We can learn to predict and create the future by analyzing implications and implication trees. To do this, we must look at the process of thinking things through.
Thinking things through is a skill we develop over time, thanks to our experiences forcing us to do so. We know that all our actions cause a reaction, good or bad. Kids however, often don’t think of the implications of their actions. For example when they throw stones at cars or start fires.
As adults, we’re more likely to think about the implications because we have been there before or at least witnessed similar situations. However, if the situation is new to us, we can actually be as guilty as children for not thinking things through.
Scams are where we often get caught being illogical. If something sounds good, we’ll be likely to ignore the dangers in favor of the supposed benefits.
We need to learn to stop, and think things through.
As you get better at it, you will be able to think of more and more implications of each action, and also be able to see further ahead. You will create an implication tree in your mind, as each implication has more implications branching from it. This is a way of predicting and creating the immediate future.
By gaining more and more knowledge about each implication, you will be able to see which route along your implication tree reality will take. The more knowledge you gain, the more accurate your predictions.
As for creating the future, well, once you can see where it is going, you can intercept it or even bypass it if necessary by making a different choice. You can affect any one of the implications to make the situation go the way you want. You just need to pick the right point on the implication tree to jump on and make your influence.
As you improve this skill, you will be able to see further into the future as your brain will be able to cope with more possibilities.
The key is not to stop applying this skill. Don’t think a little into the future — think in boundless terms, infinite or forever into the future. Continue looking further and further ahead, taking as many implication paths as you can think of.
Remember though, to keep all predictions aligned with reality at all times.
As you look further and further into the future, so much more becomes possible. Eventually, you will be able to piece together the implications at a faster rate.
What are some ways that can help?
Playing chess is a good way to improve this skill as it is also a good metaphor for the technique.
On their first move, your opponent can make one of many moves, but then on their second, based on the move they made the first time and your move, they could make around the same number of moves again, multiplied by the number of moves they could have made the first time. Therefore it’s very difficult to look much further ahead than one move.
In life, it is usually a bit simpler because people’s minds are usually influenced by emotions. There is usually a much smaller number of possible motives than in chess, where any number of games can be played out. There are many factors that will influence the actions a person will take, and you will find they will be more predictable than you would expect if you just think about what those influencing factors are.
However, it still requires a great deal of skill, memory, and brain computing power to look more than a couple of moves ahead. This is where you call on super concepts. By creating super concepts in your head, you’ll not only be able to see a few moves ahead, but the whole big picture.
What’s the process of thinking in super concepts?
You basically think up super concepts as follows:
As you build up a set of pure, truth-based concepts in your mind, some of them will interlock, firstly like a jigsaw puzzle. Since the concepts will all be based on reality, they will all compliment each other, and interlock with many of the rest. Think of it like a mesh — a matrix, if you will.
The concepts you collect, you create based on your observations, your implication trees, and truth, otherwise known as reality-based, deductions. This alone will put you in a more powerful intellectual position than the majority of the human race who are all still suffering from one or more mind diseases to varying degrees.
However, it doesn’t stop there. Once your concept matrix is populated enough, you will see gaps, metaphorically speaking, that two or more concepts could plug into. Like a jigsaw puzzle that is almost complete, you will be able to see the big picture. You will be able to see what the missing pieces are. You’ll be able to complete the puzzle without any more knowledge, just your own concept-creating power. You will create a never before seen concept — a super concept.
A real life example would be when they realized that the world was round and humans may have evolved from ancestors of early apes. These are perfect examples of super concepts.
They are based on many other pure, reality based concepts, that when put together showed a shocking big picture. They are shocking because most people don’t create pure concepts. Most people think in corrupted concepts, based on knowledge that is poorly derived and presented.
So now you know how to think up super concepts. This is the first major step to becoming a genius.