John Maguire: Edgar Morin WISE 2013 Special Address YouTube (18:04) 7 Complex Lessons for Education

Focus on error and illusion, need to deal with uncertainty. A great deal of error arises from reductionism.

See Also:

2013 WISE Prize Laureate: YouTube (4:34) Vicky Colbert of Colombia on The New School for the Silent Revolution

2011 Edgar Morin on YouTube (12:23): Edgar Morin: Seven Complex Lessons in Education

Review: Homeland Earth

Review: Seven Complex Lessons for the Future

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Aug 28

Jean Lievens: Factory of the Future – Internet of Things (Not Yet Rooted in Open Source Everything, True Cost Economics, or Holistic Analytics)

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

The Factory of the Future Will Be Shaped by the Internet of Things

Andrew Dugenske, Alain Louchez

Manufacturing.net, August 2014

Around the globe, intelligent and pervasive industrial automation has been catapulted in recent years to a top national or regional priority. Known by different names, e.g., “Advanced Manufacturing”, “Smart Manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0” or “Factories of the Future” to highlight a few, these initiatives all bear the same characteristics, i.e., transforming the manufacturing process from a patchwork of isolated silos to a nimble and seamless whole fully integrated with the downstream and upstream production environment.

There is, in fact, a close link between modern manufacturing and the advent of the Internet of Things.

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Aug 21

Bojan Radej: Complex Systems Science With Wicked Humans, Smart Animals, and Communicating Plants

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Bojan Radej

Bojan Radej

I am sending you pretty inspirational paper, “Living Roadmap for Complex Systems Science: The French roadmap for complex systems: March 2008, The Complex System Society«. It is written in scientific language. I am sometimes thinking about your concepts and try to figure out how to translate them from systemic presentation to complex one. The difference may seem scholastic, but I wish to point out that this first impression is wrong. There is much deeper reason which relates not only to consistency of your concepts with the nature of the problem, but it may also contribute to essential simplification and so make an important step towards possibility for operationalisation. System theory is appropriate tool for dealing with terribly complicated challenges like building an airplane or sending mission to moon. Your challenge is more complex than complicated; complexity involves another type of elements, who are not complicated but wicked, involving human and social (political, cultural) factors. You may wish to surf the web for Cynefin framework (by Snowden) which nicely explains this.

PDF (22 Pages): CSS 2008 (French) Roadmap for Complex Systems

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Aug 19

Robert Steele: Smart Rats Nail Tuberculosis in Spit from Smell Alone

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

I’ve been fighting a losing battle for 25 years to reassert the primacy of the human factor within the craft of  intelligence (decision-support). Although I have no doubt this will happen eventually — industrial era technology is in performance free-fall — I am now becoming interested in plant and animal intelligence, and in how we might harness the distributed intelligence of plants and animals — including as sensors — at the same time that we radically enhance our ability to harness the distributed intelligence of humans.

Giant Rats Trained to Sniff Out Tuberculosis in Africa

Known for detecting land mines, the rodents could also help detect disease.

EXTRACT

“Rats are very fast,” said his trainer, Catia Souto, adding that one rat can evaluate more samples in ten minutes than a lab technician can evaluate in a day.

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And so far, rats seem to be a promising solution: In the first 16 months of the Maputo program, the rats evaluated samples from roughly 12,500 patients. Of those, 1,700 had been found positive at the health clinics. The rats detected another 764 patients, an increase in detection rate of around 44 percent, according to APOPO.

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Aug 18

Berto Jongman: Hugo de Garis on Mechanical Chemistry — Beyond Nano-Tech to FemtoTech Atomic Scale Manufacturing

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

This is a very nice mind-blowing presentation

In this beautifully done cinematography, IEET contributor Adam Ford records Hugo de Garis talking about Innovating Beyond the Nanoscale, Femtometer Scale Technology, published on Aug 4, 2014

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Aug 10

John Maguire: Interview with Dr. Sally Goerner, Integral Science Institute

John Maguire

John Maguire

Interview with Dr. Sally Goerner. Dr. Goerner is the director and co-founder of the Integral Science Institute, a non-profit research and educational centre. With advanced degrees and professional experience in computer science, engineering, nonlinear dynamics and psychology, Dr. Goerner’s speciality is showing how a range of major social, scientific, economic and political crises and alternatives can all be seen as part of one common evolutionary transition.

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Aug 9

Stephen E. Arnold: Chinese Rival to Google

Categories: Advanced Cyber/IO
Stephen E. Arnold

Stephen E. Arnold

Google Needs To Watch A Chinese Rival

Asia appears to be the place to go for alternative search engines that are large enough to rival Google. Russia has Yandex and now China has created Baidu. Baidu, however, is now crossing oceans and is deployed in Brazil says ZDNet in “Chinese Search Engine Baidu Goes Live In Brazil.” Baidu emigrated to Brazil in 2012, launched free Web services in 2013, and this year the search engine is now available.

Baidu is the second largest search engine with 16.49 percent market share. Google has a little over 70 percent.

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Aug 9

Anthony Judge – Imagining Order as Hypercomputing Operating an information engine through meta-analogy

Imagining Order as Hypercomputing

Operating an information engine through meta-analogy

Introduction
Paradoxical locus of nonlocal oracular hypercomputing
Engendering oracular hypercomputing through investing significance
Necessary impossibility of explaining oracular hypercomputing
Imagining as key to oracular hypercomputing
Hypercomputing as imaginative enactment
Nescience as a mode of hypercomputing?
Imagining order and pattern “re-cognition”
Exercise in imagining hypercomputing via hexagram patterning
Hypercomputer operation clarified through metaphors of engine design
Recognizing a confluence of imaginative possibilities
References

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Aug 7

Robert Steele: Stephen Draper on Intelligence in Complex Environments, with Comment

Robert Steele

Robert Steele

Intelligence in Complex Environments

by Stephen Draper

Small Wars Journal, 1 August 2014

Four years into the United States military’s effort to counter the Lord’s Resistance Army in central Africa its leader, Joseph Kony, remains elusive. This certainly isn’t for lack of effort or resources. One hundred Special Forces advisors, a robust command and control structure, contracted airplanes, even the occasional short-term deployment of a CV-22 squadron have all assisted African partner forces to remove a few leaders from the battlefield and enable many more fighters, wives, and children to escape the organization. Yet the mission still faces serious obstacles. The tyranny of distance has oftentimes been crippling to the effort, hindering logistical resupply and time sensitive strikes. In addition to geography, this mission continues to pose many challenges which test the U.S. intelligence community but, if overcome, can serve as a model for U.S. intelligence support in low-intensity conflicts and other crisis areas worldwide. Removing Kony and his LRA from the battlefield is, foremost, an intelligence problem. Without accurate intelligence of Kony and his forces’ location, counter-LRA forces will continue to be reduced to “searching for a needle in twenty haystacks.” Further complicating the situation, in addition to the joint U.S. and combined foreign forces requiring coordination, many other stakeholders are active in the area of operations. Non-government organizations (NGOs), aid organizations, the United Nations, civilian village defense forces, even the Catholic church all contribute to central Africa being a complex environment.

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Aug 1

Jean Lievens: Village in a Box – Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build the Next Economy

Jean Lievens

Jean Lievens

Village in a Box: Open Source Ecology Project Uses 3D Printers to Build The Next Economy

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3dprint.com, July 24, 2014

…the folks at the Open Source Ecology project say you only need about 50 machines such as a wind turbine, cement mixer and sawmill to get things going. And they should know since they are currently building and creating open source industrial machines and sharing the designs online without cost.

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Jul 27