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R.S. Pearson (right) and Billy Lamont in the Huntington, NY cafe "Book Revue" which was the set of a filmed interview in February of 2006.

(This press release was released in 1996).

Optimistic futurist writer Robert Pearson believes a new use of language can be the solution to many problems the world faces today. He is the founder of Creative Virtue Press and ParaMind Brainstorming Software, a company that produces a visionary software program for Windows and Mac.

The ParaMind program works by using an idea of getting every useful idea possible by the "exhaustion of the interaction of words." Pearson believes that we are able to find every solutions for almost all problems by a new use of language. The theory of the program was developed by Pearson while still a college student.

"If our dictionary contains all the words in our library and the books in our library are the words in that dictionary combined in different ways, I believe by an intelligent recombination of the interaction of words we will come up with new books, even new libraries. The ParaMind Brainstorming Program is the software created for that purpose."

Another of Pearson's ideas is his version of biodegradable technology. It is a totally original and futuristic look at possible technology. It describes that in the future we will develop a technology from the fusion of electronics, plant genetics, and other sciences which will be totally advanced technogically but which will be very good for the earth, providing fresh air in the process. Pearson has written a novella called Infinite Optimism which describes our world in the near future when environmental problems are solved yet which remains technologically advanced.

The other major work by Pearson is one which underlies the others. He calls it Virtuism. Virtuism is an aesethetic theory that states that acts of virtue produce the aesthetic experience. Pearson explains, "When you see someone doing something especially beneficial for someone, inside you feel, "Oh, wow, that's really nice." When your in a great museum, and see a great work of art, likewise, inside your feel, "Oh wow, that's really nice." Linking these two ideas together is the idea behind these art manifestoes.

"The ideas behind Virtuism were the influence that drove some of my other writings. The new use of language has always been a key to me for knowledge. Words are very powerful, and new combinations of words are like the wondrous buidling blocks to new worlds, new ideas, new cures for disease. Words can bring new love in our hearts." Pearson thinks that language has gotten a bad rap in our present culture. "People have all kinds of negative jargon against this great tool that God gave us. People say that talk is cheap, that thinking a lot about words/language is done to manipulate people against their wishes, and that language can't really express what we are feeling. I think people should think more about what they are saying here. When was the last time they read a book by a really great author and considered what they were saying beforehand about language? My work tries to free language to encompass all we that are capable of. The gift of language is our greatest gift, and it's up to us to use it to its full potential. "

Pearson used the Internet to spread his writings since 1994. "I have links going to it from universities, private home pages, and collections of 'hot sites.' Over 180 different universities, people or organizations have linked to my web page, something I'm very proud of. The odd thing is that they come in from all areas of life. For the ParaMind work, I'm in academic linguistics, software company, and "cyberspace culture" listings For the biodegradable technology ideas, I'm in manufacturing science and environmental listings, and for the Virtuism work. art and philosophy listings. I guess people can't pigeonhole me very well!"

Pearson is also a poet, but doesn't identify with a lot of today's poetry. "To me, poetry is something very functional. It's like an educationary experience, something like driver's education. The Virtuism ideas help it to be that way, because I'm only interested in poetry in that functional way -- to exhilerate the mind and to encourage the spirit. "

Interviews of R.S. Pearson done in 1995 and 1999 and 2005.

An hour long conversation between Billy Lamont and R.S. Pearson

Robert Pearson's web pages can be reached at The ParaMind Brainstorming web site is at

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