Category Archives: Collective Intellect Augments Individual

Letting collective intelligence use me for organizing itself

I emailed a tweet I’ve just stumbled upon in my tweetstream to a colleague because I knew it had to do with one of her interests. We cannot spend all our time on hanging out in the stream but the … Continue reading

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Conversations with Douglas Engelbart

Doug has just passed away. I honor his memory by publishing this interview I made with him 26 years ago. Conversations with Douglas Engelbart by George Pór Computer Currents, 1987 The coming “big bang” of the ’90s will be an … Continue reading

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Search for Earthlings’ Collective Intelligence (SECI)

SETI@home is a scientific experiment that uses Internet-connected computers in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). Currently, it is the largest distributed computing effort with over 3 million users. What would it take to launch a social experiment run by … Continue reading

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When community intelligence becomes market intelligence…

Have you ever wondered what is common in “community intelligence,” “swarm intelligence,” “smart mobs” and “tipping points”? According to market intelligence guru, Britton Manasco, they are all about a “drift toward potential innovations that draw on the unspoken and unanticipated knowledge of today’s (and tomorrow’s) customers.”
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The idividual/community relationship

The change in human consciousness which we call the enlightenment is the most decisive force shaping our present society – its effects are still being worked out. In particular it has affected the relationship of the individual and society, and … Continue reading

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Double helix of social evolution

Visiting with a friend in San Francisco, I picked up a book which probes the posibility that information transmitted by coherent biophotonic light that living cells–including our DNA–produce, can be received in defocalized state of consciousness. It’s “The Cosmic Serpent: … Continue reading

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Being “hypertinent”

I’ve just picked up an interview that Derrick De Kerckhove gave a year ago in TheFeature :: It’s All About The Mobile Internet. Here’s why I blog it. I’m in the process of trying to organize my thoughts about the … Continue reading

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