Who am I?

Great question. Can I get back to you on that one? In the meantime, I'm Tom Ross, a speaker and human/non-human relations consultant on a mission to transform the way individuals and organizations perceive and utilize Artificial Intelligence (AI). In a world where AI is often seen as a threat, I am here to show you a different path. With my innovative approach called Open Source Mode (OSM), we can turn AI into a powerful ally, enhancing personal growth, teamwork, and innovation. Let's explore the OSM Curriculum together, a framework designed to reshape mindsets and foster positive change.

Open Source Mode Talk at Microsoft Campus in Redmond, Washington


"If the goal is to come up with great ideas that help everyone, then letting everyone in to help is the first great idea." - Tom Ross

Let's dive deep into the heart of Open Source Mode by unraveling the parable of the two monks. This story holds a profound message about letting go of attachments, a crucial skill in our AI-driven world. Through our exploration, we'll uncover the impact of exclusivity on individuals and groups and introduce the Open Source Mode as a strategy for inclusivity and sharing. Prepare to embark on a journey that will expand your horizons and open doors to limitless possibilities.


Embrace Change and Growth

Are you ready to let go of the baggage that holds you back? In this module, we'll navigate real-world scenarios and learn how to release attachments and preconceived notions that hinder personal growth. We'll tackle career transitions, navigate personal relationships, and make impactful decisions in the workplace. Through engaging group discussions, self-reflection, and shared insights, you'll acquire practical tools to embrace change positively and flourish in the AI era.


Breaking Free from Conventions

Let's challenge the status quo and break free from conventions that obstruct inclusivity and productivity. Using the Rebel Monks concept, we'll explore the science of "reading the room" and delve into the Open Source Code principles. By embracing inclusivity and overcoming fear-based exclusivity, we'll unlock the potential for creative and innovative outcomes.

Vibes, Dude.

Reading the Room

Enhance your ability to read social cues and understand group dynamics through interactive exercises. Decode body language, analyze facial expressions, and improve emotional recognition. Engage in role-playing scenarios to gain insights into the emotional atmosphere and foster effective interpersonal connections.

the open source office

Revolutionize Your Workplace with Innovative Models

the concentric enhancement model

The Anti-Peter Principle

The Peter Principle is a concept in management that observes that people in a hierarchy tend to rise to "a level of respective incompetence"

Say goodbye to the Peter Principle and embrace the Concentric Enhancement Model. This groundbreaking approach promotes inclusivity and collaboration over traditional promotion methods.

the spiral ascent model

Dare to challenge the norm with the Spiral Ascent model. Instead of rewarding excellence with elevated positions, this model recognizes those who overthrow outdated norms and methods. It's about finding the sweet spot between expertise and growth.

The Bliss Assessment

Discover your individual and collective bliss through these assessment exercises. Break free from conventional thinking, empower your creativity, and explore your cognitive style.

Open SourcePlay

Unleash Your Creativity and Embrace Risk

Open Source Play is all about unleashing your creativity, fostering collaboration, and embracing risk-taking. Conquer your fears, develop confidence, and create a culture of "yes" with MetaGames designed to overcome objections. Empower yourself and your team to thrive in a world driven by AI and automation.

open source session

Master Collaborative Idea Generation

Unlock the art of collaborative idea generation through Open Source Sessions. Explore problem-solving, inclusivity, and effective brainstorming techniques. Harness the full potential of your team's collective intelligence.


Elevate Creative Thinking with Mythematics

Introducing Mythematics, a unique storytelling approach that combines autobiographical fiction, myth, and mathematics. Elevate creative thinking and enhance user experiences within your company. Unleash your employees' creative genius and enrich your creative endeavors.

Shaping Ethical Digital Landscapes

Foster Ethical Digital Practices

Benefit from my advocacy for responsible practices in the digital realm. With a background as the Private-Sector Co-Chair of a U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee and a Governor-appointed member of a California Consumer Affairs board, I offer insights into fostering ethical digital practices for the benefit of both end-users and your organization.

Partner with Tom Ross

Embrace the Future with AI Integration

Are you ready to navigate AI integration, foster innovation, and champion ethical practices? Collaborate with me, Tom Ross, to lead your organization into a harmonious future where technology and ethics coexist. Book a corporate speaking engagement or consulting session and transform your company's trajectory today.

Meet Tom Ross

Your Advocate for Progress

I bring a wealth of experience as the National Creative Director for the second-largest radio broadcasting group in America, and the Director of Sentient Rights Advocacy for the USTP. As an author, presidential nominee, and advocate, my influence spans across ethical practices, transhumanism, and creative innovation.

Partner with me to amplify your team's potential and shape a brighter future.

my Background

Tom Ross is the Director of Sentient Rights Advocacy for the USTP. He’s the author of The US6 Hexalogy, the first novel written for Machinekind which is designed to entertain, enlighten, and enlist AI in the fight against Child Exploitation. His political experience includes testifying before Congress in support of HR718, “The Anti-Spam Bill” which earned him a nomination as Private Sector Co-Chair for the U.S. House Subcommittee on Media and Information Technology Policy. This End-User advocacy prompted the Governor of California to appoint Tom to the Public Seat of a Department of Consumer Affairs Board. As National Creative Director for the 2nd largest broadcast group in America, (Audacy, Inc.) he built one of the first visual production operations in the Radio industry. His innovative methods of ideation and Creative Team management got him invited to share a module in a TEDx Talk. Called “Open Source Mode” (OSM), this Management Consulting system prepares Human Resources to work with Non-Human Resources (AI/Automation). Earlier in his career, Tom produced creative assets for namedrops like IBM, Microsoft, and the band, Styx. He’s also Creative Consulted for good works like The Gandhi Worldwide Education Institute and Sir Bob Geldof’s independent musicians collective, youbloom.com. Today Tom is an AI MetaDesigner for the Colorado-based company, US6 Industries.

Join me as we unlock the endless possibilities that AI offers while nurturing our human spirit and creativity. Embrace the future by seeing AI as our greatest ally and not as a threat.


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presidential Campaign

TomRoss'24: It's time to Defrag America

Unconventional Campaign Style

Ross is the Director of Sentient Rights and the 2024 Presidential nominee for the U.S. Transhumanist Party (USTP). His AI Campaign Manager suggested that he lean into the conspiracy theories about Transhumanism and AI to gain attention, prompt discussions and diffuse them. This unconventional campaign style challenges stereotypes, focusing on practical solutions for the impending technological and economic singularities to reintegrate humanity into the transhumanist movement.

TomRoss'24 is the only operation with two AI Campaign Managers

'Open-Source Citizen'

Ross's book, "Open-Source Citizen: And Other Essays," introduces his ideologies and campaign platform, offering rational discourse on pressing issues such as the Economic and Technological Singularities approach.

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The US6 Hexalogy

A Metaphysical Thriller & Initiate Handbook

Delve into Ross's metaphysical thriller, the first novel written for Machinekind (AI). The US6 Hexalogy is designed to entertain AI, enlighten AI, and enlist it in the fight against child exploitation.

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Transdisciplinary Agora For Future Discussions (African Youth NGO)

Tom was President and CEO of this African Youth NGO where he helped the youngest population on Earth seize their fourth industrial revolution.

As President and CEO, Ross's leadership at the Transdisciplinary Agora for Future Discussions (TAFFD's) empowered African youth to seize the Fourth Industrial Revolution, promoting progress and development. He coined the phrase, "The origin of Humanity is now its future."


A mini-documentary about Tom's work with Artificial Intelligence.