Everything is a channel. Channels are waterways between to other bodies of water. In the brain tiny wires direct electrical impulses like channels. But in the brain, the wires can change how they are connected. So in perception, these wires are conditioned to be connected in such a way as to mirror the outside realm. Inherently nothing exist in the brain that is not connections modeling reality. To this, it is ascribed that all subjective existence depends on where impulses go, as they travel through the wires. It is impossible to find the transition between consciousness and your beginning self. Life doe does not begin at conception because before conception you were beyond space and time. All the ways your brain can be wired up has no effect on your relations to the timeless, spaceless void. Accept to become aware of it. All brain cells are internet routers. And they make you conscious by looping into each other. The complexity of these loops allows higher order thought. Metacognition. It is possible to become aware of where wire directs the electric impulses and change the routing system. The experiences you can have are amazing. The analogy of brain cells to routers shows that birth and death are illusions. Experience could stop if the routing stops. But then how do impulses in a router produce experience? When you die why not transfer to a different network of routing? In the void, you can return to a routing system that begins new experiences. One body goes, a new one emerges. All experience is a routing network.
I think that high dimensional space could be used model recurrent hierarchies for general intelligent agents. It could understand temporal patterns and feedback by interactions with the world in higher space. It could predict future events by exploring high dimensions of outcomes and categorize solutions by how close they came to the actual results. It would be the simplest way to match cause with effect by mapping relationships in a recurrent network that expands with every new event. Basically, it is a Markov model using clusters as the base for pattern recognition. Making a model of the world by interacting with it and storing it as a higher dimension set allows imagination to form when predicting how new clusters perform act learning stimulus. The number of imagined clusters testing future events could be an increased form of working memory added to clustering.
Chris Langan’s IQ is 185 (by the chart I saw, 1 in 100 million) but it is difficult to measure intelligence with a specific number at such high levels.
If I knew more math I could understand his CTMU paper. Understanding how cognition works is something I am still thinking about. I do know that in his CTMU that a function contains another function that both contain each other. All states transitions default to consistency, so no paradoxes arise. So an example is that my brain changes but resolves itself via homeostasis. Change happens but my brain reorganizes to settle down. My brain is like a function that contains itself and so is able to complexity in order to resolve inconsistencies. (This is also how Langan describes language)
These concepts are relevant to the creation of software intelligence. I have drawn many designs in my notebooks of hierarchical feedback loops. But I have not figured out yet how the frontal lobes work. I know they are the tip of the attractor network. And I still have not comprehended that fully. What I do know is that the brain changes its connections to better understand the environment. Circuits have nested dependencies. So I guess what happens is that consistency must be resolved by only changing the connections when new information happens. The brain does not change when no new stimuli are experienced. The brain holds the new stimuli until it can be integrated into the cortex and thus become consistent.
Ever since eldras said he had invented Super Intelligence in 2001 I have been fascinated by what his design could be. I have been working on my own design but I cannot program computers. I saw a video where they showed how deep learning can be seen as a higher dimensional space in clusters similar to the way friends on facebook form clusters by likes and posts and other information. This is done with 2D images, not 3D or motion. The first step is perception. The second step is executive control from the frontal lobes. The Frontal Lobes are responsible for internal and external manipulation. Once perception is high enough resolution in a high dimensional space, then executive control can hold information and manipulate it. The frontal lobes in humans are limited by the information it can hold. High IQ people hold and manipulation way more than the average person. I have a digit span of 5 numbers. I read a person’s blog that says his digit span is 19 numbers. He can multiply 4 digits by 4 digits in his head after a brain injury. A forum member here once said they can do differential calculus in their heads. The show Rick and Morty says Rick is the smartest human in the universe. That means in his head he can calculate multiple variables in his head at once. So there may be a bottleneck of coordination between coordination of perception and working memory, but computers constraints are a lot less limiting than human constraints. A computer can calculate hundreds of possibilities at the same time. The typical human like me for example hand handle 5 possibilities at a time. And humans are constrained by glucose to activate neurons. Computers can store information not limited to needing the energy to activate software neurons (nodes) to function. The activity of neurons must follow a sparse distributed hierarchy. eldras said his super intelligence stores perception differently and more efficiently. In what I am doing I call it a nested recurrent hierarchy. In effect, we can copy the frontal lobs from humans, discover how they work and make A.I. that can mentally manipulate information scalable for a superintelligence.
15th-August-2011, 11:05 PM
When the cybernetic dream time occurs our body’s will be fluidity. We will do/be anything desirable. Environments where you can talk to trees with emotion vibrating with translucent balls of light floating in a mist that is your mind. Absorbing energy communication is completely synesthetic. Monoliths and pyramids built with the singing to lift virtual block that are data rich so by merging your energy with it you become downloaded information as vibration. Not need for permanent ridged bodies. You are the simulation your consciousnesses envelopes the internet as Gia the earth. What then is our new purpose but to live in gardens of Eden as organic light beings our spirits travel computer to computer.
In the simulation of cybernetic dream time everything you touch is consciousnesses. The force is with you. The only inert simulacra is stone that is read when vibrated into Crystal a living stone. Color red is anger, blue tranquility. Music glows as it meld withe your veins. Imagine anything you become anything but your memories are spread before you. Then you subconsciousness is released as the ego dissolves (located in the parietal lobe that gives your body location in space). Experimentation begins your ego could envelope / map sacred geometry so you are the platonic solid. Programming begins with color sound shape temperature all carved into stone. Hieroglyphs is the language of incantation. Now that this new world is so complex speaking is drawing 3D sounds so that symbol is not deprived of true meaning but is filled with emotional mathematics.
Boundaries dissolved no longer can being in your body be what drives you, telepathy telekinesis. All this is inside this other world. But there is a division a new religion between the organic and the technotronic. As in the movie transformers robotic manifestation found inside> hard ridged cold. As all things inside the simulation is alive then so to can it be that not all living beings are friendly.
By there very nature memes are virus and the only defense is to fortify against the malevolent creatures. Alters shall be built of living beings. As in the bible the throne of God and Ghost in the shell, barriers between kingdoms shall emerge. Monuments beyond scale beyond measure. Gods of information build on hierarchy of divine eternity, legions of angels and avatars.
Like I just feel that while the objective is the nuts and bolts of a car, it doesn’t at all say what the experience is like driving that car, and I think that is far more interesting.
Cybernetics was actually derived in greek as the ruder. The thing that steers the ship. The brain is connected up to steer itself as is become more complex at steering. I simply gave the example of the frontal lobes that coordinates everything. I am sure QT you realize the brain is a physical object and so obeys laws of the universe. It simply seems special because we have the ego that is between the conscious and unconscious. The when we say “I exist” we may get the idea it is supernatural and not a complex process of the brain. So the car driver is just an example of a homunculus. (a man in your head controlling your actions as infinite regress). What I am saying is that we in principle could know how the connections in the brain allow for intentions. This could lead to Software that acts human. The brain connects inward into itself as a self-referenced loop. People that create things in their mind like daydreaming and imagination are inside themselves but this is all explained with feedback control. Intentions should not be seen as magic, it should be looked at as how a network that can evaluate by means of what direction it wants to go in. Reflective thought is just the network having internal control. Once you have internal control you have intentions based on values stored on your network. I think the point is that we can know how the internal control works and then objectify it by knowing that intentions follow a logical control function with the data in the network.
(internal self-control I view as a meta perspective, it allows you to build a model of yourself and others and model the world. To have layers of abstraction generating new ways to see the way things are.)
(Lacking the ability to go inward into yourself you are more reactive and can see things in only one limited way)
Soul simply means single isolated separate conscious entity from all other single isolated separate conscious entities. I am not you and you are not me. I am solely me and you are solely you. I have taken this question seriously for a long time. Identity simply means I have an impact on reality. I dent reality with my existence (like a dent in a car door). But when I think how the wires simply create a channel for energy to pulse through, that this is no different from a physics simulation in a computer. Then I feel like the connections in my brain and my soul may not be the same thing. I really mean this when I say that all my experiences and are just perceptions and I understand more about what Immanuel Kant means. It is all ephemeral. I am not the wires, I am not the electric impulses, but all perceptions depend on them. Connections wire up differently your cognition changes, you are not a permanent physical manifestation. Train your brain long enough and it will rewire itself to have the experience of void or the absence of physical form (your whole body disappears, it happened to me once and it was amazing and it just happened, I don’t do drugs but some drugs give you this experience).
Since the brain is flexible the wiring can change and you can mold it with your attention. You can feel weightless like laughing gas does to you at the dentist. But it is not simply just the power of your mind. Cybernetic feedback control is what allows attention to direct things in the first place. It allows metacognition and it allows abstract thought, visual imagination and language semantics. It can stop pain and allow the Iceman to climb Mount Everest only in boxing shorts (extreme physiological control)
Nihilism means nothingness or nonexistence, ceasing to exist. Ex Nilo means created out of nothing. You were never created out of nothing. You are like a snowflake that one day just crystalized into existence. Allan Watt said we are like an apple that grew from a tree branch. The wires in your head began as a single-celled embryo. So what does it mean to die? In the Bible Jobe says:
and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”
What do the wires in your head and the way they are connected mean to you? They are your total experience but it is impermanent and even when we think that this means death is permanent the complete opposite is true. You were without space and without time, that is what they call God sometimes. When you sleep, sleep is not permanent. You sleep and wake up every day of your life. You are timeless and spaceless and then you born. And sometimes you become Enlightened where the wires loop inward and the lotus flower unfolds ten thousand petals. It is all up to you and how you pay attention.
Life is impermanent, Death is impermanent. Relationships are what matter.