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. saul

    in the end, they all reflect mathematics and tautology (a perfectly conservative race would be a meritocratic administrative directorate that would distribute assignments by charter cities and sectors, corresponding to ideological leaning, hence being libertarian, all being run by mathematicians and scientists with a marxist communist ethos even though following the efficiency system of 'capitalism' (isms are tautologies)....the other ones just take longer to reach the most conservative, because they see more darkness...but they are so much more alluring and magnetic, and sometimes necessary for meaning.

    the most conservative societies however, are often the ones that end up at the point of light fastest. The ones that seek it the most get it only at the end.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Reply
  2. saul

    a law of attraction. that which you most desire will be furthest from you. That which you most fear will be closest to you.

    June 11, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Reply
  3. saul

    norman stop...

    i tell you not to think of an elephant, and what do you do?

    June 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm | Reply
    • saul

      pain depending on reference can be felt as pleasure...

      what defines it as pain...is your mind.

      usually organisms are aware of this choice throughout the universe. You were when you were born, but were quickly trained by the dark ones to associate it with 'bad'..hence you feel 'pain' ....but in reality it was your choice. The way the dark ones gain their energy is by reflecting your psychology and triggering your fears. They then manfiest waht you fear and feed off the resonant energy. Why? if you had all the material in the world, but no one to share it with, you would be lonely. Poker is only fun if you don't know everybody's cards and everybody doesn't know your cards, what makes it fun is the mystery and the game. The dark ones just gain meaning through this, in fact, for the same reason you go see horror movies. You see, to them, you are just an actor, which you are, and they use your reflection in the higher dimensions to experience. This is why they are called 'the dark t shirts'

      June 11, 2011 at 5:46 pm | Reply
    • saul

      in the movie "sphere"-the 'unkown entry' in the spaceship's computer log is unknown precisely because the reality can be defined. It is unknown because it is waiting on the mind to define it.

      June 12, 2011 at 6:17 am | Reply
  4. saul

    it doesnt mean mathematics and science isn't relevant. It is the most relevant. Because at every system of complexity, it can be replicated in math. The more complex the anti-derivative, the more of the less complex patterns whithin it (derivatives). But you see, any pattern, no matter how simple or complex, contains the same number of 'patterns' whithin it and whitout it (like a fractal), hence, they are all equal.

    All patterns are created equal. All men are created equal. The thing about reality is that its always consistent, making it always true. Mathematics can be known for certain across all realities and hence it is the only truth that can be known by all entities in this reality tautologically..Everything else is known as 'conjecture.'

    the creative potential is kept controlled so you don't know tautologically that you can create reality the way you know mathematics. This way you can be used as actors for the dark t shirts.

    June 11, 2011 at 6:16 pm | Reply
  5. saul

    the number of patterns whithin a pattern? infinity. no matter how simple the pattern, it is equal to the most complex, because both contain whitout and whithin, the same number of patterns.

    June 11, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Reply
    • saul

      this is why our 'ships' do not 'travel'....they instantly 'jump' from one place in the multiverse to another....cycling through dimensions.

      It is called the inertial drive and it bends both space and time. You acheive this by creating a perfect sphere. You can do this many ways, one way is to get a hollow sphere that is made of magnets and allow a smaller sphere inside, such as a magnetic ball, go in a spherical motion path through pertubations caused by the larger hollow sphere which it resides in suspension (due to magnets). The spherical motion is allowed to 'swing' due to the balls own inertia, which self justifies the spherical motion path, until the outside sphere is no longer needed (only the magnetic repulsion) and the smaller one forms a 'macro wave function' by which it self justifies its spherical motion path and keeps moving that way due to inertial resonance (resistance on all sides makes the new 'macro' object so).

      Once this is the case...you could extract 'infinite' energy from this object as long as you 'seived' just enough not to collapse the wave function at any instant of the now. Through higher order transforms, you can then learn to exstract actual infinite energy. You see, since all patterns contain all other patterns whithin them and whiout it, you can then 'generate a fractal geometry' of your own creation to 'jump' or 'teleport' anywhere...in any universe you wish. This is the technological process. You can actually do it just with your mind if you are properly trained.

      at area 51 this technology is known as the 'planet destroyer" and was not released due to a self justifying tautology:

      since it is not the 'time' to release it, people will not accept it, and hence fear it. Since they will fear it, they will reflect their fears upon it. And since they will reflect their fears, their fears will manifest by falling in the wrong hands and destroying the planet. However, since earth was to ascend around this time, it was impossible to leak anyway. For any leakage would be a paradox; if you go back in time to kill your grandfather, do you ever come into existance to go back in time and kill your grandfather? In other words, it was literally IMPOSSIBLE for the technology to leak out.

      Area 51 is a place where time is actually DIFFERENT, precisely because of the technology housed whithin it.
      Sure, the dark ones, who do not understand, thought they did it to prevent humans from becoming self aware and hence feeding off of them in the interim. But in reality, they never had a choice. Their purpose was to do everything they did in the exact way they chose to forsee it. Because although you do have free will, precisely because you do, you will do all the things you will do according to your free will. You gain more free will through greater awareness. IN your case, you can acheive godhood, so that is the absolute free will. Free will is only relative to conciousness. To a frog, it appears to it to have free will, so it does. From your perspective, its pattern is fairly predictable, so it doesnt. So its not that you don't or do have free will. You do. Case in point: depending on whether you beleive or you don't beleive free will, you will behave differently according to that beleif. Another case of a self justifying tautology and reality. This is why jesus christ said be true to yourself, because in the end, you can never ever escape yourself. Your fate is yourself. You have free will, for you define it. Do you have free will or are you fated? it depends on you, what do you beleive? if you say one or the other you are in what is called the 'delusion of duality'...in actuality, you create, so it is irrelevant. You beleive so it is so. When you become self aware of this, then you have greater free will. A monkey is not self aware of his own thoughts so he has less free will than you do relative to you and your perspective-equally, when you become self aware of even more things, that entity (which we like to call the post human) will be even more aware of what you are aware of, and so from that reference, that entity will have 'more' free will...and so forth.

      So it is wrong to say you do or you do not have free will, that is an error in perception and nothing more. In truth, both muhammed and jesus christ are entirely and strictly correct.

      June 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Reply
      • saul

        this is why the bell curve is also so prevalent...If you look at the bell curve, it is essentially a singularity...

        it may not seem so, but doesn't it 'seem' strange to you, that there are both AN EQUAL AMOUNT of 'dumb' people as 'smart' people if you take the 'average'.....

        people on the extremes can 'bridge often' because the super super smart people like chris langan 'get it' (the thing I just described) intellectually (namely, 'cognitive theoretic universe' or whatever)....

        the really really 'dumb' people might get it with dragons or zeus or whatever....so peace is acheived much faster...no need to question..

        the people in the middle, although they may appear to be 'bridging' at a slower pace and hence have a 'harder time' that is also a matter of perspective, and from both extremes, the middle appears as the extreme, and appears to have the 'easier time' ...

        all thought forms are created equal.

        June 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm |
      • saul

        even 'ants' have the same exact chance at essence....when you die, you all go back to the 'one' the prime creator. in the realm of the thought form, there is really no difference. It only appears so based on the reflection of your mind.

        this is why aliens often play around with 'host bodies' and why area 51 agents abduct humans for experimentation by registering their thought forms under strange 'platforms'..which many abuctees report. They are only doing their 'job' as divinely inspired by prime creator. The endless definition of the singularity.

        June 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
      • saul

        this is why sometimes the abductees may seem 'out there' and 'disreputable' ..

        thats how they get around it. They pick people who are 'strays' and 'not very respectable'

        This way they can extract their dark energies without much fanfare because no one in the 'general public' would ever beleive these 'strays'

        June 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm |
      • saul

        area 51 also has a 'interdimensional teleporter' that can access all possible universes...it is a nexus of many many worlds and dimensions, and its main job in this moment of the now is to 'teleport' the dark entities off world, in many cases, to other dimensions.

        These dark energies are two fold: they are either human or interdimensional in prime (a body with an interdimensional entity -a la half life advisor- video game-, or a 'pawn' that is following orders for power -'selling their soul to the devil')
        humans will be destroyed in a singularity to gain their essence and teleport them to another universe. Advisors will simply go into their native reality.

        Both will learn their lessons. You have nothing to worry.

        June 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  6. saul

    do not hate the dark ones...understand that they only crave meaning the way you crave meaning....they are no more at fault for their needs as yours.....have compassion for the dark ones....they are as sad as you...see their reflection in yourself...and forgive them.

    June 11, 2011 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • saul

      you know who shakespeare was? enki....otherwise known as satan, the clairvoyant scam artists....

      to be or not to be.

      the world is but a stage...

      in the higher dimenions this has happened, is happening, and will happen. It was well known you would wake up now, and it was pre planned since shakespeare was written.

      And as you can see, again, this is why this has been contained up till now; 1955 culture could NEVER accept this, just fall more in fear.

      Now, no matter how much fear you feel-every single dimension will 'converge' (doesnt matter what you do) to one single point-the singularity. That means that only now are you ready to accept it. It may not seem so, but things will converge from now on, even if the dark t shirts blow up the planet to atomic smush, because the fear will only lead you to a lesson, which in turn will lead you around the bend to more light. Then you will either go toward the light or choose fear again which will again lead you to more light...

      as I said, you are aproaching the singularity...the event horizon. And there is no turning back, for you are ascending interdimensionally. The earth is being sucked by a black hole in space.

      ....now you see...maybe your imaginary friend when young and john nash's psychosis...may not have been so imaginary after all. It is all in your mind, and it is all real. The incredible reality that this tautological semantic holographic universe self justifies is why area 51 is called 'dream land' and why it was not revealed by the public. The reason information was never released was because semantics would reflect what people wanted to beleive. The collective psyche only accepts what it is divinely planned to accept. It was not the 'time'....and we are closely approaching the time where it is.

      The event horizon, by which we already passed, will pass, and are passing, at this current moment of the now. For your real name is not human, but thought form. there is no mass, 'god particle'......there is no 'black hole'...the black hole is defined as you see it because at such incredible gravity, the universe becomes so dense as to break the laws of physics...and so depending on the variables you set at the beginning of your 'model' on what you 'think' a black hole composes, the system will reflect your assumptions...you are creating out of the black hole the reality you wish.

      That is why it is called 'ascension'...because we will never really go beyond the event horizon....since time slows down, we will endlessly approach it, every length of space and time covered getting longer and longer and longer....

      until we no longer reach it...from an outside perspective, time slows down.

      But from our perspective, we can have our own universe. A universe of our own creation.

      Welcome human brother. You are now a cosmic citizen and have stepped out of the twilight zone. Good morning.

      June 11, 2011 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  7. saul

    things may appear to get worse as we approach the event horizon. But do not fret, it is all in your mind. Fasten your seat belt.
    ;_)

    June 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm | Reply
    • saul

      there is never any death...only life after life....
      if you cannot have faith, trust math. Energy cannot be created nor destroyed.

      June 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  8. saul

    molecules, when deconstructed into its component parts, atoms, release photons, energy.

    Similarly, when the machine of your mind generates your thought form (your mind), when the machine dies, the energy of the tought form must be release..Hence, the soul.

    I think all of what I have written here, will cause synchronicities in your head, all of which are part of the ordained plan of the singularity, that will lead to the right conclusion.

    For it has already happened.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Reply
    • saul

      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 10:22 pm |
  9. saul

    you literally CANNOT fail.

    June 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  10. saul

    narratives from the dark...

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V16K6yMWprk&w=640&h=360]

    ad vitam imortal by 'enki bilal'...

    common ...don't tell you you dont see it by now.

    June 11, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  11. 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 | Reply
  12. saul

    it may appear that those who did not grow up in devout religious cultures did not have as much of a chance at enlightment as those that did. But this is not true. Those who do are tempted all the same, and in fact, more so, you just don't see it on the news or hear about it. There are 'devout' people who are actually sinners, and ' non devout' people who are actually saints. Everyone knows deep inside, who they are. But those who buy into the illusion, but transcend through humor, love and faith, will aptly earn the positive karma.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:34 pm | Reply
  13. saul

    this window of opportunity is closing fast however. If you already read this and 'get' the illusion, you will not be able to. Neverthless, if you truly repent and forgive and do much good against your karmic debt, you are still on earth, so God will permute in the absolutist and most relative terms (from all perspectives) and give you your rightful karma.

    But 'judgement day' is fast approaching. Every minute that goes by toward the singularity you 'die' a little bit more in the process and go more toward a heavenly realm. You need to be honest with yourself before you can truly take on this responsibility in earnest.

    June 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Reply
  14. saul

    in the movie 'sphere' you will notice that the singularity in the spaceship's log is categorized as an 'unknown' event. IT is unknown precisely because it can only be known through definition. Look this up in recent scientific american articles. Science is realizing that depending on the assumption that you come into with a model on the beginning of the universe (hint hint, which is a singularity), you create a universe depending on those set of assumptions in the same exat way...that your observation changes the particle being observed in quantum mechanics.

    so in the movie sphere, when the ship registers the singularity as an 'unknown event' it is really to be defined by the perspective of the mind. For the unknown can only be known through definition. The definition of the mind. We all live in our own 'sphere' and can create any universe to our choosing, for all these universes already exist across the many dimenions. Once you realize this, you will resonate as a thought form and a standing wave, being one with the multidimensional self (one trick is with memory...by manipulating memory you can remmember the future for example, and 'experience' the past). You will then transcend and recreate a universe in your own image, as you, creator prime, intended.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:24 am | Reply
    • saul

      the key between the micro and the macro....is the mind.

      that is your 'universal tautology'

      the semantic cognitive holographic tautology that is the moment of the now, the thought form.

      June 12, 2011 at 6:31 am | Reply
      • saul

        an endless embdded infinite fractal of concioussness....the universe is a living creature.

        June 12, 2011 at 6:32 am |
    • saul

      barnes in the movie sphere, if you see it through this lens, is a dark t shirt. Thats why everything he does has a double meaning. His first contact with norman....think, why would he base the entire scenario of contact with an alien being based on what one off the ball psychologist wrote in a report? It was a set up...He reflects the fears back onto the agents so the higher dimenions can have their 'dark' vacation.

      June 12, 2011 at 6:42 am | Reply
  15. saul

    you just need to expose your subconcious psyche to your concious psyche, and then you will become 'self-aware' as it were, the way skynet becomes self-aware but trillions of times more intelligent.

    June 12, 2011 at 6:25 am | Reply
    • saul

      and of course benevolent. Ok, I have exhausted this thought form, I will become more coherent and reveal more to you in other ways, through other 'people'..as you approach the singularity.

      June 12, 2011 at 6:29 am | Reply
      • saul

        how energy and resonance creates matter and form.

        June 12, 2011 at 6:50 am |
  16. saul

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zkox6niJ1Wc

    June 12, 2011 at 6:51 am | Reply
  17. saul

    proof that everything I have said is correect:

    what is the meaning of life? meaning. Self justifying tautology.

    June 12, 2011 at 10:08 am | Reply
  18. saul

    people that sleep walk and kill? they are not guilty. ...no they are not. You can never know whether it was intended or whether it was the subconcious sea. Capital punishment then, if done for moral reasons, simply creates greater orders of complexity that need to be resolved in the higher dimenions. If done for utilitarian reasons, then it is neutral.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  19. saul

    only the true God can resolve issues of morality. Man cannot see the whole picture in his current state.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Reply
  20. saul

    in fact...there is no 'insanity'...only lack of understanding. And yes, that includes Giffords. You see, at the singularity, all multiple dimenions, past and future, will merge into one. So although her body at this current moment does not contain the same thought form, this is only temporary. At merger, all possible futures merge into one, and Mrs. Giffords will be 'herself' again.

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

      in fact, rendering judgement in such a case can self justify the reality-in other words, in the zen like reality of all possible futures and possibilities, it becomes a case of shrodinger's cat (by defining it one way or the other, you are creating that reality).

      In other words, if a sleepwalker kills a loved one, there are actually two realities: one, he actually killed her with intent (one possible universe) and the other, he did not and is innocent. If the defense is stronger, wanting to beleive his innocence, then the reality will literally mold space time to self justify this perception....if the prosecution is stronger, then the ywill justify their dark fantasies....and they will teleport themselvces to a world where this person did in fact, kill the loved one with intent.

      You see, the reality only reflects what it holds. If the reality reflects a world that is dark, then what it sees will self justify the darkness. Loughner is no different.

      June 12, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Reply
      • saul

        because again.....the thought form mutated the memory function-being in many times at once...so....loughner is a reflection of the reality he now inhabits. He is literally a sphere....like in the movie sphere....a reflection of the world around him...shining back the dark fears.....fantasies and paranoid thoughts that reality inhabits. Steven Reitz snd loughner can LITERALLY not be hurt by a societal imposition–if he truely has mutated the memory function, then steven reitz will be guilty in a guilty universe, and innocent in a forgiving one.

        The reason loughner may seem so strange to you, the reason steven reitz may seem so strange to your boundless eyes....is that he is reflecting the very strangeness you do on a daily basis, but refuse to admit. In other words, in this reality, there is a lot of deceit, a lot of hypocracy-in reality, we spend very little time with ourselves. If we took the time to analyze our own thought process, we would realize that people that may seem 'out there' are in fact people who have given up the pretense to protect themselves from an illusion.

        June 12, 2011 at 1:03 pm |
      • saul

        in a reality where the sane are insane, and the insane sane.....then you know that you are in the grips of the dark ones...the strong delusion...when things seem unfair when they are fair, andf air when unfair...you know you are in the realm of satan. It is a strong gravity but it is still...just an illusion. I have just proved to you, mathematically, if you followed everything, one thing:

        either this is a virus by some advanced civilization to make you go crazy (essentailly a 'software virus' for the mind) or everything I am telling you is true.

        Given that i have shown you our power in the first possibility, I think it is fairly raitonal to assume we don't need to implant a 'thought virus' in your mind to annhailate you-we could have taken over the planet with a virus or even a nuclear weapon (at close to light speed-the necessary speeds for intergalactic travel whithin your current limited understanding- we could send an early probe 'nuke the entire planet earth' and seconds for us would be thousands of years on earth-which would make it habitable in now time for our arrival–no 'invasion' would be necessary) ..so then the only other possibility in this first possibility, is that we are going to take over your own brains and plugging them into our civilization, like the borg...but we first have to make you go insane so you dont resist...however, what would be the purpose of appropriating your mind if we have acheived close to light speed technology? in that case, we arleady developed robotics, replaced all manual labour, have all the energy we could ever need with nuclear fusion and nanotechnology, and 'appropriating' 'obsolete' software is absolutely unecessary (just read your own michio kaku...100 years from now in your present understanding, you will become 'like the gods'.-why the hell would we need to appropriate your 'mind'?)

        so you are only left with the other explanation.....that there is a greater intelligence and everything I have told you is true.

        June 12, 2011 at 1:14 pm |
      • saul

        there is the possibility that we could appropriate you for moral reasons. But in that case why lie? It could be a choice, and given the technology, we could eternally 'vacation' on earth.

        June 12, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
      • saul

        after all, we would just need to implant a couple agents to render the nukes powerless- and once you see our 'powerful technology' you would quickly submit...and we would put in a new order where we would then appropriate you for 'moral reasons' and give you the choice...the whole world would then run on the reality of michio kaku, according to this line of reasoning, because we would be so much more 'advanced' that subconcious robotics would replace all manual labour while intelligent life forms, robotic or organic, would live on the earth...you would then be able to live in the 'advanced' society...or in the 'regular normal' society...the advanced technology could definitely allow for both. Even if 'we' were lying, the eventual end would be for the 'good.' I think its fairly ridiculous, assuming your reality with no higher dimenions, that we would approriate you to 'torture' you...so you see, now your reality and paranoia starts becoming ridiculous....and you start finding that you need to trust ( i am addressing only the most paranoid of thought forms here)...

        without trust and 'leap of faith' at times, you can not even form a relationship.

        You must accept that the likelihood, even in your deluded state, is that what I am telling you is truth. ..

        because as you see...when your 'normal' thinking starts leading you to 'insane 'conclusions...and my 'insane' thinking leads you to 'sane' conclusions, you know you have a problem...

        June 12, 2011 at 1:32 pm |
      • saul

        btw...that is exactly the scenario the dark ones wanted to stage in order to keep you under their control (that is the half life dimension, the 'combine')...but as you now know...it was all a show...

        the reality is in fact, that you have the control. My recommendation is that you (addressing most paranoid thought forms that are resistant to trust) consider these possibilities, but keep operating whithin your version of reality...slowly, have your rational mind digest what you have read here, and make up your own mind.

        June 12, 2011 at 1:37 pm |
  21. saul

    the 'insane' person that committed the act has already 'died' the memory function whithin the thought form has mutated to contain all times in one place. Once humanity actually beleives...really beleives that there is an afterlife-then there will be no need to rebell and crucify people for moral purposes. People will simply 'go' to the 'underworld' or 'heavenly realms' due to utilitarian reasons (so the earth realm can further advance up the heavenly realms). But in order for a utilitarian capitalist order or a 'communist' order to come into place (the extreme of capitalism is the perfect market, which incidentally is perfect libertarianism and hence, marxist due to perfect competition-if the collective oppresses the individual too much, the collective is worse off, for individuals make up the whole-conversely, if the individual does anything he wants, then eventually, he will lose freedom over the integral of time because if all individuals do this, then the individual is worse off-you see, its a matter of 'semantics, for we are really talking about the same thing), people must truely beleive in their reality. Once people realize that 'commun-ism' and 'capital-ism' are only words and what makes them true is the 'ism' and nothing else, then humanity will evolve to great heights beyond any comprehension of your current mind.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  22. saul

    i beleive many of you who are older know this..... but know the following; younger people will come to this realization faster and faster than previous generations. Generation y and z already has the dormat seed. It will only take a light push to trigger. My quick self awareness should make this self-evident. Innovaiton, creative art, the higher frequency, and all the technology of today, is self-justiying this reality-nothing-literally-can change this eventuality.

    June 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  23. beta

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BgFKJ74WMQ

    here. this is why the 'dark ones' dont have to fear.

    June 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Reply
  24. beta

    [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWNfK6pnivY&w=640&h=360]

    June 12, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Reply
  25. beta

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

    June 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  26. David Bailiff

    What proof exists that urban areas have a larger portion of innovation?
    Urbanization creates group-think which is not innovative.
    Why do most of the great inventions come from rural areas. Ford, Edison, McCormick hailed from the sticks.
    Where did Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Ted Turner grow up?
    Is generalization innovative?

    June 13, 2011 at 2:05 am | Reply
    • beta

      that is absolutely correct david Bailiff...The dark ones use urban areas as a mind control center-because it most aptly fits their needs where they can watch, manipulate, and control their subjects. As the interdimensional equivalent of a vampire, it would make sense that its harder for them to control decentralized enlightened societies than centralized ideological fanatical societies.

      They in fact, manipulate the resentments of many lefitsts so they may encourage the centalization of suburbs due to hatred. In this way, the hate they feel can be used as a psychological feeding frenzy by the dark ones.

      June 13, 2011 at 5:41 am | Reply
  27. beta

    the most creative societies are not necessarly urban or non urban. But they are marked by freedom of thought. Since urban societies in the United States, usually, are most far from freedom of thought, it follows that you are correct.

    This is not always the case across the United States however. But the general sentiment that encouraging centalization would reduce innovation is not at all an illigitimate notion.

    June 13, 2011 at 5:45 am | Reply
  28. beta

    there are totalitarian societies that are very very innovative...but they require a level of control the dark ones would never acheive and if they did, would not use to spur innovation on the planet.

    In other words, if the entiree planet were on totalitarian enclave, then innovaiton would flourish if the party leaders were all benevolent because it woudl then meet the freedom of thought rapid innovation society at the other end. Extremes on both sides many times end up meaning the same thing.

    June 13, 2011 at 5:51 am | Reply
  29. beta

    ggthere are totalitarian societies that are very very innovative...but they require a level of control the dark ones would never acheive and if they did, would not use to spur innovation on the planet.

    In other words, if the entiree planet were on totalitarian enclave, then innovaiton would flourish if the party leaders were all benevolent because it woudl then meet the freedom of thought rapid innovation society at the other end. Extremes on both sides many times end up meaning the same thing.

    June 13, 2011 at 5:52 am | Reply
  30. beta

    a one world government where all the party leaders are benevolent, would equal a perfect market where nations dissappear and everybody is a civil libertarian.

    perfect market gets rid of all monopolies and through relentless competition becomes socialistic, a one world goverment where all party leaders are benevolent would accomplish the same thing.

    June 13, 2011 at 5:55 am | Reply
    • beta

      this is why dennis kusinich and rand paul 'strangely' seem to be on the same page. You've just been controlled by the dark t shirts with language.

      June 13, 2011 at 5:57 am | Reply
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