Superfluid Intelligence

"Fluid Intelligence", according to some theories, is "... the capacity to reason and solve novel problems, independent of any knowledge from the past ... pattern recognition, abstract reasoning, and problem-solving ...".

"Superfluidity" is a quantum state of matter with zero viscosity, a liquid that can flow without resistance through tiny pores and around barriers.

A very few people seem to have "Superfluid Intelligence" — an uncanny ability that combines creativity, insight, and metacognitive awareness. They understand situations almost effortlessly, recognize deep structural analogies between disparate problem spaces, and leap to answers. They're often also "super-explainers" who can convey information with grace and efficiency.

How can such geniuses be identified? How can superfluid intelligence be taught, and increased?

(cf. Genius and Complexity (1999-05-25), Characteristics of Superforecasters (2015-11-21), Learning vs Performing (2016-02-08), Superforecasting (2016-02-21), ...) - ^z - 2018-06-09