In this episode of the MWI Podcast, John Amble speaks with Dr. Amy Kruse. When the conversation was recorded, she was the chief scientific officer at the Platypus Institute, an organization that takes some of the most cutting-edge developments in the field of neuroscience and explores how they can be turned into practical programs that enhance human performance. During the conversation, she discusses “Human 2.0,” something she describes as a vision of where we are headed as humans, especially in terms of cognitive performance. She also describes how that vision overlays on the cognitive demands of war, and how those cognitive demands might change as the character of warfare changes.
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Note: This episode was originally released in May 2018.
Image credit: Sgt. Henry Villarama, 173rd Airborne Brigade
The challenge is twofold:
1. How do we develop and validate strategies for the complex, interactive intervention (to include winning the peace post-war)?
2. How do we train leaders above company grade?
Right now we teach vague unvalidated concepts by sleep through lecture. What if we trained staffs as organic wholes within SIMNET 2.0? A sort of electronic NTC for higher level leaders?
And that should include at some point all the organizations that show up in a war zone that you don't see in peace…… from the State Dept, CIA, etc. to the Red Cross.