Why understanding new paradigms on cognition, adversity and AI is central to developing breakthrough innovators.
Throughout history, humans have strongly resisted accepting new paradigms about our reality that are not visible. If a modern physicist went back in time to explain concepts of quantum mechanics, he would have been labeled a lunatic 200 years ago and burned at the stake as an enchanter 400 years before that.
Since those dark ages, human society has been evolving at an accelerated rate to higher levels of complexity. There are now theoretical concepts of a holographic cosmos, mental manipulation of matter, multiple dimensions, and avatars to name a few. But currently, they are all disconnected and inapplicable to human activity.
The unique concepts within this site are significantly more advanced and inter-connected. Furthermore, these concepts explain how information in the form of future math, physics and technology exists right now. Sourcing that information is what breakthrough innovators do. This type of innovation is a purposeful process that establishes new guideposts and direction for incremental innovators and the rest of society to follow.
Consequently, understanding the new paradigms outlined within this site will allow your organization to attain an unmatched competitive advantage within your business or science ecosystem. I realize this is a bold statement. So let me explain why from the viewpoint of new paradigms on cognition, adversity and AI.
While Neuroscience is making progress in understanding the human brain and intelligence, there is comparatively little progress in understanding the mind. Neuroscientists have no serious model of how the mind functions. The widespread assumption is that somehow millions of neurons fire in the brain to produce the mind. They equate brain with mind and intelligence with consciousness, even though they’re separate things. So in order to understand how breakthrough innovation can even be sourced, the following model of the mind is given.
The attributes of the mind are you, the entity you sense your Self to be, thought, intuition and emotion. The Self chooses from the thoughts presented to it along with being guided by intuition and emotion. That is why Jean Paul Sartre stated: “The conscious that says ‘I am’ is not the conscious that thinks.” (in his analysis Descartes’s statement of: “I think therefore I am”) But all these attributes that comprise the mind cannot originate from a brain cell that dies every 12 years. Furthermore, the breakdown of a cell goes to molecules, atoms and subatomic particles. Consequently, there is simply no capacity within the construct of matter to harbor the mind. In computer terminology, the brain is like an adaptive biological motherboard while the mind is a separate operating system that runs and restructures the brain.
The human mind subconsciously saves to memory all sensory information input that the body sees, hears and experiences. Memory is therefore just established information that the mind can access, use and assimilate to attain unique perspectives to create new information in the form of incremental innovation. This is the process of creativity. In this process, the mind’s force (e.g. volts) and transmission capacity (e.g. amps) is limited by how the physical brain is neurologically wired. It becomes necessary, then, for the brain to be constantly rewired by the mind to accommodate the mind’s force and transmission capacity needs. So the more the mind is stimulated to assimilate information, the more the mind rewires and expands the brain’s capabilities.
But the physical brain offers resistance (e.g. ohms) to the cognitive mind rewiring it. The addition of adversity to this process acts as a catalyst that stimulates the mind to come to different solutions due to diverse perspectives. Therefore, having opportunities to experience controlled adversity while innovating is needed within this process. So an explanation needs to be given of why adversity acts as a catalyst.
To be successful in life requires you, the entity you sense your Self to be, to sense the distinction of the divergent strains of thought, intuition and emotion. In order for your Self to feel that sense of distinction, you need to go through a process of standing against and overcoming adversity to evolve. But people unknowingly spend most of their life succumbing to winds of adversity; like a leaf that gets blown around in violent wind. The (figurative) wind in life is adversity pulling/pushing you to take action in one direction or another. Within this process, you can only evolve and source information for innovation if you strive to rise above the adversity and not just be moved by the adversity. The natural collateral damage from this life process is experiencing different degrees of suffering. This is the essence of what The Buddha taught.
All people that have achieved the highest level of success in their fields are good examples of people that became adept at overcoming adversity by sensing themselves as being distinct from the thoughts, intuition and emotion pulling/pushing them. The most accomplished individuals within their respective fields struggles, strived and challenged themselves throughout their life to attain a state where they can overcome the type of adversity that would mentally cripple a normal person. The top:
Athletes – can overcome intense adrenalin and anxiety rushes.
Politicians – can overcome intense negativity and setbacks.
Soldiers – can overcome intense fear and apprehension.
Executives- can overcome intense doubt and information-overload.
These types of individuals had become aware of their Self being distinct and were able to choose the most successful path by co-opting their thoughts, intuition and emotion. In doing so, they had to overcome cognitive adversity. But the challenges that cognitive adversity posses is exactly why human cognition will always be superior to AI (Artificial Intelligence).
AI technology is getting better and better at instantly accessing and delivering relevant information. AI is going to eliminate all future jobs whose main requirement is using memorized information. Furthermore, AI capabilities are advancing to creatively use, assimilate and transform established information into new information. So AI is already and will continue the process of being able to incrementally innovate. This capability alongside advancing (mechanical and then biological) robotics will scale and radically change the role of humans in society.
In the future, the only advantage humans will have compared to AI is our aforementioned unique (non-linear) thought, intuition and emotion. Those attributes give humans the potential of incrementally innovating new information at such advanced speeds and levels that AI can never attain. But most importantly our unique attributes allow humans to source breakthrough information. A function that AI will never be able to do.
So it turns out that the very attributes that are at the heart of cognitive challenges and adversity for humans are the same ones that make us exponentially superior in every form of creativity and innovation compared to AI. Human cognitive abilities also give us the potential to combine information from disparate fields in ways that evolve our paradigms and transform our ecosystems. This interconnected insight is itself breakthrough innovation.
Video on how the mind completely dictates the perception of our reality: https://www.ted.com/ talks/donald_hoffman_ do_we_see_ reality_as_it_is.
Why any discussion of the mind must have a basis in a model expressed through process.
Science is all about developing models. A model can be a mathematical equation, physical model or conceptual model. Developing a conceptual model on breakthrough innovation is critical for the smooth and successful evolution of society. Furthermore, this model must be expressed through a process. A process is a way of proceeding with an end in mind. No complex system can be created without it.
A model of how the mind functions must be included within the process of how the entire cognitive system functions. But the cognitive system does not function in isolation so it needs to be included within the process how the entire physical system functions. That is why Edwards Deming said: “If you can’t describe what you’re doing as a process then you don’t know what you’re doing”. This saying can be taken further to state: “If you can’t explain what you’re talking about as a process then you don’t know what you’re talking about”.
Therefore the only valid way to talk about the cognitive and physical systems as a process is to incorporate them into a comprehensive Unified Field Theory (UFT) model. But physicists are creatively incapable of developing a UFT and instead have multiple isolated and contradicting models. That outcome means those models are obsolete since all physicists know that there can only be one unified field model.
One of the main reasons Einstein was the most creative physicist in history was because he was an accomplished violinist. That is why he said: “The greatest scientists are artists as well”. So if the world lacks creative physicists it is because they are not artists. The main reason this state of physics exists is due to internationally homogenized, hierarchical education systems and associated heuristics that have limited conceptual diversity. These outdated education systems nurture a groupthink approach. That is why on this site there is a section outlining an ideal education system that will transform U.S. Education to be a beacon of creativity and innovation.
But at this point the reactive process of physicists working with ‘accepted methods’ lead to ‘accepted models’ takes academic precedence over the creative requirement to innovate a disruptive UFT model. If any company in the private sector had this type of reactive culture, all their innovation would cease. And so it has for physics. Since Einstein, there has been hundreds of billions collectively spent on physics institutions and facilities. Other than some incremental advances, there have been no breakthroughs, only dead-end math equations for quantum mechanics and more questions than answers from the experiments and data.
The integrity of physics requires a reboot through a disruptive UFT model. The physics section on this page contains just such a disruptive UFT model. There are only three criteria a UFT model has to have to be valid:
1. To be an interconnected process from the quantum to the multiverse.
2. Not contradicted by current data and evidence.
3. Include both the cognitive and physical phenomena.
This UFT model will radically evolve as data and experiments offer new evidence with mathematical descriptions being added along the way. This process will create a reinforcing loop where the consequences of math will alter the UFT model and the altered model will open room for new ways to analyze and predict the physical and cognitive phenomena. But as long as the continually updated UFT model meets the three criteria above, it remains valid.
Academic physicists will refute the assertion that a disruptive UFT is required or even possible. But their argument is irrational since they don’t have models based on a comprehensive process. Simply put, because physicist can’t describe the interconnected cognitive and physical phenomena as a process means that they don’t know what they’re talking about.
Video on a model of how structured processes can come from randomness: https://www. youtube.com /watch?time_continue=1&v= k9QYtbjzjAw.
Why physicists defend current models even when they know they’re obsolete.
Physicists have discovered enough information about our physical phenomena to make their current models obsolete. But they are not rethinking their models or working toward a genuine end. Instead, physicists are obfuscating the failure of their models through hollow corrections, façade of math equations and institution pretense in order to validate their continued funding.
Physicists defend their obsolete models because their compensation and reputation depends on them continuing to be the experts in their models. That overriding human nature for survival overrides scientific value of seeking disruptive information.
The defense of obsolete models is achieved covertly by limiting the potential for new models to be presented. This is done by requiring new models to be developed only by academic ‘accepted methods’ of observation, measurement, experiment, testing and formulation. This is how current models of the physical phenomena have come to have an underlying premise that particle existence and interaction is gratuitous. At its foundation, this is intellectually irrational because that premise would dictate consequences of chaos rather than organization. This is contradicted by the reality that our atomic to cosmological systems are complex organizations. Furthermore there is clear evidence all systems (mineral, botanical and biological) are continually advancing to higher states of organization. Therefore an underlying purpose and continual effort to execute that purpose must exist.
The understanding of matter and the four fundamental forces is incomplete. The understanding of the fifth fundamental force, currently attributed to non-existent placeholders of dark matter and dark energy, is completely wrong. Multiple isolated and contradicting models have been developed to explain these physical phenomena. This is tolerable as a temporary transition to a Unified Field Theory (UFT). But it is intellectually dishonest for isolated and contradicting models to be accepted, as they are currently, as permanent explanations. Since it is concurrently accepted that Einstein was correct when he made it clear that the right model needs to be a unified one based on the field. In total, this irrational, wrong, incomplete and dishonest approach amounts to a failed state of physics.
A failed state of physics would not affect the world if it were not for the fact that physics is the mother of all science. Therefore the failure of physics has a direct affect on the tethered life and social sciences. The academia within the fields of chemistry, biology, sociology and economics do not understand that they are analyzing the interface of our reality and not its information based nature:
– Chemists do not understand the nature of climate and ecological changes.
– Biologists do not understand the natures of bacteria, viruses and cancers.
– Sociologists do not understand the nature of ego and intolerance.
– Economists do not understand the nature of money and reactive financial systems.
Consequently, these tethered sciences provide abhorrent guidance and solutions to government organizations. This compounds problems that, within an integrated world, metastasize and accelerate into international toxic ecosystems. Blame is then allocated on a variety of other factors, when the core cause is the failure of physics.
The integrity of physics requires a reboot. The theory of relativity did not come from grafting more assumptions and corrections to Newtonian physics. The UFT will not come from grafting more assumptions and corrections to the standard model either. Creating a conceptually coherent, hypothetical UFT model is the only path forward. Continuing with the status quo is not an option.
There are nascent physics and mathematical concepts being worked on by today’s leading physicists that could be slowly evolved into a UFT. Those nascent concepts are currently labeled the “Bootstrap” model. Here is a Quanta magazine article introduction to it: http://www.quantamagazine.org/ using-the-bootstrap-physicists-uncover- geometry-of-theory-space- 20170223
How the foundation of our cognitive system (i.e. mind) and physical system (i.e. matter) is information..
It is not difficult to imagine that the core essence of thought is information. But if neuroscience can quantify thought and causality with math then that would conclusively render our cognitive system as information.
Article on a theoretical neuroscientist who is laying out a mathematical explanation of how consciousness and agency arise: www.wired.com/story/new-math- untangles-the-mysterious- nature-of-causality-consciousness.
Some of the best physicists from Stephen Hawking on down are now interchanging the terms matter and information within broader and broader parameters. Renowned physicist Leonard Susskind talked about information most broadly when he said: “The whole structure of everything we know about physics would break down and disintegrate if even you open the door a tiny little bit for the idea of information to be lost.”
It is really not hard to imagine why this evolutionary comprehension is happening since physics has already proven that, in the words of Nobel Laureate physicist Sheldon Glashow: “A particle is just a manifestation of a field…a mathematical object”.
In 1990 the distinguished theoretical physicist John Wheeler coined the phrase “it from bit” to encapsulate a radical new view of the universe that he had been developing over the preceding 20 years: “It from bit symbolizes the idea that every item of the physical world has at bottom…an immaterial source and explanation; that which we call reality arises in the last analysis from the posing of yes-or-no questions and the registering of equipment-evoked responses; in short, that all things physical are information-theoretic in origin.” In other words, what Wheeler proposed is that at the most fundamental level, all of physics has a description that can be articulated in terms of information. Article on that: http://physicsworld.com /cws/article/ indepth/2017/jan/05/decoding-the- quantum-horizon.
In November, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists came together with evolutionary and molecular biologists to talk—and sometimes argue – at the Santa Fe Institute in New Mexico, the mecca for the science of complex systems. They asked: Just how special (or not) is biology? It’s hardly surprising that there was no consensus. But one message that emerged very clearly was that, if there’s a kind of physics behind biological teleology and agency, it has something to do with the same concept that seems to have become installed at the heart of fundamental physics itself: information. Article on that: http://www.wired.com /2017/02/ life-death-spring-disorder. Video on that: https://www.youtube.com/ embed/vAhtgP-1qe4.
How our cognitive and physical systems interact through information.
Since the first double slit experiment, physicists have compiled data showing that the physical interaction of an observer caused a state of energy to be measured as a particle. If there was no physical observer then energy was measured as a wave. But since Wheeler’s delayed-choice gedanken experiment, physicists have new data showing this is not the case. Now it is understood that simply having knowledge (i.e. cognitive recognition) of a state of energy causes it to be measured as a particle. This video not only explains this paradigm the best, but already is using the language of information instead of energy to describe the paradigm: www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6HLjpj4Nt4
So the physical and cognitive systems of our reality have a foundational platform of information by which they interact. That is how information, in the form of energy, can manifest as a wave or particle solely dependent on cognitive recognition.