How to measure innovation
June 8th, 2011
12:25 PM ET

How to measure innovation

Editor's Note: This post is part of the Global Innovation Showcase created by the New America Foundation and the Global Public Square.

By John Cookson, CNN

Distance is measured in meters, time counted in seconds, and intelligence assessed by IQ, yet innovation lacks a standard unit of measurement.  Stand-in metrics for innovation, seven of which are listed below, help to fill this gap in measuring how new products and new processes have led to longer and better lives.

Those seven metrics are: (1) patents, (2) GDP, (3) energy captured, (4) R&D spending, (5) inventions, (6) urbanization, and (7) a social development index. Let's go through them one by one.

1. Patents

Innovation is quickly followed by desire to protect and profit from it, which makes patents a compelling proxy for measuring innovation.  Seventy-five percent of all patents filed, and seventy-four percent of all patents granted worldwide, happen in the patent offices of Japan, South Korea, China, Europe and the United States.

This year, for the first time, China is expected to become the world’s number one patent publisher, passing the U.S. and Japan in both total and basic number of patents.

Yet patent numbers alone do not separate the innovative ideas from the not-so-innovative ideas, the latter demonstrated by U.S. patent 6,368,227: a method for swinging on a swing.

Check Out: More from the "Global Innovation Showcase" created by the New America Foundation and the Global Public Square.

2. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Per Capita GDP

Economic output - both a nation’s GDP and as an individual share thereof - is another stand-in for measuring innovation.  The late British economist Angus Maddison calculated national GDP and per capita GDP numbers back several millennia.  His work shows how certain nations at certain times became innovation powerhouses.

Innovations in finance, shipbuilding and energy collection led to an economic boom in the early modern Netherlands, for example.

In 1500, GDP per person in the Netherlands was almost equal to that of the UK.  As the innovations listed above took hold in the Dutch economy, GDP per person doubled by 1600, and doubled again by 1700, at which point it was 1.7 times that of Britain’s GDP.

Read: Are we still an innovation nation?

It took until almost 1800 for the UK to catch-up with the smaller Netherlands in GDP per person, largely by implementing the innovation processes introduced in scale by the Dutch earlier.

3. Energy Captured

The history of innovation is also the history of humans using more energy.

Better agriculture has led to more and to more caloric food.  Transportation has become faster and capable of carrying more cargo.  And pulling electricity from hydrocarbons in the earth - as well as from sunlight, wind, and other sources - has allowed for more and for more complex technology.

Pinning so much human advancement on commanding more and more energy, the late American academic Earl Cook calculated the average energy captured per person, per day over the last few millennia.

Relatively constant from 1000 to 1600 (around 27,000 kilocalories per person per day), energy began an upswing in the 1700s.

At the dawn of the industrial revolution in the nineteenth century, individual energy capture reached 38,000 kcal per day, on its way to 92,000 kcal by the twentieth century, which introduced the agricultural and electrical revolutions.

Near the start of the twenty-first century, daily energy captured soared to 230,000 kcal, eight-and-a-half times the amount per person in the 1600s.

As Nathan Myhrvold said during a recent GPS interview, the twenty-first century will in part be defined by the developing world seeking to match the developed world in daily energy consumed.

4. R&D Spending

Another stand-in for innovation is funding of research and development.  Pharmaceutical companies spend a large percentage of their revenue on R&D, and the innovative offerings of this industry have been transformative for human life.

As historian Ian Morris writes in Why the West Rules - For Now, “In the richest countries doctors seem able to perform miracles - they can keep us looking young (in 2008, five million Botox procedures were performed in the United States), control our moods (one in ten Americans has used Prozac) and consolidate everything from cartilage to erections (in 2005 American doctors wrote 17 million prescriptions for Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra.)”

Yet as Fareed Zakaria writes in TIME magazine, R&D is not synonymous with innovation.

An innovation darling, Apple spends relatively little on R&D, a fifth of what Microsoft spends as a percentage of revenue, and less in total over the last decade than Microsoft spent in fiscal year 2010 alone.

5. Important Inventions Per Person Per Year

Pentagon physicist Jonathan Huebner measures innovation by calculating the number of important products produced each year and dividing that number by the world’s population.

Using this model, Huebner finds results at odds with common assumptions about the accelerating pace of innovation in recent years.

Read: Rebellion of an innovation mom.

Innovation peaked back in 1873, according to Huebner, and has been declining ever since as technology reaches natural limits of efficiency and economic feasibility.  “We are at an estimated 85% of the economic limit of technology,” Huebner writes, “and it is projected that we will reach 90% in 2018 and 95% in 2038.”

6. Urbanization

In 2008 the number of people living in urban areas surpassed half of the world’s population for the first time in history.  Rapid urban growth, which began in force in the 1950s, has seen new cities bloom and established cities expand and evolve.

This growth has earned comparisons to complex organisms, similar in kind to the growth and death within a biological system.  Yet with biological systems from microorganisms to large mammals, every increase in size results in a slowing circulation, a slower pulse, governed by a principle know as the quarter-power law.  A hummingbird’s heart, for example, beats faster than an elephant’s by a factor that is proportional to each animal’s size.

Based on the biological comparison, it would seem then that a larger city would have a slower circulation of ideas and innovation as it struggles simply to sustain its growth.  The relationship is, in fact, reversed.  A larger city is more innovative.

According to author Steven Johnson in Where Good Ideas Come From, the larger city is more innovative by an inverse factor of the quarter-power: “A city that was ten times larger than its neighbor wasn’t ten times more innovative; it was seventeen times more innovative. A metropolis fifty times bigger than a town was 130 times more innovative.”

7. Social Development Index

Another way to measure innovation is to combine several of the measurements listed above into an index.  While the portions allotted to each measurement in the index are subjective, a composite of measurements might more accurately capture the broad understanding of innovation.

Historian Ian Morris, noted above, has created an index not of innovation, but of “social development," which includes energy capture, urbanization and the capacities for war-making and for information technology.

Read and Watch: A brief history of innovation.

He assigned a maximum of one-thousand points and divided these points among the four categories listed above.  His index, which goes back to Neolithic man, is another stand-in for innovation across history, graphically showing how ideas and processes have led to a modern life very different from previous generations - as well as how much of human history has been, and may continue to be, an innovation race between the West and East.

Check out more at CNN.com/Innovation.

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  1. j. von hettlingen

    How to measure innovation? Cookson named seven stand-in metrics. I personally wouldn't buy everything he said. His metrics would be more appropriate to indicate what impact innovations have on macroeconomics. The quintessential variable is the R&D spending. The others like patents, energy captured and innovatons per capita are the output of an innovation, dependent on the outcome of R&D spending. The rest like GDP, urbanisation and social development index are the economic values that an innovation can generate.

    June 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Reply
    • Earl Retherford

      I agree with Fareed Zakarias Statements but and its a big but it may not be a big problem to come up with a few million for R&D but when a new concept is ready for full scale production it must cross what has been called the Valley of Death. The Valley of Death is getting the funding to build a full scale plant. Since anything new is risky and the investment is large (typically several hundred million dollars) this is very difficult.

      June 9, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Reply
      • saul

        dark ones in their native format:

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTsh4L74nLY

        the 'sith' in star wars, barnes in sphere, human bodies or actual humans in the grasp of the dark ones power.

        June 12, 2011 at 9:41 am |
      • saul

        they are half interdimensional, half being (the native format, not purely human). Many of them cannot fully evolve for they reside in the realm of dark energy exlusively.

        June 12, 2011 at 9:44 am |
      • saul

        you can finally see them in all their greatness in this video-see it all:

        hwww.youtube.com/watch?v=-xPhWUnwM0Y

        June 12, 2011 at 9:49 am |
      • saul

        deal with the devil

        [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmgEN5Crr2c&w=640&h=360]

        June 12, 2011 at 11:57 am |
  2. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    your subconcious told me to post it.

    deny your own reflection or accept it?

    it is of course, a choice. Even though it might not appear so, the very illusion that you might not have a choice is what brings you great pain. When you realize you do, the illusion dissappears, and you accept the truth. For there is only one truth. The semantic tautology by which you write the code and no one...not one person or...entity...can take that away from you...

    especially....vis a vi....

    satan

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoPg3xMx9m8&w=640&h=360]

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoPg3xMx9m8&w=640&h=360]

    June 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm | Reply
    • saul

      so you may undrestand enki, and planet earth, the realm of enki..more fully: (reposted from below)

      the dark ones allowed earth realm to go to the light through competition. There were faster ways through love. But in the end, it is only the thought form that defines it.

      Extreme competition by luciferian ideology leads to the 'perfect market' through perfect competition and libertarian, by doing so, it becomes cooperative and communist in nature.

      A love light thought form will acheive this faster through cooperation, by having the individual entitites resonating to the higher level understanding. Humans were designed by the dark ones to be subservient, so they just took longer to reach the same end, the light.

      So you see, everything seves a purpose. Even the dark t shirts. By creating relentless competition across the planet through materialism, eventually, the winners of the world will create higher standard of living through productivity, and the relentless specialization will give way to a perfect market that will be able to satisfy 'all needs. Conversely, by being so incredibly competetive, those with ability will only get what they deserve by merit and will give all of that which their ability can.

      In so doing, both extremes, like the bell curve thought form, converge to the singularity, the same focul point and the light.
      Think of Satan as a hard overbearing father, while the love thought form to be a nurturing compassionate mother. One leads to a certain end faster (the mother), but it does not mean that the satan entity cannot accomplish the same thing for you as well. Dark ones can be the best teachers, because they challenge you in the blind spots. The problem is that people avoid their fears and hence, challenges, delaying this eventuality.

      some of the best systems are ones of relentless competition butwhere there is much sharing as a form of communism because everyone knows there is life after death.

      Once people realize they can experience any life, and that they are all one in the higher dimensions, the suffering usually associated with capitalist societies go away. You can be utilitarian yet see the body only as a vessel. The best of both worlds. You can cherish the meek because you realize no thought form is better than any other. They are just experiences by some higher being.

      one best system is a libertarian communism (and the meritocratic set up I told you about) That may sound strange, but if you think about it, both extremes are actually, by meaning, one and the same.

      a perfect market (the extreme capitalsim) IS communism. Communism in extreme IS liberariansim.

      totalitarianism is truth. ayn rand is truth. You set the meaning in your head. What totalitarianism does however is to diametrically oppose the absolute tautology into an illusory element–that of duality-time (etc) and then its all of a sudden somehow opposed.

      But in reality it is not. 'ism' is a totalitarian trick. Capital-ism is just an emergent property of trade. It is much better to trade in dolalrs than to barter your shoes for food. Its just faster. Banks are the most communist entities on the planet, because you are not giving freely, you are FORCING them to give to society in the form of paid interest...hence, you reward performance, and create greater wealth. YOu are not really 'giving' anything to anyone...eveyrone is given, and must return the 'gaia essence' back to the 'whole'..think of it that way. From that perspective, a bank is very MARXIST.

      What happens is that these terms have been co opted in a totalitarian semantic language to keep you under control. It is the CULTURE of these institutions, be them media outfits, governments, or corporations, that really make them 'bad' or 'good' in a duality (if you look at it from a duality perspective-ying yang). The 'govnment' isn't the problem, the 'corporations' arnt the problem, the 'media' isn't the problem, its the actual systemic design you are talking about. The specific design. Capitalism and communism are just words. They gain relevance through meaning and thought form.

      you can have a world where every single institution is a 'corporation' but it actually acts more like marxism than 'evil fat cats'

      you can have a world where everything is run by the government but it is the most greedy in the entire universe.

      Words mean nothing. Meaning means something. if you cannot look at it like a mathematician and design it, (like many geniuses do, architects, etc) then do not allow the assigning of a meaning be tied to a word, it is only used to control you.

      June 11, 2011 at 9:48 pm | Reply

      saul

      satan traps you in the 'strong delusion' by getting you to sin, he tempts you with the illusion of duality, and when you accept it and commit 'sin' you are in his 'realm' (his jurisdiciton), because satan is no dummy, he knows that duality is an illusion and that greed, lust or power will not bring you fullfillment, but by getting others to buy into this illusion he remakes prime creators creation in HIS IMAGE and enslaves them to their own desires and illusions.

      A real satanist is not committing an immoral act because he does not ENJOY power, or greed, or lust, because greater understanding TRANSCENDS these needs. You only gain access to this power through understanding, which is often sped up through love when you CAN'T understand (it is quite complicated in your current state). Hence, a real satanist can be categorized as utilitarian more than immoral. However, many satanists are not actually satanists and are in fact, just pawns for satan. They have also bought into the illusion of duality and they have also sinned. Since they have created great karmic damage to themselves, they will need to repay this by BUYING in itno the illusion of duality. By enjoying sin and immorality, they have inadvertently placed themselves in the jurisdiction of satan, and as such, satan has an obligation to hurt them in equal measure as they have hurt others.

      In reality, satanism itself is a philosophy of reason, the way the 'architect' in the matrix is a 'man' of reason. By spuring people to live in a world ruled by suffering, fear, and sin....the only way to break free is to love themselves and others.....in other words, the very teachings of prime creator. The reasoning is that it is not really moral to be good in unity, for it is the 'natural' impulse, and that the real 'moral' man is one that does the 'right' thing when in 'pain' (when the two are diametrically opposed). However, satanism by that measure, is also a philosophy of insanity, because it propheses utilitarianism through an ideology of morality. Hence it is tautologically incoherent. In other words, it justifies its utilitarian actions through moral ends, which are qualitatively and quantiatively out of the question when considering utilitarian ends.

      Hence Satan can be called the worst idealist, or conversely, the worst sadist, for he paves the way to hell with good intentions and he creates paradoxes through illusions which self justify insanity (the devil is in the details....he hides the true meaning in words, hence, not allowing for the absolute language to manifest).

      reality itself is a self justifying true tautology. By design, nobody can lie unless a totalitarian paradox and control is created. This is exactly what satan has created. But know that this is not 'normal' by most measures of that word. In reality, this reality is 'insanity manifest.' In Satan's universe (those who actually buy into the illusion) the true highest self would be a mental patient, and the successful people in the system would be the ones that do not even 'play the game for there is no way to win'

      Therefore, the system is a self-justifing art scam, the epic work of an obssesssed interdimensional enttity with moral duality.

      June 11, 2011 at 10:18 pm |

      saul

      this is why in the bible...if you read closely....adam and eve can never actually LIE...because there is no way THEY CAN LIE.

      they all speak the 'one and only language' the one of 'tautology' –think of it like a unviersal neural code..

      it is only when man buys into the illusion of satan, that seperation instead of unity manifests, and he recreates the universe in his image instead of prime creators.

      June 11, 2011 at 10:26 pm | Reply
      • saul

        conversely, those who have bought of the dualistic illusion, but 'beaten' satan at his own game, are in prime creators debt, and will be aptly rewarded in the afterlife.

        Positive karma is very rare in the universe. Those who possess it are in great demand. Those satanists who have deluded themselves of moral relativity, but have selectively chosen to sin and partake of the dualistic illusion, have a great karmic debt to pay. These souls know who I speak of and will not benefit from running away and tnot aking responsibility. Those who are truely morally relative and utilitarian, have transcended the dualistic illusion, and will not be rewarded or punished, for they are beyond the earth realm reality, and will not be judged according to their actions but for what they saw them as.

        For actions only gain significance through meaning. The same action by one point of reference can mean something entirely different to another. Since no one can escape themselves, they will manfiest their own matrix by which to be judged. Everyone has their own judgement matrix, irrespective of their transcendent status (these people are rare, quite frankly).

        So, thats the whole story. Hope you liked it.

        June 11, 2011 at 11:03 pm |
      • saul

        in other words, those who have bought into satans illusion but have done the 'right' thing, will be very much rewarded in the after life. This means love, faith, and service to others. Truely devout and good people will be very much in gods debt.

        It is not so much as bad people will be 'punished' for those who bought into the daulity will really be more in shame in the after life than anything else...having great 'debts' to pay in the process....than those who did good will be aptly rewarded.

        for Gods justice is perfectly equitable and perfectly fair.

        June 11, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
    • beta

      dark narratives:

      [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssgJ5ruuKH4&w=640&h=360]

      June 13, 2011 at 7:58 am | Reply
      • beta

        not a very 'smart' movie, but it did plant seeds of fears in the subconcious...in the singularity...the event horizon.

        June 13, 2011 at 7:59 am |
      • beta

        in the movie, the actor sam neil is enthralled with the power of his own creation, the ship 'event horizon'- he desires to show the crew the fascinating and awesome power of the 'gravity drive'--but this was a dangerous psychic reflection...for when he enters he reflects all his fears and desires to show the awesome fascinating power of science...having misplaced priorities he hence triggers his version of hell and mutates from wanting to show them the power of his ship (who can warp space and time) and instead, his arrogance is transformed into wanting to show them the power of hell. These narratives, if planted intentionally or otherwise, are not a coincidence.

        The greatest arrogance is that of the absolute power over others, be it in politics, art, or science.

        June 13, 2011 at 8:04 am |
  3. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei5cYqGIcK0&w=640&h=360]

    June 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Reply
    • saul

      why post this on some random cnn page?

      because you are on television dummy (network line)...

      God works in mysterious ways.

      June 11, 2011 at 10:34 pm | Reply
  4. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    btw...you see that big mothership up there....

    you can control it.....once you find the key.....you can control it as anyone else in this universe...

    you have just forgotten..

    reality is a reflection. Do not fear. Fear nothing. The less you fear, the more you realize that being one with God has to do with getting rid of fear, and accepting love.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Reply
  5. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    in the realm of the thought form...there is no difference between you and me...we all experience endlessly on this journey no matter what body we acquire.

    We are all one, and seperation is soemtimes necessary for meaning...semantics...

    you see, you are a psychic, and you define reality through meaning...

    the dark ones need not fear....Fear is what lucifer is using to control you. You do not need to have a 'transition'....that there will be 'bloodshed'....in the higher dimensions you would see this clearly. I could say have 'faith' but that would just reflect upon you your own fears, defining you, and not allowing you to be your true self....boundless...for you are prime creator. I could show you some 'meanings' and mathematics...but you have been trained not to understand...and it would take a long time on this blog for you to unlearn what you have unlearned (see the meaning).

    the news reporters that are abiding by the doctrine of 'we need a transition' do not need to live in fear. It may take a leap of faith for you to accept this...this is why 'love' helps you out as a window. But once you do, you will choose the higher path, and things will fall in place, like pebbles upon a stone.

    It will all work out.

    But of course. It is YOUR choice.

    June 9, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  6. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    you remmember this guy?

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uIzS1uCOcE&w=640&h=360]

    you already have a singularity. You just have to tur tur turnnnnnnnn on..

    and how powerful you are human. You are indeed very powerful. You can move mountains.

    Get out of the house of mirrors. Do not fear, that is how enki enslaves you. Now you are thinking in fluid dynamics, in game theory. Oh, but not everyone will accept it, some people will fear. Yea, so what? It is meant to be. There is a possible future for everything...and UP THERE...you will experience ALL OF THEM simultaneously...so it doesnt matter HOW you get there...you WILL get there...IT HAS ALREADY HAPPENED....

    so it doesnt matter whether people are fearful, and there is pain and bloodshed, and panic and destruction in your reality...because if you choose some other way, you will still end up experiencing the reality where there is pain, bloodshed, pain and destruction. Because you are all THAT IS. You are prime creator.

    The less fear you have, the less pain you will experience. The more love you have, the more you will understand the 'information highway' and evolve rapidly. You may cling to old ways because you cannot imagine another way....that is ok, that is why jesus christ told you "beleive" because your higher self, God, will then SHOW you a new program.

    Think of your likes and dislikes as a program protocal. You like certain things, like, sex, and money, and this or that...and it is so PROGRAMMED into you...that you CANNOT SEE another way...

    but the moment GOD shows you, you then go 'oh' i never saw it that way AND YOU WILL LIKE THAT WAY MORE THAN THE OTHER WAY...

    because in reality, there is only light (information) and darkness (lack of information), and one will give you less essence than the other...

    you will LIKE the light more than the other...but sometimes we get ATTACHED to the darkness because we are like a program in the tron movie and we cannot see another way DUE TO FEAR....

    but in reality all you have to do to open your mind is to realize that love and God are really just your higher self trying to show you HAPPINESS....and you will be abvle to experience MANY MANY LIVES...so it doesnt matter that someone is more intelligent, or has more wealth, or has a prettier wife...because at the end of the day...you will be able to experience THEIR LIFE AS THEY WERE after you die as you so wish..

    understand?

    you are a GENIUS- which means DEMON..

    BUT A GOOD DEMON OK.

    you can do everything we do ...you have just been enslaved by an interdimensional entity that was kind of strange.

    And you got so caught up in the strong delusion...you became a zombie and constantly toiled....the darkness is a necessary essence to existance...make peace with it...LOVE THE DARKINESS...

    (FIGURE OUT WHAT THAT MEANS) and then you will be better off.

    Even if you dont love the darkness...realize that those who choose not to, will be enslaved in certain dimensions, and those that choose to do it, will live in higher dimensions..

    like in compeltely different worlds...

    so thats why some are called 'light' workers and others 'ascended masters'

    you DESIGN YOUR OWN WORLD...AND FIND LIKE MINDED PEOPLE...YOU DON'T TAKE CRAP FROM THE LIKES OF SATAN AND HIS MINIONS..

    IF YOU DO, THEN YOU CAN EXPERIENCE WITH LIKE MINDED PEOPLE AS WELL..

    in other words, it doesnt .matter...understand?

    its a perfect justice..

    part of your eternal suffering is that you have been deluded into thinking there is no justice because you cannot see in the extra dimensions. That is total 'crap' ok. You can. And all of you chose to be on Earth for specific reasons prior to being born.

    Ok, cya later. Or should I say...in the 'now'

    bye bye.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:03 pm | Reply
  7. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    yes ,I am awakening and Im happy to tell you that everything is coming together on schedule. Your shenanigans are amusing.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Reply
  8. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    btw. the 'satanists' /...that are all worry worry super scurry...

    it doesnt matter because you will experience all realities simultaneously after the merger...in a way, it doesn't really matter what you do...your fate will find you. ...as divinely ordained by God.

    of course you have a choice....thats the thing, precisely because you limit yourself is the reason that you lose 'choice'

    the more you are you, and less 'god like' the more 'limited' you become, and hence,. the less free will you have.

    In a word, stop worrying.

    All your philosophies are bio digital jazz man.

    All your base (and ours) now belong to us (you).

    peace. be calm.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  9. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    btw,. i guess you are wondering why i posted this if it doesnt matter. It matters to me.

    Thats why it mattered. But in reality, it doesnt.

    see?

    youll get used to it kid.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  10. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    in other words, I WANT this transition to come with love–I love the satanists as well....it takes UNDERSTANDING to see it my way..

    if you are angry, then you will experience it the DARK WAY and then eventually you will go to the light anyway.

    in other words, stop worrying about the "thought form" and the "event" etc, etc.

    Especially the satanists. This is all divinely fated...by ALL OF US..

    EVEN THE SATANISTS WANT THIS...they are just not fully AWARE OF IT..

    June 9, 2011 at 1:14 pm | Reply
  11. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    so....if you WANT to experience IN THIS REALITY....prior to the merger....a peaceful and loving ascension..

    all you have to do is stop hiding behind propaganda.

    you fear that if you don't, i or someone else will wake up...and then it wil be all chaos and bloodshed because the dark entity won't have 'time' to leave.

    friends, you have all the 'time' in the UNIVERSE.

    But it is your choice. I know that you might still fear death and many other things, and you might need to learn lessons if you choose to fear. The dark t shirts can also teach you lessons.

    The point is, you do not HAVE TO FEAR. By many measures, its actually counterproductive.

    But its your choice.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Reply
  12. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    basically its about mind over matter man.

    No anger. No hate. No fear for the dark ones.

    Love the dark ones and you will end up learning what you have to learn faster.

    But again, I STRESS, it is YOUR CHOICE.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  13. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    put 'another way' ...

    learn what I really mean by 'loving the dark t shirts' ('bad' people), and you will get a glimpse of the mind of God ..

    Yes, you can be ONE with GOD.

    thats right. But first you must get the MEANING and UNDERSTANDING of 'loving 'bad' people'

    Once you do, you will be ONE with GOD.

    if you cannot do this, then you will learn the necessary 'information' (light) another way, the dark way, which will just take longer, and then you will end up seeing it the 'love the dark t shirt way' eventually anyway..

    see, its all very zen like.

    like an amusement park and you can 'peek' through the eyes of any person in any roller coaster.

    you CHOOSE your experience. You may have DARK appetites, DUE TO YOUR KARMA. Or you may have light appetites for the same reason.

    The way you 'learn the lesson faster' when you cannot understand it fully (which is often the case due the meaning in limitation), is to 'love' and 'take the rock up the hill' (the high way)...

    you may look at it as... oh damn, thats a lot of work, im not doing that....but in reality, you are SAVING YOURSELF WORK...

    its the same in the thought form sphere as it is in the energy equations and your work loads...

    by avoiding things, it doesn't get any easier...

    by doing the 'hard part' first, with 'love,' you are actually taking less time in acheiving the same thing and hence you are taking up 'less' up the hill.

    Thats why jesus christ said have faith and love, because you could not possibly understand with your ...limited mind, intentionally deceived by satan.
    Its like trying to make a zombie wake up (think indiana jones ).....you don't start reasoning with him because he isn't going to understand, so you need to have him instinctively identify with the higher self to get out of the 'gordian knot' or he will just keep being a zombine bouncing off walls until...finally...he finds his/her way.

    thats my explanation. In the end, as GOD, you all have the choice of creating your own reality. I know it may sound 'strange' but just how time and space is relative in relativistic equations, reality is relative to your thought form. You can choose the reality. The more knowledge and intelligence you have (which you will attain very soon when you 'wake up'..) , the easier this becomes to accept.

    But in the meantime it may be very very hard. So you can do two things, you can choose love and 'the hard way' (not really) or you can be lazy and go the easy way (the hard way).

    As God, it is your choice to do what you must do. Don't fret about what to do or how to do it. Be calm. Be at peace. In time, it will become clear to you, and things will fall in place naturally without any effort from you (the higher self will do this for you).

    June 9, 2011 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  14. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    i guess some of you have been wondering why we think of profit and all these other things as irrelevant. Incessantly vying for advertising rights.

    Fact is, once you REALLY UNDERSTAND what I really told you...that you can 'peek a boo' from one persons reality to another in a sort of zen matrix. And that that very power can pretty much basically create and give you all you might 'want'

    Then you understand that profit is kind of extremely meaningless.

    June 9, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Reply
    • thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

      another way...

      even if you remained in enki's domain ...you would eventually reveal yourself and your psychic powers through technology...enki was a teacher...

      technology is your innovative creative self expressing itself. And you would have just developed subconcious robots to replace all your manual labour (3d printers, etc), solar nanotechnology to satisfy all of your energy needs, and then merge with a robotic intelligence many times your senior and unleash your dormat psyche (what you call the subconcious) to your concious self) and it would have taken off from there. A psychic internet or a regular cybernetic internet would then wire you all together, and then you could 'choose' lives from a super robotic intelligence, live the lives, die, and then merge again with the intelligence to experience another life, perhaps a simulation already out there...by simulating exactly that person so as to mimic the same essence and hence experiencee the same exact thing even though you are different than that person ...

      that way you wouldn't get bored just being immortal and having no kids, you could die, merge with a greater intelligence, then live another life THROUGH YOUR KIDS.

      As you see, after a certain point...which would have happened anyway even if enki beat you to a pulp, you would have awakened.

      30-40-100-200 years...you would have awakened..

      and if you didnt, and the planet went extinct in some nuclear war...that would just be one reality...and your higher self would then experience reality in the dimensions where this did not happen on your planet...

      dark is sometimes necessary for growth and meaning. If you can 'get it' intellectually, like some have on your planet (chris langan), then it may not be so necessary.

      This is why sometimes smarter people in your society seem 'strange'...

      it is all relative....you seem 'strange' to them. But remmember, there is no 'other'...if you wish to be super smart in another life...just 're-live' the replay button on the 'chris langan' life file, and then youll experience 'super smart' on planet earth, which is not a pleasant experience btw....

      perhaps why you chose not to.

      June 9, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Reply
  15. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    dont fear the weather changes...they are your psychic potential awakening...if you fear it will just take longer to awaken. It has already happened. Don't worry or fret. Be at peace.

    June 9, 2011 at 2:01 pm | Reply
  16. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    you may think this is some sort of staged invasion...

    no. If we wanted to invade your planet for 'resources' we would have done so a long time ago. With a virus or neutron bombs before you can even press the magic button.

    Fact is, as a thought form, there is no other. You are us and we are you. You were 'us' before you were you.

    So in reality, im just addressing a concern you may have in a delusion. Kind of the way a doctor plays along with an insane patient to learn more about how he processes information.

    June 9, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Reply
  17. TowelHeadsAreMorons

    Are you one too?

    June 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm | Reply
  18. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    (addressing another 'concern'..or should i say...'fear'):

    yes....lets say the motherships were still coming over......we could send one small 'ship' (lets assume reality is the way you currently imagine), and nuke the entire planet...by the time the 'motherships' got there, we would have a new world.

    so you have two choices. (fear vs...) ...your reality is correct...and for some reason we are doing this to entrance you so we can acquire your brain, (only reason 'we' wouldn't already have annahilated you) like in skyline. or what im telling you is correct.

    why would 'we' assuming your version of reality is correct, want 'your' brain, if we could just take a couple samples and then 'reproduce them'? either on 'machines' or in organic form.

    what would be the purpose?

    nothing. There would be no purpose. And hence, if we have announced this to you, the likelihood is that we are peaceful (using probability matrices in your reality) and perhaps (very likely) i am correct....and you live in AN ENTIRELY DIFFERENT REALITY, MORE AKIN TO AN INTERDIMENSIONAL MATRIX, and have the power of NEO.

    Your choice.

    Choose wisely.

    😉

    June 9, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Reply
  19. thoselittlecubesthoselittleflowersshakespearewept

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwpsTZIkEiA&w=640&h=360]

    June 9, 2011 at 2:38 pm | Reply
  20. Tom Folkes

    Wow, it looks like you spent all of about 30 seconds thinking about this topic. I have been wondering the same question for a number of years. Since I worked with NASA on their tech transfer activities. Let me just handle patents first. Many people chose to go with a trade secret instead of patent. Also, only 2% of patents make money. Many ideas are now held with copyright (like a lot of software

    Then there is the concept that many ideas sit on the shelf for even centuries before they are recognized or useful. This includes some killer inventions like the ball bearing.

    This is a pretty important point. It would be great to take this topic with some seriously.

    June 9, 2011 at 4:45 pm | Reply
  21. SarahPalin

    I came from a UFO. I'm an alien. But I'm legal.

    June 9, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Reply
  22. dimensionprevented

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCKDTA3ghPo&w=640&h=360]

    June 10, 2011 at 9:43 am | Reply
  23. dimensionprevented

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXsygEcXuSk&w=640&h=360]

    June 10, 2011 at 9:52 am | Reply
  24. dimensionprevented

    http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1466382/pg1

    read what arkura has to say.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:35 am | Reply
  25. dimensionprevented

    page 7 has an interesting post as well...about chaos leading to order..instability spuring greater complexity to acheive stability and how that eventually culminates in intelligence in any system by absolute tautology.

    June 10, 2011 at 11:36 am | Reply
  26. dimensionprevented

    if you read all of page 1, and sorry, the last two posts on page 6...

    I guarantee you that will ....do a thing or two on your mind...youll start to question and then youll be hungry for more.

    You may even start becoming psychic.

    Hey, if im a crackpot, what will 7 minutes of boredome do?

    I am right....and you are in for a treat.

    😉

    June 10, 2011 at 11:41 am | Reply
  27. dimensionprevented

    but remmember that once you see the light, you are leaving the prison or matrix you beleive reality to be.

    I beleive once you see that you are in control of reality you will be in much joy. But for some it can be overwhelming.

    The link is up there for your curiosity...

    June 10, 2011 at 11:43 am | Reply
  28. dimensionprevented

    of the protoss

    June 10, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Reply
  29. dimensionprevented

    the dimension we prevented.

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KH1Exe2Sogg&w=640&h=360]

    resistance only makes us stronger now...many eyes see through these....it is not far now.

    June 10, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Reply
    • saul

      'our benefactors' should read 'your totalitarian masters'.....the meaning is precisely tuned to control you.

      June 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Reply
  30. dimensionprevented

    you wanted to know....the 'real' satan...didnt you?

    there he is...

    June 10, 2011 at 12:39 pm | Reply
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