PhotonQ- The World Neuro Net of Joel de Rosnay

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    Last night conference with Joel de Rosnay, on the future of the internet with its social and economic impact., in Paris at "La Cité des Sciences ".

    Among the topics he talked about were : 3D printing . Media Lab . The New architecture of the Internet with the web.2.0 (flickr,youtube etc) - 3.0 (sementic) and 4.0 (World wide Sensor Network/ Rfi. ). The Long Tail etc... ( Podcast of the conference.)

    It was very ,Very interesting and he is a great orator. I had a small chat at the end with him. And like few other people like him, i met recently. His advice was kind of the same. you should go for "it". Why not creat a start up. Or as Esther Dyson told me...just go for it, do something...and you' ll see where to go next... So we 'll see what' s happen, over the next few weeks, months. But i guess that' s one the reason, why i realy like meeting them. For inspiration and the pleasure of discovering, sharing and learning.

    About the Internet Map his is showing. Have a look at Steve Jurvetson 's Internet Splat Map , for more detail.

    For those of you who would be interested. He is giving a new conference, next Wednesday (28May) on : La civilisation du numérique : contrôle et responsabilisation

    And if some of you are in Paris Sunday night. " La cité des sciences" invite you to follow live with all of us (free to public as always) , the landing of the Mars PhoeniX Mission.

    Programme of the event See you there ; )

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    "Joël de Rosnay is a French molecular biologist, science wrtier, futurist. PHD and Former research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the field of biology and computer graphics, he was successively science attaché to the French Embassy in the United States, and Scientific Director of European Enterprises Development Company (a venture capital group) from 1971 to 1975. From 1975 to 1985 he was Director of Research Applications at l'Institut Pasteur (the Pasteur Institute in Paris). Until 2002, he was Director of Forecasting and Assessment at the Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie in Paris, where he remains a special adviser.

    He is presently President of Biotics International, a consulting company specialized in the impact of new technologies on industries. wiki "

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    1. jurvetson 72 months ago | reply

      hmmm... very interesting that he put his copyright notice on the Lumeta graph.... (I'm guessing it was boilerplate at the bottom of every slide...)

    2. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 72 months ago | reply

      Yes it was "boilerplate" on every slide. Don' t think he have anything to do with Lumeta. But i ll ask him wednesday, you never know. And will let him know that the silicone valley is "interest" on the whereabout of his copyright notice =P

      Boilerplate. New word for me. And when i googleimage it, here is what I found. In purpose ? Or unknown to you too... If so you are going to love it : )

      "Boilerplate was a mechanical man developed by Professor Archibald Campion during the 1880s and unveiled at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
      Built in a small Chicago laboratory, Boilerplate was originally designed as a prototype soldier for use in resolving the conflicts of nations. Although it was the only such prototype, Boilerplate was eventually able to exercise its proposed function by participating in several combat actions.
      In the mid-1890s, Boilerplate embarked on a series of expeditions to demonstrate its abilities, the most ambitious being a voyage to Antarctica. Boilerplate is one of history's great ironies, a technological milestone that remains largely unknown. Even in an age that gave birth to the automobile and aeroplane, a functioning mechanical man should have been accorded more significance." Boilerplate website , wiki

    3. nels1 72 months ago | reply

      i can't wait for future technologies that would enable translation of podcasts into multiple languages:) i would've really liked to have heard his thoughts on the semantic web and his views on the direction he thinks it will be heading towards. it's interesting that google's philosophy regarding semantics is quite different to many others who have faith in the new ontologies such as owl and rdf (which coincidentally, is also the acronym for the Richard Dawkins Foundation:)). personally, i am more inclined towards google's philosophy...

    4. dot.G 71 months ago | reply

      J'adore la portée de cette photo :)

    5. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 71 months ago | reply

      @Nels: Thanks for sharing your thoughts Nels. He spoke on Semantic Web actually last time. But if you'd like to ask him a question, let me know, i ll make sure to ask him wednesday, for his final talk.

      @Gnuage: Why ?

    6. dot.G 71 months ago | reply

      car à mon sens elle résume la volonté cachée, ou non, que l'humain a de créer une pensée artificielle. De créer une pensée unique dont les composants actifs sont... nous.
      ça y est... j'ai dit le mot... pensée unique. Cet irrésistible besoin de singularité... d'absolu... :) mais bon.. je délire probablement

    7. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 67 months ago | reply

      Quand tu dits "pensée unique" tu veux dire dans le sens de reductif...appauvrie ?
      Ou bien une pensée artificielle partagée par l ensemble de l humanité, et enrichie par la diversité de chacun ?

      (desolé du retard de reponse lol)

    8. dot.G 66 months ago | reply

      du retard.. comment ça ? ;)

      Je veux dire pensée enrichie par la diversité de chacun mais qui finira probablement par en être appauvrie car elle ne générera qu'un consensus...

      Il me semble que nous avons l'habitude de croire que le consensus est le meilleur moyen de satisfaire l'intérêt commun. Mais c'est, encore une fois à mon avis, juste la solution la moins pire. :)

      Quand je vois cette image, il me parait évidant que notre société, voir l'humanité, tend vers cette pensée unique... et qu'une fois que tout être humain fera parti de ce réseaux de neurones, notre société aura enfin le sentiment d'avoir créé une pensée "juste"...

      C'est peut-être tiré par les cheveux et un peu défaitiste, mais ça ne me donne pas d'autre impression que de vouloir s'en remettre religieusement à une pensée extérieur plutôt qu'à la notre... En tant que individu, un consensus trop poussé nous évites de nous remettre en question....

      Maintenant travaillant dans ce domaine et étant un passionné des réseaux et de la communication je me dit que tant que ce réseau reste libre et que chaque neurone reste libre de s'exprimer au sein de ce réseau et conserve son individualité, les choses devraient bien se passer :)))

      Je ne sais pas si je suis très clair car c'est purement émotionnel :)

    9. dot.G 66 months ago | reply

      Et en deuxième partie... :)

      J'adore également la portée de cette image car elle a une étrange ressemblance avec, l'image que l'on se fait de, notre univers :)

    10. PhOtOnQuAnTiQuE 66 months ago | reply

      =) Cool ! J' adore la connection visuelle =)

      1-L' entrée du mot consensus sous wiki fut des plus interessante

      "De nos jours, on confond souvent consensus et « choix collectif ». Il existe des degrés de variation toujours possibles entre individus, et il doit y avoir une implication individuelle forte pour faire suivre la prise de décision de l'action. Auquel cas, la prise de décision nécessite une négociation au bout de laquelle les autres participants au débat seront satisfaits.

      L'opinion collective n'est pas un consensus, mais une opinion reçue, un alignement sur une orthodoxie - éventuellement à partir d'une manipulation mentale ou de la propagande. Des études[réf. nécessaire] sur les effets de groupes et des foules affirment l'existence des consensus émotionnels pouvant aller jusqu'à l'hystérie collective."

      Le net 4.0....Un web systemhysterique" =P

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