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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.

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ladybird, marienkäfer auf einer Blüte

On Human Intelligence I

Or why intelligence doesn’t mean understanding

The difficulty of the term intelligence

There are more than just a few definitions of what intelligence might be. One thing is for sure: Intelligence is closely connected to evolution. No evolution, no intelligence. This may sound simple but it is not simple at all. To understand intelligence one has to understand progress, transformation, reconfiguration and: evolution.

Some scientists say that pure organic life as itself is intelligence. You can’t deny this. A survivable lifeform has to be of at least some intelligence even if it is not able to consciously sense  this intelligence itself – like e.g. the paramecium. These lifeforms are able to re-act / respond to external stimuli and can change their internal structure according to these stimuli, they even can move to a certain direction after the stimulus although they are in no way able to understand why they are behaving like this. They are not aware of themselves or the reason behind their actions; the simple sensory / chemical “satisfaction” is strong enough to reconfigure their everything. They act intelligently but not consciously. Thus, some biological lifeforms can be addressed as intelligent while at the same time they can be addressed as being totally stupid.

Human Intelligence

All of these simple lifeforms – like all lifeforms – are subject to external stimuli and there is no species and no kind which is not reacting to the processes taking place in their environment.

A kind of dinosaur | Eine Art Dinosaurier

 

There is something like an automated behaviour implemented into every neural system and every cognitive system which influences every single biological species and entity present on earth. – One reason why evolution as the relevant process that is permanently transforming the infrastructure of neural systems is closely connected to what we call intelligence.

In many ways human understanding of processes here on earth is based on a system of relevant truths that is based on a system of a stable structure of reliable chemical interrelations.

Probably since the very beginning of such a thing as civilization we are living with a very stout reference system of hierarchies, biographical traditions, daily conventions and the thought that this must be the ongoing process of the world. Apparently, this was the most comfortable idea of understanding that our anchestors were able to deal with regarding the unknown and the very often very strange idea of life and the permanently evolving material and social environments they became aware of.

And this probably is why some members of the group of responsible and intellectual thinkers came up with the idea of “the universe” – a structure or infrastructure which consists of everything that happens, everything that exists and everything that is going on – a space in which everything that can be thought and everything that can be experienced lives and exists in.

A tree, the moon, the universe

 

Even many centuries after the shaping of the very basic ideas of intelligence, laws, the organisation of social systems and the establishment of arts and communications, humans still keep the very basic forms of (animalistic) organizational intersubjectivity – which always is establishing a group of people on top of it all  (in communism, capitalism and whatever -ism) – alive.

Well, yes, some people are feeling well when being responsible for societies while others are not. But at the same time it still happens that figures like terrorism, poverty or hate are used to explain the world – although terrorism can be dispersed, poverty can be neutralized and hate can be moderated.

Like in many centuries before, things will take time and haters from all sides need to be silenced by more inspired, more inventive, more progressive and more convincing voices.

Why intelligence remains to be a difficult term

There are many processes in the world that even the most intelligent and educated people do not understand. Life on earth will remain to be subject to transformation and change. Things that we took for granted yesterday will disappear over time. New societal structures will be established and new technologies will arise. It is not clear to what degree human intelligence can influence these changes and transformations.

A human mind will always be subject to its environment and will probably never be able to act independently from the information that creates and establishes its neuronal brain infrastructure (although cognitive approaches of the mind in itself may be strong enough to initiate self-reconfiguration). But as a very clear matter of fact people cannot act independently from their brain infrastructure – no matter where in society they are located or situated.

So, isn’t it confusing that we always think that every step or action of us is done or taken willingly, consciously – while at the same time we almost have no influence on the way our brains are programmed (neuronally wired) in the first years of our lifes? The brain is eating the information it gets. What – later in our lifes – becomes our character is created by the accidental words, situations, parents, teachers, the humans that are surrounding us and so forth; simply the information that our senses perceive in order to wire the cerebral infrastructure in our brains.

Performance

We do not know how many of our actions are planned or developed by ourselves and how much of it all is just a result of automated brain processes which create our actions on the basis of the information our brains have eaten over our lifetimes (including the life of our anchestors and the information they received and the information they have transferred to us).

And maybe they have transferred only a tiny bit of their knowledge and maybe the situation here on planet earth has considerably changed from then to now. And maybe a cognitive tradition of handing over information and experiences to a next generation changes to an emotional tradition of storytelling or a psychotherapeutical way of understanding – which means that things can be understood in a completely different way and that hate can be formed and created from a certain figuration of understanding and life that has not contained any hate before.

This is also the reason why some structures simply do not perform in the way they were intended to: they operate below the level of reconfiguration that is needed to achieve the next intellectual stage of developement. (in a sufficient neuronally connective / connectual way of performance). Many scientists – male and female – only observe their ideas in the temporal nearfield of their own random perception instead of accepting contrary imaginations or analyses as a part of the genuine scientific process.

And now think of society: Probably 80 percent of everything that happens – of everything we create and of everything we do, is a result of automated brain-based processings that we do not influence at all. Our human brains probably have a much better capability to consciously analyze the things we perceive than to consciously create them.

Think of yourself being angry about something, think of yourself yelling at someone. Probably up to 80 percent of your anger or your yelling is a result of a wiring of your brain that you had no influence on at all.

Human, serious, thinking

 

The informational brain infrastructure is probably defining almost everything what a human being can think, develop or express. Thus, every human vector in society is subject to biology, information, perception and intellectual finiteness and evolution is probably much more relevant to our lifes – as a basic informational process of reconfiguration – than we think.

We are very closely related to the informational structures in our brains. – It may be a very open perceptive system, so that some people are able to adopt and adapt to new information very fast (while others are not). But finally we as organic structures are still subject to permanent evolution which also – through us – is reconfiguring matter (we call it „technology“ > plastics, silicon, ores and so on) and societal interrelations and interdependencies and this way: future.

Mika, October and December 2016

 

Versuche, sich weiter zu entwickeln, greifen auf das Prinzip des Versuches zurück, sich weiter zu entwickeln

Wie könnte man die gesamte Gewalt, die zwischen uns Menschen da ist aufheben? Nun, dazu bräuchte man keine Jahrtausende, im besten Fall reichen Millisekunden. Zuerst wäre es vielleicht gar nicht schlecht, zu verstehen, dass jede Information, die wir mit unserer Sensorik (Augen, Ohren, Kognition, Perception, Tastsinn etc. ++) aufnehmen, eine neutrale Information ist.

Selbst wenn diese Information absolut gegen uns gerichtet wäre, würde es Sinn machen, sich diesen Umstand bewusst zu machen. Die allermeisten Handlungen, die zwischen Menschen stattfinden, beginnen vor diesem Bewusstseinsprozess. Das heißt, dass unser Gehirn über unseren Körper oder aber auch über unsere Technologie, eine Lösung zu finden versucht. Bisher – das heißt über den Anbeginn menschlichen Denkens bis heute – war es nicht sehr einfach, solche Lösungen zu finden und diese dann sogar noch in Echtzeit abzurufen.

Inzwischen ist es vergleichsweise einfach eine Lösung zu finden, die Gewalt vermeiden kann. Während noch vor langer Zeit Waffen benutzt wurden, um in die Kommunikativität von Antwort zu treten, können wir heute nahezu gleich das Ausgangsmoment von Gewalt lokalisieren und kommunikativ adäquat darauf antworten, ohne das ausgängliche Individuum mit unserer Antwort zu diskreditieren. [Das ausgängliche Individuum ermöglicht uns in 2048 immer noch  jene Antwort aus sich heraus.]

Die Individuen, die sich mit Geisteswissenschaft und auch mit Naturwissenschaft auseinandergesetzt haben, haben erkannt, dass unsere Bewegung als Mensch zu wahrscheinlich mehr als 95% Mustern folgt, die einfach zu begreifen und immerfort dabei sind, uns zu rekonfigurieren. [Wir wissen um unsere Rekonfigurierbarkeit, aber ein natürliches Verhältnis haben wir dazu immer noch nicht entwickelt.]

Natürlich ist es so, dass wir selbst in 2017 Menschen vorfinden, die immer noch älteren Bedeutungsmustern hinterherhängen, aber im Fall einer intellektuellen Begabung (die wohl allen Menschen zueigen ist), entsteht gerade eine neue und relevante Musteridentifikation, die aus dem Allen, was gegeben ist, etwas Neues kreiert, was dann gegeben sei.

Wenn wir auf die Massenbewegungen schauen, die gegenwärtig auf dem Planeten stattfinden, dann können wir feststellen, dass diese sich nun nur noch marginal auf der Basis von überkommenen Kontexten bewegen: Natürlich ist es so, dass 2045 nicht 1789 ist. Wie könnte das auch sein? Alle Individuen aus 1789 haben Muster in soziale Verwandtschaften hineinkodiert und in materielle Muster, wie Texte, Ikonen, Häuser, Bedeutungen und Wahrheiten. In 1987 jedoch erkennen wir wieder, dass das Leben sich selbst und mit uns in einer Weise kodiert, die alles aufheben kann, was gewesen ist und die alles vorwegnehmen kann, was dann sein wird, ohne jemals auch nur in der physischen Nähe von Solchem gewesen zu sein. Architektur in der Folge von 1789 hat Räume gebildet, die in 2002  kaum mehr perceptiv oder kognitiv identifizierbar sind und die doch solche Räume ausmachen, in denen wir uns zu Hause fühlen.

Um es konkreter zu fassen: Sämtliche Geheimdienste der Welt sind auch dann, wenn sie auf all die Informationen zugreifen, auf die sie zugreifen können, nicht dazu in der Lage, die grundlegende Idee von Sein tatsächlich zu verstehen. Menschen können bis heute Welt nicht erfassen. Wir als Menschen bewegen uns also in Bezug auf die scheinbare Überwachung immerzu in einem übergangshaften Bewegungsmoment, der uns so konfiguriert, wie es für den Algorithmus von Evolution sinnvoll ist: Welche Hackercommunity eine Lücke entdeckt ist irrelevant. Selbst komplett entgegengesetzte politische Grundmotivationen in der Finanzierung von IT-SpezialistInnen sorgen vor allem für eine Weiterentwicklung von Technologie im Sinne feinerer Sensorik und verbesserten Kognitionsalgorithmen. Gesellschaftliche Alltagsprobleme sind die Motoren von abstrakter Intelligenz.

Gefühlt ist ein Raum der Definition sicherlich oft ganz wunderbar hinsichtlich temporärer Erkenntnisse und hinsichtlich einer zwischen-zeitlichen Sanftheit und Beruhigung, doch das Fortschreiten von Bewegung wird das individuell-verbundene Individuum immer triggern und den analytischen Versuch, sich jenseits von dem zu stellen, das einfach nur durch sich selbst in sich ist, immer wieder zurückführen in den Hauptstrom jeder Definition: Der Versuch von Erkenntnis ist ein Möglichkeitsprinzip. Die erfolgreiche Unabhängigkeit jedoch dient immer der Verbesserung des ablaufenden Prozesses. Evolution kann von heute auf morgen das Gegensätzliche zur neuen Wahrheit machen. Just like magic.

Sein ist eine Bewegung, die Konfliktpunkte definiert, die immer nur virtuell sind, aber denen immerzu mit allem Wissen entgegengetreten wird, oder die durch alles hindurch so positiv erscheint, dass sie von allen unterstützt wird. Moral, Wahrheit und Relevanz werden oft verbogen und nicht da verortet, wo sie sich im Prozess eigentlich befinden. Das Temporäre hat eine unglaubliche richtende Kraft, die oft mit keiner uns bekannten Verantwortung, Moral oder Jurisdiktion wirklich in einem uns sinnvoll erscheinendem Modus gesteuert werden kann.

Wo also stehen wir? : Welche Universen auch immer da sein mögen und wieviele davon: Wir stehen in Verbundenheit: Aus der rekonfigurativen Kombination von “materiellen” interobjektiven Bewegungen entstehen Leben und Bewusstsein und Zukunft.

Soweit und diesbezüglich sind wir in 2017 oder 2019 oder 2039. Dass wir aber da sind, also so grundsätzlich, ist doch vielleicht ein zumindest bewusstes und auch eventuell interkonnektives Sinnbild. Das ist doch möglicherweise zumindest ein Indiz für die Tatsächlichkeit von Partizipation. Also davon, dass die Idee von Leben, von Universum, von Bewegung, von Identität, auch nur sensorisch darin sich selbst sucht, wovon sie einst im von uns so bezeichneten Olymp beatmet wurde.