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The Human Identity Shift: When Personal Authenticity becomes the Keystone for Social Accountability

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Self-Quant to Self-Evolution Crossroads (Image Source: http://bit.ly/nzvmD1)

This next-gen of social, more-evolutionary (psycho-social) in nature (pun to be seen later) will be based on new domain of individual data and metrics.  These measures will also be visualized in 4D (not simply circles, but toroids over time which = 4D personal topologies) and will be dynamic and fluid values visualized and yet, despite their fluidity they will having directionality in regards to the individual and certain innate developmental limits, i.e. our natural personal and unique dispositions and gifts will, as they always have, define our personal developmental limits. Our natural “limits” are seen here in non-traditional definition. *

As we learn and evolve our gifts we develop our unique and genuine form of personal mastery and from this a life-purpose based on our natural gifts and dispositions. Our mastery develops, through a very full life time, into a personal “art-form.”  

Art-as-Mastery - Marine Electric Panel

Anyone who has developed true mastery will be seen as an artist in their work whether they’re an educator, design engineer, programmer, plumber, executive, electrician, chef, or lawyer, yes, lawyers can achieve a level or artistry in their life work too. In fact my own brother has achieved such a level of Mastery, as an attorney, but would never say this out loud. At this time, and predominantly, this is not how we talk (out loud) about gift-evolved personal mastery in most professional fields of work, but I see a time coming when we will.

Human Authenticity will be seen, literally visualized, as an evolving matrix of personal-data metrics. Some old and many new dimensions of personal data will be utilized.  Both the numbers and the visualized illustrations of those numbers will be sharable with proactive, prescriptive (personal bots/agents) sharing occurring virtually as we auto-search optimized, positive and quantifiable synergy with others.  This will become a piece of the next generation of “social.” The difference between our current and this next-gen of social will be found in the finer-grain AND fuller metrics and representations of our personal authenticity and identity.
We have  been steadfastly moving toward a human evolution-revolution for quite some time and this is, I believe, the first human generation that will make this idea tangible via data, metrics and representation of the human “Self” as a psycho-social evolving entity with a parallel development of human synergetic connectivity.
Our current prescriptions  for social synergy are extremely course-grain in comparison to what we will be seeing soon as “social accountability” morphs into a more innately personal social-authenticity. We will be seeing metrics that represent our unique evolution of our authentic Self as the new form of an and more and more coherent Identity over the years.
These personal-as-in-Self measures will be learning, development and personal (and intimate) evolution “mirroring” metrics for each of us. They will be mirrors of our progression towards the realization of our most genuine and “real” and potent personhood. Technology will for the first time help us better see and become our essential Self’s. Social’s amazing evolution-revolution will be forcing each of us to become more of – the who, why and what of – our innately gifted Self’s.
This is the ultimate path for personal and social accountability, is it not?
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Digital Data and the Mirroring of Our Evolving SELF (Danny Rosen's Weave Mirror - http://www.smoothware.com/danny/)

And this will be difficult time for many of us whose life to date has been lived founded upon powerful yetextrinsic models and social motivators;, i.e. those of us that have been living symbolic lives, and even become highly successful both monetarily and professionally in the process. Monetary success is NOT a valid metric for human accountability, as many of us already know, nor is professional stature necessarily a metric for personal authenticity.

The best news? This will happen so much the sooner and evolve into a positive common and learned awareness within the lives of our children.

* I have written extensively on this and other naturally correlated movements beginning in 1986. Some of this writing can be found here in this Ecology-of-Mind blog,  as well as in: http://letoonz.wordpress.com and http://GETTheVision.wordpress.com. Much of it remains held on ancient 5″ floppies and 8″ bernoulli drives 😦 .

Critical Balance: The Human Singularity and The Technological Singularity

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The Evolution of the YOUnique Self is the Key in Creating a Balance between our Humanity and our Technology

A Scenario:

A tangible Ecology-of-Mind unfolds as more and more human connections occur globally. This dramatic acceleration of creative working and productive human synergies globally becomes a recognized, significant and measurable wave, but is still occurring within a very small percentage of the total human population. This relative mass of highly potent Hu-connections produce greater, and more productive, human “creative working” Synergy’s BUT there is a limit based on humanity’s own evolution.  It becomes known that this important wave of emergent human synergies can only spread to a greater percentage of the human population IF there is a dramatic increase in that human population’s ability to recognize, value and development their innate, natural and gifted Self.

Let’s assume this occurs, that this recognition and focused development of one’s Natural-Self begins to take hold, becomes a cultural mandate, becomes even “cool” at all age levels, and a central and organic “identity-development” thread within our educational and social worlds. We have now acclerated human evolution. Now, this process can then be visualized as a spiral-vortex with these now more proliferative Human Synergies happening around the globe and among a greater and greater percentage of the human population and over the coming two to three human generations.

Spiral Vortex

Emergent Singularity Visualized as a Spiral Vortex

This more intentional “Evolution of Self” is the basis for a viable and powerful Ecology-of-Mind. 

I see this measureable and tangible Ecology-on-Mind movement as a Human-Singularity. EcoMind is then the key to generating the critical balance to the now emergent synergies occurring in parallel in our technological world. These evolving technological synergies has been given a name. It is referred to simply as “The Singularity.” (V. Vinge, R. Kurzweil)

This movement of discovery and development of our more “Natural Self’s” will lead to an acceleration of robust human creative working-synergies yet this idea of an Ecology-of-Mind is theoretical and conceptual to date (http://bit.ly/StepstoanEcologyofMindBateson).

Human evolution, as a movement (in colloquial fashion I refer to it as – The EvoRevo!), is not recognized as significant, or as an emergent marketplace or industry, although it is, in fact, happening all around us.

More importantly, our ability to recognize and then live our natural and innate gifts and dispositions, or our Natural-Self, and bring forward a more dominant force of resultant innate and powerful human synergies, is lagging severely behind the now recognized as emergent technology-synergy cycle – the now recognized, and named,  Technological Singularity: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity

I see two Singularities, one Human and one Technological, and they are destined to connect: two converging singularities – that of the human being as a potential and having an innate, emerging and natural Self, and that of individual technologies.  Each, as it approaches greater clarity and coherence produces natural synergies.  Each synergetic and emergent wave, illustrated as an spiraling-singularity, is capable of balancing the force of the other. The latter tech-synergetic wave-as-spiral is recognized, the former not so much.

It is the evolution of the, and our, individual, natural and innate Self, and by natural consequence the potential global human synergies this evolution would create, that lags behind in this dual-spiral/dual-singularity convergent possibility.  And this lack of maturation of the human-singularity both a individual “Self’s” and as a more whole system of synergetic Self’s, is what needs our immediate attention. Without providing human developmental balance to our ever accelerating technological world we, humanity, will be managed more and more obviously by it over the next 2-3 generations… and therein cease to see ourselves as just that, a humanity.

Speaking of Human Synergy… and work to be done:

I am looking for development synergy with others at is concerns 4 interconnected variables.

1) The idea of an inherent, emerging and objectifiable Ecology-of-Mind wave or EcoMind movement;

2) The Technology/Singularity wave as another unfolding movement;

3) The idea that these two wave fronts are part of a larger movement and are playing out in parallel because they are innately interconnected in a fundamentally complementary way; and

4) The missing human literacy (discovery and living of our YOUnique “Natural Self”) and inherent acceleration of the evolution of human synergy globally that “can” (and IMO must) strike the critical balance (in waves/vortices1 & 2). 

2 Emergent Singularities Meet to become One

Critical Balance: The Coming Convergence of Two Complementary Emergent Movements

Visualized, I see this as 2 vortices moving towards their innate connecting moment, and once they make that connection, the topological equivalent would be a dynamic toroid. Unfortunately #4 is far behind in its development and this is the focus of my basic and applied theoretical work, and software and socnet app-systems development efforts (*See below link for app-suite discussion)

Assume that during pre-toroidal manifestation there are two spirals representing two convergent “waves” with the tangible coherence of each, as marketplace and industry identification, e.g.  as a recognized emergent industry) is represented the forward or more and more pointed tips of each spiral become more obvious, and as they converge one to the other… and produce a singular toroidal image.

*https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/weme-metrics/.

What is the Distinction between Human Learning and Human Evolving… and how is Mobile Learning technology involved

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Evolution is quite distinctive from learning.  I have tossed and turned around the intersection of these spaces since graduate school Neuropsychology days at Stanford (Dr. Karl H. Pribram-advisor)… since 1984. The difference or distinction applies to a human awareness of our YOUnique “Self.”

The mobile space folds hu-connection. The folding of productive or operational space/time (e.g. productivity/time migration: smoke signals-2-letters-2-FedEx-2-encrypted/signature email-2-IM/Skype-2-MobileSkype) is also a byproduct of tech advances.

To learning-to-evolve is quite a bit different than to evolving-to-learn.  Meta-learning for example concerns the necessary cognitive abilities to make learning happen with intention, habitually, and to also, one hopes but not necessarily, to learn how we learn as unique learning and evolving human beings.   This is where the migration to learning-to-evolve as individuals and (ever greater potentialities of) synergistic systems of individuals begins.

Hu-Evolution, in my nutshell, starts with our natural genetic dispositions which are innate and distinctive for each and every one of us… this being the developmental foundation for what makes us “special” (our Purpose (and our core “learning” direction in life) is and should be based on our unique-ness) and therein how we can become more and more innately complete and therein more coherently (progressive potentiations of greater hu-synergy/time) synergistic with others.

We can only hope that all of our learning experiences move us in the direction of evolving our uniqueness as individuals; and from this movement do the same within and throughout global systems of individuals, e.g. teams, couples, families, companies, cultures.  Our life environments both trigger and nurture these innate and unique personal dispositions, or not, and to varying degrees between.

Mobile Learning can support Mobile-Personal Evolution only if it focused on applications that provide insight and support integrated cognitive, visceral and behavioral action in this regard. This is my life-work (https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/08/20/job-posting_-iso-ah-ha-application-suite-development-team-social-networking/)

I am not sure you have noticed but there is a great and tangible yearning in the world right now for personal sense of what one might term a “true-self” – as one’s uniqueness seen and felt more clearly and coherently; and from this, a personal sense of meaning and purpose based on this fundamental foundation of the person.  (Oh, and this has nothing to do with our “character development” curriculum or much touted “self-esteem” thinking…  This is new territory).

I called this The Great Yearning.  You have all seen the explosion of quick (superficial) and “fun” self-evaluation quizzes.  For example: “What kind of drink are you?”, “What kind of Asian are you?” (I kid you not),”What kind of Soul are You?” (http://www.blogthings.com/whatkindofsoulareyouquiz/), etc, etc.  This is a real indication of, and reaching-out for , “a  learning” that the market of human beings is screaming for help with.

More than ever before (at least now quantifiably manifest within the soc-net app space) the question of genuine-ness, and by natural extension, a more genuine quality in human-connectivity is being spoken of, both directly and indirectly.  Learning what makes us for a “genuine” human being  is no different than learning, and then living (daily), the who, what and why of each of us… what makes us YOUnique as individuals and by default, what we are here to do with our lives.

Mobile-Learning can be the platform for insights concerning personal evolution and natural gift-centric  and innate dispositional-centric assessment over time, day-by-day and these are mobile apps (as a suite) I am currently working on.

Without knowing who and what and why we are (with the how, when/where and so-what part of the question-matrix) … we unfortunately “learn” (mobile or otherwise) without the conscious, guiding foundation of our innate Self, and we tend to be learning and acquiring knowledge through material/symbolic (vs. significant or naturally-driven) motivations, and as a universal (almost) consequence evolve without intention or design, i.e. market and external driven learning motivations.

This has not been “crossed” this road yet, it is directly before us. It is the next frontier. Welcome to the Evolution-Revolution, or what my students chunked, and called, “The EvoReVo!”

How do you see the Human Mind (as ecosystem) Mirrored within, and/or Projecting itself into, our Technology?

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Let’s use this space to speak about specific examples of this overarching intent of the human mind as it works through us to nurture and develop us and bring the “best fits” of minds together through time.

One of the main assumptions in this EvoTech Group is that the human mind is in “purposeful control” of the ultimate direction and nature of the development and application of our technology over time and to: help us to more effectively work together; develop our talents, skills and “Self”; discover and optimize synergies in human relationships… (… and all in parallel IMO) AND to allow us to live in some form of harmony amongst ourselves and globally and to survive gloriously on this mortal planet upon which we survive.

It is assumed some of us are actively designing, building and selling (etc) new technology (over time) and that some of these technologies are acting more directly within this agenda than other technologies; and that others of us, most all of us in fact are applying, live with, and are using these technologies in our daily lives. The Users evolve the technology through living-application and so WE – our minds – are all involved in the evolution of our evolution, in an ecosystem of minds which as a whole has an agenda…. to bring us together in the most powerful and optimal ways…

Nothing is a greater turn on people than frictionless, simply beautiful and productive and creative and powerful (even sexy) human working synergy.

(I provided this to add more detail to “Evolutionary Technologies” Group in LinkedIn, that said,  please use this space for expression as well.)

John-Brian

Mobile as Hu-Evolution Agent

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This Hu-Evolution Movement has been brewing since humankind started using its frontal lobes… “Self-Creative” or autopoietic thought and behavior are now an emergent and quantifiable Hu-reality as can be witnessed in the birth and current revolt of Web2.0 and Social Media, VL and all associated technologies; but there are some missing cornerstones and foundation components that need to be in place to allow this movement to be healthfully born and to develop effectively going forward.

hugensPrinciple_2The pressure has been building and I believe the time is upon us to be pro-active in acting-with this “birthing” and to act as facilitator of this explosive new paradigm before us. The water has only broken people; the rest of the baby is still yet to come…

Some people say you can only have so many shifts within a certain psycho-social timeframe… that a certain paradigmatic “refractory period” is needed and this is true, I believe, BUT only as it has applied within our previously hierarchical and male-disposed organizational structures and processes.

I say that the flatter our social order becomes the greater allowable frequency of shifts, movements will occur. If you look around these last 100…..50…..30…15, 10, 5, 2 years you will see just such a phenomena – the paradigm shifts have increased in frequency. This “meta-shift” is, in and of itself, an indication of SELF-Evolving Human and Human collective movement – like ozone before lightening, the rumbling is palatable.

I know you know something is coming. I know you can feel it too.  Some of you may have your own way of seeing it. So many convergent indicators are in the marketplace today.  The holonomic models of Karl Pribram and David Bohm apply well I think to these coming of days and thereafter – to what we as human beings do in our minds and how we change in our behavior over these next generations (I project 3-4 or 100 years) and beginning now, and how mobile is a key component tech in this transformational space/time… today.

People are not just learning content or skills.  They are not simply going to use mobile to learn-to-learn – a new emergent population of humanity that 2%, is now ready to use mobile to Learn-to-Evolve!

Mobile as THE Human evolution-revolution agent is why I am here speaking to you. It is a huge project and huge undertaking and will demand many teams of many synergistic skill sets, and as would be true of any real paradigm shift some of these skills sets have not worked together very often, such as theoretical neuropsychologists and mobile application developers and Personal Knowledge Management specialists and “Self-Quantification” scientists and SQ product development companies. We have seen a few such interactions but not as a fully integrated top-down/bottom-up (chalice-shaped) development process.

Who wants to work on a piece of this collective dance together?

Cheers all,

Brian

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+1.916.261.4016 or comment here and I will get back to you.

Self Data Ownership – How It Relates To Living Our Life-Purpose

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The following text is a “Reply” at the LinkedIn Discussion Group: Data Ownership In The Cloud.  I started this particular discussion titled: ““Give Me My Data Back!” or “I want to SEE My SELF, so give me my data back, please.” in November 2009 and it produced a lively discussion. Today some one mentioned I mis-framed my question and so I re-enter the collegial fray…  
http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html)

Digital Data and the Mirroring of Our Evolving SELF (Danny Rosin's Weave Mirror http://www.smoothware.com/danny/)

 Hello Robin,

Re:  The message that got lost in the framing… allow me to reframe.

My originating presentation is simply about the most fundamental learning and development needs (conscious or not and beyond food, water and shelter) of individual Hu-users – as uniquely gifted and disposed individuals – each with DNA-based, gift-driven “life-probabilities” as a unique “Self” – and how online data (both behavioral and future cognitive and derived meta-cognitive patterning) about each of us can be used BY each of us AND FOR each of us for the explicit purpose of better Seeing, and therein coming to better Know, our innate and natural and potent human Self.

… then the piece went on about what we could do (technologically) to obtain all that Self-data and to ultimately be the holders of the optimal aggregate of that data concerning each of our “data-pictured” Self’s.

If someone else has data about us then why not have that data for us, for the education, mirroring, reflection and the active development of our YOUnique Self…

I am not interested in the unfolding and fighting around current or future Data-Ownership Law – that fight is for all those complementary other Hu-Beings that are gifted and living on-purpose in that world – I am interesting in human and healthier human-systems evolution – in assisting people is seeing and living their lives in a way that is aligned with their innate and natural gifts and dispositions – Gift-driven Autopoietics.

I am fairly certain we will develop data-acq tools for the user to start generating aggregate data acquisition streams and then to compile and be enabled to analyze that query-able “Self-db” and to then become the owners of the most complete Self-behavioral and cognitive “moving-picture” as a “consumer.”

It might be at this point that corp-world asks for, and then pays us for (if we chose to give it up) what they are missing – fuller continuity and a “more whole” picture of the new Us, the autopoietic Us-er.

Many “others” are gathering data-chunk(s) of us but, as individual users as (conscious or not) originators of our own perceptions, memories and resultant actions-as-behaviors we are (or should/can be) in the best position to pull together over time, day-by-day, the very best aggregate picture of ourselves… as we change, and more importantly as we might evolve (or not).

It can only begin the moment that the management our own personal Self-Evolution has value – as that moment each of can see the value of Self-Data collection as a first step in managing our own evolution.

My work is about using that moving-picture in a manner that provides users-as-individuals an evolving measure and moving benchmark of their Self.

You can’t manage what you can’t measure, right.

We can’t change a Self we cannot see. We cannot see our gifts and how we might optimally “BE in life” if we first cannot first see our evolving “Self’s” as we are from one day, week and month to the next (and be fully embarrassed by our personal data-film)

Self-Data acquisition is an interdependent piece of larger whole for me. You can see a facet of this bigger chunk at https://imonad.wordpress.com , my Ecology-of-Mind Blog.

All this chatter conjoins with a number of other parallel, synergetic and emergent human social movements going on such as the new area of Self-Quantification (See Meetup.com groups with that name).

It is only through knowing one’s Innate Self that we can live the “Why” of our lives, why we are here in the first place – living in “significant service” to the world and living On-Purpose through our most potent gift-founded Self.

Cheers to all,
Brian

The Design (Purpose) of The Internet?

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“I live’n’breathe the “how”, “why” and “so what” of the “design/purpose” of Internet as it relates to individual human and human systems (social) development, seen as an evolutionary process.

And specifically, I am most thoroughly sustained by considering and working on answers to the how, why and so-what of the Internet’s dynamic, direct and NATURAL role in supporting the how, why and so-what of individual human evolution and in parallel humanities synergistic evolution.

The most obvious reflection of the human mind is seen in our internet movement as it is most obviously reflective of both the connectivity nature of the human brain and the manifestion of that brain in the evolution of our personal Self and further in the evolution of the connectivity of personal Self’s globally.

My work and writing speaks to essential and magical pragmatism (Yes, pragmatics can be magical, ask Williams James) of the “why” of the internet” as a function of an innate and unstoppable, although seemingly detour prone, process of individual, innate and gift-based human evolution… and whole human-systems gift-based or gift-centric social evolution, and more specifically, the evolution of 1) an individual and naturally disposed and gifted human mind, and 2) all of these human minds doing that same thing.

… and a “why the internet exists” design/purpose founded on the innate NEED of all these evolving and inherently gift-driven-at-the-core human minds finding fuller and better and more synergy-rich “connecting” along the way.

My innately disposed preference is to think of the internet as simply a mind-mirror and interactive functional projection and manifestation thereof, the human mind. And over time, guess what, it actually looks more and more like a human cortex, this felt-work of connective tissue, of fibrils, like glial cells and dendridic networks, enmeshed and encapsulating directly, and indirectly and over time, all minds on the planet. And these minds “connected” – consciously, most not – are trying really, really hard – as it is what they are designed to do… is their ultimate and pre-ordained purpose – to be all they can be… to be innately and naturally gift-driven and along the way, trying very, very hard to more effectively resonate (socnet) and connect (socnet) to optimizing “partners” along the way, and over generations of our humanity.

It is this fundamental process and direction of human evolving that feeds the evolution of da’Net itSelf, and reciprocally, the further evolution of the natural and innately disposed and gifted human Self.

Nice that the internet helps in all this, and was mirror-designed in fact, for that express purpose, whether we see it as such or not, i.e. it’s purpose within and without and pertaining to the unfolding unknown.

Thanks for listening and don’t hesitate to constructively comment.
Brian