Smart Communities for Smart Cities

The problem of reliable democratic governance is important for the survival of any community, and it will be more and critical over time communities with levels of social connectivity in a society rapidly increasing with speeds and scales of electronic communication.

This might become critically important with the emergence of so-called “Smart Cities” powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) like it has been presented by Ben Goertzel recently. The core of any city is its human population and if the operations at human-level interactions are broken, any AI running on the basis of broken human interactions can make things worse rather than improving them.

Sunrise on earth

Living in space

Congratulations on your graduation

Now you know.

Team Gina

Gina is home again. She’s been through hell. Now we begin TEAM GINA, All aboard!!!

We did it ourselves!

“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

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Have a light-hearted season

And the preacher says:

It’s that time of year again. Seems to me it’s a lot more dense than in previous years. Let me explain.

When once upon a time if a person displayed holiday lights on their home, it was a sign of being well-off. Lights on the house was an extra expense. Anything more than one string and you lived in a quiet neighborhood, well then, you were really rich, and the next year your neighbor would have 2 strings of lights. And so it went on until today. Today we see yards full of lights. Homes drenched in lights and sounds. Front lawns adorning lit up reindeer and snowmen. No Jesus in the manger or holy holy night. Just lots and lots of lights.

When, once upon a time, people kept their opinions to themselves. It was the polite thing to do. Oh, you could make comments about politics or religion, but not opinion. The thoughts you cherished as your own, and rightly so, were yours and yours alone. Opinions, it was believed, were not facts and then, well, you just stick to the facts. Simple. Today you can blah, blah, blah about anything you want. Everyone is screaming out an opinion and it’s becoming angrier and angrier. What’s with that? Any facts to back that up?

Then, once upon a time, a man (person) was measured by the essence of his word. The word was sacred. Yes meant substance. The word was his bond to others which in turn, measured his success.

Today, the word has become a tool for aggression. A way to do harm. Lies are common which breed distrust and in turn, bring destruction.

Once upon a time was a really nice time which wasn’t that long ago.

I miss that one string of lights on our home which meant we were doing all right. When harmony came in compliments and interest in others. When you shared knowledge with each other and kept your opinions to yourself. When love flowed freely over a good meal and good friends would never lie to you and a well meant hand-shake built trust.

Have a light-hearted season.

Blessings to all.
Rev. Gina

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Big full moon. Harvest time.

And the preacher says …..

The October winds have come with a vengeance. Woe to those who have not braced themselves against it! Are you fit? Have you embraced your spiritual self to help you sustain in the days and storms ahead?

So, I get a letter the other day from a “psychic” out of New York who claims he is my defender in the spiritual court of Universal Law. Wow! Where do people get such ideas? Well, I wasn’t in any sort of mind to think I even needed a defender. And so I wrote him a letter back telling him who he was addressing. After all, I’m just on a mailing list and I wasn’t engaging in his allegations. Let’s be honest. Step up and call them on their schemes to scare you into thinking those preposterous stories are true. Psychics, mediums, clairvoyants, all just get in the way of the light that is trying to reach you. Not just that group of people, but others too. Buyer Beware.

Big full moon. Harvest time. Cycle of time. Time of the great shift. Live in gratitude and grace. And remember, after chaos comes order.

Blessings to all.

Rev. Gina

Move gently on the wave of Time

And the preacher says ……

….. what time is it? Where does the time go? Oh, look at the time! Time to go! Time to get up! Time to rest. Time to eat! Time for work. Time for play. Oh, time for the news!

What are you doing with your time?

The first gift of life for all living things is the gift of time. The definition of time is “Energy at the instant it touches us”. We can’t see it or touch it or taste it or smell it. It is this unknowable energy that affects us all the time. We have the subtle power to control it in and around ourselves. We look at what man has made using his time wisely. We also see what man has destroyed, abusing his gift of time. Pity.

Time wears itself on us. We pass through each day with plenty of time and before we can turn around, the time has run out. We age. We wear time and time wears us out. Can we change that? Can we identify that energy and use it to our advantage? This is the time of the GREAT SHIFT. The new matrix. The new paradigm. The Golden Age.

Identify the time you are in and control that time to move gently on the wave of Time.



And the who said what?

It’s been awhile since I’ve chatted with you. The world as we knew it is fast fading away. If you’ve not paid much attention to what’s going on around you, I strongly suggest you do scan the perimeter and take a stand. We are in the storm.

The economy has wrecked havoc.
The weather has wrecked havoc.
The animals are fighting back.
The religions are breaking down.
The infrastructure is falling apart.
The government is not governing.
The police are in charge.
Our society is killing one another.
Lies are rampant.
Want to talk about the water?

Wake Up! Grow Up!

Re-Think – Re-Form.

Rev. Gina

The Science of Systems

So, it’s not just an intellectual pursuit. I want to fight these forces of evil, because that is what they are. I want you to join me in that fight. I want to share, in this book, my weapons – the weapons I’ve learned from the enemy.

What’s my most powerful weapon? What’s the weapon that can finally win? It’s not a gun or a bomb. It’s the science of systems. It’s seeing and really understanding how things are connected. And it’s also seeing all the traps and distractions that are put in your way. Here’s the best part. Once you learn this science – once enough people understand it – we can create an army that will win the war. Which is the first thing they don’t want you to know!

To distract you, to keep you feeling small and helpless, what they want to do is indoctrinate you. They want to “convert” you because, as Marx said, “Religion is the opiate of the people.”

V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai