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Move to Saturday 9th?Edit

  • Any possibility of moving this to Saturday 9th (or any night the week before)? (figured a Saturday might be nice for a change and I will be able to drop by :)) Cheers, Casliber 00:49, 15 September 2010 (UTC)
    Well, if you do it will have to be without me, which would be a first for a London meetup... :-) James F. (talk) 07:00, 17 September 2010 (UTC)
    Aah, just one of those epic calendar-fail moments. I could have sworn Sunday was the ninth when I was planning this trip. Oh well... :/ Casliber 14:51, 17 September 2010 (UTC)

World Brain Manifesto: virtus versus virus 10-10-10Edit

The top right-hand corner reads:
correlated through a
World Encyclopedia

hence hypertext!
See: World Brain Diagram (sorry)
Londdon, England, 10th year, 10th month, 10th day, tang-tang-tang.
The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search For The World Brain (instead of Soul) [1]
A huge world brain storm worth the so-called information revolution rose from London, England, at the turn of the year 1974, in view of the evolution of World Brain!
What Mad Pursuit: A Personal View of Scientific Mystery (instead of Discovery) [2]
Presumably, a variety of invisible colleges have been conspiring to cover up the evolution of World Brain as well as the 1974 emergence of the world brain storming.
Friedrich von Hayek, 1974 Nobel laureate
  • From Thatcher to Reagan
  • From Popper to Wittgenstein
  • From London to Chicago
  • From Bentham to Keynes
  • From conservative to liberal
  • From psychology to cognitive economics
The Stepping Stones Report, 1977
Context, Content or Concept Mapping, Connecting in Concert, in Consilience
Context mapping in vogue
A variety of contextual hence hypertextual maps have mushroomed all of a sudden since 1975. This is reasonably ascribable to:
From hypotext to hypertext
Hypotext[4] is the mother of hypertext, as necessity is the mother of invention. Suddenly, subtext or hypotext was taken as seriously as roughly suggested as follows:
From mathematical games to metamagical themas
An anagram drawn by Douglas Hofstadter (1981)
  • Cf. Ogden & Richards (1923) The Meaning of Meaning, esp. "word magic"
  • Cf. I. A. Richards (1936) The Philosophy of Rhetoric, esp. metaphor
  • Cf. Aldous Huxley (1940) Words and Their Meanings, esp. "Words are magical in the way they affect the minds..." (namely, metamagic?)
  • Colin Cherry (1957) On Human Communication ardously argued against Claude Shannon's information theory (1948) that looked like a magical mathematical game greatly appealing to the theory-thirsty disciplines in favor of positivism, reductionism, rationalism, nativism, mechanism, cognitivism, etc. [5]
Wells versus Bush versus Szilard
in context, in concert, in consilience
in context, in concert, in consilience
World Brain in English
Jealousy of English seems to be the weakest link inherent of World Brain. This may relate to the fact that Wells took Basic English seriously. The Anglophonic hegemony in World Brain is to be challenged anyway.
World Brain in synonymy, in disguise, in resilience & consilience
Unity and autonomy matter as well as authority and authenticity. Autonomy is not subjected to vested interests. How autonomous is the WMF? See again Talk:Eugene Garfield in this regard.
From the World Brain to the World Wide Web
Conclusion of Martin Campbell-Kelly & William Aspray (1996). Computer: A History of the Information Machine
From the World Wide Web to Google and Wikipedia
The hardest evidence of World Brain coming true into being!
World Brain like a taboo!
Why (not) anyway?
  • "The natural curiosity of the child" (cf. the bottom of the Wellsian diagram on the right) growing like a "tree of knowledge" as a taboo!
To found or not to found
World Brain found sound,
That is the question.   
  • We'd better take advantage of "open conspiracy" in Wellsian terms for the evolution of sound World Brain as the crux of "current world politics" (cf. the rightmost heading of Grade D of the diagram) so that the world is not helplessly and hopelessly entangled to a maximal entropy or confusion that Wells clearly proposed to avoid.
    "Until we in the community have made up our minds that what we really want is expiation, or removal, or reform, or or the discouragement of potential criminals, we shall get none of these, but only a confusion in which crime breeds more crime." -- Norbert Wiener (1954) The Human Use of Human Beings: Cybernetics and Society. p. 110.
See also
  1. A parody of Francis Crick (1994).
  2. A parody of Francis Crick (1990).
  3. The Social Function of Science. p. 280, p. 360, p. 448. I failed to take decent photos. I wish someone skillful could get the job well done considering their monumentality as the most likely origin of contextual, hypertextual concept mapping and mind mapping in so many parodies! Tim Berners-Lee included such a mapping not only in the "WorldWideWeb: Proposal for a HyperText Project" (1990) but also in the ENQUIRE (1980) in concert with the criss-cross Stepping Stones Report (1977) of the Thatcherite John Hoskyns of computing profession without political career! Either is likely to have learned it from neither Peter Russell nor Tony Buzan of mind mapping. Then who on earth was the center of all this diversity? It is conjectured to be Bernal perhaps after Wells, until it is reasonably refuted, as per Popper's theory (1963) of Conjectures and Refutations.
  4. According to holism, "the whole is more than the sum of its parts." That is, something is hidden or implied between parts in pairs in concert so that such pairs should be linked, hyperlinked if possible, hence hypertext, connectionism and contextualism as well as holism. For example, to read between the lines means or implies "to infer a meaning that is not stated explicitly." Such an implicit meaning would be (made by) the subtext (or hypotext, if you like) to be read between texts (or often hypertexts!) in pairs in concert in context.
  5. Shannon was a student of Vannevar Bush at MIT, and participated in Bush's project (1938-40) to develop and patent a rapid microfilm selector, roughly memex or "man-made machine" that thinks, eventually cognitivism. For Bush and Shannon still to speak up is roughly for cognitivists still to speak up, whether justly or not. What is most clear is that they have little to do with World Brain indeed!

--KYPark 09:23, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

A Tory wife may cheer or fear resilient liberal WellsEdit

See also

--KYPark 06:00, 10 October 2010 (UTC)


  • I've got Freshers' Flu unfortunately, and I need the weekend to recover. I didn't get it as a fresher, so I'm making up for it this year. CT Cooper · talk 18:51, 15 October 2010 (UTC)
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