Sunday, June 30, 2013

Rest Of Story

Yellow Blumes
"We named our Mole Plant, Snowden. If it becomes viral and you need to get a hold of me, I'll be fishing.

"Good day."

For one to see the alternative meaning, the words need to be considered separately:

Mole - long term spy
Plant - combination of process and actuator

Carlyle and Bain are large owners of Booz and have transnational operations. Private equity is often associated with these company names. Some folks know the implications of these obscure but documented facts. Ostensibly, the NSA (and its contractors) among them. Think about it.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Carlyle Pattern

"Putting a face on a very big story that, effectively, has none can be pivotal to marketing communication success. No surprise. Let us discuss some interesting contemporary extensions of that seed …"

"We have two memes. One, a person's name. Two, an emerging battlefront in the cyber arena."

"Its not a crime if we are the good guys." Her facetious declaration notwithstanding, the 'detail' likely is the story. Further, it won't fit in a the usual headline.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, June 28, 2013

Listener OWNED Radio

"Advertisers pay for the privilege of advertising as with other commercial radio outlets but are further obligated to have the content of their ads approved by the ELECTED representatives of the owners."

"Its a metaphor then?"

"Yes, that too."

Welcome to better functioning organization. With more direct lines of accountability, the system is able to operate at higher efficiency by retaining heretofore lost nuance. Not to mention attracting nefarious interests exploiting its vulnerabilities for undeserved financial gain.

An exchange of information occurs, as before, but the transaction process is of much higher fidelity.

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.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Not Ugly Americans

"Is it now practical to test globally for the initial venues we have been seeking? The social network says, yes. They have the 'street cred' to back it up."

"If you want to change the most influential nation-state on the planet..." What follows that preamble is what we endeavor to discover. Secretive transnationals have rushed to the famed 'K' street because it is a very cost-effective 'influence' medium in the world economy."

"You, dear reader, will be happy to discover your personal access to the same mechanism, regardless of where you live on the planet."

Taking her cue and the mic he added, "And here is how we will go about it ..."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


"She gives flight to the wind. I upon her have seen."

Call it prayerful or, perhaps mindfulness instead. Integration of heretofore highly disparate domains has given rise to awesome new opportunity. Fusion of the two seeming extremes is viewed as something between painfully naive and sacreliguous by teaming masses of followers.

So when some particularly enlightened folks share insight that shatters the destructive paradigm, we are grateful. Laughter from a leader who has carried the heavy weight of his peoples. The intense joy of selflessness transforms fear and anger and becomes self sustaining.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Calibrating Pulse

"The soup is back. With a vengeance? Too long ignored or just now ready for the revelation? No matter. At least for now."

He resigned himself to letting this just happen. Understanding, perhaps for the first time, that he alone cannot choose timing.

"Person, a volatile mix mitigated only by subjugation or a wider awareness? Who decides? There are other possibilities."

"Change, the pervasive nature of life. Difference over time is essential. When change stops, life stops. But for its own sake alone, simply differing as a function of time, it is self-destructive."

The sub-sonic signal was strong overnight but its meaning could fade quickly if nuance is lost (the usual pattern).

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, June 24, 2013

Serve Each Other

Flower That Is Jasmine

"The logic is simple. Organization has the potential to be highly efficient. The work to build, while considerable, is more than offset by the sustainable benefits that can be realized."

"Life on earth has come up with some rather incredible models of organizational efficiency.  Humans, not so much ... yet. Some would argue, me among them, that we are witnessing an inflection point.

"Thanks to tools we have created, the scope of consciousness is expanding ever more rapidly. Not without risk, as one might imagine.  Where exactly is the edge of the Earth?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Highest Bidder for Truth

"Certain private contractors to the US government and their anonymous controllers appear to be scrambling a bit. For those of us observing, real journalism (whats left of it) is especially appealing now."

"If they can listen to anyone who might be subversive what do you suppose they have overheard from Fred's famous hard-working sons?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Different Kind Of Unit

Under-represented Persons
"Understand the significance of living person as unit in the context of the organizational we call ƒ(Us)™. It applies to both control and beneficiary. The intrinsic value of the units are equal to each other.

"Our assumption is that the total value is likely to increase in response to rapid advances in connectivity and the resulting awareness that results. The social unit is person. The base value is inadequately recognized by economics and a plethora of other intellectual disciplines.

"Dollar (Frank, Yen, Peso, Renminbi  etc.) is an entirely different kind of unit. Monetary units do not 'care' what they represent. They are but mere objects."

"Some existing theory alludes to why one might join others in the pursuit of Person Fair Valuation. I suggest we look deeper."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, June 21, 2013

'Air' Quality Monitor

Troll Free
"It would be best if false personas are purged early and often.

"Such entities are not to be confused with legitimate personal privacy mechanisms."

"One authentic person - one equal owner. All persons, individually and as a group - trusted."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Clean Start Advantage

"Charge it where energy is abundant, ship by rail to then use the energy where it would be convenient."

Occam's Razor
"Under what starting conditions could it pencil out using off-the-shelf stuff?"

"Google knows, of course. And they are not alone."

The myth that global warming is intractable is just as ludicrous as the idea that man's activity is not contributing to its planetary threat. Emergencies have a way of of sorting out hype from practice. The challenge has been and still is: When is the emergency perceived and by whom?

Yet another innovative application for the future Us (see ƒ(Us)™).

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.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Inventor Zero

"In the nearly four decades that have passed I am of a mind that it is better to put one's inventive work in the public domain rather than run the risk of a later owner preventing it from coming to market and benefit many.

"A possible exception, assigning it to Us in exchange for the funded laboratory to make more inventions."

© 2013 Buzz Hill


"Overcast at eye level. Motor won't start. Or at least not keep idling. Turn on the radio and hope someone is both alive and awake at the other end. Fat chance."

"Dog days of summer? I remember the speed was awesome. Just a few years later I got the thrill of planing with just 7 hp. Something just right. Much later I discovered just how timeless the quest for efficiency was.

"Been that way for most of recorded history but barely noticed by the masses. Because it was a 'detail' about nature?"

"Lower frame rate. Leave the shutter open until the next, integrate the images ..."

Timeless more easily observed at the low frequencies.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Timing. Everything.

"… when the local-now enters this shared window in its time dimension."

She paused playback and brought the lights up. Implicit in the drama was a glaringly simple ... something. They could feel it. Even together. But the means to share perspectives, still in its infancy.

More cameras are better, but each alters the subject. The simultaneous recordings are obsolete in an instant. At least, in the absolute sense.

"So why spend so much time working on such an abstract and often nebulous 'philosophy'? Spark, perhaps."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

They Are Listening

"As you might imagine, my plate is full since the surveillance perception bubble started its rapid expansion.

"Observation, as quantum physics has shown, is not passive."

Scaled, an opportunity to calibrate the massive system arrises. Echo-cancelling and related techniques have taught us much about the fundamental principles involved.

"And prediction is probabilistic. Increasing the odds of getting it right seems the best we can do."

"Sounds like a good rationale for the emergence of consciousness in our little corner of the multiverse."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Inception Value

... volatile but trending up.
"Created value is expressed in what units? I am suggesting the initial intrinsic value of an internal person, 1.0i.

"A group progress histogram could then be graphed from the chronological series of created values."

"A complex number composed of a 'real' value expressed in monetary terms and an 'imaginary' number ..."

Project ƒ(Us)™ optimally would be a carefully sequenced expansion based on scalable principles. Each milestone providing a stable platform on which to pursue the next.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, June 17, 2013


"What works? What doesn't? Take what you like and leave the rest. Constitutional Polyarchy."

"I have a few questions."

"No doubt."

Starting over again with a virtual model is made far easier by our extensive recorded experience and the recently deployed technology to grok it. Before, only those with exceptional minds' eyes and the capacity to transmit imagination could engage the masses (think: Heinlein, Asimov and Clark). Things have changed.

"Predicting change is what creates the manifest future?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Function of Person

"The conceptual jump from two to three dimensions follows a pattern. Some of the principles apply when adding an additional dimension."

"A large jump in various aspects of complexity is expected. Once a certain mastery of the process is achieved, new categories of understanding naturally emerge. It is the nature of high order cognition.

"As this happens, more of the depth exploration process becomes conditionally autonomous."

"Yes, and robust observation of sentient beings (especially persons) 'feeling their way' through something unfamiliar becomes very useful."

"And particularly fascinating when outside players are motivated to thwart the effort to change."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Function of Us

"This project is about discovery. Though many have pursued its objectives over the centuries, never before have the powerful tools to make it happen quickly been available at such an attractive price.

"Accordingly, we are not alone in the pursuit of our stated goals. Though in one sense, the others are pointed in the same direction, the friendly competition cannot help but better the human platform."

Value = ƒ(Us)

Geographic distance and communications latency have become moot. Targets need not be physical locations. Shedding these and related constraints has allowed self-aware empirical synthesis that transcends a single individual's thought like never before.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Authentic Must Be Vulnerable?

"De-centralized Bitcoin-like technologies suggest the answer could be 'no'. Open and personally private do not have to be mutually-exclusive. Nefarious conflation by owned media can muddy the water for a time. Technology fueled conversations will eat away at the diversionary tactic, though.

"One can infer that the journalism survivors are the ones that will, in turn, avoid the big owner-syndrome that has concentrated power too narrowly. In the process, the independence on which journalists thrive will rebound. A revived guardian of democratic principles will be welcome by most."

Thank you for the link, Eric Schmidt. Good dog, Google.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Meme 'Ownership'

"Public good is a reasonable measure of value. How do we get there from here? What stands between us and a more workable system of measuring our progress?"

"Undermining trust is low hanging fruit for the purveyors of deceit. Fear, justified or not, spreads fast and typically overrides reason. Fear of PRISM and the rationale for it keeps public opinion away from thoughtful solutions."

Without sufficient context, imaginations can be easily manipulated into generally counter-productive activity. The false choices abound while obscuring good stuff.

Friendly interaction has been and continues to be the time-tested antidote. If its technology can keep pace with war and propaganda machine's, better has the advantage to prevail .

"Concentrate constructive resources. Not a process of elimination to avoid what won't work, Rather, better ways of predicting what will work."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

We Are Doomed?

"Is it possible that a machine could make a a reasonably good commercial?"

"Along the same lines, can a machine make a reasonably good person?"

"Persona, yes. Person as we have defined it ... not yet. In every way that is important to Our mission, the Us path to subjective automation is rewarding.

"Successes of the big three have demonstrated the veracity of the claim."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


"A seat at the Lesters' table is, in part, what we have been discussing here. One way to acquire money rapidly is to create scalable value efficiently. In two words, enlightened entrepreneurship."

"'Founders' is a word that has gained considerable traction of late. Imagine now that you are a 'Founder'."

On cue he looked at her as she continued, "The concept is that all who are accepted are founders. Someone joining the network today is a founder. As is the person that joins a week from now and so on."

"Being early has bragging rights, it is true. But it is never too late. Further, a new 'founder' that increases the momentum is of special note."

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.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, June 10, 2013

Trust Me

What exactly is The Woods?
"Who watches the giant private contractor on behalf of the citizen's as a whole?

"Some of them would argue it is in the interest of the people, at least indirectly."

"That same argument has been used to defend concentration of wealth and the power that goes with it. Sometimes, transcending the jurisdiction of nation-states."

"Is it DC as the nation's capitol or as home of 'K street'? Perhaps both?

Who is assisting the whistleblower? It is hard to imagine that acting alone he could evade more scrutiny, even at this early stage of the story.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, June 9, 2013


"It is changing the subject of conversation. Few would argue the point. IRS targeting, Benghazi etc. changes to out-of-control surveillance in several weeks.

"Is it the result of serendipity or a highly successful plan? In fact, it could be something entirely different. The fact remains, grabbing and then keeping headlines on-demand is less effective than it was even just a short while ago."

How much can really be hidden with traditional methods? Every analog end-point (or hole) is a potential leak. Keeping too much information from public view compromises legitimate applications of privacy.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Stood Still

"If so, they are likely most interested in what is communicated. Even if encryption cloaked ..."

Modeling a pragmatic view of the ecosystem's vulnerability, organized free will at this scale could not have happened without the technology only recently developed. The implicit threat, local and distant, more than just idle speculation.

[playback is paused, camera pulls back]

Her look was pensive, voice to match, "Why did you pause it?"

It is when the parrot 'says' something unexpected that we really pay attention. This class of recursion, when understood, leads to 'better'.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, June 7, 2013


Because negotiating is essentially adversarial activity, creative individual's, far more often than not, are ill suited for it.

"Those choosing to focus their energy on management are vulnerable to the notion that creatives are best managed by the non-creative."

"Its complicated by the substantial reality of uncalibrated egos."

Creating a better balance of power between capital and the people it serves is a doable mission as we have and will continue to show. At its core the question is, "who best decides?"

A sustainable critical mass of empowered persons would help the process a great deal. Rewarding directly their participation on a continuous basis is an appealing model. We have code-named it, Us.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Looking Better

"Because 'all transactions are recorded publicly' on a peer-to-peer network, it may be possible to declare openly and verifiably our financial status and history. Consider the beneficial aspects to Us of such an arrangement."

"Open yet private. Two essential components of our kind of friendly. I like it."

"Rather than relying on hiding the transactions to protect identities with widely deployed secure hash algorithm methods alone (as in crypto currency, hide distribution of them within Us.

"It follows that privacy increases with the network effects as membership grows?""

The nature of authentic conversation includes the type of questions described. The application market for technology fueled person interaction is exploding. Opportunity and challenge, as one would expect.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


"Married for what I thought was beauty and discovered love."

"The view from the High Luna's throne. All appears well for here/now. Yet though the 'big things' are as they were, it feels better."

A lot goes on worth attention when the coffee is percolating (with apologies to non-geezers, once again). The research and the result meet during the brew. Accumulating what is learned then is more important to mind than most usually acknowledge. Often because it has a strong timeless component.

The big conversation networks (a subset of social networks) have access to a mind-boggling store of the secret sauce described above.

Those that survive will likely look back and say that a large part of their success was sharing interactively with person/nodes what they have and continue to glean from the whole.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

A Skunk Working

"I could not understand what he meant. Then realized he was fishing for an explanation. Why had he gotten so interested in such an advanced topic - one on which I had spent a good part of my adult career.

"Yes, fishng. For an entry point more suitable for accomplished non-academics. In the process I had learned that my path to mastery of my own creation included those who would adopt very early (as contrasted with the usual beta roll out.)"

"Certain new tools are especially conducive to productivity of the type you mention. Show and tell without scheduling hassles. You know the kind, those associated with actual presence."

"So, an added benefit is that offensive smells, because of the virtual locality, are not a deterrent to assembling?" She smiled.

Good dog, Google.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, June 3, 2013

That Self-Contradictory Thingy

Uncertainty (think about it)
"The horror stories from the age of Skinner's behaviorism turned me off, big time. But I have to say, this is a twist that makes things … well … different.

"Clearly, the idea that reinforcement is the cornerstone of repetitive behavior rings true. Repeating creativity may well fall into the category as well.

"However, current practice tends to negate creativity as child's play that one should outgrow. Dominance and passivity ostensibly serving species longevity.

"Yet, to be a successful person arguably is to be more autonomous than any other organism while retaining a social awareness that is, at the same time, indulging self-interest."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Leader of the Task

"Read-only program storage: discover unique role in hierarchy."

"Its a dog. Don't we have more important things to do?"

"The emergent behavior is more easily studied and particularly valuable in the context of today's connectivity. Pack animals help bring insight to the identity paradox."

The moment he uttered that phrase, he thought plural would have been better. Think and speak speeds are different, even without stepping on each other. Story telling is a single thread. What makes it compelling, anything but.

Narrative is not parallel. Get over it. Just remember. Live is and what best describes it in story is a good thing. Squirrel!

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Work This Time?

"Level the playing field for the games between the big boys? How? Vigorous and diverse transnational competition as a goal may lead us to a better place."

Sentients Cooperating
"The theory is that WIDELY HELD ownership/control keeps an organization immune to large equity interests assuming near absolute control. By taking this concept to its logical limit, we arrive at joint equal ownership."

"We may have overlooked an opportunity to regard Us as a professional association.

"The caveat is that certain associations have fallen prey to external pressures that are incompatible with the intent of their original charter."

"Maybe consumer cooperative?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Training and Recursion

Recursive Why

"Record the behavior.

"On repeated playback, make a conscious and determined effort to see it from a different perspective each time. Do this until the return is no longer worth the effort. Further, use dialog as a tool to better understand how the behavior is perceived, both causally and effectively."

"Push for generalizing into reliable high level patterns that apply to meta-observers and into history."

"A breed can carry ancient and therefore enduring abstractions."

© 2013 Buzz Hill