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John Deneen
Works at www.UnitedSynergyLLC.com, DotGreen.org
Attended De La Sale High School, St. Mary's College, UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and Stanford Univ.
Lives in Pleasant Hill, CA
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Great example of Interspecies Communications:

Optus Whale Song (1:32 min.) http://youtu.be/A-dR3uEvDSQ

 More info about Whale Song (3:48 min.) http://youtu.be/P2ER2MXhPHg
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Missing the beauty and joy of drift diving around the Santa Rosa Vertical Wall (Cozumel), but can at least share the beauty now:

Oct 29, 2014 - Swim Through the Oceans at Your Desk With Google’s 360-Degree Seaview http://www.wired.com/2014/10/take-google-seaview-tour-worlds-stunning-coral-reefs/

[ ...] "The Catlin Seaview camera rig was modeled after the Streetview Trekker backpack-mounted camera pod and contains three Canon 5D cameras in a spherical waterproof housing, controlled by a Samsung tablet, and propelled by a Dive X underwater scooter. Seaview divers routinely cover 2 kilometers in a dive and generate 3,000 panoramic images in a day. Only a fraction of the best are uploaded to Google Street View, but all are processed into the Catlin Global Reef Record—an open source tool available to any marine manager or ocean researcher." [ ...]

"Vevers’ team is currently developing an autonomous underwater vehicle to be deployed by 2017 to cover even more of the ocean. “These AUVs can stick to a meter and a half above the seafloor and hover at one knot,” he said. “They could cover 12 kilometers in a day, which would scale the project significantly.” These craft would also be perfect for retracing previous paths to measure the impact of say, a large cyclone on a sensitive stretch of reef.

“This is science that has not been possible on this scale before—to measure impact and create new baselines with which to measure recovery,” said Vevers. “I think it’s safe to say that we’ve taken Street View to places they weren’t imagining when they named it.”
The Santa Rosa Wall dive site is located off the western coast of Mexico's Cozumel. This view shows a divers perspective as they come through the wall itself.
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Re: Jan 16, 2015 - Water crises are a top global risk https://agenda.weforum.org/2015/01/why-world-water-crises-are-a-top-global-risk/

Global water crises – from drought in the world’s most productive farmlands to the hundreds of millions of people without access to safe drinking water – are the biggest threat facing the planet over the next decade.

It's "A Tragedy of the Commons" - "Like the frogs in the hot water parable" - if we cannot sustain the environment, we cannot sustain ourselves. Therefore, businesses and governments must tackle energy and water use in tandem or risk major disruption.

We need a new framework to guide the way we build the future.

"Our most important innovation is the way we work."--Observations by Curt Carlson (Founder and Managing Partner, the Practice of Innovation)
 
Astro Teller oversees Google[x], Google's “moonshot factory” for building magical, audacious ideas that can be brought to reality through science and technology.

Post questions for Dr. Teller, then come hear about “moonshot thinking,” self-driving cars, balloon-based Internet access, Google Glass, and other amazing technologies.

If you're a teacher with a high school classroom , you may be able to actually have your class join the Hangout and ask questions of Dr. Teller live. Sign up here: http://goo.gl/Ixp5qX

And if you're a student ages 13-18, be sure to register for Google Science Fair 2015 here: http://goo.gl/nFeXAw

Friday, March 20, 10AM PT / 1PM ET / 1700 GMT
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Squamish became the first Supercharger location in Canada, with more coming soon. 
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KUDOS to +vint cerf !!!

OrCam.com - watch how it works and how it can aid the user in daily life (4:33 min.) http://youtu.be/nrWfLAh2T3k

Likewise, in context: What comes after the WWW (CIRCA 1996)?

Ans. Augmenting Google Glasses along with open-source Infomation-In-Places - based on IBM insights on service science, management, and engineering. http://service-science.info/archives/2060

"The WorldBoard concept, originated by Jim Spohrer at Apple - now at IBM is a vision of the "next generation" Internet. WorldBoard is a global, two-way, multi-channel, location specific reality augmenting interface that facilitates innovative ways of associating Web objects (text, images, animations, tools, etc.) with places. These objects can be left for a user or by a user for others who later are at the same location or they can be interacted with collaboratively in real time. Essentially anything that is possible on the Web today is made available at specific locations plus new functionality and modes of interaction not possible or feasible from a desktop computer."

More info: http://web.archive.org/web/20101127183743/http:/worldboard.org/pub/spohrer/wbconcept/default.html
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How Caltech, Tesla, and Solar City could help in mitigating Calif. Drought:

Self-Contained, PV-Powered Domestic Toilet and Wastewater Treatment System?
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KUDOS to Michael T. Jones, Google's Chief Technology Advocate and Jenifer Austin, Manager of Google's Ocean Program: 

Nov 1, 2014 - Michael T. Jones, Google's Chief Technology Advocate, speaks at the Arctic Circle Summit, Iceland, "New Thinking for the Earth's Newest Ocean," cowritten with Jenifer Austin, Manager of Google's Ocean Program. #arcticcircle2014 (10 min.) http://youtu.be/eoo93IkAr-A
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Fallen Leaf Lake - reveals Prehistoric 200 year Drought Cycle in the Sierra Nevada based on an underwater forest of 250 trees - frozen in time going back as far as the time of ancient Egypt 3000 years ago.
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"Extraordinary Innovations, LLC is having the courage to pioneer revolutionary ideas." http://about.me/JohnJ.Deneen“While the worriers are worrying, the planners are planning, and the accountants are figuring out why we can’t afford it, I’m busy getting started.” ~Walt Disney* Nov. 2013 - The Reverse Evolution of the World's Oceans and The Consequences of Oceanic Destruction http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140164/alan-b-sielen/the-devolution-of-the-seasAug. 2006 - Strong Angel: Principles in Resilience - an Evolution in Preparednesshttp://www.slideshare.net/mobile/GrokOurWorlds/sa1-130215010207phpapp01* Dec. 7, 2013 - Google Earth/Ocean- animated satellite map http://earth.nullschool.net/ showing you global wind patterns and ocean currents with overlays of rain conditions forecasted by supercomputers and updated every three hrs.* Feb. 2014 - Google Earth/Ocean Outreach ClimateViewer 3D - mapping out our planetary problems, in 3D!!! http://climateviewer.com/3D/ClimateViewer 3D - empowers the user with cutting-edge technology, real-time situational awareness, and a visual tour of our planetary problems. With a plethora of controls, data sources, Google Earth 3D interface, and fresh content daily. ClimateViewer News - your source for independently verified news, free from corporate or government influence, is here for YOU! We are you, and you make us strong. We are crowd-sourced citizen-powered journalism! Together, we will wade through the public relations, sort out the facts, and plan pragmatic solutions. Our focus is the relation between individual freedom and health, climate, pollution, and privacy.* May 9, 2013 - Google Earth Engine 30 yr. Timelapse (1984-2013 ): Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change http://world.time.com/timelapse* Oct. 31, 2013 - CatlinSeaviewSurvey.com - A Virtual Eye on the Sea: Google Street View Beneath The Waves http://www.theconnectivist.com/2013/10/a-virtual-eye-on-the-sea-google-street-view-beneath-the-waves/* Feb. 18, 2011 - Lowering the Earth's CO2 http://co2now.org/ as envisioned by Bob Horn - a "da Vinci" like visionary illustrator for The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) "Towards a Pathway to a Sustainable 2050" http://zoom.it/foTF See his insightful presentation of a back-casted road map: Towards Critical Pathways of Global Sustainability by 2050? http://www.stanford.edu/%7Erhorn/e/bfngWBCSD-MAHB.pps* Dec. 20, 2012 - Epizootic Coral Reef Disease Outbreak in Hanalei Bay and spreading around the Island of Kaui'i, including "tragedy of the commons" due to consumer pollution of Endocrine Disruptor Chemicals (EDCs) in common personal care products, plastics, and untreated sewage ground injection with compounding synergic affects in the Hawaiian Islands. http://www.usgs.gov/blogs/features/usgs_top_story/coral-disease-outbreak-in-hawaii/ * Nov. 21, 2013 - Plastic Pollution Carrying Flame Retardants Into Your Sushi http://bit.ly/1c5kr54* Jan. 31, 2014 - Common UV blocker kills young coral, creates coral "zombies" http://www.straight.com/news/578316/common-uv-blocker-kills-young-coral-creates-coral-zombies* Jan. 15, 2014 - Sunscreen Chemical in Soaps, Cosmetics and Body Fragrances Threaten Coral Reefs http://www.enn.com/press_releases/4232* Jan. 21, 2014 - Chemicals in Soap Are Killing Coral Reefs http://www.rodalenews.com/chemicals-soap* Dec. 19, 2013 - Coral bleaching in response to increasing concentrations of Benzophone-2 (BP2) UV blocker http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24352829CALLING INTO ACTION - a Grand Challenge for a Human Engagement Interface (HEI) http://www.dougengelbart.org/challenge/index.html and inviting a new generation to venture together collaboratively, imaginatively, creatively, and iteratively in pursuit of a better future for humanity.GO FIGURE:Nov. 27, 2013 - Report: stop pollution and coral reefs could recover from disease within a year http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/26/reverse-coral-disease* Feb. 12, 2014 - NY to Ban Products Containing Plastic Microbeads Found in Face Wash, Soap, and Toothpastehttp://www.takepart.com/article/2014/02/12/state-wants-ban-your-face-wash-save-environment?cmpid=tp-ptnr-ewg"Doug Engelbart's call to action is even more viable and pressing today as the scope and method of interaction and collaboration become increasingly distributed, networked, cross-functional, cross-disciplinary, cross-organizational, cross-cultural, interdependent, complex, and urgent on a global scale — just as he predicted. His prescription for the technology is essentially a checklist of what is still missing in today's tools that, when embedded in our knowledge ecosystems, will enable us to make quantum leap improvements in the way we work together on important challenges in business and society." --DougEngelbart.orgA-Task) What is the future saying to me? Ans. - The mind space model for applying ABC model recursively from our daily business life to the world wide harmony level; http://www.abccommunity.org/ABC_model_driven_by_SOURCE.html B-Task) With that in mind, who am I to become?Ans. - Improvement of Improvement model to position our daily work as a part of world social system; http://www.abccommunity.org/improvement_of_improvement.htmlC-Task) What is now my purpose in life?Ans. - "Live-as-a-part-of-Nature" - as the shared value of the world wide society; http://www.abccommunity.org/Toward%20the%20implementation%20of%20Greener%20Economy.htmlMar. 10, 2013 - Astro Teller's 10-minute talk, unveiled by the X-Prize Foundation - an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization today (12:49 min.) http://youtu.be/_gQzNJoC3Ls?t=1m18sThe X PRIZE Foundation is an educational (501c3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck due to existing failures or a commonly held belief that a solution is not possible. The foundation addresses the world's Grand Challenges by creating and managing large-scale, high-profile, incentivized prize competitions that stimulate investment in research and development worth far more than the prize itself. It motivates and inspires brilliant innovators from all disciplines to leverage their intellectual and financial capital.According to Dr. Doug Engelbart, the most surprising – yet delightful – change which will ensue is an intelligence amplification process he refers to as ‘bootstrapping.’ Engelbart describes this process as follows: An investment that boosts A Capability provides a one-shot boost. An investment that boosts the B Capability boosts the subsequent rate by which the A Capability increases. And an investment that boosts the C Capability boosts the rate at which the rate of improvement can increase.Project HyperScope http://dougengelbart.org/about/hyperscope.html and now inspiring How Augmented Reality is Coming to Your TV with InAiRhttp://www.seriouswonder.com/augmented-reality-inair See Augmented TV InAir - Kickstarterhttp://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2128859975/inair-the-worlds-1st-augmented-television/descriptionWith these prototype tools, information in the form of electronic documents can be more easily shared and manipulated, both in terms of personal computing and interacting in local and wide area networks. This malleability is made possible through the conversion of input documents into an intermediate, or I-file, format. The I-file is then capable of being received in whatever format is called for by the user on the other end. This feature, coupled with tagging which allows for the easy creation of links and easy navigation in documents, will revolutionize the way we create, use, and archive electronic information. These enhanced capabilities would create an informational environment conducive to increased collaboration and exchange between thinkers and problem solvers of different backgrounds, disciplines, talents and perspectives. This increased collaboration and rich exchange would culminate in what Dr. Engelbart calls the collective IQ, the corporate knowledge product of groups of individuals working on shared issues, problems, and concerns. These groups of individuals would be considered improvement communities, and their efforts could be enhanced through networking with other like-minded or similarly situated communities in what Dr. Engelbart calls Networked Improvement Communities ( NICs). The archiving of the knowledge products of these organizations would be Dynamic Knowledge Repositories (DKRs). These dynamic repositories would be ever-evolving, interactive electronic environments designed to allow for the co-evolution of human capabilities and tools. The result of this co-evolution would be a continuous cycle of improvement, culminating in a better understanding of improvement, and resulting in the improvement of the improvement process itself.
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A provocative leader in strategic thinking working collaboratively as an instigator of creative problem-solving, communications and change. John is founder/CEO of Extraordinary Innovations LLC - an independent consulting firm that works closely with enterprises, startups, academia and technical due diligence for investors to promote the development and deployment of transformational innovations towards a “Global Innovations Economy” as explained by Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation (Former President and CEO of SRI International, 1998 to 2014).

For example: (A) (B) (C) Model for Bootstrapping Engaging Tesla, Gigafactory, and Solar City Innovators, including their Customers Smartphone Human Engagement Interface (HEI).

"Instead of using a Search-engine in your daily life; use an 'Improvement-Do Engines' as a Virtual Personal Assistant."--Adam Cheyer, cofounder and VP engineering of Siri at SRI Intenational, then Apple Siri and now at a new startup in stealth mode Viv.ai Labs

The way I work has four components based on Engelbart's Law:

  • Building regional knowledge action networks. Identify, convene, and sustain regional, multi-sectoral, inter-disciplinary, networks of stakeholders, experts and decision-makers to uncover what decisions matter and how to improve decision-making. In practice, these regional knowledge action networks will be supported through collaboratories.

  • Building prototypes that advance innovation. Take an action research approach to 'do, fix, learn', developing and advancing capabilities by building and testing them in practice. The focus of my efforts is not to generate papers or reports (though my partners may do so), but to push the boundaries of the possible through rapid prototyping and iteration – with replication and scaling in mind.

  • Laying out pathways to scaling. I pave the way for large-scale public and private investments by identifying potential scale-up paths and assembling potential scale-up partners. I do not stop at the discovery of promising new capabilities or technologies, but give careful consideration to how they might be replicated and scaled through public and private partnerships, social entrepreneurship vehicles and venturing approaches.

  • Creating trust through open collaboration. I aspire to create greater trust through open-source innovation and transparent collaboration with international scientific and technology leaders. I strive to utilize open-source tools and methods wherever feasible.

Likewise, I accomplished (A) relative to (B) by working on startup (C) Viv.ai Labs inspired and mentored by Doug Engelbart at the Augment Center at SRI International. Viv.ai Labs will enable smartphone co-developers and partners at Tesla, Gigafactory, and Solar City, including their customers to plug into and create an intelligent, conversational interface to anything like in Tesla's Smartphone Human Engagement Interface (HEI) Concept.

Watch "bRight" System demo in comparison to Apple's vision of "The Knowledge Navigator" (CIRCA 1987).

Bootstrapping (A)-Tasks to Improve Core Business Activity and Collective IQ:

(A) Applied computer science and engineering career - adept at applying Iterative Improvement Bootstrapping Algorithm requiring cross-disciplinary expertise, resolution of conflicting interpretations, data fusion and visualization - as the scope and method of interaction and collaboration become increasingly distributed, networked, cross-functional, cross-disciplinary, cross-organizational, cross-cultural, interdependent, complex, and urgent on a global scale.

The archiving of the knowledge products of these organizations would be Dynamic Knowledge Repositories (DKRs) and Best Management Practices (BMPs). These dynamic repositories would be ever-evolving, interactive electronic environments designed to allow for the co-evolution of human capabilities and tools. The result of this co-evolution would be a continuous cycle of improvement, culminating in a better understanding of improvement, and resulting in the improvement of the improvement process itself.

Relative to (B)-Tasks to Improve (A) Capabilities and Collective IQ:

(B) Elon Musk wants us to "transition to sustainable production and consumption of energy." (Besides, businesses and governments must tackle Energy and Water use in tandem or risk major disruption.)

1. Internet where humanity essentially acquired a nervous system and where humanity's knowledge is instantly accessible from anywhere.

2. Sustainable energy.

3.Transition to sustainable production and consumption of energy.

4. Hopefully, the extension of life to another planet, depends on what pace of progress is made in space, transport, and how long we live.

5. We have reading genetics - more less - but writing genetics and in AI we're doing them [already]?"--Elon Musk

I too have a genuine passion for engineering products that will fundamentally change the world’s smartphone, energy, and water infrastructures and want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment. I'm further inspired by Steve Jurvetson Energy Innovation talk since these grand challenges require cross-disciplinary expertise, CAE tools, resolution of conflicting interpretations, data fusion, visualization, communications, and embedded microcontrollers coding skills which has been the focus of my career.

By doing (C)-Tasks to Improves (B) Capabilities and (A) Core Business Activities:

(C) Viv.ai Labs (Viv - a latin verb for "Life" in 18 languages - "The Global Brain") is capable of bootstrapping (A)-Tasks to Improve Core Business Activity; (B)-Tasks Improve (A) Capabilities; (C)-Tasks Improve (B) to Improve (A) Core Business Activity via a Smartphone Human Engagement Interface (HEI) + “Improvement-Do Engines” towards a "Global Innovation Economy" - augmented by a virtual Cognitive Assistant That Learns and Organizes (CALO) of web APIs which self-improves "in the wild" (with no code changes) along with reach-back and cybersecurity support by SRI International "bRight"System.

Payoff will come when we make better use of computers and smartphones to bring communities of people together and to augment the very human skills that people bring to bear on difficult problems.”--the late Dougjas Engelbart (Founder Emeritus at DouglasEngelbart.org, Human-computer interaction engineer)

“Siri was bought by Apple before it had any revenue for a very nice premium. You can guess what will be in the next iPhone. This technology could be as ubiquitous as the PC-mouse user interface that was created by Doug Engelbart here more than 40 years ago.”--Curtis R. Carlson, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Practice of Innovation (Former President and CEO of SRI International, 1998 to 2014)

Oct. 10, 2011 - Significance of the Apple 4S SIRI Cognitive Assistant

1. Uses machine learning algorithms to build a model of who works on which projects, what role they play, how important they are and how specified documents are related.

2. Can help a user put together new documents by using what has been learned about the structure and content from previous documents accessed in the past.

3. Assist a user how to interact with people, both in electronic forums (e.g. email) and in meetings. It can automatically generate a meeting transcript, tracks action item assignments and detect what are the roles of participants.

4. Automate routine tasks such as travel authorizations. It can be taught new procedures and tasks by observing and interacting with the user. It can augment a person’s preferences for getting things done while managing a busy schedule.

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"Extraordinary Innovations, LLC is having the courage to pioneer revolutionary ideas." http://about.me/JohnJ.Deneen“
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  • www.UnitedSynergyLLC.com, DotGreen.org
    Renewable Energy & Green Business Entrepreneur - Technical Director, present
  • Medi-Physics Inc, Rancho Seco Nuclear Plant, Bechtel, Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab, Sperient.com, Bootstrap.org, and ByronHotSprings.com
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Inside Fallen Leaf Lake, an underwater forest frozen in time | null
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The discovery of a previously unknown forest under water could hold critical clues to climate change.

Pacific Gyre | Dotgreen Foundation, Environment GREEN
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The project will bring the reality of ocean pollution to an online community, educating the public about the problem and potential solutions

IBM Unveils Cognitive Systems Institute | EE Times
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IBM declared the era of cognitive computing at its Cognitive Systems Colloquium where it unveiled its Cognitive Systems Institute.

Street View – Google Maps
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Google Maps with Street View lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree, panoramic, and street-level imagery. You can check

Virgin Oceanic Prepares to Send a Person to the Bottom of the Ocean's De...
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Follow along as Virgin Oceanic works toward the first solo descent of the bottom of the Mariana Trench (it is deeper than Mt. Everest is hig