July 11th, 2015 20:34

Tools for empathic debate, systemic thinking and broadening horizons

Barnaby Flynn
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What do people think of the possibility of creating a tool bar menu which included emoticons based on thinking tools?

Systemicons help people consider how widespread, how systemic and global a problem is and how systemic its solution needs to be. They also help people realise their connections with others around the world.

Empathicons help groups of people look at a problem from the same angle at the same time rather than from opposing angles. Empathicons

(PS. I am creating a spreadsheet of functions of a few democratic OSs to work out which platform would be the best to use to create 15 global policies for Global People Power . I have also been reading up on scalability. I will probably have to globally interlink many local groups through, hopefully, Occupy and People’s Assemblies including a global element to their creative demands/policy making.)


Joum July 11th, 2015 23:02

Hi. Your link to Global People power didn't work, but I found it anyway.
I am not a developer but I think that those who are probably have plenty of things they are already working on. I have come to the realisation that - to create software or add to existing software, you have to be able to contribute yourself. I have lots to learn before I am able to do that. It is so important that we learn at least a little about software development.
Perhaps there is already a loomio effort to create what you describe? They have a few sub groups from this Community that share these activities.
But what I really want to know is do you have a loomio group for Global People Power. The real achievements for these kinds of things happen when you get lots of people working together. I would love to see what you are doing and join a loomio group if you have one.

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving July 12th, 2015 22:46

This has been suggested before and is in the backlog here: https://trello.com/c/1gCVxeA8

I think it's a good idea... anything to help communication online more human.

Barnaby Flynn

Barnaby Flynn July 13th, 2015 15:38

Hello Alanna,
Yes, for emotions.
Thank you.

Barnaby Flynn

Barnaby Flynn July 13th, 2015 15:41

Hello Joum
Thanks for your suggestions. I would love to learn it but I don't have the time to become a polymath, just yet.

There is a loomio group but I have not invited anyone yet. About to.

Barnaby Flynn

Barnaby Flynn July 13th, 2015 16:18

I am researching the best platform to use for Global People Power and creating a spreadsheet of the functions of a few platforms. (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/102LCJrymHpJ8FiDDYRIU0T2y5A2_0TasMbFVPj3YHGo/edit#gid=0)

In order to make scaling in Loomio easier to handle I was thinking of splitting every 1000 new Pioneers (members) into groups. I initially thought of creating local groups but I now think it would be better if people were dispersed around the world instead. They could feedback their top 15 global policies into a central hub where adaptations and amendments could be made. What do people think of this idea?

Why are DemocracyOS and Liquid Feedback considered better for large scale processes than Loomio?

Barnaby Flynn

Barnaby Flynn July 13th, 2015 16:19

Adam Jorlen

Adam Jorlen July 15th, 2015 04:54

Love the systemicons!

Barnaby Flynn

Barnaby Flynn July 15th, 2015 06:38

Thanks Adam. I plan to use them face-to-face for this event: From Magna Carta to Real Global Democracy