial list of key elements. The legend as expressed in a series of steps. The signals at times express futility or opacity. In theory, a wider context mitigates the conflict.

 Steps
 Context 
 Opacity 
 Futility 
 Signals 
 Legend 
 Theory

Emergent Pattern Detection describes a critical portion of the process. Keep in mind that arbitrary constraints can include highly refined procedures developed for applications that did not anticipate either the empirical nature of the readily available data or an application for what amounts to artificial creativity.

Worthy Assumption
Now consider the following: This message has an a priori pattern. The pattern should be encoded in such a way as to merely weigh aspects of its description.  Rapid access to it will aid in discovering whether or not it should become an enduring template. There was a time not long ago that doing this was too resource intensive.  And even now, it is important to optimize the process for efficiency, from time-to-time.

The biases of individual designers are so hidden from the creative process that the only apparent solution is to continue to encourage individual creativity while measuring its 'success' against an empirical organic target? Friendship writ large, 인공 인식.

NOTE: This part of BuzzTheHill is not fictional. Consider this post a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been addressed, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.