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  2. page Foundation and Families edited The Power of Family There are many various forces which form and shape society as we know it. The…
    The Power of Family
    There are many various forces which form and shape society as we know it. The force surrounding that which causes and sustains wealth and power is often considered one of the most puzzling and abstract forms which can be harnessed by mankind. Many strive for wealth - the accumulation of financial leverage, through arduous labor, or strategic conquering of its sources, or manipulation of the many random factors which cause its production. But compared to all of these individually manipulable variables, there is but one single reigning organization which throughout history has been a single common denominator for all examples of continued strength, longevity, and prosperity - a strong family.
    In recent years, sociologists have measured the decline in the percentage of society which maintains the "extended family" organization. Some have blamed the continuing emphasis on individuality and self-oriented development. The continued growth of the number of "nuclear family" structures is direct evidence of a lessened commitment towards support of the extended familial ties which were once a great part of American culture. Families whose immediate members once included great-great grandparents and cousins of cousins, now have dwindled down to one or two parents and their immediate offspring. Once considered just the developmental step from being considered a dependent to becoming a provider, children leaving home for their first "real" jobs or extended education now find that single step to be a sign of permanent separation from their parents and family hierarchy.
    Transportation technology has enabled family members to spread far apart geographically without concern for complete loss of contact (i.e. everyone is just a phone call away). This has enhanced the ability for the individual who seeks separation and independence to easily pack up and leave the home unit without much regard for travel planning, financial resources, or sociological dependencies. These were the handicaps which may have prevented prior generations from simply disbanding the family structure. One hundred years ago, a son or daughter who had dreams of starting life in the vast frontier areas of the country would have faced numerous basic barriers which would have effectively quelched any practical means of materializing such fantasies.
    In the past, one would have had to consider simple survival requirements such as food and water, protection against the unknown wilderness, and the physical means of getting someplace else. One person on horseback may inspire thoughts of the original explorers of historical renown that scatter throughout our history texts. But in reality, explorers faced such incredible odds against successful completion of such a journey alone, that to even think of undertaking that kind of quest would have been considered sheer insanity and certain death. Thus, courage alone may not have been the central trait which characterized our past conquerors of the frontier; they may have been motivated by factors that were actually somewhat psychotic.
    Our present world has no such barriers to travel, whether physical or psychological. Even if one lacks financial means, so much of the land has been populated or tamed by long stretches of concrete road that a single traveller can be transported far and away without much consideration. This available freedom of location is both a symptom of achieving greater awareness and a barrier to intellectual expansion. Conceptually, the ideal form of life is to be able to have limitless abilities and no boundaries to existence. At the same time, one is to freely accept life with and amongst other life without competition or need for status. This latter identity is what often is alienated by the individual who seeks solitude. The explorer seems to be driven towards the frontier because it has never been touched by others, not because he seeks to share it with others.
    The earliest traces of humanity indicate that family structures were vital to survival of communities and of traditions. In some ways, creation of strong bonds between individuals is a logical extension of intelligent growth. With strong bonds comes natural communication paths. These paths allow for the free transmission of thoughts and ideas - basically learned experience. By having an extended family structure, the experience of every generation remains and gets added to the newest generation's experiences. The family as a whole gains more and more resources with which to deal with new challenges encountered by its youngest members.
    The motivation behind organizing as a family unit probably stems from the pack behavior patterns of early wildlife societies. Pack formation is related to specialization of individual members of a group. At the coarsest level, this development of certain traits over others is shown as separation on the basis of gender. Females become hunter/providers for the family or pack unit; males become protectors/competitors within the same. Pack societies often develop a specific individual which acts as the leader for the whole group. This is generally chosen by physical superiority - leading eventually to genetic selection of favored physical power and stamina. As the behavior patterns stray from basic instinctual behavior towards patterns involving free choice and possibly intelligence, gravitation towards favoritism of genetically related individuals predominates. Separate first or second generation family structures evolve within the general pack organization. Additional territorial protectionism segments the pack into separate family units. As individualism increases in priority over basic genetic selection, the family unit decreases in scope to encompass only single generations of related individuals. This is the "nuclear family" referred to earlier.
    The tendency towards nuclear family structures is less prevalent within the european countries and asiatic regions than in the North American continent. Thus a possible related condition to family division could be the cultural integrity of the social structure being measured. The U.S. is one of the "youngest" nations in comparison to the rest of the world. Even the newest political divisions within the Eastern Europe region have cultural roots extending back at least 500 to 1000 years. The constant intermix of cultural values in the U.S. is another possible contributor to the relaxation of familial values. Presence within the U.S. is an indication of the individual's pride in unitary freedom and democracy - both of which are somewhat alien to the concepts which hold families together. Family strengths stem from common belief systems and powerful monarchal leadership.
    Theoreticians have predicted that the natural progression beyond the nuclear organization is that of the matrix cellular organization - a structure wherein the individual units are so specialized that they no longer function separately, but must be maintained within a complex interrelated colony of individuals each interdependent upon the others for support and life sustenance. This evolved form of societal organization mitigates the importance of the individual within the society in favor of advancing the social organization as a whole. The dedication towards mass progress rather than individual gain strengthens the entire society, treating it more as a huge family unit instead of a grouping of smaller family units. This is the type of structure seen in most post-industrial age cultures, such as Japan and the unified Germany. One explanation may be the observation that most highly democratized nations have very high levels of productivity, but are unable to sustain these levels over an extended time. Individual greed and corruption eventually takes its toll requiring higher and higher levels of central regulation in order to prevent any one individual from controlling the entire mass population. This is a natural outgrowth from the concentration of economic wealth and power.
    The strength in family organizations comes from the ability to pool and concentrate resources of its components. While a single individual can achieve great power and influence, the increased leverage of an organized group of individuals is unrefutibly superior to amassing financial stability. Specifically advantageous over normal iconic groupings, the family structure has internal controls and alliances which often are more powerful than capitalistic greed or vice. There exists a genetic contract of sorts which anneals the family members to provide common pooled support even in the face of ethical deviation. In weakened families, the tendency of its members to act individually rather than responsibly is more apparent than in a strong, unitized family.
    Religions have also stressed the importance of family at both a genetic and a philosophical level. Members of organized sects are considered part of a larger adoptive family comprised of its religious leader as its figurehead and a matrixed staff structure whose hierarchy is based upon the strength of each member's belief in the gospel. Although the mores against intermarriage are not usually observed within a religion-based family structure, most other common principles of allegiance, protection, and acceptance are exercised. Thus in a culture which is experiencing degraded genetic family values, religion begins to play a surrogate role to its individuals. Also, involvement of religion within a weakened genetic family can provide the additional moral support needed to produce a viable extended family organization through the following generations.
    Within the Foundation organizational matrix, particular attention has been paid towards the creation of a synthetic familial hierarchy. Members are specialized in function but only to an extent that they provide reinforcement to the overall structure by providing their unique specialties. The corporation, as a whole, functions with a unified purpose and specific moral and ethical philosophy underlying its operations. Individual gains and interests are pursued based upon their contributory significance to the corporate shell. Individual needs have been satiated through the various benefit programs in order to concentrate the effective output solely towards obtaining the organizational goals. Members are protected from external scrutiny by their alliance with the organization. The Foundation employs the unified strengths of its membership to provide the most effective form of service organization to its Clients. Traditional service organizations are based upon financial efficiency. The Foundation, in comparison, can afford to operate based upon combined effectiveness since the direct costs of operation have all been fixed. Realigning the mix of contributing members to a project does not impact its performance cost. By maintaining a constant optimal selection of the best people for the job, each project can be completed using the least time required, thus consolidating the single cost variable involved - schedule.

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    his/her immediate family
    including
    familyincluding spouse and
    6) Any allocations exceeding $1 million per fiscal year will
    require approval by the Foundation Board of Division Directors.
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  4. page Foundation Benefit Plan Overview edited Foundation Benefit Plan (FBP) General Description and Overview The FBP is designed to provide th…
    Foundation Benefit Plan (FBP)
    General Description and Overview
    The FBP is designed to provide the ultimate in corporate
    extra-salary compensation programs to suit the varied and diverse
    interests of Foundation members. In combination with the
    standard annual non-taxable compensation, the FBP establishes an
    "infinite" monetary base from which the Foundation member may use
    discretionary funds to meet his/her personal goals and pursue and
    enjoy recreational activities to challenge the most adventurous
    individual.
    The composition of the Plan is as follows:
    1) Foundation Credit Card System (FCCS) - a world-wide network
    of Foundation owned financial institutions situated in countries
    of particular interest to Foundation travelers. Each member bank
    manages a superfund for purposes of establishing a $5 million
    credit limit for each FCCS member in each participating country
    of exchange. The fundamental principle behind FCCS is to create
    a common monetary unit of exchange in and between foreign nations
    using different currencies and different monetary bases (i.e.
    true "Eurodollars").
    2) Foundation members are afforded company financed personal
    homes either to be purchased as contemporary real estate or
    custom-design fabricated housing units. The amount of the
    purchase is limited to what can be considered as a reasonable
    amount based upon the contributions to Foundation R & D made by
    the individual. Contructed homes will be designed according to
    existing state regulations and be in concordance with OSHA
    requirements as to public safety. Beyond that, anything is
    permissible.
    3) Food and other perishable sustenance resources will be
    provided according to demand in unlimited personal quantities.
    This is a by-product of the Foundation Conglomerate Division's
    agricultural holdings and Human Health Services investments.
    Purchases will be coordinated through the Foundation Resource
    Procurement division. However, this privilege is not to be used
    for non-personal consumption (i.e. donations to the needy,
    feeding starving nations, etc. This is part of the International
    Program Management subdivision's priorities.)
    4) Vehicles for personal transportation will be provided
    according to the state of technological development. Two
    vehicles can be furnished per person. A suggested purchasing
    strategy would be to select one vehicle for dependable
    transportation and the other for recreational purposes. As with
    the housing supplement, custom designs must be in accordance with
    existing NHTSA, DOT, and FAA requirements.
    5) Funds appropriated through the FBP are designated for use
    only by the Foundation member and his/her immediate family
    including spouse and legal offspring.
    6) Any allocations exceeding $1 million per fiscal year will
    require approval by the Foundation Board of Division Directors.
    Such funds will only be allocated for the express purpose of
    societal contribution or international integrity. Projects
    requiring funding in excess of $1 billion per fiscal year may
    apply for progress payments as regulated by the Federal
    Acquisition Regulation.
    7) All monetary appropriations, acquisitions of property (real
    or personal), and custom constructs will be held taxable by any
    jurisdictional state or local authority. Federal taxation or
    regulation will not be in effect for the purposes of the FBP and
    its recipients.
    8) Members may feel free to access and use the various
    services at the disposal of the Foundation. These include
    national publishing companies, graphic arts and media production
    companies, news and information databases, educational
    institutions (see Educational Prerequisites Overview), financial
    planning, and recreation and entertainment centers.
    9) An individual personal expense account shall be allocated
    to each participating member in the Foundation Reserve bank of
    his/her choice, extending an open balance, not to exceed
    $250,000.00, to the account owner. Indirect reimbursable
    expenses shall be paid for through this account, which shall be
    replenished monthly up to its stated maximum balance. Funds for
    replenishment shall be drawn on the Foundation Personnel
    Reinvestment Account.

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  5. page Foundation Corporate Division HQ edited Foundation Headquarters - Central Division Foundation Headquarters Best regards to Frank Lloyd W…
    Foundation Headquarters - Central Division
    Foundation Headquarters
    Best regards to Frank Lloyd Wright and Buckminster Fuller. . .
    Many people ask, "Why West Texas?" Well, first we begin with
    the socio-political analysis. The United States has the least
    influential government of the global industrial nations. The U.
    S. Federal government does not have supreme power to monitor
    actions of its States. It is granted the simple task of
    defending the continent against destructive invasion and
    coordination of human/health related services; it also happens to
    print the money and control the national fiduciary obligations.
    The Constitution grants particular legislative amnesty towards
    the States, which by majority agreement, created the Federal
    government. The practical applications of this sovereignty are
    most typically used in State-commercial transactions, wherein it
    stands to benefit the State to grant antitrust immunity to its
    vendors which in turn provide better prices and service, mostly
    along the lines of consistency, not effectiveness. An extension
    of this State sovereignty is directly tied with the arrangement
    by which the Foundation can operate as a federal tax-free
    institution.
    Aside from the fact that the Foundation does not need the
    above services of defense against national intrusion (we have
    better weapons than the Defense Department) nor the human/health
    programs (our members are independently wealthy upon acceptance),
    the State of Texas (which overtly opposes Federal power) has
    granted the Foundation immunity from federal intervention, on the
    condition that the Foundation agrees to pay all State-required
    taxes (a minimal amount) and further agrees to act in the behalf
    of the State of Texas (and by pre-existing duty to the United
    States of America) in time of war or other aggressive climate.
    At the Federal level, we also have our own constituency of
    representatives who look out for the Foundation's best interests.
    In relation to the real estate aspects of Foundation
    operations, there is a further requirement to own all territory
    from the center of the Earth to the upper atmosphere above
    represented by a conic-section of all definable space to be
    controlled by the Foundation. This is because the Foundation's
    technology development procedures sometimes require the use and
    application of all available territory for testing and
    evaluation.
    The headquarters at Foundation - Central Division occupies
    10000 square acres of land in an undeveloped region of Texas.
    The land is enveloped by a perimeter nucleostatic field which
    repels all forms of toxic radiation and targeted matter. Within
    the field, the area is monitored by defensive neodynum laser
    turrets only used against unauthorized intrusions (vaporization
    is standard). At the center of the concrete-surfaced area are
    the exposed top levels of the building which houses the
    Foundation Central Division. Forty-two of the building's
    forty-five floors are underground. A geodesic wall-structure is
    used to withstand the great pressures found at the lower levels.
    The building is designed as a closed-system with complete
    environmental support systems and a super-structure impervious to
    radiation.
    Unique to the construction of the building itself is the fact
    that the underground complex was built from the top down.
    Neodynum lasers exhibit the useful trait of vaporizing matter
    when tuned to the molecular resonant frequency of the target
    material. Thus as construction of each successive lower level
    was commenced, the earthen material was eliminated without an
    additional landfill and allowed the unitized construction of each
    level to be completed individually. Additional substrata modules
    may be added as needed by the same technique.
    At ground level are the general administrative offices and
    Conglomerate Division operation centers. These are the lowest
    security levels and are expendable in time of surface devastation
    or aversive climate. The top floor is a combined public
    communications center and aviation control tower. The outer
    offices overlook the paved surfaces and aerospace design lift
    area which brings projects for testing up from their secured
    storage below the surface. The floor partition at ground level
    serves as a bulkhead for closed-system operations; this barrier
    completely cuts off the lower floors from surface conditions and
    seals the cylindrical substructure from the external environment.
    The entrance to the complex is held secure by bio-scan access
    controls which read off an individual's (up to 10 bodies at once)
    energy patterns. Unauthorized entrants are warned of possible
    vaporization.
    Access to the rest of the building system is through a series
    of IPG turbolifts with integral bio-scan equipment which will
    limit access according to current levels of authorization of the
    passenger. The next five floors are designed as biomedical
    facilities and research centers. Each level is tied in with the
    M-1000 system and communications center for interface with the
    external environment. The lower the floor in the building, the
    higher the security level and more closed-system adaptable the
    level becomes. At the bottom floor resides the M-1000 fluidic
    memory banks and plasma storage cells. This level is
    self-powered by integral IPG units built expressly for
    computational system power. M-1000 power comes from an
    individually dedicated 25 Megawatt IPG which is used for all
    major system components. Peripheral devices are line-powered by
    equally dedicated IPG units.
    In the development of closed-system technology, much has been
    adapted towards the self-sufficiency of the Foundation complex.
    Some energy is derived from geo-thermal taps on the lower levels
    which is conventionally converted into electric power. The tap
    system is passive and provides free heat to the entire system.
    Air content is filtered and renovated through an environmental
    control system which selectively breaks down monoxides and toxic
    waste gases into their mononucleic components. Waste management
    is accomplished via molecular synthesizers which reorganize the
    structure of carbon-based material into either useable basic
    elements for recycling or byproduct fluid and gas combinations.
    A certain (classified) portion of the system has been dedicated
    to Excaliba development and is directly adjacent to the equipment
    lifts to the paved quadrant. Other similar areas are oriented
    towards MET development and transport technology

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  7. page The Excaliba Program Overview edited Excaliba Program Overview In the year 2005 A.D., the Scientific Research Foundation began formal…
    Excaliba Program Overview
    In the year 2005 A.D., the Scientific Research Foundation
    began formal operations and signaled a whole new era in
    technological progress. The first two years yielded many
    innovative products and processes. Cancer was "cured"
    using krysotyping - a method of developing a bio-image of
    any cell structure. The bio-image is then inversed to
    create an absolute negative representation of the original
    structure, which when introduced to the original, causes
    the two structure pairs to neutralize each others effects.
    Thus, cancer cells become benign tissue. But that's all
    beside the point of this overview.
    Another development was ion-based power generation
    technology (IPG). This breakthrough spawned dozens of
    other subsequent programs: the Multi-Environment
    Transport, closed-loop power supplies, nucleostatic field
    applications, the M-1000 supercomputer, and the ultimate
    Foundation offspring - Excaliba.
    Excaliba is a name for a whole group of internal project
    divisions concerned with universal space exploration. The
    grandest of the projects is the transport starship
    Excaliba - a vehicle designed for extended closed
    environment transportation and exploration of space. This
    vehicle houses the results of the most complex of the
    Foundation projects including the M-2000 multi-processor,
    neodynum laser technology, closed-system environmental
    simulations, focused ion beam deflectors, and
    inertial/gravity compensation systems.
    Manned by a crew of twenty men and women (the exact ratio
    of which I have yet to figure out), the Excaliba can
    travel at extended hyper-light speeds indefinitely after
    initial power-up. The theoretical warping of time caused
    by such high speed travel mandates that the Foundation be
    reorganized before departure to establish a new
    administration (half of the old one would be on-board the
    Excaliba). The Foundation personnel can then spend their
    time developing the next step in medical technology - the
    extension of the human life span while the Excaliba is
    away. When the Excaliba returns to Earth one thousand or
    so years later, the Foundation personnel would still be
    around to greet the returning Excaliba crew.
    The Excaliba will be facing many different environments
    through which it must carry its human crew unscathed. By
    preparing it for the many varied environments found on the
    Earth, we can hope to meet the demands of most others
    encountered during the voyage. Preparations will be made
    for deep sea, high altitude, space, and high-speed ground
    travel. The Excaliba must be made impervious to all forms
    of radiation and matter, either by material design or
    radiated defense. The primary goal of Excaliba is to
    simply search for and index mass information, wherever it
    may lie, throughout the universe. Some have spoken of
    space exploration in the light of some kind of
    colonization attempt; this is far from the initial
    purposes of Excaliba. Just as the Foundation serves as an
    information source to the Earth, likewise Excaliba can
    serve as a source to the universe (or some part thereof
    that hasn't gotten around to seeing the rest of the
    place). Excaliba will be one of the potential developers
    of the "Encyclopedia Galactica."
    In the vast reaches of the humanly unexplored universe
    there have been postulates concerning the probability of
    discovering other intelligent life among the stars. This
    would be nice to prove true. As in many sci-fi epics,
    Excaliba is a representative from Earth and in turn
    becomes a representative of each new world observed to
    each new encounter. Hopefully, there aren't many other
    beings which have the same hangups about "invaders from
    outer space." In that situation, comes the explanation of
    why the Excaliba is armed with collimator neodynum lasers.
    But we aren't coming to "take over" by any means. We're
    just observers -- Omnipsychologists if you will.
    I often wonder about landing gear systems on the
    Excaliba. It would seem sensible to allow for land, sea,
    and whatever else we might find ourselves sitting on, or
    in for that matter. But anti-gravity suspension could be
    equally plausible, and obviate the need for heavy-duty
    landing struts and the like. Then there's the method of
    getting people from inside the ship to whatever is outside
    of the ship, without breaching the closed- system
    environment. Since I haven't spent a lot of time looking
    into entry systems, I'll probably leave that design
    section to another expert.
    Interfacing with the M-2000 on board is in a similar
    qualitative analysis stage. I'm fond of novel ideas like
    direct-thought I/O transfer, but am also keen on
    voice-command processing and other more conventional forms
    of I/O (including keyboards!). The output part of the
    scheme is slowly coming together; my thoughts center on
    some kind of feminine voice command acknowledgement with
    real-time screen graphic monitoring. Graphic printers and
    other hard copy devices are still necessary. Some things
    are best kept simple I suppose.
    The applications of the M-2000 are better defined. It
    will: 1) control environmental systems (breathing mixtures,
    waste management, lighting, sound, inertial/gravitational
    compensation, food systems, temperature, etc.), 2) provide
    all navigation/propulsion system control and monitoring
    (including engine, power, defense, and deflection
    systems), 3) be the main concept storage manager with
    some auxiliary systems for I/O support, 4) allow informed
    analysis of whatever we think of doing before we do it, 5)
    act as intelligence interface with whatever we contact.
    In the graphic layouts, I show the various configurations
    of I/O terminals I would like on the M-2000, which are
    well suited for specific tasks (e.g. cosmology terminal:
    3 big screens (25"+), trak-ball scan controls, special
    keyboard layout (more keys), emphasis on graphical
    output). Some pet projects I will develop are the
    M-2000s "entertainment" functions such as: 3-D sound
    synthesis, holographic projections, environmental
    simulations, graphics "art" (?), et. al.
    Certain Foundation technologies are easily adapted to the
    rigors of Excaliba application. Neodynum laser technology
    is useful, as I see it, for flying the ship through
    asteroid fields and disintegrating anything that might get
    in the way of the ship. I visualize a patterned vector
    array of five or six laser turrets directed selectively
    towards a focal point at which the beams will converge and
    form a single unified beam of excited particles. The
    target of the beam could be manipulated by varying power
    input to any of the colloidal turrets. Something like the
    "DeathStar" from the sci-fi films of Star Wars.
    Nucleostatic field science could be applied towards
    "deflector beams" of sorts. By concentrating and focusing
    the output of the emitters, the destabilized ion path
    could be swept in any direction needed and repel objects
    and radiation away from the flight path of the Excaliba.
    There's also a valid need for a epidermal version of the
    field for hull protection. Inertial compensation is a
    matter of accelerating and decelerating an internal
    objects mass along with the outer mass. Thus the ICS
    will when needed, invoke attraction/repulsion fields in
    the proper direction within the ship to stabilize the
    objects inside. In the same manner, artificial gravity
    may be achieved. The fields operate in the same method
    used in nucleostatic field generation -- the
    destabilization of ions which creates a tendency for the
    ions to move outwards, repelling other molecules.
    IPG could be used on a small scale for equipment
    transportation dollies which would be equipped with small
    IPG jet emitters to "float" the platform and lift things
    off the ground. Attach a strong handle with lift controls
    and you have one very useful hand truck.
    Communications on-board is always important. Thus in
    addition to fairly conventional voice intercoms, I propose
    an electronic version of the manuscript memorandum.
    Electronic mail systems are fine for formal communiques,
    but for the times when you might want to simply send a
    quick hand-drawn picture (No. Mouse-driven graphics don't
    work.) or a note to someone at another terminal, I foresee
    a digitizing pad transmission system dedicated to the
    purpose. A small self-powered digitizing pad and stylus
    with a small memory for multiple pages that could be
    plugged into a local transmission port and send the
    digitized image to any number of other pads plugged into
    other ports. Maybe the entire setup could be even
    wireless. The units are small enough to carry around and
    use as paperless clipboards for checklists and such.
    Field analysis equipment will include a "laptop M-100"
    information gathering device (a "Tricorder" if you will)
    which will have non-volatile resident software for
    molecular analysis, storage of data, and remote terminal
    operation of the ship's M-2000. It could also have
    little storage compartments for field samples.
    Some of the "funkier" things that I want on the ship are:
    1) the music composition lab (10 keyboard digital sampling
    synthesizer, 150 band parametric equalization, digital
    special effects boxes, auxiliary instrument amplifiers
    (for strings, guitar/bass, brass, reeds), 25 pad
    percussion synthesis system, 36-track digital recorder,
    prerecorded-music integration system), 2) personal
    holographic projection booths (1 or more), 3) an
    artificial ecosystem "life lab" (synthetic seaquarium,
    micro rain forest, big sand box for desert creatures,
    arctic system simulation), 4) a lab dedicated to synthetic
    intelligence interaction (a room to talk with AIME
    one-on-one).
    In the more sensible range of sections on board are: 1) an
    agricultural hydrosystems lab (produces most plant protein
    material for consumption and some aesthetic plants), 2) an
    engineering technical lab (makes the neat black boxes and
    devices which do everything), 3) a medical (human, that
    is) research center (broken bones, colds, sniffles,
    anorexia, bimedial carcinoma, etc.), 4) the "bridge"
    (every ship just has to have one somewhere...), 5) the
    direct access floor to the M-2000 plasma banks and fluidic
    systems (I don't foresee a 2001 Odyssey happening, but
    just in case...), 6) an a lab for everything else I
    haven't mentioned (or thought of) yet.
    Some simple strategic goals during Excaliba development:
    1) Must pass a benchmark of Sol-III to Beta Centauri in
    real-time minutes, of three or less (figuring a 67
    light-year trip to M-31 taking about four days or so), 2)
    must withstand travel through the bottom of the Marianas
    Trench with a 24 hour burn-in at the 27,600 foot level
    (best on-Earth pressure test, I think), 3) capable of
    boring a clear flight path through a mountain at sub-
    light speed (any mountain, I'm not picky), 4) reach
    orbital altitude in four seconds or less (sub-light)
    without blasting a big hole in the ground beneath, 5)
    change speed from 1 light to 0 motion in 10 seconds or
    less without throwing everything inside against the front
    viewports (tests of inertial compensators and gravity
    simulators), 6) navigational scanning to exceed 10 AUs at
    light, 1 AU at sub-light, 200 AUs at max speed, 7)
    deflection ability to move the Earth's natural satellite
    at 1/2 apogee, 8) closed-system environment must operate
    without breach for a minimum of 10 years real-time.
    Among the problems associated with the Excaliba having
    long-term (real-time) credibility, are the associated
    conflicts of living with the same nineteen other people
    for the rest of their lives. Excaliba is designed as a
    unilateral venture; it's not supposed to return to Sol-III
    unless every question has been answered. I also wonder
    about the ability of the extended requisite to not produce
    offspring ever again (unless you're okay with leaving the
    kids in the care of some intelligent life we find
    somewhere). I have this intuitive feeling that the ship's
    complement will change over time with the introduction of
    people from other worlds and the deposition of some of
    ours upon theirs. But then again, who knows?
    I find fault with the traditional solution to such
    dilemmas -- military-style operation, although I happen to
    have a fondness for the rank titles (Commander Lui at your
    service, maam). But since experience has shown the
    individuals don't get along all of the time, especially in
    close quarters, I wonder if the time spent alone in the
    environmental simulators, holographic projection booths,
    and individual living quarters will be enough to ease the
    stress of life in a closed-system. Maybe if I come up
    with a way to relieve the mind of stress by exposure to
    artificial encephalographic energy segments, a
    thought/emotion simulator so to speak. Not mind control,
    but emotional exercise. Hmmmm.
    So, how much knowledge is there to be learned in the
    entire universe? That compadre' is why the Excaliba is my
    greatest goal; we will answer that question and many more
    to come with the completion of her mission. And provide
    the end to the mindless "theorists" of contemporary
    science and pave the way for inductive developmental
    observationists of the future.

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    An Introduction to the Foundation
    by James H. Lui (c) 1992
    The Scientific Research Foundation - on the outside, just
    another of America's great corporations with resounding status
    and acclaim by the business community, right up alongside of the
    other giants - IBM, Exxon, General Dynamics, and Procter &
    Gamble; on the inside, a dramatic difference is apparent. The
    Foundation is based upon an entirely unique concept of management
    where "worker satisfaction" is paramount.
    As a financial entity, the Foundation is constantly growing and
    expanding at an incredible rate (over US$100 million net per year)
    while maintaining a legally non-profit status. These are the
    conditions of a company which owns over 90% of the Fortune 500
    corporations. All of this comes with the full amnesty of the
    entitled companies and the U.S. government. A constant flow of
    applications from companies desiring subsidization by the
    Foundation are processed; the Foundation specializes in corporate
    efficiency reform. None of the practices used by the Foundation
    have ever been used by any other company and most likely never
    will be used in the foreseeable future by any others in light of
    this huge power base.
    So, the situation stands as this - a company with almost
    monopolistic power holds such power with full acceptance and
    support by the government, the competition and all of the
    subsidized entities. This is the absolute quintessence of the
    supreme corporate organization, perfection of the business ethic,
    and almost surrealistic power combined into one organization: the
    Scientific Research Foundation.
    The Foundation has a rather interesting relationship with the
    U.S. government. Not only is the Foundation a non-taxable
    corporation, but the general idea is that the Foundation is not
    subject to any governmental controls of any kind. This stems
    from a unique status granted to the Foundation by Congress in
    2004: independent sovereignty. The Foundation in this sense is
    almost a separate country within a country. The conditions
    pertinent to declaration and acceptance of such a status were as
    follows:
    (1) The Foundation shall not pay any direct taxes to the U.S.
    government. State tariffs may be levied and from them Federal
    fees subtracted, but no direct taxes may exist.
    (2) As a result of the prior condition, the Foundation shall
    not have access to nor pay required subsidies to any federal
    human welfare program designed for the benefit of federal
    taxpayers. This will include unemployment compensation, Social
    Security, federally funded health insurance, and all other
    federally supported programs for social welfare. Until employed
    by a non- Foundation employer, discharged Foundation employees
    shall also be bound by the above restrictions.
    (3) The Foundation and its land shall not be subject to
    protection by federally supported defense programs or armed
    forces. In conjunction, Foundation land shall not be subject to
    possession nor occupation by the U.S. government at any time. As
    such, the Foundation shall provide some form of adequate defense
    program to prohibit an aggressor from using Foundation- protected
    property for the purposes of claiming or occupying U.S.
    territory. Equally, the Foundation agrees to act in the interest
    of the U.S. when declaring its position, neutral or supportive,
    in time of war.
    (4) The Foundation reserves the right to contribute freely to
    other non-profit status institutions without restriction or
    additional tariffs. Contributions to taxpaying institutions
    shall be subject to any tariffs as prescribed by the U.S.
    government to be paid by the receiver of the contribution.
    MANAGEMENT
    As viewed by the external business community, the division of
    power within the Foundation is typical of most corporations and
    follows simple "line and staff" organizational plans. There are
    officers, directors, managers, and employees just as in every
    other corporation.
    In application, most designated positions are only titular for
    PR support with the actual division of power being based upon a
    "trapezoidal" structure. This structure is not autocratic,
    though it may seem to be, with the actual decision-making process
    being more omnicratic through everyone than anything else.
    The primary organizational nodes are the office of the
    president and the members of the Board of Division Directors.
    Each functional center of the Foundation which has a separate
    identifiable R&D program is assigned a Division Director for
    representation on the Board. Control positions at-large in
    external subsidiaries are staffed by the Conglomerate division
    which is involved with the management of the companies under the
    ownership or stock control of the Foundation. Production,
    facilities management, and materials procurement are under
    control of the Corporate division staff. The president and other
    board officers are in possession of bilateral control of both
    Corporate and Conglomerate divisions. Support members of the
    Foundation are given formal recognition by the Board any time
    that a subject under consideration effects their "office" or
    particular area of expertise. The initiation of a new R&D
    program can come from any of the offices. For the arrangement of
    financial support, the program must be evaluated by the Board,
    which controls R&D priority levels for funding and research time
    allocation.
    Since the majority of project funding is provided through the
    investment holdings in the subsidiaries, the generation of
    project funding is under the direction of the Conglomerate
    division. This division also acts as representative of the
    Foundation when involved with contractual R&D projects initiated
    by external interests.
    Regarding final consideration of a project, the decision to
    proceed is made by a board consisting of the president, the
    Division chief, and all members involved with the project. This
    divisionary board or D-Board controls project-specific decisions
    such as materials allocation, procedure and policy, and PR
    regarding the project.
    The Foundation is a private corporation with no external stock
    offerings or bonding. Net profit each fiscal period is reduced
    to $0 by infusion of all revenues either back into project R&D
    funds or the Foundation membership which includes the various
    subsidiary corporations under Foundation control. This ensures
    the non-profit status of the Foundation.
    Control of a corporation by the Foundation does not mean
    taking over the operations of the subsidized company nor even
    occupation by Foundation staff. Actually, since most of the
    reason for controlling stock investing is for leverage, many
    Foundation subsidiaries never feel the control of the Foundation
    in day-to-day operations. Having the greatest managers at its
    disposal, the Foundation often finds itself saving corporations
    from managerial suicide and internal corruption. The Foundation
    monitors subsidiary production efficiency indirectly by observing
    the consumer response to the company's operations. We "go in"
    only as necessary to bring the company back to an appropriate
    level of operational efficiency.
    Leverage financing is a powerful tool used by the Foundation
    to create resources of economic power without actually possessing
    such funds which would be subject to taxation or regulation.
    Thus, the majority of fiduciary transactions are "sponsored" by a
    granting financial institution and merely authorized by the
    Foundation. This action eliminates the possibility of charges of
    concentration of economic power being let upon the Foundation.
    PEOPLE
    At the heart of this great enterprise (!), is a group of five
    hundred super-talented people who have lived their lives in
    pursuit of the Foundation principles of invention through
    efficiency and efficacy. Selection for membership is primarily
    accomplished through nominations by the current or alumni staff.
    A person becomes recommended for membership by outstanding
    achievement in many fields of activity. Awards and grants are
    well noticed, but even simple societal contributions are taken
    into consideration. Our primary factor in rating a prospective
    candidate is the level of pragmatism in the individual's research
    methods and ethics. Has the person contributed to society
    and/or the success of others, or has the person been completely
    bound by selfish reward? We prefer the former.
    The actual selection process often follows world-wide search
    programs for talented individuals by the Foundation Personnel
    Search Unit. Government databases, educational histories,
    employment records, and even neighborhood door-to-door polls are
    employed in the massive search for prospective candidates to fill
    new project positions. The only thing that will stop a search is
    the death of an individual; there is nowhere in the world that a
    person can go undetected from a Foundation search process. If
    you ever existed, we will find you when we need you.
    Evaluation of the prospective member is conducted through
    interview by each member of the Board and staff of the division
    of assignment. Acceptance by all current members must be
    achieved in order to maintain an environment of mutual respect
    and interreliance. The ideal member will exhibit very diplomatic
    and retrospective insight into dealing with his/her peers.
    Since the Foundation management system relies a great deal upon
    independent decision-making, much emphasis is placed upon the
    level of self-reliance and assertiveness of the individual.
    Essential to the success of a Foundation member is a firm belief
    in the learning process and the underlying philosophy of the
    Foundation: make an attempt to understand the processes of the
    environment around you in every dimension in every way. The
    ability to multi-task and process a wide variety of different
    activities simultaneously is probably even more important than
    functional diversity. I find that even Albert Einstein might not
    have lived up to the standards of pragmatism that bear upon a
    Foundation candidate. Maybe Thomas Alva Edison would have made
    it in, after additional education of course.
    Foundation members often have many titles of position (e.g.
    the Director of Medical Research and Internal Medicine is also:
    Chief Surgeon, Vice-president of the Medical Division, and
    Commander of the Triage Unit). But the multitudes of address
    forms do not mean higher levels of internal authority, just more
    position names for external representation.
    To sum up, candidacy is through proficiency in everything and
    prejudice to nothing. A Foundation member must be ready to
    accept the impossible as being possible and the unattainable as
    easily obtained. The member must be scientist, manager,
    administrator, and student whenever needed. Even after
    acceptance, the Foundation member must continue to progress far
    beyond the limits of mere scientific study to the essence of
    philosophy - love of knowledge. Given the common abilities and
    goals of the membership, there exists strong and intimate social
    and fraternal bonds between members. The Foundation "thinks" in
    a unionized power beam, with multitudes of expert components,
    cohesive in existence and interlinked in direction. A great
    "mind" of multiple specialized parts.
    In their quest for understanding, Foundation members are
    satiated through both external contracts and internal projects.
    Freedom of individual expression is encouraged, but in such
    expression no one shall violate the Foundation directive of
    non-interference regarding social, economic, and political
    systems, even if in need of reform.
    People of varied interests and specializations need
    recreation, and the Foundation supplies the membership with
    global entertainment facilities for every mode of relaxation. A
    member also gets to choose two vehicles free of charge for
    transportation, one for fun, the other for utility. These may be
    replaced as needed as long as the two vehicles per member limit
    is not exceeded. Members also get a free house from the
    Foundation's vast real estate properties. The Foundation even
    has an independent credit system recognized by all nations, for
    every member. This supplants the $150,000 tax-free annual salary
    program, and the Foundation-supplied housing, transportation,
    land, goods, and services already available to any member (see
    Foundation Benefit Plan Overview). Thus, the no-limit Foundation
    credit cards are simply for anything else the Foundation doesn't
    already provide.
    The whole idea of all of this super-compensation is to provide
    the member with an environment containing all material needs so
    that 100% concentration can be used on project development
    without worrying about "meal-tickets." We can't provide all
    emotional resources that a human requires, so we try to at least
    create an atmosphere of trust that can foster good relationships
    and social interaction. Most members will have a background in
    psychology or behavioral science, and so can serve as their own
    best counselors.
    TOOLS
    In the process of scientific achievement there are vast
    opportunities to create tools to aid the researcher/inventor in
    the task of developing new technology. The Foundation succeeds
    where others failed by not being barred by lack of technology,
    but by simply inventing new methods or "laws of science" whenever
    necessary to meet project goals. If current resources do not
    permit development of something designated as a project, then we
    simply make new resources to use in the process and forget what
    limitations were placed in our way by other scientists.
    The Foundation MPM (MultiProcess - Molecular) computer line
    is a superb example of creative invention at work in the
    Foundation. The MPM series was developed for applications
    requiring more computational power than the greatest of modern
    supercomputers could then muster. These are fluidic molecular
    computers; the storage is analog instead of digital allowing the
    fullest implementation of molecular memory technology.
    Information is stored and processed as "concepts," not merely
    numbers so that entire waveforms and other analog inputs can be
    processed without digital conversion. For example, U.S. Census
    data is stored not as number tables, but as varying voltages
    indexed under other electrical signals representing geographical
    locations. Concept- oriented processing mimics the way the
    human brain stores and retrieves information.
    The MPM uses variable amplitude, frequency, and voltage levels
    to represent different items of information. Each member of the
    MPM line uses parallel synaptic processing as the key to its
    inherent speed advantage. The analog transmissions are networked
    into a three dimensional access array for plasma storage. The
    processing network is chemical based using a charged fluid for
    electron transmitter conductance. The MPM processor requires
    over 1 megawatt of power, but when you have unlimited power
    supplies, as discussed below, that isn't a limitation.
    The system uses a proprietary operating system called AIME
    (Advanced Intelligent Monitor - Expert). AIME is a derivation of
    contemporary "expert systems" except that its primary function is
    not to "learn" how to do things, but to "evaluate" them. AIME
    can use archived events and past factual relations to solve
    complex qualitative problems and monitor controlled systems with
    a measure of intelligence that easily surpasses the simple logic
    stacks of conventional artificial intelligence systems. AIME
    also continuously updates and evaluates archived nodes for
    obsolescence; this provides a memory management function
    deterring the redundant storage of related information. Parallel
    constructs are concatenated into single nodes.
    The Foundation Headquarters and its satellite offices are
    networked through a model known as the M-1000. This machine has
    the equivalent of 50 teranodes (a node being a single concept) of
    memory and the multiprocessing unit processes at a speed of over
    15 trillion operations per second (an operation is any transfer
    of information). Under development is the next generation M-2000
    computer - a multi-processor version of its predecessor for use
    in the another Foundation internal project, the Excaliba, which
    requires even more computational power on the scale of 5000
    teranodes and speed exceeding 450 quintillops. Other variants of
    the MPM computer line include dedicated machines such as the
    M-100 used in the MET program and the public-support M-50
    designated as unrestricted for commercial sale. The baby M-50
    cruises at 1.5 billops and has a resident memory cell of 50
    meganodes. It is designed as a co-processor to more conventional
    mass-storage supercomputers.
    Ion-based power generation (IPG) is an invented technology
    which has been implemented in almost all of the Foundation
    projects succeeding its introduction. IPG is a non-degenerative
    technology in that the energy it requires is less than the energy
    that it produces, so that IPG fueled equipment essentially fuels
    itself once started. A kind of perpetual energy system so to
    speak. A cyclical non-refractive ion stream is encompassed
    within an electromagnetically suspended closed loop conductor
    path. By directing polarized vectored ions into the loop, a
    stream of ionic plasma is created, which can be inductively
    tapped to excite other electrons into motion, producing power. A
    large introductory voltage is needed to establish the motion of
    the ionic stream, but is not required to maintain it.
    The most interesting and useful application of IPG has been in
    the area of transportation technology. The Multi-Environment
    Transport (MET) program has been the most successful, Earth-based
    that is, of the IPG successor developments. An MET can shuttle
    up to five people through high-pressure fluids and vacuums with
    equal ease, at speeds exceeding Mach 20. They contain all
    atmospheric support equipment needed to maintain a comfortable
    environment for human passengers. There is a micro-sized M-100
    installed on- board for applications varying from cartography to
    defensive weapons control. An MET can be specified as one of the
    two vehicles allotted per person, pending ratification by the
    president.
    Another byproduct of IPG technology is the defensive
    nucleostatic power field which surrounds the Foundation's Central
    Headquarters. It can repel all forms of electro-magnetic
    radiation using bipolar ion generation to neutralize the incoming
    nuclei. The next development in this area is to establish
    directionally focused control of the field and then to apply its
    repellent qualities to solid matter.
    Neodynum lasers are based upon a synthetic crystal which can
    generate higher frequency energy than conventional ruby or
    silicon and prestages the beam prior to emission through a
    mixture of argon, krypton, and a proprietary synthetic gas. The
    final emitter can be converged upon itself for regenerative power
    amplification. Multiple beams can also be combined to provide a
    greater area of impact. Aside from the obvious defense
    applications (which are implemented in various forms), the
    neodynum laser also facilitates industrial construction by
    conveniently vaporizing ferrous and non-ferrous minerals and
    compounds.
    There are millions of other equally intriguing (but lengthy in
    description) others like krysotyping and Excaliba (discussed in
    the Excaliba Overview), but all have been designed by people who
    are unmiffed by "state-of-the-art" limitations and develop
    whatever is necessary to get the task completed. This includes
    inventing completely new technology and procedures which break
    the laws of contemporary science (which is the reason that
    krysotyping came to be).
    All of these particular developments involved a heavy time
    investment on our part. But, a "heavy" investment for the
    Foundation is any time greater than two weeks. The application
    of super efficient R&D techniques has permitted the development
    of many great solutions to time-worn problems, often in two or
    three days after beginning project analysis. This system of fast
    problem-solving places the Foundation far ahead of the other R&D
    institutes which exist because of the perpetuation of problems.
    When we created krysotyping in response to requests for cancer
    cures, we put over 70 cancer research centers out of business.
    Much of this productive success is due to our independence from
    direct research funding and grant programs. We can afford to
    provide solutions, although our "competition" (Rand, Bell Labs,
    Delphi et.al.) virtually hates our guts for solving their
    insurmountable problems so quickly and easily. That's fine,
    because we own stock in them too.
    EPILOGUE
    This is but a small part of what the Foundation is about; the
    real substance of this corporation is the people and minds behind
    it. Creative minds and hands meeting the challenges that society
    brings and taking technology farther beyond the present each
    passing second. 2005 A.D. is the year marking the beginning of
    the Foundation (the fortieth year of life for the president).
    From that day forward, Earth will have a new shining symbol of
    excellence to behold and to reap the harvest of a better life for
    all.
    2006 Addendum:
    While all fine and decent to place all of this in writing over 25 years
    ago, because of the twists and turns of my own life's course I became
    increasingly despondent that any of this could be made into reality. Everyone
    else has made their efforts towards realization as planned, but I felt I could
    become the weakest link in the chain.
    Then, on December 28, 2005 I connected with a new organization - one which
    approaches all of these goals from an entirely different perspective but in a way that ultimately reinforces each of the universal goals - advancement of the human potential for growth and progress, and establishment of a stable and compassionate co-existence for all forms of life wherever it lies.
    You may have noticed the second set of icons at the top of the primary homepage.
    The 8-pointed star or octagram has been my own discovery over 25 years ago, stemming originally from a twilight vision, and later being attributed to the central figure symbolizing the Cosmic Law of Cause & Effect. Of no certain coincidence,it also appears symbolized as the Dharma Wheel of Buddhism. The Dharma Wheels which appear at the top include a centerpiece representing a Lotus Flower.
    This is the icon or Rinbo of Shinnyo-En Esoteric Buddhism.
    The much more powerful part that again has no certain coincidence is what has been created through the Shinnyo-En Educational Foundation.
    The path ahead is not a certain course, but the destination is certainly complete.

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