This is the logo of concept 0.
The circle represents the surface of a human being, while the space inside the circle is the inside of a human being. The solid straight line represents past experience, and the outer segment represents experience with temperature, smell, sound, light and color. The intersection between the circle and the solid line represents experience with taste and contact. The inner segment represents memory or perception based on experience. The center of the circle represents evaluation of present conditions in context with the potential of our future.
“Orientation to life of being and doing” の続きを読む
I’m watching a TV program. I feel a pain in my stomach. I tap the interactive mode key on the remote control lying at my hand. The TV goes interactive. The screen shows graphics and words – each with a number. I tap 3 – the number for health care. A front view, back view and side views of a human body shows with numbered sections of the body. On the channel selector I tap 1 which shows on top of the frontal view and 3 which is printed in the abdominal area. A large view of the abdominal area shows with a digit for each of 9 sections. I tap 2 which centers the pain on the upper left side of the abdominal section. Lists of graphics and words appear each preceded by a digit with a reason for its order. One list is a scale of the magnitude of discomfort or pain, another addresses time or timing, others list effects from position changes, finger pressure etc. – to the limits of what one can detect from oneself. Tapping the number keys in my hand is fast and handy but I might talk in the numbers of the words beside them too when the voice recognition devices are OK.
“Scenario of network health care” の続きを読む
A proprioceptor is a sensory nerve ending that responds to stretch of elastic tissues. Proprioceptor input is stretch of tissues. Proprioceptors are mainly found in muscles, joints, ligaments and the body balance organ in the ear. Proprioceptor input is changes in tissue stretch.
Proprioceptor output in tissue or nerve paths is reflex. Proprioceptors exist in all animals, and are key to identifying animals from plants. The animal may be as small as an ameba, which demonstrates independent movement in reaction to forces of water current – this is input to proprioceptor. Dr Sherrington coined the word “proprioceptor” in comparison with interoceptors and exteroceptors. But I am not sure if he identified proprioceptor as a key of separating the animal and plant life. (Eg. eyes and ears exist in more highly evolved animals only.)
My main interest in proprioceptor is proprioceptive feedback to human forebrain, where judgment centered on proprioceptor output is made that can satisfy human wants/needs, or change motivation from eye-/ear- centered value to feel-based value of one’s body. With more than 7 billion people, the mother earth is reaching her limits. Proprioceptor, ie. the feel of one self, is a key to identify how we can best fit in the limits of the earth gravity and biosphere.
Q & A:
1. What is the key to link skill with settings and technology?
– The optimum use of the body begins with the use of the neck, with which we can feel optimal use of remaining muscles of the body. The use of the neck can be specified for both resting conditions and purpose-oriented activities. It is not only the key for determination of skill, settings and human interface with technology, but it also affects musculo-skeletal health which, in turn, may affect the health of other body parts.
2. When should we be concerned with use or misuse of the human body?
– We are concerned with it, when consistent accuracy of desired outcomes is required, when our judgements on skill, settings and technology affect the lives of many, and when we want to prevent or correct personal health problems caused by our bodies. 170425
Organization ethics can be most clearly manifested in organization settings by absence of need for individual ethics. The final goal of organization is to eliminate the need for both organizations and individual ethics. 811026
It is widely believed in East and South Asian cultures that we own only time, ie. time for being and doing. The only space we really own is the space that our body occupies at any moment. Endless wants for more possession of space beyond skin covers for temperature maintenance is anti-social. 131016
Letter to the editor of National Geographics
Re: Streetless ecocities versus street-box cities 050927
Your magazine emphasizes the degrading encroachment of human living patterns and transportation on natural earth conditions.
Most people on earth are moving to mega-cities with urban sprawl. These cities are basically all the same; streets and boxes (all buildings and cars are boxes). We spend most of our time in today’s cities in home boxes, office boxes, shopping or entertainment boxes and boxes on wheels. We cannot imagine living without our boxes in street-box cities. We envy the big boxes with eye-catch shapes, but they are the least livable and make the cities more unlivable.
The street and box industries tie up with property owners to make people think there can be nothing better, but we sense the cities are getting worse even with the efforts of urban planners.
Architects receive honors for their monument boxes that only further degrade cities. The rich with their big obscene boxes are poverty stricken with the show that owns them.
Cities with parks, lakes or rivers have some diversion, but that only means we must spend more time in boxes on wheels to get from one box to another. What percentage of our time do we spend in city parks? The street-box mafias (street transportation industries and city box makers linked with the mass media, property owners, politicos and ”architects”) are degrading the lives of all in cities in the name of “development projects?”
Our children can assume they will live in worse city conditions than we live in today. (Note: I grew up on a farm, so let’s not dream of that life).
All cities planners today should have stand-by drawings of streetless ecocities to replace their cities, in case a natural catastrophe or bombs destroy the city. Large sections of most cities need urban renewal. The city conversion can begin there with a section of the city living structure that step-by-step extends throughout the city. The city residents will gradually understand that the streetless eco-zones are the best place to live. All residents see outside city-town art and science themes from their homes with no streets or people-boxes. Art and science themes are also built into the city living structure with learning, health care and shopping areas. Today’s fanciest buildings and avenues cannot compare with the quality of life offered in streetless ecocities.
I think it will be worth your expense to have a writer and artist with a sense of measurement interview me for a week in my box in Osaka, Japan. We would compare the two city bases in terms of population-space ratios, personal living space, the city living structures, how residents spend their daily time, their quality of life, transportation, the cities in torrid, temperate and frigid zones – or deserts, the city economy, social strata criteria, crime, how residents view progress, social relations, urbal towns (urban-rural elements that extend to streetless ecocities with food production), where and how to start the conversions – and of course, which is most compatible with humanity in mother earth conditions.
II think the streetless ecocity is one of the most important themes that National Geographic can address. I have been dreaming of living in a streetless ecocity for 40 years, but I have been focused on a global structure for the organized field of health care. Of course self care, clinics and hospitals in the streetless ecocity need this structure based on the same reasoning as streetleess ecocities.