This call is one of a series of free community calls in advance of The Integral Living Room, a gathering of evolutionaries being held in Boulder Colorado, Oct 31 – Nov 3. For more on The Integral Living Room event http://www.integrallivingroom.com
Wiretapping journalists. Meta-data surveillance of phone calls and emails. Location tracking. Watch lists. All day long we communicate online…create web histories…post on the social media. Who’s watching? Are we more safe or less safe?
Indignant voices call out, each championing one or the other side of what Integral minds see as an enduring polarity. Transparency can’t be made absolute at the expense of privacy After all, if everything’s transparent nothing can be special, or even sacred. On the other hand, a free society needs a free press to investigate and expose much of what is hidden in shadow, because it otherwise subverts social, political and cultural integrity.
What are the deeper meanings of the virtues that are in tension—transparency vs. privacy and security vs. freedom? Have we entered the post-privacy world? Does our public persona compromise our basic authenticity? What is evolution up to?
About an hour into this juicy call (59:45) Diane, Terry and Jeff demonstrate, however unwittingly, what they are talking about. Diane gives the callers some instructions for having conversations in the breakout rooms before she, Terry and Jeff slip back into the “green room” for some private teacher chat — or so they think. Due to a technical goof-up everything they say is heard by everyone on the call. At this point the conversation “goes meta” and gets even juicier.
71:51 minutes (98.68 MB)