On Thu, May 16, 2013 at 6:17 AM, Robert Steele firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Michel Bauwens: Civilized Discourse Construction Kit
Michel Bauwens, P2P Foundation and Wiki Patrick Meier, Crisis Mapping and Humanitarian Relief Technology Stephen E. Arnold, Arnold IT wizard against evil Dave Warner, STRONG ANGLE, TOOZL, Synergy Strike Force ("Save the Willing First")
Michel Bauwens flagged Discourse as the go to starting point for creating a global public intelligence network in the public service – something that might allow all citizens to have full access to true cost economics information, whole systems feedback loops, and in doing discourse, be able to harmonzie all direct investments by citizens – screw the Empire – so as to create a prosperous world at peace, a world that works for all.
I have been working on this for 20 years from the data side, and am now starting to look for points where I can contribute the data, analytic functionality, and hybrid public governance stuff we have done, to something that is viable, funded, and possibly ready for a break-out.
From where I sit, there are a few things that we might talk about if you are interested:
What’s the difference between discourse and decision-support?
Where do facts come from?
What functionalities are needed to go from discourse to analysis to decision-support?
What political and economic and socio-cultural/techno-demographic baises or roots should be recognized by person to facilitate discourse?
Should a balanced budget be part of any discourse as a way of connecting means, ways, and ends?
Where does geospatial taggging play in all this, can Discouse leverage Crisis Mappers, SMS, Tweet, bounded crowd-sourcing, etc? OpenBTS free cell? Autonomous Internet that cannot be shut down?
How do we ensure that all data loaded into Discourse (and WordPress, and elsewhere) is standardized so data conversation is never an issue as other things come along?
Like yourself, my life changed when I created Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog (“The truth at any cost lowers all other costs.”) That is when I stopped fighting the Empire of the past and started "attracting the future (Zen and the Art of Leadership). It might be that your success could trigger a larger opportunity, attached is what I sent Sir Richard Branson by hand of Alfred Rolington former CEO of Janes, no answer yet, but I feel a strong sense of convergence across the board.
With respect, and hope,