“Effective News Reading” may be our “tag cloud” this week.
Since there is little “economic news” this morning, I’ll subject you to a “free-form ramble.” Because there is a major shift in Future possibly approaching.
Please don’t take this as an “anti-news” piece. More like? Analysis from the subconscious. Distilled – yet only partly clarified. The result of taking an “Invention Day” break Sunday.
I am getting a “sense” that large numbers of 35-55 year old humans are in the midst of “flip-flops.” Unsure of their future at the moment. Lockdown? Vax work, or not? War? Climate? It’s becoming fuzzy.
A couple of source examples:
- My son has flip-flopped on moving to East Texas for a while. Sure – still on great terms, will visit – but he’s a rock star in the local Covid health world in Washington State and just in the past couple of weeks, he’s become not “clear on future” even two years out. Following his guts.
- Long-time poster in our Comments section – Andy – is “going away, hanging it up.” Frustration and the futility of trying to help people “deal themselves a better future” does get old. (Dude! We totally know that one!)
There are other examples – maybe among people in your orbit – of this life spinning with Future unclear. Will America soon adopt Spanish as a second language like Canada did with French? Is THAT what Biden Blows Borders (BBB) is about? That kind of thing.
Everyone has a “compass in Life.” And from their personal direction they project off into a future. Spoken, or not, we all harbor a “lightweight Plan” of what’s out there.
Which, through various psychological means, we consciously or otherwise, then set about creating.
When I sense a high level of “flipping” going on, I go looking for confirming indicators. These are often weak. While individually, they don’t seem to mean much, taken as a whole, they MAY.
We should know in perhaps six months.
How Future Arises
Although “Scients” have something of a Reductionist handle on it, how “That-Which-Is-Not-Yet” shows up, expressed as Life, is not well understood. Were it, schools would offer lessons in such unbespoke topics as learning to Generalize Well. Development and use of Common Sense and Harmonizing with Flow.
The lessons on the mechanics of this real-life Abracadabra stuff are there – plain as day – for the few who are a already onto the tricks of Wise Generalizing. Some examples across a wide range?
- Some of the most successful people of our time speak reverently of the importance of thinking in the long-term. See Jeff Bezos near-obsession with envisioning a future, then making it happen. Written down in Invent and Wander: The Collected Writings of Jeff Bezos.
- The mechanics of which were revealed in Plato’s Allegory of the Cave.
- For those not able to generalize the gap between Jeff Bezos’ shareholder letters (ala Buffett) and Plato, additional guidance is found in Eric Wargo’s study of “Time Loops: Precognition, Retrocausation, and the Unconscious.”
Anticipatory Surprise Index
A key reason to read the news – other than to observe mayhem in progress, lies (promises broken, Biden on border and packing the SupCo) and mass generalized confusion – is to assess cohesion of human mass consciousness.
When actual events are underway, there is little surprise. It’s at the “moment before touch” that Future is decided.
Ure Goes Ethereal? Not really. Only a few “news” stories make the point that we’re riding a massive wave of “anticipation.”
See how it works? Anticipation is high. Verbs cue us.
And in a collective mass consciousness way, that sets us up for massive change and likely very soon.
And that’s even before we get to G.A. Stewart’s “worry date” for war with Russia in eastern Europe at Orthodox Easter in two weeks. Or, for that matter, the Anniversary of Evil tomorrow.
Yeah…Hitler’s birthday. Tomorrow in 1889. We going to get a decision tomorrow? Be a curious rhyme of history were it to happen. Hate never takes a holiday, though, near as we can figure.
Shaking Babel II
Even as the world heads toward Digital Mob Rule (the DMR) there are already pre-quakes that indicate to us how tentative our vision of Future is.
Buddy Michael out in the East Bay was charged for his his StarLink unit that was to ship within 3-days. This was back on March 22 and so far, hasn’t shown up yet, so far as we know. Oddly, almost impossible to talk to any support at StarLink. Bump?
Musk has other matters to ponder. Such as the Smoking Gun report “Cops: Nobody Was Behind Wheel Of Tesla Involved In Fatal Texas Crash.”
Musk – big deal that he is – doesn’t comprise all of Babel II. Other players have a hand. Some of today’s social quake swarm:
- “Social-Media Data Leaks Draw Scrutiny From European Regulators”
- “A psychologist’s advice: How to talk to your kids about social media and drug abuse”
- And there’s kickback as in the UK “Premier League plans social media blackout in response to online abuse.“
- Also of interest, and did someone notice the wobble? “Facebook will let you transfer posts and notes to other platforms.” Like Googledocs.
Babel II isn’t falling over yet. That will be an accomplished fact when online stock trading, digital bank runs begin, and that’s all slated for the outbreak of WW III.
In the meantime, stories like “Matthew McConaughey Has Double-Digit Lead in Texas Governor Race” dominate.
Chris Tyreman’s Next Book
In addition to his “Step-by-Step” millionaire video series (be sure to watch his “Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics“), Chris is fine-tuning his next book “Unmasking the Great Delusion.”
While the existence of an ancient language (with built-in error correction as happens in Self-Defining Hebrew) may not seem like a Big Deal, there’s a marvelous lesson in linguistics about to step forward.
Specifically, Self-Defining Hebrew has 22 characters which all relate to verbs. Our everyday English is a mix of nouns, verbs, and “extras.”
What arises in his book (when you read between the lines) is that humans are “action figures.” And, to the degree we “simplify complex verb stacks” with “nouns” for simplification, we separate ourselves from a powerful generalization tool implicit in a verbs-only language. Which has error correction.
It’s also why a single “verb stack” in SDH Hebrew may result in as many as 72 noun-subbed words in Strong’s Concordance. When you need 72 definitions for one concept the concept is not being properly reduced.
Hence, the foothold is carved for Delusion.
Really neat stuff.
And incredibly useful in terms of generalizing based on news. Especially when you look for predictive verbs.
Verbs of the Future
Nostracodeus programming whiz Grady got us onto this path years back. He was looking for words that “led to events, wars.”
That was a radical change in how we l0oked at “news” around here.
In modern use, “news” is largely “Events.” So if you want a good handle on what’s to come, all you need is a focus on verbs and adverbs.
Toss in a few calendars and we can already see a week shaping up in data. We can add to it by parsing a few key search engines down into what cross-platform concepts are being programmed into the (sheep-like) public.
Thus, we see the Biden administration goading the Russians into Ukraine by raising western concerns about a Vlad Putin would-be challenger:
Yet, at the same time, we also see, behind the curtains of consciousness:
The fewer the words, the wider the lens opens.
And so, with a few verbs, we can zoom in to future a bit. Example finds?
[“plans”] reveals that “China says it has no plans to replace dollar with digital yuan.”
[“plans”] also finds “Mexico Plans Tree Planting, Regional Migration Pitch to Biden.”
[“anticipates”] gives us “‘There will be extraordinary spending’: Retailers anticipate a post-pandemic consumption boom.”
[“future”] Finds how the NY Times is rolling with the climate change marketing on a massive – even kids – level. “A Climate Change Guide for Kids.”
While we’re being peppered with stories like “Market bull predicts stocks could surge another 8% by July, but lacks clarity on rest of year…”
Today’s reality is Dow futures down 71 and S&P futures down almost 11.
Not to say government free money hand outs (of our own tax money) won’t see more of it land in markets, but for now, we’re eyeing the annual Sell in May and Go Away before a summer rally.
Much depends on verbs clustering around Russia: mass, invade, fight, seize, ship, bomb and that verb cloud.
Write when you get rich, and leave comments if you’re seeing the “Future get loose, slipping its moorings” a bit…