IRS Public Charity 501(c)(3) 170(b)(I)(A)(vi)
Our mission is to define and promote scalable organization as maintenance of adequate connectivity and Interaction Rates despite ongoing population and capability growth spurts.
While we rarely stop to think about it, the intelligence of any aggregate is held in its body of discourse, NOT in the components generating that discourse.
(For proof, test the effect on human brains of cutting inter-neuronal connections, the effect on computers & computer networks of cutting chip-to-chip or network links, or the effect on human cultures of cutting communication lines.)
Despite astounding accumulations of both population and technology, humans overlook the most trivial aspect of organization … maintaining adequate Interaction Rates. In theory that can be easily fixed, but literally no one wants to fund adequate Interaction Rates. We’re all too distracted with specialization. Hence, our new Interbiome Foundation.
I've thought about this for years and have come to a ridiculously trivial realization. In addition to existing institutions, our greater need is a public institute that models and helps all citizens to monitor and actively manage adequate interaction rates. Every current challenge, in every discipline, is incidentally solved IF humans model, identify and achieve a threshold breadth & depth of interactions. Yet that’s the one thing we don’t do, or even recognize as a prerequisite.
Our challenge is to publicize and practice both new and accumulated methods for maintaining adequate Aggregate Interaction Rates. The methods the Interbiome Foundation researches, uses, invents and catalyzes can be applied to other significant cultural challenges.
Our arbitrarily chosen first challenge: Population Health
We define Scalable Organization as maintaining and even increasing organizational agility WHILE growing, i.e., simultaneously increasing population, capabilities and distractions.
Most adults have watched adolescents go through a physiological growth spurt, where their body mass grows so fast that their nervous system can’t keep up. During such growth spurts, individuals have to get clumsier before they can regain different forms of agility, by reorganizing neuromuscular networks.
Analogously, human cultures go through growth spurts. In my lifetime the US population has more than doubled and our GDP has increased more than 10fold! Ask any sports coach how they’d manage if they had to put one additional player on the field every week, with completely reinvented equipment too. After 8 weeks, basketball would change from 5-on-5 to 13-on-13! Coaches would never keep up, and burnout times would reduce to less than one season.
Yet human cultures have done this for a million years! We increase our population daily PLUS add technical innovations at a staggering pace. How have we kept up? Well, we haven’t always kept up. However, when integration does keep up with innovation, it’s largely through belated practice, and a lot of proverbial skinned knees, but also via spending inordinate amounts of time just interacting and discussing the nature & pace of changing context. It used to be an adage that everything that adults acquired was obsolete in 50 years. Now that median time to obsolescence for all possessions may be approaching 5 years. What will we do when our pace of invention renders literally everything we invent, to be obsolete by tomorrow? That may be our most rapidly emerging challenge.
150 years ago we didn’t have:
a Central Bank or diverse federal Automatic Stabilizers
a Military, Industrial, Congressional Complex
well developed methods for regulating White Collar Crime
or a United Nations nor the diverse Population Health Challenges we face today.
At our current pace, we can’t yet imagine the new institutions and cultural methods we’ll need within the next 15 years. How will we reorganize as fast as we evolve, grow and expand?
We had better get busy!