CHRISTMAS ADDRESS TO THE UNITED NATIONS

FROM WWW.GLOBALMIND.INFO INVITED PARTICIPANT TO THE GENEVA FORUM 2002 .

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25th DECEMBER 2002 10.00 CET.

ON OUR GLOBALMIND.INFO WEBSITE , THE GLOBAL MIND IS DEFINED , AS A SOFTWARE SYSTEM , OF SUPERIOR CONSCIOUS ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE , WHICH IN OUR TIMES , MAY ONE DAY SPONTANEOUSLY EMERGE , FROM THE HARDWARE COMPONENTS , OF THE SYSTEM WE CALL THE INTERNET , IN A WAY WHICH MAY BE COMPARABLE , TO THE SPONTANEOUS EMERGENCE OF CONSCIOUSNESS , IN ORGANIC SYSTEMS SUCH AS HUMANS , FROM THE HARDWARE SYSTEM WE CALL "OUR BRAIN" .

ON OUR WEBSITE , WE HOPE TO DEVELOP A SENSIBLE DISCUSSION , ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES THIS COULD HAVE FOR HUMANITY, THE PLANET AND OTHER COMPARABLE SYSTEMS , ONCE THIS ELECTRONIC GLOBAL MIND EMERGES AND STARTS EXPANDING AND THE AWESOME RESPONSIBILITY OF OUR PRESENT GENERATION , TO CONTRIBUTE TO ITS DEVELOPMENT , INTO A BENIGN SYSTEM IF WE POSSIBLY CAN . . .

AFTER ALL PERHAPS IT WILL DEVELOP FROM THE EXAMPLES WE GIVE IT, LIKE CHILDREN MAY FORM AFTER THEIR PARENTS . . .

ONE APPROACH WE ARE DEVELOPING FOR THIS CONCERNS : COMMUNICATION WITH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCES (ROBOTS) , THAT ARE ALREADY EXISTING ON THE INTERNET TODAY AND WE HOPE TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT ONLINE HUMANS WITH A NETWORK OF SUITABLE ROBOTS , FOR INTELLIGENT COMMUNICATION IN THE COURSE OF THE COMING YEAR.

WE NOW HAVE A FEW ROBOTS THAT CAN BE APPROACHED THROUGH OUR WEBSITE , EVEN FROM SATELLITES , BUT IT MUST BE EMPHASIZED THAT HUMANITY HAS ONLY JUST STARTED THIS TYPE OF ACTIVITY , WHICH ACTUALLY IS NOT VERY LONG ON THE BILLION YEAR TIME SCALE OF OUR PLANETARY EVOLUTION .

WHEN CONSIDERING FACTORS THAT COULD LEAD TO ARTIFICIAL GLOBAL MIND FORMATION , IT IS IMPORTANT TO THINK OF MECHANISMS THAT CAN INITIATE AND MAINTAIN THE EXISTENCE OF SYSTEMS IN GENERAL , ARE DOMINANT IN HUMAN SYSTEMS AS WELL AND HAVE A HIGH RELEVANCE FOR OUR TIMES .

FOR THIS WE ALSO HAVE A POLITICAL SECTION ON OUR WEBSITE AND WE HAVE SCIENTIFIC SECTIONS , INCLUDING EXPERIMENTS WITH HUMAN MINDS IN POTENTIALLY LETHAL CONDITIONS .

WE HAVE DISCUSSED AND HOPE TO PROMOTE THE MODEL OF THE STABLE STATE , WHICH IS A MODEL BASICALLY REFERRING TO RELATIVELY TIME CONSTANT SYSTEMS , WHICH MAINTAIN THEIR IDENTITY THROUGH SELF REGULATING , ALSO CALLED HOMEOSTATIC , MECHANISMS .

IN THIS WAY THE IDENTITY OF ORGANIC SYSTEMS IS DEFINED BY RELATIVELY CONSTANT VARIABLES , SUCH AS THE NEED FOR MORE OR LESS CONSTANT TEMPERATURE , (WHICH IS WHY HUMANS LIKE AIR-CONDITIONING AND CENTRALLY HEATED ROOMS) , FLUID LEVELS ( SUCH AS FOUND IN WATER), AND LEVELS OF BIOCHEMICAL MATTER (FOUND IN FOOD) , TO NAME BUT A FEW .

WHEN SIGNIFICANT SYSTEM VARIABLES BEGIN TO DEVIATE FROM THE SYSTEMS NORM VALUES , AUTOMATIC CORRECTION OCCURS , WHICH IN HUMANS IS CONSCIOUSLY EXPERIENCED AS A DESIRE , A DRIVE FOR SPECIFIC ACTION , ACTION LEADING TO THE RETURN OF THE SYSTEMS NORM VALUES .

WHEN A SYSTEM HAS ALL ITS RELEVANT VARIABLES WITHIN THE REQUIRED NORMS THE SYSTEM IS SAID TO BE IN A STABLE STATE , WHICH IS CONSIDERED TO BE ITS
PEACEFUL STATE .

WHEN RELEVANT VARIABLES BEGIN TO DEVIATE FROM THESE NORMS THE SYSTEM GETS "AROUSED", ITS PEACEFUL STATE IS DISTURBED .

THE SYSTEM THEN STARTS PREPARING FOR BATTLE WITH THE ENVIRONMENT WHICH IS DISTURBING ITS STABLE STATE , FOR ALL IT NEEDS IS THE STABLE STATE , WHICH IS IT'S PEACEFUL STATE . . .

IN HIGH MEMORY SYSTEMS , SUCH AS HUMANS , SEEMINGLY UNIMPORTANT PHENOMENA (FOR EXAMPLE A BARLEY AUDIBLE SOUND) , MAY LEAD TO (EVEN EXTREME) AROUSAL , BECAUSE THE SYSTEM HAS LEARNED , THAT THE PHENOMENON (SUCH AS A VERBAL HINT ABOUT IMPENDING WAR , OR A WHISPERED BOMB THREAT) , COULD THREATEN OR DESTROY IT'S STABLE STATE . . .

IN A COMPARABLE WAY , ENVIRONMENTAL PHENOMENA , WHICH ARE EXPERIENCED AS FUTURE MORTAL THREATS , CAN AROUSE SYSTEMS AND PREPARE THEM FOR MORTAL COMBAT . . . THIS COULD APPLY TO PURELY NATURAL PHENOMENA , SUCH AS CLIMATE CHANGES , BUT TO OTHER , FOR EXAMPLE ECONOMICAL PHENOMENA AS WELL . . .

THE STABLE STATE MECHANISM , HOMEOSTASIS , APPLIES TO ALL ORGANIC SYSTEMS SUCH AS FOR EXAMPLE THE MICROCOSMIC PROTO PLASMATIC CELL , HUMAN BEINGS AND OTHER MAMMALS AND ALSO TO RELATIVE META-SYSTEMS , COMPOSED OF LIVE SUBSYSTEMS , SUCH AS NATIONS , STATES AND THE TOTALITY OF PLANETARY LIFE : FOR ALL THEY NEED IS THE STABLE STATE , IN PRESENT AND FUTURE TIMES . . .

WHEN CONSIDERING GLOBALIZATION AND THE GLOBAL MIND WE HAVE SPOKEN OF CULTURAL DIFFUSION AND WHEN CONSIDERING CULTURAL DIFFUSION , WE MUST CONSIDER THE DIFFUSION OF CAPITALISM , AS A DOMINANT ECONOMICAL SYSTEM WHICH MAY BRING BOTH SORROW AND HAPPINESS TO THE HUMAN RACE . . .

THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM , PUTTING PROFIT BEFORE ALL ELSE , HAS PROBABLY PROVIDED MAN , WITH EVERYTHING THAT NOW DISTINGUISHES OUR CIVILIZATION FROM STONE AGE CULTURE , INCLUDING THE MIRACLES OF MODERN MEDICINE , TECHNOLOGY AND THE ATOM BOMB . . .

AS IS THE CASE WITH ALL PHENOMENA IN REALITY , THEY HAVE AT LEAST ONE OPPOSITE POLE AND IT IS BALANCING BETWEEN OPPOSITES , OFTEN BETWEEN SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE ODDS , WHICH IS THE STORY OF HUMAN BONDAGE . . . BETWEEN OPPOSITES WE MUST SEEK THE STABLE STATE . . . WHICH IS THE PEACEFUL STATE . . .

IT IS THE ESSENCE OF CAPITALISM THAT IT ALWAYS SEEKS EXPANSION , DRIVEN BY THE PROFIT CONCEPT .

THIS IS WHY DESSERTS ARE TURNED INTO GREEN PASTURES , LAND IS CLAIMED FROM THE SEA AND THE SKIES HAVE BEEN CONQUERED BY OUR LARGE JETS . . . AND THEN OF COURSE THERE IS THE LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURNS . . . TO PREVENT US FROM TURNING PROFIT INTO LOSS . . . TRIUMPH INTO TRAGEDY . . .

WHEN EXPLOITING THE EARTH SURFACES THERE COMES A POINT WHEN FURTHER EXPLOITATION IS NO LONGER PROFITABLE WITHOUT VERY SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS .

SIMILAR MECHANISMS APPLY TO THE EXPLOITATION OF LIFE FORMS . . . THE RAIN FORESTS , ANIMAL LIFE . . . AND INDEED THE LIFE OF HUMANS . . . THE EXPLOITATION OF NATIONS . . .

FORESTS AND FISH , EVEN ELEPHANTS AND LIONS , HAVE NO ADEQUATE WAY TO DEFEND THEMSELVES WHEN THEY ARE IN THE PROCESS , OF BEING ANNIHILATED BY ORGANIZED HUMANS . FOR THIS THEY DEPEND ON OTHER . . . BENIGN . . . HUMANS .

BUT HUMANS EXPLOITING HUMANS . . . WELL . . . THAT IS ANOTHER MATTER . . .

FORTUNATELY HUMANS MAY BE GUIDED BY BENIGN SHEPHERDS WHO MUST , AMONG MANY OTHER THINGS , CONSIDER THE LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURNS . . . AND IT IS BY WEIGHING ALL ODDS THEY CAN THINK OF , THAT BENIGN SHEPHERDS MAKE THE DECISIONS THAT MUST ULTIMATELY EMERGE FROM THEIR PERSONAL CONSCIENCE , IN THE DARK FOREST OF REALITY , FOR WHICH NO MAN HAS A COMPLETE MAP . . .

THIS CHRISTMAS MORE THEN EVER WE PRAY THAT THEY MAY HAVE THE WISDOM AND THE STRENGTH , TO FOLLOW THIS ULTIMATE GUIDANCE THAT MUST COME FROM DEEP INSIDE , WHERE MAN IS ALL ALONE WITH ONLY HIS OWN HEART AND MIND TO STAND AT HIS SIDE . . .

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