Tim O'Reilly: Birth of the Global Mind Bio Tim O'Reilly Tim O’Reilly is founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, thought by many to be the best computer book publisher in the world. 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.
Bugs of collective intelligence: why the best ideas aren’t selected? One of my early posts was about idea killers and idea helpers. Idea killers are common phrases that kill creativity at its origin. Recently, Matt May wrote a piece called Mind of the Innovator: Taming the Traps of Traditional Thinking, where he identified â€˜Seven Sins of Solutions,â€™ routine patterns of thinking that prevent people from being creative. 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.
The Green School (Bali) The Green School (Bali) is a primary and secondary school located along the Ayung River  near Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. The school’s ecologically-sustainable design and focus on sustainability education for young students have been widely reported. Run as a private school for children from kindergarten to high-school age, the school has attracted “world-wide attention”. The school was founded by John and Cynthia Hardy  in September 2008 with 98 students, with a mission to provide children with an holistic education with sustainability at its core. The Hardys reportedly conceived of Green School in 2006 after reading Alan Wagstaff’s Three Springs concept document for an educational village community. By 2010, The School had 245 students [aged 3–16], and 2011 enrollment was over 300. Most of its students are foreigners with Indonesians making up only 20% of the intake, and most of them are on scholarships.
Community of Wikipedia The Wikipedia community is the community of contributors to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Individual contributors are known as "Wikipedians". The overwhelming majority of Wikipedians are volunteers. With the increased maturity and visibility of Wikipedia other categories of Wikipedians emerged, such as Wikipedian in Residence and students with assignments related to editing Wikipedia. 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.
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.
Designing for the Emergence by George Pór firstname.lastname@example.org an updated version of paper presented at the Global Brain Workshop, Brussels, July 3-5, 2001 version 01.07.26 Abstract Anthropology – Discovery of Collective Intelligence The discovery of collective intelligence allowed building a bridge between the archetypes and lifestyles of cultures and the social, institutional and individual behavior. Individual intelligence is always empowered or inhibited by the lifestyle of a culture which is driven by the fundamentals of the archetype. Collective intelligence is the driver that allows building intelligent synergy among the members of a society to better adapt to the environment. It is easily noticeable in animals, such as ants and rats. It empowers their survival capacity and the expansion of their species.
Kasparov versus the World It is the greatest game in the history of chess. The sheer number of ideas, the complexity, and the contribution it has made to chess make it the most important game ever played.-Garry Kasparov (World Chess Champion) in a Reuters interview conducted during his 1999 game against the World In 1999, world chess champion Garry Kasparov, widely acknowledged as the greatest player in the history of the game, agreed to participate in a chess match sponsored by Microsoft, playing against “the World”.
2015 Gates Annual Letter There is overwhelming evidence that people care about others who are suffering—when they can see the suffering. Just think of the global outpouring of support whenever a devastating tsunami or earthquake makes the news. The problem is that ongoing tragedies like deadly diseases and poverty don’t make the news. They’re invisible to many of us. Twitter: immediacy and collective intelligence When working on a Wikipedia entry just last week, I was confronted once again with the helplessness one might experience when the computer does not work properly or when the internet connection is down. Upon typing in the Wikipedia URL, nothing happened. I found myself staring at the blank page before me. What is one to do? I refreshed the page, still nothing happened.