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A blog by Leon Oudejans


How to Turn Information into Intelligence (Barbara Oakley)

Introduction LO: This is a fascinating topic. author Barbara Oakley mentions using patterns as a solution. In my blogs, I use interconnectedness as a substitute for these patterns, or - alternatively - the Big Picture. Standalone information is often not readily available in our memory because it's stored deeply or far away in our minds. That makes perfect sense...

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We need a common enemy to unite us

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the EU has suddenly adopted high speed decision-making and even without much fuss from its 27 members. Some are surprised about these changes. I'm not. I suppose, Condoleezza Rice (b.1954) was right when she once stated: "We need a common enemy to unite us." Quite often, leaders create imaginary enemies to get what they need,...

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US employs unusual intel strategy to counter Putin (the Hill)

The Hill title: US employs unusual intel strategy to counter PutinBy: Laura Kelly and Morgan ChalfantDate: 25 February 2022 "The White House has aggressively worked to rebut false narratives emanating from Russia about the crisis in Ukraine by proactively releasing intelligence information, a highly unusual strategy that experts and former officials say has knocked...

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The U.S. Is Learning to Win the Information War Against Putin (Bloomberg)

Bloomberg title: The U.S. Is Learning to Win the Information War Against PutinBloomberg subtitle: Biden’s willingness to publicly release sensitive intelligence on Russia and Ukraine is savvy, but not without risks.Opinion by: Hal BrandsDate: 22 February 2022 "Intelligence work happens in the shadows, but the Ukraine crisis is dragging it into the sunlight. One of...

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Why information is central to physics and the universe itself (Big Think)

Introduction by LO: This Big Think article could have been much better but it's still a useful introduction. In my view, this article is about panpsychism, or universal and decentralized consciousness. Information is the metric throughout my diagram below, which is part of my 30 July 2021 blog. Big Think title: Why information is central to physics and the universe...

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Is consciousness a dimension not limited by space and time?

Something weird just happened to me. I felt that something embarrassing would happen in the next few seconds and it indeed did. How should you label such an experience? Such a known unknown would imply intuition, one of the 4 levels within our consciousness (see my 2017 blog). Would this make intuition a short-term clairvoyance? What does such an event even imply?...

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