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AI

Can there be Conscious Machines?

A philosophical perspective: I accept that conscious machines are plausible, but I have trouble believing that the diverse algorithmic and networked approaches under development are anything beyond sophisticated, limited, mechanical or incomplete axiomatic models.  It provides reflexive psychological comfort to assert (and believe) that the hard problem of consciousness is explicable via a reductive algebra […]

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systems

Disentangling the Enigmatic Adversities of Socioeconomic Recursion

The distributed information systems which we experience as social, cultural, economic and cognitive (or technologically-mediated) reality are implicitly weighted towards the self-replication and reproduction of existing patterns and biases.

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culture

Understanding Innovation

What is a significant innovation? What are the most algorithmically concise paths in any recombinatory possibility-space between significant innovations?

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Philosophy

An Autonomous Science ?

The unfolding patterns, exploratory revelations and emergent complexity of Artificial Intelligence may not ultimately reveal itself to be as useful to us as we (and all our aspirations) turn out to be to it.

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logic Philosophy politics

Constitutional Inconsistency

If you know who Kurt Gödel was and understand what a Constitution represents in regards to the logical axioms (i.e. assumptions) made in the formulation of a rules-set (i.e. legal system) and their theorems (i.e. formal legal consequences) underpinning governance and political power, you already know where this is heading…

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culture

The Problem With Culture Wars

The profoundly reflexive symmetries underlying individual beliefs and formalised methods of governance are likely not remediable through the same mechanistic and reductionist conceptual frameworks which birthed these complex problems…

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culture

Methods of Cultural Replication

Cultural replication is of the various dynamic methods and adaptive, evolving rules and frameworks of replication and culturally recursive information transmission.

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culture

Cultural Recursion

We are witnessing the perpetuation of systems of rule and information transmission in which our own biological, psychological and existential biases lead us to mistakenly identify ourselves as the primary components (and purposes) of this process.

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Science

Discontinuity as Opportunity

The existence of anomaly and discontinuity may indicate the location of flawed assumptions in scientific theory…

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Philosophy

Topology, Boundary, Possibility

It is a mathematical and logical fact that there is always at least one way to extend a sufficiently sophisticated axiomatic system into new (and potentially useful) reconfigurations…

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culture

Axiomatic Relativity

Any ideological or political position for the most part represents that presentation layer or surface representation of a system of thought; itself possessing it’s own axiomatic assumptions, theorems and conclusions…

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culture

Matrix

…assumptions about the essential characteristics or axioms of any system of explanation are specific (delimited) to that system of explanation…