[updated: April 2018]
Cognition is not an easy process, it is looking for and taking into account many different parameters. But one thing is for sure: real cognition will not develop itself on the basis of mediocre intelligences because it is not the average of intelligence in a certain amount of human beings..
In many ways the world in 2016 or 2018 is filled with mediocre intelligences. And the average IQ in a society is not what is called cognition. Cognition is an ability that only appears in societies that have established a creative framework of thinking. In all societies people have cognitive talents but only in scientifically oriented societies real cognition is an everyday part of the societal development.
Even powerful secret societies or intelligences are obviously having a problem to attract new and creative intelligent people – if this wasn’t true the world wouldn’t be this much out of control. This is indicating that some countries or societies are losing the status of a “cognitive society”. Only in cognitive societies things like social welfare, social care or human rights have a future. Other societies cannot uphold such a status because their econonomical and cognitive status is too low and this leads to crime, violence or huge differences in the quality of life among people.
In time and regarding civilizing processes cognition has always been a reliable partner – a partner to every new creative city, to every new inspired concept and a relevant contribution to the further development of equality.
In 2016, 2017 and 2018 this all seems to come to a temporary and transitory end. Intellectual concepts tend to fight against each other instead of talking with each other. This seems to be a sort of a test: How far can intelligence among humans go before it starts to hate itself and to fight against itself.
We had evolutionary tests like this before: People were fighting on the basis of their supercreative and superintellectual ideas in order to gain social awareness for everyone. Today we simply begin to ignore some intelligent parts of society because of newly developed ideologies that are not aware of the overall processes.
Instead, people begin to follow medieval or even older concepts that are relevant but that cannot uphold civilisational concepts like social care or social welfare. They’re fighting for a status that will set millions of people all over the planet off from even basic human solicitude. They’re beginning to devide humans into sexes, races and cultures and they are not willing to grant every human being a dignity or the freedom to develop his or her life freely on the basis of his or her individual perspectives. They’re achieving the complete opposite of what they are longing for. Factually, this is or can be the end of democracy and civilization.
At the same time these people think, that they are progressive and they call other people who don’t share their opinions racist and sexist although they are the most racist and sexist people on the planet. They copy the strategies of fascists and name themselves future-oriented but they make the world a bad and evil place because they are not able to cognitively understand that people are people and that each individual person has the right to speak for him- or herself and that ideology is probably THE basis for almost EVERY dead human being in history that died through the application of violence. They set female and male people in a state to hate each other because of their sex and because of their gender. And as because female and male human beings are only forming what we call humankind through their unification this is a fight against humankind as such.
In almost every society or religion on the planet (in Europe, early America, India, Africa, Sumer, Akkad, China or Tenochtitlan) a concept like this – a concept that is strongly connected to the destruction of life – was always connected to the idea of a superdestructive and life-hating entity, such as the devil. Thus, we have to ask ourselves if our actions are pro or against life and which goals we want to achieve with what we do or what we fight for.
We are able to reconfigure minds and media and everything on the basis of cognition and intelligence. We can sever the abuse of power very simply. At the same time we see a great potential in those who are following their inspired ideas regarding the future of society.
It remains to be a very important political purpose to support new ideas and spaces. But at the same time we should be courageous enough to say STOP to every organized entity or organization that believes it is promoting humaneness or dignity but is not.
The difficulty is that different organized entities/organizations believe that they are fighting for the benefit of humankind. At the same time many people who are connected with such organizations are fed with hate speech permanently. And this is true for people that follow extremist communicators from the radical left and from the radical right. Thus, groups or crowds or masses happen to being set against each other although they probably never would have agreed on a development like this if they would have known what they are participating in.
If people would understand the whole basic design of evolution in which the diametrically opposed status in a society is apparently the most progressive concept they would probably act and behave differently.
The world feels to be random in many ways. And a reason for this seeming randomness might be the evolutionary algorithm that almost no one of us is taking into account when analyzing contemporary developments.
When we created signs and writing about 6000+ years ago, when we created diplomacy about 15000+ years ago, when we created philosophy about 4500+ years ago – we were always trying to tell people that this life is not the end. We were trying to tell people that the future of society will always be able to be in our past and in our present and that all the things that have been thought will always remain to be a part of everything cognitive. The question today is if we can keep this promise or if we have to let our civilizations vanish in time like so many others before.
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When you for example observe the contemporary political developments between the UK, Russia, the US, the EU reagrding Syria you totally understand that these developments are not even on a low level or in any way progressive. These are medieval and antiquated developments. And in the face of machine intelligence you begin to sense something regarding the future of human intelligences in general.
[UPDATE, July 2018: This process has received a useful upgrade, based on a better international cooperation that is beginning to address the relevant issues more precisely.]
It is a matter of fact that some beings that “own” half of the world are not able to come up with something creative anymore. Even their made up conflicts are superboring. This is a very relevant indicator for the overall intelligence of evolution. It means that either humankind as a species is becoming irrelevant or that there are maybe some inspired people on the planet who can carry the idea of creation further in a relevant way. Or not.