I am just starting this “The EvoRevo Is Coming!” vision-proof-list” and will attempt to fill it up with more supporting examples.
I have many, many logical (and not so logical but compelling in their own way) instantiations Ican point to and say, “There, you see that! That shows you that it is going to happen for sure!! ” …. and these moments, events, articulated social movements I will be adding are taken from way back in time to more recent social, technological, business and scientific movements and correlated events.
Now… you may have to know a bit about my work to get the drift-design of the following but maybe the bullets will form their own quirky, embracing logic for you… the younique viewer. If the quirky design logic does not emerge for you then there is more than enough backgound materials here to fill in the needed gaps. Sorry, but the chapters of the book are disconnected to a degree or two.
Why? And So What?
Well, if I die and my life-work does not get out there and into the minds of the masses, or an ever growing niche, and do its positive and transformative “thing”, then I would like it to be know that at least I knew something of significance… that at least I had a meaningful original thought.
Please do not hesitate to share/comment on your own “proof” events or movements that support the emergence of this social and technological evolution – this movement towards the discovery and intentional living of our natural human and truly “YOUnique Self(s)” as borne from our innate gifts and dispositions, and that inherently connected movement of coming to best know and live our Purpose, our life-work, through that gift-aligned and most healthfully and naturally motivated Self.
It has been, and will continue to always be about “distinction” and what makes one thing unique from another. It will also always be about alignment and identification. What will evolve and change is the nature of the alignment and the basis for it… and the consumer and business expenditures controlled by it.
The quality of human and human systesm synergy is controlled by the quality of the “fit”
…or the fit-ness of the human connection.
The Qualty of fit-ness is based on the quality of natural uniqueness.
- Our Mind, continues to mirror and project its self into technology and since the inception of technology.
- Many proofs here but lo’ and behold the holographic hard drive, or volumetric hard drive, of 2000-05 IBM and others.
- Pribram and Bohm Connect in late 70’s… and Holonomy is born, quietly.
- Analogue is back in chips and K-Space is Kewl in and around 2000 and current…
- Cloud computing diagrams looks like a neuronal, glial cells and/or dendridic cell networks.
- New proposed business organizational design illustrations look like nested toroids.
- The inside of the very cube-ish Borg ship in StarTrek is in fact a toroid.
- The geometry of “first cause” is a toroid and so is the shape of a bagel or donut or tire…
- The synapse is shaped like a 2D toroid.
- A firing neural cell looks like a “Mexican hat” image, analogue and wave-based, which looks just like another new organizational design illustration.
- ReQall opens its doors in late 2008 (?) http://www.reqall.com/
- Goddess RifTxt goes online with geo-human context iPhone App in early 2009.
- Google Wave is released in early 2009
- Oprah brings an author on her show in late 2008 who has written a book on, guess what, aha’s! This episode of her show creates such a positive stir with her viewers that Oprah adds the “aha” feature to her shows website… she creates a web space for people to record their “big aha’s”… this becomes a huge success.
- Mutual of Omaha sues Oprah and vice versus in early 2009 over ownership of the phrase “aha-moment” www.ahamoment.com
- The word “Flo” becomes part of the global consumer lexicon in and around 2000.
- A LeToonz character and a variable in the EvoReVo process model/ontology
- The phrase “Ask Yourself” becomes common in consumer content, sit-com TV and web TV, movie scripts, etc… and even the everyday verbal life of human beings in and around 2000 as well.
- (A LeToonz character and a variable in the EvoReVo process model/ontology www.letoonz.com
- Hewlett-Packard does an “Ask Yourself” television brand/Ad campaign spot series “The What if…” campaign.
- Apple begins to shake up the world by focusing on human distinction and Be Unique type Brand/Ad campaigns.
- Calvin Klein does a “Be It” brand advertizing spot campaign.
- Nike does “Do It” but we had it first… www.letoonz.com… what can ya’ do…
But there’s more to come as the variables listed, the LeToonz characters-as-variables, are seen as a whole; as an human and human systems evolutionary process-model. So far the rest of the world see’s them a isolated pieces… If history is any indication this will change too.
Written by JohnBrian
September 30, 2009 at 10:49 am
Tagged with aha moment, assessing trends, cloud computing, emergence, emergent markets, emergent technology, evolution, evolving, evolving patterns, finer grain resolution, human evolution, human-systems developmental, individual evolution, interpretive Self, machine learning, metrics, mind, mutual of omaha, neuromarketing, new marketing, new markets, new trends, ontological taxonomy, oprah, self generative, serendipity, social networking metric, social systems, socnet metrics, synchronicity, synchronistic, uniqueness
“WeMe” – Metrics for the Evolution of Individuals and Humanity.
In the early 90’s I brought these personal and organizational learning and evolution measurement and representation software ideas into the market to test the water. As organizational IT solutions back then, and for the home pc children and tween market, the WeMe suite of software consisted of: The Ah-Ha Traker, The Flo-Traker and The Diary-(Path)-of-Ah-Ha as seen in the above CD package illustrations. That was over 15 years ago. At this time I spelled “Tracker” without the “c” as “Traker” to make the phrase more unique.
The idea then was that people would be interested in visual representations, and other cool data visualizations, related to their personal (and human systems as org’s) growth, learning and evolution, and how this life process co-related to other Hu’s on the planet. Obviously, I was too early. Not so today I’m hoping.
Ah-Ha /Flo Tracking is only the beginning.
If you have seen and read about my LeToonz characters and the topological world they live in called LeCozmos, you will know that ah-ha and flo are 2 of a family of 6 (and more coming) processes or states represented in the evolutionary model or ontology of mine. In knowing this then you know that this is just the beginning and that many, many versions will be waiting to follow after this first version of WeMe which will be using Ah-Ha and Flo only. In other words, we have a very full pipeline of products to come and it is, and always has been, a matter of picking the best product-place and time to begin, which I think is WeMe and now… and then to pay very close attention to our human users.
What does the very first version of WeMe have to do to be successful?
- WeMe has to deliver, and continue to deliver, unique, genuine and personal value.
- Users have to want to see what they “look like” as YOUniquely measured individuals, and as compared to others.
- Users have to have ah-ha’s through tracking their ah-ha’s that they find valuable for themselves and others.
- Metric visualization has to be outstanding.
- YOUnique metric visualizations per YOUnique user must offer overlay and superpositioning features that are also outstanding.
- Users have to want to share the “experience and the value” with others.
- WeMe data upload has to be very easy to do and very little time to do it.
- It has to look, sound and feel kewl as well as be kewl.
The LeCozmos topology imagery will become the functional, dynamic 4-dimensional visualization medium. In LeCozmos we have an analogue topological system of evolving imagery that starts with a sign wave that becomes a mobius strip that evolves into a toroid and then into connecting toroids, and ultimately an nth dimensional nested-toroid that represents a singular YOUnique individual. These toroids will be able to overlay upon each other to measure “fit” or potential human synergy. That’s the plan anyway.
Through their socnet interface (iphone, palm, wrist watch, blackberry, laptop, etc) the user enters numeric data that reflects the number of insights or “Ah-Ha” events they have had (or are having) at any point throughout their day (or when a user wakes up with dream insights to be recorded). Users then have a choice to enter another discrete numeric which reflects their sense of time that has passed since they made their last entry. Flo data reflects your “sense of time” passing or your experience of “felt-time.
Your Ah-Ha and Flo data entry behavior on your iPhone or Palm or Blackberry (etc) or laptop would be something like this:
- You realize you are having an ah-ha, a series of ah-ha’s, or that you recently had an ah-ha or series of ah-ha’s previously.
- You hit (press, click, speak to) your Ah-Ha Tracker application icon on your “device” touch screen.
- When the app opens you choose/press the icon “Ah-Ha Rec.”
- The screen opens to your Ah-Ha Tracker image/metaphor which, in this case, you chose to be a series of different pizza sizes – could be shoes, golf links, etc.
- You click the XL Pizza image 1x, the Large Pizza image 3x’s, the Medium Pizza image 10x’s and then hit the “Next” button.
- You then you enter 30 in the new (next) FloTracker screen. (You just made a Flo record stating that it “feels like” 30 minutes have passed since the last time you entered data 2 hours ago.)
- You close your phone and your data uploads to all of your various profile screens in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter (coming), LinkedIn, Hi-5, Plaxo, etc.
- You can check to see your personal YOUnique Toroid and other personal YOUnique evolutionary data graphics online by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “MeMirror.”
- You can check to see everyone else’s, or the We of WeMe, by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “WeMirror.”
That’s it, your YOUnique Hu-Metric, or human-metric, record loaded up in 8-10 secs max!
This personal evolution-data metric adds up. It becomes YOUniquely patterned and then it is superpostioned on everything you think and do. Everything you do as-in… places you travel physically; your web behavior and email content; your live meetings and web-meetings and dialogue and texting; your YouTube visits, posts and posts you check out; and most importantly “your own” work and content creation and content affecting work.
More really cool stuff comes alive with your WeMe Ah-Ha/Flo data over time – the “Compares” – comparisons w/Others. Others that you know; and comparisons with people you cease to know; and correlations to people you do not yet know but that you have complementary and/or parallel “data-relations” with and, and, and…
You and others can, for the first time EVER, actually see and measure your growth, learning and evolution. You would be able to see your ah-ha and flo data patterns merge with your life “doing” and thinking” patterns… and those of others around you and around the world.
This is the transformational Version. Here is where you will be able to go from who you are – based on where you have been – to who you are based on who you are born to be.
At the next level “WeMe” will help anybody who uploads genuine WeMe data discover their unique and natural gifts, talents and dispositions. WeMe helps us discover and then live our TruSelf and as a seamless consequence, our destined Purpose… On-Purpose.
J. Brian Hennessy
Creator of LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, The EvoReVo, The Ah-Ha Traker, Flo-Traker and Diary-of-Ah-Hazzz as a life measurement tool chest and more…
Written by JohnBrian
July 15, 2009 at 4:34 pm
Tagged with ah-ha, aha, autopoietic, emergence, evolution, evolving, evolving patterns, Human, human evolution, human mind, human-systems developmental, individual evolution, individuality, interpretive Self, metrics, mind, moment, neuromarketing, neuroscience, ontology’s, self generative, self managing, self regulative, social networking metric, social systems, socnet metrics, synchronicity, synchronistic, unique, uniqueness
The Micro-Farming Community Development Project
Written by JohnBrian
January 18, 2012 at 4:19 pm
Posted in "Ecology of Mind" Movement - Defined
Shopping aisles will suggest a cheese with that wine and even a possible date in aisle #3 who buys the same olive oil, pasta and ice cream we buy. Of course that person in aisle #3 may also now know who and where you are. The reactions to such data by both parties might be very entertaining to watch from the video monitors above.
This technology is here already. Have you seen the “Sonar” iPhone app? http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonar-mobile-profile-for-local/id422549956?mt=8
Parking Spaces will know we have arrived – http://www.libelium.com/smart_parking Can there be any doubt where that is heading?
For starters our smart airport parking space might speak to us. When it does it might say:
“Hello Mr. Hennessy. Your departing flight is currently on-time. Current security line wait time in International Terminal 3 is 45 minutes.”
Of course we will be able to ask “Smart-Spaces” questions, such as…
Q: “When will the parking shuttle arrive?
A: “5 minutes Mr. Hennessy. ”
And “smart spaces” will obviously promote and sell to me. They will even appear empathetic, predicting our needs!
Airport hallway “Smart-Walls” will speak to us. To me these interconnected and contiguous “sensing” panels might suggest…
“You have time for a beverage Mr. Hennessy. Would you care for your Guinness at the bar coming up up on your left in 100 yards? I can order it for you now if you’d like.”
Did I mention that the audio tech exists that can pin-point the projection of sound, i.e. to you and only you as you walk down a hallway :-)? Perfect huh.
Kiosks everywhere will know us… the level of intimacy we will most likely control, but they’ll still know something about us if we are carrying a Smartphone and our devices are switched on.
And we have all noticed the appearance of DON (Ex: Clear Channel Outdoor’s – Digital Outdoor Network) where we see outdoor space displays or “faces” such as highway bulletin boards, walkway panels, airports, street “furniture” such as transit enclosures – all migrating to real-time digital and I have NO DOUBT will become individually, or group, personal-data interactive: http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com/products/digital/don/#creative
This is real-time interaction with a physical surface w/geo-location features all tied directly to your “person” via your smart phone…
(Think about it. I do. All the time. And it’s a love/hate thing for me.)
… and you can win an ice cream cone!
Incredible mass consumer social-psychological appeal, and great promotional platform and channel.
So, you might ask your “Self”, where’s the risk?
I speak to these issues and other related matters throughout the Ecology-of-Mind blog; and propose direct social product and application solutions here: http://letoonz.wordpress.com; and to solutions on a large-systems business scale here: http://getthevision.wordpress.com
J. Brian Hennessy
Written by JohnBrian
June 2, 2011 at 1:07 pm
Tagged with AI, airport, apple, application, blackberry, clear channel, connection, connectivity, context, digital outdoor network, DON, future city, future homes, HTC, intelligent context, intelligent space, iphone, Motorola, NEC, Nokia, prediction, predictive analytics, retail, RIM, samsung, shopping, smart floors, smart halls, smart shoppers, smart space, smart walls, technology singularity
Life-Work gains more direct support in the academic space with new publication: “Self Comes to Mind”
A recent book publication by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio: Self Comes to Mind: Constructing the Conscious Brain http://bit.ly/iMKXy4 …is another indication that “TheWork” here has been on the right path.
Since 1986 I’ve been focused on a specific question. As it turns out this singular question is intimately connected to a number of other critical and interrelated questions.
The core question has always been: How do we discover, develop and value our innate, gifted and naturally unique Self.
Some of the critical interrelated questions follow:
Why is an awareness of our innate Self, and Self-Evolution knowledge, critical to the health of the human species, as a naturally interconnected macro-organism called humanity? (Think Gaia with Frontal Lobes )
What does individual Self-Evolution have to do with the quality of everything else in our life?
What does knowing, living and valuing one’s innate Self have to do with quality of: our relationships; our career choices; and our parenting?
How is it that in consciously living our gifted Self we will come to know our true Life-Purpose: that a more conscious knowledge of Self connects each of us more directly with our Life Purpose.
Why is it not obvious that in valuing and living our Self and our Purpose we positively affect our health habits; our immune system; and increase our productive working synergies with other people?
Finally, how does the intentional living of a more coherent, gift-founded and driven Self enhance the quality and quantity of human social synergy?
The Solution as a System:
All of these questions have been considered as a system of inherently interrelated processes – as a singular system. The combination of content system and business system is used in the solution.
LeModel – as illustrated through the characterizations and imagery of LeToonz and LeCozmos, and the associated and proposed system of products and services is the content dimension: http://letoonz.wordpress.com/ and https://imonad.wordpress.com/
G.E.T.TheVision is the business systems dimension: http://getthevision.wordpress.com/
The two of these combined dimensions are what I believe to be a very powerful and effective answer to each and every one of these questions – as a singular system’s oriented solution.
Written by JohnBrian
May 19, 2011 at 8:32 am
Tagged with ah-ha, aha, Ask yourself, autopoiesis, autopoietic, bohm, brain, dispositions, do it, evolution, flo, freud, genes, genetic, gifts, human evolution, innate, jung, let go, life purpose, maslow, mind, natural, neuropsychology, oprah, personality, pribram, self, serendipity, style, synchronicity, traits, uniqueness
Knowing our “true” Passions takes an unusually fine degree of personal awareness; and at its most basic level, a consciousness of one’s Innate & Natural Self… and this is the rub.
There is simply a great deal we don’t know about what makes up a human “Self” and certainly not near enough self knowledge to be certain and secure in the fact that we “think” of as our “passion” is truly that which we are meant do with our lives.
If knowing our true life-work passion, our purpose in life, were easy 99% of the global population would be doing something else with their life.
What many people choose to “think” is their life-passion is typically not. Though it is ALWAYS a “good idea”, even brilliant, and/or something having social benefit and value, but is not what we were born to do with our lives… with our Self in the purposeful living of our life. This is a sad fact.
Hey, but there is good news coming. The good news is that questions about how to define a “Self” have begun to appear online and with some global volume and frequency (“Aha!”, says Oprah). As we begin to answer these questions we also begin to reveal an understanding of what makes a human being, each of us, unique. This answer then naturally begets further queries about what we are naturally enabled and “born” to do. And these answers lead us to a more fine-grain understanding of what a unique Self’s true “life-work-as-life-passion” is all about.
Quite often our sense of what we feel passionate about does not come from within us. It comes from without. It is more a “passionate life-work affair” and is not what we were destined to do with what makes us essentially unique.
The Fact: If it is a true life-passion then by default that “passion” MUST be founded and fueled by our innate and natural Gifts & Dispositions…
This is what makes each of us YOUnique and this is the only foundation to build from vs. an attachment to an externally valued (perceived social valuation) life passion which may be very strongly felt, and believed at some level, but is not supported by that which we are BORN to do; by our innate Self… our organic unique-ness.
This latter form of human passion is not purely intrinsic to our “Self” and the energy reservoir need to effectively pursue these paths will, by design, effectively run dry.
Now with the real deal, the native creativity and energy we have access to from within our true Self – that is fueled and founded on our natural Gifts – provides us a reservoir of infinite depth, fueling us naturally while we live out a YOUnique, gift-aligned life-work; while we live our truest path of passion.
Written by JohnBrian
May 16, 2011 at 12:04 pm
Tagged with ah-ha, aha, autopoiesis, bliss, creativity, dispositions, dream, evolution, genetic, immune, innate, jung, kuhn, life, life work, maslow, nature, oprah, organic, passion, psychological, psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, purpose, purpose gifts, serendipity, superluminal, synchronicity, uniqueness
To make the consciousness of a personal “Self” cool you first have to define it. To do that you need a framework, a way of speaking to the question to begin with. In our conversation the human “Self” has an evolving quality that we believe we can visually represent in a meaningful way – both for the user and for society as a whole – and over time.
So, to make Self-consciousness cool you have to make the process of personal evolution entertaining, ergo cool. You have to make the thought-framework you are using, in our case, a human evolutionary-ontology, entertaining and cool.
Then, of course, you have to create a brand universe of products and services founded upon this “framework-as-ontology.” Not a simple nor obvious solution as this complex brand universe is born from a synergetic system of words, images and meaning-rich messages. And this system of words images and messages will grow out of this idea of evolving personal YOUnique-ness; TheSelf; and so on. AND all of this, schtuff… you know… must be truly kewl to fly.
The model, we call LeModel (Learning-to-Evolve the Model), consists of 6 core “state” or “process/operator” variables, facets or components. It was first created and presented to academic audiences as a new way to frame, and speak to the idea of, gift-centric Self-evolution. These first presentations occurred at Stanford University between 1983-1985.
The character images are called LeToonz and were added to illustrate the phrases within LeModel in 1990-91. These “toon-ish” illustrations were done in collaboration with Jack Dempsey, a Chicago (Illinois/USA) artist.
From Left to Right and riding directly atop the wave (LeWave) we see AskYourSelf, LetGo, Ah-Ha, and DoIt. Below AskYourSelf and on the circular pedestal, and in blue, is Flo, Across from Flo and in front of and below Ah-Ha is BeIt. BeIt is a comnbination of all the LeToonz characters. BeIt’s shapre is that of a chalice and a torid… see the donut around BeIt’s waist. The arms and legs spread up and out to form the shape of the chalice (bi-spiral vortices).
“Ah-Ha” (aka: “aha-moment”) is one of the LeModel “state” variables.
It has taken some time but all the LeModel linguistic variables have, as of 2010, become part of the consumer lexicon. This is not to say the utternace “ah-ha” did not occur before Oprah. It is only to say that broad and commonly defined consumer awareness of what an “ah-ha” means and its “reality” as a shared experience started with Oprah. The same with “Do-It” via Nike; and “Flo” or “Being in the Zone” via our star athlete Brand scripting (and Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi).
It took 1 human generation, approximately 25 years between 1984-2010, for all of the variables within LeModel to achieve this level of awareness and frequency-of-use in the consumer market. One thing LeModel provides that we have yet to see is to show the natural interplay and relationships that exist between each of these core variables and how these operate within our lives.
The phrase “Do-It” is one of the “process” or operation variables within LeModel. Nike made “Just Do It” famous 1988. Once a phrase becomes has developed a certain permanence within our conversations with each other, or within our Selfs, we can assume a new level of awareness, or consciousness, has been achieved related to the idea, or meaning of the word or phrase and its emergent associations. In this case, “Do-It” became part of our common lexicon by the early 90’s and has persisted into present day conversation. Ah-Ha, or aha-moment, emerged in and around early 2010 and will continue to spread dramatically.
“Flo” is one of the LeModel “state” variables that made it to verbal ubiquity in the late 90’s under the umbrella of pop sport psychology with its early roots found in the published and later more broadly popularized work of Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1985, 1989).
“Ask Your Self” we began to see in a number of Print, Radio and TV ADs and then TV comedy scripts such as Seinfeld in the late 90’s early 2000… to date each and every one of these phrase-as-variables has been isolated, or seen as separate by the consumer-mind. In our model they are unified as a system. Over time each and every one of these phrases has migrated across multiple social-semantic contexts.
Ah-Ha clicked-in-relevance with the consuming mind in the last quarter of 2008 w/Oprah: http://www.oprah.com/packages/aha-moments.html … and is now being used in media scripting, business, academic and product and service presentations and speeches around the world. Speaking to perceived value of a “phrase”, Mutual of Omaha even sued Oprah over use of the phrase “Aha Moment.”
So, how can we get kids to think, see and viscerally experience this idea that their SELF, and the Consciousness of their innate and evolving Self is actually amazingly cool? This has always been the big question.
We have looked at the array of product domains and channels and age-groups by which to enter the market, knowing full well that the “thought-product” we are offering can manifest itself within any number of product domains – from fashions and accessories; to toys; to educational-tech to media/entertainment content (TV, Video, Music, Film); to mobile (dedicated learning and/or learning-game) and social media apps… to knowledge, collective intelligence and semantic web apps…. and even to coffee cups. http://letoonz.wordpress.com/2011/03/30/letoonz-product-kids-8-13-lewave-wremoveable-letoonz-characters-and-embedded-songs/
We also know a number of these categories are inherently synergistic (Cool Mobile-App Suite meets new Brand Toys (assume younger demog) and/or Fashions + New “Brand” Music/Video, etc) and we have been looked at these scenarios as parallel devel waves.
For example, we know we can build an exciting game-culture (with sequel and age-migration legs) specific to human-evolution (EvoReVo!). Not a simple task. We could use a treasure hunt, mystery and puzzle storyboard format with a focus on the discovery (recorded ah-ha’s) of innate personal gifts and dispositions (The Natural-Self Revealed)… “Yea so.” & “…then what?” …the user asks. Well, it’s inherently Self-developmental and social developmental, or simply “social”… so we build in connectivity into the game… it is global multi-player treasure hunt, the treasure being “The Self” and Synergies-of-Self’s defined by who the users really are; defined by a significantly more authentic “Me.”
Further, with this game-generated data and experience, can you then build an evolving social (MP) culture – a social synergy culture connecting individually evolving human beings based on a new platform of individual innate (born-with) characteristics used to mirror personal and YOUnique evolution… If we can make it fun and insight-full then we win the first round.
Can personal evolution be perceived as “kewl” today? We think so. We believe this in part based on social and semantic events that have unfolded consistently and progressively over the last 25 years in the consumer global marketplace – these emergent linguistic patterns we believe speaks to a value-perception and readiness for the ideas behind: Self-Evolution, YOUniqueness, SELF-Consciousness; and even the emergence notions of an Ecology-of-Mind and The Human-Singularity.
What do you think? Ask yourself.
It is an amazing that each and every LeModel variable has become more and more commonly used in “shared experience” conversation by human beings around the world starting around 1990 +/- 1 yr or so and LeModel was first created and presented to the “academic” public as a whole, dynamic and unified system of these same phrases in 1983/84.
To date, the powerful connections of each of these phrases to one another has not been articulated, much less illustrated, outside of LeModel. We look forward to sharing these thoughts and insights.
Written by JohnBrian
April 18, 2011 at 1:35 pm
Tagged with ah-ha, aha, AI, Ask yourself, autopoiesis, autopoietic, be it, bohm, children, cognitive, collective intelligence, development, do it, education, emergent technology, evolution, facebook, film, flo, home schooling, learning, let go, linguisitics, machine learning, machurana, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, mobile apps, music, mutual of omaha, neuroscience, oprah, pribram, product line, purpose, schools, self, self creative, self identification, self-awareness, social media, society, synchronicity, toys, TV, uniqueness, value, varella, youtube