Tuesday, August 8, 2017

rights & blessings

Experience may be slowly telling us that citizenship is a privilege for all or for none, and not a right for only a select few.

Even the ability to choose between all, or none, may be a temporary blessing so we should treat it with care.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

simple vs informed code

Another parallel between molecule-code and idea-code expression involves the tension between expression that is: (i) informed to many constraints (like that of regulated gene expression in eukaryotic metazoans) versus expression which is: (ii) oblivious to all except immediate goals (like use of twitter to manipulate others with no regard for the information's value in a larger context). Do these correlate, respectively, with the bloom and decline of multilayer complexity on our planet?

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

idea code DNA

Idea codes, stored digitally as either words or images, are the template for culture in much the same way that molecular codes, stored digitally in nucleic and amino acid chains, are the template for family. That means that we may want to take a bit more care with their archival value than some folks do with instant messages or with tweets. N'est-ce pas?

Sunday, May 28, 2017

common sense

With help from a prodigious variety of "pre-analytic conditions", many already sense that metazoan life serves the preservation of layered complexity by means of work maintaining (i.e. fostering, nurturing, buffering) correlations between subsystems. In that context, task layer multiplicity (TLM) data simply examines the correlation layers (directed in/out from skin, family, and culture) to which attention is being directed by community participants.

Friday, May 26, 2017

scoring process-defocus

News media stories obsessed with a focus on organisms as agents (which naturally appeals to our paleolithic perceptions), with no mention of the processes eliciting organism behaviors, are taking us blindly down a path of decline for social complexity per capita, as obstacles to the support of healthy human communities unfold. Might we come up with some guidelines here for rating broadcasts according to this obsession, to perhaps help dispel some of the fog?

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ideastream health

Folks in general model cause, effect, and opportunity in their environment in terms of fellow organisms. However the idea codes that we offer for replication (including those in joint-editing spaces like this) are the DNA of our future.

Anything we do to improve this awareness is perhaps worthwhile.

Friday, March 10, 2017

many words one idea

Just as there are many "units" for measuring ordered and/or disordered energy, like joules, calories, kilowatt hours, cubic feet of natural gas, and gallons of gasoline, so in the world of multilayer complex systems there are many names for correlations that look inward and outward from a boundary, as well as for the three broken-symmetry boundaries of most direct interest to metazoans.

In the latter case, for example with helpful suggestions from C. Robert Cloninger, consider the "trichotomy" of boundaries associated with metazoan life on earth i.e. in which organisms first learned to give special treatment first to self, then to family, then to culture:

Echoes of the 3 key "broken-symmetry" boundaries.
skin family culture
friends community profession
executive legislative judicial
self-directed cooperative transcendent
blaming ↔ responsible asocial ↔ empathic materialistic ↔ idealistic
insecure ↔ resourceful hostile ↔ kind conventional ↔ imaginative

Where else might one find this trichotomy being put to use?

For the in/out-ward looking subsystem-correlation direction, which recognizes a fundamental difference between tasks of interior nurturing and exterior taming, consider instead the dichotomy:

Echoes of the 2 key "boundary-related" directions.
inward-looking correlations outward-looking correlations
yin yang
self friends
family community
culture profession
right left
nurture explore
religion science
defense offense

Different words, different boundaries, but the same underlying distinction. Perhaps the world is not as simple or as complex as we think, given that in each case the challenge is not "which column" but instead "how to strike a balance".