Hyperpolitics (American Style)

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My closing plenary presentation at the 2008 Personal Democracy Forum, Tuesday 24 June 2008.

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Hyperpolitics (American Style)

  1. 1. Hyperpolitics (American Style) Mark Pesce Honorary Associate University of Sydney [email_address] twitter: mpesce
  2. 2. Part One: Hyperconnected
  3. 5. ‘ the sapient paradox’
  4. 12. ‘ halfway there’
  5. 15. 43,000,000,000
  6. 17. Part Two: Hypermimesis
  7. 19. “ Basically, if a way of changing, fixing or improving a popular model of mobile phone is discovered by any of the hacking communities around the world on Monday, by Friday it’s on the streets of Ghana.” Jan Chipchase New Scientist , 12 June 2008
  8. 20. fluid, flexible, mobile, pervasive and inexorable
  9. 21. “ It has been repeatedly proved that information blocking is like walking into a dead end.” Wang Guoqing Vice-Minister of Information, PRC
  10. 24. ‘ find the others’
  11. 26. altruism trumps the ‘virtue of selfishness’
  12. 28. ‘ holding the line’
  13. 29. Controversy has erupted among the encyclopedia's core contributors, after a rogue editor revealed that the site's top administrators are using a secret insider mailing list to crackdown on perceived threats to their power. Many suspected that such a list was in use, as the Wikipedia "ruling clique" grew increasingly concerned with banning editors for the most petty of reasons. But now that the list's existence is confirmed, the rank and file are on the verge of revolt. The Register , 4 December 2007 http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/04/wikipedia_secret_mailing/
  14. 31. Part Three: No Governor
  15. 33. ‘ made her nervous’
  16. 34. Sharing is the threat.
  17. 35. Bullshit.
  18. 39. ‘ Um...”
  19. 41. Hyperconnectivity begets hypermimesis begets hyperempowerment
  20. 44. nothing like democracy
  21. 46. Thank You! Mark Pesce [email_address] blog.futurestreetconsulting.com twitter: mpesce 415.533.7643

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