Grand Challenges

What Are The Grand Challenges For Cultural Evolution?

The responses to the initial grand challenges survey are summarized

Was hoping for more than a simple numbers game.
Was hoping for some sort of set of ratings of the likely importance of the levels of conceptual complexity in building a coherent model of where we are which could provide useful indication of both areas and degrees of risk and reward at various levels of social organisation and understanding going forward.
I was really hoping for some sort of self rating system like David Snowden’s Sensemaker system.

This has all the attributes of a highly dimensional complex system, and it seems clear to me that the greatest value is likely to reside in clearly identifying and quantifying the outliers, rather than in the already well populated areas (to the degree that such is possible).

[followed by]

Yes, it is exciting.
Yes it is early days.

In terms of complexity, the term “corpus” doesn’t quite cover it for me.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) - see
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