Saturday, August 16, 2008
Over the next year you will see the implementation of our vision of AHA!Institute move from the classic blog format to a full-featured and environment rich “Virtual Campus” website including E-Education (learning) , Automated Idea Generation (thinking), Community Building and Enterprise (including Business) Incubation (acting). To say that the new iteration of the AHA!Institute will be a “campus” is a bit adventurous since there has never been, at least to this author’s knowledge, a robust Virtual collaboration built on Synthetic Intelligence that automatically assesses the Value of a contribution and spontaneously builds communities recognizing that valuation. The “AHA!Institute Virtual Campus” stands to be the 1st collaboration and learning environment of it’s kind found since the WWW inception. AHA!Institute will harness the AI driven Knowledge Development Platform, http://www.truethinker.com/, and Gnostek’s proprietary “Knowledge Valuing” toolsets to build a robust “Campus” of Relational Researchers. Some participants may come purely to increase their knowledge of a certain subject, others may come to generate new ideas, or possibly collaborate on the construction of a patent, a book outline, a business idea, or a new and better mousetrap. Whatever the reason for a “student” or “relational researcher’s” entry into the AHA!Institute Campus, one factor will remain the same: their “value,” “status,” or “position” in the Campus derives solely from their contribution of MIND. Test scores, resumes, and financial contributions will not play a role in accessing this virtual campus of Relational Researchers.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
A word often thrown around in the world of Fly fishing is “ethical.” Actions and practices are frequently given a subjective value stamp of “un-ethical” or “ethical.” Persons acting in such a manner are often stamped wholly as being “ethical” or “unethical” in their complete being based upon a single action. Some statements many people can agree upon like: “it’s un-ethical to use grenades while sport-fishing.” Other statements are a little tougher like “using barbless hooks is ethical.” However, few if any value statements ever have complete acceptance by a certain population. Other statements easily split populations such as the question of practicing “catch & release.” I must admit that I’ve used the word “ethical” as a stone in my past. I have thrown support to a conflict only to learn later that the “other side” were not necessarily “un-ethical” beings, but beings acting solely on their biased view of the world… as we all do. Taking time to explore the objective nature of our world rather than the subjective nature of being can lead to great understanding and peaceful coexistence as billions of individual(s) go wandering through the public.