Developing a New Social Immune System

Part of the challenge of this moment is the meeting of two pandemics – one caused by COVID-19 and one caused by an onslaught of information our brains and cultures haven’t yet built appropriate defenses for. Michael Porcelli and I discuss previous information pandemics, media literacy, and some potential open solutions for solving our current crisis of information in a time when Shared Reality is increasingly rare.

Understanding The Problem

History

Digital Information Technology

The principle of Openness

  • Open Source – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3bk6e7v
  • Open Science – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3evTpsA
  • Open Access – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3crpsYT
  • Open Culture – Creative Commons — https://bit.ly/2KixzuR
  • Preprint – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/2ypWMAK
  • Open-book accounting – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/34KFpa5
  • Open-book management – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3bkdwbp
  • Choose Your Salary – Semco — https://bit.ly/2XLzsrP
  • Distributed ledger  – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3anIzSa

Platform Cooperativism

  • Platform cooperative – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/2X2UxvD
  • Platform Cooperativism Consortium  — https://bit.ly/3bwxLCR
  • Everything for Everyone by Nathan Schneider — https://bit.ly/2zcSCg5
  • Ours to Hack and to Own: The Rise of Platform Cooperativism by Nathan Schneider — https://bit.ly/3cv5DQt
  • Rochdale Principles – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/2wOdHMT

Anti-Rivalry

  • Non-Rivalrous Goods – Definition and Characteristics — https://bit.ly/3alFp1p
  • Network effect – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/2z4bAFt
  • Metcalfe’s law – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3aqsECR
  • Anti-rival good – Wikipedia — https://bit.ly/3cvysMI
  • Anti-rivalrous conversation by Andrew Sweeny  — https://bit.ly/2VEDqjl

Humanism

  • Team Human with Douglas Rushkoff — https://bit.ly/3cnRYKS
  • Coherent Extrapolated Volition – Lesswrongwiki — https://bit.ly/2KfSMWf

Hacking our neurobiology

  • Supernormal Stimulus – Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Supernormal_stimulus
  • The Extraordinary Science of Junk Food – NYTIMES — https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/magazine/the-extraordinary-science-of-junk-food.html
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