Civilization type

What If Humanity Was a Type VII Civilization

[ 16/November/21 ]

This really has not examined the evidence we have even about the universe within which we exist, and is using logical forms so simplistic that it is almost childlike.

Just simplistic nonsense really.

The idea of “perfection” is a very simplistic notion that doesn’t allow for things we can already demonstrate, like maximal computational complexity and irreducible uncertainty.

Let’s focus on establishing reliable cooperation between all existing levels and classes of agents, and getting beyond the (no longer appropriate) market system of values currently dominating most minds, and realize that all new levels of complexity (and security and freedom) are necessarily built on new levels of cooperation; and that competition necessarily reduces both complexity and security.

And it is a deeply complex subject, as raw cooperation is always vulnerable to exploitation, and requires evolving ecosystems of cheat detection and mitigation systems in order to survive. An in depth understanding of evolutionary biology is really useful.

We need to start making serious moves to type two, and that will demand extra levels of responsibility from each of us, if it is not to be more problem than solution.

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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