Consciousness Panopticon


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  • We built great Cathedrals of knowledge. We built schools where we discipline our children into submission, and acceptance of settled knowledge unquestioningly.
  • The steady state of change cannot be achieved anymore
  • Our widening gap of ignorance is a threat to the understanding of the world. Once it mattered for things far out, today it matters for things of everyday application.

  • Designed by Jeremy Bentham in 1785.

  • Sousveillance societies cannot exercise control without the democratizing effects of knowledge spreading out to every segment of the population.
  • Where is our attention? Our attention economy is prizing the instant gratification, but also enabling the instant expression and communication
  • Our consciousness spreads out from our brain and bodies to touch others, and leaving its imprint on our world defines the interactions with the physical objects around us.
  • What we used to define the brain and our consciousness is changed since we can now easily observe manifestations of actions which are not directly executed by traditional bodies and traditional minds.
  • Life streaming services have become pervasive in just a few years. It is normal to start to talk about not only people, but our bodies, and our objects to constantly communicate.
  • Information once thought extremely personal, like location, political affiliation, religious thoughts, are now broadcasted widely.
  • WideTag dalla sua nascita ha partecipato a livello mondiale alle attività di costruzione e di realizzazione della Internet degli Oggetti, con un forte thought leadership.
  • We can now embrace the entire planet in a single glance, and listen to the heartbeat of the population of continents. The emotions of millions of people are reverberating on actions that are summarized and visualized to us in any moment.
  • We are ready to go ahead, and give the tools that redefine life itself, and its purpose to our kids.
  • And finally we are starting to understand that the access to the knowledge that has been accumulated in the world is not there to serve a single corporate purpose, but has to be accessible by everybody.
  • Through novel tools like Wolfram Alpha we can include previously inaccessible calculations in the everyday tools we use.
  • New institutions like the Singularity University stand up to the challenge of complexity, and interdisciplinary approach to understand the impact of accelerating change on society.
  • The consciousness panopticon serves to maintain the direction of the evolution of the global brain
  • As we understand the importance of studying the colliding web sciences in a formal manner, we equip ourselves with the tools to analyze how the gloabl brain works, and its impact.
  • The unit of knowledge. Contrary to bits, and bytes, the units of information, the Plato is not linked the concepts of entropy, and the physical evolution of the universe, but to its memetic future.

  • Consciousness Panopticon

    1. 1. jurvetson The Consciousness Panopticon Are we ready to share in the global brain? Frontiers of Interaction V — June 2009 — Rome
    2. 2. <Premise>
    3. 3. jurvetson
    4. 4. Fred Armitage William Gibson The future is already here. It is just not evenly distributed yet.
    5. 5. Ignorance Questions Answers
    6. 6. Randy Stewart Bre Pettis Things are changing faster than we can die.
    7. 7. </Premise>
    8. 8. <Discussion>
    9. 9. wikipedia
    10. 10. Jamais Cascio Jamais Cascio Participatory Panopticon
    11. 11. Todd Huffman
    12. 12. ComputerHotline, apesara
    13. 13. Andrew Mason
    14. 14. laszlo photo
    15. 15. Noel Zia lee
    16. 16. Spreading the Idea. Involve people. First Quarter Action Plan
    17. 17. Damon
    18. 18. IGEM International Genetically Engineered Machines
    19. 19. Text Text MIT Faculty Open Access Policy
    20. 20. Singularity University Preparing Humanity For Accelerating Technological Change
    21. 21. Colliding Web Sciences
    22. 22. 1 Plato = ? How can we define the fundamental unit of knowledge?
    23. 23. quot;The formula for success? Double your rate of failure.quot; Thomas J. Watson, IBM No Barriers The Internet multiplied a thousandfold our failure rate, without increasing the cost of our success
    24. 24. </Discussion>
    25. 25. “What is the question that I should be asking?”