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Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why

Are We Really Getting Smarter?Americans' IQ scores have risen steadily over the past century. James R. Flynn examines why | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Advanced nations like the U.S. have experienced massive IQ gains over time (a phenomenon that I first noted in a 1984 study and is now known as the "Flynn Effect"). From the early 1900s to today, Americans have gained three IQ points per decade on both the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales and the Wechsler Intelligence Scales. These tests have been around since the early 20th century in some form, though they have been updated over time. Another test, Raven's Progressive Matrices, was invented in 1938, but there are scores for people whose birth dates go back to 1872. It shows gains of five points per decade.


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How Might We Leverage Informed Intuition for Decision-making? - Design - GOOD

How Might We Leverage Informed Intuition for Decision-making? - Design - GOOD | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"By using a network of knowledgeable experts, each of whom is good at recognizing a certain type of pattern that works, you can ultimately catch many more of the types of things that will succeed. Call it “network intuition” if you will—building on the cumulative pattern recognition of multiple expert perspectives to create a more systematic way of using intuition.

 

A networked approach to intuition also allows you to eliminate some of the error and bias that can creep into intuitive judgments. It’s possible to see the flaws when you’re using logical reasoning, but it’s almost impossible to catch mistakes and biases in your intuition. By compiling the perspectives of a network of advisors, you can begin to filter out some of the specific biases that might taint a single individual’s intuition."

 

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Sharing lessons on inclusive business - The Practitioner Hub - Business Fights Poverty

Sharing lessons on inclusive business - The Practitioner Hub - Business Fights Poverty | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.”


Peter Senge, Center for Organizational Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management

 

Collaborating, innovating, asking hard questions and learning from others....are all vital ingredients for successful inclusive business. Every inclusive business project is unique but many of the opportunities, risks and challenges it faces are not. And every project, whether it succeeds or not, will provide a wealth of understanding that can be used to inform and improve future ventures.

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Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP – CodeProject

Collective Intelligence: Ants colony solving TSP – CodeProject | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Some nice examples of stigmergic collaboration in eusocial organisms. Humans are not cells in a superorganism, but we can apply stigmergic collaboration to collective intelligence involving populations of intelligent humans (Wikipedia, for example) -- Howard

 

"The algorithms based on collective intelligence have some “interesting” properties:

decentralization
parallelism
flexibility, adaptability
“robustness” (failures)
auto-organization
These algorithms are inspired by the nature. Here are some examples of collective intelligence which can be observed in the nature:"


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An Integrated Approach to Global Change

An Integrated Approach to Global Change | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

I am pleased to share a clear set of guidelines for a rigorous design science to build a pathway to global sustainability... (via Joe Brewer)

 

1) Critically assess all assumptions with the standards of empirically responsible philosophy to ensure that interpretations of value-laden topics stand up to the rigors of the scientific method.


2) Look for convergence across disciplines of key findings that bolster confidence in the core elements of human systems and their causal relationships with the broader natural world.

 

3) Cultivate an appreciation for deep history as the appropriate lens for embedding historical trends within the larger networks of biological and geophysical evolution from which they arose.


4) Build a foundational knowledge of complex adaptive systems and the mathematics of networks to build diagnostic models for the global dynamics of interconnected systems.


5) Acknowledge the cognitive feedbacks of human comprehension that shape the formation of conceptual categories, tacit beliefs, and overarching worldviews as they interact with the scientific method — especially in the study of economics, politics, and culture.


6) Make use of iterative design methodologies such as rapid prototyping and user-centered design to empirically test and refine working models of social innovation in the real world.


7) Maintain a vigilant practice of questioning our theories of change to avoid falling into the trap of applying static conceptual models to an ever-evolving dynamic reality.


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Nemetics modeling

This presentation gives an approach in #Nemetics to model complex and 'wicked' problems so that greater understanding and sense-making develop.
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Multitude Project: Commanding Heights

What are the new commanding heights?

 

It is very clear what those in control of Google aim at: the control of data and information.
Controlling data and information at global scale gives one more power than one gets from controlling value exchange systems. Monetary systems can become open, transparent, decentralized, based on distributed trust mechanisms. Markets can become freer, more open. The multitude can be allowed to play freely in those spaces. Production can become even more distributed, with the advance of CNC and 3D printing. But WE will still not be free if we don't have control over our data and information!

 

The control of data and information is the new commanding height the new elite wants to create and occupy. Think about it. Screw it well and deep into your mind! This idea should guide all our future actions. We need to avoid the formation of this new leverage of power. We need to prevent it reaching a critical mass, to become an attractor from which it will be very hard to escape.

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The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think

The True Hive Mind – How Honeybee Colonies Think | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"This extends to decision-making, which is the main subject of Honeybee Democracy. The bees exercise a collective intelligence that mimics not just small-group decision-making but the cognitive deliberations of our own brains:"


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Forecast 2020: Web 3.0+ and Collective Intelligence

Forecast 2020: Web 3.0+ and Collective Intelligence | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Let’s focus on the resulting element — the “collective intelligence”. Think about it as billions of human brains working using future super computers as a platform. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) professor Srini Devadas described “collective intelligence” as consisting of two pillars: cloud computing and crowd computing. Cloud computing is using the Internet as a platform and making access to information available to everyone. Crowd computing, according to him, involves the analysis of information into “collective intelligence” far beyond what we have today."


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Empowering Public Wisdom

Empowering Public Wisdom | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

In this book you will find innovative ways to distill the wisdom of ordinary people to better guide public policy.


Beyond elections, public participation, and citizen input, we must find a way to produce wise public policy. In Empowering Public Wisdom, lifelong activist Tom Atlee shows how diverse views can be engaged around public issues in ways that generate a coherent, shared “voice of the people,” infusing the political process with common sense and guiding intelligent decision making.

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The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies

The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"While 72 percent of companies use social technologies in some way, very few are anywhere near to achieving the full potential benefit. In fact, the most powerful applications of social technologies in the global economy are largely untapped. Companies will go on developing ways to reach consumers through social technologies and gathering insights for product development, marketing, and customer service. Yet the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) finds that twice as much potential value lies in using social tools to enhance communications, knowledge sharing, and collaboration within and across enterprises. MGI’s estimates suggest that by fully implementing social technologies, companies have an opportunity to raise the productivity of interaction workers—high-skill knowledge workers, including managers and professionals—by 20 to 25 percent."

 

McKinsey Global Institute 


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The Hivemind Singularity

The Hivemind Singularity | The Next Edge | Scoop.it
In a near-future science fiction novel, human intelligence evolves into a hivemind that makes people the violent cells of a collective being.

 

Adam Roberts inquires into the phenomenon we call "hive mind":

 

"Are our electronic technologies on the verge of enabling truly collective human intelligence? And if that happens, will we like the results?…


In short, [soldiers equipped with advanced electronic communications technologies] behave like a slime mold, which changes size, splits and combines, according to need, in such a way that it's hard to say whether the slime mold is one big thing or a bunch of little things. Slime molds and social insects behave with an intelligence that ought to be impossible for such apparently simple organisms, but, as Steven Johnson points out in his fascinating book Emergence, simple organisms obeying simple rules can collectively manifest astonishingly complex behavior….
New Model Army presents us with a question: What happens when human beings, not just slime molds or ants, submit themselves to collective will and become part of an immense shared intelligence? If complex behavior can simply "emerge" through the simple decisions of simple creatures, what might happen if much more complex creatures become absorbed into a collectivity?...


The first answer that science-fiction fans are likely to give is: The Borg. Which is to say, the prospect of any single human intelligence being lost in a collective mind fills us with fear. We fear that the transcending of human intelligence will also mark the transcending of human feeling, that all of our familiar and deeply-treasured ideas about what constitutes human flourishing will be simply cast aside by a superior intelligence that has other and supposedly greater concerns….
What if this is the Singularity? Not simply our machines becoming smarter than we are, but the machines we use to communicate with one another enabling our own translation to a supposedly "higher" sphere of being?"

 

In this article, author Alan Jacobs makes a case for the importance of cultivating wisdom and consciousness to match our technological capacities. As we grow in the strength of our technological tools and weapons, can we expand our empathy, apply the intelligence of the heart-mind, and strengthen our integrity even more?


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What is environmental crime?

EIA believes in a future where humanity respects, protects and celebrates the natural world for the benefit of all life on the planet.

 

Ecosystems & Biodiversity
Environmental Crime and Governance
Global Climate

 

http://www.eia-international.org/

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Venessa Miemis: Birth of a Meme – The Rise of Culture Tech « Public Intelligence Blog

Venessa Miemis: Birth of a Meme – The Rise of Culture Tech « Public Intelligence Blog | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

I’m seeing a leveling up as we move beyond mapping “social graphs,” and move consciously towards mapping intentions, emotions, capacities, worldviews, desires, value creation, gratitude, and energy.

 

All of this has essentially been leading me to the same place:

 

There is an urge to redesign human culture, to construct life and work in a way that enables everyone to ‘follow their bliss’ and show up fully in their gifts and experience. We want to experience higher intelligence and capacities, and to choose what represents meaning and significance in life. We want to do it with style, grace, ease, beauty, and simplicity — as art.

 

While this is still a work in process, I’m defining culture tech as follows:

 

‘the systems, tools, processes and etiquettes designed to cultivate the full expression of the authentic self, liberate collective creativity and imagination, and foster the expansion of universal human capacity’

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Women And Collective Intelligence Will Solve Our Planetary Crises

Women And Collective Intelligence Will Solve Our Planetary Crises | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The folks in charge don’t seem to be making much of a dent. Could the way women approach problems be better suited for the complicated and interconnected problems we face?

 

History and evidence shows us that in spite of the cult of heroic individualism and the lone-ranger innovator, all great innovation happens within groups. When it comes to wicked problems and implementing complex system shifts, you must bring collective intelligence to bear.

 

what make groups smarter and therefore better at innovation?

 

Three consistent factors:

 

The average social perceptiveness of the group members

 

The evenness of conversational participation


The proportion of women in the group

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Reflection on the Edge. | The Next Edge

Reflection on the Edge. | The Next Edge | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

There is a proposed “project in development” which seems aimed at expressing this potentially beneficial scenario on a scale which enhances the emergence of interconnected systemic contexts which are generative and life affirming. The ‘form’ of such an ideasphere need to be represented digitally and simulated iteratively in order to accelerate its evolution.

 

by Glisten @cyber_shaman

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Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge

Nature’s Knack | TEDtalk | The Next Edge | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

Take 18 minutes of your day to watch this TEDtalk.
 

"If you haven’t heard about Janine Benyus, it’s about time you have. Janine has been at the forefront of biomimicry for a number of years now. She co-founded the Biomimicry Institute, which has morphed into various projects, including its current form as Biomimcry 3.8, a global network of scientists, thinkers, and consultants working together and learning from nature in order to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

 

This TED talk is from Oxford in 2009, in which Janine gives examples of nature’s uncanny ability to perform complex tasks seamlessly and effortlessly. My favorite example, among many, is the Namibian Desert beetle’s evolutionary ability to collect water molecules from fog and turn it into drinking water for sustenance."

 

by Zack Hirschfeld

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Chaordic Chat Practice

Chaordic Chat Practice | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Connected in the same now, between chaos and order, participants of chaordic chat use written notes (or short video clips) to send and receive thoughts as they emerge from their contemplation. Using a shared text window but without the pressure of immediate, verbal engagement, they can write from a more mindful space, yet inspired by the co-presence of the other and the field of their shared intention."

 

via George Por @technoshaman

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