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Smart Space is Coming… and coming fast!

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Smart Space Will Auto-Generate Human Synchronistic Events

Shopping aisles will suggest a cheese with that wine and even a possible date in aisle #3 who buys the same olive oil, pasta and ice cream we buy. Of course that person in aisle #3 may also now know who and where you are. The reactions to such data by both parties might be very entertaining to watch from the video monitors above.

This technology is here already. Have you seen the “Sonar” iPhone app? http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sonar-mobile-profile-for-local/id422549956?mt=8

Parking Spaces will know we have arrived – http://www.libelium.com/smart_parking  Can there be any doubt where that is heading?

For starters our smart airport parking space might speak to us.  When it does it might say:

“Hello Mr. Hennessy. Your departing flight is currently on-time. Current security line wait time in International Terminal 3 is 45 minutes.”

Of course we will be able to ask “Smart-Spaces” questions, such as…
Q: “When will the parking shuttle arrive?
A: “5 minutes Mr. Hennessy. ”

Smart Parking Sensors _ @libelium

And “smart spaces” will obviously promote and sell to me. They will even appear empathetic, predicting our needs! 

Airport hallway “Smart-Walls” will speak to us. To me these interconnected and contiguous “sensing” panels might suggest…

“You have time for a beverage Mr. Hennessy. Would you care for your Guinness at the bar coming up up on your left in 100 yards? I can order it for you now if you’d like.”

Did I mention that the audio tech exists that can pin-point the projection of sound, i.e. to you and only you as you walk down a hallway :-)? Perfect huh.

Kiosks everywhere will know us… the level of intimacy we will most likely control, but they’ll still know something about us if we are carrying a Smartphone and our devices are switched on.

Outdoor Advertising is already digital and real time... and becoming smarter everyday @ClearChannelOutdoor

And we have all noticed the appearance of DON (Ex: Clear Channel Outdoor’s – Digital Outdoor Network) where we see outdoor space displays or “faces” such as highway bulletin boards, walkway panels, airports, street “furniture” such as transit enclosures – all migrating to real-time digital and I have NO DOUBT will become individually, or group, personal-data interactive: http://www.clearchanneloutdoor.com/products/digital/don/#creative 

Now, speaking of big outdoor digital displays getting smarter and interactive, check out how people on the street are playing a game (in public) using their smartphones.
 
Their game-playing moments of fame are displayed on a huge digital billboard above a McDonalds. The game is called Pick & Play and if you last 30+ seconds you win a McD’s sponsored prize:
 

Social Game-Playing On The Big Outdoor Digital Screen. This smart-space knows who & where you are!

This is real-time interaction with a physical surface w/geo-location features all tied directly to your “person” via your smart phone…

(Think about it. I do. All the time. And it’s a love/hate thing for me.)

… and you can win an ice cream cone!

Incredible mass consumer social-psychological appeal, and great promotional platform and channel.

In our coming retail shopping experience Smart-Spaces will “know” us coming and going, and in the in-between.
 
Human + Smart Phone Meets Intelligent and Social Tablet in the Wine Aisle

Human + Smart Phone Meets Intelligent and Social Tablet in the Wine Aisle

So, you might ask your “Self”, where’s the risk?

 
I say, the risk exists in our habituation to the experience of this clever intrusion into, and dilution of, our privacy over time. From my window, our increasingly pervasive social-sharing produces a commensurate loss of privacy which then begets a certain thinning or speading of one’s very Personhood… a “diffusion of identity.”
 
From and Ecology-of-Mind perspective, we simply need to become smarter about our Self; to know more clearly who and what and why we are.
 
A more coherent “Self” can stand independent of context, as a significant and self-aware human being. Then we can enjoy the technology and support development directions that make sense to us while also fighting those applications that are not healthy.
 
Then the smart (and even learning-) spaces will serve our personal and social growth and development vs. only others.

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I speak to these issues and other related matters throughout the Ecology-of-Mind blog; and propose direct social product and application solutions here: http://letoonz.wordpress.com; and to solutions on a large-systems business scale here: http://getthevision.wordpress.com 

Brian
J. Brian Hennessy

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Introducing… The Human Singularity (… with the technology singularity in its supporting role)

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The Tech-Singularity is not alone… there exists another movement that is THE direct and harmonic counterpoint that remains predominantly unknown.
 
And perhaps “counterpoint” is the wrong word to use, though illustrative. My thoughts, and even my visceral sense, e.g. feelings, on this matter have led me to the proposition that there is an unstoppable and infinitely progressive “global human” movement afoot for which the technology-singularity activity is acting in a supporting and accelerative role. On the subject of “Technology-Singularity”: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Technological_singularity
 
So what is hidden that remains un-named and that 
our emergent Technology-Singularity may be, in fact, supporting?
 
Spiral Vortex

Emergent Singularity Visualized as a Spiral Vortex

In reality this unknown and parallel movement is really not so difficult to comprehend. If we simply look around us today, perceiving more wholly all the pieces of what’s been happening and changing in our lives as fragments of an interconnected and evolving whole, we can capture a sense of its presence.

Peering through this new and more conscious lens – polished by the variables of the complex human psyche, and our social, ecological and spiritual realities – we catch site of the reason and purpose of our exciting and new technological universe. After all, there must be a purpose for it all; a purpose founded, to date without conscious intent, on our own evolution.

Do we really think all that is going on right now, before, and into the future with our technology, is an accident… a multi-verse joke? The purpose of the technology should connnect to something about humanity, right? It should have meaning and value and intrinsically defined direction.

I propose that purpose as fundamentally grounded by our own evolution as individuals within an inherently, though to-date relatively non-manifest,  synergistic system of individuals.

And that this system is innately determined to accelerate the unfolding potential of individual minds within an emergent system of minds.

I think we are responsible for the course of the evolution of technology, I also think we don’t know why.

Since the advent of the Internet…
(ARPANET: http://www.isoc.org/internet/history/brief.shtml )
…something within us has been trying to come through, push through.  Today we have this new world of social-networking but we were destined to produce this essentially mind-interactive space.  Our minds demanded it.  We needed it for a reason, a purpose.

I believe there is a human-nature-evolving motivation for our technological movement that to-date has yet to be defined nor given its proper place in the scheme of things. I propose to use the term “The Human Singularity” for this movement.

2 Emergent Singularities Meet to become One

Critical Balance: The Coming Convergence of Two Complementary Emergent Movements (Source: http://bit.ly/93mfns)

Each and every human being on the planet is a evolving-node of an as yet unrealized human-eco-system. This always-evolving mind-matrix will be more innately and potently singular via the emergent qualities of humanity’s expression of it’s progressively unifying Self. The singular expressiveness will be defined by its synergy. This continuously evolving expression of an evolving humanity – a mind-of-minds – will always precede and guide our technology.  We cannot see this yet, nor act on it with intention, because the idea has yet to be fully articulated, embraced and integrated into our consciousness and technological frameworks.

The potential intelligence of this evolving matrix of interconnected human “Self’s” cannot be assessed, nor even imagined at this point in our history.  This fuller and more complete wholeness as a human ecosystem is what I believe “humanity” has been moving towards, and yearning for in fact, since the very beginning of our conscious awareness as a species.

Think Gaia with frontal-lobes applied with intention.

Each of us, as uniquely, genetically disposed, significant and evolving individuals, has an optimal web-of-connections within this organic global human matrix. Further, we are destined to have and live a gift-driven  life-purpose as a function of our uniqueness. With the discovery (resonance-of-human-complements = synergies) of those other significant Hu-connections and living this form of Self, our lives acquire greater meaning.

In generations to come the coherence and awareness of our individual uniqueness, and from this our personal and innately defined life-purpose, will make the ecosystem profoundly more powerful, more intelligent.

The concept The Human Singularity will not be fully understood until a more conscious awareness of our innate and gift-driven Self’s, much less the relationship of that gift-driven Self’s within an inherently interconnected whole. (See: https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/weme-metrics/)

The intelligence and power of The Human Singularity is based on the degree of synergy among its parts. We as uniquely gifted individuals are those parts of a global and synergistic human matrix.

The degree of total Hu-synergy of Hu-ecosystem then is directly related to the degree of coherence and clarity of each Self within the system.

I see the purpose of the technology singularity in a core supporting role for the accelerated unfolding of our awaiting Human Singularity, not as a separate or somehow super-human movement.

The key to our being able to bring about this more whole, intelligent and synergetic human ecosystem is through the more effective learning and development of each human part or facet… our Self. We can’t know and live more powerfully synergistic lives unless we better know (and then intentionally act on and live) our innate and natural dispositions and gifts.

This is an idea of Self seen as one’s Significant-Self. 

http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html)

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

Until we learn to intentionally develop this next generation(s) of human “Self”, much like we learn to read and write today, we cannot know the experience of human synergy. We will not, until then, realize and experience the incredible harmonies (Hu-synergy as Hu-overtones?)  that can exist within a global eco-system of uniquely competent and purposeful human beings.

First, how do we define a human ecosystem? The story, the new lexicon, message needs both academic as well as curricular, and all-media popular representations. It needs to be formed, articulated and represented so that we can see it, feel it, live it. With these insights beginning to become more internalized we can then begin to recognize the daily and yearly evolving life-process-reality within our new Self’s.

This brings to the fore the idea of an internal and individual “Singularity-of-Self.” 

A Self-Singularity necessitates a form of internal convergence.  This convergence within each of us must occur through the coming together of parts or facets of our Self’s. These Facets-of-Self are our innate dispositions.  Each of us as individuals are born with unique set of natural dispositions (gifts). As each of us discovers these gifts and dispositions we then learn over time how they combine and weave together. It is the convergence of our gifts that   moves us along the inexonerable and unique paths we were born to travel in life.

The lexicon and language and meaning needs a solid foundation and must dovetail into the current thought space. Even the simple idea of an evolving Self has as yet no ubiquitous alignment among humanity… we aren’t even close. Further, the knowable and felt idea of a global matrix of unique Self’s as a singular whole is even further out there.

Where to begin? Well, first we need to be able to have a (simple :-)) conversation about this new reality.

In order to do that we need to have an ontology and associated taxonomy. This human singularity ontology would frame the reality of an evolving human ecosystem, as well as, its core intrinsic dynamic processes.

This ontology and taxonomy must, by nature, play well with existing cultural beliefs, ideologies, and religions. It must also be easily shareable and applicable for the global public. More so, the ontology-as-model needs to be fully and warmly and viscerally embraced. Finally, in terms of popular expressions for teen and tween acceptance and application it needs to be perceived as “cool.”

Without a way of speaking about and defining the process and innate facets of an evolving and unique human “Self” we can’t communicate nor most effectively connect Self-to-Self(s). Without expression our innate human eco-system, its intelligence, power and synergetic potential, will continue to unfold in shadow, as it has to date, with continued attrition of the human psyche as the cost of not acting.

We need to deliver the what, why, how, and my favorite, the “so-what” of it.

Only then can we accelerate-by-design and intention the manifestation of this new and needed reality – within and between the minds of humanity, from generation to generation. Beginning in this one. Beginning with us.

As it happens 🙂 … I have developed such an evolutionary ontology and associated evolutionary (process) taxonomy. This process-model speaks to discovering and managing the development of the innate human uniqueness within and between each of us. It does so in a manner that is universal to all while applying uniquely to each individual.

(See http://www.letoonz.com/about_le_co.html (old website same content) and  http://letoonz.wordpress.com/2009/10/09/letoonz-in-general/ for the ontology and taxonomy as represented to be known and felt by the masses, beginning with our children.)

Ah-Ha Image - Vr2009
Ah-Ha’s … big and small…
Our ability to experience and know human synergy between ourselves and others is completely dependent on the degree we know and have developed our unique gifts and dispositions.  The degree of Self-clarity mirrors for us the clarity of seeing and living our unique life purpose and do so with others-in-synergy.

These are all connected – our natural and innate gifts and dispositions, our uniqueness, our natural and incredibly powerful synergy with others, our life direction and ultimate purpose. These connections are our world, a more whole and powerful and intelligent human ecosystem – an ecosystem made up of healthy and passionately interwoven beings… an alive and breathing and forever-evolving whole.

The Human Singularity is very real – though as yet non-manifest in our consciousness. 

We simply haven’t evolved to the horizon of the sighting.  When we do reach this threshold a more evolved, powerfully and creatively connected humanity awaits,  forever traveling the path of evolving human wholeness, fueled by the evolution of its constituent parts… fueled by an “Us” evolving. 

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/.

The Emergent Singularity and Quantified-Self Movements are the Perfect Fulcrums for EcoMind, The Evolution-Revolution and the Associated Universe of Coming Evolutionary Technologies

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We’ve been moving towards this Singularity “idea” and evolving reality for some time, and to date, this is by far the most optimal platform to launch an Ecology-of-Mind & EvoTech Industry

http://www.kurzweilai.net/singularity-university-goes-international-with-executive-program-in-brazil?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7b0fd8977d-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email

Singularity University Logo

The link provided, and topics from this link listed below, concern this Singularity movement, which now lends itself to and even points towards the stepping stone for the emergence of a more common understanding, and belief in, an Ecology-of-Mind awareness.

In short, the Singularity marketplace and naturally migrating dialogue is by far the most evolved and credible business platform so far for the EcoMind/EcoTech message to dovetail from.

EcoMind concerns the “motiv” or motivation and the underlying reason for the disciplines, unifying correlates and patterns, and predicted convergences presented within the Singularity movement….

As expressed throughout this EcoMind blog, I see this motivation founded on the innate and fundamental need(s) of the uniquely expressive human mind/brain/BEing, and in the aggregate… moved by an implicate human ecosystem.  This motivation is now just becoming obvious and more tangible as a marketplace in and of itself.

Simply put, the human mind thrives and therein needs to mine, discover, assess and experience optimal Human Synergies.

LeToonz, LeCozmos, LeModel, etc. (https://imonad.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/future-connecting-our-younique-ah-has-and-path-of-ah-has/are all facets of EcoMind (or OneMind as I have called it previously – 1999-2004ish) and they exist to provide this critical missing link.

http://ejmmm2007.blogspot.com/2009_06_01_archive.html)

Online data aggregation and analysis can provide a solid starting point in the representation of our Evolving Self(s)

That missing link is a form of SELF consciousness or a fuller and deeper and to-be-more-common literacy of Self-Knowing.  Higher, fuller Hu-Synergies are now occurring local2global on a scale never seen before, yet still, only within a niche of the global humanity.

This idea/reality of fuller and truer and therein more intentionally active SELF-Consciousness (based on individual and YOUnique innate gifts, dispositions-as-resonance’s) needs a  business-acceptable platform for the common BEing and this platform is a form of common literacy, much like the now very common 4R’s that will somehow evolve into a becoming  common 4r’s + C in 2-3 genrations time and among common folk vs. TheNiche population.

Here’s another instantiation of the ready-to-emerge EcoMind/EvoTech prediction as supported by an underlying movement that has gained tangible momentum globally and within less than 24 months.

The "Quanitified-Self" has Emerged

The “Quantified-Self” wavefront speaks directly to “self metrics” and representations of the human unique self and will also begin to build natural correlations among our Self’s based on these course grain bio and physio-logical data points as they are (dominantly physiologial and genetic at the moment (www.23andme.com) but not psycho-physio resonances at the moment) …
QS is also motivated by our innately born and focused yet still nascent and niche consumer yearning to know and understand more fully the who, what, why and how of our YOUnique Self and Eco-system-of-Self’s: http://www.quantifiedself.com/ … a more fundmental super-singularity is found in this force of nature I term OneMind, as an Ecology-of-Mind movement, that is driven without effort, but by our most innate and pure nature, to optimize Human and Hu-systems synergies for as long as we survive gloriously.

Brian
J. Brian Hennessy

 
 
 
 
Singularity Curriculum/Executive Educational Program Overview excerpts:

Major Program Elements

The Executive Program concentrates on six exponential technologies:

1. Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

2. Biotechnology and Bioinformatics

3. Energy and Environmental Systems

4. Medicine and Neuroscience

5. Nanotechnology

6. Networks and Computing Systems

 

Participants Learn

Top-level Critical Concepts: The core concepts that let you understand the biggest ideas in exponential technologies. You’ll be able to recognize exponential trends and multidisciplinary breakthroughs in news and industry reports.

Key Projected Breakthroughs: What are the top ten projected breakthroughs that executives should be watching out for in the next decade? What are their implications and leading indicators?

Metrics: How do you monitor Progress in these technology fields?

Legal/Regulatory/Ethical Implications: What legal and regulatory environments affect these exponentially changing fields? Do current structures account for future changes? What are the biggest issues that are likely to be faced in the next decade?

Leading Researchers and Companies: Who are the key thinkers and companies in these fields that you must know about?