iAmSapien website Archive

  • If You Can Explain it to a Six Year Old…

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    “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein

    Should a six year old ask what is iAmSapien, my reply might look something like this.

    You asked, what is iAmSapien?

    “Yes”, the child replies.

    It is like this. When you and your friends want to have fun, you get together at your house, is that right?

    “Yes, and sometimes at Gina’s and sometimes at Bobby’s, or maybe we just play outside.”

    I understand. And when you meet you have to decide what you want to do. Do you talk with each other to decide?

    “Well, we might argue a little, but we decide, and go have fun.”

    When you play, you share your toys?

    “I share my soccer ball and goals, Gina shares her play house, and Bobby lets us play his video games.”

    Playing house, I guess everyone shares their imagination, playing the part they do best. Is that true?

    “We like playing house. We get to act like adults, fixing and cooking and  doing the big things.”

    I suppose you wish the big things all got done very well, and without a lot of yelling. Is that how you play house?

    “Sometimes its just fun. Sometimes Bobby is bossy and won’t let us say or do what we want.”

    Well, iAmSapien is a lot like playing house but on the computer. Everyone comes to have fun, and not yell or be bossy. We get to do the big things. We freely share our ideas. We imagine the best things. This makes playing together great. Do you understand now what is iAmSapien?

    “It’s like when me and my friends are happy, and we play all day, and we do everything together. It just means you are nice.”



  • Intelligence: An iAS Experiment in Happiness 

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    What is intelligence? I answer this question by saying that Intelligence is a description. It is people creating intelligence by describing the meaning they apply to a function. You cannot point your finger at intelligence. Point your finger at an intelligent animal and what is it you are pointing to? Probably the animal did something that pleased you, something in line with your intentions or expectations. So it is really your intentions that you should point to. Alternatively, if you point at a thing that represents intelligence, such as your smart phone, in reality you are describing a function that lead to something that pleased you.

    To define intelligence you first have to find a function and then describe a meaning, and also an intention. A function alone is not intelligence. For example, that hydrogen bonds with carbon to create a miracle called water, this is a function of carbon and hydrogen. The miraculous meaning we assign to water is that it allows life. Were there an intention to create water and life, then this intention to create is the intelligence. If there was no intention to create water, then we are simply lucky to have water and lucky to have life on our planet.

    What about computers and cars and libraries and spacecraft? Are these intelligence? What about the United Nations and Peace Corps and think tanks and journals, are these intelligence? Again, if people have applied a meaning and an intention then we can say these have the intelligence we have assigned to them. If they fail to manifest the intention we assigned to them, then they loose the function and meaning we gave them. We would then change our description of them so to remove the idea of intelligence.

    What about the human mind? Is that thing intelligent? Are people intelligent simply because they possess an amount of neurons with a given structure? This is like asking if carbon bonded to hydrogen is intelligence. We must describe an intention to the function. Then we must assess if the intention is coming to fruition. Then we will know if our application of intelligence meets with our own standard.

    Okay, so what intention shall we apply to the human mind? What function is occurring that might lead to an outcome we believe has meaning? First, let’s note the functions of the human mind: The mind develops connections over time in response to the environment. The mind perceives with five senses. The mind abstracts to see patterns and make predictions. The mind applies feelings to its perceptions. These feelings are value judgements. Ah! There is the key. From a myriad of experiences and abstractions people arrive at “cheat notes” called feelings. Our feelings quickly reference complex intentions and apply meaning to a current function. We are happy when we believe our intentions are being fulfilled. We are unhappy when we believe our intentions are thwarted. The intensity of our feelings indicates the seriousness we apply to the effect on our intentions, and on our idea of intelligence. The intention of the human mind is to be happy. As we succeed at happiness over time, then we can say we are intelligent according to our own parameters for intelligence.

    Humans use a very simple definition of intelligence. It is what makes one happy. How smart is that? The fact is, we do need to have our cheat notes, feelings. There is too much going on to convene the United Nations every time there is a decision to be made. But have we taken this too far? Are too many people so lazy (or even cowardice) that hardly anything is given a second thought or discussed with a group? To have government and advertising make our decisions for us is very convenient. Soon, artificial intelligence will beam directly into our brains.

    There is yet another force occurring on the planet. There are still people fascinated with their own ability to think. They see value in an open minded re-evaluation of functions and meaning and intentions. They see life as a process, a complex interaction between neural development, perception, cognition, and communication. These people have not divorced themselves from intelligence = happiness. However, they have decided to deliberately engage the process. They see meaning as being more happiness. They see the intention as being extended happiness. They see the function as themselves engaging as much of life as is possible so to be more happy.

    Is iAmSapien intelligence? Not at all. iAS is simply where carbon has an opportunity to meet hydrogen. A function happens. Meaning will be applied to the function as people comment on or link to the function. The intention will become a community event. As such, there will be more perceptions applied, more cognition applied, and more communication applied. The overall neural activity on the planet will increase. We anticipate that more people will have more happiness as a result. If this happens, then we can say that the intention was intelligent. We met our own expectation.

    iAS is an experiment. Do people want happiness? The people who want happiness will be attracted to the positive nature of iAmSapien simply because, by definition, the positive direction is toward happiness.

    Of the people who choose happiness, will they choose happiness for others? Hmm, is this a meaningful question? Why might a smaller group be choosing happiness for a larger group? Well, we do it all the time. It is called leadership. It is very rare to see perfect democracy. Rather, it is very natural to step into a crowd and look to see who is leading. The same happens on iAS. People step into the site and look to see who is leading. These people will be at the top of the matrices. These will be people who self-appointed themselves as leaders by deciding to make the effort. They made an effort to perceive more, think more, and communicate more. They will have created the neural development necessary for the task.

    Can we point to these leaders and say, “There, that is intelligence!”? No, not really. Instead we can point to our happiness that has evolved and expanded. Because our own intentions, and because our concepts of what is meaningful, and because our own functions have evolved to understand these larger role models that we have chosen to lead us. We are describing ourselves in a new way, and so we are happy.

    Robert Swanson, WorldWisePeople, LLC













  • How You Do iAmSapien

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    Do iAmSapien by feeling…

    Happy sharing the gift of your wisdom.

    Excited learning something new.

    Hopeful for a brighter tomorrow.

    Loving of your children, your friends, and a beautiful planet.

    Grateful for a wondrous journey empowered by you on iAS.

  • The Shift


    Human will is a force that moves society. Our will has moved social change at a pace that increased exponentially. Population and technology have exploded. The world has transformed overnight. A grand shift has already occurred. Whether things will change in the future is not the question. The question now is if people will move the change or be moved by the change.

    Human ingenuity developed our agriculture, transportation, government, communications, chemistry, industry, and the techno revolution. Each of us learned our part, and then together we implemented change. With passion, with friendships, and in hierarchical structure we became a force to remake nature into technology and a new way of being.

    This tremendous force of humanity, is there an intention to match our exponential creativity? Are we intending to just create, or are we intending to create something? In the first case, any volcano exploding, or any mold growing, is a creative force. In the second case, a level of intelligence is at work. There is intention at work planning a method and planning a future.

    Human will was intended to be more than just a force. Human will is an opportunity to exponentially increase creative intelligence. This is possible because one person’s leaning can educate others. The other’s learning can educate the one exponentially. The many can work together to expand education globally. The global community can educate the individual profoundly. This is all made easy because everyone can share a method and a future on iAmSapien. People are intelligence to move the change to a brighter future.

  • Crowdsource Cake

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    Easy as pie. A piece of cake.

    Empowering people for change is this simple process… just follow a recipe and get the desired results. Happiness.

    Crowdsourcing is the process. As a full process, it is a layer cake. Each layer is a crowdsourced outcome. Each layer is a foundation for what comes next.

    The icing on this cake is the final outcome: a functional planet, a beautiful life, and empowerment that will evolve with the times.

    The projects we collectively decided to support are what bring us to an outcome of function and fun. Working together is a powerful and fun way of being.

    Most projects use limited crowdsourcing. These are projects performed by governments, institutions, industries, services and events. They limit public participation by incorporating only one or two layers of the crowdsource cake. Usually they want your labor or your money, but not much else.

    Happiness is what works

    iAmSapien incorporates all aspects of the crowdsource cake. We use your collective wisdom to say what is a great job, who is doing a great job and how collectively support gets the job done. Positive and proactive always. Effective crowdsourcing is positive and proactive.



    The process, in top-down order…

    The icing is the happiness experienced when life just flows because people understand and create the flow of life.

    The top layer is the project supported to completion. We collectively do what we say we will do because we have agreed it is in our best interests.

    How was this project formulated into a process? From those who gave input, the collective voted on the best people and process.

    What is the project people should be working on? This is the project that makes the most sense. Because members link together the best information, the best summary of knowledge can be voted on. The best linked wisdom is the project. Everyone is invited to vote for what is the brightest tomorrow we can act on today.

    Where do we get the knowledge for the design of wise projects? From the collective energy, the synergy of modern society. It is crowdsourced. People use experience, read books, take classes, and use technology to access global knowledge. Thousands or millions of people input the base knowledge that declares what life is all about. Because all this knowledge is continuously improved and voted on, you easily have the best to choose from.

    How can people be best empowered with the best process? What creates the best “World Brain” as H.G. Wells called it? Again, we ask the collective wisdom. Members put their ideas on the Improve Matrix and vote on them. Then the programmers can choose from the best to implement on the site. Also, members are invited to find the synergy between web platforms built to empower society. Together, these platforms are exponentially more effective.

    Ultimately, the phenomena of crowdsourcing is in your hands. How is it that the power of crowdsourcing platforms can be yours? And again, the power of outsourcing is crowdsourcing. iAs is both open source and franchised. Other’s will duplicate the site and with their own slant, competing for your votes with other sister sites. You choose who is doing the best job. The others have opportunity to employ the open source code. Everyone wins. Being positive and proactive is what wins.

    Everyone Wins








  • Making a Website is Easy?


    A new website can be up in minutes. Not this website. After more than two years we have a great beginning. The current story we are working on is Linking. This linking is a simple concept, just link one item with another item. Done! However, read the story below for yourself. Maybe 70 hours has gone into creating the Link story below. It is one of several that will be combined into the linking function on iAmSapien. Each “story” is explicit instructions for the developers to use in writing code. We have written over 1500 stories. See if you can add something to the story below such that the function is improved. If successful, ask for a job.


    Link Page: A page opens to begin linking, with three boxes at the top including options to 1) see links 2) see article 3) search.
    Link Article: An avatar uses article creation and presentation. Here the article describes why the linking, and it “holds” the article links.
    Link1 matrix: Our matrix format, with banner, title bar, and boxes. The *single avatar’s* linked items are the boxes (articles/avatars gathered from other matrices).
    Links matrix: Our matrix format, with banner, title bar, and boxes. *All avatars’ *Link Articles are the boxes (articles with associated link1 matrices)
    Linked articles (or “links”): The items collected in a link matrix: any answers, any questions (including life questions), and avatars. These include business or personal.
    Link Box: Add a new box to each matrix titled, “LINK”. See this box after Add New and See New.
    Link item: The items that may be linked, including avatars, answers, and questions.
    Spaces: A space can replace a box in a link matrix.
    Link icon: A chain link. Click in box to begin linking. Click in Link article to see Link1 matrix.
    Matrix icon: Click in Link Article to see Link Matrix of link articles.

    Enable users to link any boxes from any matrix and present these links in a matrix associated with an article.
    The list of items for programmers includes creating:
    A special matrix for individual authors to use. Means to edit or position items on the special matrix. An article linked with the link1 matrix. A special Link page for creating a link1 matrix, with search, seven filter circles with tool tips, a link counter box, and article link box. Add items to the link1 matrix by clicking a link icon. Another general matrix to hold all link articles. Variations on the Link matrix presentation for Basic, Silver, Gold members. Place a title bar on Link Page. Special publishing workflow is to Draft or to Link Matrix (with Link Matrix being the only associated question).

    Users want to link similar material for greater understanding or for greater breadth
    Users want to link any relative information (Link Items) as a separate matrix
    Users want link articles to be voted on in a Link Matrix.
    Users want a Link Article to describe a Link1 matrix
    Users want all the Link Articles in the site to be presented in a Link Matrix
    Users want to link input to input in a logical sequence, in a stable Link1 Matrix
    Users want to use Spaces to create logic in a Link1 Matrix


    • Standard icon for linking: one or two chain links (Replace the other link icon)
    • Who can link: Gold, Silver, and Basic members.
    • With these Link1 matrix formats:
    a. Gold members (Personal & Promo) have unlimited linking: ten lines of boxes per matrix page. (Up to thirty boxes or spaces per page on unlimited pages)
    b. Silver members (Personal & Promo) have enhanced linking: three lines of boxes per matrix page, but only one page. (Up to nine boxes or spaces on one page)
    c. Basic has basic linking: just one line for links and only one page (Up to three boxes or spaces on one page)
    (Free users have no access to linking)

    *I. TO LINK:*

    There are 3 ways to create a link:

    1. From header menu
    Click VIEW.
    Click LINKING.
    See *Link page* (Opens as full page.)
    See three boxes:
    a. “Links 0″ (the count of items user picked is dynamically displayed here, beginning with zero)
    b. “Link article”
    c. “Search”
    Click Search
    See below (the three boxes) a search field. This will function the same as the search in the header. (A user enters a word or several words separated by commas and results are displayed underneath in boxes, just like in a matrix.
    See search results displayed 6 boxes per page.
    Click a link icon on a box to choose one item, or choose several items by clicking several link icons.
    See highlighted the clicked link icons. Click again to unhighlight, and to remove from the count.
    See the number change in “Links” box at top.

    2. From any matrix (Global, Lounge, Life, Avatar, Issues, Improve)
    See three boxes at top of matrix: Add New, See New, and Link (Link is the new box).
    Click the link icon on any box in the matrix to choose one or several items to link.
    Link Box will dynamically count how many links user chose. (This link count begins with no number.)
    Click Link box.
    See Link Page.
    See LINKS box at top, with the link count (count is sustained from previous page, or otherwise begins with zero).
    If the user goes to another page and chooses another link, the Link box will continue the count.
    If the user goes to another matrix, the Link box will display previously-selected links and will dynamically update the count if the user chooses more links.

    3. From any matrix
    Click Links box in a matrix to go to Link page. See 1 for functions on Link page.

    RULE: Regardless of which location user starts at, as soon as the user chooses a second link item, two things are automatically created:
    a. Link1 matrix (accessed via Link Article)
    b. Link Article (accessed via Drafts in the in-use avatar)
    c. Default title: “Unnamed Link Article”
    Click title (in Link1 matrix) to see Link Article
    Click link icon (in the article) to see the link matrix. See below.

    There will be a title bar on the Link Page above the three boxes.
    Title bar will have:
    a) Name of the Link article. Click to see the Link Article.
    b) 7 circles with tooltips: Promo Personal Question Article Avatar Private All
    Circles will function as checkboxes: a user can choose one or several at the same time.
    When user chooses one or several, the search results are sorted according to his choices.
    c) Paging to see search results, and for Gold members to page through Link1 matrix.
    d) 4-box icon. Clicking on it will take me to the current Link1 Matrix.
    e) User’s avatar with dropdown. An in-use avatar is showing; a user can choose another avatar from the menu.

    *III. LINK ARTICLE* creation and publication
    A link article is associated with the Link Matrix (answering the question, What items are pooled in Link1 matrices?)
    When user clicks on a middle box Link Article, he is taken to a standard article creation.
    The article will have a default name “Unnamed link article”. User can change it.
    User can publish the article to Link Matrix, or to Draft on his avatar page.
    Always, the Link1 matrix will be saved with that article.
    Article title bar will show a Link icon to indicate there exists a Link1 Matrix. User clicks the icon to go to that matrix and see all the linked items.
    {color:#f79232}(problem with autosave – clicking on Link Matrix icon should take a user to the matrix, hence it will be considered exiting article creation, so a user will see a warning if he really wants to exit and the article will be saved as a draft or if he wants to stay on the article to continue editing.

    *LINK ARTICLE Exception to Standard Article:*
    On Data page, see “Choose one: Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Link5 ”
    • Hover to see tool tip: 1. Linear Format 2. Pyramid Format 3. Inverted Pyramid (The gist is on top) 4. Flowchart 5.One-User (Everything is from just one user’s avatars) 6. Vote Matrix (Crowdsource your topic)
    • Click to highlight (only one type of format)
    • Search can filter for these via Link1, Link2… or Linear Format, Pyramid Format…
    • Vote matrix is open or closed. If open, others may add items. This option opens on clicking VOTE MATRIX. See Open or Closed highlighted along with VOTE MATRIX. The avatar may choose Open or Closed as desired.
    This is a collection of all Link Articles published to any matrices and gathered in this matrix.
    There will be a standard title bar. The Matrix icon takes user to Link matrix.
    Two question matrices:
    a. First question matrix: “Link matrix”. Asking, What are all user’s Link Articles?
    b. Second question matrix: “Link1 matrix”. Asking, What linked items does the Link Article refer to?

    Link items associated with the Link Article are collected in this matrix.
    Link1 matrix has a standard title bar.
    The title bar *Matrix icon* is seen by author only. Click to edit Link Page and Link1 matrix.
    Underneath the title bar will be the Link Article’s title.
    Link Article’s title is clickable; click it to go to Link Article’s presentation.
    A link item may be dragged to a new position on the page.
    A link item may be dragged to another page in the Link1 Matrix (Gold members only).
    A link item may be deleted. Click three-lines. Click “Remove this link”. See “Remove? Yes No

    Standard matrix with title bar and voting.
    Banner: “Links are Rocket Fuel for Wisdom”
    The boxes are Link Articles
    Click matrix icon to see Matrix1
    Click title to see the article

    Link1 matrices present as three boxes across and stable position (otherwise as a single line of Link Items).
    Link1 matrix: Spaces are added, moved or deleted by the author.
    Link1 matrix: Link boxes are added, moved or deleted by the author.
    Link1 matrix: Boxes and spaces can be positioned in full or half position (so they can make a pyramid shape).
    Link1 matrices are stable. Members may vote on articles read in a link matrix, but this does not affect the link matrix.
    Linking is for paid members, Basic, Silver and Gold. Visitors and Free members may *not* create a Link Article or Link1 matrix.
    Autosave the article and autosave the link1 matrix
    Regardless of which location user starts at, as soon as the user chooses 2 link (items), automatically created are: Link1 Matrix, and its article.
    Users may link a Link Article with any other articles or avatars.
    Users may link between matrices.
    A Link Article “must remain published”
    A Link1 matrix may be edited.
    The Link Article is voted on, made favorite, made followed, or liked. (The Link1 matrix has none of this.)

    # When in Link Page, and searching for link items, will browser back button return the user to the previous search page, and can the user change selected items?
    # How are Links dragged between pages of the Link1 matrix for Gold members?
    # How does search filter for Link1, Link2, Pyramid Format, etc?
    # How are spaces applied to a line in place of boxes?
    # Could users choose a format for Link1 matrix?
    a. Lock the format as 3 boxes (or spaces) across? Because, when display on various devices, the user’s format should remain the same.
    b. When 3 boxes across is not possible for a device, change to a linear format.
    c. Multiple spaces grouped in a matrix, when changed to linear format, will collapse to one space, or become a dividing line or mark.

    Method of linking is #1 – header dropdown
    Nine boxes allowed for Basic, Silver, Gold
    One page only for Link1 matrix
    No spaces on Link1 matrix
    No positioning on Link1 matrix
    Hide “Private” in sevens circles, or omit sevens circles entirely
    No title bar (or maybe just paging so user can page through search results)

    Link1 matrices are open or closed. Users want to link items into a matrix for crowdsourcing. The open matrix contains any link items added by any paid member. Votes move the link items in the Link1 matrix. Votes do not apply outside the Link1 matrix. See Open or Closed icons in the title bar. The author opens or closes at will. The author deletes any link item.
    Private Links: Gold members can create Link1 matrices that have special access via messaging.
    Private Links: Gold members can create Link1 matrices that have special access via messaging.

    Copyright WorldWisePeople, LLC

  • One Activation

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    On iAmSapien you are invited to say what activated you. What caused you to be a person committed to improving yourself and the world? Here is my story.
    At four years old I found myself staring into the sky and asking, “Am I really that big?” I wondered if I could see God. Maybe, but it was a big thought for a four-year old kid. What is a kid, with a vision of God and a big vision of self to decide about life?

    My memory begins on the living room carpet. It is a Saturday morning. The sun is streaming in through the window. The TV is on. I loved the Saturday morning cartoons. I lay on my belly staring up at the black and white television screen. Across the screen danced a line of bizarre characters, I think it was animals, all singing and dancing to some upbeat symphony music. I was trying to make sense of what was happening, what all the frenzied activity would bring about in the theme of the cartoon. It was all hype, however, and had no substance.

    I felt annoyed at my cartoons. Why did they make no sense, and why was I laying there watching such nonsense? So I turned off the TV, went out the front door and down the porch steps, to the road and turned right heading down the sidewalk. My mind was empty. It was a sunny, fresh spring day. I felt tall. I felt free. In that moment, some sort of four-year old neural development must have kicked in, for I felt an expansion in my sense of self. It seemed the sky had opened. I felt larger, more present. The day was brighter and I could reach up and touch the sky. It seemed I was connected somehow, with what was there, and with what was me. “Is that God?” I wondered. “How could I be seeing God?”

    The answer that came was my own. I thought, “I am just a little kid, my parents’ (stupid) little boy who did not amount to much. I will be just that, and no more. And, here I am, walking down the street, not even knowing where I am going. I must look like a crazy kit.” I put my head down and pretended as if to be walking somewhere.

    Maybe some two years later, while walking across the blacktop of the school playground,  I asked myself why I always walked with my head down. It seemed odd, so I lifted my head up and looked on life anew.

    What happened at four years old maybe is not as important as my wishful thinking makes it. Maybe I could have chosen the sky way back then, and changed everything. But what did happen is a pattern that seemed to repeat in my life. 1) Allow the space for a new thought to occur. 2) Realize that I have been setting my sights low, and that there is a bigger picture. 3) Raise my head and walk with greater awareness in a new direction. Such became the theme of my life. Always an adventure lies ahead. The lesson for me is that intelligence is not a thing of genetics, rather, it is the courage to face what one is currently, and then face in a new direction with a new perspective on life.

    If there is one more lesson, is that it doesn’t matter. Even if life is like that cartoon I watched as a kid, all hype and no substance, it is still us here deciding what life is and how big we are going to be to meet that life. Being what humans are, this is really the only choice we have.

    Oh, and one more thing, if you ever think you may be seeing God, and feel you are tall enough to say, “Hi”, then by all means, be a tall person.

  • Connect the Dots (or in this case, boxes)

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    What to do with the boxes on iAmSapien? How are our boxes different from anything else?

    The key to success on iAS is you. Because, you want a place where your article is solid, where you can easily update your article and its links, where you can connect your article with friends or with another article half way around the world. Access is key. On iAS people are free to put up articles and video and improve them as desired. Make a name for yourself as a person of quality and connection.

    Consider each category of your life. Let’s say you have three main categories: family, work, and a hobby. So each of these would have an avatar. Family data will connect with family members, maybe your vacation plans or wedding arrangements. Your work avatar has this months big project and is connected with others on the project. Your hobby of fly fishing has an avatar with all your data about hidden locations with the best fishing. All your fishing buddies are connected.

    What about your special projects? Do you need a political avatar, a club avatar, a dietary avatar, a gardening avatar? Me personally, I have six web locations where I connect for collaboration. There are another six where collaboration would happen far more efficiently than if we were searching for emails. If all were on iAS, then management would be simple. Also leveraged. Our communications would be leveraged if we had public articles that everyone could connect with and then share on social media.

    This is all about regaining the connections we once had when towns and villages were small. Then, we knew what was going on, and we could collaborate. Somehow that connection got lost in our immense cities and modern life style. But we can regain that connection using stable, filtered, directed communications.

    On the web, most data is either locked or hidden away somewhere, or it scrolls past never to be seen again. You could arrange a presentation on your own computer, but maybe get in trouble for sharing. On iAS, upload whatever you want, share all you want.

    Connecting the dots on iAS is how you arrange a presentation for the world to see. It stays public so you can improve your presentation, and others can link with it to expand the possibilities. The great stuff will be on top, and then linked with everything below in support.

    Remember why you are doing this. You want to improve life. You know, we are all on the same boat, Earth. Making others happy is what makes you happy. On iAS we share positive, we share productive. That is how society works. That is why life works.


    All in the same boat, we make each other happy, healthy and wise.


    Beyond immediate needs of family, work and hobby, there is a greater need for meaning. This is the big picture on iAS. Connect the greater meaning and the greater intelligence around the world. Many people dedicate a large portion of their lives to doing something well. Naturally, you want to share this wisdom with our youth and with similar people for collaboration. You know that sharing empowers knowledge. Sharing with millions empowers exponentially.

    iAS gives special treatment to wisdom. Your wisdom fits into categories and tags, and is applied to a given audience. Now the right people can find the right knowledge. Further, your wisdom is evaluated at the start, and evaluated again as you improve the article. It moves up. As it gains attention and trust, more connections are made. Valuable input comes your way. Again your article is improved. Again it moves up.

    Special treatment doesn’t stop. All the knowledge in the world is nothing if it does nothing. This is where the collaboration pays off. The collaborators create a plan of action that is backed by hundreds of articles and followers. When the plan is optimized, it moves to Money matrix to be supported and implemented. You people are the ones to change the world.

    We make this whole process so user friendly and easy. Behind the slick design of the web pages is considerable complexity. Over 100,000 lines of code create the ease and the algorithms for presentation of your data. This is just the beginning, so hold onto your hats. As the site will improve so will your connections improve. Knowledge will improve. Education will improve. Life on our little boat will improve.

    I often wonder how the iAS project might have been different had it begun on a platform similar to our own. I would not have been alone. I would just ask the question on Global matrix, “How do we inform the world of better means to raise and educate our children?” Then myself, and a thousand other people, would write what is needed. Maybe in three months (instead of three years) we would understand to create a platform to crowdsource the wisdom of the planet. The various projects resulting would each be under a different avatar. After much of the work was completed by volunteers, the final project would be crowdfunded by the followers. We would be under budget and on line in 18 months, instead of after five years and large expense. That being said, iAS will be crowdsourced, and our development will go exponential. You, the people, will decide how this site develops.

  • Principles for Business


    I found this video and thought, if I’d started out with a role model for conducting our business, then Steve Jobs would have been my role model. As is, these principles are largely what we went with: operate from values, work with passion, keep only the best, listen to the public, and don’t do it for money but rather to change the world.



  • Go for the Gold

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    At iAmSapien we are working hard to create a gold standard for social media.

    Piles of individuals and heaps of forgotten messages? Not on iAmSapien. People’s lives are important. People have something important to contribute. Your words are cause for thought and cause for action. Everyone has a role to play, whether creating the best input from all your learning and experience, or assessing quality to deliver an accurate vote, or connecting the best into an educational program. Even if a young learner, everyone has a function, maybe at local levels, or globally.

    The key is to make everything related. In reality, everything is connected. And in the mind, all neurons are related. There is a communication structure that sorts what goes to the subconscious, and what goes to the conscious mind. Additionally, there is a hierarchy of actionable ideas. At the top is breathing and having a heartbeat, followed by eating, warmth, family and friends, and finally, development of character. As we develop a societal mind, so will it too find a communication structure that sends ideas to our social consciousness, and it will create a hierarchy of actionable ideas.

    On iAS all ideas are considered by the mind of society. We are mindful of our purpose. The social mind will now crowdsource the right ideas for social consciousness, for survival, and for development of character. From these ideas the “Mind” will create a hierarchy of actionable ideas. Then anyone can form a team and move to action. In many ways our society is so close to a wisdom paradigm. Now all the pieces are coming together in the right order to make it happen.

    This social mind is powerful. Integrity and wisdom must be its finer qualities.
    Rules will help the Mind toward integrity and wisdom.
    1. It is important that society helps the individual toward the next quality of being. Each of us is changing, one way or another.
    2. It is important that the Mind is aware of what has happened in the past, and in the present, and looks to the future.
    3. The individual must find inner motivation and courage. This is self-discovery. It takes courage to have integrity and to evolve.
    4. Be amazed. Today is the grandest opportunity for humanity to define itself, ever. Look at the power we have through the internet, and through billions of minds. Now is the time that we make the greatest difference. We have already begun.

    We succeed as a social mind when we each observe, learn, and choose wisely.

    What is quality in social media?

    • Purpose
    Just stating a purpose begins the evolution. The purpose of the website is that humanity will appreciate its own purpose. Put simply, are we really here to express cowardice and laziness? Or, are we here to be challenged and to be fulfilled by the infinite possibilities laid right here at our doorstep? I, for one, appreciate both: what we have done with technology and also the miracle of an ecosystem and a solar system that allow us to be here. These things I marvel at daily. These things are here for us to grow in appreciation and to share in responsibility.

    • Organization
    Help fellow humans organize their thoughts and their studies while at the same time organize your own.

    • Crowdsourcing
    Present the best of ideas and learning programs and action plans. Just click on one of the five stars.

    • Connection
    Connect everyone’s thoughts. It is a little like a dating site. Match the minds that click. Then they will propagate realities that create a wonderful future. Connecting thoughts is the wisdom of the social mind. Where our society could once rely on the “deep social mind”, using eye contact to communicate, for our many years in small societies, now we rely on the broad social mind, and web connections, in our massive societies. This is not the end of speaking with our eyes, but this is the beginning of speaking through the five-star vote as we crowdsource the planet. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_social_mind)

    All of this represents cooperation. Darwin had it wrong. It is not competition that empowers life. Empowerment is the synergy that happens when people cooperate to dispel entropy. At iAmSapien, we use positive energy to evolve more happiness. (http://crev.info/2016/05/darwin-and-malthus-were-wrong/)