Moogfest 2014 keynote Conscious-Technology, The Millennium Project, and an Invitation

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We are merging with technology. We will become “Conscious-Technology” beings. …

We are merging with technology. We will become “Conscious-Technology” beings.
Google Glass, Internet of Things, heart pacemakers, the works! Voice recognition and voice synthesis with artificial intelligence imbedded through the built environment will make inanimate objects seem conscious. We will import advance tech in and on our bodies and export our consciousness to technology. These imports/export will seem to merge into a continuum of consciousness and technology. The quality of this merger will depend on how well we can blend our mystic-self with our technocratic self, as individuals and as a species. By mystic I simply mean one whose primary focus is improving life by enhancing consciousness; by technocrat I simply mean one whose primary focus for improving life is with new technologies and policies. We are all part mystic and part technocrat, but we tend to be more of one than the other. Seeking harmony, balance, synergy between the two seems right to me. Like the musician, instrument, and music merge in a great performance.
Merging the attitudes of the mystic toward life with the technocratic’s knowledge of life makes life work and be worthwhile.
Arts, media, and music technologies can be designed and used from a mystic attitude. Experiencing performances of such technologies should enhance our consciousness. From such enhanced consciousness new technologies can be conceived. And so on to become a more aesthetic future conscious-technology civilization.
The explosive, accelerating growth of knowledge in a rapidly changing and increasingly interdependent world gives us so much to know about so many things that it seems impossible to keep up. At the same time, we are flooded with so much trivial news that serious attention to serious issues gets little interest, and too much time is wasted going through useless information.

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  • 1. Conscious-Conscious- TechnologyTechnology Jerome C. Glenn The Millennium Project Moogfest/2014
  • 2. One future of the arts/media/entertainmentOne future of the arts/media/entertainment is that it will be global, participatory,is that it will be global, participatory, tele-present, holographic, augmented realitytele-present, holographic, augmented reality conducted on next-generation mobile smart phones andconducted on next-generation mobile smart phones and immersive screens that engage new audiencesimmersive screens that engage new audiences in the ways they prefer to be reached and involved.in the ways they prefer to be reached and involved.
  • 3. 32 Seeds of the Future of Arts, Media, and Entertainment Cross-Impact these 32 seeds to see what new creative industries are possible
  • 4. Humans becoming cyborgs 1985 2000 2015 2030 Conscious-TechnologyConscious-Technology Built environment becoming intelligent When the distinction between these two trends becomes blurred, we will have reached the Post-Information Age
  • 5. Simplification/Generalization of History and an Alternative Future Age / Element Product Power Wealth Place War Time Agricultural Extraction Food/Res Religion Land Earth/Res Location Cyclical Industrial Machine Nation- State Capital Factory Resources Linear Information Info/serv Corporation Access Office Perception Flexible Conscious- Technology Linkage Individual Being Motion Identity Invented
  • 6. ever-increasing ways to improve the human condition The World is in a Race Between implementing and the seemingly ever-increasing complexity and scale of global problems. Conscious-Technology, Increasing Individual and Collective Intelligence, and Entertainment can help… Win the Race
  • 7. Collective and Individual Intelligence
  • 8. Increasing Intelligence: both Individual and Collective Intelligence
  • 9. How to Increase Individual Intelligence (or Mental Performance) 1. Responding to feedback 2. Consistency of love, diversity of environment 3. Nutrition 4. Reasoning exercises 5. Believing it is possible (placebo effect) 6. Contact with intelligent people or viaVR simulations 7. Software systems and gaming 8. Neuro-pharmacology (enhanced brain chemistry) 9. Memes on classroom walls and else where, for example: intelligence is sexy 10. Low stress, stimulating environments, with certain music, color, fragrances improves concentration and performance 11. Longer term: • Reverse engineering the brain • Applied Epigenetics and genetic engineering • Designer microbes to eat the plaque on neurons
  • 10. Global Overviews Needed
  • 11. Improving integration and synergies among… Collective Intelligence
  • 12. Collective Intelligence • It emerges from the integration and synergies among • data/info/knowledge • software/hardware • experts and others with insight • that continually learns from feedback • to produce just in time knowledge for better decisions • than these elements acting alone.
  • 13. An Application of Collective Intelligence: Global Futures Intelligence System at www.themp.org
  • 14. Vertical Farming, Carbon Sink, Art We need bold thinking! Art & Music can help!
  • 15. Ifthen Nano- technology Synthetic Biology Internet of Things 3D Printing Conscious- Technology Augmented Reality Nano- technology xxx         Synthetic Biology xxx         Internet of Things     xxx       3D Printing       xxx     Conscious- Technology         xxx   Augmented Reality           xxx Emerging Technologies Table
  • 16. Computational Science Computational biology Computational Chemistry Computational PhysicsAll Accelerating Innovations
  • 17. Everyone on Internet is surrounded by a 2+ billion person market
  • 18. One-Person Businesses Find markets around the world for what you are interested in doing not non-existing jobs
  • 19. … May become a TransInstitution The Millennium  Project
  • 20. 50 Millennium Project Nodes... are groups of experts and institutions that connect global and local views in: Nodes identify participants, translate questionnaires and reports, and conduct interviews, special research, workshops, symposiums, and advanced training.
  • 21. How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? 1 How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? 2 How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? 3 How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? 4 How can policymaking be made more sensitive to global long-term perspectives? 5 How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? 6 How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? 7 How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune microorganisms be reduced? 8 How can the capacity to decide be improved as the nature of work and institutions change? 9 How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terrorism, and the use of weapons of mass destruction? 10 How can the changing status of women improve the human condition? 11 How can transnational organized crime networks be stopped from becoming more powerful and sophisticated global enterprises? 12 How can growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently? 13 How can scientific and technological breakthroughs be accelerated to improve the human condition? 14 How can ethical considerations become more routinely incorporated into global decisions? 15 How can sustainable development be achieved for all while addressing global climate change? How can everyone have sufficient clean water without conflict? How can population growth and resources be brought into balance? How can genuine democracy emerge from authoritarian regimes? How can decisionmaking be enhanced by integrating improved global foresight during unprecedented accelerating change?How can the global convergence of information and communications technologies work for everyone? How can ethical market economies be encouraged to help reduce the gap between rich and poor? How can the threat of new and reemerging diseases and immune microorganisms be reduced? How can education make humanity more intelligent, knowledgeable, and wise enough to address its global challenges? How can shared values and new security strategies reduce ethnic conflicts, terrorism, and the use of weapons of mass destruction? How can the changing status of women improve the human condition? How can growing energy demands be met safely and efficiently? How can scientific and technological breakthroughs be accelerated to improve the human condition? How can ethical considerations become more routinely incorporated into global decisions? How can transnational organized crime networks be stopped from becoming more powerful and sophisticated global enterprises? Scanning Framework: 15 Global Challenges–Our Agenda
  • 22. Executive Summary Chapter 1 – 15 Global Challenges Chapter 2 – Hidden Hunger Chapter 3 – Coast Zones Chapter 4 – Lone Wolf and SIMAD Chapter 5 – Global Futures Intelligence System 256 Pages Available at Moogfest $39.95
  • 23. MP Futuristic Management 1. Hierarchy 2. Networks 3. Intersection of Networks: Nodes 4. Connecting Nodes into Fields of Play 5. Connecting Fields of Play
  • 24. How can you &you & arts/music participate? • Join the Arts/Media Node of the Millennium Project • Improve the aesthetics of global futures research • Engage the public in what is important • Show how the world can work for all • Counter the mental poison polluting the collective unconscious • Provide alternatives to trivial media wasting the talents of creative people • If Al Gore can get an academy award for a ppt, what could the creative talent in this room do?
  • 25. 25 Years from Now: What will be emerging? And from what?
  • 26. What is the first thinking? And what does the second think about that? ?????????????
  • 27. For further information: Jerome.Glenn@ Millennium-Project.org 202-686-5179 StateoftheFuture.org themp.org Global Futures Intelligence System