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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. 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 Part 4-5: Coming soon!

Is the Internet evolving into a Global Brain?

Relevant Publications: 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. Kybernetes | 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". 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. 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. Some of the best work being done in the space is at the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence.

A few of their researchers (including founder Thomas Malone) have just written a short paper Programming the Global Brain. I don’t think “programming” is the best metaphor. 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’.

Crowd Computing and The Synaptic Web

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

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

Software architecture of the challenge propagation model - vveitas.SoftwareArchitecture.pdf. Publications - The Global Brain Institute. Global Brain Institute. The Global Brain Institute. Ecco29-11-13 Kopie .pdf. GlobalBrainInstitute. The Social Superorganism and its Global Brain. Welcome to Principia Cybernetica Web. Direct Interfaces into the Global Brain. Francis Heylighen: Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain. Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain. Francis Heylighen (GBI,VUB) Abstract: The present talk will report on the on-going research of the Global Brain Institute with the aim of developing a mathematically founded computer simulation of the global brain, and summarize the main results up to now.

Foundations for a Mathematical Model of the Global Brain

The global brain can be defined as the distributed intelligence emerging from the network of all people on this planet connected via the Internet and related technologies. The present talk proposes the foundations for a mathematical model of the self-organization of such a network towards increasing intelligence. The assumption is that the network becomes increasingly efficient in routing the right information to the right people, so that problems and opportunities can be addressed in the most efficient way possible by coordinating the actions of many people.

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.

The Global Brain FAQ

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) Abstract: This talk will present a computer simulation, done with Matlab, of the challenge propagation model. 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. Abstracts of presentations-Global Brain Workshop. The following are the abstracts of presentations that have been made at the Global Brain Workshop, which was organized in July 2001 at the Free University of Brussels by the Global Brain Group (presently: the Global Brain Institute). Program Tue, July 3. Global Brain Workshop. The First Global Brain Workshop (GBrain 0) July 3-5, 2001 Vrije Universiteit Brussel , Brussels , Belgium Important : the final program with detailed instructions and a map of the location is available at the following URLs (respectively in PDF and in Word versions, for good quality printing): Wild Computing: World Wide Brain: My Best Interview: About Global Brain, Consciousness and AI. Cliff Joslyn. Mixel Kiemen | 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. Emerging-global-mind.pdf (Objet application/pdf)

Francis Heylighen

"Global brain" Custom Search. Global brain. Cerveau global. Wisdom_of_the_global_brain.pdf (Objet application/pdf) 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.