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Douglas Engelbart: Only Collective IQ Can Save Us. "You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete" TO UNDERSTAND IS TO PERCEIVE PATTERNS. Visual Understanding Environment.

Cognitive side...

Personnal Data. C.F.O.I.R. Homepage. FuturICT FET Flagship. With our knowledge of the universe, we have sent men to the moon.

FuturICT FET Flagship

We know microscopic details of objects around us and within us. And yet we know relatively little about how our society works and how it reacts to changes brought upon it. Humankind is now facing serious crises for which we must develop new ways to tackle the global challenges of humanity in the 21st century. With connectivity between people rapidly increasing, we are now able to exploit information and communication technologies to achieve major breakthroughs that go beyond the step-wise improvements in other areas. What do Meta Networks Need? « 100 Trillion Connections. (Continued from Basic Case for Meta Networks and Global Transformation) Meta Networks are: Decentralized networks of people, organizations and networks,Bound together by shared goals, values, and experiences.

What do Meta Networks Need? « 100 Trillion Connections

Meta networks are crucial for fixing global problems before they overwhelm us. Meta networks need passionate, committed, and talented people, plus ideas, funding, and other resources. But they also need methods and tools to make the individuals, organizations, and network as a whole more intelligent and effective. In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops. Examine the delicate branching patterns on a leaf or a dragonfly’s wing and you’ll see a complex network of nested loops.

In Natural Networks, Strength in Loops

This pattern can be found scattered throughout nature and structural engineering: in the brain’s cerebral vasculature, arrays of fungi living underground, the convoluted shape of a foraging slime mold and the metal bracings of the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower incorporates many nested loops, designed to distribute strain over the structure. Loop architectures, like redundant computer networks or electrical grids, make structures resistant to damage. As Marcelo Magnasco, a physicist at Rockefeller University, points out, the Eiffel Tower is a clear example of loop construction, designed to maximize the distribution of strain across its recursive frame.


Games Thursday : Filler (Puzzle Game) Filler is a fun little strategy game for those short two to three minute breaks. Developed by Alexander Vikulin back in 1995 for both Windows 3.1 and Windows 95, Filler places two players (human or AI) on different ends (configurable) of a playing area of 1377 hexagons coloured in up to nine different colours (default is 9 colours but the number of colours can be set from 5 to 9). Each player takes turns to select a colour from the colours on the top bar which will then add any adjacent hexagons of that colour to your territory as well as change all hexagons in your territory to the selected colour.

Serious Games. Earth OS. Type 1. Various things around.... Vision poétique de la sphère sémantique.

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Emergent by design. Noah Feldman says politics and religion are technologies. Artificial General Intelligence in Second Life  Virtual worlds are the golden path to achieving Artificial General Intelligence and positive Singularity, Dr Ben Goertzel’s, CEO of Novamente LLC and author of “The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind” explained in his presentation “Artificial General Intelligence in Virtual Worlds” given at the Singularity Summit 2007 earlier this month.

Artificial General Intelligence in Second Life 

According to Goertzel, Singularity is no longer a far future idea. About a year ago Goertzel gave a talk “Ten Years to a Positive Singularity — If We Really, Really Try.” Learn from your customers for usable Web apps. Imagine the following scenario: You go shopping to buy a loaf of bread.

Learn from your customers for usable Web apps

The shops look gorgeous, decked out in vivid colors and stunning artwork. Trouble is, you can't always tell from the window displays what sort of products are on sale inside. Bluefin Labs. The Making-of Innovation » Towards Human-Centered Design. The consequence of taking customer orientation serious is to integrate them right at the heart of value creation – in new product design and development.

The Making-of Innovation » Towards Human-Centered Design

The transitions in innovation management during the last years allow us exactly to that in a more resolute way. By democratizing knowledge and information the social media revolution strongly supported the dissemination of concepts such as open innovation and co-creation and at the same time transformed people from content consumers into content producers and even co-designers. The consequence is a change in the prevailing role models of creating new products. The ability of interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the firm is more essential than ever before. THE CHANGING ROLE OF PRODUCT DESIGN FOR INNOVATION Industrial design is an applied science whereby the aesthetics and usability of mass-produced products are improved for marketability and production.

Figure 1: Interdisciplinary Framework of Human-Centered Innovation. Y Worlds : Portal Y Worlds : Portal » Nurture. Equality. Truth. Systems. Y Worlds Models by Y Worlds on Prezi. Motivation. Motivation has been shown to have roots in physiological, behavioral, cognitive, and social areas.


Motivation may be rooted in a basic impulse to optimize well-being, minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure. It can also originate from specific physical needs such as eating, sleeping or resting, and sex. Motivation is an inner drive to behave or act in a certain manner. These inner conditions such as wishes, desires and goals, activate to move in a particular direction in behavior. Types of theories and models[edit] RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us. How to Improve It? Ask Those Who Use It. Jonah Berger - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Research Interests: diffusion, identity, consumer decision making, product adoption and abandonment, social contagion, social influence, viral marketing, word of mouth Links: CV, Personal Website Author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Contagious: Why Things Catch On. What makes ideas viral and products spread contagiously?

Jonah Berger - The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Professor Jonah Berger studies social epidemics, or how products, ideas, and behaviors catch on and become popular. His research has been published in top-tier academic journals including the Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, Management Science, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. P2PBusinessVisualization1.jpg (Image JPEG, 2448x1584 pixels) - Redimensionnée (50%) Alok subbarao: The Internet Analyzed as a Complex Adaptive System. This is an essay I recently wrote for a class on Fractals, Chaos, and Complex Systems.

alok subbarao: The Internet Analyzed as a Complex Adaptive System

All comments/criticism are appreciated. The Internet Analyzed as a Complex Adaptive System The Complex Adaptive System of individuals and computers known as the Internet has fundamentally and irreversibly changed our world, through new methods of communication and interaction which have never existed before in human history. Originally limited to military and academic use on transistor-based computers, the platform of the Internet expanded to personal computing desktops in the 90s, and then to laptops, tablet computers, cell phones, and other multimedia devices in the early 2000s (Leiner, et al. 1997) Currently, over 75% of people in America and 25% of people worldwide have regular access to the internet (Internet World Stats, 2010). Le Web comme système complexe: une auto-organisation contrôlable ? « Approches Interdisciplinaires du Web. Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System.

I’ve seen a bunch of posts bubble up over the past few days that are really sparking my curiousity about what is really going on with Twitter, so I need to do a little brain dump.

Is Twitter a Complex Adaptive System

Bear with me. Insight #1. Quantifying Collective Attention from Tweet Stream. Google Consciousness. Facebook vs. Google : future of the Web. FORTUNE -- Paul Adams is one of Silicon Valley's most wanted. He's an intellectually minded product designer with square-framed glasses, a thick Irish accent, and a cult following of passionate techies. As one of Google's lead social researchers, he helped dream up the big idea behind the company's new social network, Google+: those flexible circles that let you group friends easily under monikers like "real friends" or "college buddies.

" He never got to help bring his concept to consumers, though. In a master talent grab last December, Facebook lured him 10 miles east to Palo Alto to help design social advertisements. The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile. Editor’s note: Legendary investor Vinod Khosla is the founder of Khosla Ventures. You can follow him on Twitter at @vkhosla. Web-evolution.pdf. Ethnographic Approaches to Digital Media - Annual Review of Anthropology, 39(1):487.

Free exchange: Net benefits. Tech_of_cooperation_map.jpg (Image JPEG, 1944x792 pixels) SR-897 tech of cooperation 1_25.indd - SR-897_Techs_of_Coop.pdf. Five frameworks to build strategies for the future of media. We are big believers in the power of visual frameworks to help people understand complex landscapes and build effective strategies. One of the domains we have been applying these frameworks to is the future of media. For those who haven’t been following our work through the years, here is a collection of five frameworks we’ve created to help companies understand and act on the future of media. These are frequently used in strategy workshops, and also in more structured strategy development processes.

We have also created a number of custom future of media frameworks in the course of strategy consulting projects for clients, to address the particular issues they are facing, however unfortunately we cannot share these publicly. Click on the title or images for links to the original posts, which contain full explanations as well as large versions of the frameworks. Future of Media Strategic Framework Key Elements of Media Business Models Media Lifecycle Framework Future of Media: Strategy Tools. Collective Intelligence: The Need for Synthesis. Sentiment in New York City: A High Resolution Spatial and Temporal View. The interspecies internet. Fuzzzy blog. Rethinking Social Networking. Four years ago, Facebook had 100 million users. 50 ways 2 build Peace. Social and political movements related to the P2P (participatory), open (open access to knowledge), and ‘commons’ paradigms.

Please read: Mapping a Coalition for the Commons. Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement.