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The Speed of Thought: Illusion of Separation

Sociophysical systems exhibit a wide array of behavior that can be modeled with physics metaphors. From atop a ziggurat in Sumeria or Mesoamerica, some of the basic sociophysical mechanics emerge visibly as patterns of interaction in crowds. The movement of people in a mall have a temperature, as they do at wider geographic scales. Density and temperature correlate with interest and intent. Moreover, the temperature and density of the group yields more connections and a faster rate of information diffusion.

Awareness Precipitates from Order Out Of Chaos

Under what circumstances does order emerge from chaos? Does it always present with stratification and interwoven hierarchical self-similarity? When do the fractal features begin to react to themselves, reflecting their own images back into themselves? This is what leads to higher levels of order in chaos. If chaotic systems yield order that compels some form of ergodicity to emerge, is it truly chaotic?

International Trends 2020: The Automation Crisis

Artificial intelligence, fabriction and other technology drive unemployment. High rates of unemployment drastically lower median income in developed nations. These economies have higher debt saturation on consumers, which ostensibly enables faster growth, but this dependency on already established revenue streams leads to greater surface area for systemic risk. These higher levels of debt saturation lead to more severely constricted liquidity in situations of lowered employment. The lost liquidity leads to fewer new investments and less capability to develop economic opportunities to rise oneself out of crisis.

International Trends 2020: Universal Basic Income

Economic growth ultimately stems from the net contributions of individuals. It's built from the ground up. We know that we are going to have dozens of millions of unemployed between ages 20 and 60 by the 2030's. The point is to invest that human potential and manpower to get the greatest return possible in anticipation of greater future threats to human existance. More challenging than the operational aspects is convincing Americans that this is not only necessary, but should be enthusiastically embraced when technology seems to remove most constraints. To do this we need a cultural transformation to produce a society built on values and character with a strong sense of identity and duty.

Harnessing the Congruence of the Human Condition for Natural Justice

So, if through knowledge people align their energy, which is their individual capacity to change their local circumstances, our collective capacity to change the world is magnified in proportion greater than the number of people who come together. As we continue fighting each other in diametric opposition, we only cause ourselves to become vulnerable to subversion. Yet, if we decide to move forward together, then the restraints of injustice become like gossamer chains and are only as strong as the remnants of collective delusion...

International Trends 2020: The Smart Grid

Researchers across the world are revitalizing their interests in power grid technology and solving many electrical engineering problems that otherwise lay dormant for decades. To Cisco certified networking enthusiasts such as myself, one particularly interesting area of smart grid research is power packet routing. To the layman, this essentially combines the internet and electric power distribution, so your devices can be connected to the internet by simply being plugged in. This helps IoT devices quite a bit.

International Trends 2020: Climate Change

Our world does not need to deal with billions of hungry people. Instead humanity needs to ensure every last person on the planet is fully enabled to contribute their maximum potential because we need every one. With optimal contribution of net human potential, overpopulation doesn't burden us. It instead empowers us to reach our full potential.

The Turing Network: A Thought Experiment for Quantum Computing

Imagine your standard Turing Machine, but something a bit different. Instead of maintaining program state in the a tape with discretized values, this Turing Network instead processes waveforms where state can be encoded in various ways, including in spectral transformations. And this is a network, not a simple machine, where state is distributed amongst various autonomous Turing Machines.

Civil Disobedience and the Operational Level of Information Warfare

Today, we are approaching a world with unprecedented sociocultural dynamics that have never been part of the paradigm of secrecy in any era until tomorrow's. Since the epoch before commerce and discovery of metallurgy, the incentive to keep information secret has pervaded culture, even resulting in cultural movements such as esotericism. That prevailing paradigm of secrecy, often relegated to the background of human culture, has in recent years eluded the need for close inspection.

Oneirontology: Engineering Cultural Touchstones for Mythos

How does one become familiar with different systems of knowledge and culture perpetuation? Like Merlin and the druids of Celt, one accrues this knowledge over time, by learning to weave ideas and their semiotic pointers.