Monday, July 16, 2018

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Jun 30
@paulfree14 #zherg!! zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jun 29
@paulfree14 Your statement that "Ethic is free of value" suggests that we're using different definitions. I tend to think of ethics as basically synonymous with values. Did you check out the core values of the Zherg paradigm framework (to which I linked in the post to which you responded)? I agree with stepping towards knowledge. I think the point is just to be careful that our pursuit of knowledge & power takes place within a context where all beings are respected.

Jun 29
@paulfree14 Hi Paul, Your advocacy of "unconditional sharing" suggests that our agendas are very much aligned. These pages address the specific concerns you raised about Helena and Rudolf: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_race https://www.defendingsteiner.com/misconceptions/r-race.php As you say, the Nazis were influenced by many occult traditions. That doesn't mean that we should reject anything associated with the occult, right? The occult is a large topic, and Rudolf Steiner's body of work is very large too.

Jun 24
In many respects, the overall discourse seems to be stuck in a rut. That doesn't mean there aren't worthwhile conversations happening; there are. But new sets of core values, like the ones that the Z3 Paradigm Framework offers, seem to me to be very important for optimizing the discourse and getting out of many of the ruts that we're in.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jun 24
Doesn't the discourse seem to be stuck in a rut? Doesn't it seem that radically advancing the narrative with new core values will be helpful?
#zherg
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jun20
Postverbal (a sci-fi scenario), part 1
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/06/

Jun 13
The obsolescence of words:
"At this moment words remain a crucial part of life in multitudinous ways because we don't yet possess communication systems that can replace them. But we have the ability to create such systems."
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/06/

Jun 13
There are multiple fundamental systemic areas where (deep and rapid) transformation is critically necessary. Without encapsulating these (distinct but interconnected) issues into a single framework, it's hard to see how we can succeed in making the necessary breakthroughs in any of these areas, much less all of them, within the requisite time frame.
#z3pf
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

May 30
A full year on, I still have a very keen (though maybe seemingly quixotic) interest in communicating this paradigm framework to more people. There are plenty of entirely understandable reasons for it having gotten so little traction so far. But the relevance of the framework itself has only increased, in my view. And it's been improved quite a bit over the past year. The most recent edit was 17 days ago.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
framework authors: mastodon.host/@abc123

May 19
I'd like to try to express why I'm so keen on this image from the Z3 Paradigm Framework. To a significant degree, our world is ruled by an abstract, artificial entity called money, which we symbolize (at least in this part of the world) with "$." If we're going to evolve toward a new way of organizing our world, it seems that it will be very helpful to have a succinct symbolic representation of the new system - a new symbol that can replace "$"
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

May 4
Been making some edits to "A tale of three paradigms" including the addition of this sentence today:
Alfred Korzybski's Science and Sanity (1933) gives techniques for cultivating a kind of optimal flexibility - in Alfred's terms, a "full conditionality of our semantic responses," an "∞-valued orientation."
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/04/

May 4
Hey all!
Today I learned that the community of open-source, distributed, federated social media platforms has been dubbed The Free Network, at least in this pretty quick, but detailed, September 2017 article. medium.com/we-distribute/a-qui
I've been sharing some thoughts regarding money, voting, competition, and the Z3 Paradigm Framework* right here on this Free Network account over the past couple weeks, before I knew that it was The Free Network!
*Z3 Paradigm Framework:
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

May 3
Z3 is a deep, yet concise, framework for an optimal civilizational paradigm. Well-meaning guardians of the status quo will diligently ignore it, but I believe it's time for those of us with prophetic inclinations to proclaim that the future will be zhergish!
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Apr 27
A tale of three paradigms [edited 4-27-18]
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/04/

Apr 24
Z3: a better way to be
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Apr 24
The idea that competition should be a major aspect of how we organize the world seems to be both a sacred cow and a paper tiger. I see it being defended by people who identify as "conservatives," "liberals," "libertarians," and "anarchists." They keep broaching the topic in ways that seem to indicate that they're noticing the societal role of competition being increasingly questioned and challenged.

Apr 23
This page describes some fundamental problems with voting, and gives a rationale for creating better systems while participating in voting systems in the meantime:
vote99.weebly.com/voting.html
It seems important for those who see the fundamental flaws of voting systems to vote -- if the only ones participating are the ones who don't understand, we can expect the worst possible results.
As Noam Chomsky has suggested, electoral politics should comprise a very small portion of one's civic engagement.

Apr 23
Money is so ubiquitous & so unnecessary. We say it takes a lot of money to build a house, or to build smartphones, etc. But if you demolish a house, or dissect a smartphone, you'll find no money in there (unless maybe someone hid it in the walls of the house). It's only "necessary" because we believe it is. We can look at it like a massive shared hallucination. Let's try to see past this hallucination. Imagine what we could accomplish on this planet if no one had to think about money ever again.

Apr 15
"There's a largely untapped dimension of hardware connectivity. Our devices can now act not only like telephones, connecting to others via central switchboards, but also like walkie-talkies, talking directly with each other." March 30, 2018 #MeshNetworking
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/03/

Apr 15
A tale of three paradigms [in progress]
It seems potentially helpful to distinguish among three major psycho-social paradigms, and to assign a familiar mathematical symbol as a label for each:
1. >
2. =
3. ∞
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/04/

Apr 7
Promulgate it
(To the tune of "Legalize it")
Promulgate it
Don't derogate it
Promulgate it, yeah yeah
And I will adumbrate it
#z3pf
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Apr 3
@brianpoe ...create new ways of communicating that would make it feasible to imbibe, on reasonable timescales, more of the huge amounts of info that's out there. I think there's really something to the saying, "a picture's worth a thousand words." If we can explore all that information through pictures instead of words, then maybe we can learn at least a thousand times faster. BTW, ICYMI, I wrote another blog post related to this on the 1st: jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/04/

Apr 3
@brianpoe
Hi Brian,
Those likely future trends are some of the reasons I highly recommend the Z3 Paradigm Framework. (zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg)
Going back to your first comment, I would emphasize that I really do appreciate how enormously useful written and spoken words have been. Using the Internet, going to bookstores and libraries, I see billions of words that I'd love to read - I'd love to learn all that info - it would be so useful and enjoyable. This motivates me to try to...(continued)

Apr 1
We've been having a spirited discussion about economics, Z3, etc. in the comments of one of Eric S. Raymond's blog posts.
"Z3 advocates valuing or loving everyone, caring about/for everyone, which seems similar to what many have described using terms like agape, universal/unconditional love, etc." esr.ibiblio.org/?p=7887#commen

Apr 1
blogged:
"3D Internet interfaces & post-verbal ontologies"
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/04/

Mar 31
@brianpoe When I write about post-verbal communication, I'm not necessarily thinking that present forms of communication will be discontinued - I'm focused on imagining radically new forms that we can help create. Just as we still make animal noises and use body language despite the fact that we have spoken and written words, we may continue using spoken and written words well into the future, but in many ways they may be eclipsed by newer forms of communication. I've blogged many ideas about it

Mar 30
blogged:
"Mesh networking & post-verbal communication"
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/03/

Mar 28
RT @ABC123 We've edited the final sentence of Z3, part 4, replacing "As more and more people do it" with "As people do it more and more" -- the transition isn't only a matter of discrete instances of people "joining" -- it's a matter of each of us repeatedly, habitually, increasingly embodying these more optimal patterns.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Mar 29
An essay called "Telepathy or Tragedy?" may be in the works~

Mar 21
RT @ABC123 Z3 Paradigm Framework, part 4
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Mar 20
If I were going to try to express the essence of the Z3 Paradigm Framework, it might be: Let's take an omni-authentic and omni-compassionate approach, and structure our world around that instead of political hierarchy and commercial transactions. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Mar 20
"Dennis McKenna on Psylocibin Dosage"
(March 2016)
youtube.com/watch?v=zWdkHL0EfR

Mar 18
@kitredgrave hello?

Mar 16
I believe the time has come for us to embrace tools of consciousness expansion like marijuana and psychedelics as part of a comprehensive paradigm shift. Or even if you don't want a comprehensive paradigm shift, at least embrace these tools of consciousness expansion. "Embracing" them in this sense doesn't really have anything to do with the question of whether you want to take them yourself. But you can accept and celebrate the value that they can have for many, many people.
#zherg

Mar 13
Friends, in case you weren't aware, Jeffrey Mishlove continues to post about two new interviews per week to the New Thinking Allowed channel, and he also recently started a series of daily monologues.
New Thinking Allowed: Conversations (and monologues) on the Leading Edge of Knowledge and Discovery
#psi
youtube.com/channel/UCFk448YbG

Mar 13
"In my opinion, if 100% of the people were farming it would be ideal."
Masanobu Fukuoka
#LocalAgriculture
#permaculture

Mar 13
"Wanna channel your energy towards a destination of choice?
Let’s bring it to neutral first."
twitter.com/IamAshtar/status/9

Mar 13
A key aspect of the current competitive paradigm is the notion of working "for" a particular person or group. In an omni-cooperative paradigm, we can work *with* particular people and groups, but we can work *for* the good of everyone. #zherg

Mar 10
Good morning, friends. How are you? I continue to find it very important to promote zhergish values. I've written many social media & blog posts inspired by the zherg framework, and I'm working on another blog post now. Here's a link to the Zherg website. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Mar 3
To bridge the gap between our cosmic, angelic potentials and our current reality which includes widespread violence, oppression, and wasted resources, let's examine and optimize our first premises ~ zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Mar 3
Rudolf Steiner said, before you take single step toward knowledge or power, take two steps toward ethics. This expresses one of the huge reasons for upgrading our philosophical (including ethical) frameworks. We're on the verge of significant steps toward knowledge and power, but first there's significant ethical/spiritual growth to be accomplished.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Feb 28
It probably makes sense to pursue tactics like new political parties and such, to advance zhergish values, but let's also of course be practicing "cultural zhergism" anywhere and anytime ~
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Feb 28
RT @ABC123 We're celebrating nine months since the Zherg project was publicly launched. In these nine months of noospheric gestation, Zherg has received significant positive feedback. The small amount of substantive negative feedback has led to productive conversations that have validated and reinforced the zhergish message. These nine months thus affirm that Zherg is ready to begin the next phase of its life. Thanks, everyone. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Feb28
we've all been somewhat caught up in competitive games - for instance, in my case, agar.io - that's been the zeitgeist of the age - doesn't mean we can't participate successfully in an omni-cooperative system ~

Feb 11
Pavlov, skepticism, and labor
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/02/

Feb 7
RT @ABC123 Truth and Love

zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Feb 4
What Honeybees Can Teach Us About Democracy
youtube.com/watch?v=abk-advcCI

Jan 29
There are angelic possibilities - prospects of creating a true paradise on Earth - and yet we remain largely mired in systems of meathead authoritarianism & silly speculation. How can we overcome this inertia & reach for the stars? Here are some ideas for a basic philosophical framework around which we can structure everything: zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jan 28
I find Zx/Zherg so cogent and salient that I find it almost strange that I don't see more people talking about it ~
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Jan 22
Kurdish Christians Call for ‘Urgent’ International Protection Against Turkish Shelling
faithwire.com/2018/01/22/kurdi

Jan 22
Zx: a message of love and liberation
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
#promulgatepromulgate

Jan 21
Why formulate and promulgate new paradigm frameworks like Zx?
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2018/01/

Jan 21
I recently came upon this, a nice 2016 documentary about Terence McKenna called True Hallucinations
youtube.com/watch?v=8MG5gFtZ3U

Jan 21
Some have found Zx confusing. I think it may take more effort than usual to figure out what it's saying, but I think it ultimately makes quite good sense & is very relevant for us today. You may want to read Z1 and Z3. Z2 is just a slightly trimmed down Z1. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jan 16
Friends have discussed the idea of setting up a new political party as a moneyless, volunteer-run organization, only using money for necessary election fees ~

Jan 16
There's been talk about starting a new political party ~ Our current major political party logos seem rather like sports team mascots -- donkey, elephant... ~ How about something comparably substantive, like the chart at the bottom of Z3, part 3, specifying two components to emphasize, and two to deemphasize? ~ zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin

Jan 16
the takeaway from what seemed like a pretty insightful dream a few nights ago: Truth and Similarity
~

Jan 13
geeks.one/media/b_YaluK1AXuRcP

Jan 13
I maintain that an appropriate, effective solution is probably going to need to be radical -- it's going to need to address root issues. The Zx framework's radicalness does place it somewhat outside of many people's current comfort zones, which poses challenges in promulgating the framework. If you feel uncomfortable with it, I'd love to discuss it with you. If you feel comfortable with it, I'd ask you to share it and help demonstrate that there's significant interest in & support for such ideas

Jan 13
Huge amounts of our discourse still focus on individual personalities, partisan labels, and special/competing interests. Policies and substantive matters do get discussed, but clearly with less than satisfactory progress toward consensus. All of this indicates to me that the time is ripe for new paradigm frameworks to emerge, superseding and supplanting our current ones. #Zx

Jan 11
Some people have been saying there's just not enough interest in a paradigm shift for it to happen. Do you see how that statement can function as a self-fulfilling prophecy? There is a tendency to get comfortable with the status quo. But we also dream, and look ahead. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jan 11
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
Check out this wonderful formula for organizing our existence and coexistence; it's encapsulated in this simple chart:

Jan 8
The Science of Curing Aging
Aubrey de Grey | 20 Nov 2017
youtube.com/watch?v=S6ARUQ5LoU

Jan 6
Let's create a life-based economy! zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg

Jan 5
"The mistake is investing 100-percent certainty in a result and not holding a probabilistic view of scientific truth or risk and benefit." Catherine Kerr, neuroscience researcher
fivethirtyeight.com/features/i


These Noomap folks seem to be taking some interesting steps toward a "distributed, holographic/holonic, semantic web" -- a "3D cyberspace browser" youtube.com/watch?v=xqWiVQJLY9
josh maurice
I think a very important (and very concrete) aspect of the paradigm shift is localized agriculture. Some Portland tiny home villagers are already participating in this by cultivating gardens. More villages, and more gardening, are very much in the works as we speak.
josh maurice
@frankiesaxx If you want/need a thing I have, then I can just give it to you. The person who has the other thing that I want/need can give it to me. Because I want you to get what you want/need and the other person wants me to get what I want/need.
josh maurice
@frankiesaxx Yes
josh maurice
@frankiesaxx Yes. But what if, instead, you were to give the potatoes to someone who can use them, without tokens or barter, and likewise, the person with the wheat gives it to you, and is given cloth by the person with the cloth, etc.?
josh maurice
I hope more people will read and share "Z3 Paradigm Framework." Part 1 anticipates and addresses some major categories of objections or hesitations that seem likely to arise. Parts 2 and 3 list the proposals that comprise the framework.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
the ongoing transformation of values, and our relationships with current-paradigm systems in the meantime
The purpose of money, the purpose of any transactional system, is to incentivize actions that benefit others. A crucial assumption underlying these systems is that people won't care enough about others to take such actions to the same degree without these incentives. A major challenge that we're trying to meet is that of creating a transformation of values...
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/12/
josh maurice
We now have available multiple inspiring visions of, or frameworks for, a radically new paradigm, including the Zx project (zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg ) and the Venus Project (aka resource-based economy -
thevenusproject.com/ ).
josh maurice
If we're not offering an inspiring vision of a radically new paradigm, then our attempts to make piecemeal improvements thru moderation or modification of the current system may backfire, by spooking people & prompting them to double down on harmful purist ideological commitments
josh maurice
July 3, 2017: Zhergishly upgrading core values and transforming society jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/07/
josh maurice
February 3, 2017:
I can see your halos: Further depiction of forthcoming interfaces
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/02/
josh maurice
January 10, 2017: graphical/universal interfaces, filters, filter bubbles, artificial intelligence, global mind jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/01/
josh maurice
via Daniel Pinchbeck:
A Vision for the Future:
"Our bodies are made up of trillions of cells and vast colonies of microorganisms that work together seamlessly as a community. Individual cells do not hoard excess energy or "wealth" for themselves but rather store any excess energy in fat deposits that are freely available to the cellular community as a whole. So energy can flow seamlessly... Without any competition, cells and organs work with maximum efficiency..." youtu.be/n7yJz78cBiM?a
josh maurice
February 8, 2017: Labels and conversations beyond the ideological x-axis jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/02/
josh maurice
Please help spread the important messages contained in Zx. Thanx!
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
josh maurice
So commerce and political hierarchy seem to be two sides of one coin (a particularly apt metaphor!) and so it seems fitting to specify that we want to discontinue both of them.
josh maurice
Commerce and political hierarchy are two of the major methods by which civilization has been organized, and as such there's been a big ostensible rivalry between them. Behind the scenes, or on a deeper level, I think they're both ways to try to make things work without really valuing one another. Instead we pass the buck to authority figures, or pass bucks in exchange for goods and services.
josh maurice
The political message (corresponding to the eye in the pyramid) seems very important due to the unfortunate extent to which systems of control and domination have factored into our civilization over the years. "Liberatory" and "libertarian" and "anarchist" movements (for example) have tried to remedy this, but it remains a serious issue.
josh maurice
Even the best ideas can become traps when that happens. People are going to be understandably suspicious of any major new paradigm, suspicious that it could become a new dogma. So by including a statement of non-dogmatism among the basic principles of the paradigm framework, we can effectively counteract those suspicions, and we can help civilization overcome this centuries-old problem.
josh maurice
Here's why I think that what I've been calling Zx's epistemological message (represented by the eye with the infinity sign) is so important. A huge problem that people have experienced over the centuries has been dogmatism, the phenomenon where we fall so in love with our models of reality that we forget that they're models and mistake them for the reality they represent.
josh maurice
#Zx I know people are tired & wary of ideology, and for good reason. But ideology rules our lives in many ways nonetheless. Some of us seem very much disinclined to unpack or challenge the ideologies that rule our lives. For those of us inclined to do so, we should realize that criticizing those ideologies, or criticizing people for upholding them, is woefully insufficient. What seems necessary, in order to effect real change, are robust and salient new principles to replace the prevailing ones.
josh maurice
Could this be an emblem for the next phase of civilization? Let's hope so!
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
josh maurice
Have you read Zx (Zherg)? Do you understand it? Do you agree with it? Why or why not? I'd be fascinated to know your answers to any of these questions :)
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
josh maurice
#Zx It seems beneficial to put this on the table, inject it into the collective consciousness, participate in helping it seep into people's awareness in a way that will bring us a step closer to achieving consensus on this sort of paradigm.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
josh maurice
We're experiencing a multifaceted planetary crisis. At the same time, fabulous possibilities, beyond our wildest dreams, are within reach. Many proposed strategies don't go deep enough to bring optimal results. Time to take a step back & revise the basics. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg geeks.one/media/5vbczn9GCvDKQk
josh maurice
Being of Service to All Creation with Stanley Krippner
youtube.com/watch?v=w9E_oGpaW9
josh maurice
@kelli Cool, very interesting. Here in Portland the four tiny home villages give formerly underhoused people housing, community, meaningful work, and other opportunities, etc. :)
josh maurice
Continuously & perpetually changing ourselves from the inside out: I think this is key, no matter how sophisticated/advanced/enlightened one may already be, and/or no matter how constrained/victimized one may be by others & by the systems to which we're subject.
josh maurice
cooperative tiny home villages: a key strategy for constructing optimal futures
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/12/
josh maurice
Let's try this. #Zx
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/
geeks.one/media/RxKkaNMbMy_0Nv
josh maurice
In May 2015 I wrote about "formulating intelligence & unity." jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2015/05/
The Zx project now seems to have produced a memeworthy fulfillment of my hopes for "formulating unity."
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/
geeks.one/media/smobn3QlpYTQHi
josh maurice
November 7: Mycologist Paul Stamets talks with Joe Rogan
youtube.com/results?search_que
josh maurice
Consciousness and Cosmology with Jude Currivan (New Thinking Allowed)
"Here she expands upon her insight that matter and consciousness are one and the same. Therefore, rather than say that we have consciousness, she maintains that we are consciousness. She refers to her early childhood experiences of supernormal awareness, and claims that this is the birthright of all individuals. We lose these natural abilities due to cultural conditioning."
youtube.com/watch?v=Qflk7NIj6b
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Z3 Paradigm Framework
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
mastodon.host/media/67lzUVCn1I
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Z3 Paradigm Framework, part 3
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
While I'm here -- In Case You Missed It! There's a new version, with parts 1 and 2 of it released so far, of what I've been jabbering about since this May: Zx
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/
josh maurice
Carne Ross Ted Talk (April): Accidental Anarchist
youtube.com/watch?v=2Hc2_jY4Kh
josh maurice
Why do we call it being "upset"? Well, there's a whole set of things that you would like to have happen, but there's this whole other set of things that are happening; it's kind of like being upstaged, or upended
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Z3 Paradigm Framework, part 2
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
We're at a crossroads...
Let's talk about a spiritual-ethical-political-economic-sacramental reformation.
Check out the Zherg paradigm framework:
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/11/
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Z3 Paradigm Framework, part 1:
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
So the Graphical Supersession Point can be defined as the point when GOD becomes our primary medium for explicit/public communication
josh maurice
GOD: Graphical Online Discourse
ZHERG: Zounds! Halos Encircle Real Gods
josh maurice
Let's not let inflexible ideological attachments, to Money or Mohammad or Marx or what have you, keep us from what can be an extremely, zhergishly good outcome for everyone
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
josh maurice
I think the cooperative tiny home movement is a very significant phenomenon. There are at least four tiny home villages here in Portland so far. As we build and optimize structures, relationships, and cultures, we can house the houseless while helping to refine cooperative models and to actualize more effective cooperation in society at large.
geeks.one/media/Bn9I8k2_Ovtiiv
josh maurice
"We'll need to develop a viable, convincing, realistically based, inspiring vision of the direction that we want to evolve toward. We need some good, solid ideals for human evolution." Thomas Lombardo
#zherg!
youtube.com/watch?time_continu
josh maurice
Oct. 18: Mark Pesce: Rise of the Replicators
medium.com/@mpesce/rise-of-the
josh maurice
Oct. 17: Science of Us: The mystery and value of dreams and the epidemic of dream deprivation
thecut.com/2017/10/were-in-a-d
josh maurice
Neural network pioneer Geoff Hinton has helped create something that seems to be a step beyond neural networks: "capsule networks."
futurism.com/weve-finally-crea
josh maurice
ROOSTER: gift-economy/pay-it-forward/zhergish message boards, operational for Portland, Palo Alto, Berkeley, and Austin so far therooster.co
josh maurice
Periodic reminder: please read Zherg:
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
Here's a video of me reading it:
youtube.com/watch?time_continu
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Your endorsement of zhergish transformation can help usher in a new age
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 Before you can achieve it, you must first perceive it: Let's promulgate Zherg to help everyone perceive a positive new paradigm! zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 ZHERG: Ideas for a transition
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg
mastodon.host/media/OPAQcm0l_3
josh maurice
What would a new & improved paradigm for the 21st century look like?
I shared these thoughts earlier this month: jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/07/
josh maurice
Zhergishly upgrading core values and transforming society
jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/07/
josh maurice
The Future of AI: from Deep Learning to Deep Understanding, Ben Goertzel
youtube.com/watch?v=nbUg9IuIs_
josh maurice
8 AR Programming Blocks
"What would it look like for these VR programs and programming blocks to co-exist with objects in the real world? Would real life situations, interactions and locations inspire ways to think of programming that aren’t immediately obvious?"
elevr.com/8-ar-programming-blo
josh maurice
meatspace ergonomics for VR users -- "The office of the future" elevr.com/the-office-of-the-future/
josh maurice
a reading of zherg1.0
[a/v is a bit out of alignment for about the last quarter]
youtu.be/5j3Xq1Lmurg
josh maurice
Someone suggested today that Zherg seems to amount to an attempt to create a new religion.
This can be daunting to contemplate, so big and profound that we hesitate to go there. But if we think about it, I think we'll see that this kind of thing is exactly what we need, whether or not we use the word "religion."
(zherg1.0:
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin)
josh maurice
As we continue tuning into psi and advancing our sciences and technologies, a truly utopian golden age beckons. But we should optimize our core values and principles in order to make the world better today, and in order to survive long enough to make it to the golden age.
Really, a I don't dismiss the idea that a genuine golden age could begin later this evening, if the conversation about optimizing core values and principles were to happen, to trend, to become a thing.
josh maurice
I'm really looking forward to a zhergesque paradigm shift
Please read this momentous document & share it with others zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
Zherg2 is a slightly shorter version of Zherg. In Zherg2 the paragraph regarding the All has been removed. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
#zherg If we truly value each other, then we can agree to cooperate voluntarily, without any buying or selling. zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
I remain very excited about #zherg. We can avoid disaster & pave the way for utopia by building a zhergish consensus zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
In Feb. I wrote about trying to avoid using the terms rightist, leftist, centrist, conservative, liberal, SQW, & SJW jmmsynch.blogspot.com/2017/02/
josh maurice
adopting an agenda for positive change ~ we can be new paradigm early adopters :)
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
Bucky Fuller titled one his books Utopia or Oblivion. He saw these as the two likeliest options for our species. This still seems true today. A zhergish plan seems like a good way for us to get utopia rather than oblivion.
Even if the stakes weren't so extreme, it just seems like the right thing to do.
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
This anonymous document seems to me to be a recipe for utopia.
#zherg zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
I feel we can really use a formulation that can effectively supersede our legal, religious, and ideological texts, one that can serve as a unifying statement of our large-scale goals and plans. Zherg seems like a good candidate for this. Let's put this in front of more people's eyes!
zhergish.wixsite.com/zherg/sin
josh maurice
RT @ABC123 We may add links from words in the text to pages that elaborate on, or illustrate, the points being made. So feel free to send suggestions for those, along with any ideas regarding the text itself. We'll incorporate your feedback into any future versions of Zherg. It's now at version 1.0, and we welcome and urge you to share it with others.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Postverbal, part 1

As our protagonist lounges in a recliner, sipping kombucha and enjoying the gently swaying trees, mostly clear skies, and fragrant air of a warm, early-summer day in Cascadia, something fleetingly occurs to him regarding his own name, Zen Coolidge.

Growing up, people often complimented him on his name. "COOL name!" - a nice enough, if somewhat obvious and literal-minded, comment to hear frequently from new acquaintances. If names mattered - and they did matter in many ways in those relatively superficial times, the late 20th century of Zen's childhood and the early 21st century of his early adulthood - then his served him reasonably well.

But now, it's been quite a while since the last time he saw or heard or used the words "Zen Coolidge." Have you ever suddenly remembered an old friend whom you hadn't thought about in what seems like a very long time? It feels a bit like that when Zen thinks of his name.

It's not that he has changed his name or assumed a different identity. It's just that people don't use words much at all anymore.

Zen lives in a postverbal era. Words can help to convey the events of this sci-fi scenario to those who still live in a verbal era. But postverbal people like Zen largely think and communicate in other ways. Words are nostalgic.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

the Internet as the AGI hardware substrate

What type of hardware substrate do you envision for the first artificial general intelligence (AGI)?

Many scenarios seem to envision AGI emerging in a particular computation system, and/or perhaps in a robot or robots. Many scenarios involve the system being connected to the Internet, as a crucial aspect.

What I tend to envision is that when an AGI first emerges, the substrate will be millions or billions of Internet-connected devices, along with their human operators. Not only will the collective computing power of all these Internet-connected devices dwarf the computing power of any particular system, but the inclusion of millions/billions of humans in the mix may also be crucial.

The software platforms through which billions of people currently interact -- Google, Facebook, Twitter, etc. -- are (compared to what seems possible) fairly stupid/limited, focused significantly on goals like maximizing users' engagement/attention in order to more profitably sell their attention to advertisers. But creating more intelligent ways of connecting these existing biological intelligences (ourselves), to each other and to software and information, could well help us congeal into a more effective, coherent global mind, which would begin to have many of the capabilities that we expect AGI will have.

Such scenarios have been envisioned by science fiction authors and others. The salient strategy that seems to suggest itself is for AGI projects to be structured as social media platforms. I've blogged about some of what I'd like to see such platforms do in the early stages:

  • focus on post-verbal communication, using graphics and nonverbal sounds instead of words, pervasively and increasingly.
  • focus on giving users the greatest possible control over the behavior of their interfaces.


This can facilitate vastly more efficient cross-pollination of information and of programming components: We'll see, in this graphical environment, visual representations of information, including the tools that others are using to filter/curate/manage their info-streams. We can take those tools and plug them into our own control panels, which regulate the behavior of our interfaces/info-streams, allowing us to more efficiently locate and create additional information (including additional tools for info-stream filtration/curation/management), and so on.

This strategy seems like a great way to optimize our screen time and speed us toward optimal cultural evolution, if nothing else. And I suggest that through it could emerge something we would feel compelled to recognize as AGI.

This is not to say that existing and future AGI projects with complex cognitive architectures running on particular systems are misguided strategies. It's just to say that such architectures can - and for maximum impact, should - be deployed in an open, distributed, social media context, contributing maximally to the creation of optimal experiences for Net users and to the growing intelligence of the Network (all interconnected devices and people) as a whole.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The obsolescence of words

Words remain a crucial technology for coordinating our efforts, for accomplishing cooperative tasks -- from preparing a meal to launching a rocket ship. And words remain a crucial medium through which we perform less tangible (but equally valuable) activities -- learning, imbibing the wisdom and creativity of the ages, sharing experiences, getting to know each other. Even solitary activities like thinking, planning, organizing, and doing chores, involve words.

And yet, along with the ubiquity and extreme importance of words, there's something else about them that we ought to appreciate: They're potentially on the verge of obsolescence.

At this moment words remain a crucial part of life in multitudinous ways because we don't yet possess communication systems that can replace them. But we have the ability to create such systems. It's entirely possible for us to create, in fairly short order, media that will:
  • do many or most of the jobs that words do, and
  • do those jobs much more effectively.
The salient point to appreciate here is that the effort and resources required to create these new systems are minuscule, compared to the benefits that will result. Improved information systems, improved modes of expression and communication, facilitate creative and imaginative growth and progress. And internal, intangible aspects of growth and progress are directly linked to external, tangible aspects. Constructing post-verbal communication systems is a vital part of achieving vastly greater prosperity, i.e., material abundance for everyone.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

A tale of three paradigms [last edited 5-21-18]

It seems potentially helpful to distinguish among three major psycho-social paradigms, and to assign a familiar mathematical symbol as a label for each.

1. >

Let's try to imagine a relatively simple form of self-reflecting consciousness - a very basic awareness of self and others as such. We might associate this with animals, who generally don't seem to invent, memorize, and deploy elaborate symbolic ontologies the way we do, and from/with whom we've been posited to have evolved. But for present purposes it seems immaterial whether you think we evolved from slightly less sophisticated beings, devolved from slightly more sophisticated beings, are molded by an omnipotent being, are running on the computers of aliens in their parents' basements, etc. We've all probably had the experience of feeling "half awake." Groggy. In a rudimentary sort of state of mind. Operating largely "on autopilot."

Our priorities under these circumstances are necessarily fairly simple, straightforward, and have often tended strongly toward matters of immediate personal comfort, self-preservation, finding safety, security. As we learn and change more about ourselves, we can improve the instincts that guide us when we're groggy. But over the years and centuries, in various types of stupors, we've often perceived others as possible threats or impediments to our own comfort, security, etc., or merely as exploitable means to our own ends. In our relatively single-minded drive to escape danger and reach our immediate goals, we've sometimes stepped on others. The impulse to get out-from-under, to climb up to safety, to success, has entailed a lot of what we've come to label inconsiderateness, predation, aggression, violence, victimization, domination, subjugation, etc.

And these sorts of behaviors have comprised a significant part of our story on this planet. We speak of the war of all against all. The dog-eat-dog world. Might makes right. And so on.

The '>' sign, resembling to an arrow pointing to the right (the direction we go when we read and write) can represent a simple movement in a definite direction motivated by any felt imperative or goal. It can also represent the impulse to come out on top in a struggle for survival and/or resources, to be "more than" or "greater than."

2. =

Unsatisfied with the prevailing levels of sin and strife, we've attempted over the centuries to find a better way. We've noticed the impulse to be "greater than," and we've identified it as a major problem to be remedied. Sometimes there's been the impulse to go in the opposite direction, to try to achieve righteousness by being "less than," through self-sacrifice, submission, self-denial or asceticism, etc. But the attempt to achieve various types of equality, as a solution for our psycho-social ills, has been adopted in very large-scale, systemic ways.

Love thy neighbor as thyself. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. We speak of being created equal, equal rights, equal representation, equality before the law, equality of opportunity, etc. By considering both ourselves and others, in equal measure (of various sorts), we found a strategy that worked more nicely and more effectively on large scales, compared to raw, vicious power struggles. We still compete for resources, and are expected to be principally concerned with securing our own personal wealth, but we temper the competition by practicing empathy (engendered by putting ourselves in others' proverbial shoes), and by implementing game rules aimed at giving everyone a fair shot.

One of our most widespread economic customs is the exchange of value for value, the two parties of a transaction giving each other items of roughly equal worth. (Let's make a deal!) This way, neither side seems to be taking undue advantage of the other. Things balance out. Even-steven. Fair and square. The centrality of equality in our transactional economics is reflected in the two parallel lines, of equal length, that appear within the symbols of some currencies (₴, ₦, ₽, ₮, ₩, ¥, etc.).

The '=' sign has been a key tool for making precise expressions in mathematics and coding. And in terms of the paradigms this essay describes, moving from half-awake, tunnel-vision-like, and paranoid '>' orientations to '=' orientations has helped us get along and work together much more effectively, and has helped great masses of people to flourish much more fully.

3.

As mentioned above, there's disagreement about the origins of our species. But we can agree that it's possible for us to learn and grow in very significant ways. Many practices, religions, and philosophies over the centuries have aimed toward astronomically higher consciousness and better behavior.

In his 1901 book, Richard Maurice Bucke profiled people who had manifested what he called Cosmic Consciousness. Richard anticipated that this type of consciousness would continue to become more common, and eventually would thoroughly "occupy and possess the earth." Alfred Korzybski's Science and Sanity (1933) gives techniques for cultivating a kind of optimal flexibility - in Alfred's terms, a "full conditionality of our semantic responses," an "∞-valued orientation." These books make many interesting points and observations, though they also reflect in some glaring ways the limited consciousness of the times in which they were produced.

The Zherg project (2017-18) gives a prescription for a paradigm based on indefinite expansion of awareness and on the value of all beings.

When we've sufficiently opened our hearts and minds, we'll no longer treat each other as adversaries in a contest for survival or resources. We'll be able to leave behind our equality-based political-economic customs and institutions: If we're no longer playing games for resources, then obviously there will be no reason to be concerned with making the games fair. We'll treat everyone well, not just as a result of relating the treatment of others to the treatment of oneself, but as a result of considering others worthy of love in their own right. We'll coexist and cooperate harmoniously and synergetically. All beings will always be equal, in a very real, very fundamental sense, but infinity seems to be a better emblem for this emerging paradigm of universal consciousness and universal love.

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Although many of us have, in various ways, become associated with, or even, in effect, become spokespeople for, one or another of these paradigms, it seems very helpful to look at them as three categories of tendencies, all of which are present in each of us. I do think that the more aware we become of these tendencies, the more we'll sublimate the > and = tendencies into the ∞ tendencies. Just by definition, when we frame the issues this way, the ∞ paradigm seems to be an optimal goal to aim for, a state of affairs which, if things go well, will increasingly subsume and transcend the others.

There've been bitter struggles and tensions between the > and = paradigms, continuing to this day. These struggles have done a lot to distract our attention from the beckoning promises of ∞ tendencies and possibilities. We've sometimes felt that there's much remedial education or maturation, and/or remedial equality or fairness, to be achieved before we can realistically consider trying to implement such utopian, idealistic aspirations. But we've been implementing them all along, in many different ways, big and small, reflecting the infinity within each of us, as beings whose eternal, perfect nature has been sometimes occluded and forgotten. And each such implementation has prefigured a possible planetary future where ∞ paradigms have thoroughly prevailed on macro scales.

"Utopian" ideas and proposals have often been dismissed as unproven or unrealistic. But when we consider the instances in which we've manifested ∞ tendencies, we find that "utopian" programs have in fact been implemented successfully in multitudes of times and places. Systems connected to less utopian paradigms have ignored, or even actively undermined or destroyed many of these ∞ manifestations. The more we consciously amplify our ∞ tendencies, the closer we can come to a true planetary utopia.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Let's utilize the Wapato Jail facility and grounds for housing


We're a domesticated species. We often don't do well without a stable domicile. A quick look at the streets of our cities bears this generalization out. When thousands of people are without adequate shelter, it's only decent to place a very high priority on finding locations that they can occupy. 
Solving this problem is more of a social and psychological challenge than an engineering challenge. People's physical bodies don't take up a lot of space, relative to the size of a city. The engineering of these solutions is a significant project, but it's entirely feasible, if we marshal the will to make it a high enough priority.

Speakers at today's weekly Multnomah Building meeting advocated for utilizing the Wapato Jail facility and grounds for housing. I see this as an example of the types of innovative housing alternatives that I urged everyone to support at a recent Multnomah meeting.

Happily, fewer people are being caged than was apparently expected to be the case, leaving an empty facility that was built as a residence for hundreds of people. Part of the opposition to using it for housing has to do with the "symbolism of putting homeless people in jail." It's understandable that many people would see this as an unwelcoming image. But a facility converted from a place of punishment and confinement into a welcoming home could potentially be a symbol of healing, progress, and redemption. And in addition to the building, the 18 acres on which it sits can accommodate tiny home villages, which can keep many more people warm, dry, and safe.

Wapato won't be a solution for everyone, due to its distance from city center and other constraints. But that's no reason to eschew a solution that will work for hundreds of people. If we really want to make headway, we'll embrace a wide variety of solutions, each of which will be partial and incomplete. Every solution, including this one, will have real, immediate value for real people, and will be a piece of the puzzle of creating a new and better world.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

3D Internet interfaces & post-verbal ontologies

Let me expand a bit more on some areas I was touching on using the rubric of "post-verbal communication."

I've been exploring ideas having to do with bringing about new internet interfaces (for humans and others), with a 3D environment as kind of the basis of the interfaces. As people are able to program their interfaces in more and more sophisticated ways, we'll create graphical, post-alphabetical ways of programming and communicating, and there will be positive feedback loops toward the creation of more and more intelligent algorithms. It's a scenario that I often don't even think about in terms of AI, but it does seem like maybe the most likely and also the most aligned scenario realistically conceivable for the creation of AGI.

There are some ideas that might be more easily/fruitfully explored through coding than writing. But here's something I've been thinking about lately. If we consider in general terms the objects that will appear in our interfaces, many or all of them, in addition to their gross shape, color, arrangement with respect to nearby objects, etc., will have meta-objects, which facilitate doing anything pertaining to the particular object(s) to which the meta-objects pertain, and which will be somehow structurally connected to their objects, making them easily accessible. These meta-objects could be where you'd reprogram/tweak the behavior of the object, and/or view stats, diagnostics, and attributes of the object, and/or view other related information (i.e., explore the whole universe of available information with that object as the starting point).

Naturally, we'll also want to be able to 3-dimensionally reprogram the ways the meta-objects structurally connect to their objects, and so on. The concept of a "meta-object" seems entirely relative - any object might be considered a meta-object, with endless levels of meta, meta, meta, all the way down - but such a category sometimes seems useful in visualizing how these interfaces might function.

I've heard and seen many words over the past several years, and I've been in the habit of speculating about how to turn the words I encounter into shapes, etc. I think it can be a very enjoyable, massively collaborative project, creating interconnected post-verbal ontologies.

There are some potentially inspiring images and ideas here - these eleVR folks have been doing some interesting explorations with VR, including mocking up some 3D programming components. I linked to some of their pages several months ago from my Mastodon account.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Mesh networking & post-verbal communication

For our Internet to grow & mature healthily, we'll want to keep strengthening its backbone. Our 20th-century telephone system has evolved into information superhighways with billions of connection points. We'll want to maintain & expand this immense web of digital pathways.

There's a largely untapped dimension of hardware connectivity. Our devices can now act not only like telephones, connecting to others via central switchboards, but also like walkie-talkies, talking directly with each other. The prospect of direct, peer-to-peer Internet connections, known as mesh networking, holds enormous promise for improving our access & our bandwidth.

So we've barely begun to make use of some of our hardware's networking capabilities. We've also barely scratched the surface with regard to the potentials of the software that we might run on these billions of connected devices.

Spoken & written words remain major conduits for knowledge. We put significant amounts of time/energy into words: finding them, composing them, listening to & reading them, comprehending & interpreting them, etc. Our information technologies have helped make many of these operations more efficient, but the inherent limitations of our language media, of the spoken & written word, still seem to be some of the biggest constraints on our effectiveness & our flourishing.

But it's entirely conceivable that we'll overcome the constraints of our words by creating post-verbal ways of communicating with our billions of sophisticated, connected input/output/computing devices. We see the beginnings of it already, but there's a whole new dimension of collaboration & shared experiences in store if we diligently pursue the possibilities.

Mesh networking & post-verbal communication. Let's make them priorities. Let's make them happen!

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Pavlov, skepticism, and labor

We can all do better. Sometimes our regrettable shortcomings can distract us from the shortcomings of the systems by which our societies are organized, and vice versa. It’s only sensible to keep trying to improve on both micro and macro levels. Once we’re confident enough in ourselves, confident enough that we’ll behave well and cooperate, we’ll deactivate the legacy systems that presuppose that we’re disinclined to cooperate without mechanisms administering Pavlovian incentives and disincentives to us for good and bad behavior. We’ll arrive at a new level of self-control and mutual aid. It’s not that we’ll deny or harshly suppress our mammalian instincts and values; it’s that we’ll employ our apparently-more-unique self-reflective cognition to put our inherited instincts and values into the service of all beings. The ambiance and dynamics of mammalian dominance hierarchies can be sublimated and transformed and absorbed into new ambiances and dynamics. If we’ve been consciously designed, this collective blossoming seems to be a major challenge that our designers have set before us.

(If the situation is uncomfortable, or if it seems wrong somehow, pause and reflect. It’s okay if familiar patterns fall away. We’re always navigating between the familiar and the new; we always remain grounded in our connection to, our identification with, the infinite network. Maintain a high level of calm awareness; return to first principles. Carry on. Words may be very unnecessary.)

By promulgating these ideas, we make them more feasible. The perception spreads. We perceive the goal, and then we achieve the goal. There’s long been anticipation of a revolutionary shift in mass consciousness toward a more authentic and loving mode - so much anticipation, with so little apparent progress, that many of us have become very skeptical that this long-prophesied event will take place any time soon. Two points seem important in response to this skepticism. First, we have medicines that can facilitate this shift - not exactly panaceas, not necessarily instant cures, but medicines which can act, for many, many people, as empathogens, entheogens, catalysts of cognitive breakthroughs. Recognizing, respecting, and intelligently and carefully utilizing these medicines on large scales, instead of suppressing them, can go a long way toward getting us where we want to be. Second, we emphasize the combination of consciousness change and systems change. The prospect of discontinuing the political/economic systems of Pavlovian conditioning, systems that currently require so much of our energy and attention, can go a long way toward fleshing out the vision of the world we’re creating.

The performance of physical labor -- using hands, tools, etc. to help people and to operate and improve our world -- nourishes the performer’s body, mind, and soul. Optimally we should give everyone the privilege of partaking in a wide variety of such tasks. Intellectual development and intellectual tasks are also important parts of life; it’s vital for each of us to engage in these also. In freeing people to decide how to participate in society, we’ll be giving everyone the opportunity to volunteer for a healthy, interesting range of valuable physical and intellectual activities. That’s how we can experience these activities -- as opportunities, rather than burdens. People will of course still specialize to some extent -- this will be an appropriate choice in some situations, not an imperative imposed through political/economic control structures.

Attempts to seriously critique such scenarios tend to concede that “it would be great” -- if people could handle it. So if we can agree that it would be great, let’s promulgate the vision and the methods that will help get us ready to handle it beautifully.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Why formulate and promulgate new paradigm frameworks like Zx?


One reason (among many) to perfect (or radically improve) our value systems, social systems, etc., is that these "humanities" projects, as difficult as they may appear from certain angles, represent a challenge that it seems ought to be achievable, if (as seems very possible) major breakthroughs are at hand which will catalyze major techno-psychic revolutions. In other words, if we're going to be able to automate thought soon, or at least radically improve our information technologies, then it really seems like we ought to be able to solve the problem of how people on this planet can get along and act remotely appropriately.

(The question of whether to dedicate attention to the humanities or the technological projects can itself consume significant attention. It seems reasonable to think that the humanities goals may be achieved before the technological ones - that figuring out how to cooperate with each other, using human languages, may come before figuring out how to make our machines optimally cooperate with each other, using machine languages. So, by attempting to bring the humanities projects to fruition, we're attempting to check an item off a list such that we can then devote a sufficient amount of attention to the technological projects to bring them to fruition.)

So this is one way in which radically upgrading our value systems may be a key step toward radically upgrading our technological systems.

(Though, we may, and surely will, at least from time to time, also give attention to technological projects while the humanities projects are still underway.)

Many types of ethical/social/humanities projects/progress and technological projects/progress are and will be happening all the time; the above remarks are referring mostly to highly revolutionary breakthrough formulations in both areas.

You may not trust people to value everyone. You may not trust people to behave remotely appropriately without the constraints of our current-paradigm systems.

But if you agree that valuing everyone is a good goal, then you have reasons to promulgate paradigm formulas based on this goal. Promulgating such formulas, painting a picture of a wonderful new reality based on these principles, can give people inspiration and direction - it can help people to move toward being able to embody these ethical ideals. And simply promulgating these frameworks isn't going to create a situation where we're implementing the new paradigm before we're ready for it. It won't be comprehensively implemented until critical masses of people become confident in our ability to abide by it.

The act of promulgating such frameworks can function as a positive self-fulfilling prophecy. Often people have stated that such changes are surely decades or centuries or millennia away, without seeming to appreciate that such statements can function as negative self-fulfilling prophecies. The speed at which consciousness and values can change has been kept artificially low by the suppression of consciousness-altering, mind-expanding agents and by other means. Many of our limits are self-imposed, imposed and perpetuated by people rather than by outside forces. Promulgating these frameworks can catalyze chain reactions of progressively more potent positive feedback, which can help in the removal of some of these self-imposed limits and therefore in the massive acceleration of the maturation of our values and consciousness.

Another reason to promulgate these frameworks is that, in many instances. such as the tiny home village trend, we're already operating according to the principles of the forthcoming paradigm to a significant extent, and these frameworks can give to these instances important kinds of validation and nurturing. 

So please process and promulgate the new paradigm; we're losing many opportunities and wasting living beings and living energy every day we delay. The prospect of this transition can be daunting, but we're looking at a rapturously socks-knocking new world that we can help bring into being.