Background on WeMe (App-Suite) and The EvoRevo!
In the early 90′s I brought these personal and organizational learning and evolution measurement and representation software ideas into the market to test the water. As organizational IT solutions back then, and for the home pc children and tween market, the WeMe suite of software consisted of: The Ah-Ha Traker, The Flo-Traker and The Diary-(Path)-of-Ah-Ha as seen in the above CD package illustrations. That was over 15 years ago. At this time I spelled “Tracker” without the “c” as “Traker” to make the phrase more unique.
The idea then was that people would be interested in visual representations, and other cool data visualizations, related to their personal (and human systems as org’s) growth, learning and evolution, and how this life process co-related to other Hu’s on the planet. Obviously, I was too early. Not so today I’m hoping.
Ah-Ha /Flo Tracking is only the beginning.
If you have seen and read about my LeToonz characters and the topological world they live in called LeCozmos, you will know that ah-ha and flo are 2 of a family of 6 (and more coming) processes or states represented in the evolutionary model or ontology of mine. In knowing this then you know that this is just the beginning and that many, many versions will be waiting to follow after this first version of WeMe which will be using Ah-Ha and Flo only. In other words, we have a very full pipeline of products to come and it is, and always has been, a matter of picking the best product-place and time to begin, which I think is WeMe and now… and then to pay very close attention to our human users.
- These Guys will help you find what makes you YOUnique!
Creator of LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, The EvoReVo, The Ah-Ha Tracker, Flo-Tracker and (The Path and) The Diary-of-Ah-Hazzz as a life measurement tool chest and more…
The Evolution-Revolution or EvoReVo!
and these force the migration to … A New OS
In the beginning we have…“WeMe” – Visualizing the Evolution of a YOUnique Human SELF!
(WeMe will provide the first ever metrics for the visualized evolution of individuals and individual groups, and prescriptions for optimal human synergy around the world.)
What does the very first version of the WeMe App-Suite have to do to be successful?
- WeMe has to deliver, and continue to deliver, unique, genuine and personal value.
- Users have to want to see what they “look like” as YOUniquely measured individuals, and as compared to others.
- Users have to have ah-ha’s through tracking their ah-ha’s that they find valuable for themselves and others.
- Metric visualization has to be outstanding.
- YOUnique metric visualizations per YOUnique user must offer overlay and superpositioning features that are also outstanding.
- Users have to want to share the “experience and the value” with others.
- WeMe data upload has to be very easy to do and very little time to do it.
- It has to look, sound and feel kewl as well as be kewl.
The LeCozmos topology imagery will become the functional, dynamic 4-dimensional visualization medium.
In LeCozmos we have an analogue topological system of evolving imagery that starts with a sign wave that becomes a mobius strip that evolves into a toroid and then into connecting toroids, and ultimately an nth dimensional nested-toroid that represents a singular YOUnique individual. These toroids will be able to overlay upon each other to measure “fit” or potential human synergy. That’s the plan anyway.
Through their socnet interface (iphone, palm, wrist watch, blackberry, laptop, etc) the user enters numeric data that reflects the number of insights or “Ah-Ha” events they have had (or are having) at any point throughout their day (or when a user wakes up with dream insights to be recorded). Users then have a choice to enter another discrete numeric which reflects their sense of time that has passed since they made their last entry. Flo data reflects your “sense of time” passing or your experience of “felt-time.
Your Ah-Ha and Flo data entry behavior on your iPhone or Palm or Blackberry (etc) or laptop would be something like this:
- You realize you are having an ah-ha, a series of ah-ha’s, or that you recently had an ah-ha or series of ah-ha’s previously.
- You hit (press, click, speak to) your Ah-Ha Tracker application icon on your “device” touch screen.
- When the app opens you choose/press the icon ”Ah-Ha Rec.”
- The screen opens to your Ah-Ha Tracker image/metaphor which, in this case, you chose to be a series of different pizza sizes – could be shoes, golf links, etc.
- You click the XL Pizza image 1x, the Large Pizza image 3x’s, the Medium Pizza image 10x’s and then hit the “Next” button.
- You then you enter 30 in the new (next) FloTracker screen. (You just made a Flo record stating that it “feels like” 30 minutes have passed since the last time you entered data 2 hours ago.)
- You close your phone and your data uploads to all of your various profile screens in Facebook, MySpace, Twitter (coming), LinkedIn, Hi-5, Plaxo, etc.
- You can check to see your personal YOUnique Toroid and other personal YOUnique evolutionary data graphics online by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “MeMirror.”
- You can check to see everyone else’s, or the We of WeMe, by hitting the Ah-Ha app and choose “WeMirror.”
That’s it, your YOUnique Hu-Metric, or human-metric, record loaded up in 8-10 secs max!
This personal evolution-data metric adds up. It becomes YOUniquely patterned and then it is superpostioned on everything you think and do. Everything you do as-in… places you travel physically; your web behavior and email content; your live meetings and web-meetings and dialogue and texting; your YouTube visits, posts and posts you check out; and most importantly “your own” work and content creation and content affecting work.
More really cool stuff comes alive with your WeMe Ah-Ha/Flo data over time – the “Compares” – comparisons w/Others. Others that you know; and comparisons with people you cease to know; and correlations to people you do not yet know but that you have complementary and/or parallel “data-relations” with and, and, and…
You and others can, for the first time EVER, actually see and measure your growth, learning and evolution. You would be able to see your ah-ha and flo data patterns merge with your life “doing” and thinking” patterns… and those of others around you and around the world.
This is the transformational Version. Here is where you will be able to go from who you are – based on where you have been – to who you are based on who you are born to be.
At the next level “WeMe” will help anybody who uploads genuine WeMe data discover their unique and natural gifts, talents and dispositions. WeMe helps us discover and then live our TruSelf and as a seamless consequence, our destined Purpose… On-Purpose.
(J. Brian Hennessy Copyright 1986-2011)
By living the characters of LeToonz we are moving towards the process of Be-ing It. Be-It means to know your gifts and to live your gifts, whatever they may be. To Be-It in life means that you are living your true SELF and applying that natural and real SELF with intention, by-design and On-Purpose in everyday life. Be-It is the beautiful integration of all LeToonz processes.
Be-It uses the market and is not controlled by it. Buying clothes at The Gap or any other popular store occurs as a result of knowing how to choose the right clothing for you. Everything in life is based on one’s essence, individuality and knowledge of SELF.
Be-It means living on Purpose. You have no choice. If you live your gifts and are conscious of your dispositions then you will work at bringing them to light and maturing them. In this way one has no choice but to live a life with and on Purpose.
Be-It is living your nature. Finding out what makes you tick, all the little and big things that come innately to us and to what degree. There are very few of us that are meant to be good at only one thing. Unfortunately our society has not recognized this. This will change. Some people, for instance are great communicators and that is what they do very well. These people are able to articulate on just about every topic under the sun even though they may not be able to actually do the things they talk about very well. Society for the most part does not value these people. These people are sales people.
While BeingIt is uncommon today for the masses it is what we are most attracted to. We want to be around anyone who is being it and is recognized for BeingIt in life. We want to be around athletes and opera singers, comedians and writers, artists of statue and social personalities in general. Unfortunately, many of these people are Being It in terms of what our culture or market deems valuable… for some, these Beings are Being It as something that is popular only because we are not. Or, in other words, have become astronomically valued in myriad forms because as a culture and a people we are not BeingIt. A good determination of this dysfunctional cultural phenomenon around the world would be found by comparing the progression of skyrocketing salaries of professional athletes and any countries skyrocketing state of immuno-dysfunction as a whole. Our bet is that the correlation is inverse and significant statistically or you can use your intuition, Ah-Ha! Does the term “get a life.” seem appropriate?
BeingIt in life is any and every government’s true objective yet can you imagine a world where people are all living and doing what it is they do best? Talk about upheaval, change and disruption. The question is, do we have a choice?
Flo is the experience of time compression. A day spent walking in the woods will pass more quickly and easily then one spent sitting on the living room couch. A phone conversation with an old friend may seem like just a couple of minutes when its actually been an hour. This is Flo. A long bus ride without a good book or conversation will usually prove to have a lack of Flo.
Ah, Flo. Speaking of athletes. There has been no other group in our world that has garnered more recognition concerning this aspect of LeToonz. For the world of sports or any artist by reasonable extension, Flo is short for “being in the zone”. It is a term that inspired the content for an entire book by a famous University of Chicago professor. Many of us can relate to Flo in terms of “time flying.” Or the common idiom “Time flies when you’re having fun.”
Good movies will Flo. If it doesn’t it doesn’t make money. Moviemakers are very conscious of this. Our experience in a mall, especially with children, needs to Flo otherwise it starts to fell like a very, very long time. Developers know this and have made a concerted effort to make us feel more FLO while we shop so we will spend more time and money. Have you noticed that shopping malls have become huge entertainment Flo centers with movie theatres, demonstrations events and every kind of fast food under the sun? Its all been designed to increase the amount of Flo you experience and decrease you desire to go home or shop somewhere else. Designing for Flo has become an unconscious theme in the design of everything people interact with today – from buildings plans to vending machines, to video games to dentist’s offices. They are all designed to increase Flo because Flo is frictionless, and being in Flo compresses our sense of time.
The most important thing about Flo is that it can occur with and without insight or Ah-Ha’s. Couch Potatoes enjoy watching a lot of TV but are they experiencing any new learning or having Ah-ha’s? So obviously it is where we have Flo and Ah-Ha that we need to find. Where we have Flo without Ah-Ha’s is sure to be an environment or experience that will lead to a bad taste in the mouth over time if not immediately. The whole concept behind entertainment is moving towards creating a Flo experience that takes our minds out of the equation for a while. That deliberately stops the Asking Ourselves or the non-purposeful Ah-Ha’s of our daily lives from happening.
We can LetGo and Flo. We can experience Flo while we focus and concentrate on a thing while Asking Ourselves, and we certainly know about the Flo that is conjoined with DoingIt. Beware of the Flo without Ah-Ha’s for that is the insidious climate of life we are living.
We all seek to be in Flo in life more often that not. What we need to do is to be in Flo. Or have Flo experiences that are occurring while in pursuit of our gifts, innate dispositions, nature and SELF. Any other kind of Flo is maladaptive and there is plenty of that to be found, way too much.
DoIt or DI is simply action in the physical domain. It is hammering away at nails all day, getting on the phone to call a teacher about a child, sneezing, talking, smiling, lifting a box or a baby and so on. All manner of physical action is what DI is about. DoIt can be inspiring and DoIt can be repetitive as well.
The 3 Dimensions of LeToonz also apply to DoIT. We can DI as a function of purely cognitive, visceral or spiritual basis. We DI whether it is the right thing to do or not. We DI unconsciously and without understanding of what drives us. Even if we do have understanding, it may be purely intellectual and not deep enough to change the direction or pattern of DoIt.. We know that smoking, for instance, is not healthy for us but we continue to smoke and DoIt until it becomes a habit and an addiction for us.
DoIt occurs without AskingOurselves. Your parents probably warned you to “look before you leap” and that it is far wiser to contemplate and plan your steps along the way before actually taking these steps. Sound advice that many children completely ignore. Of course this kind of DI that doesn’t ask questions first is not exclusive to the inexperienced.
Many adults themselves are “Doing” a career or job that has very little to do with who they really are or what they really should be doing based on their natural abilities, likes and dislikes. Asking Ourselves in this situation may even help us justify our choice using survival and success as very good reasons for personal sacrifice. It is important to note that the Ah-Ha’s we have while we are Asking Ourselves, Letting Go and Doing in this type of situation is all cognitive and disconnected from our innately disposed self. Thus, we DoIt without regard to our SELF. This life pattern applies to a vast majority. It is dysfunctional and it is deadly for our culture and world as a whole.
Many people will continue to DoIt without asking themselves why any more because the Ah-Ha’s that will follow and the Letting Go that occurs and the Doing what they’re supposed to be doing in life will necessitate making changes that are too uncomfortable to make. So they continue to keep on Doing It is spite of the fact they are unhappy and living without Ah-Ha’s.
On the other hand there are people who DoIt gloriously and live their lives doing what it is they like or love to do. These folks are the lucky ones . . …or maybe they’re just the smart ones who took the time to ask themselves, listened to the answers and took the actions necessary to see their ideas come to fruition in life.
…or Ah-Ha Moment or Aha Moment or Insight or Creative Insight or Human Insight or oh-oh or Eureka or …
Ah-Ha’s only occur after we LetGo. Typically this is a moment in time, a hardly noticeable event. That is why we have become so unconscious of the nature of the relationship of all these elements. They are so common. The Letting Go that precedes insight may also take on major dimensions as in a heart attack, or divorce, major disaster that could have been avoided had we asked ourselves differently and so on. But typically LetGo is no more than a look out the window, or a shower or someone saying something and we go dreamy for a nanosecond and suddenly we experience Ah-Ha!
Ah-Ha is probably the sexiest, most immediately interesting of all the characters. Ah-ha is insight. Ah-ha is revelation, getting it, clicking, figuring it out, a hunch, an intuitive knowing about something. It is WOW. It is Eureka. It is “That’s it!” It is a universal guttural gesture made in every language in every nation or tribe of this world. It is universal in meaning and totally individual at the same time. It is any and all experiences of something new or seeing something new about something we already know about. Many at times and none at others share in the pattern of them. It can apply to our lives or to the lives of a people a generation away; as in insights that are ahead of their time. It can have magnitude, be big or small. It can have direction up, down, in and out. It can happen many times in a row or all alone. Under the right circumstances the frequency can be enhanced whether it be with an individual, group, company or country.
Like all LeToonz characters, Ah-Ha has three basic dimensions. The Head, Heart and Whole or Mind, Body and Spirit. So we can have Ah-Ha’s that are intellectual/cognitive, physical/visceral or both. They can be functional, as in how to brush your teeth or floss or significant as in discovering natural abilities or dispositions for what we do best. They can be right and wrong as in having Ah-Ha’s about hurting someone or about saving a life.
Everybody has Ah-Ha’s and we all have them differently. Ah-Ha’s are usually considered to happen to creative people. If that’s the case then we are all creative people with dispositional variations.
We can have Ah-Ha’s about Ah-Ha’s. We also have Ah-Ha’s about how we Ask Ourselves and so on. This is a higher or deeper level of introspection or Asking Ourselves. We can LetGo of having certain kinds of Ah-Ha’s or we just LetGo to them. We have to Ask Ourselves to begin to evolve.
The Intellectual Ah-Ha’s may or may not be aligned with our SELF or involved with being who and what we are supposed to be in life. As a consequence, being simply intelligent may have nothing to do with being who we really are. This is nothing new to those of us who have spent our lives doing intelligent things and finding ourselves spiritually drained. As a matter of fact the two are related. Having visceral insight tends to point to those aspects of ourselves that are innate or that we are by our very nature predisposed to know and act on. The optimal insights are those that combine, either sequentially or simultaneously insight occurring both cognitively and viscerally.
As with all the LeToonz, Ah-Ha is a piece of a process puzzle. They all work together and if we are not having the right kinds of Ah-Ha’s based on our innate-ness or our particular human-ness, then we may be forced, in a personal or professional disaster to LetGo. Sometimes we label living life this way as “trial and error”as though we are forced to proceed through life in blindness and ignorance of our true SELF. WE can this the feedback versus the feedforward condition of an individual, company or country. Unfortunately the feedback condition is where most all of us operate… until we have to LetGo, have an Ah-Ha that is most certainly visceral, and DoIt the right way.
We all have a “Path-of-Ah-Ha” in our lives more or less aligned with ourSELF. The objective in anyone’s’ life should be to have a Path-of-Ah-ha as perfectly aligned with their innate dispositions as possible. The vital, positive and everlasting psycho-social, economic, political and environmental consequences of this progressive personal and cultural action for the betterment of all humankind is unimaginable and yet it must be attempted as soon as possible for our well-being and our families.
Let Go is the stopping of all AY activities. LG is no thought. LG is no Feeling. LG is mindlessness. LG is a moment or a window that allows something to come through. Typically LG allows insights or Ah-Ha’s to come to us. LG can happen physically, psychologically or spiritually or a mix of all three. The ways we LG are as varied as each and every one of us is varied. We can LG as individuals or LG in groups of any rank or size. LG is hard for adults to do.
LG is not giving up or quitting. Quite the opposite, LG allows us to move forward and beyond where we are by letting go to the next thing. LG can happen in the Head but not in the Heart or vice versa. For example, I can lose weight and know intellectually that I’m 50- pounds lighter but still feel and believe that I am a fat person!. In this scenario I have not let Go as a Whole.
LG happens all the time but some people find it very difficult to do. Others tend to be predominantly LG and need the rest of the LeToonz facets to be bring balance into their lives. LG people often keep others from getting stuck on something. Let Go might seem like a 60’s kinda’ character but it’s not as simple as that.
LG can happen in a split second. LG may take no time at all to happen or may happen over a long period of time. The time it takes to stop feeling the pain of losing someone special in our lives is an example of this. We can LG slowly about something in our hearts while we LG about that same thing quickly in our Minds. LG is not fully complete until the Head and Heart have LG together. Most often LG happens so fast we can say it occurs as a moment in time. Like having just one, or a bunch, or a whole string of Ah-Ha’s while taking a shower, glancing out a window, or while taking a walk in the woods. We LG many, many times without sensing the time it takes to LG one bit. And with that much LettingGo and Ah-Ha’s happening time just flies. Interesting isn’t it. Like AskYouself, LetGo or Letting Go, can happen in the Head or the Heart or both at Once. We call the both at once event The Whole. LG comes after AY and before Ah-Ha on Le Wave. LG allows Ah-Ha or insight to happen. Without LG we can’t learn or evolve into the 6W’s – The Who and What, When and Where and How and WHY of each and every one of us whether that US is ourselves, our families, friends, teams or group of any size. That size includes the world by the way.