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Gaea Matrix - Earth; the final frontier?
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Giant sunspot group 1520 turning toward Earth | The Leading E-IFI ...

Giant sunspot group 1520 turning toward Earth | The Leading E-IFI ... | Gaea Matrix | Scoop.it
Last Friday (July 6, 2012), the sunspot group AR1515 released an X-flare whose effects should be arriving in Earth's vicinity today and tomorrow (July 9 and 10). More about those effects below. Sunspot 1515 is now turning ...
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Curation: How the Global Brain Evolves

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I just had an epiphany reading this article that explains how curation is the shaping out of a global brain for mankind. I've used this analogy in the past (such as recently in this TechCoktail interview) and I've always thought I was maybe sounding a bit crazy.

 

Well, good to see I'm not the only one. Thanks Eliot van Buskirk: you just made my day! 

 

And as I said in the comments on this post, the other important point that's happening is that human curators are not just passing the information: they enrich it. With context and meaning to a particular audience. So yes, this global brain we're building will be smart.

 

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Guillaume Decugis's comment, July 9, 2012 11:19 AM
@Scott - The idea in the article is that curators pass ideas in a similar manner to neurons and synapses in the human brain, forming a global brain. An idea which isn't new but which could be taking shape with the Internet, social media and... curation.
JKingston's curator insight, October 6, 2013 2:44 PM

Big idea - collective consciousness