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Thank you for creating this sharing and this conversation. ::::::::::::gratitude:::::::::::::
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Our culture suffers from nature deficit disorder. . .
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Part of the dis-ease of our industrial culture and programming has involved disintegrating humans as beings (on an integrated whole basis), converting us into humans doing (as "resources" in an industrial frame). The contemporary expressions for men seem to map to separation of feeling and heart, and for women, separation from their innate internal voice, power and entitlement. I think perhaps the path forward might focus not on what we have become, but rather on our core common and shared experiential innate power, entitlement, emotional awareness, connectedness and empathy? Create and hold space for safety and trust, to enable the shift into learning and connection for all present to recognize themselves in each other independent of gender, ethnicity, religion, belief, etc.
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On the survival or death of rural America. . . #returntohuman
Tsunami on the Prairie
Tsunami on the Prairie
clayforsberg.net
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Progress. . . .
The speed of innovation keeps accelerating. Some believe #Blockchain is the prodigious new child of the internet that will allow us to create true distributed systems to manage our assets, value and complexity and move into a post-capitalist world. Yet Blockchain presents many problems that no one has yet solved... until now... Meet the #holochain!
http://ceptr.org/presentations

Open presentation: April 28, 2017 at 12pm PT
Details in the event page.

+Gideon Rosenblatt +John Kellden +John Verdon +John Abbe +Ishan Shapiro +Mushin J. Schilling +Mark Frazier +Marc Tirel +Benjamin Brownell +Brett Scott +Clay Forsberg +Daniel Durrant +Glistening Deepwater +Helene Finidori +Impact Economy Summit +Paul Simbeck-Hampson +Seb Paquet +Doug Breitbart +David Hodgson +Dave Pollard +Harold Jarche +Harlan T Wood +Jerry Michalski +Kevin Carson +Karl Steyaert +Lion Kimbro +Lawrence Lessig +Leif Utne +Lyre Calliope +Michel Bauwens +Michael Linton +Michael Maranda +Jean-François Noubel +Peter Vander Auwera +Tim Rayner
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A Möbius strip in the space of concepts

My friend Tim Silverman showed me something cool.  He told me to take this list of opposites:

1    long             short
2    small           large
3    strong         weak
4    sturdy         flimsy
5    useful         useless
6    beneficial   harmful
7    bad              good
8    imperfect   perfect
9    dirty            clean
10   pure           impure
11   mixed        simple
12   plain          decorated
13   furnished  bare
14   empty        full
15   much         little
16   long           short

The order of elements in each pair is random. We're going to order them. 

Start with the first two pairs: long/short and small/large. Order the second pair to match the first!  In other words,  switch the order if large is more like long and small is more like like short.  Otherwise, leave them alone.

Now ignore the first pair and look at the second and third pairs. Reorder the third pair to match the (possibly new) order of the second pair.  And so on: go through the whole list and keep doing this. 

I did this, and here's what I got:

1    long            short
2    large           small
3    strong         weak
4    sturdy         flimsy
5    useful         useless
6    beneficial   harmful
7    good            bad
8    perfect        imperfect
9    clean           dirty
10   pure           impure
11   simple       mixed
12   plain          decorated
13   bare           furnished
14   empty        full
15   little           much
16   short         long

We started with long/short and we ended with short/long!  We've got a Möbius strip in the space of concepts!

Puzzle: why is this happening, and what does it mean?

Mathematicians know more precise way of saying what's going on... which doesn't answer the puzzle.  We've got a double cover of the space of topics, where two sheets consist of two opposite adjectives.  This double  cover is nontrivial, because when we go around a loop the two opposites trade places.  Using some math called 'homology theory', we can ask how many different ways this can happen.

The picture of ants on a Möbius strip goes back to Escher, but I found the animated gif here:

http://www.mathcurve.com/surfaces/mobius/mobius.shtml
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Time to figure out how to take care of those not needed to sustain or produce for the collective.
"The developing world stands to lose about two thirds of all jobs. That’s a staggering figure, and well above most estimates for job losses due to automation in the West."
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Handy, this.
B.S. Detector
B.S. Detector
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#returntohuman  

Great post +Dan Oestreich 
Five (or Six) Lenses of Leadership
Five (or Six) Lenses of Leadership
unfoldingleadership.com
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