THE GLOBAL MIND AND IT'S CONSTRUCTION

WHEN CONSIDERING ASPECTS OF THE GLOBAL MIND AND ITS CONSTRUCTION WE MUST FIRST REALIZE THAT "CONSTRUCTION" SUGGESTS AN ACTIVITY BY A GOAL DIRECTED EXTERNAL SOURCE .

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DEVELOPMENT ON THE OTHER HAND COULD INCLUDE A PROCESS WHICH PROCEEDS "WITHOUT APPARENT EXTERNAL INTERFERENCE"  , LIKE AN EGG AND SPERM CELL MELT TOGETHER, THEN DEVELOP IN THE WOMB UNTIL A NEW CREATURE EMERGES AS A QUANTUM LEAPED SINGULAR RELATIVE META SYSTEM .

WHEN CONSIDERING CONSTRUCTION OF A GLOBAL MIND AS INTENDED ON THIS WEBSITE WE REMIND THE READER THAT OUR POSITION IS THAT THIS WILL EMERGE SPONTANEOUSLY. MORE LIKELY AFTER A PERIOD OF "SPONTANEOUS DEVELOPMENT" THEN AFTER CONSTRUCTION BY EXTERNAL, PRESUMABLY HUMAN, AGENTS .

BUT THE ONE PROCESS DOES NOT NECESSARILY EXCLUDE THE OTHER. LIFE CAN ALSO BE ASSISTED IN ITS EMERGENCE BY HUMAN CONSTRUCTION FOR EXAMPLE AS IN ARTIFICIAL INSEMINATION .

THIS IS WHY WE INCLUDE AN ESSAY ON CONSTRUCTION AND AN ESSAY ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE GLOBAL MIND .

WHEN CONSIDERING CONSTRUCTION AT THIS POPULAR ESSAY LEVEL WE WILL ONLY BRIEFLY TOUCH ON ASPECTS OF COMPUTERS, COMPUTER NETWORKS AND SEARCH ENGINES. LATER WE MAY GO INTO THESE TOPICS MORE DEEPLY, IN THE SPECIALIZED ESSAYS .

REGARDING COMPUTERS WE LIKE TO REMIND THE READER THAT DISTINCTION IS MADE BETWEEN LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR COMPUTERS .

LINEAR COMPUTERS WORK ON ALGORITHMS WHICH ARE ESSENTIALLY EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTS OF HUMAN KNOWLEDGE . THUS THE SCOPE OF LINEAR COMPUTERS IS ULTIMATELY LIMITED TO HUMAN CONSTRUCTION. IN LINEAR COMPUTERS THE COMPUTER HAS TO BE PROGRAMED BY SYSTEMS WHICH HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED STEP BY STEP THROUGH HUMAN ACTION .

NON- LINEAR COMPUTERS ON THE OTHER HAND CAN HAVE THEIR OUTPUT BE INFLUENCED BY THERE OWN EXPERIENCE. THIS IS THE WAY THE HUMAN MIND WORKS. ITS OUTPUT IS BASED ON THE INTERACTION OF NEURONS WITH "THEIR ENVIRONMENT" AND CONSEQUENTLY NON-LINEAR COMPUTERS ARE ALSO CALLED NEURAL COMPUTERS .

ON THE TIMESCALE OF HUMAN EVOLUTION THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEURAL COMPUTERS HAS HARDLY EVEN STARTED BUT IT IS ALSO TRUE THAT ON THAT SAME TIMESCALE THEY DEVELOP AT AN ASTRONOMICAL RATE . . .

CONSIDERING THIS THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION THAT WE WILL SOON HAVE NEURAL SUPER COMPUTERS IS INEVITABLE AND IT FOLLOWS THAT THE POSSIBILITY OF THE EMERGENCE OF A SUPER-MIND IS ALMOST AS CERTAIN .

IN TERMS OF CONSTRUCTION VERSUS DEVELOPMENT IT SEEMS DEFENDABLE TO SAY THAT BUILDING NEURAL COMPUTERS IS PRESENTLY STILL A GOAL DIRECTED HUMAN ACTION AND IN THIS SENSE POSSIBLY A FORM OF CONSTRUCTION OF A SYSTEM WHICH MAY ULTIMATELY DEVELOP INTO THE EMERGENCE OF A GLOBAL MIND .

AT THIS STAGE IT MAY BE FITTING TO SAY THAT THE BURDEN OF PROOF AGAINST SUCH AN EMERGENCE WOULD REST WITH THE RELEVANT SPECIALISTS IN MULTIDICIPLINARY COOPERATION , THAT PENDING SUCH PROOF HUMANITY MUST PROCEED ON THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE EMERGENCE OF A SUPERMIND, WHICH MAY BE A GLOBAL MIND, IS LOGICALLY INEVITABLE AND THAT CONSEQUENTLY SUITABLE SCENARIO'S MUST BE DEVELOPED .

AFTER ALL IT COULD ALSO BE MALIGNANT OR IT MIGHT BE MANIPULATED IN AN UNDESIRABLE WAY . . .

CONSIDERING THE QUESTION OF WHERE A SUPERMIND COULD EMERGE IT MUST BE CLEAR THAT THIS COULD BE ON A STAND-ALONE NEURAL COMPUTER BUT THAT THE CHANCES OF IT WOULD PROBABLY INCREASE IF IT WAS LINKED TO THE INTERNET CONSIDERING IT'S LEARNING POSSIBILITIES IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH SUCH A MASSIVE PRESENCE OF DIGITAL INFORMATION AND THE AVAILABILITY OF SEARCH ENGINES WHICH IT COULD USE . . .

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