Collective Intelligence


Converted my highlights from Pierre Lévy’s Collective Intelligence—Mankind’s emerging world in cyberspace to my wiki.

Pierre Lévy’s vision towards the noosphere…

Key words: nomadic earth, molar technologies, anthropological spaces, collective intellect, informational universe, commodity space, knowledge space, molecular politics, preceding spaces, collective intelligence, agent intellect, territorial space, intelligent city, fourth space, angelic body, intelligent communities, intelligent community, intellectual technologies.

Beware, it’s 100 KB.

LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks

LiveJournal Creator Maps the Long Road to Open Social Networks: “People are growing weary of registering and re-declaring their friends on every new social networking site. But Brad Fitzpatrick, creator of LiveJournal and OpenID, says that the tools to build a decentralized social network don’t yet exist. (Source: Wired)

Wow. About time. Since long I cherish the desire for a scale-free distributed social network. Both Campfire and Cheetah work in that direction, the latter for diabetics.

When will we have opened up our databases so you can update your personal information in a single action and everyone you want to are up to date too?

Talk about trust. Armillaria can help to grow a fully distributed social reputation system to do just that. The Wizard Rabbit Treasurer tells a small story of how this might work for the underlying data.

Love to work on a project like this. I’ll keep an eye on

(Via [“>Wired News].)

How to create Hot Crowds

How to create Hot Crowds: Hot Groups are high performing teams with six characteristics:

  1. Hot teams are highly dedicated to end results and are enthusiastic
  2. They thrive on ridiculous deadlines and high hurdles to take
  3. They are irreverent and non-hierarchical, playing around and having fun
  4. They are made up of widely divergent disciplines and abilities
  5. They use an open and eclectic workspace
  6. Hot teams connect to the outside world and look for solutions outside themselves

(Via CrowdsourcingDirectory.)

Sociale Databank Nederland en Grondvest

Gisteren tijdens de bijeenkomst van EcoDuSo danwel de Happy Planet Group werdt ik voor het eerst geconfronteerd met de Sociale Databank Nederland.

Interessante bronnen en groepen mensen. Veel inspiratie voor Aarde. M.n. zaken zoals een Algemeen Basis Inkomen en Belasting Ontrokken Waarde. Ik herinner me dat Eckart Wintzen daar een keer een column in Ode over repte.

A Simpler Way

A few quotes from Myron Kellner-Rogers that Liza Sitton-Taylor captured during her conversation with Myron:

  • The only thing keeping us stuck is what we resist.
  • We become what we ignore.
  • Let go of defending against your neuroses.
  • The cure for burnout is not rest but wholeheartedness.
  • There’s no such thing as information overload, there’s just a meaning shortage.
  • No learning happens when evaluation is present.

Another interesting thing is that the systems model Myron uses has 9 circles:

  • The first set of three = systems, structures and processes.
  • The second set of three = identity (who are we now?), relationships and information.
  • The third set of three are: meaning, trust and action.

We would expect predictability from the first set, but this isn’t so because it really depends on the second and third sets. How does the system make meaning? It has to do with the identity and its relations with the environment. He also talked about how the self of the collective arises and is especially interested in how you access that collective self.

(Via NOTES from MSOD Alumni Conference by Liza Sitton-Taylor).

The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs

Harry van der Velde will like this one…

The Future of Bridges: Self-Replicating, Irregular Designs: “Self-replicating bridges might be more robust, but also weirder looking, than the nearly magical pieces of civil engineering that human beings come up with.

(Via Wired News.)

The coolest new feature on BookTour: Auto-favorites

The coolest new feature on BookTour: Auto-favorites:

Like any other startup, we’ve adding new feature nearly every day on BookTour. But my favorite is one that we added last week. You know the music services, such as Sonic Living, that’can scan your iTunes or LastFM’libraries and then automatically tell you (via emails or RSS feeds) when’your favorite’bands are coming to your town? We wanted to do the same for books and authors.

So now if you go to your Profile page on, you can enter your Amazon login info and we’ll automatically look up all the books you’ve ever bought and add those authors to the list you’re tracking. If any of them are coming to your area to give talks or other appearances, we’ll send you an email or include it in your RSS feed. And you can always use the service to ping those authors and ask them to come speak to your company, organization or just book club while they’re in town.


How cool is that?!

(BTW, we don’t keep your Amazon info. The site just opens a secure connection to Amazon, fetches the books from your order history, and then closes the connection and discards the login info. That means you have to enter’the login’again when you want to refresh your favorites list in a few months, but it also ensures that your login information can never be compromised.)

(Via The Long Tail.