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Crowdsourcing vs Collective Intelligence. What's the diff? Thanks to intrepid design blogger, oyster fiend, and “bro”, John DiPalma and his solid blog at DesignRising, I’ve been coerced into writing much richer blog posts about the topics that I’m exploring. So, here goes the first in a series of attempts to share some meatier topics and the findings that I’m uncovering. As the title of this blog suggests (and if you’ve ventured as far as reading the “Project” section) I’m exploring the role of collective intelligence in design. When I describe my research to people, I usually start with the description of collective intelligence, and then quickly find myself falling back on the more commonly known crowdsourcing. If that doesn’t work, I run through others like open innovation and wisdom of crowds to try and paint a clearer picture for those that are unfamiliar with the concepts; all of which revolve around mass, open innovation. Collective Intelligence Crowdsourcing Is there a difference?

Designing for the Emergence by George Pór an updated version of paper presented at the Global Brain Workshop, Brussels, July 3-5, 2001 version 01.07.26 Abstract The dual aim of this essay is to: • Identify design qualities and opportunities for optimizing our global nervous system for the emergence of web-enabled collective intelligence. • Call for a large-scale research collaboration to explore the potential of globally distributed intelligence for solving world problems and closing the gap between the human condition and human potential. Our motivation is to present a framework for the "social evolution" dimension of Global Brain research, coherent enough to attract the peer attention necessary to refine it and collaboratively develop it into a source document suitable to guide our work in that dimension. This paper is the final, updated version of my presentation at the GB workshop, complete with the graphics and references. It’s comprised of the following sections: 1. 1. 2. 4. human experience?

Vannevar Bush on the new relationship between Blog of Collective Intelligence: Spiral Dynamics & the Colors of CI Archives > all complex civilisations have collapsed at one point or another. Only 'simple' societies have managed to survive. Just think of nature. Hasn't life been moving towards increasing complexity from the single-cellular to the multi-cellular organism, from worms to mammalians and humans? (To let that really sink in, use the Cellular Complexity painting above, by David Sweatt, as a meditation object. The move towards more complexity doesn't stop in adulthood. Facing the overwhelming complexity of today's world, the "natural" response is to look back and long for a lost "natural rhythm and pace." I know, it's easier said than done.

Public Intelligence Blog Discovering an Integral Civic Consciousness in a Global Age This essay was originally published in the March 2012 issue of the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice. Click here to purchase the full issue. This article asks why, in an age of global crisis, global governance still remains a low priority for the integral community. Civics entails the rights and duties of citizenship and the role citizens have in establishing, shaping, and overseeing government at any level (Altinay, 2010). If, for example, a citizen could not perceive national-scale problems, or mistook them as being of a merely local nature, she would see no need for national governance at all. I distinguish the civic from the political line of development in the Lower-Right (LR) quadrant by noting that civics is fundamentally about the perception, by citizens, of a need for governance. The Civic Holarchy Like all lines of development, the proposed civic line tetra-evolves and manifests in all four quadrants. Integral Civic Consciousness The Nationcentric Worldview Figure 1.

Home - Doug Engelbart Institute Global Futures Collective Intelligence System The Millennium Project is integrating all of its information, groups, and software into a "Global Futures Intelligence System." GFIS* is The Millennium Project’s new way for you to participate with and have access to all of our resources in one place. Those who buy a one-year subscription can interact with all the elements of the system, make suggestions, initiate discussions with experts around the world, and search through over 10,000 pages of futures research and 1,300 pages of methods. The text has built-in Google translation with 52 languages. Introduction to the Global Futures Intelligence System Instead of publishing the State of the Future once a year, the material is being updated in the Global Futures Intelligence System on a continual basis – the same is true with Futures Research Methodology – you do not have to wait five or so years to get a new version. On the home page of the GFIS (, you will see a list of the 15 Global Challenges.

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