Wednesday, July 31, 2013

KOOL Moon Bounce

… when KOOL was put off the air by a government agency (the FCC) I was so incensed that I became an … active conservative. Take breath now. Sucked into the Longview great mud lake not to emerge completely until decades later.

You see, a person as obsessed with pretty girls with brains as I and clueless in the extreme as to their thought processes, I needed a plan. Rock and Roll and broadcasting at age 13 was at its core.

More than a half century has passed. The FCC is not the boss of me anymore. I have the internet! Facebook, Google, Apple, wireless and on and on.

The antidote to mindless authorities (government, MOST ESPECIALLY corporate, the true religion etc.) is … wait for it … technology fueled DEMOCRACY!

So I am not talking about a K Street corrupted federal agency or the socially delinquent big owners driving it from behind a curtain.

"Kansas, you are on notice. The dog is back and wagging its tail."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Hearts and Minds

"… it is a hearts and minds play, no doubt. The difference is the audience is domestic."

Function of Us, ƒ(Us)™
"How so?"

"This time the folks we are reaching for are all our country's citizens rather than just those claiming to speak for them."

"Though we are likely to fall short of enlisting all it will not be for lack of persistence. As we have been saying all along, sequencing organic growth is critical to the mission."

"Yes, the function of Us in large part is taking care of the well-being of caring sentients and rewarding that success accordingly."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, July 28, 2013

How Did 'They' Know?

"The Social Network makes clear what I am talking about now with prompt text in the update status field as does Siri when 'she' sounds like she knows you when she asks for clarification. To some degree of course, she does and the prompt is likely not created  'in a vacuum'. The published phone book of old had a similar flavor.

"Old-boy manipulators want you to believe that what some call friendly technology is a catastrophic invasion of your privacy."

"Are they right? As you can see, of course, not."

"The laptop and smartphone showed the way. One's connection is more personal when it is with you, human or electronic. Seeing faces on screens with which you can converse is the 'next best thing to being there' and one of the larger challenges to the prescribed order that serves the few."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Person Adaptive Framework

"Reaching thousands, engaging hundreds. Conversations just beginning."

"And the machine is keeping pace?"

"In some respects it is leading the way."

"Good dog.", he smiled.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Because ...

"Why is this an opportunity for Us when the world's big players have a gigantic lead in 'networked identification'?

"It is simple. With size and the scaling methods to get there comes unintended conflicts-of-interest.

"In our situation, our competition is constrained by the agreements they have committed to. Primarily to acquire expansion capital, but other acquisition of other resources as well."

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"Where is the remote?"
"How would you describe a Person (in general) you like, trust and want to do things with?"

"I like people like Jane."

"Since I know Jane and you, obviously I have some idea. Not everyone we want to see this will, though.

" Try to tell us without referring to anyone specifically. Speak to the generic part of your liked person's biographies."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Strange Classified

He raised the mic fader and looked into the camera asking, "How detailed is your visual imagination? Does that intrigue or bother you?"

"I have discovered over decades that my ability to visualize a wide variety of compelling scenes at surprising detail both a blessing and a curse. Like it or not, my emotional state has been intimately tied to my vivid visual imagination.

"Imagine my pleasant surprise upon discovering both how common this trait is and how it can be leveraged for true (inclusive) happiness.

Behind him, a green screen. The background content, though very important to the message, would follow in the creative design sequence and subject to a lot of post-production editing.

© 2013 Buzz Hill


"So too much text in images is a no, no. Is it because some mobile platforms will not show those well and mobile is where the action is right now?"

"Two turn-downs. The girls who become interesting ladies years and decades later usually test you more than that when they are young and well coached."

"Personal video on-the-go is cheap now. Just becoming a great conversation resource. Something you carry in your pocket can send and receive with social intelligence. Not practical 'yesterday'."

"Hitchin' a ride and (almost) nobody knows. Subtle.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Full Disclosure

"The plutocrats have decided the ship is sinking and are strongly suggesting (some say, insisting) we throw some less important folks overboard to stay afloat.

"Its not enough for the lesser among us to be just obedient, conforming and consuming. Sometimes there are too many in the lesser crowd and it becomes necessary for periodic house cleanings. Its nothing personal, of course. Just business.

"Accordingly to expedite the process, the threshold of 'useful' will rise.

"Let that be a lesson to those who have been flirting with the idea of letting their predation skill development slip."


© 2013 Buzz Hill

DC West

"We could move the nation's capital to, say Palo Alto, I guess. Please don't tell them that Portlandia is on the left coast too."

"Seems a bit harsh, if you ask me. Its not their fault that they have an inferior ocean."

Lipstick on the pig called corruption has not worked in the past. I am not expecting it to looking forward either. This is not to say that corruption does not exist outside the famed District of Columbia.

I am suggesting it has created a natural (Newtonian-like), equal and opposite reaction that presents a terrific opportunity."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Kitchen Table Experiment

Please do not confuse the situation with facts.

"... behaves like organized trolls but is even more untouchable. Our challenge is to quickly come up with a design that will confirm or refute that assumption.

"Remember, we need only provide a basis for further investigation by folks who are still free enough and motivated."

When one's openness is based on confidence in the human design (need for 'designer' is a discussion for another day), it is much easier to ping the grand system for navigation data. Understanding controlling motives, while tricky, provides the quality guidance that makes the effort worthwhile. Expectations tend to be less chaotic.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, July 22, 2013

Ill Wind

"I would say more covert than clandestine. Keeping the secret in this case is not worth the effort for a sustained period. Hiding its sponsor for as long as practical has a longer useful life here.

"Not practical to make the dynamic entity impervious to manipulators from a standing start. Prospects are not much better as time passes given the ambitious mission and the push-back it is likely to foster."

Measure the impact probability of disruptive 'outside' factor. Find patterns that correlate similar operations with their perpetrators.

"Where things get interesting is when we pull, SELECTIVELY, the inside out ..."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, July 21, 2013

ƒ(Us)™ Overview

"In the example I am about to present, our most robust file object is Person. This follows logically from the concept of Person Centric Identification™. These files' access describes in detail how our mission is accomplished."

"Authenticity is prime. By definition it stands apart from most perception. The ebb and flow of authentic in its evolving context is a large part of operational load. Seeking the resources to just meet this demand with a bit left over for rainy days takes precedence over growth in a monetary sense."

"Social is a way to describe authentically biased interaction. Doing it better simply makes sense. So, how do we (Us) get on a better path?

"Our research so far suggests a more homogenous communications mix  could shed considerable unproductive weight."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Layers, Tiers & Levels

"… in other words, what is the count of 'trolls in the lobby' and how can we distinguish them easily from the well-meaning others?"

"That would be lowest of the ordered tiers, the one that includes everyone, authentic or not?"

Because re-structuring is often highly disruptive to operations, there is a substantial reason to get the schema close on the first go around.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, July 19, 2013

Property? Not really.

"Property ownership of the concept is not it, the compounded sum of minds is. Large and growing through the durable authentic connections made possible by the latest digital network hardware and software (internet, wireless devices, social web etc).

"Filtering and discouraging deception and the like from conversations dramatically increases network effects at scale."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Mind Munchies

He seems bright with at least one of the usual variations on baggage. Some would think he is a bit out of place with us. Perhaps not. Seeking self-calibration is an attractive characteristic.

"Brevity in declaration can be useful in assessing whether an audience is 'tuned-in'. In some respects, he has passed that test."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Person Affinity™

"Person Centric ID™ is the foundation technology making FuntionOfUs™ possible. Networking these nodes creates higher and higher value for each member/owner as participation grows. We call that Person Affinity™.

"We are not the first. Nor has there been the cost-effective global reach conversations that have come to be only recently. We do not expect or even want to be alone. Quite the contrary, our organization's assumption is that sharing the concepts developed serve self-interest best."

"Person centric identification belongs, ideally, to the commons?"

"I suspect it is a notion worth considering."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Pesky Citizenry

"I am not sure if using the tags, 'Dead man switch' or 'insurance file' really describe how it functions in our case. It does, however, accomplish a similar purpose.

"Believe me, the task of managing this challenge for our competition consumes a lot of resources that could be used for systemized deception and cloaking. A side benefit that is huge."

Things go especially poorly when folks who have other things to do start believing the manipulative memes propagated by the insecure 'ruling class'. Conversely, when such effort invites innovative push-back ...

He rummaged around looking for another dial-up modem to facilitate recording the dynamic private 'hold off' key on a second analog device.

Being a 'senior nerd' has its advantages.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Platform Connection?

"' ... would like to try an experiment. By clicking the link below, the analytics tool provided by the other platform MAY show that you have done so. For understanding the potential benefit to Function of Us, ƒ(us)™ it is important that we know. Thank you in advance for any help.

"Stay tuned to see the experiment results, posted on both platforms.'

"That is the text. The protocol was flawed and flagged very quickly. A better design is needed."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Call to Action

"Imagined wrath of the unknown, I guess. Is the behavior so uncommon?"

"We'll have to come back to that. Look at this." She pointed at the monitor notification. "Side effects of the log methodology include search engine caution in general and more specific, the behavior of 'party x0'.

"Might they be related?"

Dialog takes many forms depending on the participants and the medium utilized. Less conventional modes are attractive because they are quite often 'ahead of now' (predictive) and 'under the radar'.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Wheels Turn

"We are Us. What is returned by repeating execution of ƒ(Us)™ is a better and better description of who we (Us) are. The dividend produced and distributed equally to each Person (member) reflects the organization's success monetarily."

"An interesting problem was solved elegantly by the application of stereo angles as an initial reference in documenting a design. Imagine discovering this rather than general study in an encompassing field."

"The loop is not the problem. It is if you get stuck in it. Don' t get stuck."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Freedom Overspill

"It could be anywhere really. Too much civilization does not a happy camper make. Too little and we humans are toast. Lunch for the more adept predators of the animal kingdom."

"Assume for the moment what you have just said is the 'push' version. What would the 'pull' version be?"

Twisting perceived meaning has been highly profitable in certain areas of power projection. The vulnerability of the strategy is a certain level of autonomic capacity in the target audience.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Friday, July 12, 2013

Regenerative Time Travel

"'Behind now' is not enough. A temporary holding pattern, at best. Think of this as leveraging entropy."


"Yes, that too."

Predictive modeling is useful in at least two important areas for sentients. High speed experience abstraction and 'success'.

Continuous training creates fertile ground. Because of this, FunctionOfUs™ would likely be explicitly abstract. But necessarily so. 'Ahead of now' is a world of probabilities (known or unknown) rich with potential for those who have learned to see.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

One Trick Pony

We have but one product. From our perspective, you as a Person are 'entitled' to one. If it is your desire. Details TBA.

At this stage, the reader can choose to influence the product design. Just know that the limit is one per Person.

"Call the product/service FunctionOfUs™?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Brave New Domain

"We have, in effect, invited our adversaries to enter. They have taken the bait.

"Further, they count on appearing to be either indistinguishable from a mostly innocent crowd or exceptional in a misleading way."

The kid's game is called peekaboo. We humans seem hard-wired to understand the game and motivated to play it well.

When implemented with sophistication, deep intelligence is engaged, much to the joy of some. And of those relatively few, for a variety of reasons.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

High Risk

"A path forward in the chaotic world of high speed UI development?

"Yeah, right."

"Its not so much that they think the status quo could not be improved upon, its just that they want to lead the change and would not mind slowing down the competition to make it happen.

"Guess what? Its that seemingly innocuous stance that has scaled into  a major reason why we are not keeping up with our newly discovered survival needs.

"Its not black or white, but it is critically important. Folks who draw that binary contrast are a big part of the problem. And the media that amplifies the simplistic message are full blown partners in the insanity."

"Complexity as an obscuration strategy?"

"Or something just as destructive."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sail Intention

"Floating rather than flying. A lofty but 'secure' position where one's only power is persuasion based on authenticity. Immune to the slings and arrows of the ownership class."

"Welcome aboard the Crystal Ship." she smiled warmly.

Bongo Logic
Prescient connections need not be mystic to manifest. Such is the domain of probabilities. An unconscious predictive mechanism is central to cognition. Describing it as magic, though fun, is a bit disingenuous.

"Soon, the usual array of harsh critics will weigh-in. We will want to pristinely record all we can of their feedback in the hope of decoding more patterns ..."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, July 8, 2013

Personhood of Money

"A collection of monetary units the equivalent of sentient being? That, of course, sounds absurd.

"What I refer to is a class of anonymous entities, networked to obscure their nefarious purpose. Basically its a common form of transnational corruption."

For background consider this TED talk,

The vast majority of the population and surely all ƒ(Us) Persons™ would stop such activity if they could.

Make it happen, join the conversation.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Member Owned Benefit Corporation

"Two tiers of interest are currently imagined. One tier is everybody. The second is a growing subset of the first tier, the ƒ(Us)™ members.

"A third tier could be a subset of the second made up of members with special roles within the organization. Some, perhaps all, directors and management would be included in this group.

"For those unfamiliar with B Corporations, the Wikipedia entry is a good way to come up to speed.

"Google 'benefit corporation wiki' to get there quickly."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Inter-Platform Connector

"Currently, the notes from design discussions are put on a web log platform. The advantage is associating a meme's inception data including web references in the form of links and its description of that session's 'conversation'.

"This, in turn, helps promote putting any new idea in the public domain ( and encourages using the same mechanism for sharing derivative works. Raising the actual value of Person is the intention.

"It is why we do this."

Acting as the devil's advocate, she spoke next. "We encountered resistance from a key platform provider because the method just outlined could be construed by some to be inauthentic. Sort of the worst case scenario for ƒ(Us)™ as currently envisioned."

He then countered as they had planned, "We are not alone in wanting to work out the kinks, this is not a bad Milton Friedman joke."

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

Friday, July 5, 2013

Defining ƒ(Us)™

"We have broached the concept of 'Person Framework' and I suggest it be a key part of the launch development.

"Organic authentication, verifying identity with an obligatory personal touch makes the subject Person central to at least one side of the ensuing transaction.

"For purposes of this discussion we will call it recognition."

She jumped ahead in the playback's timeline to quickly ascertain its relevance to their discussion.

"When subject calls, her/his claimed identity initiates an id calibration pulse. The system echo it produces is differenced with the expected echo.

"An authenticity probability value is returned."

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Smile of Knowing

Low energy, rapid and useful change ...
"We seek to create a self-sustaining reaction of connectivity. So far it appears the energy to produce the critical threshold is more a function of wisdom than it is of brute force.

"Further, we hypothesize that the fundamental unit in this context is Person. It refers to a living single human organism IN CONTEXT."

"Try this. Publicly disclosed open formula that will trade-off some brute force crytpographic proof-of-work for member population acceptance?"

The idea was and is to continue building upon 'person network' research and development openly.

Further the group of Persons known as ƒ(Us)™ is de-centralized and homogenous.

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

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Human Spring

"Sharing wealth equitably for sustainable optimization will be easier to manage because connectivity is being democratized.

"It is, however, a threat to certain beneficiaries of the long standing status-quo. Manipulation in lieu of conversation disturbs the natural path of organic propagation. The short cut has a price. Who pays becomes a growing problem.

Beyond Memorization

"Better is not mindless growth."

"How would this fit with the more recent consideration of proof-of-work as a denial-of-service and spam deterrent? For manipulation to be effective often requires deception economies of scale.

"Such a scheme in conjunction with authenticating members would be powerful."

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

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Impossible to Ignore

"Yes as you say, it did 'stir the pot'. The expressions on the player's faces tell a great story. 'Live' with a participating audience, awesome."

"If we are correct, here is what to expect next ..."

At a certain stage, it was possible to nearly control the subject matter of public dialog. It has given way to the ability to dilute public attention on demand. But this too is yielding, to the democratization of connectivity.

Pivotal to riding this wave of change is state-of-the-art understanding of the rapidly evolving 'person framework'. Function of Us seeks to be a mechanism for this pursuit.

In and of itself, the framework is not an invention but rather a discovery. Invention and/or innovation finds application in illuminating the currently relevant abstraction called person.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, July 1, 2013

Google. Yes, fetch.

"She had that right. If someone did not step up, she knew it was her responsibility to do so. We humans could learn a lot from the wisdom of the pack."

Know that, ideally, ƒ(Us)™ is all about pack fundamentals. Hard wired to protect each other through adaptive intelligence. Each individual is valued for the good of all.

© 2013 Buzz Hill