What would happen if we trusted you? – asks the man who has worked on his brain for 15+ years..
What if we trusted you?
Jerry builds on his tedx while visiting Tony Hsieh‘s downtownproject:
In August I spoke at Catalyst Week, a terrific brain- and heart-blending series of talks and events that are part of the Downtown Project in Las Vegas (more here). The topic for August’s Catalyst Week — they do these pretty much monthly — was education, so I decided to give a speech that would build on the TEDxCopenhagen talk I gave a year ago (here’s a full-text transcript).
so very excited – Jerry’s writing a book called – what if we trusted you.
1. to ground the initial chaos if we started trusting people to follow their whimsy, by helping people find their people
2. to leave a trail, as a non-linear portolfio, as you are doing cool things, diminishing our obsession with proof & credentialing
alternative schools from Jerry‘s brain:
love your writing, @GeorgeMonbiot. here you are, in context: https://t.co/VRqDdrenkt
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/jerrymichalski/status/522604646439743488
jan 2015 – release of Jerry’s (largest brain mapping) of 17 years:
What @Wikipedia wishes it could be + multilayered info in context = @jerrymichalski’s Brain. Whole new world, here: https://t.co/2lQTDVVf2b
Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/aprilrinne/status/556566983756353537
the first we heard of Jerry was this talk:
It was like the clearest explanation of what we had been up to the last four years. then found out about the brain… fed right into our app/non-linear portfolio idea.
Jerry’s company – REX [Relationship Economy eXpedition]
oct 2013 – applying for shuttleworth application:
dec 2013 – 1 of 3
Ecology vs. Economy? – oikos
nov 2014 – design from trust – Jerry’s gain talk:
modern ocd: obedience, compliance, dependence
what democracy might be like if we trusted people..
consuming kids ness
architecture is destiny, design creates architecture, intent informs design
what gets us in trouble is not what we don’t know, it’s what we know for sure but just ain’t so. – mark twain
when we see a moment of risk – we start passing laws
19 min – tells the Hans Monderman story..
20 min – shares his brain
21 min – ie: maybe the bell is the problem here
27 min – we’ve forgotten how to get in a relationship and we jones for it… so we create relationship campaigns/rewards.. et l. if we got under the hood – and got the root of this problem..
fothenticity: perception of authenticity
daring greatly.. brene brown
be there and listen..
the way to save our children is to reconnect with everyone else
lessons from 15 years of using the brain
26 min – what can we do – rather than – or along with – bringing people into spaces – go out into the city… with the brain.. : )
same with at 30 min – what to put in place to help government be comfortable of decentralization
34 min in – Jerry
1. presence – just being aware w/o judgement
2. relationship – once in presence you start to understand relationship (generative & negative)
3. manifestation – ok – now what do i do
39:40 – the sense of urgency will come into play – when we let people figure out what matters to them… as the day
41:50 – listening to kids – that’s what they want – city as school
he who must play cannot play
notes from Douglas writing about Jerry in Present Shock:
Jerry seemed content to attend for attendance’ sake.
For Michalski, the “self” is defined by connections. TheBrain isn’t about him, but about everyone else he has met
As of today, Jerry has over 173,000 thoughts in his brain file, and 315,000 links between them, all created manually.23
It’s amazing what creative people can come up with when there’s nobody there telling them what to do.”
we asked Jerry to be an idec 2013 coffee talker but he is unable to come – (some silly excuse – like a wedding):
but we still wanted him as part of the conversation, so here we go..
what makes you come alive:
what change do you want to create:
on creating conversations that matter:
soon to be wed to April.
and they are married:
oct 5, 2013
Jerry in switzerland at lift – feb 2014:
we’re busy attacking people that we want to trust us..
More companies employing robots to do work that humans once did
feb 2015 – the futures of communication (prezi):
Future of Learning
1 min – may take 50 yrs.. but plenty of people right now who know how screwed up ed is.. on the bogas comparison of ed to med… saying ed hasn’t changed.. it has.. we used to learn in open/cross-generational ness.. must of our assumptions about industrialization of ed was just off..
2:40 – the brain – used for 18 yrs dec 2015 – photoshop for ideas.. how my brain works.. weird/noteworthy.. still using same datafile i started 18 yrs ago.. ie: today i added about 30 things.. all of us are missing curated context.. trying to survive flow.. we don’t have good tools for capture share of flows… and sharing sense making w/one another
4 min – brain not a good interop tool..and not suggesting everyone use it..we don’t have good tools to help us capture things from the flow….we need more tools that help us figure out what we know and share it really productively with each other5 min – we become really easy to manipulate… because we don’t really have a memory.. don’t remember what we agreed to… what we know.. all just flowing past w/ a whole bunch of likes attached to it..having a brain makes us less susceptible to manipulation and more capable of indepth convos that actually lead someplace..insane we’re trying to have society w/o better tools…7 min – consumerization – even what used to be called culture: ie: ed, trying to buy degrees… and our only job as consumers is to choose between products… not ask questions about them…if you stop buying.. whole econ system falls apart.. destroyed and pushed aside old ways of being together in society..how do we marry the best of the old… ancient wisdom…citizens in society w/interdependences managing our commons… with best of new… device.. let’s communicate w/zero margin cost w/almost half people on earth.. marry those to not be about consumption..
9 min – one problem w/consumerism is that it came along with individualization.. what we’ve lost is interdependence10 min – not bout distancing from masses… but being an individual in society..
10 min – many things are broken.. which means many things need reinvention… part of what needs reinvention is what it means to be individual in society..
11 min – on being addicted to tech for several good reasons.. ie: luis ck – everything wonderful, everyone angryaddictions are temporary not a sign that all this tech is bad for us..13 min – on rex – created in 90s because didn’t like word consumer.. we’re rediscovering a bunch of relationships that had been broken… ie: people company, people govt, ….14 min – central to all of rex – trust… most institutions today were designed for mistrust of the individual… designed from (not for) trust.. and seeing where that goes, ie: wikipedia..16 min – we don’t have many tools for memory – one of few is wikipedia… far from perfect. .. but if i had more time.. could help with it…
18 min – on the scripts in our heads: ie: time is value… some you can form into political belief systems… we’re seldom aware of what and how flawed our scripts are… we throw away evidence that change our minds… we should be cautious about these scripts…20 min – scripts as system 1; logic as system 2 – not so good.. but if more aware of thinking and open to new ways
when i met Jerry f-to-f, he gave me one of his business cards (on the back of each one is a different picture of someone he’s met – very cool idea) – on the back of mine was Hans Monderman.. my take of Jerry’s story of Hans – the guy who tweaked a town in or to make people look each other in the eye.[which resonated with what Mellie & Cristian had worked on] Hans came up a year or so later in my readings.
@Fiskkit___then too.. trust vs trustworthiness (about action in crisis).. if being trustworthy is the goal.. need to act well over time..being a trusted ally.. busy pulling on rope together.. on same side of this..what if we trusted you
Mindset is everything, but it is extremely hard to shift. That’s *even more true if the new mindset runs counter to your training, credentials and status. Those willing to see differently will **invent our next markets and social contracts.There is much to do once you replace scarcity and profit with abundance and well-being, for example.
How might we help reconnect people with one another, and with meaning? ..How can we amplify the stories that work, so that more communities can implement the parts they like, locally?
doesn’t make any suggestions to mewe’ve outsourced our memories to google..we are an amnesic civilization.. we forget everything.. whenever somebody invented a tech that allowed us to store.. allowed lawyers.. suppressed us..i can focus the relationship econ w trust
10 min – somewhere in the last 100 years.. we lost faith in the avg human.. and we’ve turned over all our institutions to be designed by engineers and managers for efficiency, scale and profit..
humans not really trustworthy..mere consumers.. we’re rediscovering that we’re actually humans.. pretty clever.. trustworthy.. born good.. connected to nature.. we socialize all these out of ourselves…. rare person survives into adulthood w curiosity in tact..
slowly figuring out how to be in society in this space..