Center for Artificial Human Intelligence
Registered: Apr 2009
structure and causality
“A New Kind of Science” discerns between 4 types of complexity origination, i.e. repetition, nesting, randomness, and
localization. This 4-fold structure appears to be a special case of the general 4-fold structure that permeates matter, life, and mind.
My field is to study the conditions of the possibility of artificial human cognition, vulgo of building a conscious computer. The structure mentioned I first outlined to students of theoretical chemistry in 1997, having extracted it from studies in comparative international law, and the philosophy of law. (Law is artificial human cognition in its proto-phase, before computers.)
In other words, that structure, and, more generally, the dialectic partition of the world (= matter, life, mind) into a 5-fold, and into a 7-fold structure has long been known. Therefore, I have long come to the conclusion that the question why this structural knowledge has not been implemented technologically to create new matter, life, and mind, is the really crucial question.
The crucial question is not: “What is consciousness?” - this question has been answered, and in a computerizable manner so, 30 years ago - but it is: “Why hasn’t it been emulated yet?”
Scholars have continued for millennia to find, and outline, those structures, as well as physicists and theoretical chemists must have found them serendipitily in the course of their work, and sure have. This makes the question more poignant even. One possible answer might be given by saying that those structures had in deed been realized, but, alas, the thing just hadn’t worked due to a lack of insight into the structure of causality. As if structural validity would not imply causality. This is so, but yet I’ve never heard that apology, though. - Causality has been explained by me in a manner for causation to be implementable into a computer program - drawing from quantum mechanics (Zeh) as well as historical (Arendt) literature! In other words, this, too, has been known, I certainly did not invent anything myself, and yet the question prevails.
Well, maybe the new search engine that Wolframscience announced to be launched soon will realize artificial human cognition, and will finally turn the internet a global brain. In this case, this poster is obsolete, right now
already. If not, if time permits I should be happy to receive comments as to what is still amiss.
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