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compassion, collaboration & cooperation iN transistion


There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all who profit by the old order, and only luke-warm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order. This quality of lukewarmness arises partly from a fear of adversaries, who have the law on their side, and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it.”

                                                          Machiavelli - The Prince - 1513


  ONLY when the last tree has died

  and the last river been poisoned

  and the last fish been caught will

  WE REALISE that ...



  BuckminsterFuller's concern with fine-tuning

  communication, developing and using words that

  are consistent with scientific reality, is one facet of

  the role of language with respect to synergetics.


  Another deals with the difficulty of describing

  visual and structural patterns.

  In the context of President Eisenhower's warning of the consequences of

  consequences of the MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX and the potential

  demise of THE REPUBLIC, following the SECOND World War and the United

  Nations own commitment to the concept of the Great War being ...

  'A WAR TO END ALL WARS' • in juxtaposition to the [RE]flections of 

  Clare Graves, a psychologist who had experienced the horrors of war,

  from the perspective of Human Rights and Responsibilities, to come

  back from his [RE]collections of war and declare • “Damn it all, a person

  has the right to be who he is ” • WHAT BETTER [PLACE] to start than

  providing each and everyone of the passengers of Spaceship Earth • that

  Pale Blue Dot of the cosmos • with some Freespace 4D • where they can

  all work individually and collectively together as a  KOSMIC T.E.A.M. 

  Perhaps we should call it THE UNITED STATES of FREESPACE [in4D]



  ASSEMBLY of, for and by the peopleYIN and YANG as ONE • IS able

  to discuss a NEW UNIVERSAL MODEL which IS both algebraically and

  indeed geometrically identical to Freespace 4D and entirely in accordance

  with • THE POWER of EACH and EVERY female and male passenger of

  y[our] 'SPACE'ship • EARTH.

  Compassion, Collaboration & Cooperation • in TRANSITION

  That IS in[DEED≡ SPiRALogic [in4D]


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Comment by Michael Grove on May 11, 2022 at 14:05

ONE of those very important early DRYSTONES whilst acting as a consultant to Oxford University Press, was having been asked, very early on in the research & development of the Volcano Videodisc Project, if I would be happy to give a presentation of my system to some senior members of IBM who are major sponsors of Oxford University and the Press; and so it was arranged for me to do so during an annual event of Senior IBM Staff and their wives, visiting Oxford, the University and the Press, for a week, such that the wives could do their shopping and visit the sites, whilst the IBMers were provided with various tours and a representative update Presentation of the latest happenings, concerning  the use of technology and the Oxford English Dictionary • OED.  

So it was on the day that having first been introduced to the concept of Systems Analysis on an IBM 64K Mainframe during my training as an Upper Airspace Area Radar Controller, I provided a demonstration of the Technology behind the Volcano Videodisc Project, which as it happens was the self same early development technology which Tim Berners Lee later utilised for creating the HyperText Transition Protocol on which the launch and development of the INTERNET is based. I can only imagine that they were all pretty impressed because of the hand clapping and the extensive question and answer dialogue which then pursued.  

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