Robert David STEELE Vivas
Michel Bauwens, founder of the Peer to Peer (P2P) Foundation and one of my personal pioneer heroes, is deeply engaged in Ecuador with a Presidential initiative.
This endeavor could be world-changing, first in Ecuador, then across South America, and ultimately around the globe starting with the BRICS and the rest of the Southern Hemisphere.
I am deeply honored to have been invited to contribute a few thoughts.
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Ecuador Initiative @ Phi Beta Iota
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Below is my primary graphic that speaks directly to the two things that are missing from the project — a comprehensive embrace of Open Source Everything (OSE); and a coherent approach to decision-support across all mission areas and at all levels. After the first graphic, below the line, are several of my long-standing intelligence renaissance graphics with a few words about their applicability to Ecuador Initiative, a Presidential endeavor.
As this graphic, building on the complex vision of the entire team, shows, there is a need for a larger construct that both blends together all that is being done in the relatively isolated domains, each with their own project manager, and that also serves as a service of common concern, doing research and providing ethical evidence-based decision-support to each of the project managers as well as all others.
The central precept, from my book THE OPEN SOURCE EVERYTHING MANIFESTO: Transparency, Truth, & Trust (North Atlantic Books / Evolver Editions, 2012) is that one must embrace all of the opens together. They are a “package deal.” Hence this interpretation of the President’s vision adds the essentials for doing open source information-sharing and sense-making across all boundaries.
In that context, it adds the needed function of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), the revolution I led prior to becoming enthusiastic about a complete liberation of the public from the industrial era elites that are corrupt and that are destroying our commonwealth.
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