Neurosphere

The Human-Human Interface

Art as Awareness; Awareness As Art


The World Right Now

“Electromagnetic radiation of active mobile phone sets off the LEDs in relative proximity. Light shadow follows the conversation through the space.”

http://cellphonedisco.informationlab.org/media.php


Neurolock and Key


Network Infrastructure for the Neurosphere

There’s also old school companies surfing the neurowaves.

Increase home security and let visitors in more easily with this electric door strike designed specifically for deeper Schlage-brand locks. This 12VDC Schlage compatible door strike replaces your existing strike plate with an electro-mechanical release mechanism. Simply wire one in series with a low-voltage push-button switch an X10 Universal Module(Item#sh2010) or the relay release of an intercom system and your visitors will be able to push or pull the door open when power is applied. You can also connect them to a keypad alarm system or other entry system. 16-Volt AC Power Supply(Item#sh5191) sold separately.

http://www.securedhome.com/sh5190s.html


All the Right Memes


The World Right Now

A home awareness system; Home Heartbeat; easy to carry “HomeKey” remote status monitor. World right now, organic metaphor, not quite jacked-in, but a nice integration of Neurospheric elements. Not quite cheap yet, but 200 bucks gets you started, and growing the system sensor by sensor is a good transition business model.

“With the Home Heartbeat system- easy-to-install wireless sensors check the pulse of your home. No technicians, no codes, no third party monitoring or complex manuals are required. Just use the included keychain-sized controller (or even your cell phone) to see the current status of your house at a glance–whether you’re at home or away from home.”

http://www.homeheartbeat.com/HomeHeartBeat/index.htm


Does a Neurosphere Need Governing?


Wholeness and Virtual Communities

There’s actually a method and approach for getting to this recurring dream from the way things are now, affiliated with Ken Wilber’s Integral philosophy and Don Beck’s Spiral Dynamics.

“A Declaration of the Value of Global Governance

The Declaration below is an on-line petition to the leaders of society to recognize the value of establishing a democratic world federation guided by the enlarged understanding of history and culture provided by the integral worldview.”

http://www.integralworldgovernment.org/


Grid Conference


Wholeness and Virtual Communities

The Zigbee guys are part of this.

“The Grid-Interop Forum … will inform and engage public and private electric systems stakeholders in the integration issues associated with the increasingly complex, distributed automation systems that will be involved in system operations, as well as the interface standards and codes needed to enable a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system.

Grid-Interop is being organized by the GridWise Architecture Council, whose mission is to enable all elements of the electric system to interact.”

http://www.grid-interop.com/2007/content/overview.asp?tabvar=a


New Networks


Network Infrastructure for the Neurosphere

Municipal wi-fi networks seem to have run into a snag as many were based on public-private partnerships that would have made them essentially low or no cost to the taxpayers. Many of the business plans aren’t working out. But there is still work going on in bottom up, organic networks with individuals contributing their bandwidth.

“The citizens of Kuuskaista have formed a co-operative to develop and own an open public local access network to serve the community and I believe this shared ownership model could be adopted more widely. – Tuija Riukulehto : CEO of Network Co-Operative, Kuuskaista, Finland”

http://www.oplan.org/

And bigger scale public-private partnerships. Hmm.

“BT has teamed up with Spanish technology company Fon, backed by Google, to try to persuade its more than 3 million British internet users to open up part of their home wireless broadband networks so that other people can use them.”

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2007/oct/05/internet

http://www.fon.com/en/info/whatsFon


Neural-Virtual Interface


Personal Infrastructure

I once presented on the ideas in Neurosphere and a guy in the audience said, “it’s already here, it’s called Second Life.”

“A research team led by professor Jun’ichi Ushiba of the Keio University Biomedical Engineering Laboratory has developed a BCI system that lets the user walk an avatar through the streets of Second Life while relying solely on the power of thought.”

http://www.pinktentacle.com/2007/10/brain-computer-interface-for-second-life/


Yummysphere


Personal Infrastructure

Merging one’s personal filters and pointers with the mobile environment. Mark-up the world.

“Keep all your bookmarks in delicious and access them from home, office, anywhere.”

del.icio.us


Where You At ?


Personal Infrastructure

Intensively location based services – where you at?

http://www.boostmobile.com/

Tip of the Neurohat to Robbie Blinkoff of Context-Based Research Group


More Support Infrastructure


Personal Infrastructure

“In a patent application, an Austin-based startup called EEStor promised “technologies for replacement of electrochemical batteries,” meaning a motorist could plug in a car for five minutes and drive 500 miles roundtrip between Dallas and Houston without gasoline. EEStor’s secret ingredient is a material sandwiched between thousands of wafer-thin metal sheets, like a series of foil-and-paper gum wrappers stacked on top of each other. Charged particles stick to the metal sheets and move quickly across EEStor’s proprietary material. The result is an ultracapacitor, a battery-like device that stores and releases energy quickly.”

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=3547157&page=1

tip o the neurohat to FUTUREdition from the Arlington Institute.