Posted by steve on January 13, 2008
One of the concepts to come out of the Inventing Process was the ideas of “spheres”. A way of seeing groups of systems that interfaced other systems – and to understand that it was these interfaces that should be loosely monitored.
Blogger David Wong has come up with an insightful and – hilarious – angle on Monkeysphere. This is why we cannot handle more than 150 people in our acquaintance network.
The idea is that the brain needs large processing capability to handle all the subtle knowledge and monitoring needed to keep the relationships – and the community we live in – stable.
To put this into the technosphere picture of PORENA – we would need to live in a community of 150 people which had its own biotope and technotope.
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