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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.


    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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    In debt
    Project: Polytopia


    12-year old Victoria Grant explains why her homeland, Canada, and most of the world, is in debt. April 27, 2012 at the Public Banking in America Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

    Victoria Grant from Marc Armstrong on Vimeo.



    For more information see http://www.publicbankinginstitute.org or http://www.moveourmoney.net

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    The science of complex systems is transforming science and its role in society. Building on the traditional focus on the parts of systems, the new approach integrates the networks of relationships within and between systems. These relationships are responsible for the collective "emergent" behaviors we see in all physical, biological, socio-economic and technological systems.

    Complex systems research can answer questions previously considered outside of the realm of scientific inquiry. This includes using science to understand human behavior, social interactions, and the consequences of policies and decisions of our society.


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    • overview
      economics
      multiscale method
      ethnic violence
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      healthcare
      evolution & ecology
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    Evolution and Ecology

    NECSI’s research into evolution clarifies basic issues in evolutionary dynamics such as how altruism arises, the origin and characterization of biodiversity, as well as the interplay of evolution with ecology. Specific work addresses:


    • Patterns in Space and the Dynamics of Evolution
      The gene-centered view as a dynamic version of the mean field approximation
      Biodiversity and spatial symmetry breaking
      Genealogical trees and biodiversity
      Estimating the diversity of a population from a sample
      Evidence for why reproductive fitness isn’t necessarily predictive of long term survival
      Environment modification and inheritance
      Origins of altruism, including altruism by social signaling
      Sewall Wright's shifting balance theory
      Celllular automata models of evolutionary self-replication



    Preserved on 2011-11-02 from
    New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
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    Sustainability, thrivability, and transforming capitalism. Let me introduce a passionate speaker, author, entrepreneur: Gunter Pauli.

    Three videos of his to check and synapse with.

    99 seconds for the future with Gunter Pauli


    The Blue Economy


    TEDxFlanders - Gunter Pauli - System Design



    "Celui qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler,
    ne mérite ni regards, ni patience."

    René Char


    If I have been able to pioneer over the past four decades it is first and foremost thanks to a few exceptional friends and mentors who have inspired me to go beyond even my wildest dreams, to accept tremendous challenges, to be prepared to risk it all, and yet have the confidence that if everything fails, we still have so many friends that I can slowly rise up to the next occasion.

    I am on a mission with passion, inspired by wisdom of science, shaped by the beauty of nature and the arts. No one put me in charge, but me. The state of the world and the plight of billions make it impossible to accept a status quo, or simple an improvement. We need to give ourselves the freedom to go beyond the present, and even change the rules of the game without ever saying that one is bad, believing that everyone without any exception can always do better.

    All endeavors are undertaken not to pursue self-enrichment or a satisfaction of the ego, it is a commitment to live life on a path that pursues a sustainable world where we are able to respond to the basic needs of all with what we have. A path that allows us to learn ever more and realize that the only science is a temporary one, and that we are in pursuit of discovery of the web of life.

    I did not come to this world to please, and that is why the wise words of René Char motivate me to go beyond reason and yet whenever I am considered unreasonable, there is a grain of self-evidence in my action. And that is why I welcome you with gratitude for entering into the page and sharing with me your patience.


    Source: gunterpauli.com preserved 2011-06-14
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    Principles

    21. Respond to basic needs with what you have, introducing innovations inspired by nature, generating multiple benefits, including jobs and social capital, offering more with less: This is the Blue Economy.

    20. Nature searches for economies of scope. One natural innovation carries various benefits for all.

    19. In Nature negatives are converted into positives. Problems are opportunities.
    ...


    Update 2011-06-14: video 3:26


    The Blue Economy

    The Blue Economy permits to respond to the basic needs of all with what we have. As such, it stands for a new way of designing business: using the resources available in cascading systems, where the waste of one product becomes the input to create a new cash flow. In this way, jobs are created, social capital is built and income rises – while the environment that provides the basis for our lives is no longer strained and polluted. Thus, we can evolve from an economy where the good is expensive, and the bad is cheap, to a system where the good and innovative is affordable.

    To achieve this vision, thousands of innovations were screened and hundreds identified which imitate natural ecosystems and their efficiency. 100 of those innovations were presented as a Report to the Club of Rome in 2009. About one third of those 100 innovations has already been implemented in companies around the globe, one third is in prototyping status and one third has been scientifically proven but requires further research to create market-ready products.

    Since February 22, 2010, we are presenting one innovation per week including market data and indications of the potential and actual revenue streams. These business cases are distributed via newsletter and can also be found by registering to our community. Our aim is to inspire hundreds, thousands and even millions of entrepreneurs. This community acts as a platform for information and exchange.

    Our Vision: to create 100 million sustainable jobs by 2020. Don't wait: act now!



    The Blue Economy
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    Monica Anderson explains.

    Reductionism is an amazingly powerful strategy for leveraging the work of scientists and for disseminating the results in the form of re-usable models of structure and causality. But for some of the "remaining hard problem domains" such as Life (biology, psychology, ecology, etc), the World (world modeling, economies, sociology), Intelligence (understanding the brain, intelligence, and creating Artificial General Intelligences - AGI) and the problem of determining the semantics of language (e.g. text) Reductionism has failed. I claim that reductionist models cannot be created in these domains (which have been named "Bizarre Domains") and that we must use Model Free (Holistic) Methods for these domains. This has important implications for AGI research strategies.

    "AI is the last holdout of pure reductionism, if you will."


    AGI: Artificial General Intelligence. In later lectures she uses AN: Artificial iNtuition.

    Slow down and enjoy the presentation. 31:22
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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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    Hans Rosling, genius of data visualization at Gapminder leads us to grasp surprising big data and aim for adequate context. One of his key messages for me: what we can do to effectively help people in one place and condition would not necessarily work well elsewhere. That is why I feel complex adaptive people networks have a growing role in improving the world.
    Image credit: Gapminder World





    Video,
    Hans Rosling: No more boring data 20 minutes TED talk - 2006

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    A New Direction In AI Research

    Monica Anderson
    proposes adding a new target to ongoing AI research efforts: We need to focus more of our attention on Understanding as opposed to Reasoning. Understanding requires using Model Free Methods. As a bonus towards the end, Ms. Anderson also speculates about the so-called AI singularity and discusses whether SkyNet like scenarios, where computers take over the world, are plausible.

    Mechanical manipulation of formulas, even in the most strictly logical contexts require intuition-based guidance in order to progress towards a goal, such as simplification.
    ...
    Intuition is an invisible but non-mystical process....

    Intuition is fallible, that is why it is not a good basis to use in science...

    Intuition is the art of guessing wisely, based on a lifetime of gathered experience, stored as patterns...

    Monica Anderson



    Does it make sense to you?

    Why does the mind enjoy #simplicity? Because once you get it (conceptual understanding), things do get simple.

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    Published 2009-09-08 18:41:01

    WSJ's Andy Jordan talks to currency renegades tired of big-government centralized cash, who make their own (legal) money systems.


    Hat tip @vencurrency , followed the link on Hubculture news page, this was the first and only link I opened there.

    More:
    RT @vencurrency The future of payments http://hub.vg/futureofpayments [WIRED]


    7 minutes video worth 15 seconds ad - what currency is that?
    Same video, embedded.



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