While that is at first glance true, in our modern world, when you look behind this a bit, a number of things come to light…
- The big problem with intuitive skills nowadays is that modern life has made them unreliable.
- Data drives things, and as you say AI etc.
- But data etc is reactive (though AI aims to make it predictive), while core Intuitive skills are very much proactive. Hence pretty valuable, if you can surmount the problems of reliability, accuracy, usefulness, and expectations gaps.
- I have shown it can be done, (unless coincidence and statistical variance aside obviously).
- Our world is full of people with Intuitive skillsets, from old tribes, through the likes of hermeticists to some in the new ago and yes RVers. Arguably some CEOs and coppers also have good intuitive skills. The problem, other that the practical ones noted in 3 above, is egos. But that ties in with expectation gaps.
- The keys are to differentiate down to granular levels and build back up (that’s calculus!). A bit like when I completed Tough Guy and faced my fears one obstacle at a time to complete it.
Computers may well do a lot of future thinking Ejc, whether in medical diagnosis, product ordering, intelligence gathering, or on the battlefield. But, I do think that if humanity chooses to harness our inherent intuitive potential, that is the surest road to global stability and prosperity.
But humanities focus/addiction on money, driving technology (which isn’t itself a bad thing) make it less likely that the benefits of harnessing intuitive skills with technology will be grasped.
Take for example, what Elon Musk is doing with one of his companies, I forget the name offhand, the one where he is essentially placing the equivalent of iPads in peoples brains (it’s not iPads just visualising what he is doing) to connect people together. This is built upon the decades old work helping disabled people use computers etc. Given the quality of scientists he is recruiting, I reckon I could show him how to use that company to combine intuitives with his technology to eg read stuff in locked safes. I mean every nation on this planet would probably love to be able to do that. Now would it work? Who knows? But conceptually the process is simple enough. Probably extremely hard in practice given the limitations modern life places on intuitive skills.
Now could be the time that intuitive skills blend with technology to ensure global stability and prosperity, though sadly I would expect good old fashioned espionage would take priority.
Given China’s armies of data labellers (source The Economist) etc I that they may well have the competitive advantage here. Money aside, and getting the right people aside, it’s the training (human and technology) that I think would take the most time and frustration.
But again what do I know. I could be wrong. It also depends on whether you could find Intuitives with those specific sub skill sets. And managers who could work with them without destroying them and eradicating their skills.
My point Ejc, AI will only do the thinking if we humans chose it. But we can also chose to harness our own skillsets better and maintain control.
Gee that was a ramble.