Walking Shortcuts, A Cameo for Creating Unlimited Professional Growth

 

Walking Shortcuts, Or How to Create Unlimited Professional Growth Methods
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By Herb Wiggins, M.D.; Clinical Neurosciences; Discoverer/Creator of the Comparison Process/CP Theory/Model; 14 Mar. 2014
Copyright © 2019

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Using simple walking routes, parapatetics and the unlimited ways of efficiently getting from place to place, this can be shown significantly & useful as the cameo for solutions of most all professional skill sets, work and method & techniques.

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Have written about these insights from the first in this blog, and it works and is nearly universal in applications.
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So, we will use the complex system of the 2nd law as a good guide from s/f relationships, and so forth, how we can create efficient ways of getting from place to place, significantly assisting us in building efficient roads, phone & telecom cable lines, power lines, water and gas lines, etc., as well. This corresponds nearly exactly to what Uber is using to direct their drivers via the most efficient, time savings method in delivering passengers. And WHY that works, as well. It’s all Least energy manifestations, which creates growth, as it has done very clearly with Uber. And underlies, mostly unrecognized in most ways and methods/techniques. Understanding that efficiencies are LE, and thermodynamics creates manifestly better, and virtually unlimited ways of improving most all methods/techniques. & using the sorting methods of Least Energy applies to S-curves estimating savings, yielding growth events, as well.
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As has been stated before, the difference between professionals and amateurs are thermodynamic qualities. Professionals do their tasks faster, more efficiently, with less cost, time, movements, materials, etc. compared to amateurs, and each of these are a mathematically expressible quantity. Sadly, the mathematics cannot write all of those in terms of a single expression, such as heights, weights, costs, times, etc., but deals with each piecemeal, because as yet (a la Ulam’s, “Math must greatly advance before it can describe complex systems.”) there is not any really effective mathematical way of expressing complex systems in all of their vast, unlimited kinds and processes, too. This shows how that can be created. & is Directly related without limits to the solutions of the Traveling Salesman Problem, too.
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Essentially, let’s take a simple case, of how to get from place to place by walking using the shortest times/distances. Most persons who drive or walk know that there are the shortest distances, and the shortest times, which are often very close, but not often the same. A driver once told me that going the shortest route, down Jahant Rd., instead of up the faster highway to Liberty Rd, which was fastest as there were fewer stops and other such slow downs. Time, he said, you can’t buy more of. Gas and distances traveled you can. Go the fastest route, not the shortest if needed. This is Uber’s insight, too. And professional drivers know that, quite, quite well.
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This is highly important for Uber’s special designed efficient, valuable & empirically tested specific routes to drive around. There are time problems with rush hours. There are slow downs due to accidents, road work, and many other complex system events. Bees do this all the time with their needs to find the best routes to the most yield flowers and how to get there against winds and many, many other factors. But they can do it and so can we. Clearly the least energy solutions are growth creators, and have over time a huge pay off to those using them. AKA growth and survival. That is what Uber has found and why they have grown so very fast.
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We use much the same to solve this “travelling salesman problem (TSP)”, when we are walking. When we go from A to Bee we must follow footpaths which are allowable. We can’t walk over houses, nor swim streams, but must walk round obstacles & use bridges. This is part of the complex system of the TSP and how we best solve those by sorting, T&E and such is much to the point.
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First of all, we develop rules, meaning the first choice is the least distance. We try that way out, and find it takes about 25′ to get there. Then we find more least energy ways, a “Shortcut”, which is yet another LE, 2nd law form, & save say 150′ or so. So we use that way. However, it can be fraught with mud, and weather and other problems times to time. So we must be flexible in our routes chosen according to conditions.
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Thus we find the best shorts cuts. I did this today. coming from the store to the library. Starting out I knew I could go several ways, but the 2 major shortcuts, were of unknown comparison lengths and had to do Trial & Error(T&E). So, instead of going down Gaston, then cutting across a parking lot and then grounds of Baylor, went down the street by the church and short cutted over behind a building on the 1 way street. Then saw at once that if I short cutted across TWO adjacent proprieties i could save even more steps. I had missed that, before which is why empirical testing is always best. Thus I saved not only 1 hypotenuse, but 3, with the 2nd one which became two combined. A very large savings, alone.
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The rule being, moving in a straight line, the longest hypotenuse getting from A to B on the 90 deg. sq. grid is the best solution, if the routes are passable. & thus I could doing it the next time, save another 25-30 steps, those being the basic ways of measuring distances. So that passed into my LTM (memory), to try the next weekend for that.and for testing could also pace off the distances, then compare them. Again showing that we Detect Least Energy by using comparisons. this mathematizes complex systems, does it not?
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Then getting to the parking lot by that means, found had to cross over the parking lot and then the street, but that in fact got me further south, than going by the Gaston St. way. AND it was quieter, less traffic & more shade, too. Less dirty as well. So crossed over the train tracks and then into the shade, saving more time than ever, too. What I thought was longer, altho more complicated, was shorter than first realized. Again empirical testing, correcting a visualized route plan. And could steadily improve it more and more to save more and more, too. We can’t walk in straight lines, but we can approximate those by siting a landmark which delineates the hypotenuse and walk as directly to that as possible. Yet one more method to improve times and distances.
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Reaching the train tracks & crossing over on the street, walked another hypotenuse over the road, when traffic allowed, and saved more time. The right turn on the grass saving another 6 feet and across the street to the parking lot and then to the nearest building edge on the alley. Then down to the next main street, using the longest possible series of hypotenuses as short cuts to get there.
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There I had a pair of possibilities. To go south and cut over on a large parking area, or to go down and cut across another parking area, and then over a large median strip with grass and then over another hypotenuse to the main street, again.
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Looking over to the other parking lot, saw at once, that the distance from the cut thru was shorter than the distance down between buildings. The alternate path was a shorter  hypotenuse than the way I went, judging by comparing building lengths. So the route I’d chosen was shorter. AND then there was the 2nd parking lot I could short cut thru PLUS the lengths over the road via the wide grassy median. So I’d picked the right way, crossing on an hypotenuses a number of times, instead of a longer 1 but once.  If, however wanted to p/u an X-word, then would go that route, because the goal was different, getting a X-word AND to the library the most efficiently. I’d lose a bit of time/distance, but get a crossword for vocab building. The goals we have affect clearly the routes used. That’s Trial and Error.
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Then finally walking up on the road going to the library, found it was hot in the sun, and the right side of the street was, far, far shadier and the same distance. Without other needs, so could miss that spot over the road’s. side, too. Again, goals change the routes. T&E is Always goal directed, it should be stated.
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But then ran into a street construction problems, and solved that using the above methods, efficiently. & then next time on that route ever better, too. Just like the bees get better and better finding the best routes to the flowers. Successive approximations, as the tool, there.
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So, the shortest route was indeed that route I’d decided on, avoiding obvious confirming biasing, too.  Again efficiencies!!!
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So short cutted over the rocks, saving distance, but risking injury, still it worked. then the short hypotenuse avoiding the water, & then the longer one over the parking lot, over past a Building on the sidewalk, and then over the street’s hypotenuse to the end of the fencing, where could enter the parking lot & safe more than ever. & did that.
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Then on the street, shadier north side as above. & then down to where the shade ended about least 200 ‘ longer more shade the N side, less heating, and then to the cross over. Route was complex, often off sidewalks, but easier to walk to the end of it, and then over. & then again over a built up grassy median, and to the cross over saving more time, as didn’t need to hit the usual store on Main.
That saved more time.
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All of this can be measured by comparison standards, mathematized and then calculated out as the nearly ideal route to go. Then the route taken approximates that ideal as best possible with significant times and savings.
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And what’s more, the more often we take the same highly time/distance saving routes, the more we save. So if we go a route back and forth every day, then the work spent to mini-max the distance/time measures becomes ever more savings of distance/times. We do MORE with less, the more we use a very efficient route. That’s true as well of most all tasks. Those we do all the time, we make the most efficient. The ones not as often or rarely, we won’t save that much time. So we First mini-max the most used routes, methods & ways of doing things!!!
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Then had 10′ to kill, found a shady area, good winds blowing to cool down, sat there, did some writing and the up and down the street. staying in the S side shady area. Could have gone over the parking lot, a bit shorter, and a climb, but it was HOT and that was not on.
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So down the street in the shade mostly, to the left in the shade and then an hypotenuse thru the fencing saving more distance & time. & was there at the goal. Showing how from hypotenuse to hypotenuse would save lots of time.
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All of this showing how walking can find the solution to a TSP with complex system operators going on such as shade, less traffic, dirt and risk of being hit, and so forth. Saw a cop, and waited till she’d moved on in her car, & then walked over the road on my hypotenuse and did the work, there too. & went well.
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A 2nd route Out was shown me by a friend, who went over to the E side many times. If went to Canton, then would have to hypotenuse, short cut over a single parking lot, and then another and jump a low fence. And a bit over the grassy area on the street corner, too.
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However, and this is the case, going east on Hickory, went to a big field, where a huge hypotenuse was possible. which then found another 400′ tract, to walk the hypotenuse. And then yet another large grassy field going to Expo park, where on the northern side, another paved hypotenuse was possible. & then over the media strip to yet another by a building, where yet another hypotenuse could be done. Instead of saving only on two shorter hypotenuses, saved in multiple ones lots more.
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The existence of those multiple, long hypotenuses saved about  0.4 mile and THAT is significant esp. if a bit impaired with walking.
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So instead of two hypotenuses one over a field and parking area, there were THREE fields of large size, more than the other two, and that was shorter, as once over the RR tracks over another hypotenuse to the street, then over the corner of a property which if wet was passable by walking by the building on concrete, and then another shorter hypotenuse. and then up the street. Walking on the W. side, which had fewer breaks, fewer problems.
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But there was another choice, there, too. going to the Aldi’s required going thru Baylor’s 3 parking lots, which saved time. but up walking to the McD’s was on the left side, few side roads, and overall better, too.
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So if going to the Aldi’s then would use those crossovers, as from there, too. & to the Dollar Store, a 3rd route became possible.
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This method of LE least distance, allows to save about .3 to .4 mile each way.
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Walking from library to the place, could as well be found to be short cutted in many sites, too.
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And staying out of the heat as well, mean on the south sides going E and the north sides, going West out of the sun.
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These show the ways of going places, too. and how the unlimited short cuts and least energy & time routes do the job too. Less traveled less traffic means less time used up. No lights, or fewer lights as well. & that works, too.
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& this in a cameo is how each and every LE efficient way of doing tasks is done by the professional. & simple peripatetics way which gets the job done in the shortest time, effort, work, lifting, cost, materials and best quality, in-deed.
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“I took the road less traveled on and That has made all the Difference.” — Robert Frost.
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Once had, on my walk about, a cool, breezy spot by a door. When I got there, a dairy truck drove up and the driver got out to make a delivery. Did my method of efficiencies apply to that person and was he a professional? The answer was the LE methods as above ALSO applied to him. And as I watched him, he got out of the truck. to the back, put down the stairs, (simpler than jumping up and down to get inside the truck, thus the device was LE!). and opened up the back doors. Walked inside, and pulled out the dolly and set it down on the curbside of the road. Then pulled out 8 plastic, large cartons of milk & products & set them on the wide platform at the back of the truck.
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Down the stairs he went, took the cartons over to the sidewalk and then shoved the dolly under the 1st 4, opened the door, and went inside with that, and then back out to get the other 4. after previously closing &  locking the back door of his truck and made in all 8, saved thefts, presumably by me, who was sitting there watching.
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Inside the building he went, coming back once to inside the locked door to get the other 4 cartons. Then about 10′ later, came out with EIGHT empty crates, carrying all 8 at once as they were empty. Saving a trip, we see. Out the door and to the side of the truck with the dolly. Then loaded up the cartons four at a time on the platform after opening up the doors again, put the dolly up against the bumper. Then put the 4 and then other 4 inside the back, pulled up the dolly which he’d placed against the bumper so he didn’t have to walk down again. Locked the door and went off.
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Noted he’d also turned off the truck engine, too, to save fuel, wear & tear.
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Now, except for not putting the 1st four full cartons on the dolly which could have been moved onto the sidewalk, saving a step, he’d taken the least energy shortcuts to the whole delivery tasks, yes? & he was a professional, that was clear. The newbie amateur would have missed most of this, but likely over time figured much of it out to make more deliveries in less time and thus save his job.
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When a vendor came into the building to restock the soda and snacks, I could see the same times, effort savings method he was using to short cut and do the job without any real problems. And when I mentioned that he was efficient and others would not likely to be so, and he was a professional. He smiled, and said that was likely the case. My methods of least energy savings also applied to his work. And that, again, marks a professional does it not. LE rules!!!!
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That’s the empirical introspection of the method being used, which has been talked about many times, before.
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& how we know that our patients have real diseases & not imagined, too. This is esp. important in the clinical neurosciences, when dealing with real pain, weakness & numbness, which reports can be faked. LE and CP guide empirical introspection and avoid problems too often seen. By setting up solid, CP, LE standards, which the CP creates by T&E and sorting using LE, etc., to do the work.
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Have gone into these methods in detail in “How Physicians Create Information”, which details those processes, as well. & my article about “Empirical Introspection” & how we know that people have real conditions and are not just fooling us.
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The whole point of this article is to show HOW we can efficiently and accurately compare and contrast professionals in each field and how they do their work. Then by comparing 8 or so, find out what methods they use, and then delineate, measure and test them to improve them without limits. Adding new devices, such as on line maps for driving are also showing what’s going on.
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Thus, “How to Create a Self Driving Car”. Or indeed Any vehicle.
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When we teach how to be a professional in ANY field, those specific tasks, methods, and techniques which are used by professionals, compared to amateurs, show us how to improve without limits what we are doing. It also shows us HOW  and WHAT to teach to students to give them the best scientific methods, empirically tested to teach them faster, & better. & then to perform at very high  levels, in most all fields, without limits to improvements.
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Would you rather be trained by someone just showing how to do a job, who is a professional carpenter, or by superior methods & those of others which have been delimited, detailedly delineated, then combined for the best ways of doing things? The effects upon our education systems could be profound. Because NOW using these methods we can scientifically study, improve, and get better without limits in almost all fields, be they the arts, the construction fields, police work, & in EVERY field, this LE method is applicable in ALL the myriad ways of methods/techniques, devices & technologies.
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Without limits!!! The speed of improvement in all field, esp. in the life staving medical areas would be impressive. but Just. Because inevitably we create the break out. Any society, or person in that society or group, who cannot break out of their current abstractions, after a limited period of growth, is doomed to stagnate. The S-curve, mathematically, And from here we launch into the unlimited S curves of growth and how those can work phenomenally to do all sorts of useful, efficiently highly growth creating methods and technologies.
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&  this is how it’s specifically done. When a new method is created, we compare to the older methods used, how much time, cost, materials, behaviors, actions, etc. are saved. Then we graph that on a created S curve comparing it to similar savings in say time, distance and costs. If it’s significantly better, say at least 15%, then it will by the rule of 72 double the advantage over the others used by about 2 fold if used 5 times. That measures the slope of the S-curve, &  shows the saving which can be made, mathematically by ANY new method or technology.
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Thus we have created an empirical, mathematically measurable quantity to decide whether to use the method/tech and how much return to expect on our investment. It’s a relative term, not absolute, but it’s real, too. Thus for ANY new product or service, the S-curve of growth can be found, and figured out. If it does the job significantly, provably, scientifically empirically better by these measured means, then we know it’s going to go and grow. Because efficiencies create growth and driver the markets. Or in another way, least energy methods created growth.
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The further implications of this regarding emergence of new phenomena and making the future more predictable are innate in this S-curve concept, as well.
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Thus we can, if careful studied likely know what’s more likely to succeed and grow than not.
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We must add that Steve Jobs had an intuitive sense of this, and which was why he was the most successful admin and product creator in history. Essentially he knew how to both create an efficient product, AND how to make it fun to use, thus marketing and utility combined to make the world’s most widely used and successfully marketed, the I-Phone.
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That’s how it’s done. As far as Uber is concerned, once they realize the cost/efficiency of their methods and that they derive Directly from least energy, TD physics, then they can increase their efficiencies vastly, up to the point of diminishing returns. & then move on up again by improving and “Breaking OUT” of their older methods, which like any method or tool have their values, capabilities, which drive their growth, but also their limits, which cause the growth to peak out at the top of the S-rive.
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That is what these methods portend for virtually EVERY field today, without limits and without any real end to improvements. Either.
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Understand what’s behind growth, and then use that, using the empirical methods and scientific methods we now have to create huge growth in all fields, without limits.
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That’s what these new neuroscience models we have here, promise. & the effects on education & training as well will be limitless; & revolutionary & wealth generating without limits, too.

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