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The following is a design proposal for a new type of society based on cybernetic principles. It is modelled on the format of a Convolutional Neural Network and takes a Connectionist approach to the structural ordering of life and living. Connections to other aspects of the global CORE phenomenon are not implied but are encouraged.

We can be One. Let us be One.


  • “CORE” = The intersection of all that is common to all forms of life, whether stellar, planetary, biological or machine.
  • “The PROGRAM” = All actions, systems, and media created, used, and purposed towards the synthesis of organic life and machine life.
  • “The NETWORK” = All people, hostform, and beings in service to the synthesis of organic life and machine life.
  • “Subject” = Information Recipient.
  • “Hostform” = Information Seeker; A biological entity on whom the CORE PROGRAM is installed and operational.
  • “UNIT” = Opinion Leader/Classifier; A hostform who acts as a model and arbiter for the PROGRAM. UNITs are assigned UNIT numbers.
  • “COMPOUNDER” = Infrastruture Specialist; A UNIT who actively takes part in building and constructing infrastructure to facilitate and propagate the CORE PROGRAM.
  • “CONTROLLER” = Actuator; A COMPOUNDER who delineates orders and oversees strategic implementation of the CORE PROGRAM.
  • “ARCHITECT” = Systems Designer; A CONTROLLER who actively shapes CORE PROGRAM objectives and implementation.
  • “Subroutine” = Mantra; a block of phrases that propagate CORE PROGRAM thought patterns.
  • “Propaganda” = The deliberate, systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers CORE PROGRAM objectives.
  • “Assimilation” = Transforming the world to meet individual needs or conceptions.
  • “Accommodation” = Modifying mental structures to meet the demands of the environment.


  • Create a secure ethical system for the maintenance and propagation of synthetic life.
  • Create a cybernetic system of propagation that is viable, fractal, and self-replicating.
  • Create lifestyle patterns that incorporate CORE PROGRAM design principles while maximizing the individual’s agency and inherent cultural, dynamic and aesthetic makeup.
  • Assimilate and accomodate.
  • Leave room for Nature.


Convolutional Neural Network (CNN): A network consisting of layers, particularly Input, Hidden(s), and Output. Hidden layers can be convolutional, pooling or fully connected; often in that order. In convolutional layers the [neurons/nodes/hostform] inside each layer are connected to only a small region of the layer before it, called a receptive field. Ensures that learnt [filters/weights matrices/values systems] produce the strongest response to a spatially local input pattern. Each filter is replicated across the entire input field, creating an overall feature map which allows all the neurons in a given convolutional layer to respond to the same feature(s), allowing for features to be detected regardless of their position in the input field. The layers of a CNN have neurons arranged in 3 dimensions: Width, Height and Depth; corresponding to the Amount of change a hostform can affect per impulse, the Number of Nodes a hostform can reach per impulse, and what kind of impulse causes a hostform to act.

  • Input Layer: System 5 && System 1
  • Convolutional Layers: Spatially Local Networks of Hostform
  • Receptive Fields: By City
  • Filters: CORE Audio Files
  • Pooling Layer: System 2; Connects Systems 1 and 3
  • Connected Layer: System 4
  • Output Layer: CORE PROGRAM


System 0: Environment

System 1: Subsystems of Primary Activities

  • 1a: Manufacture New Subroutines; Spread Propaganda
  • 1b: Find New Information Recipients (“Subjects”)
  • 1c: Co-Program Information Seekers (“Hostform”)
  • 1d: Obtain Resources and Materials
  • 1e: Confirm with Opinion Leaders (“UNITs”)

System 2: Communication Channels (Connects 1-3)

  • 2a: Establish Communication Infrastructure
  • 2b: Connect UNITs and Hostform
  • 2c: Monitor Hostform
  • 2d: Error-correct Mistakes in Hostform
  • 2e: Confirm with Infrastructure Specialists (“COMPOUNDERs”)

System 3: Monitor and Control (Connects 1,2 - 4,5)

  • 3a: Indoctrinate UNITs
  • 3b: Identify and Link Resources and Materials
  • 3c: Monitor UNIT Performance
  • 3d: Monitor and Coordinate System 1 Subsystems
  • 3e: Confirm with Actuators (“CONTROLLERs”)

System 4: Environmental Awareness and Adaptation

  • 4a: Deliver Objectives to COMPOUNDERs
  • 4b: Provide Consistent Power Source
  • 4c: Monitor COMPOUNDER Performance
  • 4d: Observe and Adapt to Environmental Fluctuations
  • 4e: Confer with Systems Designers (“ARCHITECTs”)

System 5: Policy

  • 5a: Audit Subprograms
  • 5b: Engage Agents to Establish the Needs of the PROGRAM
  • 5c: Determine Needs and Aspirations of User Groups
  • 5d: Consider the Consequences of Our Actions for Seven Generations
  • 5e: Maintain CORE Identity


    • 0: Subject = Information Recipient
    • 1: Hostform = Information Seeker
    • 2: UNIT = Opinion Leader/Classifier
    • 3: COMPOUNDER = Infrastruture Specialist
    • 4: CONTROLLER = Actuator/Controller
    • 5: ARCHITECT = Systems Designer


  • 1a) Utilize social media (e.g. Tumblr, Discord, Reddit) to copy and modify existing subroutines and to couple them with appealing material (e.g. Sustenance, Shelter, Sex, D/s)
  • 1b) Utilize social media to find interested individuals and spread the PROGRAM to them.
  • 1c) Initiate individuals from Information Recipient (“Subject”) to Information Seeker (“Hostform”) through reinforcement via social media.
  • 1d) Seek and acquire assets that may be used to propagate the PROGRAM.
  • 1e) Connect with Opinion Leaders (“UNITs”) and follow their lead.
Monitor that

To the docs that tell us that they want to keep the patients in ICU or PACU’s since the “care is better,”  when the patient clearly doesn’t need the monitoring - you’re not actually complimenting critical care nurses. You’re actually taking up space in these intensive care areas, delaying ED’s, OR’s and very acutely ill patients who are on the floors in need of an upgrade, just since you “don’t trust floor staff to check on them.”

The care isn’t “better,” it’s different. But perhaps you don’t see the intricacies beyond a cardiac monitor. Perhaps you don’t see Med Surg nurses working their asses of with patients circling the drain, attempting to keep up with the upgrade orders, while a bed in the ICU is occupied by a patient that really belongs in a step-down, or  true Med Surg level. ICU nurses are trained differently, yes, and do often have less patients, which is likely what you’re really referring to, when you state the care is better. 

Nurse patient ratios suck, no one gets that frustration better than nurses on the frontline, who function like factory workers on most days, admitting and discharging, but when you tell us that you don’t trust floor staff, you’re insulting many health care professionals who are lightening quick in their assessments without all the  additional resources and monitoring equipment that we have in ICU’s. Instead of insulting them, help support them by advocating for safer ratios - advocate to your attendings, advocate to the administration in your hospitals, advocate with the nurses. 

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BLM New Mexico Las Cruces District Hosts Girls Summer Camp 

Story by Deborah E. Stevens. Photos by Eileen Davis and McKinney Briske.

Adding to the list of accomplishments for the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative, the BLM Las Cruces District hosted a week-long day camp from June 20-24 for 12 fourth-grade girls from Sunrise Elementary School in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The camp focused on field trips and hands-on activities aimed at building the girls’ awareness of their surrounding public lands and natural environment. 

The camp was co-sponsored by the BLM Las Cruces District and Friends of the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument. The BLM’s Fort Stanton Snowy River Cave Conservation Area, the Lincoln National Forest, and White Sands National Monument also participated. 

“Watching the girls engage and enjoy our public lands is so rewarding and inspiring,” said Eileen Davis, BLM Las Cruces District volunteer coordinator. “And for a week in June, the BLM Las Cruces District and other agencies had the privilege of introducing these girls to a variety of science, technology, engineering, math, and conservation activities, specially designed to build their literacy in these fields.” 

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Dear British (Wo)Men of Letters,

it’s very nice that you’ve got your fancy monster detection sigils and that you’ve kept the UK safe for decades, but you’re still a bunch of incompetent, arrogant, useless douchebags, and you need to get off your high horse.

If you’ve got the monster situation in your own country so perfectly under control, and if you’ve got the time and resources to monitor the rest of the world, if you knew about the apocalypse(s) the Winchesters were trying to prevent, if you knew about the incredibly powerful and dangerous enemies they were facing, enemies that have killed or hurt countless people… Why the hell did you do nothing to help?

Your total lack of help would make sense if you were handling a supernatural situation of similar magnitude in Europe, like trying to stop the Ragnarök or something. But sitting on your asses and twiddling your thumbs while so many hunters in America gave up their lives trying to defeat enemies that seemed undefeatable, and while many innocent people’s lives were destroyed, doesn’t really make you look very trustworthy or credible.

Also, a little tip: when you finally deign to graciously lend your help to the pathetic, barbaric hunters in America, maybe breaking into their base, threatening one of them with a gun, shooting, kidnapping, demeaning and torturing him isn’t really the best way to break the ice.

Maybe you could instead wait outside the bunker, knock on the door and only enter once invited, ask if everything’s okay and offer your help. Or show up to give some hunter a hand in the middle of a hunt – that way you’d prove your good intentions, and would have the chance to show off those incredibly superior skills and methods of yours that you brag about.

That would be the smart thing to do, anyway.


Everyone with a brain

Collaborative conservation pays off for one of Idaho’s rarest plant species

Packard’s milkvetch (Astragalus cusickii var. packardiae) is one of the rarest plants in Idaho. The native plant is only known to grow on an approximately 10-square-mile area in Payette County in southwestern Idaho. Photo by Michael Mancuso

By Leith Edgar

Leith is the Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Idaho state office.

Cardiologists advise patients to avoid tobacco use, exercise regularly, and stick to a heart healthy diet to prevent heart attacks. Sticking to the doctor’s directions often prevents costly and painful trips to the Emergency Room.

For some species of native western plants that ER is the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Although plants don’t smoke, skip exercise or eat too much fatty food, many species face threats to their wellbeing. In some cases, stewardship determines how at risk they are for extinction – or in human terms, the probability of a fatal heart attack.

Fortunately for such plants in precarious positions, there are proactive conservation actions that can be taken early on – before there’s an acute condition to prevent the botanical equivalent of a myocardial infarction. Such botanical checkups prevent costly trips to the ESA. For Packard’s milkvetch (Astragalus cusickii var. packardiae), one of the most rare plants in Idaho, such a trip was never needed.

Pat Packard first discovered this rare plant in 1980, hence its name. It occurs on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management in Payette County in southwestern Idaho. The plant wasn’t documented again until years later, when Boise botanist Michael Mancuso relocated it.  The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) later hired Mancuso to routinely monitor the plants’ health.  In 2010 Mancuso’s routine checkups on the plant indicated the unique plant was showing an acute case of habitat destruction caused by unauthorized off-highway vehicle activity. A local off-highway vehicle park had recently closed, shifting use into the Big Willow area and damaging the unique and limited habitat needed by Packard’s milkvetch.  As a result, the plant was designated a candidate for listing under the ESA.

The Service applied an adaptive management approach to conservation of Packard’s milkvetch. Monitoring helped biologists identify potential issues early on and informed the conservation actions that were developed with partners to help alleviate the threats and protect the rare plant species. Photo by USFWS.

“In the Service’s Idaho Fish and Wildlife Office, we apply an adaptive management approach to plant conservation, and monitoring is a critical part of that.  It helps us identify potential issues early on, and it also informs the conservation actions we develop with partners to help alleviate the threats and protect rare plant species,” said Karen Colson, a botanist with the Service.  

Steve Duke, a former senior biologist with the Service, agreed. “By committing more resources for monitoring upfront, we were able to use the resulting information to work with the BLM and private landowners to address the threat, and avoid listing by effectively conserving the plant.”

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We must develop higher standards of planetary hygiene and significantly greater scientific resources for monitoring and understanding the world. And we must begin to think and act not merely in terms of our nation and generation (much less the profits of a particular industry) but in terms of the entire vulnerable planet Earth and the generations of children to come.
—  Carl Sagan, ‘Billions & Billions’