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The general human stupidity

updated in december 2018 and january 2019

Intelligence will develop its future states widely independent from its contemporary expressions of itself. Contemporary expresssions are created by the subjects of intelligence to test-drive certain possibilities. These real-life simulations will not define a global state but only test some parameters under certain circumstances and in specific environments. That’s because we are a result of an intelligent development and intelligent development is only establishing certain results of the simulation model for a certain amount of time (Darwin).

Maybe we are intermediates of the evolutionary development and maybe some of our experiences are transferred to a next generation via our genome. Nevertheless, it seems to be a matter of fact, that all of our social expressions are based on the biological wiring of our brains and that all of the social input we receive is deriving from the content that has been created by people whose brains were mentally wired on a mostly biological basis as well.

There is not such a “cultural” thing of a choice to say “we develop capitalism” or “we develop communism”. We are thrown into certain developments at certain times and these situations have been created by the through-time-wirings of our brains and the interrelated mutual inspiration processes based on communicational exchanges mediated by the sensors of our brains (senses like eyes, ears etc.). At best we can call this process anthropological, but because the process depends on and derives from processes that started billions of years earlier – with organism such as the paramecium, plants etc. – we have to call it evolutionary.

There is – for example – no fundamental difference between so called “capitalism” and so called “communism”. It’s all the same human desire to materialize one’s mortal existence within a seemingly longer lasting form of matter (stones, buildings, societial human bodies etc.), which is – funnily – just a tiny and temporary extension of one’s existence – all within a just superirrelevantly different form of work organization and ownership concepts. (E.g.: In 2500 years archeologists will find almost no difference between the societies of todays USA or China, but quite the opposite – they will categorize these societies as extremely similar because the differences are only inside the minds but not within the material structure or infrastructure of these societies and all people who could express the differences will then be all dead and gone.)

The only difference is between real democracy and totalitarism. And today it seems that this decision is also not made by humans but hits certain societies almost accidentally as a part of evolutionary simulation concepts. Democracy can also get lost in time. At the same time history proves that totalitarism will also be taken out of the equation as soon as it begins to set the superlimited intelligence of human minds as the final frontier without allowing further usual evolutionary development. Simple.

Development expresses itself through us and we cannot develop ourselves independently from the wiring of our brains. Thus, all of our expressions are based on the certain infrastructure(s) of the brain. We cannot go beyond it. All of our thoughts are limited to the possibilities of expression of our mental cognitive infrastructure.

[So, if another mental/biological infrastructure is possible in the universe – which seems to be very likely – there is a huge space for completely different thoughts, products, societies and ideas.]

And although we have access to a huge amount of knowledge, we (unfortunately) don’t use it but very often only listen to the next aggressively shouting political campaign.

Especially in a human era in which the term “fake news” is trending – intelligent minds should think about the fact what “truth” can really and actually be. Maybe there is no truth at all when it comes to our very limited space of perception and cognition. And maybe all of us are subject to a permanent but unknown process of  development and reconfiguration. And maybe all of our hate and of our wars only illustrate our limited cognitive abilities. Limited cognitive abilities that exist for a reason: To configure us in a simple and easy way so that we are always busy fighting against each other and do not ask intelligent questions about the general principle of development. Let’s use the right terms here: We’re talking about a general human stupidity. Stupidity is a quality assurance mechanism of evolution to get rid of useless ideas and to make sure that only strong and reliable concepts can develop a layout that can be applied to the next stage.

And now let’s think about the things that are going on in the world in 2018, 2019 or 2020+: Cognitively – and except from technological developments, but definitely in politics – they are mostly on such a low level that an intelligent entity really needs to determine that it is in the wrong time, space, society, etc., etc. etc.. And it doesn’t know what it has done in the other interrelationship or space to deserve being thrown into such a cognitively limited and simple interrelational existence, here on planet earth.

This is because things are subject to heavy transformation right now. And the agora is filled with yelling people of all kind. And the administrative people do not have any ideas of how to create a working future. Let’s hope wars will not fill the empty cognitive spaces like they did over a zillion years. Let’s hope for at least a few intelligent people who are not interested in the usual power play but are aware and able to develop a possible future.

An intelligent head and mind in a sculpture

Intelligent perception

1.

Every single human being is thrown back to his or her single existence at several moments in his or her lifetime. – It can be a simple minded existence that expresses a massive amount of power towards a cognitive mind that transposes the mind to a state in which it is only following his or her perceptive inputs. Inputs that are being transferred into her or his brain.

Simple ideas and concepts such as “You are here, you live here, you have to exist within this very context” can be understood as offensive communications by the intelligent mind. At the same time this input could be of a context that says: “You as a person have to hate this and that. And if you don’t hate this and that I won’t love you anymore.” The input variables are made of many forms, many ideas and many different concepts. Especially in political contexts, a simple minded yelling-behaviour is understood by the intelligent mind as what it is: a low animalistic behaviour automation that lacks every parameter of an intelligent entity.

All of these temporary and aggressive inputs are trying to form a very specific and certain mental state or condition of one’s mind. They are trying to conserve a temporary state of mind. A temporary state of power and authority. Almost every temporary concept of understanding is using similar methods. These methods are of anthropological nature.

Human beings can be influenced, transformed and reconfigured on the basis of their intrinsic perception if they are exposed to a powerful presentation of future. Unfortunately many ideas of the future are based on only insignificant data and social rituals that form a pseudo-reality. This is one reason for the existence of war and war-related-killings: Humans are cognitively blinded by ideologies. One just has to set up two different groups of people and let these two groups perceive certain data over a span of time and then these two groups are ready to kill and hate each other – in many cases: immediately. This is a method that has been used by almost every relevant power in history. The very funny thing about it is: Probably no powerful person in history has ever used this method consciously. Because even powerful people are subject to evolution and evolution is using us to perform its principles. – So, probably Darwin was even more right, than todays scientists think he was.

Just think about the idea of the wheel: And then understand, that we not only do not understand the phenomenon of the wheel but we also do not understand that many thousand years later we’re still using the wheel as the major idea for all of our transport systems. Well, even jet engines still incorporate this principle. And we simply take the idea of the wheel or circle for granted – without understanding why it is even here and why it is what it is and why it is permanently re-shaping our societies. We think a circle is a given principle. But why should a circle be a given principle?


[to be continued]

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Perception is transformed into cognition and some cognition can also be transformed into fear, the perception of helplessness and even into a state of societal and social invisibility. Many people in many societies suffer from invisibility. This is a result of evolutionary motion. It is not a result of so called inequality. There are underlying mechanisms in evolution that are not connected to power, education, health or wealth. Evolution is way more complex than many of those mostly simple minded parties or societal groups that develop their primitive cults all across societies are taking into account.

This invisibility has many names, such as depression, loneliness, isolated wealth, poverty, uninspiredness, low connectivity, ideology, hate, useless power and many more. In 2018 we are still using wrong methods to address these issues. Because low intelligence is still in charge all over the planet.

Only a permanently and beautifully intelligent and open mind can assure an independent progress – a progress that is not even touching the temporary low-intelligent nature of simple ideologies because it knows that these structures are already forgotten in the very moment they are being fabricated in. And that there are many methods that allow to societally take people’s thoughts into account without diving into low-intelligent chaos.

3.

But is the existence of such an intelligent (human) entity even possible? The recent 8,000 years of highly developed and civilised human societies give a clear answer: No. Civilisations rise and fall and violence can obviously not be taken out of the equation. Especially, very progressive civilisations are subject to decay – as if a mysterious anthropological spell is hitting such societies when they reach a certain state of development.

One could assume that a few thousand years of progress do not really matter in an evolutionary context. This might be a reason for these destructive forces that reliably reshape civilisations and cultures from time to time in a devastating manner.  It seems that a perfectly working, peaceful and equal society is not an evolutionary goal. > Because such a society doesn’t “satisfy” the evolutionary algorithm which is always striving for change and for more after more.

This is a very sad but possible explanation for the terrible chaos that steadily attacks humanity on its way through time. It is not about an evolution that can think for itself like a unique entity. It is about an evolution (a mechanism) that is codified in every living creature on this planet, in every material and even within the physical principles that shape the universe. It is an evolution that we cannot escape because everything we do – as a matter of fact – is universal and is what we do in an evolutionary context.


[this article is subject to reconfiguration]

colorful sensory motions on the surface of the planet

The sensory evolution 2 – the scenario

A – Sensors and detectors

Sensors and detectors will be everywhere. In your body in your flat, in the tram, in the car, at your workplace – simply everywhere. And they will measure simply everything: Your heartbeat, your gestures, your facial expression, your words, your mood – how much you drink, what you drink or eat and when.

Of course your fridge will be equiped with sensors, your washing machine, your doorbell, your windows (how often you open it) and of course your dog’s metabolic system will send a signal to your electronical perception device (watch, phone, glasses, brain implant – whatever) when it needs food, water, air, interaction or motion

Regarding detectors researchers describe a technology that can  measure and influence students’ attention for educational software:

"Accurate detection of student affect can support a wide range of interventions with the potential to improve student affect, increase engagement, and improve learning. In addition, accurate detection of student affect could play an essential role in research attempting to understand the root causes and impacts of different forms of affect."

Source: http://www.columbia.edu/~rsb2162/EDM%20Affect%20Detection%20V22%20final.pdf, page 1

B – Scanning behaviour

One can expect, that in 2025 many parts of our lifes will – at least subtly – be connected to data capturing and analyzing systems. Insurances, car makers, software and research companies, employers, administrations, marketeers, secret services and of course online stores will know our preferences, some of them will know what we like, many of them will know what we do and an increasing number of data experts will possibly know who we will be according to the patterns that shape our behaviour.

When institutions begin to combine the data profiles from different sources they can generate a very precise profile of each person that is connected to the internet and that is observed by automatically analysed CCTV (face recognition) – even today. Only a few things are not accessible. The more sensors or detectors are scanning your behaviour the more you are completely observable: What you do, what you say, what you eat, what you buy, what you would like to buy, who you love, who you would like to love, your political preferences (instant changes of your preferences), where you would like to go, if you are subject to permanent reconfigurations or not and so on.

C – The anthropological connection and interrelation between technology and human existence

In the future almost every organisation that is collecting AND analyzing data about a person will probably try to make use of it. This will define a space of constant mutual analysis. > Perception > Self-analysis > Societal analyis > Cognition > Intercognition. As a result of this we will live in a more intercognitive space – a space of permanent self-improvements, intercultural and intersubjective  exchange and an enhanced reality of human-data-technology intercommunication.

Not only companies will benefit from this in a financial way. Senors and the analysis of sensory data will lead to new patterns of social interactions, behaviours and common understandings. We will experience a technology that is more and more interrelated regarding our native perceptions of life. An interconnective technology that is connecting us in an intelligent way – with each other, with permanently accessible data / knowledge storages (such as Wikipedia) and analytic intelligence.

Nevertheless technology is also subject to permanent change and reconfiguration. Over time technology has always been a trusted partner to human civilisation. One may ask: What is technology? Or: Why are we with technology? Why is technology shaping and reconfiguring our societies continuously? Some people think, technology can be understood by applying the term “capitalism” to this awesomely complex mental and material structure that defines our existence. But reality clearly shows us: Humankind and technology are bound together in a natural and even biological way. Human existence IS technology. And: Existence as such is not yet clearly definable.

D – A next extensive re-configuration on the basis of evolutionary progress

It is obvious that human driven civilisation is a technology driven civilisation and that only technology allowed us to develop things like democracy, the iPhone or feminism because it allowed us to emancipate ourselves from the fight for basic needs on an everyday basis. Technology enabled us to replace permanent foraging with conserving nutritions by baking bread (cereals) or by smoking or cooling fish and meat and vegetables.

And after millions of years we ended up with microwaves and satellites and sensors in almost every device because we only want to not why (we are here). Probably those sensors will change our lifes but still – nobody knows why. We will use the term “progress” very often but nobody will know what it really means. And again and again people will be fighting against people. As usual. Evolutionary almost non-relevant entities, filled with hatred and believes will yell and shout only to perform a role they don’t why they are performing them.

From this point of view a massive reconfiguration of communications and configurations is necessary (as intended by evolution). Probably this is what we experience at the moment (in mid 2018). Many traditional explanations don’t work anymore.

Soon: Data analysis and the limitations of the human brain

 

In a possible future

About power

[thoughts on the evolutionary* algorithm]

People think that power is one of the most relevant achievements in a human life. With power you can change societies, politics, development processes and yes – almost everything. There has been this influential thinker named Karl Marx who expressed that power and money are correlated. And there are billions of people following this analysis. But Marx was wrong in so many ways, especially when he thought that the “system” we are living in has been consciously created by humans themselves.

Recent neuroscientific research is indicating that the classical understanding of consciousness or the free will cannot be taken for granted anymore. At the same time it is very important to take into account that – even if there is a relevant influence of the “free will” on the decisions that we make – the human brain learns and develops its mental structure on the basis of environmental input. The behaviour of people – our decisions and opinions – are highly connected to what we learn and how we are taught to classify what we learn.

Power is just one expression of the human mind. It is a relevant part of the algorithm that – socially and materially – forms and transforms the world. The anthropological algorithm in its full power supersedes any temorary motion or movement that is gaining attention in order to control the world on a long-term basis. It is more likely that all of us are subject to temporary evolutionary* developments. Any human design of a society will be subject to change.

Billionaires may think that they can change the world. At the same time they mostly don’t understand that their behaviour is part of the evolutionary or anthropological algorithm that is developing the world permanently. At the same time people who think that they fight against billionaires – and the term named capitalism – don’t know that they are part of the algorithm as well – they are functioning as expected and when they become aware of it and change their behaviour this is expected as well.

Everyone is controlled by evolution. Everyone is subject to development processes as a certain and important part of evolutionary changes.

Disputes and arguments are a part of the everyday transformation. The entire structure of motion and its intimate details can be seen and observed in every situation, at every place, in every time right here on this planet. (The film “Matrix” was a popular visualization of this possible interpretation.)

Power is just a part of how evolution is structuring life on planet earth. And yes: Powerful people can kill other people (there is no talent needed to kill other people but there is talent needed to be a relevant part of a future society or to substantially change societies in a positive way). Throughout history humans were trying to change human societies – and human societies were actually changing – but maybe all the changes and processes were induced as a result of the motion of the anthropological algorithm.

Yes, power can change the world and create future. But maybe power is not in the hands of human beings – probably it is in the hands of evolution which is using people to apply changes to the world according to her/his/its inner algorithm (the evolutionary algorithm).

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* In this text “evolution”  is not defined in the classical way. The author of this article does not differentiate between “nature” and “culture” – as it is often done. The opinion of the author is that evolution accelerates its speed on the basis of the human brain and what many people call “culture” is a very part of “nature”.

 

Scientific people exploring the world

The anthropological algorithm

[thoughts on the anthropological algorithm]

When people meet each other and exchange information they always exchange ideas and thoughts about a possible future. Every moment in the life of a human being – of a conscious mind – is interfused with a wide variety of impressions that touch the mind on a sensorial basis.

The mind – or consciousness – is a result of its sensorial input and the “analysis” > the cognition and recognition of its input.

Two human beings are always subject to a different input or perception and thus they always treat matter differently and they also act differently when it comes to designs of social interaction.

In time (and space) social groups that consist of members that have similar perceptions and cognitions use to develop a pattern of social and societal integration. At the same time other groups establish their own social and communicative pattern because they think the world will be a better place if their idea will be applied to every society. This is called ideology. Evolution uses ideology to accelerate developments. Two or more opponents are build, established and societally formed in order to fight each other.

This process – as a part of the anthropological algorithm / the anthropointrinsic algorithm – is used globally. Terms such as nation, tradition, gender, technology, power or self-esteem help to establish the algorithm in an efficient manner.

We find and identify oursleves in contexts like communism versus capitalism, nation versus nation, religion versus religion, progression versus tradition, men versus women, mental work versus physical work, black versus white, continent x versus continent y and so forth.

These definitions are inspiring us, they support evolution because they drive us to develop better solutions. But at the same time they prevent that people can internalize the universal perspective: That every and any existing human being is a very part of the current state or condition of the planet.

If we would realise that we as humans can actually live together on a very peaceful and comfortable basis we wouldn’t be in the need to rush further even if we don’t really have to. In a more balanced cognitive world the term “competition” would become an indicator for a shared human development instead of an indicator that stands for crises and the lack of analytic knowledge.

The human mind has to create technology – independent from the type of society the carrier of this mind is living in. That’s why the competition between different designs of society is almost always a competition on the basis of just a few superficial differences. The social and structural organisation of those competing societies is always very similar because every society is built on an anthropological / anthropointrinsic basis: Language, housing, nutrition, families, a social structure – laws, the use of technology and so on. Even the biggest issues and figths between nations, religions or people cannot belie the fact that a human society is always an anthropological society – any- and everywhere on the planet.

Probably the most important question in the 21st century is: Can we (inter-) connect our creative minds globally in a way that: At first we establish very open and free – soft – intersubjective and also intercultural methods of communication that allow us to heal our conflicts on earth and then – at 2nd – start to explore the space around us. A crew in an explorative spaceship – an enterprise – will probably be more succesful if it has already gone through all the possible and potential mental challenges that might appear while travelling through space before boarding.

A robot hand - a human handTherefore: Yes, we need to reconfigure our (cultural) infrastructure globally and as fast as we can. And yes: We definitely need more inventions in infrastructure, health, communications, interculturality, primary social care and services, education, understanding and sustainable analysis.

We also need more research regarding the future human-machine-intercommunication: Very soon there will be 4 types of human intelligence on the planet:

  • The human intelligence as we know it
  • A so called “artificial” machine intelligence of algorithms, made of inanimate matter that will be able to perform basic and advanced tasks on an automated basis – an IF>THEN intelligence that probably will be the basis for the development of a real inanimate intelligence
  • A machine intelligence that will surpass human intelligence on every level (still called human because we are the carriers of it)
  • The human intelligence with biological and material enhancements to the human brain and to the human body

The interconnection and inter-cooperation of those slightly different evolutionary pathways will – indeed – be very interesting. We will experience groundbreaking new forms of communication, social organization, products and also a change in how people will recognize their perceptive input. At the same time a very important question will be asked: Is there an actual future for the humankind?

[this text is subject to permanent reconfiguration]