I was asked to come in and do this one, and did so gladly. Public intelligence in the public interest, done with integrity, is the global brain. The human brain is the only inexhaustible resource we have, and Priority One should be to empower the five billion poor with connectivity first, and access to all possible knowledge, free, second. That will create infinite wealth and a prosperous world at peace. Those who oppose this are selfish and simple — in no way does this goal reduce the ill-gotten gains of those few who have profited at the expense of the many all these years — Truth & Reconciliation, rather than Impeachment and Hanging, is what we offer to those few. They should take the deal and be glad to get it. St.
WordPress can deal with – but not ably – compound questions — one reason why those who try to substitute technology for human thinking will always be severely challenged in the world of intelligence (decision-support). Automated search does not do nuances. Consider also using the new directories for major sets (Articles, Briefings, Graphics, RECAPs, & Searches) and remember that this web-site is the front end to www.oss.net (40,000 pages, 800 contributors) and www.earth-intelligence.net (1000 pages, 24 contributors). The Remixed Review Lists (70) are now a year out of date, but still an excellent starting point.
Negatives had to be excluded. We do not have a world brain today because governments and corporations are corrupt and deliberately blocking all possible initiatives associated with “Open Everything.” Right now corruption, fraud, gambling, and pornography rule.
The next “shift” for good might be among the young and world presidents, stimulated by their membership out of Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, the Iranian diasphora, Russia, and Venezuela. It is obvious that the one billion rich with a one trillion a year economy have been both well and ill served by predatory industrial-era capitalism, and that the next big big new new thing is capitalism of, by, and for the five billion poor with a four trillion a year economy. Lacking has been the shared open source agency, analytic model, and real-time information sharing grid to achieve near-real-time identification and satisfaction–for profit and in a sustainable manner–all global to local needs.
Below the line:
Global brain aka world brain aka global mind
Human brain aka human intelligence aka models for thinking
Human brain manifest in networks
These are left in one group in the spirit of DavidWinberger’s Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder. The human brain and the global information technology grid are morphing into a global brain aka noosphere, but very slowly because the Industrial-Era governments and corporations (including educational corporations) are nearly comatose with respect to the dynamic possibilities of “letting go” the old hierarchical “command & control” ways in favor of the new bottom-up panarchic, chaordic, “swarm” ways of decision-making and time-energy allocation.
NOTE: Above is a human-based selection from a massive database 20 years in the creation, and also not including the wealth of information in other languages that is ignored by those foolish enough to think that investments in secret foreign language interceptions is more important than investments in broader multi-lingual open source investments. The Chinese get this — the US Government does not.
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