- 24/10/2016Thanks to @Deb Helfrich for pointing out this article entitled "Consciousness could be a side effect of 'entropy', say researchers" - while the sample size of the research is only 9 people, the actual blog itself is quite compelling in discussing entropy and its potential relationship to consciousness.Consciousness could be a side effect of 'entropy', say researcherswww.sciencealert.com It's impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same ' star stuff ' that forms the Universe, but new research suggests that this might not be the only thing the two have in...
- 22/10/2016The Hive metaphor, bees, beBee and Elsevier.
"Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: "The Hive". The Hive, a project for biotech and pharmaceutical start-up firms"
Elsevier is one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.Four biotech start-ups selected for new project: The Hivewww.elsevier.com Participants have access to Elsevier’s tools to develop drugs for unmet medical...
Comments23/10/2016 #12 AnonymousExcellent points @CityVP Manjit. I do appreciate this article @Milos Djukic -thank you for the tag. I will add that the sentence that says, "The Hive aims to serve as a catalyst for the wider community to learn more from one another." - has truly been my experience on beBee. :-)23/10/2016 #11 Pamela L. Williams#9 Well said Manjit. I experienced once again that confounded hierarchical corporate structure this week and I think for the first time it struck me; fear! That's behind all of it, keep the hierarchy strong or risk toppling that which is comfortable. Well I say; Away with comfort; let's work together, buzz together, think together, and we can tackle anything.23/10/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#6 While the use of the Hive at Elsevier is different to that of beBee, it underlines the role of network hubs as professional spokes. I am in favour of the hub and spoke model because that is what I am trying to get people in my college club to see - but it is not the prevailing mindset because we generally don't think in network terms and only in the sequential form that social media takes or the hierarchical form that organizations propagate. The advantage that Elsevier have is that edges of the network are much more in focus, whereas hives become random in nature unless the hive curator understands how curate with a network mindset. That is the actual link to fractal thinking - until people start to think in network terms, they will only see things in the frame they are used to, but this frame is set to change with the way future generations relate to emerging form of network intelligence.22/10/2016 #5 Pamela L. WilliamsOkay, you can't tell me this is a coincidence!!! The BEE is going global like crazy! It is becoming the symbol for everything new and innovative! Maybe beBee is actually inspiring other industries, which I would be very happy to learn is the truth.
I find the idea presented to be fascinating. I would actually like to try and follow this research. It would be extremely interesting to see if they actually seek innovation or just continue to build upon what already is, which we all know, pharma needs some innovation; Right @Gerald Hecht?
- Producer18/10/2016Trapping IdeasA great value of a social media platform is linked to its ability to promote symbiosis of minds. I have reasons to claim this. Like a tree and a fungus forming symbiotic relationship that both parties strive to keep so are minds that work...
Comments22/10/2016 #38 Ali Anani#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici View more#31 As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.- yes, I agree completely with @Sara Jacobovici in expanding this into what promises to be a great buzz. Close22/10/2016 #35 Ali Anani#28 I believe it is distortion i thinking and all for me mentality- I have done it alone- I have achieved this on my own- are just examples of this pretension. An almighty tree builds symbiotic relationship with fungi and together they established the most powerful underground social networks. It is not strong with strong or weak with strong as much as it is what symbiosis offers the two parties.22/10/2016 #34 Ali Anani#27 Yes, and I am truly happy this thought resonated wit you @Deb Lange. Being our own doesn't man isolation and no matter how strong an individual is he/she needs other people. It is going to the extremes and this or that mentality that is causing this distortion. And like you said this becomes an awakening to building symbiotic relationship and we have to search on how best to do that as not all people are the same.20/10/2016 #32 Deb Helfrich#31 I so appreciate the encouragement, @Sara Jacobovici. I have been marinating a lot on the seeming contradiction of independence and interdependence as they are both always present, it just depends on which way we squint - like the visual illusions where one image yields two entirely different pictures depending on which feature we focus on. And of course , fractal patterns - we, as observers, are the determining factor between seeing the initial shape or the larger patterns the repetition of that initial shape creates - that shape is always both an independent entity and an essential part of the pattern.
Watching all these ideas, concepts, and different expressions by different minds each day is priceless. I am so grateful for all this knowledge ripe for snatching as it flies by; I feel like a Venus Flytrap myself.
As @Ali Anani said "The movement of the parts selve the functionality of the whole system. "20/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#28 It feels like we are moving a bit more in the direction of seeing the entire globe as a web of symbiotic relationships, but it runs counter to the trend of putting ourselves - humans - into boxes for the last century or so. As this metaphor extends, trees are such a perfect image of standing strong as an individual while collaborating with all sorts of lifeforms.20/10/2016 #28 Deb LangeIn reality, we do not live our lives n our own. We are all in symbiotic relationships with each other, but, we pretend we are independent. I wonder if we accepted this natural condition to be interdependent whether we could be better at supporting one another in work and life.20/10/2016 #27 Deb LangeDear @Ali Anani it is the symbiotic relationship that resonates with me so much in this post. Our society has favoured individualism, do things for yourself, be independent etc - that is all very well, I think we do need to be responsible. BUT, when we think for ourselves and create our lives as if we are separate from each other, we wonder why so many people feel alienated.
Many people feel at odds with how to be inter-dependent, or how to create a symbiotic relationship like plants, where you may do something for me and I do something different, but we are both supporting each other in different ways. In reality, we are not alone and we can not live without one another. I do hope we can learn how to create better symbiotic relationships with each other and all of nature.19/10/2016 #21 AnonymousOh I really like this comparison to the Venus fly trap. The plant on the edge of plant and animal (love that) traps what it needs to survive. The question that remains is this 'need' for ideas to produce symbiosis of minds - is this a need that must be filled in order for us to survive as a species? It would seem so, as the excellent comments reflect. I will contemplate more on this as there is much to digest in this fascinating buzz!
- Producer02/10/2016Thinking on the EdgeWould you like to be in the middle or the extreme ends? Is there a simple and scientific approach? How answering these questions will help us improve our thinking and hence our actions? I promise the reader a soft sailing in attempting to answer...
Comments09/10/2016 #63 AnonymousDear @Sara Jacobovici - here's where I am finding the absolute brilliance in your thinking more deeply on this idea "a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge." This "integrated area" is intriguing me and I am so looking forward to more! I am in full agreement with @Ali Anani - "you are hitting a treasure..Great thinking." Indeed!09/10/2016 #62 Ali Anani#61 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- what a great insight "So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge". I can't wait to read about your thoughts. My intuition you are hitting a treasure. I was thinking of @CityVP Manjit last buzz on which I commented and I feel this ideas takes us even a step further. Great thinking09/10/2016 #61 Sara JacoboviciDear @Ali Anani and @Irene Hackett. I have not forgotten the encouragement to develop the concept of being on the edge of a triad. I'm working on it and studying the comments from you both. I was working on something focusing on duality and integration and thought of the possibility that the duality of the edge, one side connected to the sides that enclose the triad, the internal side facing the triad and the external side, although connected with other edges, the external side faces away from the containment produced by the triad. Could this external boundary be the edge of integration formed in the contained internal area, or integrated area, where we do not experience the integration? So we are not just discussing being on the edge but whether we are on the internal or external side of the edge; a duality holding a triad containing the integrated area formed by the internal side of the edge. Just updating you both with some of the thoughts going through my mind. I hope I am not travelling too far beyond the original concept. Please let me know.05/10/2016 #59 Anonymous#58 Dear @Sara Jacobovici - what rises to the surface as I think more deeply about what it may mean to live on the edge is to face our fears: to 'free fall' into the deep, expansive spaces we resist in order to feel the intensity of aliveness; in ourselves, in others, in all the universe. Ironic that to live on the edge may mean non-resistance.05/10/2016 #53 Ali Anani#52 "...On the edge in order to live fully and love deeply"- stunning quote from your comment dear @Irene Hackett- Yes, avoiding being on the edge is a recipe for missing many beauties in our lives. Thanks to this 'edge" that brought this super comment from you my dear sister.05/10/2016 #52 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani, although I am late in arriving, I am happy to read the lively discussions that have transpired. The 'edge' is an interesting word; it implies risk. To live fully is to risk much. The risk in accepting all that is may be the most peaceful journey. Ideas flow freely as that fall amidst a spacious backdrop. I aspire to stand in peace, and yet on the edge in order to live fully and love deeply.05/10/2016 #50 AnonymousI like to think, it's good to think, but maybe sometimes we overthink and complicate the beauty of simplicity. Maybe the edge is something sensed, maybe learning is also lived, maybe it's good sometimes to get out of our heads and into our hearts because that's the space the edge flows through everything.
- Producer24/09/2016Different Facets of GrowthDuring my visit to Istanbul and in the Asian part of it last week I noticed the construction of huge high-rise buildings next to some green parks. The growth of a city brought the idea of the different facts of growth in my mind. Fractal growth,...
Comments27/09/2016 #38 Anonymous@Franci Eugenia Hoffman - I am glad you shared in this discussion; I know your appreciation of trees. Great phrase, "putting tangibles above intangibles" - a precise way to describe the way cultural conditioning leads us to cling to external solutions to resolve inner longing. There must be a conscious awakening if we are to make a positive shift.27/09/2016 #37 Ali Anani#36" I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness"- I love this quote from your comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman View more#36" I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness"- I love this quote from your comment @Franci Eugenia Hoffman/ It is deep, and coming a little bit late is rewarding and is worthy. I am sure your comment shall attract more comments. Close27/09/2016 #36 Franci Eugenia HoffmanNoting that I am a bit late in appreciating this post, I find both the article and the comments well worth my find. Trees are amazing in displaying their majestic dignity. They continue to grow unless there is an unexpected catastrophic event. Even so, they have the ability to make a comeback. I wish this was more prevalent in humans, however, we seem to put tangibles above intangibles thus creating a false sense of neediness. The need for "keep up with Joneses" has created a greedy society and with the decline in jobs, we're grasping for solutions. It seems we can't see the forest for the trees because our approach is a one-way street.
I am not one to listen or read the news. I would rather sit on my back porch, sip my coffee and appreciate the trees. We shouldn't fret about what we can't control and to be honest, I am not very successful with this. So, like @Deb Helfrich, I live in a vacuum when it comes to the news media.
I agree with @Irene Hackett that the pendulum has swung too wide and I believe it will take time and patience to experience a true sense of balance in our lives.26/09/2016 #32 Deb HelfrichWe are contributing to the demise of our own species by setting up organizations that only value the super-human among us.#31 #28 #27 A simple look at the vast unemployment statistics while companies all seek perfect specimens of candidates who have already done exactly what the company uniquely requires. That we have let the very dignified goal of seeking work become devoid of dignity is very telling about why we have so many societal problems.26/09/2016 #31 Anonymous#28 yes @Sara Jacobovici - "time is money", this is the pervasive mantra - and it may be creating more than wealth. It may be creating a particular social anxiety, a super 'rat race', a never ending cycle of performance- acceptance, "what have you done for me lately". The human condition mostly ignored.26/09/2016 #29 Anonymous#27 The demands on employees to adapt are aggressive @@Ali Anani. Basically, if one is unable to adapt - they're 'out'! Person to person training is practically non-existent. Many hard-working people who require more time to adapt are not naturally inclined to thrive in such environments. Negative emotions? I think the political landscape reflects the results.26/09/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici#26 If the Industrialized Revolution influenced education and healthcare in becoming factories of mass production, then agreed @Irene Hackett, speed is now the determining factor of decision making. As you say, "It may be that the very 'foundation' of some of today's Corporate structures are built to be "short sited". "Time is money" is probably the marriage of these two eras; industry and speed.26/09/2016 #27 Ali Anani#26 This is great thinking and a worthy idea dear @Irene Hackett. Th fastness of change don't give enough time gelly ideas to solidify. Te fears of nw competition, substitute products and technology are among the reasons. However; people need some to familiarize themselves and adopt a new technology. What would happen if a new product is substituted before due time? Are these negative emotions build up?26/09/2016 #26 AnonymousNeither am I a news watcher @Deb Helfrich and @Ali Anani. I find its negative bend quite disturbing. As we know, public corporation is seen by investors as an investment tool. Nothing new there, however what is new in the past 30 years is the speed in which transactions are completed. With the growth of technology, business transactions - including sales of entire companies - are not unlike the 'flipping' of houses. The turn around is unbelievably fast to put it mildly. It is not like it once was, where businesses were built for the long-term, to create jobs and build communities. It may be that the very 'foundation' of some of today's Corporate structures are built to be "short sited"??25/09/2016 #24 Deb Helfrich#23 Nope, I am completely in a vacuum when it come to the news media. I would rather invest my time in actual communications rather than being force fed doom and gloom. But it is unsurprising to me that corporations are toppling based on their short-sitedness. As you so eloquently point out in this buzz, nothing can simply grow unfethered into the sky without paying firm attention to the growth of the foundation as well.25/09/2016 #23 Ali Anani#22 I wonder if you are hinting in any way to the Soros leaked emails affair @Deb Helfrich. I was n't even aware of this issue when I wrote the buzz. But I am fully aware and in agreement with your conclusion- it is time to go back to organic growth and I see no alternative.25/09/2016 #22 Deb Helfrich"Can we then "play" with the spacetime of growth? " Wow. We do need to learn how to incorporate a way of diverting primary growth into secondary growth. This is the exact problem we now face with the power of corporations who are locked into a 90 day earnings cycle and the very progress of our world is hijacked by this exceedingly detrimental construct that resembles sustainable, organic growth in almost no way.25/09/2016 #19 Ali Anani#18 I love symbiotic relationship. each party is enriched and strengthened by the other. This is how I view my relationship with you dear sister @Irene Hackett. You are the nectar and I am the bee- only together we may produce honey. So, did I miss you and all my friends here? In fact I had no choice but to miss you.
- 18/09/2016Athene's Theory of Everything Professor of Communication Studies Corey Anton at Grand Valley State University reviews AToE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YK9-KQZbnHQ Rocket Engineer...
Comments18/09/2016 #6 CityVP Manjit#5 Dear Chas, this is what separates for me, the difference between a public library and a reference library. This video is reference library worth, there is content that is timeless. This video is timeless and I totally recognize the value you saw in it, which can be referenced again and again, to connect changing context of our time, with this content.18/09/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitDear Chas, I came across this particular video a couple of years ago but it is definitely worth watching as a refresher. It does stand apart as a You-Tube video because of its depth, and it is a keeper, meaning it is the kind of video which we can come back to and watch several times, and each time it will nudge a particular perspective or poke a different insight.
- Producer15/09/2016The Hidden Fractal PowerI don't know how the idea of this buzz emerged. All I recall it started by looking at the image of the rugged leaves below. I found myself comparing this rugged shape with rugged coastlines and rugged mountains. Coastlines are...
Comments24/09/2016 #111 Pamela L. Williams#110 That is an amazing thought @Lisa Gallagher and @Fatima Williams. My thought fractals would probably be a kaleidoscope of colors and and moving patterns with numbers spinning off in all directions. HA! There was a line from TV show where the character was talking about her thinking process: "It's a hot mess of crazy in there"24/09/2016 #109 CityVP ManjitI want to get back to the fingering effect and the researcher who studied these sand fractals, Xiang Cheng - for the actual research Cheng did to discover this effect is mindboggingly complex, the kind that @Vincenzo De Florio View moreI want to get back to the fingering effect and the researcher who studied these sand fractals, Xiang Cheng - for the actual research Cheng did to discover this effect is mindboggingly complex, the kind that @Vincenzo De Florio and @Milos Djukic can get their mind around https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/0712/0712.2019.pdf but which is out of reach to the layman.
Then I go to the other dimension of people studying effects of people looking at this effect and the words apophenia and pareidolia pop up. http://59ways.blogspot.ca/2012/01/apophenia-and-pareidolia_09.html This too can become way too outside the range of the layman, indeed the more one studies this, the more we begin to identify with the world that @Gerald Hecht and @Deb Helfrich will readily understand, well beyond the mainstream.
What Milos does well in his comments is make a linkage between the creation of social networks and complex adaptive systems, which so far invariably brings me back to the one place where these linkages are studied at depth, which is namely the Sante Fe Institute and even then that Institute provides disclaimers between the work of individual researchers and its purpose. One such work is by Melanie Mitchell, called Complex Systems: Network Systems. http://www.santafe.edu/media/workingpapers/06-10-036.pdf
Even if there is a Seth Godin or Malcolm Gladwell type that can channel the work of researchers into mainstream insights, I recognize that complex adaptive systems explain much but the large body of business thinking is wired differently, so we can learn to see these thing but not get mainstream business folk to see what it is we have learned. That is what I see as "hidden" in fractal power, so I am still grappling with how best to make this invisible visible - otherwise we end up in complex thinking communicated as a specialty. Close24/09/2016 #104 Fatima WilliamsSo coming back reading this buzz is as @Donna-Luisa Eversley mentioned is beauty beyond measure and it's quality is simply profound.
I would love to agree with @Irene Hackett beautiful comment here as she shares my thoughts on this
" You, dear Ali are the "Fractal Power acting on systems (beBee) on organizing movement (of thoughts and ideas) ....so as to maximize their use of available resources." Your inspiration moves us, our thoughts & ideas beautifully colliding and taking new direction and shape - such as cannot be measured, but like a fractal coastline, when one looks close, such inspiration is much bigger than the senses can perceive"
As Milos says " Learning about fractals to me is more like absorbing and shaping of my perceptions "
The beauty of the object is in the hands and eyes of the maker and that beauty reflects that person inner beauty like that of the beautiful snowflake and the Fractals Forever beBee's who have the Fractal Power to organise, enrich and enlightened play a major role in avoiding the crowdedness of ideas.
Thank you @Ali Anani for opening up the fractal world to me :)18/09/2016 #101 Fatima Williams#97 @Gerald Hecht it's funny that you remembered me on this one as I had a hearty laugh on reading the comments this evening on this buzz and lost my comment while typing and had put it off for later.
Your humor is infectious my cheerful friend 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗
Who's the bugger bugging your health give him a ---- you and take care 😉😉👍👍 cheers to that ✋18/09/2016 #99 Gerald Hecht#98 @Aurorasa Sima yeah; you can never (or at least, I can't) be sure how things will come across on social media; having said that; I don't think that the experience of physically standing with me at the intersection of Choctaw and Sherwood Forest Blvd in Baton Rouge would do anything other than cause you to gag and maybe cry...better to risk a misunderstanding than your health; it's different in my case; my health was recently stolen from me by a place that legally requires me to pay taxes ( presumably for the privilege); I'm holding up fine; I challenge myself and mostly do so in a cheerful spirit!
- 13/09/2016From Systems Thinking to Systems Beingwww.magentawisdom.net A system is a set of interconnected elements which form a whole and show properties which are properties of the whole rather than of the individual elements. This definition is valid for a cell,...
Comments13/09/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI love this from Kathia Castro Laszlo's welcome page: QUOTE: [As a Mexican woman, I have come to embrace my need for beauty, emotional connection, and creative expression.] END QUOTE This is what I pay attention to and not the babble we turn on that we today refer to as 24 hour news. What I noticed is that both Kathia and also an author whose work I find refreshing a.k.a. Margaret Wheatley, both mention Humberto Maturana in their work - and so this now prompts me to finally look for Maturana's work and actually access it. No one has me at hello, but you had me at Systems.
- Producer09/09/2016Geometry, All Around UsGeometry is all around us, and we are surrounded by myriads of geometric forms, shapes and patterns. Every living organism and all non-living things have an element of geometry within. Understanding the natural world requires an understanding...
Comments25/09/2016 #59 Lada Prkic#57 Thank you very much! You beautifully compiled other people's thoughts, but your idea is a seed for all these thoughts. :) I'd love to have the time to write a post about shapes and colours of humans. I am just writing another buzz related to geometry, which is obviously my first love.13/09/2016 #47 Lada Prkic#45 The sacred geometry is an extremely fascinating concept. I agree, Savvy, that it takes time to fully comprehend its principles and applications. Thanks for the link about the celestial DNA time spiral. I am just at the beginning of my fractal journey, but I shall try to learn more about this.13/09/2016 #46 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão#37 So do I Lada Prkic. Certainly it is my pleasure to get in touch with you, "noble colleague" and have the opportunity to read your article. @Ali Anani and @CityVP Manjit 's comments contributed even more views, as big thinkers they are. My pleasure for sure, thanks12/09/2016 #45 Savvy RajThank you @Lada Prkic certainly it is as well my pleasure indeed. The sacred geometry reveals more than we can comprehend at a time Sharing a link I came across recently. Perhaps this is relevant to a few here Chk this out .http://infinity-codes.net/n.t.f.m./celestial-dna-time-spiral.html11/09/2016 #42 Dale Masters#36 Bless you, @Lada Prkic. As a researcher and writer, it's a habit of mine to follow links in articles. I enjoy it immensely, even if I never use any of the material I read. As a reader, you are my kind of writer! You break down difficult information, and make the subject matter engaging, no matter what one's level of expertise.11/09/2016 #40 Ali AnaniI have a habit of re-visiting posts that move me. I am visiting this one again. The comments are superb. I just remembered I co-authored a presentation on shapes. I started the initial seed, and then invited other authors to contribute. I think you shall enjoy this one @Lada Prkic.
- 04/09/2016The Fractal Revolution in Society, beBee affinity network is the first Ideas worth spreading everywhere, including LinkedIn, Support for all beBee members. Ideas are what makes the difference. This is a humane approach to marketing. @Javier beBee, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood, @Juan Imaz, @David B. Grinberg, @Mamen Delgado, @Daniel Paz, @Ali Anani, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Phil Friedman, @Dean Owen, @Lisa Gallagher, @Irene Hackett, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Gert Scholtz, @Aurorasa Sima, @Alan Geller, @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDThe Fractal Revolution in Society, Social Media Firstwww.linkedin.com Be BRAVE, provide something NEW and magnificent for the others, then the whole WORLD is yours. Love is the essence of time. #Fractals will become like worn soles. Please never ever forget...
Comments06/09/2016 #38 AnonymousI have shared your beautiful message in Space @Milos Djukic with my Social Art network because they're weird like me over there. :) The Web is big, I'm going to sprinkle love wherever I can. Thank you for being you and all of the enlightenment and inspiration your beautiful mind provides. Happy Tuesday!06/09/2016 #34 Anonymous#33 #30 @Jim Murray and @CityVP Manjit, yes, it is not easy. This is not an "instant idea" and anyone who feels the need, or recognize the importance can investigate gradually, step by step. Writing about fractals is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism. It must not be forgotten that every discovery has always been preceded by years or even decades of painstaking learning and investigation. I'm trying to provide scientific communication with practical examples in this highly complex area. Especially given the huge importance of science regarding the complex adaptive systems, particularly when it comes to social networks, their sustainable development-prosperity and human relations (interactions) in social media. Those who will rule in this area, will also have the possibility for a much greater "manipulation", whose final effects can be also extremely humane and aimed toward cooperation for mutual benefits for social media owners and users. Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges. This is not a game (social networks and complexity), fractal was once a symbo of beautyl, while this time it is essence. cc. @Ali Anani, @John White, MBA and @Javier beBee06/09/2016 #33 Jim Murray#1 @Milos Djukic...It's taken a bit of time and a lot of effort but I am starting to see what you are getting at. The idea of everything being tied to everything else is intriguing. But I can see that this would be hard for a lot of people to grasp. People tend to put so much faith in dogma.06/09/2016 #30 CityVP Manjit#26 There is one and only one fractal answer to what is a fractal? Google it. Should then one stumble on life science/technology publications http://www.fractal.org/Life-Science-Technology/Publications.htm then happy readings. Where that reading takes anyone is where-ever it takes them, for this is the 21st century and as Milos states in his LinkedIn article.QUOTE [Please never ever forget that Fractals are strictly related to chaos.] END OF QUOTE. If it does not mean anything that our heart, lungs and far more importantly our brain is best understood at the fractal dimension, then stay on the orderly path, and I do know what to call people who are bound by order, but because I need a label for that, then that is my current limitation. If Tim Berners Lee is good with fractals (and he is the inventor of the world-wide-web) and see's it valuable to explore "the fractal nature of the semantic web" http://www.aaai.org/ojs/index.php/aimagazine/article/view/2161/2017 then that is his prerogative and whether he is a "fractalite" is really of no consequence. That I use the word "dinosaurs" is MY BAD. Sometimes I just can't give up that order thing up myself - and that is not very fractal of me. I don't mind calling my learning journey as fractal, it probably is.06/09/2016 #29 Anonymous#25 #27
4) Roland Molontay, Networks and fractals,
BSc Thesis, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Institute of Mathematics, Department of Stochastics (2013) (http://math.bme.hu/~molontay/Szakdolgozat.pdf)
5) Benedikt Fuchs, Didier Sornette & Stefan Thurner, Fractal multi-level organisation of human groups in a virtual world, Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 6526 (2014), doi:10.1038/srep06526 (http://www.nature.com/articles/srep06526)
6) Russell A Hill, R. Alexander Bentley, Robin I.M Dunbar, Network scaling reveals consistent fractal pattern in hierarchical mammalian societies, Biology Letters (2008), Volume 4, issue 6, DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2008.0393 (http://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/4/6/748)06/09/2016 #28 Anonymous#25 #27 Dear @Don Kerr and Don Graham, please check some of these papers::
1) Article: Fractal Social Organizations by Bryan A. Knowles on www.snotskie.com about work of @Vincenzo De Florio, my dear friend and beBee member. (http://www.snotskie.com/fractal-social-organizations/)
2) Vincenzo De Florio, Mohamed Bakhouya, Antonio Coronato, Giovanna Di Marzo,
Models and Concepts for Socio-technical Complex Systems:
Towards Fractal Social Organizations, SYSTEMS RESEARCH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE (2013); 00, pp. :1–24 (cui.unige.ch/~dimarzo/papers/eSoC.pdf)
3) Article: Chaotic Social Networks by Greg Satell on www.digitaltonto.com (http://www.digitaltonto.com/2009/chaotic-social-networks/)
- Producer01/09/2016Fractals, Beauty of Complexity (and Chaos)Self-similarity (Fractals) on all scales may be the secret key to understanding the complex phenomena. Self-similarity on rather different scales is another proof of fractal nature of cosmology. ...
- 27/08/2016Bees: Please join me in extending a warm beBee welcome to my friend, Yogesh, from India. We're thrilled you're here, @Yogesh Sukal. Thanks for sharing your buzz and spreading sweet honey via Producer. Please let us know if you create any hives. https://www.bebee.com/bee/yogesh-sukal
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Comments27/08/2016 #19 Yogesh Sukal#10 Thank You @CityVP Manjit
Yes, indeed he explained how moores law can be applicable not only to computing power but for other transformation happening in technology which when grow simultaneously can lead to singularity.
Its really amazing that he started singularity university to solve the some of the major challenges facing humanity collaborating with professors & experts all over the world. Its Inspirational.27/08/2016 #17 Yogesh SukalHello Everyone,
Thank you so much your welcome notes. As steeve jobs said once 'stay foolish stay hungry', so when you are hungry for the inspiration, you can fetch it from any corner of the world and that's a social networking for me.
Its really great to know you all here. As I already mentioned earlier great concept & beBee's way of social networking.
I welcome you all to hives like 'Martian' and 'Singularity' which I believe will be our futuristic buzz topics.
As with Martian our possible nearest home in our solar system and with singularity again futuristic term related to understanding of black hole which also related to how artificial intelligence will evolve to reach its own singularity.
I will be sharing the post on the same in recent future, recently enjoyed @David B. Grinberg thoughts on Mars missions of NASA's along with private space leaders .
I do have few more hives from mechanical engineering technology which I am sure will catch gazes of students and professionals from academic as well as industry leaders in the same technology.
Really looking forward for positive social engagement, sharing of thoughts, knowledge, inspiration and to have a fun here :)27/08/2016 #10 CityVP ManjitHi Yogesh welcome to BeBee !! I glad to see that you share similiar passions that David Grinberg has for space and cosmos. In other areas such as the singularity, I am more interested in the thinking of people like Ray Kurzweil, because he has already created technologies that have empowered the lives or enable a new type of freedom for people with challenges, whether that is in the realm of hearing, or brain implants that help blind people to see in a technological way, even if it is not sight as we know it. From there I can embrace futuristic visions and try to build a more informed view about transhumanism. So I welcome your arrival, especially since I see such promise in the youth of India as a generation that represents the emergence of 21st Century minds.
- Producer25/08/2016Exploring Imaginative Ideas*Ali Anani wrote, *Imaginative Ideas- Time to Explore. And as with most of Ali Anani's posts, I found myself drawn into his words and ideas and realized that my comment had to be written "out of the comment box". Image credit:...
Comments29/08/2016 #52 Dale Masters#51 @Ali Anani As the Universe is Infinite in both size and complexity, I should think that the search for understanding it will also be infinite (which is a good thing. It forces us to be childlike, as each new thing will amaze us and keep our understanding fresh and new. )28/08/2016 #51 Ali Anani#50 Great @Dale masters- your comment is timely. I am writing a buzz on bubbles- all types of pubbles. What strikes my attention is new facts about sound. SOund travels in bubbles and not waves! if true, then even our established scientific "facts" become very shaken. I wonder for how long we shall discover more to find that accepted scientific facts are no longer accepted.28/08/2016 #50 Dale Masters#40 @Ali Anani Absolutely!
Human logic is (sometimes) not logical.
A. Man is a plant.
B. All plants are green.
C: Therefore, man is green.
Internally consistent logic, but proceeding from a false premise.
If something is assumed, but not known, then anything based on that assumption can be wildly inaccurate. This is why I believe that science should take all things as a possibility, rather than proceed from the standpoint that an idea is false until proven true by science.28/08/2016 #44 Anonymous#41@Sara Jacobovici - I think that 'space' may be the 'unmanifested' and it intrigues me beyond no end! I really like hearing about your work and it makes me think how many people are being blessed by the experience you are offering them, a chance to perhaps open up a new level of consciousness. How wonderful!28/08/2016 #43 Anonymous#32 @Peter van Doorn - I listened to the complete video "Is Consciousness the Unified Field?" - outstanding!! @Sara Jacobovici and @Ali Anani - have you seen this video? I would love to hear any comments that come from it. A much more scientifically based presentation on the exact thought lines of my comments. It provides excellent summation of what consciousness is in terms of "Universal Intelligence", or the "unmanifested" and goes onto give attention to "Non material realities". It pulls superstring theory into the mix as well. @Dale Masters, you will enjoy as well - and I appreciate your comments about the ego - which some say is the 'false' self, or the unconscious self.28/08/2016 #41 Sara Jacobovici#36 Definitely @Irene Hackett! Awareness, or a conscious state of awareness is that space. You notice I say conscious state because that is what Frankl may be saying: it's not enough to know, we need to be aware; it's not enough to be aware, we need to bring that awareness to consciousness. I have also worked and trained others in the non-verbal therapies that once we use the creative arts to evoke the non-verbal, it is our responsibility as therapists to know what to do with that which we have helped to evoke and allow the individual to find the words to understand and make sense of it on a verbal level.
Yes that space can be known, and we're working on that all the time, (consciously and unconsciously) but as long as it is a work in progress, we can only name what we know at the time. Nothing wrong with that.28/08/2016 #40 Ali Anani@Dale Masters- I wonder sometimes if I would be eligible to use the term "imagination capacity" and it has to be huge to "The Universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we CAN imagine."@Sara Jacobovici added beautifully with amazing reasoning why both knowledge and imagination are senses. If our understanding of quantum physics is limited to five people on earth then it reflects on our inabilities to imagine what doesn't exist now. Does complexity limit our imagination when we tend to think logically and with limited understanding of many topics?28/08/2016 #39 Dale Masters@Irene Hackett All matter in the Universe responds to human measurement. This seems to indicate that matter has (at the very least) a rudimentary form of consciousness.
The idea of a conscious Universe has far-reaching implication for humans---it indicates that the human ego is WAY too large.
Oh...and recent research indicates there was no Big Bang, which makes sense, because the concept was introduced in the 1800s as a way to reconcile science and religion. It's not necessary, because Genesis seems to indicate a REcreation of the Earth. The command "Be fruitful, and multiply, and REplenish the Earth is a statement which indicates that humans had previously inhabited the Earth...otherwise, the word would be "plenish", or "to make plenty" or "make a large amount of" (OE---ME)27/08/2016 #37 Anonymous#32 My friend @Peter van Doorn - true, another question, can we "know" the answer to what 'was' before the Big Bang'? And I am excited that you have given me some wonderful listening material for my evening walk, with that YouTube video which I have not yet seen! I watched a few minutes of it and am now looking forward to listening to the rest while I walk - thank you!27/08/2016 #36 Anonymous2 of 2 - @Sara Jacobovici - Getting back to our beloved Victor Frankl, he brings up very interesting ideas about the "indoctrination" of "reductionism" occurring in the American Education system and how it may be responsible for the American student's experience of the "existential vacuum", having been repeatedly exposed to the idea that "..man is defined as nothing but 'an adaptive control system' " and that "life is nothing but a combustion process, and an oxidation process". He goes on to suggest that we "..must have knowledge plus the awareness of its limitations." Could it be that this 'awareness' is the place, the space - the consciousness from which imagination emerges. And can it be named or known?27/08/2016 #35 Anonymous1 of 2. First let me say that I absolutely treasure connecting with you here @Sara Jacobovici - really, it is my honorable pleasure to interact with a woman of your intelligence and character! I have been a lover of both the Old and the New Testament for many years so it is a joy that you reference it in your reply. I think you may be right when you say the senses that were in play before the Big Bang came from God, non-physical, non form. If I may use the New Testament, John 1:1 says: "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." It suggests that the Word was God. I like how you illustrate the non-physical 'word' creating physical sense - 'sound' - and then physical form. You go onto share an intriguing thought, "I believe that the "dark chaos" over which the spirit of God hovers described at the beginning is a possible original space from which imagination emerged." Yes! This "space", not unlike Frankl's "space between two nerve cells" is necessary and may be the place from which 'all that is' emerges. This is fascinating to me.
- Producer25/08/2016The Fractal AmbassadorI was honored this week by beBee team announcing my appointment as beBee ambassador in Jordan. As much as this is an honorable assignment; it is equally important that I have to reach up to its responsibilities. Many thoughts crossed my mind....
Comments29/08/2016 #58 siraj shaik#57 @Ali Anani sir thanks much and your shares on beBee as well as Linkedin had triggered me to be part of all to hover along. All appreciations for your wonderful words. My words will be less to express for your expression and Aha! what an amazing grand welcome. Thanks again.26/08/2016 #51 Ali Anani#50 Thank you dear @debasish majumder. You remind me of a great point. A fractal alone different from fractals feeding back to each other. The human body has many fractal structures as the nervous system and vascular system. These two have fractal structure and if one is affected it shall affect the other fractal. Fractal to fractal feedback deserves a deep searching. The fractal brain is feeding other fractals and how much can we explore is beyond imagination.26/08/2016 #50 debasish majumderSir, Dr. @Ali Anani, Phd., the fractal of trees with human lungs is not just intriguing, but the most striking feature of your fractal is that, the human trees is also getting oxygen, only source of production, whether good or bad fruits, also getting from the upper part of the human body, and the seed is the brain, which in continuous form of change in a process of negation, an infinite incremental process. the law of mechanics being formulated by the seed of sir Issac Newton has now evolved and elevated to more superior seed, which have no longer replication of the older one and it is paving the way for further development followed by continuous process of change. extremely relevant post sir in terms of understanding about producing "Good Fruits" in beeBee platform and you are truly adept and adroit in producing such lovely fruits which you are continuously doing. thank you very much for sharing such lovely post.26/08/2016 #49 Ali Anani#44Sara @Sara Jacobovici- I am reading again your last buzz on Exploring Imaginative Ideas and this paragraph drew my attention: One skill that we acquire is the ability to imagine. According to Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein, (2009) imaging is the most important thinking skill we acquire for creativity. They define imaging as the ability to recreate sensory impressions and feelings in our minds in the absence of external stimuli.
We can alter, combine, synthesize and otherwise manipulate sensory images to form images and ideas of things never perceived in reality.
This adds great value to my response to the comment of @CityVP Manjit below26/08/2016 #47 Ali Anani#44 Thank you so much dear @Sara Jacobovici and I am truly blushing. Just to add a little info, the thickness of all branches almost matches the thickness of the trunk of a tree. This is not very commonly known. As for your writing " I see a person who is generous to share the fruits of your wisdom" you are very imaginative. The fruits we produce in shape and color reflect our inner selves. THis is one of the buzzes I am planning to write about. Thank you my friend for your immense motivation26/08/2016 #46 Ali Anani#43 Thank you dear @CityVP Manjit for your question and congratulations. I would have placed and distributed the ambassadors letters in the two wings of a butterfly instead of lungs. This is to emphasize the title of the buzz. The nodal and fractal-like distribution also serves in pointing that if we change the letters positions new things may emerge; same like moving a node. The lung as well a butterfly have two wings with the right one using real numbers and the left one imaginary ones. This is how Mandelbrot used complex numbers (real + imaginary ones) arrived at his strange attractor. I redrew the background image to make these points, hopefully, clearer
- Producer16/08/2016We Plan and Destiny LaughsI keep asking myself if planning has a real value! We humans are complex systems and our behaviors are complex too. The feedback mechanisms in our bodies are frequent and result in simple deterministic rules to turn into chaos. We are complex...
Comments13/09/2016 #99 Dale Masters#90 The presence of the fork is essential. Without it, no change would have been possible. It is the presence of the fork, NOT what choice was made, that is the important factor.
However, one never knows where one will end up. In the case of the business decision, the career path may have been altered temporarily, but the company choice may have ended up exactly the same (albeit without meeting the plant owner at that time.)
Speaking of time, timelines are funny things. There are nexus points in history that are unavoidable in a number of timelines...but that nexus point may be a simple thing, like someone who changes history in all relative timelines in the same manner...because they cancelled a plane trip (or missed the plane), that later crashed, killing everyone aboard.22/08/2016 #92 Randy KehoWe're faced with change not destiny. In each of your examples, the person could have continued down the same path. They chose to change their plan. What you're labeling destiny is a conscience effort to change direction. You, and you alone, are in control of your future. Destiny is an abstraction, it does not exist in reality. It is a mind game.22/08/2016 #91 Lisa Gallagher#89 @CityVP Manjit again, very wise comment. I sort of on break today from Social media- I tend to spend hours reading other's buzzes, reposting to beBee and twitter, and once in a while it can catch up with me. My brain feels tired today LOL. So my comment will probably reflect that even though I can't disagree with anything you wrote. Many of us do tend to migrate to some of the same people's buzzes over and over but for me it's because I enjoy their writing. I meet new people on here almost daily and find new buzzes to comment on, so I'd like to think that I'm trying to branch out. I'm sure we are all can be a bit tribal, some more than others. Something to keep in mind. Again, thank you!! I have great respect for all those you tagged below and many more!22/08/2016 #90 Franci Eugenia HoffmanDestiny, being an inevitable cause of events has no rules and no boundaries. Destiny has an uncanny way of altering our lives, which can be negative or positive. What is intriguing is while we on the ride of life and meet the fork in the road, our decision may be of no consequence because the plan has already been laid out for us. Whether right, wrong or indifferent, the real reason may never be known to us; it is only how we perceive it to be.22/08/2016 #89 CityVP Manjit#88 Dear Lisa, I did read the wolf-pack buzz and I am a great believer that it is tribalism that shapes destiny, because this form of destiny has repeatedly been shown to have been shaped through war. That conflict does not have to occur at the national level, it can happen at the media level or it can even happen in our own mind.
When we wash destiny of all the bits that are uncomfortable and sterilize destiny into a utopian or noble ideal we get into the business of re-writing history. This brings me to the burning question which is, how can we study destiny at philosophical detail and yet continue to repeat the patterns of history, history constantly repeating itself?
That is why I will push aside the question of destiny and deal with diversity first. In my 20 years of being on discussion groups, all have had the same pattern, they all become wolf-packs - which means what? It means that the same group people begin talking to the same group of people - and now one has insiders and outsiders. My destiny as seen from the lens of diversity remains a constant outsider. This outsider invites the outsiders in, not as insiders but people who can have the diversity of inside and outside - and then there is no wolf-pack - there is only diversity.
My destiny depends on diversity - so does that of @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz - so as our Ambassador Lisa, IMHO focus on the diversity, focus on the flourishing. I love the diversity of an @Ali Anani, of a @Sara Jacobovici, of a @Gert Scholtz, of a @Milos Djukic, of a @Savvy Raj, of a @Lisa Gallagher and the list goes on and on until diversity reaches my own Dunbar number or another new destiny.22/08/2016 #88 Lisa Gallagher#87 @CityVP Manjit, I'm so sorry I missed your comment. You are a very wise man. I want to read your comment again so I can have a more detailed reply and thank you. When I read these posts and the comments on Ali's buzzes it opens my mind so much. I may not understand everything but that's where others can come in and help me to understand better. Thank you to Ali too!19/08/2016 #87 CityVP Manjit#85 Dear Lisa, the D in Destiny is not the D in DNA, destiny is simply our capacity as human beings to reprogram our destination. Destiny has different kinds of fuel, some fueled by powerful imagination and some fueled by foolish fantasy. The one plus point of your anxiety order is that it proves you have a powerful imagination. The challenge this imagination gives you serves in you the thinking that creates great anxiety, but the same challenge of imagination allows you to want to change your destiny.
You know what your compass is today, you know what your direction is and your imagination is now guiding you to a new destination, and you are not afraid of obtaining help and support to get to where you want to be. Those that have the courage to love as much as you do will feel hurt and pain at much greater level than those that talk of love but don't live their love fully.
So we know that our imagination can move us to a new destination and it can also overwhelm us - of if we don't exhibit the courage of love, we choose foolish fantasy and we become like driftwood in the river. Yet none of this is the value of destiny.
The greatest value of destiny is KNOW THAT WE HAVE ARRIVED and what that SETTLEMENT means. Otherwise our destiny is that of a nomad. At this moment in life it is as good as it gets, I have arrived and for the next three years I am not interested in destiny, unless someones destiny crashes into me or shit happens, which destroys the settlement. Once settled the children are safe, and they have the opportunity to live the life we did not, and that is what my parents did so the sacrifice was lesser for us. Yet what is the purpose of struggle if we never arrive. What is the purpose of destiny if it is continuous loop of never finding life.19/08/2016 #85 Lisa GallagherHi @Ali Anani, your story below about destiny was very capturing. I read through the comments with @Sara Jacobovici &@CityVP Manjit, so impressed with how the comments/discussion just flowed. Someone used the word, synchronicity- I agree. Very interesting to hear how the football players path took a turn because of traffic, your brother became a Dr. because your mom wanted someone in the family to become one and your brother quit smoking for his life and son. I do believe in destiny. I'm not sure how destiny finds us, or do we find it? But, I've seen it happen all too often which makes me really believe in it. I worked many hours per week at the hospital after I had my 2 children. I loved my work but hated leaving my kids with a babysitter. I dreamed of being a stay at home mom but never thought that would be an option. We struggled with 2 incomes. One day my husband came home from work and told me he had a job offer out of state. After some time of talking it over, we decided he should do it. We ended up in a smaller town (much smaller) and I was able to finally stay home with my kids. We didn't make a lot of extra money because the increase in wages my husband received made up for what I wasn't bringing in. It was SO worth it. I never saw myself living in a rural town or being able to stay home with my children, destiny? What was even stranger for me- I found out after we moved here my father used to hunt in the County I live in, it was always his dream to move to this area and I never knew until my mother told me after we settled in.18/08/2016 #83 AnonymousI've put all my knowledge (still very limited) into writing of this post and also into writing all of my further comments. Without false modesty, I admit that I am personally proud and also proud because of you dear participants: @Ali Anani View moreI've put all my knowledge (still very limited) into writing of this post and also into writing all of my further comments. Without false modesty, I admit that I am personally proud and also proud because of you dear participants: @Ali Anani, @Sara Jacobovici, @CityVP Manjit, ptharso castro, Peter van lfrich, @Anees Zaidi and Harvey Lloyd . Certainly, it's no easy task to talk about chaos. This way of commenting by all participants is the ultimate example of how it should be done proper critical thinking study on the topic of an utmost importance.
Your comments and a balanced approach of all participants about this delicate subject is very close to me. Thank you very much dear Ali. Close18/08/2016 #80 CityVP Manjit#72 Dear @Sara Jacobovici I highly value the way you look at the world because that is the meaning of diversity, and through the lens you utilize you are learning and what you learn contributes to the journey of your life - which we happen to call destiny.
For my learning journey affords me to first qualify the reservations but not to prove my point but simply what shall proceed into my own field of attention and what must be put aside, since we both know that none of us can know it all.
Quantum Consciousness Often means Nonsense by Matthew R. Francis
The Myth of Quantum Consciousness
Skepticism is an interesting perspective because again, it is @Milos Djukic posts which introduced me to the idea of "reproducibility" and when I INDIVIDUALLY study this it has a greater transforming effect because I am taking logical steps in my own learning journey. I have poor statistical thinking ability, I am prone to logical fallacies, I am not as creative as I should be in design thinking, I am trying to appreciate the engineering and scientific mindset and all of this is on a foundation that I do have the skills of abstraction and that this is the foundation stone for my learning journey. Destiny in my learning journey remains mythological.18/08/2016 #79 Ali AnaniDear @Milos Djukic- my mind is busy thinking about your comment and your linked post. I am planning to publish the latest on Saturday my response to your great buzz. So many ideas are rolling in my head that I have to find a way to structure my forthcoming post. But I tell you one thing- your buzz exhausted me mentally and it enriched my thinking. To differ with a wise man is to learn.
Comments14/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitActually thought this was not real until I looked it up. The article called "The Dopest Gadgets Made from Cardboard" http://au.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/10/dopest-cardboard-gadgets/ View moreActually thought this was not real until I looked it up. The article called "The Dopest Gadgets Made from Cardboard" http://au.complex.com/pop-culture/2013/10/dopest-cardboard-gadgets/ does not mean dopey or stupid. Dope is slang for cool. So that this word is not lost in translation, it relates to the phrase "so dope" see Urban Dictionary for slang meaning http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=So%20dope Close
- 12/08/2016A shout out to @Milos Djukic who linked to the work of Étienne Ghys. in one of his comments in a buzz. Ghys along with Jos Leys, and Aurélien Alvarez produced a documentary called Chaos. The paper that Milos originally linked is http://perso.ens-lyon.fr/ghys/articles/butterflyeffect.pdf and this paper does a great job of separating the idea of the butterfly effect as metaphor used by the general public, and return the expression to the mathematical expressions which serves the scientific explanation, to reveal that the "butterfly effect" simply introduces us to a much more complex world of dynamical systems (or chaos), which Ghys rightly calls "a mathematical adventure".Chaos - A mathematical adventure - YouTubebit.ly From Jos Leys, Étienne Ghys and Aurélien Alvarez, the makers of Dimensions, comes CHAOS. It is a film about dynamical systems, the butterfly effect and...
Comments13/08/2016 #16 Edward Smith#3 @Gerald Hecht, of course you know he math! 😂 I read Chaos when I was in my twenties. Extremely fascinating. I agree with your point. When I take in the beauty of fractal art, I do not think about the mathematical process. The math which creates such beauty is another art to behold all unto itself. However, I find the center, the point of initial contact and imagine the beautiful synchronous expression from that single point in space. To me, that is he beauty of art and why it is vital to keep supporting arts education. Studying the arts provides the fertile ground for creative thought, which is vital to further advance science.13/08/2016 #15 Gerald Hecht#11 @Vincenzo De Florio Thank you for the kind words! I must have been in my teens when I read Gleick's book entitled "Chaos"...it lead to much self study, as it was not an accepted (or taught) paradigm in US high schools. By the time I got to graduate school, I had learned "some stuff "...that my peers had not ;-)13/08/2016 #11 Vincenzo De Florio#5 The Math of Swarm... dear @Gerald Hecht, you have a magnificent "mathematical sensitivity"! I think it's impossible to express it any better. As you realized, the digits here represent roles, such as those of the bees in a hive! I'm impressed by the beauty of your expression as well as by its semantic density!13/08/2016 #4 AnonymousOhhhhhhh what do those numbers mean and how do they make a star and I'm fascinated and wish I remembered math but alas I was a literature major and had to support myself divorce drop out. 2+2 does or does not equal 4? Who will ever tell me with any certainty? Sigh. But oh do I love this Star. Shine bright!!!! :-)11/08/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI like viewing it as a hexagonal fractal but in the spirit of fractal friendship I shall bow to the notion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder if we choose to see a star here - and I am beholden or to the open minded spirit of @Gerald Hecht View moreI like viewing it as a hexagonal fractal but in the spirit of fractal friendship I shall bow to the notion that beauty is in the eye of the beholder if we choose to see a star here - and I am beholden or to the open minded spirit of @Gerald Hecht for why do I need say in a paragraph here what a simple "Fantastic" captures and says it best. Close
- 10/08/2016"The Whole can BE(E) more than the sum of its parts!"
I'm sure you're going to agree, @Javier beBee :-)
Comments10/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitIn the middle of the presentation the word "retired" was mentioned and I too agree that our societal attitude to retirement is a mindset that sits in the parts rather than where the whole can be more than the sum of the parts. Retirement is a utopian word that signifies personal freedom but it in its actuality it has become a dystopian word that is not the utopian world of the beehive but the dystopian view of putting cows out to pasture (as an idiom http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/put+out+to+pasture ) The utopian view of the beehive is no different compared to the dystopian reality of the drone - retirement and drones how much their extinguished reality compares - but in the 21st Century if we are involved in knowledge work and not the industrial slavery as cogs in the wheel, then such a retirement is a loss that can still be counted in parts and not a win-win that can be counted as the whole.
- 01/08/2016By RAVI VIJ, a great read.Chaos Theory And The Art Of Predicting Business Successwww.linkedin.com I have recently become very interested in understanding the mysterious, yet beautiful world of chaos theory. I was drawn towards this field - study of behavior of dynamic systems that are...
Comments01/08/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI am glad Ravi Vij got to the core reality in his post when he said QUOTE: ["It is fascinating to observe the interplay of chance and infinity that never creates two identical structures. Even similar looking trees or snowflakes are never identical.]" END QUOTE FROM RAVI VIJ
- 28/07/2016The Diversity of Thinking buzz leads me to follow up on three more video's about the plant world. We can refer to this as plant intelligence, where intelligence does not become anthropomorphic i.e. I do not treat plants as human beings but as a distinct ecology I have yet to fully appreciate. @Ali Anani 's buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/disruption-of-thinking#c23 From this single buzz alone I have already found two distinct pathways for my own learning journey, plants via Ali Anani and Creativity via @Sara Jacobovici - in all that is 7 video's that emerge from this buzz - 1 about vibrations that is 1 hour long contained in Ali Anani's buzz and the 6 that I have personally earmarked for my own attention. Looks like i will not be watching movies with the family for a couple of days and that is the value of a learning journey, distinct from the normal course of our entertainment schedules. Look forward to watching these 3 Plant Docs's and 3 video's featuring Mr and Mrs Root-Bernstein.What Plants Talk About (Full Documentary) When we think about plants, we don't often associate a term like "behavior" with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The...
Comments29/07/2016 #12 CityVP Manjit#11 Dear Dilma, the Brazilian contigent on BeBee is an impressive force, I can see from your buzz that some are already interacting with your buzz's. In my lexicon a "monkey" is a follower, whereas the plant or tree has a different kind of diversity and this is not a following like a bee but an observation. To observe means noticing, to follow is monkey see, monkey do a.k.a. reactive and/or conforming. I encourage @Augusto Santos to check your profile and buzz out - as Jiddu Krishnamurti said, "the observer is the observed".29/07/2016 #11 DILMA BALBI -Contratos e Gestão#9 Hi @CityVP Manjit.. thanks for stopping by. I'd also recognize me as "monkey jumping from tree to tree or a bee moving from flower to flower" (lol). I also have others posts here at be Bee .. if you have some extra time feel free to visit then. I apreciated your message and I'll follow you to learn more and more.. Have a nice weekend.29/07/2016 #9 CityVP Manjit#8 Hi Dilma I did check out your LinkedIn and even though I do not speak a lick of Portuguese or Spanish, I saw you had two postings there. The first about ZBB I have followed up on here https://www.bebee.com/content/695856/692658 as a part of my "Red Wisdom" and the second I have noted as a book you were interested in "Obvious Adams" by Robert Updegraff, which I also did not know about and discover is a classic in business circles, so much so it is now readily available for anyone to read at the Open Library https://openlibrary.org/books/OL7130468M/Obvious_Adams - I have noted it also for my own personal learning under my "Blue Wisdom" here https://www.bebee.com/content/695866/692670 What this means in the context of plants is that I would rather be a plant that finds its roots or a tree that finds its branches, than a monkey jumping from tree to tree or a bee moving from flower to flower - and the implications of that are immense. It means I have found an alternative to following - which is fractal learning. In such learning we find and make our own branches, while others establish and find their own. There is a limit to fractal learning which is that one must turn things off in order to focus on what has been found, otherwise it is merely following i.e. that social media world of monkey see, monkey do. Thanks Dilma for both of your linkedIn postings !!!29/07/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 I have a couple of days of material to get through, such is the findings that emerged today - will be able to get to a response around Sunday : 28th Jul 2016 re: Milos Djukic Social Pyschology Links to Chaos Theory
28th Jul 2016 re: Milos Djukic How You Are Who You Are--in Chaos Theory
28th Jul 2016 re: Milos Djukic Dynamical Systems Theory (Proper name for Chaos Theory)
28th Jul 2016 Milos Djukic The Secret Human Qualities That Truly Matter
28th Jul 2016 Milos Djukic Chaos - Stanford Encylcopedia
28th Jul 2016 x Innovation Engine 6 of Creativity : Imagination & Habitat - Resources & Knowledge - Culture & Attitude
28th Jul 2016 Ali Anani sacred knowledge of vibration and the power of human emotions
28th Jul 2016 Re: Ali Anani BBC How Plants Communicate & Think - David Attenborough
28th Jul 2016 Re: Ali Anani BBC How Plants Communicate & Think
28th Jul 2016 Re: Ali Anani What Plants Talk About (Full Documentary)
28th Jul 2016 Re: Sara Jacobovici Robert Root-Bernstein talk about art as a way of knowing.
28th Jul 2016 Re: Sara Jacobovici Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein talk about "Art + Science = Innovation"
28th Jul 2016 Re: Sara Jacobovici Creativity - Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein28/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitAs per my comment in the buzz "Disruption of Thinking" the other two video's I have in my queue for this week are linked below. [" I have yet to watch the vibrations video but first I want to invoke this area about plants which gets very scant attention and deserves more of our focus. BBC docs produced How Plants Communicate and Think https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-4w5xYLwiU and they also produced a documentary by David Attenborough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-3ve-BicfA ]"
- 28/07/2016@Sara Jacobovici mentioned the work of Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein in Ali @Ali Anani's buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/disruption-of-thinking#c23 Sara mentioned :
["The following definition of imagination is one that I think you would not want to change. Michele and Robert Root-Bernstein,(2009) define imaging as "the ability to recreate sensory impressions and feelings in our minds in the absence of extrinsic or direct physical stimulation from our eyes, ears, nose, tongue, hands or body."] COMMENT BY SARA JACOBOVICI
The Disruption of Thinking, which also led me to a video about the nature of vibrations and other video's about understanding the plant world that I want to pay some attention to. I was not familiar with work of Root-Bernstein - a great buzz does provide a creative problem of its own - in what order do I tackle learning when so much is unleashed through conversation. So far all of the outputs of Ali Anani's buzz flow into my Violet Wisdom - I found Unlocking Creative Potential from this.Unlocking Creative Potential Join us for a conversation with creativity researchers Robert and Michele Root-Bernstein, in which they discuss such topics as the imaginative thinking...
Comments28/07/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI will also follow up on a couple of presentations by Robert Root-Bernstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8nWyVE2nE View moreI will also follow up on a couple of presentations by Robert Root-Bernstein https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lB8nWyVE2nE which is about art as a way of knowing. Also Art+Science=Innovation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPMbCnEapQU where both Robert and Michele engage a discussion about creativity, imagination and innovation. Close
- Producer28/07/2016Disruption of ThinkingFew scientific discoveries disrupt our thinking and turn it upside down. Not only these discoveries disrupt our thinking, but also our perspectives, attitudes and beliefs. One of the discoveries that prompted me to write this buzz is that plants...
Comments02/08/2016 #104 Cyndi wilkins#103 Exactly Praveen...That is most certainly why those poor plants looked as they did when I arrived...Their environment was in "discord"...Once it was cleaned up and given a fresh start, the vibration of that "space" shifted to that of being nurtured back to health;-) It all makes perfect sense in the large scheme of things...A perfect example of this is how crazy I get when my house is a mess! I don't normally "link bomb" other people's buzzes, (my apologies @Ali Anani)...I just thought it corresponded nicely with this one;-)02/08/2016 #102 Cyndi wilkins#90 #93 #94 #99 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici...Glad you liked it;-) It is my pleasure @Ali Anani...I cannot claim to understand any dialogue being exchanged, telepathically or otherwise, Praveen, but somehow I knew they understood me;-) I would love to hear more about your experience...I shared something a while back you may find interesting in terms of "vibration." Through my interest in the Ayurvedic systems approach to healing, it is believed that everything carries a particular vibration that corresponds to a certain frequency...Match the frequency that corresponds to our personal energetic system to create healthy cellular activity within the "whole" being...bringing us ever closer to a balanced state of health...Enjoy!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cyndi-wilkins/good-vibrations02/08/2016 #97 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#96 Perception-Imagination-Belief is the progression that is characteristic to the typical human condition. Imagination is a subjective phenomenon based on objective perception I would say dear @Ali Anani View more#96 Perception-Imagination-Belief is the progression that is characteristic to the typical human condition. Imagination is a subjective phenomenon based on objective perception I would say dear @Ali Anani. Beliefs are the outcome of the processes that take place in the inferential vortex. I am told there are those whose Imagination is so vigorous that they can turn this entire linear progression the other way (they reverse it) and start with Belief>Imagination>Perception...in other words they perceive that which they imagine through the sheer strength of their belief. Close02/08/2016 #96 Ali Anani#95 Dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli- this quote from your comment is hugely invigorating "should withstand the sceptic knives of doubt and disbelief, and enable the curious to glimpse the world outside the window through new doors of perception! I love it, but have a question why did you say perception and not imagination, for example? I would love to hear from you02/08/2016 #95 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#94 Dear @Anees Zaidi, I would rather believe in it and live in harmony at least on the terrace sit out in their company for a wee bit now and then, than be inimical! I suspect some folks have the ability to explore vibrations among flora and fauna to such a fine extent that the language of resonance communicates the very essence of their being to each other. Somewhat like the RF phenomenon :) The hives of experiential learning and teaching on the beBee tree of knowledge and growth am sure, should withstand the sceptic knives of doubt and disbelief, and enable the curious to glimpse the world outside the window through new doors of perception!02/08/2016 #90 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#81 Cyndi, then you are THE one I can share something interesting i read a few years ago. :) Seriously. A Plant Whisperer. He could not only talk to plants, but could understand plants when they would talk back to him! He wrote a book on nature and his experiences...and how he could thus understand and help others benefit from the great healing properties of many plants. My better half buys a lot of potted plants...i telepathically communicate with them asking them to bloom and blossom ;) Tell ya what, it seems to be working! Shall share a page or two from it.02/08/2016 #87 CityVP Manjit#31 My Dear @Ali Anani my buzz is completed https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/thinking-our-disruption In writing this buzz I have one more follow up buzz on Disruption which I mention at the end of the one above, hopefully complete later today.
- 26/07/2016A great comment by @Milos Djukic made in a buzz written by @Anees Zaidi about the quality of buzzes at BeBee and also related fractal mindset. COMMENT was
Thank you very much @Anees Zaidi. Some thoughts already published elsewhere here again...I used to write about self-similar concept. Fractals can be exactly the same at every scale (self-similar and self-replicative), but also nearly the same at different levels. Only in the first case they are exactly self-similar. But also there are the following possibilities: Quasi Self-Smilarity, like the Mandelbulb, which I use as a picture in my Twiter account (partial copies), Multifractal System (with the different fractal dimensions) which corresponds to a society where individuals could be completely self-similar, but with different fractal dimensions (like Anees Zaidi and Milos Djukic in this particular case:)), and finally the most obscure aspect connected with Statistical Self-Similarity which reflect the most current state of social structure in which randomly generated fractals (humans) have a chance to make a new Renaissance, which is far from totalitarian single-mindedness as expressed in Star Trek Borg Collective model, Equilibrium movie by Kurt Wimmer, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Kafka's "Der Process" or in "The Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley.Mathematics Documentary | Decoding the Language of the Universe | History Films Mathematics Documentary | Decoding the Language of the Universe | History Films. Mathematics (from Greek μάθημα máthēma, “knowledge, study, learning”) is...
Comments27/07/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit#2 Dear Joanna I am inspired to know my inspiration but inspiration is not enough in itself or by itself for my life, so today I have personally reflected about that https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/inspiration View more#2 Dear Joanna I am inspired to know my inspiration but inspiration is not enough in itself or by itself for my life, so today I have personally reflected about that https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/inspiration Maybe I am wasting my supernal energy, maybe I can inspire it to be much more than I had previously imagined it to be? Close