MindTime® at TEDx Groningen
How TEDx participants voted on key issues
During the run up to TEDx Groningen in October 2017, we asked attendees to participate in a small experiment.
Our intention was to try to show how MindTime’s framework of thinking can be used to predict people’s opinions about everyday and important issues.
10 statements were presented to participants using The Thinker bot, a smart bot developed by Bossers & Cnossen in Groningen, on Spark, Cisco’s integrated communication platform, using MindTime’s core API technology.
The Thermo Maps™ on this page show how people responded to the survey based on their thinking style, a combination of the 3 primary priorities of all thinking, Past (Certainty), Present (Stability), and Future (Possibility).
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- I love TED talks
- Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humans
- The Netherlands would be better off economically outside the EU
- The Dutch educational system does a good job preparing young people for the future
- People would be happier without a smartphone
- Groningen city centre should become 100% car free
- The internet brings me together with others in important ways
- Businesses have an obligation to serve society
- The Netherlands is doing a good job integrating immigrants and refugees into society
- I feel positively about the future
While each of our brains is wired differently, all are motivated by three simple priorities:
- Past – Certainty: movement towards knowing things by slowing down and reasoning them out carefully
- Present – Probability: movement towards creating stability, order and predictability by controlling things
- Future – Possibility: movement towards opportunity by quickly taking advantage of changes that life’s movement and time’s passing generates
Past, Present and Future create the mind-field of human thinking and determine how we each move in our thoughts and actions.
Everything we do begins with a thought.