Desired Interaction on OO
What comments would help you explore widely, synthesise ideas and evolve projects?
How might we live what OO is about: "from zero to infinity" and "from solo O to togetherness OO"? What interactions do we seek here, so that our creativity is revealed and so that we find a common ground?
I like to think that we cannot see our individual selves (and our creativity as an expression of that) without the other, without the mirror, without the feedback loop. What interactions within the community would be most helpful? How can collectively we be a supportive space for nudging each other to go down the rabit hole of discovery?
When we type a puzzle, we get more clarity on our thinking process. What feedback as a comment do we seek, to move our thinking forward? To expand our puzzle and to go on a wide exploration. And then to synthesise the succint idea. And then to refine the methodology of how it works. So that others can take the idea and implement it, experiment with it in their locations. And finally, what feedback would be helpful, so that we courageously start an experiment, share our secret passion project? And so that we feel supported to share our intermediatery results for that project, our progress, our thought process. And finally what feedback do we need from others, so that we open up our projects for contributions from others, for the help received?
Thats very thoughtfull of you to ask these questions. They are tough ones.I think its a process. I, for one, simply have limited time to dwell into too many things. I try to expand my focus. I see great value in that, and supporting others and interacting. Just knowing you all out there makes a huge difference. I think me and Kostya can benefit from a lot of the skills and knowledge represented here,in our project. I know same goes for others. What we need is a common goal, an inspiring shining goal, that binds us into a community. That needs to emerge organically. For now,we should leave a little time for all. Also,the more concrete and practical the ideas, the better. What helps is use cases, and examples, and tutorials, and docs.More organization. Be awesome to plugin a wiki system for each project,kinda a site generator,to have commonality.There are those out there,but what if this site is a doc central.Just an idea.I like a concise way to learn about things. Gotta be precise,consize, descriptive and state exactly the problem being solved.
What inspires me the most is to build communities on the ground,to travel freely between friends and collaborators.Id love to form an org where we can support each other, have a travel fund, finance land acquisition,go travelling seeing each other and working together,on really meaningful projects, which is building communities.We can adapt existing communities.We can dedicate our efforts to these goals.This is what freedom means to me.
In the Deep Humanity (DH) 21st century sense-making framework I’ve been developing to help humanity navigate the chaotic events of the Anthropocene, the human being is seen as a psycho-biological-cultural amalgam. The pandemic is making everyone realize the biological nature of each human being as a complex superorganism composed of billions of cells and trillions of microbes. All these vaccines and drug therapies, as well as masks deal with threats that are invisible to the naked eye. so are naturally deprioritized by our perceptual systems. It’s only our cognitive systems, supported by the accumulated knowledge of Cumulative Cultural Evolution (CCE) that we can even see the cause-effect relationship. But most lay people do not have the intuition and experience of a trained scientist in the field so are disconnected from it, and easier to manipulate with false narratives. Cognitive,cultural biases such as religious ones or polical ones create stories that can outcompete scientific narratives
There are wildly polarized views of the vaccination efforts that directly arise from the very same concerns over our individual wellbeing. This could be used to unite as, as it is what we call in Deep Humanity, a Common Human Denominator (CHD). There are many things any two human beings have in common. However, to qualify as a CHD, it must be salient for unifying. Many of those not getting vaccinated are abstaining due to concerns that the vaccines have not been fully tested and can lead to unintended consequences. Another narrative is conspiracy related and suggests nefarious control by capitalists or the government. Both of these are based upon real governmental and business actions that have proven harmful. Look no further than climate change caused in part by the deceitful messaging and lobbying of the fossil fuel industry.
The existence of both climate and vaccine denialism have their roots in another big topic of DH, progress traps - the shadow side of progress where unintended consequences of progress bring harm in the world.
Progress traps are very real and when decoupled from critical thinking or awareness of one’s own cognitive biases can lead us astray. This education, which is essentially the domain of DH praxis, is more important than ever, both to avoiding or mitigating future progress traps, and to reduce the polarization in the world that adds so much social friction that it causes dangerous socio-political delays at a time when time is of the essence.
From DH perspective, the concept of Interbeing is very fundamental ( Thich Nhat Hanh, Ubuntu) that each human being is taking two parallel journeys in life - that of the individual from birth to death, and the cultural, begun millions of years ago. Indeed, any beginning point is difficult to nail down for a species. The feedbacks and information flows between these two is an important framework to make sense of our reality. In the heart of the Stop Reset Go statement of rapid system change is this notion of complimentary change of both Human Inner Transformation (HIT) and Social Outer Transformation (SOT), which itself is an expression of interbeing. The heart feels, the mind thinks, the body acts and we manifest some observable impact in the world that is observable by another human being. From inner to outer, which can become another inner.
I am also working on another project with a Knowledge architect....Stephen knows him because i introduced him, who is developing a knowledge system that can connect the individual to the group through symmathesy, mutual learning, and the software he has been developing for the past 15 years, based on realizing the vision of computer industry pioneer Doug Englebert. His first component is called Indywiki, and allows everyone to create their own personal knowledge wiki. How people interact in this network model is by connecting together two wikis. But the knowledge of my conversation with you is stored on y own personal wiki and yours as well. So yes, there is redundancy, but each mutual conversation is kept in each participating conversants own wiki, residing on his/her own server.
This allows us to track a conversation as it evolves through ever changing social networks. The meme moves its way through this dynamic social network, and with each social encounter evolves as well. This would compliment nicely with what you are trying to accomplish here. Gyuri Lajos is the inventor of this system and he invited me to be on the team for a hackathon going on right now but i missed applying in time. Nevertheless, I’m marrying my ideas of an open knowledge commons design I’ve developed about 20 years ago with his ideas to try to develop a framework for a new knowledge framework for humanity for the 21st century. Here is more info on our hackathon entry:
It also compliments with the work of another colleague, Dr Roberto Vslenti, an AI scientist I collaborate with who is developing a system he calls WEquest to allow network needs to drive solutions and to then reward the solution provider. The idea is to setup a space for virtious cycles of compassion and serving others to be incentified. I think it would be fruitful to socially weave all these projects plus another project I’m working on, the Codo project, to create the system change superorganism.