complacency: getting out ahead of it…

outdated ‘structures’ breeds protective and paternalistic forms of complacency that in turn creates friction to information, interaction and innovation1

…it’s not about the [weeds, power, complacency], the focus is how the environmental conditions move the [weeds, power, complacency]2

[dear reader: all links are relevant…]

There is so much happening across-the-board. It is understandable why this atmosphere of busy-ness has fueled so many people’s determination to stay current with life’s affairs and despite their repeated best efforts (our viewpoint) their world has collapsed, or at least, is on the verge of collapse. Maintaining a long-held, outcome-based expectation of how the world should work is exhausting. Contemplation of this collapse is…scary.

We begin by offering the conditions of the physical world as they exist today. This is what this article is all about. Nothing more. Nothing less.

It is designed to demonstrate to all readers3effective techniques which can be used to stay in the loop4.


dear reader loop in: ‘weed apocalypse’˜, ‘casting couch’, ‘side deals’, ‘bubble economies’ are descriptive terms that describe when an environment of complacency5 is allowed to set in. The ‘weed apocalypse’ term is on the move6 and is effective because it brings diverse mindsets from the practical front-line physical world people (farmers, gardeners, business people and more…) together with innovative mindsets from the creative world (storytellers, movie makers, fiction readers, movie goers and more…). Both mindsets are needed (each complementing the other) as we humans set about updating human affairs7

˜a common term among farmers and gardeners alike is used to describe when the multi-domain, multi-layer interactions between soil microbial life, soil nutrients and their relationship with the crop ∞ animal life which live off the soil has shifted out of sync. The weeds themselves are not the focus. They are just a natural or anticipated result of the previous relationship gone out of sync, and more…


One effective way, which you will be seeing a lot in this space, is the use of No Malice reference terminology.

How do we effectively, and efficiently deal with complacency? In our viewpoint, it begins first with recognizing the complacency data patterns do not revolve around us, instead we need to revolve around this data to get out ahead and stay ahead of this known human affairs power pattern.

The use of distributive technology8 in a peer environment helps stay ahead of collapsing situations in good fashion9.

The next step is growing a No Malice terminology that can be used by all people, at the least those with distributive technology access. This social diffusion strategy is designed to ensure the definition of the terms to come cannot be controlled by any group for political, or other humanly contrived mental constructs or agenda.

What is designed in this space, reference terminology and more…, is designed to be used freely by all…

In our view, the following reference terminology is a good starting point to put down complacency. In conjunction with this new terminology, you will find a hashtag below you can use to move things along more widely…

Tactical Power Design Question: How well does ‘weed apocalypse’ work as a reference terminology to describe how complacency develops and grows, then diminishes to the point where it cannot rise again?

What is a weed apocalypse? A No Malice℠ demo of a problem left unattended or overlooked, that is tough to solve directly, but can be effectively dealt with using physical world power relationships10.

Weed apocalypse11 is an demo of an agnetic No Malice℠ reference term. We use the term for two different, but highly interrelated and interconnected situations12.

First to describe a situation that is widely known to develop when we humans become so smug or satisfied with ourselves or our achievements we lose sight of the changing conditions in the atmosphere which cascade into collapse in ways and with a quickness we do not anticipate.

Second, often times solutions to the first problem begin in ways most do not expect, masquerading as weakness, but resolves into dramatic power.

At one point in human history, when most people had direct daily contact with the physical world, like tending to a garden that helped feed our families, saying a term that referenced what most people had personally experienced13 was a common way of conveying key, complex power interaction relationships, in a quick simple manner.

And believe it or not, there is no politics, or other humanly contrived mental constructs involved.

Weed apocalypse is merely a known P∞O∞V or a Pattern, that creates known Opportunities that create known Value–in this case all negative…

To help get our heads around how complacency moves14, we use the following physical world power interaction thought experiment:

atmosphereenvironmentphysical world interactions

Industry ∞ institution ∞ individual power relationship relate in similar patterns » currently the power of conventional industrial, outcome-based industry* has collapsed15. This collapse, like an unseen gravitational force with a speed and force few see coming, has drawn in many institutions, along with its many individuals, into a situation16that seemingly has no alternate course.

*regardless of the profit or not-for-profit viewpoint, religion, government, NGO’s, academia all have industry, and more…

What can be done? What can we humans, as individuals ∞ institutions, ∞ industries do to affect the atmosphere that leads to the environment of tolerating sexual harassment and other dehumanizing human-to-human interactions?

Turns out quite a lot…

While each environment is different, the starting point to reset the atmosphere is similar. Here is a phrase we use to regroup ourselves to better starting points:

To affect the atmosphere that creates the environment we first focus on the soil.

The above statement signals a core understanding of a common strategy that is found throughout the physical world:

‘You know, three lefts make a right.” —Chris Pederson

In the case of complacency, we believe the following ‘three lefts’ effectively reset individual, institutional, and industrial atmospheres:

∞1 the importance of introducing the thick data which drives the Big data17

∞2 the introduction of the thought, demonstration and wide scale implementation of radical transparency 18

∞3 with the first two fully engaged, the introduction of the notion a change in the atmosphere is justified; the time to hold space for new human affairs19 environmental conditions to morph is now.

Remember dear reader, the focus here is human-led machine learning. The emphasis is on humans leading machines, all-the-time, to improve our individualized interactions with one another, our technology and the physical world.

We believe now is a great time to leave the humanly-contrived, mental construct of bygone-notions where platform-based, hub-and-spoke, gatekeeper style of decision making behind. Now is the time to move into a peer environment of mesh networks 20 consisting of humans, technology, the physical world and more…

In our view, mesh networks are more agile and better structured to move like the physical world. Increased capabilities come from systematic pruning which creates space and growth for the combinations of distributive human, technology (internet, blockchain, sensors and more…) and physical world growth.

We understand what we present above and below may be intense and easily dismissed.

We are not calling for the demise of conventional ‘hub-and-spoke’ human affairs models, systems and such. We are simply welcoming their collapse. The effectiveness of the hub-and-spoke model to create and deliver value is diminishing at an increasing rate. For us, this collapse would be better described as a physical world, power pattern movement known as pruning21.

What will this pruning allow to grow?

We believe it is still too early in the pruning phase to fully describe the anticipated multiple forms of mesh networks that will arise. These networks will grow as we begin organizing ourselves in new ways using human-led distributive technology to prune complacency (weed apocalypse demos below) back in its place. These human interaction networks will grow as we morph a new way of interacting with one another.

Call to action: #weedpoo

What complacency/ weed apocalypse do you see?

Who do you see pruning back human affair interactions that are not creating value? Maybe even devouring value?

Share what you see on your social media with: #weedpoo

#weedpoo

[dear reader: For the record, the purpose of the list below is to highlight those often-overlooked human interaction layers or phases that lead to anticipated collapses. We have No Malice℠ towards the people involved. In order to conduct a balanced data, perception, decision and action making tactical assessment, it is important, as it is with all chaos based systems, to pay attention to how many agents or butterflies are present at the initial conditions. It is more important to be able to observe the patterns and speed of the interactions among the many agents present in the environment. With so many emotionally charged factors listed below below, let us remind ourselves of the atmosphere in which this article is written…

Much like Galileo’s telescope, and the long line of human-led technologies since, these technologies will assist us with individualized interactions (each other, technology and the physical world) in ways which align and remain in sync with how power moves in the physical world…

What are humans if not nonlinear dynamical systems22present at the initial conditions of chaos?


financial domain complacency and who is seen doing something about it:

side deals while not as common as they used to be, are still enough of a factor to require…
for a historical look how weed apocalypse can scale in and among individuals, institutions, and industries we reference this demo of how side deals can cluster into complacency to the point of collapse and the accompanying apocalypse

economic bubbles come in all shapes and sizes, but all end the same.
The physical world’s common inter-connection is we humans. We believe #weedpoo can be used to prune back what is not working economically, hold space for what does work to form and take hold. More on how this lays out in articles to come…

holding space for gender equality in financial systems thinking, deciding and action making (here, here, here, here, here, and more…)

dear reader disclosure:This is a shameless plug » Dr. Joyce Cacho is a long-time agnetic advisor who has been holding space for agnetic for very long time » Along with Dr. Charles Fine, we can find no better examples of the benefits of human led-machine learning » we thank you both for your patience and support over these many years…

logistical domain complacency and who is seen doing something about it:

∞ The inversion of trust and privacy: Means many things presented as “free” which all end up the same place: it is our viewpoint, you and your interactions are the product being sold by someone else to a third party” » demos include: 23, 24, 25, 26, and more…

what #weedpoo is about

…using distributive technology27not to emulate how power moves in the physical world, but to get enough humans willingly, of free choice to adapt their human affairs28 to what works with how the physical world moves…

…is about leadership.

…radical transparency with self-empowerment

biological domain complacency and who is seen doing something about it: Weeds and their role in a garden

  • “Weeds” and “weed apocalypse” are excellent reference terminology to describe what complacency is and how it moves.
    • Both occur when underlying conditions are ignored or not observed through busy-ness.
    • Both are symptoms of a deeper condition
    • Both are not the issue themselves
    • Both have relationship interaction disruptions
  • Three notions about weeds/ complacency:
    • You have to acknowledge they are there
    • You have to move on conditions quickly, as soon as you see them
    • They will come back

∞ complacency found in the growing crops and agriculture/farming: here, here, here, here, and more…

social domain complacency and who is seen doing something about it:

∞ dear reader » the following is a shameless statement of opinion » what follows is our founder’s personal viewpoint » How the humanly contrived mental construct of “talk » teach » train” model of education” is collapsing and a new pattern to create value is surfacing.

First to go…the humanly contrived mental construct to have a ‘settled mind’, or to ‘seek and obtain and understanding before acting’

Second…how this ‘humans need full understanding before moving comes first before physical world realities’ viewpoint is at odds with how the physical world works.

Third…The following examples show how human affair systems do work. They all have a single word in common: apprenticeship

Apprenticeships that work: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and more…

∞ America’s deep complacency atmosphere is on the move. Racism, overt and covert: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and more…

∞ beyond Watergate? here, here, here, here

∞ complacency in the news industry: here, here, here, here, and more…

∞ If you see something, say something is changing cultures: here, here, here, and more…

∞ complacency in the future here…


Please keep in mind, the purpose of this article…

∞ 1 in a single term is #weedpoo. The understanding is to create a human affairs gravitational force of black hole proportions, with potential strength enough to contain complacency. A black hole where all types of frictions to human interactions are sent with loved filled, self-deprecating humor and laughter.

∞ 2 to remind all not to rush to conclusions not yet relevant…

∞ 3 will help all hold space for new human affairs29 to surface…

  1. While one could argue there are many types of human affairs frictions, we agree with Irving Wladawsky-Berger that there are three main ones:
    ∞1 Information frictions: Participants in a transaction don’t have access to the same information; the required information is not easily accessible; and security and privacy risks keep rising.∞2 Interaction frictions: Intermediaries are needed to help deal with growing scale and complexity; transactions take longer due to arcane global processes; and a lack of trusted marketplaces in many economies around the world.∞3 Innovation frictions: These include legacy systems, bureaucratic processes and institutional inertia; restrictive regulations that stifle innovation and change; and growing uncertainties and threats that make it harder to move forward.more at Irving Wladawsky-Berger’s excellent article: Blockchains: the Promise of More Frictionless, Trusted Economies
  2. we’ve created a hashtag designed to effectively and efficiently uproot (move) complacency » it’s #weedpoo » read on to see how it all lays out and loops together without direct intervention from any agenda wielding, narrative speaking individual(s), institution(s) or industry(s) » naturally——naturally | ˈnaCH(ə)rəlē |adverb1 without special help or intervention; in a natural manner: naturally curly hair.• in a normal manner; without distortion or exaggeration: act naturally.• by nature: a naturally bright pupil.• as a logical result: one leads naturally into the other.2 sentence adverb as may be expected; of course: naturally, I hoped for the best.– New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd edition © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc.———————–uproot | ˌəpˈro͞ot, ˌəpˈro͝ot |verb with object1 pull (something, especially a tree or plant) out of the ground: the elephant’s trunk is powerful enough to uproot trees.• eradicate; destroy: a revolution is necessary to uproot the social order.

    2 move (someone) from their home or a familiar location: my father traveled constantly and uprooted his family several times.

    DERIVATIVES

    uprooter noun

    – New Oxford American Dictionary 3rd edition © 2010 by Oxford University Press, Inc.

  3. Also, do you know how many people have Internet access now-a-days? It’s a lot…
  4. in-the-loop of where the physical world is today and not get left behind and not get out ahead of the physical world…
  5. complacency | kəmˈplāsənsē | (also complacence)nouna feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements: the figures are better, but there are no grounds for complacency.ORIGINmid 17th century: from medieval Latin complacentia, from Latin complacere ‘to please’.
  6. out of the biological domain and into other power domains: Financial, Logistical, Analytical, Social which together create the acronym FLABS
  7. human affairs is a term agnetic uses to describe the way we humans interact with each other, our technologies, and the physical world.
  8. Internet, blockchain, sensors and more…
  9. here are some examples…#MeToo: how a hashtag became a rallying cry against sexual harassment38 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassmentHow Black Lives Matter Uses Social Media to Fight the Power | WIREDSocial Media in Social Causes13 Crowdfunding Sites for Social-Cause Entrepreneursand more……while when something happens in Hollywood, it can grab headlines, complacency happens across-the-board (more below…)
  10. If this seems paradoxical it is » the physical world often presents situations, that on first sight, appear to be absurd or erratic.Many times, understanding the style of relationships in these types of physical world relationships helps a great deal.For example, symbiotic relationships, where two different organisms that don’t look or act anything alike, find a way to help each other out. (see symbiotic relationships for more » please not just how far down one must scroll to see any images that are not nature-based…)
  11. and it’s accompanying #weedpoo hashtag » see more later in the article…
  12. If this seems paradoxical it is » the physical world often presents situations, that on first sight, appear to be absurd or erratic.Many times, understanding the style of relationships in these types of physical world relationships helps a great deal.For example, symbiotic relationships, where two different organisms that don’t look or act anything alike, find a way to help each other out. (see symbiotic relationships for more » please not just how far down one must scroll to see any images that are not nature-based…)
  13. in this case going to the garden to weed on a daily basis for shorts amount of time as the known sustainable way of ensuring that weeds did not take over the growing produce that is intended to feed the family » and if you didn’t stay out ahead of the weeds, by daily pruning, the apocalypse that was sure to happen was your family going hungry, and more…
  14. regroup…at first, it seems like not at all…then seen subtly, slowly, but not unnoticeable. Finally…with a thundering rush ‘no one’ (well, nearly everyone) saw coming, but few moved to personally get out ahead. This movement is not something that can be controlled with an on/off switch, but shaped or guided by responding to the conditions as they present themselves. Once again, ‘we revolve around the data, not the data around us.’
  15. here are two demos we find insightful:Selling Stuff Is No Longer the Point of Retail StoresThe Original Hospitality Disrupter
  16. black hole, sink hole, quick sand, uncomfortable social or professional situations should they choose to leave would have great consequences to themselves, those around them, and many others…
  17. Tricia Wang does a great job of explaining what thick data is and its role in ‘not missing something’ » you will find a link to it at our website, near the bottom of agnetic.com homepage: first slider.
  18. In our point of view, Ray Dalio’ TEDTalk is a great demo of what radical transparency is, how it works, and more… » we are not signaling in any form that what works for Ray and his team will work for you, your institution or your industry » we are signaling that reviewing this 16-minute video will go a long way in showing you what works for others—which may not be a bad place to start thinking about what may work for you and yours…you will find a link to it at our website, near the bottom of agnetic.com homepage: second slider to the right…
  19. human affairs is a term agnetic uses to describe the way we humans interact with each other, our technologies, and the physical world.
  20. This quote from a trusted reference puts it nicely:[dr note » emphasis agnetic]“This configuration is known as a mesh network, that is, a network that connects computers and other devices directly to one another. They can automatically reconfigure themselves depending upon availability of bandwidth, storage, or other capacity and therefore resist breakage or other interruption. Communities can use mesh networks for basic connectivity where they lack access or affordable service. Mesh networks are alternatives to traditional top-down models of organization, regulation, and control; they can provide greater privacy and security because traffic doesn’t route through a central organization.”Excerpt From: Don Tapscott & Alex Tapscott. “Blockchain Revolution.” Page 146iBooks. https://itun.es/us/Dj6D9.l
  21. The making of open space for bold growth that comes once the way is clear…prune2 | pro͞on | verb with object trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to increase fruitfulness and growth. • cut away (a branch or stem): prune back the branches. • reduce the extent of (something) by removing superfluous or unwanted parts: reduction achieved by working harder or pruning costs. • remove (superfluous or unwanted parts) from something: Elliot deliberately pruned away details. DERIVATIVES pruner | ˈpro͞onər | noun ORIGIN late 15th century (in the sense ‘abbreviate’): from Old French pro(o)ignier, possibly based on Latin rotundus ‘round’.
  22. nonlinear dynamical systemsbutterfly effectchaos theorynonlinear system
  23. “In the open air, fake news can be debated and exposed; on Facebook, if you aren’t a member of the community being served the lies, you’re quite likely never to know that they are in circulation. It’s crucial to this that Facebook has no financial interest in telling the truth. No company better exemplifies the internet-age dictum that if the product is free, you are the product. Facebook’s customers aren’t the people who are on the site: its customers are the advertisers who use its network and who relish its ability to direct ads to receptive audiences.”∞ more » You Are the Product
  24. “It starts with a golden rule: When the product is free, that means you are the product. Your privacy is the cost of a free social network, free tax prep or free photo storage.”∞ more » Don’t Expose Yourself: A Guide to Online Privacy [dear reader » paywall applies]
  25. “The problem, Fallows quickly realized, is that he wasn’t sure he could trust it.Google now has a clear enough track record of trying out, and then canceling, “interesting” new software that I have no idea how long Keep will be around.”∞ more» Google’s trust problem
  26. “That has a profound impact on the kind of content each model produces. In a periodical market, users are courted as customers, treated to engaging, informative and important content. In a search results market, users are not the customer, advertisers are. Users are fed garbage as that is as cheap to produce as possible, and it’s the advertisers who are courted with service and innovation. That’s why ads load first on web pages. You’re just along for the free ride. You’re not selecting products in a market; you are the product being sold to advertisers.Another analogy: a periodical market works like television, where you pick a channel you want to watch and change the channel if the content isn’t up to your standards. Google’s search market is like YouTube, where you browse through lots of garbage looking for things that might be worth a fleeting chuckle. Of course, Apple’s video market actually is actually iTunes, where you can find a la carte TV, Podcasts and iTunes U, something I prefer over ad- based TV, which like the web or YouTube, caters to advertisers over viewers. “∞ more » Does Apple deserve a 30% cut of iTunes in app subscriptions?
  27. the Internet, blockchain, sensors and more…
  28. the way we humans interact with other humans, technology and the physical world
  29. the way humans interact with each other, technology, and the physical world