all human command verbs

The list of all control verbs includes only those verbs that relate to the civilian political process including major media, party, lobby and campaign work.

It does not include all human command verbs, some of which imply a risk of bodily harm to the individual following commands, typically in a police, inspection agency or genuine military capacity. That list is kept separate and includes at least:

The list as a whole is CC-by-nc-sa by ECG as part of living ontology, as is the list of all control verbs and all LP controls.

It also does not include all avatar command verbs which are effectively a means to puppeteer a fictional character. This is not within the living ontology nor is it used in the ECG public management framework.

ethics of human command

Such commands are entailed by political position taking but are not directly performed by a party or faction that is directly the subject of verb phrases expressed in the Living Platform itself. In other words, those who will obey commands are not those debating them here. There is thus an ethical obligation to minimize violence and attempt to reduce such use of commands towards an idea of non-violence. One of the Four Pillars.

In general nonviolence requires no confusion with group entity on whose behalf the commands are made. It is a dangerous assumption that the group's values or interests are served by obedience. See Nuremburg Principles.


For human command verbs, a command hierarchy is implied to be the subject of the action, typically the Government of Canada or some subordinate body enforcing its laws. This seems to be predictable and bears some resemblance to the civilian Lean Green Machine and signal infrastructure underlying an open party. In both civilian and military systems one defers to commanders.

However, if only due to Nuremburg, it is simply not the same thing as the simpler command verbs by which humans command infrastructural capital. Accordingly, this list is kept separate from the list at all control verbs, if only to emphasize this critical ontological distinction: what is alive is not to be treated as it it were not alive.


Only an extremely reflexive intranet would require the human command verbs to be documented the same as commands that were embedded in software or implied by affordance of equipment. While such intranets do exist, e.g. in the US Army, they are not always the only means of giving instruction, since training is required to acquire the habits of obedience, and skill to avoid harm in doing the actions described. No one would be expected to arm a bomb, for instance, based only on some online just-in-time training. Although this is an ideal the military ascribes to, since it could keep valued personnel safe behind the scenes as the less skilled took on more dangerous jobs - the over the shoulder technique often portrayed in fiction.

The five levels of intranet were not intended to include such ultra-reflexive intranets. However, an expansion to a more comprehensive way to find instructional capital in time to perform some action, suggested there might be ten or even thirteen levels - to eventually integrate nervous systems of end users into a form of digital telepathy at some point in the assumed seven generation tech tree.

In pop culture, this is known as the Borg vision - usually ssen as a dystopia or threat but not always.