Dragonfly Thinking is a book authored by Bruce Oberhardt intended to help you develop superior problem solving skills.

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A Need for Problem Solvers

The next singularity is projected to occur in the 21st century and to propel the advancement of civilization as did the agricultural revolution and the industrial revolution in ways that cannot be comprehended at this time. With children taking the lead, this singularity is likely to shape a new landscape, one that can not only defy prediction but may also have child-like consequences. The actualization of the “Internet of Things” is only one small consequence.Continue Reading

Dragonflies Teach Us How to Build Better Systems with Artificial Intelligence

The actual article was written by Rachel Pannett and starts as follows: “What can humans learn from dragonflies? Australian researchers have developed an artificial-intelligence system based on a dragonfly’s vision that they say could help improve the eyesight of people who can see almost nothing. Continue Reading

Oliver Sachs and The Iceberg

An appraisal of Dr. Oliver Sachs appeared on the front page of the New York Times on Monday August 31st, a day after his death at age 82 of terminal cancer. Many other newspapers had obituaries, articles, and pictures of Dr. Sachs, and articles and pictures still appeared in the NY Times for a few days after his death. Continue Reading

Problem: Which Came First the Cockroach or the Dragonfly

When I visited the Bug Zoo in Victoria, British Columbia, the entomologist who was conducting tours, picked up the largest live cockroach that I had ever seen and mentioned that the cockroach is one of the oldest insects, dating back to the pre-dinosaur era.  This triggered a new thought, so I asked her which insect goes back further in origin, the cockroach or the dragonfly.  She thought first and then replied:  “That is a very good question.  I don’t know.”Continue Reading

Can you Solve This Problem as Easily as Six Year Olds?

I came across a brain teaser that was apparently not a problem for a six-year-old but stumps adults. It was published in RocketNews24, a publication that brings news from Japan and Asia. The article reports that this brain teaser has gone viral.Continue Reading