Feeling and Thinking

T and F are different ways to achieve a goal. T looks at all the technical data available and decides the truth of the matter is. F will decide that what it wants is more important than what is true and factual. An example is most people believe in God because it feels true rather than how it is true that God exists. Feeler: Evolution is false because “Feelings”. Thinker: evolution is false because “Facts”.

Both feelers and thinkers can believe in God as well as disbelieve. But the difference is in how the decision was made. Fe feels God is real and it will take actions on those feeling to do what God wants him/her to do. Fi will be devoted to becoming like God as a perfected being. Te will look at reality and come up with a watch maker. Ti will say God is beyond space and time. The clear difference is between factual explanation(T) and personal responsibility(F). F may be more empathetic and understand God as a person (theory of mind) but T must define what God is and how it makes sense to say anything about Gods ontology. Is God a delusion as a hallucination or is God actually in existence.

T types hate self-deception that they think F types do all the time. T types decide based on facts and evidence. F types do not require this to decide what to do. F must do what is ethical. T must do what will work. So T sees F types as people that do what is irrational because even if they accomplish their goal F does not do so based on reality to them. F is values, T is facts. T cares about how you get the ice cream, F knows it wants chocolate. T doesn’t care that you like chocolate, T must know how you get chocolate ice cream when you don’t have money or are on a deserted island with no ice cream shop. It would be nice to have ice cream but if it is impossible then it cannot be done. F simply states it is ethically and morally wrong for people not to have ice cream, we need to figure something out.

Generally, people decision process is dominated by F or T and this cause of the conflict because T thinks F types can’t understand the how and F types will feel T types don’t care about the why. Everyone has T and F so it is not impossible for people to use both for decisions.

Examination of Typology

Most material lacks coherent concepts to tell us what a function is. Most material goes by axiomatic definitions that do not relate to reality accept within the definitions themselves. I read chapter 10 by Carl Jung but it makes things no clearer for me. Michael Pierce is a good source for information, Wikipedia is not. According to him I am ENFP. He did not explicitly say I was ENFP but in his series, after I sent him a message he did a video on ENFP’s. Because he is INFJ his reactions to my videos made him talk faster than normal to get a grasp on my Ne and Fi together.

Because I definitely have Ne I keep reexamining my type when I get new information. Ti vs Fi is the tricky part because when reading Jung I do think I am Ti. Jung says Ti is alway reordering its thoughts. And he says Fi is focused on the self. In contrasts Te must follow the established rules / procedure Te demands and Fe will lie to get what it wants. T and F are rational functions, they are about getting results. Introversion and Extroversion is the direction from where such results are derived.

Perception is different from Judgment in that there is no goal. I was confused by this because I thought only Te was goal oriented. All judgment is goal oriented. Perception is about awareness. Intuition is awareness of possibility. Ni knows what is on the inside. Sensation is awareness of concrete reality. Introverted Intuition is the most aware of what is possible in the subconscious. Extraverted Intuition is more aware of what is possible in external reality. Extraverted Sensation is high resolution of reality, ever increasing resolution. Si is certainty of what is in reality always looking for more certainty.

Now that I understand Judgment is goal oriented I can define T and F with I and E. Ti goal is to order thoughts perfectly by transcending axioms and defining thought by the limits of thought itself, pure thought (Kants critique of pure reason). Te wants to order thought in accordance with reality. The limits of thought are defined by reality and if Te is unaware of a higher reality it will define thought by lower empirical reality with no transcendental speculations unless such speculations are discovered to be within the realm reality to begin with. With feeling as extroverted, feelings goal is to order reality in accordance with what it feels should be the reality. Reality must conform to what is felt should be and so action is necessary to achieve it. Feeling as introverted, its goal is to perfect the self. To become perfected in what it feels and to eliminate everything in the self that it should not be. Fi soul focus is the self and what it should be.

If I am anything I can see both Ti and Fi in me. I can see both Ne and Se in me. The most distant functions from me are Si and Ni along with Fe and Te. Thus my type is not MBTI nor Socionics. It is Extroverted Perception and Introverted Judgment. MBTI is a failed theory because it is too behaviorist. It confuses definitions with concepts. And MBTI says nothing about Individuation. The last stage in Individuation is Ni. Individuation Proceeds from the ego (consciousness) to the unconscious.

Unconscious – Conscious

(deep self) Ni Fi Ti Si – Ne Fe Te Se (Most conscious)

I saw my Anima (female self) once. I had to get past my shadow first.

All functions represent a part of the self that become integrated with Individuation.

From Insect to Consciousness

Mnemomeme: Without drones a hive changes into something else entirely, and it’s rather difficult to explain just what that might be since there are no existing natural examples of it as yet. The closest related concept is general artificial intelligence.

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Insects have egos and they have selective attention. AGI just so happens to have more than one index of selection. By index, I mean that an insect must find what is important in context to its current needs. So it compares what it sees to the current hierarchy of values it has. I need food so I will eat rather than play golf because playing golf is less important than not starving to death. I heighten the mechanism for finding food above the mechanism for finding my golf clubs. So when Insects no longer have to fulfill basic needs they turn to philosophy. Working memory has the index for recognition and organization of abstract concepts such as math. Meme can do calculus in his head. So then the focus of selective attention is turned inward. Ideas are evaluated based on the meta contract of possible and impossible.

“Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes

The insect will assign definite determinacy to possible and impossible. AGI intuitively assesses potentiality in probabilistic cooccurrences. This is how selective attention is expanded because the collapse of the wave function is preceded by the size of the superposition of the selection index. Consciousness is recognizable by the ability to recognize that a person recognizes the gaps in their understanding. Metacognition and self-questioning.

General Attention Mechanism for
Artificial Intelligence Systems
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Definitions

Intelligence

The ability to use information to think.

Thinking

The ability to connect different ideas in your head.

Creativity

The ability to make stuff, put things together in new ways.

Imagination

The minds eye. The ability to see smell, taste, touch, see and hear things in the mind.

Mind

Awareness of what is in the self.

Feeling

Awareness of the body.

Emotion

Energy in the mind / body.

Sensation

A stimulus registered in awareness.

Intuition

Awareness of the subconscious.

Abstraction

A concept like Freedom that has no concrete representation.

Logistics

The coordination of objects by location.

Strategy

A selected method (way) for achieving a goal.

Higher Dimensional Representation

The brain integrates new information but first, it must discover what information is new to begin with. Brains that map reality faster are more intelligent because they know what information is new information. Higher dimensional representation and categorization is then possible. (The hippocampus consolidates new information).

Higher representations are called abstractions. Abstractions allow people to generalize. Generalizations are possible because complex relationships are compressed into top level relationships. Similarities define the boundaries between groups of detailed characteristics. A motorcycle is more like a car than a cat and a cat is more like a dog than a motorcycle.

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Kids before the age of 7 think that when you pour a shot glass of water into a tall glass that there is more water because the tall glass is taller. The ability to understand that both glasses hold the same amount of water is a higher representation. Generalization then is the ability to understand categorization.

As the brain grows it becomes generalized. It can understand more abstractions by their relations. Refined associative memory can distinguish more relationships. And when distinction is possible the ability to make inferences increases. The brain learns what causes what. By knowing causality, we can create multiple paths to achieving our goals.

Most of what we do is in the subconscious. When we do an action to get a result, the degree to which we are successful is mediated by a deep knowing of the situation. We know the milk is in the fridge and to get it we open the door, open the bottle and drink it. We did not have to think to do this. It was automatic.

When we have a goal it is represented in our mind by association. We search our mind and map the goal to the steps needed to achieve the goal. We learn what works and reject plans that fail to get us to the goal. An associative goal map is built up throughout our lives. This map changes with the correlations between the dimensions of our experience.

The mind forms a hierarchy of associative goals. We learn to change reality and this changes the map inside us.

Earth as a Simulation

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The way the brain works it is so simple that there must be a simulation of the planet constantly updated with every individual on earth. It is as simple as this: Wal-Mart sales the products people buy most. They record everything to see what people will buy and stocks the store shelve with those items. Wal-Mart has suppliers and the suppliers have suppliers. People change what they do bassed on what their values are. Valued behavior is (Deep Reinforcement Learning). People need to eat, people need toothpaste, people need things! The brain is designed to learn by evolution so it can survive. A cell must get energy to survive. Energy use by one organism denies energy to another. Everything is connected in that way by physics. Everything effects everything and this means we can detect when something changes. It is how we discovered pluto. The planets wobbled in a way not predicted by a 8 planet model. Anomalies have a cause. They are detectable.

Every person on the planet is a node and is detectable by the disturbances caused in the economy. They are predictable based on the resolution of the model used for each node and the interactions with all other contacted nodes. Information about everything on earth should be in the simulation. The errors in the information can be dealt with through error correction. Shannon–Hartley theorem. In math statistics, a coefficient tells you how correlated two items are. Adding up all coefficients can tell you the weighted probability of the effects an item can have on a person’s behavior. A person that sees a soda pop commercial and is thirsty is more likely to buy soda pop. Popcorn commercials make it more likely that people will buy popcorn at varied percentages of the population. Knowing more and more about a person will tell you how they interact with the environment.

As the environment changes and as people change, all this can be predicted with models in simulations. The level of influence things have on each other is can be calculated. The most complex calculation is the human brain. The best way to predict a brain is to recreate it. The brain can be modeled as a directed graph. The graph changes based on reinforcement learning. When people do things on the internet this is detectable and this changes the brain. Some people read Wikipedia all day. Their brain is different from a brain that watches cartoons all day. People that edit Wikipedia influence people that read Wikipedia. People that draw the cartoons influence the people that watch the cartoon. YouTube tries to predict which videos you will watch next and has recommendations on its front page. The brain based on what it wants will choose to do what it does because of those wants and needs. A brain model will act the same way on same input based on the value state of the brain.

On the internet, the hyperconnectivity of everything being capable of connecting to everything else means people are exposed to information that complexifies their brain. Connections are no longer localized but are worldwide. Yet information can still be updated to a brain model with browser history. The more complex a person is the harder they are to predict but this is manageable within a limit. The impossible is still impossible. The exertion of influence is comparable to gravity. Heavier (complex) planets (people) have more gravity (influence). People with greater influence disturb the simulation in what is know as the butterfly effect. This is because their brain is more complex than the model in the simulation. This creates a gross error in the predictive system. Complex items are paid more attention too because of this.

As the resolution and volume of records increase, more and more data will become available to make correlations. This will complexify individuals at an accelerated rate.

http://www.krannert.purdue.edu/academics/mis/workshop/ac2_100606.pdf