Co-Founder and Co-Curator
Crisis Mappers Net
The truth at any cost lowers all other costs
Co-Founder and Co-Curator
Crisis Mappers Net
To say that Anthony Judge has seen it all is no doubt a slight exaggeration. But where attempts to change the world for the better are concerned, the evidence indicates that this amazing individual is very likely to have seen more than anyone else on the planet. A native of Australia, Judge moved to Brussels, Belgium in 1968 to begin a career with the Union of International Associations (UIA) — an organization founded in 1907 that is today an information clearinghouse for more than 50,000 international NGOs. Anthony Judge, as Director of Communications and Research, is at the heart of the UIA’s information sharing activities. He helped to create, and is responsible for the continuing development of, the 4-volume Yearbook of International Organizations, the 3-volume Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential, the organization’s computer networking activites, and its many information-rich hypertext-linked databases. Among these databases, eight are freely available to everyone, not just members of the UIA:
Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons. He is on the board of Digital Garage, Culture Convenience Club (CCC), Tucows, Machinima.com, EPIC, Technorati, WITNESS and Global Voices Online. He is the founder and CEO of the venture capital firm Neoteny Co., Ltd. In October 2004, he was named to the board of ICANN for a three-year term starting December 2004. In August 2005, he joined the board of the Mozilla Foundation. He served on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) from March 2005 until April 2007. He currently serves as a Board Emeritus for OSI. He was a founding board member of Expression College for Digital Arts as well as the Zero One Art and Technology Network. In 1999, he served as the Associate to Mr. Mount (the executive producer) on the film The Indian Runner. Ito also served as a Board Member of Energy Conversion Devices from 1995 to 2000.
Ito is a venture capitalist and angel investor and was an early stage investor in Kickstarter, Twitter, Six Apart, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, Last.fm, Rupture, Kongregate, etology Inc, Fotopedia and other Internet companies. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy and the sharing economy, Ito is a doctoral candidate in Business Administration focusing on the sharing economy at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University. He is the author of Emergent Democracy. Ito is Senior Visiting Researcher of Keio Research Institute at SFC.” — Wikipedia:
Timothy Leary’s godson Joi Ito to head MIT Media Lab, projo.com, 5:23 AM Tue, Apr 26, 2011
Over the last few years I’ve become interested in physics through a circuitous route. First, like John Baez who started the Azimuth Project, I realized four or five years back that we’re headed to an ugly place on the climate and energy front if we don’t make some changes.
So I wanted to do something. It seemed obvious to me that energy was the real problem. Electric cars are nice but only go so far if we still rely on coal to generate the electricity. I am interested in alternative types of fusion power (like I.E.C. fusion) and the associated problems in theoretical physics, especially nuclear binding energy theory. I am also interested in quantum gravity theory. I hope to contribute in some concrete way in the future. As I continue to learn enough to eventually become expert in physics, I want to work on some more tangible tasks that can help make the world a better place.
UPDATE 9 August 2013: From this date I am employed as a contractor in service to the US Government, and compliant with the letter and spirit of all laws, regulations, and caveats governing my service.
My focus for the next two years is on helping others create and docuemtn concepts and doctrine as well as new sources and methods, and to execute Intelligence Support to Information Operations (INT2IO).
Intelligence-driven IO was born in Afghanistan on 1 August 2013. I anticipate a monograph on this topic being published by the US Army Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) in 2014. Meanwhile, I am updating my Marine Corps University precis on the analysis and remediation of revolution as a possible companion monograph to the INT2IO publication but with a focus on the art and science of holistic analytics respectful of true cost economics and alternative multi-cultural valuations of cause and effect.
See also this monograph under development:
Use the Special Interest Items under Earth Intelligence Network in the third column to access the most important materials on this web site. The existing contributing editors and new contributing editors will carry on without me, less book reviews that are automatically carried over from Amazon.
My SIPR is firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all others, I can only be reached via electronic mail, to robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com
2011: Competitive Commercial Intelligence and Strategy in International Markets – Context and Challenge Inteligencia Empresarial y Estrategia Competitiva en Mercados Internacional – Contexto y Desafio
Robert David STEELE Vivas [Vivas is the Latino matronymic] is the intellectual and spiritual practioner leader of the third era of the craft of intelligence [decision-support], advancing the craft of intelligence far beyond the first era of secret war and the second era of strategic analytics over-whelmed by clandestine and covert programs never intended by President Harry Truman. Specifically focused on open source everything and the role of transparency, truth, and trust in creating resilient and sustainable hybrid governance rooted in sharing information and collaborative multinational sense-making, he seeks to unify and harmonize the eight communities that together create the “intelligence commons:” academia, civil society, commerce, government, law enforcement, media, military, and non-governmental/non-profit.
Cf. 2013 Robert Steele: Reflections on Inspectors General, 2012 PREPRINT: The Craft of Intelligence and Open Source Agency: Executive Access Point as well as Steele Foreword to NATO Internet Based (Public) Intelligence
Robert David STEELE Vivas is the academic and practitioner pioneer picking up for Buckminster Fuller, Russell Ackoff, and John N. Warfield, among others, advancing reflexive practice and whole systems analytics to create Smart Nations, the World Brain, and the Global Game. As the foremost practioner-critic of secret intelligence sources and methods, and as one of the foremost critics of organizational fraud, waste, and abuse — characterizing any falsehood or corrupt act as “sand in the gears” of a complex delicate whole system — he has led the creation of the Strategic Analytic Model and pioneered the concepts for hybrid forms of panarchy in which all minds are linked to all information in all languages all the time, allowing for the harnessing of collective intelligence and wisdom. Best known outside the world of intelligence for his defense of hackers as pioneers on the bleeding edge full of the “right stuff,” and as the champion for “Open Source Everything” (OSE) he is also the comprehensive architect for electoral, intelligence, governance, and national security reform through the practice of reality-based decision making that is characterized by intelligence applied with absolute integrity, while calling for a completely transparent process of Multinational, Multiagency, Multidsiciplinary, Multidomain Information-Sharing and Sense-Making (M4IS2).
Cf. 2013 Public Governance in the 21st Century: New Rules, Hybrid Forms, One Constant – The Public, 2012 Reflexivity = Integrity: Toward Earth/Life 4.0 and 2010 The Ultimate Hack Re-Inventing Intelligence to Re-Engineer Earth (Chapter for Counter-Terrorism Book Out of Denmark), within the USA, Robert Steele: Citizen in Search of Integrity (Full Text Online for Google Translate).
Robert David STEELE Vivas is a former Marine Corps infantry officer and then a CIA clandestine case officer (spy) against extremist targets including terrorist groups; the senior civilian founder of the Marine Corps Intelligence Center; author of On Intelligence: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World and other seminal works relevant to commercial and civil society decision-support; an honorary hacker, and the number one non-fiction reviewer at Amazon.com. He is highly skilled at program builds from scratch, documenting requirements, outlining human, technical, and other capabilities needed, and doing all the justification documentation from Service level to Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB).
As CEO of OSS.Net, Inc. Robert has worked with the U.S. Special Operations Command and other regional commands; with the Department of State, the United Nations, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, with EUROPOL, INTERPOL, and Scotland Yard; and with over 7,500 mid-career officers from across 66 countries attracted to his annual training conferences on real-world intelligence. In 2006, inspired by the report of the UN High-Level Threat Panel, he created and funded Earth Intelligence Network, a 501c3, and organized 23 others in creating the Strategic Analytic Model for creating a prosperous world at peace. He shut down OSS.Net, Inc. at the end of 2008, closing it legally at the end of 2010, and is at this time devoted to creating public intelligence in the public interest as the CEO (pro bono) of Earth Intelligence Network. He is available for assignment and globally mobile.
Among his skills: #1 Amazon Reviewer for Non-Fiction (Reading in 98 Categories)…Acquisition Intelligence Support….Collection Management…Ethics…Ghost-Writing…Hacker (Hackers on Planet Earth and Silicon Valley Hackers Conference)…Holistic Analytics…Human Intelligence (15 Types)…Human Relations (21st Century)…Integrity in Whole Systems Sense…Intelligence (Decision Support)….Logistics Intelligence Support…M4IS2…Man-Machine Analytics…Multinational Information-Sharing…Open Everything Proponent…Open Source Intelligence…OSINT…Open Source Everything…Operations Intelligence Support….Panarchy…Policy Development & Justification….Prioritization Matrices….Program Development….Public Speaking….Reconnaissance… Requirements Definition…Resilience…Serious Games…Stabilization & Reconstruction…Strategic Foresight…Sustainable Design…Table of Organization & Equipment Builds…..True Cost Economics…Visualization of Complex Concepts…Whole of Government…World Game
EarthGame is a registered trademark owned by Professor Medard Gabel, #2 to Buckminster Fuller in creating the analog World Game, and a co-founder of the Earth Intelligence Network, 501c3 Public Charity. Visit Professor Gabel at BigPictureSmallWorld.
Apart from being an expert at intelligence collection and analysis, Robert is also an expert strategist on requirements definition, advanced information processing and analytic technologies, and the use of open source technologies in combination with open sources of information and open spectrum to achieve objectives faster, better, cheaper. He is an honorary hacker in Europe (Hac-Tic and Chaos Computer Club), in New York (Hackers on Planet Earth) and in Silicon Valley (The Hackers Conference founded by Stewart Brand).
Described as a “serial pioneer” by Homeland Security Today, as an innovator by Forbes ASAP, and as an unsung hero creating the future by Microtimes, Steele is a an off-the-chart thinker, speaker, provocateur, and visionary who will challenge, catalyze, and change any audience forever. He offers a full range of interventions, from 10-minute epiphany bombs to carefully-scripted plenary briefings on the State of the World and the Future to four-hour SPY IMPROV sessions to two-day leadership and analytic retreats.
World-Changing Letters (Unsuccessful)
Steele Government Status (Post TS Full 1976-2006)
Profiles of Steele by Others:
In His Own Words (YouTube)
Reach him at robert.david.steele.vivas [at] gmail [dot] com.
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P2P Wiki: Sepp Hasslberger’s Roadmap
Stage 1: Co-Op. Stage 2: Digital Village. Stage 3: Toward Unity. Stage 4: A Backbone of Our Own. Stage 5: A Human Right. See also Free Network Movement, Diaspora, A Human Right, and Buy This Satellite.
My views are influenced by Ron Hubbard of “Scientology” fame, by Silvio Gesell’s “Natural Economic Order”, by Viktor Schauberger, the “Water Wizard” of early 20th century Austria and by “Spaceship Earth” Buckminster Fuller, the gentle giant and prolific discoverer of synergy and tensegrity. I acknowledge a deep debt of gratitude to all of these great thinkers.
It is my belief that mankind must get ready for its transit into a new space age. We are not alone in this universe, but before we can become part of what I call ‘the galactic community of sentient beings’, we must put barbarism behind us and show that we can take care of ourselves and our planet. To start agitating for change, I have identified certain areas that need change. They are described in an article on Health Supreme: “Genova, the Azores and our Common Future”.
The best way to achieve change is of course communication. So, in order to figure out where we should be directing our energies for that coming transition, I have joined a group of Communication Agents working through a number of websites supported by my friend Robin Good.
Rolf Sattler, Ph.D., D.Sc. (h.c.), F.L.S., F.R.S.C., (born March 8, 1936) is a Canadian plant morphologist, biologist, philosopher, and educator. He is considered one of the most significant contributors to the field of plant morphology. His contributions are not only empirical but involved also a revision of the most fundamental concepts, theories, and philosophical assumptions.
The major focus of his philosophical contributions to plant morphology and our understanding of reality has been on process philosophy, integral philosophy, holism, contextualism, perspectivism, and complementarity. Besides hierarchy (holarchy) he underlines the importance of complementary perspectives such as dialectics, holism as undivided wholeness, Yin-Yang, continuum and network views. Besides Aristotelian either/or logic, he emphasizes the importance of fuzzy logic. He explores how either/or logic can lead to conflict and even war, whereas fuzzy logic and Yin-Yang thinking can be healing because they connect what either/or logic has torn apart. Finally, he also emphasizes that beyond all perspectives is the unnamable, the source, emptiness (in the Buddhist sense), mystery, which is of ultimate importance for healing and total Being.
John Bunzl is the Founder, Trustee and Coordinator of the International Simultaneous Policy Organisation (ISPO). John initiated the Simpol concept in 1998 and since founded the ISPO to campaign for the adoption of Simpol around the world. He is author of The Simultaneous Policy – An Insider’s Guide to Saving Humanity and the Planet, has given lectures and workshops on Simpol to many conferences, including to the World Trade Organisation, the World Social Forum and the Schumacher Society. Apart from being an activist, he is also a company director of a business specialising in raw materials and speciality papers. He was born in 1957 in London.
The Simultaneous Policy (Simpol) campaign allows citizens around the world to use their votes in their national elections to solve global problems like global warming, financial market regulation, environmental destruction, war, and social injustice. Learn more….
Dr. James (“Jim”) C. Spohrer
Director of IBM University Programs (IBM UP) since 2009, Jim founded IBM’s first Service Research group in 2003 at the Almaden Research Center with a focus on STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) for Service Sector innovations. He led this group to attain ten times return on investment with four IBM outstanding and eleven accomplishment awards over seven years. Working with service research pioneers from many academic disciplines, Jim advocates for Service Science, Management, Engineering, and Design (SSMED) as an integrative extended-STEM framework for global competency development, economic growth, and advancement of science. In 2000, Jim became the founding CTO of IBM’s first Venture Capital Relations group in Silicon Valley. In the mid 1990’s, he lead Apple Computer’s Learning Technologies group, where he was awarded DEST (Distinguished Engineer Scientist and Technologist) Jim received a Ph.D. in Computer Science/Artificial Intelligence from Yale University and a B.S. in Physics from MIT.
KENT C. MYERS is a strategic management consultant to the U.S. government.
He has worked with many intelligence, military, and other
federal clients. He has a Ph.D. in Social Systems Sciences, Wharton School. Research interests include resilience strategy, inter-organizational networks and alignment, and environmental scanning.
Since 2006 he has conducted varied strategy and research tasks for the Office of Director of National Intelligence.
See his book: