Ecology of Mind

The Evolution Revolution Is Now!

“Give Me My Data Back!” or “I want to SEE My SELF, so give me my data back, please.”

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Is it possible? Is it Time? Could it be a New Wave in Social Corporate Stewardship(?)

The movement I call by various names… “Give Me My (behavioral) Data Back!” …is a wave-as-swell within a coming Tsunami…which I muse on and on about throughout this blogspace.

As a “coming” or non-manifest tech or new services surge it is, by default, an emergent “development” question, and one that will need answering sooner or later. And now is not such a bad time to start, especially for innovator and entrepreneurs and all who are connected at the hip to that population of creative thinkers and tenacious do-ers.

This is not about protecting me from others, and even from my own lack of awareness about how I may be giving up about more and more information about myself… and doing so using my behavioral and decision-making data.  That is a conversation many others have been working on for decades.

This is about being able to use my data so I can See My SELF, my personal patterns of behavior. This is about being able to allow me to begin to pro-active control CHANGE (in/of) my Self; to allow myself and users as sentient human beings the ability to ask data pattern questions about me, to run scenarios; to project change by adding certain variables to my own historical life patterns; to be able to do personal pattern simulations that show my future Self  and over time…

[Now, are you actually going to ask me why I would want to see my Self, or what being able to access and observe a mirror or videotape of myself  – through data that can show my personal behavioral patterns – would be a good or a positive thing? Good.]

This is about being able to do FOR me what others are doing TO me – to become my true and genuine and real and naturally gifted Self vs. my unconscious little self – the automata with real frontal lobes that somehow over generations has allowed others to manipulate and control, which through a lack of self-awareness and/or general life-apathy, I allow to do.

The moment users can see their Self in a form that allows them insight into their own behavior and engages them in a process of personal and pro-active self-control and evolution is the moment other companies will sprout up and make great ROI’s riding this new wave. These pro-human-evolution companies will profit and they will take the place of many that ironically can’t change their own corporate behavioral patterns, those who stubbornly stick to there profit making behaviors, who can’t shift with the tides and do so directly after the big swells begin to hit home. These old corporations that used our personal and intimate life living data to “control-evolve” us will need to use their own personal corporate life data to change their own patterns, as it is their “thinking and doing” momentum pattern that keeps them dancing the waltz when the music has changed to something with more of a rumba fell to it.

Being able to see one’s self is an essential step in being able to change and begin to learn-to-evolve and change our data patterns.  Mind you, this is a pattern very few “sellers” want us to change, at least not dramatically, which is exactly what can happen and should happen for most of us – a revolt into our TruSelf(s). 

This is the whole Tsunami as Human Evolutionary Wave, within which resides “taking our data back” as a wavelet.

An internal dialogue that surrounds the Question:
Who owns my data? Hey, why can’t I own it?  Could I lease it if I owned it? Okay, if I can’t own my own behavioral data, why can’t I at least have it for my own personal use? Okay then, if you won’t give it back to me (for all the insane reasons you are telling me) can I go get it for my Self… to use to see myself in the mirror and come to know and then evolve that Self.

Who is the “Me” that would like to have their behavioral pattern data, or all the raw data and over time… the patterns, given back to them: Consumers, Users, Us, We, You, Me our Children (…and collectives therein… could be organizations as well.)

 “Can AI User Software Agents do the collecting? What would my own guided software agents NOT be able to collect for/about us? What can they acquire for me?

I think this is part of the coming Tsunami, one of the big interwoven swells, and is aligned with the new generation of User Personal-Profiles… dynamic and evolving mirrors and data spaces that become our personal life coaches, our inner dialogue.  This is the next gen as I see it.

So, back to the point to this idea of getting the User (as individual or collective therein) their Behavior Data – you and me, from Safeway (for store) and Home Depot POS to GPS and Google to facebook, Outlook, Farmville, Word, online banking, Google, and then to Starbucks and back again – what do you think?

Let’s assume you think it’s a crazy idea but who are you to judge, and you are a software genius who likes massive and complex and cool problems to solve… How would you go about doing this in terms of???

  • Algorithms? (PSO + GP? http://julian.togelius.com/Togelius2008Geometric.pdf)
  • User Self-Clouds as processing and storage and “Self-Data” security?
  • Platforms involved?
  • Designing new users “Self-Data Sharing” e-commerce marketing research and behavioral auto-aggregate (and payment to User) space?
  • Parsing and sharing of this new domain of user data among and between other Users? (A whole new dimension of relationship development, filtering socnet?)
  • Active collection across behavior data signal/input and storage platforms?
  • 4D User data visualization (colorfully nested-toroids are my preference)?
  • And so much more.

Yes, this question and also how to help organizations see this strategic and socially evolved move as a wise and socially progressive move for them will help.  They key in selling company on the idea of giving us our data back  is all about unique human life-pattern clarity and coherence – to be able to see not just the tail or toe of the donkey but at last 65+% of the donkey, me, you, the user, customer and consumer – and potentially make MORE money from us. You see, if users get their data back then they can (in aggregate and securely) give it back as a more whole representation of their behavior patterns and of their historically predictable Self and uniquely invariant at times Self… their more total behavioral spectrum.

But… we will have seen it to!

Would corporate, and organizational and gov’t data buyers and analyzers prefer a more whole human behavioral pattern picture that cost them less?

The only person who will allow “the total aggregate” collection, or should be allowed to have the say-so in, the collection of all their aggregate life data is the human being who owns that life or is at least manifesting the behavior (of course many would argue this source of control and could win that argument depending on the jury). So why not give it back to us and then buy it back in a fuller representation than you have ever seen before and at less cost to you, as you can use less to see more.

Anyway, that’s my course grain corporate argument.

There it is, share away and connect back to me if this peaks your interest.

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  1. Hi,

    Your article is exactly about the project I am working on my own. I see also that this subject is spreading up. Where are you now on your thoughts?

    Regards
    Thibault.

    montibo

    January 5, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    • Hello Thibault,

      Great to Know!

      Well, I am in the process of building an app-suite that helps people come to see their natural Self… vs. that self simply unfolding based on whatever previous life-decisions where made. Most of us, in essence, are not what our resume’s say we are. Assisting others in simply (and almost effortlessly) coming to see and beginning to KNOW what their innate and natural gifts are, and truly valuing their person-as-Self based on these, is step one. And a huge one at that. The next step is to help humanity begin to connect (socnet) with each other based on a more genuine and authentic (natural) Self… the lost Hu-Synergy in our world is incredible. I think of this as the real ecology issue…. that evology-of-mind missing.

      More of my work is found at http://www.letoonz.com and the sister blog here at http://letoonz.wordpress.com

      Let me know what you are up to as well and maybe we’ll find some deeper synchronicities between us. Which is ALWAYS a good thing.

      Best,
      Brian
      DM me @ thejohnbrian@gmail.com

      JohnBrian

      January 6, 2011 at 6:40 pm


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