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Mind Amplifier

I have just read Howard Rheingold’s awesome book Mind Amplifier in which he outlines the ways in which interacting with each other and with technology has augmented and enhanced out capacity to think, and has greatly increased the field of possibility for emergence of new types of thinking.

He points out, however, that in spite of all the gains we have made, we seem not to be fully engaging with the potential to solve the most pressing issues of out times. He suggests that we need to upgrade our cognitive equipment, and a primary method he advocates is the engagement of meta-cognition.

In the spirit of co-operation toward a saner and longer lasting human experience on this planet into a long and healthy future, I am asking the peers here at meta-cogs to begin the task of creating a coherent resource of documentation on the topic of meta-cognition. Between us we will research precursors to meta-cognitive exploration as well as contemporary research and application models, and emerging interdisciplinary applications.

As a start I have begun to collate web based resources here; http://www.scoop.it/t/meta-cognition and will use this method to collect the data from which I will draw together the resources that I will contribute to this blog.

Thanks to all the peers who are joining this effort, may it be fruitful and may it serve to benefit the unfolding evolution of human consciousness.

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Comments on: "Mind Amplifier" (1)

  1. We can begin collecting links to relevant resources in the comments here for processing into a structured database as we progress;

    “The origin and conservation of self-consciousness
    Reflections on four questions by Heinz von Foerster”
    Humberto Maturana Romesín
    http://www.univie.ac.at/constructivism/pub/hvf/papers/maturana05selfconsciousness.html

    Loose Cognition, Cognitive Science, Mental Construct Processing
    http://egodeath.com/LooseCogSciMentalConstructProcessing.htm

    A Definition of Metadesign
    Developed in order to enable societies to become more attuned to the biosphere
    http://attainable-utopias.com/tiki/Metadesign

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