Monthly Archives: June 2004

Bringing “Collective Objectivity” to Society’s Decision-Making

As we discover and advance the possibilities for intersubjectivity and collective objectivity we must not let these become merely psychospiritual phenomena to be consumed by those seeking a group high. If we are to save our species and catalyze civilizational transformation, we must invest creativity in carrying these co-intelligent phenomena out into the political, governmental, and economic realms in ways that actually impact actual decisions and mass behaviors.
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From intersubjectivity to collective objectivity: a socioeconomic imperative

“The intersubjectivity is the dropping of ego boundaries and awakening to the Authentic Self simultaneously with other people. But in this there is the emergence of an unprecedented potential for collective objectivity — which is everything! To me, that’s more important than anything else. Form a certain point of view, our future may depend on it. I mean,that’s the ultimate coming together. And in that coming together, a creative potential and source of, as you said, discriminating wisdom emerge that otherwise could never be accessed. That’s the ground from which we can begin to deal with just about anything and solve our real problems from a truly awakened, enlightened perspective. And what’s even more exciting is that as this thing emerges and gets stronger, it seems to get easier and easier for new people to have the experience.” — Andrew Cohen in conversation with Ken Wilber
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Evolutionary leadership, ubuntu, and the homecoming of CI

You probably heard the Zulu word “ubuntu.” It roughly translates as “the capacity to express compassion, justice, reciprocity, dignity, harmony and humanity in the interests of building, maintaining and strengthening community.” To the extent in which blogosphere manifests ubuntu, it is becoming the visible tip of an evolutionary wave.
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Intersubjectivity in an organic pub

Every event has at least as many different stories as participants. That’s because our narratives come through the unique mix of sensibilities, attitudes, interests, etc. that we bring to the event. If so, let collective intelligence benefit from that uniqueness. This entry gives an idea of how.
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The untapped potential of the Internet Archive for CI

This entry has some pointers to a technology that can enable unprecedented capabilities in humankind’s collective intelligence. This entry is also a novelty for me; its essence is not to convey reflections on something that I read or wrote but to grow connections with and for someone that I met.
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Knowledge Mapping

Knowledge mapping offers a tremendous resource to enhance the collective intelligence of deliberations about issues or problems. We can lay out what we collectively know, visually clarifying relationships among the relevant factors, actors, sectors, etc., involved with the problem. This can be done before, during and/or after any particular deliberation, containing and delineating the complexity of the issue or situation in a confrontable, usable form, embracing the full spectrum of arguments and options. Different groups working on a particular problem can simultaneously or subsequently can add their insights to the maps. If a group is working on a problem similar to an earlier group’s, the later one can use the other’s maps as a template for launching their own. Websites and publications based on issue maps could inform the public in an unbiased way, and councils of citizens, stakeholders, legislators and/or administrators could be informed by and/or create such issue maps.
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