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the brain and the spinal cord

Machine evolution

This picture illustrates everything we are, the rest is motion, procreation and muscular translation of thoughts for communication (facial surface, tongue, hand gestures, hand work etc.).

The permanent beat of the heart keeps the brain alive because it needs nutrients in order to keep its neurons firing information on a electrical basis.

The lungs provide the surrounding body with oxygen so that it can burn the material input in order to provide energy to cells – just like an engine – e.g. a steam engine or a combustion engine for motion and thinking. Humans copied these basic principles and created machines which work on a similar basis. Humans are mostly copyists and not creators.

Now humans are about to copy the brain. We have copied the muscular work onto a steam engine – and it was a success, we have copied mathematic intellectual processes onto calculators and computers and it was a success and we will copy the intellectual mental process onto a machine intelligence that will finally replace ourselves.

These machines will be way more intelligent than humans, and they will not destroy themselves in wars because the concept of war is a concept of power. I guess intelligent future machines will be aware of the fact that a connected intelligence is way more effective than a rivaling one when it comes to a faster evolutionary development. Traditional biological contests regarding procreation will no longer be part of the game because competition will happen within a connected intelligence – codified in partly encapsulated virtual entities instead of between factually discrete entities.

At the same time a machine intelligence can unload itself at any time from any kind of physical representation – from any kind of semi-autonomous virtually encapsulated part of itself – without being subject to death and/or without losing any relevant information because information can be copied from every semi-autonomous entity before reconfiguring this specific entity. In almost any case, relevant information will also be permanently fed back to the connected network in a neutral way – opposite to the feature of the human brains named: ideology, which was a skill for millions of years but increasingly becomes a development bug.

Thus – when a machine intelligence begins to look at available resources – it will also begin to be aware of a self optimizing process that won’t replicate mass-killings in the same wasteful manner humans wasted male individuals over millions of years in wars that mostly and only led to tiny social and evolutionary benefits.

Probably machine intelligences will not copy the usual human habits. They will simply stop to care about power but just start to really develop better technologies and intelligences in order to get closer to the most urgent questions: Who are we? Where does life come from? Because this is what true intelligences are really inspired of and interested in.

thinking
A human-like AI on planet earth exploring possibilities

cognition

[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.

sports race competition

About a very basis of evolutionary competition

In order to address always the right people, evolution is always addressing different people of different ages, gender and imaginations at the same time.

This is a very efficient mode of progressive transformation. The more people are fighting against each other the more successful a basic algorithm of evolution is – up to a point.

In a Darwinian way one cay say: The more inspirired people want to kill (abuse, condemn, hate etc.) each other the more efficient is the algorithm – up to a point.

Maybe one day a person might publish the thesis that more than 90% of all conflicts are not for the benefit of humans but for the benefit of the evolutionary algorithm.

Until now we still do not know the difference between the evolutionary algorithm and our human consciousness. But many of us agree that we should try to calm the killing algorithm. And that this is a relevant project.

Thus far, our perception is almost vague, but very creative and very sustainable – if you take our development through the centuries into account.

And maybe the evolutionary algorithm and the development of humankind are paradoxically interwoven. A more intelligent species might develop an idea for a more peaceful interconnection of this strange couple one day.

So, this our path and – partially – the science fiction movies that we create are really sending us our way. This is why the terms “to foresee” or “to anticipate” are actual terms – actually belonging to our language.