Embodied Cognition, IARPA, Spy, Metaphor – wow

Wow. Scary.  Stumbling upon a “theory of mind” that I can work with; Embodied Cognition – the concept that we fundamentally think in metaphors; and that metaphors are ultimately based upon our physical interaction with the world:  apparently I’m not alone.

3 years ago, IARPA, the USA’s gigantic computational spy program, issued a call for vendors to help them start “The Metaphor Program”:

The Metaphor Program will exploit the fact that metaphors are pervasive in everyday talk and reveal the underlying beliefs and worldviews of members of a culture.

and yeah… they’re working on it: http://www.iarpa.gov/index.php/research-programs/metaphor

I’m not into spy stuff; but stumbling upon #embodiedcognition felt quite eye-opening to me; and because I’d never heard of it, of course I felt like it was “my discovery” lol – and apparently, for every great concept, there’s always some military strategy that comes out of it.  It probably has the best chance of success for a “mind-reading” program that anyone has ever come up with, should they be successful; and they will. #mindreading #metaphor #spy #iarpa

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