Review: Holistic Darwinism: Synergy, Cybernetics, and the Bioeconomics of Evolution

Beyond 6 Stars–And a Seventh for Accessible Pricing December 5, 2009 Peter A. Corning I could spend a lifetime reading and re-reading this book, and each of the cited sources, and not waste the time at all. This is one of the most extraordinary works I have encountered, and while I cannot do it justice, …

Review: [Time-Based Two-Man Detect & React] Analogue Network Security by Winn Schwartau

Winn Schwartau 6 Stars – Foundation for IT & Web 3.0 Security This book is critical to the post-Western Web 3.0 new Internet and should be translated into Chinese and Russian as soon as possible. This is a Nobel-level piece of work that provides everything that Vint Cerf and Tim Berner-Lee failed to plan for. …

Review: TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE – Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin — Deep State Playbook

TAVISTOCK INSTITUTE: Social Engineering the Masses by Daniel Estulin (Trine Day, 2015) 7 Stars Life Transformational – A Seminal Work Integrating Deep Looks from Others – A Mind-Altering Soul-Enhancing Book Given the author’s past as a former Russian intelligence employee, I have considered the possibility that this book is an active disinformation treatise.  While some …

Review: Lost Symbol (Fiction)

Dan Brown White-Washes the Freemasons (Central to the Deep State But Not in This Book), Avoids Extra-Terrestials, Pedophilia, Evil++ Generally, this is fiction for smart people, the lesser endowed will find the details and the melanges confusing or distracting. At one level the author uses a story line straight out of the “National Treasure” movie …

Review: Digital Humanitarians – How Big Data is Changing the Face of the Humanitarian Response

Patrick Meier 5.0 out of 5 stars World-Changing Book Documenting Intersection of Humans, Technology, and Policy-Ethics, February 2, 2015 This is a hugely important work, one that responds to the critical needs outlined by Micah Sifry in The Big Disconnect: Why The Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet) and others such as myself writing these past …

Elisabet Sahtouris: Cybernetics as Necrophilia

Cybernetics is an advanced form of mechanism, but it is still mechanism, which I consider a poor metaphor for any living system—a metaphor missing the system’s very essence. Guattari argues that cybernetic machinery, which introduced the capacity to collect all manner of feedback to increase control, has, with the advent of the Internet, made elite …

Review: Designing a World that Works For All – Solutions & Strategies for Meeting the World’s Needs – 2005-2013 Labs

Medard Gabel 5.0 out of 5 stars Co-Creator with Buckminster Fuller of the Analog World Game, The Gold Standard for Serious Games 4.0, September 4, 2014 Medard Gabel, co-creator with Buckminster Fuller of the analog World Game, and architect of the digital EarthGame(TM), is “root” for anyone who wishes to do holistic design, true cost …

Review: Every Nation for Itself – Winners and Losers in a G-Zero World

Ian Bremmer 3.0 out of 5 stars Rooted in State Paradigm, Ignores Non-State World, January 5, 2014 I made a mistake buying this book. I let the marketing hype get to me. As soon as I got the book in my hands and saw that it had jacket blubs from Fareed Zakaria and Larry Summers, …

Review: Sidetracked: Why Our Decisions Get Derailed, and How We Can Stick to the Plan

Francesca Gino 4.0 out of 5 stars A Good Book That Could Be Made Better, April 7, 2013 I received this book as a gift and was glad to get it. As a professional intelligence officer I have been fascinated for decades by the mystery of why smart people make stupid decisions — completely apart …

Open Power: Democracy Lost & Found Essay, Book Review Blurbs and Links [Updated 3 MAR 2015]

NEW: Kindle Book Open Power ($2.99) OLD: Core Documents for Both Initiatives (Free) OLD: the foundation book The Open Source Everything Manifesto ROBERT STEELE: There are two schools of thought on effecting political (and hence economic and social) reform. One school is the school of love — this school emphasizes trust building and doing no …

Stuart Umpleby: Role of Cybernetics in Intelligence — Extrapolation

Downloadable Document:  2011 AAAS Security Policy & Cybernetics Dr. Stuart Umpleby As I understand it, the fundamental problem with secret intelligence is too much self-reference and too little peer review.  Stated differently, any advice from a subordinate to a superior has two components — describing some observed system and wanting to please the boss.  Peer …