a comprehensive theory of how people do genius level thinking and how
this can be augmented by the new Web-based search and invent services.
Larry Kilham reviews the major creative epochs and thinkers such as
Leonardo da Vinci, Edison and Einstein and then moves on to the latest
in computer-aided thinking. He reviews artificial intelligence and
highlights its limitations and then goes on to explore the possibilities
with Google and other massive Web-based connected, collectivized intelligence.
Larry is an electronics engineer from a family of artists and
inventors, and this gives him a special insight about creativity and
mind is a mind by itself. We are now in the era of MegaMinds which are
individual minds networked together. They can be more powerful and more
creative than any lone genius or any supercomputer. This is a
brain-computer partnership whose elements will be explained so that all
readers can benefit. This book will describe what is needed to effect
brain-computer partnership, what kinds of breakthroughs we can
expect, and what we must do to make them happen. Inventing with Google
is described in six steps.
Using the latest research in cognitive and computer sciences, MegaMinds explains in engaging terms that
huge data bases in engineering, science and other areas require
analytical methods and research approaches unknown even several decades
ago. We are suddenly in the era of Big Data, and clouds of thousands of
computers working together look for models and solutions. Artificial
intelligence and other new computer approaches are examined for the real
contributions they can make and where their benefits are overstated.
Examples of MegaMinds at work are drawn from a wide variety of applications ranging from very small to the enormous:
· Reinventing the wheel
· Chemical process instrumentation
· Automatic design of electronic circuits
· Drug research and development
· Aircraft design
· Climate research
Kilham combines historical research, current laboratory studies using
such modern techniques as fMRI, and his own experience as an inventor
with several successful patents in complex technical areas. He offers
suggestions along the way for everyone from emerging inventors and
technical problem solvers to research teams seeking to utilize the best
in cognitive science and computer technology.
Available now at Amazon Kindle
Apple's book store as "Megaminds"
and Barnes & Noble Nook.