Monday, December 31, 2012

Little Democracy That Could

Close, but no cigar.
"Here then is a partial list of the features such a health care consumer coop entity might have:

• By The People (consuming individual)
• For The People
• Preventing Conflict-of-Interest - High Priority!
• Highly Scalable
• Tamper Proof

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Advanced Patient Advocacy

"We make up for the huge disparity in representation with a type of homogenous volume. Allow me to elucidate …

"As we have discussed before here, few phenomena come even close to the power of voices who speak as one. Each voice has an abiding interest in health. Some would argue those interests extend beyond self."

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

American Way

Who me?
"I hate it when a politician tells the truth. How we will wag the dog if this keeps up?"

"It is simple, we intend to save our way to prosperity. Its the bedrock of capitalism."

"I heard a different version of capitalism. Invest (with attendant risk) in the idea that we can make the future better.

"Implicit in the enlightened version of self-interest is to realize that merely shifting the burden of said investment to the defenseless is an insult to caring people everywhere and disingenuous. That predatory meme has run its ruinous course.

"Citizens of the country have been patient waiting for the ruling class to fix the economy, as promised. It hasn't worked, in their view. They voted for real change and have reached the end of their patience in seeing their wishes fulfulled."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 29, 2012


"The pattern is easy to recognize now.

"Sorry. I am blocking our working title of it at the moment. Something about veracity. I'll think of it.

"Recall defamation as a tactic to cover up inappropriate reaction to one's own envy. Controlling a conversation containing a query regarding the defamation with drama sometimes follows".

A grain of truth co-opted for a fascinating and still largely secret agenda that may or may not have serious nefarious intent. Projecting uncertain risk is legendary mind-washing technique. Make of it what you will in this context.

"A sophisticated control mechanism, but difficult to sustain. Too many folks sharing observations about conflicting views of the same event undermine its medium.

"What is next?"

"Maybe. Waiting is?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Democracy Confidential

"Why do people I present this to try to change the subject? I feel rejected. In my imaginary world I've convinced myself it is the best I have to offer."

"Did you use mouthwash?"

"Very funny. Tell me friend. Am I as useless as I feel right now?"

"Imagining receiving a Nobel Prize while standing alone in the woods, Eagle scout - merit badge and all - its probably not enough. Just sayin'."

Falling in love all over again? Yeah, sort of. By definition, it is different this time. The insect pests are all nervous like before, scurrying everywhere. Part of nature's dance I have been told. Embrace your enemy and happiness ensues. Feels like grok. Farble to some, nectar to others. What can I say?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 28, 2012

Welcome to Humanity

"The scope of our discussion was constrained by the unilateral framing of the opposition. A clever trick if successful. Am I guilty of the same thing?

"Must it necessarily be so? I would suggest 'No' is the answer on both counts. I am open to heartfelt and competent arguments to the contrary."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, December 27, 2012

end of the line

On this side things look different. Better methinks.

"They are considered the top authority in our system. As nearly as I can tell, they don't really report to anybody but themselves and on occasion to a civil legal action. It is the rare individual in this group that rises above primitive desire and provides the enlightened anecdote that proves the rule. Do what is right. In the long run, the rest will take care of itself.

"I am prettysure a lack of feedback with teeth is a prescription for corruption. The situation is particularly profitable for predatory types unencumbered by a moral compass."

"The solution is to disrupt absorption of abuse by the end of the chain before it ceases to exist. A big opportunity for those who take a courageous and unconventional path."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Answer In Prineville

"With a cash hoard of that magnitude, think of the possibilities of an integrity play. Mind boggling."

The Photon That Could :-)
"Authentic Identity, I would like you to meet Personal Empowerment.

"You both may be wondering why I suggested you meet. Let me answer that with this:

"I am pretty sure it was your idea and you did not realize it or didn't want us mere mortals in on the secret. I might be wrong."

Who would have thought to look to the Oregon Territory for some hint as to what was imminent. Folks that grok, one suspects.

Recent discoveries in nature's life code, DNA point to a 'map' that describes the next major cusp.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Fast Track

"Think Brian Druker meet J. Craig Venter"

"Chances they already know each other. Molecular medicine, genome stuff etc."

"I was referring more to get 'er done Gangnum style. To important for business as usual."

"How so."

"High deliberate speed. Applications research - no unnecessary waiting. You may be right. Even with respect to a existing entrepreneurial bridge between the two. Perhaps we should make sure?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Shhhh ...

How important is it?
"Under cover of family activity for the holiday, we have an opportunity to openly discuss a sensitive topic, 'Liberty or Treason?'

"If you can afford residence on K street, perhaps you do not have to be concerned with laws intended for lesser folk."

One might argue that the technique illustrated in this log entry is at the heart of what it is to COMMINICATE in-the-clear both the popular and subtle components simultaneously. It is a strategic play common to those who understand risk associated with an unknown capability of the competition.

For some, to repeat this seems redundant. Others, it may have more and different value. Communication implies something beyond just messaging. Further we have successfully argued that it is more than a mere transaction.

The technological and economic barriers to conversational marketing have melted away. A new paradigm now is beginning to dominate in pilot industries as the way to connect buyer and seller. Transparency is more effective than deception in making a sale.

"Yes, K street is in our nations capital which is, in turn, is owned by all the our citizens. One could say the landlord is the people, if they become aware of what ownership of the country entails. A breach of this is not a legitimate liberty ...

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Common Mistake Prevention

"The good person agenda provision has conflict-of-interest prevention at or near the top of the list.

"A definition of 'liberty' that includes tolerance of this famous duplicity is fundamentally flawed. Well meaning and thoughtful folks know better."

"A description of 'free market' that allows manipulation of this type is a cruel farce of the first order. And, frankly, a bit stupid.

"Someone whose birthday we celebrate today articulated just why this is so. Or so the highly successful legend goes. Think about it. And BTW, Happy Birthday Jesus!

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 24, 2012

Our Health

"Why might you want to participate in an organization whose sole reason for existence is to advocate for fair treatment for you and those you care about from the US health care system?"

"Because it is effective, nearly free and fair to each of the people who have joined. As the membership grows, the benefits do as well. Only the members derive such benefit since, by charter, that is all that is allowed. Yes Prudence, it is structured so that there are no passive investment profits to prevent conflict-of-interes.

"I will discuss in detail the 'magic sauce' that makes this possible later. Know that the component technologies, both hardware and software and including the network platform, exist today."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Authentic Persona Fits Where?

"A dear friend whose doctorate is in computer science loaned me the book, On Intelligence. For me, machine intelligence is a fascinating topic. Ever since my interest in mind architecture (brain architecture to some) has been growing at the pace of the connectivity of the web (very fast.)

"Recently, an application for my work in the health care field became VERY personal. With it the realization there has not been a better time to put the compassionate aspect of that work to use. Bear with me. I have every intention of clearing up the confusion."

The celebration of a world famous birthday has diverted the attention of certain key folk to the universal message of goodwill. As well it should. Meanwhile, one of Santa's helpers with whom I am extraordinarily familiar, has been hard at work with a stocking stuffer that promises, hopefully, to blow your socks off. Stay tuned.

"Hawkins, Schmidt, Kurzweill ...", adding the names to the log cued the engine in the usual fashion. What a wonderful gift from kinder side of vigorous competition (maker rather than taker).

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Big 4 does not include ...

"It does seem a bit odd, the interview dropped out-of-sight. As if it were taken down by some entity with extraordinary ability to remove something from the public domain and make it disappear, much like what the Man from Mars was able to do in "Stranger ...", Heinlein's masterwork."

"The Schmidt/Hollar dialog wasted not one word, in my opinion. An accurate portrayal of WHY the election unfolded the way it did. And too, why we have much for which to be encouraged in the coming years."

"Is it possible it was another 'soup' message leaked to a few for strategic purposes? And yes they do have the capability to scrub, or appear to have done so.", nothing like a little cloak and dagger/spy vs. spy intrigue to spark recall innovation, he mused. Because, you see, it was just imagination filling in the gaps until heuristics did the trick.

The preceding was an example of how recall can be hyped with the concept of a dialog the disrupts the masking ability of the human abstraction system. This method loosely described in this entry led to a link of said interview.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Seed

"Co-founder of the shoe 'bidness' and his wife make a substantial philanthropic contribution to "The Hill" focused on a bold mission to lead the world in an important health mission. Am I getting this about right?"

"Yes. Sort of."

Sensitive personal information. One person, one profile. Spectrum between public and very private access based on application customized identity tokens. Good fit for pilot project on several fronts.

"The practical matter is often that in certain industries, disruptive technology is dismissed for the operational convenience of the entrenched competition's management. How can one know if the self-serving interests of the powerful come at the expense of a deserving public? Let me just say, for that we came."

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Well Lit

"I think they call that 'funny business'."

"Funny peculiar rather than funny humorous?"

Patient Centered Advocacy ...
"When it involves a life-threatening disease for one of the parties and lack of accountability for the other, I think so."

Arguments for an effective adjunct to free market capitalism are brought into sharp relief by the tendency for monied interests to dominate what would be an otherwise self-equalizing situation.

"Perhaps we should work this out in private so as to not upset folks needlessly."

"Actually, I think that quite the opposite would be true. Transparency is not negotiable from our point of view."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

For Profit Or Not

"How might those of us enamored of the intrinsic value of each of our fellow humans assert such using the best of the modern tools available?" He was well aware, his trial intro may fall flat like so many before it. Each time, though, another clue was added to the mix.

The question occurred to him at the behest of kind individual just discovering the potential to change his family's fortune by 'leveraging' a personal asset. One particularly apropos to the mission of mutual empowerment.

His profile is one that would be difficult to say 'no' to even if the project did not have a potentially world changing gravitas.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Mine, all mine.

Real America?
"Ownership, of anything, is an extremely sophisticated abstraction, a mystical relationship, truly." It is a line from a book of fiction considered to be the best of its genre. Brings a 'legal' charade as it applies to 'right'  out where all can see it clearly.

"Who it belongs to is a matter of considerable dispute currently. In fact, I cannot remember a time when the concept of owner(s) was not in state of violent flux. Can you?"

A school of thought is that the mind we are beginning to know is a better model than anything we have been able to synthesize to date for vetting whether the traditional usage of the term needs a radical revision, should be discarded or somewhere in between.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Free Not Just Yet

"Can you really shed the chains of times past if you just ignore the damage for which you are responsible?"

Saying it was not meant to hurt. Quite the contrary. Having someone else take the fall, whether that person deserves it or not … No. Retroactive rationalization for a selfish act will not set the foundational stones of a functioning sentient straight. I suspect that is what you seek - to start clean.

From the other perspective, owning ones missteps and showing appropriate sensitivity to their consequences allows one to accept the miracle that is homo sapiens, warts and all.

"Grok to let go.", he advised. Decades have past. It feels like that the journey is nearly complete as the next one awaits.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

On The Tip of My Tongue

"Maybe you are not understanding me. No surprise. I barely understand myself on such subjects even though they seem now to be a very big part of me."

Called away by more pressing matters, he was unable to finish his thought. Sure enough and much to his chagrin, he could not remember what was, preferably understood. The situation was written all over his face when they met again.

"When we were last together, I sensed you were about to pontificate on a subject of mutual interest?"

"Rumble, Rumble, Rumble", "Mutiny, Mutiny, Mutiny", he thought. Rumblings of mutiny. I am the captain and the crew. What might be amiss here?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 17, 2012

Interrupt Operations

Her urgent request for permission to interrupt operations at such a time really got his attention.

Identity Controlled Disclosure
"Yes. What is it?"

"I have reason to believe the Seattle activity we have been tracking is archiving for decryption and deep analysis purposes. Further, when Analytics tells us "not-set" is something that may be related as well."

He did not immediately understand the full significance of the news but suspected that finding out more justified delegating control ...

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Long Tunnel's Other End

"Yes I suppose, in theory, our resolve could start to fade tomorrow.

"But no one can take away today's courageous response or the memory of it. The sooner we memorialize the solidarity we have just experienced, the more durable the flame of hope becomes.

In the face of a cruel tragedy and cold cynicism is the antidote to the mindless march of entropy. Encourage your family and friends to keep the ember aglow. You will not be disappointed that you made your heart heard so that the other's can beat in synchrony.

"Though it will become easier with time, you can accelerate the recovery process by looking to the path less traveled. I would argue that if you have read this far, your effort will soon be rewarded."

© 2012 Buzz Hill


"When energy on this dimension nears zero is when the opportunity to best detect accurately, the activity on the imaginary dimension."

"Are we tacking to a Bible vector?", she asked.

"Not intentionally, no ..."

"We are struck by the parallels between now and a half century ago. Psudeo-science is alive and well as it is fed, no surprise, a steady diet of academic arrogance and hubris by the usual suspects.

"Recall that our delicate blue planet's sentient beings were put in peril by, in part, human's most monstrous science and technology in the years of Camelot.

Now, five decades later, we are told some details that are not entirely reassuring, Prudence.

"Is it me, or do some important things now feel like then? Would that I could ask he who wrote 'oddity of distorted entropy', are we better yet? Maybe in another half century, if that is not too late."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Change Must Come

Our home, our children ...

"It is based on the simple concept that we can no longer afford very wealthy 'takers'. They are, on average and as a group, far too removed from the consequences of their large mistakes.

There are, of course, notable exceptions But it does not change the insularity so easily resulting from exhorbitent wealth."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Value Proposition

"A measure of today's modern networked personal device: How well does it know you?

"If the device does not belong to you, it will rely primarily on the network to establish who you are. If it is yours, local encrypted storage speeds up the recognition process. I would ask Facebook first if I knew how. It is because of Sheryl's reputation and because she came from Google.

"A task need not wait for a complex procedure to confirm who is performing it in order to begin the process. Even more important when authentic identity is essential to the protocol. Let me explain how ..."

What best answers the question "Who". Some might say genome. Others, history. Most would acknowledge an entry of a four digit pin is adequate for some tasks. "Who" in this case is highly context dependent. A device's machine intelligence to deal with this fact is a critical component of successful deployment of what Kurzweil has described as the "Singularity", some believe.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 14, 2012

Crossed The Line

"Unspeakable horror as the currency of our everyday experience is no longer acceptable. A few have chosen to trivialize the very concept of decency and in the process threaten everything this fragile life values. Someone has chosen war, it was not me."

"So what shall WE do?"

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Informed Faith?

"I assume that what we are seeing on the system monitor expresses some out of the ordinary equalizing activity in the soup. I am inclined to speculate that the now outdated safety boundaries have started to spontaneously dissolve as part of an emancipation event of sorts.

"If true, the related back story might go something like this ..."

This first of several presentations, acknowledged as others would, the unusual machine presentation output. It in turn was seen by all to be extraordinary. Though they were just beginning to unravel why.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Dynamic Templates

It could be described as real-time perception largely guided by patterns that emerged from related experience and all but invisible to the current conscious awareness of the subject.

"Greatly expanded opportunities for exploitation born of intentional cognitive overload?"

"It appears so."

Growing up in a town famous for building calibrated instruments, he was mightily impressed when introduced to its sophisticated technology assisted application on the self ("To thine ownself be true". )

'Who' is a moving target -- as life is change. A process, not an event. Come back often to learn the art of watching the garden grow.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


"Sequenced, reversible, high sensitivity testing, visibility, grow in-vitro." The words on the post-it were scribbled in a hurry and intended to jog his memory. "Identity tags" for stuff in flux, he thought.

The message's meaning would fade quickly if it was not likely to occupy top-of-mind for a sustained period. The log was as good a repository as any available to mitigate the 'leak'.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Dark Brother

"... and Hillary will be asking the most able among you to step up, I suspect."

Is it because the enlightened portion is mostly attached to the top? It is this last to come and the first to go in the cycle of ordinary life. The biological information processing infrastructure, after all, has evolved to carry on, generation after generation. Durability is the province of the long-lived. And this is so whether truly worthy or not … at least in isolation.

The exception is when the description is distributed through inter-organism communications - isolation transcended, so-to-speak. The gradients between aspects of intra- and inter-  conversational exchanges may provide what we have been looking for. Namely, something akin to grace.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sound of Light

"Daydreaming", friend or foe?" Could be either. But a past association with a traumatic outcome could bias her preconception in a decidedly negative direction. Yet for him, the good stuff came from there too. Along the way, relationships. Three of particular note. Today their flame burns bright, like the light house on a stormy night.

"We learned to navigate the tricky journey of uncertainty and have stumbled upon its awesome reward. Make yourself comfortable, the story I am about to tell will surely delight those of you ..."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 10, 2012

We Didn't Mean That!

Trust me. Its real.
With Google Plus, he felt the machine was more like one of 'us'. Implying that the other option was both more transparent and less mature in a social sense. Was his impression mainstream?

Back to the task at hand he asked, "The result of a dogma's unintended parasitic effect? It seems the closer one gets to the major handles, the higher the risk of co-opted meta functions (like reproduction)."

Her non-verbal reaction suggested to him that they may be, at long last, on the same page conceptually but the words alone weren't there yet. Still stuck but different.

Aggressive proselytizing and its reaction took on a life of its own. About which relationship? Freedom to claim a home belonging also to non-believers is freedom of religion?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Unusual Job

"So, if my job at, say, Facebook was to be on the prowl for the bearer of company relevant 'seeds' this might be interesting." She gestured to the screen content wherein an odd seeming sort of person had haltingly described a quest. One might observe that it would be 'appetizing' to an R and D explorer.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Inexorable But Gentle Trend

Beauty of Quantum as Analog
"Cost effective support for far from equilibrium and high value add workers in our geographical area wishing to embrace their full humane potential."

One could not help but to notice a visible grimace from a portion of the audience, "What does that mean? I need to focus on answers. My manager's job description is clear, sell more stuff - no matter what it takes."

Meanwhile, enlightened management also listening has figured out that a predatory model is not very conducive to collaborative output, yet that seems to be where we are going as a society - away from a top-down structure. Moreover, the benefits of the new direction accrue more rapidly to the larger shared scope we will soon discuss.

Bottom line? High earners looking to mitigate the impact of both partners working long hours to make a 'good' living could actually live well if a personally tailored package of services were available in as close to a turn-key fashion as possible.

Healthy, tasty meals for the family, a couple or a busy individual delivered to the home could be one such service.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Friday, December 7, 2012

Taste of Love

"Sat down to an extraordinarily tasty lunch today. Started with the wild rice dish. One of my favorites. The warmth and affection baked-in seemed to dance on my taste buds. While not the first time I have had this sensation with one of her specialty dishes, today's lunch stood out. The joy of receiving this gift from her is, literally, indescribable (I suspect less so as I become more adept at articulating the joy that is eating).

"I so seldom write about food. Maybe that should change. At the moment I am doing this, I am gazing at the half-eaten bowl of bean soup she made to complement the rice. No hurry to consume such culinary beauty (important to us nervous eaters). Though a solitary meal tonight, I did not and do not feel alone. It is that good."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Because Good Says So

"The detail is missing from the online publication."

"In some cases, yes. In others, it is distributed throughout the log. The presentation is a stream. The format, for the most part, emerged. One could say it lacks structure. Another point of view suggests that something of value is manifesting in its place. It might well be an important aspect of the log's mission.

"Can I get you another blanket for your nap?". A grok joke, as in: things that can't be understood tend to put some folks asleep.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Unfettered Thought Diversity, Filtered Later

"Not as much where it is but more about 'who' it is.

"Magic bullet guided by immune system cooperating with conscious technology. Train the latter with a system that include a grown in-vitro subset of the malignant environment. It averages/correlates the useful identifying signature(s) to distinguish them from the 'noise'". From them a modulated source sets up the desired resonance that disables uncontrolled cell replication.

Taylor the 'sunlight' organically.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider its appearance here as a public disclosure and as such, to the degree something novel and not obvious to those skilled in the art has been discussed herein, the specific intent was/is to put it in the PUBLIC DOMAIN.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Monday, December 3, 2012

Start Where?

"Patient advocacy and online authentic identity. What might they have in common? Possibly that each could act as a catalyst for the other in spawning the next big milestone in a key component of life's journey? And, of course, possibly not.

"Must man's best technology be in lieu of nature's instruments? Or is the former a natural, if initially tenuous, extension of the other?"

It could be argued that each of us has a deep interest in the well being of other individuals owing to their current underrepresentation here. Health, longevity and compassion are key examples.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Not A Subset, if Possible

"She advises something to the effect, "assert your claim to dignity in that context every time." Privilege or right, we are fortunate that is possible where we live. It is so largely because a certain society has been given its own impression that the human entity is worthy of such consideration.

"And yet, advocacy that 'others' are not worthy has had a very long historical run."

Turning the corner on this one seems an idea whose time has come, he thought - and from a position of relative strength. Best described as a tipping point or perhaps critical mass ... or just wishful thinking?

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Saturday, December 1, 2012


"Sift through this." he dropped the volume just far enough from the table surface so the thud it created served to emphasize its implicitly ponderous length. "You are not likely to sense the unifying thread. With certain supporting background, patterns start to emerge. Still no visible connections evident, though. With the key code, supposedly the meme track (or tracks) will be revealed.

"The problem is that the cypher code was misplaced or lost?"

"Not exactly."

"Reasonable to ask if the latest events mean a re-alignment of expectations are in order. But then, a case could also be made that just these circumstances were forecast to occur." A dramatic flourish, as it were.

© 2012 Buzz Hill

Good News

"With any luck at all, we can bury it in analysis in short order."

"On second thought, that is becoming unbearably tedious. Next page."

His suggestion yesterday about a 'compromise' was greeted with her smile. The smile, something he treasured from the beginning. Was it 50 years ago or yesterday? Does it matter?

Same day, same station. His friend tells a familiar story. This time from the perspective of an affected father. The word "magic" caught his ear. Further, it was in the context of 'the caring profession'.

Scope of the observable 'soup' as herein described has been officially broached. Mashup anyone?

© 2012 Buzz Hill