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Neuroscience and philosophy must work together

Neuroscience and philosophy must work together | Global Brain | Scoop.it

To a large extent consciousness has been dethroned from the central role it used to occupy in the study of our mental lives. Freud persuaded us that there is more going on mentally than we are consciously aware of, and that sometimes others can know more about what we are thinking and feeling than we do. Now we are also learning more and more from neuroscience and neurobiology about how much of what we do is the result of unconscious processes and mechanisms. And we are discovering that there are different levels of consciousness, different kinds of awareness, and that much of our thinking and decision-making can go on without it. So a more pressing question might be, what is consciousness for? Is it just a mere mental accompaniment to what is going to happen anyway? In that case it may be our sense of self and self-control that is most in need of revision.

 

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Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques

Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP | Post-Sapiens, les êtres technologiques | Global Brain | Scoop.it
According to wikipedia: “Collective intelligence is a shared or group intelligence that emerges from the collaboration and competition of many individuals and appears in consensus decision making in bacteria, animals, humans and computer networks”.
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"The Internet of Things" - VIDEO - GigaOm Mobilize 2011 | Laurie Lamberth & Associates

The Internet of Things: what will drive adoption? Laurie Lamberth and execs from Metawatch, Vitality, WIMM Labs & Xerox PARC discuss at GigaOm's Mobilize 2011.
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IBM Academic Initiative: Smart Planet Jam | Collective intelligence 2.0

IBM Academic Initiative: Smart Planet Jam | Collective intelligence 2.0 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
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How to make ethical robots

How to make ethical robots | Global Brain | Scoop.it
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the future according to robotics researchers, robots will likely fight our wars, care for our elderly, babysit our children, and serve and entertain us in a wide variety of situations.
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Mr. Crawford's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:28 PM

This article discusses the one area in robotics that is behind as far as research goes; roboethics.  Roboethics is making robots as ethical as possible. In my opinion, I don't think it's possible but this article is overall a pretty intertesting read.

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THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2011 — Page 8

THE WORLD QUESTION CENTER 2011 — Page 8 | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Collective Intelligence http://t.co/LEVo8v70 #collaboration #sharing #km #knowledge #networking...
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Peel App Takes Next Step in Social TV

Peel App Takes Next Step in Social TV | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The Peel app is unveiling the next step for social TV this week with the debut of a second-screen engagement platform for the upcoming episodes of American Idol.
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5th International Nonlinear Science Conference, 15-17 March 2012 ...

5th International Nonlinear Science Conference, 15-17 March 2012 ... | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In complex systems however, our understanding is based on less severe selection criteria, as repeatable experiments and exactly comparable situations and histories never really occur. Living systems create a world of connected, co-evolved, ...
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Futures In Biotech 92: Foldit - Crowd Sourcing God's Work

Dr. David Baker explains how the game Foldit uses crowdsourcing to intelligently design artificial proteins never seen before in nature. Host: Marc Pelletier...
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Augmenting cognition: old concept, new tools

Augmenting cognition: old concept, new tools | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The increasing miniaturization and computing power of information technology devices allow new ways of interaction between human brains and...
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The Week in Crowdsourcing - Crowdfund the World

The Week in Crowdsourcing - Crowdfund the World | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Another big week in Crowdsourcing--the House of Representatives passed a new package of bills including Rep. Patrick McHenry's original crowdfunding bill, while Crowdsourcing.org held our first live chat with Brightidea, ...
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As Requested: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter | NighLon

As Requested: A Beginner’s Guide to Twitter | NighLon | Global Brain | Scoop.it
more (As Requested: A Beginner's Guide to #Twitter http://t.co/BQYt4CXk #Branding #Social_Networks #Uncategorized...)...
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The future of computing power – from DNA hard drives to quantum chips - The Guardian

The future of computing power – from DNA hard drives to quantum chips - The Guardian | Global Brain | Scoop.it
The GuardianThe future of computing power – from DNA hard drives to quantum chipsThe Guardian...
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The future possibilities - DNA hard drives and quantum chips

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Eight Dangers of Collaboration

Eight Dangers of Collaboration | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Most of what is written about collaboration is positive. Even hip. Collaboration is championed enthusiastically by the Enterprise 2.0 experts, as well as leading thinkers like Don Tapscott, as the crucial approach for the 21st century.
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Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition | Free eBooks Download - EBOOKEE!

Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition | Free eBooks Download - EBOOKEE! | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Download Free eBook:Evolution and the Social Mind: Evolutionary Psychology and Social Cognition - Free chm, pdf ebooks rapidshare download, ebook torrents bittorrent download.
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Social media: Information networks are vital to success - FT.com

Social media: Information networks are vital to success - FT.com | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Building a presence on social media extends far beyond creating a Facebook page these days. Tools have grown increasingly complex and varied and 2011 is widely seen as marking a tipping-point in the evolution of social media.
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Foldit gamers help unlock possible AIDS-fighting protein

Foldit gamers help unlock possible AIDS-fighting protein | Global Brain | Scoop.it
Foldit gamers help unlock possible AIDS-fighting protein:

The next time someone tells you that playing video games is a waste of time, feel free to bring this up.
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The Wall: Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP

The Wall: Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP | Global Brain | Scoop.it
There exist several applications of collective intelligence in engineering and optimization. The ants example has applications specially in routing. One of the basic problems which can be solved using an Ant colony is Travelling Salesman ...
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Where is human evolution heading?

Where is human evolution heading? | Global Brain | Scoop.it
"If you judge the progress of humanity by Homer Simpson, Paris Hilton, and Girls Gone Wild videos, you might conclude that our evolution has stalled—or even (Human evolution at the crossroads Genetics, cybernetics complicate forecast for species Duane...
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Wisdom of the Crowd vs. Collective Intelligence.

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What is Distributed Cognition?

Distributed cognition is a theoretical approach to studying the functioning of the human mind that was developed by Edward Hutchins and it was... (What is Distributed Cognition?
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NOOSPHERE | The Veritas Magazine

NOOSPHERE | The Veritas Magazine | Global Brain | Scoop.it
In 1996 Francis Heylighen founded the Global Brain Group[7], created to discuss the emergence of a global brain out of the computer network, which would function as a nervous system for the human superorganism.
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luiy's curator insight, March 30, 2013 7:41 AM

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In 1996, Roger Nelson developed the idea of attempting to register some indication of a global consciousness. It was the birth of the Global Consciousness Project (GCP), an international collaboration of scientists, engineers, artists and others, funded by private donations. He created an Internet-based array of continuously recording random numbers around the world. It resembles the placement of electrodes on a human head for electroencephalogram recordings. They collect data continuously from a global network of physical random number generators located in 65 host sites around the world. The Global Consciousness Project is an effort to capture some indications of the presence and activity of a global consciousness. Their purpose is to examine subtle correlations that may reflect the presence and activity of consciousness in the world.

 

Their preliminary result shows that a large-scale group consciousness has effects in the physical world. Indeed, they observe structure in what should be random data, associated with major global events. When millions of us share intentions and emotions the network data show meaningful departures from expectation! Roger Nelson says that global consciousness “coalesces only when great events bring us together, make us focus and temporarily share understanding and emotion.”The network is affected when powerful events in the world cause large numbers of people to pay attention to the same thing. These effects can be observed during focus of a great deal of attention, for example an event of worldwide expression of compassion like at the memorial ceremonies for Mother Teresa. They explain the observed effects by the interconnections and interactions of human beings all over the world, just as the mind is formed by the interaction of neurons in the brain.