Big Mind, Geoff Mulgan, 2017

Big Mind, Geoff Mulgan, 2017

"How do societies, governments, or governing systems solve complex problems, or to put it another way, how do collective problems find collective solutions?" 

Individual neurons only become useful when they're connected to billions of other neurons. In a similar way, the linking up of people and machines makes possible dramatic jumps in collective intelligence. When this happens, the whole can be much more than the sum of the parts." page 21 of Ibook format.  

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Humanity in a Creative Universe, Stuart Kauffman

Humanity in a Creative Universe, Stuart Kauffman

“THE TRUE AIM of this book is civilizational. Indeed, we are the aim of this book. So much lies before us. We so wrongly think we know our worlds. We so wrongly believe that we can pose and answer our questions, when we often cannot even pose them adequately. We know intuitively that the becoming of our human lives, cultures, and economies is open and creative in ways not heeded by contemporary science.”

Excerpt From: Stuart A. Kauffman. “Humanity in a Creative Universe.” iBooks. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/humanity-in-a-creative-universe/id1076753879?mt=11

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Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns By Nora Bateson

Small Arcs of Larger Circles: Framing Through Other Patterns By Nora Bateson

Essential Reading for anyone involved in creating a more wholistic view of reality. This book takes us away from the paradigm that gave rise to our industrial, reductionist, either/or world to one of great beauty and care. Nora provides new words for a new paradigm and brings us face to face with how we come to know learning and the great pleasures we can embrace by thinking/being differently.. Her book is transformative and beautiful in all its moods.  

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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders By Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders By Joshua Foer, Ella Morton, Dylan Thuras

This book popped out at me during a visit to our local book store and I found myself spending the next hour in a rocking chair in exploration.  WOW of the wide open wonder kind.  How little I know about human and Earth ingenuity! Open a page anywhere and find delights, curiosities, and oh no!

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