Wonderfully, this post addresses three subjects I track because I know they are important: metacognition and its role in infotention, augmented collective intelligence, and the relationship of human cooperation to social media.
Feeling the emotions of others, social acceptance, and cooperation are critical to our early development of the identity and industry stages. Author and motivational speaker Daniel Pink states that the future belongs to conceptual cooperative thinkers. He observes a definitive shift in the developed world from a logical/technical age to a conceptual age, which places a premium on knowledge. Pink believes that these conceptual skills include:
- Design to change the world in significant ways
- Story or narrative skills focused on understanding
- Symphony and synthesis
- The pursuit of meaning.
Phi Beta Iota: Pink is right, but not yet. The Western way of political corruption, scientific reductionism, academic and media illiteracy, and financial control that together block holistic analytics, true cost economics, and open source everything engineering, have yet to suffer the cataclysmic collapse that will wake everybody up … 99% of the 99% are still in sheep mode.