Friday, January 31, 2014


Days Creek Special
As my father told it, he was on his high school basketball team. He was short and not very fast. Born in 1915, so his senior year would have been, say, 1932.

Days Creek back in those days had a small graduating class. Dad claimed it was eight kids ...

You see Dad was a particularly resourceful guy. He learned how to shoot the ball from half court VERY ACCURATELY.  He demonstrated with the hoop in our driveway. I heard the story several times - but who is counting.

He never claimed that his method influenced Rick Barry, The timing could have been right though - on not.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Equal Opportunity

All board members and officers must be members in good standing. Like members in general, each officer has an ownership of one share. No more, no less.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Private Line

Encrypted voice identifying key words from Person to service. Even better, a short identifying dialog like a spy operative in the field making contact.

Your protected identity is the promise of Us. It fuels ƒ(Us)™ because it is so.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Dream of Speech

What is this?
Where do I start?

As some know, I have documented in some detail my observation on non-conscious cognition - and how dreaming relates to it. Should I start with the dream or the meaning it has to me?

Speech is an important tool of communication to homero sapiens. So last night's dream was special. Six months have passed and my speaking has improved but to not the level before the stroke.

So, with pleasant surprise, a good friend demonstrated his use of the app, Dragon.  I downloaded it yesterday.

Communication, in all of it forms, fascinates me to no end. We are social creatures - it is essential to our well-being. Beyond that, it is often fundamental to change.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, January 23, 2014

If not, then what?

If a crypto currency, such as Bitcoin, is a breakout step rather the final monetary step, what will in mean to Us - will it impact FunctionOfUs™?

Would it surprise you that Bitcoin may or may not be the crypto-currency for Us? Fact is, aspects of Bitcoin are a demonstration platform for ƒ(Us)™ in a technology not directly related to currency. Hashes and encryption play a  role, perhaps the most robust role, in the advantage Bitcoin has over fiat currency.

t could have other uses as well - especially useful in protecting privacy, while retaining a Person's control over her/his identity in a decentralized open-source network.

[not a single point of attack, mesh network]

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, January 20, 2014


That on which those of Us will unite will define what our FUNCTION creates.

Freedom is not an event. As this holiday represents to thinking people throughout our country, we must re-invent its true meaning as if to till the soil each season.

Life is change. Looked at from a higher elevation with a "suitable lens and detection system" we can increase the probability of moving away from entropy. There is ample evidence of such human capacity when visionaries lead to greater tools.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


In a previous post, we ended with what one might use in the continuing quest of each of OUR dreams.

What new tools? I propose that one of them will be ƒ(Us)™. The certain assemblage of life-like artifacts in service to Us - all of us.

Can the trail blazers (Apple, Facebook, Google and a number of smaller companies) “get there”. Maybe, but one wonders about competing and/or over riding priorities. In any case, at least the thought experiment of a fundamental entity that supports member-owners such as ƒ(Us)™ is probably useful.

Those of 'Us' plan to to see just how far it can go. You can follow along here.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, January 13, 2014

TED, again.

Nanea's husband with friends
“When I first discovered TED, I watched Matthieu Ricard’s TED talk, 'The habits of happiness' over and over.

Years later, with Nanea Reeves TED presentation, that warm feeling wells up in me again. Thank you, Nanea.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Life Exists and Identity

“… and you may contribute a verse.”

A Whitman answer ends with this. And what did Walt mean? I have at least one favorite (my own) - having to do with Person (as defined).

I only had to write - Whitman "Oh me" - in a Google search to find the poem. Watching the latest iPad Air commercial that run during the NFL playoff this afternoon and  trusted advisor recommending the ad was the reason I did so.

Dead Poets Society indeed. You see, our aspirations set us apart. Our new tools are valued in the pursuit.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, January 9, 2014

The news of a large retailer accepting Bitcoin payments means what to ƒ(Us)™?

In an tvo, Toronto interview with Jaron Lanier author of "Who Owns The Future", sharing the financial power of  the users of big computing with individuals on which much big data is about, solve's a big problem with efficiency of markets.

Recall we hypothesized here in log before that individuals the world over have been undervalued, even in this country - due, in part, to enabling technology. Optimizing free markets means eliminating bottle-necks, both old and new. Fixing 'Undervalued Indviiduals' seems timely.

Perhaps a better question would be "what will be impact on user-centered functions, like Bitcoin by a large cooperatives of individuals, like ƒ(Us)™?"

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Motive for Equilibrium

Pay for information about Person? Because there is very high confidence that each is an actual person and unique in the ƒ(Us)™ database. Further, the data about her/him is guaranteed to be authentic.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Monday, January 6, 2014

Voice Back

The tools are an iPhone running QuickVoice, earbuds w/mic and select sentences displayed (on an iMac).

Neuro-plasticity aided by modern gadgets configured to optimize training, this time applied to my temporarily impaired speech. My speech therapist provided the drill sentences and the suggestion of the ideal off-the-shelf recording app.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Privacy Right

Who should be in charge of your privacy? Ideally, it would be you. Our plan is to make that a reality.

It is one of the fundamentals in the ƒ(Us)™ charter. Each member's privacy is protected by a proprietary, cutting-edge, personal control mechanism.

© 2013 Buzz Hill

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mesh Effect

Mesh Advantage

“… with mesh networking, Persons will build a community-grown network infrastructure: a distributed mesh of local but interconnected networks, operated by a variety of affinity sub-communities. Their goal is to provide a more resilient system of communication while also promoting a more democratic access to the internet.”

The Us of ƒ(Us)™ is a type of Mesh Network. Yet to be fully defined.

© 2013 Buzz Hill