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Cloud Mind

Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 19, 2010 by ellocogringo


It is interesting how the society and the internet mimic each other. You could almost picture Google and the other search engines acting at the axon (perception) level and the links acting at the dendrite (interpretation, learning) level. Consider the blogroll, wherein like minded sites are set, each with it’s own network. Negentropy. With the individual computer at the neuron level and the internet at the brain level, with search engines as random co-relators. For a particular field of interest, at some point. it will just be necessary to find a couple of like-minded sites and link to them. Instead of searching for information, the information will “search” for you. “build it and they will come” – Field of dreams. And it works, they do indeed come. From the most amazing places. Places I would never have thought to search. Just follow the trackbacks, and there they are. How odd. How very odd. Instead of looking for “people like me” I put my interest on the net and “people like me” find me. neat!

The society/individual cloud mind, however, is not doing so well. That’s why I picked the stormy cloud. This is another unfinished post. I don’t know where it’s going, but it’s trucking right along, getting there in a hurry. Singularity? Social consciousness.? Cosmic mind? Should be fun. Maybe we can get there before the hyper-males shut it down.

The key to appropriate and effective application of the self-construct is to develop a healthy self, rather than to eliminate the self entirely. Eradication of the self is form of nihilism that leads to an inability to function in the world. That is not something that Buddhist or neuroscientists advocate. So what is a healthy self? In an individual, a healthy self is a construct that accurately represents past, present and projected future internal and external state, and that is highly self-aware, rational but not overly so, adaptable, respectful of external systems and other beings, and open to learning and changing to fit new situations. The same is true for a healthy collective self. However, most individuals today do not have healthy selves — they have highly delluded, unhealthy self-constructs. This in turn is reflected in the higher-order self-constructs of the groups, organizations and communities we build.

Supercomputers built from subcomputers were invented 50 years ago. Back then clusters of tightly integrated specialized computer chips in close proximity were designed to work on one kind of task, such as simulations. This was known as cluster computing. In recent years, we’ve created supercomputers composed of loosely integrated individual computers not centralized in one building, but geographically distributed over continents and designed to be versatile and general purpose. This later supercomputer is called grid computing because the computation is served up as a utility to be delivered anywhere on the grid, like electricity. It is also called cloud computing because the tally of the exact component machines is dynamic and amorphous – like a cloud. The actual contours of the grid or cloud can change by the minute as machines come on or off line.



Truth, Belief, Myth

Posted in About Me with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 17, 2010 by ellocogringo

When I started this post, I thought of Truth. Anybody seen the Crucible? The Salem Witch Trials? They’re still going on you know? 3500 cases nationwide. One was just finished about two months ago. The witch was acquited. eLG struck again and got revenge. The real story of Salem is interesting also. Much of it is untold. The proctors had tied the “witches” up behind a wagon and were dragging them around the township. The men in Salisbury challanged the proctors rescued the women, tied the proctors up behind the wagon and stampeded the horses. At this point the Governor sent a representative to find out WTF. The husbands of the “witches” went to Salisbury to get their wives and were told “Piss off, gentle persons, when thee can defend thy wives thee may retreive them, till then thee may jerk off, jerk offs. Come back and we’ll get meideval on your sorry arses” (something like that) Amish Paradise

Anyhow, back to the main point. What exactly is truth? Turns out it is different for each person. Each individual is unique, with his own triumphs and trageties. Dogma is TRUTH. But there are many truths. So what is my truth?

The relationship between belief and knowledge is that a belief is knowledge if the belief is true and if the believer has a justification (reasonable and necessarily plausible assertions/evidence/guidance) for believing it is true. A myth, on the other hand is an unprovable or implausible belief. Thus a belief may be either a truth or a myth. For instance, England is to me a belief and a truth (been there, done that, bought the T-shirt) As is Germany, Chad, France, Singapore etc. On the other hand Gibralter, Columbia, Tasmania are beliefs (never been there) there is a remote possibility they are myths. Atlantis, Wu, Eldorado, Valhalla, are non-beliefs with a remote possibility that they are not myths. With this in mind, my belief system follows;
True – ANN, unANN,
Belief – Lattice, Taboo, Centering
Myth – psychology, sociology, capitalism, politics
The mind is not a mental abstract in isolation. It is a cork floating on a turbulent sea, buffeted by waves, undertows, high winds, doldrums, whirlpools. The mind’s job is to cope with this troubled sea in a timely manner. Man is just DNA’s way of making more man DNA. This “purpose” is evident in all life. IE the purpose of a chicken’s DNA is to make more chicken DNA. By extension the “purpose” of life is to make more life.


Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 16, 2010 by ellocogringo


“occidentals seek insight, orientals seek outsight” – el Loco Gringo

“In the most embarrassing cases, the person who offered the observation is convinced that the full import of his insight can’t have been understood, and insists upon pressing it again and again. What’s actually happened, though, is that the person has outed himself as desperately behind the curve by offering the very opposite of an insight: some utterly elementary point that everyone else had taken for granted as a premise of the conversation, and indeed, one too obvious to be worth stating among (so they had thought) other reasonably bright and informed people.” Here’s an idiot found here>juliansanchez

and my response

I have an example, every physicist knows that the universe is of a wave nature, Plato, Newton, Einstein UNDERSTOOD this. Yet physicists continue to describe the universe in euclician terms. This is fine if you’re trying to build a bridge but totally inadequate if you’re trying to understand the nature of the universe. Pointing this out to a physicist is an an “outsight”, an elementary and fundamental point that has been overlooked in the discussion. It’s what I call the aristotelian brain fart. Most of the people in this thread are idiots, (used in the clinical sense.) excepting lj and one other. Don’t take umbrage, you’re in good company. most people are idiots. ” run with the squirrls

I notice that everytime I inform someone they’re an idiot, all the love seems to get sucked out of the thread. How odd.

Other terms I’ve heard for idiot, second hander, 2d, hollow, golem, zombie, stupido, superficial, sub-normal.

Please pick another if idiot offends you


Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2010 by ellocogringo


You and squee are getting hot and heavy into this. but!
something feels uncomfortable about this

The anarchist team (a peer-peer network or ‘web-of-life’ type organization) implicitly recognizes that the
dynamic space that includes us (aka the ‘habitat’) TRANSCENDS the transient
inhabitants that are continually gathered and being regathered in the
spatial flow; i.e. the inhabitants are not ‘primary’ in the world dynamic
(as the Amerindians say; ‘the habitat does not belong to the inhabitant, the
inhabitant belongs to the habitat’ [‘the earth does not belong to man, man
belongs to the earth]).

not that there’s anything wrong with the answer, but something wrong with the implied question
so far what comes to mind is;
Our minds (plural) are optimized for dealing with reality by asking questions that can be posed for resolution by either a binary rational process or a boolean logical process or both. IE A or B or Both. However, unaddressed is the forth option Neither. The Both option has been negated by the ABF or the TBF. But the neither option is still open. thinking in known, unknown terms there are known knowns, known unknowns, unknown knowns but unanswered is the unknowns. the dog that doesn’t bark. the occurrence that leaves no trace. the non-exception. the problem i had with your sailboat without reference points. I pointed out there are always two reference points, here and somewhere else, the vector depending on whether the exception is positive or negative. I know this is squishy but maybe it can’t be helped. And the further we zoom in and out from the optimal the squishier it gets. However I have the sense that the “best answer to date” lies not in profound and complex ponderings but in simplicity. so far my minds “skitter” off this problem. irrelevant to survival? dunno yet but eLG’s on it. it has just become relevant to dealing with the world. walt

The Morphing

Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2010 by ellocogringo


So let’s look through this particular tunnel. The view of the tunnel the mama grizzly/soccer mom is looking through is perceived as society/individuals. These are the endpoints set by the tunnel. This particular tunnel limits them to an extremely squish view of the Great Mysterious. (different tunnel) and has a less squishy relationship to the view through the genetics tunnel, or the evolution tunnel.

So let the games begin. society/individual is inside the skull. SOCIETY/INDIVIDUAL is the projection of society/individual onto what we perceive. The duality if you will. If the universe is finite SOCIETY/INDIVIDUAL would be appropriate, which may or may not be true since the two cognitive minds can fully account for this duality. Else GREAT MYSTERIOUS would seem more appropriate. I suspect the latter.

So what’s happening here? Patterns are forming and correlated in the right mind, and interpreted by the left mind as disharmonious. The reticulator, summing the aggregate and accumulate dis-harmonies adds urgency (bias) The ANN (overseer) notes the two outputs are increasingly not consistent and is impelled to action. For sake of discussion we’ll call the right mind “sarah”, the left mind “palin”, the ANN “Sarah Palin”

So Sarah Palin morphs from a pit bull (individual) to a mama grizzly (resonant with other mama grizzlies) to effect change, realizing (squishy) that the aggregate and accumulate impact of mama grizzlies can “calm” the dis-harmonies. A built in feedback loop if you will, doing whatever minimizes the dis-harmonies. This is only for a mind uncrippled by ideology. The ABF has disabled this built in moderating function.

I’m not talking about evolution, or genetics or the cosmos. I am talking about mama grizzlies. That is the tunnel I was looking through.

So it would seem consciousness is an illusion

We only think we’re thinking.


Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 15, 2010 by ellocogringo


I’ve resent one of your comments and a comment Sid put on the ANN. Different analogy but the same perspective. (it seems to me)

You’re quite right about adjusting your perspective. It is this “My way or highway” attitude in mainstream physics that prevents an understanding of the nature of the universe. There are some things happening inside the skull that affect the understanding. Your interest is outside the skull. Good, I prefer to leave physics and math to people who are interested in such things. Simply put, there is an unseen and unconsidered interface inside the skull which effects thinking. Consider Plato’s TOE. His logic is impeccable but his data is incomplete. He extrapolates his TOE from the 5 platonic solids. Grab the saddle horn here, your mind’s going to start bucking. My interest and question is WHY has he omitted the most basic and fundamental of the solids, the sphere. My interest is why are so many people stupid? His mind rejected the most obvious of all the solids. As for me, I can’t understand why everyone can’t see the vibrational nature of the universe. It is so obvious. Why does 99+% of physicists say the know the universe is vibrational in nature (or waves or compaction, or reflections (whatever, the word is not the concept) but they don’t act like it. Why are they so stupid, intelligent maybe, but stupid none the less. WHY, WHY, WHY? They continue to play silly mind games with the two slot experiment, the measurement problem, (what I call the whereness and whenness of the electron) the decay problem etc. My interest is not in the nature of the universe, per se, but WHY ISN’T IT OBVIOUS TO EVERYONE, not just physicists? Try to brush the crazy aside, I have the fear that if I start talking like an idiot, I’ll start thinking like one. (maybe stupid’s catching) ALL conventional wisdom is WRONG. (only dead fish go with the flow) People think backwards. Saddle up and let’s ride off into epiphany valley.

My brain is trapped inside my skull, the only input being through imperfect and filtered senses. Something out there is doing the shimmy-shake. I call it the big hoochie-koochie there’s a visualization link below. Be sure to play the accompaning audio to catch the harmonics. So these vibrations come into my right mind and are perceived as rotating vectors. This is not reality, this is only a perception. This is what an animal perceives. There is no time, no color, no sound, just the rotating vectors. Actions are based not on discrete data, but on patterns in the vibrations. This is a weighted boolean network. Very complicated and cumbersome. The left mind reaches into this chaos (in both senses of the word), throws away a dimension and begins collating, matching, organizing etc. so as to present it in a form more useful in the decision making process (unless, of course, you’re trying to figure out the nature of the universe) This is a binary network This is an interpretation. OK, lets tie up here for a moment and think this through. Let’s make it simple. The big hootchie-koochie is doing something out there that that is perceived as a single rotating vector by the right mind. The left mind interprets this as a harmonic tone, as we add vectors to the perception we find that this tone has a beat of 8. (do, re, me, so, fa, la, ti, do) ie recursive, with an element of 8. (I’m not sure I’m using the right words, the words don’t exist, try to stick with the concept. “the word is not the concept”) Now lets take the results of this interpretation back outside the skull. An idiot physicist starts plotting the output data against an artificial domain called time on a piece of paper. This makes a sine wave. He then uses this sine wave to figure out what the big hoochie-koochie is doing. But it ain’t real. It’s just a friggin’ piece of paper. But he thinks it’s real. WHY? Time to get the horses back to the corral and rub them down. We’ve been riding them pretty hard and they’re getting sweaty. (one page limit)
Big hoochie-koochie>

Walt,I like your concept of top down(conscious)and bottom up(subconscious)!
Could it be that similar to physical gravity there is also a psychological gravity(suppression) with the left brain pulling down and if too heavy because of excessive social conditioning prevents the right brain to freely rise up?…and so preventing a harmonious integration between both sides of the brain.
Is yoga simply a technique to remove the weight of the left brain liberating the en-lightened right brain to be fullv aware ?

Dali time

Posted in Cosmos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 14, 2010 by ellocogringo


hi mr sid
Neuroscience is certainly on the right track, using bottom up, psychology to me borders on insanity ie the idea that you can reverse engineer something as indeterminate as the brain. each person is unique, and psychology sprinkles “pixie dust” on an emotional problem using counterfeit concepts like bipolar and psychosis to delude themselves in to believing they understand what is happening.

in re time, I have experience in geophysics and so am relating to it. whereas time as a left mind function which is an interpretation of the right mind perception of reality. If the analogy holds, the right mind operates in the frequency domain with reality being perceived as tensors (rotating vectors) twisting this tensor would give the tensor a phase shift which is interpreted as a situational time (how big is that lion) here i start speculating. if the analogy still holds the endoplasmic reticulator could provide the bias. (weighting) to account for the dilation and contraction of natural time. this then is the “hidden layer” spoken of in neuroscience.

the relationship of right/left mind correlates 100% with the frequency/time domains of seismic computing. (if you take quantification into consideration) I really believe a neuroscientist could learn a lot by talking to any geophysist. If they didn’t throw away phase shift (natural time), and used it instead of clocks (artificial time) the results would be much more accurate. But they confused artificial time for natural time. So the x/y graphic output would have an amplitude/phase axis instead of an amplitude/time axis.

Humans do the same thing.

I can’t speak to weighting (bias, endoplasmic reticulator) our computers didn’t deal in “maybe’s”