Category Archives: Mental Modeling

Blessed confusion – being overwhelmed by choices on the edge

A friend of mine wrote in an email,  “I’m in a wonderful space of confusion where I feel I’m shape shifting – my attention drawn in many new directions and calling forth different aspects of my being.” Thinking that his … Continue reading

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Conversation transcript-> mindmap-> semantic web-> sane sentient AI

Imaginal cells in the protoplasm, from which the new civilization is emerging, discover the current state of their fluid identity, by being engaged in generative conversations with one another.  When we collaborate using the currently available tools, we are able … Continue reading


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Growing better CI through better mental modeling

I woke up this morning with some insights about the relationship between mental modeling and collective intelligence. They seem new but one never knows; I could have already thought of them years ago or somebody else may have done so. … Continue reading

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Memories (and mental models) of generic structures

Searching my hard disk for my notes on mental modeling I found fragments of my conversation with Peter Senge about it, in the late 80’s. Asking about how he sees the relationship of collective intelligence and team learning, he shared what follows.
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