Friday, June 19, 2009

Improving Intellipedia (

A friend (Thanks, Chris!) recently pointed me towards a video on YouTube that makes some really good suggestions for improving Intellipedia. You can see it below:

Beyond the quality of the idea (which makes sense to me, though I am in no position to evaluate it), I am fascinated by the choice of venue for the video -- YouTube. Bringing the debate into a public forum is bound to draw some attention from national security bloggers such as the guys over at Danger Room or intel community watchdogs like the guys over at the Federation of American Scientists. It may even interest wiki experts such as the ones at Wikinomics.

I don't know if this external debate will change anything but I don't see how it can hurt. Thanks to ckras, the video's author, for sharing his ideas!


Unknown said...

Impressive presentation pointing out the dangers in current IC practices of separation or silo effect. So much information is lost due to noise but more importantly due to lack of collaboration between the experts and/or sources.

RobertDavidSTEELEVivas said...

Glad to see this. For 750 other people saying the same thing these past 20 years, visit For the preliminary depiction of the Earth Intelligence Network in which public intelligence displaces secret intelligence, visit

RobertDavidSTEELEVivas said...


Collective Intelligence (human side) and COGNITIVE SCIENCE (technical side) are migrating toward each other and will eventually resolve the same problem in the open academic and research worlds, where Dick Klavans and Brad Ashford have mapped the relative isolation of all the individual disciplines from one another.

Buckminster Fuller said that specialization is a form of slavery. Today Theresa Amato and others are pointing out that we iive under a two-party tyranny. It *is* time America wakes up and we push the "blessed unrest" into the streets.

Congratulations on achieving a truly huge milestone, producing a YouTube video that has been noticed. The Public Advances with your help.