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How To Recognize Our Innate and Natural Gifts – The Source of Our True Self – Part I

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As most of you know, my life-work centers around personal and social human evolution and to see this idea of “evolution” as a process that occurs within a individuals lifetime.  The work is founded on the notion that we, as unique human beings, have a fundamental need to:

  • more effectively express and live our natural gifts and dispositions;
  • discover healthier and fuller human relationship synergy born naturally from this truer “Self”;
  • come to know sooner, and live more fully with intention, our YOUnique “Life-Purpose.”

What I wish to do here is very simple.  The beginning bottom line to living one’s gifts in one’s lifetime is to come to discover them, to value them, and then act on manifesting and living them most fully and in our daily life over time.  

This idea of discovering and living our natural gifts and dispositions “over time” cannot be over stated. This process is anything but a quick fix.  It is a lifetime deal. A lifetime of learning is involved in this idea of Self evolving. As it should be.  Personal evolution is The Never Ending (life) Story for each of us.

Now, invariably, and naturally, when my conversations with people in real or virtual life get to this point I will get the same question from someone in the audience, or that person I am speaking with directly in front of me (… and their inner-dialog is most likely something along these lines, “BlahBlahdiddlyblah”)

Here’s THE question:


I have capitalized this question as the speaking voice of the inquirer typically carries some shade of emotion. My answer is surprisingly simple, even elegant, but the application of the insight found in the answer is incredibly difficult to do.

Here’s my reply:  

“As an adult we can see our natural gifts through our reaction to others… over time.  Specifically, it’s those things that consistently frustrate us about other people that represents our natural and innate gifts and dispositions.”

It is those things others can’t do, that we do easily, that reflect our innate gifts and dispositions. As an adult, with life memories, and built-up pattern of thought and behavior, this is the simplest way I know of to begin seeing one’s naturally gifted Self…

It is quite illuminating as we consider our own negative reactions to others as being unreasonable. All along we thought they were the idiots, or simple minded, or just plain incompetent, when it turns out they were none of these, that we were simply not accurately valuing that which made us unique.

Critical Balance: The Human Singularity and The Technological Singularity

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The Evolution of the YOUnique Self is the Key in Creating a Balance between our Humanity and our Technology

A Scenario:

A tangible Ecology-of-Mind unfolds as more and more human connections occur globally. This dramatic acceleration of creative working and productive human synergies globally becomes a recognized, significant and measurable wave, but is still occurring within a very small percentage of the total human population. This relative mass of highly potent Hu-connections produce greater, and more productive, human “creative working” Synergy’s BUT there is a limit based on humanity’s own evolution.  It becomes known that this important wave of emergent human synergies can only spread to a greater percentage of the human population IF there is a dramatic increase in that human population’s ability to recognize, value and development their innate, natural and gifted Self.

Let’s assume this occurs, that this recognition and focused development of one’s Natural-Self begins to take hold, becomes a cultural mandate, becomes even “cool” at all age levels, and a central and organic “identity-development” thread within our educational and social worlds. We have now acclerated human evolution. Now, this process can then be visualized as a spiral-vortex with these now more proliferative Human Synergies happening around the globe and among a greater and greater percentage of the human population and over the coming two to three human generations.

Spiral Vortex

Emergent Singularity Visualized as a Spiral Vortex

This more intentional “Evolution of Self” is the basis for a viable and powerful Ecology-of-Mind. 

I see this measureable and tangible Ecology-on-Mind movement as a Human-Singularity. EcoMind is then the key to generating the critical balance to the now emergent synergies occurring in parallel in our technological world. These evolving technological synergies has been given a name. It is referred to simply as “The Singularity.” (V. Vinge, R. Kurzweil)

This movement of discovery and development of our more “Natural Self’s” will lead to an acceleration of robust human creative working-synergies yet this idea of an Ecology-of-Mind is theoretical and conceptual to date (

Human evolution, as a movement (in colloquial fashion I refer to it as – The EvoRevo!), is not recognized as significant, or as an emergent marketplace or industry, although it is, in fact, happening all around us.

More importantly, our ability to recognize and then live our natural and innate gifts and dispositions, or our Natural-Self, and bring forward a more dominant force of resultant innate and powerful human synergies, is lagging severely behind the now recognized as emergent technology-synergy cycle – the now recognized, and named,  Technological Singularity:

I see two Singularities, one Human and one Technological, and they are destined to connect: two converging singularities – that of the human being as a potential and having an innate, emerging and natural Self, and that of individual technologies.  Each, as it approaches greater clarity and coherence produces natural synergies.  Each synergetic and emergent wave, illustrated as an spiraling-singularity, is capable of balancing the force of the other. The latter tech-synergetic wave-as-spiral is recognized, the former not so much.

It is the evolution of the, and our, individual, natural and innate Self, and by natural consequence the potential global human synergies this evolution would create, that lags behind in this dual-spiral/dual-singularity convergent possibility.  And this lack of maturation of the human-singularity both a individual “Self’s” and as a more whole system of synergetic Self’s, is what needs our immediate attention. Without providing human developmental balance to our ever accelerating technological world we, humanity, will be managed more and more obviously by it over the next 2-3 generations… and therein cease to see ourselves as just that, a humanity.

Speaking of Human Synergy… and work to be done:

I am looking for development synergy with others at is concerns 4 interconnected variables.

1) The idea of an inherent, emerging and objectifiable Ecology-of-Mind wave or EcoMind movement;

2) The Technology/Singularity wave as another unfolding movement;

3) The idea that these two wave fronts are part of a larger movement and are playing out in parallel because they are innately interconnected in a fundamentally complementary way; and

4) The missing human literacy (discovery and living of our YOUnique “Natural Self”) and inherent acceleration of the evolution of human synergy globally that “can” (and IMO must) strike the critical balance (in waves/vortices1 & 2). 

2 Emergent Singularities Meet to become One

Critical Balance: The Coming Convergence of Two Complementary Emergent Movements

Visualized, I see this as 2 vortices moving towards their innate connecting moment, and once they make that connection, the topological equivalent would be a dynamic toroid. Unfortunately #4 is far behind in its development and this is the focus of my basic and applied theoretical work, and software and socnet app-systems development efforts (*See below link for app-suite discussion)

Assume that during pre-toroidal manifestation there are two spirals representing two convergent “waves” with the tangible coherence of each, as marketplace and industry identification, e.g.  as a recognized emergent industry) is represented the forward or more and more pointed tips of each spiral become more obvious, and as they converge one to the other… and produce a singular toroidal image.


The Emergent Singularity and Quantified-Self Movements are the Perfect Fulcrums for EcoMind, The Evolution-Revolution and the Associated Universe of Coming Evolutionary Technologies

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We’ve been moving towards this Singularity “idea” and evolving reality for some time, and to date, this is by far the most optimal platform to launch an Ecology-of-Mind & EvoTech Industry

Singularity University Logo

The link provided, and topics from this link listed below, concern this Singularity movement, which now lends itself to and even points towards the stepping stone for the emergence of a more common understanding, and belief in, an Ecology-of-Mind awareness.

In short, the Singularity marketplace and naturally migrating dialogue is by far the most evolved and credible business platform so far for the EcoMind/EcoTech message to dovetail from.

EcoMind concerns the “motiv” or motivation and the underlying reason for the disciplines, unifying correlates and patterns, and predicted convergences presented within the Singularity movement….

As expressed throughout this EcoMind blog, I see this motivation founded on the innate and fundamental need(s) of the uniquely expressive human mind/brain/BEing, and in the aggregate… moved by an implicate human ecosystem.  This motivation is now just becoming obvious and more tangible as a marketplace in and of itself.

Simply put, the human mind thrives and therein needs to mine, discover, assess and experience optimal Human Synergies.

LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, etc. ( all facets of EcoMind (or OneMind as I have called it previously – 1999-2004ish) and they exist to provide this critical missing link.

Online data aggregation and analysis can provide a solid starting point in the representation of our Evolving Self(s)

That missing link is a form of SELF consciousness or a fuller and deeper and to-be-more-common literacy of Self-Knowing.  Higher, fuller Hu-Synergies are now occurring local2global on a scale never seen before, yet still, only within a niche of the global humanity.

This idea/reality of fuller and truer and therein more intentionally active SELF-Consciousness (based on individual and YOUnique innate gifts, dispositions-as-resonance’s) needs a  business-acceptable platform for the common BEing and this platform is a form of common literacy, much like the now very common 4R’s that will somehow evolve into a becoming  common 4r’s + C in 2-3 genrations time and among common folk vs. TheNiche population.

Here’s another instantiation of the ready-to-emerge EcoMind/EvoTech prediction as supported by an underlying movement that has gained tangible momentum globally and within less than 24 months.

The "Quanitified-Self" has Emerged

The “Quantified-Self” wavefront speaks directly to “self metrics” and representations of the human unique self and will also begin to build natural correlations among our Self’s based on these course grain bio and physio-logical data points as they are (dominantly physiologial and genetic at the moment ( but not psycho-physio resonances at the moment) …
QS is also motivated by our innately born and focused yet still nascent and niche consumer yearning to know and understand more fully the who, what, why and how of our YOUnique Self and Eco-system-of-Self’s: … a more fundmental super-singularity is found in this force of nature I term OneMind, as an Ecology-of-Mind movement, that is driven without effort, but by our most innate and pure nature, to optimize Human and Hu-systems synergies for as long as we survive gloriously.

J. Brian Hennessy

Singularity Curriculum/Executive Educational Program Overview excerpts:

Major Program Elements

The Executive Program concentrates on six exponential technologies:

1. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

2. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

3. Energy and Environmental Systems

4. Medicine and Neuroscience

5. Nanotechnology

6. Networks and Computing Systems


Participants Learn

Top-level Critical Concepts: The core concepts that let you understand the biggest ideas in exponential technologies. You’ll be able to recognize exponential trends and multidisciplinary breakthroughs in news and industry reports.

Key Projected Breakthroughs: What are the top ten projected breakthroughs that executives should be watching out for in the next decade? What are their implications and leading indicators?

Metrics: How do you monitor Progress in these technology fields?

Legal/Regulatory/Ethical Implications: What legal and regulatory environments affect these exponentially changing fields? Do current structures account for future changes? What are the biggest issues that are likely to be faced in the next decade?

Leading Researchers and Companies: Who are the key thinkers and companies in these fields that you must know about?

How do you see the Human Mind (as ecosystem) Mirrored within, and/or Projecting itself into, our Technology?

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Let’s use this space to speak about specific examples of this overarching intent of the human mind as it works through us to nurture and develop us and bring the “best fits” of minds together through time.

One of the main assumptions in this EvoTech Group is that the human mind is in “purposeful control” of the ultimate direction and nature of the development and application of our technology over time and to: help us to more effectively work together; develop our talents, skills and “Self”; discover and optimize synergies in human relationships… (… and all in parallel IMO) AND to allow us to live in some form of harmony amongst ourselves and globally and to survive gloriously on this mortal planet upon which we survive.

It is assumed some of us are actively designing, building and selling (etc) new technology (over time) and that some of these technologies are acting more directly within this agenda than other technologies; and that others of us, most all of us in fact are applying, live with, and are using these technologies in our daily lives. The Users evolve the technology through living-application and so WE – our minds – are all involved in the evolution of our evolution, in an ecosystem of minds which as a whole has an agenda…. to bring us together in the most powerful and optimal ways…

Nothing is a greater turn on people than frictionless, simply beautiful and productive and creative and powerful (even sexy) human working synergy.

(I provided this to add more detail to “Evolutionary Technologies” Group in LinkedIn, that said,  please use this space for expression as well.)


Mobile as Hu-Evolution Agent

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This Hu-Evolution Movement has been brewing since humankind started using its frontal lobes… “Self-Creative” or autopoietic thought and behavior are now an emergent and quantifiable Hu-reality as can be witnessed in the birth and current revolt of Web2.0 and Social Media, VL and all associated technologies; but there are some missing cornerstones and foundation components that need to be in place to allow this movement to be healthfully born and to develop effectively going forward.

hugensPrinciple_2The pressure has been building and I believe the time is upon us to be pro-active in acting-with this “birthing” and to act as facilitator of this explosive new paradigm before us. The water has only broken people; the rest of the baby is still yet to come…

Some people say you can only have so many shifts within a certain psycho-social timeframe… that a certain paradigmatic “refractory period” is needed and this is true, I believe, BUT only as it has applied within our previously hierarchical and male-disposed organizational structures and processes.

I say that the flatter our social order becomes the greater allowable frequency of shifts, movements will occur. If you look around these last 100…..50…..30…15, 10, 5, 2 years you will see just such a phenomena – the paradigm shifts have increased in frequency. This “meta-shift” is, in and of itself, an indication of SELF-Evolving Human and Human collective movement – like ozone before lightening, the rumbling is palatable.

I know you know something is coming. I know you can feel it too.  Some of you may have your own way of seeing it. So many convergent indicators are in the marketplace today.  The holonomic models of Karl Pribram and David Bohm apply well I think to these coming of days and thereafter – to what we as human beings do in our minds and how we change in our behavior over these next generations (I project 3-4 or 100 years) and beginning now, and how mobile is a key component tech in this transformational space/time… today.

People are not just learning content or skills.  They are not simply going to use mobile to learn-to-learn – a new emergent population of humanity that 2%, is now ready to use mobile to Learn-to-Evolve!

Mobile as THE Human evolution-revolution agent is why I am here speaking to you. It is a huge project and huge undertaking and will demand many teams of many synergistic skill sets, and as would be true of any real paradigm shift some of these skills sets have not worked together very often, such as theoretical neuropsychologists and mobile application developers and Personal Knowledge Management specialists and “Self-Quantification” scientists and SQ product development companies. We have seen a few such interactions but not as a fully integrated top-down/bottom-up (chalice-shaped) development process.

Who wants to work on a piece of this collective dance together?

Cheers all,

+1.916.261.4016 or comment here and I will get back to you.

Our Innate Significance Begets Our Natural Social Purpose – Prescient “EvoLog” circa ’93…

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“EvoLog” is one of many names I have created and used since the early 1980’s to bring new energy and meaning into this subject and typically as an effort to describe an interconnected facet of this very large system of thought… and the now apparently unfolding reality.

I inc’d Psykon Achievement Systems in 1984 with “Psykon” as a word combination of “Psyche” and “Icon” and referring to “representation of the human mind and spirit.”

This meaning-play with words has always come natural for me. Good thing too. When one is describing a “large and new thing” this language-play becomes a serious necessity as a culture’s lexicon at any given time, and at that time a new large thing comes to life, is naturally incompetent to describe the quality of new-ness of that new and grand thing.

I have not seen this document, which I originally scribbled in 1993, for at least a decade (I am guessing here) and came upon it just the other day (January 5th, 2010) and sent it to my colleague Dr. Lou for grammatic tightening.  It is in thought as it was 17 years ago. I have writings from the mid 80’s that speak similarly and more specifically and am trying to get these into a useable format – old vr.’s of software.

I assume “Evolog” stands for “evolutionary logic” but it could have meant “evolutionary log” Star Date… blahdiddly… (but I doubt it knowing my own mind still).  Anyway the piece is dated – and at times not so very much. I hope you enjoy a few good thoughts and futuristic guesses made with this muddled text of mine – done with such great pecking labor. Yes, a grand and pitiful pity this.

(circa 1993 // Palo Alto, Ca – Chicago, Il)

If life is learning why didn’t anybody ever tell us that every time we learn something new we have an insight or an Ah-Ha.

Why was the nature of the most fundamental and measurable unit of life not made known to us?

The market, young and old, systems, individuals, and cultures alike, are screaming for the identification of, and bridge between, a universal language-for-learning and human creativity, and the evolution of social purpose and value.

Restated, we are screaming for enlightenment about the value of our insights over time, so we can better understand and then procreate our personal significance and social purpose in life.

We all learn the same way differently.

Logo - Psykon Achievemnt Systems, Inc.

Faces Flame

Despite the omnipresent nature of learning in human life no common thread, architecture, or universal language-for-learning has been articulated. Further, and until this time, the critically needed social architecture that bridges human and cultural learning to the creation of social value could not be developed. It is the development of one’s innate gifts, or natural competencies that begets personal and cultural significance. It is the unfolding of our significance that evolves our natural Social Purpose; the wonder of creative learning synergies and ultimately our Value as individuals and cultures.

Since 1985, I have predicted the emergence of the Learning/Evolution Technologies Industry.

The “pure-process” industry that cuts across all human endeavors and therefore markets.

This industry, as yet undefined by the financial markets, has gone from hundreds of millions to tens of billions in less than a decade. In the past generation, our Western oriented educational, self-development, or human potentiating, type products became available to the masses through the immense mail order publishing kingdom of audio and audio-video programs and more recently infomercials.

The exploding world of learning technologies for the development of the mind, body and spirit is physically evidenced by the proliferation of larger and larger shelf and floor space (500% or more) dedicated to the potentiating general education, psychology, health/wellness, spirituality, and business success type product sections in U. S. bookstores in the last 5 years alone. Eastern and Middle Eastern influences on our evolutionary product and service “content” are similarly evidenced. The world of human potentiating software and hardware is upon us with devices that provide myriad forms of bio-feedback; board games that analyze your dreams; self-hypnosis programs; and even food for thought as mind-munchies.

With the insurance industry funding Wellness (Mind/Body), and big business, schools and government buying Empowerment (Mind), we have sufficient evidence to support the readiness for the emergence of an industry that cuts across the social and economic development of all industries – the Learning/Evolution Technologies Industry.

Evolog, Inc. is positioned to midwife the birth of this revolutionary movement.

How we begin to achieve and maintain this leadership position is the real question and the inspiration for this proposal.

© 1984 – 2010 John-Brian Hennessy