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Zaq Mosher

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Some of you may know part of this story: I've hit some hard times recently.

Over the last few months, I've suffered a series of huge financial setbacks. Around October, He lost about 1/2 of his yearly income, then lost his lease in November, and finally our van broke down, which was serving as kind of a back-up home. What luck, huh?

Because of this, Im trying to raise money to get it fixed. :)

The outpouring of support, so far, has been humbling, and I feel deep gratitude. We still have a little ways to go. So, I'm reaching a little deeper into my networks to ask for support.

It would also be deeply appreciated if you can +1 and share my story with you communities and social networks.

Thanks for taking the time to read my request. That alone means a lot to me! <3

https://www.gofundme.com/savethe-beast
Hi, I’m Zach. *waves* Me and my partner’s van, The Beast, needs your help. Her transmission and engine have failed. We need to raise $4000 to $5000 to save her before our lease ends in February. The Beast is more than just a Chevy Astro. Her interior has been converted to a living space. Solar...
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Scott Nelson

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A tool inspired by swarming insects is helping people predict the future - making groups of people smarter than their members are by themselves.
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Interesting article. The key point seems to be the iterative nature of the "swarm" algorithm:

> With a pool of just 49 people, the accuracy of the guess more than doubled when acting as a swarm compared to simply averaging the group's responses. ... Answering a question with the Unanimous AI tool involves moving an icon to one corner of the screen or other – pulling with or against the crowd – until the hivemind converges. Individuals must constantly vie with other members of the group to persuade them to edge towards their preferred solution.
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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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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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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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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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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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Charlotte Pierce

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I assume the moderators realize (collectively) that there's a lot of sex available among the membership ("click on 2,473 members"). But don't feel bad; I just purged the +Peeragogy Project community, (Peeragogy in Action).
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Right, maybe we can fan out and look for something. I'd be happy to do patrol support once in a while if you want to make me a moderator.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"In this talk, Dr. Richard J. Davidson explores recent scientific research on the neuroscience of positive human qualities and how they can be cultivated through contemplative practice."
14 Apr 2015 - "How can the brain transform through the engagement with purely mental practices that have been derived from the world's great contemplative
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Giorgio Bertini

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WiserWorldWeb.org is an effort to bring together people who are advancing the collective understanding of collective intelligence. It is a space where a wide variety of thinkers can share their thought on collective wisdom, collective learning, organizational learning, swarm intelligence, complex adaptive systems, crowd resources, social change, cultural change, economic development, and related subjects. At the kernel of most of our problems is the problem of how to improve our collective intelligence. As it is, there is much opportunity in the rapidly emerging communications and computing technologies. These forms of collective intelligence all are greatly increasing our capacities to work together to address problems. Fortunately, the emerging tools are being used to understand Collective Intelligence in new ways. Researchers from cognitive science, computer science, sociology, organizational theory, biology, anthropology, political science and other fields are discovering many aspects of the dynamics of collective intelligence. But more can be done to cohere and quicken the diverse discoveries. The more intelligent the community of CI scholars becomes, the more quickly can their insights be applied in address societal problems. So it will be interesting to find out what is the collective wisdom of this diverse group about how to nurture CI as a field of inquiry, as an emerging discipline. WiserWorldWeb will offer a space where researchers can easily continue to share ideas.  And as the site grows, it will become a forum for deliberation for an expanding community of thinkers. WiserWorldWeb.org is a new site, and much remains to be done to realize the possibilities. But it hopes to be one part of the effort to increase humanity’s collective intelligence.
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Daimon Sweeney

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I've put up a post on a concept I call Civilization 3.0, based on what I call systems of collective intelligence. This is a pattern present in science, technology and capitalism that lets them be dynamic, evolving systems. We could run civilization this way and avoid the rise and fall problem. It would work for organizations, too.

I'd appreciate your reading and sharing it to help it gain visibility in the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week contest coming up soon. Deadline for shares etc to count is midnight EST Jan.5, 2017, but it's all good. The page is http://DaimonSweeney.com/civilization-3-brief.

I'd be interested in your comments, too, of course. 
by Daimon Sweeney (2-3 minutes to read). The assignment: In 700 words, what's the most important technological innovation in the next 10 years that would support a low carbon world? My answer: Redesign civilization. Scroll down to see how. You can help create Civilization 3.0 (and send me to ...
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Robert Best
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Community Poll
Please +1 this post when you see it.
Who still follows their G+ streams?
What latent potential are we overlooking?
What would CICW 2.0 look like?
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Saw in notifications: realized I'd not noticed posts for ages.
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Robert Best
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"What is needed is a better way to measure the value of a person’s knowledge before putting it into the wisdom-of-crowds mix."
https://aeon.co/essays/a-mathematical-bs-detector-can-boost-the-wisdom-of-crowds
Crowds aren’t as smart as we thought, since some people know more than others. A simple trick can find the ones you want
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Hadjer Menni

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now i know the Moderators !
sharing what we know with a community like Collective Inteligence and wisdom is a Huge aportunity to make humanity smarter and wiser .
Thank you for the membership and Thank you for sharing !
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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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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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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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Government operating systems and government as Collective Intelligence
By +Geoff Mulgan 

H/T to those who lead me to this by sharing it on twitter:
+Pierre Lévy +Jean Lievens +Jock McClellan +noos quest 
Today’s continuing revolutions in digital technologies are constantly changing the options for how government can be organised, with new tools ranging from sensors and machine learning, to predictive algorithms and crowdsourcing platforms.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"In depth analysis of plants since the turn of the (new) millennium is finding that their brain capacity is much larger than Darwin supposed, that their neural systems are highly developed—in many instances as much as that of humans, and that they make and utilize neurotransmitters identical to our own. It is beginning to seem that they are highly intelligent—­perhaps as much or even more so than humans in some instances."
Plant Intelligence. The deep intelligence possessed by plants has been explored by many people of note. But their findings have usually been dismissed.
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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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"Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge. “Native healers, medicine people and elders have always known this and it is common knowledge in Native oral traditions,” according to LeManuel “Lee” Bitsoi, Navajo, PhD Research Associate in Genetics at Harvard University.

“Many present-day health disparities can be traced back through epigenetics to a “colonial health deficit,” the result of colonization and its aftermath.”
Trauma is big news these days. The next breakthrough will be how trauma affects our offspring. But what about the science of epigenetics?
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Extremely interesting.
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