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Vision without action is just a dream. Action without vision

passes the time. ACTION and VISION can change the world.

                                                                  Christopher Cooke


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

be unable to tell the difference between the simulation and the reality. My own

vision, at that time, identified more with the "brown-stone" buildings of New

York and the digital television watch of Dick Tracey than the "1984" scenario 

painted by George Orwell. Later in life when questioned as to my thoughts on

"the simulation of the reality " and of a possible definition thereof - I often

retorted that, by use of the ‘ideal system', "one would be able to jump off

the white cliffs of Dover and walk away after the experience, without a

scratch, but being a completely different person as a result of the



They all replied, as do some today, that I was in need of a frontal lobotomy.


However, my speaker's podium experience of "virtual realities" in San Francisco

in 1989 proved to me at least that I needn't go into hospital yet and that that

particular experience has in[DEED] spurred me on since to even higher levels of



“Cherish your vision and your dreams as they are the children

  of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.


                                                                                   Napoleon Hill

Imagination NOT invention is the supreme master of ART as of LIFE


                                                                                      Joseph Conrad


Man’s only limitation, within reason, lies in the development and use of

his imagination. He has not yet reached the apex of development in the

use of his imaginative faculty. He has merely discovered that he has an

imagination and has commenced to use it in a very elementary way.                                                                                                                                         


                                                                                      Napoleon Hill


"Imagination alone can give us a vision of the future."

"Simulations of the reality allow us all to explore that vision."

But no man is an island and turning this vision into a reality has always been dependent on a willingness to search for all the component parts, to communicate and collaborate with the multitude of people destined to provide the component parts and then to "glue" the whole together into a cohesive and meaningful solution.


A solution which addresses the very real issues with which we are all faced in our daily lives.


As a result of determination, persistence and perseverance -


"We should not be trying to make institutions work faster, but to help people to discover imaginative new ways to communicate and work together better.

We need to encourage our global society to be able to turn information into knowledge... knowledge into ideas... and ideas into sharing wealth"


the real key to understanding, all things,

IS within ourselves.


Once we understand ourselves we must then encourage others to seek a similar level of understanding as a result of ...

Co-creation - Co-existence - Cooperation - Collaboration


... in order that a new model & method of wealth creation, mutually beneficial to all, can be established.


"Just as the sun is at the centre of our solar system, so too must the mind of wisdom be the centre of our diverse personalities. If our minds are strong, then the various parts of our lives will be held firmly to their proper courses, and there will be no chance of deviation."


I absolutely believe that Zaadz can provide THE most appropriate environment and foundation / development platform for the establishment of a mechanism by which this can happen ...


initially in the role of gate-keeper to  a matrix



In view of the fact that TODAY is Martin Luther King's birthday, I would further post below Andrew Cohen's tribute to him as a VISIONARY ...


This great soul was a visionary.


What is a visionary? Visionaries are those rare and inspired individuals who see great promise and imminent potentials for human consciousness and culture that most of us haven't even begun to imagine yet. They are no longer merely living to get and to have for themselves, or tenaciously trying to preserve and protect what has already been. Visionaries are living for what has not yet occurred because their attention is riveted by the promise of the possible—that future is already radiant and alive in the field of their imagination.

Because they experience that future—and feel its promise on a daily basis—they live in a state of perpetual discontent, simultaneously deeply inspired and ever-unsatisfied.

How many of us have the courage and the heart to live that way—to live for the future like those great souls who have given rise to the higher values of our shared culture?

                                                                        —Andrew Cohen







 Previously posted by Michael Grove @zaadz 3rd July 2006

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~Matthew : Youthful Maturity

2 days later

~Matthew said

Cool. You were a very intelligent child.

Alex Chua : Clarity Coach

3 days later

Alex Chua said

Our imagination is the engine of co-creation! Imagination not only gives us a vision of the future… imagination allows us to design & co-create the future, our future!

Michael : catalyst-producer

4 days later

Michael said

Thank you both for your comments - and you wouldn't like to know how much it cost me to get hold of a first day copy of the “What the bleep .. ” DVD here in the UK. Even a lot of Ken's, Andrew's & Don's DVDs are
still difficult and expensive to get your hands on.

” The transcendent - immanent paradox will be at the heart of the new paradigm ” - comes to mind seeing Matthew with Ken - and in my own words …. the possibilities will be endless beyond those which are established at thia point of the evolution of consciousness namely … the likes of the mortar that holds
the bricks together or more poetically the paper on which the figure/etching is drawn or more poignantly the wire that keeps the holes together that form the cage to enclose the rabbit … before it disappears down the “hole”

20 days later

thunderbeing said

Very interesting blog… I find your idea of simulation very interesting. The question is: what is the difference between simulation and reality?

Your background is heavily into computers so I presume by simulation you have in mind some sort of computer simulation? I see a fundamental difference between computer simulations and imagination… the first is a true simulation whereas the second may have enough depth (because a mind is simulating it) for it to be called a reality in its own right?

So from a computing point of view reality and simulation are separate and the matrix is a computer simulation as in the film The Matrix. And from a “you create your own reality” / mind point of view, there is no difference between simulations and “reality”… they are all just different realities. Nice comment on Zaadz. I see Zaadz as a beginning, but as soon as one portal holds “the key” I think we have a problem.

Zaadz is just one of the up-and-coming mini-matrices that humanity is choosing to express at this time? Nice imagery regarding the mind of wisdom as the centre of our diverse personalities. Of course it assumes
that wisdom does not itself have diversity.

Do you think that is the case? I think probably… but not sure.

Thank you for a thought-provoking post!

2 months later

yosyama said

Never visited this place until this moment and must look at it further, so much inspiration - thanks u Michael

Michael : catalyst-producer

5 months later

Michael said

As a long time “watcher” of the actvities of The Future Laboratory - which uses William Gibson's words -

’The future has already happened, it’s just not very well distributed’ - as an overview strap-line - I am

enamoured with their latest publication in the context of ALL that we are dedicated to achieving @zaadz.

I would equally suggest that the NextGen Vision for Air Traffic Control could provide a definitive proposal
with global significance for the development of Clare Graves IDEAS.

Albert : Warrior

over 2 years later

Albert said

Fascinating Michael, thrilling, true and a:


for me not to stop for anything beyond the ultimate imagination for our time.

Michael : catalyst-producer

over 3 years later

Michael said



When we're able to imagine something, we create an image of it that we can relate to. Without such relationship, there IS NO RESONANCE, and so we have no energetic and informational means of attuning ourselves to a new phenomenon. When we can imagine a phenomenon and believe in its reality, we can actually experience that reality.

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Comment by Michael Grove on January 15, 2012 at 12:49

Whatever Happened to Silicon Valley Innovation?

Following on from Dr. Vannevar Bush's ”MEMEX” - Doug Engelbart, who was best known as the inventor of the mouse, but also came up with the idea of screens, and windows, and "hypertext", clickable links in text that could take you from document to document, the basis of the modern web - and Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, who made the source code of his creation publicly available, and never made a penny from it himself - it is very sad to reflect on the state of play of all things that constitute the cloud, in the context of the "modern democratic" concept -

OF the people, FOR the People, By the PEOPLE...

... and [BE]ing drawn down the rabbit hole

Comment by Michael Grove on March 20, 2012 at 5:54

and for that matter ...

Whatever Happened to Great Britain's Industrial Revolution Innovation ?

To quote Manfriday's comment on Roger Bootle's recent telegraph article -

"Roger you sum it up the problem clearly and concisely:

* Government is spending far too much of our income
* Much of what it spends is wasted
* It raises the money in a damaging way.

Without major cuts in government spending, from 45% of GDP to nearer 30% and a big increase in government efficiency the UK economy will continue to decline compared with other countries, especially those outside the EU. This would require a fundemental change in attitude by politicians and an acceptance by the electorate that government does less and that they do more for themselves.

I don't think this will happen and conclude that the UK will stay on track to becoming the Greece of the 2020s."

... UNLESS of course the Government introduces a considerably increased level of inter-departmental "mind-set" innovation of the kind that Roger Bootle describes in his conclusion to the article -

"Not so long ago, the leading members of this Government were completely unprepared for the fiscal cataclysm that lay ahead. The OBR’s pessimistic assessment raises the possibility of the future fiscal position catching them unawares from the opposite direction.

Making a real difference to the economy by budgetary measures requires a vision of the future tax system and the patience and foresight to make progress towards that vision in stages.

Otherwise it is easy to squander billions by giving out sweeties here and there to little or no effect. The time to start thinking about that vision – and turning it into reality – is now."

Comment by Michael Grove on September 18, 2013 at 9:15

Scientists in the US claim to have discovered how humans are able to use their imagination to create art, invent tools and think scientifically.

The team, from Dartmouth College, describe the network as 'the brain's "mental workspace"' where a person is able to manipulate images, ideas or theories which allows them to come up with new ideas. The researchers have published their report...

'Network structure and dynamics of the mental workspace'

in this week's Proceedings othe National Academy of Sciences.

The research could also lead scientists to reproduce a similar creative process in artificial intelligence.

'Understanding these differences will give us insight into where human creativity comes from and possibly allow us to recreate those same creative processes in machines.'

Scientists have long imagined the human brain needed a widespread neural network in order to be able to think imaginatively.

Comment by Michael Grove on November 9, 2013 at 7:43

A Vision for Oneness

We envision a world where we understand on an individual level that we are all truly One at the higher levels of consciousnessThis vision allows each of us to realise that even though we may appear to be separate from each other in a physical sense, in ultimate reality everything in existence is made up of Source Energy that is in relationship to and interacts with all of life.

We envision a world where we understand that we are all one in our collective consciousness as well. We see a world where we consciously co-create a new world model through this collective consciousness using the concept of Oneness as a critical component of our creative abilities as a global community.

This Vision of Oneness is the catalyst for each of us to individually take responsibility for our own thoughts, words and actions and thereby everything that we create into our lives. As we envision the concept of being one with all things seen and unseen we revel in the idea that everything we do in life has an effect on all of life as a whole and we therefore happily create the highest good for ourselves and for all others. As a result we see a world where every person realises that the best way to serve themselves is to serve all others because in the biggest scheme of life we are all ONE.

The Golden Rule pervades our relationships and life choices as we realise totally and completely that what we do for others we are actually doing for ourselves and what we do for ourselves affects all of existence.

The Intenders of the Highest Good; Vision Alignment Project  


                                                                by Richard Blackstone

Comment by Michael Grove on June 10, 2014 at 7:56

THIS REPORT is the latest research report in a sustained effort throughout 2014 by the Pew Research Center Internet Project to mark the 25th anniversary of the creation of the World Wide Web  by Sir Tim Berners-Lee (The Web at 25).

Comment by Michael Grove on May 3, 2015 at 10:35

 A Vision for Being There

 Be there. Go there now and never leave. Imagine that your dreams      

 have already come true. Live your life from that mindset. Predicate

 your behaviour on that reality, not the illusions that now surround you.

 Filter every thought, question, and answer from there. Let your focus

 shift and be born again - because dwelling from, not upon, the space

 you want to inherit is the fastest way to change absolutely everything.

 It is our Vision that we are all [BE]ing There!  - The Intenders of the

 Highest Good; Vision Alignment Project by Ivan Silovic

Comment by Michael Grove on October 31, 2019 at 13:11

Right now, we have everything but time.

Wise investors already know that our current economic and financial systems are ill equipped to respond to the impending financial and ecological collapse. The economic instruments we have grown up with are founded on assumptions that are no longer viable in the age of networks.

Networks connect us to previously unknowable future outcomes with real time deep data now available for critical investments to preserve culture, maintain biodiversity, geotag natural capital resources as real assets, to manage just-in-time decision making. Printing more unsecured debt as (hyper) inflationary money, and then publicly misrepresenting it as “assets under management” to lend against, has too many blind spots and single points of failure we simply cannot afford to face our future with!

We need everyone to do everything now!

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