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HARTLEY CONSULTING
Solving
Complex Operational and Organizational Problems

PROJECT: Cognitive Superiority

Dr. Dean S. Hartley III


Project Metadata Keywords
Label Name Other Year DurationYrs
Client Hartley Consulting none Commercial
Dates 2020 1
Employer Hartley Consulting
Partner N/A
Pubs Cognitive Superiority: Information to Power co-author 2020
DIME/PMESII Modeling
Geopolitical analysis
Human factors
Human, Social, Cultural Behavior (HSCB) Modeling
Impact analysis
Information storage and retrieval
Information Warfare (IW)
Knowledge Management (KM)
Network analyses
Ontologies
Operations Other Than War (OOTW)
Warfare modeling

Challenge:

Introduce the concept of cognitive superiority in contemporary information warfare. Describe the ascendant power of information access, pervasive surveillance, personalized persuasion, and emerging new forms of cognition. Profile technologies and science including persuasion science, artificial intelligence and machine learning, surveillance technologies, directed human modification, and biosecurity. Communicate how and why we and our technologies are vulnerable.


Background:

In a world of accelerating unending change, perpetual surveillance, and increasing connectivity, conflict has become ever more complex. Wars are no longer limited to the traditional military conflict domains: land, sea, air; even space and cyber space. The new battlefield will be the cognitive domain and the new conflict a larger contest for power; a contest for cognitive superiority.

The Book:

Written by experts in military operations research and neuropsychology, this book introduces the concept of cognitive superiority and provides the keys to succeeding within a complex matrix where the only rules are the laws of physics, access to information, and the boundaries of cognition.

The book describes the adversarial environment and how it interacts with the ongoing, accelerating change that we are experiencing, irrespective of adversaries. It talks about the ascendant power of information access, pervasive surveillance, personalized persuasion, and emerging new forms of cognition. It profiles salient technologies and science, including persuasion science, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), surveillance technologies, complex adaptive systems, network science, directed human modification, and biosecurity. Readers will learn about human and machine cognition, what makes it tick, and why and how we and our technologies are vulnerable.

Following in the tradition of Sun-Tsu and von Clausewitz, this book writes a new chapter in the study of warfare and strategy. It is written for those who lead, aspire to leadership, and those who teach or persuade, especially in the fields of political science, military science, computer science, and business.

Presentations:

Cognitive Superiority: Information to Power: ORICL Presentation, April 23, 2021 Movie. 25 minutes.

Life Long Learning Cognitive Superiority: Information to Power - Life Long Learning. Jan 14, 2021, Virtual Cyber Seminar, Air Force Cyber College. (Originally scheduled for Dec 17, 2020.)

Presentation: 35 minutes. Movie Discussion: 23 minutes. Movie
The Noosphere Cognitive Superiority: Information to Power - The Noosphere. Dec 3, 2020, Virtual Cyber Seminar, Air Force Cyber College.

Presentation: 25 minutes. Movie Discussion, part 1: 16 minutes. Movie Discussion, part 2: 17 minutes. Movie

The Science of Persuasion: Interview of Dean Hartley by Ashley Kilgore. Produced Jun 27, 2019 for INFORMS Podcast Resoundingly Human. 19 minutes.

The Persuasion Wars: Interview of Ken Jobson and Dean Hartley by Guy Rathbun. Produced Jun 24, 2019 for PBS show IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices. 29 minutes.


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