World Innovation Network (WIN) stands humbled as both the world’s preeminent innovation ignition and tactical technology think tank. Plus, as the leading 501(c)(3), non-profit, non-partisan scientific strategy skunkworks, WIN also enjoys being honored as an internationally credentialed non-governmental organization (NGO). Since its 1989 launch, WIN represents the sole such organization inspiring international innovation in the deep-tech-triad of Outer-Space, Cyber-Space, and Neuro-Space (AI + Robotic + Brain Science).
WIN proudly deploys its battle-hardened SOLUTIONneering™ Formula, its own painstakingly produced proprietary methodology. While rooted-in-rigor, the innovation-infusing, problem-pouncing, silo-smashing, bias-blitzing, obsolescence-avoiding, chaos-conquering, and future-forecasting SOLUTIONneering™ roadmap destructively diminishes and disrupts detrimentally deleterious #DeEvolution. This allows WIN to successfully execute challenging #MissionsThatMatter by not just “connecting-the-dots,’ but to deploy true diversity by more critically #ConnectingTheThoughts.
To defend our country and its people, enterprises, and allies, WIN masterfully matches the world’s #MarketsToMakers by #SwitchingThePitch. This 180-degree flip from the faulty traditional “build it and they might come” myth pervasive in both entrepreneurial and corporate “innovation” allows WIN to successfully solve the toughest and roughest problems…with the strongest and smartest innovators.
Above all, WIN remains obsessively and unapologetically laser-focused on protecting individuals and enterprises from even the earliest infectious signs and symptoms of organization-killing scourges infecting economies, societies, and cultures. These plagues include creativity-chasms, catatonic-complacency, cognitive-collapse, chaotic-catastrophes, innovation-insolvency, de-evolutionary-despair, start-up-non-starters, paradigm-paradoxes, unagile-agility, and, most dangerous, idea-idiocracy. By safeguarding innovation, the World Innovation Network, in turn, protects and preserves our homeland, our health, and ultimately…. our freedom.
Robert S. Katz, real rocket scientist by day and firefighter-paramedic rescue-diver by night, remains probably the most influential innovation inventor, technology tactician, and solution strategist you may have never heard of. Working for decades quietly behind the scenes throughout the Defense and Intelligence Communities, his game-changing and gestalt-shifting breakthroughs of yesterday can mistakenly be taken for granted as ubiquitously omnipresent today. Groundbreaking examples of his global mobile systems include the first platforms for cyber defending, email messaging, aircraft tracking, video conferencing, personnel geolocating, and performance monitoring. An early evangelist for cyber protection, Robert proudly pioneered programs for cyber orchestrating, search-and-rescuing, climate mapping, Space Telescope imaging, and the universe’s first autonomous vehicle navigating. He led architecture and capture on multiple billion-dollar cyber contracts to construct capacity, resiliency, and protection for the entire U.S. Executive Branch, especially within the Pentagon, NSA, CIA, FBI, NGA, DEA, DHS, and USCYBERCOM, as well as for top enterprise brands and multinational corporations.
Robert intricately integrates his multi-disciplinary methodologies by fusing his three full undergraduate majors in Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science together with his Minor in Chemistry. He further adds his Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering doctorial research in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision, which he had the foresight to conduct as far back as 1988. Finally, he tops off his fused frameworks with his foci into Cosmology and the Philosophy of Science.
Besides his nachas bragging on his cherished children, Robert likewise boasts incessantly about his service as an MIT foot soldier in the Regan Revolution. His leadership in the Star Wars Strategic Defense Initiative, presciently Iron Dome’s grandfather, blazed the trail to establish today’s field of cybersecurity. Ultimately, his Star Wars securing of cyberspace patriotically helped “tear down this wall,” conquered the dark side, triumphed in the Cold War, and liberated 300 million from torturous totalitarianism and crooked communism…without firing a shot.
Cyber Innovation Nation
Cyber Innovation Nation proudly unveils Bubbe’s revered recipe for Israel’s secret sauce of cyber success. First, combine heavy helpings of superiorly smart students, successive scoops of innumerably inspired immigrants, copious cups of compulsory country conscription, plentiful pinches of creatively compelling coopetition, and generous chunks of old-fashioned fearless chutzpah. Next, bake in the necessity as the mother of invention. Finally, enjoy a plentiful potpourri of pervasive protective innovations against the sinister cyber world…seen through Israel’s eyes.
Digital DeEvolution examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of today’s explosion in on-line connectivity. Since the first touch screen cave drawings, the first virtual reality ram’s horn blowing, and the first wireless smoke signals, emerging communication techniques, tools, tactics, and tricks have consistently helped humankind evolve into faster, better, stronger, and smarter creatures. Notwithstanding this exciting progress in so many areas, where lies the guarantee that it must necessarily continue? Are these so-called advancements really advancing us?
However, while on-line hyper-connectivity held the promise to initiate, facilitate, and perpetuate heightened off-line connectivity, the very opposite has been realized. This was merely an unintended consequence of social media, or was it? Paradoxically, the more connected we
become, the more dis-connected we become. Nowhere does this present a more cataclysmic clear-and-present-danger than in the critical development of our precious youth. In the choice of communication between man-and-machine, the winner yields no long-term prize for our kids.
No surprise that our upcoming generation of new adults have replaced robust resiliency with frightening fragility. Even the mere questionable look in an “unsafe” space can trigger trauma. Although we are seeking diversity in adults, children, and tots, we shun such diversity in thoughts. The self-selecting homogeneity of social media feeds leaves us ill prepared for any true diversity. This did not have to necessarily happen. We have had countless tectonic communications shifts in human development. From the tablets of Apple back to the tablets of Moses, revolutions in printing, telephones, and email all created shifts of biblical proportions in human interaction. Then why does social media stand alone as the major destructor of these disruptors? More importantly, are we too late to disrupt our digital demolition.
What is our future? Digital DeEvolution investigates if we are marching toward a delightfully dynamic digital Disneyland or despondently dystopian digital de-evolution?