Ming the Mechanic:
Pump up the synchronicity

The NewsLog of Flemming Funch
 Pump up the synchronicity2010-06-28 00:03
picture by Flemming Funch

Synchronicities are meaningful coincidences. Subjectively meaningful. Several things happen in adjacent space or time that somehow fit together, even though they supposedly didn't have anything to do with each other.

Really, everything is always connected with everything else. The multiverse is probably really all in one piece. But there are so damned many pieces, and we're so out of touch with the inter-connectedness of everything, that most of the time most of the pieces just don't fit together at all.

Just look at your own day and the inflow you probably got today. Loads of e-mails, news stories, tweets, advertisements, phone calls, etc. Some of them were maybe exactly what you needed at the right time, but more likely, most of them didn't hit any spot and were just distractions.

A synchronicity would be if you suddenly get a bright idea, say that you could have a mushroom farm. Two seconds later you check your e-mail and, lo and behold, one of your friends just sent you an article about basement mushroom farming. It is a synchronicity. We could say that it is a random coincidence, because your friend didn't really know you just got that idea, and he sent the article for totally unrelated reasons. But it is meaningful to you, like a sign from the universe that, yes, that's a good idea.

Or, you join some new group on Facebook, and immediately run into somebody who you went to school with, who incidentally is into some other obscure unrelated thing you're into too, like paragliding or 12th century Russian poetry. A synchronicity. It isn't just some superstitious silliness. It tells you that stuff is connecting.

Just imagine now that we can jack up the rate of synchronicity in your life. More synchronicity per unit of time, and less non-synchronicity. What if most of the chance meetings you had turned out to be tremendously meaningful and useful? What if most of the unexpected pieces of information you received turned out to unexpectedly be exactly what you needed at the time?

There are lots of quite straightforward ways of increasing relevancy in your life. If we were talking ads, you could receive more targeted ads. Instead of ads targeted at "anybody and everybody", you might get ads that fit your profile, and that are likely to suggest something to you that you actually might want. Of course it would be even better if they only suggested to you exactly what you want, but it would still be an improvement. Amazon's book suggestions are pretty good, because I've bought from them and they can approximate what I might like that I don't already have. Book suggestions in random magazines in my mailbox are not very good.

By simply increasing the number of things I'm exposed to, we might increase the number of fits I run into. Particularly if we can lower the cost per exposure at the same time. It requires me much less effort to scan the twitter feeds of hundreds of people than it would take me to read all their blogs, which again is much less effort than would me needed if I had to interview each one to find out if we match somehow.

What we need and want, what inspires us, what triggers us - it is like the receptors on genes and anti-genes. OK, it probably isn't, but it is a suitable metaphor. Certain anti-genes will fit together with certain genes, because their "plugs" fit together. It is a general principle for many parts of living organisms. Receptors are essentially protein molecules to which certain types of signaling molecules can attach. Put a bunch of each together, in a big mix of other stuff, shake and stir it vigorously, and a lot of the receptors will end up connecting with the matching molecules. Increase the volume of any of them, or increase the speed of flow, or increase the random shaking, and you'll see more of them connect. Meme-receptors probably work the same.

It is a selection bias as well. One sees what one is looking for. But it is more than that. Synchronities are matches that we weren't particularly looking for at that time. Granted, we were looking for them elsewhere, so they were still present in our consciousness somewhere.

But it is all also more than that.

I would claim that synchronicities are a sign of collective intelligence. You see more synchronicities, something about the bigger system around you is working at a higher level. There's an alignment happening, possibly at a level you couldn't easily understand all by yourself.

It is like being "in the flow". Things are aligned. But not just aligned in a very straightforward one-dimensional way. Things are aligned at levels you aren't conscious of. So, things just appear when you need them, answers appear seconds after the question, solutions show up when there's a problem. You take a step into the river and a rock happens to be there to support you.

None of us appear to be smart enough individually to solve the big problems in the world. It doesn't matter if we put everything we know into a neat spreadsheet and analyze it carefully. We just tend to think in too few dimensions, like trying to solve five dimensional problems with two-dimensional logic.

So, we really, really need to find ways of operating at a higher order. The hope is for collective intelligence. That somehow we'll succeed in organizing ourselves in such a way that our efforts not only don't cancel each other out, but all together we accomplish more than the sum of our individual efforts. And that somehow the net result of our actions demonstrates a higher level of intelligence than what any one of us could have demonstrated individually. Collective Intelligence. Being smarter together.

Since it isn't just something we can *figure out* brute force the same old way we'll figure out what career to pursue or why our car makes a funny sound, we need some new types of tools.

We need tools that increase collective intelligence.

We also need ways of being aware of an increase in the signs of collective intelligence. I claim that synchronicity is one of those signs. If you see more synchronicities, more collective intelligence is happening. Something is lining up.

Like bio-feedback, if you have an indicator of whether something is going in the "right" direction or not, you might suddenly find that you can increase it, even though you didn't think you could. It certainly beats operating in the dark.

So, if you experience more fits, something more intelligent is going on. Even if you don't understand what it is, you might still be able to steer towards even more.

More surprisingly meaningful connections will, of course, weave even more coherence, and give rise to even more delightful just-in-time surprises.

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic]

Category:   Tags: ,


28 Jun 2010 @ 00:06 by mortimer : Divination
We need tools that increase collective intelligence.
My favorite line..."OK, it probably isn't, but it is a suitable metaphor."
increase/amp synchronicity, learn not to ask stupid questions; avoid half the BS.
Seriously. This world is run by oracle and operational power comes down to who owns the biggest divination.  

28 Jun 2010 @ 12:30 by ming : Simulations
The more big and complex a system one deals with, the more indirect methods of controlling it are needed. If you're riding an elephant, you don't really force it to turn left, and you couldn't - you give it some kind of hint that you and the elephant have ended up agreeing on.

Creating effective advertising requires quite a scientific approach. One might make guesses in advance, but it is only after a lot of tests that one discovers the details that increase effectiveness several times over. Maybe a beige background works twice as well as a white, maybe one finds that the number 97 is much more attractive than the number 99 when it is time to pay.

Nowadays, the people who "run the world" wouldn't get away with direct force in most cases, even if they had the resources to wield it. Their tools would more likely be simulations. Somewhat in the vein of advertising. How can we influence large numbers of people to do what's in our interest, without them noticing that we do so? And, sure, some divination facilities would be very helpful too, to successfully guess at coming changes in the world. Which again might be a simulation, or it might be something more mysterious.

What I'm hoping for is equally or more sophisticated tools and ways of networking that would not only allow us to easily recognize and circumvent attempts to manipulate us, but also to overcome the misalignments and confusions among ourselves, so our group efforts can be much more effective.  

28 Jun 2010 @ 13:33 by mortimer : Bingo
Exactly..."How can we influence large numbers of people to do what's in our interest, without them noticing that we do so?"... For the powers that be, that is the working perspective. And further. If people are so easily swayed then don't they deserve it. If people were given the facts they would not make rational decisions but instead they base decisions on emotions. The powers that be are scared alright, they are scared that democracy left to itself would fail. The fact that consumer brainwash works is their proof.  

29 Jun 2010 @ 22:28 by mortimer : Ya Thanks
that last article was the best read I had all year. {nl:000010-001960|Surf's up!}  

1 Jul 2010 @ 05:49 by mortimer : Social Engineering
Social engineering, its a powerful crossroads. You got two choices. One road is equality for all people and transparency. The other road is manipulate the people with embedded data. The former road is stuck on stuck. The later is wide open and ready. Since I refuse to compromise good character I remain stuck on stuck. I get to watch the people I love and care about continue to fall victim to the powers that be (the embedded data).

Well, I not totally stuck. I did spend a lot of time with the kids in my community. Offered guidance. I helped orient their careers. It will eventually have a major impact on Volusia county.  

1 Jul 2010 @ 16:06 by istvan : maybe now
Start of something new.  

8 Jun 2011 @ 07:53 by Compression tube fittings @ : Compression tube fittings
A fitting is most often found on tubing and forms the sealCompression tube fittingswith compression

or a flare.  

11 Nov 2015 @ 04:09 by buywatchestop @ : buywatchestop
That was really interesting. Had to read over a few parts twice!

18 Jan 2016 @ 04:46 by you can try this out @ : you can try this out
I am appreciating it very much! Looking forward to another great article. Good luck to the author! All the best! you can try this out  

24 Feb 2016 @ 12:48 by Robo @ :
IT služby  

17 Mar 2016 @ 19:12 by Lovely @ : Lovely
I like the helpful info you provide in your articles. I will bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently  

7 Apr 2016 @ 10:41 by How to become a social worker @ : Kayser Karlenp
Took me time to understand all of the comments, but I seriously enjoyed the write-up. It proved being really helpful to me and Im positive to all of the commenters right here !  

11 Apr 2016 @ 22:27 by Jean Dubois @ : hack fifa 16
Hack Dokkan Battle
Lobby Advanced Warfare
Hack DayZ
Générateur Season Pass Black Ops 2
Hack League of Legends
Générateur Season Pass The Division
Lobby GTA 5 Online
Lobby Black Ops 3
Lobby GTA 5 PC
Lobby Black Ops 2
Débrideur 1fichier
Emulateur Xbox One
Emulateur PS4
Générateur de Season Pass Black Ops 3
Hack Street Fighter 5
Lobby CSGO
Lobby Black Ops 3
Crédits FIFA 16 illimités
Générateur de Season Pass Fallout 4
Hack FIFA 16
Lobby GTA 5 PS4
Lobby GTA 5 Xbox One

12 May 2016 @ 06:47 by Clay @ : claylanglands@t-online.de
خرید vpn,خرید اکانت کریو kerio,خرید
وی پی ان, خرید اکانت کریو kerio, خرید کریو, خرید vpn socks, خرید vpn,خرید اکانت
کریو kerio  

16 May 2016 @ 20:40 by Kyani Sunrise @ : Kyani Sunrise
This is a Nice post. Kyani Sunrise  

23 May 2016 @ 06:03 by Maya @ : MSG 91 SMS

Thanks for sharing this Post, Keep Updating such topics.

10 Jun 2016 @ 16:09 by samoagha @ : Excellent
Excellent guide for revealing for me cheers.
Free youtube views on View grip  

18 Jul 2016 @ 23:50 by ahmed zaki @ : new
شركة تنظيف براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف فلل براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف شقق براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف موكيت براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف مجالس براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف خزانات براس التنورة
شركة عزل اسطح براس التنورة
شركة كشف تسربات المياه براس التنورة
شركة تسليك مجارى براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف بيارات براس التنورة
شركة رش مبيدات براس التنورة
شركة نقل اثاث براس التنورة
شركة تخزين اثاث براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف منازل براس التنورة
شركة مكافحة حشرات براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف كنب براس التنورة
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف فلل بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف شقق بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالجبيل
شركة عزل اسطح بالجبيل
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالجبيل
شركة تسليك مجارى بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بيارات بالجبيل
شركة رش مبيدات بالجبيل
شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل
شركة تخزين اثاث بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف منازل بالجبيل
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف كنب بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف فلل بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف شقق بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالاحساء
شركة عزل اسطح بالاحساء
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالاحساء
شركة تسليك مجارى بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف بيارات بالاحساء
شركة رش مبيدات بالاحساء
شركة نقل اثاث بالاحساء
شركة تخزين اثاث بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف منازل بالاحساء
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف كنب بالاحساء
شركة تنظيف بالظهران
شركة تنظيف فلل بالظهران
شركة تنظيف شقق بالظهران
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالظهران
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالظهران
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالظهران
شركة عزل اسطح بالظهران
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالظهران
شركة تسليك مجارى بالظهران
شركة تنظيف بيارات بالظهران
شركة رش مبيدات بالظهران
شركة نقل اثاث بالظهران
شركة تخزين اثاث بالظهران
شركة تنظيف منازل بالظهران
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالظهران
شركة تنظيف كنب بالظهران
شركة تنظيف بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف شقق بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالهفوف
شركة عزل اسطح بالهفوف
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالهفوف
شركة تسليك مجارى بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف بيارات بالهفوف
شركة رش مبيدات بالهفوف
شركة نقل اثاث بالهفوف
شركة تخزين اثاث بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف منازل بالهفوف
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف كنب بالهفوف
شركة تنظيف بسيهات
شركة تنظيف فلل بسيهات
شركة تنظيف شقق بسيهات
شركة تنظيف موكيت بسيهات
شركة تنظيف مجالس بسيهات
شركة تنظيف خزانات بسيهات
شركة عزل اسطح بسيهات
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بسيهات
شركة تسليك مجارى بسيهات
شركة تنظيف بيارات بسيهات
شركة رش مبيدات بسيهات
شركة نقل اثاث بسيهات
شركة تخزين اثاث بسيهات
شركة تنظيف منازل بسيهات
شركة مكافحة حشرات بسيهات
شركة تنظيف كنب بسيهات
شركة تنظيف بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف فلل بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف شقق بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف موكيت بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف مجالس بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالقطيف
شركة عزل اسطح بالقطيف
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالقطيف
شركة تسليك مجارى بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف بيارات بالقطيف
شركة رش مبيدات بالقطيف
شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف
شركة تخزين اثاث بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف منازل بالقطيف
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالقطيف
شركة تنظيف كنب بالقطيف  

14 Aug 2016 @ 15:38 by Katrine @ : games
School unblocked games are best way to have fun online  

14 Aug 2016 @ 17:12 by mike smith @ : sales jobs
A good blog  

29 Aug 2016 @ 09:42 by hcCx @ : cxc
quotes on teachers day

teachers day quotes
happy teachers day quotes

Happy Teachers Day
Teachers Day Speech
Teachers Day Wishes

Teachers Day Image
Teachers Day Greetings Card

Essay On Teachers Day
teachers day quotes
Happy teachers day quotes
Happy Onam wishes

happy vinayak chaturthi

happy ganesh chaturthi

happy vinayagar chaturthi

ganesh chaturthi image
ganesh chaturthi photos

ganesh chaturthi wishes

ganesh chaturthi messages

teachers day quotes  

14 Sep 2016 @ 16:30 by kingroot @ : kingroot
Features of Kingroot app checkout here  

23 Sep 2016 @ 06:18 by Box Office Collection @ : Dangal Movie
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil Box Office Collection
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil 1st Day Box Office Collection
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil First Day Box Office Collection
MS Dhoni 1st Day Box Office Collection
MS Dhoni Box Office COllection
MS Dhoni Box First Day Box Office Collection
Dangal Box Office Collection
Dangal Movie Reviews  

6 Oct 2016 @ 10:14 by crackslink @ : Adobe Acrobat Pro
Really nice article that you have to write , i really appreciate
Well written & I appreciate your work…
Adobe Acrobat Pro DC Crack  

4 Nov 2016 @ 11:47 by goa honeymoon packages @ : wow
Let there be Love and peace in every heart to create a peaceful world for all.  

6 Nov 2016 @ 13:28 by kingman @ : kingman
thaklfjl;sdjrlfk; sd Tech News  

7 Nov 2016 @ 11:49 by Niche Relavant Blog Comment @ : Niche Relavant Blog Comment
This article will reveal tips and techniques you can use to increase your blogs SEO. Learn the techniques you need to use blog commenting to get ranked for the keywords you choose and maximize your SEO.
Niche Relavant Blog Comment  

7 Nov 2016 @ 11:52 by Niche Relavant Backlinks @ : Niche Relavant Backlinks
This article will reveal tips and techniques you can use to increase your blogs SEO. Learn the techniques you need to use blog commenting to get ranked for the keywords you choose and maximize your SEO.
Niche Relavant Blog Comment
Niche Relavant Backlinks  

9 Nov 2016 @ 22:31 by khaled @ : افضل شركه خدمات منزليه
Best Company cleaning tanks in Khamis Mushayt Dear customer, the water is the secret of our existence you must take care of them, we know mixing drinking water with sewage, which does the accumulation of tanks and makes water taste and peculiar smell it harm you Dear customer, because we care about your health have we founded your company cleaning and disinfection of tanks Khamis Mushayt where there are two ways to clean the tank شركة تنظيف خزانات بخميس ميشط
1. manual method: namely, that one of the workers down in the tank and clean it with materials left sterile.
2. Chemical Almikaneckh way: They have to put the tank sterile materials and anti-bacterial and Nmlae the tank is empty.
There is a small-sized reservoirs where not to nine group to come down and cleans it, we have to add a second method where the material is then appropriateness of the reservoir and move it several times until cleaned in a final

شركة رش مبيدات بخميس مشيط
شركة تنظيف بخميس مشيط
شركة تنظيف خزانات بخميس ميشط
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بخميس مشيط
شركة مكافحة حشرات بخميس مشيط
شركة تنظيف منازل بخميس مشيط
شركة نقل اثاث وعفش بخميس مشيط
شركة تسليك مجارى بخميس مشيط
شركة تنسيق حدائق بالرياض  

15 Dec 2016 @ 13:58 by forsandmm @ : شركه نقل عفش بالدمام
شركة نقل اثاث بالدمام

شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

شركة نقل اثاث بالخبر

شركة نقل عفش بالخبر

شركة نقل عفش بالقطيف

شركة نقل اثاث بالقطيف

شركة نقل اثاث بالجبيل

شركة نقل عفش بالجبيل

شركة تخزين اثاث بالدمام

شركة تخزين عفش بالدمام

شركة نقل اثاث بالظهران

شركة نقل عفش بالظهران

شركة نقل الاثاث بالدمام  

15 Dec 2016 @ 21:49 by jihiuui @ : clean home
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة رش حشرات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بالرياض
شركة تنظيف بالجبيل
شركة تنظيف بالاحساء
خدمات التنظيف
شركة جمالك المثالي  

Other stories tagged as ""
2010-07-14 13:35: Consciousness of Pattern
2010-07-08 02:27: Truth: superconductivity for scalable networks
2010-06-27 02:28: Be afraid, be very afraid

Other stories tagged as ""
2010-07-14 13:35: Consciousness of Pattern
2010-06-28 00:03: Pump up the synchronicity

Other stories in
2014-11-07 23:12: Welcome to the 5th dimension
2011-11-07 17:22: Notice the incidental
2010-07-14 13:35: Consciousness of Pattern
2009-10-29 14:03: Convergent or Divergent
2007-08-05 23:45: Perverse incentives
2007-06-22 22:18: Elementary magic
2007-03-21 14:20: Cymatics and group formation
2007-03-15 01:06: Structural holes
2007-02-27 23:50: Leverage
2007-02-24 14:13: Wikipatterns

[< Back] [Ming the Mechanic] [PermaLink]? 

Link to this article as: http://ming.tv/flemming2.php/__show_article/_a000010-001961.htm
Main Page: ming.tv