The Vision

Co – ordinating Rational Energy Policy and Creating Rational Energy Busiuness.

Lateral Access Networks / Information Routing Groups and Interlock Research

The Claverton Vision is to create a network of experts, ( this term also includes civil servants) so that one expert can provide an instant and correct answer to another colleague based on his experience and knowledge which will save the other from digging around in data bases where often information does not exist or is unreliable.

(Experts are those who are percieved as being experts by their peers, or not as the case may be)

The one expert can save the other an enormous amount of time by pointing him to good sources of information and also possibly point out where he is asking the wrong questions.

(Often experts are unaware of important gaps in their knowledge or perspectives – The Relevance Paradox)

(Some vital perspective forming, paradigm framing ideas cannot be found in formal texts, and can only be transmitted by dialogue – Tacit Knowledge)

This will enhance both individual’s academic and business careers and opportunities and make life less stressful and more productive.

This is done using a network of interconnected Mailman lists, – you only need to be in one or two of the groups that interest you – maybe Wind Energy or Nuclear Energy, but because there are maybe 100 others in it who will be in different groups which you are not in, you will be fed information from those other groups that may interest you.

By posting comments on your particular mailman list, others get to know what you are interested in and know about and this is how offers of help or contracts arise.

You can of course also ask for help and offer business or academic collaboration.  Commercial arrangements, where appropriate, can then be set up by and between  the individuals and it is a fact that many high value business opportunities have been arranged via the Claverton Groups so far, details of which must remain confidential.

You are invited to moderate a Claverton Mailman  List – either an existing one, or one set up to suit you and your interests and you can use this to subtly promote any services you or your organisation offers.

Moderating a group is very simple – at the moment no member is on moderation since everyone behaves in a civil way – there have been one or two who were put on moderation for incivility but these have now left.

The main job is to reject spam and to pass on relevant messages from people outside the group  if they are suitable.  Apart from that there is very little to do.

If you are a moderator, it is of course in your interest to stimulate discussion and to invite people you think would add to the group’s credibility.

You can set up an exclusive list and only invite people you are comfortable with and if you want to charge a membership fee.

Lists at present are listed here:

Ultimately the vision is to use these connections to create the new  businesses needed to build the low carbon infrastructure but at the same time  to develope a synchronised policy and understanding framework.

This process can be seen as  something  analogous to the way the brain or a neural network computer works. The human brain generates distributed awareness by having many individual neurons linked up and stimulating different individual neurons by learnt lateral pathways. (This is the same sort of phenomena whereby a flock of birds or fish shoal appear to generate a sort of uber consciousness purely from the Lateral Communication between individuals.

Claverton could be seen as analogous to this but with members acting as the neurons and the learnt social connections / emails being the learnt neuronal pathways.  This is called Interlock Research and Lateral Communication.The whole would then become a Lateral Access Network, able to generate realistic policy, along with modifymg existing businesses or to create the new  businesses to actually implement it,  and for that policy to be fed directly to policy makers, because the policy makers themselves were involved in the many dialogues which lead to  its construction.

Guidelines for Moderators