Lenige planning

De term ‘planning’ heeft behoorlijk verschillende betekenissen voor iedereen. Menig mens heeft er bijna een trauma aan overgehouden—met name van de strakke, dogmatische, volg-de-planning-of-ik-schiet-versie die met ijzeren hand gevolgd dient te worden.

Tijd dus om ‘planning’ nieuw leven in te blazen en te ontdoen van haar negatieve lading.

Voor mij betekent planning niets meer en niets minder dan:

Planning—Het aanbrengen van precies voldoende spanning om het geheel tegelijkertijd een constructieve richting te geven én voldoende vrije ruimte voor creativiteit en persoonlijke inbreng.

In Japan noemen ze dat Hoshin Kanrihoshin betekent kompas en geeft richting; kanri betekent management of controle.

Dus een lange termijn visie gecombineerd met wendbaar ontwikkelen onder voortdurend voortschrijdend inzicht zodat je continu bij kunt sturen. Want zelfs de veranderingen veranderen.

Zodra je heldere afspraken maakt over het te volgen proces, haar uitkomst in de vorm van een product en de ontwikkeling van beiden, kan je echt álles maken en past het geheel zich voortdurend aan veranderende omstandigheden aan.

Graaf dieper op wat werkt wel en risicoloos resultaat en rendement.

Telekommunisten – the worker-owned telephone company

Worker Owned and Operated

telekommunisten is controlled by it’s workers and committed to staying that way, we believe we can serve our customers best and at the lowest cost by remaining focused on meeting the needs of our employees and customers, not on profits for outside shareholders. Being worker-owned means that all the money you spend on our products goes directly to the maintenance and improvement of the service you receive.

Venture Communism

Venture Communism is a project to research, experiment with, and initiate social enterprises, particularly a rent-sharing based proposed form called a Venture Commune. The project also encourages dialogue and investigation of alternative economies and workers struggle against private property .

The goal is to promote understanding of the relationship between distribution of productive assets, political power and global exploitation and poverty and to investigate how worker-controlled enterprises can contribute to solving this problem, as well as to put such ideas into practise.

Several articles have been written and many on-line correspondences sent describing and discussing venture communism, as well as analyzing the nature of property generally.

Source: http://www.telekommunisten.net/about TelekommunistenThe Revolution is Calling.

SixApart: Opening the Social Graph

SixApart: Opening the Social Graph:

We think that the best way for you to manage your network is to stop thinking about all of the little pieces and to start focusing on the big picture: you and the people who matter to you. We think relationships mean more than email addresses or which service you’re signed on to at the moment. So we’ve created an experimental demo based upon open technologies OpenID, the Microformats hCard and XFN, and FOAF that allow you to see your entire network of relationships in one place – across services, across platforms, across the entire Web.

How wonderful! I’ve been wanting this for ages! Even started the Campfire experiment a couple of years ago to address exactly this issue. I fully endorse opening the social graph.

(Via Semantic Wave.)

Enkel met het hart kan men goed zien

Vanochtend mijn schoonouders even opgehaald uit het oogziekenhuis in Rotterdam. Op de vierde verdieping aldaar een prachtige spreuk. Opgeknipt in twee stukken vind ik hem het krachtigst—normaal plakt een komma de twee zinnen aan elkaar:

Enkel met het hart kan men goed zien.
Het essentiële is onzichtbaar voor het oog.

Antione de Saint-Exupéry

SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival

SwarmOS Demonstrated at Idea Festival: “PacoCheezdom writes ‘Intelligent Life has short summary of a demonstration by MIT professor James McLurkin of his new group-minded robots, which run an operating system called ‘Swarm OS’.

The robots are able to work together as a group not by communicating with all members of the group at once, but by talking only to their neighbors, and model other similar behaviors performed by bees and ants. ‘Read more of this story at Slashdot.

(Via Slashdot.)

Einstein on Buddhism

Einstein was exploring a new form of spirituality for the future, consider what he had to say about Buddhism:

“Buddhism has the characteristics of what would be expected in a cosmic religion of the future. It transcends a personal God, avoids dogmas and theology; it covers both the natural and spiritual, and it is based on a religious sense aspiring from the experience of all things, natural and spiritual, as a meaningful unity.”


Via Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for a Secular Spirituality (Part 4) on intentBlog.

Groovy Actors

Refreshed my link with Gerald “tensegrity” de Jong, triggered by a blog entry from TED titled Creatures on the beach from the Dutch sculptor Theo Jansen which instantly reminded me of Gerald’s Fluidiom and Darwin at Home projects.

Gerald’s email signature also mentioned Groovy Actors:

In a nutshell it’s a natural next step, building further on object-oriented programming (OOP), where objects become active talkative peers.
Imagine running thousands of concurrent programs on one computer where each program instance represents something or someone in the real world. Some things are passive and only react to events but lots of real world things also take initiative.
That’s why parts of this kind of system can better be represented in software by “autonomous agents” or “actors” which frequently interact with each other.

And built using the Groovy language.

Just wondering why Groovy Actors are limited to a single computer rather than autonomous peers distributed across thousands of computers. Love to have concepts from Erlang and JavaSpaces built in.

Love to see the Groovy Actors’ Hello Storage example implement the story of The Wizard, The Rabbit, and The Treasurer.

Erlang distributed concurrent programming

A new programming language? Well, at least one I never heard of until today. It’s called Erlang and one of the interesting aspects are that it eases concurrent programming and distributed processes.

Erlang is a programming language designed at the Ericsson Computer Science Laboratory. Open-source Erlang is being released to help encourage the spread of Erlang outside Ericsson.

The language syntax reminds me a bit of Prolog. And I wonder what the power would be if something like Erlang is combined with the elegant concepts of JavaSpaces.

I’m still longing for an elegant platform neutral programming language that has mechanisms for “effortless” peer-to-peer built in. In fact, our new social and wisdom fabric cries out for a new “programming” language (and perhaps OS) that catalyses p2p development on all layers, from information to human to social to wisdom and that fuels the noosphere.

One of the first things I’d do with it is create an evolutionary prototype of Armillaria with The Wizard, The Rabbit and The Treasurer as an example. Stigmergence.

The Science Delusion?

Wonderful rebuttal by Deepak Chopra: The Science Delusion? Review of Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion. Materialism vs. spiritualism and God. And resonating with Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for Secular Spirituality.

Thank you Richard Dawkins, for writing your “The God Delusion” for it creates enormous attention for this ever important subject. You make people like Chopra and myself dig deeper into consiousness, the universe, quantum physics, God, Allah, Buddha and more. We’re becoming more conscious and knowledgeable about it.

And it’s about time, since we’re rapidly evolving towards the noosphere, catalyzed by the technosphere with the Internet as its most brilliant example at this time.

Spaceship Earth is entering its most risky trajectory when metamorphosing to its next order—extreme emergence. And just like the life-threatening phase during the metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly, albeit on a very large, global, scale.

May we all evolve into a global, and perhaps universal wisdom and happiness. And beware, these massive scale changes or emergence happens relatively abrupt. Buckle on.

Einstein’s God, or The Hopes for Secular Spirituality

Wonderful and clear visions on Einstein and God, rational science and spirituality.

Chopra uses the term secular spirituality. A pretty paradoxal pearl.

If Einstein pointed the way to a new form of spirituality through his comment on Buddhism in which he gave the key criteria for a “cosmic religion of the future.” Such a religion, he said, should:

  • Transcend a personal God
  • Avoid dogma and theology
  • Embrace both the natural and the spiritual
  • Establish itself on a personal sense of unity among all things

Read Chopra’s complete thread right from the source: