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Monday, December 27, 2010

Dynamicist Thinking
“God-less uncertainty” Thinking
Multiple-angles Thinking
Scenarist Thinking
Innovist Thinking
Breakthroughist Thinking
Creativist Thinking
“Brain preparedness in advance” Thinking
“Grapple with complexity” Thinking
Singularist Thinking
Fundamental-change Thinking
Religiosity Thinking
Non-religiosity Thinking
Pluralist Thinking
“CompetitivePerformance knowledge” Thinking
ContinualAnalysis Thinking
NeverEnding Thinking
Paradigm-shift Thinking
“Intensive care medical director” Thinking
“Comparative-performance knowledge” Thinking
“Senior medical intensivist” Thinking
“Senior military surgeon” Thinking
“Intensive care medical director” Thinking
“Self-Enculturated into Science, Engineering and Systems” Thinking
“Senior medical intensivist” Thinking
Ostracized-out Thinking
Ostracized-in Thinking
“Dynamic Complexity” Thinking
“Detail complexity” Thinking
Omni-perspective Thinking
Pluri-“Mental-Filter” Thinking
Contemplative Thinking
Multi-level Thinking
Multi-scale Thinking
Multi-nuance Thinking
Multi-context Thinking
Interdepartmental Thinking
Intradepartmental Thinking
Omnidepartmental Thinking
Nondepartmental Thinking
Non-proforma Thinking
Continuum Thinking
Continuous Thinking
Asynchronous Thinking
Boundarylessness Thinking
Convex Thinking
Concave Thinking
Ostracized Thinking
“Narrative data-driven” Thinking
Self-upgrading Thinking
Coextensive Thinking
Non-coextensive Thinking
“Numerical data-driven” Thinking
“Amplest Nuance” Thinking
“Most Focused Nuance” Thinking
ConstructiveFeedback Thinking
“Facilitate the expanded involvement of practitioners” Thinking
Nondelegate Thinking
Nuance Thinking
Armed-with-information Thinking
“Shrinking resources and precious little time” Thinking
Reverse-Engineering Thinking
Critical Thinking
Sense-of-urgency Thinking
See-through-the-strategy-soonest Thinking
Multimedia-vision Thinking
“Out-There” Thinker’s Thinking
Road-map Thinking
“Creative Destruction” Thinking
Alternatives-Exploring Thinking
System-wide Thinking
“Support Learning and Change” Thinking
Specificity Thinking
Hindsight Thinking
Multifaceted Thinking
Wholeness Thinking
“Continuous Improvement and Innovation” Thinking
MatrixManagement Thinking
Interconnected Thinking
Submarine Thinking
Interdependency Thinking
Forethought Thinking
Radar Thinking
Hummingbird Thinking
Horse-seeing Thinking
Helicopter Thinking
Submarine Thinking
Pluri-Intent Thinking
GPS Thinking
Sonar Thinking
Radar Thinking
Harmonic Thinking
Counter-seeing Thinking
Counter-envisioning Thinking
Multi-Range Thinking
Compounded Thinking
Parenthetical Thinking
Inventor’s Thinking
Discoverer’s Thinking
Throughout Thinking
“Alpha and Omega” Thinking
Composite Thinking
Aggregated Thinking
Engineering Thinking
Re-Engineering Thinking
“Overhauled Re-Engineering” Thinking
Systems Thinking
In-Series Thinking
In-Parallel Thinking
Microscopic Thinking
Macroscopic Thinking
Telescopic Thinking
“Applied Omniscience Knowledge” Thinking
Hyper-Geometrical Thinking
Dense Thinking
Multi-tasking Thinking
Preter-Naturalist Thinking
Spacewalk Thinking
Discontinuous-Progression Thinking
Exuberant Thinking
Cosmological Thinking
Comprehensive Thinking
Interdisciplinary Thinking
Exploratory Thinking
Naturalist Thinking
“Pre Mortem” Thinking
Pre-“Post Mortem” Thinking
“Primum nocere” Thinking
“Primum non nocere” Thinking
Illogicality Thinking
Throughput Thinking
Multi-Perspective Thinking
Pseudo-Serendipitous Thinking
Undreamed-of Thinking
Un-daydreamed-of Thinking
Heterodox Thinking
Un-Commonsensical Thinking
Preemptive Thinking
Counter-Intuitiveness Thinking
Womb-to-tomb Thinking
Unthinkable Thinking
“Pre Mortem” Thinking
Forensic Thinking
Pre-Forensic Thinking
“Short-Term and Long-Term” Thinking
“Against Inexpensive” Thinking
In-Advance Thinking
Early-On Thinking
“Post Mortem” Thinking
“Against the whole cliche of the moment” Thinking
“Against Sloppy,Emotional” Thinking
“Against Fashionable” Thinking
Multidimensional Thinking
Cross-Functional Thinking
Trans-Contextual Thinking
Cross-Referenced Thinking
Peripheral Thinking
Epicentric Thinking
Multi-Level Thinking
Pluri-Filter Thinking
“À la Quantum Mechanics” Thinking
“A Priori” Thinking
“A Posteriori” Thinking
“A Cappella” Thinking
Non-Linear Thinking
Scenario-Method Thinking
Unconventional Thinking
Unorthodox Thinking
“Edisonian research” Thinking
Epidemiologic Thinking
Entomological Thinking
Fuzzy-Logic Thinking

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Saturday, December 25, 2010

But these rapid, bewildering changes are not just quantitative.
Too much of education is based on yesterday not tomorrow.
new ideas, fresh innovations will emerge
We live in a constant, churning, changing environment.
“In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable.”
PostMortem analyzes are indispensable.Yet preMortem analyzes (esp. the qualitatively driven ones) are beyond grandiose.
Under the highest analysis and in actuality, your worst “sworn out” enemy is the one living by mediocrity and ignorance.
the only way to operate is (i) cross-functional, (ii) multidimensional and (iii) pluri-contextual
They don't understand and will never understand the pontificated maxim, “everything is related to everything else.”

Saturday, July 31, 2010

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Forget what you know and just believe in what you see and sense. It’s time for you to conceive, develop and institute your own Futures – exploiting the upsides and downsides of the surreptitiously covert ones – unless you will make yourself enslaved by circumstances beyond your control. Kindly please make your choices wisely and by you and for yourself!

I can offer this perspective as of now and under my human and humane perspective. I do like a great deal science and technology, but only to the truest service of the global civilization. Nonetheless, if you want to “reality check” these reflections, you will be able, very soon, to have every detailed explanation by an omniscient robot if you indefinitely postpone to do your own independent research, done for and by you (as of now).

Go to any “snail paced” newspapers in a developing country and this you’ll find within the daily headlines: Fiction immensely superseded – through many orders of magnitudes – by incontrovertible and yet the most dramatic realities. People kind of see a part of the waves but are infamously unaware that most pervasive currents underneath are the true dynamos of these swirling changed changes.

I just wonder: Is it about Scientific Method or is it about Scientific Method Under The Tutelage Applied Omniscience and With The Application of The Systems Methodology Approach? I designed, to this effect, this illustration viewable at

Before we proceed any further, please always remember the following.

“Everything is related to everything else.” And to make matters worse, they will deploy and enforce universal and devastating imprudence, imprudence, imprudence and more imprudence. That imprudence so readily activated by the baseness-focused “practitioner.” When invoking “Everything is related to everything else,” it is succinctly to say (that is) by way of example:

“Everything is interrelated to everything else.”

“Everything is connected to everything else.”

“Everything is interconnected to everything else.”

“Everything is intricate to everything else.”

“Everything is involved in everything else.”

“Everything is inter-associated to everything else.”

“Everything is interlocked to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-coupled to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-joined to everything else.”

“Everything is conjoint to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-tied to everything else.”

“Everything is interdependent to everything else.”

“Everything is correlated to everything else.”

“Everything is intertwined with everything else.”

“Everything is intermeshed with everything else.”

“Everything is implicated in everything else.”

“Everything is entangled with everything else.”

“Everything is entwined with everything else.”

“Everything is tangled with everything else.”

“Everything is knotted with everything else.”

“Everything is interwoven into everything else.”

“Everything is engaged with everything else.”

“Everything is parenthetic to everything else.”

“Everything is related to everything else” does not make any sense at all for people who have chosen not to get educated and self-educated on indispensable basic science.


1.- The Imperative Nota Bene

2.- Objective

3.- Introduction

4.- The Challenge

5.- Epic Omission(s)?

6.- The Peer-To-Peer Message Among Ignoramuses?

7.- Dakota Tribal Wisdom and Organizations

8.- To Be Or Not To Be In Execution?

9.- The Information Technology Revolution and the Absence of Cohesive and Sufficient Language

10.- Are You Fighting The Demon Of Decay?

11.- Bonaparte’s Geological Prophecies on Hurricane Katrina’ and Gulf of Mexico’s Since The Nineteenth Century

12.- Strategos Institute’s CEO and London Business School’s Professor On The Future And The Derived Organizational Strategy Framework

13.- Introductory Quotations By Enlightened Minds.

14.- The Future And The Technological Singularity As Per Ray Kurzweil, PhD

15.- What is Happening Now? How Many “Nows” Are There?

16.- Method First, Technology Second.

17.- Body of the Present textbook.

18.- Relevant Commentaries to Clarify Hideous Misunderstandings (Under Systematic Commission) by Magnificent People

19.- On Predictions

20.- Wrapping Up (FUTURETRONIUM®)

21.- Caveat

22.- The Hope

23.- Turning Hope into Actions

24.- How To Cope With Century Twentieth One!

25.- What Are The Types Of Thinking That Jointly And Simultaneously Must Be Exercised To First Guess The Future?

26.- Appendix, “Reflecting on the Education We Immediately Need”

27.- Appendix of Definition of Applied Omniscience

28.- The Most Thoughtful Statement By Any American President To Date!

29.- “The Singularity,” NASA Lewis Research Center, The Ohio Aerospace Institute, The Vision-21 Symposium And San Diego State University Professor Vernor Vinge! (March 1993)

30.- “THE FUTURIST” Magazine's Top 10 Forecasts for 2010 and Beyond
Plus more than 250 forecasts from Outlook, our annual special report.

31.- Demystifying the “real deal” in profession, science, technology, leadership, management, strategy, and business, as well as offering the clearest blueprint!

32.- QUESTION: What do Ralph Waldo Emerson, James D. Watson, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Arthur C. Clarke, Bernard D'espagnat, Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, Malcolm S. Knowles, Bertrand Russell, Francis Bacon, Henry Kissinger, Otto Herman Khan, Burrhus Frederic Skinner, and the Panchatantra <> have in common? So they can offer us a positive and constructive reflection to navigate with an even-keeled vessel through uncharted waters in the third millennium? – A Critico-Creative Thinking Prescription To Illustrate Success In 16 Steps!

33.- QUESTION: Are We Adrift In A Sea Of Confusion? Can The Undersigned Offer A Reasonable Pathway?

34.- The Top Trends for 2010 by San Francisco Futurist Dr. James Canton, PhD

35.- The Message

36.- Answered Questions?

37.- Glossary

38.- What I’ve Given You!

39.- Annotated Bibliography

40.- Additional Bibliography for Suggested Reading

41.- About The Author.


Through this work, terms widely used such as “knowledge,” “science,” and “learning” – among others directly or indirectly inferring and/or connoting knowledge acquisition – are solely considered only in regards to practical application and ample execution. Every reflecting or pondering, in my case, must be conducive to smarter actions. Smarter executions require much more wisdom. And wisdom is nothing else than organized knowledge. Ergo, lack of knowledge and ignorance will bring about the opposite to smart executions, but in fact emphasize disharmony, imprudence and peace disruption.


In this book I have tried to give you a very practical overview of massive change besieging our institutions, professions and civilizations globally, as well as our personas, and how it can be taken advantage of. Regardless of how thorough I have been, this written work is never a substitute for your own personal and professional research, discernment, pondering and conclusions.

In the process, and remembering that “everything is related to everything else,” the undersigned will address subject matters that seem in deep disconnect. There are jillion assumptions, notions and beliefs that are working extraordinarily in precluding a better understanding of the world we now live in.

I will focus on rigor with vigor since superficiality has been taken to unprecedented prominence for our collective disgrace. By means of an example, in China people say: “Don't look at the waves; just look at the currents underneath.” I haven't found a more sensible wisdom to address the matters here under discussion.

In speaking of Chinese spiritual leaders in times of antiquity, a sage told his disciples, “Attempt not to live in difficult times; those are the interesting ones indeed.” Our generations, and that preceding ones to ours, have chosen to live in difficult times, Have they not? Either you face realities or find the “means” to avoid it and seize the good consequences.

In July 2010 a top corporate petroleum expert – speaking of imprudence as it is addressed here – said to news media that his chairman was not a “perfect English-speaking person!” What did he mean? Did he mean that London is not sufficiently related to the Globe Theater? Did he mean to say that his boss was not Shakespeare, Bacon or Milton? In fearing consummated liabilities are bared on one’s shoulders, Does one begin to arbitrarily tinker the sacrosanct science of semantics?

Incidentally, there are lots of lost talks, indoctrination, teaching so-called leadership by all of the wrong and right people making insidious mistakes.

There is not a single robust teamwork if there isn’t plentiful of cohesive bonding – regarding the sense of purpose and aiming highest to conquering goals, objectives and outcomes – if there is no optimum and executable states and flowing, yet integrated states of esprit de corps.

Before teaming up into great alignment of purpose, spirit of unity and sense of urgency though, get an extraordinary yet actionable teaming arrangement getting every neuro-cell and every neuron and every synaptic connection to board the vessel impersonated by your own mind and as per your own brain. In other words, if you can’t get you mental act together, your execution act will be a mess and even mayhem.

Since I will be using metaphors, I wish to establish a clear definition of this lexicon. Metaphors are defined as: “…A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison…” I will use metaphors frequently in this textbook though, in the final analysis, the entirety of this material will be subjected to great rigor. Speaking of the immense variations of change requires addressing that subject through many angles.

Recalling that this material is about the impact and the points of inflections fostered by many modes of change and to the utter end of spoken-of change, John Seely Brown and Paul Duguid make the following claim: “Technological and social systems shape each other … technologies – such as gunpowder, the printing press, the railroad, the telegraph and the Internet – can shape society in profound ways. But on the other hand, social systems – in the form of governments, the courts and informal organizations, social movements, professional networks, local communities, market institutions and so forth – shape, moderate and redirect the raw power of technologies.” [56]

As your work through the following pages and if the reader is under a pervasive search of his and her sovereign own (a miracle with its own merits and by itself), remember that you are on a journey that will take time, commitment, study, research, discipline and perennial self-reflection and self-pondering. Then you’ll need to execute smartly and in a sustaining smartness and cleverness through the most acid tests of times.

Mind, Evolution and Universe?

As Princeton physicist Freeman Dyson put it: “Mind, through the long course of biological evolution, has established itself a moving force in our little corner of the universe. Here on this small planet, mind has infiltrated matter and has taken control. It appears to me the tendency of mind to infiltrate and control matter is a law of nature.” [86]

Timely is, subsequently, to remember Einstein’s words, “There is nothing more practical than theory.” If it is going to take time and without desiring to discouraging you, I must unambiguously state that there is no room here, now, there or then for easy “magic solutions.” It is to large a task for me to encourage or discourage anyone. Nonetheless, getting to work through applied omniscience <<>> will render grounded hopes. The more the smart working, the more the grounded hopes.

Which “magic solutions” are those indeed? People seeking immediate and easy solutions without (a) the depth of knowledge and (b) resources are set out to a major self-frustration and disappointment. And they will get these major self-frustrations and disappointments without a fail and in an ever-increasing rate of growth until they understand the following: “You cannot get to a new place with an old map.” To conceive a new map is no minutia effort. In fact, it’s an immense and immensely sustained effort.

Lacking to meet or factually meeting raw realities, as well as elucidating the findings, is a personal journey to the innermost core of each one. You can do something or you can do nothing. This is how democracy operates. Each one has its bearings. Take the pick.

To keep my conscientious awareness heightened and hygienic and to never raised the wrong expectation, my own Intellectual Manifesto is viewable at

Allow me now to add another interesting perspective as you will be finding habitually through this textbook. In his book “The New Ruthless Economy: World and Power in the Digital Age,” (publisher in March 2005), Simon Head (high-ranking member of the Rothermere American Institute of Oxford) indicates: “Since 1995, the year in which the new economy based on information technology began to boom, the revenues have not been proportional to productivity and, during the last five years, the gap between income and productivity has been dramatic. Between 1995 and 2006 the productivity growth per employee superseded employees’ actual wages in 340%. Between 2001 and 2006, the first six years of George H. Bush’s presidency, this gap further deepened in an alarming 779%.” [58]

Perpetual novelty – a function of dramatic changed change under a multitude of fluxes appears entirely, increasingly unleashed from precedent when analyzed from the longest and amplest historic perspective (pursued by an exact-science practitioner), thus creatively disrupting (dragging the FUTURE into this as-of-now PRESENT) through a chain of past-time successions.

The links, between historic successions and other preterit sequences, not only are “broken” and most lucid against fuzzy-logic discernment and counter-intuitiveness (that of my beloved, yet-in-its-infancy Quantum Mechanics), but also beginning to get unrelated to the essence, the substance, the depth and scope and tempo, as well as to the veritable and relevant facts.

Fuzzy-logic discernment and counter-intuitiveness must take into consideration many pathways among many others, including those by Buddhism. For instance, Kalu Rinpoche establishes: “We live in illusion and the appearance of things. There is a reality. We are that reality. When we understand this, we see that we are nothing. And being nothing, we are everything. That is all.” [68]

More Buddhist wisdom to gain some perspective about Fuzzy-logic discernment and counter-intuitiveness: “If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” [71]

Reality, Mind and Buddhism by a Westerner’s View!

Gary Hamel, PhD: “Alan Kay tells a wonderful little story about how he came to recognize this deep truth: On the third day of a conference at a Buddhist center, I asked people why they put their palms together several times a day. The Buddhists believe that the world is an illusion, but we have to go along with the illusion for efficiency reasons. When they put their hands together it is a semicolon, an acknowledgment that whatever they may think is going on right now is largely a fabrication of their own mind.” [88]

World and vision?

“When the world and the mind are both transparent, this is true vision That which doesn’t exist doesn’t exist in relation to that which exists. This is true vision. By means of such vision nothing is seen and nothing is not seen …. The mind and the world are opposites, and vision arises when they meet. When your mind doesn’t stir inside, the world doesn’t arise outside. When the world and mind are both transparent, this is true vision. And such understanding is true understanding.” By Bodhidharma, Indian Zen Buddhist monk who brought Zen from India to China (circa 520 A.D.) [89]

Courage and success by the prominent British premier.

Winston Churchill: “Courage is the capacity to go from failure to failure with increased enthusiasm!” We’re going to need the personal cosmological trait lavishly I am not afraid to assert.

Succeeding in reversal?

Piet Hein: “The road to wisdom? Well, it’s plain and simple to express. Err and err and err again but less and less and less.” [89]

A distant past and also a distant future?

Edward Fredkin (born 1934): “A third implication of the concept is that because the vast preponderance of the lifetime of the universe lies in the distant future rather than in the past, the historical achievements of life and mind are meager foreshadowings of the starring role that intelligent life is likely to play in shaping the future of the cosmos. Indeed, this new way of looking at the intimate linkage of life, mind, and the cosmos suggests a novel way of thinking about the ultimate destiny of our destiny of our universe.” [86]

DNA, Complexity and digital information system?

Edward Fredkin (bio at described his theory in an interview with science writer Robert Wright: “What I’m saying is that at the most basic level of complexity an information process runs what we think of as physics. At the much higher level of complexity life, DNA – you know, the biochemical functions – are controlled by a digital information system. Then, at another level, our thought processes are basically information processing.” [86]

Universe with a purpose?

Robert Wright (bio at, in response to Fredkin, puts it: “Fredkin believes that the universe is very literally a computer and that it is being used by someone, or something, to solve a problem. It sounds like a good news/bad joke: the good news is that our lives have purpose; the bad news is that their purpose is to help some remote hacker pi to nine jillion decimal places.” [86]

The Artificial Man?

The philosopher Thomas Hobbes (bio at offered an uncanny preview of the science of artificial intelligence in his masterpiece Leviathan [description viewable at] published in 1651: “Nature (the Art whereby God hath made and governs the World) is by the Art of man, as in many other things, so in this also imitated, that it can make an Artificial Animal. For seeing life is but a motion of Limbs, the beginning whereof is in the principal part within; why we not say that all Automata (Engines that move themselves by springs and wheels as doth a watch) have an artificial life?” [86] Brackets are mine.

Space, Evolution and Universe?

Cosmology Frank Tipler (bio at has bluntly stated: “Almost all of space and time lies in the future. By focusing attention only on the past and present, science has ignored almost all of reality, it is about time science decided to study the future evolution of the universe.” [86]

History and approaching a singularity?

Information theorist John von Nuemann (bio at in the 1950s: “The ever accelerating progress of technology … gives the appearance of approaching some essential singularity in the history of the race beyond which human affairs, as we known them, could not continue.” [86]

The geometrically non-linear human progress!

Ray Kurzweil (bio at, in understanding the future of evolution, indicates: “Von Neumann makes two important observations here: acceleration and singularity. The first idea is that human progress is exponential … rather than linear …. The second is that exponential growth is seductive, starting out slowly and virtually unnoticeably, but beyond the knee of the curve it turns explosive and profoundly transformative. The intelligence that will emerge [post-Singularity] will continue to represent the human civilization. In other words, future machines will be human, even if they are not biological. This will be the next step in evolution, the next high-level paradigm shift …. Most of the intelligence of our civilization will ultimately be nonbiological. By the end of this century, it will be trillions of trillions of times more powerful than [un-enhanced] human intelligence.” [86]

Cambrian Explosion and the Future?

James N. Gardner: “It should never be clear that the future will differ radically from the past; it will be at least different as the radically new world of biological complexity and diversity ushered in the Cambrian Explosion was from the preceding era …. The central point is that collateral advances in sciences seemingly far removed from cosmology can help dissipate the intellectual limitations imposed by common sense and naive human intuition. And, in an uncanny reprise of the Lyell/Darwin intellectual synergy, it is a realization of the vastness of time and history that gives rise to the crucial insight. Only in this instance, the vastness of which I speak is the vastness of future time and future history.” [86]

Past, Future and Baby Universes?

University of Chicago cosmologist Sean Carroll: “The [observed] arrow of time in our universe is puzzling because the fundamental laws of physics themselves are symmetric and don’t seem to discriminate between the past and future …. In our patch of the cosmos, time just so happens to be moving forward because of its initial low entropy, but there are others where this is not the case. The far past and the far future are filled with these other baby universes, and they would each think that the other had its arrow of time backwards. Time’s arrow isn’t a basic aspect of the universe as a whole, just a hallmark of the little bit we see.” [86]

The Largest Book!

Galileo: “Philosophy is written in this grand book – I mean the Universe – which stands continually open to our gaze. But the book cannot be understood unless one first learns to comprehend the language and read the characters in which it is written.” [86]

Counter-intuitiveness at its best!

Niels Bohr, Nobel Prize-winning physicist: “The opposite of a false statement is a correct statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.” [89]

Counter-seeing to discover?

Andre Gide (1869 - 1951): “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”

The influence to bias understanding?

Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.”

Who is your teacher that is not outside yourself?

Brian Tracy: “No one lives long enough to learn everything they need to learn starting from scratch. To be successful, we absolutely, positively have to find people who have already paid the price to learn the things that we need to learn to achieve our goals.”

Relatives and absolutes?

Sir Winston Churchill: “The era of procrastination, of half-measures, of soothing and baffling expedients, of delays, is coming to a close. In its place, we are entering a period of consequences.”

Improbabilities working on behalf of the learned?

Louis Pasteur: “Chance favors the prepared mind.”

Science and spirituality?

Albert Einstein: “I hold that the cosmic religious feeling is the strongest motive in fostering scientific research.”

You’re your own leader?

Mother Teresa: “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.”

From happiness to useful service?

Henry Ford (1863 - 1947): “Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly. It comes as a by-product of providing a useful service.”

Dimensional minds?

Oliver Wendell Holmes: “A mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.”

Credit and predictions?

Louis V Gerstner, Jr., Former CEO, IBM: “No credit can be given for predicting rain ― only for building arks.”

Knowing Not Knowing?

Donald Rumsfeld: “As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know There are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

Building a bridge?

Author Unknown: “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door [you create pre-conditions by you].”

Upping the mind?

Albert Einstein: “The significant challenges we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.”

How do you distribute modernity?

William Gibson: “The FUTURE is already here; it’s just not evenly distributed.”

Orders misunderstood?

Henry Miller: “Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”

Progress and Crime?

Albert Einstein: “Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.”

What stays in place?

Christian Bovee: “When all else is lost, the future still remains.” [71]

Faith place in what time frame?

Ruth Benedict: “Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.” [71]

Fearing what?

Thomas Fuller: “He that fears the future may enjoy the present.” [71]

Calling the Future what?

Tennessee Williams: “The future is called ‘perhaps,’ which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you.” [71]

Having or not having?

James Petersen: “If you afraid for your future, you don’t have a present.” [71]

Which evil is the least worst?

Francesco Guicciardini: “To relinquish a present good through apprehension of a future evil is in most instances unwise … from a fear which may afterwards turn out groundless, you lost the good that lay within your grasp.” [71]

Handy futures?

Thomas E. Dewey: “We need not be afraid of the future, for the future will be in our hands.” [71]

Fearing change?

E. H. Harriman: “It is never safe to look into the future with eyes of fear.” [71]

Anxious and miserable?

Marcus Annaes Seneca: “The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.” [71]

A heart and a fear?

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “Go forth to meet the shadowy Future without fear and with a manly heart.” [71]

Is the mind wrongly operated?

John Locke: “Fear is an uneasiness of the mind, upon the thought of a future evil likely to befall us.” [71]

Uncertainties over certainty?

William Sloane Coffin: “I’m deglitched that the future is unsure. That’s the way it should be.” [71]

The future is meant to be bold?

Alfred North Whitehead: “It is the business of the future to be dangerous.” [71]

What purpose to set out for?

Robert M. Pirsig: “To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountain that sustain life, not the top.” [71]

The advantageous mind?

Samuel Johnson: “Present opportunities are neglected, and attainable good is slighted, by minds busied in extensive ranges and intent upon future advantages.” [71]

The mind-hand connection?

B. C. Forbes: “Our future and our fate lie in our wills more than in our hands, for our hands are but the instruments of our wills.” [71]

Who determines what? Is it the ignoramus?

Gerald Jampolsky: “No way exists in the present to accurately determine the future effect of the least of our actions.” [71]

Are you recalling the future?

Corrie ten Boom: “Memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.” [71]

Aching lessons to learn?

Hugh White: “When you make a mistake, don’t look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.” [71]

Imaginary Present and Fabricated Future?

“The part of Eternity with some small fraction of which we have a slight and regrettable acquaintance. A moving line called the Present parts it from an imaginary period known as the Future. These two grand divisions of Eternity, of which the one is continually effacing the other, are entirely unlike. The one is dark with sorrow and disappointment, the other bright with prosperity and joy …. Yet the Past is the Future of yesterday, the Future is the Past of to-morrow. They are one – the knowledge and the dream.” [72]

A fightable time?

William E. Gladstone (1809 – 1898): “You cannot fight against the future. Time is on our side.” [72]

What are you inventing?

Alan Kay (1940 - ): “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” [72]

Change to change what?

Milan Kundera (1929 - ): “The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past.” [72]

Dreaming progress and modernity?

Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” [73]

De-learning for Life?

Alvin Toffler: “In the world of the future, the new illiterate will be the person who has not learned to learn.” [73]

Guiding to which place?

Albert Einstein: “Teachers are messengers from the past and an escort to the future.” [73]

Geography allocated by times?

Alison Lurie (1926 - ): “As one went to Europe to see the living past, so one must visit Southern California to see the future.” [74]

History and the train?

Dwight David Eisenhower (1890 – 1969): “Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.” [75]


Tacitus: “Light-minded men are improvident of the future.” [76]

Youth and Future?

Franklyn Delano Roosevelt: “We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future.” [77]

Forgiveness and Future?

Paul Boese: “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” [77]

Pencil your map?

Jon Bon Jovi: “Map out your future, but do it in pencil.” [77]

Future and responsibility?

George Bernard Shaw: “We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” [77]

Time and definitions?

Chales Caleb Colton: “Time is the most indefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not to come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires.” [77]

Incidentally: When I say “at once” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

CITIZENS MUST COME TOGETHER ON THIS CAUSE UNEQUIVOCALLY AND WITH THE GREATEST SENSE OF URGENCY, DILIGENT URGENCY OF SACRED-SCRIPTURES PROPORTIONS. Must become mind-prepared and ever-ready as per my firmest conviction in case they agree upon countering some downside consequences from massive change and upping further some upside facets of said massive change. Can an entire civilization possess “free will in group”? Really?

One of the most important French-Canadian premier, to this end, makes an awesome quotation. Pierre Trudeau (1919 – 2000): “The twentieth century really belongs to those who will build it. The future can be promised to no one.” [70]

THIS IS, PERHAPS, THE REAL DEAL. It’s time (as it seems to me after deeply researching the subject for almost 30 years), through sprits de corps-based talented teams of “rivals,” to institute the systemic, systematic, holistic stewardship of UPSIDE AND DOWNSIDE RISKS via epidemiological thinking à la Gestalt with the omniscience vista <<>>. Albert Einstein hence indicates: “It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.” [61]


What might the human race get in exchange while implementing all-encompassing MANAGEMENT (all chapters thoroughly) via a compound, all-solutions toolkit, routed with the envisioning and instituting of the optimal totality-of-knowledge? How? By operating the mind and the brains-driven business “battlefield” (just a stratum among zillion strata) with THE COMBINED, INDUSTRIOUS ASSISTANCE OF OMNISCIENCE, PANSOPHY, POLYMATH, ALL-KNOWINGNESS. To access to more insight on the terminology used in this paragraph, go to the Omniscience section for a thorough description. Omniscience at <<>>.

We can still exercise many civil rights before some transbiologicals and robots take over as long as the “caveat” here described does not take precedence in the first place. Will you stay as an innocent and naive “by stander” for how long in order to further empowering the own state of increasing powerless quality and condition (that of you)?

What is the good news, if attention is indeed paid to world-class, “cross-pollinated and cross-referenced research” literature driven by scientific inquiry, research, and invention? The current civilization can increase UPSIDE RISKS (benefits) and simultaneously mitigate and terminate and modulate DOWNSIDE RISKS (disruptions), some existential and others not. Incidentally, one situation that does compound heavily (into terra incognita) is that of risks.

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

CLEARLY, EVERYONE ON EARTH MUST WORK UNDER THE ROGUE RULING OF THE ULTIMATE. Upside and downside risks are promoted by deeds of humans and acts of Nature. Many times the human lack of countering the risks by the acts of Nature becomes even more critical. Risks – upside and downside ones – are the result of a continuum by “changed changes” points of inflection marshaled through a multitude of fluxes and flows. By the way, there is a plethora of Risk Management’s “countermeasures” with an ugly existential problem. Those “countermeasures” are designed through linear minds in a world plagued of hyper-exponential geometrical discontinuities.

Diversity, by the way, when properly integrated and aligned (alignment of human and materiel resources), begets breakthrough innovation. QUESTION: WHICH PATH / ROUTE WILL THE PROFESSIONAL / BY-OWN-DESIRE IGNORANT, LAZY, MISTAKEN, IGNOMINIOUS, INDOLENT, CORRUPT ONES TAKE? REMEMBER, “ONE CANNOT GET TO A NEW PLACE WITH AN OLD MAP.” Just might need a GPS and SAT-phone with an Internet hot-swappable connector. The supine ignoramuses are savants in picking to avoid and downplay every form of reality.

They will be calling names the “reality facer.” The finest disqualification would be the calling him and her negativists and pessimistics. The finest disqualification would be the calling him and her negativists and pessimistic. I saw an interview by a survivor of the Holocaust. She clearly stated that being immensely pessimistic saved the lives of those sentenced to death while the optimistic ones were burned in man-made Hell without a fail.

In speaking of your personal capital, I am exactly referring to the one held and treasured in your brain while the entirety of other magnificent sub-systems (such as heart, lungs, kidneys, liver) operate exactly as the life-supportive apparatuses.

Anyway, “THE EMPIRES OF THE FUTURE ARE THE EMPIRES OR «MONARCHICAL STRATA» OF THE MIND” (Churchill). HOW HAVE THE READER EXERCISED RADIANT AND PERVASIVE MIND EXPANSION LATELY, LATELY TOWARDS FOREVER AND EVER? The Human Race has always longed for progress, ultimately upping its living standards for centuries, while ignoring the concomitant daring sequels, responsibilities and liabilities. You engage in mind expansion seriously and sustainably to extend and expand your wise and clever executions.

Incidentally, this is not the taken-for-granted “Society Of Knowledge” for free (that is exactly to say that it is not gratuitous at all). It is very expensive, since one must mortgage their intellectual capital endlessly and to the utmost and for good, every second and for Life.

I did not give birth to hominids very much to my fortune and relief, nor consider myself the supreme intelligence in the universe (let’s just abide by facts and figures and preter-naturalist thinking, as an amicable unasked suggestion); Primates (including pre-humans and current humans) were occupying the land and wandering around, intrigue buy copious wonders. A mind plus A body plus An oppositional finger (thumb) plus a rock can equate to a great deal of fine and terrible weaponized artifacts.

In beyond stupidity and after over four billion of evolution, we humans cannot live without exercising our mind in the appalling linear world as we face a world of maximum non-linearity and multi-bumping by a multitude of discontinuous forces, forces that ever and ever grow more addicted to discontinuity.

Those, today, gain critical mass easily when the 7-billion souls wish to breathe and make a living and enjoy some world-class life standards, literally “de luxe.” The adage, “one thing at the time” will NOW be replaced by “A PLENTIFUL, FOREVER ONGOING CLUSTER / BUNCH OF DRAMATIC THINGS IN REAL TIME AND ALL OF THE REAL-TIME TIME.”

We have been called to revolt and act upon many integrated techniques and methods and practices compatible with a technocratic revolution by the humane that cannot rid his / her indispensable mind preparedness. But to get the maximum output, the musical must be choreographed and, above all, acted based on sprits de corps unanimity. In the mean time we are having tons of fun by showing off our collective un-preparedness until an “ex-solar typhoon,” sort of speak, hits next onto an ensuing point of inflection in cosmos.

Only you make your own: conclusions, ideas, plans, findings, professional/organizational ethos and points of view. If your ethos, zeitgeist and weltanschauungs need or not radical upgrading, these will only be solved or not by you, as well as by the accompanying circumstances (pre-conditions and conditions) that knowingly or unknowingly you bestow upon yourself.

The ultimate objective is for the reader (if he / she is by his / her own will in fact reading) to access insights to ask and work (for and by himself and herself) through each one’s own conclusions, thus coping better with the challenges of the Third Millennium. Trust no one, though you just might attempt to trust you?


Is the future a function of the present or is the present a function of the future? What do present and future mean in practicality regarding business, profession, education, politics (including most universal realpolitik geopolitics), society (understanding the granularity of details ingrained in matter-of-fact demographics), industry, markets, as well as in regards to emerging science and technology?

In this sense, George Orwell (1903 -1950) indicated: “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.” [69] And likewise David Hume (1711 – 1776) stated: “The supposition that the future resembles the past, is not founded on arguments of any kind, but is derived entirely from habit.” [69]

When we speak about time compartmentalization (such as Future, Present and Past) are we honoring the instituted approach by Dr. Albert Einstein? Since time is never dislocated from “mass” and “energy,” Are we, in pronouncing these profound dynamic concepts, allocating correlative “volumes” of a) Mass and b) Energy for the times compartmentalized and termed: Future, Present and Past? We aren’t, Are we?

Why are we “frustrated” when we get strategically surprised beyond devastation and mayhem by crystallized “disruption potentials” turned into palpable nightmares if we are failing to do our solely own homework we dislike but we need to survive so dearly?

Living and having lots of fun by superfluous modus vivendi will secure the modus operandi through Apocalypses. We always have the chance to counter several hazards but we must come together as a global society. Don't worry about the Universe; it'll go in its business-as-usual mode untouchably and invariably.

Alvin Toffler offers some insight: “The FUTURE always comes too fast and in the wrong order [expected by the great majority of mindful or absent/minded ‘incumbents’].” Brackets are mine. [17] The problem is that many incumbents feel so un-incumbent though at a later onerous price.

In a continuous dialogue about massive change, Toffler adds:

Alvin Toffler (1928 - ): “…’Future Shock’ … the shattering stress and disorientation that we induce in individuals by subjecting them to too much change in too short a time … The dizzying disorientation brought on by premature arrival of the future….” [17]

Why is this FUTURE different to others? Why is change so pervasive, massive, ubiquitous and frenzy? Why is this ever-changing rate of change entailing difference and newness and what are the respective consequences and sequels unavoidably affecting our lives?

What are the imperatives we must superlative micro- and macro-manage to cope to sustainably and sufficiently prevail as a HUMAN RACE?

How can we gain a vantage position and benefit from such futures and changes? How can we “upside” strategic perils along the times to come while simultaneously “downside” eventual opportunities, thus combining both “outputted” advents into a maximum optimum adaptation?

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

Why will this FUTURE unveil the ill and flawed considerations in greatly hidden, misunderstood and largely “socially engineered” fallacies, assumptions, conventions and beliefs?

All of this actually going at a rate of staggering universal velocity to the least extent (both geographically and demographically), while DARPA (The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is an agency of the United States Department of Defense responsible for the development of new technology for use by the military) greatly to my innermost gusto and own entertainment is stubbornly driven to “loving” defying (defiance) and disrupting (disruption) in “empirical,” yet “rampant” labs to “counter” and prove “wrong” so-called “immutable” classic laws of physics every day, literally.

DARPA, the entity that spinned off an agency termed “NASA” and created magnificent Internet, exhibits a most lucid maxim: “If you’re not failing frequently, you are not succeeding enough.”

If thirty years ago DARPA, Los Alamos National Laboratories, NASA, National Foundation of Science et al. had been commissioned with the invention of massive and abundant “green energy,” we could all now protect much better our environment (and possibly had reduced the formation of the climate global crisis), as well as enjoying plentiful sources of reliable energy.

How could this have been achieved then? By appointing an initiative within the tradition of the Manhattan Project, the Apollo Program and the Genome project.

As civilizations we have the right to make extreme blunders as well as to be held liable (knowingly or not) for the inherent consequences and sequels. Isn’t there the national security of every country threatened now?

Can we seriously and professionally (that is, without deceiving) speak of “success appropriating” WITHOUT STRONGLY REVIEWING FAILURES AND, ABOVE ALL, ADDRESSING THE NANO-GRANULARITY OF YOUR RIVALS COMPREHENSIVELY AND IN ADVANCE? Indeed? Why don’t we learn lessons of wisdom by third parties? Is it because we are too busy in trying to figure out self-esteems “issues” very efficacious in clouding our minds?

What are the new high-tech deities in the “warped passages” block? Is this the FUTURE we have chosen not to start creatively imagining to the fullest in the PRESENT early on? The FUTURE is that unimpeachable real thing, Isn't it?

Many people have huge difficulty understanding time progression and the strategic surprises that said progression fosters sometimes beyond creative imagination. Human rights, as well, might easily undergo retrogression with the incessant progression of time anyway, believe it or not!

It is attributed to Jeff Immelt, GE’s current CEO, the following: “…post 9/11 is a different world…” [42] This tragic milestone alone will play through times in forceful manners up to actual time horizons.

Reversing or smartly modulating the consequences will take a gargantuan effort by every constituent in Earth’s civilization, whether hungry or fulfilled, whether thirsty or satisfied, whether sophisticated, educated or illiterate, whether old or young.

I really hope that those not believing such a claim to make a thorough understanding quickly. This material is bound to helping in that direction and thereby offering unique and unprecedented insights.

Subsequently, in today’s world, timidity and fear are serious competitive liabilities. Coming times, upcoming times, forthcoming times, future times will prove themselves ruthless in the continuum known as PRESENT without a fail. What are we competing for? We are competing for the prevailing of our lives with dignity, Aren’t we?

In illustrating the PRESENT and the FUTURE (and the fluid interrelationship between the two), What rolls are they respectively impersonating to gain us further insight? This is a strong-sense and critico-creative discernment to understanding the ever-challenging nature and anatomy of change in every facet of Human Life!

In order to appreciate time progression and its beyond geometrical non-linear quality, Can we establish accurate parallelisms with metaphoric and not so metaphoric (yet most accurate) terms to better enlighten our minds with lacking optimum rigor?

Why do we humans, marshaling through such a massive technological progression, readily wish to subject our existence to retrogression by choosing not to recognize grave and yet subtle forces that redefine it all?

In the final analysis, the FUTURE is not for the fainthearted. Stated simply, be it known that the scale, scope and magnitude of the FUTURES are impossible to overstate.

The PRESENT is so playful and naive just gaming in arenas whose sole proprietor is the omni-mode ruling monarchical FUTURE.

As the PRESENT carries on just acting serially (not coping with all simultaneously but just gradually and in immersed ill randomness), the FUTURE ascertains every impending deed simultaneously.

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

In instituting best analyzes and countering the DOWNSIDES and leveraging the UPSIDES, the optimum analyzes are those industriously pondered by: 1) pre facto (before the facts), 2) a priori (a form of before the facts), 3) pre-mortem (much before mortem or before post-mortem), and 4) a posteriori.

Back in 1985, as I was starting to manage large operational petroleum risks – along with the risks embodied by some forty thousand employees with one hundred six thousand direct “eligible dependents” – (refinery, installations, wells, maritime fleets) – including the immense risks of oil refinery number one and oil refinery number three as per worldwide standards, I started asking myself how I could foresee some of that potential disruption (clearly, early on and for future cases) to avoid it or mitigate it somewhat.

At that moment, and for some strange reason, someone started speaking to me about Alvin Toffler’s and his game-changing book “Future Shock,” first published in the 1970s. [25]

From there on – having read the book carefully, I became engaged about the rate of change, seeing change engendering opportunities and chaos at the same time and forever. I then realized that the timing, tempo and rhythm of the progression of the rate of change were always operating against humans’ intuitiveness and insight.

The driving force was the understanding of how small and complex things in life can be so profoundly modified by just instituting “out-of-this-world” common sense (not defunct “Thomas Paine” common sense any more).

Some forms of change are amazing and must be understood at any rate as per my view. For instance, when things feel less chaotic, it doesn’t mean that there is less chaos. It does mean that there is more chaos and order in fluid stasis. Clearly, organizations, firms, business, products, services, processes and markets have “life cycle.”

Yes, there are furthermore cyclical and seasonal changes. But there are also changes that are counter-cyclical and counter-seasonal amidst many other more fundamental forms of change.

What it means is that many forms of chaos are greatly intertwined and, thus, generating a) mutually-reinforcing energies (productively and disruptively), b) function and purpose, and c) and self-preservation for said chaotic yet ordered system, as their collective selective pressures get aligned by their own combined valuable orders (usually multiplied by many orders of magnitude).

When my father gave me his private library, I found a book that he never mentioned to me and which he read in 1957, way before my coming into existence, titled “El Desenlace Del Drama Mundial” (in Spanish, “The Final Outcome of World’s Drama”) published by Publicaciones Interamericanas and Pacific Press Press Publishing Association, and authored by Argentinean Dr. Fernando Chaij in 1956.

It is a textbook with the rigor and strategic end and theme of a book in the tradition of George Orwell, though it was not in any way speculative but rigorously based only on fact, statistics, reflection, concern and a rectification calling, never driven by the science-fiction genre. In fact, it is documented and supported with robust facts and statistics.

So many years later I came to a great understanding (since I believe in the forces of genotype and phenotype, as well as in the perpetually fluid interaction between both). My maternal grandmother was really a busy lady, not only in making her home and being entrepreneurial, but my mother – not fully aware of the subtle scope of my profession – one day told me, “Your grandmother was a futurologist. She worked on understanding how and when things were supposed to unfold.” She was studying several languages on her own and reading international newspapers with great discipline. By professional futurology is here meant to capture prospective images of eventual futures by exercising the scenario method via the scientific approach through applied omniscience and systems methodology. When I operate my scenario method process, I don’t limit said process to only three scenarios, but to a nearly infinite number.

And my father would constantly tell me, besides amplifying my brain through education and mind shaping my personalities, “try to foresee every problem so that you can fix each one in advance.” Exactly as Dr. Aubrey de Grey PhD, a leading-edge scientist at the University of Cambridge in England, states it, “We'll be solving problems before they arrive.” [59] Quite a future-ready declaration, Is it not?

Prof. Hamel, along those lines by de Grey, states: “From Nostradamus to Alvin Toffler, individuals and organizations have long been obsessed with trying to see the future. The goal is to somehow get advanced warning of ‘what will be’…” [64]

Furthering the motions by Hamel, de Grey, my loved father and my own self, Dr. Hauerwas has some invaluable words of wisdom about “Universal Knowledges.” Ensuing:

Stanley Hauerwas, B.D., M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D.: “…in support of the liberal notion that the knowledges that constitute the university have no ‘use’ fail to ask what [John Henry] Newman mean by ‘universal knowledge.’ By ‘universal’ Newman did not mean that the knowledges that constitute liberal learning cannot be justified by their utility, but rather that all knowledge was interconnected because the ‘universe in its length and breadth is so intimately knit together.’ To be educated is not to be well read or to know a great deal about this or that subject. Rather, it is the only true enlargement of mind which is the power of viewing many things at once as one whole, of referring them severally to their true place in the universal system, or understanding their respective values, and determining their mutual dependence. Thus is that form of Universal Knowledge set up in the individual intellect, and constitutes its perfection. Possessed of this real illumination, the mind never views any part of the extended subject-matter of Knowledge without recollecting that it is but a part, or without the associations which spring from this recollection. It makes every thing in some sort lead to every thing else; it would communicate the image of the whole to every separate portion, till that whole becomes in imagination like a spirit, everywhere pervading and penetrating its component parts, and giving them one definite meaning …. Philosophy, not theology, Newman believes to be the discipline that is distinct from all the sciences, that is, ‘in some sense’ philosophy is ‘a science of sciences.’ …” [95] Brackets are mine. I must communicate that this wisdom is “hyperbolically” optimum.

Notwithstanding, said “Universal Knowledges,” an indeed appreciated and practicable notion is a sub-system (or only as a function of) what I have here defined as “applied omniscience.” There is no incongruence but an absolute synergistic supplementary. My applied omniscience definition at « » I strongly believe in one KNOWLEDGE stemming from applied omniscience.

I was raised in a home in which it was much more important to solve problems – through fundamental and permanent approaches – before their crystallizing. Before these findings, I wanted to know why and how each toy and even 383-inch (eight-cylinder) Chrysler Fury engine operate, as well as investigating the possibility of making those artifact “perform” better.

Fortunately, I am not a prognosticator but I am steadily practicing zillion “FUTURES” in advance effortlessly. For over some fifteen years these workings by my mind stop being “second nature” and became first nature indeed.

For a client or for a serious subject matter of mine, I will be eliciting the driving forces that will impact positively and negatively, as well as the action plans to exploit every UPSIDE out of every DOWNSIDE. In the mean time, there is an Arab adage to share with you: “That who foretells the truth lies even if he is telling the truth.” Further insight along these lines:

By Gary Hamel, PhD: “The future belongs not to those who possess a crystal ball, but those willing to challenge the biases and prejudices of the ‘establishment.’ The future belongs more to the unorthodox than it does to the prognosticators, more to the movement than to the starry-eyed.” [87]

By extreme systematic and systemic cognition, I see trends, their intertwining, their superposing, their interrelationship, their dynamics, and their possibilities. I also see advantages and disadvantages and the fruitfulness of tackling them when it is called for.

Even more than I’d like it to be that way, I must admit I am a pervasive “patternist,” patternist (paterfamilias’ patternists among other patternists) from patterns that become patterns identified, acknowledged, analyzed and understood early on, that is: before their underneath currents (driving forces) make it evident to the world.

As I apply, patternists emphasize the deepest understanding of patterns – as they are embedded and entrenched in driving forces – over the long-term times, without excluding short-term ranges.

In the process I might regard myself a rigorist. I need to have an in-depth understanding of the driving forces to institute truly robust Risk Management (as I understand this grave, complex and indispensable discipline).

These extreme systematically and systemically cognitions, as expressly exercising both hemispheres of your brain, might land me or you to pre-cog capabilities if you’re willing – that is – to deploy own efforts in sustained ways. In my case and that of my maternal grandmother, it has noting to do with clairvoyance. It has only and fully to do with the application of the scientific method and working out the brain.

The scientific and technological progression, driven by the convergence of many visionary industries and the marketability of the stemming technologies globally, has brought an unprecedented level of scientific knowledge at a growing rate beyond geometrically exponential progression. In the mean time, and not so paradoxically, too many valuable minds are engaged in rogue retrogression (that is, progression’s antipodes) as well. Are minds in retrogression desperately seeking self devastation? Progression and retrogression impact and inflict changes.

From the Institute for the Future, Paul Saffo and Roy Amara make a point regarding change: “I think about it as ‘orders of impact.’ First order, second order, etc. When an earthquake happens you have a whole series of waves that follow. The first order of the auto was the horseless carriage. The second order was the traffic jam. The third-order impact was the move toward the suburbs. This led in turn to the creation of huge metropolitan areas.” [64]

Medical advancements and breakthroughs not only hold the promise of prolonging life while holding it with great health and stamina, but it is entertaining the idea of human lives prevailing for up to one thousand years while some, like Dr. Ray Kurzweil Ph.D. and Dr. Terry Grossman M.D. [26], [27], speak habitually of conquering immortality.

Many serious researchers (including Cambridge University's Dr. Aubrey de Grey, PhD) speak about as living as you pay and use the one-thousand year milestone not to make people afraid about immortality becoming a major reality in the near future. The aim is immortality per se and not the thousand years in actuality. In the final decision, anyone will make its “freewill” choice.

Addressing Kurzweil, Grossman and de Grey, a clever and prominent physician makes his point. Dr. Joseph Knoll, M.D., who effected an extraordinary reflection: “We shall never forget that humans obviously cannot change natural laws, but by discovering their mechanisms of action they learn to make use of this knowledge. By conquering gravitation man stepped across his naturally given limit and ultimately landed on the moon.” [59]

Someone in a History Channel program hosted by Dr. Michio Kaku indicated, along these lines in speaking of nanotechnology and biotechnology and life extension, “…that illnesses and defects won’t be a part of the human life…”

There is a valuable thought about the future and its arrival, attributed to Gary Hamel, “The problem with the future is that is different [since is profound, its scientific properties are being dramatically changed in real time and all of the time]. If you are unable to think differently, the Future will always arrive as a surprise.” Brackets are mine. [28]

In addition and as it is believed to be proclaimed by Samuel Goldwyn, “Only a fool would make predictions, especially about the future.” [64] If we are serious about change and all of its derivations and sequels, we must talk future studies copiously.

To optimize predictability and accuracy or even under the mildest scenario and sternest and clever effort to amplify and diversify scenarios envisioned to get an early preparation (in advance) about the dynamics of processes, challenges, opportunities, risks, and deviations. We must walk this intricated talk the soonest.

Before solving any complex problems, one must comprehend the most of them. A cross-functional, multidimensional, pluri-contextual scrutinizing and multi-strata of its ever-fluid and applicable womb-to-tomb, epidemiological vista will be beyond vital. In the execution, one must operate through many contexts and brainy filters and aided by a cohesive compilation of a great diversity of perspectives “funneled” into a monolithic unison. This “monolithic unison” is set under increasing dynamics. If you observed it fix, it’s because it’s moving faster that your senses can register.

Speaking of novel and comprehensive foresight and far-sight and the modes to raise the ante in that science, art, practice, and above all self-discipline. I will include a remarkable quotation by Strategos Institute Chairman and London Business School Professor. Prof. Gary Hamel, PhD: “Each revolution in art was based on a re-conception of reality. It wasn’t the canvas, the pigments, or the brushes that changed, but how the artist perceived the world. In the same sense, it’s not the tools that distinguish industry revolutionaries from humdrum incumbents – not the information technology they harness, not the process they use, not their facilities. Instead, is their ability to escape the stranglehold of the familiar.” [64]

As I paraphrase Dr. Stephen Hawking and to pursue the former, my express perpetual bottom-line (that of the undersigned) for Life is the ensuing: “My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the Universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.” In my case, my interest is not just intellectual but fully concrete and practical.

This work is not meant as an intellectual text so much as pragmatic and practical management look at change, with a very strong emphasis on execution. It’s not about a pure intellectual understanding, or just an ivory tower understanding, but, rather, the focus is on smart execution.

I strongly support JFK’s ensuing take as well.

President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “If this capsule history of our progress teaches us anything, it is that man, in his quest for knowledge and progress, is determined and cannot be deterred. The exploration of space will go ahead, whether we join in it or not, and it is one of the great adventures of all time, and no nation which expects to be the leader of other nations can expect to stay behind in the race for space …. Well, space is there, and we're going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God's blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.” [80]

In aligning the idea of understanding the nature of change and the impacts stemming from said change, former GE’s CEO Jack Welch indicated: “Seeing the world the way it is, not the way we hope it will be or wish it to be.” Then, Jeff Immelt succeeded Jack Welch and became new GE’s CEO in September 07, 2010. [42]

To further enlighten the present material, Tichy stated: “Jeff Immelt realizes that the world changes every day and that his job is to keep GE competitive in that changing world. But his ability to take the company where it needs to go is greatly facilitated by the fact that he has a clear understanding of where he is starting.” [42]

Agreeing greatly with Dr. Hawkins’s, Welch also mentioned, “To get to the guts of why things happen.” [42] Welch indeed believes in exercising pattern analyzes (as patternist), Does he not?

There is a mandate in the PRESENT over the FUTURE by the forces of the FORTHCOMING TIMES. The solid idea about it requires crafting a new vision, with its appended (loose/tight and amorphous but abstract yet concrete) strategy, and aligning people to it.

Transformation involves not just tearing away from the PAST, but immediately moving into a new better future besieged by great perils that must be transformed or not into lucrative yet sustainable UPSIDES.

In speaking to your intellect, as your intellect and mine dialogue fluently this via, I will appeal to very legitimate narrative resources to offer you an accurate insight and perspective of how the scientific properties of change are changing and how changed changes are beginning to change it all beyond the wildest dreams and nightmares. I will use metaphors and other analogies with rigor.

In due time, you will realize that this is a well-meant and responsible calling in which vigorous rigor is sine qua non to the undersigned. I immensely enjoy advanced democracy, rule of law (rigor juris), true justice, peace and harmony.

Nonetheless, to “milk” hope out of daring situations, I must face raw realities to start de-risking some really unnecessary disruption potentials. My most unambiguous end is to seek peace through harmonic means only. Believe me, I am not naive just become hopeful when I become phenomenally industrious to paraphrase some prominent Germans.

Why will I use the above referred “legitimate narrative resources”? Because I feel there is massive universal and dysfunctional illiteracy concerning the rate of change. There has always been like that except but one feature. Now, the incumbents of supine ignorance are over-empowered by pervasive, yet inexpensive tools of creation and devastation.

Even as headlines in “hard-copy” newspapers supersede the most creative fantasies embedded in science fiction, many incumbents just don’t get it. Others are really upset because they cannot understand why the PRESENT does not resemble the nearest PAST.

Others are paralyzed in and by the analyzes. And others manifest an anarchistic tendency towards society.

Through centuries, the greatest luminaries have greatly reflected and recommended not to fight against extraordinary forces, but to use them smartly. This time around, with the Kingdom of the “Society of Knowledge” ruling as the prominent Tudor family, one must become a cross-pollinated savant to navigate the waters shed by said forces.

The PRESENT seems to be having a great deal of enjoyment by pontificating words and deeds solely engaged in exponential mediocrity, thus exploiting the worst of humankind as if it were the most desired quality. This featured quality by the PRESENT is pervasively horrendous and existentially damaging.

On the contrary, the FUTURE is capable, and in fact it implements so, of doing well to the point we would astound ourselves. The actual quotation by Thomas Edison indicates: “If we all did the things we are capable of doing well we would literally astound ourselves.” [44]

As this material will portray, and very much to the advantage of the subject matter here dealt with, I carry and will carry on all my professional lines of practice with absolute agreement with Otto Herman Khan. He actually stated: “I'm against fashionable thinking ... I'm against ignorance ... I am against the whole cliche of the moment ... I'm against sloppy, emotional thinking…” [43]. The undersigned subscribes every declaration by Otto Herman Khan and supplement those with an additional one. “I am against inexpensive thinking.”

Technically correct thinking, for example, has no waiting allowance for the entire scientific establishment to disconfirm or to confirm evidence embedded in said “technically correct thinking” notion.

Salvador Dali in seconding the motion by Khan offers us a thought: “Get real; dream the impossible.” However, if you dream the impossible, you must get prepared to work rigorously and smartly for a serious term of time.


(by Paul Valéry, 1932)

“All the notions we thought solid, all the values of civilized life, all that made for stability in international relations, all that made for regularity in the economy … in a word, all that tended happily to limit the uncertainty of the morrow, all that gave nations and individuals some confidence in the morrow … all this seems badly compromised. I have consulted all augurs I could find, of every species, and I have heard only vague words, contradictory prophecies, curiously feeble assurances. Never has humanity combined so much power with so much disorder, so much anxiety with so many playthings, so much knowledge with so much uncertainty…” [56]



In aligning brains and leadership in the third millennium towards seizing actionable knowledge creation and utilization, Tichy points out some interesting reflections too often ignored by many private, public, NGO, supranational, and even academia incumbents:

“The leadership job of the twenty-first century is to enhance brainpower of an organization by having leaders at all levels engaged in Virtuous Teaching Cycles. The case has been made that we now live in a knowledge era where the value of intellectual capital has supplemental physical assets. In this world, leaders must make everyone smarter while simultaneously aligning the energy and commitment of the people in their organizations … Thomas Stewart, a Fortune Editor and a leading thinker in the field, outlined the foundations for them knowledge economy with powerful simplicity in his most recent book, The Wealth of Knowledge: ‘The knowledge economy stands on three pillars. The first: Knowledge has become what we buy, sell, and do. It is the most important factor of production. The second pillar is a mate, a corollary to the first: Knowledge assets – that is, intellectual capital – have become more important to companies than financial and physical assets. The third pillar is this: To prosper in this new economy and exploit these newly vital assets, we need new vocabularies, new management techniques, new technologies, and new strategies. On three pillars rest all the new economy’s laws and its profits’…”

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

Tichy supplements:

“Stewart’s ranking reflects a massive movement underway to actually measure intellectual capital … The concept is correct and we put Stewart’s work right at the front … to reinforce the importance for companies to continue defining, measuring and improving ways of generating new intellectual capital … Teaching Organizations are the needed response to today’s emphasis on knowledge creation. Today, intellectual assets trump physical assets in nearly every industry.”

Tichy asserts:

“Despite the boom and bust of the recent dot-bomb era, there is no question that we are in the early stages of an era in which technology and biotechnology will have inescapable consequences for how businesses are run and organized. The practices, systems, policies and mind-sets that prevailed in the old industrial economy will not do the job. The foregone conclusion of the late 1990s that the old industrial behemoths would be agile start-ups is equally wrong for the times.”

And he also indicates:

“Rather, we now know that the winners of the future will adapt and innovate to exploit emerging technological and social changes. They will be big, fast, and smart. The winners will create value by having a workforce that is more aligned, energized and smarter than their competitors. They will leverage size and act with speed across internal and external organizational boundaries.” [42]


Ignoramuses of supine ignorance speaking to and with other ignoramuses of supine ignorance:

“We’ll infect you with the same orthodoxies we’ve infected everyone else in your industry.” [64]


“Dakota tribal wisdom says that when you discover you’re on a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount. Of course, there are other strategies. You can change riders. You can get a committee to study the dead horse. You can benchmark how other companies ride dead horses. You can declare that it’s cheaper to feed a dead chapter. You can harness several dead horses together. But after you’ve tried all these things, you’re still going to have to dismount.” [64]


Many scientific researchers are concluding that the act of setting the brain to reflect, make a thought, conceive an idea and so on are not matters of being abstract or only into theory. They insist that any action, deed or execution is preceded by the action of “firing” the genes that operate upon the neuro-cells, including the neurons.

For long many ignoramuses have insisted that they don’t think but operate. It’s impossible to operate the mind (FIRST) to operate in the physical and/or virtual worlds (SECOND) with the absolute authorization, tutelage and mandate of the brain.

Every organ and every limb exist to operate of the “life-supporting” sub-system of the greatest monarch, the brain literally. I believe that a quotation from the Far East will stage matters in greater perspectives:

Ancient Chinese Proverb: “It is not our feet that move us along – it is our minds.” [79]


For a long time some cultures have immensely insisted that word economization is vital and proper communication etiquette. In the process, too many laggards use this FALSE argument to insist that you are to speak and write briefly, even if in economizing “words” you are also economizing most vital facts to be ignored.

The Information Technology, The Society of Knowledge and the Global Village are not so to be simplistic and briefer. Even before the advent of the Internet, many top corporate leaders would tell their lieutenants not to send to them memos longer than one page. Then, the corporate royal could not explain to the shareholders why a major operation, say, in Asia went so deep into red numbers.

This is a major blunder by gigantic chunks of the civilization. The Japanese and the German, to cite two examples, will always appreciate every detail. To them what is key is not the length of the document, but to be incontrovertible thorough whether in one or five hundred pages. What matters is relevance regardless of length.

Serious think tanks incumbents must go through colossal volumes of research. And, believe or not, that makes a vital difference.

Pay great attention to a letter that I will now quote by Napoleon to one of his general. Incidentally, as in the Industrial Military Complex, DARPA, and NASA if you can put any “light” or profound idea or comment is useless if it’s not documented in writing. And in operational guidelines, directives and standards anything said verbally (not in writing) has no effect at all.

Napoleon wrote to his General the ensuing:

“Your letter tells me nothing. You will however have to be able to interrogate in order to know the names of the regiments and the commanding general and a hundred things, all very important – the morale of the troops, the way in which they are fed, the strength of the different units, and what is known from conservations with the colonels and officers of the corps. … I expected several pages and I get only two lines. Redeem all that by writing me in great detail.”


“In the age of revolution, the future is not an echo of the past. While every executive understands this intellectually, it is quite another thing to stand in front of your organization, and investors, and boldly confront the demon of decay. But investors and employees are smart enough to know that sooner or later every company has to a strategy ‘un-install’...” [64]

“The future is not a privilege but a perpetual conquest.” Attributed to Robert Kennedy.


Many people have bitterness recallings of Napoleon. Many countries in Europe and especially the United States have established military doctrine on Bonaparte’s teaching. The institutionalization of these teaching are beyond official.

What I like the most about this man was his insatiable search for self-learning, and self-learning about: 1) English, 2) Mathematics, 3) Science, 4) Management, 5) Systems Approach, 6) Organization stewarding, and 7) Indisputable wisdom.

He didn’t just like these subject matters; he applied them lavishly and thus conquered Europe and even Russia through these disciplines in times in which every portion of land in that continent was waging war among neighbors. Too many kings and queens until the Emperor rose upon all of them.

By coalescing his entire beloved subject matters – both in their theoretical, empirical, and practical modes –, he indisputably birthed an array of composite stratagems. If you are as thoughtful as I think you are, the idea is to in-source your brain with empirical recommendations to formulate winning composite stratagems in your diverse entrepreneurial activities.

On geology Napoleon generally reflects:

“It is very important … to have good maps of all the country between the Adige, the Po, and the Adda … which will probably be the theater of new wars on the same scale as the large map of Italy. It is necessary to have all reconnaissances made at the Topographical Bureau of War in order that we could, if necessary, send the generals all suitable instructions. Then, from the commencement of war, they would know the defensive campaign field-works that will have to be prepared in the various positions in case of unfortunate developments …. I believe that the topographical engineers work, but I am not sure that they work according to good fundamental principles. We have them produce registers of the survey of lands and not military maps, which means that in twenty years, and I don’t know how many engineers and how much money, to map only a portion of the departments of Rhine and Moselle and Mont-Tonnerre, which are truly important. To make twenty years to finish maps and plans is to work too much posterity …. How many circumstances could occur over the next twenty years that we would regret? If one of them had been on the scale of a Cassini map we could already have had all of the Rhine frontier. How many circumstances could occur over the next twenty years where we will regret them? … What events can occur, even for this accumulation of paper, before we can reap any advantage from all this work? I don’t know why war is waged with this type of map … The fact is, I have not had, on my visit to the Rhine, any map where I could gain knowledge of the country. We have to draw maps of Mont-Blanc … and the Piedmont the same progress that we followed for the departments of the Rhine, nothing will be finished in our lifetime …. Engineers are too much masters of what they wish to do. I have not asked for anything other than the completion of the Cassini map. Rest assured that the operations are not directed on projects that are too vast. Experience proves that the greatest defect in general administration is to want to do too much: that results in not having what is needed … Order them especially to mark clearly the nature of the different roads, in order to distinguish those which are practicable or impracticable for artillery. If all the debouches of the Black Mountains are accurately located, this map will be one of the most essential that we could have for.”


By Gary Hamel, PhD: “We believe that the goal is not to predict the future, but to imagine a future made possible by changes in technology, life style, work style, regulation, global geopolitics, and the like. And there are as many viable futures as there as imaginative firms that can understand deeply the dynamics at work right now which hold opportunities to become the author of the new. For the future is not what will happen; the future is what is happening. The present and the future don’t abut each other, neatly divided between the five-year plan and the great unknown beyond. Rather they are intertwined. Every company is in the process of becoming – of becoming an anachronism irrelevant to the future, or of becoming the harbinger of the future. The long-term is not something that happens someday; it is what every company is building or forfeiting …. Only those who can imagine and preemptively create the future will be around to enjoy it … Creating a compelling view of tomorrow’s opportunities and moving preemptively to secure the future are tasks for neither dilettantes nor the merely intellectual curious … Other companies, the laggards, were more interested in protecting the past than in creating the future … We believe, and will argue strongly, that a company must not only get to the future first, it must get there for less …. And reengineering charge is simply the penalty that a company must pay for not having anticipated the future …. If senior executives don’t have reasonably detailed answers to the ‘future’ set of questions, and if the answers they do have are not substantially different from the ‘today’ answers, there is little chance their companies will remain market leaders …. For much of the 1980s, IBM had been driving toward the future while looking out the rear-view mirror …. Too often, profound thinking about the future and how to shape it occurs only when present success has been substantially eroded …. Creating the future is more challenging than playing catch up, in that you have to create your own road map …. The goal is not simply to benchmark a competitor’s products and processes and imitate its methods, but to develop an independent point of view about tomorrow’s opportunities and how to exploit them. Pathbreaking is a lot more rewarding than benchmarking. One doesn’t get to the future first by letting someone else blaze the trail …. Passengers will get to the future, but their fate will not be in their own hands. Theirs profits from the future will be modest at best. Those who drive industry revolution – companies that have a clear, permeated view of where they want tom take their industry and are capable of orchestrating resources inside and outside the company to get there first – will be handsomely rewarded… The future is not an extrapolation of the past. New industrial structures will supersede old industrial structures …. Opportunities that at first blush seem evolutionary will prove to be revolutionary …. A commitment substantial enough to beget the perseverance required to create the future must be based on something more than a hunch …. But to create the future, a company must first be able to forget some of its past … ‘The future was predictable, but hardly anyone predicted it’ …” [87]


There is a great deal of publishing about change and coping with it and its consequences. I have the firmest belief that there is a huge lack of understanding how change can change its own nature. Bacon, ensuing, makes a legendary quotation about it.

Sir Francis Bacon: “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.” [2]

Where does the computation care the most?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Irrigate your radiant thinking irradiantly back and fort to computronium and multiverse until you start seizing actionable and applicable knowledge from those theaters of operations in which you execute.” 4:05 a.m. USA’s EST – Monday, June 21, 2010 ― [84], [85], [92]

There are many that believe to have a vested interest in fossilized pasts. To those Hamel has a word of wisdom.

Prof. Gary Hamel, PhD: “Denial is tragic. Delay is deadly.” [64]

Zero emotional intelligence, zero political correction, and only genuineness’?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Incessantly follow constructive your omniscience-driven bliss a cappella without innuendos for Life.” [92]

What can knowledge do for progress and modernity?

Edward Teller: “The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.” [83]

Are you emotionally stable before the Future?

Marcus Aurelius Antoninus: “Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” [96]

What computes what and through which? I just wonder!

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “It seems to me that Dark Matter is the Universe’s computational hardware while the Dark Energy is the Universe’s computational software.”

Concurrent paradoxes are useful to applied science?

Edward Teller: “Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.” [93]

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “The Universe embeds and/or sources computing and calculating capabilities into your prepared-mind bio computer. Whether you take advantage or not, that’s another ball game.” [92]

Is there future cleverness? Can we ask Bill Gates?

Patrick Dixon: “Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you – be futurewise.” [96]

Will the immutable life-cycle will be altered with nano-technology and bio-technology?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Until rigor mortis is completed, there’d better be rigor juris only.” [92]

From neuron activation to execution activation?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Think long enough to over-accomplish forever.” [92]

What is the expectation?

Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD: “Hope is a memory of the future.” [59]

The profound insight, from a prominent British leader, is always illuminating:

What is the successful “stupid” in Twentieth-One Century?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “In order to have a successful ‘the economy first, stupid,’ you must FIRST succeed thoroughly on ‘the applied omniscience, stupid’ notion.” 11:07 p.m. USA’s EST ― Saturday, July 18 2010 [92]

Do we respect solemnly time and its passage?

William Shakespeare (Macbeth): “To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow, creeps in this petty pace from day to day, to the last syllable of recorded time; and all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” [96]

W. E. Gladstone – British Prime Minister – (1809 – 1898): “You cannot fight against the future.” [17]

Future and the genius?

Ernest Dimnet: “Too often we forget that genius, too, depends upon the data within its reach, that even Archimedes could not have devised Edison's inventions.” [96]

Future-liable if you don’t pay attention?

John Galsworthy: “If you don't think about the future, you cannot have one.” [96]

Taking ownership of times to come?

Malcolm X: “The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.” [96]

Either or what?

Anthony J. D'Angelo: “Run to meet the future or it's going to run you down.” [96]

How do we sign up by phenomenal lots of tons of smart work?

Leonard I. Sweet: “The future is not something we enter. The future is something we create.” [96]

Is too much history studying dangerous?

Michael Cibenko: “One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.” [96]

Where is the quadrant domicile of true success?

Denny Crum: “Most of our future lies ahead.” [96]

Perpetual learning for Life?

John Wayne: “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” [96]

In Shock, Awe and Bewilderment for not Understanding?

Alvin Toffler: “Man has a limited biological capacity for change. When this capacity is overwhelmed, the capacity is in future shock.” [96]

Do people have an innate “love affair” with speed?

Henry Ford: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” [96]

Recalling not to fail into what?

George Santayana: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” [96]

The larger historic perspective is good for which purpose?

Unknown author: “Those who stare at the past have their backs turned to the future.” [96]

Grave implications of contrarians to fostering change?

Max Planck: “An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents: What does happen is that the opponents gradually die out.” [96]

Who gets the practical and useful merit?

Thomas Edison: “I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” [96]

Learning from the past?

Dillon Wardian: “Those who know their past are tempted to repeat it but on the winning side.” [96]

Buying your membership to the future?

Mehmet ildan: “Future is an unknown country which requires tough visas for anyone to enter. Not all of us will get the chance to visit it.” [96]

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Correlate everything else with the ignored and unthinkable ‘else’ of everything else forever.” [92]

In seriously rigorous thinking, there is an important maxim to bear in mind at all times. It establishes: “whatever is now working is already obsolete.” In the case of already-forewarned scientists, this implies to evolve or to radicalize the evolution of any tangibles or intangibles.

How does one discipline the mind?

Honoré de Balzac: “The mind is enabled by rigid deduction to link it with the past; and to man, the past is singularly like the future; tell him what has been, and you seldom fail to show him what will be.” [82]

Is it about inspiration, is it about knowledge or is it about both jointly?

Dr. Bernie Siegel, MD: “I’m always saying that knowledge isn’t power if you don’t have inspiration.” [59]

What can we do instead of what can we stomach and mind?

Dandridge M. Cole: “We cannot predict the future, but we can invent it.” [96]

How does one connect today with future?

“My Colleagues at the Long Foundation have helped me see the surprising connections between today and the deep future.” [78]

During the Cold War times, there is an invaluable thought about the moment’s zeitgeist:

President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists that the world has ever known are alive and working today, despite the fact that this Nation’s own scientific manpower is doubling every 12 years in a rate of growth more than three times that of our population as a whole, despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.” [80]

“Past Versus Now Caparison” now available in slides is a good graphic perspective of the impact of change. [93]

The Chairman and CEO of the Juran Institute, A. Blantow Godfrey, in 1995 indicated to this end: “What we know today is far greater than what we knew a few years ago.” [91]

What kind of a keel does a vessel need to explore the unexplored with the unthinkable thinking perspective?

“At the beginning of this book I used river rafting as an analogy for the future. But perhaps sailing is a better metaphor.” [78]

How early your punctuality must be?

M.El Banna: “The only way you can see the future is if you're ahead of your own time.” [96]

Are we lacking what type of understanding?

Dr. Gargosian: “We are walking toward the edge of a cliff—blindfolded…Our ability to understand the potential for future abrupt changes in climate is limited by our lack of understanding of the processes that control them.” [78]

There is a very important scientific truism to bear in mind at any cost. It ensues, “everything is related to everything else.”

Through absolute cognition and scientific methodology application, How does one identify the driving forces of underneath that will re-shape it all?

“This is not fortune-telling. This is not crystal-ball gazing. This is merely describing future implications of something that has already happened.” [78]

Will we ever understand that what really doesn’t exist at all is the PRESENT – so called? And that what we call PRESENT is a brief interim from and by the FUTURE?

Andrei Linde: “It was never easy to look into the future, but it is possible and we should not miss our chance.” [96]

Some of the problems we have might be explicated here. Ensuing:

Mrs. Manley (1663 – 1724) – English novelist and playwright: “No time like the present.” [2] The only problem, Mrs. Manley, is that your beloved “present” is beyond impermanent.

Rehearsing into authentic own bliss?

The undersigned and the present material’s author: “Within all genuineness, rehearse and practice who you want to be and what you want to execute.” [92]

Where is our north’s domicile?

Jean-Marie Guyau: “The future is not what is coming at us, but what we are headed for.” [96]

The future, the West, Europe and the ensuing perspective.

Count Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoi (1828 – 1910): “I am convinced that the history of so-called scientific work in our famous centuries of European civilization will, in a couple of hundred years, represent an inexhaustible source of laughter and sorrow for future generations. The learned men of the small western part of our European continent lived for several centuries under the illusion that the eternal blessed life was the West’s future. They were interested in the problem of when and where this blessed life would come. But they never thought of how they were going to make their life better.” [69]

A perspective that might prove helpful somewhat now:

Horace Mann (1796 – 1859) – American educationist –: “Lost, yesterday, somewhere between Sunrise and Sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” [2]

Success comes along with tons and tons of smart and smarter work!

Gifford Pinchot: “The vast possibilities of our great future will become realities only if we make ourselves responsible for that future.” [93]

When evolution gets radicalized in applied science, a so-called breakthrough takes place. Hence, Einstein makes the case now:

Albert Einstein: “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity … We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” [4]

If every one of the seven continents have been discovered, Is there anyone missing yet?

“This bridge to the future will enable those who dare to make the journey from this century to the next … and beyond.” [78]

The quotation about Physics, History, Education, Mathematics and the Future.

“The future of Thought, and therefore of History, lies in the hands of the physicists, and … the future historian must seek his education in the world of mathematical physics. A new generation must be brought up to think by new methods, and if our historical departments in the Universities cannot enter this next phase, the physical departments will have to assume this task alone.” [69]

In understanding at least the complexities embedded in the Universe, there is an Englishman with a great perspective. His quote ensues:

G.K. Chesterton (1874 – 1936), Essayist, Novelist, and Poet: “The real trouble with this world of ours is not that it is an unreasonable world, nor that it is a reasonable one. The commonest kind of trouble is that it is nearly reasonable, but not quite. Life is not an illogicality; yet is a trap for logicians. It looks just a little more mathematical and regular than it is; its exactitude is obvious, but its inexactitude is hidden, its wildness lies in wait.” [57]

What are intelligence and the brain’ and genome’s projected mind good for?

R. W. Young: “Intelligence is that faculty of mind by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.” [78]

In making the case against the so-called power of simplicity and countering the existence of complexity, chiefly in an age bathed of enormous complexities, there are two prominent minds to quote. In one instance, Dr. Albert Einstein points out: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” [60] In supporting this motion further, Dr. Aubrey de Grey establishes: “To solve a very complicated problem, you generally need a fairly complicated solution.” [59]

In the mean time, zillions and jillions will insist many times over that tackling complexities are needless, especially when doing easy “stuff” is ubiquitously fun and available. Then, Dr. Bertrand Russell will be gravely forewarning them of his famous sentence: “I know of more people who'd rather die than think.”

Does age become a liability in showing the futuristic lights of modernity and justice?

Mae Wets: “You’re never too old to become younger.” [78]

Most people think that this is the “knowledge society” or the “knowledge economy” because they can do so-called “networking” (whether fruitful or not) over the web via a technological platform termed the Internet. Look at the following take by Noel M. Tichy:

“We have made the case throughout this book, and most people agree, that in the new ‘knowledge economy’ the key to winning is maximizing human capital. Ideas and knowledge have replaced physical goods as the most valued commodities in the global marketplace. Consequently, brains, energy and talent – human capital – are the primary source of value creation. But while many people and organizations grasp the concept, few have figured out how to really utilize the talents and knowledge of everyone in the company, especially the younger members of the company.” [42]

From mysticism to science, the future and an interesting quotation.

Rosario M. Levins: “Mythical thought is not pre-scientific; rather it anticipates the future state of being a science in that its past movement and its present direction are always in the same sense.” [69]

Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 24 or November 25, 1958) was an American inventor and the holder of 140 patents. He was a founder of Delco, and was head of research for General Motors for 27 years from 1920 to 1947. He had a solid quotation about the future: “The future is where I expect to spend the rest of my life.”

The quotation on analytics, science and future. Ensuing:

Charles Babbage (1792 – 1871): “The whole of the developments and operations of analysis are now capable of being executed by machinery … As soon as an Analytical Engine exists, it will necessary guide the future course of science.” [69]

One of America’ and the world’s greatest and most rigorous intellect with a perspective embedded in the future. He, Henry Buckminster Fuller, successfully tackles a continuously and increasingly puzzling problem. As follows:

Richard Buckminster Fuller reminds us of the following: “Either war is obsolete, or men are.” [5]

Speaking seriously as I do in the entirety of this textbook, some scientific research preliminary yet unconfirmed outcomes and findings seem to suggest that the future rules the present. The German philosopher Nietzsche has his own lucid position. “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.”

The quotation about the study, the past and the future.

Stuart A. Copans: “Study the past if you would divine the future.” [69]

The quotation abut foretelling: Unknown: “Declare the past, diagnose the present, [and] foretell the future.” [69]

By unknown author: “The future belongs to science and to those who make friends with science.” [69]

By unknown author this quotation is about the atom, uncertainty, science and the future. Following: “…bodies in the universe and those of the lightest atom; to it nothing would be uncertain, and the future as the past would be present to its eyes.” [69]

The Prometheus Bound quotation.

Aeschylus (453 BC):

“Prometheus: My mother …

foretold me, that not brute strength

Not violence, but cunning must give victory

To the rulers of the future.” [69]

By unknown author: “It is bad enough to know the past; it would be intolerable to know the future.” [69]

Elliot on the present and the past.

T. S. Elliot (1888 – 1965):

“Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future,

And time future contained in time past.” [70]

The past, the future and the interlude that connects both.

Eugene O’Neill (1888 – 1953): “The only living life is in the past and future … the present is an interlude … strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness we are living.” [70]

Bismarck and his lack of faith on the future.

A. J. P. Taylor (1906 – 1990): Bismarck was a political genius of the highest rank, but he lacked one essential quality of the constructive statesman: he had no faith in the future.” [70]

God, the Nineteenth and twenty century, as well as the Future.

Max Frisch (1911 – 1991):

“In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” [70]

Who does the future belong to?

Pierre Trudeau (1919 – 2000): “The twentieth century really belongs to those who will build it. The future can be promised to no one.” [70]

Foreseeing the Future out of the Fossilized Past?

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797): “You can never plan the future by the past.” [70]

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.” [6] It’s advantageous to understand what a prominent 120-year-old corporation such as GE is now considering. This quote is attributed to GE’s current CEO, Jeff Immelt: “I have to lead for tomorrow’s world.”

Question: How is the future manufactured? Reply by Prof. Gary Hamel, PhD: “The future is the creation of millions of independent economic actors.” [64]

In speaking of change and social systems’ reactions, it is wise to listen to Ralph Waldo Emerson: “There are always two parties – the party of the past and the party of the future, the establishment and the movement.” [64] As per the Oxford Dictionary, The Establishment refers to: “…social group exercising authority or influence, and generally seeking to resist change.” [65]

We cannot solve problems planted in the past. But we can solve problems to come (in the future). Ergo, former U.S. president Roosevelt makes a great appeal.

Theodore Roosevelt: “All the resources we need are in the mind.” [7]

A take regarding time progression and retrogression, Sir James Jeans establishes:

Sir James Jeans – English Astronomer, physicist, and mathematician – (1877 – 1946) : “Taking a very gloomy view of the future of the human race, let us suppose that it can only expect to survive for two thousand million years longer, a period about equal to the past age of the earth. Then, regarded as a being destined to live for three score-years and then humanity, although it has been born in a house seventy years old, is itself three days old.” [17]

It is indispensable to create whatever future you conceive by and for yourself. Is there a better tool than your most cultivated and prepared mind thinking in unthinkables? Please quit now that foolish intuitiveness à la (the pre-Cro-Magnon) Savannah thinking, since this is a different temporal locus for certain. See Emerson’s take:

Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “Man hopes; Genius creates.” [8]

In order to work for the matters that make us hope, we must bluntly face the matters that besiege our own existence, the ones elicited by us and the ones elicited by the people that we don’t even like. Dr. Knowles, a connoted American and greatly regarded into adult education, has a lucid position that can serve us as a starting point. Following:

Dr. Malcolm Knowles PhD addresses ignoramuses of supine ignorance: “The greatest danger for the survival of the present civilization is neither atomic war, nor environmental pollution, nor the exploitation of natural resources, and nor present crises. The underlying cause to all of the above is the acceleration of man’s obsolescence … The only hope seems to be an electroshock program to re-instill to the present adults the competencies required to function adequately under a mode of perpetual change. This is a profound need – the immeasurable challenge – that is presented by the modern society to adult education.”

The Disraeli’s wise take:

Benjamin Disraeli – British Prime Minister – (1804 – 1881): “Conservatism discards Prescription, shrinks from Principle, disavows Progress; having rejected all respect for antiquity, it offers no redress for the present, and makes no preparation for the future.” [17]

Former Federal Supreme Court Justice Sandra O’Connor gave a brief interview in 2009. She is mobilized into telling people that children and youngsters must be taught both a) Civics and b) History.

Clearly, having seen so much mistaken people led to grave imprisonment sentences, O’Connor indicates that many of the people did not understand the basics about 1) living civilly in society, 2) respecting the mandates of the “Law Of The Land,” and 3) understanding where society and, in her case, the U.S. comes from (through systematic study of history) to comprehend where are we likely to go or not.

On education and to this end, Dr. Skinner made an important point.

Dr. Burrhus Frederic Skinner PhD, “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” [9]

Fromm makes a point that supplements, to some extent, Knowles’ and Skinner’s point of view:

Erich Fromm – American philosopher and physiologist – (1900 – 1980): “In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” [17]

What is the inner-workings of time as per Orwell? Ensuing:

George Orwell (1903 – 1950): “Who controls the future; who controls the present controls the past … If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face – forever.” [17]

Question: Is this is a mistake universally made by the great majority? Meaning:

Edmund Burke (1729 – 1797): “You can never plan the future by the past.” [17]

Horace (65 – 8 BC): “While we’re talking, envious time is fleeing: seize the day, but no trust in the future … The year and the hour which rob us of the fair day warn us not to hope for things to last for ever.” [17]

How can we state the bond between the future and past:

Eugene O’Neill (1888 – 1953): “The only living life is in the past and future … the present is an interlude … strange interlude in which we call on past and future to bear witness we are living.” [17]

Elliot further adds creativity to understanding time:

T.S. Elliot – Thomas Stearns Elliot – (1888 – 1965):

“Time present and time past

Are both perhaps present in time future,

And time future contained in time past.” [17]

We see a host of manufacturers of all types of products, including automakers and their cars. In great many cases and as people have been concerning about being so-called “global winners” in their respective industries, they were adding to their products more and more features. Features equate with “increased complexities.”

That is, they were adding great complexity while defying that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Evidently, you can add every thinkable and unthinkable “complexity” to your products, as long as you greatly upgrade the scrutinizing vista of the entirety of the systems and the dynamic interactions among i) hardware (amplest meaning), ii) software (amplest meaning), and iii) humans themselves (both the ones represented by the manufacturers as well as those being end users).

Since you cannot use the same knowledge repository in making the features-adding-to-your-products effort, you’d better pay attention to Einstein’s wise words.

Albert Einstein: “A problem can never be solved at the same level of knowledge that was created.” [10]

In the seventeenth century Milton made a point that in my opinion is valid today. In arguing to free technology, capable of great good but also of great evil, John Milton (1644 ) expressed majestic confidence in our ability to prevail: “Lords and Commons of England, consider what Nation it is whereof we are, and whereof ye are the governors: a Nation not slow and dull, but of quick, ingenious, and piercing spirit, acute to invent, subtle and sinewy to discourse, not beneath the reach of any point the highest that human capacity can soar to.” [ 52 ] This has been the point of view of an Englishman about England.

Nicholas von Hoffman – an American's view on England elicited to other Americans and author of the book “A Devil’s Dictionary of Business” (2005), ISBN 1-56025-712-1 – indicated: “England ... the land whence American business sprang, a fact that may come as news to Americans, who believed that everything good and worthwhile has its origins in the United States. The foundations of English business practices go back to late-medieval Italy and sixteenth-century Holland, but they had taken on distinctive forms of their own by the time the London stock market opened in 1690. Thenceforth, if not earlier, North American business copied the English, particularly as English businessmen put steam technology to work to foment the Industrial Revolution. Not only did England lead the world with the invention of such trifles as the railroad, but the great early nineteenth-century American advances in canal and railroad building were paid for by English investors.” [62]

Was Thomas Jefferson America’s first futurist? He proclaimed:

Thomas Jefferson: “I prefer the stories of the future than history.” [11]

Speaking of not changing the current state of affairs, Dr. Kissinger, especially addressed for people how to approach this maxim: “first, foremost and never do not harm,” (mostly taken from the Latin sentence: “Primum non nocere”) by stating:

Dr. Henry Kissinger addresses: “An ignored issue is an invitation to a problem.” [12]

Former U.K. Prime Minister Churchill is incontrovertibly considered by many one of the greatest political intellects. He had a great position on the future, stating:

Sir Winston Churchill: “The empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” [13]

There are many fallacies and ill-conceived assumptions and outdated conventions that even smart people hold dearly without subjecting said fallacies and assumptions to great testing to attempt to disprove them to gain further insight and mental acuity of what holds true and what doesn’t.

Antonio Machado: “The eye is not an eye because you see it. The eye is an eye because it sees you.” [14]

After the insight by Machado, there is additional thoughtfulness along these lines:

The Panchatantra (body of Eastern philosophical knowledge) <>: “Knowledge is the true organ of sight, not the eyes.” [15]

Seeing through the eyes of applied science (and actionable omniscience) is, in my view, the optimum mode and here lies further food for thought:

Bernard d'Espagnat: “Even if the Universe is a little myopic is true that, more than others, MEN OF SCIENCE ARE ITS EYES.” [16]

Drucker was blamed often of self-praising himself about his capability of foretelling the future. This is his take on it:

Peter Drucker: “Things that have already happened but whose consequences have not been realized [because they were not imagined, considered, scrutinized or envisioned by disciplined foresight and far-sight extending and expanding both sides of the human brain] … Don’t confuse movement with progress.” [17] Brackets are mine.

In an interview with Charlie Rose in 2009, Dr. Watson explained the vast significance of science:

In a 2009 interview to Charlie Rose Show, Nobel laureate Dr. James D. Watson, PhD: “Science gives society a great sense of decisive freedom.” [18]

There has never been a greater importance to the most sophisticated education, especially to science, math, and engineering (and most of the times, the three of them simultaneously). The ensuing quotation accordingly goes:

Arthur C. Clarke: “We have to abandon the idea that schooling is something restricted to youth. How can it be, in a world where half the things a man knows at 20 are no longer true at 40 – and half of the things he knows at 40 hadn’t been discovered when he was 20?” [19]

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

Regardless of how difficult, every responsible adult must assume the difficulties of the present realities. Then, s/he can establish a plan of action to work through those realities to overcome those realities. Khan offers important insight now.

Otto Herman Khan: “Clearly, the first task is to gain acceptance of a more reasonable view of the future, one that opens possibilities rather than forecloses them.” [20]

Time and action are invaluable resources. Verify the ensuing quotation:

General Francisco de Miranda: “Time is the context by means of which action is delivered.” [21]

Unthinkable thinking will increasingly prove itself the most sensible decision. The greatest un-commonality to the commonsensical commons.

Oscar Wilde: “To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect.”

To be capitalistic in general requires having a good “relationship” with machines and even increasingly sophisticated automation. By every account, Mrs. Katharine Hepburn is a great democratic and civilized person and never a prominent activist of anything else but the center, made a wonderful claim. As follows:

Mrs. Katharine Hepburn: “Nature … is what we are put in this world to rise above.” [52]

Daring circumstances are for the tough-minded, resilient, resolved, as well as for those who combine boldness with prudence.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox: “There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent, hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.”

How do freedom, security, safety, reliability, reason coalesce and intertwine?

Sir Karl Popper: “We must plan for freedom, and not only for security [and safety and reliability], if for no other reason than that only [extremely educated] freedom can make security secure [and safety safe and reliability reliable].” Brackets are mine. [51]

Before challenging situations, don’t rule it out or oversimplify it without first trying to research those situations and begin asking both silly and exuberant questions lavishly.

In second-guessing responsibly the future, not to foretell but to make mental options for omni-mode preparedness to avoid being strategically surprised, I recommend the following:

Alan Turing (1950): “We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done.”

Many were complaining about the uniqueness of the ideas and reflections by some people with profound analytic abilities. Those complains were aired to a colonel who listened up and kept silence. UNTIL THE U.S. AIR FORCE COLONEL ANSWERED BACK AND WHO REPEATED IT FREQUENTLY: “It's better to remain silent and be thought a fool that open your mouth and remove any doubt.”

All quotations not otherwise cited are from the interviews conducted by the author or personal communications sent to the author.


From Boston and dated June 02, 2010 I received an e-mail with an invitation to a documentary film on the future, the technological singularity, to be developed by Dr. Ray Kurzweil, PhD.

Inventor Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading futurists, with a 20 year track record of accurate predictions. Called the “restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, Kurzweil was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” Inventor of the first CCD flat bed scanner and many other firsts, Kurzweil is an inductee in the National Inventors Hall of Fame and recipient of the National Medal of Technology, the Lemelson-MIT Prize (the world’s largest for innovation), and 19 honorary doctorates and awards from three U.S. presidents.

In the message contained in that e-mail it is indicated:

Beginning of citation as per the invitation via e-mail on “The Singularity is Near” film.

“In The Singularity Is Near and Chairman of the Singularity University (supported by NASA and Google and operated on NASA Ames Research Campus) predicts that with the ever-accelerating rate of technological change, humanity is fast approaching an era in which our intelligence will become trillions of times more powerful and increasingly merged with computers. This will be the dawning of a new civilization, enabling us to transcend our biological limitations. In Kurzweil’s post-biological world, boundaries blur between human and machine, real and virtual. Human aging and illness are reversed, world hunger and poverty are solved, and we cure death. He maintains a radically optimistic view of the future course of human development while acknowledging profound new dangers.”

“According to Bill Gates, ‘Kurzweil is the best person I know at predicting the future,’... “Kurzweil envisions a future in which information technologies have advanced so far and fast that they enable humanity to transcend its biological limitations – transforming our lives in ways we can’t yet imagine.”

“Kurzweil, through his extensive works (including in his the feature-length documentary film), examines the social and philosophical implications of these profound changes and the potential threats they pose to human civilization in dialogues with big thinkers, including former White House counter-terrorism chief Richard A. Clarke; technologists Bill Joy, Mitch Kapor, Marvin Minsky, Eric Drexler, Sherry Turkle and Cynthia Breazeal; Future Shock author Alvin Toffler; civil liberties lawyer Alan Dershowitz; venture capitalist Vinod Khosla and environmentalist Bill McKibben.”

Final citation of as per the invitation via e-mail on “The Singularity is Near” film.


Swift and swirling change, peril, complexity, and newness do not function alone. They are deeply inter-meshed, interactive, and transforming, as well as transformational. Using the genetic and biological parlance, you’d better believe that this a multi-fold epoch, evermore unfolding, in which mutations and transmutations are taking place across the board.

You can open up new doors for yourself, see new options, minimize significant mistakes, and maximize potential understandings. In order for you to act decisively successful, you’d better have a lucid comprehension of said understanding for Life. A lucid comprehension will come to you by the greatest ― tough and subtle ― omni-mode and through the most insidious application of the scientific method, especially through exact sciences aiming solely to the state-of-the-art generation.

Because of the forces exerted by the FUTURE upon the PRESENT, this Era streams rising ambiguity, ambivalence, dichotomy, uncertainty, complexity, conflict, bewilderment and yet unprecedented possibilities.

It’s greatly convenient recalling the luminescent thought by the prominent German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.”

It’s advantageous to understand what a prominent 120-year-old corporation such as GE is considering since September 2001. This quote is attributed to GE’s current CEO, Jeff Immelt: “I have to lead for tomorrow’s world.” What about you? Will you lead for yesterday's world?

It is for leaders to fall into the trap of thinking that planning ahead and building for the FUTURE is an incredible luxury of inaccuracy. IT IS NOT. IT IS AN ABSOLUTE AND MOST INDISPENSABLE NECESSITY FOR LIFE.

But anyone who underestimates the revolutionary character of today’s changes is living a too-uncontrolled an illusion.

Zen Buddhists will offer you unprecedented lectures on reality being the greatest mental “fabrication” by the hominid's mind. The world, that of physical “existence” and manufactured by the mind, is being transformed dramatically and irrevocably, second by second all of the time.

Juxtapositions of many knowledge dominions will bring about the greatest scientific convergence ever in the years ahead. Some people like James Canton suggest these forces becoming and rendering “weird science” in every sphere in our lives. [22]

With each passing day, change quickens everyday at a faster-and-faster, nonlinear, discontinuous and counter-intuitive rate. In the mean time, Evelyn Lindner reminds us of the following: “Pessimism is a luxury of good times … In difficult times, pessimism is a self-fulfilling, self-inflicted death sentence.”

Tichy made a relevant contribution to understanding the nature of swirling changes. I quote some of his excerpts:

“Speed and constant motion are the hallmark characteristics of life in the twenty-first century. The driving / enabling force behind them is the technology that allows almost instant access to information, and with each advance in technology the concept of ‘fast’ is only going to get faster.”

And Tichy added:

“This access comes not only in the form of the ability to move data around the world in nanosecond (one billionth,10–9, of a second), but also in the ability to sift through and manipulate it. Patterns and trends that were impossible to see in the days when information [based on throughput-ed numerical and narrative data] was housed in mainframe computers that required IT professionals to access, are now readily visible to anyone with a PC and a hookup who cares to apply a few screens.”

Subsequently, he continues:

“Moreover, as technology shrinks the cycle between an action, a reaction and a re-reaction, it becomes possible for people who might otherwise never be in direct contact to engage in a nearly constant flow of dialogue. The result is not only that technicians in Bangalore, India, and Waukesha, Wisconsin, can seamlessly work on the same project, passing it off as the day ends in one hemisphere and begins in the other, but also that a newly hired consultant at EDS can have a meaningful dialogue via videos and e-mails with CEO Dick Brown about what he sees in his territory.”

And Tichy observes:

“Meanwhile, markets for goods and services and the capital markets change directions with astounding speed. Consumer trends [because of the multitude of driving forces that propels said forces] are in a state of constant flux as a flood of new products [and services] appears every day to supplant older ones that often have been around only a few months themselves.”

And he carries on:

“Market expansions morph into contractions seemingly overnight. It isn’t that the cycles are getting closer together. The economic expansion of the 1990s was one of the longest in U.S. history. Rather, it is the momentum when they turn that has accelerated. On March 13, 2000, the NASDAQ composite index peak at 5132. By April 14, it slumped into 3265, a loss of nearly 40% in one month. In such a volatile environment, the ability to grow, shrink and redeploy assets quickly and intelligently is a critical competence for survival.”

And Tichy asserts:

“What has happened so far is just a preview. We have only scratched the surface in using the capabilities of the current technology, not to mention the new technologies and capabilities that are coming on stream every day.”

Tichy points out as well:

“The earliest uses of most new technologies are at making old processes work better. Once computers came out of the science labs, their first mainstream uses were for such things as automating accounting and inventory controls. These applications were valuable in that they got the bills out faster and let a company make better purchasing and scheduling decisions. But once you consider the activities required for entry and retrieval, some weren’t much more effective in terms of cost or time consumption than doing things the old way.”

In understanding scales and accurate senses of proportions and depth, Tichy asserted in 2004:

“The GDP of the developed world – the United States, European Community and Japan with a total population of about 750 million – is more than $23 trillion. The rest of the world, including China with 1.2 billion people and India with about 1.2 billion people and India with about 1 billion people, lives on less than $3 trillion in GDP. Take the world’s five largest companies, GE, Exxon/Mobil, Microsoft, Pfizer and Wal-Mart – their market capitalization is bigger than the GDP of India.”

As Tichy concluded making his case. Brackets are mine. [42]


In business and competing in the global markets, it is really important to count with optimum technology. Technology is going to be changing and changing almost without limits.

However, there are many techniques and tools – as well as practices – to discipline the mind to make more judicious and expedient decisions and hence executions. In fact, I will insist that technologies are a function of mind-expansion methods. An exhibit on this is available at


To further set the stage for this material, the textbook “Einstein in the Boardroom” by Suzanne S. Harrison and Patrick H. Sullivan Sr. may offer some lucid ideas on the “current” state of affairs when they claim:

“Humans have been adding to their total knowledge steadily over the centuries, and the amount of knowledge we create is multiplying at an incredible rate. Beginning with the amount of knowledge in the known world at the time of Christ, studies have estimated that the first doubling of that knowledge took place about 1700 A.D. The second doubling occurred around the year 1900. It is estimated today that the world's knowledge base will double again by 2010 and again after that by 2013.” [37]

In stating some clear fact of applied science progression, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “Within these last 19 months at least 45 satellites have circled the earth. Some 40 of them were “made in the United States of America” and they were far more sophisticated and supplied far more knowledge to the people of the world than those of the Soviet Union …. The growth of our science and education will be enriched by new knowledge of our universe and environment, by new techniques of learning and mapping and observation, by new tools and computers for industry, medicine, the home as well as the school.” [80]

There are many serious publications, from 2003 to this date, speaking of the entirety of scientific knowledge doubling every five (5) years and sooner. How, then, can one undertake such a gargantuan challenge, through the “Society of Knowledge,” unless it is through the stewardship of the scientific method?

The American Heritage Dictionary’s Introduction (fourth edition, 2000) by Joseph P. Pickett, Executive Director, literally indicates [54]:

“This Fourth Edition of The American Heritage Dictionary combines the best of traditional making with key innovations that afford new ways of looking at our language… This edition has nearly 10,000 new words and senses that reflect the rapid pace of change in the English language today. Technological innovations in computing and communications along with advances in the sciences have been especially rich sources of development in the lexicon (for example, bit map, domain name, and raster in computing; dark matter, photonics, and yoctosecond in science). Medicine and medical research continue to produce an astonishing array of new terms for chemicals and substances (endostatin, leptin, transfatty acid), for disorders and infectious agents (Asperger’s syndrome, erectile dysfunction, hantavirus), for treatment (cocktail, molecular knife, xenotransplant), and for a variety of creations and discoveries (designer gene, enteric nervous system, microsleep)…. In addition, continuing social change in postindustrial society has given rise to expressions that describe new business practices (buyback, microcredit, reverse mortgage), a changing workplace (face time, job-share, mommy track), and evolving political positions and governmental policies (family leave, term limit, workfare). New sports terms have arisen (clap skate, five hole, skyboard), as have words for new educational practices (charter school, distance learning, homeschool). The names of foods from other cultures continue to be adopted (baba gannouj, garam masala, quesadilla). A host of new cultural developments has produced a host of new compound cords (assisted living, poetry slam, shock jock). And English speakers continue to be an exuberance force in creative coinage (bloviate, newbie, wannabe)…. To ensure accuracy in the coverage of our rapidly changing vocabulary, we have worked closely with distinguished consultants in a wide variety of specialized fields, including anthropology, astronomy, genetics, immunology, philosophy, and physics, to name but a few. We have also gone to great lengths to make our biological and geographic entries as timely as possible. Many new biographical entries have been added, especially in the areas of sports, music, film-making, and literature. To the geographic entries we have added new country names, such as Myanmar and the Republic of Congo, and newly prominent places such as Kosovo….”

The PRESENT resolutely insists on trashing itself with an overload of “obsoledge” (obsolete knowledge) [23]. But the erudite, shrewd, pre-cog FUTURE – knowing the decisively better best – stays safe and certain that « what worked best won’t anymore » for the PRESENT besieged by mundane miseries, those miseries propelled by the unkindest humankind without a fail.


If you must insist, you can study the melancholic PAST as a distorted prologue primer to the PRESENT. Nevertheless, not even the loftiest accumulation of all the suboptimal PASTS added to the PRESENT are nothing but an infinitesimal, ineffectual, inconsequential, immaterial, and impious script to the FUTURE. PAST and PRESENT are a bunch of empty, hallow iotas.

Said script, I’m not apologetic to state, since I did not birth this Universe, won’t get you to your own FUTURE’s UPSIDES, but might make you institute an emergency landing upon your own existential disruption unless you pay great attention and act upon it urgently and smartly. Got to get beyond cross-pollinated sophistication. Cannot make it by yourself? Can you please just ask for unconventional professional assistance?

In the ultimate scrutiny, you must conceive, design, develop, implement, sustain, update, adapt, re-adapt, and re-invent you and your own FUTURES, FUTURE by FUTURE for Life, a Life that will equate to immortality. Taken from the Latin term a posteriori, I will never act aposterioristically. Taken from the Latin term a priori, I will invariably proceed aprioristically.

Unless, in exercising your most conscientious freewill, you wish to be enslaved by an arrogant robot that is: omniscient, as well as self-upgrading, self-enhancing, self-replicating, self-fixing, self-energized, self-renewing, self-reinventing, self-aware, self-ruling, self-transporting, self-commuting (by ground, air, water, outer space, tele-transportation, etc.), and in possession of many other “selfs” that grant it super autonomy.

Those believing that tele-transportation, more popularly known as teleporting, is Sci-Fi might wish to research on the breakthroughs by Los Alamos National Laboratories. Some years ago, as per LANL itself, they made it possible at the “discrete level.”

The PRESENT does not resemble the PAST, nor will the FUTURE ever resemble the PRESENT; up until now the PRESENT has been anecdotal, folkloric, and still impregnated with greater forces and yet more subtle ones than an ever-increasing synergy (i.e., mother of all synergies) of all our known and unknown PASTS combined (over four billion years), while the FUTURE will over-geometrically trans-mutate into infinitely swifter, arrhythmic, inconceivably, amorphously perennially-accelerating (through diversely modulated or not speeds – speeds that stem from some new order of rampant speeding and acceleration of said speeding – ), orderly-chaotized and yet more driven into vividly-immersed and palpable realities than our current yet obsolete PRESENT.

Why second-guess the FUTURE when you can read, in advance, said FUTURE's hints NOW and exploit them grandiosely, to your advantage?

Annihilate the DOWNSIDES to hijack the UPSIDES, metaphorically and not so metaphorically speaking about leading, managing, and undertaking organizations with a profit end or otherwise. Please remember a golden rule: Regardless of your qualitative and quantitative growth in, say, leadership and success capturing as well as management, every growth will be hallow and harmful if it is not first a growth of ethics and morality.

The FUTURE at all times wishes to readily equip the present with novel information. Why? Because the FUTURE considers the PRESENT a failed stated in the realm of time, and does not desire to get implicated with the downsides of a sub-optimal, bitter fellow who declines every helpful knowledge on “emotional intelligence” and “political intelligence”.

Anyway, and by any rational measure, we are in a multi-eon-streaming epoch in which mind-toughness and mind resilience, within kindness and civility, are going to be far more important than the smile of the bus driver spoken of by Daniel Goldman. [29]

As the FUTURE gives the PRESENT a bad score and becomes judgmental on it, the PRESENT flagrantly denies and rejects the current existence of the FUTURE. Some of the signs echoed by the FUTURE into the PRESENT are ubiquitously here in encoded ways.

As the FUTURE paraphrases Shakespeare’s sentence (fears take away the good with which we could win) and executes it in the practice, the PRESENT feels a great animosity against such a maxim and habit.

The forthcoming FUTURE – already scattered among us – has a lot to offer to the PRESENT, namely an invaluable out-of-this-world-and-time source of narrative and numerical data (unexplored repository knowledge waiting to being seized and administered by the PRESENT and its inhabitants). Can you think of anyone more visionary than the king in his class, the FUTURE itself?

The PRESENT, unfortunately, is somehow anecdotal (suboptimal) while the FUTURE ruthlessly and relentlessly abides by ever-emerging scientific truths. These truths contain vast gold mines for creation, recreation, and super-creation, as well as for devastation.

The cultivated brains must root out the endless dangers to capture the benefits, so humankind prevails on Earth and much more beyond it if the Universe (and the embedded Nature of the latter), too, – and its own hyper-dynamics – warrants such a sovereign license.

For the first time in history, we can work backward from our imagination rather than forward from our past. [28] In the midst of chaos, there is a learning lesson to assimilate. Sometimes the table is served for OVER-LEARNING if the prepared mind is paying huge attention to the nano-granularity of details.

To me uncharted territory is the most splendorous “terra incognita” battlefield, chiefly because of its sheer number of unknown knowns and unknown knowns. As well as immense crises, there territories and incognitos offered an unprecedented learning opportunity that I will never waste, my most thoughtful friends.

The term singularity entered the popular science culture with the 1993 presentation at NASA-sponsored conference of a seminal paper by San Diego State University statistician Vernor Vinge. The abstract of the famous essay is as dauntingly lucid today as it was more than a decade ago: Permalink:

Professor Vinge indicated it in 1993: “Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will be ended …Is such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided, can events be guided so that we may survive? These questions are investigated. Some possible answers [and some further dangers] are presented…” Brackets are mine.

I just wonder if the FUTURE is continually stalking on the PRESENT! Perhaps, it is so. One thing can be ascertained, because of the PRESENT’s non-erudite nature, the FUTURE (the over-ruling) is always filibustering the PRESENT (the enslaved).

These days meaning: these seconds – the totality of all is in the making perpetually. That to be in the making mode ― at this time ― is relentlessly thought of and thought through way in advance. This is a technique to CURRENTLY get your brains over-in-sourced by zillion practiced futuristic scenarios (happily and readily adopted quite early on).

THE FUTURE WILL HIT THE PRESENT AND ITS RESPECTIVE GROUND RUNNING. All of that as it has been seen up to the present time.

This is a hyper-accelerated Eons-streaming Age and ever-increasingly by an above and beyond an over-exponential “many orders of magnitude” factor.

Said “over-exponential factor,” even when multiplied by many orders of magnitudes as in effect it is, the non-linear geometrical and discontinuous growth rate of it is by most people immeasurably underestimated and misunderstood. Besides its intuition is only flagrant counter-intuition.

To me the PAST is more like Alice (Alice's Adventures in Wonderland). The PRESENT seems more like Mr. Hyde while the FUTURE appears to be more like the joint conspiracy by Dr. Jekyll and Dorian Gray. Perhaps, we will need the combined effort by Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie to decipher these outright enigmas, namely those stemming from the ever-awaited-but-ever-intruding FUTURE.

We are repeatedly longing for the good sides of the futures impiously forgetting that those futures come along with great responsibilities and challenges.

Progress is the future outcome of a multitude of cascades of “current moments” flowing divergently. The divergence unites seamlessly but not under the ever-suboptimal comprehension of the “naked” human eye.

The PRESENT is introvert adhocracy as the FUTURE is technocracy in perpetuity. The PRESENT is an illiterate adhocratic one while the FUTURE is the technocratic, “omni mode” savant. The PAST is hollow and inconsequential fossils unverifiable by any “carbon testing” measurement.

To give entrepreneurs a POV quickly, most business plans are (have been for too long) grotesquely ill-conceived indeed in the mean time, as they are written-up and reckoned with the eyes fixed in prehistory. IF IT IS NOT AN ACTUAL SUB-SET OF A MUCH GREATER AND THOROUGH ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, THE FIRM WILL MEET GARGANTUAN CHALLENGES.

Otherwise, there will be great opportunities! One end of the greatest Risk Management Effort (extraneous to insurance, co-insurance, re-insurance, bonds, and those artifices “marketed” by beautifully institutionalized “social engineering,” termed by these God-sent incumbents: “marketing techniques”) is to entertaining the fiscally sound outcomes of a business, literally any business, challenge, or task.

This FUTURE, that throws around its weight through every facet of the PRESENT overbearingly and mercilessly, might be 99.99% INEVITABLE.

Inevitability, in this instance, equates to meaning that it will be a rogue dictator, over-ruling capriciously and solely acting upon its way and capricious taste.

The unavoidable consequences of this FUTURE can be mitigated or at least somehow modulated. Evidently, this FUTURE’s UPSIDES can be, perhaps, seized and even amplified. To meet both requisites, there is one HUGE prerequisite before proceeding any further. The popular wisdom so populated of “one thing at a time” is forbidden by the rulings of the incumbent FUTURES here referred to.

This is not a calling for the “snail-paced” multi-tasking either. You do your DOWNSIDES and UPSIDES simultaneously for Life. Otherwise, one can never proclaim knowing how systems operate (not just computational software, but SYSTEMS per se IN UPPER CASE).

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

That is, that the TOTALITY of HUMANKIND has to converge AT UNISON – “on the doubles” on the most essentials Herculean tasks to do in order to attempt the sustainability of the corresponding civilization as it is now known / perceived. What a big problem to solve that one posed by so-called perception!

In all seriousness, one must decode, de-encrypt the enigmas of the informative and dis-informative yet hallucinated perception. There are way too many kinetic hallucinations and vivid fabrications and pseudo-actual artifices even in the most lucidly sighted perceptions as fluidly recorded, in real time, even in the most prepared of the minds. How can one, in an all-out practiced, de-hallucinate such atrocious perceptions?

Don’t trust perceptions since they’re all flawed and ergo they lie. Dr. Henry Mintzberg indicates that “humans are flawed,” How, could you, subsequently, obtain de-flawed perceptions from flawed hominids? In order to de-flaw perceptions and executions, you must go great distances to begin with, thus as you are still entrenched in so-called “Success 101, the in-between lines 1, line 1, word 1,” out of a socially engineered preface.

Do you feel confused by said hallucinations? Verify this quotation by Henry Miller: “Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.”

Atrocious hallucinations embedded in perceptions can be “reality checked” by, for example, following these success tenets in your professional/business theater (frame of reference) of operations: 1.- Picture mentally radiantly. 2.- Draw outside the canvas. 3.- Color outside the vectors. 4.- Sketch sinuously. 5.- Far-sight beyond the mind’s intangible exoskeleton. 6.- Abduct indiscernible falsifiable convictions. 7.- Reverse-engineering a gene and a bacterium or, better yet, the lucrative genome. 8.- Guillotine the over-weighted status quo. 9.- Learn how to add up -in your own brainy mind - colors, dimensions, aromas, encryptions, enigmas, phenomena, geometrical and amorphous in-motion shapes, enigmas, phenomena, methods, techniques, codes, written lines, symbols, contexts, locus, venues, semantic terms, magnitudes, longitudes, processes, tweets, “knowledge-laden” hunches, so forth. 10.- Project your wisdom wealth onto communities of timeless-connected wikis. 11.- Cryogenize the infamous illiterate by own choice and reincarnate ASAP (multiverse teleporting out of a warped / wormed passage) Da Vinci, Bacon, Newton, Goethe, Bonaparte, Edison, Franklyn, Einstein and Feynman. 12.- Organize relationships into voluntary associations that are mutually beneficial and accountable for contributing productively to the surrounding community. 13.- Practice the central rule of good strategy, which is to know and remain true to your core business and invest for leadership and R&D+Innovation. 14.- Kaisen, SixSigma, Lean, LeanSigma, “Reliability Engineer” (the latter as solely conceived and developed by Procter & Gamble and Los Alamos National Laboratories) it all unthinkably and thoroughly by recombinant, a là Einstein Gedaken-motorized judgment. 15.- Provide a road-map / blueprint for drastically compressing (“crashing”) the time’s “reticules” it will take you to get on the top of your tenure, nonetheless of your organizational level. 16.- With the required knowledge and relationships imbedded in organizations, create support for, and carry out transformation initiatives. 17.- Offer a tested pathway for addressing the linked challenges of personal transition and organizational transformation that confront leaders in the first few months in a new tenure. 18.- Foster momentum by creating virtuous cycles that build credibility and by avoiding getting caught in vicious cycles that harm credibility. 19.- Institute coalitions that translate into swifter organizational adjustments to the inevitable streams of change in personnel and environment. 20.- Mobilize and align the overriding energy of many others in your organization, knowing that the “wisdom of crowds” is upfront and outright rubbish. 21.- Step outside the boundaries of the framework system when seeking a problem solution. 22.- Within zillion tiny bets, raise the ante and capture the documented learning through frenzy execution. 23.- “Moonshine” and “Skunks-work” all, holding in your mind the motion-picture image that, regardless of the relevance of “inputs” and “outputs,” entails the highest relevance is within the sophistication within the THROUGHPUT. 24.- Don’t copy Nature, don’t even copy Universe. Just copy the Multiverse. 25.- Correlate everything else with the ignored and unthinkable ‘else’ of everything else forever., 26.- Combine the practical and technological with the mysterious and meaningful.” (See definition of “throughput” at [53]). [92]

The function of the “motion picture” image is to early on show before the mind a film of incessantly altering futures. The purpose of the vision is never to show a film of an irrevocably fixed future.

Come to think of it thoroughly, throughput is embodied by the Latin term “modus operandi.” Through ages, the concept of mission-critical “throughput” has regularly been represented by said Latin term. Clearly, as eons elapse, in the West we do need a great translation into English.

Through implementation of your organizational, corporate, institutional, entrepreneurial modus operandi, you can shape up your modus vivendi.

Possibly, this FUTURE will not have ― as per the flawed hopes treasured by all-walks-of-life eyewitnesses – a “natural tendency.” Stated plainly, because it is being envisioned and worked-out preter-naturally, this FUTURE may appear – before our naked eyes – with extreme tendencies and directives that evoke the most extravagant and transhuman mandates.

Can anyone undergo an epiphany in reversal? Long time ago, speaking of my professional experience while testing and experimenting, I have reduced probabilities of having “breakthrough” epiphanies to zero, literally. I had envisioned many “Eureka times” long time ago and yet in advance. I do have an immense way to go very much to my blessed apostle-hood.

Those greatly appreciated Alemmanic, Germanic Bavarians speak abundantly about “susceptibility to perfectibility.” In my professional quest, which is my own intellectual challenge of mine with me and before my persona, that precept is vastly insufficient.

One must consider that I toy and play with not only Edisonian Research but also with own self-induced: a) Serendipities, b) Pseudo-serendipities, c) Randomized serendipities, d) Pseudo-randomized serendipities, and e) Pseudo-randomized serendipities.

For cases a), b), c), and d) I also play a great deal with channeling the “throughput” with 1) directness, 2) indirectness, and 3) a combination of immediately previous 1) and 2). All of the above, in further progression of my testing and experimenting, as well as my fact-finding and fact-disproving research, I subject to a gradation (“gray scale shading,” so to, speak) of i) loose, ii) control, and a combination of immediately previous i) and ii).

The terms “extravagant” and “transhuman,” in this case, apply for even the ultimately leading-edge practitioner of the scientific realm, either within that eminent establishment, or those with an unauthenticated citizenship from the avant-garde renegade-verse. It might be a genuine deal, it might not?

Said dictator will not impersonate anyone. He will be THE maximum MONARCH OF TECHNOCRACY by his own right, Remember? Yes, yes, yes I know, Technocracy, the gentleman that just espoused a lady with an appalling temperament that loses composure oft, even before the state’s visits by the Holly Pope and her Royal Highness the Queen of England.

Her given name is “Global.” Her surname is “Crises.” That’s the reason why this “power couple” has made Sir Francis Bacon a best-selling icon, “FOR TIME IS THE GREATEST INNOVATOR.” Gotten it?

This Monarch will expel every laggard and every one that, notwithstanding his / her most advanced education, worships and disseminates ignorance. This expel will include the transfer of the selected one to a recondite “curved” corner of the Universe or the Multiverse. In speaking about the Multiverse, we must use the following quotation.

John Burdon Sanderson Haldane (1892 – 1964): “I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”

The PRESENT carries on superfluously. But the FUTURE is over-impregnated and super-immersed with detailed meaning and significance and with projected transgressive-ly and a là “omni mode” manners, as well as with its manifesting tangibly and yet palpably intangibly pervasive ubiquity.

Perpetual innovation is a rogue truth to this PRESENT. The breadth, depth, scope, subtlety, intricacy, and rate of acceleration of this FUTURE’s perpetual innovation will be endless, endless so that is beyond the wildest dreams or nightmares ever conceived by the ultimately noted or most criticized sci-fi writer.

To attribute to this FUTURE’s perpetual innovation a quality of far-fetched will be as well an extreme over-simplification and an existential blunder and the greatest and most public personal acknowledgment of own worshiped supine ignorance.

The PRESENT is 1% a function of the PAST and, above all, a 99% function of the FUTURE.

The PRESENT stifles innovation and fosters rigidity.

The PRESENT is inevitably a means to an end. The end is unavoidably the FUTURE.

The PRESENT always remains polemically unresolved. The FUTURE, as per the long view gained through the Multiverse, in its deepest core is even, stable and organized.

Remember: The FUTURE is eternally pre-clashing and/or clashing the PRESENT, thus continuously shaping and re-shaping the PRESENT to a great extent. The FUTURE is, so to speak and at least, 30% a function of the PRESENT and 70% a function of the FUTURE itself. Percentages are arbitrarily suggested in order to illustrate.

The PRESENT is bathed by the ill-presumed permanency and by the quality of being impermanent. The PRESENT is never a snapshot or fixed (static). It is the linkage, superposition, and/or contentious intertwining of many films (multi-fluid dynamics / kinetics).

Its dynamism grants itself, the PRESENT, huge ambitions to becoming the FUTURE while trying to capture the “here and now” mirage, a mirage (a misdemeanor) that does not care losing the sense of ridicule in worldwide football / soccer game through worldwide broadcasting “live.”

There are too many “heres” and a myriad of “nows” without the utter and indispensable acknowledgment that the perennial, trembling gap between the PRESENT and FUTURE generates many creative tensions, regardless if it is harvested or not.

The PRESENT is at least unceasingly infinite, unless its interrelationship with the FUTURE stops. The FUTURE is never endless unless a great anomaly takes place.

Concerning the PRESENT and specially the FUTURE, the great majority of people failed considering the possibility of anything going wrong, no matter how remote the location or complexity of the implementation environment.

The PRESENT and the FUTURE engender tsunamis of CHANGES, principally those changes never thought through. When you altered your work because of competition and/or difficult times, you are CHANGING your professional occupation (organizational strategy).

The PRESENT has orderly been used to being a land at the dawn of history, that history architect-ed by a bunch of biographies and auto-biographies by the winners and the prevailing ones without considering the side of the losing ones or that of those without partisan positions.

The PRESENT’s duties are appended to the FUTURE. The PRESENT’s rights are appended to the PAST.

When you reflect and modify you innermost (and that one revolting and commuting within the innermost by using its own proprietary translational and rotational moves), you are CHANGING your essence to some extent. CHANGING your essence to being ADAPTABLE to ever-shifting realities will be your utmost sensible deed.

When CHANGE is perpetually altering all types of CHANGES, the scientific properties of known and unknown changes get modified, sometimes profoundly and sometimes to an indescribable unknown. This extreme modification is what I have been referring to ‘CHANGED CHANGES.’

CHANGED CHANGES make the overwhelming case for “beyond unprecedented” reinvention of humans, lifestyles, organizations, businesses, governments, nongovernmental organizations, societies, and worldwide society. In the process, the extreme makeover is in nothing superficial or similar.

And the call is an abrupt wake-up alarm to all sorts of leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, business owners, government administrators, consultants, advisers, strategists, professors, teachers, students, researchers, and any breathing or cryogenized human being.

Welcome to a new “normal” and a new “abnormal.” In all verisimilitude, there are many new “normals” and “abnormals” (both with scientific normality) being the latter, incidentally, as well within normality.

At the time being, it does not matter anymore where you come from and how this impact your ‘current’ PRESENT. Instead, what is presently relevant for you to envision are the floating, fluxing, cross-railed FUTURES as they climb the treacherous building-block ladder, the ladder of accumulation of opportunities, challenges, and perplexing, but exuberant trade-offs. Neither exuberance nor trade-offs are for the uncultivated.

These trades-offs poise the least thinkable of the unthinkable results, challenging our body (physiology), mind (psychology), and soul (spirit). If you think “exuberant” is a fancy or undesirable term, kindly please wait until you come to meet your FUTURE in person.

To apply, say, for practical leadership credentials will be a nearly, though not impossible, insurmountable enterprise for Life. Leadership to what a) Benchmark, b) Metric, c) Objective, d) Goal, e) Function, f) Purpose?

How insurmountable? As nearly insurmountable as attempting to hike the Everest cloth-less, equipment-less, ill-prepared, flawed-minded without a crew and the indispensable Sherpa, as you walk and climb toward the mountain’s peak with your back focused on the peak and while your eyes are grabbed by the starting-point locus. You have the right to successfully seek the anti-canonical milestone, Haven't you?

You can continually walk into the FUTURE backwards to revive the fossilized vestiges of blurred/made-up/artificial “artifices”-driven memories that eat your soul out. A healthy medical prescriptions will dictate: “The patient must always focus on the FUTURE. In the process, and in order to keep its existence, he/she must always REMEMBER THE FUTURE IN ADVANCE.”

You know what the PAST is? Reply: The eternal flow of increasing creative-tension and controversial discrepancies between the FUTURE and the PRESENT, encapsulated in a stream of segments from the “preterit tense” kingdom, a kingdom that is neither awaken nor significant anymore.

Historians and actuaries, in a hurry, will be shouting that they stop being “retrospective” to becoming “prospective” (and creatively so) given the eternally-happening inflicting points of inflections requiring exuberant solving.

Paraphrasing Ray Kurzweil [1], “…as order from FUTURE exponentially increases, designated time exponentially and incessantly speeds up by ever-increasing orders of magnitude.”

The PRESENT is just a fluid venue progressively bumped and shocked by the interactions between the unfortunately fossilized PAST and the FUTURE through the inter-mediation of the so-called PRESENT.

Clearly, the genetics of the human beings will have a notable impact on the psychology and physiology of the humans until the FUTURE’s say, want it or not, like it or not. Such a say has a designated “due time.” Due time is not a fixed point but a maze of sinuous lines.

By all enforced effects, the FUTURE is by any means a representative of three facets. There is the facet of opportunities that we can call UPSIDE RISKS.

Another facet is that of the likelihood of potential disruption. The former impersonates the DOWNSIDE RISK.

Thirdly, there’s the facet of blended UPSIDE RISKS with DOWNSIDE RISKS. To really get the OPPORTUNITIES the DOWNSIDE RISKS must be terminated or, at least, mitigated and modulated. Those DOWNSIDE RISKS must be brought under optimum control as per the technical parlance I employ.

Such eternal creative-tension discrepancies / disputes – as imposed by the rogue and nearly ageless interrelationship between the FUTURE and the PRESENT – as the FUTURE wages an all-out “preemptive war” to get the PAST under retirement.

These eternal creative-tension discrepancies make three major displacements. Firstly, it displaces the PAST to a corner (or quadrant) where vestiges are fossilized but not looked after.

It must be mentioned that interrelationship between the FUTURE and the PRESENT is intense and will become increasingly more intense, beyond the boldest and lucid imagination without a fail.

Mother Nature is a great and loving and noble matriarch. The Universe is the oldest and wisest Patriarch, perhaps the elder son of the greatest intelligence of all.

The Multiverse (many universes happening and reckoning at the same time, possessing many dimensions) is not only the maximum, all-enabling Patriarch, but also a pervasive Patrician holding the greatest intelligence, wealth, perhaps the elder son of applied omniscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology, robotics, and A.I. (artificial intelligence). [41] To see applied omniscience defined by the author, see the respective appendix here included.

Successful and tough, subtle, refined, granular reverse-engineering captures breakthrough innovations for the PRESENT’ and from the FUTURE’s dominion. Reverse-engineering all regardless of its origins, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. Come to think of it and conclude that both a) all and b) everything is primordially and ultimately extraterrestrial.

In the last analysis, everything is terrestrial and exo-terrestrial. This is important to bear in mind. Terrestrial or extraterrestrial, what a fruitless argument as that of the gender of the angels, is ultimately guided by the Multiverse (period).

The Earth (so too: Earthlings, always greatly non-terrestrials, and/or Buckminster Fuller’s Earthians) is a function of the Universe. [47].

The Universe is a function of the Multiverse. Perhaps, the Multiverse is a function of most known and chiefly unknown forms of utmost conscientious awareness and supremely lucid intelligence.

Every human is partly earthling and partly extraterrestrial. Why? Because pre bio-genesis and bio-genesis was (at least and as it seems) massively instilled from the outer space (a sub-verse of the Multiverse).

If extraterrestrial beings existed, they would be, in fact, siblings to current humans. How come? Because there are other genesis different from bio-genesis on Earth, whether within our knowledge or not. A genesis does not only take place only on Earth, but in the whole Universe if it is or not under known and unknown modes/assumptions.

To capture benefits and to extreme-make-over, say, leadership and to scientifically steward disruption potential into exploited upsides (to make success seizing crystallize), you need to understand the PRESENT, the FUTURE, and its frenzy interrelationship. In making this effort optimum – and among other prerequisites – we must find out and address two topics.

One topic has to do with how we reached this PRESENT out of a scattered PAST’s technological accomplishment as we constructed an expanded knowledge repository just by practicing future scenarios through radiant foresight, far-sight, hindsight, insight, and innermost-sight. Admittedly, this is no small task.

The most reasoned foresight and far-sight, sine qua non to recalling the FUTURE, is only a function of innermost-sight outwardly.

Another topic is that insidious habit of the FUTURE in seducing the as-of-now PRESENTS while the citizens of such PRESENTS make us agent so many looking-forward changes that set afire the interrelationship between this PRESENT and this FUTURE.

Now we know how we got to “here,” “here” is the hyper-dynamism of flows, in-flows, counter-flows, avant-garde flows, crossed-pollinated flows, point-inflecting flows. “As-of-now” exactly refers to the PRESENT-FUTURE’s own tête-à-tête. [38]

“Here,” while planted in the PAST, was a bit statistical but never really so.

The so-called “here” is undergoing a total immersion of numberless processes, throughputs, transactions, deeds, etc. “Here” has incessantly been mobilized. “Now” is motorized at a rate that is beyond awe-inspiring.

We just got the “now” about right to this point. To turn savvier on this FUTURE, one must be a genius in his executions (sic), yoctosecond by yoctosecond, which is one septillionth (10-24) of a second. [48]

Then, s/he has to make the greatest effort of all, that is, to think unthinkably in relation to present forces and pertaining to futuristic trends ― both subtle and dramatic ones as well as those driving and marshaling and enforcing just brute-force dramatic ones ― by means of the practical implementation of scenario planning.

All of the previous without ignoring the flagrant and less-are-sometimes-more interactions instrumented by said forces.

Thereinafter, your unthinkable thinking about FUTURES must become more refined, enhanced, exuberant, streamlined, diverse, expanded, disciplined, and extended. In doing so, it never suffices to come up with a three-scenario forecast (not even with the prehistoric “compounded forecast”).

Subsequently, forecasts must carry with you as many plausible or implausible scenarios (ad infinitum indeed) as resources required never lacking the maximum rigor. Also, no optimum forecast is great enough if it is not accompanied with an arsenal of plans of contingency. Each scenario crafted must have its respective, unambiguous plans of contingency without a fail.

All of this is true for humans from the PAST and the PRESENT. Towards a more advanced time ― and by means of reverse-engineering with the omniscience perspective ― the humans will increasingly be of different constituents and design, as well as different concerning purpose, function, and a combination of purpose and function simultaneously.

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

We will become more “intimate” with our eternally ignored relationship with atomic and sub-atomic particles (not to get me involved in “dark matter” and “divine” or “God’s matter”).

The PRESENT is changelessly unnecessarily delayed or even lost and inattentive because its limits are impermanent and available capabilities are finite.

The PRESENT never contemplates fast-forward-ly, but in reversal in so adding to its even greater inherent disadvantage. The FUTURE operates beyond the offensive acceleration of “light speed”-plus and nearly without or with zero limits or constraints or borders.

The FUTURE is the Napoleonic Emperor that does everything only under its own terms, exploiting every advantage and disadvantage to its lucrative well-being and omni-ruling.

The FUTURE is accustomed to spying on the PRESENT. How come? The FUTURE is the PRESENT’s debriefing one. The FUTURE is, in many cases a virtuoso, though it, at times, voyeurs the PRESENT. What a horrendous vice!

Such deed will NEVER be tolerated. How do you REHAB the FUTURE? Group therapy? Grouping it with whom, the “crowd of wisdom” folks? Rehabilitating it by which handy means? Like the crowd of wisdom used in extraordinary democracies to have the constituency madly in love – from the instruments of democracy – to vote for a Communist president?

The only CROWD OF WISDOM that works is that of the most selected ones, the ones that are paying attention, the ones that are paying expensively to entertain the most wonderful thoughts, plans, and roadmaps.

The PRESENT is sleepwalking while the FUTURE is “child like” wondered by daydreaming promenades. In the mean time, the post-modern modernity is in a rush getting more and more modern by unprecedented “shock and awe” unearthed standards.

This criss-cross PRESENT will be reconstituted by the continually crinkum-crankum FUTURE inevitably. [30], [31]. There is going on a terzetto in which the happenings are more or less like this: the PAST (R.I.P), the PRESENT (thé dansant), and the FUTURE (tertium quid). [32], [33], [34]. Clearly, the PAST is getting a fully impeachable CPR by so-called “historians.”

Earned in his own intellectual right, Thomas Jefferson most cogently stated: “I prefer the dreams of the FUTURE than history.” Jefferson, on his own right, for eternity knew that the FUTURE is un-manipulated from that underperforming venue called “PRESENT.”

Who would dare not to appreciate that nanotechnology, biotechnology, bionics, and artificial intelligence making deep and steep inroads? Incidentally, the definition of the omniscience perspective can be revised at <<>> as well.

The PRESENT is a forgetful sardine while the FUTURE is a giant cuttlefish in conspiracy with an octopus and a twenty-four eyes jelly-fish.

Ying and Yang have combined forces of subtle and dramatic origin. These days the PRESENT is a bit like a pseudo-harmonized Ying-Yang relationship. The FUTURE is only about Yang deeds.

The PRESENT is besieged by a bunch of dilettantes and poseurs. [39]. The FUTURE is ― so to speak à la Sir Francis Drake.

The PRESENT is more like Huckleberry Finn while the FUTURE is perhaps the archetype of Genghis Khan and his efficacious Mongols.

The stream of as-of-now PRESENTS will become – to some extent – one of the forthcoming FUTURES. At some point ahead, a PRESENT will be ultimately integrated into a single FUTURE seamlessly.

Such a FUTURE, though, will reach a point in which being bio-based or bio-related or not in vivo at all will be splendidly awaken and active.

Regardless of transhumanity, overhumanity, superhumanity, nonhumanity and “above and beyond” humanity, the hard-core essential is and will be not being human but becoming and acting humanely.

The PRESENTS are from appalling and contentious interrelationship between Venus and Mars. The FUTURES are only from stringent Mars. Go and ask about it Dr. John Gray. [40]

The FUTURES are supervening upon the PRESENTS in combination with the ruthless forces possess by the own FUTURES.

The PRESENT concerns the animal and vegetable kingdoms. These kingdoms are subject not to three but four emperors, namely: liquid, solid, gas, and plasma.

The FUTURE is only about beyond post-humanity and its staggering brute-force and dramatically-subtle INTELLIGENCE.

The PRESENT pertains to pretending discovering science. The FUTURE is absolute science dominance and nearly if not thoroughly infinite power until the Universe’s last say.

On their own earned rights, the PRESENT and the FUTURE are dogs and darlings, respectively.

The FUTURE has, in many incessant and efficaciously ways, reminded the present about the instrumentality of America’s primordial and indigenous civilizations.

When you take the glorious Dakota’s tribal wisdom, you’ll be advised: Whenever you discover you’re on a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.

The indisputable scientific maxim goes, “everything now working is obsolete” (unfortunately, including the human being and the human mind pivoted upon the spine cord) and as a consequence is subject to actual perfectibility for Life.

As you will never reach perfection (even if over-practice makes over-perfection), one (and everything) must be increasingly be upgraded forever. Can you now relate better to Dakota wisdom above?

The PRESENT is always misled and misleading, treasuring a great promise of deceit. The FUTURE is eloquently transparent and clear, crippling ― in advance ― violators of ethics, morality, principles, integrity, and dignity.

The PRESENT has its eyes glued to the inside-outs. The FUTURE is immensely into staring at its outside-ins.

The PRESENT is a powerless hostage not interested in any honorable vindication at all.

The PRESENT is sick and ailing because of: a) its once-true believes, b) its once-true assumptions, c) its once-true conventions, d) its once-true cosmos-vision (weltanschauung), e) its once-true systems of belief, f) its once-true truisms g) its once-true “common sense,” h) its once-true “good luck,” so forth. “The future is going to get invented, with you or without you. But if you want to build the new, you must first dismantle your existing belief system and burn for scrap anything that is not endlessly and universally true.” [64]

From the human point of view, these changed changes will be a throwing away of all the previous maxims in a rather violent and abrupt way.

The PRESENT is pseudo-architected and mobilized in tearing down achievement. The FUTURE is forever re-architecting itself while massively out-fostering breakthrough achievements.

Subsequently, the FUTURE will incessantly remain redefining the totality and the entirety of (i) all and (ii) everything (known, unknown, improbable, impossible, thinkable, unthinkable, concerning, and desirable within and outside the laws of physics, quantum mechanics, and other science of “exactness”). I now warmly welcome you, ladies and gentlemen, to “Futuretronium.” [36]

Some serious scientists are making the case of conquering humans’ immortality or, at least, some thousand years of healthy living in the upcoming years.

In making their case, they insist that we are all made of an eternal molecule known as DNA. You’d better believe on the doubles!

They insist that the DNA molecule has been with us through billions of years. Ray Kurzweil proclaims that “by the 2030s, the nonbiological portion of our intelligence will predominate” [1]. Get ready then! Let this brief paragraph to be introductory to the one ensuing.

Futuretronium will ultimately and inexorably transform into Computronium [35], [36], a technocratic, adhocratic, stratocratic, plutocratic empire thoroughly immersed in the overbearingly qualities: techie, nerdish, brainy, geekish, whose subject matter is the designated output of: a) humans, b) enhanced humans, c) pseudo-humans, d) post-humans, e) super-humans (over-men), f) bionicals, g) superhumanly intelligent beings, h) robots, i) hybrids, j) trans-humans, k) post-biologicals, and l) a combination of all of the priors.

While the PRESENT vastly underestimates the influence of the present-day Internet, the FUTURE will capture every known and unknown force to crown itself into ruthless Computronium. [84]

This Royal is not silly dignitary as one will see him out-compute the entirety of the Universe (and Multiverse, the Universe’s first-and-foremost father).

In the near FUTURE’s (in the zillion flows between Futuretronium, the adolescent, and Computronium, the adult), your dreams, fantasies, and nightmares will all be literally out-dreamed and/or out-daydreamed and/or out-smarted and/or out-shinned and/or out-foretold by a factor of zillion orders of magnitude.

The FUTURE is bathed, as the PRESENT has already been carefully hinted, with artifacts that as a whole are pervasively awakened. These FUTURES are beyond boundary-less-ness.

The FUTURE is for eternity unfolding before most people’s absent-minded eyes, independently if those eyes are appended or not to so-called “prepared minds.” The myopia is within the mind not in the corneas.

The PRESENT is mostly about hardware (palpably tangibles). The FUTURE is greatly about software (palpably and not, intangibles with consequences and sequels both in the physical and vivid virtual worlds).

The hardware era, ever-changing and adapting, is giving way to the software era. Will next generation man-made software use the Universe as a maximum multi-supercomputers hardware?

This colossal eons-streaming Era, regardless of time locus, is constantly under ruthless ruling by the FUTURE.

If you're not remembering the FUTURE is only because you are ignoring every lesson by the PAST and PRESENT, both a PAST and a PRESENT, in my view, designated by the express mandates and designs of the FUTURE.

Vest your interest in the FUTURE since planting your hopes in preterit times will succeed into failure without a fail.

The PRESENT makes a great number of mistakes once, twice, thrice and beyond that without learning a single lesson from even the most recent and gravest mistakes.

The FUTURE is into extracting the critical lessons learned lavishly and abusively ignored in the past and present.

Whether or not you’re seeking a rival and if the FUTURE is not conscientiously conceived, designed, develop and created, the FUTURES will become your most formidable adversaries.

In unnoticeable yet transformational movement is what the FUTURE’s status quo has become, a status quo that is pervasively fluid and impermanent in perpetuity. On the contrary, the PRESENT’s status quo is erratic, timid, disorganized, idiotic and consequently banal.

While the FUTURE is extremely concentrated and focused on every matter in which it has a vested interest, the PRESENT is over-fragmented – greatly Balkanized –, thus lacking attention and excessive in dilution of results.

In dealing with our systems of beliefs, strongly held assumptions, conventions and cosmos-vision (weltanschauung), the FUTURE, into walking habitually great lengths, ascertain that the PRESENT is a thing of the past and the past is a thing further back to the primordial big bang.


The FUTURE is not in hot pursuit of the PRESENT. The PRESENT represents one fluid expression by the ever-more autocratic unstoppable rulings by demanded the FUTURE.

Yet we have now a great likelihood to make the most intelligent decision to lowering the downsides and upping and upgrading the upsides.

The FUTURE is accustomed and indifferent to the PRESENT’s most self-valued quality, its quality of distraction.

The PRESENT is a laggard. The FUTURE is an out-doer beyond the influence spheres of execution. Here execution only equates to execution of and through relevance, not taking it said execution to the “extra mile” but to the “extra league.” A league is about three miles.

The FUTURE is a composite vector in reversal to the PRESENT.

The PRESENT is, at all times, taking a forty-wink siesta as it dreams of stealing credits and glories from his countrymen. The FUTURE – under its own ways, modes and rulings – is relentless rendering time progressively nonexistent.

The FUTURE is, in every occasion, making the PRESENT déclassé and hence démodé. [45], [46].

The FUTURE spies on the PRESENT comprehensively. The PRESENT’s counter-spying attempts on and towards the FUTURE are less than primitive and more than entirely ludicrous.

When the FUTURE wishes to blend in with the PRESENT, said PRESENT shocks.

With the progression and retrogression of “time,” the postmodern modernity is becoming more and more “modern” by unprecedented “shock and awe” standards.

The PRESENT is sleepwalking while the FUTURE is daydreaming like a savant’s child wondering around MIT, Caltech and NASA.

The PRESENT is the perfect personification of an accommodationist while the FUTURE is the most robust believer (thoroughly faithful and without rudimentary, slowing-down psychological complexes) on his deeds and own existential existence.

To get underneath the FUTURE's skin is the only path to understanding the ever-revolutionizing nature of changed changes.

If you wish to engender lucrative change, you need to bring about contradictions and paradoxes to make friends with unfamiliarity. Subsequently, John Naisbitt puts it: “You just have to hang out with the paradoxes, hang out with the contradictions until you understand them. When there is a perceived contradiction, I like to look for something that helps to resolve the contradiction. A lot of people have an either/or mentality. We get the Internet and everyone says, ‘Well newspapers are going to go away.’ It’s not either/or. There will be a change in the mix, that’s all.”

In the same order of ideas, Hamel indicates: “Look for dis-confirming evidence, for things that don’t fit, for things that don’t ajar.” [64]

Many, many times Dr. Stephen Hawking has indicated that studying the outer space is not indispensable but not study it is “foolish.” Hence, it is impossible for one not to study about cosmology without being greatly immersed in future studies. If you can understand the current flux of massive impacts by changed change, you need to give you authorization to understand this complex theme. [67]

In this account, Dr. Stephen Hawking is in perfect alignment with President John F. Kennedy. “We set sail on this new sea because there is new knowledge to be gained, and new rights to be won, and they must be won and used for the progress of all people. For space science, like nuclear science and all technology, has no conscience of its own. Whether it will become a force for good or ill depends on man, and only if the United States occupies a position of pre-eminence can we help decide whether this new ocean will be a sea of peace or a new terrifying theater of war. I do not say the we should or will go unprotected against the hostile misuse of space any more than we go unprotected against the hostile use of land or sea, but I do say that space can be explored and mastered without feeding the fires of war, without repeating the mistakes that man has made in extending his writ around this globe of ours.” [80]

In consequence, practice the tradition of actionable mindful mentality ― in every theater of operations ― without the dragging hold-backs by so-called traditions.

Learn a difficult lesson easily and immediately by Thomas Jefferson: “I prefer the stories of the future than history?

In matters of actual challenging one’s own intellect, any “too much” effort to this end is evermore “too little.”

We must, wherefore, strive exponentially and creatively forever to capture now the best (optimum) from the ever-forthcoming FUTURES. Striving without the maxim effort in taking possession of applied omniscience coupled with universal morality and ethics will render absolutely worthless.

The PRESENT is concave whereas the FUTURE is convex, vexingly convex as a Big Bang’s catch-as-catch-can.

The PRESENT is the frenzy of irrelevance and the FUTURE is the everlastingly-increasing climax of the critical mass that catapults civilization into unknown unknowns.

The PRESENT seems to be into “moribund” mode as the FUTURE is redefining its always-unfolding birth. Birth is death in reversal and consequently death is birth in reversal.

The PRESENT tergiversates itself. The FUTURE, out of a domicile located in the PRESENT, is hugely tergiversated by large majorities. The FUTURE is within a subterfuge and must be lucidly unveiled if you want to make your life prosper.

The PRESENT is not diametrically opposed to the FUTURE. The FUTURE is just diametrically different.

What are you going to in the PRESENT before the “fierce urgency of now” FUTURE and its ignored (whether existentially lucrative or not) waking-up calls?

I don’t know about the PRESENT and its quality being laissez-faire. The FUTURE does its intellectually hard working rendering emotions useless. This bohemian PRESENT yet an un-salvageable one self-propelled into crass stupidity till FUTURE’s last calling.

The PRESENT systematically fails to crack the FUTURE’s codes. It seems that the PRESENT is irremediably stubborn by genetic design, genetic design of four billion years old.

When the PRESENT reads individual autobiographies by the PAST aloud, a clear picture of the case for change emerges and a still-fuzzy vision of the FUTURE started to show through.

The PRESENT is concentrated on following up on the PAST’s attempts to decipher the FUTURE. In the process, the PRESENT secures its preparations to meet the FUTURE worthless.

The FUTURE – while being savvy and rigorous into exercising its own far-sight and foresight – operates heretofore.

Are we located in the PRESENT really thinking about shaping the FUTURE or rather is the FUTURE shaping us beyond our limited comprehension?

Under the “least worst” scenario, the PRESENT is being shockingly reminded that the world continues to flow at warp speed.

But giving the youngest and newest PRESENTS a central role in plotting Computronium’s forthcoming course not only keeps Futuretronium supplied with ideas at the cutting-edge but also creates a context in which letting go of the PAST and reaching out for a new FUTURE is the only unimpeachable norm.

The PRESENT is a rattlesnake while the FUTURE is a python, a python of the enormity sucking power posed by a so-called “Black Hole.”

The FUTURE never becomes tainted by yesterday beliefs, assumptions and conventions when further thinking about advancing the morrow.

A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is important. But now it’s more important the most pervasive amplification of the human mind via biological media only so that we can conceive and develop our own FUTURES and those incumbent to the people we care for!

In deciphering (de-encrypting) the FUTURE now and making the PRESENT a “thing of the PAST,” one must learn an easy lesson:

Post-mortem analyzes are indispensable. Yet pre-mortem analyzes (especially the qualitatively driven ones) are beyond grandiose. In order to institute the latter you must inquisitively learn to discern, think, heed, ponder, scale and become furiously and industriously mobilized without losing composure, civility, and harmony.


# 1.- No success, BUT NOW the accumulation of documented, assimilated and run-able, as well as motorized lessons learned by you and out of your own and especially those acquired by others' wisdom. That is, everyone does his / her own relevant and irrelevant things, as well as everyone does his / her own consequences and responsibilities stemming from said relevant and irrelevant things. Sequels and consequences are mostly static, but sub-sequences that are beyond kinetic, both in the downSIDES and UPsides.

# 2.- No strategies, BUT NOW composite stratagems. Stratagems do not ever make the case, nor the merits, for you to violate timeless morality, principles and ethics. It’s driven by limitless-ly practical knowledge to prevent and solve problems. Any growth in every field of knowledge and serious discipline, as any growth in skills and insights and perspectives, is futile and dangerous if it is not engendered and coupled by a MORALITY GROWTH.

# 3.- No faith in luck, BUT NOW ample instituting of applied omniscience. “Lucky strikes” are matters of persistently rigorous – and highly respected – rocket scientists, literally. Practitioners with the utmost perseverance, guided by supreme empirical knowledge, are granted Victory. Remember the DARPA’s adage: “If you’re not failing frequently, you’re not succeeding enough.” It's opportune to mention that the hardest it's to “succeed,” say, in “markets” of maximum uncertainties, as two things will happen. First, the general entrepreneurial climate will be more and more defying (as per new “normals” and new “ab-normals”). Second, your colleagues will make ever-largest efforts to compete “against” you for the same, say, professional service contracts you're seeking. In matter-of-fact talking, your colleague becomes your rival, never your enemy. More “space” for thriving is there in place when you self-educate yourself seriously.

Under the maximum analysis and in actuality, your worst “sworn out” enemy is the one living by mediocrity and ignorance. Those mobilizing mediocrity and ignorance will eternally recur to violations of ethics, morality and principle. They’re insidious contrarians to the Rule of Law and Rigor Juris, as they wish for the human race to be declared in Rigor Mortis.

# 4.- No “common sense” of antiquity, BUT NOW profound and thorough, judicious and conscientious judgment and updated, expedient and experienced discernment, adaptable, re-adaptable and upgradeable in real time forever. Let’s get real; the only way to operate is (i) cross-functional, (ii) multidimensional and (iii) pluri-contextual – (i), (ii) and (iii) subjected to a plethora of mind’s filters – and to state it mildly, briefly and overly simplistic. Therefore: (i), (ii) and (iii) above are executed at the same time (i.e., simultaneously). Ignoramuses of supine ignorance will insist on short-cutting august bodies of knowledge without knowing the operational consequences, sequels, and sub-sequences.

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

They don't understand and will never understand the pontificated maxim, “everything is related to everything else.” And to make matters worse, they will deploy and enforce universal and devastating imprudence, imprudence, imprudence and more imprudence. That imprudence so readily activated by the baseness-concentrated “practitioner”. When invoking “Everything is related to everything else,” it is succinctly to say (that is) by way of example:

“Everything is interrelated to everything else.”

“Everything is connected to everything else.”

“Everything is interconnected to everything else.”

“Everything is intricate to everything else.”

“Everything is involved in everything else.”

“Everything is inter-associated to everything else.”

“Everything is interlocked to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-coupled to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-joined to everything else.”

“Everything is conjoint to everything else.”

“Everything is inter-tied to everything else.”

“Everything is interdependent to everything else.”

“Everything is correlated to everything else.”

“Everything is intertwined with everything else.”

“Everything is intermeshed with everything else.”

“Everything is implicated in everything else.”

“Everything is entangled with everything else.”

“Everything is entwined with everything else.”

“Everything is tangled with everything else.”

“Everything is knotted with everything else.”

“Everything is interwoven into everything else.”

“Everything is engaged with everything else.”

“Everything co-depends on everything else.”

“Everything is parenthetic to everything else.”

Some managers and business practitioners are still planted in the 80’s and 90’s intact. Seemingly, as per them, time is fixed. Subsequently, they keep stubbornly talking about “re-engineering.” Are they informed of the Information Technology Revolution? In this eon, you conceive, develop and create you own future. You don’t use organizational “Band-Aids,” Do you? Even back in those days, Wasn’t re-engineering needing then and now some dramatic overhauling?

Sufficient tsunamis of imprudence to indivertibly declare a war to a superpower under unprecedented un-preparedness, further imperiling the viability of this planet. The experts in conflict avoidance and conflict negotiation of the Law School at the University of Harvard are most sought around the world. They made tons of publications and you see the entrepreneur “calling names” to the lead (candidate) that is potentially becoming his / her corporate customer.

The Oxford Dictionary defines “prudent”: “(Of person or conduct) careful to avoid undesired consequences; circumspect; discreet.” Regardless, and unfortunately, the rampage of systematic violation of prudence will be carried on by both genders without a fail. QUESTION: Are they seeking a medical appointment with Dr. Jack Kevorkian MD?

Leonardo Da Vinci (attributed to): “That who doesn’t punish evil facilitates it.”

The good aspect about ignoramuses is that they will unequivocally make certain that thorny issues branch out into greater imprudence.

As sometimes there are errors of judgment and interpretation about a patient’s diagnostics, these same errors are happening all the time in the finest organizations (I mean all types of organizations, including public and NGO ones). To worsen matters further, the judicious and expedient discernment of the driving forces that interconnect this flowing present with divergent futures is an immense effort. That effort entails that experience and expertise are simultaneously using every science, every art, every practice, every discipline so that is put to work in unprecedented ways to avoid strategic surprises that always demeanor our quality of life while upgrades the potential disruption through a plethora of existential threats that we must micro- and macro-manage in advance and cleverly.

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

If we keep our mind hypnotized but the idiotic waves and not but the currents underneath, having our sensory capabilities “plugged” to distractions of music and video and un-transcendental “chit chat,” we are set out to ignore issues. And when we ignore issues, we are begging for epic problems. Unfortunately, we get too good at invoking disgraces upon ourselves, Aren’t we? It’s more entertaining and more fun to get advantageous results for the self out of ex nihilo, Isn’t it?

Alvin Toffler dedicates a thought to imprudence masterminds: “In the world of the future, the new illiterate will be the person who has not learned to learn.” [73]

In most advanced risk management application, we must always assess the potential disruption capitalized in incidents and disruptions by the so-called human factor. Some people speak freely and even pontificate about how to accomplish a good interpersonal style. Then you note that person is not getting alone with a diversity of people. But how, in Heavens, do you expect someone to have a good relationship with someone else if he or she has a permanent catastrophic relationship with the own self?

Imprudent people – there are too many ones to the disfavor to the human race – are incessantly and indefatigably in ascertaining an Olympian effort to reinforce the Titanic’s diligence in searching of an iceberg. You cannot go to a new place with an old map. And the place is changing in REAL-TIME FOREVE, Imagine the map?

Some of these imprudent ones are set out to keep insisting on getting a medical consultation appointment with honorable Dr. Jack Kevorkian, M.D. Any physician will give those some words of wisdom and correction.

In speaking about knowledge and ignorance, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a State noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.” [80]

A U.S. Air Force Colonel who used to repeat it frequently...”it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool that open your mouth and remove any doubt.”

There are many things I like about General David Petraeus (at One is that he is extremely prudent, civil and courteous. I like he knows well how and when and for how long to exercise his utmost toughness. Don't get me wrong, he will assail Attila and the Huns if his Commander and Chief (C. in C.) warrants it. And to an optimum degree.

But this General is the type of statesman that is always dealing with the news corps in correction and kindness to cite a brief example. He would even take the Q. A. sessions from any media stunt and immediately elicit: 1) “This I can inform this media about,” and 2) “Because of legal and/or strategic reasons, This I cannot inform this media about.” He goes out on official commissioning meeting a plethora of diverse people, respecting and honoring even those ones who might be in an antagonistic position with that represented by him, General Petraeus. He's got the superb (qualitative) analytics capabilities, the know-how, an immense ability to go from abstract thinking through and to specific milestones conquering.

I don't hear him “yelling” but speaking “evenly” and nicely and yet unambiguously. His emotional stability is unbeatable. He's a gentleman and treats everyone as a lady or gentleman. You see, he does not like at all any casualties (in no side). He knows better than anyone else the irreparable cost of blood wasted. He saves his ammo and his best tools are his gestures and crystal-clear thoughts and communication. He is not into demolition but into magnificently building.

Now check the lawyers holding public office at Diplomatic Corps anywhere in the world, making immutable threats from A to Z without measuring the consequences and from a distant place (a bit too hygienic) using said “blood” as “wild-card” arguments to sustain the tenure and perks of their public office holding. Diplomatic corps should be embedded in some military patrols in Afghanistan to get feel of thousands of “projectiles” fired at them and to shut up their mouth for good.

Besides not “flaming” further infernos by interpersonal arguments, there is an additional consideration that I’d like to add by my paternal grandfather, who used to remind his children: “Study and, when grown up, you will neither be the tyrants' toy nor the passions' servile slave.”

In speaking about Peace, President John F. Kennedy’s speech on September 12, 1962 at Race University: “We have vowed that we shall not see space filled with weapons of mass destruction, but with instruments of knowledge and understanding.” [80]

Most prominent Harvard University's Roger Fisher spoke, at length, about not making “life-to-death” enemies out of everyone and tiny incidents. His calling was about (a) Understanding complexities, and (b) Acting with immense prudence and constructiveness. Mr. Fisher guides his life and profession through extremely sensible judgments and actions. A “role model” to be followed in the West and the world. One of his textbooks is outlined at

I am certain that Dr. Kissinger can confirm my POV on Mr. Fisher. Do other diplomatic corps around the world have a bookshelf with Fisher’s findings? Before every bee that we wish to make dance like Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire, Do we “tease” it with vinegar or sugar? If we can fix a little misunderstanding with a hard-copy postcard, Why use – metaphorically speaking – a “shot gun” a priori?

# 5.- No perfection, BUT NOW over-practicing towards [capturing in the facts] over-perfection (like NASA's Mars Rovers vastly demonstrated, these are facts and not “figures of speech”). Since you're imperfect but extremely responsible and conscientious and valuable and unique, you manage facts as the maximum perfectionist. When you're a perfect practitioner, there needn't be any perfectionist. Now, it comes to you “first nature.”

# 6.- No breakthroughs, BUT NOW conquering supernatural inventions and discoveries unendingly.

# 7.- No pseudo-serendipities seizing, BUT NOW pseudo-randomized – as well as entirely randomized serendipities capturing and yet pseudo-randomized serendipities indirectly conducted ones into millennium-3's Holly Grail Conquests. Conquests are to avoid and solve unknown and known problems, not to seek glories or powers, but to create valuable opportunities sustainably. It doesn’t matter because, when you come to think of it, you can NEVER fall outside of exercising most-indispensable impossible-thinking discernment (that is, if you insist on honorably living in a domicile called Millennium 3). Kindly please forget about the serendipity era by Dr. Fleming. As we reverse engineer any technological device on the face of Earth, by the same token pseudo-serendipities are pseudo-programmed and pseudo-controlled serendipities and otherwise are to be thoroughly besieged by breakthroughs of inventions and discoveries without the anti-Victorian sentiment of the epiphany. Those into mind expansion don’t need epiphany experience in this plane at least.

The Ganges River in India is about 1,560 miles long. In scenario method as applied in Transformative and Integrative Risk Management (, you see the genesis of the river and exercise your discernment to gain insight in advance about how the water currents will behave along each step to the final extreme. In this approach, there isn’t a three-scenario limit but indeed unlimited scenario formulation duly prioritized.

I have here spoken about mind expansion utilization. To cite an example to understand early on the Ganges River, among other applications, you will need what I called epidemiological thinking in place.

# 8.- No uninformed and/or savvy hunches, BUT NOW systematically all-knowingness bliss instituted by an all-out, over-focused and amplified brain, in which every hemisphere of the brain is exceedingly conjugated [in congruity] beyond the whole and/or the sum of the parts. You still have plenty of time before omni-bots take over, believe it or not! Would you love to ask Sir Martin Rees about it (might verify it here by the non fainthearted at

Speaking of “omni-bots,” there is an interesting quotation to further respective understanding by Max Frisch (1911 – 1991): “In the nineteenth century the problem was that God is dead; in the twentieth century the problem is that man is dead. In the nineteenth century inhumanity meant cruelty; in the twentieth century it means schizoid self-alienation. The danger of the future is that men may become robots.” [70]

In my 1980 mechanical engineering technology workshop class, we had an experimental “desktop” robot designing to perfection and making sophisticated parts to over-perfection already (American technology). That took place in Montreal’s Dawson College. Now, if the totality of knowledge is doubling between every 5 to 2 years, How many scientific knowledge doublings have taken place since 1980? Some insight on this I elaborated about at and please also note the Future Elicitation and Elucidation Encyclopedia at

Dr. Carol Bilsborough, PhD, a friend on mine, got her doctoral degree in the late sixties. In the year 2000, she told me that all over American universities professors and technologies were speaking of having the actual capabilities in place to manufacture everything with half of the then current headcount (manpower). Everyone wishes progress, Doesn’t he / she? These material desires will take us to the Technological Singularity (if the caveat allows it), the same technological singularity taught by NASA’ and Google’s Singularity University.

# 9.- No wizardry, BUT NOW solemn execution and conscientious activation of every neuro-cell and gene and gene clusters through and until over-outcomes completion and completion sustained through times. And if there is real solemnity brought into action, there must also be impeccable decorum. There is no moment now or ever for ideological or cultural inquisitions or disquisitions as if the ever-Byzantine one attempting to decipher the genders of the Angels and Archangels. The resolution of that debate is beyond the scope of this book. For instance, let's be specifically helpful: Can we turn de novo mutations and transmutations into highly desirable and fruitful anti-polymorphisms?

# 10.- No mundane universe, BUT NOW a sacrosanct multiverse, a multiverse with zillion dimensions whose calculations per yoctosecond are unstoppable. Until when? Until Computronium’s last say! In the mean time, scientific knowledge doubling will keep carrying on until what I call the “caveat.” See that “caveat” at

In “Leading The Revolution” (2000) textbook, Prof. Gary Hamel ( makes an important point. Hamel is the Strategos Institute chairman ( and Professor to London Business School ( There he establishes that, in order to close the leading-edge educational gap worldwide, there needs to be – via the Web – massive formal lectures of 100,000 pupils per each hour. In doing this, you can irradiate hope with grounds and overcome said caveat.

# 11.- No “loud and clear” communication will ever suffice, BUT NOW kind, constructive and unambiguous over-communication with the applied omniscience perspective. Humans are transferring unprecedented levels of complexity, as well as the universe is beyond pronouncing, to everything they do (regardless of your noticing or not of zillion layers of sublimities, subtleties, intricacies and so on).

Hence, and unless you have unprecedented dominion in practice of every facet of science of complexities in your framework, please forget mentioning the appalling word “simplicity” and turn it back to honorable Thomas Paine, so that it’s coupled and buried with that reckless lexicon “common sense.”

Making the case against appalling “simplicity,” AT&T CEO in 1995 said: “The complexity of trying to manage these different businesses began to overwhelm the advantages of integration. The world has changed. Markets have changed.” [64]

# 12.- No marketing “mumbled chats” by sales reps into snake-oil selling and “charming,” BUT NOW turning your daydreams in turbo-charged drivers of indeed relevant driving forces lucidly, clearly and efficaciously. Remember to forget the waves and heed the underneath currents. Being superficial is a magnificent, yet a petty enchantment by and for the ill, flawed and evil while dis-servicing the humankind further. “Charming” is the “ing” form of the plural noun “CHARMERS.”

# 13.- No sales, BUT NOW legitimately profiting from the lucrative redefinition of frictionless capitalism only at the service of the People and for the People and by the People. There is “the People and for the People and by the People” only if these incumbents self-ignite themselves into energetic democracy through pervasively brainy intelligence. If “the People and for the People and by the People” does not take ownership of their rights and duties, somebody else will and ruthlessly. “Self-ignite themselves into energetic democratic” equates to possessing own self-drive for relevant achievement with the Hellenistic perspective.

# 14.- No politics as usual, BUT NOW unusual scientific mind-set with millinery tact and civility extraneous to manipulation, deceit and lie-telling, yet beyond unimpeachable orthodoxy towards relevance and growth.

# 15.- No quick whispered talk, BUT NOW slow and wise. No slow deed BUT NOW light-speed executions with deepest knowledge of your operational achievements. Too many ones wish to ignore, bastardize and satirized theory to “succeed,” as per their flawed POVs, in a blind and effortless “practice” to furthering searching of their own existential undermining (sometimes own devastation). To the ones exercising their own civil rights, there are words of immense precaution. Timely is to remember Einstein’s thoughts, “There is nothing more practical than theory.” Folks, listening to Einstein, get beyond acrimonious and bitter and get unproductive. That is, to achieve or not to achieve what? What is and what is not the strategic end in said folks' pursuit?

# 16.- To this end: U.S. clergyman and academician George W. Rutler, S.T.D. (Doctor of Sacred Theology) clearly stated that compared to the illustration in existence in the Dark Ages was, by far, much more illuminated than that of this era of the global “society of knowledge.” Father and Dr. Rutler is the author of the book: Crisis of Saints: The Call to Heroic Faith in an Unheroic World (ISBN-10: 0824525256). Ruttler added that there is universal grave misunderstanding and permanent and ever-increasing underestimation concerning the enlightenment degree pursued in the Dark Ages, clearly suggesting that said pursue then was much greater then than now. In any field of knowledge, Rutler's intellect is beyond sophistication by any serious measure. Regardless of systems of belief and cosmos-vision and weltanschauung, I enjoy immensely consecrated intellects that speak of peace and enlightenment search and implementation above and beyond dogma and doctrine. You just can’t question an impeccable intellect wherever it comes from, since it comes from everywhere with immaculate reasoning.

# 17.- This world is immersed in too many global crises. Many sub-optimum strategies are being tried as countermeasures (rampantly failing for over twelve years to our joint disgrace) with outdated and erroneous discernment processes. Priorities, guidelines, protocols, benchmarks, metrics, criteria, profiling, diagnostics are way beyond flawed and incomplete. To shed light Dr. Einstein subsequently indicates: “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Dr. Bertrand Russell, along those lines addressing this fashionable “phenomena,” also sentenced: “I know of more people who'd rather die than think.”

# 18.- Around the world, beginning with all kinds of public servants in advanced nations, are freely speaking of two terms. One is “systemic risk” and the other is “volatility.” Ninety-eight percent, being merciful, of said constituents have no idea at all what they’re talking about and sometimes legislating and regulating and reforming frames of reference upon the weakest grounds and most labile merits.

# 19.- No priorities, BUT NOW an structured existential sense of urgency with an august body of new theories and through rampant and refined operational weaponry of organizational management. Again, it’s about extremely practical theories. Some folks are paying great attention but the largest majorities are set to allow their life circumstances to be ruled by limbos and self-seduced devastation. Dr. Henry Kissinger incontrovertibly indicated, “an ignored issue is an invitation to problems.”

You might like or dislike Dr. Kissinger. But in my view he is the most eminent geopolitical academician and practitioner alive in the world today.

# 20.- No material magnates, BUT NOW spiritual and intellectual tycoons.

# 21.- No more leadership, BUT NOW lavishly solving it all by learning, teaching and question-making within unconditional relevance to both their communities and the world at large.

# 22.- No excellence quest, BUT NOW the re-conceptualization of management's Holly Grail for Life. Unfortunately, the words “excellent” and “excellence” have been worn out impiously. Ergo, we must go back to the scientific method practice and parlance (say, “optimum,” “sub-optimum,” “ineffectual”).

# 23.- No Napoleon Hill, BUT NOW Napoleon Bonaparte and the Industrial Military Complex (including DARPA, NASA, et al.) [94]. To the socialistic digerati I call upon his / her attention that the web and the Internet were solely manufactured by DARPA.

# 24.- No “success” accomplishers turned into “masterminds” – so-called –, BUT NOW a roulette “spinner” in a dogged search against ubiquitous Mediocrity Dom and on behalf of crippling the securing of failure in the light of daring maximum uncertainties.

There are majorities feeling that they’re prevailing by imposing on themselves the success of failure. They even boast about it. Relax that your Magna Charta allows for you to pontificate on consummating silliness as your own for-Life apostle-hood, as long as you don't damage the innocent by-standers.

If Napoleon Hill is the maximum “mastermind,” Can we consequently call “baby” masterminds the ensuing: Moses, Socrates, Archimedes, Newton, Aristotle, Plato, Shakespeare, Bacon, Milton, Galileo, Da Vinci, Kant, Nietzsche, Goethe?

# 25.- No more “street smart,” BUT NOW Silicon Valley' and space-walkers' cleverness, guiding the driving forces in the world, universe and multiverse. You must go to Mars to better understand Earth. As JFK putted it, “We choose go to the Moon because it's difficult...”

# 26.- No emotional intelligence, nor political correctness, BUT NOW ethics, morality and principle-center crystallized and galvanized into deeds. Ask Francis Bacon, “baseness” and uncouthness are for consummated losers and flawed doers or un-institutionalized psychopaths that eminent Sir Martin Rees affectionately calls “weirdoes.” He is the English Crown’s top scientist and a prominent Cambridge University professor.

# 27.- No IPOs, BUT NOW the starting and blurring flux of betting wildest dreams and nightmares between Vegas and M.I.T., between NASA’s Ames Research Center and Monte Carlo, between Byzantium and Oxbridge, between the libraries of Alexandria and that of the U.S. Congress.

# 28.- No Sci nor Fi, BUT NOW actionable OmniSci.

# 29.- No more chemistry, BUT NOW most advanced materials science applications.

# 30.- No more quantum mechanics, BUT NOW most advanced nanotechnology applications.

# 31.- No more biotechnology, BUT NOW most advanced biotechnology-and-genomic applications.

# 32.- No more mathematics, BUT NOW most advanced Artificial Intelligence computing applications.

# 33.- No more green energy, BUT NOW getting a perpetual pro bono ride from gravity and/or “dark matter and dark energy” forces sequestered and modulated onto any commuting and/or mobilizing and/or awaken device, regardless of size and scale.

# 34.- No more insurance, BUT NOW bazaar tokens to gamble your compromised mortgage or business plan against a vivid, uncontrolled hallucination, while your inputted funds are enjoyed à la Dolce Vita by the few reputable, insurers and re-insurers – so-called. What do they insure? Indeed!

# 35.- No more banking, BUT NOW the start-up cost to wasting you 401K as per your own sovereign desires.

# 36.- No more stock options, BUT NOW robust investments in graveyards and coffins, transportable into outer space. Does one need a stock trader to “honestly” broker matters of afterworld and afterlife really? The undersigned and the present materials author: “Until rigor mortis is completed, there’d better be rigor juris only.” [92] You won’t go cryogenized, Will you? A broker to do what? Isn't there the web and Internet, the grandiosest disintermediator indeed, in the first place? In addressing some matters of educational reforms, former British Premier Tony Blair insisted aloud and vehemently on three words: “EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION.”

# 37.- No more beyond petroleum, BUT NOW the supine ignorance of stewarding Beyond Perils without most advanced risk management both in private, public, NGO and supranational office. The American Negro Foundation, by the way, has a magnificent institutional message: “a mind is a terrible thing to waste.”

# 38.- No more foolishness of Keeping It Simple – Stupid, BUT NOW Keep It Scientific – Savant. Scan around for the right K.I.S.S. Ascertain tisn’t the failing French mode.

# 39.- Challenge yourself, BUT NOW is about over-challenging yourself perennially to over-accomplish eternally and outsmarting legitimate and lawful “rivals.” Honor them and do as Mr. Lincoln, eliminating your enemy by transforming him into your friend. Friend does not equate with an onerous psychiatrist.

# 40.- There are not processes – so-called –, BUT NOW carefully crafted, knowledge-laden transactions whose channels and pathways are being systemically, systematically and holistically considered, strategized, managed, and corrected to indisputably optimum quality results. Optimum quality is a matter of practical and palpable tangibles though there is a huge prerequisite (that must come in early on before), which is represented by the intangibles embedded in the august body of knowledge that secures said practical and palpable tangibles. It is not here connoted “transaction” as a matter of a financial deed but, rather, as an important engineered action of onerous intangibles with the applied omniscience perspective. In matters of great silliness, there are multitudes concerned about the usage of semantics. In matters of great relevance to Earth, there are NEVER multitudes concerned about the optimum usage of semantics.

# 41.- Incidentally and regarding the level of quality, times changes: a) the specifications, b) the expectations, c) the standards, d) the best practices (seriously), and so on. Those “best practices” are under the huge requirement of qualitative overhauling while multitudes insist on worshipping quantitative analyzes to further amplify their own blunders into large calamities. No, no, no. Analytics is about 90% qualitative states and 10% quantitative states (sic). These “states” are impermanent and under forces of flux beyond 3D lateral thinking. Get onboard some tiny bit of vertical thinking as well, among many other amenities. Sir Winston Churchill has many approaches to institute mind amplification, one of them given to him by a prominent New Yorker. Yes, lateral thinking is indeed a sensible step. But I believe that, though is greatly appreciated by the undersigned, it will not suffice at all.

# 42.- It is not a matter about “thinking out of the box,” BUT NOW it's concerning thinking about this multiverse (multiverse equates to computronium). If the present is a function of the future, Is the multiverse a function of the future too? Or is the future a function of the multiverse? I will be addressing these questions at a later time as some reflections and scientific research becomes available to me. [84], [85]

# 43.- No omniscience, BUT NOW it’s about utilizing optimum applied omniscience to systematically and progressively understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying any targeted component, sub-system and system under and beyond the Sun. Got to go epidemiological thinking, gestalt and Einstenian gedanke. Stay at rest when you notice physicians, psychiatrists and psychologists in a hurry telling you that the human being is not a single system but a “multi-systemic system.” All things considered ultimately, and given the ruling of and by the patrician and patriarch multiverse, any system – when held against taxonomic comparisons before the multiverse – is always a sub-system. We got on the luminescent boat boarded by several patriarchs, including Aristotle and Plato as an infinitesimal fraction of the down payment. The wrong expression is “multi-systemic system” while the undeniably correct one is “multi-subsystemic system.”

# 44.- It Doesn’t Suffice Anymore:

“Seek and You Shall Find

Ask and You Shall Receive

Knock and the door

Shall be opened.”


“Over-Seek and You Shall Over-Find

Over-Ask and You Shall Over-Receive

Over-Knock and the door

Shall be overly opened.”

# 45.- No “B. S.” term, BUT NOW the universal application – before problem avoidance and problem solution and opportunity creation – of the “D. S.” acronym, that is really: Doctor in Science (D.Sc.). No silly needs here. Doctor is a millenarian term that means “teacher.” Is there a Doctor in Fine Arts? Don’t we need a Doctor in Fine Arts? Don't ever seek the best teacher you want outside YOURSELF.


St. Ignatius Loyola (1491 – 1556) – founder of the Jesuits – :

“Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee as Thou deservest;

To give and not to count the cost;

To fight and not to heed the wounds;

To toil and not to seek for rest;

To labour and not to ask for any reward

Save that of knowing that we do Thy will.”

# 46.- NB: As the American sage stated it – seriously speaking –, “every little bit helps.”

In the mean time, the undersigned suggest his own self the ensuing:

“Follow and institute your own omniscience-driven bliss without innuendos. Thus, demolish this trivial present as your executions are focused (a là Zen) on conceiving, developing and implementing new futures in the as-of-now present and beyond!”



“Predictions tend to be linear extrapolations; technological advances tend to throw curves. Predicting poorly one curved is already impossible enough without adding three more curves, to say nothing of the seven others neither of us considered, but which will actually play a more central role.” By Dr. Michael Fossel, PhD, MD


The German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche, reiterates that if we change the present we can change the future, and if we change the future ― as well as the way we proactively and qualitatively envision and practice it through futuristic scenario methods ― we will be changing the present in fact and taking increasing control over the negative circumstances that impact us so dramatically.

In actuality, we must change both the PRESENT and the FUTURE simultaneously. The PRESENT’s vested interest into the FUTURE is too huge not to note it immediately. Nietzsche, thereby, stated exactly: “It’s our future that lays down the law of our today.”

Incidentally: When I say “at once” or “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.” When I say “simultaneously” I always mean exactly this, literally: “All at one time; simultaneously: Everything happened at once.”

It now becomes opportune Freeman Dyson’ sentence: “God is what mind becomes when it has passed beyond the scale of our comprehension.”

The FUTURE will, nonetheless, unveil the most ambitious and extravagant hopes crystallized into bewildering, new full immersion realities.

Thinking “Big Picture” will never suffice since this image is fixed. Instead: It is about carrying on perennially fluidly radiant thinking irradiantly through quite a few big/small motion pictures.

Even with the most beneficial UPSIDES from the FUTURES, not to mention their inherent yet controllable – to some extent – DOWNSIDES, it will be a huge existential error not to identify the diverse facets embedded in that timeless yet incessantly and incessantly arrhythmically, abruptly transmutating in-flux-ing locus known as “FUTURES”.

The PRESENT is more like Antonio Machado’s sentence (“The one that has for all time returned and has never gone anywhere.”) while the FUTURE is S-H-A-Z-A-M (“The wisdom of Salomon, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury.”)

Clearly, in order for you to identify something significant and rendering a solution, you must acknowledge every complexity, every intricacy, every dynamics and every challenge without getting paralyzed through the analyzes, especially the most crucial analyzes to a great degree from the qualitative stand.

Thereinafter, keeping you reflecting via your own biological “search engine” seeking to test, validate, and falsify evidence in the ground and on the fly, there has now come unquestionably urgent time for boldest and shrewd execution.

While the PRESENT operates stubbornly and with eyes grabbed by remnants of fossilized vestiges, the FUTURE is fully within and along the lines of the claim made by James Madison, USA’s 4th President (1751 - 1836): “Knowledge must forever correct ignorance.”

The PRESENT feels flooded by some unknown yet forceful competitors. The FUTURE, have no time to futilely discuss the angels’ genders, has overcome any unthinkable breakthrough.

Paying to the FUTURE presently allows you to hijack maximum strategic value. That value comes in the form of forthcoming discovering unveiled by the Royals of reverse engineering, those Royals reverse engineer anything at from the Solar System or from any exo-planets independently where the Multiverse treasures them.

Speaking of the evidence, Sir Karl Popper makes extraordinary sense when he asserted: “In so far as a scientific statement speaks about reality, it must be falsifiable; and in so far as it is not falsifiable, it does not speak about reality.” [51]

If you don't conceive and develop – jointly with your manageable and controllable UPSIDES and DOWNSIDES – your own FUTURES, Who is it going to do it for you? Really?


Capturing the benefits of all possibilities stemming from the future, as well as turning threats, perils and hazards – several of them existential ones –, will largely depend on THE TOTALITY OF HUMANKIND taking unprecedented and immediate countermeasures in tackling numerous and extremely dramatic global crises with sustained success.

I am referring not to “fashionable” success appropriation ever-lacking the womb-to-tomb scrutinizing vista and marshaled consideration pertaining to: a) Factors considered our sworn existential rivals, and b) Other agents competing against our efforts to “stay alive Earthly and with dignity” ― that is, if the Universe and the Multiverse warrant their sovereign permission ― as we effect our efforts to countering said global crises (please remember – for your pondering, reflections and meditation – the over-empowered “global crisis of corruption,” greatly downplayed even after ignoring its immemorial existence). Without an absolute observance of the indicated in this paragraph, any “preaching” of “success capturing” will secure universal failure.

We must establish universal acceptance of the greatest axiom of all times pertaining to the subject matter to be dealt with now.

Said axiom establishes: “An ounce of prevention is worth millions of dollars of cure.” In the West we are unquestionably super-succeeding at over-working at the “cure” while maximizing the ignoring of the “prevention.”

I hope that Earth and “earthians” (paraphrasing notable and most lucid Richard Buckminster Fuller) does not learn in hindsight – but in earliest and sophisticated foresight and far-sight – the savviest lesson from non-insurance and “applied omniscience” driven Risk Management that I, in my case and as per my own proprietary method, call “Transformative And Integrative Risk Management.” ( )

Dr. Stephen Hawking has reiteratively suggested the world’s civilization to move out of Earth by spreading in outer space with little success. View Dr. Hawking interviewed by Mr. Charlie Rose at

In learning more about this aspect, it is recommended the visiting Queen Elizabeth’s top-notch scientist (“Astronomer Royal”), Sir Martin Rees (, published a textbook titled “Our Final Hour: A Scientist's Warning by Martin J. Rees” (ISBN-10: 0465068634), available at

Additional research on the subject matter, addressing the gravest existential UPSIDES may be founded authored by George Orwell, Richard Buckminster Fuller, Bertrand Russell and even Albert Einstein, among many others.

In no way am I neither a herald of devastation nor an optimist in the tradition of Dr. Pangloss. [49].

I do research (under absolute consistency and congruency with all of my public claims), with ever-increasing rigor, depth and scope, an important number of driving forces affecting our lives.

I am not outside realism but I will never avoid but face reality in its entirety regardless of how daring it becomes.

Thus one can assert with certitude that I am cautiously hopeful, especially as I observe the challenge and conceive solutions.

I abide by the unknown adage, “the harder I work, the lucky I get” [eventually and hopefully]. Simon Bolivar proclaimed, “God grants victory to the perseverant.”

It is opportune to make a distinction. So-called trends are the manifestation of driving forces. Trends are a function of driving forces and not the other way around.

There are some “prominent” scientists that believe that the term “trend” is synonymous with “driving force.” Again, another critical existential blunder that blurs our vision. Trends are summations of the driving forces. If we’re really going to get into pervasive root analysis, we must know that the “cause” – so to speak – is represented by the DRIVING FORCES while the “consequence” – so to speak – is represented by the laggards’ “trends” – so called.

Even by Dr. Bertrand Russell’s proclaim (“I know more people who prefer to die than to think.”) [3], we must anyway create preconditions and conditions readily and steadfastly for everyone to get more immersed into the constructive and yet breakthrough thinking side of the equation than in the self-destructing one.

The behavior and the patterns of such behavior by the reading offered by time’s pendulum and the metronome, as well as other “measurers,” are beyond worst chaos.

Facing daring FUTURES, we must become (FIRST) patternists and, as per my Oxford Dictionary’s standards and own utter mention, we must each be (and SECOND) the “monster of omniscience.” [50] All of the former ad verbum and at vitam.


(By William Faulkner, Nobel Prize

acceptance speech, December 10, 1950)

“I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, that even then there will still be one more sound: that of his puny inexhaustible voice, still talking. I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which has been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail.” [52]


On the future of global citizenship and seeking to make earth viable and sustainable, Tichy makes the ensuing considerations:

“I want to end this chapter with some personal reflections on global corporate citizenship and what I see for the future. The challenges for all of us, especially those in senior leadership roles in business, have gone exponentially. The events of 9/11 and the ongoing war on terrorism have created a new world playing field. It is one that, I believe, makes it a business imperative to lead in new ways. A way must be found to turn the uncertainty and chaos of the world – the multiple ethnic wars, the global terrorism – into a sustainable, just, and growing global economy.”

He continues:

“As if the challenge of building Teaching Organizations within institutions the size of General Electric, 3M, Home Depot, or Yum! Brands weren’t enough, the leaders within institutions now need to reach out and engage the larger communities within which these institutions operate in Virtuous Teaching Cycles.”

In addition, Tichy furthers his comments:

“The long-term well-being of the world requires a global war on poverty, one aimed at creating new opportunities for more and more of the planet’s more than 6 billion inhabitants. At the most fundamental level, this means making food, health care and education available for an ever expanding proportion of the world’s population. If we don’t do this, we risk that the vicious cycle of poverty will result in misery, ethnic strife and terrorism. As Peter Drucker points out, this century is the one that will – or should – finally bring enlightenment and opportunity to the majority of humankind.”

He points out too:

“I endorse Drucker’s belief that a business leader’s obligation is not just to direct stakeholders in his or her organization – i.e., investors, employees, customers, suppliers, the immediate community – but also to the wider community at large. After all, this is enlightened self-interest.”

Tichy continues:

“On a cosmic scale, the global environment, the global economy, and the physical and financial well-being of people affect a company’s performance – people need disposable incomes to buy the things that most companies are selling. If they don’t have that, and if they are rioting in the streets or becoming terrorists because they feel disfranchised, this is very bad for business. Likewise, if we kick of the planet, business is not going to do well, either.”

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