Octal Matrix with Wider Thinking Patterns   (Published: 15.01.2018)

Need for Conceptual Clarity

In the context of digitalization and discussion, it should be possible to define unequivocally what digitization means as a concept. How does digitization relate to other perceptions of the surrounding world? If digitizing is not an accurately defined term, it will remain a word of shamans' mantle mantra, without the practical implications of changing the world.

It should be clarified whether the description of the surrounding world is described digitally or also the activity in which things are managed, controlled / modified by means of data and information resources in digital form. In the latter, digitization and data processing requires the separation of the target process and the steering process into their own entities.

The 8-fold hierarchy below discloses roughly a kind of model of the development of the collective consciousness of human mind/human thinking. It consists of three dimensional shifts from left to right. The present momentum is in the middle column. At the lowest level is the darkness and the highest level of brightness/light, which are essential elements in the creation of collective social consciousness.

Patterns of Human Consciousness

Cognitive knowledge/competence elements are at levels 2 to 7. They are in a hierarchical order where the existence of a lower level is a prerequisite for higher one’s existence. The first three levels reflect the development of an individual's consciousness. The dot – reflection on the wall of cave is an information carrier as that described in Plato's cave. At two higher levels, consciousness is transformed into two-and three-dimensional realities in the existence with different power gradients and intensities generating different varieties of seeing the reality.

Instead, levels 5 to 7 describe collective consciousness and its development. The level 5, in which the triangle stands, is a model of prevailing hierarchical consciousness. Religions, church authorities, and hierarchical communities, through order created by it, influence individual consciousness and thinking. It consists of provisions and functional sections as well as tools /means for information processing and exchanging, as well as dialogues.

Level 6 is the opposite phenomenon of the level of five static hierarchical realities. Dynamic reality emphasizes the constant choices that people face. The history and the future arise from the linear time concept at level three as experienced by the individual and selectively by the community (e.g. through historiography). It is also necessary to understand the difference in the position of the triangle tips. The existence of an energy dimension on the fourth level changes reality concept according to the available "strength and bandwidth" with the third dimension of this thinking pattern.

The 7th level, describes the world where human consciousness can already be secondary, but it influences in the background. It emphasizes the existence and dynamics of the "present", the surrounding world. It is and is being done on terms of energy that, in a more primitive thinking way, were the same as the brightness. Energy has two dimensions - the Universal and the Nano-dimension that are included in the principal forms of reality description (triangle, rectangle, and circle) and in their diversified derivatives that are recognized and kept up to date with creating them by the mind's energy.

Two Computerization Legacies

Current digitalization programs are a continuation of computer programs that started after World War II. Operational research led to post-war computerization and the creation of today's digitization programs in virtually all areas of human life and society. The application of computers and information technology differed considerably between the two political parties formed in the post-war period.

The computerization of the Western industrialized countries was largely done through American business models and mindset, which meant significant investments were made at the company level compared to the Soviet Union. Europe and other industrialized countries followed the US model to promote the exploitation of computers and later ICT technology in modernizing business and society through bottom-up computer/telecommunications and enterprise management systems (MIS).

The Soviet Union and its allies had their own computerization development model based on the "scientific management of society", in which cybernetics (computerization through large-scale nationwide sector-specific ASU systems.) payed a key role. Structurally, ASU systems were STAR topologies that guided the industry's objectives and intended to achieve them. This this centrally planned system however, did not work due to Soviet own computer and software quality problems and computer HW export restrictions, which were largely removed in 1987. All of these things together weakened the ability of the former Soviet Union to renew itself in international competition until the whole system broke up in 1991.

Common Sense and Cooperation

The breakup of the Soviet Union has been manifested in many changes in the lives of Russia and the former NL republics. There have also been changes in the information infrastructure since the turnaround of the Soviet years and the end of the 1980s internal reforms. Specifically, Russia has returned to the forced state maintained by the state machine, in which the official realities of individuals and society have been modified according to the Soviet-era system. The former Soviet Union, like all other hierarchical systems, are selective “world-view painters” that emphasize the heavily past and future. The concept of time is linear, but not evenly stressed over the three components of the time.

Development for the development of former colonies and the starting points for the former socialist and other transitional economies are different. TA countries in the economies in transition should focus on building both the physical infrastructure and the socio-economic infrastructure of society, as they were not sufficiently invested during the socialist era. The same need to build an environmental infrastructure exists also in developing countries whose raw material exports as well as in today's cheap labor countries do not have their own capital formation to build the four priority areas and information infrastructure identified in the octal matrix.

The development of the world should focus on the improvement of sub-sectors that have also secondary implications in addition to primary objectives and their implementation, as well as secondary impacts on achieving the four key development sectors with co-operation and technical assistance programs as a jointly funded effort by the world community (G2G). The development of other beneficiaries' development goals, including IT infrastructure, could be more effectively achieved through the use of industrialized G2B and B2B operating models from the industrialized countries since the 1800’s, as well as the non-governmental CSO sector. Funding mechanisms should also be reformed and concern about the creation of added value generated by the operation in recipient countries of assistance.

Digitalization and the development of information technology infrastructure should not be self-purpose. Social values, people's know-how and the realization of equality, and the availability of information technology at the individual and community level, must support the right to a better society for citizens. Knowing these goals can be progressed considerably more modestly and leave the resources of visibility of the programs themselves in the realization and delivery of assistance and new business activities in the target countries. Heavy overhead is always a benefit to somebody.

Quality First

As a young computer employee at the beginning of the 1970s, Oy Nokia Ab, Electronics courses at Honeywell-Bull trainers, what is the meaning of the data being processed and its quality. If the data are not up to date or are incorrect, the situation is "Garbage in - garbage out", which does not take the things and the world's progress even though powerful computers and data networks would be used in digitization. This fact has also proved to be the millions of donors and recipients of aid for development aid and technical assistance programs across the globe.

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