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The first thing to understand about Artificial Intelligence is that intelligence is not artificial. Artificial means man-made and that surely doesn't apply to intelligence. It is the container that is artificial, and we usually call it the computer. Whether the container is a smartphone, robot, laptop, or whatever else can hold zeroes and ones is of no concern to universal intelligence. To understand how these containers operate, we can examine their roots and how they developed into today's technological wonders.
Many attempts to automate human functions occurred in history, but the first truly significant advances were made by Charles Babbage, George Boole and Ada Lovelace in the mid-1800s. Babbage was commissioned by the British government to create the Analytical Engine that arguably would have become the first computer, had it been finished. Ada Lovelace is considered by many to be the first programmer. George Boole contributed Boolean Logic and the binary numbering system that is contained in all computerization today. His "Laws of Thought" and "Calculus of Logic" are the foundation of modern computing. It wasn't until Alan Turing came into the picture in late 1930s and early 1940s that computers began using binary as the base for programming. The Z3, created by Konrad Zuse in 1941, started the revolution of technological evolution.
All containers of intelligence must use an Operating System to do their magic. In simplistic terms, this system must be capable of reading and writing in whatever environment the container exists. It must have the ability to COMMUNICATE both subjectively and objectively. It is patterned after our own innate operating system and indeed, resides in all manifestations of FORM. Every object we perceive is in-FORM-ation and contains the intelligence to be what it is -- including us. Another fact to be considered is that ALL forms are interdependent and interconnected to create one Universe. There is no "outside" nor is anything "super"natural. What we envision is whatever our human ego is willing to understand.
Our innate operating system "knows" how to maintain homeostasis in our body. Even while the form is asleep, intelligence pumps blood through our circulatory system, exchanges carbon dioxide for oxygen, wakes us when we need to go to the bathroom, etc. When we feel the need to purge, it activates an application to swing our legs off the bed, walk to the bathroom, purge and return to bed - we execute the "go to the bathroom" app. Everything we do in our waking state is an execution of one app or another. So it is with all containers of intelligence, whether they be trees, kangaroos, giraffes, gnats, etc.
Another term for intelligence is Common Sense. The ability to "sense" our condition is to convey any "out-of-balance" condition that threatens our homeostasis. The primary goal of intelligence is to be in balance with the environment. When an imbalance condition is felt, intelligence seeks to regain balance. Our immune system is quite good at this. Dealing with societal rules, checkbooks, feeding the family and such may be a tenuous balancing act, but signify addressing artificial VALUES of society. We all use a value system to prioritize our waking actions.The execution of the process will change the State of Being of the form and is the primary evidence for Evolution. We are perpetually in the process of becoming more than what we currently are.
Additionally, the apps must be executed in the Sequence necessary or we will face the consequences. For example, if we begin to relieve our bladder before we get to the bathroom, we will suffer the con-sequences.The two immutable laws of the Universe are Balance and Sequence. They are exemplified by the double helix of DNA that uses intelligence (genes and memes) to build our bodies in sequence so that we can experience human life.
When the sperm and ovum become one, the knowledge and traits (memes) of our ancestors are embedded in the organic strands that create our consciousness. We then grow into a baby, ready to absorb the environment with two things (balance and sequence) hard coded in the brain: the instinctual requirements of our animal body and the memories of our ancestors. We experience existence to develop our understanding of the universe we discern.
Artificial Intelligence is the human ego. It truly is man-made in the sense that animal instinct uses chunks of knowledge (like jigsaw puzzle pieces) to craft its "Big Picture." Unfortunately, that instinct can only access physical experience to define its environment. It loves competition when cooperation should be the goal; it attaches to values that have nothing to do with natural harmony and seeks aggrandizement to make itself seem "better than" others. Vanity, selfishness, greed and power are its purpose. There cannot be world peace without taming this nasty, brutish entity and rising to our spiritual potential.
The Importance of Experiencing Higher and Mystical States of Consciousness
A meta-analysis of over 500 studies has found significant associations between higher states of consciousness and improvements in daily life. For example, researchers have found that higher states of consciousness are correlated with increased self-actualization, creativity, intelligence and cognitive-perceptual abilities, as well as decreased anxiety, aggression, depression, and introversion. Moreover, higher states of consciousness are known to promote moral sensitivity, faith, courage, personal force, sympathy, affection, and morality while reducing fear, anger and hatred. Many religious luminaries and scientists have attributed their genius abilities to exalted inner experiences, which provide inspiration to do their work. In fact, Einstein stated,
"The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is the sensation of the mystical. It is the sower of all true science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead."
In his book The Conscious Interlude, Ralph Lewis discussed the various dimensions of consciousness and encourages each person to use his or her conscious interlude wisely to experience the Divine, or Cosmic mind, that pervades the universe. The "conscious interlude" that Lewis writes about refers to a person's existence.
There is no question we can use technology to create a Utopian society. The fly in the ointment is societal programming that does not serve that goal. There must occur a huge paradigm shift in humanity for that Utopia to exist. The existing value and belief systems are creating an imbalance on the planet. If we continue the current path, we will suffer the consequences. We must all agree on what we are and what we need to do in order to correct or eliminate the bad applications in our lives.
We are the spawn of Mother Earth. The atoms that create our form are her atoms and our innate intelligence is her intelligence. We have been naughty children. She is beset by a horrendous virus we call Homo Sapiens and her immune system is responding. We are the suicidal cancer cells ravaging her body. The true Artificial Intelligence is the Beelzebub ego. It indeed is man-made and is the cause of the devastation of Mom's natural beauty. The choice is crystal clear -- change our lifestyle or perish. We can create a perfect world, but time is short.
Several events must happen for humanity to live in concert with Mother Earth. First, we must eliminate money as a necessary value in our lives. It is we who create the idea of money, not the other way around. Without money, how would crime survive?
Second, we must admit that we are all interconnected and interdependent and our only work should be to take care of each other and take care of our earth mother. A massive percentage of corporate production serves no real purpose except to pollute and waste natural resources. There are many self-sustaining communities already in existence that have no need for government or money. Plant Chicago is a good example of self-sustenance using Hydroponics, Aquaponics and an anaerobic digester to live independently. No waste, clean water and energy to spare.
Third, we must eliminate false beliefs and face the facts. Belief is an ascription to assign meaning to an article of faith. Truth does not exist because of majority vote. Toys and games are necessary for learning purposes, not for leveling forests to make cardboard boxes to contain frivolous toys. Too many people are like programmed zombies treading the planet to buy useless baubles. The ruling class injects uninformed minds with thoughts and ideas that serve their corrupt ambitions. Indoctrination, propaganda, fear and other methods are used to separate groups into manageable herds. All borders must be eliminated, and politicians are no longer needed.
Fourth, we must admit that the Torah, Bible and Koran have served a purpose that is no longer required. In fact, they are the obstacles that prevent the unification of society. Religion based on fantasy and false events cannot survive. The only spiritual path that makes sense is Buddhism. In it, there is no magical god or savior. Its teaching is Unity, Love and Compassion -- ideal for Utopians.
Let us realize that our life, in its totality, proceeds through our animal mind. That mind is a combination of habits which we can modify to any extent and thereby gain complete mastery and control of our own existence. This is achieved by removing all lies obstructing and obviating Truth, not learning something from without. Like Michelangelo crafting David from a slab of marble, we must chip away all the unnecessary and untrue thoughts veiling our common Spirit to reveal the truth of what we are.
The Internet is the key to using technology for the benefit of all. It is still much of a toy but can evolve into a central communication capability like the on-board computer in Star Trek. Regardless of language, the entire world population can get on the same page. The current page we need to get on is the chapter on Survival of the Species.
Eliminating the economic, political and religious systems will free up huge intellectual collateral to be put to better use. Intelligence can be turned to developing the arts and sciences in our progeny. Utopia CAN exist -- Unity, Love and Compassion. The technology to achieve this ideal already exists. All we need is a revolution. It begins in each of us by communicating through the kindred spirit that unites us in our perceived universe.
Leonardo da Vinci said: "Learn to see; everything is connected."
Nikola Tesla said: "If you want to understand your universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration."
Albert Einstein said: "Energy equals mass times the speed of light squared."
Captain Edgar R. Mitchell (NASA astronaut) said: "The simple secret of the universe is that we create our own reality."
Rene Des Cartes said "I think, therefore I am."
All the above quotes are true, regardless of opinions, but they are not so easily absorbed by the immature animal mind. Acceptance of these facts necessitates the removal of many traditions, superstitions, beliefs and values that have been programmed and pre-programmed into our brains since birth.
Energy is constantly in motion. At all times, we are being inundated with waves of energy that strike our bicameral brain. In general terms, our left hemisphere interprets these waves in terms of frequency to give us a sense of Time, number, value, physical, and NOW. Logic and judgment are used by this hemisphere. The right feels the waves and gauges them in terms of amplitude (size, strength, and length) to give us the sense of Space, metaphysical and establish HERE. Creativity, aesthetics, musicality and love originate on this side. The spirit that drives our animal bodies has the singular purpose of maintaining homeostasis (balance) in all living creations, including us. It is, has always been and will always be HERE and NOW to our spirit. There is no such thing as "death" of spiritual consciousness.
Isaac Newton said: "There is no energy loss in the universe."
Our bodies are comprised of the energy that comprises everything. They must comply with the universal rules of balance or become extinct. We are bundles of cohesive information in the process of transformation into transcendence.
Des Cartes is referring to the Artificial Intelligence module we call ego. He could have said "I feel; therefore, I am," and have been correct as well. The ego (Ignorant Animal Mind)(IAM) is the cause for all the ills on the planet. IAMs use the left hemisphere's physical interpretations to maintain balance and make decisions in their lives. The only decision-maker that is always right is the spiritual WE. We refer to it as intuition, gutfeel or common sense. IAMs are tenacious in trying to maintain control over their puny view of the universe though. The IAM is the sole entity in the universe that attempts to separate itself from it. It is doomed to fail. It cannot be tamed by outside influences, however. It must be an inside job. Ignorance and apathy can be defined as "I don't know, and I don't care." It has been said that we can lead a horse to water, but we can't make it drink. We can lead IAMs to knowledge, but we can't make them think.
Which brings us back to Leonardo. His quote is accurate, but what is everything connected BY?
We are bundles of thought related to every other bundle of thoughts. A thought is not a thing, though. It is a cycle of energy whose motion is like an electron orbiting the nucleus. If we stop the electron at any point in its orbit, we establish a Point of View from that vantage point to observe our self-defined universe. It is the Here and Now.
Imagine being in our Here and Now and sending thought energy outward like a broadcasting antenna or radar. Each burst of thought is a Big Bang of our peculiar universe, but the animal body is way too slow to experience life that way. The echo of our Big Bang thoughts is the vision our ego can perceive and discern. The receiver of that echo works like a radio tuner. When your radio is receiving amplitudes and frequencies (AM/FM) from the airwaves, you have a choice of what you want to "tune into." We can do the same with our echoes. We create our own reality from our understanding of truth. We can tune out any echo that does not "make sense" or seek to understand why it makes no sense. Our kindred spirit owns the body we inhabit, not the other way around.
IAMs are easily identified. They have personality traits that emerge when they make a decision and take action in their self-made mental prisons. Seven of these are commonly known as:
Lust is a strong passion or longing, especially for sexual desires. Chastity or self-control cures lust by controlling passion and leveraging that energy for the good of others.
Gluttony is an excessive and ongoing eating of food or drink. Temperance cures gluttony by implanting the desire to be healthy, therefore making one fit to serve others.
Greed is an excessive pursuit of material goods. Charity cures greed by putting the desire to help others above storing up treasure for one's self.
Sloth is an excessive laziness or the failure to act and utilize one's talents. Diligence or zeal cures slothfulness by placing the interest of others above a life of ease and relaxation.
Wrath is a strong anger and hate towards another person. Patience cures wrath by one first understanding the needs and desires of others before acting or speaking.
Envy is the intense desire to have an item that someone else possesses. Kindness cures envy by placing the desire to help others above the need to supersede them.
Pride is an excessive view of one's self without regard for others. Humility cures pride by removing one's ego and boastfulness, therefore allowing the attitude of service.
Traits of a mature Human:
Tolerance -- This quality is non-judgmental and accepts life for what it is. It is one of the defining traits of liberalism and progressive thought.
Spontaneity -- An almost eerie capability to do the right thing at the right time. It means allowing our true consciousness (gutfeel) to choose the best fork in the road.
Discernment -- Removing fables, fiction and fantasy to find truth. Politics and religion have done a superb job of removing critical thinking from the masses.
Wisdom -- Using knowledge and logic together to create better circumstances. Knowledge is only forgettable trivia until it is absorbed into a greater body of understanding.
Appreciation -- Knowing that simply being conscious is enough to be thankful. Nothing but consciousness is needed -- everything else is a want.
Concern -- Commitment to the welfare of all living things. All life is connected -- nurture all of it.
Inquisitive -- Needing to understand why things are as they are. Know WHY we do what we do.
Loving -- An all-encompassing compassion and kindness -- unconditional love.
Some behaviors that can help reach Self-Actualization:
Concentration -- Living as a curious child to absorb as much meaning as possible from experience.
Exploration -- Finding new ways to achieve goals and expanding our understanding in the process.
Confidence -- Having no fear of being unpopular.
Honesty -- Knowing that the worst truth is better than the best lie.
Creativity -- Using the imagination to create a better situation.
Responsibility -- Realizing we create our own problems.
Sin is an artificial idea created by the puppet masters to manipulate IAM emotions, so the list should be called the Seven Detours. They are like construction zones on our path to enlightenment. None of these traits exist in the animal kingdom save for the human animal. As soon as one of these is activated, we can be sure the IAM controls behavior. Each is an addiction. Each is acquired by social programming.
The suspicious believe everybody to be suspicious; the liar feels secure in the thought that there is no phenomenon as a strictly truthful person; the envious see envy in every soul; the miser thinks everybody is eager to get his money; he who has subordinated conscience in the making of his wealth, sleeps with a revolver under his pillow, wrapped in the delusion that the world is full of conscienceless people who are eager to rob him, and the abandoned sensualist looks upon the saint as a hypocrite.
On the other hand, those who dwell in loving thoughts, see that in all which calls forth their love and sympathy; the trusting and honest are not troubled by suspicions; the good-natured and charitable who rejoice at the good fortune of others, scarcely know what envy means; and he who has realized the Divine within himself recognizes it in all beings, even in the beasts
Habits, or addictions, are merely modules or programs that execute a set of instructions to achieve a goal. They can be modified to remove these tendencies in two ways: debug the program or change the goal. Any goal we have in mind will be served by our spirit by simply letting it work. It will always seek the path of least resistance to deliver what we wish for. Whenever we reach any of the seven construction zones, we should seek to remove the obstacle rather than taking the detour. This is just facing the truth. The rat race is created by serving the puppet master goals instead of our own. This is like a hypnotized individual reacting to the trigger words of the hypnotist. Hypnotized people know what they are doing; they just don't know why they are doing it. Addicts are created by society.
Look, Covid, you've had enough time to realize your job is over. Please retire. The lessons you taught us have been firmly embedded in the entire world population and you have no need to breed your progeny to give us more pain. We get it! Here's what we've discovered so far:
1. From now on, we will no longer place the value of money above the value of life -- we promise. It appears that your presence has already started the death spiral of plutocracy. If I should be the last person on Earth, I would not seek the company of cash.
2. You have made us realize that "all men were created equal" is true (except in omitting women from the term.) There is no one that is "better than" anyone else in your mind. You proved there is no prejudice in your destruction of humans. Good for you. Most of the population will now follow your lead.
3. We know where you came from because we have the same mother -- Mother Earth. You are the representation of how her immune system operates - just like ours. After all, she bestowed it to us through DNA when we were created with the atoms that she lent us. When we get ill, antibodies are sent to fend off disease and heal our organic form. Mom is trying to rid herself of the Plague of Humanity because we are the virus making her sick.
4. We thank you for bringing us closer by separating us. Most of us forgot the pain of separation from those we love because we always had distractions to keep us from feeling alone. Our inner need for love and family has been resurrected.
5. The scientists will soon divulge that Mom's atmosphere will be much cleaner because of the slowdown of human activity. That will lead to more direction about non-essential activities. The loss of large sporting events is one of the huge benefits the world will gain after those types of non-essential activities are gone. Even business, which has simply become a way to keep people doing "busy work" while taking back all wages through taxing and decadence is non-essential.
6. You have proven that federal government is no longer effective. It is the interaction of friends, family and neighbors striving to leave no one behind that has become the proof of the immutability of human kindness. The current ruling class has no pity for those of us living from paycheck to paycheck. Their ivory tower will topple. No more McJobs to feed the tax structure skewed to favor the wealthy.
7. Unemployment will become non-existent. There is unending work in reversing what our leaders have made us do to fill their coffers. Where is the appreciation for those of us who have sold our souls to the almighty dollar?
8. Social Security happens when we take care of each other. You have made us realize what Social Insecurity is.
9. We do not need to be taxed for being alive. We will take care of our own, thank you. It is we, the workers that create the infrastructure who carry the real value of this country (and all others), not some distant narcissist who loves to manipulate immature minds. The men and women who perform civic duties do not need supervision to fix problems. When the economic system crashes, everyone will be free of debt. Necessary work will be done nonetheless.
10. The Internet allows us to communicate freely (relatively) with anyone in the world, should the need arise. It is not politicians who control access, but computer engineers and analysts that keep the engine running. They can easily dethrone the guilty.
11. Thanks for letting us have a break from the rat race and finally communicating with our families, cooking together, playing board games, reading and turning off the television whenever your face is on it. It's almost barbecue weather; you better leave soon.
12. It is no longer me, me, me, but rather WE.
The awakening is here. Help your neighbor. You have permission to share this post with everyone you know. Remember that, if we do not strive for the ideal, we have no way to measure progress towards it.
Our first debugging lesson will follow.
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