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
Internet-connected people in the Search for Earthlings’
Collective Intelligence (SECI)?
Extraterrestrial intelligence is the big unknown, the big Other of humankind. I’m wondering whether we can meet it before we discover and become friends with the other big unknown, right here, on this planet:
our collective intelligence capable to let us intentionally evolve as a species and choose the future in which the full development of the parts is the goal of the whole and vice versa.
Regarding the SECI experiment, I am thinking of, as a first step, co-convening a new, ContemplaTweet event. Let me know if you want to be part of it and its design team.