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  1. Mar 2019
    1. they meet at their concept and terminology interface and work out little shifts in meaning and use which each can find digestible in his system, and which permit quite precise definitions in each system of the terms and concepts in the others.

      This seems to be what topic mapping and merging is about.

    2. sentinel

      An agent tracking developments in human-specified, or agent-sensed, topics. Like a watchlist, google search, etc, It would need to be able to do topic mapping and merging.

    3. how the computer can be made to watch for some kinds of plan-change possibilities, and to point them out to the human when they arise.

      Augmenting discoverability of adjacent possibles. A deeper level is that of discovering framing, and opportunities for re-framing & paradigm shifting.

    4. setting up objectives

      How do we augment our ability as humans to set objectives? How do we observe that process? How do we gain insight into hidden aspects and drivers of setting intention? How do we recognize our own framings? How do we re-frame? If the Anthropocene Epoch means anything, it is that our own emoto-cognitive lenses make all the difference.

    5. A composite process, remember, is organized from both human processes and computer processes

      Human-system/Tool-system fine-grained intersections and compositionalities. There are UX and UI levels here. There are likely further levels having to do with intentionalities of (semi-) autonomous Tool Systems, how they are to be guided by Human intentionalities, and - most importantly - how humans fully ascertain and guide their own intentionalities.

  2. Feb 2019
    1. the unconscious mediating of conscious processing itself.

      This seems to point to the issue of conscious awareness becoming aware of its own process, which is mediated by both conscious and unconscious processes. For the moment limiting the discussion to conscious processing in human beings (the Human System, bracketing for now that same issue re the Tool System) this seems especially relevant in our Anthropocene Epoch: human (un)conscious processing is driving Climate Catastrophe. This again points to the need for social technologies that address how, both for the individual and for the group, emoto-cognitive self-awareness can be cultivated and practiced. Without that it seems we are creating an augmenting exoskeleton driven by unexamined intentions.

    2. intellect

      Intellect: rational aspect of human noesis.

      Sentience: Intelligence plus care.

      We need a single word for intelligence + care indivisible. Intelligence is not value/care-free.

      So far the only word I've found is the Sanskrit citta: heart/mind. As Heidegger says, "Care is the Being of Dasein (Human Existence)." Care needs to become intrinsic to the Tool System part of the whole system.

    3. whole system of a human and his augmentation

      Human System and its augmentation

      Tool System as augmenting the human system

      Can we add: Life System, as the support for Human and Tool Systems, and also affected by those.

      Can we look on that triple as the whole system, the Eco System?

    1. effective intellectual augmentation was always realized within a system, and that any intervention intended to accelerate intellectual augmentation must be understood as an intervention in a system.

      "“the success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.” - Hanover Insurance's Bill O'Brien, quoted by Otto Schamer in The Blind Spot of Leadership: Presencing as a Social Technology of Freedom. This is the core of Theory U, a set of practices for individual and group self-awareness, intentionality, and innovation - i.e., the Human System as a complex, adaptive, anticipatory system.

  3. Apr 2015
    1. Below the surface of the machine, the program moves. Without effort, it expands and contracts. In great harmony, electrons scatter and regroup. The forms on the monitor are but ripples on the water. The essence stays invisibly below. Master Yuan-Ma, The Book of Programming

      Eloquent Javascript - cool. JS is worth studying deeply. This seems to have both depth and simplicity.