The CXI report I mentioned earlier focuses on the more pragmatic aspects of the term, such as participatory design, data agency and metrics of wellbeing, but I personally think at its core Extended Intelligence is a deeply spiritual concept. The idea is the more we increase awareness for our role as participants in complex adaptive systems, the more effectively we can also respond to the big systemic issues of our time, such as climate change. It’s about ’the power to transcend paradigms’, as Donella Meadows would say.

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