Thursday, April 06, 2006

complexity.

according to science the natural resting state of the universe is chaos, or entropy. entropy is the natural desire for things to become more chaotic and disorganised over time. this is born out by things like gas in a vacuum or sugar in water. where this doesn`t happen is on the surface of this planet. funnily enough, all the toasters in the known universe are found right here on earth. so much for entropy.
science and it`s related disciplines such as sociology (which is no science at all.) and politics, administration and politics all want to create chaotic systems as if to prove thier entropy position, while technology, engineering and craftsmanship merrily goes about it`s business constructing, inventing, testing and implementing systems of greater and greater complexity and functionality. y`know, things like computers.
the common element in all of this is the human mind.
science says, "of course humans use thier will to temporarily effect entropy in a negative way, but eventually things break, fail, snap, rust, etc." really? those are effects at the micro level, but over time complexity is on the increase on the macro level. there are more highways, railroads, factories, computers, airplanes, cellphones, cars, malls, toasters......etc. and there is no end in sight.
there are those who say that all great civilisations eventually fail. history bears this out in some sense but for the technology thing. rome didn`t have computers. niether did the pharoahs.
if we continue at this pace of eccelerated complexity pretty soon we will have infinitely fast computers and an artificial intelligence as a byproduct. moore`s law predicts this in clear terms. moore says that computing speed doubles every 18 months. we have been on this track since the 1970s and actually have seen doubling in just over a year on occasion.
it will getto the point where computers become invisible in this form. objects will just be animate. everything will interact in a "conscious" way. doors already open automatically and we`ve become accustomed to it. how many more "star trek" devices are falling into common usage as we speak?
as conscious animals we are ideally suited to technological urban/suburban living. we are toolmakers and technology users. our desires and abilities are rocketing us toward more complex technology and ability. maybe darwin was right......we are evolving another form of consciousness that we will eventually cohabitate with......or maybe become.
i don`t think darwin saw that one.........

10 comments:

anu said...

Dr Alistair, i am feeling good. I am feeling great actually. So i guess that cycle is over (at least for now).

I was trying to figure out what is it that is making me feel good now, in comparison to the suffocating painful feelings and complete desperation & restlessness which took over me last week this time.

In my analysis i found: the freedom to 'be' is what is making me feel good. This freedom is the emotional freedom to be free from all cares, pains, bondages, clingings, attachments, deprivation, resentments and even past memories. This freedom is to be able to live in the present moment in joy and appreciate it.

I want to stick around this feeling. But even if i stumble again, i am begining to feel confident that i can climb up to this place like i did now :)

anu said...

Hi Dr Alistair, Goodmorning :)

Guess what? I just came from my first aikido class. Ohhhh, how lovely it was!!! It feels so wonderful, i think i'll burst with this energy in me. I have already begun to do the summersalts and i feel like i've always been doing it for centuries

A thrilling feeling engulfs me after the class..i wonder if even an orgasm lasts so long ;-) The kick i receive after the class gives me such a high, i wnat to jump and touch the sky.

Dr, thank you :)I am glad i reached this place where i am begining to realise the importance of loving myself over anything else.

I will never be tired of appreciating your writings (which draw me to myself) and the little secret you told me about 'unconditional love to msyelf' :))

It is begining to make sense now , not only in theory, but also in pratice..

anu said...

Hi Dr Alistair, Goodmorning :)

Guess what? I just came from my first aikido class. Ohhhh, how lovely it was!!! It feels so wonderful, i think i'll burst with this energy in me. I have already begun to do the summersalts and i feel like i've always been doing it for centuries

A thrilling feeling engulfs me after the class..i wonder if even an orgasm lasts so long ;-) The kick i receive after the class gives me such a high, i wnat to jump and touch the sky.

Dr, thank you :)I am glad i reached this place where i am begining to realise the importance of loving myself over anything else.

I will never be tired of appreciating your writings (which draw me to myself) and the little secret you told me about 'unconditional love to msyelf' :))

It is begining to make sense now , not only in theory, but also in pratice..

anu said...

Hello Dr, it is me again :)

I was reading stuff and i found something which may interest you.

It is about the UFOs. I post the link here but you'll have to copy paste it on the browser as i dont know how to post a link which you can click on and it will take you automatically to the web page.

http://www.cafemuse.com/sethnet/Seth_on_UFOs.html

anu said...

Hello Dr, it is me again :)

I was reading stuff and i found something which may interest you.

It is about the UFOs.

I post the link here but you'll have to copy paste it on the browser as i dont know how to post a link which you can click on and it will take you automatically to the web page.

http://www.cafemuse.com/sethnet/Seth_on_UFOs.html

anu said...

Hello Dr, it is me again :)

I was reading stuff and i found something which may interest you.

It is about the UFOs.

I post the link here but you'll have to copy paste it on the browser as i dont know how to post a link which you can click on and it will take you automatically to the web page.

http://www.cafemuse.com/sethnet/Seth_on_UFOs.html

dr.alistair said...

the little secret about unconditional love was inside you all along, otherwise you wouldn`t have believed me........

anu said...

:) yea

Now i have not slept the whole night in anticipation of today morning's class.

Dr. does this happen to you when you are eager to go for the morning game of soccer?

dr.alistair said...

yes. it`s good to be alive, isn`t it?

anu said...

yes, absolutely !!! :)