Disruption => Distraction => Danger Will Robinson!

👀 OI 🕳🐇 Disruption is a moment in time. Open Innovation is timeless. Choose wisely.

(Late night Open Innovation vibes, research and 🕳 🐇 – Thought tails…ahem…trails, tracks, whatever…RESEARCH – yup, that)

Disruption is on the tip of everybody’s 👅. Rightfully so, it’s become, memetic and routine. It holds, absolutely no value, because we’re seeing people point to it all the time, and then, well, a distraction comes along and all is forgotten, a mystery machine (as in ScoobyDoo – Mystery Inc gang, feeling Scrappy yet?). It’s become both abstract and mainstream (yup, oxymoron), an intellectual Scooby snack, to say the least. Next time you hear someone say disrupt, YELL BOO 👻 OUT LOUD! It’s worth that much. Disruption is not dangerous, it’s an excuse to walk away from rolling up sleeves and addressing real problems by way of distraction and avoidance. It’s a lie, no where close to an excuse. Open Innovation (OI) addresses that problem. OI is an innovation management technique that purposefully counters status quo imagination and ideation, by striking down intellectual boundaries. It’s a behavioural mindset, one that runs ever so close to counter culture (subculture), in essence a lifestyle. It’s not something you can lead, it’s something you embrace and hold onto for your dear life, it’s that rare. Very few people have the courage to let go, let alone embrace. I’m looking for the latter. 👻, welcome to MY OI’verse.

Scooby snack time ✌️

σ 🚊 and the 🕳🐇

On the σ 🚊. Μorning thought track.

There’s a general hypothesis out there that combining AI (or Computational Intelligence, better) and Blockchain means increased productivity, automation of decision making for many activities that depend on human interaction today. This is true. Where the hypothesis falls short though is in accompanying opinions and assumptions. Check this out.

First, on opinions. From Wikipedia: “An opinion is a judgment, viewpoint, or statement that is not conclusive.” Let’s all write that down and stare at it for a bit. What conclusions can we draw from this definition? Right? Let’s move on. 🐇

Second, on assumptions.

From Wikipedia: “A thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.”

Write, stare, assume. What are you left with? Right? Let’s move on. 🐇

Third, on Blockchain, or better yet, proof of stake. From Wikipedia: “A type of consensus algorithm by which a [cryptocurrency] blockchain network aims to achieve distributed consensus.” Third time is a charm. Right? Let’s move on. 🐇

Last, on Artificial Intelligence.

From Wikipedia: “In computer science, artificial intelligence (AI), sometimes called machine intelligence, is intelligence demonstrated by machines, in contrast to the natural intelligence displayed by humans. Colloquially, the term “artificial intelligence” is often used to describe machines (or computers) that mimic “cognitive” functions that humans associate with the human mind, such as “learning” and “problem solving”.

As machines become increasingly capable, tasks considered to require “intelligence” are often removed from the definition of AI, a phenomenon known as the AI effect. A quip in Tesler’s Theorem says “AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet.”For instance, optical character recognition is frequently excluded from things considered to be AI, having become a routine technology.”

Right? Time to take a leap of faith. 🐇

Leap of faith, on natural, or human intelligence. Here comes the rabbit hole ( 🕳 🐇). No Blockchain to keep you from falling, no AI safety net to interpret this as a pit to avoid and instead navigate the top down decision tree instead, nothing like that. Just you (human), a rabbit, and a hole. Leap in, follow that rabbit tail. There are no opinions, assumptions or decisions to be made here. Welcome to σ land, where humans thrive. Let’s grow 🏁. Don’t forget to say HI (guess) to the 🐇 on your way down ✌️