Sunday, February 20, 2011

Foundations and Founders

Generally one seeks to minimise change in foundations. Foundations bear great loads and provide the groundwork for future development. Albeit we humans are überplastic in both mind and body, there is a continuum of being that we relate to over time. This identity emerges through consistency of actions, feelings and signals, and is the basis for most knowing and trusting amongst us.

This base level consistency allows us to build human relationships, to grow them, and to devise ever more complex systems, patterns and languages (such that the underlying principles are strong and unyielding). A child's formative years lay down the initial foundation for how they perceive and interact with the world, however there is still a chance to remould or supplement these foundations later in life. Irrespective of the depth or impact of the initial programming, one can still heal deep wounds or conversely damage or erode their own basis over time. Sometimes throughout life, events outside of our control may challenge us to the core and rock our own foundations.

Once an entity becomes fully self-aware there is the capacity to both re-architect and gradually morph ones foundations (if one so chooses). Self-determination is a powerful force to re-shape oneself and by association society... with the proviso that the entity cannot remain in a state of flux but must establish new foundations upon which to build and operate from.

When embarking upon such an endeavour, self-knowing and understanding of the system one operates within is paramount. When one decides to begin again, it is also helpful to adopt a beginners mind. Many have heard a child pester bigger kids or *adults* with the repetitive question ‘why’... this is a wonderful place to begin e.g. no assumptions, presumptions and a new blank slate.

A complementary practice to the question ‘why’ is that of creating more personal space and time with less chaotic energy. This allows ones own resources and senses to embark upon an inward journey to arrive at ‘what is’ ones own core or foundation.

When a new core set of principles and values are established they are hopefully demonstrated and embodied in all actions, reactions or inaction. Albeit they may be expressed in different ways, one should never bend, waiver nor submit to the excuse of context.

I challenge you to become your own founder.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011


Sometimes I search my plain text twitter archives on my laptop for keywords or groups of keywords and a blog post just kinda' emerges...

laptop-3:ruby doduibhi$ grep -i -P "(superorganism|augment|mindful|velocity|attention|plasticity)" archive | sort -k6n -k1 -k2 -M -k3 -k4 | cut -d ' ' -f 2,6,8-100 | uniq

May 2009 Is there a market for de-augmented and re-augmented reality?
May 2009 I just want the feature, not the featureset, not the feature velocity, not the product!
Jun 2009 Survival of the most adaptable. Information overload, brain plasticity or unplug?
Jul 2009 @rosshill "Time has no value without attention. " -> Awareness....
Aug 2009 Like TV,be mindful WHO or what you give unfettered/extended access to your consciousness +awareness, inc yourself #themiddleway #programming
Aug 2009 Loose coupling + autonomous systems, gift economy, transitive trust,complexity, architecture,superorganisms +homeostasis?FAIL@ #alr
Aug 2009 "If you're not tweeting about #techfail you should be paying attention to me!" @melinachan #sleepygeeky
Sep 2009 How to find coworking spaces with augmented reality #meljel #coworking coming soon?
Nov 2009 Augment me.Symbolic.Labels.Not the thing.Close.Describe.Convey.Share.Group.Quanta. Scale.Richness. Human #me #u #us #global
Jan 2010 No time is ever wasted if it results in realization. #mindfulness #awareness #tiring #recharge #both-always
Jan 2010 "Speaking of karma points and augmented reality".. awesome chat with colleague...
Feb 2010 Life repeats itself mindlessly, unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel: Osho /via @TheGodLight
Feb 2010 Attention
Feb 2010 Mindshare, attention, time and energy. Discretionary? Precious gifts? Informed by? Elective environment/compulsory culture #freedom #maslow
Apr 2010 @LamyaB selfish intellectual pursuits & passions sometimes affect my mindfulness & love to/towards others + physical healthiness etc :)
Apr 2010 Hack ALL your human inputs,your perception/decision engines,value systems-> your outputs are others inputs. Global neuroplasticity!
May 2010 @lamyab Encoded information. De-augment my reality pls, are we heading for this perhaps:
May 2010 OMFG. Superorganism. Connectedness. Love. Super TED talk /aligns to @nodecity @inspire9 @wadeis #feedback
May 2010 Life repeats itself mindlessly, unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel: Osho
May 2010 The Internet is a new hybrid nervous system for the planet. Faster global neuroplasticity than the original network?
Jun 2010 @paulzee experiment... hybrid emergent story.. Terry is real/MBW is not. Attention is power. Sheep. Scarcity. Dilution. Subversion?
Jun 2010 Attention seeking ego pacification.
Jun 2010 Aug 29th 2000 Goenka addresses the U.N. Peace Summit, simple yet powerful stuff: #neuroplasticity
Jun 2010 @pieterpeach this scares the shit out of me.. de-augment #simulacrum #multiverse #reality #soma
Jun 2010 @PieterPeach neuroplasticity 'The Brain that Changes Itself' :) #nowapplytosociety
Jun 2010 Quantum foam. Waveforms. Consciousness. Neuroplasticity. Spheres/nodes. Influence. Interconnectedness. Fuzzy frameworks. Social cohesion.
Jun 2010 A mind that is very clear, a mind that is full of attention and love - why should such a mind demand any more experience?
Jun 2010 Be mindful of mind pollution. Image: #find #zerospace
Jul 2010 Tribalism. Social Cohesion. Value/Scarcity. Choice Architecture. Complexity. Influence. Amplification. Group entities. Superorganism.
Jul 2010 @wadeis @suzieis @janstewart Healing spaces, healing people. Choose (if you can) both wisely for you become them and they you #plasticity
Jul 2010 @KateKendall (e) All of the above and more ;) #privacy #attention #fatigue #productivity #utility #digitalmnmlism #phase1
Jul 2010 @xshay Smiling! Bravo! Aside: like to think of mind as a codebase & recursive filter. Architecture. Foundations. Neuroplasticity. Biohack.
Aug 2010 . @paulzee Rapid selection and convergence, ideas are cheap and fast. Superorganism. Cell walls still need to mutate.
Aug 2010 @paulzee Superorganism must survive. Interconnectedness realised. Bell curve moves in unison.Vote with attention.No energy wasted.Intrinsic.
Aug 2010 The fabric is fertile for the practice of mindfulness and the understanding of interconnectedness.
Aug 2010 The human superorganism is very sick. Aggregate mental health is worsening. We tipped too far towards individuality/selfishness.
Sep 2010 Attention seeking ego pacification.
Sep 2010 @rosshill Superorganism/aggregate mental health of humans is very sick. Healing comes from inside not outside.
Sep 2010 To give another pure undiluted presence and full attention.
Sep 2010 Meaning.Openness. Enthusiasm.Novelty. Connectedness.Relationship.Compassion. Psychosocial.Practice.Impermanence. ÜBERPLASTICITY=HOPE
Oct 2010 Novelocity
Oct 2010 Hee hee, I've been banging on about de-augmenting/diminished reality for a while :) Less encoding! HT @chenglau
Oct 2010 Novelocity explained [New Post]:
Oct 2010 Everything and anything degrades via neglect/impermanence #entropy ∴ everything worthwhile requires attention + TLC #ectropy #entrainment
Oct 2010 How I experience Time is directly related to the narrowness of my attention and focus. Realising Interconnectedness slows Time.
Oct 2010 @stevehopkins Novelocity!
Oct 2010 There is value in not seeking. Much time is handed back to observation, attention and depth of experience.
Oct 2010 @PieterPeach wondering whether Überplasticity can challenge this...
Nov 2010 As with persistence of vision, there is persistence of thought and imprinting by ones peers and environment #tarpitting #novelocity
Nov 2010 Visibly moving and energetic entities gain more attention.
Nov 2010 Constant change. Permanent impermanence. Maintain plasticity. Consistent character...
Nov 2010 Life repeats itself mindlessly, unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel: Osho
Nov 2010 Biking from/to Elwood/Richmond shiny stuff ;) 18% novelocity achieved today.
Nov 2010 Überplasticity = HOPE !
Nov 2010 Static environment, entities and immersion = depth yet distinct sampling bias #potholing #novelocity
Nov 2010 People who fire together wire together #überplasticity
Dec 2010 Sampling. Sample space. Time. Attractors. Amplification. Favourites. Invisible. Mindfulness. Loyalty. Faith.
Dec 2010 Yes it's very much about relating to a continuity of being whilst maintaining novelocity and witnessing entropy.
Dec 2010 What you see ain't always what you get #augmentedreality
Dec 2010 Mindful mimicry #twoyearolds
Jan 2011 What is Überplasticity? [new audio post] #hope
Jan 2011 Attention is energy.
Jan 2011 What is Novelocity? Hint: It's not entropy or extropy! Explained:
Jan 2011 Sharing/collaborating/vocalising distributes cognitive load amongst greater (sub/un) conscious resources #superorganism #überplasticity
Jan 2011 A mind that is very clear, a mind that is full of attention and love - why should such a mind demand any more experience?
Jan 2011 Translucent mannequins in Indras Net connected umbilically with invisible plasticity. Shine!
Jan 2011 @edwardharran I see the arc... also the macro/societal picture which means: Überplasticity = real HOPE #notetoself #messages #trimtab
Jan 2011 People who fire together wire together #überplasticity /cc @edwardharran
Jan 2011 @evbogue @rosshill Welcome to überplasticity ... /cc @janstewart hyper-group-malleability based on individual trim-tabs & positive resonance
Jan 2011 What is Überplasticity? [new audio post] #hope cc @edwardharran @evbogue @rosshill @janstewart
Jan 2011 @monkeybrainsnet we call it #überplasticity
Jan 2011 All attention is not the same. Beware your complicity in the game.
Jan 2011 @edwardharran loops and holons #Überplasticity #wedata

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