Happy new year! May 2021 be the year we figure out that the Internet is not flat and begin flipping the script so that we use it to create a better world rather than it using us to make techno oligarchs richer.
We are multi dimensional beings flattened down into a 2D web that channels our attention against our own interests.
Let’s break free from collective cognitive control!
On January 21, we are hosting the Overweb challenge to hack our idea of what the web can be. Tracks for developers, business, and social impact.
If Edgeryders wants to be a partner and activate the community, this is very interesting. Basically you host the web based forums for the Overweb Challenge. There may also be similar on the Noetic Nomads discord.
I would want us to get a clear sense of how it would work to create the best outcome. We can promote on the site that pre-conference conversations and opportunities to meet potential team members is happening on Edgeryders.
During the challenge, there could be conversations on what help people need and offer and/or follow up conversations on the panels.
After the challenge, well, we can figure what is most needed then.
I would want Edgeryders to be an active participant so that it does not become another thing for me to manage. I will participate but cannot set up and manage.
If this makes sense, let’s do it. I would need a logo, and some language to put on the challenge page.
You want to connect with each other before during or after the event?
We have partnered with the collective intelligence research platform Edgeryders to give you a place to do so that is also connected to a 6000+ members community of people interested in the development of future technology and society.
Edgeryders is a research platform and the workshop, as well as your contributions on the platform, are recorded and used for research purposes.
would need some more information about what those communities are, what do you need? Just the links?
Thank you so much @alberto for pointing that out.Not sure how that happened, but I took the opportunity to improve the images on the page as well as the text. I trust makes more sense now. https://www.theoverweb.com/welcome. Please let me know if you have any questions.
Yes, a big part of what we are doing is attaching information to content on pages and participants are able to collaborate.
But the Overweb is different in that almost all that information is structured and also includes interactions, transactions, and experiences. And we also see great value in connecting the infromation. In short, we are extending the notion of the annotation layer to be hyperdimensional trust layer that supports digital nations, smart tags, overlay applications, and digital real estate and that is anchored by a universal knowlege graph where the nodes are content/sources/ideas connected by relationships.
So, you have a kind of semantic model to encode the annotations in? Do all parts of the layer originate in actions taken by the users (“the crowd”), like tag, or approve for you to follow them as they visit different web pages?
Apologies for the delay. I have been organizing and I missed this.
Our semantic structure is a bridge. It connects two pieces of content with a relationship. I consider this a basic building block of knowledge. They can be created by anyone on the Overweb, thereby democratizing linking. Once validated, they auto-assembe into a universal knowledge graph that can be used to provide context for any idea.
It is two pieces of content; could be a piece of text, an image or a part of an image, a segment of a video, a podcast, or a song.
An Overweb participant (someone with access to the Overweb overlay) would select the two pieces of content and then select the relationship between them, provide metadata, and then submit the bridge. In the future, we will use AI to recommend potential bridges. In the foreseeable future, we see there always being a human in the loop.
Not as hard as you might think. It is leveraging the search that a person is already doing. If you know the content you want to content, take 30 seconds. We are building a competition platform for bridging that will be used for the first Post-Brexit UK election.