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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/.

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A business professional recently asked me to define “Ecology-of-Mind”…

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Hi Brian,

Nice blog comment. I am not familiar with Google wave yet but it sounds interesting. I am very interested in further understanding your thoughts about how we can work with technology that helps us to realize and represent our true self more effectively to others while helping us in the “yearning” area to work and communicate more effectively with others on our team or that have a common interest or goal. Many of today’s social networking site like facebook and myspace currently fall short in this key department but I’m sure they will all evolve based on user feedback.

What is your definition of “Ecology of Mind”? 

Grant,

In a complex nutshell (sorry) my interpretation of “Ecology-of-Mind” as a movement that affects each of us personally, our families, society, why and how we make money in the future, etc… concerns a framework bounded by three synergistic assumptions-as-realities:

1) The design and the development of technology is innately motivated by the design and function of the human brain.

2) This motivation is founded on our innate and natural need for a certain Mind-to-Mind and Minds-to-Minds and Mind-to-Minds quality of human connection and working and life relationships… that “quality” that motivates the mind to create technology to better connect each of us to the other as potent partnerships and collectives thereof.   A “naturally harmonic ecological system of minds”, a certain optimal global connectivity as human tapestry exists today, everyday and right now. This “EcoMind potential” is constantly and innately motivated to discover and produce fuller and more amazing human synergies – sooner, with less friction or barrier, more often, and maintain each for its fullest natural time.

3) The only element of the equation gone under-developed is us, our innate Self. The idea of a human being living their natural gifts from the get go. Not what we have done or do now but what we are born to do. This is the question we are considering now as a system of minds, led unknowingly by a world of minds, as we create technologies and software that helps us better known and see our innate, natural, real or TruSelf. A scary proposition really. Imagine if you failed at being all of you?

This is “The Great Yearning” we all have as a sentient a species. To be part of a potent web of meaningful work and people to do it with… to be unique and make a significant difference with our gifts, our nature, our Self.

This is, I believe, the most fundamental of all forces of human nature – outside of more essential human needs for food and shelter – to YOUniquely create and to do so with others. To evolve. The path is not without curves or obstacle.

An Ecology-of-Mind, if it were real, would demand the discovery, creation, nurturing, effective management and quality of human synergy founded on the clarity of each gifted human Self within the system.

It is the technology, software really, that moves us to insights and action about our Self that is my work…

We haven’t a clue really because we have yet to see this quality of human resonance and human connectivity and purposeful work output in action.

Those of us that have been on great teams know… they have been searching for the fix ever since, but it is more than this. Our awareness of our gifts is a huge step. Heck, an awareness of the fact that we have insights at the moment of insight itself is a huge shift in consciousness.

The proof of novelty. If I asked you to describe your innate and natural Gifts… you would be stuck.

The day you can and everyone else can – and we find that this way of objectively defining our innate Self’s is the new foundation of our dynamic and evolving online Profile – is the day we are connecting in ways we could not even imagine. And I imagine, it is this same day that we are all, as a world of people, resting a bit easier.

To date we have focused on all the various forms of ecology in the last 30 years, especially the last 10 years, all but the one most important to a truly self-sustaining and prosperous humanity. The Ecology-of-Mind is that last undiscovered country, natural resource gone unmanaged, fully developed, smartly maintained and fully funded.

It has been coming and will be coming now more like a Tsunami… big huge swells of evolving change.