Calibrate your own beacon
Graphic serendipity, following on the Personal Equation Machine item.
I wasn't thinking about this question; making and viewing the animation created the question.
Polistra's 'Be your own beacon' shirt
shows up nicely in the animation, symmetrical with the same beacon
on the PEQ machine.
What is she doing? Calibrating her own beacon against a standard beacon.
Balancing her Personal Equation. Checking her own truth-telling
ability in a specific literal way.
We have to rely on our own truth-telling now. Absolutely all external sources are now kaput. All alleged "independent" sources have removed their masks. Some may still be genuine, but given the convergence trend we can't rely on them.
In fact this has always been the case. We allowed ourselves to get fat and complacent for a while.
The PEQ Machine is a self-calibrator for one specific job, done by a handful of people 100 years ago. Not broadly applicable, to put it mildly.
What are some broadly and metaphorically useful calibrators? Nature itself is the only beacon, but Nature doesn't provide calibrators to balance our Personal Equations.
Later: I was focusing on self-calibration a couple years ago in the Rights to Duties theme. For instance here
But those aren't 'machines' in a metaphorical sense. What's needed now is a ritual or routine, not just attention to biases.
Later again: Hey! I'm the courseware dude. I can do this. In fact I already DID a software equivalent of the PEQ machine 20 years ago, in these old perception programs.
I should be able to modify the pattern to detect at least logic fallacies, if not more complex Shared Lies or False Flags.
Labels: Equipoise, metametrology, Metrology