Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Suggestions for people
Suggestions for people
I welcome your suggestions for more people to add to "The Six Thousand."END QUOTE
This is to nominate: Paul Lutus.
He's a legendary computer programmer, hermit, millionaire, word explorer and creative maverick.
He's not a kook, as evidenced by his high level of articulation of his outlook.
He was creator of commercially sucessful applications like Apple Write and others.
He writes superb programs which he offers freely to everybody.
He sailed solo around the world, and frequently explores remote places, especially in Alaska.
At one point he retreated to a Thoreau-shack to live on $40/year.
Worked for Microsoft, and now argues it's immoral to buy MS products.
Expresses interesting views on diverse topics.
Paul of Futurehi.net
I suppose I could go on for longer, but you get the picture...
And how could I forget Bruce Klein of the Immortality Institute?
They volunteer, they help promote local bands, if nothing else, they are just two cool guys who are trying to get by on creativity and integrity, as opposed to backstabbing and ruthlessness.
Why? Besides the fact Jon is erudite, interesting and copacetic, he is also a real polymath/synthesist. An expert in multiple fields able to bring them together in new and interesting ways.
I am Jack William Bell.
James Randi and his for a clear look at the world of superstition.
Jerry Pournelle's , the proto-web log (which he has been writing long before blogs existed). Agree with him or not, you cannot read his and other's comments here and not learn something.
, a terrific author and all-around interesting guy.
One of my favourite people online (and also an online friend) is writer and historian, Hanne Blank.
Christ! What a Rogue's Gallery.
I like all the nominations thus far... :)
The Omnologist Manifesto
We are blessed with a richness of specializations, but cursed with a paucity of panoptic disciplines-categories of knowledge that concentrate on seeing the pattern that emerges when one views all the sciences at once. Hence we need a field dedicated to the panoramic, an academic base for the promiscuously curious, a discipline whose mandate is best summed up in a paraphrase of the poet Andrew Marvel: Let us roll all our strength and all Our knowledge up into one ball, And tear our visions with rough strife Through the iron gates of life.
Omnology is a science, but one dedicated to the biggest picture conceivable by the minds of its practitioners. Omnology will use every conceptual tool available-and some not yet invented but inventible-to leapfrog over disciplinary barriers, stitching together the patchwork quilt of science and all the rest that humans can yet know. If one omnologist is able to perceive the relationship between pop songs, ancient Egyptian graffiti, Shirley MacLaine's mysticism, neurobiology, and the origins of the cosmos, so be it. If another uses mathematics to probe traffic patterns, the behavior of insect colonies, and the manner in which galaxies cluster in swarms, wonderful. And if another uses introspection to uncover hidden passions and relate them to research in chemistry, anthropology, psychology, history, and the arts, she, too, has a treasured place on the wild frontiers of scientific truth-the terra incognita in the heartland of omnology.
Let me close with the words of yet another poet, William Blake, on the ultimate goal of omnology:
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
Copyright 2001 Howard Bloom
Also, you may want to consider Dr. Charles Pellegrino: Paleontologist, forensic archaeologist, science historian, author--whether in a submersible thousands of fathoms deep in the ocean or excavating Herculaneum, he may be the closest thing to a scientist-adventurer we have.
Here are a few people I find of special interest:
Farley Mowat - Probably Canada's greatest writer.
Barry Boadfoot - Another outstanding Canadian writer. He also has some interesting ideas on why selling books is so difficult.
Raymond Loewy - who created so much of modern style.
Leroy Neiman - Terrific commercial artist.
Tis is a somewhat strange recommendation but here goes. Sometimes if someone writes a very difficult question on the blog known as "IGOSSIP" someone named digby answers, the answers are the most thought provocing I have ever read or seen , he always generates a flurry of responses from all groups , interstingly , all the responses are positive no matter the source.You can write something under the category of confessions and see if he answers , that is the only way I know of getting some form of contact with him
Well, don't miss Hans Moravec, Rudy Rucker, Bruce Stering, or John Shirley.
Sorry if I named any repeats.
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Check out www.mactonnies.com
to access his website; daily blog "Posthuman Blues"; and the recently resurrected "Cydonian Imperative"
(I had more, but others have already beat me to them!)
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Creator of the online digital trip
Visionary artist, interdimensional being.....
Entrepreneur, High School Student, Writer
Seriously, this guy came online in the late 90's and was an instant GOD to people all over the planet.
He is well mannered and at the same time outrageously rude. He has the ability to see thru people and find thier central truths. He will AMAZE you with his insights and make you think like you never have before. This MAN is unquestionably THE NEXT and Closest thing to CHRIST online!
Talk to him and he will bring your life into place. You will know your path and achieve greatness in your lives!
He goes by the name of GODZHOR2. Nobody knows anything else about him. I feel that it would behoove you to find this person, and gain him as a part of this site. Unless of course, he finds you first.
He's a Canadian living in Hong Kong and his site is an excellent look at life from a foreigner's point of view.
Gene can get out of a straight jacket, pick off little green army men with a bull whip, ride a unicycle, ride a mini bike, juggle five balls, eat fire, and do a handful of card tricks (not all at once).
published work at
Philip K. Dick
Just a thought,
Gregory David Roberts: formerly the 'Gentleman Robber,' robbing banks (with a toy pistol) in three-piece suits to support his heroin habits. Escaped from an Australian maximum security prison in broad daylight, fled to Bombay, and preceeded to open up a first aid clinic in the slums, forge passports for the Bombay mafia, gunrun to Afghanistan, and fall in love. Captured and sent back to prison, he then wrote Shantaram, a 1000-page tome of his experiences that reads like liquid honey.
He is an amazing Surrealist Artist and Sculptor. He is also a doctor and a poet.
Also Phil Lesh and Robert Hunter of The Grateful Dead.
Radio: Art Bell of Coast To Coast AM.
Honorable Mention: Artists
Zazie, Craig Blair, Jim Sebor, Derek Scefonas, Richard Dotson, Xtian, Karl Franklin,Daniel C. Boyer, Helmuth Goede, Willem den Broeder, Bernard Dumaine, Tibor, PixlF.U.X.A., Lady Hannah Cadaver,
Come to think of it- I would add myself! Author of Milky Way Marmalade and filmmaker.
Ingo Swann: Now this man will be worth you efforts to put on this list.
School of Mathematics and Statistics
Carslaw Building (F07)
University of Sydney NSW
Author of: Mathematics and Sex
Allen & Unwin (September 1, 2004)
Born in England, she spent part of her childhood on a Greek island, and was then schooled in the south of France where she was studying Visual Art. At eighteen she simultaneously discovered the joys of Australia and mathematics. Clio studied mathematics at The University of New South Wales and following a stint as an actuary, returned to university to win the University Medal and complete a PhD. Today, Clio is a proud Australia Day Ambassador.
Clio has interviewed personalities on The Panel; delivered serious book reviews for the Science Show on ABC’s Radio National; has been a not-so-serious host on breakfast radio on Triple M; has given relationship advice on Beauty and The Beast; been a brain on The Einstein Factor; has made jokes on The Glasshouse; won the debate for The Greatest Australian on the ABC TV special of the same name (successfully speaking for Lord Howard Florey); and was even voted one of the 25 Most Beautiful People by Who Weekly in 2001.
Submitted by: Stewart Dickson
Consultant, Speaker, Writer, Producer and Director. International credits, clients, and venues include:
o Disney Feature & TV Animation
o Paramount Pictures
o Columbia Sony
o Universal Studios
o director Wes Craven
o RAI TV, Rome Italy
o Thot Fiction, Marseilles France
o American Film Institute
o Natl. Film School of Denmark
o Pepperdine University
o Hughes Space & Communications
o the U.S. Army
o and the FBI.
Pamela has eight years formal training in Comparative Mysticism and is a certified teacher of the Wisdom Schools. She is pursuing a Masters in Military Studies and belongs to a U.S. Army think-tank developing "The New American Warrior in the 21st Century", Ethics & Values, and Empowerment.
He is the lead singer for the envelope bending group Tool, also the very harmonius group A Perfect Circle, he does his own compilations known as Pucifier and is the proud owner of Merkin Vineyards in Arizona. I don't see how this man can be passed up.
If you do a little digging you will find this man a diamond among unformed pieces of lead. Probably one of the best under the radar teachers to date pushing himself in every way possible for the better of mankind while staying true to himself.
Please do give him a humble minute of your time.
She left one of the most intricate, fashinating, and painfull icon of an already turbulent era.
"Ciao! Manhattan" is a 1970 movie that portraits her in her final stage (she died just before completing of shooting), mixed with '67 New York footage of the golden years.
I nominate Laura Hillenbrand, author of Seabisquit:An American Legend. Critics have said it is one of, if not the best ever written in it's genre. Others have said she set the bar so high it may never be equaled.
The story of her writing the book with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is an example of excellence and courage within itself.
She has many other publications/awards.
Check her out, www.myspace.com/yvonnedelavega
Dr. Glenn Morris
Check them ou, they will fit in quite nicely on your list. Thanks Dr. Pickover!
Is also a great speaker.
Would be great to have a roundtable including Jon and others on your list.
She runs a San Francisco-based tech-centered PR firm. Her blog covers a wide range of topics with brains and spirit and life energy. A passionate reader, a fashion devotee. Some of her best work is about the intersection between humans and technology, with all of its collisions. Not a contrarian, but her voice is unusual in Silicon Valley becauses it asks whether all these gadgets and widgets are really helping. She covers so much ground and is really hitting her stride. Ascendant energy.
I was born in London, England and now reside in Columbus, Ohio.
I have lived in the Middle East, France, Switzerland and visited Germany, Canada, Ireland, Spain.
BA. Hons: Psychology
BSc. Study of World Religions. Bath Spa University.
Twenty five years in Personnel and Recruitment across Leisure and Healthcare industries in managerial posts responsible for staff, performance targets, continuous business development, expansion of regional deployment.
VP of Corporate Relations for www.TycoonSystems.com and www.IndustryPlayer.com Developing international B2B and Business School/University partnerships for high performing Business Strategy and Entrepreneur training portal. I am the VP of Corporate Relations for www.TycoonSystems.com the creators of www.IndustryPlayer.com, a Business Simulation Game destined for mobile devices. I am interestedin speaking to parties about developing similar products for mobile delivery.
Games are the biggest revenue producer for convergent devices, providing both gamers and e learning sectors with high turnover margins.The first generation gamers are now grown up, but the video games has not matured yet. Making games that appeal to both adults and younger generations, entertaining, educating with a strong emotional gameplay experiences is the purpose of Tycoon Systems.
By developing business simulation technologies with a specific focus on educational business games for entrepreneurs and business students, our highly interactive designs convey realistic and challenging business games to empower individuals to play their roles as an entrepreneurs, CEOs and Venture Capitalists in a virtual environment as an intense training process. Our virtual business platforms are perfect for the early stage entrepreneur or the business student. Our clients include individual users and large business schools using a variety of packages and simulations. It also provides B2B training for succession and we have a big gaming community around the world.
Industry Player teaches the fundamentals of business and is used by highly regarded institutions such as Ross School of Business, Krannert School of Management, and University of Hong Kong as well and respected business schools worldwide. The educational version takes Industry Player to the next level by including Corporate Social Responsibility as a serious cost factor when building a global business.
• Virtual CEO's must pay attention to using natural resources responsibly by treating the environment as a valuable commodity and workers with integrity.
• By leveraging tax incentives within the game, each company's social responsibility rating is ranked according to their appropriate regard to such resources.
• Participants collaborate to pool resources, reduce production costs and strengthen market positions. Corporate collaborators learn the value of networking and negotiation.
The classroom license admits registrants to the system-wide game. Each classroom has its own high-score list. The license covers 20 students, and is valid for six months.
The dedicated world license allows educational institutions to run their own Industry Player environment. Through an administrator dashboard, instructors can simulate events such as natural disasters, strikes and changing market conditions. These interventions force players to think on their feet - just like the real world.
Industry Player is the only business simulation environment that
incorporates real world data and real world values
for it's 100,000 players worldwide.
What Are 'Serious Games'?
Games and game technology are poised to transform the way we educate and train students at all levels. Education and information, skill training, even political and religious beliefs can be communicated via video games. But these games and repurposed game technology, collectively called "serious games," have yet to be fully embraced by educators. Serious games, like every other tool of education, must be able to show that the necessary learning has occurred. Specifically, games that teach also need to be games that test. Fortunately, serious games can build on both the long history of traditional assessment methods and the interactive nature of video games to provide testing and proof of learning.
My consultancy, www.Amdousconsultants.com is helping companies and organisations create proprietorial estate in Second Life. We host induction events for groups wishing to understand Second Life. In the second quarter of this year you will be able to join our 'Treasure Hunt' ..a fun way to explore and acclimatise yourself in SL as well as a chance to become the first MillionLindenaire! If you would like your organisation to learn about Second Life we have a week training schedule.
I am also founding developer for www.StartUpBusinessSchool.com training for entrepreneurs, the COO of www.amodus.org.uk and a VAR for Sossoon Social Software.
I present on Serious Games and Virtual Worlds to educators and organisation, eliciting the value of 3D training in B2B simulation and games. My next event is for a Canadian Educators Portal, http://scope.lidc.sfu.ca/ My consultancy provides support in every collaborative evocation and we provide training and facilitation to network clients.
Please be in touch if you would like further information.
COO of http://www.amodus.org.uk
Research and development in Social Network Analyses and real world applications. Enhancing the virtual experience to upgrade online interaction dynamics though new technologies. Humanising the cyber experience and its implications for a social revolution.
Start-Up Business School (Beta)
Entrepreneur: A person who organizes, operates, and assumes the RISK for a business venture.
Start-Up Business School provides clients with the knowledge and tools to succeed for early stage businesses, providing a range of support services that are appropriate to the product, its market, available funding and its stage in the lifecycle. This century may very well be seen as the "Entrepreneurial Age", with thousands of independent and determined individuals taking the entrepreneurial challenge each year.Our world of constant change demands the vision, innovation, and dedication of entrepreneurs.
Start Up Business School provides hands on effective training for entrepreneurs; identifing the current needs for fast track entrepreneurial education and training in real world terms. In the U.S. alone, 90% of all businesses are small businesses.
Start-Up Business School provides a clear path to success by offering a world-class education in the do's and don'ts of creating and maintaining a successful business.
Start Up Business School supports, mentors and educates entrepreneurs to levels of excellence and develops the values and characteristics of best practices for sustainable business success.
Ilchi Lee personally has trained and consulted with top business leaders, such as Ju Yung Chung, founder of Hyundai Corporation and Jong Hyon Chey, founder of SK Corporation. He taught his method in many parts of the world, including the United States, South Korea, China, United Kingdom, Canada, and Japan.
The latest result of Ilchi Lee's research and innovation, Brain Education System Training (BEST), aims to help people become the masters of their brains and ultimately of their lives. BEST includes brain-related exercises to increase mind-body coordination, to develop greater openness and flexibility of the mind, and to unleash creative potential from the brain.
Ilchi Lee believes that humanity, by focusing on the brain as the final determinant of human consciousness and behavior, will unite people worldwide in creating a peaceful, sustainable way of life within this century.
After witnessing her parents' deaths and coping with her brother's suicide she pushed through on her own, literally raising herself, and surviving life. She has turned into an incredibly intelligent young woman. Strongest person I have ever met hands down. And she is beautiful!!!
An evolutionary biologist and daughter of science historian Horace Freeland Judson, is the author of “Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation: The Definitive Guide to the Evolutionary Biology of Sex,” which was made into a three-part television program. Ms. Judson has been a reporter for The Economist and has written for a number of other publications, including Nature, The Financial Times, The Atlantic and Natural History. She is a research fellow in biology at Imperial College London.
His art is hard to classify, google him and discover him.
he's on a journey to finding himself with witty banter and amazing photography along the way.
By the way, other than one Wall St. sellout, the reat Are all cool. Forgive my hasty evaluation. Such a disappointment however that she is highlighted first of all, when all of the others chose to benefit others with their work, she chose to join the moneyhungry. That makes her far from cool or even beautiful in my eyes. She's trained in medicine and so many other great disciplines, and she's effectively gone to work for the Madoffs and the AIGs of the world. Bleh. Glad you didn't post that, I just feel sorry for her.
designer of dozens of web sites primarily for musicians and still a pure spirit
So, what if have programmed myself to do this daily?
I have not written books or tell the world how i do it but I do it reliably!
So, in this case I am introducing myself rather than my favored barbarian!
You may say how arrogant? I may say how lucky that I read your book a few years ago while I was in Athens Greece
My anima ... she said I should be bolder and more daring ... so, I took all my civilized clothing off and i give you a cell call
She is very provocative this woman who is half of me .. she has become the main attraction and in dreams she comes looking like the daughter I never had!
So, if I qualify in some way ... let me know and I will get the painter Dante Gabriel Rossettti to paint me and my specialty ...
Blood has been "tellin it" for 10 years, and has interviewed the likes of Tim Russert, Ollie North, and a myriad of celebs - on his daily radio show. TMV is a new show by Blood, dedicated to music and politics, on www.polygraphradio.com
best "unknown" on AM / FM and the web - should make the top 5K here.
Clifford, I love the way she thinks about design ... thinking ... a bright and beautiful to add
best Tony ... your favored barbarian
Let's try this trajectory. You seem to be attracted to Math, Physics, Forecasting, now how the body works. But what about Psychology? The study of all those characters that surface from within! How about this focus?
I think you will love focusing on the Magical Other and start up all over again the focus of the 6000 Cool people / women you would love to meet.