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Intelligence Amplification

Added on by Chris Saad.
I like this article by Ryan about "Intelligence Amplification"

To quote:

Our ability to produce information is growing exponentially, and this can be problematic. What do you get when you leverage internet applications to coordinate the clickstreams, hyperlinks, tags, actions, relationships and interests of billions of people? Hopefully the means for humans to synthesize information into knowledge exponentially faster than was previously possible.

I also particularly like a comment by Tom's on the post which refers to "Aggregation Is King" which I posted about earlier this week.

On a more serious note, Spencer Wang's report for Bear Stearns - "The Long Tail: Why Aggregation and Context and Not (Necessarily) Content are King in Entertainment" cries out for a tool for "intelligence amplification," though his operation definition is "filters required to connect users with content that appeal to their interests." Same thing.