The Dimensional Mind – Engine Of Innovation

The Dimensional Mind – Engine Of Innovation

 

“They all overvalued the importance of stability.” – Robert Greene, Mastery

A Different Approach

In college, I bought a copy of Hyperspace by Dr. Michio Kaku. I spent that weekend glued to it until the last page. By the end of my freshman year, I must have re-read it at least five times.

The book delves into physics and math theories such as higher dimensions, unifying of forces, and time travel, while tying these concepts back to accepted work such as quantum mechanics and Einstein’s work on relativity.

Though these are great topics, it was his approach that really drew me in. There was a certain technique behind each example, something I couldn’t quite grasp. He had a way of …

Pyramids, Networks, And The Emergent Weapons Of Cyber War

 

“Cyber war is like Carl Sandburg’s fog; it comes on little cat feet, and it’s hardly noticed. That’s its greatest potential.” – John Arquilla

The 21st Century’s most important paradigm shift (See: Pyramids & Emergent Networks) is already underway. Though the full impact may not be felt for decades, some industries have already been forced to adapt.

How does one anticipate the impact of a Game Changer in progress?

Start at the tip of the spear

Fighting A Digital War Across The Globe

In late 2008, the Internet’s regulatory agencies and network security communities encountered an enemy they were not prepared to fight. Though disaster was …

The Rise Of Emergent Networks – Part 2 of 2

 

“Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking

“Removing the faults in a stage-coach may produce a perfect stage-coach, but it is unlikely to produce the first motor car.” – Edward De Bono, Author of Lateral Thinking

A problem as old and pervasive as the one we face (See Part 1) is beyond the reach of any person to solve. It can only be solved with a Game Changer.

Changing The Rules Of The Game

An analysis in Game Theory …

Breaking Down The Pyramids That Govern – Part 1 of 2

 

“Everybody who has ever worked for a corporation knows that corporations conspire all the time. Politicians conspire all the time, pot-dealers conspire not to get caught by the narcs, the world is full of conspiracies. Conspiracy is natural primate behavior. A tribe is a conspiracy to survive. Conspiracy is just another name for coalition.” – Robert Anton Wilson

Structures are nature’s way of balancing opposing forces.

For thousands of years, pyramid hierarchies have been used to balance the forces of self-interest and group interest. Though these have been channeled through many different strategies and ideologies, the hierarchy structure remains one of humanity’s most consistent social tools.

This has great implications for our past, present and future.

Pyramids Are Natural

•Especially in survival situations, groups naturally appoint leaders, often without even …

Digital Currency: Money’s Future May Lie In Its Past

 

“The only difference between a bank director and a counterfeiter is that the counterfeiter has given evidence of superior skill and modesty. It requires more talent to sign another man’s name than one’s own and the counterfeiter at least does his work in the dark, while the suspenders of [gold and silver] payments are brazen in the face of day, and laugh at the victims and dupes, who have put faith in their promises.”

President John Quincy Adams, from A Nation of Counterfeiters: Capitalists, Con Men And the Making of the United States

The Wild West of Money

The early United States had no national banking system. Instead, there were state-chartered banks, local banks and company scrip. Gold and silver coin was the only universally accepted payment.

In a …

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