The World 3.0

Who creates the world of tomorrow? Earth 3.0? We do. WE DO. By singing a silly song about it or by having a deep conversation with fiends and strangers alike. The important thing is to spread the word and listen to what others are thinking. Today! It’s not our planet. We must give it to the generations to come. In what shape and form will we deliver it?

My Dream for a New and Better World 3.0 [We Create It Together, Today!]

The Scary Guy - You Create You

The Scary Guy – You Create You


Tonight was a fantastic night where I met and talked to some new interesting people. We had all found an event through Social Media called Sweden 3.0. It’s a initiative stared by Navid Modiri. Here we met and shared our dreams for a better tomorrow. We all sat down and had constructive dialogs about what we can do on a personal level to make this dream of our’s to come true. How do we want our future Sweden and the World to be like? The future is both something that just happens to you. All who want it can take part in creating the future we want together.

Sverige 3.0

The people on Sverige 3.0 who stayed until the end

Some of the things we talked about was:

Spreading the word
All the people who met here was all from the same tribe. How can we spread the word to other tribes? Well, we can start with all other tribes we ourselves are members of. Then we go from there.

What about School?
We need to design a whole new school from the found up. This is what we talk about in the Swedish network #Skolvåren [School spring] too as the project #Skolvision [School vision].

How to keep the torch burning?
How shall we keep this conversation going? It’s easy. We just keep doing it and bring others to next event. We are aiming to get 10 000 people talking on the same day next spring.  This will be an event spread out over 10 Swedish cities. Can we make it happen?

Freedom of Speech
Where is the line drawn between freedom of speech and discrimination? Should it be a hard line or a fuzzy line? This is a tricky conversation. One that I did not have the opportunity to indulge myself in. Maybe next time. Check out XKCD’s taken on Free Speech.

Social Media
This on the other hand was one conversation that I spent an hour on. As Social Media and the Network Society is dearest to my heart I couldn’t resist going to this group knowing that here I probably was one with the most experience. I usually go to meetings with people from different social media tribes. zoo I was curious to see what people had to say about it here. And it was a very good conversation ranging from empathy and behavioral science to geek stuff about how to protect your privacy online and Edward Snowden.

We need to lift forward stories from idols and role models on how to behave online. We really emphasized the importance on talking the each other both online and afk on how to behave towards each other. The world  is in such a dire need of more empathy.

To sum up what we talked about during the day we made this awesome store boards

To sum up what we talked about during the day we made this awesome storyboard

One group wanted to use roleplaying as tool emphasise the importance of have a good conversation and asking the right questions to other people. Questions that feel right and that one wants to answer in constructive way.

Away Mission on the Bus
Jack did something that got the love of the others. He took his group out on a trip on a public bus. Just to talk to random people about what kind of Sweden they wanted to live in. Their Away-Mission went very well and they where already talking about on how to develop the concept further when they came back. On how to talk to random strangers about such an important issue. Not something you usually talk to strangers with and yet it’s a conversation that we should be able to have with just about anyone we meet on the street.

Meeting places for cross fertilisation
Many of todays important decisions are mad by fairly homogenous groups. Small team where everyone thinks alike. This is a big problem of course. The solution is as easy as it is hard. Create diversified super teams. But if you already are a tight team or a tribe it’s not easy to invite in or attract people who thinks differently.

During the past 2 years I have gone to a multitude of different conferences, lectures and mingles. And on most of them people tend to think alike or be in the same business. Even I have hard time motivating myself to go somewhere I feel I don’t belong. So I can really say that there is a strong need for events that mixes up the people who attend them.

This is one of my missions. Taking the Holistic approach. This is how we build a society together. Everyone can belong to their own little tribes. But it is important that we belong to more than one so that there is inter exchange between groups. I hear many people who worry about internet becoming a world of many small bubbles. We are under the illusion the previous era of mass communication where an enlighten era where strange thinning in small groups could not fester. But it has always been like that. We have never been as enlightened as we are now.

The main danger is that bad thinking and behaviour could quickly become amplified and out of control now in a small group with no outside influence. Yes, the net has certainly speeded up communication. In a small group in can spiral out of  control quickly.

That’s why we need to monitor each others more closely. No one should be left alone to their own devices. I’m not saying we need a big brother who watches over every citizens private shoulder. But from an early age are young should be involved in the conversation of our common future. Talking about morality and have exercises in empathy. No one should be left alone. We should all be engaged in conversation like these across space and age. We should welcome all and make them feel needed in the different communities they live and wander in.

Scary World [Scary Guy’s Mission on World Peace]

The Scary Guy - TEDxSalford

The Scary Guy – TEDxSalford – On a mission for World Peace

We still live in a Scary World. And we have long why to wander together to get to a world of World Peace. But we are getting there. It’s not going to be easy. But I see it as the only viable future for mankind. One of my main inspirations on this road is a guy called The Scary Guy. It’s his actual legal name. Today I just happen to see him live on the internet as he gave a speech from TEDxSalford in Manchester, UK. See it for yourself at his TEDxSalford speech. It starts 3 hours and 19 minutes in.

You Create You — The Scary Guy

The Scary Guy talks about his mission towards creating World Peace. It’s a road we all can choose travel on together daily. We create our own selves. We are responsible for the direction our lives are taking.

We create our World 3.0 together. And we start doing it Today by talking to each other about it.

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Life is a Puzzle

#007 [VII]
Be a Social Superhero [Solve our life’s puzzles together]

Today I have been at Social Media Club and a TweetUp in Gothenburg. Then I finished of by seeing Iron Man 3 with my best friend Tom.

The Social Media Club in Gothenburg is driven by @MikuMaria and it’s a fantastic way to meet & greet social people and discuss interesting topics during the lunch hour. Everyone is exceedingly open and friendly just like at the Unconferences WebCoast and SSWC.

Social Superhero

Lord Commander Sillion – Social Superhero

Build your personal brand online [Have a Strategy behind your actions]

The subject of today’s Social Media Club was How to use Social Media to get a new Job. It’s a very interesting subject as I am in need of new job my self. Moderator is Johannes Sundlo.

Some key points:

  • Set up a Strategy for what you want and can do.
  • Everything you do in Social Media. Especially in the public ones. Adds up to your personal brand online. The Story about you.
  • Staying on a job should be an active choice every day.
  • Be yourself. We are all humans.
  • Check out what your target job places are doing. Try to find common ground with them.
  • Contact your target personally by phone or direct contact.

Check out some Swedish blogs and the Swedish Bambuser video here: Söka jobb via sociala medier

Social Media Club GBG

Social Media Club GBG

Tweeeet, Meeeet and Haaaangout

After a very relaxing Energy Consultation and Massage at Energikällan, it was time for a TweetUp. A Tweetup is an event where people who speak on Twitter come together to meet in person. Usually it’s a very social event with people who really want to get together and chat about life in general or a specific subject that they have previously talked about online. Never pass up the chance to be social. This is how we build our new Network Society.

I have also been doing some Google Hangouts lately. This is great way to discuss an interesting subject online with people who you can’t meet in person with at the moment. It can be done at home with your favorite device or on the move somewhere with a decent internet connection. Video can be turned of if the bandwidth is too low. I do a regular Hangout with Johan Lange where we check in about how our life plans are going towards a “Leaner” tomorrow 🙂

Try to find others online that you want to talk to and invite them to join a Hangout.


Weld me together [All my parts must interconnect]

The evening finale took place in Never Never Land. The latest of Marvel’s movies is Iron Man 3. As you can tell from my blog I am a big Marvel Fan. The Avengers was my favorite Movie from 2012 and I’m a big fan of Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man. So I really had my hopes up for this movie. Tony Stark represents the Super Maker and Tinkerer we all look up to, part of him based on Elon Musk. It is far from a perfect Movie, but it does provide some thoughts about pursuing a True Purpose in life.

Find an Honorable path and stay True to it’s Purpose

Solve our life’s puzzles together [No one is alone anymore]

Life is a puzzle. I need you to put my pieces together and I will help you solve your puzzle. We don’t have to go through life’s journey alone. Start hooking up online in Social Media. Create places like Tweetups and Hangouts where you can meet and discuss life’s challenges and opportunities together. No one is alone anymore.

Let’s be Social Superheroes!

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

My First Social Media Experience

Hong Kong Harbor 1994

Me in Hong Kong Harbor 1994

I speak Internetz [What was yours?]

It was 20 years ago in 1993. I was studying entrepreneurship [Utvecklingsingenjör] at Halmstad University. We decided that we should go to Hong Kong and China for our graduation trip. Having just discovered internet myself took it upon me to make a contact in Hong Kong before the trip. Using the Mosaic Web browser I found the Hong Kong University website and an email address. I mailed them and asked for a contact person. They replied with contact email to student there.

The Scotsman

I stared trading email with a Scotsman studying there and it was very exiting for me at the time. I was a really shy person back then and found it difficult to speak with anyone I didn’t know. So this new way of communicating really changed things for me.

Finally I had found voice I was comfortable speaking in. I speak Internetz

Unfortunately I never got to meet the Scotsman. Some time before we where going there he had to go home for some family business. But he did pass the torch to a Chinese girl studying there, who I took up email-contact with. So when getting there I had got a phone-number and made a date to meet us at the hotel where we staying. With great excitement she showed up. She invited us with her family to a local restaurant where they had no experience meeting Europeans before. They teached us how to eat with sticks and all the local Chinese customs when eating. We got served some Chinese beer in really small glasses. When we wanted more than one glass the girl came to us and said that her father was really worried. He had heard some crazy stories of drunken Europeans getting drunk and loosing control. We told them that there was really nothing to worry about unless they served us much, much more beer 🙂

She also told us that he was really worried. Because it was custom for him to pay for the food for all of us. We assured him that it was really ok in this instance to break the tradition and let us pay for ourselves. And we did have really good use of everything they taught us for the rest our trip in Hong Kong and our 4 day visit to China and Guangzhou [Canton].

Social Media Evolution [Me becoming a Futurist]

Social Media has come a long way since 1993. But for me my world changed back then and it has continued to change ever since. In 1996 we started to chat and build scripts in IRC using the mIRC client. And I started using ICQ. I was instantly hooked. From here on I started exploring all internet communication tools as they came.


With the vision of the movie Ghost in the Shell in mind I now begun thinking of the future almost every day to come. The Futurist in me was born. In spirit of this I started arranging Future and Cyber Parties in the 90-ties.

All things change in a dynamic environment [Your effort to remain the same is what limits you]

The Network Society is now a real thing happening around us.

You’re talking about redefining my identity.
I want a guarantee that I can still be myself.
There isn’t one. Why would you wish to?
All things change in a dynamic environment.
Your effort to remain the same is what limits you.
But you still haven’t answered my earlier question.
Why did you pick me?
Because we are more alike than you realize.
We resemble each other’s essence, mirror images of one another’s psyche.
Listen. I am connected to a vast network…
that has been beyond your reach and experience.
To humans, it is like staring at the sun,
a blinding brightness that conceals a source of great power.
We have been subordinate to our limitations until now.
The time has come to cast aside these bonds…
and to elevate our consciousness to a higher plane
It is time to become a part of all things. — Ghost in the Shell, 1995

What do you think about? [What is your experience?]

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Social Love #Blogg100

#095 [XCV]
Spread the social love

SocialMediaLoveIdag har konversation varit om att kommentera på andras bloggar när man läst dom. Att sprida kärleken och lämna spår efter oss när vi läst någon annans tankar.

@jocke skriver att det han ska kommentera minst 5 bloggar om dagen och den lilla tid det tar att kommentera ger så mycket mer till den som lagt ner sin själ i bloggen.

Niklas Myhr writes about 3 Keys to Social Success and about “Giving more than you take and you will be offered plenty in return”.

Jag skrev till Maryem Nasri på Twitter “Bra skrivet! Upplever också att vänner har sett allt jag skrivit på Facebook men inte lämnat något spår av det…” i respons till bloggen Nätverka med hjälp av sociala medier men jag lämnade inget mer permanent spår på bloggen. Vilket jag ska göra med en länk tillbaka till detta inlägget när det är klart.


För det är ju likadant på Facebook idag. Många som bara läser och “Lurkar” utan att lämna spår. För om man råkar prata med dom på riktigt kan dom ibland nämna att dom såg det på Facebook… Jasså, men du lämnade inget spår borde jag ju sagt. Och det ska börja göra.

Och på nätet är det ju egentligen så lätt och kostar så lite. Många har mycket svårare att säga ett varmt ord när man möts personligen eller bara en kram eller ett tack.

We must have each other’s backs

För i grund och botten handlar det om att vara otillräcklig ibland.

Här är mitt svar jag skrev på TigerMammas blog

“Känslan av att inte räcka till som individ idag är väl för att man inte har stödet av en grupp som täcker upp. Det är ju så vi lyckades och blev vad vi idag kallar människan. En tight grupp som ständigt gjorde det man inte kunde göra själv för tillfället. Vi behöver bättre grupper och mer samarbete 🙂

Ingen ska få vara ensam” – Michael Sillion


Jag har även lagt ut förslaget i Facebookgruppen att vi måste anordna lite lokala “Blogups” under resans gång så att vi får chansen att bli mer sociala IRL 🙂