A few years ago I participated in a fascinating effort sponsored by DARPA, known as Augmented Cognition or AugCog.
The idea was not entirely new, especially to SF aficionados (it is enough to think of Vernor Vinge for a remarkable forerunner of related speculations). When I started thinking of web social nets, it occurred to me that there should be a branch of AugCog entirely devoted to social intelligence. Well, there is, and is called, surprise!, Augmented Social Cognition (ASC).
Now, there is probably no better definition (albeit a bit technical for most folk ) than saying this:
MergingPot is a ASC web 3.0 tool, that strives at once to speed-up and enhance the quality of social interaction on the Net.
Why is it needed?
1) because we all need a little help on the social intelligence side, don't we? Not many amongst us are blessed with a social IQ of a great leader, a great showman, a great actor
2) because it is sad to see the vast amount of social information on the web vastly untapped, at least from the point of view of users.
I just wish to conclude with a personal statement: Web 3.0 will be characterized by its preponderant usage as an arena for a new level of intelligent social interaction. It is already getting there, it only needs a little kick...
ASC blog deprecated (moved to parc.com)
6 years ago