May 31, 2007

CI 2.0 governed by meaning and evolutionary values

Tor Nørretranders, author of C i v i l i s a t i o n 2.0 has just opened Reboot 9 with an inspiring talk on what mae us human: Dare, Care and Share. To get his message across he emphasized the role emotions and relationships in Civ 2.0, a bit at the expense of intelligence, as the essence of to be human. After his talk, Thomas the main organizer asked the 500 people in the main hall, what questions would be interesting to ask from ourselves for the next two days. I offered this one:

What would it look like if we didn't pit intelligence against emotions but go for their synergy, for Civilization 2.0? If the forms of CI 1.0 (and social organization) led to the global crises we are in, CI 2.0 will need to be governed by what has heart and meaning for us.

August 13, 2005

"Are you in for a phone call tonight?"

-- Are you in for a phone call tonight? - asked Ria.

I answered, tomorrow would be better because--while waiting for replies from Bud, Otto, Thierry, Federico, and Albert--I’m busy with observing the direction, in which my creative inspirations want to flow tonight.

After replying, I entered into a contemplation about the last part of the sentence that I've just written. As soon as I did, the Truth of Impersonality appeared in my awareness and shortly after, my inner ears heard a message as follows:

Leaning into the unknown,
you will see the direction emerging from the space within,
in which an intensely present creative impulse meets
one of the calls from the Field that are asking for your attention.

Tonight, the impulse was to write. The call came from the Blog of Collective Intelligence. I got out of the way, and this entry was born.