Social Engines of Consensus and Information Vectors
In this article, we call upon leaders to take one small action today to promote respectful discourse and openness to alternative worldviews.
We also urge a focus on solutions rather than problems.
These social institutions create information vectors which morph over time.
Although most people are empowered with the ability to shape those vectors, many relinquish their personal responsibility due to factors like the pain of social shaming.
When an information vector encroaches on neighboring systems, conflicts may arise that challenge the values of the individuals comprising each network.
Also, information vectors may create cognitive dissonance within individual members of that network. The dissonance could arise when a vector exhibits emergent properties that conflict with the core values of one or more individuals.
Some individuals will simply leave the social network. Others will become sheep.
As we take personal responsibility for shifting humanity into the new era, we need to reckon with the power each of us possesses. That personal power can be used to reinforce a commitment to compassion, kindness, and forgiveness.
Leaders in Municipal Government
Are you on city council? A member of the Chamber of Commerce? Do you have a vested interest in the trajectory your city is taking?
As humanity upgrades itself, decentralization will enable the empowerment of smaller hubs and nodes in the network. This means more smart cities, more intentional communities, and more places where plork can flourish.
For these types of changes to take place, we need to relax into the network and we need to trust (and love) our neighbor. We need to appeal to the highest and most good in ourselves and in others, and act accordingly. This means taking harmonious action in alignment with our core values.