Information Operations 2006--Information Operations, Open Source Intelligence, & Peacekeeping Intelligence
IOP ’06
Information Operations, Open Source Intelligence, & Peacekeeping Intelligence

16-20 January 2006, Washington, D.C.
Sheraton Premiere, Tysons Corner, VA
www.OSS.net




Presented 01/18/06 and I was told when finished:
"This is the future in 15 years"


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I would like to thank film director Bob Kranzlin for his camera work recording this conference.

I am an independent so I will be available for election (or selection) in the distant future. That’s a joke now but maybe it won’t be.

First of all I’m deeply honored to have been invited by Mr. Steele who is one of the most amazing men I have ever met. And for those who know me, I don’t make statements like that often, which is unfortunate because I would like to meet more people like Robert Steele.

We have wildly different backgrounds yet share a lot of ideas that are aligned and these networks of ideas have brought us to the point of networking people.

I am honored to participate with such an experienced and insightful group of people focused on advancing society and it’s a privilege to share the same room with you all.

You all are affiliated with some of the most important and exciting ideas that are active in the world today since they are rooted in communications, trust, and progress.

I’m going to do a quick review of my proposal “Re-Configuring the Global Organisms’ Operating System Through Mobile Democracy” which is the reason why I’m even here ever since Robert received a copy of it which is now hosted on OSS.NET.

I don’t have time to go through it all so please ask me for a copy.

Referring to this proposal (PDF)

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That’s my proposal overview…what I have next is a follow-up that I wrote specifically for you all called:

SIMULATION & DEMOCRATIC RE-CONFIGURATION
TOWARDS A REVOLUTION IN THE METHODS OF RESOLUTION
THROUGH PUBLIC COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

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This being close to the remembrance of Martin Luther King Jr. I first think of the I have a dream speech and much of what underlies my proposal is about a new American Dream and how that can inevitably influence the entire world since national borders can no longer contain such a vision and willingness for the cultivation of communications intelligence.

Power is in people; we are the most advanced technology. We’ve accomplished an enormous history as a human race. When we collaborate, create, and reinvent we become advancing communities.

A question I have for all of us is how far do we want to go with the “democratization” of advancing communities?

Voting is a decision and seeing that life is made by decisions provokes me to think that public collective intelligence needs to be incorporated into systems nationwide in order for us to truly live up to a standard of authentic democracy.

I like to think of societies as supercomputers, search engines, and historic dream carriers who are large-scale problem solvers if harnessed with the freedom to perform as such. Just as many people donate their idle computer processing power to scientific calculations like you’ll find at grid.org and worldcommunitygrid.org, employing the powers of the population could relieve the overburdening and damaging weight that is placed on an extremely small number of persons in governing positions.

The redistribution of burdens to a larger number of would-be persons conditioned to handle Citizen Intelligence Network Operations facilitated by the innovative concepts here at this conference and elsewhere.

I’ve been thinking of which tools are being used that when converged, come closest to fitting into my re-configure and mobile democracy vision.

On a conceptual convergence level, imagine joing Silobreaker, GoogleEarth, Craigslist.org/Usenet/Slashdot, multi-player online gaming environments (with the qualities of SecondLife.com and There.com) and person to person file sharing. And for all this to be joined at a mobile device input level where we create a system of world simulation towards an eventual re-configuration.


[A 'visual equation' of converging software]

With these convergences, a breeding of public collective intelligence can perform in virtual reality with the potential to simulate the world and facilitate the opportunities to create a new series of constructs at an accelerated rate.

This I see as A REVOLUTION IN THE METHODS OF RESOLUTION. Through public collective intelligence and a democratized virtual reality, we can create and direct to influence reality.

This becomes a more focused global brainstorm and if we can get this into the palms of our hands where we can enter input directly into this proposed system, what we have facilitates citizen empowerment for mobile democracy to be practiced. The key of course is to figure out how to then implement final decisions into the old world system mindsets.

This is the desired projection of my proposal “Re-Configuring the Global Organisms’ Operating System Through Mobile Democracy” with the key ingredient being “visionary cells” [virtual regional districts] distributing intelligence of the newly constructed realities (done through the simulations) to be democratically selected as to what the chosen future will be and facilitate those policies into practice.

For many years video gaming has consisted of playing in rough urban neighborhoods, war zones, and grand mythological landscapes, playing through harsh realities and desired entertaining dreams. Taking harsh realities and entangling them with dreams of a better world is where the open source intelligence movement and mobile democracy come into play towards giving the majority more power in directing and creating the future.

There are people who are primed to contribute on a large scale, people with unique brands of skill and perspective.

Their harsh experiences and elaborate dreams can be collected, combined, and projected as a practical and dream entangled re-programming schematic.

Many of us are embedding ourselves in research, we are jumping out of planes, we are rock climbing, we are traveling the world, we are dev software, we’re developing FabLabs, we are gaming in intense multiplayer environments.

We need to tap this James Bond collective, there are many among us ready to take on the roles of living in a citizens' intelligence network who will attract curiosity, skillfulness, resources, new ideas, and word of mouth to attract more participation from the population, coming up with new ways of organizing people, spaces, and organizing innovations old and new.

Populations have been ignored, manipulated, and exploited for too long. It’s time to respect the potential higher degree of intelligence that can be provoked and spawned from encouraging public collaborations and telling the public
that their input will be pipelined and open sourced to build a public knowledgebase and feedback loop for use in all governing processes.

And since we have never known what it’s like to pursue such a grand project says to me that it’s worth experimenting with before the opportunities are either buried for a 100 years or obliterated and forever lost.

The big question I have for all of us here is how do we create a broader bridging of intelligence exchange with all communities? The intelligence communities, the military, the academic, the scientific, religious, corporate, the subcultures,
and all the organizations that span every aspect of life, all having a micro to macro level influence on one another. All of these communities seem to in one way or the other misunderstand each other or show blatant animosity towards one another.

I hear neighborhoods being called communities but to me it seems that think tanks and corporations are more of a community then our neighborhoods. Their focus and organizational powers are extraordinary due to their strength in numbers. Each one of us, one way or the other is associated with multiple interconnected communities, loose networks of communities with inescapable overlaps.

To me, these overlaps should be seen as memberships of an international body, like socio-economic bloodstreams of the human family.

My next segment is:

On Technologies Relation to Public Spaces and
the Issue of Creating a Market for Mobile Democracy

I keep hearing about flat panels that will cover the entire psycho-geography of public and private spaces but I have not once heard it as a common interjection about how the public will guide, direct, or even have any say whatsoever about this flat panel saturation of the public mind. I’m all for more exciting public spaces
as long as we can input what will be shown and this is a possible future if a consensus with determination can demand such a future.

Collectively we seem to be conditioned to go along with what is introduced into the public arena as if we don’t care or that it’s not our place to shape the environments we are immersed in and that it’s someone else’s job
to invent what the public’s mental occupations will become.

For me it’s a simple and exciting idea to think that those who commute by subway, car, bus, or on foot have the power to input decisions into their community landscapes and media spaces with the touch of a button or by voice.

I think we can work towards making this a reality outside of the imagination by organizing these kinds of ideas into petitions and proposals to advancing mobile device producers, telecommunications companies, and tech companies to catalyze the creation of a market for mobile democracy.

My next segment is on:

Democratizing Neighborhoods w/an Infrastructure
that can Handle Input & Social Currency Credits

The themes for this are: ON SCENE, REAL TIME, INSTANT ACCESS, and INSTANT INPUT.

To create what I call “community technologies” for pooling resources and connections.

To provoke community developments towards gap closing. Closing gaps in awareness and opportunity.

To Harness our experiences as we roam around each day, and through mobile technology, contribute and distribute input into an infrastructure that can handle organized public collective intelligence.

To have citizens in neighborhoods vote on the implementation of wireless hubs and/or kiosks that take in input from the community and travelers and provides history of the neighborhood, a public directory, and a place for dumping in new ideas, questions, and of course having this accessible via mobile device.

To have a wireless access system where people can vote for the music played in public spaces and music played in businesses as well as giving instant input into business databases for ratings, reviews, and improvements for the business to consider.

Again with the themes being ON SCENE, REAL TIME, INSTANT ACCESS, and INSTANT INPUT.

(Since I’m a New Yorker) To have real time subway location information that’s accessible through a mobile device above ground so people can plan on when to arrive at a station with less wasted time and effort.

To see transportation systems from subways, buses, trains, and planes as potential community breeding grounds when combining mobile device and Internet technology with those spaces where people could create more interesting and useful social atmospheres if desired.

If people don’t want to participate in such activities they don’t have to but at least the opportunity is there.

Imagine subways & taxis networked via mobile devices and kiosks and a taxi-camera network for entertainment and communication with locals and travelers.

Imagine local networks where residents can offer their available rooms for travelers or people in between house and apartment hunting and can be detected through a mobile device.

Imagine restaurants that are wired from table to kitchen and wireless accessible waiters and waitresses to exchange quicker communications by remotely sending requests thru a menu that eliminates the times when it’s unnecessary to physically visit a table.

Imagine a system of social currency credits given to a person who’s input is deemed relevant, useful, and applied on a public collective intelligence level.

Imagine creative democracy projects through use of multi-media fueled by open source intelligence for the making of more intelligently creative multi-media projects that could be exchanged and advanced like a telephone game scenario where projects are passed on to be added to.

But unlike the telephone games downside of degrading information as people whisper from ear to ear, instead the aim of the projects passed along would be towards advancement.

Imagine public collective intelligence multi-media conveying a “gnosis” and diagnosis. Meaning knowledge presented by multi-media and diagnosis of the global body done thru this knowledge and open source intelligence for public collective intelligence to democratize the process of global diagnosis.

My last segment is on the Citizens’ Intelligence Network.

On a side note, I was recently asked to write about a Citizens’ Intelligence Network for a small business community newspaper in Brooklyn New York published by a business rated the best political café in New York City.
(Vox Pop)

Currently we have the phone numbers 911 & 411 for emergency and basic directory information exchange as well as other numbers for highway emergency assistance such as dialing 77 if you are on local I-495.

We also have people using the Internet who own telecommunications devices while at the same time, there are those who have telecommunications devices who have no access to the Internet.

A highly interesting scenario is to provide a service where callers can access the Internet and or open source intelligence services through the people who have the telecommunications devices during their times online where they are available to provide information and communications intelligence.

Those providing the service can do that from a workroom, the comforts of their own room, or sitting at a wireless café.

Imagine software for telecommunications devices that search for available human search engines to become employed to provide information and intelligence. A system can be developed to keep track of those who provided the service in
order to give them social currency credits and hard cash. The callers would be encouraged to give input or rate the service immediately following the exchange or at their leisure.

In near conclusion I would like to ask that if the Re-Configure and the Citizens’ Intelligence Network projects seem to any of you like an intelligent design to evolve democracy, I would ask we connect later today or the near future to strategize and begin developments.

I would like to conclude with this vision that all of us here possibly share:

“For Hyper-indivi-dualism to slow to hypo-collective genius and for this genius to be generous to have a tremendously powerful affect on generations to come…from renaissance man to networking to make a renaissance out of men…in the
closest way we can towards attaining the 225 + year old statement of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”

This is my new American Dream & many thanks to all of you for your attention!

-Jason "JZ" Liszkiewicz
peopleoverprofits [at] re-configure.org

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