Ty Simpson: Dantheman on Solving Fake News Problem and Achieving True Consensus

Ty Simpson

How to Solve Fake News with Proof of Consensus and Blockchains

There is a significant difference between “perception of consensus” and “actual consensus”. This difference has never been clearer than the “perceived consensus” that Hillary would win, and the “actual consensus” that Trump won.

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Mar 19

Tom Atlee: New Book Participatory Sustainability

Tom Atlee

Participatory Sustainability: Notes for an Emerging Field of Civilizational Engagement

“Participatory Sustainability introduces the idea that sustainability cannot be achieved merely through top-down government policy or economic activity. Sustainability requires the participation of all people and all parts of society, working with each other and with nature. The book provides dozens of approaches for doing this, including guidance for generating collective wisdom, participatory leadership, inclusive participatory forms of power, and six expanded dimensions of intelligence we can use together to address the depth and complexity of the challenges we face. Recognition of the intrinsic participatory nature of both sustainability (co-creating a good life for our grandchildren) and non-sustainability (co-creating disaster) provides both motivation and direction for making a better world, starting immediately.”

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Mar 11

Eagle: Living in a World of Lies, Liars, and Fake News…

300 Million Talons…

We are not living in a ‘post-truth’ world, we are living the lies of others

Nigel Farage is not a Nazi and nor is Donald Trump. But what is terrifying – and deeply akin to fascism – is our ability to ‘think’ our way from truth into lies

We handed journalism to social media – and the armed men who control the areas from which these reports came know that they can pull the same trick again next time.

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Feb 24

Tom Atlee: Wisdom of the Fringes

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Tom Atlee

Counterintuitively, the highest evolutionary wisdom lies on the fringes of business as usual. The fringes are fringes because they are different, dissident, dissonant with business-as-usual – both with the mainstream and even with our own personal or group business-as-usual. The challenges presented by the fringes can expand our view of what’s really going on and what really needs to be addressed. But, of course, that is easier said than done; there’s something to know about including the fringes creatively so that greater wisdom and possibility result rather than folly and destructive messes. Luckily, we know a bit about that – and could learn more…

The wisdom of the fringes?

In the end, I believe that those who call forth the most collective intelligence and wisdom will be those who can manifest – and help others manifest – two vital capacities:

1. the ability to include more of what is normally overlooked and excluded and
2. the ability to use diversity and disturbance creatively.

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Feb 19