February 21, 2014

Group Theory I : Systems Analysis

   Systems analysis provides a depth check to ensure that process is working by design.  The methodology involves looking at each component of the system as a stand-alone unit and then seeing that internal consistency is forthcoming.  The system gets analyzed from many different directions, depending on the outcome desired from the sum of the parts.  For electrical and electronic systems, for instance, the question is whether there is signal within the noise.

   The criteria chosen represent things that can be measured.  As systems become more complex the ways of measurement change, but the overall goal at every stage is to ensure the integrity of the little system within the bigger system, as the entire system.  When a system suffers a catastrophic failure, it is taken out of use and replaced by a system that is better suited for the task.  No matter what scale is acted upon, there are systems for approaching effects on that scale.

   Our Thyme Zone approach has been to provide a different means of looking at information in a systematic context.  Probability and statistics play a governing role in satisfying the choices that we have to make - we are given free choice and free will, yet are subject to the results of the choices that we choose.  As we learn to make better choices, we are given rewards by the system as manifest by all the other people playing in the system.  We look at our score as compared to something or someone - we rarely see score as an absolute all or nothing.  Except at the end of the game when we have to total the points up to see who wins, then the records are set and a new game should begin.

    One of the very best things about the current system is that each individual gets to determine their own happiness based on how they perceive their own play in the game.  'Whoever dies with the most toys wins' doesn't cut the mustard as a philosophy because in the end, you can't take it with you.  The consumption of goods based on unlimited resources and incomes is manifest in the undercurrent of belief in this system - we can see it breaking badly and we all yearn for a healthy alternative.

   As a kid, i was always rolling dice and playing games.  I could sit in on a card game and pick up the flow quickly - i mastered the solitares, hearts, spades, euchre, cribbage and bridge.  Checkers, chess, go and other board games came easy, while sports made sense as a game and was above my skill level.  I was born 15 days before the annual age limit cut-off and always had to play sports with kids a whole year older than me in school.  Thus, i kept the book.

   In baseball, every play gets scored in a score book as to what happened during the at bat.  Each pitch is recorded as to strike or ball and the ball in play gives an outcome that is recorded in numbers according to position.  To be able to recreate a game from a box-score is an easy task for a person who has kept the book during a game.  The book then yields all the statistics - based upon the accurate reflection of the game just played.  The performance indicators are immensely accurate - the movie Moneyball accurately depicted the ability to manage systems with statistical input.

   As i got older and moved into science - the ability to convert numbers into tables of information that could be evaluated with repetitive scan became the basis for learning.  Chemistry is about measurement ratios - finding the right amount of A to add to B to get as much C as possible.  With weights assigned to mass - it is a matter of tracking and getting numbers to add up.  As a numbers junkie - i learned to project off the numbers and see things for what they may be in parallel to what i was doing.  Most people see lost in the concept of series - one after another - science often gets run in parallel to be able to answer a what if.  What if i skip this step?  Try it and see what doesn't happen.

   I was involved in enough other stuff, that i considered myself a renaissance man - along the lines of Pauling and Russell.  I dabbled in other fields - politics with Ross Perot and the Reform Party in the 1990's was enlightening for the inside look at the political system.  I jumped through the securities game with Primerica - a branch of too big to fail Citigrope - to learn how the monetary system works from the perspective of the banksters - fate needed me there.  I learned to volunteer and work locally - to be out there on the front lines in a chosen area - natural resources.

   The game should never have been allowed to become solely about the money.  While most of society was doing what they do, the banksters and politicians were pulling a fast one; enabled by the liars - er, lawyers - they allowed the rules to deviate away from the realities.  When the idea became dominion over nature rather that co-existence with-in - the system shifted away from a paradigm that was part of the absolute basis set of reality.  We are now watching how illusion falters when it escapes reality.

   I enjoy teaching because it is a means to learning new things and meeting new people.  The education indoctrination system needs to be replaced by a game system whereby individuals are rewarded for their work within teams that are set up to achieve certain goals within the learning process.   The idea that a group of people can focus on a common project together from different perspectives allows a team teaching aspect that brings participation into the group.  By having metrics that reward mechanical things actions that have to be accomplish as part of the process, we can get away from valuing the absolute knowledge as opposed to being able to contribute to the group as the individual.

   We all learn things in different weighs.  Some people can watch a video and learn that way.  I can't.  I try to argue with the speaker and find myself unable to reflect on what they are saying because i want a deeper explanation of their unwritten assumptions.  I always try to integrate knowledge with what i already know.  I have a sense for true that guides me and i can usually rationalize anything if i carry the proper caveats.  Often, the common assumption is so invalid, that it never comes to my mind.  But what is common knowledge today - how can we verify it?

   As things move along, there are many changes that will occur as we move closer in time to the time where we realize that there is no concept of time.  To this end , Dr. Lenny Thyme and the Thyme Zone are a bridge to the reality of the distant past and the reality of the near future - passing through the zero point of the infinite void and connecting two diverse worlds by living through characters in their individual separate dualities until the day when both worlds dissolve into the only one we know - the present moment of now.

  Be Here Now says Ram Dass.  Hari Seldon developed a whole slew of fantasy based on Isaac Asimov's projections of what time had to be.  He set off a foundation: the Our New Earth will carry us forth in a similar means as this piece of ever-expansive fiction guides the weigh.  We have to decide first, who we are and then, what we want and envision that in a form that we can place on display for other like minded folks to develop the film.  If we ask the proper questions, i can write an algorithm to set off 256 different forums - each taking a perspective driven by the collection of beings in the group that gathers.  The form of the game is together enough, to open the system and look at the initial flow.

We shall see what comes of it - that's all for now, so to speak ...

Namaste' ...  Hari'

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