SHADAB, Farsam

(United States)

Title of contribution:

Why Global Tech Movements Need Integral 2.0 Lenses

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Presentation: Why Global Tech Movements Need Integral 2.0 Lenses

The coming decade of technological emergence will carry with it as much ethical impact as it will material offering. No corner of the earth will be able to avoid the coming challenges and questions. Integral theory has been anticipating these realities for more than two decades. Yet little has been done in practical terms to respond to the onset of global technological developments that are in scale, proportion and timeliness. Indeed, integral tends to currently possess more of a reactive stance that a proactive on when it comes to technological transformations. Over the last decade a significant body of integral metatheory has come into being which sets a fantastic stage for understanding developments and augmented reality, extended reality, immersive media, blockchain, brain computer interfacing (BCI) and, in general, the next generation of Internet technologies on the horizon. I will be providing a landscape analysis of what technologies are about to emerge, address them one at a time and put them into an integral perspective on what it means to live amongst these new accidental pressures. What will be the future of human development? Can technology assist us in facilitating hire development or will it necessarily impair this process? Will the materialism that technology and it’s related some cultures tend to produce act as a ceiling on higher human potentials? Is social media ultimately contributing more cultural coherence or is it more to a global an internal chaos?

About Farsam Shadab:

Founder of Enaxion, InterEnactive and the Bay Area’s first Integral Commons (2002-2004; also first in the USA), Farsam Shadab has taken a background in Cognitive Science as well as 20 years of Integral studies (both academic and applied) into the world’s first full-realized Integral platform for “Holonomic” interactivity that marries decentralization tools (Holochain) with holistic AR. In 1998, Farsam also saw & seeded Jimmy Wales with his first concepts for what would become known as Wikipedia.

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