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Strategic Technologies

What Are the Biggest Problems Facing Us in the 21st Century? a review of 21 LESSONS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY By Yuval Noah Harari


Strategic Software

The Age Of Strategic Software because it is An Idea Whose Time Has Come

  • an example of such a company was BackChannel, which is described in NSA PRISM's Commercial Cousin. This story about telecommunications industry in 2000s sounds similar perhaps to what is happening with the banking industry (more to retail than to corporate?) in 2010-2020s.

And interesting question how PRISM responds to "blockchain phenomenon".

This internal video from 2016 shows a Google concept for how total data collection could reshape society
Google's Selfish Ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering

  • another example is collective decision making Dalio Has an Unbelievable Algorithm, which gave Bridgewater Associates a strategic advantage beyond their influential and insightful CEO .... during 20-30 years

How Xebia Leveraged the Secret Weapon of a Famous Billionaire

  • Personal growth TOOL

a) scientific method of experimentation (ala Lean Startup on the level of an individual) - building a career and evolving vocation
b) balance between doing and learning - allocation of attention and effort
c) collective judgement of "markets" through collective supervision and expert supervision. Psychology and sociology will play a role, see Absolute Brain Size Matters a Conversation with Brian Hare
d) fostering the positive feedback "Knowledge Loop"

current proxy competitors? ( ,

CTRL-labs uses state-of-the-art signal detection and machine learning to read your neurons from outside the body. The first step will be technology precisely picking up the signals from inside your body to control devices outside of it with little more than natural gestures. The next step — and we are already closer than most people realize — will be reading the intention directly from your brain.

Google's next big thing will likely come from one of its new
priority areas, like cloud, transportation, and healthcare. Each has
a massive, global addressable market and plays well to Google's
strength in AI.