Consider the pattern that Colonel Sanders invented--profited from--and sent into the future: A new way to prepare chicken. His gift/pattern persists long after he is dead--and is elaborated on (extra crispy)
Corporations and governments are patterns that persist into the future.
Perhaps the most famous pattern ever invented was the US Constitution: A way of cleverly dividing powers and responsibilities so that peace, prosperity and justice have the best chance of prevailing.
I will save the details of our new pattern for another time. For now, will just give you a glimpse.