Bojan Badej: Francis Helighen on Global Brain — Web as Self-Organizing Distributed Intelligence

Bojan Radej

Bojan Radej

Towards a Global Brain: the Web as a Self-organizing, Distributed Intelligence

FRANCIS HEYLIGHEN, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, ECCO – Evolution, Complexity and Cognition research group

Phi Beta Iota: The YouTube is in English with exception of a short obligatory comment in French that is mandatory in Canada’s quest to pretend it is bi-lingual.

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Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Francis Heylighen

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SchwartzReport: One Fracking Well Linked to 200+ Earthquakes

Stephan A. Schwartz

Stephan A. Schwartz

Although the Congress and the Obama Administration think Fracking is just the thing, the evidence for the wrongness of this policy just keeps piling up. One learns in school that the purpose of the government is to be responsive to its people, and provide for their safety and wellbeing. But that of cou! rse we know is just a fantasy of academics. Your house has been brought down by an earthquake? Terribly sorry, the government says, but our corporate masters’ profits are too important for us to stop them.

University of Colorado Boulder Scientists Link 10,800-Foot-Deep Fracking Wastewater Well to More than 200 Earthquakes
BRANDON BAKER – Ecowatch/Nation of Change

When the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission ordered NGL Water Solutions to stop fracking wastewater injection operations a month ago, a team of University of Colorado Boulder researchers began conducting its own investigation.

NGL, formerly known as High Sierra Water Services, was given permission to resume its activities at a 10,800-foot-deep well a few weeks later, but the CU findings suggest that shouldn’t have happened. Anne Sheehan and her team found that the well is linked to more than 200 earthquakes, the geophysics professor in the CU Department of Geological Sciences told Boulder County Business Report.

Anthony Judge: Vital Collective Learning from Biased Media Coverage

Anthony Judge

Anthony Judge

Vital Collective Learning from Biased Media Coverage

Acquiring vigilance to deceptive strategies used in mugging the world

Introduction
Biased coverage of controversy by news media
Clues to possible vigilant interpretation of media coverage
Strategic leadership as a “shell game”?
Acquiring vigilance through recognition of media bias
Elaboration of a system of media “con codes”
Future credibility of media presentations by authority
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Sepp Hasslberger: 2003 Manifesto on Our Common Future

Sepp Hasslberger

Sepp Hasslberger

Genova, the Azores and our Common Future

28 June 2003

Genova – July 2001 – had a big impact on my life, probably on anybody’s life here in Italy. Several hundred thousand protested the gathering of Heads of State – the G8 – and were brutally beaten by police who had been instructed, on Bush’s orders, to “be tough this time”. Some of my Italian friends, Ivan and Vitale, were there and they returned shocked at the unprecedented violence that had been unleashed, by all accounts unprovoked. At the time, I said war has just been declared on the people and I wrote, enraged, that the kind of progress the mighty are talking about is not really the progress we want. At the time, one of the recurring taints thrown at the emerging global movement for justice was that it had not come up with any positive proposals.

Fast forward to Azores – January 2003 – the passage from one year to the next. Wind outside, logs crackling in the fireplace. Someone asks the question: What is it we really want? If we don’t want Bush’s war, we don’t want “their” globalization, what can we do about it? Good question. Difficult. Susan suggests that Justice is the major problem. Prohibitionism and the non-separation of Church and State, to be exact. Agreed, but what can we do about it and what about all those other areas of life that are messed up too? We started listing them up – justice, the economy, the energy monopoly, scientific progress, the environment, health, education, ideas in the straitjacket called intellectual property, the way society is organized and how the media manages not to inform us of what’s important.

Areas for Change (List Only)

Church and State   Justice   Economy   Energy   Science   Environment   Health   Education   Human Potential   Intellectual Property Laws   Social organization   Public Media and information   Privacy versus Transparency

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