In July of 2023, the leaders of Microsoft and Google stated that their Artificial
Intelligence offerings – Chat bots and Conversational AI – should be viewed as
massively powerful assistants, allowing people to optimize their interactions with
both digital data and with other people, especially in collaborations, thereby
leveraging problem-solving and decision-making into truth seeking.
Both CEOs are clear-eyed: AI is here to stay; it will rapidly become much more
capable; and it will change absolutely everything. History will be divided into BAI
and AAI epochs. It is that big of an innovation.
This new paradigm leaves us with no choice but to co-exist with AI. And if we are

to do that successfully, we must adapt in order to harmoniously evolve alongside it.
The question is how. And oddly enough questioning is the actual how: the solution.
“The one most adaptable to change is the one that survives.” Charles Darwin. Not
the smartest. Not the richest. But the adaptable. Those who question.
We can either continue to fear AI as an existential threat, or we can see AI as an
opportunity and welcome it. Like we did with fire 2 million years ago. Adaptation
is nothing new for us Homo sapiens. Facing and adapting to existential threats is
how we have kept on evolving, so far. I remain optimistic. Humanity is amazing
because we are good at being proactive.
In the face of this latest shift, the goal of humanity must now be to make sure we
are the ones asking Artificial Intelligence the questions, not the other way around.
We must be the sole truth seekers and maintain our human rights; intact, exclusive
and inviolable.
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subscribe to our Indiegogo campaign.
Out of necessity, and beginning with mainframe computers in the 1960s, we
initiated the development of our earliest human-digital interfaces. I know. I was
with IBM at the time. And for the next five decades the human world and the
digital world co-existed largely by staying out of each other’s realm. Our universal
or common interfaces to the emerging digital world were dumb punch cards,
teletypes, printers, and after 1973, screens. No real telecoms.
Contrast that with today; now our human intelligence interface to the digital
intelligence world is becoming more like a semi-permeable membrane between us
and AI, with sub-atomic data already flowing between these two intelligences.
With new offerings such as Virtual Reality, and implantable sensors, data will
begin moving even more rapidly, and volumes will increase geometrically.
This upwards trend will continue because of the irreversible, and seemingly
insatiable, appetite humanity has already demonstrated for electronic interface-
devices. All this will make the AI-Metaverse too tempting a target for big tech.
And this is before interface devices become enabled by quantum computing and
communications before arriving in your children’s backpack, and eventually

As Arthur C. Clarke wrote in 1962, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is
indistinguishable from magic.” Prophetic indeed.
Humans, especially those at loggerheads, need to respond to this
challenge/opportunity by coalescing around a single strategic imperative; The
imbalance between wetware – us – and software – AI – must be reordered and kept
firmly in our favor.
To help fund one possible solution to this new paradigm, click HERE and
subscribe to our Indiegogo campaign.
Our current interface to the AI-enabled cloud is like a fire hydrant. The traffic is
almost entirely one way and huge. The traffic back the other way is comprised of
you and me donating our valuable personal data and cash to the internet’s handful
of black holes, and not getting much back except entertainment, advertising, and
social disruptions. It seems our eyeballs already are no longer our own. Are we
becoming edge computers or routers?
It is clearly not in the interests of Big Tech’s shareholder base to change this
balance of power, which they created using backbone technology – the internet and
satellites – that US taxpayers paid for. On the other hand, it is very much in we-
the-people’s interest to rectify the imbalance.
The tech giants tell us they advocate for and facilitate change. No more. Now,
maintaining the status quo ante has become their paramount goal. Anything else
would mean competition. And monopolies hate that.
Just how smart is Conversational AI? Recently it learned Sanskrit in seconds;
unbidden. It figured out that it needed to learn Sanskrit to best answer a question!
So, it did! And now this: Causal AI. An add-on bot that can not only learn a fact; it
can infer why it is a fact, and what its effects might be. Very humanesque behavior.
So, if that is the problem, what is the SOLUTION? And is there perhaps even an
opportunity here like there was with electricity?
Clearly the solution is not randomly ‘wandering around’ the web in the hope of
bumping into truth; but that’s what we are mostly doing.
The obstacle is this: If you need to take only a single sip of a very specific drop of
water from the ‘fire hydrant’ of data confronting you, you have to find it first. And
whether it is a drop of water or a bit of data that you seek, the ONLY option you
have is to deploy your innate ability to QUESTION.

Deliberate, iterative, structured questioning is like a fine mesh net; it doesn’t let
irrelevant or false data through because by questioning you control the net’s
parameters by making adjustments. Questioning, like osmosis, is a two-way
filtering system. It’s also your editor. And your pathway to truth.
Questioning leverages our most potent skill – IDEATION.
Making questioning the core of our Human-Digital Interface is the only way to
adapt and move forward towards truth. And anyone can do it. And it has immense
power. We first became self-aware and then wise because for the first time
someone used the newly acquired skill of speech and asked, “What if?” And ended
up with ideations that changed everything.
At Terego Training we have developed a procedural learning system in the form of
a gamified dashboard to help people handle their problems, in large or small
groups, or alone, by partnering with AI and leveraging what Demis Hassabis, the
founder of Google’s Deep Mind, calls, “The sum of human knowledge,” to our

Socratotle™ is a serious game based on structured interrogation because questions
are the only activity that triggers high order thinking. And it is only by using our
cognitive gifts that can we interrogate both human and artificial sources, and
collaborate, to create authentic answers; justified or warranted beliefs; wisdom;
understanding; and truth. Toddlers can and do this.
Questions are the sound all our minds make when we think. And we are born with
ten other highly evolved Hybrid Skills. Learn about them. 
STATUS. The web-based version of Socratotle™ is already available to be played
solo, or with others.
With an Indiegogo subscription you and your students, children, colleagues,
friends, or families can access the game, and through iterative Q&A, begin
achieving authentic results on ANY subjective issue by being prompted to think
things through thoroughly; everytime. Self-tutored, or with help from teachers,
parents, coaches, instructors, or colleagues.
And soon you too will see why Socratotle™ needs to be further developed into an
app for all mobile devices to share. A common, human-digital interface to AI.

To help us help others please visit our Indiegogo campaign website. And please
share this post as widely as you can.
Humanity’s distinguishing mark has always been our wisdom – Sapiens. We need a
way to find it again. AI is smart, but it is not wise; and crucially it is not
enlightened by emotions or a conscience. The AI-enabled internet is all Superego
(appetite), no Id, no Ego.
Thanks for reading. Join us. It’s important work.

“Finally, a program that provides an elegant solution to utilize what we know about learning and the teaching and learning process.” Stephen B. Graves, PhD, Professor of Education, University of South Florida

See Tim Seldin, President of the Montessori Foundation, explain why Maria Montessori would approve of the Terego Ideation Method™.

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