“What the hell are all these connections and social media for?”

I rarely choose to fall even further behind on my GTD Next Action list, by adding a comment to blogposts, which may never will be read, but your intriguing question caught me because I’ve been asking myself, for quite a while, the same:
Bev Trayner asked, “what the hell are all these connections and social media for?”
We’ll see in 2-3 years from now but that’s not an answer to my wanting to sense the lay lines of our emerging planetary reality, as they emerge, so that they can inform wiser actions: mine, my clients’ and communities’…
Holding that question for a couple of years led me to the first sketches that you may want to take a look at here and here and here.
What kind of social learning system would be appropriate to address the challenges inherent in those posts?
Regarding our shared “falling behind” syndrome, what if it was only evolution’s trick to help us recognize that resistance to distributed cognition and collective intelligence/wisdom is futile, the relevant cognitive unit is not me but we?
(By “relevant” I mean capable to develop the functionally fit differentiation of one’s contribution to the whole, based on relatively accurate maps of our social and technical ecosystems.)

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One Response to “What the hell are all these connections and social media for?”

  1. >>Regarding our shared “falling behind” syndrome, what if it was only evolution’s trick to help us recognize that resistance to distributed cognition and collective intelligence/wisdom is futile, the relevant cognitive unit is not me but we?
    George I love this perspective. Perhaps we can then breathe a collective sigh of relief 😀

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