We believe that human society benefits from clear objectives driven by cooperatively developed principles. Experience has taught us that believing in absolutes leads to a corruption of promise, compassion and intellectual potential. To live up to our potential requires a careful, conscious and studied choice of viewpoints and perspectives, framed by understanding. That choice of viewpoint must consider that human thought is a complex individualized melding of ever-changing matter and energy, genetics and code, life experience, conscious and subconscious processing and chance. None of us can be relied on for intellectual accuracy and objectivity in all things. No absolutes. That is why our cooperative intends to be a generous and effective community of equals. And that is why, to avoid anything absolute or assumed, we are building an institute and literally a profession around our concept of proof – Y Proof Process. We believe there needs to be a protocol for the process of building a proof of anything. Our process will rely on the Visual Y language to represent the high levels of proof process and incorporates documented evidence, validated sources and the logic and understanding of scientific reasoning. The Y Proof Process is a bridge between the pursuit of Truth and the benefit of Systems.
So Y Worlds has adopted these four principles (Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems) as a system of thought. We think they have organic properties that could function as the highest levels of connective tissue for civilization if put into practice. They are objectives through which we can measure useful dimensions of human progress. They are the highest levels of connective tissue for civilization. They can be thought of as the tip of a large scale ontological framework of understanding. We believe they are the distilled essence of what the history of humankind, and our study of human behavior, teaches us is necessary to fully realize our potential.
We need to start any understanding with Nurture and a commitment to Equality. We need to arrive at understanding through a never ending pursuit of Truth. And we need to organize the knowledge we gather, and the viewpoints we take, around the concept of Systems – everything is a system and is connected to other systems.
It takes well constructed systems to achieve Nurture, Equality and Truth. It takes Nurture, Equality and Truth to construct systems that achieve their potential. Nurture is inextricably tied to Equality. Truth is inextricably tied to Systems. We ask you to understand them as a framework that embraces complexity and systemic composition. NETS is part of our evolving visual systemic language – composed of adaptive, generative dynamic models that organize and communicate complexity. Y Worlds Cooperative plans to develop many more systemic models to represent the meaning we seek in knowledge.
The NETS model can be used in a variety of ways:
Checklist : It immediately identifies four critical variables that together frame a view of ourselves and our world.
Systemic Reference : It introduces a set of principles and a systemic framework for human centric exploration, thought and action.
Metric : Using dynamic patterns that carry meaning, the marks of NETS can instantly convey which elements of the model are in play and can characterize the elements in terms of intensity, complexity, interrelationship, state, actualization and realization.
Y Worlds Model : Integrated with other Y Models, the NETS model focuses attention on all of the dimensions of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems when applied to human consciousness, human subconsciousness, exchanges, laws, actions, ideas, objectives, outcomes, and the systemic function and scaffolding of civilizations.
The elements of NETS are made up of cells and sub-cells that represent degrees of detail and allow the deconstruction and/or reconstruction of the 4 principles. We encourage you to join us in thinking about NETS and how it should evolve. We think our motivation and intent behind the development of NETS was oriented towards the objective of the pursuit of Nurture, Equality, Truth and Systems. There are many other ways to achieve our intent, there are many similar initiatives, and there are many thoughtful approaches that have very little in common with ours. Our Cooperative must always be open and actively seeking new and better ideas and new and better proofs that satisfy our needs and objectives. This is just a start. NETS anchors everything we do so that we can take on the challenge of complexity with a conscious, thoughtful choice about our perspective. Any anchor can be modified or pulled.