MUST READ CAPSTONE WORK: Noosphere — The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness, A Testimony by Jose Arguelles

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Phi Beta Iota: We reproduce the excerpt in order to add links to all of the books and individuals mentioned.  Tip of the Hat to Reality Sandwich for this offering, and to Evolver Editions (North Atlantic/Random House) for their new Manifesto series in support of human consciousness and planetary synthesis.

Noosphere: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness, A Testimony

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To mark the recent passing of José Argüelles, we offer an excerpt from his upcoming book Manifesto for the Noosphere: The Next Stage in the Evolution of Human Consciousness, available from Evolver Editions/North Atlantic Books in October 2011.


We must enlarge our approach to encompass the formation taking place before our eyes … of a particular biological entity such as has never existed on earth-the growth, outside and above the biosphere, of an added planetary layer, an envelope of thinking substance, to which, for the sake of convenience and symmetry, I have given the name of the Noosphere. –Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, The Future of Man

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Manifesto for the Noosphere is the result of forty years of study, contemplation, investigation, and synthesis. While the noosphere may be beyond the grasp of conventional science, it is a deep and pervasive intuition that has gripped the minds of scientists, philosophers, poets, and artists since the concept first emerged in 1926. It is an evolutionary concept posited by studies in both biogeochemistry and paleontology. It is a whole-systems paradigm that melds prophecy and analysis of current world trends. It is a perception that the transformation of the biosphere is inevitably leading to a new geological epoch and evolutionary cycle, and it is due to the impact of human thought on the environment that this new era — the Noosphere — is dawning.

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Reference: Psychological Roots of Over-Consumption

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The psychological roots of resource over-consumption

Nate Hagens, 11 May 2011

Chapter from Fleeing Vesuvius

Humans have an innate need for status and for novelty in their lives. Unfortunately, the modern world has adopted very energy- and resource-intensive ways of meeting those needs. Other ways are going to have to be found as part of the move to a more sustainable world.

Phi Beta Iota: Buckminster Fuller understood the centrality of time/energy, but he did not grasp the psychological roots of collective self-destruction.  This is an extraordinary article in every possible way.  Strategic Analytics & Smart Nations are a solution.

See Also:

YouTube: Steele to Scowcroft at WW Center

Definition: Truth as Revolution

About the Idea, Definitions
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“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

– George Orwell

See Also:

America’s Core Values: We the People vs. Them Crooks

CURVEBALL: The Interview + Integrity RECAP

Journal: USA Slouching Toward Tyranny

Reference: Empire of Lies & Secrecy

Search: cost of corruption + Corruption RECAP

Strong Signals: Truth or Tyrannicide + RECAP

Why Isn’t Wall Street in Jail? + US Fraud RECAP

Search: design thinking and public administratio

About the Idea, Searches

This is a vital search, exactly on point.  21st Century public administration must be about design.  The machine search results are disappointing.  Here are a few thoughts and some links from the human in the loop.

1.  Public Administration is not Public Management.  The administrator should be a civil servant in the fullest sense of the word, dedicated to connecting the common sense of the public to the public interest through transparency, truth, and trust.  The acme of skill for a public administrator is to harness the distributed intelligence of the collective, to enable the collective to connect to all information in all languages all the time, and to enable real-time integrated humanities, faith, and science in the service of all humanity.

2.  Design is the acme of skill for the public administrator in the new century.  However, the design must be holistic, taking into account the  importance of eradicating all ten high-level threats to humanity by harmonizing the policies and spending of all stakeholders across the twelve core policies, with particular respect for the concerns of the eight demographic challengers.

3.  Intelligence (decision-support) and integrity are the twin elements that in combination enable holistic design.  If it is not holistic, it is not design but rather a kludge that is unsustainable.

4.  Buckminster Fuller, Medard Gabel, Russell Ackoff, and John N. Warfield are especially noteworthy as sources.  Richard Falk was decades ahead of his time and uniquely is still with us today (2011).

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Connecting the Dots: ALL of Them

About the Idea
Robert Steele

Contribution to Google Group Next Net

Medard Gabel, co-creator with Buckminster Fuller of the analog World Game, created the architecture concept and staffing-funding model for the digital EarthGame(TM).  Learn more here.

About: EarthGame and World Brain

Review: Designing A World That Works For All

Who’s Who in Earth Intelligence: Medard Gabel

Worth a Look: Medard Gabel, EarthGame and More

Graphic: Medard Gabel’s Cost of Peace versus War

Review: Ideas and Integrities–A Spontaneous Autobiographical Disclosure

I admire Jane McGonnigal, but she has not connected to those that went before her.  I truly despair when I read “learned” or “innovative” books and find that their intellectual roots do not go back more than ten years.  She is the leader now, but she needs to harvest all of us around Medard Gabel.

Who’s Who in Collective Intelligence: Jane McGonigal

Serious Games are a mess because everyone is building their own game for their one problem.  The AHA that Medard knows better than anyone is that everything is connected and you cannot “game” the Earth unless you do so in a Whole Systems model.  Here are three top-level links that help there.

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Identity Authentication–People, Data, Context

About the Idea
Robert Steele

Contribution to Google Group Next Net

There are eight intelligence tribes, each of which has its own authentication procedures at top and sub-levels..  Academic, civil society (including hybrid networks, labor unions and religions), commerce (both legal and illegal), government (at all levels on all issues), law enforcement (including badge versus non-badge), media (including bloggers), and non-governmental/non-profit.

Here are two graphics on this.

Graphic: Information Commons & Eight Tribes

Graphic: The UN and the Eight Tribes of Intelligence

We also need authentication of true cost information and all research from the point of creation to the point of aggregation.  That can be a combination of individual, group, and time place certifications.

Now to relate this to knowledge, here is a graphic from Dick Klavans and gang, on the state of knowledge today: fragmented to insanity:

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Ayn Rand in the 21st Century–M4IS2 Bottom-Up, Liberation Technology, and Open Everything

About the Idea
Robert Steele

Ayn Rand is back.  Between my persistent search for a home for the Open Source Agency and the related Multinational Decision-Support Centre and World Brain Institute (with Global Game), I read and visit with smart people.

As most know, the global fight that I have led since 1988 for Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) has evolved into both an appreciation for Open Everything, and a recognition that intelligence qua decision-support is infantile at this time, not at all mature, and that integrity is the core value of all time.  Together, intelligence & integrity are the definition of what it means to be human.

Most recently, I have been devoted to creating an approach to Liberation Technology rooting in the creation of an Autonomous Internet that is infinitely scalable and inherently empowering of the individual over any falsely-justified hierarchy–it is impervious to corruption by government or corporation.

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