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I can't get enough of diving into the metameme of conscious evolution!  

"Conscious evolution is occurring now because we are gaining an understanding of the processes of nature: the gene, the atom, the brain, the origin of the universe, and the whole story of creation from the big bang to us. We are now changing our understanding of how nature evolves; we are moving from unconscious evolution through natural selection to conscious evolution by choice. With this increased knowledge and the power that it gives us, we can destroy the world or we can participate in a future of immeasurable dimensions. Into our hands has been given the power of codestruction or cocreation.

As Jonas Salk stated in Anatomy of Reality:

The most meaningful activity in which a human being can be engaged is one that is directly related to human evolution. This is true because human beings now play an active and critical role not only in the process of their own evolution but in the survival and evolution of all living beings. Awareness of this places upon human beings a responsibility for their participation in and contribution to the process of evolution. If humankind would accept and acknowledge this responsibility and become creatively engaged in the process of metabiological evolution consciously, as well as unconsciously, a new reality would emerge, and a new age would be born."
How new worldviews emerge and social change occurs, and how a new awakening is beginning from the ground up.
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Thanks!
The article is by +Barbara Marx Hubbard 

"We as individuals have not changed much physiologically or intellectually in the past two thousand years, but our larger social body — the "noosphere" or mind sphere — has become radically empowered"
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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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Derrick Reed

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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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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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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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Joel Muzard

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Schematic Summary of the Take 1 Knowledge-LAB Experience on the theme What do we need to learn and innovate today . Invitation to participate on Take 2 on NOV 19 Knowledge-LAB
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Scott Nelson

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”A new paradigm is organically evolving: new economic systems, sustainable communities, solar energy, organic farming, liquid democracy, worker co-ops and new media. For all the problems we are confronted by, there are existing viable solutions. There is much to feel positive about. A decentralized global uprising is undermining systems of centralized and consolidated power. A new world is being born.

However, as exciting as the evolution presently occurring is, after extensive research I am forced to confront the fact that I do not see how emerging solutions will reach a critical mass and create the needed change before the affects of inequality, poverty and the overall deterioration of society will lead to widespread chaos and violence..."
The Coming Revolution: Evolutionary Leap or Descent Into Chaos and Violence? Posted on October 11, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog. By David DeGraw. This is Part 3 in a series of adapted excerpts from my new book, The Economics of Revolution. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.
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VillageLab

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Collective Intelligence workshop

The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute, partner of the CATALYST project, will be hosting a workshop on Collective Intelligence for the Common Good to take place on September 29-30, 2014 in its London Campus.
The Open University’s Knowledge Media Institute, partner of the CATALYST project, will be hosting a workshop on Collective Intelligence for the Common Good to take place on September 29-30, 2014 in its London Campus. The event will seek to …
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+Robert Best, most but not all of my writings are listed and accessible
here.https://uva.academia.edu/GeorgeP%C3%B3r
+ here  http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/george-par/ .

I could work with you yo develop a recommended path IF you would consider becoming: the organizer and teaching assistant of new online workshop titled "From Right Mindfulness to Collective Intelligence to Collective Sentience". That's also the title of an invited paper in the special issue on CI of Spanda Journal. I will put its abstracts online in a new post.

I'd consider responses to that invitation from other qualifying members of the CICW community, too. Qualifications are:

* A profound interest in the practical applications of CI for the common good

* A passion for learning by both doing and absorbing conceptual frameworks and methods

* A capacity to develop authentic, caring relationship with our students
 
* A willingness to support the course as a societal innovation, with no pay but a small stipend

If you feel you qualify, tell me why.
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Ferananda Ibarra
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Beautiful pieces depth and practical wisdom to change the world through collective intelligence
 
By starting with what’s already working we ground our work in the wisdom of possibility, drawing on existing trends, lessons and the ‘wins’ of those who have come before us.
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George Pór
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This brilliant blog by a dear friend is for lovers of true collective wisdom:
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+George Pór Thank you for your work. Powerful match you and Tom. 
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Robert Best

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I originally meant for this post to be shared here... I just noticed that I shared it publicly instead.

The presentation to MIT is happening today here if you would like to tune in.
http://t.co/KRb3UDfHn1
 
Tomorrow (April 2nd) we will be demonstrating a bunch of the tools we've developed on an MIT webinar call, but today (April 1st) we unveil them first to you, our friends. Also, we need to practice showing and talking about these things, so we're hoping you'll cut us some slack if there's glitches in the demo process.

So if you've been wondering when you'll get to see some of the stuff we've been building (Eric and I around MetaCurrency work), here's your chance. Warning: Do NOT expect a full-blown currency system, Ceptr is the underlying tools that make those kinds of things possible in ways currently impossible. DO expect to see:  semantic trees, fractal receptors, semtrex as a general semantic pattern matching system, a preview of our distributed network technology, followed by Q&A and discussion.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Robert Best. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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+Rayne Dowell thank you very much
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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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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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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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Feathered Pipe Foundation

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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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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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Recently, we seem to be drawing upon the 'collective intelligence and wisdom' of celebrities. This week, two famous actors, Emma Watson and Leonardo Dicaprio, gave inspirational speeches on feminism and climate change respectively. As a result, we'd like to see Hollywood do a modernised re-make of 'Titanic', and substituting Emma for Kate Winslett. Could the new promotional poster look like this?
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Well if the icebergs have melted, I'm assuming global warming has occurred.  All orangutans exterminated due to lack of rainforest, as well as all other species >10kg in weight due to release of methane.  Titanic has to be at sea a lot longer as coastlines further inland.  Once it lands- no port infrastructure, and will face people warring over water, energy, food and other resources. 
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Ferananda Ibarra
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The next Buddha

Is the next Buddha a collective?

 #spirtuality #Buddha

Image: h.koppdelaney_flickr_Creative commons
Abstract. Religious and spiritual expression is always embedded in societal structures. If social structures are moving towards the form of distributed networks, what kind of evolution of spiritual expression can we expect? In this essay, we will first describe the general societal changes that ...
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Not the nodes, the edges. +John Hagel understands this.
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George Pór
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Below is the link to an email exchange between Tom Atlee and me, triggered by my question on Quora
http://www.quora.com/What-would-be-key-to-teaching-how-to-facilitate-the-emergence-of-collective-intelligence-from-shared-mindfulness
and posted in the Mindful Together community on Facebook.
Facebook is a social utility that connects people with friends and others who work, study and live around them. People use Facebook to keep up with...
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Robert Best
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Living the Dreams: Digital Investigation and Unfettered Minds
http://thoughtvectors.net/syllabus/ #MOOC  
Course by: +Gardner Campbell and Team

Excerpt from syllabus:
“Living the Dreams: Digital Investigation and Unfettered Minds.” The “dreams” are those of the pioneers and architects of the digital age, people like Vannevar Bush, J. C. R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Alan Kay, and Adele Goldberg. We’ll be reading and working with five essays by these dreamers this summer, learning new concepts that will help us build better questions and better learning networks with our trusty personal, interactive, networked computers (including the one you may have in your pocket right now).
 
Our catchphrase is "thought vectors in concept space". It’s the source of our #thoughtvectors hashtag (Twitter) as well as the plain tag thoughtvectors. Our course librarian, Jenny Stout, has a great video about that phrase. Take a look.
ThoughtVectors <--- The video

The course readings:
Vannevar Bush, “As We May Think.”
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1945/07/as-we-may-think/303881/

J. C. R. Licklider, “Man-Computer Symbiosis,”
http://groups.csail.mit.edu/medg/people/psz/Licklider.html

Doug Engelbart, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework”:
http://www.dougengelbart.org/pubs/augment-3906.html
or
http://www.dougengelbart.org/pubs/papers/scanned/Doug_Engelbart-AugmentingHumanIntellect.pdf

Ted Nelson, Computer Lib / Dream Machines (excerpts. pdf download)
http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-21-nelson.pdf

Alan Kay and Adele Goldberg, “Personal Dynamic Media”
http://www.newmediareader.com/book_samples/nmr-26-kay.pdf

Course's G+ Community:
https://plus.google.com/communities/105221544026477783295

Video Interviews:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/109960876640243019153/posts or 
https://www.youtube.com/user/gardnerc/videos

Discovered via: a blog post by +Christina Engelbart 
http://collectiveiq.wordpress.com/2014/04/25/announcing-summer-mooc-and-engelbart-scholar-award-at-vcu-thoughtvectors/
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Wow!  I think I just visited the future.  Thanks.
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