The Heart – Do Words Give Creation Meaning?

jfkWhen you wake up and find the world just below discernibly different and it stays that way, how did this happen?

You almost feel as if you are in a dream about to awaken but you do not awake because you are awake!

Consider a more clearly shocking change that no one missed. This was the day the headlines read JFK Killed by Assassin!  This was not just below discernibly different, this was dramatic and indubitable.

This forever changed my world and that of my countrymen. Its story, 50 years later, is still news and never resolved.

Now imagine that a world changing event has occurred but at a less dramatically visible level; one just below discernibly different. One such event took place a day ago and it reminded me of the clear limits of human knowledge, and why as a doctor I do not trust doctors to be 100% on anything.

This event was an article written by a respected man of science, Dr Thomas Cowan, who fire-heart-961194_960_720-pixabaysaid simply that the human heart is not a pump that circulates  about 5 liters of blood throughout the body every minute, as we are taught!

How can this be? Every school child knows this and has been taught this for nearly 300 years!  In 1513 Leonardo Da Vinci dissected over 30 human corpses and discovered the circulatory system.  Later William Harvey, in 1616, discovered what he believed was proof that the heart pumps blood around the entire body. Men of science have accepted this for centuries!  Now there is a respectable different opinion.

The Problem With Viewing the Heart as a Pump:  (from Dr Joseph Mercola) Cardiologists and doctors in general are taught that the walls of the heart create pressure, which causes propulsion of the blood through the body. In essence, the heart is viewed as a pump — a pressure propulsion system caused by the muscular contraction of the ventricles.

However, your body actually contains an enormous amount of blood vessels. Most of the blood vessels in your heart and body are capillaries, which are very thin-walled, very narrow tubes.  If you were to spread these blood vessels out, they would cover three football fields. If you were to place the blood vessels end to end, in a series, they would encircle the Earth between one and three times.

The pump theory is then telling us that you have a 1 pound muscle, and it’s going to pump blood a distance equivalent to going around the Earth every single day for 70 years; 60 to 70 times a minute.  Is that believable? Not according to Dr Thomas Cowen in his book “Human Heart, Cosmic Heart: A Doctor’s Quest to Understand, Treat, and Prevent Cardiovascular Disease.”

What is the truth and is there any that we do not keep changing and refining?  Do our words describe creation or create its meaning?

Could Dr Cowan be wrong?  My Thoughts…..  If you take the heart’s arterial outflow and capillary_system_cert-google-labledfor-reusedisperse it to millions of capillaries the width of a blood cell the flow becomes very slow at that level as the ENERGY output is divided by millions of bifurcations.  If you now reverse that process and merge the capillaries into a larger return vein, the ENERGY is compounded back to its original level.   As for a single blood cell traveling around the Earth, the trip for each cell is done in PARALLEL not in series!  Just as a computer with multiple processors can process much faster than a single one,  so can the distance covered be much greater when run by a billion horses (or red blood cells).  I think that Dr Cowan’s reasoning appears to me fallacious.  I don’t doubt that he is on to something we have missed but Davinci and Harvey are not really wrong, entirely.  Maybe the world did shift on a just below discernibly different level

Janr Ssor

 

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The Future?

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide. All medical X-rays used Kodak film. Camera’s, both commercial and industrial, security camera’s- imaging of all sorts. Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years – and most people won’t see it coming. Did you think in 1998 that 3 years later you would never take pictures on film again?

future-next-exit-google-labledforreuseYet digital cameras were invented in 1975. The first ones only had 10,000 pixels, but followed Moore’s law. So as with all exponential technologies, it was a disappointment for a long time, before it became way superior and got mainstream in only a few short years. It will now happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.
Welcome to the 4th Industrial Revolution.
Welcome to the Exponential Age.
Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.

Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.

Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.

Artificial Intelligence: Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world. This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world; 10 years earlier than expected.

In the US, young lawyers already don’t get jobs. Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans. So if you study law, stop immediately. There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain. THIS IS PROBABLY THE BEST EXTINCTION OF THEM ALL

Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 times more accurate than human nurses. Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans. In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

Autonomous cars: In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public. Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted. You don’t want to own a car anymore. You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination. You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and can be productive while driving. Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.

It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that. We can transform former parking spaces into parks. 1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide. We now have one accident every 60,000 mi (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 6 million mi (10 million km). That will save a million lives each year.
This will increase world over growth and populations.

Most car companies will probably become bankrupt. Traditional car companies try the evolutionary approach and just build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will do the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.

Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi; are completely terrified of Tesla.

Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, the insurance will become 100x cheaper. Their car insurance business model will disappear.

Real estate will change. Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.

Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020. Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity. Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean: Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, but you can now see the burgeoning coming impact.

Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil. Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that can’t last.
Technology will take care of that strategy.

With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water. Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kWh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents). We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water. Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.

Health: The Tricorder X price will be announced this year. There are companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample and you breath into it.

It then analyses 54 bio-markers that will identify nearly any disease. It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.
Goodbye, medical establishment and their absurd medical fees.

3D printing: The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years. In the same time, it became 100 times faster. All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.

Some spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports. The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to have in the past.

At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities. You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoe at home. Amazing things are coming fast.

Only the systems for paying for these capabilities remain to be defined.

In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-story office building. By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed.

Business opportunities: If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself: “in the future, do you think we will have that?” and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?

If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.

And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.

And here’s the clincher—Work: 70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years. There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.

Agriculture: There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.

Aeroponics will need much less water. The first Petri dish produced veal, is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows. Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.

There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly. It contains more protein than meat. It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).

There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you’re in. By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying. Imagine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not.

Bitcoin may even become the default reserve currency. Of the world.

Longevity: Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year. Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it’s 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more that one year increase per year. So we all might live for a long long time, probably way more than 100.
But over population will create severe food problems.

Education: The cheapest smart phones are already at $10 in Africa and Asia. By 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smart phone. That means, everyone has the same access to instant world class education.

The United States of America will most likely fall to a second world status country due to liberal voting policies.
China will become the primary power of the world.

Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child learns at school in First World countries. We have already released our software in Indonesia and will release it in Arabic, Suaheli and Chinese this Summer, because I see an enormous potential.
We will give the English app for free, so that children in Africa can become fluent in English within half a year.

Those of you under 65 today will experience most of these.

NOTE: I did not write this article. It was shared with me by email and no author could be identified.  However, it seemed well worth sharing!

Change is always coming

I saw this post on “A Window Of Wisdom” and immediately identified with its short but elegant message and photo. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I did. It certainly feels like a remembered truth! In my experience you achieve change by building a consensus and holding on to your belief. It is said that if a butterfly flaps it wings in Africa, it can cause a hurricane in Florida. However, the likelihood is small. On the other hand, If you build a consensus amongst butterflies and get a few million to beat their wings at once, like fish in a school, the likelihood gets very big that a hurricane may form! Consensus is only built by holding on. The universe responds to the good of the many, not the wants of a few. Often to get this, you must hold on.

…. love this picture too! Janr

A Window Of Wisdom

10478928_805887659461937_6424059993707460054_nThe moment your mind tells you to give up, you must hold on, because the pain is always the most unbearable right before a change.

~ WOW ~

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Cultural Fusion – Rebuilding America

Lost Hope In Changing America For The Better? Not so fast!

Talk to the last generation, if you are a baby boomer and they will often tell you that America is declining as Rome did and all countries must.  Talk to the new generation and they want to hang the corporate CEO’s and put our congressmen in jail,  a very widely accepted sentiment.  But Ceo’s,  Congressmen and other despised people have no fear of the common man, after all this is America and American’s are just as passive as the South Africans who watch their women raped and beaten and consider it a normal day. Now just to make sure, they will try to take away America’s guns, after all guns kill people, they say, its not that people kill with guns….at least it may be good to claim this if you are in congress or a CEO.  It does make me wonder if the same people who killed President Kennedy had anything to do with the killing MinuteManof school children in America…… sorry that must be a conspiracy theory. Just forget about it.

However are we really that passive and fearful of  death or the loss of our big screen TV’s from China that you can walk on us and our children’s futures?  Are we all so beaten and numb that we will give our children up to be burned live for the god,  Moloch?

I do not believe the American people are dead.  I believe they have been beaten into a state of submission much like that in the movie Roller Ball.  If  you have not seen this futuristic story from 1975,  do so now!  It is very current and very relevant.  But what does this have to do with Cultural Fusion and rebuilding America?

Without a bloody revolution or the decline and destruction of America, there may be another way to catalyze  change.  This plan  is perhaps the true story of the predicted Mayan “end” of the world, which our foolish media thought meant the sky would turn to fire and the oceans boil.  To see these possibilities through the eyes of others, look to the Mayan Zapatistas of  Mexico!  It is possible to build a new nation within and old one and we see it every day in child birth.  Grass roots self-empowerment,  for Americans who have been beaten into submission by the negativity of the news media, does not require guns, violence or the failed cruelty of those like the Taliban.  It requires only a vision of what can be and love for your children and their futures.

According to Luis Navarro, of the Guardian.co.ukZapatistas have two levels of government, corresponding in part to the territorial settlements of the indigenous peoples. One is the regional government, the Council of Good Governance. The other is the autonomous municipality, which acts on a local level. Within these municipalities, the social bases elect their authorities and govern themselves, administering justice and solving land conflicts.

In their territories, the rebels have made their health and education systems function without the federal and state governments; they have organised production and commercialization and maintain a standing military. They have solved the challenge of the generational replacement of military officers. As if these achievements were not enough, they have successfully tackled the menaces of drug-trafficking, public security and migration. 

The EZLN has joined the new game of Mexican politics without an invitation, and now sits at the table. Its resurgence will challenge, and possibly even change, some of the rules of this often dirty game.

If the the Zapatistas can hope to change Mexico, as they are doing, with a peaceful quiet process, how much more opportunity is there to rebuild a nation as powerful as America, with a people who have much more freedom to act. We have a diversity of cultures, traditions and religions to draw from, that free of an oppressive government and corporate control, can gift our children with a bright new future.  Kennedy said we put men on the moon,  50 years ago,  not because it was easy but because it was hard.  Without a challenge there is no use being alive…. you might as well die in front of your TV set with a mouth full of Twinkies.

Janr Ssor

 

People Power!

About 20 years ago I created a BBS (Something Like a mini AOL) that ran from my house to the world via 4 phone lines, like me, many others thought this new media would change the world.

I called it “People Power BBS”  because I believed what Ross Perot said,  that Modem Democracy would change the world. … it may be that it just took a little longer and happened in another way.
It seemed that technology would be the driving force for change in our world’s future.  All over the world,  nerdy people like me, where linking communities to

communities in the miracle of overnight email.  We called it FidoNet.  Hundreds of users were dialing into my BBS day and night to reach out and talk with others all across the world.  We then created US Political Network (US Pol-Net) to get people talking about the real issues of running our country.  As it turns out it was very much too early in the history of technological adoption to do what we dreamed of.   Even more importantly it may just be that it is not the technology but the concepts of non-violent protest that the technology enhances that really makes the change.

Srđa Popović was one of the founders and key organizers with the Serbian student nonviolent resistance group Otpor! Their nonviolent campaign to unseat Serbian president Slobodan Milošević met with success in October 2000, when hundreds of thousands of protestors converged upon and took over the Serbian Parliament, effectively ending Milošević’s rule. Srđa says that 2011 is already “A Very Bad Year For Very Bad Guys” and it is worth understanding how people power, or the real power behind the on-going dramatic events in the Arab Spring and beyond actually works. This can help us predict events and scenarios not only in the on-going Arab struggles, but also in places like Burma and Belarus.
Watch this short video and see what it inspires in your dreams.

The Seal Of American Values

The Seal Of Approval

Years Ago there were “seals,” that we all paid attention to,  that rated products and services.   An example  was the UL rating of products,  which is still of importance to consumers everywhere.   There  is also Consumer Reports, an independent agency that receives no financial support from corporations or


A modern concept,  like this but  for today’s issues,  is adding “your approval” to people and organizations as I will introduce here.  I am suggesting that to make America what we want of it we have to place Our Values on products, services, government and companies. We need a lab to Rate America!  Twibbon.com  is a start up example of technology that shows how this might be done for  manufacturers of products and to  rate products. Ralph Nader made this concept of consumer ratings famous for its honesty in product review and it became the ultimate guide to buying a reliable car.

Picture this:   Watson Pharmaceuticals recently fired all its employees in my town and moved,  I believe,  to India.   They can make drugs cheaper there, now that Americans have helped them build their success story.   If you worked for Watson,  I doubt that with your new job, pumping gas at Fred’s Shell,  you will want to purchase their drugs when you are sick. Unfortunately,  you may end up selling their drugs from the Mini Mart in the gas station!  Now think about what has happened here:  A company gets its start in America because we are a secure nation with democratic values.  The company prospers on American labor and then wrecks the lives of all those who helped build it by dumping them when times get tough. Now they move to India but keep the “company  here”  so our soldiers can fight for their security and die for them if they need to be defended (After all they are an American company… well they claim to be).   Somehow I would NOT give them a Positive American Approval rating.  How about you?

What if?  What if your voice can be heard?  What if their web page and products get a rating telling Americans what they are really like?   If Americans know they are a “low life” greedy company that values money more than American lives,  would you buy from them?   I hope not!    So you look on their website and see that their American Value rating is near Zero!  You look on shelves in the grocery store and see that their American Value rating is again near Zero.  Now you don’t buy their products,  you don’t buy their stock on the NY Stock Exchange.  In fact the CEO cannot find builders who want to build his new multi-million dollar home for him in Long Island.  Could we do this?  Would it benefit us?  You bet!   Now some of you say the CEO had to deal with the competition from India and China; its not his fault.  I find that hard to believe.  In a creative country that is known world wide for being able to solve problems.  Do you really believe that the only solution is to wait until the Indians and Chinese are as wealthy as WERE are and can set up sweat shops here to make products that put their factories out of business!

For creative businessmen who care,  there is always a solution.   Note how we are able to sell ORGANIC produce here,  even though it is more expensive,  because there are RATINGS such as  Organic (meaning safe) and Conventional (meaning may cause cancer).   Get the picture!  Not to mention that years ago,  Firestone Park and Goodyear Heights,

built communities for workers at plants to make sure they had a reliable stream of dedicated employees.  I have long thought that taking empty malls and factories in Detroit and converting them into condo-micros (minimalistic housing) for employees of new auto-plants could get us back into very competitive auto manufacturing.  Imagine housing like college dorms  consisting of bedrooms, bath room and a living room – kitchenette.  Everything else is like at a resort club. Amenities are central and shared by all,  foodservice,  a pool, gym, movie theater etc.  The deal?  Every homeowner must be a shareholder in the company and there are no unions to screw it up.

Technology Rating America:  If you use some of the new antivirus programs,  when you go to a website they warn you of the site’s bad ratings.  This can easily be adapted to business and product ratings.  Especially if consumers demand transparency by complying with this new standard.  If a company has No Rating,  don’t buy from them because they have something to hide!  If  we make this a standard,  then products will soon carry color coded labels on the product telling us how we Americans rated it, or they may not sell.   A Twibbon like label could appear in the upper left corner of every company’s website and be updated by your votes and  the Rate America Lab’s compilation of the votes.

When companies,  politicians,  and products trample on your country and your values,  ram it back down their throats with RAM (Rate America) —  can it be done?

Sure it can!