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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!”

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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Social Media is a Misnomer…

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…it is not social media it is psychological media or mind-media.

We are not working on behavior directly. All our marketing and message efforts in so-called “social media” is trying to FIRST change or maintain a targeted Human or targeted Collective-of-Human’s perception(s) and pattern(s) of cognition and,  THROUGH THIS most basic strategy and tactical effort, change/maintain a behavior(s) and a pattern(s) of behavior in the targeted Human or targeted Collectives-of-Humans.

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

“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.

“What kind of ????? are You?” The Amazing Yearning… for a Real, True, Unique Self.

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I actually saw “Asian” fill the question marks in the above quoted title of a quiz on Facebook.

It was one of the hundreds of “What kind of ??? are you?” quizzes that have spawned into the online social worldsince 2009. You can “Self” defining quizzes such as “What kind of dog or drunk or animal or  seaweed… you are.”  Here’s a blog post almost 2 years later by someone else on seeing the same pattern: http://webhostblog.com/2009/05/facebook-quizzes/

I see these quizzes as a psychological phenomena in the marketplace. There appears an incredibly pervasive “need” to define one’s Self. Further, the jesting style in many of these Self-revelatory quizzes and then the sharing of Self-quiz results reinforces the high degree of sublimated yearning for validation – the need for some form of discrete personal description – of personal identity and the verification of personal meaning, worth and value.

Scary Amazing!

So, the yearning increases each day and brings us to the obvious question.

How do we SELF-Represent, and better yet, how do we represent our YOUnique-ness!?

Holo_letterA_4m_RealBin2New words and phrases will begin to emerge as well.  Phrases such as TruU, TruSelf… RI-Real Intelligence, YOUnique… Aha-Moment, Self-Rep, RealU, The EvoReVo!

More and more telltale “lingo” will anticipate an extremely exciting emerging market tsunami. It will come in waves over the next 10 years, with one discreet wave making many of us conscious of its arrival.

Ah-Ha!

This is one of the great multi-decade, era-waves coming to crash our life, family, business and technology shores. Actually it has been knocking since the beginning of human time… it is only now that this particular mass-movement can be born – that the technological and psycho-social readiness is in place to resonant and act.

(There are so, so many instantiation of this coming…)

The interpretive process-model by which humanity can see it’s innate and True SELF more clearly and over time…this is the great and emergent quest.

It is the ultimate purpose of technology – to serve the evolution of a uniquely and individually gifted and inherently and powerfully synergistic collective of humanity and over time… (IMHO)

Let us be conscious of that(!), and in the process, and for the first time, be able to make this idea of Human Consciousness actually cool and practical, best yet, embrace it through discreet matricies of measurable variables and patterns by which entrepreneurs can actually make money and we can actually our personhood as a Self-Evolving!

 The autopoietic possibilities involved in human and “HuSys” evolution and getting our arms around “healthfully” accelerating that process… naturally,

…this is THE next big 50-100 year deal.