[Update 2017 This is a project that I find very interesting but could not find the time/resource to move forward beyond the initial scoping phase (and the webpage is no closed). If anyone whats to take this forward please let me know].
TheGlobalBody.net is a two-year project to explore the speed, nature and development paths towards the global body. It will measure the emerging senses as well as our ability to “control” our body. Control is within inverted commas as the relation between body and mind is a two-way relation. The senses affect the brain/body and the brain/body affects the senses.
What kind of sensors exist today, how many, where are they and what do they
collect? Who owns them and what is done with the data?
What kind of motion devices/robots exist today? How many are they and where
are they and what do they do? Who owns them
(is it interesting to see what kind of other devises that change the world in other ways, chemical, sound, light, etc that exist.... Do we for example focus on mechanical movement as we are visual?
How does the development look like for sensors? Who is driving the development
How does the development look like for motion devices/robots? Who is driving
How are we connected today? Who/what is driving the development?
What enhanced senses do we have today, and what is under development?
What are the possibilities to connect to senses from other living beings?
What are the means of translating sensor data? What drives the development?
What phases can we foresee for or connection and move from body 1.0 to Gaia