Conventional platitudes and “safe” research agendas actively inhibit the free flow of ideas that discovery and authentic intellectual creativity or intelligence require. Continue reading Inhibiting Intelligence
Integrated and distributed information and energy processing systems are biased by physical principles towards the minimisation of uncertainty. Continue reading Online Success and (its) Information Famine
Psychological closure or completion of an isolated ego remains a functional, technological and sociological impossibility. Continue reading Quieting the Ego
Cultural and cognitive information systems (and the individuals they inhabit) are implicitly oriented towards the systemic self-replication of patterned complexity. Continue reading Disentangling Cognitive Biases
Human minds are self-propagating patterns of information that are implicitly biased towards seeking biological, cultural and technological methods of (self-)reproduction. Continue reading Self-Propagating Memetic Information Systems
Just as there may never be any isolated closure and teleological endpoint to logic, physics and mathematics – there can also never be any such thing as the “one true way” or ideological and social perfection. There are only successive approximations and iterative algorithmic refinements towards a better world, without end. Continue reading There is no perfect social system
If personal subjectivity is a reflection of an internalised concept of ownership and property, what happens if it turns out that neither individual identity nor notions of ownership are, beyond a very limited and historically or culturally contingent sense, actually real ? Continue reading Can anyone own the moon ?