Biggs’ book (also titled Technotopia) is future-focused and mounts an argument that technology will enable a future that is better, not worse, than the past. Rejecting depressing storylines about a dystopian future where technology is out of control, social structures have fallen apart, and life is less-than enjoyable, Biggs instead embraces the potential of technology to change the world for the better. “We’ve all been expecting a techno dystopia, a world shattered by climate change and deadened by social media,” he writes on his website, “But what if the reverse is true?”
Morvan’s appearance and his explanation of augmented intuition and augmented intelligence sparked widespread media attention including a feature article in TechCrunch, one of the world’s highest-profile technology news sites. The attention from TechCrunch to Morvan’s interview specifically and to The CoSMo Company generally spawned dozens more articles, syndicated news reports, and wide promotion of the Technotopia episode, including reports in English, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu.
Augmented intuition, explained Morvan, is the act of using technology to assist decision makers in understanding the complexity they face that the human brain by itself cannot negotiate. Unlike data science or artificial intelligence systems, CoSMo’s augmented intuition doesn’t seek to replace decision makers, their expertise, or their experience. Instead, it supplements them, augments them, and helps decision makers determine the optimal strategy to pursue in a complex business environment.
Morvan was pleased that the core message he presented on the podcast was so well-received by Technotopia listeners and the wider technology sector. “Complex systems are all around us, we cannot avoid them,” he explained. “However, we can take advantage of that complexity and, using CoSMo software, we can augment the intuition of business leaders to help them make optimal decisions in complex systems.”