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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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When we venture beyond the edge of our knowledge,...

When we venture beyond the edge of our knowledge,... | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

When we venture beyond the edge of our knowledge, all we have is art.


Jonah Lehrer on creating a “fourth culture” where we “freely transplant knowledge between the sciences and the humanities, and focus on connecting the reductionist fact to our actual experience.”

 

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The Individuation of Ideas. ~ Jennifer Sertl

The Individuation of Ideas. ~ Jennifer Sertl | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Perhaps you have also heard of Rupert Sheldrake and his term morphic resonance. We are all in the field of shared experiences and many of the concepts bounce from genius in the past to contemporary voices. Two or more individuals in completely different communities will all of a sudden have the same “epiphany” due to a “cloud of wisdom.”" 

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Biomimicry: A Tool for Innovation

Biomimicry: A Tool for Innovation | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Innovators from all walks of life—engineers, managers, designers, architects, business leaders, and more--can use biomimicry as a tool to create more sustainable designs. The Biomimicry process of consulting life’s genius, described in the Design Spiral, can serve as a guide to help innovators use biomimicry to biologize a challenge, query the natural world for inspiration, then evaluate to ensure that the final design mimics nature at all levels—form, process, and ecosystem."

 

shared by David Hodgson @davidhodgson

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Indian Elder Speaks - Point of No Return

Indian elder, Oren Lyons, speaks of the path we are on and the upcoming point of no return we are collectively approaching. ***Copyright Disclaimer Under Sec...
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William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity

William Gibson on real vs. virtual and singularity | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

The author takes a moment to debunk “singularity” — the theory that man and machine will eventually merge in some kind of climax — calling it “the geek rapture.” In Gibson’s opinion, the biggest changes will sneak into our lives gradually, the way Walkmans morphed into iPods, then iPhones. “There’s not going to be any ‘future,’ because things are changing too quickly,” he says. “It’s just going to be . . . stranger and stranger, and as it happens to you, you will be in the present moment, and it will be weird.”

 

ht David McConville

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Principal of Global Unity, The Ideosphere and its Transformation

Principal of Global Unity, The Ideosphere and its Transformation | The Next Edge | Scoop.it

"Thus, the transformation of the ideosphere does not mean the propagation of any particular set of ideas. Rather, it is the transformation of the configuration of the ideosphere itself from concentricity to omnicentricity in which every individual will engage in authentic, independent thinking in synergy with others."

 

 

- Yasuhiko Genku Kimura

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