Robert Steele: Reflections on the Next Data Revolution

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

I was  glad to respond to an invitation to write “Beyond Data Monitoring,” a Background Paper for the UN International Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) on the Data Revolution, co-chaired by Robin Li of Baidu, which is good, with Open Source represented by Tim “algorithms rule” O’Reilly, which is bad. Although the paper gained no traction with the intended recipients, it was sent by other means to the special assistant to the Secretary-General, and has  taken on a life of its own elsewhere. Building on the earlier Earth Intelligence Network concepts, and together with my forthcoming article on Applied Collective Intelligence (Spanda Journal, December 2014), this paper is the summary of my old thinking.

Today I begin new thinking, with a tip of the hat to Daniel Mezick among others — I feel blessed to have connected with so many brilliant information technologists over the years, including hackers around the world and with Stephen E. Arnold, CEO of Arnold IT, always in the forefront as my most trusted observer of the hollowness of industrial-era IT. Below is my emergent vision challenge for the future of public free open information sharing and sense-making. I am seeking contributing thoughts that will be acknowledged here as this develops.

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Nov 23

John Steiner: There’s a New Mainstream Out There — and You’re Probably Part of It

John Steiner

John Steiner

There’s a New Mainstream Out There — and You’re Probably Part of It

Millions of people the world over are part of The New Mainstream. It is defined neither by generation, by politico credo, nor by religious creed. The New Mainstream is defined by recognition that we are in a time of awakening to a new mindset, an expanded worldview and yes, a higher-level consciousness for humanity. The New Mainstream is defined by a cosmic pulse of awakening — a new consciousness!

See Also:

BOOK: Do You QuantumThink?: New Thinking That Will Rock Your World

Consciousness @ Phi Beta Iota

Reviews @ Phi Beta Iota

We the People Reform Coalition

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Nov 20

Harrison Owen: YouTube (14:20) Dancing with Shiva — Chaos as the Opening Door for Collective Engagement

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Phi Beta Iota: Harrison Owen, inventor of Open Space Technology, is one of our most prized mentors. His core point above is that all systems are open and self-organizing — control is a pretense.

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Harrison Owen @ Phi Beta Iota

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Nov 19

Jean Lievens: Kosmos on Connecting for Change — Emerging Global Transformation Movement

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Connecting for Change: Insights from an Emerging Global Transformation Movement

Based on research by the author, in collaboration with Jennifer Horner, PhD

By Rhonda Fabian

You might say it is the dark night of the planetary soul.   …   Yet at the same time, many people are waking up.

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Nov 19