e of every capability of the WEB 2.0 protocol - before we even start considering the use
of WEB 3.0 - to simulate real methods of open and disparate discussions, down the pub so to
speak, it is doomed to failure from a truly synergetic stand-point. Needless to say the seed that
was zaadz has been sown and blossomed in many ways, and although the window of opportunity
which WEB 2.0 presented is now almost closed, who knows what the future of the WEB and its
potential 10 billion users will bring !!!???
During the early part of my training as a civilian pilot/air traffic controller in the 1960's I was first
introduced to the mind-blowing experience of "flying" a de Havilland Trident Simulator. It was
mind-blowing for me, as a dyslexic 3D thinker, because my own vision as a child was of a future
time when we would be able to personally experience a simulation of the reality such that we
would not be able to tell the difference between the simulation and the reality. It had been
because of the support from my parents and their parents that I had succeeded in getting into
that simulator in the first place, but along the way I had been exposed to all of their diverse
spiritual & scientific beliefs despite the fact that they all subscribed to a similar set of values and
principles. As a result I was set on my own journey of discovery for the scientific reasoning for
mine and others personal experiences of spiritual connectivity. My eventual qualification as a joint
civilian/military air traffic controller took me to places I could not have even imagined - to the
point where I was being invited by the likes of IBM to present to them personal computer driven
multi-media simulations of future 3D global radar scenarios.
During the nascency of the world-wide web, discussions with Hewlett Packard, Kodak & Phillips
suggested the possibility of establishing a very powerful consumer driven social networking
environment, based on discussions about the implications and applications of the still to be
ratified WEB 2.0 protocol. As has often been the case, in my experience, existing companies have
been slow to react to the invariably small window of opportunity with which they are faced and
so it was with HP, Phillips and then Kodak. In the meantime the likes of Friendster and Myspace
appeared on the scene without incorporating the really powerful development capabilities which
the WEB 2.0 protocol provided for. So it was during 2005 that I became aware of a team of people
who were fully WEB 2.0 savvy, led by a man called Brian Johnson, working on a project called
ZAADZ. From the day of BETA launch I watched from afar and became mightily impressed by
every aspect of the ZAADZ initiative and so it was after some nearly six months I plunged in
In the meantime I continue to cherish what was and try to NOT forget that we are what we are
in some small and even significant way, because of our TIME@zaadz.
an "eternal beta" in true Web 2.0 style, but decided to let it stand as is and start working on future projects. Many of my future videos will address the last 30 seconds of this video (the "rethink ..." part).
Thank you all for the helpful comments on the earlier draft. It has been a great experience to connect with so many people interested in
Once again, there are higher quality versions available for download:
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. So you are welcome to download it, share it, even change it, just as long as you give me some credit and you don't sell it or use it to sell anything. I received many more positive comments than negative about the song choice (great work Deus!), but if you are one of those who does not like the song just download the video and change the audio track to your liking.
The video was created by me (Michael Wesch), working alone from my house in St. George, Kansas. I used CamStudio for the screen captures and Sony Vegas for the panning/cropping/zooming animations. Someday I might make a video tutorial for those who are interested.…