I will spend the day slugging out designs for some ideas as well as the brute force learning to speak the German language. In hindsight, like anything else, once you look back a bit with a glimmer of understanding, you go, “why exactly was this so difficult?”
Part of what we study in Augmanity is each person is really quite different with their quirks, strengths, weaknesses, comfort levels and way they process information and live in the world.
How to create the environment, teams, ways to learn, work, live and enjoy the world so that people can not be afraid of their fellow man and perhaps kinder, more benevolent and overall peaceful with each other – would be quite an accomplishment.
The question I keep narrowing in on the answer, but have no quantitative element to really break down, stems from almost a bell curve bar graph for society at large. At any given time, unless it is some traumatic over the top news event that shakes the society to the core – the amount and percentage of people wanting, willing, desiring to grow and change, is the same amount as those who probably will never change.
So how do you create a better society for all with these seeming counter balancing elements?
That is what will be very interesting in the coming 20-30 years of man. That is if he doesn’t go and do something really stupid and decide to just try to annihilate each other because some leaders don’t like the way other leaders have played the same game and a war breaks out.
“Wars are great for economies!”
“How good are they for humanity itself?”
I haven’t gotten back to do what will be a photo story on a man in town that reminds me of the technicians that I knew in Nashville. You had randy, doc, and another lad whose name escapes me. Three guys with a myriad of diverse personality traits and interests – yet, you could take any tube amp, old pinball game, and mechanical devise (the things before the digital age) and they could fix it. Such is the story of the man here.
He has a shop full of tubes, analog everything, classic speakers, radios from yesteryear and he knows how to fix about anything from the era of analog aka:”lovely warm tube amp sounds.
I want to do a story on the man, as he is a dying breed. Yet, he represents a portion of the market that is very small, yet, it truly cares about high quality.
The fascination with the entire bell curve and trying to quantify it comes as I try to target exactly what and where we are going to push Augmanity. Ideally I would love to do the bigger design and work backwards – but I know the economics of that version really would require a large company and a small army of engineers to bring to reality. Perhaps we could skunkwork it for a larger group? Or, do we just go and bring out the fun as well as meaningful versions?
Once again, I digress – but what I am finding with addiction, change, and overachievers in performance and any other category of the humanity segment, is there appears to be sort of set delta or bell curve. The only one I see changing, and perhaps not for the better, is the overall society is becoming more narcissistic with selfies and people wanting to be seen.
It is like the UBEME name. You can Google it and the images and you come up with a young teacher who seems to be my “model” and inspiration for trends happening with the Internet. It was her bunch of selfies that inspired the one algorithm project a few months ago, and one day I looked the twitter feeds, only to see a plethora of re-tweets of images. (this will be phase two of the algorithm)
That is more the way of the masses, yet, there is a smaller section that wants to know about what everyone is spewing images and few words about.
This is the segment of the market I am interested in.
While I am grateful for all the tools, abilities, and ways to work the digital age has brought forth for all of mankind. Inexpensive tools that allow anyone to create, anytime, anywhere, and anyplace – it appears much of the folks just want to click buttons and follow trends, fewer want to change and create.
The question is “why?”
Another question is “how” can you change the idea of “change” into a good thing?