Intelligence

There is one intelligence, the self-organizing force that is the cosmos, that is nature, that is life. To appreciate how AI or Artificial Intelligence is not intelligence, ask a computer to create a chicken, starting with the protective shell, plus a yolk, the nutrient-bearing portion of the egg, and some clear goop, the nutritive and protective gelatinous substance surrounding the yolk. Chickens perform this miracle every day, all over the world without a word. Ask AI to create a chicken. No chicken – no intelligence, just mechanics. Machines that learn are still machines. In the absence of the sacred, living intelligence, learning machines, like thinking humans blind to their true nature, are dangerous.

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A Completely New Approach.

The very means by which we try to solve our problems is the problem. David Bohm

Allowing David’s insight to sink in forces a complete reexamination of our approach and our priorities - to everything. With this in mind, below are a number of concepts that may be new; attention is different from thought or cognition, knowledge, memory, and imagination are not intelligence, attention has different qualities and capacities that can expand, personal identity is reality shaping and defining, conditioned thought and associative memory represent a tiny fraction of our neural activity, personal identity, the social-ego and culture are two sides of the same coin, both emanate from a common source, there is a reality behind the appearances our brain creates, true self-knowledge involves exposing and facing misconceptions about ourselves and more. Some care may be needed as we proceed. Shall we?

The root of our personal and global crisis is a Bio-Cultural Conflict or, a clash between our true nature and our imagined and abstracted thoughts, images, cultural beliefs, and conditioning, which together express as our social ego and culture.

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