Patterns: the decentralized “Operating System” and AI

Delta City has aspirations of having a vibrant economy. The current centralized way of management is relatively ineffective and can’t hope to keep up with the pace of change. I like to think Castpoints is an answer. This is a discussion of it’s structure.

Castpoints is nature’s operating system of, “evolution”, codified for practical use. Perhaps you would be interested in parts of it since it redefines AI to ultimately having empathy.

Current AI of “agent” and “connection” lacks 2 crucial initial conditions:
1) A context / environment / fractal. Without this, it’s like the monkeys reared with no mammalian contact. They are not well adjusted because they lack reference points and so can’t easily form meanings.
2) “Agent” implies intelligence, but they really should be called nodes because they can be anything, like a pile of bricks. Also crucially, a tangible node (bricks, a person, etc.) has a scope of about 2 nodes away, while an intangible node (content, light) has a scope of ~infinity.

Current AI can produce Skynet since ultimately this AI has to generate it’s own context and scopes to work with, and that might not value empathy the way we do.

Castpoints AI (evolution) made everything including us. So as long as it’s coded correctly, it “should” 😉 easily value empathy without it being specifically coded in.
The intelligence is more in the connections than the nodes. Speculation:
– More connections basically = more opportunity for emergence. This is what allows evolution to solve problems without first asking the right question, and to solve problems at the same level they were made. Possibly, very dense and very structured patterns create emergence at such a high level, we really don’t understand it and so apply the term “miracle”.
– The connections make patterns. The more structured, antifragile, etc., the more quantity and quality of amplitude and frequency can flow through them. We have intellectually termed this “having value”, being workable, having bandwidth, powerful,  etc. Emotionally we termed these “feeling good”, empathy, etc. Physically, the terms are beautiful, elegant, etc. This is easily visible by putting sand on a plate of glass over a speaker: “Beautiful” music make “pretty” patterns. Acid rock makes “ugly” and course patterns. Thermodynamics wise, beauty is laminar flow while not-beauty is turbulent flow. Of course, both have value, WITHIN the right context. “Ugly”, turbulent flow is often associated with elimination and recycling processes. Crying purges an overloaded system so it can safely reset back to a more comfortable homeostasis.

Purpose? Perhaps… Being comfortable interacting with larger fractals, and scopes, of degrees of freedom. In that case growth, discovery, and challenge are forever since infinity is really, really big.

As far as I can tell, evolution keeps homesteading voids then filling them with cool stuff. Can we ever run out of void? So the overall pattern keeps growing, and there is always more uniqueness to discover.

Standard AI still struggles with how to value things… (updated Dec 2015)


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