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by boomly
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of the meta-crisis...
Replies: 22
Views: 1481

Re: Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of the meta-crisis...

1st, 2nd, 3rd person etc. are not the perspectives or paradigms of development models. Perspectives/paradigms are ways of thinking. They are, from a linguistic standpoint, near endless, like nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs. In English, at least, we can convert nearly any word into one of those, li...
by boomly
Thu Oct 07, 2021 5:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of the meta-crisis...
Replies: 22
Views: 1481

Re: Tasting the Pickle: Ten flavours of the meta-crisis...

Maybe not an expansion pack, but a patch. Something along the lines of an adverb or adjective, but to modify entire statements. To indicate what perspective or state of mind a statement is coming from, add the suffix -zu to indicate the perspective. Happyzu - the statement is your perspective from a...
by boomly
Tue Oct 05, 2021 5:32 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Introducing a new forum
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Introducing a new forum

ERE2 is an adaptive attempt to avoid survival-mode. Part of humanity's problem now, is we've always been in survival mode. We've convinced ourselves that all this production/consumption is necessary to survive. Most consumers feel they are barely surviving. ERE1 is a solution of getting out of that...
by boomly
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:25 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: SD: Self-identity
Replies: 40
Views: 2315

Re: SD: Self-identity

Blue thinkers would like to be Green, so they mimic Green but ultimately cannot remove their clannishness/ ego from the equation, Yes, most "Greens" are actually Green Blues - Blues that have taken on Green values (I'm not sure a true Green would approve of cancel culture). The "bad ...
by boomly
Fri Oct 01, 2021 4:08 am
Forum: Health Questions
Topic: Obesity-A Result of Environmental Contaminants?
Replies: 18
Views: 1139

Re: Obesity-A Result of Environmental Contaminants?

Epigenetics play a part, too. Children of famine survivors are more likely to store up fat reserves and become obese. Starting in the mid 20th century, entire generations of women "starved" themselves by dieting, tricking their genetics to believe famine conditions prevailed. The after-eff...
by boomly
Tue Sep 28, 2021 4:13 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Heinlein quote
Replies: 25
Views: 1540

Re: Heinlein quote

The brain seems to recalibrate what it considers dangerous vs. safe. Extremely dangerous, yet ordinary things, like doing anything near or on a busy street, or traversing a flight of stairs, become "safe" (our emotional response, anyway). Relatively safe, yet unknown things, are still &quo...
by boomly
Tue Sep 21, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies
Replies: 16
Views: 1041

Re: Contagious sustainability via corporate retention strategies

I think the impulse behind the idea was to find a replacement for "The Job" which wouldn't cause the average job-haver to significantly restructure their beliefs. Modern jobs feel a lot like modern romantic partnerships - providing a lot of different psychological services in one package. ...
by boomly
Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing

In terms of Have, people can be split onto Hoarders, who believe they control the things they have, and Minimalists, who believe they are controlled by the things they have, similar to the difference between "freedom to" and "freedom from".
by boomly
Wed Sep 15, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing
Replies: 17
Views: 1019

Re: Why-vector reasons for living - Having, doing, being, seeing

Believing Humans strive to ensure their actions and beliefs give them the certainty of being correct. If something can be demonstrated to provide more certainty of correctness than their current actions and beliefs, it will be widely adopted. Distracting Most all humans spend a fair amount of time s...
by boomly
Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

Ah, ok. Like dark matter. The only way we know how to uncover insights into matter is to subject it to experiments and close observation. How are we going to figure out dark matter if we're unsure if it's even a particle, let alone get it into a lab and subject it to experiments? If our brains were ...
by boomly
Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:12 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

I just realized we're talking about two slightly different things. There's a difference in pattern creation and pattern organization. Pattern creation must necessarily be holarchical. The mind either has to integrate or differentiate previous patterns to create a new one. But It can then go on to fo...
by boomly
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:31 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

jacob wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:32 pm
To the "external collective" it looks like there's an s-curve effect? Is there really though?
Could you elaborate on this question? I'm not sure what you're asking. (actually, I don't have the foggiest clue.)
by boomly
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

The mammalian brain seems to have a evolved to recognize certain aspects of reality such as grouping, brightness, and size/distance relations. It's also good at reading expressions on other mammals (even babies can do this). Indeed, optical illusions screw with this pattern matching. There seems to...
by boomly
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

I'm wondering if holarchy isn't more map than territory. The mind seems to form a web of associations, and we tend to think about that messy web as a holarchy, when it may not be. For instance, our mental concept of "foot" might be more closely associated in our minds with "shoe"...
by boomly
Sun Sep 12, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

I'm thinking that what I'm calling consciousness, you might be calling awareness or attention. On dreaming The supposition is, the brain has a memory encoding mechanism that ensures new memories formed meet a standard, so they can be efficiently processed (by such processes as the simulation engine)...
by boomly
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:31 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

Maybe I'll just describe how I came to the conclusion. I started out with the prevailing conception of consciousness as "awareness". The more aware and understanding of things I was, the more conscious I was. I read an article on consciousness which described how consciousness must discern...
by boomly
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

Neurons that fire together wire together. I am somewhat aware of how neural nets work. My assumption was that, an organic neural net, operating alone, would evolve to such a degree away from other neural nets interpreting completely different kinds of data, would need some outside modifier to make ...
by boomly
Sat Sep 11, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

It seems to me as though the file format is a distributed network modification. Is the brain definitely not that? If it behaved like one, even somewhat, wouldn't it need a file format? Because, the brain is constantly running simulations of reality. How could it do that if it couldn't combine diffe...
by boomly
Sat Sep 11, 2021 4:59 am
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Re: Consciousness as memory encoder

In terms of a universal language, as far as I am aware, Chomsky is the go to for attempting to map out a universal grammar of humans. I was thinking more on the lines of an internal universal language for a single brain. The kinds of data the brain interprets is very diverse, yet it appears to be a...
by boomly
Thu Sep 09, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Emergent Renaissance Ecology
Topic: Consciousness as memory encoder
Replies: 21
Views: 1142

Consciousness as memory encoder

The consciousness experiences all patterns. The difference between a blue triangle, a yellow circle, the taste of macaroni and cheese, the sound of a sonata, the abstract concept of democracy, the smell of burning leaves, the process of turning a physical object. Only one at a time, though. If we tr...