Biocentric Health of the Universe

“What is the role of your presence in this particular time and space?” I asked that question exactly two years ago today in a piece I curated on Biocentrism.  It’s a theory that lends a unified view of the foundations of science by turning reality outside-in.  In other words, it assumes the primacy of consciousness by asserting that life creates the universe, rather than the other way around.

I can’t say the perspective is entirely “shocking” for me.  Partially because I’m stimulated by ideas that conjoin the camps of Science and Religion. I see them both as allies in ensuring the survival of our species.  What’s cool about Biocentrism is that we can assume consciousness plays role in shaping our universe.  Why is that cool?  Well, in case you haven’t noticed, you’re a highly conscious mind with a brain unlike any other.  I’d like to think you could make an impact.

You should know the key proponent of Biocentrism is Robert Lanza, a stem cell researcher, who has been so bold to turn the table on physics by suggesting that life doesn’t emerge from matter.  Rather than keeping biology and physics separate, his model combines them and places we, the observers, firmly in the equation.

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Swarm Creativity Framework

Business sustainability and collective intelligence

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Research in the natural and social sciences has shown this conception to be too narrow. Intelligence is a property of collectives. For the purposes of this paper, one takes a collective to be some entity distinguished as being non-atomic. Ant colonies, swarms, flocks or herds are examples among the non-human animals. Collectives of people may exhibit superior problem-solving capabilities than any of their most intelligent members. Even individual intelligence may be conceived as the intelligence of the collective of neurons that constitute one person’s brain.

Author(s): Paulo Garrido, (School of Engineering, Algoritmi Centre and Industrial Electronics Department, University of Minho, Guimarães, Portugal)
Citation: Paulo Garrido, (2009) “Business sustainability and collective intelligence”, Learning Organization, The, Vol. 16 Iss: 3, pp.208 – 222
Keywords: Business enterpriseOrganizational theorySustainable development

Creativity is the primary asset in this framework.

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