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Emergent day to you. 2010-04-22 is my knowmad birthday. Think I understood the word. More to emerge.
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    The human species is rapidly and indisputably moving towards the technological singularity. The cadence of the flow of information and innovation in...

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    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    Gunther Sonnenfeld:
    "The realities of knowledge acquisition, distribution and retention are very different in a world in which the past, present and future are constantly being rewritten. Look no further than the Internet and the social web for overwhelming evidence of the shifts in how we acquire, distribute and retain information, or what we construe as knowledge."

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    "What if we could all accept the precept that what we actually know is dwarfed by what we don’t know, and that’s actually a good thing?

    To build from the example of an Internet economy, we are conductors of information that shifts the idea of control away from what’s ‘ownable’ and towards a dynamic of shared distribution and responsibility. To take it further, the idea isn’t necessarily to stake claim to a domain, but to unpack it such that the next best inferences and outcomes can occur.

    As the graphic above implies, there are some interesting alignments — human attributes, to be more specific — with all that we don’t know.

    While what you know is considered knowledge, what you don’t know is or can be a heightened form of awareness. It’s analogous to knowing what not to do. It’s the kind of foundational learning that enables us to make better choices and create better options for ourselves.

    What you think you know or what you might know, take on forms of reason, imagination, and sometimes, outright delusion. In the same way we might intuit a scenario or imagine an outcome, we can also delude ourselves into thinking that a present reality doesn’t exist (such as a failing business). Whether it does or doesn’t is also tied to the awareness of why what we might know actually matters.

    What you want to know and what you don’t know that you don’t know (the unknown unknowns) take on forms of curiosity and discovery. Wanting, doing and seeing or understanding become critical factors in shaping a new reality around what we don’t know. As such, we become wiser as we learn about what we didn’t know before, or what we still might not know going forward.

    Seem obvious? It probably isn’t, considering how often we repeat the same mistakes based on what we think we know."
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    Experience The Power of Not Knowing
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    OVERVIEW from Planetary Collective

    On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.



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    Jamais Cascio - The Future and You! Security, Privacy, AI, Geoengineering

    Jamais Cascio discusses the Participatory Panopticon, Privacy & Secrecy, the ramifications of Disconnecting from the Chorus, what it means to be a Futurist, the Arc of Human Evolution, Artificial Intelligence, the Need for Meaning, Building Agents to Listen to Us, WorldChanging.com / OpenTheFuture.com, Geoengineering and the Viridian Green movement.
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    Epistle to the Ecotopians
    By Ernest Callenbach

    [This document was found on the computer of Ecotopia author Ernest Callenbach (1929-2012) after his death.]

    To all brothers and sisters who hold the dream in their hearts of a future world in which humans and all other beings live in harmony and mutual support — a world of sustainability, stability, and confidence. A world something like the one I described, so long ago, in Ecotopia and Ecotopia Emerging.


    As I survey my life, which is coming near its end, I want to set down a few thoughts that might be useful to those coming after. It will soon be time for me to give back to Gaia the nutrients that I have used during a long, busy, and happy life. I am not bitter or resentful at the approaching end; I have been one of the extraordinarily lucky ones. So it behooves me here to gather together some thoughts and attitudes that may prove useful in the dark times we are facing: a century or more of exceedingly difficult times.

    How will those who survive manage it? What can we teach our friends, our children, our communities? Although we may not be capable of changing history, how can we equip ourselves to survive it?

    I contemplate these questions in the full consciousness of my own mortality. Being offered an actual number of likely months to live, even though the estimate is uncertain, mightily focuses the mind. On personal things, of course, on loved ones and even loved things, but also on the Big Picture.

    But let us begin with last things first, for a change. The analysis will come later, for those who wish it.

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    Song and video by and with Alanis Morissette.



    Lyrics from www.lyred.com

    Thank you - Alanis Morissette

    how 'bout getting off of these antibiotics
    how 'bout stopping eating when I'm full up
    how 'bout them transparent dangling carrots
    how 'bout that ever elusive kudo

    thank you India
    thank you terror
    thank you disillusionment
    thank you frailty
    thank you consequence
    thank you, thank you silence

    how 'bout me not blaming you for everything
    how 'bout me enjoying the moment for once
    how 'bout how good it feels to finally forgive you
    how 'bout grieving it all one at a time

    thank you India
    thank you terror
    thank you disillusionment
    thank you frailty
    thank you consequence
    thank you, thank you silence

    the moment I let go of it was
    the moment I got more than I could handle
    the moment I jumped off of it was
    the moment I touched down

    how 'bout no longer being masochistic
    how 'bout remembering your divinity
    ow 'bout unabashedly bawling your eyes out
    how 'bout not equating death with stopping

    thank you India
    thank you Providence
    thank you disillusionment
    thank you nothingness
    thank you clarity
    thank you, thank you silence 𝆓
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    Cancer is a modern, man-made disease caused by environmental factors such as pollution and diet, a study by University of Manchester scientists has strongly suggested.

    Quoting Professor Rosalie David, at the Faculty of Life Sciences, and Professor Michael Zimmerman, a visiting Professor at the KNH Centre, who is based at the Villanova University in the US.

    Video narration 2:45. Text-to-voice courtesy of Xtranormal..




    Notes for editors

    A copy of the paper ‘Cancer: an old disease, a new disease or something in between?’ is available at http://www.nature.com/nrc/journal/v10/n10/full/nrc2914.html

    Source text http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=6243
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    Models vs. Patterns by Monica Anderson

    Grasping how things are. Why understanding comes first, before reasoning, and what role pattern matching plays.

    The most common question in the Q&A after my Model Free Methods talk was "Aren't those Holistic Patterns really a kind of Models?" In order to clarify this issue I created this presentation. I also talk about Reductionist and Holistic approaches to aiming a cannon.


    See also the whitepaper by Monica Anderson A Radical Approach to Understanding Text (pdf download).
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    Categories: future, data, polytopia, learning, artificial intuition
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