Integral Analytics | The Lilliput App

 

Since 1990, Interrogator asks

The humans here please stand up, Everyone does

What distinguishes the human from the Animal ~?

All answers fail Google. Google is better but fails to offer a workable answer. Quora is no better

Proof: We are sub-human, and the machine is already ahead of us
Animals are perfect we don’t even know what distinguishes us from them
Turing is history, Ashby wins We do not have the requisite variety to deal with external variety….unfit to survive? Devolving | Evolving

Interrogator provides a working solution

Humans ask questions
Humans have the potential to build..Continually improve …Learn…
An Intelligent system is one which continues to improve on its previous best performance

The retreat takes off.Proces lasts 3-5 days 8+ hours a day

Mastering the Lilliput
Why master the App~?

In case

you would like to transform yourself to Gulliver

to master rather than remain a slave of various tools and disciplines

to be a builder rather than a breaker

+ Many more that we leave it to you to add on

above all choose not to give it all up to AI

Now the journey begins

In the past we used to do this one to one and in groups

This is the first time we are taking it online

We will complete the first round in 10 steps, a finger a day

The thumb stands for 👍

GPS 0,1 | Principles| Position | Positions | Direction | Reflection | Human | Adult | Professional | Woman / Man

The right palm stands for personal mastery

The left for Community

Another story, wiki for the Lighthouse story

Over 20,000 lighthouses have become redundant with the GPS

Lighthouses do not run around ships navigate in relation to them

invariant and variant positions

So let us look at some invariant positions

Human | Adult | Professional

Do we agree..like it…share it as your own on your page …this is in the commons…no copyrights..let us know..you are with us…completely.. on this..

Key takeaways

Position, Positioning, direction, reflection
Why the right thumb not the left ~?
Return, reflectThere are many rooms in my father’s (source) house

The second room / the pointer …Indexing finger …Why ~?
The Pencil | Map | Maps |Map of all maps | The personal map | The Community Map

The compass | GPS enables mapping

Every build process begins with a fix of the position

We are as good as our maps. Remember Columbus

Every discipline (esoteric box) has its own maps

We don’t have maps that connect the silos

The Lilliput solves this fragmentation conundrum

For the Lilliput the first discipline is personal mastery and the second, learning together – community learning

Learning is outcome based, improvement from the previous best

How long is the planning horizon ~?

Wiki has lists of living centenarians who continue to work…Gullivers in comparison to Lilliputs who manage to 75 and barely work (often doing a machines job) for 25- 30 Years

The App works on an infinite mode with a real-time update of our previous best performance on each one’s focus areas

All users are potential immortals

Look at the number of variables when we reach the 10th level / finger

Two palms, ten fingers, each finger has 4 subsets 2×5×4= 40

The Tamils had a decimal system in which they further divided each finger into 10

If we follow that map we get 400

That’s quite a roomful..mind..FULL..ness
Inside 400 | outside 400
With two more quadrants for the past and future that would take us to 1600 the foundation on which the Kerala School of Astronomy and Mathematics was built. They called it Catushkoti

Lots and lots of balls to juggle with

But we don’t use all but one finger to fiddle with our devices and might even do away with that completely

We will get into this inside outside relationships much later when we finish learning to count – Akam | Puram connections as they understood it aeons before us even prior to the Vedic period or at its very beginning

We hope you see the road ahead

Next 3. Why we are no better than clocks and on freedom from the slavery to clocks
The Middle Finger
Clock, Measure,Metrics,Time flows back

The clock represents simple machines.All of them including the Newtonian Universe.In that universe even our bodies are clocks
The shot that leaves the barrel of the gun too works…..like a clock

But for the duration of the bullet’s trajectory and our 75 years some say there is no difference between the life of the gunshot and us

We are born like the gunshot with sound and fury and inevitably pass off like the bullets. What a meaningless life.

Wonder why the suicide rates are this low ?

We are but slaves of the clock and Time.Since we are mortals we created corporations….

Now think of Big Ben

Big Ben has been around than any of us

Think there are 4 hands to the clock
Two that you see..And two that you can not

The visible hands go forward making infinite circles..

The invisible hands go backward ….Anticlockwise…
Time flows back…

Every measurement involves looking back…Reflecting

Like where were you yesterday at this time and where are you now….~?

If one is not just a body …time travel is possible….

The body at rest continues to rust….!

Rest….less is rust…less

Was Newton wrong ~?…Partially yes

When we wake up in the morning and look back …Recollect our dreams we are going back in time…

She had a dream..

The Shape of Water ….this was post Oscar

She is on the veranda of her place by the sea…Looking out into the sea …post
Oakhi….that was a different sea

Waves roll on to beach…..Rather the seawall of giant boulders of all irregular sizes and shapes…..protecting land …they claim…

It is a beautiful morning …The sun is behind her…..The blue gray of the water turns bluer …

The sky turns golden

The waves roll on gently caressing the giant boulders

And then …as time stands still…the rocks disintegrate …..turns powdery ….into a golden beach

She has a golden beach

She wonders …Has my real estate crashed …~?

There is a man standing behind her..No I am the land…it is only a presence…and a whisper

The waves are gentler…They continue to caress the golden beach..

She wakes up …Wonder…What it means

In memory of Mr C Prasad ( PGP 79 – 81) the Gulliver among Lilliputs a dear friend and inspiration to this …Of 39 years…Words fail

Lilliput 4

The Ring Finger Thermostat .Universe of advanced machines…Self regulation ..Control..Marriage/Synergy..How did the 4th finger become the ring finger? Positioning, Mapping and Reflection, the job of fingers 1,2,3 become meaningful..If..and if only.. self regulation is achieved…Water turns to wine. Thus unlike the clock the compressor of the fridge is designed to work or not work, a kind of marriage of the lower levels to work together in an Intelligent manner. This is the how to of machines or the technology of technology, the symphony of the machines…

Are we collectively as intelligent as the fridge ?

We are not. We are nothing but clocks claiming intelligence..?

Do we act on available information ?

Farmer suicides in India, Gun control in US..The plight of the Fisher and Tribal in Kerala… Is more data the solution..? Or the transformation of data to information mediated by the self ? Why fake information works or killing us !

Where are the Adults~~?
Process maturity ~

Has machines already taken us over ~? Turing is redundant and it is time to revisit Bertalanffy, Boulding, Ashby et al…

Yes …whatever concerns we have of AI is already a reality.

Next The Little finger. The cellular ..Beginning of life as we understand

Do we collectively match the intelligence of a single cell ?

Yes No Yes and No …?

The Lilliput 5

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special – Stephen Hawking

Very kind of him..Not to say potentially advanced but regressed to sub monkeys…Monkeys might object…We love our cats and dogs more…

The Little Finger. Level 5

The 5th step of 10 of the Ladder of Understanding in Flatland

The Cell. The Universe of unicellular organisms inclusive of the single human cell. Graduation from Machine Intelligence to Natural Intelligence / biological systems. The beginning Life as we understand it. Even the Rock has its own life and if we could take a leap outside of the well of Nature or Plato’s cave Everything is one as they saw the planet as one from space.

We have reached the halfway mark to the requisite level of awareness to grasp the nature of the design. on the ladder of understanding. If it were a 3D model the ladder would transform to a sphere. The Palm connects all the five into one and the self both hands into one

Lilliput 6
Hitouch Hitech

We are reviving a tradition as old as the human about to be lost completely by the new digital. This too is digital not binary but decimal demonstrating that our 10 fingers can be used as an interface to the machine, a metaanalytic framework, that it is imperative we manage invasion of data and the machine however massive their computational capacity and intelligence will evolve to be

All we need is not to lose TOUCH at Home not lost@home/s High Tech High Touch

From the right hand we move to the little finger of the left

From New Literacy, algorithmic literacy, we move to Community

The little finger Level 6

The Plant, the Universe of plants, more complex than the cell, a class apart from the unicellular, can we do without plants vegan or non

One takeaway the importance of Being Rooted

Extreme relativism has promoted the notion that everything is relative and slippery that there is no non controversial reference point around which we can come around, and we are destined to be lost in the desert, everything a lie in a post truth world

There may not be an absolute truth but is there something that is more true and less of a lie on which we can come together, which is in the Commons, the basis of Community. Modernity has pushed the tribal and the Fisher to the edges . Some of us have been and are still working in these edges witnessing the tragedy of the Commons. We see also the rise of the new commons, thanks to the new digital, the platforms are in place which makes this dialogue possible

The War on Kids . Pipers of Hamlin
Lilliput 7
Left palm..Ring finger, Animal|s
Key takeaways …Perfection, Community

We love our pets more than our neighbours
They are perfect
They don’t kill within the same species without rhyme or reason
We would not prescribe this prescription to improvement even to our dogs

We would need coaching by the Ants and Bees….On Community

We are Animal worshipers

We gain they lose : Research..Stray dogs are more intelligent than domesticated dogs. They become morons like us by the association

Level 8
Third finger from left : The human | Individual | The Fall | What is it to be human | Wo|| Man

Lilliput 8
Level 8 the middle one Human The Fall from perfection Paradise Lost The individual human What the cell is to the body the human is to Community

Human unique in potential to improve from the previous best

Reflect …The best was before the beginning ..

The blessing | curse

Digital…Binary 0 |1 or Decimal ?

When binary meets the decimal its 0 | 10

Digital transformation…A perfect 10

Singularity is here now

Future is History

Level 9 fourth finger from the left

Community

Level 10

Regenerative Learning

The system of systems continually improving from its previous best

The body is the mirror of the Soul

Now what : Iterate…To the right thumb start all over.. its return but with an improvement from the last time we were here

Iteration is not repetition Hope you remember the simplex method Linear programming Optimization It works at this level not at level 8 and the famous Five….

Aavartanam gunavartanam

The Lilliputs are gone

Gulliver wakes up to freedom

No knots

Remembers It was a bad | good dream

Re..Search is to Re…Member

Kerala meets Kashmir….Once again
Story killing : intuition supported by reason…Hare and the Tortoise recycled n times and a Nobel ? ….What is novel ?

Eagle …Frog
Thinking Fast …Thinking Slow
System A….System B
Gulliver …Lilliput
Lighthouse…Compass / GPS
Microscope…Telescope
Local…Global…
Left brain…Right brain

+ n …….

Before the beginning was the picture….Picture perfect ….

Once again the visual is taking over….If we choose to SEE

The Lilliput ..In process…Integral Analytics

1. Draw the outline of your palms ….Mark the key words in the natural order..Max 10
2 Dumb charade in class …Guess the 100 words
3 Plot Time Now..Past and Future
4 Find the four spinning wheels
5 Find the Fire Chariot
6 Find the driver of the Car / Chariot
7 Share your outputs…Show
8 Find the connections…Akam/Puram…inside/outside…Catushkoti….Asoka chakra …Nagarjuna Chakra…Yoga…Singularity…Music..Vastu…The middle path…other knowledge traditions..religion…myths
9 CAR…Concepts…Action…Results
10 Restless is Rustless…Thanks to Whitehead

There is no computer more powerful than this that restores the natural order …Regeneration is the outcome ….Healing our..selves

Who is afraid of AI ~ ?

Recap

Transformation is digital…. not binary …but decimal

The only species sans a sense of direction is US. Ducks and turtles are waterborne though they take birth on land. They don’t attend swimming schools

Birds and Fish migrate continental distances without GPS

Plants are rooted not homeless like us

Every single cell is as old as the universe. They go on living infinite lives

The Dravidians had a 10×10 x4 matrix with 400 variants to describe the interior world- mind FULL – and three more of the same to signify the external, past and present. Their lens to look at reality was not broken into binary as ours continue to be. They could see future as history…..Bhavishya Puranam was a much later addition

Our collective psychological age is 12 and some of our tech Titans are living out their early childhood dreams of flying that they don’t remember…

Why 12 ? Proof is Porn. We are blissfully unaware of our survival drive distortions …our collective crisis of adolescence …but discussing the midlife and late life crisis !

From the binary to the decimal

1.Thumb, 0,1,10, GPS..Principles..Position/s…Direction/s, Reflection/s, nothing, everything,choice

2Right little finger represents number 2 the tool at this level is a hard rock that the cave dweller used to leave his footprints on rock. We can replace it with a pencil. …to represent our simple tools…..+ Map/s..Our current maps remind us that we still remain land borne not waterborne airborne or flexible enough to see that we continue to be dwellers in flat land

We hope you SEE the direction of the exercise…Happy juggling with 1600 balls between your two palms and 10 fingers

Transformation is at our fingertips…numbers were coterminous with language…if we figure out our numbers order is the natural outcome…

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The Teacherskool…….connect

The Teacherskool…….Concept

transactional……analysis……synthesis…..integral

L&D

New Literacy > Teacherskool > Renewal
Community
Input > process….platform > outcome…

The Lions’ Conclave…………Motion……..a Skool………..for hunting……. …recover one’s true nature…SWA…bhava ……lest we keep the preys in check ……….unfit to survive……….hunters and hunted…..when the lions wake up…….Impossibility is ..a/the…..possibility…= intelligence…..gates…gatekeepers…….windows……..open …..gatekeepers’ doom…poppers..popping pills…waiting…………..for…..singularity day….in their cryogenic morgues…..others for ……………..judgement …….gates <.                             >….always
Teachers = lighthouses…..non controversial reference points….

<………>.open schools…..closed schools…><

Gates wide open ……….teachers …..parents ….go to school…….students teach………teachers learn ….teachers teach …….students learn………..grannies come visiting…….tell stories ….technology ……..tool for transformation……not dominion….ADULTS…the outcome…….process ……the product

Context…..global……local

Parody of the Commons

History…Her….. story…. < 10000 years …….hunting gathering to settlements….may the Tribe…s….community………..commons….flourish

Science is dead….sci..fi..is more scientific  Engineering……Technology…….tools…..we are the tools we use…..pace …..exponential

Predators feeding on natural intelligence………….

Integral development
Radical renewal
Super nature
Super multiple ……artificial intelligence…s
Good Country Index……where are the good men….adults… ….spooky

Culture…..India is from Venus…… the significant others from Mars….One gives……others take

Context …local…Impenetrable ….for the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea…..Kerala …..GOC……..perfectly situated to have its own unique culture……….a Silicon Valley of yester years……home to the Kerala school of mathematics …….ahead of Europeans by centuries < 1600……..Christianity and Islam reached here almost at the same time of their inception in their countries of origin….Jews were settled here.even before…….known for literacy…….external remittances…….physical quality of life comparable to developed economies at far lower levels of income…..Garbage…physical…virtual…major concern…

The fisher and tribal Kerala ……….old ….> new commons..wiki

Method

Architecture of the ark…>the pairs<….binary……ask……….quality of questions….search…quality of answers…collect….connect…..aggregate…condense…..exposition…catalyse….attention to improvements……reflect……process is the product….the chariot of fire….flightskool…..IOS…>POS<…the personal operating system…return to the centre….journey of a thousand miles…first step is not the first step…..potential and performance…..Dasavatar….ladder of understanding…….room for improvement…. ..largest room…..waste as fuel…..metrics…iterate…..literate….prakrit..> Sanskrit….culture………community………renewal

Semiotics……Echoes of Fucho

The greatest story/lie ever told……HIS..story

There is no magic…..for the magician
Mysticism for the mystic
Miracles for …..

We make water from wine
He makes wine from water…….the…Transformer

Greatest…….dumBest
Fiction is more factual
History is created when history is history

When hunter turns historian story of the hunted HER story is born………story of Hunting Town

The civilised do not clash….silence of the guns…

Valmiki…..hunter….Ramayana….story…..
Poets and prophets follow
They SEE
Return < Sita > to Nature

Iqbal saw…….the lions wake up

Librarian remembers…the anti…librarian forgets

Books die when reading surrenders to seeing …….text to rich text….layers of meaning

Constants and variants went to battle

Who won?

Constant variants….process rules…dialogue > feasible

Constantine continues to rule……innocents and infants perish ….on an Easter Day

You have another fifty years to go…don’t you worry………… – Prof. Dr. Shajahan Shajahan

You are a Straightegist…..flat lander…..nothing straight about nature…………..your scale is rusted……thought is faster than light…..no full stops

The pendulum swings
Centre is unmoved

Return to the Centre – Bede Griffiths

Once a neighbour
Love thy neighbour as…….

Return of the story teller

Timelessness….time….less ness ….is Time…

>. 1,86,000 mps….
<. speed of thought…

Eternity ……timelessness…..eins…….one..stain

We remember Zion…….. . .

Babble………the Virgins return…..Ahalya

Lions wake up……

Build….bridge…wiki….new commons

No writing is the best writing

NotBuilding………best building

Silence is…..

Less is more

The gunshot turns into a fireball …….takes off on its own

New Literacy

10000 hrs on FB…no miracles yet….Sadwell must be wrong – Narcy

He was right…….you are on our Deans list for the highest number of profile changes…..pleased to confer our highest honour of the FB University………
Narcissus …….Procrustes

The teacher is the mid-wife to the Adult…..> expert……..in 10000 hrs………a 10% monkey

What are you thinking?

Be the Dean of the FB university 💓

Regrets ………not enough followers…..even Mark is not followed ……..repeated prompts ….

Swa…bodha…….Swa..bhava

You speak English ?

We speak Inglish…..a meta language…………,for Process (Re?) Programming…………PRP…..a language for the transition

Like Sanskrit was ……once upon a time ……….English never was….will be….post transition

What English did to my location…..ThiruAnanthaPuram……..thiru means holy….Anantha= unending …notice the similarity…..Puram= city….the city of eternity

English > Trivandrum ……no meaning..our children prefer Trivandrum to Thiruananthapuram……they are educated…

The container is not the content…….map ….not the territory

Inglish is to English …..as what……..Fortran ..COBOL ……… ………to ……Java .. Python

Something like that……not exactly tho…

Why SWAbodha and SWAbhava?

Remember the Cowardly Lion …….Wizard of Oz………………..stripped off its…….lion….ness……..fiction

Fact is………we are more endangered than …….lions…..animal kingdom….planet ………we have lost our swabodha…….swabhava…….long lost our human….ness…..shadows

The source code is missing…..for over millennia….since we began parking our faith in fiction than facts…….the great progress that we are very proud of is a regress……Darwin was right….perverse……unfit to survive…..

This is where we are now

The position …..from where we take that first step Lao tsu talked about….journey of a 1000…………first step is not about stepping out………it is about finding out where we are now………..no wonder that we were lost in the desert for over 10000 years……with or without the best compass….GPS

We took this as our invariant position in 1990 when our Dean said……….GO…..he was right…………now we know…….he lent us his shoulders……..26 years for the straights……we are not straight….egists

Invariant?
Hmmm……..lets say variant invariant…..better

The year of the Virgin……singularity……end of history

The rest of the journey……..process………Rama….Sita….yours or mine…….1000/100000/~ ……..sum…two more steps……..direction + reflection

Shankara…yana started here..👣

Wiki…….Vamana….Thrivikrama…….master of physics

now > …….NOW…….

ETERNITY….RENEWAL…VIRGIN GROUND…..walking in …with…GOD…..s…good orderly direction…..

Life…..Prana……Pneuma

The energy that flows through a system acts to organize that system – Harold Joseph Morowitz

If not mucked up by us humans 🎄

Nature

Miracle……unexplainable by the known laws of nature

Known …< ……unknown …….explainable…

Reason

A Xian ?

A…..Thomist ….Dawkins of the day

In search of the Gold standard

Living Proof

” Full of energy, 92-year-old Shimon Peres was interviewed by the paper Le Figaro in which he said:

We are witnessing the transition from an old world to a new world—the era of territoriality and conquest is coming to an end. We now have a global economy, but there is no global government yet

In the new world it is impossible to rule, you should serve

At the end of the interview Peres said: “People often ask me how I manage to stay so young. The answer is simple: count how many things you have managed to do and how much is left unrealized.

If you have more plans than memories, you are young.”   ……    – Laitman …..

List of living (working) centenarians ……wiki….> ..the false normal….true normal

Form, Re-Form, Trans-Form

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It is a perfect sheet of Rubber, being pulled -stretched- evenly in all directions. Being perfectly elastic it stretches infinitely.

Where is the centre of the sheet of rubber ?

Now stop stretching. It reforms itself, there was a form, there was a re-formation and a recovery of the form. All through the process nothing happened to the centre. It was always at the centre.

Now make a foot- ball out of it. What happens to the centre?

The centre has shifted to the centre of the FB.

Take the FB to the World-cup. The FB is kicked around mercilessly by the best of players. Imagine its plight from post to post.

What happens to the centre?

The centre is not disturbed unless you decide to destroy its foot-ball-ness.

Is there any rubber at the centre of the FB ?

It is the zero-point that holds the FB together as a FB

The centre and the periphery are in a relationship? This is the nature of the problem of centralisation vs decentralisation. Either or is an impossiblity. It is centralised and decentralised at the same time.

‘Return to the Centre’ – Bede Griffiths

The zero-point is the source of infinite energy available at all points in space. Connected to the source, the flow is infinite. Transformation is inevitable. This is the power of the invariant position.

Light houses do not run around.

Either change your course or take up the lighthouse position.

Buddha was a lighthouse. Sankara was a reformer ~ xxxx years, Gutenberg, another lighthouse. Martin Luther was a Reformer. Sankara to Martin Luther ~ xxx years. Asia ~ Europe. Text – linearity – flat earth lasted for xxx years, hypertext took over since the 1990s.

Birth of a new species , the Planetary Human is Now.

In the connection economy, information is the commodity. It demands its own literacy (New- Literacy) to filter information from misinformation for search, connect, condense and exposition to be effective. This is the purpose of the MOS

The narrative has changed, the Alchemist comes on stage. From Re-Form to Trans-Form – NITI

 Adult  – Human, Facilitator, Hand holder, Consultant, Builder, Mentor, Coach, Team        leader, Member/Team, Guide, Nurse, Doctor, Healer, Philosopher, Professional, Transformer, Catalyst, ……………..Friend

Be, Build

Confront

Discipline

The monkey woke up from the worst nightmare of his short life. He was being pursued by a sledge-hammer and the mother judge forcing it to become a Human. His relief was immense.

MOS. The Monkey Operating System

Continued from A Lesson in Strategy

He dove for cover and ran for his life, tracing the path left by potaotoes rolling down to the beach. This was taboo country. The noise from the crowd was faint; no monkey in his ‘right’ senses would go up the taboo mountain. His second ‘first act’ of the day will not go into the story books of the old world. It was hot. He walked leisurely exploring the virgin territory on a path not traveled by any monkey. There were bananas aplenty in all stages of growth and the new nut, the game changer. There were many others, big and small of all sizes, shapes and colours. Perhaps it might become a little too lonely once he was through with this explorations. Will think of that when it comes to that. Towards the middle of the mountain he saw a ledge of a rock, jutting out. Would be a nice place for a nap. He walked up to it seeking shelter from the hot sun and found himself staring at the entrance of a cave, big enough for him to walk through. He was blinded for some time but as his eyes adjusted to the darkness inside he realised that the cave was much bigger than he thought. He looked up to the ceiling. It appeared as if the roof rose to the top of the mountain. There was a lot more to explore on both inside and outside the cave.

He found a place to lie down and he fell into a deep sleep. In the dream he was floating in the gentle breeze that came in through the entrance and the cave was illumined in a bright golden yellow. He passed through a series of high arches and on the wall facing him he saw a gallery of maps painted in bright shades. He made a note to himself. I would remember them when I wake up. He found himself sailing down to the spot where he had left his body and took possession of it . No sooner had he done it he woke up to find that the cave indeed was as he had seen in the dream with the setting sun making the place a lot more brighter than when he went in.He remembered his Mom’s lesson, make a note to yourself the first thing in the morning of your dreams of the previous lest they fade out with the flow of the day. He looked for some shrapnel to etch the image in his mind. He didn’t have to search much as .there were plenty all around. It seemed as if some mysterious creatures had occupied the cave and they had vanished from sight ages back. He knew what he had to do and went ahead in wild abandon. When he was done, he moved away to admire his own monkey art of the day.

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With nobody to talk to, he broke into a monologue

“Good enough. As a kick off, this will do. I will improve it as I explore further, in and out”

“What do I call it, MyOS or MOS, the Monkey Operating System?”

“MOS will do, it could stand for both, shorter too”

He could feel his tummy crying for food. He walked out into the bright sun.

A Lesson in Strategy

Contd from: Of Peanuts and Monkeys

The algorithm on strategy flashed through his mind

  • fight
  • flee
  • play
  • context
  • select
  • flip….

“You will win as long as you have ‘n+1’ alternatives and your opponant/s has/ve only ‘n’alternatives.”

He knew he had infinite alternatives in comparison to the crowd, for them the only solution was the Hammer.

“ I may be an elder and vote to the Council of Elders. That is no proof that I am adult. The only legacy that I want to leave behind is you, an adult in the true sense of the term. It is time for me to go but I will always be with you”

The little one listened in rapt attention. The mention of her leaving him kept his monkey mind in check.

“You are young but you are more adult than most of our elders. The adult knows what is information/misinformation. With your natural curiosity which no other species has in such abundant measure, you will almost be invincible”
“Almost, that ‘almost’ can cost me my life ? “

“This one is more important than all the previous ones. The highest intelligence is your ability to mask it. If you are certain of your intelligence, make yourself appear to be a fool, allow them to take you for ganted. My certificate of your intellgence should not fool you. As a Mom, I can be very biased ”

“Is that all? “

“There is one more and I am done”

“Why are you here ? “

“ We are here to live, isn’t that pretty obvious?”

“ In that case why do all the elders pass on ?”

“I dont know”

Good, admit it when you dont know. If the elders used this three words more often instead of using their different hammers, this would have been a more livable place”

“ Tell me then, what is the purpose of life?’

“ The only purpose of life is to defeat death and that is the ulitmate game”

“How do you make sure that one is living and not dying?”

“Ask yourself

  • Where am I now ?

  • Where do I want to go ?

  • Am I getting closer to or moving away from where I want to go.

This is the last lesson. We wont be meeting again.“

The noise from the crowd arrested his reflections. The noise level was approaching the maximum permissible limits of the Republic. He decided to live.

Next : Who owns your body ? What is your O/S ?

Of Peanuts and Monkeys

Who are you calling a Monkey? Your dad? “

I called you the First Monkey, I thought I was flattering you

Google for the First Monkey Effect or ask your mentor

Rupert Sheldrake was living in your own city”

She cut me off !

I looked at the Mac, not wanting to face those fiery eyes.

It was stuck for the first time in its life dealing with the aftershocks of my fiddling with it to use the air drop to share something with Shastri. Wondering whether to go to him or not, I raised my head to stare into the same eyes that I wanted to avoid. Is this what they mean by manifesting ?

Still stuck with your I/OS ? “

Not I/OS, my iphone six is fine

I meant your Operating System not that of your phone. I was testing you on your very own O/S. It seems you dont understand both”

Peeved. I tried a prank. I must be becoming that what I thought my daughter was calling me.

Are you the First Monkey ?

The face lit up for the first time. I smiled at my own smartness, thanks to her

No that was a long long time ago, not any more. I watched his eyes. I could sense his going back reflecting.

You know the story ?

My smartness was not built to last. This time I played straight. I dont know Sir.

There was this Banana Island which the monkeys, the sole inhabitants of the Island, had declared the ‘Banana Republic’ far away from any other land mass where Bananas and Peanuts were available in plenty and the monkeys lived a happy life. There was also another nut with no name for it that the monkeys never ate. Mothers frowned at the little ones if they even dared to look at it. They could’nt use them like scarce pebbles on the beach to send them touch flying over the waves. Their folklore had it that long long ago, the mother judge of the tribe had hammered her little one to death for eating the nut with the very Hammer that she used to call the court to order.

Then it happened. One in a pair of twins, away from their mothers’ eyes did it again. It danced and jumped around with a wanton glee on its face. The other went rushing to pass on the news to the elders. The first one wanted to have more of the good thing. He rushed to the shore with a few more and sent them flying over the water. The last one that he had decided to eat fell into the water. He picked it up and ate it.

It was even sweeter, a double whammy, history went into the storybook

The noise from the on coming crowd could be heard in the distance. He thought of his next move.

The Potato chips came much later…

Next : Who owns your body ? What is your O/S ?

Contextual Literacy

A desiccated self
 
Appropriated by priests and pedagogues
 
The elite vs the chaiwallahs 
 
A freedom struggle
 
Why do we call it the rush hour when nothing moves – Robbin Williams 
 
We thought, for him it moved
 
Standing up for 63 years
 
Did he? Do we? 
 
68 years of movement
 
All the moving, yet no movement
 
Development  or Re-development? 
 
Revenge of the underdog, Aam aadmi
 
A modified nation? 
 
Cannibals ?  
 
I go visiting my friend, the Amazonian headhunter
 
Shown the trophies – half a dozen heads.
 
I notice his sad face
 
“what is the problem, this is such a great collection?”
 
” No problem, but my brother has a dozen! ” – Jchaque Fresco
 
Have we graduated from our hunting gathering days? 
 
What trophies do we collect?
 
Head hunting new style ! 
 
Turning us into humanoids
 
A robotic future
 
Piper of Hamlin –  a few more generations and there will be just one piper and one music 
 
Are we cannibals?
 
Parents feeding on children and now children feeding on parents.
 
Priests feeding on the laity
 
Pedagogues feeding on their students
 
Politicians on citizens 
 
 
Contextual literacy. 
 
 
The dog barks, tree doesn’t though all trees have barks. Stripped of the context, bark can not stand alone, the problem with literacy.  It cannot stand alone for long. Kerala is 100% literate or almost so. But which literacy are we talking about?  If it is about the new literacy, the state might get classified as neo-illiterate!  
 
Nothing to worry, there will be even Nobel laureates depending on how we define new literacy. 
 
So what is New Literacy? 
 
The learning outcome of New Literacy is adulthood in the true sense of the term.