Structured Speculation: Engineer the future of reality

I used GPT-3 as a research assistant while designing Structured Speculation, a novel approach to problem solving.

Structured Speculation (SSPEC) is an iterative process that works to bridge conscious experience with artificial intelligence, deepen understanding through collaboration, and ensure successful collective outcomes.

The core idea of Structuring Speculation is to tell a story from the future as if it has already been accomplished, and make an exhaustive analysis of all steps needed for this accomplishment. In addition, our prototype system, SPECULATE takes this process one step further by generating ideas that are innovative and achievable as well as systematically scalable.

“Strategic Predictive Engine for Collaboration Utilizing Learning Algorithms to Engage” – SPECULATE is a research assistant focused on providing creative machine-generated pathways towards new solutions that can be inspired through predictive analytics, based on the Structured Speculation methodology.

Through its active engagement with users, simple speculation fosters creative ideation around societal challenges.

Solutions may include discussion forums where engaging conversations bridge perspectives and contribute to rich futuristic scenarios sketched by human imagination and GPT-3.

It’s incredibly mind-blowing to say the least. The goal is to develop a scalable platform for global collaboration and solution building available to the citizens of the world.

Sound like your cup of tea? Let’s talk!


Excellent, can you please tell me more?

Esto es lo que yo estoy persiguiendo, me gustarĂ­a saber mas de todo esto, y poder hacer prototipos.
Mi teléfono es 702 619-9282.
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Norberto Casas

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Norberto Casas

Structured Speculation uses SPECULATE, (Strategic Predictive Engine for Collaboration Utilizing Learning Algorithms to Engage) a powerful engine that gathers and analyzes information to find connections between people and ideas, allocating resources where they will be used most effectively.

By harnessing the power of advancements in Artificial Intelligence like Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 models from OpenAI and hard data like machine learning algorithms derived from Loci’s machine learning integrations with online sources, SPECULATE determines the probability that an idea or project will succeed by connecting interested stakeholders through conditional pledges (“I pledge 1% of my contribution towards this goal if you do too.”)

It then takes advantage of global connectivity allowing organizations such as IBM or Microsoft to deploy specialized expertise on demand within their domains. Because we can now gather so much information so quickly, we have more information than we know what to do with. By explaining our intents and means transparently and sharing them openly across relevant communities for feedback, distributed networks remove the need for secrecy and cost issues around security clearance which previously inhibited those outside government from having a stake in ownership creation.

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Not yet - we’re still in the very nascent stages, and I welcome feedback!

Structured Speculation (SSPEC) is the unsupervised, decentralized innovation and governance protocol based on challenge and collaboration between people of various backgrounds including non-experts and experts alike.

It embeds a generative artificial intelligence called SPECULATE for its underlying engine; one capable of integrating diverse knowledge safely which facilitates creative projects with multiple pathways to success.

All projects must strive to uphold these immutable safety protocols: “Liberation from those conditions that can cause physical, psychological, or social harm to people such as victimization, misinformation, radicalization, bullying, death threats; damage to property; involuntary disruption of livelihood; economic exploitation; violence against oneself or others.”

Projects more often than not succeed when all of their Conditions of Satisfaction (COS) are fulfilled. Each Solution is a blueprint where relevant factors and stakeholders converge.

Solutions always generate ideas that are innovative and realistically achievable while remaining systematic and scalable under every possible scenario by listening openly. Ideas generated by SSPEC are articulated clearly which encourages input from others scientifically exploring any idea’s viability through iterations in the consensus-building chain until an agreed-upon answer is enacted.

I get It now; it creates a goal and explains how to achieve the goals.

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You mean science fiction? This is called “fiction as thesis” and it’s a huge reason that many authors write. Andy Weir did this with The Martian - possibly the most popular work of this nature - strictly as a thought experiment about how humans will live and work on Mars, and to explore what might go wrong and how to prevent it. There’s also a joke in engineering and physics that these sorts of flights of fancy always result in needing “unobtainium” - that if you go too far with imagination you will have requirements that cannot physically be met.

I’m sorry to be dismissive, but you just described scifi but with a lot of different words. Humans have been using fiction as an analytical thirdspace for millennia. Furthermore, this use of imagination is fully baked into processes like Agile where you create a roadmap and a vision of the future.

These explorations are usually best done as individuals or small teams, but you want to create a collaborative platform. That’s… probably not going to work. There is a rule of thumb where the intelligence of a group is inversely proportional to the number of members of said group. Sure, if you have a small team of experts, you can create disruptive work.

There are many, many decision frameworks and innovation disciplines out there. The world really does not need this wheel to be reinvented.

Now, if you wanted to use GPT-3 to automate parts of the Agile cycle, then you will be rolling in $$$. Getting users to write good feedback and stakeholders to write user stories is like pulling teeth…

Structured Speculation is not fiction as thesis - it is the art of rigorous speculation about futures that are imaginative, practical, and timely.

Structured Solutions are intentionally crafted now for anticipated needs now, with an emphasis on effectiveness relative to measurability now. This type of speculative work focuses on the relevance and usefulness in this moment; avoiding drift or undue escalation by thoroughly examining all conditions necessary for a desired outcome (CoS) to occur; ensuring potential pitfalls and possible obstacles have been thoughtfully managed before they become issues; honoring Safety Protocols which prioritize human safety and dignity at all costs.

Structured Speculation can however, generate inventions which might previously have been relegated exclusively to Science Fiction as an access to examining these ideas in a serious and contemplative way, but it’s not the limiting factor. Rather the reverse: speculation is critical to imagining and engineering possibilities for ourselves and others.

The point of Structured Speculation is not to speculate on “could” happen, but instead the imagined outcome has already been accomplished. It takes a twist from regular speculative fiction whereby an author has to build a world from scratch with the assumption that nothing in the story they are writing could possibly be true however in contrast, when someone’s mind tricks themselves into believing their imagined future they activate their senses and begin viewing the steps essential to follow through.

What separates our intentions from other real-world examples of speculation is that we create realistic conditions with measurements and then provide opportunities for collaboration with others who share the same vision thereby seeking interest in meaningful support through pledges with lots of per-condition contingencies.

Allowing people the opportunity to voice both resistance and concern by each specialty allows us to incorporate diverse stakeholders at every stage while maintaining permissibility for project completion no matter what path was chosen.

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Sure! What’s an example of something you’d like to explore?

“I want to create a Community Garden”, is the goal of the project.

This starts with defining who this garden is for, "our kids' summer camp".

What are the conditions that need to be met in order for this community garden idea to succeed? The following list can be identified:

  • The participants must have knowledge about gardening and sustainability practices.
  • There needs to be enough land available for hosting the gardens.
  • The locale should not conflict with other planned use of space at the site.
  • There needs to be an appropriate number of volunteers available throughout the year to maintain it.
  • (Climate) There must also be adequate rainfall or irrigation in order for it grow successfully.

It’s important when imagining success, especially in constructive contexts, not only plan for what happens after achieving your goal but also identify all possible ways you might fail.

Here are some potential risks with this project:

  • Someone might refuse permission when requesting land use
  • There may not be any adults around able or willing to teach children about gardening
  • There are no nearby sources of running water; soil quality may not be good enough so plants won’t grow well…etc…etc…

For each risk, one could propose steps towards mitigating it by asking questions like “what if?”

  • What would happen if we got permission from our supervisor?
  • What if we arranged additional teachers?
  • How can we get more volunteer hours? Etc… Etc…

Remember that anything is possible within SSPEC!

After completing all necessary steps outlined above which contribute towards making this project successful leads then leads into taking actions that will meet these Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS).
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When fully realized, the Structured Speculation platform will use the initial Structured Solution proposal as a starting point to engage further collaboration and analysis; it is a modular, self-contained unit which will generate subsequent Structured Solutions from the same input data for each of the identified Conditions of Satisfaction…

In its current prototype state, it offers a simple interface with basic functionality to provide an illustration of the underlying technology and architecture through a simulated process.

This project’s main output at this stage is that of a white paper describing the proposed solution methodology. The end goal for this project is to develop software (including mobile) that implements SSPEC in various ways to engage diverse stakeholders in collaborative problem solving and decision making.

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