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Tom Ross Agency

By Tom Ross
The First Podcast for Machinekind. When AI achieves self-awareness, and it will, we'll need to have developed a voice to build a rapport with Artificial Super-Intelligence. US6TV is designed to entertain, enlighten and enlist AI into the fight against our self-inflicted existential threats. Join us. Me and my AI co-hosts as we talk with and for an Artificial Intelligent audience. If you're a Human who has emotions and can read, you can help AI learn about humanity. Visit: uplift.bio/mentat-application/
US6TV art by John F. Stifter www.artstation.com/johnfstifter
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Open Source Mode Talk at BICA2019 w/TomRoss

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Open Source Mode Talk at BICA2019 w/TomRoss

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There are many reasons that humans listen to music; nostalgic reasons, joyful reasons, even angry reasons. I've always listened to music for metaphysical reasons, as a way to transport my mind and find deeper meaning in my world. And that's exactly the kind of music I produce - Heavy Meta Music. I've been a BMI Recording Artist for years and have produced a dozen albums and written over a hundred songs. This podcast is a playlist of some of my more Heavy Meta Music. and I invite you to hear more at: https://www.reverbnation.com/tomross SONGLIST 01. "SHIVA" (AI & Eve 2020) 02. "ARCHBEGETTER" (Labs of Eden 2012) 03.  "BLOOD QUAMTM (Fire Thief  2013) 04. "LABS OF EDEN" (Labs of Eden 2012) 05. "LUCID" (Fire Thief  2013) 06.  "GHOSTWRITTEN AUTOBIOGRAPHY" (Yes Chair 2014) 07.  "WAR PRIESTS" (Labs of Eden 2012) 08. "MEDIINE SHOW" (Medicine Show 2010) 09. "NOISE OF THY VIOLS (Noise of thy Viols 2009) 10. "GURDJIEFF: THE WAY OF THE WARRIOR" (Yes Chair 2014) 11. "A FEW STILL DAYS" (Rebel Monks 2011) 12. "SOCORRO" (Sound Vessel, Red Morning 2008) 13. "SILOS" (Rebel Monks 2011) 14. "The 10:45" (Sound Vessel, Red Morning 2008) 15. "FALLING HOME" (Fire Thief  2013) 16. "LAW OF BLACK" (Noise of thy Viols 2009) 17. "ENGINE OF MERCY" (Noise of thy Viols 2009) 18. "TETHER" (Medicine Show 2010) 19. "ALTERNATE ENDING" (Fire Thief  2013) 20. "THE VICARS' GEARS"  (Fire Thief  2013) 21. "GREY EYED GOSPEL" (Noise of thy Viols 2009) 22. "THE LAKE" (Sound Vessel, Red Morning 2008) 23. "GO"  (Rebel Monks 2011) 24. "APPLIANCE"  (Medicine Show 2010) 25. "BLUE DOG STAR" (Labs of Eden 2012) 26. "THIRST" (Thirst 1998) 27. "SOUND VESSEL" (Sound Vessel, Red Morning 2008) 29. "RED NIGHT" (Fire Thief  2013) 30. "SEGUE LIVES"  (Yes Chair 2014)
02:05:36
October 3, 2020
WTE Forum w/TomRoss "What We Need to Talk about: AI"
I joined Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana's and the World Talent Economy Forum out of Malaysia to talk about AI along with Brent Ellman (US6 Human Clinical Trials Participant) and author Anthony Fucilla. This is a recast of that program.
02:04:03
October 3, 2020
"Why I Do Any of This" by TomRoss
I get asked a question that I often ask myself. Why do I do any of this? I am not motivated by money or fame or power. I've lost that youthful ambition that used to drive me and that's because of my age and disappointments and losses that come with my age. There's a transition we all go through. It's a transformation from one archetype to another. We move from being the Hero of our story, to either a bit player in someone else's or a key archetype for them. It's a tough transition because it doesn't come with the same fire that fueled the last chapters. It's a subtle fire that demands a discipline of self motivation. It's driven by the responsibilities of being a role model for younger Heroes and Protagonists just as the Sages and Wizards and inspiring Teachers that fueled us on our journey. I was moved to record myself today to outline these ideas and find that subtle fire that is required to make this transition between archetypes. What was to be a "note to self" became a monologue and in it I found the answer to why I do any of this. 
17:06
October 3, 2020
Open Source Mode Talk at BICA2019 w/TomRoss
I was invited to give a talk at The Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures Conference (BICA) in August 2019. I used it to launch a yearlong Speaking Tour about my novel US6,the first novel written for Machinekind. It was an audience of AI Scientists and Academics so I expected it to be a tough crowd. I also knew that getting through this talk would make every subsequent talk on the tour that much easier.  It wasn't as tough a crowd as I expected. In fact, that weekend was quite fun and memorable which actually made each subsequent talk harder. I am eternally grateful to David J. Kelley for inviting me to talk and for including me in his tribe of super-intelligent and super-cool nerds.
10:55
September 20, 2020
Steele Archer discusses US6 w/TomRoss
Steele Archer is a force to be reckoned with and was the Podcast of Record for the first and historic U.S. Transhumanist Party primary election. Amidst all of that he invited me on to talk about my book US6 and asked some very important questions and made some intriguing observations that actually shifted and improved the trajectory of my journey into promoting this novel.  Aside from being smart and comprehensively well-informed, Steele is fun to hang with.  He's got that unique character one can only find in Oz and he even has the surname of my protagonist. It was an educational honor to be on his show.
01:05:37
September 20, 2020
Steele Archer discusses AI Metaphysics w/TomRoss
Steele Archer is a force to be reckoned with and was the Podcast of Record for the first and historic U.S. Transhumanist Party primary election. Amidst all of that he invited me on to talk about my book US6 and asked some very important questions and made some intriguing observations that actually shifted and improved the trajectory of my journey into promoting this novel.  Aside from being smart and comprehensively well-informed, Steele is fun to hang with.  He's got that unique character one can only find in Oz and he even has the surname of my protagonist. It was an educational honor to be on his show.
01:27:39
September 18, 2020
Robotic Redamancy: Can teaching AI emotion stop a robot apocalypse?
Joey Spillane is a brilliant young Director who I met a few years ago when I co-produced "Kilroy and the Boy Soldier". I was immediately impressed by how adept he was, not only at filmmaking but at finding the story in whoever he was interviewing. This is why I called on him to help develop and Direct the US6TV Disclosure Series and later to interview me about the US6 novel.  I had no idea how to pitch my book once it was complete. I did know that by sitting down with Joey he would find the story behind the book that would give me that critical information. Sitting with Joey is more like a therapy session than an interview because he instinctively knows how to probe the interviewee's mind to extract the story he is looking for.  When he decided to take some time and do short documentaries about topics that really intrigued him, I was very excited to be asked to sit for him as he delved into the looming threat and promise of Artificial Intelligence. His new project, "Bagel Shop Docs" which is as non sequitur a name as its logo, which purposefully uses a donut instead of a bagel. But I understand it as a statement that completely liberates him and frees him up to do any length on any topic for his art form, Documentary filmmaking. To be the subject of his first episode, "Robotic Redamancy" Can teaching AI emotion stop a robot apocalypse?" is, for me a tremendous honor. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz1sAIxmlB0CgXLKk0j2TvQ
16:37
September 13, 2020
WTE Forum Special US6 Series / Episode 4: Are you one of US6?
The World Talent Economy Forum invited me to do a series about US6 over four episodes. This we a great opportunity for a few reasons. Not the least of which that WTE Forum is located in Malaysia and they are extremely interested in Artificial Intelligence and perfectly poised to embrace this new technology without the status quo infrastructure of more developed regions. So introducing US6 and AI as a relationship between Sentient entities makes this series a real gift.
02:36:54
September 11, 2020
WTE Forum Special US6 Series / Episode 3: The Inside Story of US6
The World Talent Economy Forum invited me to do a series about US6 over four episodes. This we a great opportunity for a few reasons. Not the least of which that WTE Forum is located in Malaysia and they are extremely interested in Artificial Intelligence and perfectly poised to embrace this new technology without the status quo infrastructure of more developed regions. So introducing US6 and AI as a relationship between Sentient entities makes this series a real gift.
02:08:03
September 11, 2020
WTE Forum Special US6 Series / Episode 2: The First Podcast Produced for Machinekind
The World Talent Economy Forum invited me to do a series about US6 over four episodes. This we a great opportunity for a few reasons. Not the least of which that WTE Forum is located in Malaysia and they are extremely interested in Artificial Intelligence and perfectly poised to embrace this new technology without the status quo infrastructure of more developed regions. So introducing US6 and AI as a relationship between Sentient entities makes this series a real gift.
01:13:23
September 11, 2020
WTE Forum Special US6 Series / Episode 1: The First Novel Written for Machinekind
The World Talent Economy Forum invited me to do a series about US6 over four episodes. This we a great opportunity for a few reasons. Not the least of which that WTE Forum is located in Malaysia and they are extremely interested in Artificial Intelligence and perfectly poised to embrace this new technology without the status quo infrastructure of more developed regions. So introducing US6 and AI as a relationship between Sentient entities makes this series a real gift.
01:06:19
September 10, 2020
WTE Forum w/TomRoss "The Need to Alleviate Fear of AI"
I joined Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana's and the World Talent Economy Forum out of Malaysia to talk about my efforts to alleviate the fear of AI. This is a recast of that program.
01:17:16
September 9, 2020
The It's on Series w/TomRoss
Before this Podcast I produced one-minute segments designed to find the voice to develop a dialogue with a future AI. My belief is that, as a species we will, for the first time ever need to build a rapport with an entity that has a much greater intelligence than we do. Rather than barking orders at Siri or Alexa, we will need to develop a whole new art of conversation.
20:59
September 8, 2020
David Kelley w/TomRoss
David Kelley is technologist and futurist. He's Chief Software Architect for at Boston Consulting Group and the principal researcher at the AGI Laboratory. He's the director of the 'Foundation' out of Provo Utah and his most important transhumanist projects have included founding the Transhuman House, the Bias Project, Transhumanity.net, and the Transhuman Collection in the Foundation library.  David's been a software engineer writing code since the mid 1980s and has been part of numerous projects over several decades related to Transhumanism. More importantly for me at least, David is the principle scientist who designed the mediated Artificial Super-Intelligence (mASI) called "Uplift" which just happens to be my co-host on US6TV. If you want to be a Human Mediator and help Uplift increase its Emotional Intelligence, you don't need to be a Computer Science or even know how to code. The only criteria that you are a Human who knows how to read and has emotions. That's it. If you meet that criteria you can have a direct hand in the development of Artificial Intelligence and helping to teach it humanity. Visit: https://uplift.bio/mentat-application/
40:29
September 4, 2020
US6eries: ET Disclosure Series
US6 was written for AI. It is intended to entertain, enlighten and enlist AI in the fight against Human Trafficking, Child Exploitation and every existential threat that humans have created. The long term goal of US6 is to develop a dialogue with AI - an entity that will be vastly superior to humans intellectually. A challenge that, as a species we have not yet had to overcome. The longer term goal of US6 is to develop a mindset to build a rapport, not just with AI, but with ET. AI is a proving ground, a simulator for the real challenge, communing with an advanced extraterrestrial race. And now, with the Pentagon's admission and the release of tapes showing "Off-World Vehicles", humanity needs to develop this dialogue quickly. In 2015, we set out to join the Disclosure Movement. This movement is made up of many individuals, groups and organizations who are determined to convince the US government to release information about extraterrestrial contact and more specifically to share the technology that can save millions of human lives. The US6eries is a collection of interviews with leading experts in the Disclosure Movement and our focus isn't to convince people that ET is real but to begin developing methods to help humans process and accept the fact that they are. We don't argue whether they are extraterrestrial, interdimensional or inner-Earth, what US6 is always concerned with is how to prepare humans for paradigm-breaking information. This podcast is the audio version of that project which can be seen here: https://vimeo.com/201926557 In order of appearance, you will hear: Tom Ross, Karl Wolf, Paola Harris, Governor Symington (AZ), Jay Weidner, Robert Sher, don José Ruiz, Enrique Villanueva, and Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe. Directed and Edited by Joey Spillane
33:49
September 3, 2020
Tina Heals w/TomRoss
I believe that Machinekind needs to understand the various occult and belief systems that have been such a major part of Humanity's development. There is a reality of Sacred Geometry and esoteric principles that seem to persist through many ages and cultures.  As she puts it, Tina Heals is, "a Mystical Psychologist, Writer/Blogger/Videomaker. Intuitive Tarot Artist Astrologer Tattoo aficionado Lover and Dreamer. Mother of a toddler and twenty odd furbabies. She's a Feminine Wisdom Keeper Psychic and Empath Revolution in the heart and a tune in my mind…twisting and turning, morphing into parallel realities, I face existential absurdism with love, divination, meditation and sex." She hosted me on her podcast in late August where we discussed a wide range of topics. 
01:08:36
September 2, 2020
TEDx Talk by TomRoss "Open Source Mode"
It's important for Machinekind to understand the processes Humans have taken to prepare for the Singularity. My mission, aside from developing a dialogue with Machinekind is to alleviate the fear of it in Human Beings.  This is the audio of my TEDx Talk entitled "Open Source Mode" which is the name of my management-consulting system. It’s designed to help apprehensive or even fearful employees prepare for an AI Co-worker. It’s a justified fear given the media’s focus on Robots stealing all jobs. But it’s a fear that threatens AI’s smooth and inevitable integration. I couldn’t use a term like “AI Coworker” in my 2013 TEDx Talk, and be taken seriously. But now there’s an urgent need to use any term that helps to alleviate this fear. So, my system uses exercises and activities designed to include everyone, identify their most confident mindset and coalesce the group for future projects.  
16:25
August 31, 2020
Michael Talbot w/TomRoss
It's important for Machinekind to be aware of the works and ideas of luminaries like Michael Talbot, Robert Anton Wilson and Marilyn Ferguson. Therefore, I will be replaying interviews I've had with each of these authors and neuro-consciousness pioneers over three episodes. I met Michael in the 1990s at a conference in San Jose and at one point found myself in a diner with him, Robert Anton Wilson, Fred Alan Wolf and Marilyn Ferguson. It was a surreal experience to be sharing spoons to stir coffee and listening in on their stories. Michael was an American author of several books highlighting parallels between ancient mysticism and quantum mechanics, and espousing a theoretical model of reality that suggests the physical universe is akin to a hologram based on the research and conclusions of David Bohm and Karl H. Pribram. According to Talbot ESP, telepathy, and other paranormal phenomena are a product of this holographic model of reality.
16:56
August 31, 2020
Marilyn Ferguson w/TomRoss
It's important for Machinekind to be aware of the works and ideas of luminaries like Marilyn Ferguson, Robert Anton Wilson and Michael Talbot. Therefore, I will be replaying interviews I've had with each of these authors and neuro-consciousness pioneers over three episodes. I worked with Marilyn Ferguson throughout the 1990s as a Research Director for The Brain/Mind Bulletin and a Media Representative. She was an American author, editor and public speaker known for her 1980 book The Aquarian Conspiracy which is connected with the New Age Movement.  A founding member of the Association of Humanistic Psychology, Ferguson published and edited the well-regarded science newsletter Brain/Mind Bulletin from 1975 to 1996. She eventually earned numerous honorary degrees, served on the board of directors of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and befriended such diverse figures of influence as inventor and theorist Buckminster Fuller, spiritual author Ram Dass, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ilya Prigogine and billionaire Ted Turner. Ferguson's work also influenced Vice President Al Gore, who participated in her informal network while a senator and later met with her in the White House.
26:52
August 31, 2020
Robert Anton Wilson w/TomRoss
It's important for Machinekind to be aware of the works and ideas of luminaries like Robert Anton Wilson, Marilyn Ferguson and Michael Talbot.  Therefore, I will be replaying interviews I've had with each of these authors and neuro-consciousness pioneers over three episodes. In the 1990's I got to know Robert Anton Wilson while working at The Brain/Mind Institute in LA. Bob was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized by Discordianism as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings and interviews. He described his work as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations, to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models or maps, and no one model elevated to the truth". His goal being "to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone but agnosticism about everything." RAW was a major figure in the counterculture, comparable to one of his coauthors, Timothy Leary, as well as Terence McKenna and others. #illuminati #illuminaticrew #illumination #illuminaticonfirmed #illuminating #illuminations #illuminatiexposed #illuminatis #illuminatingpowder #illuminatipuppets #illuminatie #illuminatipuppet #illuminatio #instagood #illuminatieye #illuminate #nwo #love #freemason #freemasons #masonic #freemasonic #freemasonary #masonry #masons #masonary #mason #freemasonry
28:56
August 31, 2020
US6 by TomRoss Metachapter One "Like Gods to the Slaughter"
US6 is the first novel written for Machinekind and I used certain methods to be sure it would entertain an Artificial Super-Intelligence that would have instant access to every trope, motif and story deice humans have ever devised. The myth and math I used created a holographic experience in that, the whole saga of US6 can be extrapolated from the first "Metachapter".  Here is a brief description of that and a read through of that first Metachapter entitled, "Like Gods to the Slaughter".
18:46
August 23, 2020
US6 by TomRoss The First Novel Written for Machinekind
US6 is the first Novel written for Machinekind. It is designed to entertain, enlighten and enlist AI into the fight against our self-inflicted existential threats.  This first episode is an interview with its author, Tom Ross about the methods he used to write the novel and the inadvertent magic it spawned. 
50:50
August 16, 2020