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1 Open Everything: We Won, Lets Self-Govern Robert David STEELE Vivas CEO, OSS.Net, Inc. Friday, 10 August 2007, in Seattle

2 Who Is? Oil brat, 20 years in Latin America & Asia USMC infantry Cmd & Staff Recovering CIA spy (3 field tours, 1 chasing terrorists) 2 MAs, War College CIA/OIT Advanced IT/AI Created USMC Intelligence Command Husband, Father (3), Son Author, Publisher, Reader #1 Amazon reviewer for non-fiction (#47 over-all) Earth Intelligence Advocate Worlds most pissed-off End User

3 Outline 05 minutes on four reforms in need of OPEN 10 minutes on Seven Opens, Focus on Money 10 minutes on State of the World 10 minutes on the Global Information War Remaining time for Q&A This briefing with planned words in Notes format is posted at

4 Public Intelligence & Influence The More Open, the More Influence --Paragraphs for microcash --Proven authors by the or hour --FedExKinko local print & deliver --CISCO AON --STRONG ANGEL WikiAll --WikiPedia --WikiHelp --WikiLearn --WikiCalc Centers of Excellence --Sachs on Poverty at Colombia --Derek Bok at Harvard --International Counterparts Global Intelligence Network --Structured Bridging --Stuctured Validation --Multi-lingual versions not competitive but linked --Congressional Intelligence Office allied with Library of Congress --Open Source Agency as independent sister agency to Broadcasting Board of Governors Rest of World --We have 5-10 years to define a pervasive approach to open everything. OPEN Everything Bloggers Could Rule Citizen-Centered Governance --Cell phone as point of sale decision help

5 Four Reforms in Need of OPEN End Fraud, Wage Peace, Educate All OSINT is 80 To 95% of the Answer Transpartisan Reality-Based Budget Demand Reform Before 2008; Home Rule Also

6 The Earth Intelligence Network Transparency Rules! This could be the process that creates sustainable peace and prosperity while nurturing the five billion at the Bottom of the Pyramid.

7 Open Source Software I Not free of cost, but free to be improved. If F/OSS communist, then Microsoft fascist. Challenge to Microsoft: stable and transparent APIs, dump VISTA, start over on OSS base

8 Conversion of Paper Documents to Digital Form Automated Extraction of Data Elements From Text and Images Standardizing and Converting Data Formats Processing Images, Video, Audio, Signal Data Automated Foreign Language Translation Open LiteratureNon-Text DataRestricted Information Detection of Alert Situations Clustering and Linking of Related Data Statistical Analysis to Reveal Anomalies Detection of Changing Trends Interactive Search and Retrieval of Data Graphic and Map- Based Visualization of Data Modeling and Simulations Collaborative Work Notetaking and Organizing Ideas Structured Argument Analysis Desktop Publishing and Word Processing Production of Graphics, Videos and Online Briefings Revision Tracking and Realtime Group Review CISCO AON: Intelligent Network Enables Applications At All Points Open Office is great, it would be greater if it did all this. Note to CISCO: Buy Sun Now Before Google Does OSS II

9 Open Source Hardware Subset of Sustainable Recyclable Design Kofi Annan gets it. Infinite wealth to stabilize earth demands open source everything Includes logic design Top priority is reducing toxicity while increasing re-use. Reject ugly/old code

10 Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Harnessing All for One and One for All OSINT HUMINT SIGINT IMINT MASINT

11 Open Spectrum End of Broadcast, Age of Connection Assigned frequencies are dead, dead, dead Smart sending rules Permissions system stifles innovation & wastes bandwidth See the FAQ, Jock Gill taught me on this.

12 Open Money I Current monetary system based on secrecy and creates scarcity & waste Scarce Proprietary Expensive Feudal Occult Enslaving Unsustainable Open money is the global infrastructure for the next monetary system. Sufficient Public good Democratic, Open source Free Infinitely liberating Sustainable Michael Hinton Jean-Fancois Noubel Open Money is money that must be earned to be respected.

13 Open Money II Blogger Key Words Virtual money LETSystems Open money Open society Community currencies Open source Chaordic Collaboration Alexander Technique P2P Tai Chi Whole Thing Open money manifesto Universal right of monetary creation Michael Linton Ernie Yacub Jean-Francois Noubel

14 Open Money III True Cost known Local values Interra End corporate personality End absentee landlords Tax banking transactions, not people Resilience via localized services & consumption End federal debt in our name End Central Bank harvesting of We the People

15 Open Money IV Open money can reflect both tangible asets and intangible values. Open money can be controlled by the local community to meet its needs.

16 Open Money V Wealth Acknowledgement So, is this circle scraps from the ill-gotten gains? Can we localize? Credit fabricated; Investment Lies, Explode the Client

17 Open Money VI Open Money, the coming of free/open source currencies, millions of them, that will sweep out the monopoly and pathology of the current system Open Money is a necessary condition for all the other opens and especially those I discuss today. Open Money is going to happen within the next 2-5 years, no matter what. Just a few more millions of $ in conventional money are needed to achieve our goals. Open Money is our passionTheTransitioner is on the job, with full credit to Michael Hinton.

18 In His Own Words Michael Hinton, Next Years Keytone Wheel was a log at first. Heavy. Conventional money is a log. eh-b architecture jumps the napster trap and will propagate p2p servers - rapid viral distribution and integration - namespace for n billion accounts nothing like this in the evolution of money since 17th century when gold enabled fractional reserve banking Markets are conversations (cluetrain) and money is the carrier; open money is a different carrier than conventional moving the memes Earth Intelligence Network Used EarthGame as foundation for fast, unlimited connections and consensus at all levels of granularity and across all time and space boundaries.

19 Open Culture & Content Opposite of cults including all extremist religions & gangs Combines YIN Circle (the process of collaboration) and YANG pyramid (the structure of shared knowledge Death to trolls Creative Commons

20 Open Networks I created this in the 1990s. A smart guy named Spivak created this in One day Id like to have a group discuss this in detail and create some kind of map on where we need to put funding to accelerate this. If it exists, please point me to it.

21 Open Society Popper, by contrast, held that social affairs are unpredictable, and argued vehemently against social engineering. He sought to shift the focus of political philosophy away from questions about who ought to rule toward questions about how to minimize the damage done by the powerful. The book was an immediate sensation and has remained a landmark on the left and right alike for its defense of freedom and the spirit of critical inquiry. Civil liberties are fundamental. In open societies, government is responsive and tolerant, and political mechanisms are transparent and flexible. The state keeps no secrets from itself in the public sense; it is a non-authoritarian society in which all are trusted with the knowledge of all. Political freedoms and human rights are the foundation of an open society.government stateauthoritarianPolitical freedomshuman rights A Republic, if you can keep it. All Members of Congress failed us and are impeachable.

22 Strategic Pause From This….. To This!

23 US Iranian Pawn?Their End Game Chalabi a strategic deception Lured us close to their forces Let us hollow out in Iraq Now ready for coup dmain

24 Wild Card: Ethnic Fault Lines 15+ Genocide Campaigns On-Going Today Source: Dr. Greg Stanton,

25 Wild Card: Water & War Desalinating Water Takes Energy We Dont Have Source: The State of the World Atlas (1997), chart 54, 53 Hyper-Arid Sub-Humid Arid Semi-Arid Water Pollution

26 Wild Card: Energy Solutions Available, Bottom-Up Demand Needed Saudi Arabia lied USG covered it up from 1974 onwards WIRED Cover Story in 2000 nailed it Good example of what happens when public tunes out Alternatives available now but public mind is wandering. Blogging True Cost Information and Blogging Alternatives is your sacred duty and greatest contribution to all.

27 Global Threats to Local Survival *State of the World Atlas (1997), ** Marq de Villier (Water), John Heidenrich and Greg Stanton (Genocide), Michael Klare et al (Resources), all others from PIOOM Map 2002 Complex Emergencies 32 Countries Refugees/Displaced 66 Countries Food Security 33 Countries Child Soldiers 41 Countries Modern Plagues* 59 Countries & Rising Water Scarcity & Contaminated Water** Ethnic Conflict 18 Genocides Today** Resource Wars, Energy Waste & Pollution** Corruption Common 80 Countries Censorship Very High 62 Countries

28 Ten High-Level Threats Poverty Infectious Disease Environmental Degradation Inter-State Conflict Civil War Genocide Other Atrocities Proliferation Terrorism Transnational Crime LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft and other members of the High-Level Threat Panel of the United Nations have published A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility, find it at

29 Twelve Vital Policy Domains Agriculture Communication Diplomacy Economy Education Energy Family Health Justice Security Society Water I culled these from the varied Mandate for Change books with chapters from the wanna-be Cabinet candidates of each party. These are the core domains. Economy includes Debt. Society Includes Civic Duty as well as Immigration.

30 Ten State-Based Challenges I chose these on the basis of their demographic numbers and strategic relevance to determining whether or not we can sustain the Earths ecology. Africa is the Wild Card. The 900M most powerless whom we have looted and victimized since time immemorial is the moral and economic challenge of our time.

31 Four Threat Types

32 Need Four Forces

33 Blogger Opportunities We Cannot Do Public Intelligence Without You! Subscribe to the free weekly report Read the Forecasts Adopt a threat, policy, or player and blog it Join the wiki for it at TheTransitioner Become a Local Intelligence Officer and create your own report, add to the pot. Post the local budget

34 Amazon as Hub All Information, All Languages, All the Time OPG VPN Weekly Review Expert Forum Distance Learning Virtual Library Shared Calendar Virtual Budget Shared 24/7 Plot Shared Rolodex Weekly Review Expert Forum Distance Learning Virtual Library Shared Calendar Virtual Budget Shared 24/7 Plot Shared Rolodex One-Stop Shop Displaces Intermediaries & Triples Profit

35 360° 24/7 All Languages…. Books Authors Local Buyer Networks Content for Microcash Alerts on new work Answers/Reach-back Classes/Degrees Mentors Testing/Challenges Global Library News by threat, policy, challenger, neighborhood True Cost information via ScanBack Eyes On Everywhere Social Investing Micro-Cash Lift the 5 Billion Flush the Corrupt Save the Planet Amazon.calc MyBudget BudgetMonitor National Budget Online for Dialog Amazon.geo Places to books Books to places Actual & virtual influence circles Amazon.timeAmazon.event Video & Brief at in Archives, EIN Library, at the

36 Intelligence & Information Operations (I2O) Evolutionary Eras 1st Generation 2nd Generation 3rd Generation 4th Generation 5th Generation 6th Generation 7th Generation What Do We Need to Know Easy: Where is the army? Easy: Where are the trenches? Moderate: How many with what? Hard: Watch every non-state actor. Hard: Watch everything on the fly. Hard: Make sense of billions of bits. Very Hard: 24/7, 33+ languages, 150 dialects & plot it on map (automated).

37 Four Levels of MindWar STRATEGIC: Educate ourselves & poor so the latter can create stabilizing infinite wealth OPERATIONAL: Understand perceptions, especially cultural, tribal, ethnic, historical, gender TECHNICAL: Buy right stuff at right time and no waste TACTICAL: One man, one bullet on the dark side, wage peace everywhere else without creating black markets Your government is operating on 2% of the relevant information. The gap between people with power and those with knowledge is huge. We have zero appreciation for history, culture, ethnicity, or non-Western values. We dont speak 33 languages, only 7 and only a few of us, and no dialects at all.

38 War and Peace in the Digital Era Command inherent in intent, not direction Education determines detection & resilience Close all bases, have virtual/stealth eyes on Global grid can not be controlled, only helped Brainpower instead of Firepower Open Source Agency $3B/Year at FOC $1.5B/year for global networks focusing on 150 key topics ($10M) $1.5B/year for 50 community information sharing networks, 114, 119, EarthGame *is* reality, everyone plays themselves

39 We were here in 2006… 9-11 & Katrina, then multiple policy failures Here in 2007! US public scared back into reading and thinking; 75K amputees, GAO declares USA insolvent, 27 secessionist movements, home rule up, and corporate personality down. Critical Junctures Our Advantage I

40 Advantage II Our Advantage II


42 Weekly Review Expert Forum Distance Learning Virtual Library Shared Calendar Virtual Budget Shared 24/7 Plot Shared Rolodex Our Advantage IV

43 National Military Law Enforcement Business Academic NGO-Media Citizen+ Our Advantage V

44 Next Step

45 Warning Notice DoD is developing Sentient World Simulation (SWS), a really expensive and badly conceptualized program to mirror the real world individual by individualonly they decide who you are and what you think. The Matrix Expands. For the truly indiscriminate…share it all.


47 Hackers & Bloggers Rule! To understand the role of reputation in the open-source culture, it is helpful to move from history further into anthropology and economics, and examine the difference between exchange cultures and gift cultures. "Abundance makes command relationships difficult to sustain and exchange relationships an almost pointless game. In gift cultures, social status is determined not by what you control but by what you give away." From: To Blog for Peace End Secrecy, Be Happy

48 Will speak for sushi Robert D. Steele Meta documents: – – Cool briefs: – – – – Steele at Amazon Movie – (compressed) – (full) This brief: –

49 Information Peacekeeping & Infinite Wealth for All Through Multinational Information Sharing

50 Before I Go…. The U.S. Intelligence Community Before & After 9/11

51 What the Czar Does… I am NOT making this up….

52 Dare to Want it All!

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