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Feedback: we + tools (On ESUG 2016)

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Different ways to see a question/theme. The first image is from my PhD public repo (old one from 2011), the followings are tweets from the talks of Tudor Girba and Markus Denker. A question/theme looking proper places to develop.

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Grafoscopio Tweets at ESUG16

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Untitled

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An observation due to Arthur C. Clarke offers a way to understand this second trajectory: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The networked world evolves so rapidly through innovation, it seems like a frontier of endless magic.

Clarke’s observation has inspired a number of snowclones that shed further light on where we might be headed. The first, due to Bruce Sterling, is that any sufficiently advanced civilization is indistinguishable from its own garbage. The second, due to futurist Karl Schroeder,1 is that any sufficiently advanced civilization is indistinguishable from nature.

To these we can add one from social media theorist Seb Paquet, which captures the moral we drew from our Tale of Two Computers: any sufficiently advanced kind of work is indistinguishable from play.

 

 

 

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indistinguibles

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An observation due to Arthur C. Clarke offers a way to understand this second trajectory: any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The networked world evolves so rapidly through innovation, it seems like a frontier of endless magic.

Clarke’s observation has inspired a number of snowclones that shed further light on where we might be headed. The first, due to Bruce Sterling, is that any sufficiently advanced civilization is indistinguishable from its own garbage. The second, due to futurist Karl Schroeder,1 is that any sufficiently advanced civilization is indistinguishable from nature.

To these we can add one from social media theorist Seb Paquet, which captures the moral we drew from our Tale of Two Computers: any sufficiently advanced kind of work is indistinguishable from play.

 

 

 

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Generative pluralism

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Thanks to a particularly fertile kind of generative pluralism that we know as network effects, soft technologies like language and money have historically caused the greatest broad increases in complexity and pluralism. When more people speak a language or accept a currency, the potential of that language or currency increases in a non-zero-sum way. Shared languages and currencies allow more people to harmoniously co-exist, despite conflicting values, by allowing disputes to be settled through words or trade4 rather than violence. We should therefore expect software eating the world to cause an explosion in the variety of possible lifestyles, and society as a whole becoming vastly more pluralistic.

And this is in fact what we are experiencing today.

The principle also resolves the apparent conflict between human agency and “what technology wants”: Far from limiting human agency, technological evolution in fact serves as the most complete expression of it.

 

 

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Pharo MOOC notes

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This tried to be annotations using hypothesis on the Pharo MOOC I started today, but this didn't work (after trying to share hypothesis annotations publicly the MOOC platform asked for credentials), so I'll try an alternative approach by making annotations here as I advance through the lessons. This would be like notebook annotations you take when you listen your teacher or go to class.

I will put the title of the lesson with the respective note and also some other details to guide other learners. If a note is too long I will create an indepedent content. All content related to the Pharo MOOC will be tagged as to make it browsable from here.

1.3. Pharo Vision

While explaining the ecosystem metaphore, Steph talk about Universities, Research Groups and Companies. Would be good to enrich that ecosystem by adding non-institutional places, like hacker/maker spaces and hobbist practitioners and communities around the world (and a Roassal world visualization on where are they would be nice! :-) ).

On the "You can help and get impact" and "Pharo is an Enabler" slides, I have experience this by myself. Maybe linking some testimonies here, particularly from newbies like myself, could show how this empowerment works in practice (complementing Ben's quote on more advanced subjects).

Showing small and big companies in the "Industrial Members" slide is a testimony of this enabling tecnology for several sizes, dealing with the complex problems of the big ones, but also empowering the smaller in a diverse ecosystem.