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Seth's Blog: The Billion-Dollar T-Shirt
Ontological uncertainty exists when, even if you perfectly know and understand the environment you're in, you still can't predict the impact of your actions because the system is changing faster than the ripple effects of your actions can play out. This is the situation Seth Godin faced when, back in...
15 Dec 2007
When information is not scarce, what does it mean to know?
Another very interesting video here from the folks at Kansas State University that did the Academia 2.0 post and initial response . (BTW, the first video on the linked page IS the Academia 2.0 video, so be sure scroll down to the second video.) Similar to the first video, this additional one raises huge...
16 Nov 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 3: Strategies for Reinforcing Loops and the Hive Mind
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Here's a conundrum: if knowledge is personal, how do I benefit from what you "know"? One, if you help me learn you can reduce the...
20 Jun 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 2: Knowledge is personal
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg In the natural world, few (if any) things grow without limits. In the case of information volume, one of those limits may be our ability...
20 Jun 2007
Computing Is A Liberal Art, Part 1: Education Inflation
Technorati Tags: innovation , systems thinking , complexity science , adaptive , change , learning , Popfly , computing is a liberal art , knowledge , cyborg Education Inflation Most of us are familiar with the rising cost of education/tuition (at least for those of us in the US). Yes, it...
19 Jun 2007
Vicarious reputation growing from a virtual economy for reputation system points?
It's an interesting idea that Josh Ledgard learned is being used in China, and blogged about here . I like that it tries to make the reputation system points more useful/valuable, and encourages people to ask questions they really want answered -- that is, it might help keep the "signal to noise" ratio...
16 Feb 2007
Ontological Uncertainty and Innovation
Thought folks might find this 2004 working paper from David A. Lane and Robert Maxfield at the Sante Fe Institute of interest: http://www.santafe.edu/research/publications/workingpapers/04-06-014.pdf . It’s a little dense, to say the least, so I posted this brief summary of which elements caught my attention...
27 Nov 2006
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