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  • The EXPONENTIAL Love and Grace of Almighty God!

    05/04/2014 5:06:20 AM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 1 replies
    IFB ^ | 5/4/13
    My dear friends, we are living in a day where technology is rapidly changing every year! Our society is moving at the speed of a supersonic jet and so is Satan's demonic deception (Matt. 24:4, 1 John 5:19, Rev. 12:9)! What took centuries now only takes years today and what took decades now only takes days and what took days now only takes moments. The Day of the Lord is rapidly and supersonically approaching us and no wonder it will take over the world as a thief (1 Thess. 5:3)! The word "GREAT" or EXPONENTIAL is used some 30 times...
  • Yes, Virginia, there really is a Free Lunch

    01/21/2013 11:20:29 AM PST · by Pete · 7 replies
    29thday.org ^ | 1/21/2013 | George Berry
    Do you remember the Financial Crisis of 2008? You woke up that morning in September, took a shower, had your first cup of coffee, turned on the news, and heard that, apparently out of nowhere, we were on the thin edge of a financial disaster that would make the Great Depression look like a picnic. Do you remember how you felt, the sense of disbelief, the feeling of real fear? How? Why? It happened because Congress passed a law that allowed the banks to take the risk of mortgage default, and then transfer that risk to someone else. Congress even...
  • How Can We Change the Future?

    11/05/2012 5:05:47 PM PST · by Pete · 4 replies
    The 29th Day ^ | Nov 5, 2012 | George Berry
    CIC (kick) is the power unleashed by computers and the internet in the 21st century. CIC is the exponential force created by combining Creativity, Information, and Communication. You are not imagining the world is moving more quickly. It is. The old linear ideas of the Industrial Age and the 20th century don’t work anymore because they are just … too … slow. One of the most vital things that CIC does is to transfer or distribute power from institutions to their “markets”, that is, to people like you and me. This is happening whether the product of these institutions is...
  • 7 Billionth Baby Born on Planet Earth!

    11/11/2011 2:35:29 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 10 replies
    Faith Issues ^ | 11-11-11 | Jerry McGlothlin
    This FaithIssues video shows the exponential population growth of human beings from a biblical perspective. The bible says in the book of Daniel that in the last days man will travel to and fro and knowledge will increase. And along with that has been a huge population increase. Enjoy this video and share it with your friends. Thank you. Faith Issues Link to video: http://www.youtu.be/KlNYwsAQYzQ
  • Iran: Will We Act or Will We Wait?

    09/18/2010 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Pete · 12 replies
    29thday.org ^ | September 18, 2010 | George Berry
    When President Bush made the decision to invade Iraq, many of us said, "You acted precipitously, you should have waited". Now, it comes to Iran, and President Obama is waiting. When not if Iran produces a nuclear weapon, won't many of us say, "You should have acted sooner. You waited too long"? Why the difference in strategy and which approach will prove to be most prudent? This is the way I would explain the difference. There was a lily pad on a pond, which doubled in size each day until, after 30 days, it covered the pond. The riddle is, on what day did it cover half...
  • The JournoList Scandal: Old Media tactics offend but should not surprise

    07/21/2010 9:16:45 AM PDT · by Pete · 5 replies · 1+ views
    The 29th Day blog ^ | July 21, 2010 | George L. Berry
    In recent days, the Daily Caller website has released transcripts from the JournoList Listserv.    The JournoList is a private discussion group for liberal journalists and academics. Two items the Daily Caller reported were the efforts by the participants to hide the Jeremiah Wright story by attacking Conservatives by erroneously labeling them racist and the suggestion that the government should shut down Fox News. I want to keep these two examples in mind in the my discussion below.The transcripts are quite shocking yet shouldn’t be once we realize the nature of Old Media. Chapter 11 of The 29th Day: Solutions...
  • Tea Party Mechanics: A Complex Adaptive System

    07/19/2010 5:38:49 PM PDT · by Pete · 11 replies
    29thday.org blog ^ | July 19, 2010 | George L. Berry
    I want to take a minute and talk about “systems”. When I speak of a system, I am talking about any collection of nodes and connections. Examples of systems include computers in a network, employees in an office, and puffs of air in a thunderstorm. A node is an individual unit in the system and a connection is the  interaction between two nodes.Let’s look at some generic systems. Did you notice something about the four node example? It has more connections than it does nodes. In fact, four nodes is the minimum number of nodes needed in a system...
  • Exponential Change and my letter to Glenn Beck

    07/19/2010 8:36:32 AM PDT · by Pete · 9 replies
    The 29th Day blog ^ | July 15, 2010 | George L. Berry
    Dear Glenn I am writing to you because my father and I have started to try to do something about where we find ourselves as a country and I wanted to let you know about it. My father is writing again. You probably have not heard of my father, primarily because he sought to avoid fame when he was working. His name is George Berry. He is an actuary (as are my two brothers and I). My father is largely responsible for the health actuarial consulting industry as it exists today. One of my favorite stories from his early years...
  • Exponential change and my letter to Glenn Beck

    07/15/2010 1:14:00 PM PDT · by Pete · 20 replies · 2+ views
    29thday.org ^ | July 15, 2010 | Pete
    Dear Glenn I am writing to you because my father and I have started to try to do something about where we find ourselves as a country and I wanted to let you know about it. My father is writing again. You probably have not heard of my father, primarily because he sought to avoid fame when he was working. His name is George Berry. He is an actuary (as are my two brothers and I). My father is largely responsible for the health actuarial consulting industry as it exists today. One of my favorite stories from his early years...
  • Chapter 1 - What is the 29th day? (Updated)

    06/28/2010 7:51:24 AM PDT · by Pete · 2 replies
    Chapter 1 - What is the 29th day? Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) - Military Leader, President of the United States This above all: to thine ownself be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Polonius' advice to Laertes, in Hamlet William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English playwright Something has happened in the 21st century which has never happened before. It is...
  • Chapter 2 - What in the World is CIC?

    06/09/2010 10:51:49 AM PDT · by Pete · 5 replies · 34+ views
    Chapter 2 - What in the World is CIC? CIC Principles and CIC vs CI Tendencies CIC - The exponential force created by combining Creativity Information Communication Back in 1993, I began to realize that something significant was happening. I thought about it, wrote about it, and then spoke about it. There were two principal reactions. The first one was amusement. I had been speaking to my partners, and afterward, one of them came up to me , smiled, and said, “Well, I suppose that’s interesting. If you ever find a use for it, let me know”. The second...
  • Chapter 1 - What is the 29th day?

    06/08/2010 9:01:36 AM PDT · by Pete · 3 replies · 29+ views
    Chapter 1 - What is the 29th day? Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him. Dwight D Eisenhower (1890 - 1969) - Military Leader, President of the United States Editorial (unpublished) Something has happened in the 21st century which has never happened before. It is as significant as the Scientific Revolution and the Industrial Revolution. It is frightening us because we do not know exactly what it is or why it has happened. What is worse, nobody else seems to...
  • Since 1962 - It’s Been Exponential!

    06/03/2009 2:03:42 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 6 replies · 515+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 6/3/09 | DJP I.F.
    Many Americans today look out the windows of their self-centered, narcissistic lives and say, “How did we get to this point in our country?” To ask the question is to answer it. Because of our day’s stormy and dreary moral and social climate, people begin to look for scapegoats for all their ills. They rarely start by looking in the mirror. Americans today - more so than at any other time - are mostly oblivious and ignorant of history and the changing philosophies of what brought us to this point. They are stuck in the mire of today’s social climate...
  • Since 1962 - It’s Been Exponential!

    06/02/2009 1:49:35 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 8 replies · 858+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 6/2/09 | DJP I.F.
    Many Americans today look out the windows of their self-centered, narcissistic lives and say, “How did we get to this point in our country?” To ask the question is to answer it. Because of our day’s stormy and dreary moral and social climate, people begin to look for scapegoats for all their ills. They rarely start by looking in the mirror. Americans today - more so than at any other time - are mostly oblivious and ignorant of history and the changing philosophies of what brought us to this point. They are stuck in the mire of today’s social climate...
  • The Human-Techno Future: How Weird? How Soon?

    08/05/2005 5:14:58 PM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 32 replies · 1,002+ views
    NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM ^ | Wednesday, August 3, 2005 | Sean Markey
    In his new book, Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies—And What It Means to Be Human, (Random House, 2005), author Joel Garreau describes research so cutting edge it seems mind-boggling: • A telekinetic monkey at Duke University in North Carolina uses its mind to move a robotic arm 600 miles (a thousand kilometers) away in Cambridge, Massachusetts. • At a Pentagon R-and-D facility in Virginia, program managers aim to create the ultimate warriors—soldiers that can fight without sleeping, tell their bodies to stop bleeding, and regrow lost hands and limbs. Garreau notes that regular...
  • The Law of Accelerating Returns

    07/20/2003 7:09:37 PM PDT · by AZLiberty · 15 replies · 236+ views
    KurzweilAI.net ^ | March 7, 2001 | Ray Kurzweil
    An analysis of the history of technology shows that technological change is exponential, contrary to the common-sense "intuitive linear" view. So we won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century -- it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate). The "returns," such as chip speed and cost-effectiveness, also increase exponentially. There's even exponential growth in the rate of exponential growth. Within a few decades, machine intelligence will surpass human intelligence, leading to The Singularity -- technological change so rapid and profound it represents a rupture in the fabric of human history. The implications include...