There is truly AWESOME activity underway – but I feel it is all at the same level.  My metaphor are clouds at different altitudes.  The moisture rises and spreads at the appropriate climatic levels, filling the sky with intricate activity.  Later, beams pierces upward from the cloud and moisture rises to another, higher, level and some begins to spread and organize.  I feel we need to move some of our action trying to discover that higher level.  I find this metaphor severely lacking, but it is all I have at this time.

What we are doing at this level are composing and exchanging and commenting on semiotic structures, SEMS.  That is all I do online, read and compose sems. Some of my sems hint to another level, but they are only sems at this level, and the distinction goes um-noticed or noticed and forgotten. I think there are a great many sems hinting to the new level, but they yet ARE: but SEMS at this level.

I can’t grasp what kind of activity will occur at the next level.  Counter to the layer metaphor, it will involve weaving and doing something with the sems at lower levels.  The HOLARCHY of the nu Humanity is emergent.

I desperately now want to share with you a short “poem” I wrote a few years ago titled:  JABBER, JABBER, JABBER.  Which is the activity at the level we are now functioning. Quality JABBER and less.  I NEED A WAY TO INDEX AND SEARCH MY ARCHIVES !!!  Please point me in the right direction to accomplish this.

Glisten, you keep promoting a Wiki with the intent of our being able to begin to construct a SINGLE SEMIOTIC ENTITY, a cause for which I am very supportive. But, would this be only a linked set of SEMS, and not what I/we vaguely imagine for our SINGLE SEMIOTIC ENTITY  (SSE), or Global/Planetary Mind/Brain.  SSE may be a cyborg, human and machine. The means by which SSE interacts with interacting humans is as important as the computerized structure of SSE. And by “humans” I refer to the nuet-like inner-woven worlds within each of us.

I intuit that the power agency in our future emergence will be from CYBERCREWS.   Individuals, no matter how competent and how supported by networks, can’t do what is needed.  We persons will learn to be an integral part of CYBERCREWS as well as doing our own “thing” as emergent humans.  I speculate that many cybercrews  will also (at times) be F2F Expedition-in-Time  (on “retreats”) using Colab Studios.  We probably will have second level cybercrews whose components are first level cybercrews, whose components will be human persons.  This will be the emergent “physiological architecture” of the Societal Butterfly to replace the corporations & nations of the Era of Caterpillar Civilizations.  I sense this can manifest very quickly once initiated.  Many of the tools/techniques being developed in level 1 can be applied to level 2.

ALL OF THIS is speculative and tentative. I REALLY feel that where we are ultimately going is NOT where we currently imagine.  I deeply feel that the cloud/crowd/hive metaphors are not sufficient.  They are a frame for us to comprehend some processes, but the PRECISON-OF-FIT we find in the bio-molecular structures of life will be also need to exist in the psycho/cultural/spiritual structures of emergent Humanity.

Author: nuet

01/24/1935. BS-physics RPI 1956; MS-physics UofChicago 1958; PhD-physics Yale 1965; PhD-Edu Psy Uof MInnesota 1970. Auroral Research Byrd Station, Antarctica 11/1960-02/1962. MINNEMAST curriculum dev 1964-68. Woodstock. faculty Pima Community College, Tucson 1974-1997. Transdisciplinary scientist, philosopher, educator, futurist, activist. PC user since 1982. "Wife". daughter, 2 grandsons. 5 dogs & 7 cats. Lacks mental imagery in all sensory domains.

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I agree with what you are pointing to here Larry, that there are emergent properties of focused groups which are necessarily the scaffolding for the next level of coherent interaction. At the point that this next level actualizes, I posit that it will be a hybrid AI/cybernetic blend of multiple co-ordinated groups of humans and machines with appropriate software scaffolding to behave in a self-sustaining manner. The details of this are also sketchy and many great minds will need to work toward this outcome. Needless to say, there is an imperative to stabilise life support systems asap because this is the pre-requisite for any of our dreams to manifest, there is no way forward without the collaborative intelligence of the biosphere. So I am tending to err in favour of helping develop the necessary scaffolding to ensure this vital consideration is attended to effectively. Meanwhile we can continue to create that which will be needed is and when we succeed in securing the future of the species.