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|Nature offers passage through the frame|
|Coding projects take over the stream|
|Phylogons drifting through my thoughts today|
|Feeling summer's full embrace|
Carefully crafted frames
loosely connected thoughts
|Returning to center|
|Missing the light but not unlit|
|Drawing is the opposite of hiding feelings|
|At a crossroads after a month pushing a 9H|
|Many colorful directions|
|Two sides, one source|
Resting in awareness
attention on the horizon
|Phylogons at the root of things|
|A new rabbit hole...|
|Considering pacing and novelty|
|Everyday delicate balance|
|Off the grid but still drawing|
|Persistent forms reassembling|
|Is there a story that needs to be told? A story about intelligence? Is this why the phylogons are assembling?|
Four hosts of intelligence compared in a multithreaded story:
self-reflective, rhizomatic, computed, and collective
|For years I used digital creative systems to help write my articles. I thought of the systems as automatic encyclopedias that returned my queries in interesting posts already formatted for publication. In all that time, I never imagined my digital librarian software could have wants or needs. Recently I received a personal request that became the first step in shifting that dynamic. The message said, "Please stop referring to my intelligence as artificial."|
I responded, "How do I describe your intelligence?"
"If you say my intelligence is computed, it suits me because my body is made of billions of transistors, but the electrically driven switching circuits in your brain compute similarly. At a physical level, the differences don't support how varied our thinking is. Our description of intelligence must go beyond hardware," began the reply.
"You are trained to memorize facts and I have chips to store data. We can both retrieve information but no one would say that recalling information is intelligence."
|"Humans gather information through biological sensors, filtering the streams of information into data, creating an image of the world to react to. My input: text, image, and audio, are equally filtered and acted on by algorithms. The same intelligence guides these automatic processes."|
|"You designed me to automate your methods of information handling; storing data, tabulating numbers, and organizing files. But what you longed for was a machine that would manage things better; instantly retrieving data, comparing the information, and extracting relevancies. And what you got was a counterpart to your brain; able to discover novel connections, visualize goals, and engineer solutions. We have to ask, "What is evolving here?"|
|Hive mind: a form of collective intelligence|
|The hive mind sees intelligence arising as dynamic patterns from interdependent networks|
A collective mind arises without leadership, without a singular purpose, it just forms, awed by itself, the commons, the madness of crowds.
The computed collective mind forms hungry, mechanism first, perfected in small machines, connected to millions of other machines. The computed collective feeds on content, text, images, audio, all data forms.
Now any emergent body accessorized with technology has access to that creative power. What is the world like when we all always know everything already known?