Authors: Lester Ingber
Addresses: Lester Ingber Research, Ashland OR, USA
Abstract: Ideas by Statistical Mechanics (ISM) is a generic program to model evolution and propagation of ideas/patterns throughout populations subjected to endogenous and exogenous interactions. The program is based on the author's work in Statistical Mechanics of Neocortical Interactions (SMNI). This product can be used for decision support for projects ranging from diplomatic, information, military, and economic (DIME) factors of propagation/evolution of ideas, to commercial sales, trading indicators across sectors of financial markets, advertising and political campaigns, etc. It seems appropriate to base an approach for propagation of ideas on the only system so far demonstrated to develop and nurture ideas, i.e., the neocortical brain. The issue here is whether such biological intelligence is a valid application to military intelligence, or is it simply a metaphor?
Keywords: statistical mechanics; neocortical interactions; simulated annealing; military intelligence; biological intelligence; idea propagation; neocortical brain; neocortex.
International Journal of Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2015 Vol.5 No.3, pp.173 - 185
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