Hey john seeker, I love the conversation. If my writing comes off as dense feel free to ask direct questions with side comments, private notes and the like 🙂 and, within available time I’ll do my best to reply. The thing with time is we must constantly be aware that there are two substances time has for… Continue reading It’s About Time
Hmmmmmm seems a somewhat tangled web you weave there. John Seeker – reader Thank you for reading 🙂 As I don’t consider myself as neither a professional writer nor a professional philosopher I admit my reasoning could be a bit tangled. In my mind this tinsel in a tangle is pretty straightforward: from infinite possibilities and… Continue reading Evolution
Because we are biological systems it is, I believe, imperative that there is some basic and reusable system at the core of the entire construct. Outside of intelligent design, evolution, as the tool of life, can only abstract more and more of the same basic things available naturally. Hence, even though intelligence, the brain, the mind, personality and consciousness look… Continue reading How to replicate a “self”
The problem with time is that it is passing so fast. Its like one day you’re young and full of hope, and the next day you’re almost old and full of nope. And then, the next day you’re old and almost gone. Not only does time pass so fast, but time is happening in so… Continue reading The person is the ego
Thoughts, emotions, sentiments and sensations. To recap, the meaning of life is to develop time resilient beings and the brain is a naturally evolved software time machine. The mind is a transitory state of the overall system created by the brain’s activity. This results in the mind being an ephemeral snapshot, the recursive nature of how the brain… Continue reading The mind is a transitory state
There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. The brain appears to be the culmination of that goal. The brain’s sole mission is to make predictions about the future. But its not the future you’d think. Brain’s predictions are not the lottery numbers. These predictions are about the degree of novelty that will… Continue reading A brain is a software time machine
P = NP is a simple and short notation for a problem that “asks whether every problem whose solution can be quickly verified by a computer (NP) can also be quickly solved by a computer (P)”. P = NP means yes, P != NP means no. The golden rule is NP. A moral compass is P. The… Continue reading The uncanny problem with autonomous AI
So there is this intelligent body and this consciousness that must somehow work together. The body doesn’t care much about its eventual expiration, it cares a lot about present integrity. The consciousness cares less about present integrity but is scared shitless of the incoming end. Intelligence is evolution at work. But consciousness is a side… Continue reading Conscious machine
Consider for a moment that life is an embedded property of the universe, just like time and space are. Life is not a phenomenon. Biology is a phenomenon caused by life. Just like time is a property of the time-space continuum, life is a property of a larger continuum space-time-life. Time and life are two… Continue reading Could the fabric of the universe be made of more than space and time?
There has been a great deal of discussion about artificial intelligence and the potential dangers it poses to humans. Then there have been countless iterations of interpreting via stories moral lock downs such as robot rights, slave robots, artificial will and so on. But the main question regarding A.I. is when exactly does A.I. become… Continue reading What does being “alive” mean?
Awareness has to proceed intelligence, if there’s no awareness there’s no intelligence even if the awareness comes from the observer. Someone Why so? Is a dog aware? How about a gold fish? Awareness, as I defined it, is the running “I don’t know”, that is the amount of uncertainty which accompanies the brain’s constant predictions.… Continue reading On awareness
There is an invisible funnel that doses the amount of change that the entire humanity is allowed. It is invisible not because of magic technology, nor conspiracy or miracles. It is invisible because nobody put it in place, so nobody is aware of it. This funnel is a naturally occurring effect of the strong affinity… Continue reading The funnel of change
You should use them more Everybody hates poor biases. They have such a bad name for no reason at all. The Cartesian bully keeps pushing biases around every time they meet on the hallways of your mind. This has to stop. Biases are good. They help you be fast. They will help you a lot… Continue reading Your biases are awesome
The reason for our existence is to defeat time, in life’s eternal battle with it. Each death, from a random cell to a random human, is the victory of time in a small battle with life. There is only one goal in evolution: to develop time resilient beings. General intelligence is a defense mechanism against… Continue reading The meaning of life
Of all the species of mammals that inhabit, at least for now, our marvelous planet, we seem to be the smarty pants of them all. Not only that we are capable of articulating long strings of information and also remember them, but, we have an ultra-complex social system and also a high amount of spontaneous… Continue reading Musings On Intelligence