It has been quiet here for a while but I just wanted to say I am still 100% behind all the ideas in this blog. I am at http:\\shawn.du-mmett.com learning some well needed lessons in Internet Marketing, when successful it’ll be time to apply the more positive lessons here.
Well my self imposed absence from this idea also meant I missed out on the voting for the Google Project 10 to the 100. I resolved to myself that this idea wouldn’t make it into the final 100 because I knew that unless I could somehow bring some coherency to it then nobody would really be motivated to get involved. I was really impressed to see all the great ideas that were posted up onto YouTube also – a lot of people really put an immense amount of effort to try to bring these ideas into the light. Funnily the last time I looked at any comments written on my video presented I got ‘Wierd Wacko’!!! – Huh Thanks – Mildly embarrassed by this I decided I wouldn’t go forward with presenting the idea any more but work on it on my own, in my own time. My own personal weakness came into play I must admit and I almost resolved to bin the lot and hope everyone would forget about my strange ideas and the struggle to work them out. I was really only pulled back when I saw that the voting for Project 10 to the 100 had been completed!!! This stirred it all up again and I had to look to see what happened. However, what happened to my notification? Never mind, maybe I lost it in the post…
I am somewhat confused with what Google has done though – they seem to have take the best of the ideas and taken it all for themselves. Is this really what has happened?
I know it promised good Karma if nothing else to the 150,000 who worked on their best for changing the world for a better place, so maybe that is all they get, no more mention by Google, into the archives of history go all the ideas, if indeed they are accessible, most I know are now OWNED by the company.
I feel Google has made a serious mistake here, my own humble opinion it may be, but I feel strongly that this is exactly what will underpin their downfall.
They are a company – If you have read anything on here you will know my sentiment on that kind of identity – and they will protect their assets, for their own profits, whether public or private. It is this thinking, especially after reading through all the terms and conditions that made me pull BeyondOneWorld away from using any of Google’s Apps and pulling it into one place out of the way and try to maintain everything myself – hard work!.
The Internet is allowing a real paradigm shift in the way that people interact with the world around them, the company has no future in this shift and Google especially will weaken to the social networks developing apart from them.
Ignore the individual and you lose – the individual and their connections with each other and what they want are the most powerful kinetic driving forces of the Internet.
The rise of Twitter and Facebook allowing for these shared networks I feel will overtake the importance of just information delivery and will be the next step in evolution. Both these companies have scaled well, especially Facebook, with its ability to share applications among millions of users through an interface and a lot more progress will be seen here.
But the main block is still there – it is owned ‘by the few ‘and used by the many.
They hold all the information and media produced by individuals who only wish to share to each other as friends and neighbours. How can this be OWNED!!!
I did set up ADS0.com as a way of figuring out how to make the social network completely owned by the individuals that use it but there is so much work to do to get that under way that again, it has taken second place to the more immediate priorities of life. Also straight away there were attempts by quite a few to use it as a means of gaining Pagerank so I had to block (most of) them.
Somehow though, we do need to work this out. We need to share completely in the responsibility of how things will work. It needs to be totally transparent and everyone must have an equal voice in it. In essence the theme behind BeyondOneWorld – or whatever anyone wants to call it. It cannot be through some technocracy controlled by a limited set of our understanding of the world, but driven by the best of everything that we now, putting in place our most ideal aspirations as a means of directing our effort.
This whole process rises up through all our personal interactions with each other and becomes a whole means of government. I don’t want to use the word democracy any more as it still requires a center of power, all the power must be completely flattened and allow every person in the world decide on exactly what, how and why things should be done. I favour the term Omnicracy – and I should put together an article to describe the meaning – because every individual has an equal amount of power to make any change. The only way these changes can be agreed on will be through some kind of social network, allowing people to discuss, agree or disagree, collaborate or even play at any time they wish, for their own individual reasons.
The problem is … and always was … what to do next …
In essence, I feel that Project 10 to the 100 has failed the people who dedicated their time and their best ideas and the spotlight will be now on the entity Google to make the world a better place – on their own.
I have taken a little break from Beyond One World but it will not be for long. I realised after a year of writing here that actually not many people are visiting and when they do they probably have no idea of what it is about. It’s a shame, it’s no fun and I really should think about making the whole thing interesting. I mean I find it interesting, it’s become my passion, my obsession almost, because I absolutely believe that it is the right idea. But if I cannot find others with that same passion then this site is useless. So I need to stop being rubbish at marketing it and learn how to do it properly.
So I have entered the world of Internet marketing and I am actually thoroughly enjoying it. I always knew about it in theory but my experiences of years ago doing this are not really as good as putting it into practice. Let’s see how it goes…
So I have separated my personal Twitter account from BeyondOneWorld and created one exclusively for this at http://twitter.com/BeyondOneWorld. Follow this if you are interested in the progress here and do not want to hear my own ramblings at http://twitter.com/shawndm. Or perhaps vice versa. You are welcome at either.
Hospital staff at the A&E of Swindon’s Great Western Hospital face being fired for playing the ‘Lying Down Game’ on Facebook during a night shift. They added pictures of themselves lying down on the ward floor, resuscitation trollies and the helicopter pad which were then found by the hospital bosses. They have all been suspended and are awaiting disciplinary proceedings. Apparently they broke Health and Safety rules, the NHS Rules of Conduct and
it was deemed by the hospital bosses as totally unprofessional but at no time was patient care compromised.
The ‘Lying Down Game’ is where you get a picture taken of you lying face down in an unusual location with your arms by your side, palms facing inwards, toes pointing down as if you were standing – but horizontally. The game was started in the earliest days of Facebook and although of no use or sense to anybody has sparked the imagination and humour of around 56,000 people from all over the world.
Now what follows is my humble opinion on this.
In my efforts to build up Beyond One World to something meaningful I am often looking around to see where our highest ideals are defined and of course places where it just seems so have been obliterated from existence.
What on earth are we doing turning against the very people who spend their lives in the service of others. These health workers, some of them doctors are having to face on a daily basis the less glamorous side of our existence, when people are rushed in sometimes in a terrible condition and requiring immediately the care of someone who can help them. They face issues of death, issues of sometimes gross stupidity of the public and mostly those things that many of us cannot face. Must we forget that they are human? Do we want them to be robots devoid of feelings – even of care? These are people who are not paid excesses of money – unlike those higher up who we seem to want to bail out in times of trouble.
The management has suspended them?!! The ones who face the cutting edge day by day because they did something silly – something they and many others found humorous. Remember they were on a night shift – I am sure they weren’t doing this at a time when patients were needing their assistance.
To be suspended for taking harmless pictures??? OK, some rules were broken and they need to be dealt with in the usual way – Imagine we suspended every health worker every time they made some health and safety mistake.
It is a ridiculous situation brought about in an overly forceful way that need not ever to have happened. They had a sense of humour – something very human – I am personally glad they found some way of dealing with the stresses of their job in a harmless way.
I don’t know what my ramblings here can do to help them but say they should have public support – many others out there feel the same. In fact if anyone knows of any petition or other idea to help then please let me know – I will sign up to it.
Maybe those responsible should be forced to play the ‘lying down game’ in the disciplinary meeting and published on Facebook – OK, a bit extreme but I found it quite funny 🙂
- Lying Down Game Website
- Lying Down Game Group on Facebook
- MSN News: Doctors rapped over Facebook find
- Mirror News: NHS doctors and nurses could be fired for Facebook Lying Down Game
- Times: Seven NHS staff suspended over Facebook ‘Lying Down Game’ pictures
- Telegraph: Doctors suspended after playing Facebook Lying Down Game
- NHS: Alf Troughton – The Big Trout of Swindon
A lot of my reading on this subject has steered across many conspiracy theories and it became very tiring, so much so that I haven’t bothered catching up with the World News in the forums. Also in the run up to September 11th there are many programs on the TV covering what happened that day and the after effects. My wife and I have felt quite heartbroken with the stories of the last calls made by loved ones that day and the suffering that surrounded this catastrophe. Well, I’m glad to say doing some research later I found this old YouTube video posted into the Zeitgeist Movement Forums – ironic in a way.
I hope you find it inspiring and uplifting. The secret is speaks of is in the core of any positive thinking book and teacher of motivation, like Tony Robbins and so on. In my own experience it is sometimes all you have left to tackle many of the issues that seem to come at you often all at once and if you forget to apply it then believe me, depression follows quickly.
I know it is a bit of a drama at the beginning of the video but bear with it, get the essence of what it is referring to – IMHO it is absolutely important to understand…
So for a bit of inspiration – Watch this!
So please – Have A Great Day!
Do something positive today that you wouldn’t normally do!
If you find any more videos like this then please let us know – either post them or let me know and I will add them.
Let me know if it makes any difference to your day 🙂
It is relevant here too because the ideas in this video and other media are SO important that I really want to make sure it makes it into the highest ideals of this project…