Al LeBlanc's Blog – June 2015 Archive (5)

#Cyberpeacefare #Thinking #Thomas Edison

"It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.  They seem to insist on somebody else - often anybody else -doing their thinking for them." 

Thomas Edison

(Seems to me that is especially true in  the case of  "world peace and planet survival."  What difference can I make ?  We can cause a CyberWorldPeaceTsunami…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 30, 2015 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Peace #Horace DeLisser

"Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of the soul. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people."  Horace DeLisser

(Peace requires the attention of U&Me and the Collective Awakening of the  Individual Mind/Conscience - Now in the Present - the "ties of sentiment that helps to generate bonds of compassion and identification or empathy." (Freud's answer to Einstein's question " How to prevent…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 25, 2015 at 11:59am — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Feasibility Study

Wonder if Carnegie and Santa Fe Institute might be interested in doing basic research/exploratory development feasibility study/computer simulation of Cyberpeacefare ?  The study would simulate a mix of social media sites  cooperating agents in an optimal timing routine to likely cause a CyberWorldPeaceTsunami.The cooperating agents would include the world's most famous leaders/celebrities (interfaith religious leaders (e.g the Pope); political leaders (e.g. POTUS); philanthropists…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 18, 2015 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

#Cyberpeacefare #Complexity #Stuart Kauffman

"Next" says Kauffman "suppose that you come back  many years later, after the autocatalytic sets have been coevolving with one another and squirting strings at one another. The things that would still be around would be those things that had to evolve competitive interactions , food webs, mutualism, symbiosis. The things that you would see would be those that made the world they now mutually live in.  And that reminds us that we make the world we live in with one…

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Added by Al LeBlanc on June 14, 2015 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

#Cyberpeacefare #Mind #Daniel Webster

"Mind  is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are answered."  Daniel Webster

Added by Al LeBlanc on June 1, 2015 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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