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Natural Intelligence 101: How to Win the Race Against Insanity

This audio series presents a new understanding of how the mind works, will explain how we can restore our most important and most powerful abilities, and will give answers to what we can do to win the race against insanity and create a world that makes sense.

This course is also available on popular podcast platforms like Spotify and iTunes. You can find the links to your preferred platform here.

Fundamentals Series

This is a pre-requisite for all future series and introduces the core concepts.

Total time: 2 hours, 27 minutes

Introduction to Natural Intelligence 101: How to Win the Race Against Insanity

3:30 Minutes

We introduce the series by giving an overview of the situation humanity is in, the common belief about the nature of humanity, and how this audio series will provide a different story about the nature of humanity and what we can do to create a world that makes sense.

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Fundamentals 1: What is Natural Intelligence and Why Does it Matter?

6:23 Minutes

We present the idea of “natural intelligence”, what it is, and why it matters.

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Fundamentals 2: Why The Concept Natural Intelligence is Important

7:59 Minutes

We go into why the concept of natural intelligence is important in allowing us to name and point at something fundamental that humans need to restore and enhance.

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Fundamentals 3: Our True Nature is Better Than We Think It Is

2:40 Minutes

We present the argument that our true nature is better than we think it is.

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Fundamentals 4: Should What We Know About Natural Intelligence Give Us Hope?

2:27 Minutes

We talk about how the message of this series is one of hope.

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Fundamentals 5: Evidence for an Unnatural Mode of Cognition

11:46 Minutes

We talk about how we know there is a natural mode of cognition by describing evidence for an unnatural mode of cognition.

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Fundamentals 6: The Human Coordination Problem

8:49 Minutes

We go into more about the nature of the human coordination problem, the problem of coordinating with each other and with our environment, and how natural intelligence is the solution.

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Fundamentals 7: Natural Intelligence Failure Modes - Part 1

18:33 Minutes

We continue to explore mechanisms of how our cognitive system can be hijacked, leading to a breakdown and failure of natural intelligence.

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Fundamentals 8: Natural Intelligence Failure Modes - Part 2

8:36 Minutes

We explore the core vulnerability of our cognitive system that allows for our natural intelligence to fail.

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Fundamentals 9: The Power of Natural Intelligence

18:23 Minutes

We go into the power of natural intelligence, how it relies on processes we've come to devalue, and how natural intelligence is far superior to the intelligence and way of thinking we're accustomed to.

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Fundamentals 10: How We Devalued Natural Intelligence and Shaped Our Modern World

17:11 Minutes

We explore the history of how we came to devalue what we need for natural intelligence and how this shaped Western culture and the world we live in today.

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Fundamentals 11: The Direct Experiences of Natural Intelligence Break Down and How We Respond

26:50 Minutes

We connect how the breakdown of our natural intelligence explains much of our personal, direct experiences in life, and describe the fundamental flaw with the solutions and responses we've come up with to address the effects of a breakdown of natural intelligence.

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Fundamentals 12: What Would We Need to Restore Natural Intelligence and Win the Race Against Insanity?

14:18 Minutes

We explore what it would look like to restore natural intelligence, how we would know if a solution was successful, and how the Inqwire project has successfully produced a solution that meets the required constraints and restores natural intelligence for users.

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Wicked Problems Series

Total time: 2 hours, 48 minutes

Wicked Problems 1: What They Are and How to Approach Them

38:18 Minutes

We explore how we can't address wicked problems in the same way we address other kinds of problems. We give new ways of thinking about what wicked problems are and their qualities. And, we go into the critical shift in the mindset and approach to wicked problems that is required when using natural intelligence.

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Wicked Problems 2: How it Feels Different to Approach Them with Natural Intelligence

22:15 Minutes

We go into how addressing wicked problems using natural intelligence is going to look and feel fundamentally different than when we use analytic intelligence to solve problems.

We go into how this may be challenging and frustrating to people who want to be able to solve things directly through control and determination, and how with a naturally intelligent approach, we unlock more possibilities than we expect.

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Wicked Problems 3: How Different Information Technologies Succeed and Fail when Addressing Them

32:40 Minutes

We explore what it would look like to “think globally and act locally” with natural intelligence, and how technology can successfully support individuals in applying natural intelligence to solve problems in their local context in a way that's consistent with the “global reality.” We go into existing real-world examples to explore how the design of the information technology systems is critical to determining their success or failure in addressing wicked problems.

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Wicked Problems 4: Design Constraints and Challenges for Global Human Coordination

41:58 Minutes

In this lesson, we explore design constraints and challenges for an information technology that could successfully facilitate global human coordination with each other and the environment such that we can navigate towards a future that is best for our long term survival and thriving. We talk about the nature of data that is required for the information technology, constraints on the architecture for the information technology, and what you'd expect to emerge from implementing this architecture in an information technology.

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Wicked Problems 5: Building Tech to Address the Bottleneck

32:38 Minutes

In this lesson, we continue to explore design constraints on an information technology for global human coordination. We talk about the information bottleneck and how that lead to humans organizing in hierarchical structures that disseminate ungrounded models, and how to overcome that challenge. We talk about peacefully resolving conflicts, the importance of conceptual blends for model revision. And we also talk about how we have addressed many of the design challenges for architecting an information technology like this, and that the next steps are adoption and transition.

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This concludes the audio series on Inqwire's central argument. Future episodes of The Natural Intelligence Podcast deep-dive into the ideas presented here, and explore more dimensions and questions about natural intelligence and the race against insanity. Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform.

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