Renegade Mind Project: cyberview

published by: Alec One
date: 18 apr 2017

What Happened:

  • updating…
  • Talk with Ginger about her Moral framework lens idea of labeling the frameworks views by color.
  • red: conservative
  • blue: liberal
  • green: libertarian

Why:

  • updating…
  • identify point of view

My Understanding:

  • updating…
  • Create a web app to create a color filter
  • create radio button
  • search meta data for keywords
  • pull keywords
  • match
  • display filter

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Thinking Out Loud: Questions to Ask a Future team player.

published by: Alec One

During an epic web surfing session, I ended up stuck on someone’s website. I stared at the site because the title: The original snowflake test, is so fun to look at. I strike through the word snowflake because I’m going to adopt the test and use the tool as a way to group people’s moral frameworks for better personal communication.

The test or survey was given by the CEO Kyle Reyes to future, potential employees who want to work with “The Silent Partner Marketing” team. He created the survey to rule out people who wouldn’t fit in his teams dynamics.

The concept of building a team of like minded individuals is a powerful concept. I can see potential application of this survey being used in multiple areas. Imagine using these questions to start a conversation with potential partners. The questions can categorize people for quick communication links.

Original Test/Survey:

  1. How often should employees get raises?
  2. How do you feel about guns?
  3. What are your feelings about employees or clients carrying guns?
  4. What are your feelings about safe spaces in challenging work environments?
  5. In a creative environment like The Silent Partner Marketing, what do you envision work attire looking like?
  6. Should “trigger warnings” be issued before we release content for clients or the company that might be considered “controversial”?
  7. How do you feel about police?
  8. If you owned the company and were to find out that a client is operating unethically but was a high paying client…how would you handle it?
  9. When was the last time you cried and why?
  10. You arrive at an event for work and there’s a major celebrity you’ve always wanted to meet. What happens next?
  11. What’s your favorite kind of adult beverage?
  12. What’s the best way to communicate with clients?
  13. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
  14. What are your thoughts on the current college environment as it pertains to a future workforce?
  15. What’s your typical breakfast?
  16. What’s your favorite drink when you go to a coffeehouse?
  17. How do you handle bullies?
  18. How do you handle it when your ideas are shot down?
  19. What do you do if a coworker comes to the table with an idea and it sucks?
  20. What does the first amendment mean to you?
  21. What does faith mean to you?
  22. Who is your role model and why?
  23. “You’re in Starbucks with two friends. Someone runs in and says someone is coming in with a gun in 15 seconds to shoot patrons. They offer you a gun. Do you take it? What do you do next?”
  24. What does America mean to you?
  25. You see someone stepping on an American flag. What do you do?
  26. What does “privilege” mean to you?
  27. What’s more important? Book smarts or street smarts? Why?

Source:The Original Snowflake Test

Thinking Out Loud: Universities are Social Networks

published by: Alec One

What is a university?

  • Institution of higher learner.

My Understanding:

What if universities could all level up the services they provide their customers? I believe they can if they create the proper social networks for people to create useful connections for personal enhancement. 

Currently people choose the school they want to go to based on the reputation of the school. The name of the school is a signal for others to determine what kind of social network you have access too. 

This behavior can be seen through the social interactions between people. For example, when people first meet, they participate in a kind of dance through a questions and answers sessions. Questions are asked like where do you live, what do you do for work and where did you go to school? 

These questions are really asking what social networks do you come from. This is a kind of epiphany for me.

  • If institutions are social networks, then are high performing networks reproducible? 

The high performing networks I am referencing are “schools” like the Harvard’s​ or the Stanford’s​ of the world. The “communities” that people dream of living in. The “families” people have always wanted. These kinds of “social networks” I believe are reproducible in any environment. 


What is an entrepreneur:

  • Someone who takes on and manages the risk of solving human issues. 

These social networks are also used to create links to the entrepreneur community. Entrepreneur communities are always thinking about how to better serve people’s needs. This is how entrepreneur’s earn a living. 


If I where an entrepreneur, I would ask myself: 

  • What are the needs I can work on in a particular kind of community? 

This is the link of how to replicate templates of perceived successful communities.  

If I use the framework of the entrepreneur community, who search for ways to better serve people, then all I have to do is observe, meet others and create relationships to discover people’s needs.


Problem:

There are not enough high performing social networks for people to connect with. 

Solution:

Create applications that replicate the attributes of the high performing social networks. 

Examples of social networks:

  • Relationships 
  • Family
  • Friends
  • Community
  • School
  • Security
  • Health
  • Fitness


My Understanding:

An entrepreneur of a university creates the culture of a “kind of” university community that is different from being in an alumna association. 

A university entrepreneur builds a social network on the internet through a web domain and links to the social network platforms people use to connect. 

This can be started at the level of the individual. One person can build a template. Then establish an internet connection. Build a website. Connect to social networks. Connect digitally or real-time with individuals in the network through communication applications. Generate seeds to establish relationship links. 


What I described above can be distilled down into terms like community organizers. Basically people or job titles who attempt to connect people (relationships, family, friends, teams, missionaries, alum, corporations) with eachother.

Social Network Developer Function: party orginizer

How to build a community:

  • Create a website connection of the community you want to estabish. For example: I created the Facebook page for Bridgeview Tribe. 
  • Introduce yourself to local neighbors. 
  • Establish a date to connect as neighbors. This begins the anchoring process for relationship establishment.
  • Create relevant content for digital social network.
  • Repeat process in different environments.

    Thinking Out Loud: Project Senate Class Developer

    What is a Senate Class Developer?

    • A person who creates, contributes, develops, to Open Source Projects.

    Why is this important?

    • I am getting older and I want to contribute my wealth (time) to the public. 


    This idea popped into my head as I was watching the Senate hearings, the Legislative hearings, the Intelligence hearings and the medias reporting on these topics. 

    I was disappointed that I didn’t have access to the kind of knowledge being discussed in public hearings through the media. The arguments being made by some and the talking  points being repeated by others was such a baddass experience to me. 

    Witnessing the intellectual chess moves being played by the Legislators was more fun to observe than listening to the pundits. These hearings contained important information for me to understand. 

    Why?

    Here is a bill presented in Congress. This bill wants to remove the old law of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care act” with a plan that promotes “Patient Centered Health Care.”

    What legislatorsadministrators, and judges do effect my life. And whenever you get to the stage in life when you care about the future, you’ve obviously hit the stage of being an old man. So this is how I would see my Merlin Archetype could be.

    My conclusion is I want to build a tool, for myself, that will allow me to be civic minded but in cyberspace. 

    What do you mean?

    Its my responsibility, as a member of team people, to cultivate human knowledge. All open source areas must be cultivated by the public. Open source software is the public domains intellectual property and because it’s ours to nurture, we must create institutions that can maintain the public’s legacy. 

    The internet is our public library. Our ancestors provided the seed money to the government to create the environment that our internet would emerge from. 

    It is now my responsibility to add to the legacy of team people. Im putting my mind down digitally because this is my version of playing and wearing the mask of a leader. And it’s safe to do because I have only one person to lead in my universe, which is me. 

    This is beginning of a new lifestyle framework for those who want to contribute and become part of the great conversation of life. 

    Lifestyle class:

    • We are all editors and publishers now. 
    • We are all librarians and researchers now.
    • We are all educators and students now. 

    I’ve asked myself “what do I want to do when I grow up?” I now have an answer. I’m going to play and add to the human knowledge database or what we call the internet. 

    How?

    The fastest way to enter this lifestyle is contribute to Open Source projects. The beauty of these lifestyle choices are the barrier of entry is network access. Which all public libraries provide. 

    Libraries provide computers for the public. Once you’re online, you can easily start contributing to cultivating your legacy. Leave your mark on the server. You’ve got time to do this because you’re decadent as phuk.

    Senate Class Developer Titles:

    • Wikipedia Editor 
    • Open Source Software Developer
    • Open Source Network Security Developer (cyber security developer)
    • Open Source Enterprise Projects (education, health care, insurance, contracts aka Bitcoin) 

        diy tCDS- Brain Boosting Tech

        Growth through our ability to develop technology and master our environments has been the foundation of our species success. Everything our species has accomplished in the world we live in is amazing. The ability to produce technology is one of our greatest assets.



        — insert hyperbole here — One reason “why” we believe we are such a dominant species is due to our HUGE brains. Collectively we are a magnificent and destructive super-organisim. Our brains give us the ability to produce technology to continue our reign as the number one species on the planet.

        In order to continue holding the title as the world’s greatest species we must continue maximizing all our available biological resources. Imagine a tool to enhance your cognitive abilities. “Enhanced judgement. Enhanced awareness. Enhanced perception. Enhanced reasoning.” Sounds like an opening head line in a few movies.

        Reality is much weirder than fiction. The digital community has shown me the way to use a technological tool to potentially improve cognitive performance.

        The Tool

        Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation is a form of neurostimulation delivered to the brain via small electrodes. tCDS was originally developed to assist patients who suffered brain injuries.

        Should sick and injured humans be the only beings to benefit from tCDS technology? Should healthy humans utilize the technology to help enhance their ability to increase cognitive performance?

        tCDS can possibly improve cognitive performance’s in these essential areas:

        • language
        • mathematics
        • problem solving
        • coordination
        • attention span
        • memory

        Device Parts:

        • Anondal Electrode
        • Cathodal Electrode
        • Battery Powered Device

        The Method

        tCDS sends a constant low direct current through electrodes to the regions of interest within the brain. The current stimulate’s blood flow and either increases or decreases neurons. The side effects should be understood also.

        Side Effects

        • Itching Under Electrodes
        • Dizziness
        • Headache
        • Nausea
        • Phosphene at start (seeing light without entering the eye)

        Risks

        • CURRENTLY NO KNOWN RISKS

        I have attempted to use all sorts of technological tools to help enhance my abilities in life. The simplicity of tCDS has intrigued me. I want to know if a constant low direct current can put me in a state of flow. I want to know if I can induce intracerebral current flow and alter my brains function. I want to know if DARPA and other institutions with people way smarter than me can give people the tools to improve cognitive performance without the need of pharmaceutical aids.