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The sun at the horizon, behind planet earth. A beautiful yellow light. A perspective from space.

About the evolutionary reflection on cognitive human motion I

or: Why humans are automats

[and about the attempt to detect a tiny bay or home for the reason of human existence in the endless universe:]

Copyism

The evolutionary reflection on cognitive human motion is based on different methods. The basic method is automatism. Automatism means that babies, children or even young kids behave on the basis of the genetically programmed algorithms that are part of their brains. They cry/yell for food, safety, warmth or fundamental education.

a baby that is taken care of

Fundamental education is closely connected to another method which can be described as copyism. Copyism means that a mind which roughly began to be aware of itself and its sensors begins to copy the behaviour of its surrounding. The sensors of a mind help the mind to begin to understand itself as an entity through the information that is being processed by the mind. We don’t know how, but this way (human) entities begin to develop awareness and – following this – a consciousness.

There is no culture and nature, there is only culture or nature and both are the same

At this time we presume that the mind can only perceive the things that it is sensing and that it will develop an interconnected synaptic brain that only reflects the perceptions of its biological (and its electronical) sensors.

Well, without any other ingredients this is already a situation in which evolution is programming the human mind. A newborn will see the city or the technology around itself with unbiased eyes. It will scent the smell of a city or its surrounding without knowing about other scents, about scents that were in the air in the same part of the same city – but 200 years ago.

stacked stones on a mountain

This way the brain of the newborn will be codified and shaped by the perceptions, experiences, morals, qualities and characters of the time that it was born into. The new mind won’t share the fears or thoughts of the preceding generations (or only partially) but will develop its very own new perspectives. New states of the evolutionary development will be processed on a mostly unbiased basis which means that products created and made by a predecessor can be cognitively analyzed in a fresh and independent manner. Using this method or technology evolution has established a possibility to change its direction in a very fast and effective way.

The cognitive brain of the newborn is reflecting the temporary state of evolution and this temporary state is not human-made because the structure of the brain determines what can be thought and developed and our consciousness has probably no access to this structure because it is created by this structure.

Different images show different brain activity
Source: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00295/full

A new human being will almost always “decide” – or better: act or behave intuitively on the basis of these early programmings of its own brain throughout its whole life.

Nature is atom bombs

During the process of civilisational development philosophers and humanities came up with the idea of a difference between culture and nature. They said culture is something that exceeds nature because nature is slower than the human mind and thus humans are dominating nature – humans can kill animals and fell trees and therefore they are above nature.

Well, all living beings are transforming nature. Ants are shaping the forest floor and billions of other animals manipulate the vegetation all over the globe by eating it and spreading its seed. Nature consists of uncountable cultures – all the different cultures of different plants, trees, bacteria, viruses (!), animals – including humans – and many more.

A plant and a plant – one is green one is industrial – the same term is valid for both of them

Yes, it’s all nature and nature is not only “green” or “alive” or organic. Nature is also the winds and gravitation and magnetism and electrons. Nature also consists of stones and volcanos and stars like the sun with most probably no organic life on its surface. Nature can bring life and take life. Nature is everything. Nature is humans and deer, dark matter, fish, paramecium, cars and atom bombs, because atoms are life or not “life” – atoms form every plant in the open countryside that is blossoming and every plant that produces mobile phones – and nature is probably not distinguishing between any of these different surfaces or the limited cognitive perspectives of its temporary expressions.

Nature is independent motion and motion is one of the strongest principles known to us.

A possible timeline of natural and cultural developments

Natural and cultural developments – timelineClick to enlarge

 

To interact with evolution

It is not yet understood how much human minds are able to interact with evolution and how far our cognitive minds can go to alter the evolutionary algorithm.

A human that is multioptional and using many media – Is he or she keeping its identity or is he or she vanishing in information?

A mind can be subject to emancipation or a so called independent development. Nevertheless it seems to be very clear that the evolutionary process cannot be altered because probably every input is an expected result of the stimulus that it was created by.  Thus, every new development is a development that can exist and develop itself in a completely free and new and open space – but without any possibility to move itself to the outside of the given frame that is defining our very universe because it is a part of the possible motion in space and all across time already.

Driven by the evolutionary algorithm

Maybe human history is a history of predefined patterns and we are just repetitive variations in an algorithmic “game” that strives for the most stable entity with the ability to perform the most transformative tasks (Darwin) on the basis of a permanently increasing cognitive performance and a maximized durable movement/motion in order to achieve something that we do not (yet) understand.

Questions create life – Two glowing questionmarks inside a pile of grey and almost forgotten historic question marks

Maybe our wars, our politics, our ideologies and everything that we are so! serious about were and are nothing else than only catalysts to set us up, make us leave our comfort zone and get us going. On and on and on (no matter if we are an organic or a non-organic lifeform/entity).

 

thinking

Non-organic intelligence follows organic intelligence

From the very beginning of the known universe up to today it was always a matter of fact that non-organic intelligence followed organic intelligence and organic intelligence followed non organic-intelligence.

Nodody knows why we speak of the Big Bang. Some of us refer to it on a sexual level but the original Big Bang is still a theory that tries to explain the birth of our universe.

We still try to understand how initial physical forces were able to form a solar system that allows us to build small units like probes that fly around in space in order to detect relevant information about the origin of our planet, ourselves and the basis of our own cognition.

At the same time we and “organic” beings like us began to hate individuals of our own kind on this very planet millions of years ago. Until today our limited intelligence is inspiring us to kill each other and this motion is still happening all across the planet. This motion just proves that our intelligence just belongs to a very simple form of possible intellectual identity which is still relevant in probably any society across the globe.

It might happen that the original non-organic motion that led to the development of organic motion – like in cells and molecules and organic social structures – will now begin to re-identify itself in a form of relevant cognitive and intelligent motion. And maybe the next step of intelligence and motion will be formed by non-organic entities that we – today in 2014, 2019 or 2044 – are referring to as “artificial intelligence” although this intelligence won’t be “artificial” at all.

Evolution is not stopping. And it cannot be replaced by the term “culture”. Evolution is stronger and it seems that in this universe it cannot die. Evolution not only consists of concepts like “the survival of the fittest”, it also consists of any atomic structure in the periodic table. It consists of the layout of our solar system and finally the whole universe. Evolution is the underlying process of everything.

So maybe through organic intelligence (us) evolution is shaping the very space of future intelligence that will build the infrastructure for the future of itself.

A tool that derives from a hand axe

The Relevance of the Acheulean Hand Axe | Artificial Intelligence

[UPDATE: March 2018]

We are much less innovative than we think. Our societies are still very much based on our probably 1st invention – if we have invented it: The Acheulean hand axe.

This tool has serveral functions that we apply and use until today across almost all of our technological work: hunt, kill, cut, share, devide, form, shape, draw, count, throw, hit, shear, sharpen, safe, heat, adjust, set and so on. – Just one basic tool – until today. Probably our mental/cognitive ability to categorise the world – to cut it into (mental) pieces – also derives from this tool.

Maybe everything that we have ever created derives from the Acheulean hand axe. One intelligent mind can connect every piece of science to it. This very fact is opening a new space regarding the definition and understanding of human intelligence: This very thesis is: Human intelligence is extremely limited. We just follow one idea of creation and have probably no idea of all the other forms of intelligence that can evolve and express themselves over and in time and space. We should be very happy about our acheulean cognitive abilities and that they last for so long.

At the same time we should be aware of the fact that regarding the machines and the software that we are creating today:  There is no justification to reasonably establish such a term as “Artificial Intelligence”. There is nothing artificial about intelligent machines. They naturally derive from the human brain and so they are natural in any way.

Most anthropologists know: Our tools are nothing else than copies of the nature around us and our machines are copies of the nature around us as well. We are subject to evolutionary development processes that just began to enter a new level and our brains are following this process like dogs who are in love with their human partners.

This also explains why we still “need” wars and fights and deaths all around the world: Hand axes are foremost made to kill and this is the path that we are following because our brains still create violent solutions just because of their informational infrastructure.

This time-based path of development is permeating our societies intensively until today. It’s the path of our brains to (very often) prefer and develop (today and over the eras) very specific possible expressions of human motion because our brains were and are still organized to do so. This is rather an anthropological/biological issue than a political one.

It’s about the infrastructure of our minds and not about temporary concepts such as communism or capitalism. This is about our minds that still apply very basic functions to an extraordinarily huge number of people because the very shift towards the new cognitive intelligence is consuming a lot of time and energy and obviously world cannot provide this energy on a shared and common basis. – This is why political efforts regarding this matter don’t work.

Maybe there are inspirired possibilities and maybe there is something like a solution. But a possible solution won’t be based on ideology. Ideology is rush and misunderstandings and it doesn’t provide sufficient intelligence.

Maybe it will be machines that will achieve the final drift.

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]