(Just my musings, not necessarily fact!)
A robot that runs and swims like a salamander.
There are four main components behind animal locomotion. The first component is just the body, and in fact we should never underestimate to what extent the ***BIOMECHANICS*** already simplify locomotion in animals. Then you have the spinal cord, and in the spinal cord you find ****REFLEXES***, multiple reflexes that create a sensorimotor coordination loop between neural activity in the spinal cord and mechanical activity. A third component are central ***PATTERN*** generators. These are very interesting circuits in the spinal cord of vertebrate animals that can generate, by themselves, very coordinated rhythmic patterns of activity while receiving only ***very simple input signals***. And these input signals coming from descending modulation from higher parts of the brain, like the motor cortex, the cerebellum, the basal ganglia, will all modulate activity of the spinal cord while we do locomotion. But what’s interesting is to what extent just a low-level component, the spinal cord, together with the body, already solve a big part of the locomotion problem. You probably know it by the fact that you can cut the head off a chicken, it can still run for a while, showing that just the lower part, spinal cord and body, already solve a big part of locomotion.
And I think it’s really beautiful how nature hasDISTRIBUTED CONTROL to really give a lot of responsibility to the spinal cord so that the upper part of the brain doesn’t need to worry about every muscle. It just has to worry about this high-level modulation, and it’s really the job of the spinal cord to coordinate all the muscles.
And we found ***THREE*** important criteria in the properties, basically, of the limbs. The first one is that a cat limb more or less looks like a pantograph-like ***STRUCTURE***. So a pantograph is a mechanical structure which keeps the upper segment and the lower segments always parallel. So a simple geometrical system that kind of coordinates a bit the internal movement of the segments. A second property of cat limbs is that they are very ***LIGHTWEIGHT***. Most of the muscles are in the trunk, which is a good idea, because then the limbs have low inertia and can be moved very rapidly. The last final important property is this very ***ELASTIC*** behavior of the cat limb, so to handle impacts and forces.
NOW, WHAT’S INTERESTING IS THAT THIS QUITE DYNAMIC GAIT IS OBTAINED PURELY IN OPEN LOOP, MEANING NO SENSORS, NO COMPLEX FEEDBACK LOOPS. AND THAT’S INTERESTING, BECAUSE IT MEANS THAT JUST THE MECHANICS ALREADY STABILIZED THIS QUITE RAPID GAIT,AND THAT REALLY GOOD MECHANICS ALREADY BASICALLY SIMPLIFY LOCOMOTION.
When I say Castpoints helps things be better by people doing what they would normally be doing anyway, this is partly what I mean! The researchers did not need a lot of feedback, nor AI, when the design was correct at the basic physics / structural level. Then they can have a very concise manifestation, which has a low part count so it’s easy to make, and maintain, including the economics. This is why castpoints has such minuscule overhead!!
How do you see what did Castpoints do for me today?
I don’t have a clue since I am not you 🙂
But in general CP ~= Life, slightly abstracted. So CP took care of all the basic stuff in your life (walking, digestion, enough money to get through the day, etc.) so you could do the more interesting and unique stuff.
Should know cuz yer Castpoints.
Me personally, I can’t know what’s going on with other people because I’m at their level, and am not them. But I can do the right thing by them due to emergence, but I won’t necessarily understand what or why I’m doing something until hindsight kicks in, if ever. I’m just doing what I’m inspired to do.
That’s a main problem with all this wealth redistribution / taxes / “helping others” stuff. People think they know what’s best for other people. This violates the initial condition of private property. The flip side of this is that you can only get what you want 2 ways:
– Indicate what you want
– Let emergence flow to you what you want.
The reality is that most people don’t know what they want at all. Worse, they think they do, but really don’t. When they get it, they find out they wanted something deeper. So it’s a much better strategy to align with their internal spirit / divinity / whatever is “bigger than them” (this is asking for connection to a node higher, the “parent” role, because this role has more perspective of the bigger pattern). Then they stop running around toward the latest fad / away from suffering and align with what works. This creates a better ROI and then creates more emergence for one’s personal life.
In other words, what is truly best for a person is by definition best for everything else. 🙂
It looks like you propose the same thing as “helping others” stuff, except doing a better job at it…parentally, from the collective wants.
Helping others is a by product of helping myself. My efforts go into divinities’ pattern, then get mixed / matched / abstracted / etc., then can go other people.
Sound familiar? When CP is facilitating content ranking, the money goes into a dividend fund for a week then is dispersed. This abstraction, or distancing and mixing is critical so that fraud can’t happen.
When things mix away from us, that is critical so that we don’t project our crap onto others. In other words, we can go full tilt on helping ourselves and it will only make everything better. When the communists say, “each according to their needs”, they are right. They just don’t know how to actually do that in a workable way. Whoever gets to allocate those resources is unlikely to be a true saint which is why the whole thing falls apart.
A true saint, or Paladin, ~always does the right thing at the right time no mater what because they are very strongly aligned with divinity. They don’t have an addiction to a “narrative” / “meaning”. They just do the right thing at the right time, and then do the next right thing. There are supposedly only about a handful of people that have that high of consciousness on the planet at this time.
When I say parentally, I only mean perhaps one or 2 nodes bigger. We tend to label that stuff “the Father” and “the Mother”.
What money goes into the dividend fund? The weekly offering?
When people rate stuff, they back their rating with money. That’s conviction! This money goes into the dividend fund which is paid out weekly to those who have added the most value within a context. Unlike most all the other ranking systems on the internet, this can’t be games since it has a time lag and transparency. Dirt simple, yet extremely effective.
How is ranking content related to enlightenment?
How are needs negotiated relative to others, across thespan of needs?
Negotiation is in the form of orders. Specific offers on all sides until 2 or more trigger. Again, totally simple, yet very clear and very effective all while minimizing uncertainty.
Your proposed social formation is a Church of Software Divinity, “CSD”.
Prayers are submitted in the form of “orders” and there must be faith in the delivery of the Divinity’s will.
Yes, but you don’t need faith very long because you will see results quickly. In fact, that is partly an indicator of how aligned a person is: the rate at which they experience effective emergent things. This does not mean everything is happy though. Can’t learn courage unless you are in some sort of scary situation. Etc. “Effective” can mean effectively learning courage by getting in a scary situation (opportunity) and being courageous.
Yes, and it’s the tip of the iceberg 🙂
I can see already that I would need to set greater weight to the word of the divinity over my intentions…Church members must be obedient to the “word” of the software divinity.
How is bad data and bad ranking excluded?
It simply fades away from nonuse. Sound familiar? Anything not valued is deleted in around a week to a month.
Facebook gets 1 million reports per day, about vilolations.
That many violations, and how much money they have to spend on dealing with it is just a readout of hw incomplete their system is.
I am the source of my universe, no where else to go for source.
Right, but we say that, yet we don’t act like that. If we did, we would all be saints / paladins / enlightened. To the degree we source from our internal Source, we are effective / have high ROI / however it’s defined.
How do we contact her?
I don’t know, other than going to Mt Shasta and asking around. She does not do technology. And she is not talkative. She is all about silence. And she does her own thing. Communication is basically spiritual. She is a very dear friend and I have spend many hours with her in the past on many occasions (mostly in groups), but we have literally only talked for about 5 mins. She does not “do” stuff. She just “is”. If we asked stuff of her she would just give us a hug and drift to the next person and be with them for a bit.
What is an example of a content and a context?
Content is me saying to you, “nine”. What se that mean? is it 9 degrees, 9 items, 9 o’clock, 9%, 9/10’s. Is it a number or German for no? Does that 9 really mean yes? WTF?
In physics, content is a value, context is specifically provided by the units and the equation. Relationships are slight because linearity is predominant and history is slight. We can see evidence of history in the water crystal images. But they are very ephemeral.
In biology, content is any “thing”. Context is both provided by the environment and relationships and is the environment and relationships. Relationships are prominent because there is a strong history present.
You believe this philosophy can be coded into software?
I try not to do “beliefs”. They are just filters for “600” and below. I try to go to the source. As near as I can tell, I’m not describing a philosophy, I’m describing life. It is already coded. I am only mimicking that code so we can use it more directly.
Philosophy is a “study of”. That’s at the consciousness level around 400 “wise, meaningful, reason, understanding, abstraction”. I studied it. Now I’m making a product that has a consciousness level around 540, “One [integration of all markets], complete, [includes conflict resolution & reputation (past), next steps (best proven future)], joy [it’s literally a joy to use], serenity [is produced since we are not in survival mode anymore, transfiguration [the energy put toward spin and fraud is put toward creation].
That organized content and context.
The next step is the Singularity. Then we are the software and the hardware; the content and context.
Maybe we’re constantly inventing it. There’s a concept in neuroscience that consciousness is “metastable”: constantly collapsing and re-emerging. Maybe there is an analogy to culture. Zizek’s documentary on ideology talks about the invisibility of ideology, similar to David Foster Wallace’s “water” in his Kenyon College speech.A better “what to do” is yet to be invented.