Before I file away (or accidentally lose) my Reboot notebook I thought I’d transcribe a few of the handwritten notes I took whilst listening to some of the presentations I attended. Some of them are my paraphrasing… I’ll put quote marks around those that I’m fairly confident are verbatim quotes.
(Note that the number of notes taken… or whether in fact any notes were taken at all, is not proportional to the interestingness of the talk. I didn’t take any notes on Matt Webb’s talk and very few on Johnny Moore’s and they were both particularly interesting :)
Further note – these people said many more interesting things than what I noted down… in fact… it’s quite possible that some of the most interesting ones didn’t get noted down because I was too busy listening to what they were saying :)
We should be more interested in artificial emotion than artificial intelligence
Emotion is governed by meaning and value, which makes it more efficient than a computer (less heat coming off the tops of our heads!)
Emotions are more efficient than intelligence
People will accept losing money to ensure fairness. We don’t want to lose money to a computer tho’, as we know it is not vulnerable to the idea of fairness.
The gift economy is about to dominate the market economy [I wrote this down and put a big question marke next to it because Tor didn't go on to explain where this gift economy was coming from... have I been missing out on an avalanche of gifts lately or something? Anyone know more about this?]
Roszak 1979 Person/Planet – the needs of the planet are the same as the needs of the individual. If one is in crisis, so is the other.
Flow – we are like flames, or riveres, or flows of things. We are not ‘things’. We are a system.
90% of the atoms in your body are replaced every year
Permanent reincarnation – the matter changes all the time but we retain our identity. (Like digital media – never lose the information).
Dare, Share, Care —> Attention —> Sex, Jobs, Recognition
‘Sex is the origin of all that is noble’
The killer app for Civilization 2.0 is links.
Albert Einstein – ‘Remember your humanity and forget the rest’
A legion of men may look like a machine, but it is built on an intense social unit (a tent of 8 men who live together for about 20 years) and nodal leadership (the centurians).
We are most hapy in a group of approximately 7 or 8.
Twitter is like being ‘in the tent’
Kids who do well are kids who learn 300 words by 2yrs old. They learn via conversation and need to have heard 50 million words by 2 yrears. They need to hear conversation to get an ideal development trajectory.
Experiment where you have a baby and a mother, and you put them in two different rooms with a video link. The mother does what mothers do… mirrors the baby’s talk and actions back – baby is fine. Add in a 2 second time delay. Baby freaks out.