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Scott Nelson

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Yep, I'm featured in the MetaIntegral Foundation newsletter this month.
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Joshua Konkankoh

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About Bafut Ecovision 2020: 
Bafut Eco Village is implementing an innovative strategy in sustainability with diverse communities and schools throughout the North West Region of Cameroon. Focusing on Native trees, medicinal plants, local agriculture, renewable energy, and community engagement, the EcoVision envisions inspirational regenerative education to balance the needs of the people and nature.
www.betterworld-cameroon.com
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Robert Best
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Spanda Journal: Collective Intelligence
The Spanda Journal is an #OpenAccess semi-annual peer-reviewed journal, and its most recent publication was on the topic of #CollectiveIntelligence

H/T +Connor Turland for the share

You can find the journal here:
http://www.spanda.org/SpandaJournal_V,2.pdf
Vol. V, 2, 2014 (July - December)

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Listed below are the titles of the essays along with their keywords taken from the summary section:

Mesoteric Intelligence & Collective Serendipity Editorial by Sahlan Momo

The One Mind in the Cosmos and its Manifestation in our Consciousness by Ervin Laszlo
Consciousness, brain, Akashic field, holofield theory, holographic universe

The Role of Collective Intelligence in the Wise Democracy Needed for Humanity's Survival by Tom Atlee
System's balance, adaptability, dynamic system, multiple approach, collective wisdom

The Philosophical Concept of Algorithmic Intelligence by +Pierre Lévy
Augmented and reflexive collective intelligence, IEML, linguistic semantics, age of reflexivity, fragmentation of humanities, internet, collaborative algorithmic intelligence

Archetypes, Mythic Imagination and Modern Society: the Re-enchantment of the World by +Stanislav Grof 
Mythic imagination, archetypal, psychology, archetypes, archetype thinking

From Right Mindfulness to Collective Intelligence to Collective Sentience: Signposts to the Later Stage of our Evolutionary Journey by +George Pór 
Mindfulness, ethics, collective sentience, social organism, evolutionary ethos

Challenge Propagation: Towards a Theory of Distributed Intelligence and the Global Brain by +Francis Heylighen 
Challenge propagation, distributed intelligence, ontology of action, complex systems, Global Brain, society of mind

Qualitative Dimension of Collective Intelligence: Intention, Wisdom, and Soul by +Charles Eisenstein 
Artificial Intelligence, consciousness, group sentience, intersubjectivity, group mind

Connected Intelligence for the Civil Society: The internet as a Social Limbic System by Derrick de Kerckhove
Cognitive relationships, connective intelligence, collaborative practices, Big Data

Collective Intelligence is a Commons that Needs Protection and a Dedicated Language by +Helene Finidori 
Ecology for transformative action, technology, system dynamics, pattern language, systemic change

Collective Intelligence from the Causal Ground by +Terri O'Fallon, +Venita Ramirez, +Geoff Fitch
Shared awareness, causal ground, individual and collective shadow

The Applied Science of Collective Intelligence: Solving the Grand Challenges Facing Humanity by +Norman Johnson   
Complexity, leadership, diversity, bias, objectivity, social identity, emergent solutions, risk assessment, crowdsourcing, social organization and transformation, cooperation, competition, prediction markets

The Circle: Structuring for Collective Intelligence by +Jim Rough 
Living conversation, "We the People", interdependence, whole-system conversation, dynamic facilitation, Wisdom Council

The Trees Still Speak: the Collective Intelligence of the Natural World by Adebayo Akomolafe
Consciousness, natural world, social change

Collective Intelligence and the Evolution of Self and Culture by Craig Hamilton
Collective synergy, transformative  engagement, evolutionary culture

Applied Collective Intelligence: Human-centric Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics and Open Everything by Robert D. Steele
"Wisdom of the crowds", dynamic facilitation, artificial intelligence, communication, holistic analytics, true cost economics, open source, corruption, World Brain Institute

Awakening Collective Global Intelligence: the Power of Deep Dialogue by +Ashok Gangadean 
Deep dialogue, global consciousness, source intelligence

Love and the Awakening of the Heart Centre by Amit Goswami
Consciousness, love, heart chakra, immune system, cancer

The New Longevity by +Arthur Colman, Pilar Montero
Longevity, aging, demographic shift, transformation, rituals, death

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The image for my post is one that I found and liked from inside the journal itself:
Blind men and the Elephant
http://blog.practicalsanskrit.com/2011/02/sample-post-for-as-articles.html
IMG SRC: http://bit.ly/15IPMdY
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Thank you for the quality and depth ! Much appreciated and we will use it all !!
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Derrick Reed

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lallie laloo

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A challenge to dualistic thinking. I am laughing right now, mostly at myself, because no matter how many times I grab hold of this truth, I need to be knocked down by it over and over and over.

Here is one question: do you agree with the idea that seeking a spiritual goal is in itself another cul de sac? Attempts to overcome ego is in itself conceptualizing the ego as opponent. Trying to love is an absurd proposition, since love is involuntary is it is real. 

I love this little snippet of "wake-up", and I hope that you will as well. 
Part 2 is at this link. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JEnQ1kJnc 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48JEnQ1kJnc
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An inspiring and profound speech from the late Alan Watts on the transformation of human consciousness.
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+Rayne Dowell Alan Watts has much to tell. :)
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Whick Withy (WW)

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Hmmm, what to say?  I write a LOT of poetry and think alot about how to improve things.  This seems like one of the most important concepts that is taking advantage of the interconnectedness that the web is lending humanity.  I just wonder how all of these various efforts can be consolidated rather than scattered far and wide.  I have my own thoughts on all of this that I'll get around to sharing sooner or later.  It seems that critical to the effort is a tool that allows for the "bubbling up" of the best ideas in some way.  I have yet to see such a tool.  The +1 of G+ is nice but it doesn't seem to allow the top, most accepted ideas to bubble up...or maybe I'm just missing it.
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+Fred Mir
Ah!  I do my best to share but not intrude.
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Leif Edvinsson

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"Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge." - Alfred North Whitehead via +David Holzmer 
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But what about knowing...? 
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"Did you know that the heart has a system of neurons that have both short term and long term memory, and that their signals sent to the brain can affect our emotional experiences?"
The wonderful and brilliant scientists over at the Institute of HeartMath have done some amazing work in shedding light on some very significant findings regarding the science of the heart. The Institute of HeartMath is an internationally recognized nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to helping people reduce stress, self-regulate emotions and build energy and resilience […]
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Heart intelligence. Very precious.  In a collective field connecting with the heart opens the space for trust, vulnerability and magic. 
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Collective intelligence


excerpt from the book "Diamond Leadership".

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

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Suroviecki gives dozens of examples of extraordinary reality, in confirmation of the fact that collective intelligence is superior in comparison to the intelligence of an individual leader, regardless of his/her experience, education, or position in the company. He writes:

If you take a large group of ordinary people from different backgrounds, and you ask them to make decisions that have a common interest, the decisions of the group will be superior in comparison to the decisions of the individual leader or expert, nomatter how smart s/he is or how much experience or wisdom s/he has.

- Systemic intelligence is always smarter and wiser than the leader or the leadership team

Contrary to the collective intelligence is when managers and politicians ignore the fact that the system is wiser than the individual, and bring in unilateral decisions, solutions and plans, without engaging employees and/or the ordinary citizens in the processes of thinking and decision-making. In such conditions, it is no surprise when the strategies brought in at the top are not implemented as designed.

The new post conventional leaders need to become systemic thinkers and doers. In a positive sense, they need to understand and to accept the limitations of their personal intelligence, in comparison with the collective intelligence.

The systemic leader needs to become an ally of the collective intelligence. S/he or they (the executive team) need to serve the system by developing co-creative platforms and interventions through which the collective intelligence, wisdom and innovation will emerge, and be distilled through the co-creative process by the system itself.

Betty Sue Flouers, co-author of the book “Presence”,says:

The leadership of the future will not come from a particular individual – “the leader”, but from groups, communities and networks...


Diamond Leadership is available on Kindle
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About this community

A space for learning about collective intelligence & wisdom, for experiencing our own, and for creating a quality online environment to support it. The broader intention of our work is to contribute to the collective intelligence and wisdom of the CI&CW field itself, and by extension, to the conscious evolution of humankind. Newcomers! Please introduce yourself! *Community Guidelines* 1. No link-litter (See No. 5 below) 2. No ads or self-promotion 3. No spam (irrelevant posts) 4. No personal attacks 5. Give posts a title/summary. Provide context! 6. Have fun and engage! #CICW
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Ferananda Ibarra
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Great read! I view impending post-privacy era rather favorably as a cambrian explosion of social narrative and proactive culture craft. The effects this will have on individualist psychologies and objectivism in general are appropriately earthshaking. Collective intelligence comes into its own - with of course a dodgy shadow side for some time yet:
Google knows what you're looking for. Facebook knows what you like. Sharing is the norm, and secrecy is out. But what is the psychological and cultural fallout from the end of privacy?
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Ferananda Ibarra
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Collective intelligence rules!
 
The movement from unicellular to multicellular organisms - a breakthrough in evolution shaped by the ability to cooperate
Scientists are discovering ways in which single cells might have evolved traits that entrenched them into group behavior, paving the way for multicellular life. These discoveries could shed light on how complex extraterrestrial life might evolve on alien worlds.
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Site looks informative... will do. 
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Benjamin Brownell

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"Gardening community is the challenge of the future -- it should not be confused with community gardening."

...and tons more pithy insight to the stewardship of 'social organisms':
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lallie laloo

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Hello, I just had this community recommended to me, which must (in my story) mean that my intelligance is now deemed sufficient by the mighty Google to join you in your efforts. I #ethersec  and #OpEpoch  to the best of my small ability, and am eager to see what happens next. 
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Those are just catchwords developed by Anonymous to signify what I describe as the psy-ops side of the movement. I make small attempts to poke holes in the dualistic thinking that blinds us to perception of our relationship to the Universe, and to challenge artificial divisions that result in conflict. 

Here's a link that expresses it rather nicely. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwjFl8JRPJQ
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Scott Nelson

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"....one of the architects of the mindfulness revolution, claims mindfulness 'has the potential to ignite a universal or global renaissance that . . . would put even the European and Italian Renaissance into the shade . . . [and] that may actually be the only promise the species and the planet have for making it through the next couple hundred years..."

I happen to agree with this.
If meditation ordinarily leads to numbing detachment, what would a meditation that valued self-discovery look like?
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Yvette Dubel

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For years I have written or talked about these kind of predictions. I have found myself annoyed by those coming from louder voices. They usually focus on business, politics or celebrities. In contrast mine focus on business risks/strategy and social opportunity implications.

What do you think about the future of pharma products and unexpected consequences of overdose rescue drugs?
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Storytelling transcends the medium

Different approaches to Storytelling can bring our #collectiveintelligence forward while connecting people in the realms of vision and manifestation. Design processes give purpose to what you are building. Some people are pushing the edges in this realm. Read how...
a collision between story & code
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www.Metamaps.cc is for Collective Intelligence
For me... this G+ community, Metamaps, and collective intelligence are all directly linked. 

About 2 years ago I was learning about collective intelligence for the first time, and was REALLY excited about its implications. I looked at it from a perspective of untapped human potential (I still do), and at the time I was associating it with another term that was also new to me: #CognitiveSurplus (coined by +Clay Shirky )

Serendipitously, Google+ released the communities feature right around this time... and I used it as an opportunity to discover others that had something to share about this idea that had captured my attention. (I can thank +George Pór for the creation of this space) I was hungry for a place to play with collective intelligence in a more experimental and collaborative way, rather than just as an academic topic of study.

I soon after created the following post, called I want a collective intelligence playground! http://bit.ly/12APiG8 , with the intention of finding others looking for a similar #CICW experience. It is actually one of my most popular G+ posts. (If you are pinged in the comments it is because you engaged on that original post)

It was through this community of ours, and that early post of mine, that I discovered the Metamaps project (http://bit.ly/1tTl9rh). I quickly decided to, more or less, treat Metamaps as the collective intelligence playground that I was seeking. Metamaps is an open source project, and is open in so many other ways than just this... The team guiding the project is open, we are experimenting with a new form of collective governance and approach to commons-based peer production which some call an #OpenValueNetwork . Even the direction that the team is heading is open to influence and emergence, this includes the team's projects. For me, Metamaps was a sufficiently open vessel into which I was able to pour all of the big ideas and dreams that were constantly swirling around in my head. Whether anyone else knew I was doing this but me, didn't really matter... Metamaps was something concrete on which I could place my next steps. (To learn more about Metamaps itself, check out the blog post embedded in this post below. You can also check out this new video created to introduce the project http://vimeo.com/113154814

So why resurface all of this now? Well.. Metamaps has just released a new version of the platform and I am very excited about its new ability to host things such as: Collaborative sense-making, creative conversation, collective knowledge management, event facilitation, systems modelling, and more... I would love to find others who want to play with me on Metamaps, and experiment with new forms of conversation and the co-creation of digital artifacts. So contact me if you are!

One of the first things I am specifically interested in exploring is hosting a chaordic chat on the the Metamaps platform.
http://blogofcollectiveintelligence.com/2009/04/16/chaordic_dialogue_practice/

I am no expert in Chaordic Chat, and the chat's topic or theme can be entirely emergent, but I am definitely drawn to this idea. The non-linear nature of a Metamap would seem to offer a nice open canvas for such conversations to unfold.

I have created a map for the purpose of hosting an emergent chaordic chat here: http://metamaps.cc/maps/1048

If you want an invite to Metamaps, they are really quick and easy to get here: http://metamaps.cc/request
(Or just message me directly and I will give you an invite code)

I will also PING my ELL friends, and anyone else I think might be interested. Feel free to invite others yourself too!
http://emergingleaderlabs.org/

#CollectiveIntelligence  
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Small chat opens up opportunity for big chat, and then onto chaordic chat, co-creation.

The medium is the message. I think it's a good idea to embrace structural thought of the digital age. Connecting the treasure trove of fractured information in order to provide mindful context and awareness, freedom for nuanced reflection. As apposed to enclosed and linear conversations, which offer a very narrow and truncated frame of reference, where categorical thought is rarely expanded in the spirit of interconnectedness. 

The spoken and the written word alone are no longer capable of transmitting the thoughts and concepts which we have concerning the world. We move from ego to eco, crystallising a wider worldview by raising consciousness, embracing collective intelligence, offering visual signalling for synchronisation, swam collaboration. Look forward to the experiment.
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Scott Nelson

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"At the very moment of its ultimate triumph, capitalism will experience the most exquisite of deaths..."
Political adviser and author Jeremy Rifkin believes that the creation of a super internet heralds new economic system that could solve society’s sustainability challenges
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I think for USA the battle is lost and the architecture is flawed.

Capitalism and the greed that motivates it played into the support of the Police state that makes it work at the expense of all else and of the people who it is supposed to be for.

Instead it is being done to you.

Not for you.
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Scott Nelson

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“The present convergence of crises–in money, energy, education, health, water, soil, climate, politics, the environment, and more–is a birth crisis, expelling us from the old world into a new.” ~ C...
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Right, you need to wake up, your greed mongers are now hate mongers using Police states to kill the rest of the planet right under your feet....

And using force to make you say thank you for it.
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