Executive summary · Deck · Podcast
Fragmented markets mean: gaps, which people fall through and manipulate from; use advertising to bridge; bureaucracy to try to manege, and still fail to compare things to make good decisions. A mess.
Examples of low ROI activities:
- Advertisitng: conversion rates typically < a few percent.
- Medicine: 20 years to assimilate that gastritis and peptic ulcers are usually due to a bacteria, not stress?
- Internet of Things is, still, wildly insecure.
Many efforts target a "pain POINT", yet never address context. That small a SCOPE does not usually reduce fragmentation. Everyone knows insurance is ripe for change, but no one has done it because current ideas are not nearly as well INTEGRATED compared to what exsists.
A stricktly mechanical a system has normal distribution and obvious cause and effect. Complex adaptive systems like weather, societies, and stock markets, have fat tail distributions (black swans, serendipity, emergence). Cause and effect are often only knowable in hindsight, if ever. That's why people get so confused, then look for understanding, which creates a void for manipulation. "For a small fee, I will explain this to you, trust me."
Castpoints is a web based framework that stewards anything to maximize innate value in personal and group areas of interest and expertise. Logistics are automatically managed so effectively, they fade into the background. That includes effectively connecting & managing any number, any grouping, and any scale of any resource (people, work, goods, content, locations). Like silk, these relationships integrate structure and flexibility, so that participants create both practical & inspired impact.
"CATEGORY DESIGN is a principle that every successful entrepreneur has intuitively embraced." Content is often ephemeral. Context is often TIMELESS. The best poscasts, books, movies, etc., are timeless because they prioritize context over content. They make a (new) valuable context / system / pattern, and it's content, accessible. Why design 1 category, when you can design 1 system that proactively designs ANY category and it's content? And why design that system when it already exists? Nature (evloution) proactively designs and fills all contexts. Copy that! :-)
Generally, technology speeds things up, while organization makes things more effective. Castpoints easily organizes and monetizes anything and everything from outliers to the entire Internet Of Things; from a personal scope, to the world economy. It even redefines AI. The path of least resistance changes from survival and fraud, to thriving and collaboration based on ROI.
Complex dynamic systems are ~3 simple intial conditions that iterate to produce all the complexity we experience. That which maximizes future options within a context graduates to the next iteration. When cause seems divorced from effect, that effect is called non-linear "emergence" which is possible due to a critical mass of connections and nodes (Metcalf's Law). Example: Matter starts with electrons, protons and neutrons, and out emerges mountains. Poverty, corruption, etc. are not "problems", they are manifestations of simple initial conditions. Trying to "solve" poverty at the manifestation level rarely works long term. Sustainable change comes from altering initial conditions. Castpoints simply mimics Life's initial conditions of: wholeness, add value first, and have a context.
Genetic algorithms use natural selection to easily solve linear problems like the best design for a tug boat propeller. CP solves any complex nonlinear problem, in practical ways, without having goals, nor even understanding the exact problems, because solutions are EMERGENT.Core problem: Mislabeling "difference"
Which OPERATING SYSTEM do you want to use? One mainly made by people's defensive projections, that soon fail. Or one that nature has been successfully using forever? Real laws are like gravity. They effect everything the same without exception. People label their policies as laws, but they aren't. Policies, as a result of fragmentation, have exceptions, and are enforced unevenly.
We constantly trade one thing for another. Trading is a commodity, yet most markets are still fragmented, which keeps overhead, and therefore fees, high. Castpoints integrates all markets so there are no more cracks to fall through, nor shadows to manipulate from. The larger the scope of integration, the more amazing properties emerge. At the civilization scope: Fees and fraud drop 95%, content and reputation are easily monetized, and copyright, "law", justice, poverty, and fake news are all easily "fixed". Intrinsic and extrinsic motivations naturally align with proven best practices. And those best practices rapidly propagate worldwide. Initial targets are disorganized groups with lots of turnover: PTA's, schools, disaster areas.
Nodes that pay dividends pay a transaction fee of ~ 5 cents. This can be paid with money, or any nodes's shares. Yes, Castpoints is constantly accruing future income streams. In this sense, Castpoints is like the royalty companies SLW, FNV, RGLD. They trade funding for future streams of income, an awesome business model. They have market caps of ~7 billion, yet only ~20 employees. They are nearly immune from all the potential problems of typical companies, and often have lots of upside.
Basic practical examples
- Active shooters can hurt 1 person every 6 seconds. Using Castpoints for a school emergency management system drops response time 95%, costs 99% less than other offerings, vastly reduces school liability, reduces false reports, and can be used by anyone, not just EMS professionals.
- Personalized opportunities are automatically suggested without data mining. "Doing ____ in the context of ____ has a projected ROI of 25%.
- Ads and marketing are partly how we try to bridge the gaps of fragmented markets. They are a triagulation of missaligned interestes. Everything is direct in CP. Supply and demand talk directly to each other, or a 3rd party can promote things for a royalty. All parties have skin in the game and all interests are aligned.
- The world's billions of undervalued people become a juicy arbitrage opportunity, yet can't be exploited. When Castpoints goes live, poverty, in all it's forms, dies.
- Current search engines rank things indirectly and so are constantly gamed engendering significant overhead. Castpoints ranks everything directly based on proven ROI (from actual transactions which can't be gamed. Overhead is ~zero.
Castpoints must be a titanic, invasive, and complex data base, right?
Nope! Just copy nature's operating system! "Evolution" is the most powerful system known. So just codify it for practical use. Then everything scales and self configures, including prices, based on supply and demand, like nature, with microscopic overhead. We value overhead now because we believe it creates a moat to insulate competitors away. But when entities are doing thier UNIQUE thing, compeditors become collaborators.
Effectiveness rises 25 to 100% ...
... boring! Get to the sex part! Fine! Whereas the Cambrian Explosion was "hard bodies", Castpoints engenders an explosion of the non physical: creativity, discovery, freedom, connection, serendipity, spirituality. People keep asking, "What everybody will do all day once robots do all the commodity jobs?": Creating and enjoying unique experinces.
Initially low since V.1 is mostly the Incident Command System. V.2 replaces gov and business, so a bit higher.
Castpoints in the startup context
Imagine the floor you are standing on is a slab of ice.
· Point: Some mottling is typical variation.
· Line: Dragging a shovel disrupts the surface locally.
· Plane: Throwing sand on it creates a paradigm shift to a non slip, opaque surface.
· Volume: Raising the temperature above freezing creates a pond. What a phase change is to H2O, CP is to humanity. It's the infrastructure of an abundance based society.
Phase changing things are challenging to explain Similar alignments:
Process · machine unlearning · ant systems · fun & productivity · organization · 3 initial conditions · best leaders · agile; pull · Teal · Holacracy · context and linking. · AVID
I have yet to see a startup integrated enough to address spirituality...
A "religious experience" is likely when one gives up meanings (beliefs) of separation and then one can be aligned with reality / divinity. Then, lots of energy can flow (from emergence), which "feels" good. Like a miracle: from our limited perspective we don’t understand what / how it happened, but it was "good". Aspects of this are now labeled a "flow state".
|Understanding||Organization via||Difference means...||All about...||Trouble...||Energy flows...|
|Real (low vibration)||Small groups||Existence, or annihilation, 1 or 0. No story||Self||Around every corner; nay, in our midst||Minimum with chaotic bursts|
|Abstract (medium vibration)||Business (agreement), gov (force)||Localized "meaning”. Busy substituting old stories with new stories (beliefs)||Self seeking it's place||We try to feel better by forcing others to align with us, instead of us aligning with reality.||Medium chaotic and a few laminar tides.|
|Emergence (high vibration)||Alignment with reality||"Just is." Not interested in stories. Interested in experiences||Self knowing it's place and acting from there||When out of place||Maximum laminar throughput feels like bliss|
The Castpoints framework unifies real, abstract and emergent realities
At a fragmented real and abstract stage of development, change seemingly risks falling into one of the many cracks -- disconnection / annihilation and so is pushed against. Beliefs can only get us to the boundary between linear and non linear. A leap of faith in letting go leap gets us over the phase change into emergent experince.
CP is a practical antifragile framework that gently replaces beliefs with knowing (gnosis), to reduce the leap of faith, so that we can effectively interact with an abundant reality, know our place, and know our purpose.
Because CP connects trillions of nodes correctly, it will be the first “general purpose artificial intelligence".
NOT: People's defensive projections --> AI --> skynet
YES: Evolution's design principles --> AI --> Abundant unique experiences
Mini AI rant
Most AI systems seemingly pride themselves on crunching vast quantities of data. That just shows they are likely sub optimal. If you want to study river flows by a town to see if it might be floded, would you rather gather data near the town, or the headwaters and dam? The answer is both, but with a huge emphasis on the origin. If you are just near the town, you will probably not be able to predict a flood due to dam failure, no matter how smart your AI is. Yet an idiot who is watching the dam crack, can "predict" the event with ease. There are at least 2 kinds of focus: the amount of info in the frame, and location on the spectrum between source and manifestation. People often hang out at the manifestation level because it's easy to look busy, have fun with all the pretty lights, blame complexity when everything blows up, and not have to admit they have no idea what's going on. ("80% of DNA is junk!", says the "expert" geneticist who obviously does not understnad DNA. Turns out the "junk" is used for 3D structuring.)
How can Piers Corbyn predict weather extremes months in advance on a laptop with 85% accuracy, while $100 million computers with a 100 PhD's scampering about can't predict tomorrow's weather? Because Piers understands weather's initial conditions.
Jeff Fitzmyers, MS: email, Tweets
CP makes doing the right thing the obvious default.
Fierce competition is measured realitive to potential, not vs who we just beat up...
Olympians sport the same uniform.
Referees aren't needed.