David Rodrigues

@wisdomdemocracy
Paris, France

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Genetics, Economics, IT

An idea worth spreading

Knowledge without Wisdom goes to destruction...

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Genetics, Sciences, IT, Economics, Governance

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Paris 6 University

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Networked Governance, Hyper Democracy, highlighting Wisdom in social networks

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David Rodrigues
Posted about 2 years ago
Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner
It's like trying to explain feelings by limiting them to electric signals. Feelings are not reasonable. You can't deny or control them by reason. You can only try to control their effects. They "just" ARE. Knowing yourself is "accepting" to follow the road to understand why they ARE. And "acceptation" needs humility because it's about accepting our imperfection (it touches our EGO, it's something hard to experiment). I'm convinced our intelligence is 80% of feelings and 20% of reason. We control the 20% of reason and it's our only path to try to understand the 80% we don't control. May be you'd be able to understand this 80% and not to change them. But you can't even expect to change them if you don't understand them. Personally, I've started this finding with a strange question. The next time you feel fear, ask yourself : why am I afraid now ?
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David Rodrigues
Posted over 2 years ago
What is the next big thing?
I'm convinced the next Big Thing will be : hyper-collaborative structures of organization, based on human networks. I hope leading to "networked intelligence and wisdom" and finally "networked participative democracy".
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David Rodrigues
Posted almost 3 years ago
Where do you think consciousness comes from?
It's about beliefs. If you are atheist, consciousness comes from matter (matter before). If you are not an atheist, consciousness "exists" without matter (consciousness before). Personally, after rejecting Religion as an ideology and as an institution (not as a guide to wisdom), Science gave me the intimate conviction that order even in tremendous complexity is organized... So, it's why I'm still very interested in how Science can explain Near Death Experience (NDE) if "she" is not ideologically afraid...
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David Rodrigues
Posted almost 3 years ago
What book would you recommend to your fellow TEDsters?
Crowds manipulation 1 The Crowd: A Study of the Popular Mind ; Gustave le Bon 2 Propaganda ; Edward Bernays 3 Manufacturing consent ; Noam Chomsky, Edward Herman Petit traité de vie intérieure ; Frederic Lenoir (only in French I think but really, really inspiring ! :)
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David Rodrigues
Posted almost 3 years ago
What about the Spanish Revolution?
I agree with you on the injustice of all these privileges. The problem is : if you do that, they are going to be more corruptable by the rest of the elite (financial elite in particular). What can you do to stop that ? Take also the privileges of the others ? Difficult without violence. I heard that in Brasil Lula has put all financial transactions in control by a software. Companies used to hide wealth by not paying tax and putting a lot in offshore banks. With this system it was difficult to hide transactions to Bermudes, Caiman, Switzerland or others. In my point of vue, it' a great way to keep wealth in your country. More you have, more you can share. I've read that Switzerland has 25% of all the World savings. In the other hand, if you don't do it everywhere your companies are going to be less competitive compare to others. It has to be a global change. What do you think ?
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David Rodrigues
Posted almost 3 years ago
What about the Spanish Revolution?
I'm really sorry to say that, but it's the same everywhere in the rich countries. I live in France and we have two big partys, PS and UMP. I've been living in London last year and it's also the same, 2 big partys: Tories and Labour. Even their symbolic colours are the same (Red, Blue) and if you are lucky there's a third one in Orange :) Do you think this political party system is define somewhere ? Try to find a constitution talking about it. So, as usual the Ego inside Man resulted in creating an elite (after they decided to use this system) and when you have an elite you have corruption. Few people are easier to corrupt than many. But are democracia ya trying to find a kind of solution ?