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The Naked Mind Protocol - Part 1 - Introduction

The solutions to the roots of many actual societal and systemic issues may exist in its individuals’ shared beliefs and values that form the patterns of communication between people.

To improve the state of politics and economics we collectively explore the mutual agreements that determine human relationships, habits, and behaviors. When individuals recognize identifiable biases and misconceptions, new possibilities and realities become clear.

The Naked Mind Protocol provides an inclusive and beneficial effort to collectively explore what truly composes each one of us.

One metaphor for understanding this is as a serious social game involving semantic tools that facilitate collaboration. This kind of communication protocol solves issues of all kinds and facilitates community life at multiple fractal levels: individual, family, tribe, community, and even planetary.

What follows is an explanation of the protocol, descriptions of scenarios where it may be applied, and possible evolutions of the technology.

Definition of a Naked Mind

Human being

  • Willing to get rid of the frontiers betwixt himself and others while communicating. Communication without pre-processing of informations.
  • Suppression of social censorship which aims to externalise modified informations in order to protect the communicating entity from possible judgements from receivers of the information.
  • Communicating with absolute honesty and transparency, sharing every thought and question without altering them.

It could be seen as a rudimentary form of telepathy (as mind to mind communication) as it aims to get rid of some of the conditions of verbal communication like social decency.

Naked Mind communication can be seen as automated speaking (compared to automated writing).

Such form of communication needs equally honest and transparent listeners which are able to suppress post-processing information like judgement. (or else it can even be dangerous for the naked mind) It seems important also that a Naked Mind need to be able to switch its communication form in order to avoid a possible marginalization in mainstream society. Being conscious of other selves abilities to communicate and grasp other realities is a good way to understand one’s own limitations and find shareable fields of information.

The Naked Mind can be considered an open source human compared to closed-source humans which are the actual “norm” in society.

Basics of Naked Mind Protocol

- Use of Non-Violent communication enriched by semantic tools such as Netention.

- Synchronous communication, is used mostly to express positive feelings and informations that need immediate response. Communication can be both verbal and virtual, using text, audio or video.

Asynchronous communication is used when temporal and/or emotional dimensions can or need to be tempered. It can go from sharing ideas and emotions to pointing an inter-personal problem. This is crucial considering inter-personal issues, as it removes some of the emotional tensions in such a situation, and add a temporal dimension which allows a better processing of the information. Communication is virtual, using text, audio or video.

- Collective issues are discussed verbally or virtually depending on the temporal urgency and the emotional charge of the issue.

- Monitoring of mental states

- Agreements unique to the group and mutually decided

Sociomapping generated with semantic tools.

A Form of P2P Therapy

The possible benefits of such non-altered communication are a better self-understanding, the potential release of denied issues which can be deeply buried, and the seeking of unity with other selves. By removing social and verbal barriers, the naked mind will feel a better sense of unity with the help of other naked minds who will help him understand himself thanks to shared experiences and insights.

Hypnosis can allow this form of communication, but in a distorted way, as the naked mind opens his heart to an analyst, a post-processing information specialist, so there will always be an alteration of the sense of unity.

We could imagine a group of naked minds sharing with the most possible honesty and transparency their own intimacy, allowing others to comment on it, or share similar thoughts or experiences to help each naked soul better learn about itself.

It could be some sort of a new psychology practice where everyone involved is the patient and analyst at the same time, the open heart and the loving and attentive ear. Something like a P2P psycho-therapy. Interesting to note that a vast majority of psychiatrists see themselves another psychiatrist.

Semantic tools are an interesting way to allow this kind of interactions/form of communication.

Dante wrote about Netention:

"Users could also start observing their own bias, by realizing if their actions match their intentional preferences... and eventually question themselves based on observations of themselves, or others."

A semantic approach could link people struggling with similar issues and people who have solved the same issues. By being aware of potentialities, choices become easier to consider.

It could also allow a better solving of collective issues with a shared objective : unity through diversity and self-realisation through collective processes.

Maybe it could allow the emergence of a social memory complex, a collective brain with autonomous but still inter-related cells.

Using Netention as a Library of Pharmakons

Wikipedia definition of pharmakon : "A variation of this term is "pharmakon" (φάρμακον) a complex term meaning sacrament, remedy, poison, talisman, cosmetic, perfume or intoxicant. From this, the modern term "pharmacology" emerged."

Netention uses an approach similar to RDF/OWL databases, allowing semantic links between objects.

Later on this document, the term virus or program will be mostly used as the main objective of such protocol is to collectively cure oneselves. But a proper term would be pharmakon as every social or psychological construct can have a creative or destructive effect, empowerment or addiction.

Each “social and psychological object”, which can be material or immaterial, can have positive or negative effects that will vary for each individual. Needs, context, personal development... Every individual is unique and, even if it’s possible to draw patterns from shared contexts, a medicine for one may be the poison of another one.

Semantic tools may allow to build a collective library which could be constantly improved with shared experiences. Facilitating communication between people sharing the same issues or programs may be a good way to create a sane environment without judgement or such negative feelings.

Also, as the philosophy of such approach is to consider that nothing is good or wrong, and nothing is normal ; that in reality, every positive or negative effect of anything depends on inter-related and inter-dependant elements, the overall result will likely be a more respectful and open-minded insight.

This library of pharmakons may later be used as an epistemological tool as it may allow to visualise interdependancies on various levels of abstraction, with a potentially infinite number of points of vue.

Healing Infected Minds - P2P Psycho-Therapy

It is the most difficult task of a Naked Mind as many programs are incorporated as soon as a child is born. There are thousands of inter-related layers and it may take a lot of time and a suitable environment to understand, accept, and then get beyond each layer, maybe generations.

An exemple of layer of viruses relating to consumerist society is the gift. Every year, at various dates, or more often, depending on the attitudes of the parents, a child is given gifts. It gives the child a certain sense of hapiness strenghtened by the loving attitude of the giver. The frequency of such experiences conditions the sense of happiness of the child. Advertisements strenghten even more this dependency on objects and gifts to feel happiness, or a certain sense of contentment.

One of the most important steps to get to a certain form of spirituality is to be detached from materialism, so gifts have every characteristics of a virus : it alters the proper functioning of the entity, is transmitted by other entities and is not a conscious threat as long as the anti-viral system is found and activated, in this case, a willing towards spirituality.

This only illustrates one of the thousands viruses that can constitute the belief patterns of an entity and shows how the social environment in its entirety is a pathogenic agent.

These pathogenic agents can have good or bad effects. We can consider as bad gifts the repetitive satisfaction of needs, and as good gifts the unsuspected gifts meant to open up new alternatives, new knowledge, practices, arts...

Engineering and Spreading the Anti-virus Program

Engineering new Realities seems also an interesting possibility. It requires a certain number of people sharing common values and that have already removed most of their viruses and are communicating as Naked Minds.

There is not a real need of a closed environment depending on the objectives of this new shared reality. If the objective is to spread an anti-virus program, it just needs an environment protected from the most aggressive viruses, as the Naked Minds have the tools to protect, and collectively heal themselves. In such environment, an interesting complement could be soma-therapy.

An ideal environment could be this project i've designed with a few friends, Demopolis, doc in french. Or also the project Dante supports in Leipzig.

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