Thin-slicing : the power of intuition – Thinkibility Boost

Building up Intuition is “thin-slicing” In an earlier post,  we discussed the relation between Reasoning and Intuition on the basis of Kahneman’s two interrelated thinking systems. One is fast, intuitive reactive and emotional. The other is slow, deliberate, methodical and rational. Although he acknowledges that the mind functions thanks to a delicate, intricate and sometimes …

Growing Up with Connected Private Watson Machines – Meaning of Life

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging ideas about what it means to be human. In our post The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Meaning of Life we suggested some thinking steps …

The 4th Industrial Revolution and the Meaning of Life

“Previous industrial revolutions liberated humankind from animal power, made mass production possible and brought digital capabilities to billions of people”. This Fourth Industrial Revolution is, however, fundamentally different. It is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies and industries, and even challenging …

Thinking in Images

Most people think in words. When asked to imagine a traffic accident they come up with not very detailed descriptions, in comparison with people who are thinking in pictures. It became even worse if the words are becoming more and more abstract. Words as society, market, law, inflation etc. stay for them just words; they …

More Soul, More Youthful Thinking and More Thinking Among Machines

What is artificial intuition? How can it be developed? What if machines not only learn like children but also think like children? What would happen if machines started to think together? Bill Gates has suggested that robots should be taxed and that the money should be used to pay the people who have lost their …

Decision-making and Emotions- FOMO and How to Become a Better Person

“Your intellect may be confused, but your emotions will never lie to you.” Roger Ebert An open mindset and willingness to explore possibilities is always vital. Decision-making and emotions are intertwined.Our emotions influence our decisions and the concept emotional intelligence explores the skill to recognise one’s own and other people’s emotions. Our skills to use …

T29 – Day 13

Emotions Day 13-15 Emotional insight is a key to innovation. Surprised? Well, it is often not the first aspect that is examined when discussing innovations but emotions fuels it in two significant ways. An understanding of the needs and desires helps an innovator to find breakthrough ideas. In addition, understanding the emotions that a new …

Dance to the Rhythm of the Heartbeat of a Rose-bush

Reversing ideas can be a  mind-blowing experience. A simple ordinary everyday occurrence can be turned into a great innovative idea by simple reversing the idea. This idea was inspired by a  great innovative idea in itself, namely virtual trees created by the Belgian artist Naziha Mestaoui, The project One Beat, One Tree, changes our perception …

Reverse Engineering for Thinking Strategies

A Thinkibility nibble: We are happy to announce a new mini project: Reverse Engineering of Thinking Strategies. We intend to analyse the way the most critical thinkers of today think, like Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek, David Orrell to name a few. Reverse Engineering is according to Wikipedia “the process of discovering the technological principles of a device, object, or …