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The Pandemic Needed Better Messaging | All About The SafetyNet App

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

I rant a little on the ill-conceived, poorly-planned, and wildly disorganized messaging of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Then, I explain what I learned about nets in general, safety nets in particular, and an app I discovered called SafetyNet.

—Pandemic Crowd Compliance Needs Kinder, Smarter Messaging
— Curfews squeeze bigger crowds into shorter hours. Why?
— I discovered the SafetyNet app; All about ropes and reliable nodes

Hi welcome back Johnny motions herewith daily emotions, well it', Sunday November, twenty second, almostThanksgiving in America, big Thanksgiving holiday, coming upsoon right at the peak, the second peak. Well, if the second peak is higher thanthe first peak, I think this would be then the new peak. So let's just callit the peak the peak of the pandemic in America. I caught the news earlier today. Itsaid people are Diet now couldn't be catching covid atone person per minute, it's entirely possible. That's one person dying per minute,which is pretty fucking grotesque and, of course the president is nowhere tobe found, probably in the White House...

Suckin his thumb when he's not tweetingor on the golf course completely abandon his job. You know, I think the pandemic, becauseI have a lot of friends and family in California. That's where I'm from and they're unlockeddown again, andthat reminded me of a couple of things: the pandemic. If it had betterleadership at the top, it would have had way better branding so once not trying to say we're tryingto sell pandemic or death, or anything like that. Of course, not I'm trying tosay we could have sold compliance much earlier if the Doupe is in the White Housewould have understood the weight of the problem and addressed it head on. Heclaims to be a marketing professional, a brand in Guru fuck all he missed acomplete opportunity. Re, for example, the term lockdown is ownerousauthoritarian and not actually true,...

...nothing's locked in California. At tenpm you can unlock your door. Nothing will happen. You can unlock youdoor and go outside. Nothing will happen, can unlucky to orand go outside and get in the car and go to the airport. Nothing will happen.So lockdown, in my mind, is justridiculously authoritarian and sounds fashjust from to get go. So we got toget rid of that term. How about guidance? Remember when we had actualterrorist that blew up the twin towers and we had that silly color coatedterror threat level system. Well, it was fun to make fun of, but you kind ofgot it. At least it might not have even been accurate, but if we're going toplay along with the governments, propaganda or guidance or whatever youwant to call it, then at least everybody in the country be on the samepage. So that way, when its threat level read,you know why you're being asked to you...

...know, go through extra screening at theTSA. You know why this is happening. Be There's no need to question it. Youslike op, it's another level red week. Okay, you get it. If it drops down theorange and yellow start, the fiel, the restrictions ease up and then never useterms like lockdown at all, and then the mislabeling of physical distancingas social distancing, has really fucked with a lot of people's heads too. Humans need and continue to sociallyinteract. There is no social distance. The only social distance is trumpsupporters distance from the rest of America. That has happened. Yes,there's a social distance now because they've politicized a pandemic, andwhen I say they I mean the leaders of both popular political parties inAmerica in cahoots with the mass media of all stripes, so yeah America issocially distant. Now, however, we're not physically distant,we should have said physically distance.

We should be saying spread out.Everybody spread out, people understand spread out, so we've got ridiculousmessaging on both lockdowns. We've got bad messaging on social distancing,that's inaccurate and then this new thing curfews. Thisis the most mind boggling thing to me as a small business person in the past.I don't really take an opinion on small businesses, whether they're, open ornot. I'm not, I don't know what's essential depends on what I'm doingthat day. At some point, every business would be essential to me because I'mdoing trying to get something done right, but what is it locksmith? Howabout sign makers? Why not? Restaurants, HMM supermarkets, okay, Dan, so meaostart adding so many it's almost like. Well, almost everything is essential. Here's why I think the cur few thingsord. We live in many dimensions and the two dimensions that humans love tomeasure most our space...

...and time. So if we can spread out through space likegiving eurself physical distance well, we can also spread out through time soartificially shutting any store. Restaurant bar or anany place else thatis allowed to be open. Otherwise, by artificially limiting its hours, youare creating more crowds, you're, squeezing more people into fewer hours.So there's a time space continuing thing happening here: it's not just thespace we're dealing with the humans living, it's also the time the time ofday. So if you want to spread people out, ifyou want to minimize traffic, you start scheduling people throughout the twentyfour hours of the day. I go grocery shopping near when the supermarketsclosed, because there's far fewer people there dos so curfews just don'tmake sense at all and I'm not trying to...

...be errants or not trying to be a scaff.Lawer deny science or anything like that, and I think you know my point: Ifpeople, if these places are already open, that's a different argument. Bars,probably shouldn't be open. Bowling alleys, probably shouldn't be open. Pat,I mean lot of places just shouldn't be open until the pandemic goes away. Thegovernment should help these people help. The owners get by. You know bearminimor whatever it takes. I mean just fucking help these people out becausethey need to shut down a lot of places, but those that are deemed essential men, let them orencourage them to spread their hours out, spread your people out, spreadyour hours out. That'll, give everything a lot more breathing roomand well, metaphorically speaking, but ire also put a lot less germs in theair t any given moment. So, if you have, if you got a comment or if you knowsome scientific basis with a curfew, let me know like if there's acounterargument to why not spread...

...people out even more throughout thenight to keep them further away from each other, even in the same space. Ifyou got twenty people working for you from you know, during daytime hours,how about ten during daytime hours and ten during nighttime hours? No, I don't know, makes sense to me sohere's the thing I was going to talk about yesterday: Safety, nits right and the importanceof having a personal safety net, especially when things get bad likewhen you get so depressed that you can't suddenly form a safety net. Youreally need to work on having one put together all the time, but then itstarted to think like what is the nature of a net, and I instantly thought of those oldcargo nets that we used to play on as kids andthat he used to bring my kids to play as an adult and also play on it withthem, and there are basically two important parts to these nets. The ropeand the node that connected the ropes...

...were at the points where the ropestouched in the case of a Cargon, I think, was alittle piece of steel little round piece of steel with holes on fourdifferent sides and the ropes just kind of work. Their way through an this is kind of industrial strengthnet, but the same principale holds in everynet and including digital nets, digital networks. Sowe've got what I'll call the rope and the nodes without the nodes. Youwoul just have aseries of ropes Chris Crossing each other that, if anything fell on to theropes would simply open up and it would drop through. So the nodes are required and in mymetaphor, the nodes are your people, so the nodes,your friends, your family, those are the various nodes and what I noticed,especially in my own life- and I think probably many people's lives- is that...

...our personal safety nets are fairlyweak because the nodes are not connected to the other nodes by anyrope, we have a bunch of loose nodes. So, if you imagine like well- and thisis why Youre safety that fails- There's not a actually a net there, we've got abunch of rope blane around it's not connected to the nodes that are layingaround so wile. You might have a best friend, two or three or five you've gotseveral relatives that Care Co workers, friends at school things like that.Here's the thing if the nodes are not connected to each other, like if youere, friends and family, don't know one another or have a way to connect whenyou're in trouble. Your net is going to fail because, what's going to happen,is you're going to rely too heavily on anyone knode. So I mean using thatmetaphor. That analogy: Can you imagine falling onto a net that was just thelittle metal balls like none of those are going to hold you up. So the trickis connecting all the nodes with the...

...rope and basically getting your friendsto communicate with each other, your friends, family fellow students,coworkers, and that sort of thing so then check this out. Then I discoveredan APP. It's simply called safety net and here's what it does so you enter in your a top eight context: The peoplethat you consider the nodes, let's say of your safety nect and this APPbecomes the rope that connects the nodes so that, if you're an ever a diresituation, you can activate your safety net at the push of a button, and sowhat it does you put in your top eight people friend family, like I saidcoworker students is basically people. You really trust to at least have yourback and work with somebody else. So what it does, then it sends out amessage to that person says: Hey you've been added as a node of so andsossafety net. Do you agree so wit's...

...really interesting is the moment you send out this email to all eight people in your nodeslist. The technology starts counting starts it's car, there's a timerbasically, and it detects how quickly each one of those notes reacts, whatthey react with and the words they use in response, and it starts developingan algorithm for the reliability of that particular node. So over time, you'll be able to tellhow reliable that not ice. So in the event, you have a crisis and you hit abutton that activates your safety net. You tell it what's the problem andthere's some predetermined buttons. You can push like having a really bad day, geed somebodyto talk to having a problem at work. Having apersonal issue, Ya K, there's a couple of presets and then you can customizethe commands at will you're the eight...

...people in your safety that know whatthese are they're not going to be surprised. But but what happens? IsHere's the interesting thing? So when you activate your safety net, all of asudden, these eight people are instantly invited to a group chat, exclusive and private to you. They seeeach other's first name and that's all they don't have each other contactinformation. Of course, if they're in your friend in family circle, theyprobably know who each other are anyway, but the point is their data. The peoplein your safety net is not being sucked into the APP up to a cloud to be usedby a corporation. This is all your private little eight person network and so what safety that does then, bybringing everybody into the group, chat using AI, as starts to detect, who goesinto the chat first, who says what first and starts to build a strongeralgorithm of to where the strongest nodes are and where the weakest nodesare. So if the nodes go before below a certain level, it'll suggest that youreplace that node. Now this is all...

...anonymous to the people in your safetynet. They don't know what rank they are. They don't know if they are being replaced or not. Thatis private for you, because this is a tool for you to know who your safetynet is now, of course, if they downloaded the at for themselves andadded you, then you would also be ranked similarly, but I just think thereally cool thing is to be able to have a AP on your phone safety thatalgorithm it's pretty straightforward. It just uses a kind of urgency oftiming as one factor it uses keyword, transcribes key words and the text keyword repeat usage and things like that like are they loving words of the kindwords? Are They harse words? Are they misdirecting you or redirecting you?Are they asking for more information? is so he, the algorithm and AI, startsto detect, who might be a better, stronger node in your safety net, basedon their responses and the speed of...

...their responses, but the AI doesn'tknow who they are. It doesn't know that that's your mom or that's your bestfriend. It doesn't know anything about them, except for the name that they putin there and their contact their phone with t e email. So beyond the phone of the email, theAI doesn't know anything about that person. So it's not judging them as aperson, it's judging their effectiveness as a node of your safetynet, so hopefully by using just effectively math. You know a clock andanalytics on words that I think would strengthen a lot of people's safetynets right off the bat and just knowing that there are people out there. Thatwill reply to you. If you ask, because maybe a lot ofpeople don't reply when you ask I'm speaking for myself, of course, but Ithink when I'm asking for help a lot of people, don't reply because they're notpart of a net, they know they're, not part of a nette. They know it's justgoing to be them by themselves, trying to help me from a distance and hopen,that's almost impossible. So then they...

...simply don't engage and I feelcompletely abandoned. So that's a kind of a lose lose situation. I hope I meanI hope they want to help and just can't it's likely. They don't really want tohelp, but I think most of the people that claim to love me, even though Idon't feel it. I think they do want to help me. They just they're, isolated,they're, a separate node unto themselves and one node by itself can'tbe a safety net. So anyway, safety thet was a cool AP. I discovered and I'dlike to try it out man. I've talked for too long. I need to go edit. Some ofthis shorten the podcast a little bit and I'll talk to you tomorrow have agreat rest of your neck, take care and now back to the wall.

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