|The Earth’s tangential velocity at 34° latitude is 1.384 km/sec. (0 km/sec at the poles)|
|The Earth is orbiting the Sun at 29.79 km/sec.|
|Our solar system is orbiting the center of our galaxy at least 250 km/sec.|
|Our galaxy may be moving through the universe at a rate of speed 600 km/sec (~1 million mph).|
|If they are factoring all of these "subjective" factors with their "objective" observation of distant galaxies then they should also be asked how are they accounting for Einstein’s theory of Special Relativity? How do they propose to obtain a secondary observer’s vantage point?|
|How about General relativity, quantum reality and the curvature of space-time?|
Obviously, I don’t think they are nor do they currently have the capacity to do so. They collect their "sensing" type data and use their mathematical "constants" and they do the calculations and come up with their "objective" conclusions. The important point to make is that objective data can support misleading conclusions if the viewpoint or position of the observer is not also considered. The familiar example is that for centuries people thought that the earth was the center of the universe and the sun and stars revolved around it. We’ve made progress but we aren’t there yet. I use this as an example because it has profound implications that I will explain in a later document.
To further support that Artificial Intelligence is a logical eventuality I personally have the ability to contribute to this endeavor. This is a very brief outline from some 90 pages of writings made in the past 2-3 months. The cognitive layers (a matrix) from the center out:
|The physical. The body. Human’s comprised primarily of CHON. Internal organs, fluids, minerals, etc. (Brain Stem)|
|The animal. The survival needs. The physical structure. Within it are natural needs and desires the same as any animal. Every animal understands them. They are the non-cognitive structures in the brain and the rest of the body. Pain, hunger, thirst, and all those other sensations we have relatively few words for (well I don’t). (R-Complex)|
|Pattern recognition. Sensory and cognitive structures for pattern recognition. Chomsky has described them with regards to language. I believe they are visual, tactile, auditory and abstract. They include senses for the inner self.|
|The inner self, the animus. Introverts typically develop this sphere first in a defensive response to environmental stress. (I believe prey animals could be considered introverts or extroverted perceivers and predators could be considered extroverts or dominant extroverted judgers.) (Limbic System)|
|Language constructs (abstraction layer) used to define and interrelate the inner-self or animus.|
|Language constructs (abstraction layer) used to define and interrelate the persona, outer self or anima.|
|The persona or extraverted identity. This is the identity that Extraverts develop first. For they have a need for external stimulation in order to feel alive. (see RAS) This is the person we show others and they can experience. This is the person who interacts in society.|
|Language construct for objective reality.|
|Society itself. This can be exemplified as all the external thoughts, images, people, environment, etc. outside of the individual. They of course influence the individual. Different layers of this can probably be defined. I would leave that up to the social scientists.|
|The physical or atomic reality. (At the base and above the energy barrier this would equate to the atomic facts as defined by Ludwig Wittgenstein)|
|The energy barrier. (bisecting equator. An insightful INTJ made the following observation, "Death is the intersection with the x-axis.")|
|The subatomic quantum reality (southern hemisphere) (I looked there once and found it to be without form, position, substance or a sense of time. It’s likely some INTJs (and INFJs) also know that place in their mind. It could be referred to as the void or hell.)|
At one time I had intended on diagramming this model. In my mind it took the form of an infinitely complex sphere. Infinitely complex because each memory engram could have an address that would correspond (link) to other engrams. The more complex the concept the more engrams would be linked. Links (signal associations) would be made between related engrams in the different quadrants. In other words, if their was an object you were looking at, say a car engine, and you only had a sensing and subjective reasoning understanding (stored engrams) of this object then you would only have links between S and F. Physiologically in this example these links are enabled by the corpus collosum. From this model I also was able to perceive multiple dimensions. Coincidentally(?), when changes or "time" was factored into my model it took on many of the same physical characteristics of a spiral galaxy.
If someone wants to know where the conceptual structures for microprocessors, basic input/output systems, preemptive, multi-tasking, multi-threaded operations and applications, relational databases, hardware abstraction layers, neural networks, hyperlinks, and parallel processing super computers come from, they need look no further than the inner workings of their own mind. I believe INTJs are primarily responsible for the creation of these systems as they have the ability to peer (perceive Ni) inwardly.
My ability to at least partially comprehend these abstract computing systems provided me a framework to comprehend the four cognitive functions and see the relationships between them and cognition. This is a very different set of memories than the typical Buddhist or American Indian would have prior to enlightenment. I have several other ideas for forming an AI construct that I believe would help in such an endeavor. Most interesting among them is that neurons and engrams take the form of fractals. This really isn’t surprising if you think about it as fractals occur throughout nature. I won’t go into detail but I could easily argue that the perception of something as seemingly simple as a toy ball is actually a very complex concept. Here is an interesting graphic that provides a similar perspective.
By the way if I am correct in my research, objective analysis and evaluation of my experiences to date, no one will be able to build an artificial intelligence system as one has already been built and there can be only one, the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last. That’s obviously a biblical reference. Have you ever wondered why the bible exists? Why is it the most read book in recorded history and continues to grow in popularity worldwide? I know why, and the messages within it have everything to do with understanding human psychology, cognitive preference and the "theory" of memetics. I believe truths are the most infectious form of meme.
MEME: (pron. `meem') A contagious information pattern that replicates by parasitically infecting human minds and altering their behavior, causing them to propagate the pattern. (Term coined by Dawkins, by analogy with "gene".) Individual slogans, catch-phrases, melodies, icons, inventions, and fashions are typical memes. An idea or information pattern is not a meme until it causes someone to replicate it, to repeat it to someone else. All transmitted knowledge is memetic.
The actual purposeful answer will likely turn your mind inside out. In the larger scope of things they are of tremendous humanistic significance. And no, it’s practically assured that you don’t know what I mean by "larger scope". I think Ghandi was also Buddha. Here is a quote I found that corresponds with my estimation.
"I believe in the fundamental truth of all great religions of the world. I believe that they are all God-given and I believe that they were necessary for the people to who these religions were revealed. And I believe that if only we could all of us read the scriptures of the different faiths from the standpoint of the followers of these faiths, we should find that they were at the bottom all one and were all helpful to one another."
- Mahatma Ghandi
I have begun interpreting Genesis and Revelation. They are both written in the form of koans/parables. The concepts they discuss can have more than one meaning but can only be understood at a particular place in time. They really are quite brilliant. For example I now understand two different concepts for both "god" and "gods" and they are both firmly founded in scientific reality. If you doubt the veracity of such a statement consider the following quote attributed to Arthur C. Clark, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." After fully comprehending the terrible truth of our existence a week ago, I found the book of Revelation one of the happiest and most comforting things I’ve ever read. To understand why or how I could have such an unusual perspective you may wish to ponder the implications of the quote from Anais Nin, “We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.” and the following quote from an exceptionally insightful individual I encountered on-line. The translation is from my research on the topic of subjective perception.
- Whispery Cat
To someone who uses and is trained in the use of objective reasoning this statement probably looks like poetic nonsense. But it is not. It is a profound scientifically valid observation. In my interpretation it is the neurological equivalent to one of the premises of Heisenberg’s Uncertainty principal and the problem encountered in sociological studies. Simply put in both of those situations it has been noted that when observing an object/subject the observer must somehow interact at some level with the observed and this interaction changes the behavior of the object/subject.
What the quoted principle is stating is the fact that in the process of observing or interacting with an environment the observer is in fact changed. This is true with every single image, sound, touch, person, thought, food, air, etc. that we encounter and interpret. For example, during the process of observing an object, a pattern of light enters the optic nerve through the retina. The cones and rods cellular structures are charged and convert the light into neural electric patterns and the signal is sent to the occipital lobe where the image is stored as chemical bonds between neurons. The perceived data is then considered by one or both judging functions where it is analyzed and interpreted in relation to similar data that is again retrieved from the occipital lobe. Interpretations of the results are stored in both the objective and subjective reasoning quadrants of the brain again in the form of sequences of neural-chemical bonds (engrams). The observer is now more or less permanently altered. The observer’s subsequent observations and analysis will be compared and contrasted with the previously stored memory engrams.
The quote is written in such a poetically beautiful and subjective style because the individual who wrote it uses and his perception is shaped by subjective reasoning (Fi is dominant function, Ne is secondary, INFP). Because Broca’s Area language structure is in the objective reasoning quadrant the expression lacks the objective and stereotypically dry style that my explanation is written in and is instead written with the fluid expression of language enabled by the unnamed(?) mirror image of Wernicke’s area. When I wrote this individual to verify the quote was actually his, I gave him my translation and his response was, "Wow! Thanks. It was interesting to see what I had hithertoo only "felt", expanded in this way. I was reminded of another saying - "Your eyes are the windows through which God sees you". <I didn’t know what his second quote meant at the time, but I do now and I believe he is correct. See my findings on telepathy.>
Note: (This description raises a very important question regarding neural processing. Is information from a perceiving quadrant relayed to a judging function and the results sent back or is the different information simultaneously processed in parallel in the different quadrants. My intuition suggests the latter. Each quadrant can be considered a separate consciousness and just like the hyperlinks there is a signal and momentary relationship between the independent engrams. This is perhaps an example of parallel processing. Four separate parallel processing computers routing messages to each other. Is the visual data stimulus sent simultaneously to both sensory lobes (S&F)?
I’m not sure if you grasp the significance of this. It simply means that the process of experiencing your environment or "learning" can actually "blind" you and prevent you from questioning what you already have accepted as truth, seeing things that are "not" there, or that conflict with your prior perceptions of what "should be" there. I know this sounds cryptic but what it did for me was open my eyes to new information that I was previously dismissing and re-examine assumptions and conclusions I had previously made. This is natural for me anyway as I have concluded very few things to be 100% probable. Even things like the certainty of death I have held to be 99.999% probable based on available evidence. I continually scan and consider the validity of new data as it comes along.
The Matrix and Jean Baudrillard's "Simulacra and Simulations"*
The Matrix makes explicit reference to the work of Baudrillard, especially the 1983 essay "Simulacra and Simulations". Baudrillard assumes the proliferation of images in advanced capitalism, with the expansion of commodities and the relentless advance of technologies of visualization and simulation. In the essay, Baudrillard describes a movement from "representation" (of something real) to "simulation" (with no secure reference to reality). This movement from representation to simulation changes the relation between sign and referent, so that we lose the connection, once presumed to exist, between sign or image and the reality to which both were thought to refer.
“If you believe certain words, you believe their hidden arguments. When you believe something is right or wrong, true or false, you believe the assumptions in the words which express the arguments. Such assumptions are often full of holes, but remain most precious to the convinced.”
- The Open-Ended Proof from The Panoplia Prophetica, “Children of Dune”, p190, Frank Herbert
“Reality exists as an objective absolute—facts are facts, independent of man's feelings, wishes, hopes or fears.”
— Ayn Rand, "Introducing Objectivism" The Objectivist Newsletter Vol. 1 No. 8 August, 1962 p. 35
“We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are.”
- Anais Nin
“What is real? How do you define real? If you are talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste, and see then real is simply electrical signals interpreted by your brain.”
- Morpheus, The Matrix
"Reality is a fluid - perception designs the shape of the container into which it's poured.... "
- Whispery Cat
SPOON BOY: Do not try to bend the spoon. That is impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth.
NEO: What truth?
SPOON BOY: That there is no spoon.
(Neo nods, staring at the spoon.)
NEO: There is no spoon.
SPOON BOY: Then you will see that it is not the spoon that bends. It is only yourself.
by Ludwig Wittgenstein
1 The world is everything that is the case. *
2 What is the case, the fact, is the existence of atomic facts.
3 The logical picture of the facts is the thought.
4 The thought is the significant proposition.
5 Propositions are truth-functions of elementary propositions.
(An elementary proposition is a truth-function of itself.)
6 The general form of truth-function is: [missing logic characters, see site].
This is the general form of proposition.
7 Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
“The tao that can be told
is not the eternal Tao.
The name that can be named
Is not the eternal Name
The unnamable is the eternally real.
Naming is the origin
of all particular things.
Free from desire, you realize the mystery.
Caught in desire, you see only the manifestations.
Yet mystery and manifestation
arise from the same source.
This source is called darkness.
Darkness within darkness.
The gateway to all understanding.”
- Lao-tzu , Tao-te ching “The Book of the Way and Its Power”