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Pattern Matching and Humanity

So, I’ve only recently decided to write at a deeper level. I’ve journaled here and there, but not with the same voice or intent as I do now. Now, it’s pretty open and with the intent of helping others at a deeper level. This is deeper thinking and exploration.

With that said. I’ve been looking at my past very differently for a few weeks…and I am realizing how important it is…to just write down the things that have been on my mind for decades.

Pattern matching is one of those things. So is design thinking.

It seems that I see patterns a different way than most people probably do. I am not unique, but it is less common to think first by abstract thought. I don’t mean this ego-centrically. This pattern matching thing has been a common observation over time for me. I have a harder time not doing it than doing it. I do it by default.

OK, to the main point.

So, the patterns I see as most important for design thinking are very limited in terms of top Google serps. The ones coming closest see business design and behavior design as major elements of design thinking.

The easiest way to explain it is through a pattern match.

I have been on the creative side since childhood and also studied industrial design hardcore in college, and have always applied design thinking. My context is NOT physical or even digital products, it is web app, CRM, and business model designs, processes, advanced analytics, and metrics. It is CX from physical, digital, human, or code. I have an orientation of applying design thinking to business design.

Since I also studied the crap out of search engine science, engineering, application, and design, I can look at things as word clouds. I match these in my head for most things. I just have to think about it.

Meta seems to me, to be about higher order thinking – at least a truly different perspective. Meta is when something refers back to or is about itself, like a book about books or a meme about memes.

I know I am rambling, but this is how humanity is starting to learn. It is very, very clear in the millennial generation. I would put a science converation up for it.

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We All Share Meta-Data

Meta-data is really, really really special. If you haven’t taken time to understand it in depth, you should. Why?

Here are the key points of why, IMHO:

  • Meta-data is constantly searched by the most powerful compute clusters and semantic engines on Earth, and Google is the most used.
  • By organizing, scoring, matching, and optimizing all types of content, meaning, and context, search engines help power commerce (and even life) across trillions of dollars of transactions around the world.
  • We use search every day without thought.
  • Search engines are found in almost every software-based application we use, and we use software more in our daily lives than ever in the course of human history.
  • Search engines are powered by some of the most advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence algorithms ever written by some of the smartest engineers in the history of the world. Search engine investments have provided one of the most prolific returns of any in history.

Why do I care about meta-data?

One of the things I am most passionate about in life is the ability to change human behavior and help direct it on to paths for growth. Search engines already help do this by matching life experiences. For example, experienced professionals can offer advice to younger professionals, who can search and find it. Therapists can do the same with people seeking help. Husbands and wives can do the same. Search even helps to predict our mates.

Our future is a wonderful probabilities and optimization problem, which is driven by meta-data, search, and machine learning. Today, I believe our growth as humans is powered mostly by a) search technology andb) other humans…and it will transform to another state in the future…transforming lives.


Yes, this post is a little intellectual, but I am trying to find the voice in my passions, and I was trying to make a point about meta-data : ).