Why CI?

June 19, 2003

in Knowledge Innovation, Social Software

Yesterday I said too little about George Por’s role and Collective Intelligence in my post “Collaborative Spaces – Transforming Innovation Capital. He’s influenced my thinking lately.  So when this post was picked up it was neat, but it also signals the need for a broader conversation and exploration of the CI community and their work.   

So this post is a little about sharing George.  He’s an expert in CI and long time evangelist.  We have different and I believe complementary takes on the diagram and how to use it; sensing there is a new kind of operating system emerging.  I wouldn’t have labelled it CI2.0 without a push from him.  I’ve been keen to understand the emerging tools and the corresponding benefits and provide a synthesis and premise for accelerating innovation and strategy development. I do think CI2.0 frames it.  I’m also a believer that part of very premise (of CI) – is to share and learn together.  So posting / blogging is like testing.. / prototyping. I’m hoping George that you and others will join in and take it to the next level. 

From George’s Blog of Collective Intelligence: Cognitive relations, relations of knowledge production  “The main infrastructure concern of today’s enterprise is still how to best use technologies for managing data, information, and knowledge, not for augmenting human intelligence, individual and collective. …”

Separately, this links to George’s workshop “Collective Intelligence 2.0” which may provide another line of inquiry and suggest other ways of exploring the path forward.

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