The first thing I need to say is that my experience tells me that the idea that this is me is an illusion, and I touched my chest with my hand as I wrote that. The truth is that who I am is greater than this. I am connected to a greater whole, and I am one with the whole; infinite and eternal.
Within that larger sense of myself, I feel out of balance. That imbalance is connected with the great inequality in income and wealth. That imbalance is connected with the current concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
To reach balance between stagnant sameness and unbridled chaos, I am thinking of the 7.6 billion people alive today. I'm reaching for something; something to fill the incompleteness in my completeness. I want to experience the collective will of humanity.
The only way I can imagine doing this is through a machine learning model. The data for the model is input directly by each person, most likely through a mobile device such as a phone. The data is most likely input by talking to digital assistants. Just about everyone alive today speaks at least one language that is recognized by digital assistants.
This data is processed in a federated machine learning model, which means that it may be running on a million devices in a decentralized, distributed architecture. At the same time the data is processed, it is stored in blockchain format, which is both distributed and immutable. As the model is updated continuously, each version of the model, or at least a log of the changes in the numeric values assigned to each of the nodes in the model, is also stored in blockchain format, possibly using the Interplanetary File System.
Who in the world is hungry? Can we take care of that so no one is distracted by hunger, or thirst, or treatable disease or something like that? Once we are clear of those basic needs, we can turn our collective attention to the higher purpose of our existence. This is what I want to experience.
May 1, 2018