0

Introduction To Curiosumé

by Dan Robles on September 13, 2014

(Editors note:  We are publishing the documentation and tutorial for the Curiosumé application for review and comment)9233187-large

Curiosumé is an open source specification for the analog-to-digital conversion of knowledge asset objects.  Designed as a system to replace the résumé as a means for describing the interests, skills, and abilities of people, things, and ideas —  it functions as a personal digital API for the trade and exchange of actionable knowledge.

Since semantic knowledge assets are machine-readable, they generate matches, proximity measurements, relevance and importance rankings, and predicted probabilities of various outcomes.  As such, the economics of “intangibles” becomes computable and meaningful.

By activating knowledge assets within an economic system, social entrepreneurs may readily trade and exchange intangible assets much as they do with tangible assets.   Curiosumé facilitates trade of intangibles through a unique distributed network of objects and assigned attributes.

  • Ownership of one’s Personal API
  • Anonymity until point of transaction
  • Deploying multiple personas
  • Combining multiple personae
  • Imaginary personae
  • Measuring proxies for economic output, matching, assessing, scenario testing
  • Anonymity and privacy

Use Cases:

The use cases for Curiosumé will be a numerous as the number of entrepreneurs who can articulate the protocol in a market.  Since Curiosumé eliminates “Competition” from the onset,  there is little or no economic incentive to lie, deceive, or cheat.  This allows the market an opportunity to defer vetting mechanisms to downstream applications that can compare (for example) a submitted persona against a control personal as a cryptographic key to unlock a transaction or block chain, etc.  In essence, making cheating too expensive to sustain.

  • Individuals may overlay their own persona on any dataset to visualize and discover adjacencies, paths, and connections.
  • Individuals may interact with the web using a Personal API
  • Protegé and Mentors may find each other in close proximity in community or within an organization.
  • People with special skills can find worthy and productive collaborations in communities or within the organization.
  • Trade in knowledge assets is facilitated through “anonymous until point of transaction” protocol.  People will provide better data knowing that they have complete control over their personal identities.
  • Build Social Currency; multiple personas may combine Curiosumés to establish the knowledge inventory for a team or to discover the probability that a group of friends may produce any mutual affinity efficiently together.
  • Any product or service may be described in Curiosumé format and compared to a community listing to discover customers, partners, and employees.
  • Curiosume data is pre-normalized allowing any user to make predictive assessments about any collection of personas relative to a project, product, event, itinerary,  or interaction with any physical asset.
  • Cryptographic; a personal API may be used as a private key in unlocking smart contracts on the block chain protocol
  • Toll Booth on Big Data; marketers, employers, or data aggregators would pay individuals for access to their persona.
  • Instead of advertising to a demographic, marketers may identify specific knowledge assets and may offset prices based on the social values or proclivities of the persona.
  • Economic development agencies can take a knowledge asset survey of a region to identify what institutions or industries they have a strategic advantage.  Or, they may retrain or import specific knowledge assets in order to grow into new industries – with great precision.
  • Philanthropic  institutions can assess need and impact prior to committing to directed giving by assembling strategic knowledge assets around a specific philanthropic goal.
  • Corporations may assess their ability to enter a develop a new products or enter a new market based on a Curiosumé survey
  • Competitors may assess the ability, and cost to defend against their competition disrupting a new product initiative.
  • Corporations can better tailor their products to what customers actually want to buy rather than trying to “market” what the company already knows how to produce.
  • Corporations can make hiring vs training decisions with better clarity based on a Curiosumé survey.
  • The college “degree” system may evolve in favor of boutique personas designed for innovation in an industry.
  • The financial industry (from the NYSE, Banks to VC) can determine the probability that a company may be able to execute a business plan given their Curiosumé survey
  • The Insurance industry can mitigate risk exposures by assuring that the right collection of knowledge assets are deployed to, say, a construction project.
0

Time to Kill Social Media

by Dan Robles on September 9, 2014

Kill Social MediaSocial Media is dying and it needs to be put out of its misery ASAP.  I have been in the social media space for many years and while much has happened, much has been lost.

There was a dream we all had in the earlier days that ‘user-generated content’ would evolve to ‘user-generated productivity’ and social priorities would change. The funny thing about economics is that nothing economic can happen until two or more people physically get together in time and space and make something valuable for each other.

I have seen this over and over in my own businesses. The Ingenesist Project (TIP) has global reach, high the engagement of important people, and a fair amount of notoriety – but after nearly 10 years, 500 blog posts, 60 videos and dozens of conference appearances, TIP has not generated a single penny of revenue.  But I’ve met hundreds of wonderful people many who have become close friends.

On the other hand, Coengineers is only a few years on and gets twice as many website views, we’ve toppled shady contractors, and publish an extensive catalog of engineering means and methods, and saved many shared asset communities from financial peril. But it is not until I physically walk into society and ask people face to face and ask “How can we help you?” that Coengineers generates revenue…. and, then we do generate revenue.  And I’ve met hundreds of people many of whom have become close friends.

Linkedin is worthless. Facebook is criminal. Google is downright creepy.

Again, nothing economic happens until two or more people get together in physical space and time to make something useful for each other. Yes, I know that software can be produced oceans apart, but what is that software about? It is always about something that happens in the physical space. It MUST eventually touch the ground somewhere in order to have an economic outcome to convert back downstream.  Big Data wants those relationships, they want them badly, they think that they should own them.  That is where the value is and Big Data wants to scale it.

ROI Rage

Nobody has ever been able to produce a reliable ROI on social media. It’s easy to get people to talk about something, but it is difficult to get people to buy something. Enter Big Data. According to Josh Sinell, VP at Merkle, “It’s [now] about determining what data we need to make something measurable and valuable happen, and then using that data to craft a strong offer, and delivering that offer when and where that customer is most ready to receive and act on it”.

The implications of this statement are horrific (“Shock and Awe” comes to mind). But we can also look at it as a business opportunity – marketers are willing to pay dearly for clean data from anyone who can harness it. So what if we the people could harness our own data and place a big yellow tollbooth on the Big Data Superhighway?

Turning out the lights 

Curiosumé creates a public key inventory of all the things that people need. Then you create your decentralized private key representing your relationships, which you control. By looking at either key, some global data may be attainable; mostly the the stuff that serves society in general. However, your personal data is encrypted until you – and only you – combine your private key with the public key, then the secrets within are revealed.   This would effectively shut the lights out on Big Data. If they want to see your data, they will need to pay you directly for it.

The famous prophet Mitt Romney once proclaimed, “Corporations are people, my friend” But little do many of us realize that people are corporations too. So go ahead, kill Social Media.  Society may simply reorganize into something else, the sooner the better in my opinion.

 

 

The New Definition Of Social Capitalism

July 22, 2014

Tweet About 3 months ago, I received a cryptic email from what sounded like a war-weary Wikipedia Editor pinned down in the trenches by enemy cross-fire.  His message was stark;  Wikipedia will delete “Social Capitalism”, you are in the best position to save it”. Since the dawn of Social Media, many people in the Social […]

Read the full article →

Reorganizing In The Era Of Social Capitalism

July 8, 2014

Tweet Society needs to reorganize itself to trade “abundant intangibles instead of scarce tangibles”.  Then, all the decentralized innovations currently coming online can truly integrate.….and, everything will change.

Read the full article →

The Mother of All Hedge Funds

May 9, 2014

Tweet Money is supposed to represent human productivity; otherwise nobody would work for it (think about that for a second). Today, money is created from future productivity in the form of debt;  when you take a loan, money is created out of thin air and posted as an asset on the banks ledger.  Unfortunately, the […]

Read the full article →

Shutting OFF The Lights On Big Data

May 2, 2014

Tweet Big Data, Bigger Data, Not Neutrality, Mega-Mergers, Election Deform – BIG (fill in the blank)  spells BIG trouble for LITTLE (rest of us).  We don’t stand a chance against the tsunami of surveillance that is barreling our way.  Big Data is becoming it’s own feedback loop and, like shoving a microphone into a stack […]

Read the full article →

What EVERY Engineer Must Know About Bitcoin

April 24, 2014

Tweet A bitcoin (lowercase b), as a currency, has several flaws that will continue to limit its ability to replace money as we know it.  There are millions of words published on the subject, so I’ll leave it to the reader to assess arguments on both sides.  However, Bitcoin (upper case B) as a “protocol” […]

Read the full article →

Operation Cosmic Dawn

April 8, 2014

Tweet Constellations Of Knowledge Assets: The inspiration for this post comes from the April 2014 issue of National Geographic Magazine and the story of Cosmic Dawn; The Atacama Large Millimeter Array (ALMA).  ALMA is a constellation of dozens of separate telescopes working together to cancel cosmic noise so that a clear and focused vision of the […]

Read the full article →

Community Organization On The Block Chain

January 2, 2014

Tweet The potential for articulating smart contracts between local business entities using the Block Chain Protocol (BCP) is truly staggering. While the BCP may not be ready for general population and would be largely unnecessary within a corporation, certain contract types and certain business structures may offer an excellent environment for widespread development.  Cooperative businesses […]

Read the full article →

The NWO On The Block Chain

December 27, 2013

Tweet

Read the full article →

What if Everyone Was a Bitcoin?

December 19, 2013

Tweet There is no shortage of articles waxing aloof about how Bitcoin is just another example of a very few people controlling a very large percentage of an impossibly scarce object.  Others argue that the carbon footprint of Bitcoin mining is so excessive that the last coin will require all the energy of the Sun […]

Read the full article →

Occupy BitCoin

December 14, 2013

Tweet Occupy Wall Street had the effect of “measuring into existence” the 99% of people who subsidize the economic liberty of the top 1%. Now, with the BitCoin Protocol, the financial information gap between the 99% and the 1% is about to disappear. This is a fleeting moment in history and an opportunity that we […]

Read the full article →

Factors Of Production For The Crypto Economy

December 7, 2013

Tweet One of the more interesting definitions and implications of BitCoin comes from Stephan Molyneux in this video.  His key points include: 1. Definition of BitCoin: a protocol for the synchronization of information. 2. The BitCoin block chain ledger can contain ANY information such as contracts, user agreements, DNA sequence, Patents, time stamps, contingency claims, […]

Read the full article →

Curiosumé; Because The Résumé Must Die

October 14, 2013

Curiosumé is an open source analog to digital converter for knowledge asset objects. By moving away from a semantic resume and moving toward a personal digital API, the trade and exchange of knowledge assets may be machine enabled for matches, proximity, relevance, weight, and probabilities of achieving various outcomes. As such, economics of “intangibles” will become more efficient.

Read the full article →

The Scaffolding of the New Economy

October 14, 2013

…where the output of one platform becomes the input of the next platform, and so on. This is how the future will arrive. This is the next step that we must take together – integrate.

Read the full article →

A Practical Guide to The Big Flip

October 4, 2013

The specter of economic calamity is rearing it’s ugly head once again, but for many, the end game came in 2008. Innovators have spent the last 5 years developing new systems and methods to survive in a collaborative economy.

Read the full article →

Collaboration Nation

August 19, 2013

Tweet The Resumé Must Die What if there were an accounting system that was built on collaboration rather than competition?  What if “semantics” could be largely eliminated by public agreement, so that we all knew what everyone else knew?  How would this change what, when, where, how, and why we produce and consume things?   […]

Read the full article →

The Knowledge Inventory Rev 3

May 25, 2013

Tweet   Here is a link to the demo and instructions for use.  Seems to work best in Firefox. Please provide feedback directly to me or through comments. KnowledgeInventory-Instructions  Demo site

Read the full article →

Global Knowledge Asset Inventory

May 24, 2013

Before I write this blog post, what does this image mean to you?

Read the full article →

The Everlasting Endowment of Social Capital

April 28, 2013

Big social changes are always controversial; industrial revolution, voting rights, woman’s rights, civil rights, etc – each were truly radical ideas in their time. Social scientists suggest that such changes have three oppositional features;

Read the full article →

A 100 Billion Dollar Value Game

April 2, 2013

100 billion dollars is the amount of money on the game table being adjusted, pooled, and diversified against risk exposures. The value game causes the “plays” to be modified by any of the players. When hedged with Real Estate valuation, liquidity can be substantial for all of the players changing incentives strongly in favor of collaboration rather than competition.

Read the full article →

What If It’s Too Late?

March 24, 2013

Tweet My greatest doubts about The Value Game stem for the evidence that our scarcity based competitive economy is so deeply rooted in our being, that we would be unable to extract ourselves from our self-inflicted wounds.  What if we have crossed some unknown threshold and it is too late to turn back, to learn, […]

Read the full article →

What If We Got It Backwards?

March 22, 2013

Tweet What if the human species was SUPPOSED to evolve to a social organization system where everything that we now call ‘intangibles’, were in fact ‘tangible'; and, everything that we now call ‘tangible’, were in fact, ‘intangible’.  What would that world look like? This not so far fetched actually because our species has already created […]

Read the full article →

Introducing The New Capitalism

March 18, 2013

Instead, we must now build the social network functionality around the shared asset – not the people who share the asset. This is the critical missing piece to the next level of value creation.

Read the full article →
y_E9iq8ed_y-mePfNA3-ToSm2pufnr10TiW-rx6U-ls