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Collective Intelligence

JSB at Stanford: "Collaborative Innovation and a Pull Economy" - Updates from the Edge. The Trillion-Dollar Vision of Dee Hock. "We are at that very point in time when a 400-year-old age is dying and another is struggling to be born -- a shifting of culture, science, society, and institutions enormously greater than the world has ever experienced.

Dee-hock-the-chaordic-organization. Dee Hock. Dee Hock is the founder/creator and former CEO of the VISA credit card association.

Dee Hock

Ask Yourself Hock considered the following questions/principles when creating what would become VISA, and these principles are the foundation for a chaordic organization: What if ownership was in the form of irrevocable right of participation, rather than stock: rights that could not be rated, traded, bought, or sold but only acquired through application or acceptance of membership?

What if it were self organizing, with participants having the right to self organize at any time, for any reason, at any scale, with irrevocable rights of participation in governance at any greater scale? What if power and function were distributive, with no power vested in or function performed by any part that could reasonably exercised by any more peripheral part?

Doctor Love. The essence of affection.

Doctor Love

The cuddle chemical. In other words, oxytocin.This hormone, produced daily by your brain and mine, is the reason I'm on my back, trying to remain perfectly still inside a magnetic-resonance-imaging machine secreted in the basement of a cheerless building at the California Institute of Technology. Even though I am cocooned by earplugs and noise-cancellation headphones, it's freakishly loud in here, a mix of jackhammer pulses and a hurricane whoosh of air. In other words, it's your typical MRI experience -- save for the Apple laptop bolted a couple of feet above my head, the mouse on my chest, and the unbearably sad video playing on the MacBook screen.

I have volunteered for this, signing up to be a test subject for Dr. In a series of studies spanning nine years, Zak has changed our understanding of human beings as economic animals. But I didn't come to L.A. in search of love, or even a hug. The answers could have profound ramifications. EXPERIMENT No. 1: Stowe Boyd on why the future of work is cooperative. As I’ve shared here before, about a week ago I participated in the Social Now event where I got the opportunity to finally meet face-to-face Stowe Boyd, one of the best thinkers about the future of businesses and work.

Stowe Boyd on why the future of work is cooperative

Stowe did the closing keynote of the event and if you want a summary & tweetable version of his talk it would be something like this: “The future of work is cooperative and we don’t have the right tools yet” Let me try and explain why: the world has changed. Radically. Permanently. We now live in a VUCA – Volatile Uncertain Complex Ambiguous – world (though Stowe doesn’t call it that): fast-paced, networked and based on pull (vs push) communications. In a post normal world, the structures, strategies and principles that guide our economies, societies, businesses and even the way we approach work need to be redefined.

@stoweboyd: The future of work vs the our current present way of working #socialnow…— Pedro Custódio (@pedrocustodio) April 19, 2013. Towards Commons-Enabling Infrastructures (2): some examples / answers … Second part of a report by Silke Helfrich on what was said and thought on this issue during the Commons and Economics Conference in Berlin last May.

Towards Commons-Enabling Infrastructures (2): some examples / answers …

“To, both, show where we are at and show what’s possible, here are a few alternative approaches (practices) to infrastructures: 1. – „the open, free and neutral network; Internet for Everybody“, which is a large and successful community built, shared and controled internet infrastructure; an example of it’s application: It is - “based on a peer to peer agreement that let’s anyone join the network by providing her/her connections, which in turn extends network connectivity to others.

There are other such networks based on common WLAN hotspots and a bit of antennas and software programming in Athen, Barcelona or Vienna. Because, if - “many of such community networks are set up together they can form a distributed network, based on so called »Linux-Containers« (LXC). 2. The Social Ecosystem « Random Thoughts of a Boston-Based CTO: Jo. Nations And Networks. I was reading the NY Times today on the excellent Editors Choice App on the iPad and came across this line in a piece by Scott Shane: “We’re still focused on the nation and not the network,” said John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School.

Nations And Networks

“You can do brilliantly in Afghanistan and still not deal with the Faisal Shahzads of the world.” This is not a post about the US' strategy in its war against terrorism. I have very mixed feelings about it and don't feel that I can add anything to that debate. This is a post about nations and networks. And there are some networks that are as big as countries. Download the book.