The Singularity Drive
What drives the learning engine is the Singularity Drive.
How do we accelerate (CHANGE) continual improvement and align our SELVES to PERFORM?
Over 100 would be warriors wait to be tested in their skills of using the bow and arrow. The teacher asks the same question, what do you see? before they are allowed to let the arrow leave the string of the bow. All of them see different things. Arjuna is the only one who sees the bird’s eye, the target. He is poised to shoot and there is absolute silence. Arjuna shoots and hits the bird’s eye. He only passes the test.
When we talk about singularity, the singularity is broken. The artist knows it which drives him to the visual medium. The silence is not broken when the painter or the sculptor achieves IT.
The child in the mother’s womb is in singularity. The singularity is broken at birth, oneness to duality. The newborn becomes more and more aware of its self , the process of taking birth of the self and grows into maturity (do we?) when it reconnects with the whole , Trinity, Singularity ‘ (singularity and singularity ’ ! ? )
Up to the animal level there is a singularity, akin to that of the child in the womb
Freewill comes with responsibility, informed choice, between the two arrows that branch out from the level of the animal in Q 3. The animal pulls us down and the human attempts to break out of the ‘gravitational’ pull, to go into orbit something similar to a space vehicle. Once it goes into orbit it strives to break out from the monotony of repetition, being bounded like a clock. The linear and static is transcended to the dynamic and real time.
BETWEEN THE TWO ARROWS IS THE UNREALISED POTENTIAL, THE WASTE IN THE SYSTEM, THE BLUE OCEAN SPACE.
Real improvements lead to narrowing the gap. Yet there will always be a gap like a road which unfolds as one move forward. The invariant lighthouse position (reference point), the direction of the journey, where we are now and true progress in relation to these three become measurable. The problem of metrics is resolved. We now have the map for accelerated continual improvement.
If the periodic table is a map of the world of matter, this map is a navigational tool for the journey of life.
The singularity drive makes us leap for the impossible. It drives Bubka and Isinbayeva, to take those leaps again and again. It drives us to sing, paint, sculpt, and create history
The singularity drive
That which drives the mystic
That which drives us to stories, folklore and myths
That which drives us to outperform, from our previous best
The fusion fuel for the learning engine that drives science, religion, art
That which drives us to take the leap into deep space, science fiction
That which drives us to aspire for community, immortality
That which will drive us out of the recession, from booms and busts, to the road of continual renewal and improvement.
What leadership is all about
What managers/institutions are expected to deliver but consistently fail to achieve. The disappointment comes when we park our trust and money elsewhere, much more than in our own SELF, in stocks, gold, god men/women, the consultant, prophets, the new President, at the top of the pyramid.
The foundation and the top needs to be in alignment for continuous improvement to prevail, the new habit, over the habit of precedence. Such alignment transforms the pyramids to continual learning communities.
The world is flatter but not flat.
A Nano to Immortality
David did a nano to Goliath
The Vietnamese did a nano to the US
Chandrayan did a nano to NASA, perhaps Virgin Galactic too.
Ratan Tata did a nano to automobiles
India did a nano to China in auto exports, by default
Raymond Kurtzweil is the champion of technological singularity who Bill Gates endorses as the smartest futurist around and Intel CTO, Rattner says ultimately machine intelligence could match human intelligence. I wonder whether it would match the average intelligence of sapiens or the smartest human around, perhaps that of Ray. In both cases I am not very thrilled because the average and the exceptionally intelligent equally fail to trigger my curiosity.
Ray predicts this to happen around 2029 when those who are 60 now will be able to live forever with the help of technology available by then. Perhaps nano robots will do the scavenging of your system and continually keep it in shape for ever. I am 60 now and had decided sometime in 1990 that singularity always existed and will continue to exist. Perhaps, ultimately when technological and human singularities are aligned we could design an ideal future and translate this into reality?
What would you choose?
Wait for 2029 or start living now on the assumption that eternity is now and whether you make it to 2029 or not I want to have the most of now?
Even if technological singularity arrives sometime in the future, I could be run over by a BMTC bus on the least walker friendly roads of Bangalore during my daily grind of 9 Kms in 70 minutes and take the exit route. It could be today or tomorrow. Since I believe in human singularity rather than technological singularity I would have lived my days till that inglorious exit with the satisfaction that I lived a full life
I wonder, assuming technological singularity to be a reality in 2029, what would Ray be doing for an eternity to keep boredom at bay. I have never been bored since my shift to human singularity and every one of my decisions since were governed by the eternity time scale rather than my bonus at the end of the quarter.
POSITION, FOCUS and the LEVER: Do you see all the three as ONE?
“Give me a place to stand and with a lever I will move the whole world.”