Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Crowd Solve, Valley

Not camping, living.

"Just thinking off the top of my head.

"Seems to me that state-of-the-art tents financed by Silicon Valley foundations. Equip them with LED lighting and very low cost internet crowd sharing devices?"

"Yeah, mesh network to keep costs low while enhancing cooperation in the tent cities. Big pipe to the net. Low voltage wherever possible to avoid code."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Call it what?

"Schmidt continues to use the term 'identity' with good reason. Unfortunately, the term may still have a volatile working definition for the early-adopter audience we seek. Security, no doubt, is mission critical at this time. Considered as an island, however, is counterproductive."

"If the book becomes a best seller, perhaps that will change?"

"Having not read it yet, it would be hard for me to say."

A bit like sailing on the open sea in a time when the dominant belief was 'the earth is flat.' Something very good could happen but there is a risk of falling off the edge of the earth.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, April 29, 2013

Do I Know U?

"Actually, the banter is an informal sign-on protocol."

"It serves the purpose of hiding the identification function under a context dependent high level dialog, more relevant to the person and her/his technology assisted connection than anyone overhearing the interaction.

"Something I dreamed in the wee hours of this morning seems prescient now. Decades in the making, the race to make 'person' the primary unit in global connection is now visible on many over-the-horizon radars, so-to-speak. Interacting with your presence on the cloud will likely become as natural as a conversation with your neighbor or co-worker."

"Will you download it?", she asked.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, April 28, 2013

K Street Blues

"Beat or rap or anything before or in between, what's the difference? For this discussion, the music leg of the three-legged stool is covered, is it not?"

"Ok. How about the hope leg?"

She paused for effect then said, "That we can laugh about it."

"Which leads us to the one labeled humor ..."

"I rest my case." Quiet confidence with a hint of satisfaction, she quietly set the remote down on the podium. John the Conqueror would have been proud.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, April 27, 2013


Paid our dues?
"What then, might the Nash Equilibrium be for these bookends of value? Plutocrats on one end. A people united as near equals on the other. What lies between? Can the self-decribed reliable sources tell you? Will they?

"Not to mimic a skipping record (or CD). 'Feels' as though a void should be filled.

"The back channel chatter has a suggestion. In the frequency domain, it feels rhythmic and harmonious ... And its sounds good."

On hearing this conversation, a scratchy recording from decades ago was aired in a certain imaginary space. "When the legendary songwriter said something to the effect that the sound moved him, I thought about a sound he created. The way it impressed me when I heard it for the first time. The music made the chaos of my perceived reality ... sensible. As if it were for the first time."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, April 26, 2013

Practical Enlightenment

"Tax advantaged non-monetary high value green? That is a mouthful. Fits the practical enlightenment profile though."

"In a simple equation we can express the basic goal.

p * H$ = P * iS

p - small highly privileged population
P - almost everybody else
H$ - very large ownership expressed in most trusted fiat currency.
iS - intrinsic value of person.

"Oh, and plot this as a function of time -- history on the left and pro-forma on the right.

"There may be a better way to express it mathematically but one can see that 'iS' is the critical variable to achieving an equitable balance.

 "Perhaps the addition of a disparity factor to the right side?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Middle Path Equilibrium

"Not that Nash. This one is about game theory."

"An equilibrium apropos conflict resolution, I am guessing."

"You could say that. Yes."

"If the two teams are in a fair game (as defined), this can be a very useful tool for those dependent on the outcome. It has been referred to as 'leveling the playing field.'"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Money Politics

"We could start by just getting stolen money out of our political system."

"Wait a minute. That is most of it. Who would vote for that? Think of the unemployment. Too many jobs in this country are dependent on stealing in one form or another and making sure it is spent on efficiently maintaining the resulting cash flow (ie: through owned media, bribes etc.)

Sarcasm is violently opposed by some. Why exactly is this so? Is there a common theme to the back stories?

Perhaps well-advised to look further.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Flirting With Violence

"What do you mean by that?"

"Think about it. When perpetrated by 'accepted' (code for well capitalized) institutions, the perception of language can be easily manipulated.

"Coercion becomes something less threatening according to the OWNED media.

"Unlimited 'liberty' of plutocrats is not a constitutional value of this country anymore than the opposite extreme."

[When we continue, more about how to measure factors affecting the perception quality in this debate. First a word from our sponsor.]

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Yes, closer.

"Device knowing its user is a lot more than just the obligatory security. We have been saying it for decades. Abraham Maslow's insight seems prescient in retrospect.

"Many have talked about the benefits to organizations (governments, organizations etc.) but persons, a lot of them, as a group AND EXCLUSIVELY is the unexplored opportunity. Things are changing rapidly."

"There is not a week that goes by without something in the news that hints at what beyond authenticating point-of-sale transactions is possible."

The latest propaganda campaigns reflect their sponsor's paranoia about this accelerating trend: Person's in control of what is rightfully their own (not just money and other possessions, Prudence)."

© 2013 Buzz Hill


Subtle and profound ...
"Quite simple really, just Google, "This next year will be the best year of my life. And I thought ok" with the quotes. The person said to have claimed it and the one relaying the meaning are important names in our scheme of things."

"Copy this and then paste to the search box to make sure the permutation of characters is correct."

In response to yesterday's blue signal, he woke up knowing, without the burden of ego awareness, how the morning would unfold. The pattern had been repeating so frequently of late that it was no longer remarkable, just a part of the routine.

"Schmidt mentions Buffett to Julian. Think about it. Big data has."

"Here is something else to copy, then paste to a Google 'fetch',
"One moment, they're talking about how verified online identities will form the basis of people's reputations, with anonymous users' thoughts relegated to ignored backwaters of the Net. ""

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, April 22, 2013

Not So Far Really

Antidote to fear.
"And by our memes, we will be known."

Even if Bitcoin was originated by a government, the idea ... the meme is planted in our consciousness in a manner that can be denied no longer. Not in a world as connected as ours is now.

While currency is anonymous, persons are best not. Follow his holiness into the far reaches of intellectual aspiration to discover the logic of compassion.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, April 21, 2013

'Night Watchman'

Schmidt, Assange

"The camera is rolling (tally light is dark) in a circular buffer even when the machine is asleep or no one is logged in. Those who would sneak into the room are recorded.

"The frame rate in the buffer is increased from slightly before real-time by detected sound and until slightly after the audio dies down."

Things change when others can watch and/or hear, now or later. When 'open' drives, certain behaviors are more likely.

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider it 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

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Contemporary Revelation

Just beyond this heretofore unseen door ...
"Take for example, the discovery of the 'backdoor'. This one is in a publicly traded private entity, say Bitcoin, where its existence and discovery could have very large impact.

"Our objective is to model the scenario in as high a granularity as possible while maintaining public invisibility."

"So, you are talking about an undiscovered backdoor that existed from day one rather than an extension adding one?"


A backdoor from inception whose lock is controlled by a member mechanism? As is so often true, the key enabling question is 'who decides?'. And for what period, if any, invisible?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sloper Legacy

"Signal appears to be originating from somewhere in this circle." He pointed to the map as the screen image zoomed out to show the surroundings.

Ugly does not capture many eyeballs.

"That old street view would tell you very little about what is happening there now."

"Yet the detected signature includes a long history.

"What is this Montessori reference?"

A lead worth following under cover of a visually discouraging photo? They would be eagerly awaiting further analysis of the automatically acquired signal.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, April 19, 2013

Slow News Day. Not.

"Yes, mysterious.

Do you think some authentic breaking news (as opposed to the usual farble) is imminent?"

The chatter (we will leave out any adjectives this time around) suggests electricity is in the air. The kind you feel just before a spring downpour and often associated with thunder.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Light Speed Evolution

"Yes, fast. And for now, the highest speed we need consider. Intelligent parallelism can provide near-term room for growth."

"The effective meaning of 'meme', then, is in a constant state of flux. As the arguably leading vehicle for this high energy information phenomenon, the machine manifestation of person becomes central."

The supply of persons is predictable. The value of each is presumed to be volatile and low at this time. The catalyst is just about what one would expect.

"Get ready for a wild ride."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Targeted Hack or Not

Another favorite, in the car moving -  nose out window.

"This one really nails the cliche, 'on the fence'. Its paranoia until it happens to you. Then it becomes, 'Why doesn't anybody believe me?'. Which is true. I have not a clue which.

"Frankly both sides have compelling arguments, so from my perspective it is a toss-up", a fifty/fifty chance my technological fortress (delusion of grandeur) has been successfully hacked."

When Google comes sniffing 'round here (she's a wonderful dog) one hopes that the nerd capital of planet earth verifies whether or not their machine has been compromised.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Incentive vs. Purchased Ownership

"Pretty important when we consider the opportunity cost of plain vanilla self-interest as it applies to intellectual property."

"I'll say. Bestowing ownership of new ideas to interested buyers based on ability to pay the most, alone is more than a bit counter-intuitive."

The patent law was initially written to benefit not just individuals who create but persons collectively, was it not?"

A legend surrounding US Patent law is the idea that by incentivizing invention for the benefit of the citizenry, more useful inventing would happen. Arguably over the years of its existence that has largely been the case.

But recently, patents have become a have's game (as opposed to the original more inclusive concept of the general citizenry). If true, moving away from the original benevolent intent runs the risk of creating a situation where owned ideas is no longer attractive or beneficial.

Is there a middle ground to harvest?

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, April 15, 2013

Do The Math

"... potentially as decentralized as the total geographic locations of all person/members.

"A constantly revised authenticated history provides a second dimension to the cryptographic protection just as in the recent digital currency application."

The model was a careful mix of empirical data and prediction based on abstracted experience. Easily accomplished in our connected age.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, April 14, 2013

A Direction Home

"... people begin to openly question and challenge legal doctrines ..."

"When it makes economic sense for more lawyers to pursue public interests, things will be better. I am reasonably certain.

"Understand why I say this. It is based on the assumption that shared wealth does a better job of recognizing the intrinsic value of a person. The value is not independent of the environment in which it operates. Rather, it represents an optimal symbiosis between humans and the planet on which they reside."

"Allen Ginsberg: There is a very famous saying among Tibetan Buddhists: 'If the student is not better than the teacher, then the teacher is a failure.'

Interlocutor suggests he was a lyrical sponge. An empty hat filled to the brim with the sincere musings of many folks expressing themselves through song.

Rationale for 'rejecting ownership of the possessive kind'? (art as Grok)

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Big Question

"Decoupling ownership and purchase? How do you propose to do that?"

"Persons aren't really a commodity, right?"

"Strange. As incongruous as a benevolent troll. Remember, 'what price a human life'?"

"I remember that argument by AMA members from 50 or 60 years ago."

"We have come and know not why. Can you tell us where we are?"

The dance of what IT IS NOT often soon dominates what was intended to be a productive conversation. Will it happen this time too? Some smart folks are betting things have changed ...

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, April 12, 2013

Beyond Fear

"You seem strangely calm."

"The offsite backup … they are already fishing for it.

"Hiding information these days, what could be easier? Automatic disclosure based on triggering events. You know the drill."

"I see."

A lot implicit in today's connected context. Online, mandatory but risky. Who said something to the effect of, "That which doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."? How long has this been going on? Let us just say depending on how you measure it, a long long time.

He tried to rescue her and was misunderstood. Or she wanted something and was not able to articulate it. Not even to herself. Rescuer as a concept, is part of the problem - looking from one direction. Rescue as a component of love, from the opposite. Who then is more confused?

A poignant theme told over the ages in many a story. Devotion without maturity has not direction home ... yet.

© 2013 Buzz Hill


Drop in.
"What is right rather than who is right - does not take a lot of twisting to pave that preverbal road to hell. That is if you believe in such things."

"A secular, middle path argument might go something like this: enlightenment is what you create, together."

"Right out of Reed College, if you ask me", he remarked.

"Siddhārtha Gautama would be smiling. I am pretty sure."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, April 11, 2013


"So it may be time to start taking this stuff seriously. Java, fake Adobe updates ..."

"Don't forget the Bitcoin hacks.

"And yet the anonymous plutocrats seem immune. Are they that lucky? That smart? Our something more sinister?"

"Several of the largest companies on the planet are approaching the threat in very different but concerted ways. Their champion has built up over time a trust that is the envy of businesses and governments the world over.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

First trust, then ...

"Nefarious hackers are an issue for us too. But less so than in the currency instance. The value per attack is fixed in our case. The risk, however, escalates as the membership increases. Increasing risk mitigation is fundamental to our plan. Two words, authentic trust."

"Keep in mind, trust alone is not enough to insure success. Without it, all else is moot though.

Actualization depends on the simultaneous growth in trust and increase in membership."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


"The system will constantly seek the current intrinsic value of each of its equal value nodes.

"That quantity will likely increase when new members are added -- due to the network effect of the growing member population."

The users of the service own and control it. The designers and engineers serve at their descretion.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Ready For The Home

Aim for the light.
"Ambition may just be to relive those heady years vicariously through a human proxy.

"I am thinking the other gender would be cool. Or is it groovy ... maybe beat?"

Is he really losing it this time, she wondered? Too funny. Can't be real. There must be a reason to fret. It is the way things are.

The pundits have spoken. Who would argue with them? They have money and are therefore worthy ... or not.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, April 9, 2013


Equilibrium punctuated. Again soon.
"The current consensus mashup that includes Bitcoin (or something like it) covers all the bases, does it not?"

"Pretty much. I would like the actuaries to take a look at 'coin insurance' though."

Open source, publc-key encryption, de-centralized, big-owner shunning ... -- they had to admit, CONVERGENCE was now inevitable. The challenge for certain players was to survive, "may not be there with you".

You see, certain key information flows to the public at a glacial pace when secret agendas are at risk of being revealed and/or made obsolete.

Much is owed to Satoshi Nakamoto for showing technical feasibility. Especially in the face of powerful deceivers.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, April 8, 2013


"Just days ago, someone asked, "who will be first?" As I recall, at that time the very large internet-relevant companies populated the list exclusively.

"Take a close look at this." He passed the tablet around and turned back to the large screen. Though the 'company' was about the net, it was not large. It, in no uncertain terms, embodied an enabling element of the coming democratic revolution.

If you carry a representation of value with you, will you lose that value if it is stolen? There was a time when banks were a safe place to keep your money. Some fraction still are.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Staggered Cliffs

"From this perch, it looks like staggered cliffs."

"You are seeing a key component of an elegant design. Once again, AS IF inspired by the long chronology of Earth's nature.

Low Risk Venue?

"Imagine each cliff as one experimental venture, the left side of the chasm to be crossed. On the other side, potential fruition.

"The ancient root of this topography is the flow of water, first a stream - later a river. Its meandering route providing structural stability far into the future."

"Emerging order from a system of patterns like they were part of a design! I get it. Composed of, for lack of a better term, 'linked  Identity Atoms.'"

"Yes, by all means. Hack yourself a cliff. Facebook style."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Identity Track: Interviews

"Identity Track is a continuous cloud-based process that associates the interactive behavior of a single person with that unique person. A chronology that establishes better personal connectivity.

"By periodic recording of virtual in-person interviews, the robust, life-like dialog allows identification accuracy to increase through adaptation to personal state and behavior over time.

"New methodology occurring after interview capture can be effective retro-actively." Rough still. But the concepts were there she thought.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cloud Gas Light

"A cloudy evening on a VIRTUAL street called 'Angel' ..."

"Organized use of ASPD and/or related behaviors?"

"Ideally, we might identify the 'meta pattern', or at least a path to it. A non-personal cloud identity that may be as yet unnamed. Chances are it would be useful to covert intelligence operations.

"Perhaps the perpetrators of the tactic transcend the authority of any currently existing nation-state as Ian Fleming suggested in his James Bond novels.

"Of course, it is also possible that all of this is just a very odd coincidence."

The fascinating historical development of language surrounding what they observed could consume a large share of the group's resources. And do so without even considering the 'cloud age' implications.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, April 5, 2013

Burn To Learn

"The game is to teach the most the fastest in a virtual field trip."

"My guess is there will be a lot of push back from the obvious folks."

"Agreed. Perhaps, make it part of the game?

"I am concerned about folks faking ignorance. Careful selection of the goal would help mitigate the vulnerability."

"Can groups win?"

"I like it. Put that down.", he said quickly.  Like Sorkin dialog the interaction was to dense and overlapping to grok detail on first experience. The gut feel of the scene provided a shared thrill, adhesion -- at first and each time. Repeats revealing  progressively more of why.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Cool (aka awesome, hot etc.)

Who i Am
Outside looking in: Secure.
Inside looking out: Actualized.

Coming to a device very near you, [name of gadget with human like qualities.]

"Openness and connections are a great new insight to a friendlier world. The next step could cause a stir.

"One could argue that the role of the authentic subject, the 'personal i' needs to be more explicit for realizing the potential of the personal-iD-based 'social network'."

NOTE: Some of the foregoing in this BuzzTheHill post is not fictional. Consider it 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

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Diplomacy of the Third Kind?

Net positive, or no?
"What do Dennis Rodman and the Executive Chairman of Google have in common?"

The world stage is a different animal from the one where the major forces were nation-states or groups of them. A recent development, said critter has changed the tools of conflict resolution.

"Public-private Partnership for Diplomacy, has a nice ring to it. That is if it is sincerely descriptive rather than a 'cover' for deception. The concept is not new, but the means to implement has taken a quantum leap it seems."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Price of Selfish

"On the first read, I am left with the impression the story is representative of the plight of folks my daughter's age. After all, the author is highly credible across the political spectrum and I, as a father, do have a bit of direct experience."

"Its no secret that you have a very high regard for the man who linked the article from his Google+ post as well."

"A rising chorus of like minded voices is emerging on the subject of the challenge before us. Wresting control of our collective destiny from those who have failed it in recent years is job one. I might be wrong. don't think so."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Bird On It

"Its a city I truly love and am deeply grateful that others around the nation and world have an opportunity to see why it is special recently (thank you, Lorne Michaels).

Upper Left Coast
"So, when I see something not right in this place I call home, its personal. Just as surely as no city is perfect, the one's constantly seeking better will show the way.

"Tolerance can thrive when folks care. Even when the birds occasionally make a mess."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Forensic Personal ID

"It was taken February of last year, 2012. Pixelated in the narrow field of view containing the suspect's face. A starting point, though."

"Aren't you afraid to proceed?"

"I am quite sure that there is more to fear from not pursuing this aggressively. The escalation to assault violence Sunday afternoon leaves no other clear option."

"Good point."

Substantial taxpayer dollars go toward protection of pubic safety. It is a key role of government. Given budget pressures of our times, there is a clear advantage to efficient delivery of this key function. Is that the trend?

"A larger public danger emerges when there is collusion and other forms of nefarious organization. Corrupt law enforcement and violent offenders collaborating would be a particularly disturbing situation. But not unprecedented.

"Lets hope that is not the case here. Early evidence is not encouraging."

© 2013 Buzz Hill