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Technology and social movements


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Technology and social movements

  1. 1. Technology and Social Movements<br />
  2. 2. “We are the ones we have been waiting for." — Hopi elders<br />
  3. 3. Relevant Experience<br />
  4. 4. Technology Focus...Private Client Investment advisory and Investment Banking<br /><ul><li>Scotia McLeod: Private Client investment services for 7 years
  5. 5. Big Cap tech focus... Intel, Cisco, Oracle
  6. 6. Participated in dot com explosion!
  7. 7. Catalyst Capital Partners: investment banking and strategic advisory services for 5 years
  8. 8. Raised $1,000,000 for several early stage tech companies
  9. 9. VOIP infrastructure
  10. 10. Wireless
  11. 11. Did M&A transaction for mobile messaging platform</li></li></ul><li>OpenKollabExploring the power of open collaboration<br /><ul><li>Global virtual community of 280+ technologists, academics and change agents
  12. 12. Co-founded with two others...
  13. 13. Discussion space to network, exchange ideas and stimulate projects
  14. 14. Resulted in several innovative models/projects
  15. 15. Concept of Ecosystem
  16. 16. Ecosystem Pooled Fund
  17. 17. Project Matching architecture
  18. 18. Open Manufacturing Ecosystem</li></li></ul><li>Current Context<br />
  19. 19. Technological TransformationThe Forces at Play<br />Broadband Proliferation<br />Real Time Infrastructure <br />Increase in Processing Power<br />Power at Edge of Network<br />Decrease in Cost of Memory<br />High VISIBILITY and Connectedness<br />Simultaneously...<br />
  20. 20. Values TransformationThe Forces at Play<br />Climate Change<br />Financial Market Collapse<br />Discontent!<br />Shifts in Global Balance of Power<br />Alienation and Fragmentation in Western Culture<br />Absence of Holistic/Spiritual Context<br />
  21. 21. The Tipping PointThe Forces at Play<br />Values Transformation<br />The Tipping Point!!<br />Technological Transformation <br />So What Now?<br />
  22. 22. The New ParadigmWhere we are going and where we need to go<br />
  23. 23. How Can We Think About Revolution?<br />
  24. 24. Visibility, Representation and Group Consciousness<br />
  25. 25. Is there a virtual analogue?<br />
  26. 26. Imagine this number being 100,000,000!!<br />How, you ask?<br />
  27. 27. Highly Scalable Mass Collaboration Platforms... Two different approaches<br />Open Project Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>‘Bootstrapping’
  28. 28. Platform</li></ul>Ecosystem Rollout<br /><ul><li>Platform</li></li></ul><li>Open Project Infrastructure<br />Bootstrapping...<br />Need to solve two problems...<br />
  29. 29. Collaboration<br />Project Matching<br />How Does Matching Work?<br />
  30. 30. Project Matching via Meta- Data<br />        <br /> By analysing projects, we plan to develop project meta-data analogous to the personal meta-data used by dating sites<br />PROJECT META-DATA<br />PERSONAL META-DATA<br />Mission<br />Goals<br />Leader<br />Team<br />Milestones<br />Age<br />Sex<br />Height<br />Interests<br />Hobbies<br />Note that Visible Personal Meta-Data is a recent phenomena. Why not Visible Project Meta-Data?<br />
  31. 31. Open Project ArchitectureMultiple Platforms... ‘bootstrapping’<br />Workstream 1<br />Workstream 2<br />Workstream 3<br />Each workstream is supported by a set of virtual tools<br /><ul><li>Google Group
  32. 32. Skype Chat
  33. 33. Wiki
  34. 34. Facebook Group</li></li></ul><li>Workstreams... A real example...<br />ProM has three workstreams each with a particular mandate and set of interaction spaces enabled by certain tools<br />MetaData<br />Outreach<br />Technology<br />Mandate is to identify the meta-data that can facilitate matching<br />Mandate is to identify candidate groups for matching and to develop engagement strategy<br />Mandate is to both identify and test tools for internal use as well as support ProMplatform development<br />
  35. 35. Ecosystem Rollout<br />
  36. 36. What Is An Ecosystem?<br />Climate Change<br />Forestry<br />Project 1<br />Project 2<br /> Project 3<br />Oceans<br />Project 1<br />Project 2<br /> Project 3<br />Land Use<br />Project 1<br />Project 2<br /> Project 3<br />What might a ‘Facebook like’ platform that connected ecosystems look like?<br />
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  40. 40. Current Projects<br />Isofractal... <br />
  41. 41. Isofractal<br />Team: Curtis Faith, Kenny Kasajian, Suresh Fernando<br />‘Cloud Operating System’ for mass collaboration<br />Application development framework<br />Based on ecosystem model<br />Will roll out within ecosystems<br />Initial Ecosystem Focus<br />Social Finance<br />Local Foods<br />
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  43. 43. Corporate Structure<br />
  44. 44. Current Projects<br />PartyX<br />
  45. 45. PartyX... A few details...<br />The problem(s)<br />Democracy is a flawed mechanism for reflecting the ‘aggregate satisfaction’ of large numbers of people<br />We need decision making models that work across organizational boundaries (trans organizational collab.)<br />A new model (set of algorithms) for collaborative decision making<br />Will involve a ‘movement building’ aspect<br />
  46. 46. Crowdsourcing<br />The Evolution of TribeSourcing<br />
  47. 47. Crowdsourcing... Initial thoughts<br />Why crowdsourcing?... No money for high risk social change projects (period)<br />Hard to get money from institutions if you are a change agent trying to change the institutional framework<br />Myself and my partner, Joe Brewer, raised $5,000 to draft a paper on “Crowdsourcing Social Movements”<br />