Becoming cyborg with modern Paleo-machines

Wildcat senses we are on the edge of a Paleolithic Machine intelligence world. This description seems a kind of intuition or “ghostly sensation” that somewhere along the edges of reality an evolutionary age is dawning.

One could ask, are hyperconnected machines beginning to interweave with biological organisms through some kind of cybernetic evolution? Certainly this is possible, as we see smartphones acting as handheld appendages to their user’s brains. Bodies are beginning to engage gestures with the Kinect recognition technology. With Google Glasses, the interface into another world is seen merging with the mind.

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Becoming cyborg with modern Paleo-machines

Games for Global Innovation and Intelligence

It was around this time two years ago that I had begun wondering about a collaborative learning game that might involve role-playing and task completion.  I suggested that the game shouldn’t preach, correct, or in any way disrespect the player’s intelligence, but rather amplify it through teaching the art of content analysis as a form of “participatory entertainment”.   I was learning content analysis at the time with Open Intelligence, but lacked the tools that would accelerate the process.  I was longing for something that didn’t exist and was wishing for a form of education that could provide the kind of collective intelligence I saw attainable when collaborative groups began practicing content analysis and synthesis together.

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Games for Global Innovation and Intelligence

Slow Down & Make Tech Meaningful!

It is late.  I woke up thinking about how technology makes things so convenient and how we steadily input more and more of it into our lives.   A certain amount of convenience is nice but when everything is micro-packaged we think it means we should consume more of it.  We eat more fast food because it steals less time from our day that we could be spending with our child.  We “scan” RSS and twitter feeds while sipping on a 40 oz. diet coke.  We get frustrated when there is no wi-fi in a building because we need to check our e-mail, now!  The way we consume is hyper-accelerated.  We get stressed out.  We get sick.

This is not happening everywhere in the world.  This blog hopes to examine how other cultures incorporate technology into their already existent value systems.  I hope that we will learn the value in slowing down.  I already wrote about the “slow family,” which I believe is a good place to begin a more conscious lifestyle with less stress.  The world – out there – will take some time to slow down, but you can begin to become aware of the subtleties, flavors, and joys of taking it a notch down, while at home.

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Slow Down & Make Tech Meaningful!