Earth Intelligence Network (EIN) is a Virginia-based non-profit corporation certified as a 501c3 Public Charity. Donations are tax deductible. EIN IRS 501c3 Letter
Although EIN has a home page, this web site, Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog, is its portal to content across multiple legacy websites, and the EIN point of interface with the public.
The logo consists of the Whole Earth within a Rescue Cross, with four symbols: the bowl for food and water; the quill pen for education and communication; the shovel for construction and development; and the stilleto for the inevitable rogues that need to be killed one at a time. On a white field are found the legal name of the non-profit, and our public purpose: creating a prosperous world at peace. We do this, in an expansion of Buckminster Fuller’s practice, by enabling hybrid governance through ethical evidence-based decision-support in the context of transparent, truthful networks of trust.
The outermost border summarizes our two innovative methods for which we are the foremost proponents in the world: Open Source Everything (the only technical solution that is affordable, inter-operable, and scalable) and Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2, the only human solution that assures holistic analytics and a grasp of true cost economics).
Our mind-set is deeply rooted in Ecological Economics as pioneered by Dr. Herman Daly and subsequently described in books by the titles of Ecology of Commerce and Natural Capitalism. We believe that the Earth is amply sufficient to provide every human now living with a life that is both prosperous and secure — where we have gone wrong is in allowing a select few to internalize profit and externalize cost.
Here is our “method” graphic. We consider education, intelligence (decision-support), and research to be part of a whole system that cannot be fragmented without devolving into idiocy across all major domains (political-military, socio-economic, ideo-cultural, techno-demographic, and natural-geographic).
Government — in isolation from the other seven tribes shown in the EIN logo — has failed. We must move to hybrid transparent governance, levarging a combination of collective intelligence and true cost economics, to achieve whole systems understanding through holistic analytics.
This is our short story: 2014 Story Board Short
And here is our longer story: 1957-2013 Story Board Long
Our meme is “the truth at any cost lowers all other costs.”
EIN has three missions:
01. Serve as a repository and point of reference for all who wish to pursue the practice of creating public intelligence (decision-support) in the public interest, assuring free public access to information about sources, methods, tools, and best practices associated with Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and its more advanced practice, Commercial Intelligence — no acronym — which is 10X more than “Competitive” Intelligence and 1000X more than “Business” Intelligence, a fancy term for data mining what you already know but have forgotten. Engage EIN to mentor you!
02 Create a single sample weekly product covering the ten high-level threats, the twelve core policies, and the eight demographics, for the Earth as a whole. Our intent is to encourage others to do the same for their zip code, congressional district, county, state, or nation. Here is an example. PDBweekly20070528. We also produced public intelligence estimates, here is an example. PDBWater We lost our entire infrastructure investment when Winston Maike (RIP) passed away in Australia and nothing was recoverable. Now we are rebuilding in the aftermath of great loss. Suspended for lack of resources.
03 Serve as the catalyst and primary intellectual and moral force in the creation of the World Brain and Global Game. From 2006-2007 24 people came together to create a road-map, shown here to the side. EIN, via its founder Robert David STEELE Vivas, is the custodian of three of the four needed URLs, world-brain.net, world-brain.org, and world-brain.com, lacking only world-brain.edu. We seek a university sponsor for the World Brain Institute that would quality for the missing URL EIN_flyer_019 EarthGame 1.0 3.3-1 Engage EIN to mentor you!
WHAT: In content-specific terms, this web site is a portal for the following contributors to our complete strategy (as illustrated here to the side):
01 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) legacy knowledge still posted at Open Source Solutions Network Inc. (1992-2010) from over 800 international authorities and practicioners of OSINT;
02 Earth Intelligence Network (501c3) earlyyears of production including two books and the Strategic Analytic Model; new non-profit work beginning in July 2013.
03 Amazon Reviews in 97 Non-Fiction Categories (1 Fiction) by Robert Steele, who started posting reviews in 2000 and now ranks in the top 300 over-all (including software, movie, and product reviewers) and is the #1 non-fiction reviewer;
04 Journal of Public Intelligence (ISSN 1078-1935) where over 25 contributors, a handful of them daily, post on topics related to public intelligence (decision-support) in the public interest.
05 M4IS2 (Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making). This is the human solution for the chaos and corruption that plague our world today.
06 OSE (Open Source Everything). This is the technical solution for the chaos and corruption that plague our world today. Visit the OSE Home Page.
07 World Game and Global Game. This was always the strategic intent in the formation of the Earth Intelligence Network. Now as we begin recovering from some very hard years without funding, we resume our search for patrons and participants in the journey toward connecting all minds to all information in all languages all the time.
Among the legacy elements are included the Honour Society and especially the Awards 1992-2006; the collected digital Handbooks and the Historic Contributions by over 250 international personalities, and special pages for Events, Links (both righteous and professional), and the new concept for achieving global intelligence with integrity, Multinational, Multiagency, Multidisciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).
This site does NOT advocate political action or any specific policy, but rather seeks to empower the public with sources and methods of what has been called in modern times Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), so that our Collective Intelligence can be applied with structured ethical diligence to produce public wisdom in the public interest. This is the heart of what is called Reflexive Practice–Professional Thinking for a Turbulent World. Since the new book, THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust was published in 2012, we have morphed into being a proponent for Open Source Everything combined with True Cost Economics and Holistic Analytics.
The PUBLIC is the political body–this site seeks to serve the public by nurturing public intelligence in the public interest.
We intend to help the public to eliminate information asymmetries and data pathologies, and end the rule of secrecy. We support the Collective Intelligence of the public in such as way as to create a direct democracy, collaborative economics, and a prosperous world at peace.
ROBERT DAVID STEELE VIVAS – Founder & Publisher
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