About These Pages
This page exists primarily for my own use in checking links. It contains one link to each of my files, including this one, alphabetically by filename, though you won't see the filenames unless you look at the HTML source for this page.
Putting up web pages has been a strange experience, not at all what I expected. This is a very crude technology -- or at least what part of it I use seems crude. It is much harder to make links to other people's pages than it should be, and perhaps because of that it is much harder to get other people to make links to your pages than it should be.
I made use of a few of the listing services which will (for a fee) enter your pages on with various search engines and page lists, but the main result of that seems to be a torrent of junk e-mail, or e-junkmail.
I will add more comments about the web experience on this page, as time goes by, but what I'd really like is some suggestions from other people on how to go about it. Much of that junkmail had suggestions for promoting your web pages, but most of those suggestions involved sending various people money. I'd be quite happy to send people money if I could be sure the results would be significant, but it's hard to have much faith in the results promised by all that spam.
Anyway, here's my list of files:
the acronymic language
Acronymic Language Ideas
this alphabetical list
crime and punishment
eigenvectors and archetypes
global ideas bank
how to help
index and home page
the interpedia project
interrelationships between ideas
a solution to the Kosovo problem
linguistics and language synthesis
slightly more technical stuff
a personal narrative
matching for e-mail communication
two ideas from Nicholas Albery
The Particle Accelerator Metaphor
pointform outline (version 1)
pointform outline (version 2)
pointform outline (version 3)
Points of View
reductionism, relativism, axes, an engineering methodology and politics
The Role of Requirements Analysis in Social Technology
The Sailboat Metaphor
a scale for measuring compatibility
Towards a Free Simulation of the World Economy
social technology links -- under construction
social technology mailing list
Power and Influence Structures
the relationship between Science and Technology
the Video Store example
philosophical recursive stuff
What does combinatorial optimization have to do with jobs?
New: Social Technology through Diagrams
New: Social Techs novel online
New: Social Technology Blog
New: Social Technology Wiki
The main Social Technology page.
Find Compatibles , the key page, with the real solution to all other problems explained
Technological Fantasies , a page about future technology
Social Tech a page about Social Technology, technology for social purposes. I think I was the first person to use this phrase on the Internet, quite a long time ago.
Roughly corresponding to these web pages are the following blogs :
Social Technology the main blog, hosted on this site, with posts imported from the following blogger.com blogs, which still exist and are useable.
Find Compatibles devoted to matching people with friends, lovers, jobs, places to live and so on, but doing so in ways that will actually work, using good math, good algorithms, good analysis.
Technological Fantasies devoted to future stuff, new ideas, things that might be invented or might happen, such as what is listed above and below.
Sex-Politics-Religion is a blog about these important topics, which I have been told should never be mentioned in polite conversation. Alright that advice does seem a bit dated, but many people are still told not to bring up these subjects around the dinner table.
I believe I was the first person on the Internet to use the phrase Social Technology -- years before the Web existed.
Those were the good old days, when the number of people using the net exceeed the amount of content on it, so that it was easy to start a discussion about such an upopular topic. Now things are different. There are so many web pages that the chances of anyone finding this page are low, even with good search engines like Google. Oh, well.
By Social Technology I mean the technology for organizing and maintaining human society. The example I had most firmly in mind is the subject of Find Compatibles , what I consider to be the key page, the one with the real solution to all other problems explained.
As I explained on my early mailing lists and later webpages, I find that social technology has hardly improved at all over the years. We still use representative democracy, exactly the same as it was used in the 18th century. By contrast, horse and buggy transporation has been replaced by automobiles and airplanes, enormous changes.
In the picture below you will see some 18th century technology, such as the ox-plow in the middle of the picture. How things have changed since then in agricultural technology. But we still use chance encounters, engagements and marriages to organize our home life and the raising of children.
I claim that great advances in social technology are not only possible but inevitable. I have written three novels about this, one preposterously long, 5000 pages, another merely very very long, 1500 pages. The third is short enough at 340 pages to be published some day. Maybe. The topic is still not interesting to most people. I will excerpt small parts of these novels on the web sometime, maybe even post the raw text for the larger two.
This site includes many pages dating from 1997 to 2008 which are quite out of date. They are included here partly to show the development of these ideas and partly to cover things the newer pages do not. There will be broken links where these pages referenced external sites. I've tried to fix up or maiintain all internal links, but some will probably have been missed. One may wish to look at an earlier version of this page , rather longer, and at an overview of most parts of what can be called a bigger project.
Type in this address to e-mail me. The image is interesting. See Status of Social Technology
Copyright © 2007, 2008, 2009, Douglas Pardoe Wilson
I have used a series of e-mail address over the years, each of which eventually became out of date because of a change of Internet services or became almost useless because of spam. Eventually I stuck with a Yahoo address, but my inbox still fills up with spam and their spam filter still removes messages I wanted to see. So I have switched to a new e-mail service. Web spiders should not be able to find it, since it is hidden in a jpeg picture. I have also made it difficult to reach me. The picture is not a clickable link. To send me e-mail you must want to do so badly enough to type this address in. That is a nuisance, for which I do apologize, but I just don't want a lot of mail from people who do not care about what I have to say.