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Abel Dean

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Charles Murray (co-author of The Bell Curve) wrote a book arguing for a point similar to the one argued by this article, but Murray's argument was underscored by the reality that intelligence variations are mostly genetic. This author of The Atlantic is held back by the blank-slate presumption popular among liberal editorialists and their readers, but the heritability of IQ variations is now among the most well-established facts in the science of psychology. So, not only does this mean that the wealth gap is strengthened by the intelligence gap, but it is also permanent across generations, getting only sharper and wider with time. In my opinion, it means even a new racial division. In evolutionary biology, they would call it "sympatric speciation," where the divisions are not by geography but by mating patterns. I anticipate a future something like "The Time Machine," with a human master species, monopolizing all the desirable genes, and a human slave species, with all the leftover genes.
American society increasingly mistakes intelligence for human worth.
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Luke Pranay

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The way the masses view the world is a farce. Every single mainstream perspective is either purposely deceptive, or completely misses the point.…
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Bernd Nurnberger

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"Survival of the fittest collaborators" eclipses "survival of the fittest".
 
Science is evolving, but are we ready for the change? Here's how overcoming Scientific Misconceptions can help us step into our True Power.
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Remy Fannader

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AlphaGo decisive wins mark a significant milestone for the general artificial intelligence project.  Yet the real challenge would be to generalize deep learning to non-zero-sum competition and its corollary, namely the combination and valuation of heterogeneous yet shared actual stakes.
The recent and decisive wins of Google’s AlphaGo over the world best Go player have been marked as a milestone on the path to general artificial intelligence, one that would be endowed with t…
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Bernd Nurnberger

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"We are 21st century citizens doing our best to interact with 19th century designed institutions that are based on an information technology of the 15th century.
It's time we start asking: What is democracy for the internet era?"
Pia Mancini
The DemocracyOS at TED Global 2014 http://democracyos.org
How it all began. In April 2012 a group of activists, entrepreneurs, students and hackers got together in the city of Buenos Aires with a simple question in mind: What is democracy for the internet era? Many of the so-called modern democracies still run the same way they did almost two centuries ...
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Yes, and after we citizens focus on the what and how (a complete motion per Robert's Rules of Order) and vote on it (as every now and then in Switzerland), holding our representatives accountable gets so much easier as well with 21st century networking.

As for campaign promises, how would it change if we citizens connect better? And long term would it eliminate the middle man, a rich subject of jokes? http://www.sunnyskyz.com/funny-jokes/145/A-Politician-Dies-And-Has-To-Spend-Just-ONE-Day-In-Hell-This-Is-Priceless-
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Remy Fannader

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If intelligence is the ability to figure out situations and solve problems, one may conclude that it is inherently operational. Due to the generalization of interconnected smart devices, that conclusion is now a reality with operational intelligence bringing together symbolic and non symbolic knowledge, the former explicit, using mediation of semantic constructs and used to weight information and support managed decisions, the latter implicit, using direct associations between actual objects or phenomena, and supporting automated decisions.
Preamble According to a leading tools provider operational intelligence (OI) is the ability to "discover and analyze relationships between business events and corresponding IT events". From a marke...
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If That Same Collective Intelligence Makes Other Human Beings Inferior And Therefore Subject To Arbitrary And Collective Slavery It Could Only Be Applicable In A Bee Colony. Progress Is Measure In What We As Humans Are Willing To Bring To The World; For Whom Are The Arrogant, Enough To Think You Can Change The Climate Cycle? And Use The Utopia In Our Own Lives Not Recognizing That Our Enemy Is The Irrational Use Of Collective "Populism" With Out The Responsibility To Condemn It And To Reject It. It Gets Ridiculous When The Legislature Of A State Is Forced To In-act Laws Rejecting Even Toilets That Are Regulated At A Federal Level. Collective Thinking Is Getting A Time Everyday As To When Evacuate Ouselves. Is Not Kosher Nor Is Go-d's Will To Become Slaves Of Collective Thinking Towards Giving A Left Hook To The Civilized World.

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Robert Best
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A really nice timeline of Collective Intelligence events, reports, links, and blog posts coming out of Nesta's Collective Intelligence Project
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Robert Best
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Collective Intelligence - a New Research Discipline
A talk by +Jean-François Noubel 
This was held at the 12th ECCO/GBI Seminar Series (Nov. 6/2015)
http://ecco.vub.ac.be/?q=node/108
(ECCO = Evolution, Complexity and COgnition group, GBI = +Global Brain Institute )

Abstract:
"Collective intelligence has become a new discipline that explores how collectives, in the animal and plant world, can exist as coherent autonomous wholes. What conditions does it take for a social organism to exist? How many forms of collective intelligence can we observe? How do they differ from one another? Which ones apply to the human species? What does evolution show us? Collective intelligence helps us address all these questions, it also provides us with powerful methods to investigate human evolution and the rise of a planetary super-organism."
http://noubel.com/
http://cir.institute/

(Source: http://ecco.vub.ac.be/?q=node/257 )
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Wow, what an amazing wide-ranging talk!
The following are some of my notes/thoughts/interpretations in response to the talk:

Forms of Collective Intelligence:
Swarm -> Original -> Pyramidal -> Holomidal
More explanation here:
http://cir.institute/collective-intelligence/#Different_forms_of_collective_intelligence

Augmented Holopticism:
Potentially, the next step in the evolution of collective intelligence will be through augmented holopticism. This means tools and processes are created to enable the individuals within a group to sense the emergent whole. With our current capacities, it seems certain forms of collective intelligence breaks down when a group grows too large. (This is one reason why pyramidal or hierarchical structures have proven useful in enabling larger groups of humans to coordinate/cooperate/collaborate effectively)
A video explaining holopticism: https://vimeo.com/10221567

So, if we augment our ability to better sense the whole, then larger groups in a networked structure can produce a collective intelligence. I have heard +George Pór  refer to something along the lines of a "collective sensing organ"… and I wonder if augmenting holopticism might be a function of such an organism, as we move into more and more complexity.  Maybe he can expand.

Invisible Architectures:
In trying to envision new ways that humanity could act with collective intelligence and wisdom, it would be wise to take a broad systemic perspective… It is pointed out that amongst our various human ecosystems there are invisible architectures. These structures are called "invisible" because it seems that they sometimes get taken for granted, are assumed to be a "fact" of reality, or simply never arise into our conscious awareness. To neglect the consideration of such structures in the design and observation of emerging social systems is to perpetuate them, and their influence.

One example of an invisible architecture that was pointed out in the talk is the use of the verb to be  in typical English communication.  It is pointed out that there are pitfalls to  using this verb, and that it is entirely possible to communicate effectively without ever using it. The derivative of English that avoids use of the verb to be is called E-Prime. "Some scholars advocate using E-Prime as a device to clarify thinking and strengthen writing".
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-Prime
(I thought about it, but decided not to go back and re-write this entire post in E-Prime :P )

The We in the I:
It seems common to think of Collective Intelligence from a very atomistic perspective. That it is just an emergent phenomenon that can arise out of the interaction of individuals. Jean-Francois calls this the I in the We (The ways that the individuals are embodied in the whole) However, he says the reverse is also true…. That the collective is also embodied in the individuals. They co-evolve. I can see this as being true when I think about how things like culture live within individuals. This reflexive feedback loop connecting the parts and the whole seems to be a powerful evolutionary mechanism for ratcheting upwards. 

Composable Abstractions / New Expressive Capacities:
- Quantum leaps in human collective intelligence seem to coincide with certain revolutionary technologies, such as: language, writing, the printing press, the internet/web etc… 
- carrier -> protocol -> signal -> flow is introduced as a useful model for looking at many flows of information (not just human language, but seeing things like money as flows of information too)
- each new paradigm of complexity needs a new level of composability
- If we can get access to lower levels of composability, then we can potentially build back up into realms that humans can more readily comprehend/sense.

This leads into the Metacurrency Project, and its sub-project Ceptr. Which involves creating the infrastructure for enabling humans to reveal, interact, and even design these information flows. (Some currently visible, some invisible)
http://metacurrency.org/
http://ceptr.org/

Post-Monetary:
- We can design any currency we want... ("Currency" hear meaning anything that enables us to see the flows of information/truth in our reality… and not just the narrow view of currency as "money")
- Currencies embed a values system (Invisible architectures).
- In many ways, our current monetary/economic system is at odds with many of our values, and also reality.
- We can play new games together economically.
- gift economies

Transrational:
I took this to represent the truths of our reality that haven't been/can't be arrived at through rationality (Things like scientific proofs, computable truths)…. And yet, we have an intuitive sense of the validity of these truths through direct experience.


"We have all the bricks"… Lets create more beautiful realities together... Collective Intelligence is not just about "problem-solving", and certainly not everything should be thought of as a problem to be solved.
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Remy Fannader

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Contrary to smartphones apps which seem to make for dumber users, bots may prompt intelligent behaviors from humans as well as devices due to their need for concise and unambiguous textual messages.
As illustrated by the recent Mashable “pivot”, meaningful (i.e unbranded) contents appear to be the main casualty of new communication technologies. Hopefully (sic), bots may point to a…
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Viktor Kunovski

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The most important thing that will move humanity forward, is to break down the boundaries between people and to function as a single intelligence (David Bohm).
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Scott Nelson

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I'm supporting this. You should too. 3 days left.
Why a world without imagination puts your future at risk
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From Co-Founder, Graeme: In my view, the values of people in this group reflect a current global megatrend: The gradual move away from the world's dominant 'human operating system', which grew out of the archaic and toxic values of patriarchy. (Just to be clear, patriarchy is not synonymous with 'men’, and the absence of patriarchy does not mean it is replaced by matriarchy.) Trying to change the world without understanding patriarchy is like trying to go to the moon without understanding gravity.

I'm sharing my thoughts on this seismic shift in this new clip: Pozzy to Cozzy (Freeing our Planet from Patriarchy). The aim of the clip is to serve as a discussion starter. Feel free to use it as such.

• Pozzy refers to a P-OS or Pyramid Operating System, which is today’s dominant and dysfunctional way of being, living and working.

• Cozzy stands for a C-OS or Circle Operating System, which is a new, more nurturing way of leading and functioning, one that has been struggling to emerge for some time, but which is now poised to expand exponentially.

Along with the video clip, I’ve been developing a keynote presentation and workshop as part of a communication project exploring what I regard as the most important yet difficult question in the world today: ‘How do we speed up the dismantling of patriarchy?’ My intention is to deliver the Pozzy to Cozzy message to audiences at senior executive level, from organisations exploring issues around leadership, ethical business, sustainability, global trends, organisational change, social justice, diversity and gender equality.

https://youtu.be/Zu9hh4OfRgM

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Remy Fannader

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From Individual Thinking to Social Creativity
Tiered collaboration can be used to harness workers creativity into collective thinking, helping organization to nurture corporate innovation.
Open-plan offices and social networks are often seen as significant factors of collaboration and innovation, breeding and nurturing the creativity of knowledge workers, weaving their ideas into web...
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