under no obligation to accept an offered gift.

At this point the Giftee may contact the Giftor with questions or clarifications about the
offer. If the Giftee accepts the offer, than that action is recorded as a synergic help
and both profiles are updated. Both Giftor and Giftee can make comments
about the interaction then or at a later time if more appropriate. If the Giftee declines the
offer of help, the Giftor is notified so they can offer their help to some other member.

What you might give or receive...
How do you registering the types of help.you might choose to give or like to receive?. It
would seem that almost any good or service could be exhanged in a synergic help
tensegrity. I would suggest three general classes of Gifts as a way of organizing the data
base. Also considerations of
Local,Regionaland Globalcome into play.

Human Knowing— Expertise, Consultations, Counseling, and Advise — KNOWLEDGE.

Those humans with expertise in almost any field can make that expertise available to others
as a gift. Physicians, Attorneys, Accountants, Engineers, Scientists, Teachers, etc., etc., etc..
Location may be less important with telephone and internet communication.

This can also be available in the form or books, art, courses, online files, etc., etc., etc..

Human Action— Sevices, Projects, Labor (skilled and unskilled), Jobs and Tasks —

This could be as simple as baby sitting, or giving someone a ride to as complex as building
a room on someone’s house or writting a custom software program, etc., etc., etc.. It could
be a million and one different forms of helping provided by humans in action. Location is
very important. Many services would only available locally.

Human Levers— The term leveris borrowed from synergic science. It means any device
that provides the user with leverage. These are Tools, Appliances, Equipment,
Automobiles, Trucks, Tractors, Lawnmowers, House Furniture, Household Goods,
Furnishings, Materials, Supplies, etc., etc., etc. — THINGS.

And, you can give these thingsaway fully or only give the useof them for a specified
. Location is very important for the gift of usinga tool or appliance, perhaps less
important if the item is given away fully. Shipping costs might make a difference, but you

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can Gift an item with the provision that the Giftee pay shipping.

In fact you can gift anything with conditions. A gift is an offer of help. The giftee is under
no obligation to accept the offer. Synergic exchange is fully voluntary. The giftor makes
offers of help when and to whom he chooses. The giftee accepts offers of help when and
from whom they choose.

Conditional Giving
If I gift the useof a tool for a weekend, I may do so with the condition that it be returned in
clean and in good condition. Conditions of giving is both intelligent and synergic.

Things that are gifted can be new or used. Working or not working. The important thing is
to describe the offered gift accurately. A television repairman might like the gift of an old
TV, that he will repair and use or gift to someone else.

Since your giving-receiving profile is based not on the number of gifts offered, but rather
on the number of gift offers accepted, it is of great importance to have a good relationship
with the giftee. That means your discriptions of an offered gift needs to be very accurate.
No one will be critized for gifting junk as long as they describe it accurately as junk. Those
seeking junk will be happy. Remember one man’s junk is another man’s treasure.

Status in the Gift Tensegrity
Your ranking on thehelp offer listsis determined in part by your ration of giving-
. Everytime your offers of help are accepted your ration goes up. Those who
give the most to others will be the most honored members in the community of the Gift
Tensegrity. So you will want to give as much as you can. Likewise every time you accept
a gift offering from others your ratio goes down. So you will want to accept others gifts
carefully and only when you truly value them.

The other factor in determining your ranking on the help offer listsis yourcomment
. This the average score for comments made about you during help exchanges. Every
encounter will be rated. +10for it couldn’t have been any better to -10if couldn’t have
been any worse. To be successful in the gift tensegity you need to give and interact in a
positive way with other members. This means you want to accurately describe your
offered gifts and make sure those accepting your gifts get what they expect from your
descriptions. You also want to be courteous and friendly in your encounters.

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If you have an encounter that earns you a low comment from an exchange partner, you will
want to repair that encounter as quickly as possible so that that exchange partner will
modify or withdraw their low comment.

For instance, if I gift a used computer to someone and it doesn’t work as described, I need
to be willing to take it back at my expense if the giftee paid for shipping. Or pay for
disposal and give up my credit for the gift. Remember, every exchange effects ration of
for both the giftor and giftee.

Gifting — Local, Regional & Global
Knowingis one of the most global of gifts. With the internet and modern communication
devices, I can help people all over the world.

Human actionwill usually need to belocal, occasionally regional, and rarely global.

Leversand especially use of leverswill usually belocal. However, it may make sense to
gift a major appliance or automobile regionally. And rarely, smaller lighter items might
be shipped globally especially if they are unusual one of a kind.

Bringing Dead Wealth to Life
One major advantage of the Gift Tensegrityis that it resurrects Dead Wealth. Dead Wealth
is that wealth within the human community that is not being used to help self or others.
Dead Wealth is found in all three forms — Knowing, Action and Levers.

Knowing— Almost all of us have significant expertisein some areas. Some knowledgeof
how to solve problems that we have encountered in our lifes. However, in our present
world we trade the hours of our lives to others for just enough money to earn our livings.
Our employers don’t want our expertise and knowledge unless it applys to the limited
task they hired us to perform. Yet in the larger context of community our unwanted
expertise and knowledge could help others. The Gift Tensegrity gives us an outlet for
sharing that expertise and knowledge.

Again, this might be in the form of knowing and action joined together such as
consultations, couseling, analysis and real time problem solving, or it may be available in
the form of knowing and levers such as reports, books, video or audio tapes, artwork,
photos, computer files, etc., etc., etc..

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Action— We all have some hours in our lives that could be available to help others. The
Gift Tensegrity gives me an outlet for all of those other skills and abilities that I am not
currently trading to some employer for money. Some of us can do home and automobile
repair, handyman work, cleaning, cooking, sewing, child and elder care, teaching, etc.,
etc., etc..

Or, it might be that if we knew what help others needed, we might be able to help them by
combining their errands with our own when we are out running around. The Gift
Tensegrity allows you to quickly find out how you can turn those wasted hours into help
for others.

Levers — And finally, we all have lots of perfectly good thingswe have in boxes in our
garages, attics, and closets. Used tools, appliances, furniture, clothing, furnishings —
things we never use but are too good to throw away. Now they can be easily liberated by
simply describing them acturately and gifting them away. Or how about just gifting away
the use of some those great tools you only use one day a week or one day a month.

Gift Tensegrity Servers — Local, Regional & Global
Because so much of our need for help is a need for local help. I see the need to establish
local Gift Tensegrities in neighborhoods. This is where you will get help with household
repair, automotive service, child and elder care, transportation, etc., etc., etc..

I envision this being started when someone with the time and interest decides to gift the
use of their home computer and DSL line to run a neighborhood Gift Tensegrity
Database. Then anyone in the neighborhood could use a computer with dialup
connection to the internet to connect to the local Gift Tensegrity and enter into synergic
help exchange.

These Local Gift Tensegrities servers would then be linked to Regional Gift Tensegrity
servers which in turn would like to Global Servers. This would lead to a disseminated
system with high level of redundancy.

This system will work easily with today’s home computers and off the shelf database

Need Help — Look First to the Gift Tensegrity
The Gift Tensegrity is a synergic help exchange. And as INTERdependent form or life, we

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all need help. As a synergic help exchange that means that the relations between the
members of that exchange will be synergic. Remember synergic relationships are those
that make me more productive, more effective, and more happy. When I need help, this is
where I will look first.

In the beginning the gift tensegrity will not instantly replace the fair market. It will begin as
simple an alternative to the fair market. I will begin to meet some of my needs at the Gift
Tensegrity. As I begin gifting and finding that some of my needs are met this way. I will
have less need to sell the hours of my life for money to use in the fair market.

Once I am gifting 10 hours a week.I will then be able to reduce my working week from 40
to 30 hours. This is how the transition will occur.

Out of Work — Look to the The Gift Tensegrity
will enormously important to those individuals finding themselves out of work. When
there is no market for the hours of your life. There is still no shortage of people who need
your help. The Gift Tensegrity acts as an immediate outlet for those with help to Gift, but
no market for their help to Sell.

In fact the Gift Tensegrity becomes a new type of insurance for all humans who are at risk
for losing their jobs. In this society, that is all of us.

Gift Tensegrity — Not Just for Individuals
TeamNets are groups of individual humans that form themselves into Teams for the
pupose of performing a larger and more complex task than they can perform as
individuals. These individuals co-Operate through a network based on synergic
relationships and synergic compensation mechanisms to accomplish those larger and
more complex tasks. Barry Carter has written extensively about this concept in his book
Infinite Wealth. And, I have developed a mechanism for organizing Synergic Production
Teams called the
Organizational Tensegritywhich is available elsewhere.

TeamNets can register with a Gift Tensegrity and list the Needs of their TeamNet Project.
They may be able to attract the help they need thought the free synergic gift exchange, or
they can attract help, by inviting others to join their team for Synergic Revenue Shares if
the project produces revenue (How this is done is explained in the Organzational

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Synergic Analysis of Help Exchanges

As synergic help exchange — theGift Tensegritywill be radically different from both the
adversary help exchange — the Coercion Tensegrityand the neutral help exchange — the
Product Tensegrity.

Recall the natural Needs-Action Tensegrity of Life. Needs are continuously pulling on me
take action to meet them.



In an INTERdependent form of life, individual organisms are not able to meet there needs
with out help from others. They need the occasional actionsof others to meet their
continuous needs. This leads to the emergence of receivers of helpwhich are
continuously needing help and givers of helpare only occasionally acting to give that
help. For human beings, life and survival then is all about thecontinuing pullof our
needsand the discontinuous pushof the actionstaken to meet those needs. Some of the
actions are our own, but most of the actions are the giftsof others.

Receivers of Help

Givers of Help

Again, recall the alternating rolesof self and other. Sometimesself is a giver of help.
Sometimes self is a receiver of help. Sometimes otheris a giver of help. Sometimes other
is a receiver of help.

One of the primary differences will be how the roles of giver of help and receiver of help
change in the new synergic help tensegrity. Active control shifts away from the predators
and buyers(receivers of help) to active control by the giftors(givers of help). Now let us
compare the three tensegrities with thenatural pattern,

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A Comparison
We see that within the Coercion TensegrityActions andNeedshave switched places as
have the
givers of helpand receivers of help. ThePreyis coercedto give helpin the form
of their
actions to meet theneedsof the Predators. The predatorsare in control.

*Givers of Help

*Receivers of Help

We see that within the Product TensegrityActions andNeedshave switched places as
have thegivers of helpand receivers of help. TheSellersis paidto give helpin the form
of theiractions to meet theneedsof the Buyers. The buyersare in control.

*givers of help

*receivers of help

We see that within the Gift Tensegrity, the natural patternhas returned. The receivers of
helpare passive. They are continuously available to receive the gift of help. The givers of
helpare active. They discontinuouslygive help whenand to whom, they choose. The
Giftorsare trustedto give helpin the form or their actionsto meet the needsof the
Recipients. The giftorsare in control.

receivers of help

givers of help

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