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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
11:41 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 2
This is commentary on my response /m6.

It appears in 1) I both agree and yet am open to disagree. The agreement is that we mutually comprehend, a propositions (for example - "That wars are inevitable" - we both agree what the propositions means). Yet, we may disagree as to whether we believe the proposition to be true; I personally don't agree, but many do. Once we have mutual agreement on what a proposition means, we can conduct productive dialog on its truth or applicability.
Larry Victor
03:21 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
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Larry Victor
03:18 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 6
I knew about computers early, but didn't get involved until I could use them - starting in the early 1980s with an Apple II using WordStar word processor. Early discovery of modems and hypertext and had my own online system by mid 1980s on the first IBMs. Self taught. I usually have been a pioneer in using new software, but not a geek - I wanted more to USE the tool than to really know how it works.

I currently have a DELL 8250 running XP-Pro with 512 RAM and 110GB HD, broadband, with pad/pen, camera, using text-to-speech and speech-to-text softare. I prefer composing in outliners (ECCO or NoteMap) and am starting to video dialog. BUT, I want a Colab Studio which will let me walk around with others, collaboratively composing with multi-media I/O intefaces, and be liberated from the fixed keyboard and monitor. I am a nuamphibian, migrating back and forth between Cyberspace and Physical space.
Larry Victor
03:04 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 4
1) Train, coach and guide me in developing a regime of exercise and diet for optimum health and longjevity; and a disciplined work style.

2) Be Sysop for my computer system, keeping it optimally functional and assisting me in re-structuring my software and learning useful features of old software and new software - especially to move me into multimedia production.

3) Assist me in organizing my archive of many decades of writing for "publication" in print and in subscription online Learning Expeditions (where members collaborate with me in editing and expanding parts of my archive).
Larry Victor
02:57 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 5
1) On Learning to Plan and Planning to Learn, by Donald Michael. Catalyzed my insight that "Reform was Impossible" and led to my search for alternatives in Societal Metamorphosis and the distinction between transformation and emergence.

2) Trading With The Enemy by Charles Higham. First book to really open my eyes to deception at high levels - this book documents the great support of US corporations for Hitler, and how they continued to work with Nazi corporations during and after the war.

3) The Order of Things, by Michel Foucault. First book into the depths of post-modern thinking and how people at different times lived with different worldviews and epistemes. Lead to my continuing interest in epistemic changes; most currently those of adult stages by Robert Kegan in In Over Our Heads
Larry Victor
02:44 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 2
1) Are you willing to dialog with me on issues until we agree on mutual comprehension (even if we disagree), and are you open to probing to confirm comprehension?

2) Are you open to have some of your basic assumptions about reality challenged and open to change if appropriate?

3) Are you optimistic and entheusatic about our project and mission? Why do you want to participate?
Larry Victor
02:39 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 3
1) My lack of mental imagery and other specifics about my cognitive style. See my response to last query.

2) My committment to full honesty & transparency and will be assertive in seeking clarification. I want to know everything that is important for me to know.

3) I often don't ask for help when I need help.
Larry Victor
02:34 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 7
1) FUTURE SURVEY, edited by Michael Marien and published by the World Future Society. A monthly 24 page newsletter with 50 quality annotated reviews of books and articles relevant to our future. I have read every issue, cover to cover, since its start in 1979. Time: 4 hours/month.

2) emails from listservs, primarily NHNE (New Heaven, New Earth, by David Sunfellow. also from Tom Atlee's Co-Intelligence Institute and from RKM's Cyberjournal.org
Time: .5 to 2 hours daily

3) Democracy NOW, by Amy Goodman, usually viewed by video streaming into my computer on broadband. Time: 1 hour/day

4) Skimming and some reading in subscribed magazines: Science, Wired, Fast Company, and occassional others. Time: 3 hours/week

5) Daily review of main stories online from NYTimes & Washington Post. Time: .5 hours/day.

Books read and essays from the web make up another major source of information, as well as occassional forwards by friends.
Larry Victor
02:13 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 8
Place one ( x) in each horizontal row indicating your normal level of imagery for that sensory modality.

            Visual (eyes closed) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )

            Visual (eyes open) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )

            Auditory (music) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )

            Auditory (speech) Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )

            Smell and/or Taste Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )

            Body Position and/or Movement Strong ( ) Moderate ( ) Weak ( ) None ( x )


            Were you previously aware of the diversity of ability to experience mental imagery in the human population? Yes ( x ) No ( )

            Comment briefly about your own mental imagery style.

I have yet to meet or read about anyone as deficient as I with mental imagery. Old research reports that 3% of the surveyed population lacked visual imagery and 7% lacked auditory imagery. More research is needed. I learned about my lack of visual imagery when I had a very vivid one when in graduate school. I was so shocked that I ran to tell my friends, who wondered what Larry was so excited about, as they all had good visual imagery. I have had less than a dozen spontaneous and short lived visual images in my life. Many people can't believe I lack imagery until I find which sensory mode they are themselves lacking imagery with. Few have stong and creative imagery in all sensory modes. I do dream with visual imagery, but when I awake I cannot replay any part of the dream.
Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
01:58 AM ET (US)
Regarding item 1
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Larry VictorPerson was signed in when posted
01:42 AM ET (US)
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