People’s lives would be more fulfilling if they were given greater freedom in the workplace
Imagine a 10-person bicycle. This means that three people are pedaling, five are pretending to pedal, and two are jamming the brakes. That’s you, corporate America. Now scale that bike higher. 520 out of every 1000 employees don’t care. 180 are trying to sabotage the place. 300 are left doing their darnedest.
Phi Beta Iota: Sigh. Kurzweil still does not get that only stupid scales. Machine scaling is superb for repetitive tasks with simple straight-forward heuristics (rules of thumb). It does not do the space between the dots, its does not do the intuitive leaps of faith, the soul of integral consciousness. Not a single great corporation — not Google, not Microsoft, not Northrup Grumman, not Lockheed — and certainly not Palantir or IBM/i2 — have yet conceptualized, much less approached, the necessary intersection of open source everything (the technical and data solution) and M4IS2 (the human solution. Information costs money, intelligence makes money — the problem we see with increasingly clarity is that intelligence makes money for the many, not the few, and this is not where the banks and large corporations want to be because they have not figured out how to take their 1% to 4% fee from the many.