Venessa Miemis. March 16 2010
This weekend I experienced a snowcrash; a moment where the seemingly disparate pieces of information floating in my head came together. A synapse fired, a new connection was made, and I was brought to a new level of consciousness, a new way of seeing the world. In reading this over, it almost sounds obvious, but it took me a while to get here. I hope that by sharing with you, it’ll help you “get it” too. So let me take you on my thinking trail.
Phi Beta Iota: In the context of all the reading we do, this is the single most tangible, brilliant, useful, and hence compelling exposition of where we might go as a global society able to create infinite wealth, and indirectly, a helpful overview of why the young who are connected will inevitably make the revolution. This is a corner stone for Intelligence Science. The Phi Beta Iota community has spent the past 20 years focusing on sense-making, and in the past few weeks we have realized that this is the cart before the horse–the horse is connecting everyone first. Although that was a core insight for Earth Intelligence Network (educating the poor “one cell call at a time,”) we did not “get” this new insight until recently. OpenBTS is the single most revolutionary Open Technology out there, and the Internet Work-Arounds for Egypt are a playbook for every other county including the USA. This one blog post captures the essence of a much larger constellation of literatures, and is therefore designated the new “Ref A.” The comments by others are useful as well.