Patrick Meier: Opening Address to CrisisMappers 2013

Opening Keynote Address at CrisisMappers 2013 Welcome to Kenya, or as we say here, Karibu! This is a special ICCM for me. I grew up in Nairobi; in fact our school bus would pass right by the UN every day. So karibu, welcome to this beautiful country (and continent) that has taught me so much about …

Patrick Meier: CrisisMappers 2011 Opening Speech

My Opening Speech at CrisisMappers 2011 in Geneva As many of you already know, the CrisisMappers Community is an informal network of members who operate at the cutting edge of crisis mapping and humanitarian technology. We are not a formal entity; we have no office, no one location, no staff, and no core funding to …

Robert Steele: Applied Collective Intelligence 2.0

Applied Collective Intelligence 2.0 Can Open Source Evolutionary Cybernetics Leverage Distributed Human Intelligence While Advancing Artificial Intelligence? DOC (16 Pages): 20151018 Applied Collective Intelligence 2.0 DOC (3 Pages): D3 Innovation Memorandum 2.1 (to VP, SecState, SecDef, D/OMB, A/USAID delivered 14 October 2015) SHORT URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-ACI2 ABSTRACT The information and intelligence (decision-support) domains have lost their …

Mongoose: VICE – Spy Agencies are Like Old Porn

Aging porn stars….too funny. Spy Agencies Are Like Old-School Porn — But That’s Changing By Jennifer Peters at VICE.com EXTRACT The traditional intelligence agencies are a lot like the old-school porn industry: they’re still trying to make and sell porn like it’s 1979, even though a lot of what they’re selling is just hanging out …

Reflections on Peter Drucker from the Grave

#bigideas I do miss Peter Drucker. I also think often of him, and Frank Lloyd Wright and many others, such as Russell Ackoff (“stop doing the wrong things righter, do the right things”). I use them to remind myself that it takes a quarter-century or more — and generally some cataclysmic failure — before the …

Review: Change the Story, Change the Future – A Living Economy for a Living Earth

David Korten 5.0 out of 5 stars Brings Us Full Circle — Valuable as Remedial Education for All, June 27, 2015 David Korten has been one of my heroes and indirect mentors through his books for over a decade. His book The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community resonated deeply with me, and I …

Jean Lievens: Open Source Block Chain Reveals True Cost Economics of Everything — This Is a Revolution!

Blockchain Can Bring Transparency to Supply Chains The open source, decentralised database blockchain allows consumers to check the authenticity and ethical standards of their products, says Dr. Jutta Steiner. The key to transparency is the decentralisation of data, meaning no single party can control what is seen.

Patrick Meier: Digital Jedis – Nepal Earthquake

A Force for Good: How Digital Jedis are Responding to the Nepal Earthquake Digital Humanitarians are responding in full force to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal. Information sharing and coordination is taking place online via CrisisMappers and on multiple dedicated Skype chats. The Standby Task Force (SBTF), Humanitarian OpenStreetMap (HOT) and others from the Digital Humanitarian Network …

Open Power: Open Source Activist Tool-Kit

We are splitting Open Power in three to make it easier for the different constituencies to work with what particularly interests them.The original will remain focused on the Electoral Reform Act of 2015. Libertarians and those who love Alex Jones can go to http://tinyurl.com/OpenPower-Libertarian. Here is the Tiny URL for the secondary focus on the …

Review: Digital Humanitarians – How Big Data is Changing the Face of the Humanitarian Response

Patrick Meier 5.0 out of 5 stars World-Changing Book Documenting Intersection of Humans, Technology, and Policy-Ethics, February 2, 2015 This is a hugely important work, one that responds to the critical needs outlined by Micah Sifry in The Big Disconnect: Why The Internet Hasn’t Transformed Politics (Yet) and others such as myself writing these past …

Review: The End of Intelligence – Espionage and State Power in the Information Age

David Tucker 3.0 out of 5 stars A poor thesis, rotten sources, with no quality control in the literature review, January 27, 2015 This is a hugely disappointing book. It reads like a graduate thesis badly overseen (with zero in the way of serious literature search). While the author has some experience in the foreign …

2014 Robert Steele Applied Collective Intelligence

Short URL: http://tinyurl.com/Steele-ACI As published: Spanda CI–Applied collective intelligence Citation: Steele, R.D. (2014) “Applied Collective Intelligence: Human-Centric Holistic Analytics, True Cost Economics, and Open Source Everything,” Spanda Journal (Vol. 2, pp 127-137) ABSTRACT: The emerging discipline of Collective Intelligence (CI) has been mis-directed by a combination of the faddish focus on “wisdom of the crowds” …