On 6 August 1945, the Enola Gay, a Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber, became the first aircraft to drop an atomic bomb. Since 2003, the entire restored B-29 has been on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. (Image: WikiMedia page, author: tofer618, CCA-2.0)

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Augmented Intelligence = Human Intelligence X Machine Intelligence

A hedgehog’s specialized, narrow worldview and skill set will not survive — let alone flourish — in today’s complex and mercurial world.

The lack of comprehensiveness is tantamount to having no peripheral vision and invites being blindsided by forces outside of expert but myopic views.

Credit: Tambako the Jaguar, (Source: Creative Commons | original)
The DEEP CONNECTIONS logo is rich in symbolism: The dark blue faces (or minds) are experts that have polar-opposite opinions caused by faulty assumptions and incomplete knowledge of the state of the world. The massive hurricane — a classic gray swan event — is a known threat of high consequence but with unknown place and time for the rearing of its wrath. When the two opposing minds engage in dialectical reasoning and combine cognitive forces, the result is a deep connection, a synthesis yielding a conceptually new framework for understanding what is really going on in today’s mercurial world. Now you can see a single, large mind normal to the plane of the two constituent minds — a mind that is looking directly at you with its two eyes, and the world — now comprehensible — right under its nose.

Expanding your mental horizons through discovery is the best means to prune incompetent assumptions, expectations, and beliefs. This path leads to sublime mental fitness within your sphere of influence.



  • the intelligence-insulting propaganda of international and domestic main street media;
  • the atomized, deluge of social media feeds; and
  • the wild, wild west of alternative media’s kooks-on-the-loose?
High-frequency training (HFT). Millions of stocks and bonds transactions in the blink of a human eye. Humans can no longer compete on any form of short-term trade.
Source: SYMBIOSIS OF ARCHITECTURE AND MACHINE

So what does this mean to you?

In strategic conditions, success is most assured when humans — using vastly different processes of computation than machine approaches — agree on likely future scenarios. But what about when they disagree? Food for thought: what is the value to your enterprise of a different source of intelligence that reliably gains visibility to your hidden universe of potential blindsides, when what you didn’t know what you didn’t know all of a sudden you know? This is what DC means by “intelligence agency”: machines crunch numbers + humans crunch concepts optimal allocation of resources + maximal fitness. The objective of DC is to evolve this “intelligence agency” process to increase the frequency of deep connections.

What About Beyond DC?

  1. to have access on the turn-of-a-dime (say within a 10-day time frame; think “military Rapid Deployment Force” but for intelligence gathering, synthesis and communication) to deep forensic analysis to questions you need answers to of similar quality as presented herein on subject domains within the scope of the portfolio of intelligence briefings; and
  2. given a pitch deck or equivalent for a startup on the short list, perform the process of #2 on a time frame optimizing speed and depth (all three of these capacities could be done in the role as a “personal intelligence agent” for an individual in lieu of a venture capital firm like for a corporate board member, etc.).

DeepConnections

A boutique intelligence agency that integrates economic, financial, political, social, military strategic and technological advances into a weekly, cogent global-scale briefing for executive decision makers.

James Autio

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Systems engineering. Network theory. Qualitative analysis. Theoretical biology. Author. Previously at Lockheed Missiles & Space Co. https://about.me/jamesautio

DeepConnections

A boutique intelligence agency that integrates economic, financial, political, social, military strategic and technological advances into a weekly, cogent global-scale briefing for executive decision makers.