I’ve been working on the research protocols for IFCCC. While defining parameters, I got to thinking about how to define paths for ideas – idea logistics. We can build algorithms for networks and search and value creation. Why not look for how to define negotiating an idea through a human operational system?
What would we have to address? How do we build in the political dynamics and open paths when an idea hit the old political wall? What are the natural paths that an idea follows. Meme research could illuminate the scenario...and perhaps, also, research on informational cascades.
I love puzzling this out. I’m going to play with this and see if there are some valuable lessons in the discovery process. If anyone else has also been playing with idea logistics, please share your thoughts. Maybe we could collaborate on an human behavior algorithm.