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Imagination Potential: The Human Resource

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Imagination: The faculty or action of forming new ideas, or images, or external objects not present to the senses.
Potential: the inherent capacity for coming into being

“What we think and do changes the patterns of connections within the neural networks of the brain, and this can alter the brain’s structure and function.”

“They suggest that the brain remains ‘plastic’ throughout our lives, and could be ‘sculpted’ by how we use it. It may be possible to exploit this neuroplasticity to create novel, noninvasive and non-pharmaceutical therapies for some neurological conditions.”

Prof. Tim Crow / Clues to the origin of language / Research Intelligence


Knowledge Technologies and the Asymmetric Threat
Paul S. Prueitt, PhD
Research Professor
Cyber Security Policy & Research Center
George Washington University


Error in the face of dilemma has been attributed to failures of imagination and failures of vision.

We see Imagination potential as the totality of what can be thought. Of what images, original or existing that can be formed in the mind. IP might also be considered as the rate at which the imagination can intuit and synthesize disparate variables into meaningful wholes.

-How do we help ourselves more deeply explore this potential?
-What is the value associated with it? (Relative to the individual & organization)

Imagination potential represents a critical frontier of our age that can and should be explored, developed, exercised more intensely. As an asymmetric element of intelligence, imagination is an endless resource of envisioning potential; its flexibility continually produces content disproportionate and disruptive to the existing and the known. While many human skills and capacities can be automated the processes of human imagination, to the extent of our current knowledge, cannot. Our imaginative processes symbolize one of the key differentiators of our species; it is the human resource, a truly sapien cognitive function; setting us apart from the rest of nature and technology.

-How does imagination affect competitive advantage within the knowledge economy?

It is likely that a comprehensive non-pharmaceutical approach to achieving a neuro-competitive advantage required to face existing and emerging dilemmas will be taken. How do we cultivate an increased capability to imagine? What is missing is an integration of the best of natural science and computer science (Prueitt) to develop the analytical technologies and processes, equally qualitive and quantitive, required to arrive at a measure resembling something of an Imagination Quotient.

It may be that organizations internally engage to demonstrate imaginative capabilities and barriers, for the purpose of deploying imagination diagnoses to gain a high resolution of the entirety of an organization’s imaginative “assets.” These imaginative assets can be described as the sum of depth, variety and expression of imaginative types contained within. A corresponding set of literacy and experience expansion exercises, incubators and accelerators can be created and deployed to improve and nurture the development of existing and unknown forms of imagination. These protocols may be a potential future foundation for hiring processes, business education, and evaluation of competition as well as alliances.

Expanding our imaginative potential to address issues outside of existential threat and competitive gain has the potential sub-effect of forming advantageous positions beyond competition. Which may serve to conceive of, and define latent roles and markets currently not present to the senses.

-Is human imagination potential the primary frontier of the knowledge age?
-How does imagination affect competitive advantage within the knowledge economy?
-Could an asymmetric lifestyle and literacy contribute to the development of a more complete full spectrum imagination?
-What role does literacy play in the development of the imagination?


Types of Imagination
“The Full Spectrum Imagination”
Education, Literacies and Building Imagination
Imagination Metrics
Market and Competitor Diagnosis
Collaboration and Alliance


Written by rthomas

December 2, 2009 at 4:21 pm

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