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Charles Eisenstein

Charles Eisenstein

The Evolver Network C. Eisenstein: "We are entering the moment where anything is possible" The crisis has just unveiled the core of a long process of awakening and re-exploration of old ideas and values, Charles Eisenstein explains in this interview. His answer is the magic of the gift and a new story for a new world. Charles is probably one of the most advanced author in the domain of global vision, human relations with a specific focus on money and gift economy. His last book ‘Sacred Economy‘ is a bible about value & money in our society and tomorrow, in which he explains and decrypt the use of money and how it comes into our society with integrated always-growing debts. It’s been 5 years since the subprime crisis started and crashed the financial system… And it looks like nothing has changed since then! Charles Eisenstein: You are right. You can mine the pensions funds, mine teachers’ salaries, privatize assets… There are lots of ways that you can do this, but you have to to get it from people’s pockets, almost out of their flesh. Which ideas are gaining momentum now?

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What I Like about Making Maps: Visual Super Powers are Required No Better Time to Claim Our Superpowers I have always loved the world of superheroes and have passed untold hours amid the vivid art and fantastical story lines of my favorite comic books. Naturally, I’ve developed a lifelong fascination with superpowers, and in my work life, I wield the superpower of mapmaking to confront the true nemesis of organizations everywhere: complexity. In today’s world, it is increasingly difficult to attain the clarity needed for organizational decision-making. What is so special about maps? We call visual information mapping a “lite” methodology. We have found that single-page maps can be useful learning tools for complex scenarios such as installing new IT platforms, launching new products, or even explaining how missions get formed at National Geographic. What We’ve Learned by Making Maps ● Maps are tactile ● Maps are persistent ● Maps lead to outcomes Mapmaking Is Inherently a Collaborative, Risk-Reducing, Problem-Solving Process Maga's 2011 Strategy Placemat

SixthSense - a wearable gestural interface (MIT Media Lab) 'SixthSense' is a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around us with digital information and lets us use natural hand gestures to interact with that information. We've evolved over millions of years to sense the world around us. When we encounter something, someone or some place, we use our five natural senses to perceive information about it; that information helps us make decisions and chose the right actions to take. The SixthSense prototype is comprised of a pocket projector, a mirror and a camera. The SixthSense prototype implements several applications that demonstrate the usefulness, viability and flexibility of the system. The current prototype system costs approximate $350 to build. . . . some more pictures are coming soon. . . . more videos are coming soon, too. P.

University - The effective collective: Grouping could ensure animals find their way in a changing environment Posted January 31, 2013; 03:30 p.m. by Morgan Kelly, Office of Communications For social animals such as schooling fish, the loss of their numbers to human activity could eventually threaten entire populations, according to a finding that such animals rely heavily on grouping to effectively navigate their environment. Princeton University researchers report in the journal Science that collective intelligence is vital to certain animals' ability to evaluate and respond to their environment. Conducted on fish, the research demonstrated that small groups and individuals become disoriented in complex, changing environments. These results should prompt a close examination of how endangered group or herd animals are preserved and managed, said senior researcher Iain Couzin, a Princeton professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. The work is among the first to experimentally explain the extent to which collective intelligence improves awareness of complex environments, the researchers write.

How to Make Great Decisions in Life: Top 5 Practical Insights Making great decisions can be tricky: there are many hidden traps and potential roadblocks you need to be aware of. Here are 5 practical, actionable insights to help you make the best possible decisions to improve your life. 1. Value is in the eye of the beholder How much is a gallon of water worth? Well, if you’re reading this, you can probably get a gallon of water for pennies from your kitchen tap. Many people believe value is intrinsic to an object. Decision making is a very personal business — it’s about assessing what’s valuable to you. How to Apply This Insight Always decide on your own. 2. As we’ve seen in insight #1 above, no decision outcomes are intrinsically ‘good’ or ‘bad’ — the outcome depends on who you ask, and there are never absolute answers. Salesman: Hey, want to buy an elephant for $800? Be clear about your goals before deciding. 3. Many people see decision making as an analytical process that, if done right, is guaranteed to lead to nice outcomes. 4. 5.

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’. 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. 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.