A COMMUNITY FOR CIVILIZATION
© ANIL MITRA, 2000—2013
PART I. TRANSCOMMUNITY
The source of the idea of a realization community is in my reflection and recorded in Journey in Being.
Realization through ideas and action: research and transformation.
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
‘Community’ suggests more than individuals getting together in a traditional institutional setting but having separate outside lives. It suggests that there is some degree of shared living and commitment.
The name ‘institute’ would be misleading because (a) the community is more and (b) in some countries ‘institute’ is reserved under law.
‘TransCommunity’ is suggested by the idea of a community for ultimate realization.
The criteria shall be (a) criteria suggested by the general idea for a transformation community and (b) the following specific mission criteria.
Ultimate realization in light of the universal metaphysics
Ideas and action
Individual and Civilization
Criteria for divisions of Primary (Mission) Function
The criteria shall flow from comprehensiveness with respect to goals of the journey, and to modes and vehicles of realization.
Complement my foci and strengths.
There is an additional question: ‘What kinds of element shall we consider?’ Let us begin with some traditional elements for an institution: functions, personnel, and facilities. This will be supplemented by some common community elements.
The elements then follow from the criteria above.
The following defines functions and facilities. Personnel will be entered directly into a database or spreadsheet.
The elements shall be functions, personnel, and facilities.
It is functional that there shall be merging and cross-over of function among the mission functions above and between mission and other primary institutional functions (below).
This is necessary for a small community (institute).
Primary or Mission Functions
The details below are obtained from the design criteria above and selection from the sections Charting the Journey—Dimensions and Planning, Assessment of Progress, Charting the Journey—Overview of Journey in Being.
Mission selection and design will be from the following. Its criteria are the needs of grounding and realization. Its foci will be (a) to complement what has been accomplished and (b) integration.
To complement my foci and strengths—information and dedication-due-to-time are in logic, artificial intelligence etc—especially artificial Being (hardware, software, and wetware; life) and dynamic text, science—especially physics, physical cosmology and evolutionary biology.
Other topics that might be useful to me: philosophy, functional biology and medicine including nano-biology and medicine.
The functions are (a) ‘Yoga’ and (b) guide to the physical and spirit worlds (Beyul) of nature.
Travel and expedition expertise—travel management and expedition technology.
Anthropology, specializing in today’s cultures; history; understanding of charisma and management in group-social function (leading and practical politics).
Theories of cosmology, life, and intelligence with a view to universalization in time and over space and civilizations…
Artificial Being and dynamic text (see Ideas above).
Administration, i.e. direction, management of research and action
Promotion, i.e. personnel, funds and other assets—search and development, publicity and publication, public and visitor interface…
Computation and information technology including library and local-wide area networking and internet…
Travel management and expedition technology.
Building maintenance, security, kitchen staff, drivers….
Computation, electronic and networked information including the internet, networking, and printing…
Information network and web servers; personal computers; printers; projectors…
Software for documentation, automation, presentation, and publishing…
Motor vehicles, garage, shop and maintenance…
Institute—office space, lecture rooms, dining space and kitchen…
Living space—houses and gardens
Other community functions—market, shops
Design follows from the elements and is directly implemented to documentation.
Word, Excel, and—later—Access
In the beginning function is more important making the documents eye catching.
However, functionality includes layout that is conducive to comprehension and use.
Logic—nature and foundation, logical calculi and set theory, mathematical logic
Description: Artificial Intelligence and Being (hardware, software, wetware, and text), Cognitive Science
Description: physical cosmology and evolutionary biology; physical foundation of civilization of the universe
Dynamic yoga, yoga in and of action
Spirit guide including Beyul
Expedition and travel concept and technology
Cultural anthropology, history, charismatic influence
May be combined with:
Institute and community direction, coordination and planning
Research and Action
Management of Building and Grounds (repeated below)
Management of Information Technology (repeated below)
Management of Expeditions
Personnel, funds, and assets—search and development
Publicity and publication management
Administration of computation, networking, and information access including LAN, WAN, and internet
Includes design, procurement, management of set-up and maintenance
Setup—hardware and software, troubleshooting, and maintenance
Procurement and management
Procurement and management of gear and supplies related to mission criteria and personnel physical data
Evaluation, readiness, and maintenance of gear and supplies related to specific missions
Acquisition and Management
Acquisition and Management of Vehicles and Garage: under Building and Grounds
Acquisition and Management: under Building and Grounds
Maintenance: under Building and Grounds or external contractor
Under Building and Grounds
Expedition shop—gear, supplies, and maintenance
Public information, visitation, center, and shop
May combine with main buildings
Housing and gardens
Community meeting place and garden
Sports building and fields
Information and web servers
Field computers and communication—wide area receiver-transmitters
Software—operating system, office programs, publishing, image management…
Motor pool and general transport
Expedition—land, sea, air
Review excel functions (general, business) and references
Building cost—2012: $175 / square foot
Building cost—rent—I will go with $1, $3 a month per square foot (Humboldt, San Francisco)
Land cost—per acre—is highly variable depending on area, e.g. $115,000 for 10 acres in Junction City, Trinity County, CA; $245,000 for 5 acres in Arcata, Humboldt County, CA; $6995 for 20 acres in Hudspeth County, TX; $1,700,000 for 3 acres in Portola Valley, CA. These prices cannot be labeled typical.
Office space—180 square feet / basic office
Kitchen—400 square feet
Bathroom—250 square feet
Outdoor gear storage—400 square feet
Computer Center with office—400 square feet
Library with office and 10,000 books—1000 square feet
Garage and shop—5000 square feet for 10 vehicles
Basic house—1500 square feet
Security department—1500 square feet; parking 3500 square feet for 10 vehicles
Shop—1500 square feet
Land for 10 primary staff plus assistants, roughly 40 staff—70000 square feet of building x 4 = 280000 square feet of land, i.e. nominally 7 acres
Schedule 1—General Schedule (all schedules effective first applicable pay period beginning after March 27, 2013
Schedule 4—Senior Executive Service
Schedule 5—Executive Schedule
Schedule 6--Vice President and Members of Congress
Schedule 9—Locality-Based Comparability Payments
Computer cost—personal, web / information servers, field computers; networking, local and wide area; wide area receiver-transmitters; printers, projectors
Servers—network, information, and Internet: $1500 each
A Network for 20 users
Server Software—Microsoft Server Software and 20 licenses—$3000
Microsoft Office—$150 plus $150 upgrade every three years
Windows—$100 plus $50 upgrade every three years
Backup software and hardware—$1000
Network—router switch, hub, cable etc—$1000
Fully configured—$6000 each (Trenton Systems, Panasonic)
Portable satellite modem $1000 to $7000; $7 per megabyte
$200 (Thurya, Globalstar, Iridium)—$1000 (Iridium 9505A)
BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) terminals—$1800-$5000 (Thrane and Thrane, Hughes Network Systems); Internet $7.50 / MB; Voice-$1 / minute
30% per year
$200 / individual / week
Trucks and vans—$20000 each
Year to be selected