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Our Evolving Global Brain. Photo by Judy Loken Illustration by Stuart Bradford by Steven Vedro Rapid advances in media and communication technology are rewiring our brains while challenging our capacity to process a relentless onslaught of new stimuli.

Our Evolving Global Brain

More than a “stew of electromagnetic noise,” it’s a sign that we’re moving toward cooperative intelligence and planetary cocreation. Download a PDF of "Our Evolving Global Brain" by Steven Vedro Publication Date: September - November 2007. Is the Internet evolving into a Global Brain? Pathway to the Global Brain (five part series): Part 1: Introduction to Cybernetics Part 2: Waking Up Part 3: Agriculture and Industry.

Is the Internet evolving into a Global Brain?

From networks to hypernetworks in complex systems science. Jeffrey Johnson (Open University, UK) Abstract: Complex systems have multilevel dynamics emerging from interactions between their parts.

From networks to hypernetworks in complex systems science

Networks have provided deep insights into those dynamics, but only represent relations between two things while the generality is relations between many things. Creating Internet Intelligence: Wild Computing, Distributed Digital Consciousness, and the Emerging Global Brain. Simulating a Global Brain: using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values.

7 July 2001 using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values Anthony Judge, Nadia McLaren, Joel Fischer and Tomas Fulopp Paper for the First Global Brain Workshop: From Intelligent Networks to the Global Brain (3-5 July 2001, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium ) [slide presentation as PDF] Abstract: The paper reports briefly on the ongoing process of systematic information collection and web presentation by the UIA of networks of over 30,000 international organizations, 56,000 perceived world problems, 32,000 advocated action strategies, and some 3,000 values -- resulting in a total of 800,000 hyperlinks.

Simulating a Global Brain: using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values

These different entities constitute an interesting focal sub-system of whatever is to be understood by an emerging global brain - for which the "problems" might be understood as "neuroses", if not "tumours". 0. Metasystem transition. A metasystem transition is the emergence, through evolution, of a higher level of organization or control.

Metasystem transition

The concept of metasystem transition was introduced by the cybernetician Valentin Turchin in his 1970 book "The Phenomenon of Science", and developed among others by Francis Heylighen in the Principia Cybernetica Project. The related notion of evolutionary transition was proposed by the biologists John Maynard Smith and Eörs Szathmáry, in their 1995 book The Major Transitions in Evolution. Another related idea, that systems ("operators") evolve to become more complex by successive closures encapsulating components in a larger whole, is proposed in "The operator theory", developed by Gerard Jagers op Akkerhuis. Turchin has applied the concept of metasystem transition in the domain of computing, via the notion of metacompilation or supercompilation.

Evolutionary Quanta[edit] 6 mechanisms that will help create the global brain. One of the many reasons humanity is at an inflection point is that the age-old dream of the “global brain” is finally becoming a reality.

6 mechanisms that will help create the global brain

I explored the idea in my book Living Networks, and at more length in my piece Autopoiesis and how hyper-connectivity is literally bringing the networks to life. Today, my work on crowdsourcing is largely focused on the emerging mechanisms that allow us to create better results from mass participation. Programing the Global Brain. Crowd Computing and The Synaptic Web. A couple of days ago David Gelernter – a known Computer Science Visionary who famously survived an attack by the Unabomber – wrote a piece on Wired called ‘The End of the Web, Search, and Computer as We Know It’.

From the page : "This emerging Synaptic Web is the beginning of a planetary intelligence. The Synaptic Web is our collective stream of consciousness, although the global brain itself is far from conscious yet. It cannot reason or think yet. The global brain is still dorment, like a baby in a womb, slowly developing its neocortex and silently observing us… Until it wakes up…" – noosquest

In it, he summarized one of his predictions around the web moving from a static document oriented web to a network of streams.

Crowd Computing and The Synaptic Web

Nova Spivack, my Co-founder and CEO at Bottlenose, also wrote about this in more depth in his blog series about The Stream. I’ve been interested in the work of David Gelernter for quite some time and thought this might be a good time to revisit some of his previous predictions. In 1999 he wrote a piece on Edge called ‘The Second Coming – A Manifesto’. While there are many pie in the sky things in there, I found some key takeaways that are highly relevant today: Crowd Computing 18. In order to make software and apps more intelligent, there is a vast amount of computation that needs to be done.

Bottlenose Crowd Computing Layer New Metaphors 28. 41. Memes as mental frames and cognitive templates. Øyvind Vada (Memetor, ECCO) Abstract: Is it possible to design for desired emergence within and between agents in social systems?

Memes as mental frames and cognitive templates

Agents are carriers of preconceived knowledge. They cannot foresee all effects of their behaviour based on this knowledge, and are thus operating on a bounded rationality. Software architecture of the challenge propagation model - vveitas.SoftwareArchitecture.pdf. Publications - The Global Brain Institute. Global Brain Institute. The Global Brain Institute.

The GBI uses scientific methods to better understand the global evolution towards ever-stronger connectivity between people, software and machines.

The Global Brain Institute

By developing concrete models of this development, we can anticipate both its promises and its perils. That would help us to steer a course towards the best possible outcome for humanity. Objectives (for more details, check our strategic objectives and activities) Assumptions We see people, machines and software systems as agents that communicate via a complex network of communication links. Challenges that cannot be fully resolved by a single agent are propagated to other agents, along the links in the network.

We want to build a Planetary Nervous System. Interview with Dirk Helbing, Chair of Sociology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland Prof.Dr.

We want to build a Planetary Nervous System

Dirk Helbing, Chair of Sociology, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, at ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (in German: Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich), Switzerland 1. As Scientific Coordinator, you are one of the main driving forces behind FuturICT, one of Europe’s Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Flagship Pilot research initiatives. GlobalBrainInstitute.

The Social Superorganism and its Global Brain. Welcome to Principia Cybernetica Web. Direct Interfaces into the Global Brain. Ecco29-11-13 Kopie .pdf. Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain. Francis Heylighen (GBI,VUB) The Global Brain FAQ. The following list of "Frequently Asked Questions" is largely inspired by the discussions on the global brain mailing list, although not all participants may agree with all the answers I have written down. Although I have tried to as accurately as possible render the ideas of other global brain researchers, this FAQ is obviously biased by my own understanding of the issue.

I wish to thank V. Turchin, C. Joslyn and J. Simulating the Global Brain with MATLAB. Evo Busseniers (GBI VUB) The financial market as an algorithmic “global brain” – a view from the field of market impact modeling. Henri Waelbroeck Institutions execute large trades over time by slicing them into small pieces that can be digested by electronic markets. The market sets a fair price to provide the liquidity at which each slice can be filled; each slice moving the price a little bit. Over time these liquidity-driven price moves can accrue to become quite large. Understanding market impact of large trades is important for those providing liquidity, but also for the returns of pension funds and to estimate the liquidation values of portfolios with large holdings. For many years Kyle’s well-established impact theory predicted that market impact per share should grow linearly with the trade size, yet practitioners observe that impact appears to be a square root function.

Ben Goertzel: General Artificial Intelligence and the Global Brain. General Artificial Intelligence and the Global Brain. Ben Goertzel Abstract: At first glance, the emergence of a Global Brain and the engineering of advanced Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) systems might seem to be two orthogonal approaches to the origination of intelligence beyond the human level. But closer inspection reveals great synergetic potential. An AGI or community thereof, studying content and activity on the Internet, could serve as the "central conscious theater" of a distributed global brain, allowing a global brain with a more unified and explicitly goal-directed form of cognition. This would also benefit the AGI, allowing it to increase its own intelligence via leveraging its interactions with the content, software and humans on the Net.

Abstracts of presentations-Global Brain Workshop. Global Brain Workshop. Wild Computing: World Wide Brain: 1. Introduction. My Best Interview: About Global Brain, Consciousness and AI. Cliff Joslyn. Cliff Joslyn, 2006. On Novelty: learning what is emerging. Marko A. Rodriguez. Clement Vidal's official home page. The Global Brain Group. References on the Global Brain / Superorganism. Herbert Spencer The Principles of Sociology (1876-96); (see intro and excerpt, including "Society is an organism") Remarkable to note how many recently fashionable ideas about superorganisms and evolutionary integration have already been proposed by this evolutionary thinker over a century ago.

Emerging-global-mind.pdf (Objet application/pdf)

Francis Heylighen

"Global brain" Custom Search. Global brain. The global brain is a conceptualization of the worldwide network formed by all the people on this planet together with the information and communication technologies that connect them into an intelligent, self-organizing system. As the internet becomes faster, more intelligent, and more encompassing, it increasingly ties its users together into a single information processing system, which functions like a nervous system for the planet Earth. Wisdom_of_the_global_brain.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Cerveau global. Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Le cerveau global est le nom donné au réseau émergent intelligent formé par toutes les personnes sur la Terre, les ordinateurs et liens de communication qui les connectent ensemble. Comme un vrai cerveau, ce réseau est un système immensément complexe, auto-organisé, qui traite l'information, prend les décisions, résout les problèmes, apprend les nouvelles connexions et découvre de nouvelles idées.

Il joue le rôle d'un système nerveux collectif pour l'ensemble de l'humanité. Aucune personne, aucune organisation, aucun ordinateur ne peut contrôler ce système : ses processus de "pensées" sont distribués sur tous ses composants. Carte des différents nœuds d'Internet en février 1982 ; le réseau des réseaux était alors en phase de pré-production (beaucoup d'hôtes reliés à ARPANET utilisaient toujours NCP à cette date).

Le superorganisme global[modifier | modifier le code] Autres noms pour ce concept[modifier | modifier le code] P. A Framework for Scalable Cognition – Towards the Implementation of Global Brain Models. Version 1.2: Scalable cognition and its modeling with chemical organization theory par David R. Weinbaum sur Prezi. Scalable Cognition: A Step Towards the Global Brain. Modeling Global Control Systems: Formal Approaches to Understand What a Global Brain Could Be. Scalable Cognition Poster.pdf.