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Catalyzing the evolution of Humanity towards Earth's hyper-Mind
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Crowd Computing and The Synaptic Web (by Dominiek ter Heide)

Crowd Computing and The Synaptic Web (by Dominiek ter Heide) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

"[...] The web is no longer about documents and pages. The Semantic Web as envisioned by many in the last two decades is inherently flawed. The web is not about knowledge, facts or data. The web is about people, activity and connections. This emerging Synaptic Web is the beginning of a planetary intelligence. The Synaptic Web is our collective stream of consciousness, although the global brain itself is far from conscious yet. It cannot reason or think yet. The global brain is still dorment, like a baby in a womb, slowly developing its neocortex and silently observing us…

Until it wakes up…"

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How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable

How Consciousness Evolved and Why a Planetary “Übermind” Is Inevitable | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

I haven't read this yet, but it's going on my list toward the top. -- Howard

 

"In Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist (public library), neuroscientist Christof Koch — “reductionist, because I seek quantitative explanations for consciousness in the ceaseless and ever-varied activity of billions of tiny nerve cells, each with their tens of thousands of synapses; romantic, because of my insistence that the universe has contrails of meaning that can be deciphered in the sky about us and deep within us” — explores how subjective feelings, or consciousness, come into being. Among Koch’s most fascinating arguments is one that bridges philosophy, evolutionary biology and technofuturism to predict a global Übermind not unlike McLuhan’s “global village,” but one in which our technology melds with what Carl Jung has termed the “collective unconscious” to produce a kind of sentient global brain:"

 

"There is no reason why this web of hypertrophied consciousness cannot spread to the planets and, ultimately, beyond the stellar night to th..."


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Social Media and the Evolution of Consciousness (by Venessa Miemis)

  This is my favorite talk I’ve given so far. No notes, no real prep… just sharing my views about the web, the co-evolution of humanity and our technologies, and where we might be ...
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Cybernetics, the Social Web, and the (Coming?) Singularity (by Jeff Sayre)

Over the past year or so, I have been doing a lot of thinking, reading, and ruminating about several topics: the outdated thinking of Web-2.0 startups, the need for a revolution in the microblogging space , what identity in the Social Web is really all about, and the meaning of a truly user-centric Social Web. As I’ve been furiously writing about these topics, in the back of my mind, I’ve been wondering where all of these advancements may eventually lead.

Whereas you will find my insights and thoughts about the Social Semantic Web strewn throughout my website, this article is an attempt to extrapolate a few of those ideas in a more provocative and profound–if not frightening–way. So, you have be forewarned. Any resemblance to reality may be greatly over exaggerated!

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Thinkbase: Mapping Out The World's Brain (by Josh Catone)

Thinkbase: Mapping Out The World's Brain (by Josh Catone) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

If Freebase is an "open shared database of the world's knowledge," then Thinkbase is a mind map of the world's knowledge. The interesting and incredibly addictive Freebase visualization and search tool is the brainchild of master's degree student Christian Hirsch at the University of Auckland.


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Twitter is closer to emulate a Neural Network than Facebook (by Cecilia Abadie)

Twitter is closer to emulate a Neural Network than Facebook (by Cecilia Abadie) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

"[...] When you look at a Neural Network, you'll find that it is also an Asymmetric Network. Neurons have their axons that allow them to connect to other neurons, at the same time, other neurons have the freedom to connect their own axons back to the neurons connecting to them or choose other not connected neurons to hook up with.

It seems like Twitter is imitating nature's success in implementing this type of social network architecture.
The most common neurons in the brain (called multipolar neurons) process their in-coming and out-coming connections separately. On a neuron, dendrites are receptors for in-coming connections and the axon branches out-coming connections. [...]"

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Birth of the global mind (by Tim Tim O’Reilly)

Birth of the global mind (by Tim Tim O’Reilly) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

Tim O'reilly: "Man-machine symbiosis isn’t just about knowledge retrieval, it’s also about knowledge creation. Our computers have no intelligence without us, but they accelerate our collective intelligence at a speed that has never been seen before.

When the web goes mobile, even more interesting things start to happen. A human with a smartphone can literally see around corners and through time. What’s more, our phones are eyes and ears for what is starting to look increasingly like a global brain. Photos are automatically uploaded to vast cloud databases, each one tagged with its location and the time it was taken. Applications like Shazam can listen to a song and tell you who is singing it. The ambient sound of a room can be used to pinpoint your location."


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Public Solves Protein Structure (By Jef Akst)

Public Solves Protein Structure (By Jef Akst) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

A small group of diverse individuals living on at least three continents, who call themselves The Contenders, have solved the structure of a protein that has stumped scientists for more than 10 years. And they did so from the comfort of their own homes, playing on online protein folding game called Foldit...

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Ideas: Evolutionary Computing and Internet As Brain (by Tim Berry)

Call it coincidence, serendipity, synchronicity, or just random, but last week I was accidentally exposed to two seemingly unrelated ideas that ended up seeming very related to me. And they gave me a fascinating whack on the side of the head. I thought artificial intelligence had run its course, but computers that learn could be much more important.

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Existence: Where did my consciousness come from? - life - 29 July 2011 - New Scientist

Existence: Where did my consciousness come from? - life - 29 July 2011 - New Scientist | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it
Map enough neurons and the secret of consciousness will be laid bare, say some. That misses the point, say others.
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The Emergence of Collective Intelligence (infographic) (by Ledface Team)

Collective Intelligence (CI) is complex by nature. It is not merely the sum of what a group knows, but the intelligence that emerges from it. This “emergent” behavior is of a different nature and we can see it at play in perfectly balanced ecosystems where swarm-like behavior produces astounding results that exceed the intelligence of any one creature acting alone.

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My Best Interview: About Global Brain, Consciousness and AI (by Nova Spivack)

My Best Interview: About Global Brain, Consciousness and AI (by Nova Spivack) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it
I was recently interviewed by Stephen Ibaraki and Alex Lin (CEO of ChinaValue) in what turned out to be the most interesting, far-reaching, and...
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Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight (by Nancy Dixon)

Knowledge workers in any organization have a wealth of insights that are available to their organization to address the difficult issues the organization is facing.
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Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain (by Tia Ghose)

Universe Grows Like a Giant Brain (by Tia Ghose) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

The results, published Nov.16 in the journal Nature's Scientific Reports, suggest that some undiscovered, fundamental laws may govern the growth of systems large and small, from the electrical firing between brain cells and growth of social networks to the expansion of galaxies.

 

"Natural growth dynamics are the same for different real networks, like the Internet or the brain or social networks," said study co-author Dmitri Krioukov, a physicist at the University of California San Diego.


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Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves

Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

"Content curation is the natural evolution of our globally networked consciousness.

 

This sounds like a bunch of hippie drivel, but we really are creating a global brain, of sorts, by encoding human knowledge and tracking human activity. Using the human nodes of this network to strengthen some of these connections while weakening others (by choosing either to pass along i.e., ‘curate’ information or not to pass it along) helps this global brain function better as a system, which in turn increases its power whenever any of us need to tap into it."...


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TED talk: "Are we ready for neo-evolution?" (by Harvey Fineberg)

TED Talks Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg shows us three paths forward for the ever-evolving human species: to stop evolving completely, to evolve naturally -- or to control the next steps of human evolution, using genetic modification, to make...

 

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Living Earth Simulator will simulate the entire world (by Sebastian Anthony)

Living Earth Simulator will simulate the entire world (by Sebastian Anthony) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it
Described as a “knowledge collider,” and now with a pledge of one billion euros from the European Union, the Living Earth Simulator is a new big data and supercomputing project that will attempt to uncover the underlying sociological and psychological laws that underpin human civilization. In the same way that CERN’s Large Hadron Collider smashes together protons to see what happens, the Living Earth Simulator (LES) will gather knowledge from a Planetary Nervous System (PNS — yes, really) to try to predict societal fluctuations such as political unrest, economic bubbles, disease epidemics, and so on.
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Thinking like an octopus (by Alvin Powell)

Thinking like an octopus (by Alvin Powell) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

If you were an octopus, would you view the world from eight different points of view? Nine?

The answer may depend on how many brains an octopus has, or, to say it another way, whether the robust bunches of neurons in its coiling, writhing, incredibly handy arms bestow on each of them something akin to a brain. Is an octopus a creature ruled by a single consciousness centered in its large brain, or, by dint of its nerve-infused legs, a collaborative, cooperative, but distributed mind?

The idea of a distributed mind among animals is not new, according to Peter Godfrey-Smith, who focuses his efforts on the philosophy of science. Experiments indicate that when a bird learns a skill using only a single eye, and is later tested while being forced to use the other eye, the learning does not transfer well.

“This suggests that animal minds lack the cohesiveness that humans have,” said Godfrey-Smith, a philosophy professor at Harvard. “It may have something to do with consciousness. Maybe it acts as a unifying tool.”

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The brain as a complex system: Using network science as a tool for understanding the brain (by Qawi K. Telesford, Sean L. Simpson, Jonathan H. Burdette, Satoru Hayasaka, and Paul J. Laurienti)

Although graph theory has been around since the eighteenth century, the field of network science is more recent and continues to gain popularity, particularly in the field of neuroimaging. The field was propelled forward when Watts and Strogatz introduced their small-world network model, which described a network that provided regional specialization with efficient global information transfer. This model is appealing to the study of brain connectivity as the brain can be viewed as a system with various interacting regions that produce complex behaviors. In practice, graph metrics such as clustering coefficient, path length and efficiency measures are often used to characterize system properties. Centrality metrics such as degree, betweenness, closeness, and eigenvector centrality determine critical areas within the network. Community structure is also essential for understanding network organization and topology...

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MIT Unravels the Secrets Behind Collective Intelligence – Hint: IQ Not So Important (by Aaron Saenz)

MIT Unravels the Secrets Behind Collective Intelligence – Hint: IQ Not So Important (by Aaron Saenz) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

When it comes to a successful group, the easiest way to ensure victory may be placing women on the team. MIT’s Center for Collective Intelligence seeks to understand how humans get better (or worse) at solving problems as they work together. They studied hundreds of people working in small groups and found that they could determine a “C factor”, a key statistic that would predict if a group could perform well in a variety of tasks.


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Social influences kill the wisdom of the crowd (by By John Timmer)

Social influences kill the wisdom of the crowd (by By John Timmer) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it
A crowd can sometimes provide wisdom that its individual members lack. But, if you let those individuals talk among themselves, their individual errors can spread throughout the crowd, dragging its wisdom down.
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National crowdsourcing project to better predict world events (By Cheryl Walker)

A new model for crowdsourcing predictions called Aggregative Contingent Estimation System (ACES) is transforming the way future events are forecast – combining the collective knowledge of many individual opinions in a unique way that improves accuracy beyond what any one person or small group of experts could provide.

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Why Did Consciousness Evolve, and How Can We Modify It? (by Malcolm MacIver)

Why Did Consciousness Evolve, and How Can We Modify It? (by Malcolm MacIver) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

I recently gave a talk at the Directors Guild of America as part of a panel on the “Science of Cyborgs” sponsored by the Science Entertainment Exchange. It was a fun time, and our moderators, Josh Clark and Chuck Bryant from the HowStuffWorks podcast, emceed the evening with just the right measure of humor and cultural insight. In my twelve minutes, I shared a theory of how consciousness evolved. My point was that if we understand the evolutionary basis of consciousness, maybe this will help us envision new ways our consciousness might evolve further in the future.

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MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (by Robert Russman Halperin)

MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (by Robert Russman Halperin) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it

The MIT Center for Collective Intelligence brings together faculty from across MIT to conduct research on how new communications technologies are changing they way people work together.

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Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain (by Medical Xpress)

Neuro-tweets: #hashtagging the brain (by Medical Xpress) | Collective consciousness | Scoop.it
We like to think the human brain is special, something different from other brains and information processing systems, but a Cambridge professor set out to test that assumption – by conducting a live experiment using Twitter.
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