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The Application of the Theory of Reflexivity:

Omnistory

 

Omnistory

Onmistory (derived from omni history) consists of two elements:

I.                     It is the study of all that has been and all that will be within the context of optimized reflexive information wave dynamics.

 

ii.             It is story of all that has been and all that will be within the context of optimized reflexive information wave dynamics.

 

The chief tool in the practice of omnistory is the Theory of Reflexivity. The application of the Theory of Reflexivity, as a basis for the telling of the inner processing story that forms the foundation of the world we experience, gives rise to omnistory.

 

The practice of omnistory involves a three step procedure.

I.                     First, the natural world (the outer world) is described as fully as possible using the well known tools of science.

 

II.                    Then the Theory of Reflexivity is applied to these observations with a view to revealing the inner world of processing, that manifests itself as the outer world. More about this type of research is found in the section, Where Now?

 

III.                  Finally, using the results of this inquiry, the inner processing story that forms the basis for the observations, events and phenomena that characterize the outer world, is told.

 

Because the laws of science allow us to speculate about the future of our universe, omnistory can be applied to this speculation and provide a speculative processing history of the future. In this way, omnistory is the study and the story of both the past and the future.

 

The section below is an example of onmistory applied in its broadest sense. It is based first on the application of the Theory of Reflexivity to observations about our universe, the pre-existing multiverse, should such a thing exist and the speculative future of our universe. Using the results of this investigation as a basis for story telling, it then outlines the inner processing history (reality) of the all the past and all the future.

 

Application of Reflexivity

Reflexive uncertainty makes the application of The Theory of Reflexivity difficult. This is because the normal cause and effect relationship that characterizes science and story telling is obscured by this uncertainty.

 

However in spite of this, the following is an attempt to apply the theory. This application is based on a two step procedure.

i.              In the first instance events involving phase transition are unidentified. These are events characterized by very dramatic before and after differences.

 

ii.             The second step involves applying MST to these phases. These events will be characterized by before and after differences that although important are not as dramatic as those ascribed to phase transition.

 

                Events that might reflect phase transition include:

                                The Big Bang – Dark Universe

                                                This involves the rapid appearance of “something” from “nothing”.

 

                                The Appearance of the “Visible” Universe

This involves the appearance literally, of a visible component in a universe that remains hugely dominated by dark phenomena

 

                                The Appearance of Bio-Cosciousness

This represents the very dramatic difference that characterizes inanimate and animate material.

 

                                The Appearance of Self-awareness

Assumed here to be independent of consciousness, the appearance of self-awareness represents a dramatic change in that it gives knowledge of “personal” ownership to all aspects of an individual that are phenomenological. 

 

                Each of these examples of phase transition is characterized by the same problems.

Because of reflexive uncertainty it is impossible to know:          ;

i.              what type of resonance caused the medium to become saturated.

 

Because of reflexive uncertainty it is impossible to know :

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the processing environment,

 

ii.             the beauty of the information processing in the processing environment,

 

iii.            the number of degrees of freedom of vibration in the processing environment

 

that matched these same qualities in the medium in order to induce resonance.

 

Because of reflexive uncertainty it is impossible to know the natural frequency/beauty/degree of vibration combination of the medium that characterized its critical point inertia.

 

Because of reflexive uncertainty it is impossible to know the type of information that the medium absorbed as a result of that resonance.

 

Because of reflexive uncertainty it is impossible to know the frequency/beauty/degree of vibration freedom, combination in the processing environment that :

 

i.              overcame the critical point inertia in the medium and induce the resonance in the medium

 

ii.             was sufficient to support the demand for information in the medium once the resonance had been induced.

 

Finally and perhaps most importantly of all, because of reflexive uncertainty, it is impossible to know beforehand the type of processing that will result from the phase transition or to explain it after the fact.

 

Having identified these candidates for phase transition and the associated phases, candidates for the process of MST are identified. MST is applied to differentiate these phases. These resulting transformations, categorized by phase, are listed below.

 

                                The Big Bang – Dark Universe

                                                MST differentiates  space time

 

                                The Appearance of the “Visible” Universe

                                                Small scale

MST (quantum mechanics) differentiates fermions and bosons into baryons and mesons

 

MST (nucleosynthesis) differentiates mesons (nucleons) into complex nuclei

 

MST (chemical bonding) differentiates elements into compounds

                                                Large scale

MST (relativity) agglomerates the product of quantum scale processing

 

MST (relativity) differentiates these large-scale agglomerations to create stars, planets, galaxies, etc.

 

                                                Middle scale

MST creates the inert middle scale on surfaces of solid agglomerations (planets).

 

MST (Theory of Bio-Consciousness) differentiates the inert medium, creating information-processing pressure in that medium.

 

                                The Appearance of Bio-consciousness

MST (evolution) differentiates bio-consciousness into multiple forms (bacteria, plants, animals, consciousness, cognition, preference, etc).

 

                                The Appearance of Self-awareness

MST and self-awareness (evolution) differentiate preference, creating values.

 

MST (Theory of Civilization) differentiates the sum of value driven interactions among communities of self-aware processors (people) to create civilization.

 

Each example of MST mentioned above is characterised by the same problem:

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know what type of processing resonance induced the local resonance necessary for MST.

 

It is impossible to know the type of information that the medium absorbed as a result of that resonance.

 

Finally and perhaps most importantly of all, because of reflexive uncertainty, it is impossible to know beforehand the type of processing that will result from MST or to explain it after the fact. .

 

                The following is an application of the theory.

  

Potentials

Initial Undifferentiated Phase

Origin of Information

“Big Bang” 

The undifferentiated multiverse is characterized by given, fixed but equal amounts of positive and negative potential information in a medium.

 

Steady  State

The undifferentiated multiverse is characterized by continuous creation of equal amounts of positive and negative potential information in a medium.

 

Information Processing

This information feeds two processes.

               

Positive information feeds the drive to process and negative information feeds the resistance to process, in a medium:

 

The drive to process is defined as: Potential information (transformable) – Transformation – Realized information (Transformable)

 

The Resistance to process is defined as: Potential information (transformable) – Transformation – Waste information (Not transformable).

 

                                Creation and Modification of the Medium

                                                Processing needs a medium within which to express itself.

 

                                                The drive to process creates the medium for its own self-expression.

 

                                                Once created, processing reflexively modifies the medium.

 

The drive to process increases the growth and differentiation of the medium. The resistance to process shrinks and simplifies of the medium.

 

The two processes reflexively oppose each other.

               

Creating the Fractal Multiverse : MST and Phase Transition – From Initial Undifferentiated Phase to Differentiated Reflexive Resonance in Multiple Universes in Multiple Dimensions and at Multiple Scales

This reflexive opposition creates information-processing friction in the medium characterized by areas of high and low information pressure.

 

Information flows from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.

 

Transient local processing instabilities cause instabilities in the information flow that take the form of waves of infinitely varied coherence.

 

Waves of like coherence interact, creating wave dynamics.

 

The infinite varieties of coherence create an infinite variety of independent coherent wave groups.

 

These wave groups continuously differentiate the medium through MST, reflexively creating an infinite variety of self-repeating types of time, space, matter and energy and possibly other phenomena not yet observed.

 

Wave dynamics (MST) increase information processing pressure which leads to the saturation of the processing environment.

 

This saturation leads to Phase Transition, which continuously creates a swirling multidimensional caldron of new self-repeating, interrelated, undifferentiated phases (universes).

 

Resonance in each of these new universes draws information for their support from the phase from which it was created. 

 

The newly created universes also transfer waste information back to their originating phase. These two processes result in the phases (universes) becoming informationally and reflexively interlocked. 

 

Resonance in the new phases (universes) creates the processes of MST and phase transition, which in turn act to differentiate these new universes.

 

Creating the Dark Universe - Second Order Phase Transition - The Big Bang: From Multiverse to Differentiated Reflexive Resonance in Two Degrees of Freedom

Dark Universe 

A second order phase transition (Big Bang) in the multiverse creates our own dark universe characterized by two fundamental reflexive resonances, one corresponding to a dark quantum phase and the other to relativity and unified space-time.

 

                                Why a Dark Universe?

Reflexive uncertainty makes it impossible to predict the type of processing that will result from a phase transition. Furthermore uncertainty makes it impossible to explain a particular processing outcome after the fact.

 

Reflexivity simple accepts the existence of the resulting processing as well as the fact that this processing has manifested itself in a way that we describe as the (dark) universe.

 

                                Phase Transition

A phase transition occurs when the medium becomes information saturated and absorbs the excess information. The absorption results in a sudden dramatic change in the properties of the medium.

 

The first step in this process requires the medium to become information saturated.

 

In this case, a point in the multiverse becomes informationally saturated due to MST.

 

Phase transition further requires that :

 

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the processing environment,

 

ii.             the beauty of the information processing in the processing environment,

 

iii.            the number of orders of freedom of vibration in the processing environment

 

match the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom necessary to induce resonance in the processing medium.

 

In this case as a result of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom that characterize processing resonance in the multiverse, match the the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom in the new medium. This resonance is characterized by two orders of freedom, one related to dark quantum processing and the other related to relativity and unified space-time.

 

This natural frequency/beauty/order of freedom combination in the multiverse must then induce resonance in that medium.

 

In order to induce resonance and the associated phase transformation, the information waves in the in the processing environment, must be characterized by a frequency/beauty/order of vibration, combination sufficient to :

i.              overcome the critical point inertia in the medium and induce the resonance in the medium

 

ii.             to support the demand for information in the new medium once the resonance has been induced.

 

Because of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and order of freedom of processing at a point in the multiverse are sufficient to overcome the critical point inertia in the new medium and induce resonance, thereby causing phase transition. This resonance is characterized by two orders of freedom, one related to dark quantum processing and the other related to relativity and unified space time. 

 

Furthermore the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom of resonance in the multiverse are sufficient to support the demand for information in the new universe. This results in a flow of information from the multiverse to the new dark universe.

 

The dark quantum phase and the relative phase of the new universe are informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics with the multiverse. 

 

The resonance driven pull of information from the multiverse, by the dark quantum phase of the new universe, manifests itself as dark matter. The pull of information by the relative phase manifests itself as dark energy.

 

MST acts to create information pressure in the new dark quantum phase.

 

                                MST Differentiates Space-time

MST differentiates the unified space-time into of 3 dimensinons of space and one dimension of time.

 

Each of the three spatial dimensions in the new universe is characterized by scale, small, middle and large and each scale in turn by its own type of reflexive processing.

 

Processing at these three scales occurs simultaneously and is mutually reflexive.

 

Creating the Visible Quantum Phase - Second Order Phase Transition – Reflexivity: Optimizing Processing in Four Dimensions and Three Scales:

                                Why a Visible Universe?

Reflexive uncertainty makes it impossible to predict the type of processing that will result from a phase transition. Furthermore uncertainty makes it impossible to explain a particular processing outcome after the fact.

 

Reflexivity simple accepts the existence of the processing as well as the fact that this processing has manifested itself in a way that we describe as the universe.

 

Phase Transition

A second order phase transition transforms part of the dark quantum phase into a visible quantum phase.

 

A phase transition occurs when :

                                               

                                                i.              the medium becomes information saturated.

 

In this case MST begins to increase information-processing pressure in the dark quantum phase.

 

Phase transition further requires that :

 

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the processing environment,

 

ii.             the beauty of the information processing in the processing environment,

 

iii.            the number of orders of freedom of vibration in the processing environment

 

match the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom necessary to induce resonance in the processing medium.

 

In this case, as a result of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom that characterize processing resonance in the dark quantum environment match the natural resonance in the new medium.

 

This natural frequency/beauty/order of freedom combination in the dark quantum phase must then induce resonance in that medium.

 

In order to induce resonance and the associated phase transformation, the information waves in the in the processing environment, must be characterized by a frequency/beauty/order of vibrational freedom, combination sufficient to:

 

i.              overcome the critical point inertia in the medium and induce the resonance in the medium

 

ii.             to support the demand for information in the medium once the resonance has been induced.

 

Because of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and order of freedom of processing at a point in the dark quantum phase are sufficient to overcome the critical point inertia in the new medium and induce resonance, thereby causing phase transition. The new medium is known as the quantum phase.

 

Furthermore the natural frequency, beauty and order of freedom of resonance in the dark quantum phase are sufficient to support the demand for information in the new quantum phase. This results in a flow of information from the dark quantum phase to the new quantum phase.

 

As a result the new quantum phase is informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics with the dark quantum phase. 

 

However most of the dark quantum phase remains untransformed constituting what is referred to as dark matter.

 

This phase transition creates the particles (fermions and bosons) and the processes of quantum mechanics, as described by the Standard Model.

 

                                Small Scale Reflexive Resonance

MST: From Fermions and Bosons to Baryons and Nucleons

MST differentiates the initial fermion and boson soup into clusters of particles of increasing complexity.

 

Bosons are grouped into mesons.

 

Fermions are grouped into baryons, one class of which is referred to as nucleons.

 

The nucleon class is made up of protons and neutrons.

 

MST : Nucleosynthesis - From Simple Nuclei to Complex Nuclei

MST further differentiates the nucleon class into a class of particles known as nuclei, which form the basis of the nuclei of atoms.

 

MST is manifested through four nuclei creating processes, Big Bang nucleosynthesis, stellar nucleosynthesis, supernova nucleosynthesis and cosmic ray spallation

 

The results of this differentiation are manifested in the form of the chemical elements.

 

MST: Chemical Bonding - From Complex Nuclei to Chemical Compounds

MST further increases processing complexity through chemical bonding.

 

This process creates chemical compounds that fall into two general classes, inorganic and organic.

 

Inorganic chemicals are characterized by an absence of carbon atoms and strong bonds among their constituent atoms.

 

Organic chemicals are characterized by the presence of carbon atoms and weak bonds among their constituent atoms.

 

Relative Scale Reflexive Resonance

MST : Relativity – From Diffuse Gas to  Differentiated Cosmos

Agglomeration

Immediately after the Big Bang the dark quantum and quantum processes mentioned above begins to create matter in the form of large quantities of dark matter as well as visible matter in the form of simple atoms such as hydrogen and helium.

 

Gravity causes these clouds of dark matter and visible matter to differentiate into agglomerations of various sizes but each in different ways.

 

Differentiation

 

Dark matter by its nature resists the pull of gravity. The force of gravity on the other hand easily influences visible matter.

 

Because of its relative lack of interaction with gravity, dark matter is relatively unaffected by this process of differentiation and remains in a relatively diffuse state.

 

On the other hand gravity concentrates visible matter into clumps that eventually form planets, brown dwarfs, stars and the other larger objects and structures that characterize the visible universe.

 

At larger scales, for example the galactic level, these two phenomena interact in a way whereby dark matter acts as a kind of medium in which the gravity created objects formed of visible matter have become embedded.

 

Objects such as planets and brown dwarfs are notable for the fact that they consist of non-reflexive (without life, without consciousness) aggregate media at middle scales

 

Middle Scale Reflexive Resonance

MST (Theory of Bio-Consciousness): Differention of the Inert Medium, Creating Information-Processing Pressure at the Middle Scale.

Introduction: Invoking the Need For Reflexivity at the Middle Scale

Relativity has created a non-reflexive aggregate medium at the middle scale.

 

On this planet this aggregate was originally characterised by inorganic components such as silica rock, sand, particles of clay, water, and hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen gas.  Organic components may have included methane and ammonia. 

 

The drive to process pushes this phase towards greater processing beauty. The optimum method of achieving this beauty is by inducing reflexivity through phase transition.

 

Achieving phase transition is difficult because of the difficulty in inducing resonance in this medium due to its high critical point inertia.

 

The high level of inertia is due to the lack of potential information of sufficient beauty, the lack of processors and the poor information processing communications that characterize the medium.

 

This means that the processing necessary to create the information processing pressure, information saturation and resonance necessary for phase transition is difficult to initiate and sustain.  

 

In our universe this may account for the fact that reflexive processing at the middle scale is observed to be rare and to have come along relatively late in the cosmological day.

 

Going Reflexive at the Middle Scale: The First Step – Saturating the Medium - MST

The difficulty of achieving middle scale reflexive processing is overcome by, “brute force”.

 

The wave dynamics of MST begin to differentiate the aggregate by creating localities characterized by the availability of potential information, processors and information processing communications.

 

The programmes involved in this process of differentiation include simple mechanical mixing (wind and water erosion), heating (sunlight, lightening, the earth’s internal heat) and chemical bonding. They initiate simple local processing and with time progressively increase processing beauty.

 

In our universe, Individual atoms and organic molecules may provide sources of potential information as well as the basis for processors. Water molecules or particles of clay may provide information-processing communications channels as well as sites for processing. 

 

As MST proceeds, realized information is absorbed by parts of the aggregate, due to simple local resonance. The information content of these localities progressively increases.

 

In our universe, this content may take the form of autocatalytic sets.

 

Because of processing resistance, the medium is initially slow to absorb information. Due to high critical point inertia, it also has a high point of information saturation. This means that it can absorb large amounts of beautiful information before reaching the critical point. 

 

MST continues the process of differentiation with some of the realized information being used to organize improved information-processing communications channels which allow the aggregate to more rapidly absorb more information and at the same time increase processing beauty.

 

These channels may take the form of organic molecular structures of increasing complexity such as monomers, oligomers and polymers that serve to guide and structure new information and processes.

 

Because of processing resistance, information saturation occurs at multiple independent points in the non-reflexive middle scale medium.

 

Due to the high level of critical point inertia, these points eventually reach the highest levels of information beauty seen in the universe to this point.

 

This information is so beautiful that it incorporates descriptions for multiple simultaneous complex, nested and mutually related processes and is characterized by beautiful resonance.

 

In our universe this beauty may take the form of complex molecular assembly processes and their resulting molecules. 

 

At the critical point, the local medium becomes information saturated.

 

MST drives the information content of the medium beyond the critical point. The beautiful resonance in the information-processing environment induces beautiful resonance in the medium. The medium suddenly absorbs the excess information from the processing environment.

 

A new phase is born. It is reflexive. It is bio-conscious.

 

Creating Bio-Consciousness - Second Order Phase Transition –Going Reflexive at the Middle Scale – The Theory of Bio-Consciousness

Introduction

As previously stated phase transition is MST’s highly information rich special case.  

 

A second order phase transition in the non-reflexive aggregate medium at the middle scale creates resonance in the middle scale phase.

 

When the information absorbed is of sufficient beauty, the resonance induces reflexivity at the middle scale. 

 

A phase transition occurs when the medium becomes information saturated and absorbs the excess information. The absorption results in a sudden dramatic change in the properties of the medium.

 

The first step in this process requires the medium to become information saturated.

 

In this case, as shown above, points in the non-reflexive middle scale medium becomes informationally saturated due to MST.

 

Phase transition further requires that :

 

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the processing environment,

 

i.                     the beauty of the information processing in the processing

environment,

 

ii.                    the number of orders of freedom of vibration in the

processing environment

 

match the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom necessary to induce resonance in the processing medium.

 

In this case, as a result of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and multiple orders of freedom that characterize processing resonance in the non-reflexive middle scale processing environment match the natural frequency, beauty and multiple orders of freedom resonance in a new middle scale reflexive medium.

 

This natural frequency/beauty/order of freedom combination in the non-reflexive medium must then induce resonance in that medium.

 

In order to induce resonance and the associated phase transformation, the information waves in the in the processing environment, must be characterized by a frequency/beauty/order of vibration, combination sufficient to :

 

i.              overcome the critical point inertia in the medium and induce the resonance in the medium

 

ii.             to support the demand for information in the new medium once the resonance has been induced.

 

Because of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and order of freedom of processing at a point in the non-reflexive middle scale phase are sufficient to overcome the high critical point inertia in the new medium and induce resonance, thereby causing phase transition.

 

Furthermore the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom of resonance in the non-reflexive middle scale medium are sufficient to support the demand for information in the new reflexive middle scale medium. This results in a flow of information from the non-reflexive middle scale medium to the reflexive middle scale medium.

 

The new reflexive middle scale medium is informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics with the non-reflexive medium. 

 

But Why Middle Scale Reflexivity?

Because of reflexive uncertainty is impossible to predict that the non-reflexive medium would become reflexive after the phase transition. At best as we have seen, reflexivity can act as an attractor when attempting to predict the outcome. Furthermore it is impossible to predict that this reflexive processing would manifest itself in the form of what is referred to here as bio-consciousness.

 

However the context should be kept in mind.

 

Middle scale reflexivity (bio-consciousness) is the result of the combination of the most beautiful processing communications and the most beautiful processing in the universe to this point.

 

The middle scale is characterized by beautiful processing communications.

 

At the small scale processing communications are not beautiful because they are subject to large amounts of quantum noise. At the relative scale communications are not beautiful because they are subject to distance related delays.

 

The middle scale offers the Goldilocks zone, large enough to eliminate quantum noise and small enough to overcome distance related time delays. 

 

Furthermore the high critical point inertia of the non-reflexive medium permits that medium to become saturated with the most beautiful processing information in the universe to that point. The saturated medium is bursting to express itself in a new way.

 

At phase transition the two phenomena combine to produce middle scale reflexivity with properties that we refer to as bio-consciousness.

 

Bio-consciousness cannot occur either at the quantum level or at the relative level because the necessary combination of beautiful processing communications and beautiful processing is absent in each case.

 

The Phenomenological and the Physical

Middle scale reflexive resonance is characterized by the largest number of orders of freedom to have appeared in the universe up to this point. The drive to process acting through the beauty of middle scale reflexive processing, and beautiful processing communications allows these orders of freedom to express themselves in novel ways.

 

In this case these are seen in the form of processes characterized as simultaneously expressing both physical (biological) and phenomenal (mental) properties. Physical expression can include such things as a wide variety of physical sizes, shapes and metabolisms. Phenomenal expression can include things like consciousness and cognition. 

 

These dual traits interact in a highly reflexive manner. This combination of both physical and phenomenological properties is referred to as bio-consciousness.

 

The Process of Middle Scale Reflexivity (Bio-consciousness)

At a critical point the excess of information in the middle scale non-reflexive medium is suddenly absorbed by the medium because of resonance.

 

The new reflexive medium is characterized by beautiful processing and beautiful processing communications. These create extremely high levels of information density.

 

Because of its extremely high information density, realized information begins to flow on multiple communications paths of lower density and in part, to process existing processes.

 

In our universe these pathways may be characteristic of metabolism.
 

Staying Reflective at the Middle Scale – The Replicator

High levels of processing are accompanied by high levels of resistance to processing. Resistance produces waste information.

 

Waste information interferes with reflexivity and eventually halts reflexive processing.

 

Because of this, reflexive processing independently collapses at the multiple independent reflexive sites mentioned above.

 

In our universe the end of middle scale reflexivity is referred to as death.

 

However, the drive to process continues to operate in the face of this resistance creating replicators at certain of these independent sites.

 

These replicators may take the form of RNA.

 

They store information on the reflexive process and duplicate that process before the end of reflexivity at a particular site.

 

This leads to a process of sequential reflexive phase creation/collapse at multiple sites.

 

In our universe this process is referred to as birth and death.

 

At each independent site the action principle stabalizes the nature of the replicating process. This creates a certain commonality of process and results in the birth death cycle.

 

However the independent origin of each site favours a unique type of reflexive processing at that site, leading to a variety of reflexive processes from one reflexive site to the next.

 

In our universe this variety is seem in terms of different life forms.

 

These new individual bio-conscious phases are informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics with the non-reflexive phase from which they arose. 

 

Middle Scale Reflexivity and Phenomenological Processing

In addition to the physical processes mentioned above, the duality of middle scale processing manifests itself in phenomenological ways. The reflexive interplay of these traits serves to enhance the drive to process.

 

Reflexivity maintains that geologically early middle scale reflexive forms were as simple phenomenologically as physically. However the variety of independent origins of these bio-conscious forms allowed for some phenomenologically  diversity .

 

This may have included reaction to internal or external stimuli, such as hot and cold, acidic or basic. It may also included memory and memory based processes such as discriminatory behaviour and decision making.

 

It is important to note that according to Reflexivity all phenomenological traits are the result of material, reflexive information based processes. They have no independent non-processing existence. When those processes come to an end, so to do the related phenomenological traits.

 

However reflexivity offers no explanation as to the nature of these processes.

 

MST : Evolution – From Single Cells to Differentiated Life and Differentiated Consciousness

The friction between the drive to process and the resistance to process manifest themselves in dramatic ways at the middle scale. Because of the multiple orders of freedom that characterize middle scale reflexive processing, this friction induces the incredibly rich variety of processing (diversity of bio-conscious forms) that we observe in our universe at the middle scale.

 

This dynamic relationship as manifested through MST, dramatically differentiates both the material and phenomenological processes that characterize middle scale reflexive processing (bio-consciousness). This dynamic interconnection also characterizes the reflexive relationship between the two.

 

MST and Physical Differentiation

MST results in physical differentiation due to interactions with both the internal and external environment. The variety of physical forms is a reflection of the multiple orders of freedom that characterize middle scale reflexive processing.

 

Reflexivity : The Internal Environment - The Effect of information Processing Communication

The quality of information processing communications within the reflexive medium has a direct effect on reflexive processing.

 

Limited Communication Beauty

 

Restrained information-processing communications support more limited types of reflexivity.

 

At the large end of the middle scale, restrained information processing communications are characterized by, longer distances, narrower paths and more circuitous routes,

 

These are manifest in long, thin, branching, flat shapes and varied topologies.

 

In our universe we see this type of limited reflexive processing reflected in what is referred to as plant life.

 

Beyond a certain limit, restrained information processing communications will make limited reflexive processing impossible. At the large end of the middle scale this limits the size and variety of shapes of plant life to those that we observe. 

 

Beautiful Communications

 

On the other hand beautiful information processing communications, will support more beautiful reflexive processing.

 

At the large end of the scale, beautiful information processing communications are characterized by shorter distances, wider paths and more direct routes.

 

These are manifest in shorter, thicker, rounder more compact shapes and simpler topologies.

 

In our universe we see this type of beautiful reflexive processing reflected in what is referred to as animal life.

 

Beyond a certain limit restrained information processing communications will make beautiful reflexive processing impossible. At the large end of the middle scale this limits the size and variety of shapes of animal life to those that we observe. 

 

Reflexivity : The External Environment

Reflexive interaction with the external environment also differentiates the middle scale reflexive medium. The large number of orders of freedom in the reflexive medium produce a rich variety of results.

 

The availability of external sources of information and the means that enable the absorption of this information have a dramatic effect on middle scale reflexive processing. This effect can be manifested in a huge variety of ways, including:beauty of processing, type of reproduction pattern, methods of uptake of information (feeding), size, shape, method and degree of mobility (in the case of animals), variety of processing types (number of species), absolute numbers of processors (population) and distribution of processors (population density).

 

The increasing availability of the information/absorption combination in the external environment is characterized by the increasingly rich qualitative and quantitative expression of the characteristics mentioned above.

 

In our world we observe that the most influential external information/absorption partnership is the heat/water combination. Areas characterized by a greater availability of heat/water, such as the tropics and oceanic thermal vents generally play host to more beautiful processing, (greater and denser varieties of life). On the other hand, temperate zones, dry areas, polar regions and mountain tops, which are characterized by more limited amounts of heat and water, generally display more limited processng beauty. 

  

MST and Phenomenological Differentiation

MST also differentiates that part of the reflexive medium that expresses itself through phenomenological outputs. The large number of orders of freedom that characterize the reflexive medium is reflected in the increasing variety and richness of these outputs. 

 

In this case, the drive to process results in local resonances that cause the local absorption of information by a particular part of the reflexive phenomenological medium. As a result of the absorption of this information these processes undergo growth and differentiation.

 

Simple processes such as reaction and discrimination give way to more complex processes such as memory, decision-making, control and stabilization of movement, navigation, and pattern recognition.

 

Further increases in information processing pressure induce further local resonance and further differentiation

 

This may be expressed in a variety of ways including but nor limited to the creation of cognition, consciousness, thought and emotion.

 

The resonance-induced absorption of information is also expressed through the differentiation of middle scale intelligence. At the most intense levels of processing this is reflected in aptitudes for factual manipulation, analysis, spatial appreciation, common sense, language, musical ability, athletic ability, social dynamics and intuition.

 

This variety of properties and many more, is the result of incredibly beautiful information processing. It may also be the result of the multiple orders of freedom of vibrational movement that characterize the resonance of that processing.

 

This freedom of movement permits the large but limited number of neurons and glial cells that make up the human brain to perform multiple simultaneous functions. This is because each cell is simultaneously able to resonate in multiple modes, each of which is characterized by a particular function. In this way individual cells or particular parts of the brain can be simultaneously perform a variety of functions.

 

Cognition

This is the property of a processor that is reflected in its ability to continually “recognize” internal or external states through a process of resonance. It relies on a process involving the continual comparison of new information about these states with information about these states that was stored when they were previously encountered.

 

The induction of resonance between the new information and the stored information that occurs when they are compared constitutes “recognition”.

 

It can be further differentiated into other properties including self-awareness.

 
Consciousness

Consciousness is the feeling or sensation of what it is like for something to be what it is. It is the result of what may be the most complex information processing in the universe.

 

Because of its complexity the process responsible for consciousness may use all of the processing material available (in humans, the whole brain). Because of this the spherical shape of the processor may be important. Indeed the requirements for the processing necessary for consciousness may have induced this spherical shape.

 

It may be that the multiplicity of resonances associated with the phenomena mentioned above, induce harmonics across the whole brain. In this case the spherical form of the brain shapes the harmonics. Concentric waves of a spherical shape travel from the outer part of the brain towards the centre concentrating information as a result of the shrinking size of the spherical wave front.

 

It may be that the passage of these shrinking wave fronts through the whole brain induces resonances that manifest themselves as consciousness. 

 

At the centre the spherical waves collapse into a point.

 

Saturating the Reflexive Medium

The middle scale reflexive medium is characterized by the highest level of critical point inertia in the universe.

 

Critical point inertia is the result of:

 

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the medium. The higher the frequency the greater the inertia.

 

ii.             the beauty of the information processing necessary to induce resonance in the new medium. The greater the beauty the greater the inertia.

 

iii.            the number of orders of freedom that characterize that resonance. The greater the number the greater the inertia.

 

In this case both processing beauty and the number of orders of freedom that characterize resonance have attained the highest level of expression in the universe.

 

Processing frequency has attained the highest non-quantum level in the universe.

 

The combination of these three factors creates the highest level of  critical point inertia in the universe.

 

Furthermore it is also the most difficult medium in the universe to saturate. This is because beautiful communications allow the rapid diffusion of potential information and beautiful processing quickly absorbs it.

 

This combination makes saturation, the induction of resonance and the associated absorption information necessary for phase transition in the reflexive phase, very difficult.

 

The process associated with consciousness may provide a mechanism for saturating the reflexive medium. The rapid succession of multiple shrinking spherical wave fronts collapsing at the same point at the centre of the brain may induce saturation at that point.

 

MST - From Drive to Process to Instinct of Survival to Preference

MST differentiates the drive to process creating what may be referred to as the, “instinct for survival”. This quality is reflected behaviourally in the avoidance of circumstances that cause resistance to processing and an attraction to those that encourage processing.

 

MST further refines the “instinct for survival”, creating a property known as preference. Preferences are a more subtle and varied mental state that cause the processor to be drawn towards circumstances that favour processing or to withdraw from those detrimental to processing.

 

Creating Self-awareness - Second Order Phase Transition: From Reflexive Processing to Hyper Reflexive Processing - The Theory of Self-Awareness

                                Introduction

Self-awareness is the state whereby a processor:

 

i.              is continuously cognisant of the fact that the mental and physical worlds that it experiences are its own

 

ii.             and is continuously cognisant of the fact that this state of self-knowledge is also its own.

 

Self-awareness arises from the differentiation of cognition.

 

This differentiation occurs as a result of a second order phase transition whereby the middle scale reflexive medium (brain) begins to process itself and becomes hyper reflexive.

 

In this particular case the phase transition to hyper reflexivity is the result of the increase in information pressure in the reflexive medium (brain) due to MST.

 

                                                A phase transition occurs when :

 

i.              the medium (brain) becomes information saturated,

 

In this particular case the process that creates consciousness induces point information saturation in the reflexive medium (the centre of the human brain)

 

Phase transition also requires that :

 

i.              the natural frequency of resonance of the processing environment,

 

ii.             the beauty of the information processing in the processing environment,

 

iii.            the number of degrees of freedom of vibration in the processing environment

 

match the natural frequency, beauty and degrees of freedom necessary to induce resonance in the processing medium.

 

In this case, as a result of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and multiple orders of freedom that characterize processing resonance in the reflexive middle scale processing environment (brain) match the natural frequency, beauty and multiple orders of freedom resonance in a new middle scale hyper-reflexive medium.

 

This natural frequency/beauty/order of freedom combination in the reflexive medium must then induce resonance in the potential hyper-reflexive medium.

 

In order to induce resonance and the associated phase transformation, the information waves in the in the reflexive processing environment (brain), must be characterized by a frequency/beauty/degree of vibration freedom, combination to:

 

i.              overcome the critical point inertia in the medium and induce the resonance in the medium

 

ii.             to support the demand for information in the medium once the resonance has been induced.

 

Because of MST, the natural frequency, beauty and order of freedom of processing at a point in the reflexive middle scale phase are sufficient to overcome the high critical point inertia in the new medium and induce resonance, thereby causing phase transition.

 

Furthermore the natural frequency, beauty and orders of freedom of resonance in the reflexive middle scale medium are sufficient to support the demand for information in the new hyper-reflexive middle scale medium. This results in a flow of information from the reflexive middle scale medium to the hyper-reflexive middle scale medium.

 

The new hyper-reflexive middle scale medium is in this way informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics with the reflexive medium. 

 

The transformed properties of the new medium are a direct reflection of the beautiful information absorbed.

 

Why Hyper-Reflectivity and Self-awareness?

Reflexive uncertainty makes it impossible to know beforehand the results of a particular phase transition. Furthermore it makes it impossible to explain the result after the fact.

 

As we have seen, the best attempt to understand why a particular transition outcome may favoured over another, involves the use of an attractor.

 

In this case because the pre-transition medium (brain) is already reflexive,  the outcome of this phase transformation. may be explained by  employing its highly information rich offspring, hyper-reflexivity as an attractor.

 

However, even using hyper-reflexivity as an attractor, it must be remembered that the Theory of Reflexivity is silent with respect to explaining why hyper-reflexivity manifests itself in the form of self-awareness.

 

The Process of Self-Awareness

Hyper-reflexivity expresses itself through self-awareness.

 

Hyper-reflexivity is induced by the resonances associated with consciousness. These are harmonics of the resonances that characterize all the other processes in the brain. In this way hyper-reflexivity is itself the result of all the complex processing that occurs in the brain.

 

It is the reflexive processing of a reflexive process. It therefore involves huge amounts of information processing. This imposes a number of constraints on the scale and topology of both processors and on their interface.

 

There is the requirement for effective input and output. There must be an effective input path for information from the outside into the reflexive medium. The output of the reflexive processor must have an effective path into the hyper-reflexive processor. Furthermore there must be an effective output path from the hyper-reflexive processor for the result of that processing.

 

In addition to this, both the reflexive processor and the hyper-reflexive processor must be sufficiently large to permit the necessary quantity of processing but at the same time sufficiently compact to permit effective internal processing communication.

 

A sphere at the centre of a sphere might meet the topological requirement. The reflexive processor could form the outer shell of the sphere and the hyper-reflexive processor the inner core. Inputs from outside the reflexive processor are received through its relatively large outer surface area. They are then processed, condensed, compacted, and enriched by the reflexive processor and flow towards its inner spherical boundary with the hyper-reflexive processor. These inputs take the form of spherical concentric information waves converging simultaneously on the outer surface of the inner core.

 

This enriched output is then transmitted to the hyper-reflexive processor via the spherical contact area between the two. In this way the whole three-dimensional surface area of the hyper-reflexive processor is available for input. Its smaller size allows for the intense communication necessary for the hype-reflexive processing while remaining large enough for the volume of processing transactions required by hyper-reflexivity.

 

In our universe the human brain may be a refection of this configuration. The three dimensional roughly spherical outer brain may provide the site for the reflexive processing while the three dimensional roughly spherical thalmus at the inner core of the brain may provide the site for hyper-reflexive processing. Information inputs from the outside arrive in the outer brain through its multiple input points. These inputs are processed reflexively in the three dimensional space time of the outer brain and flow inwards towards the thalmus. This output of the outer brain results in the subjective or phenomenal experience we call consciousness as well as many other mental properties.

 

The roughly spherical thalmus at the core of the outer brain might provide the site for the hyper-reflexive processing of this reflexive output. Being completely surrounded by the outer brain it is able to receive at its three dimensional surface the enriched input from the inner surface of the outer brain. This reflexive output is in turn reflexively processed in the three-dimensional space time of the thalmus. This results in the cognitive output that we characterize as self-awareness, that is the knowledge that the phenomenal experiences and all the other mental experiences that make up the mind are our own.

 

MST : From Preferences to Values

MST (evolution) and self-awareness differentiate preference, creating values.

 

Values are more refined and subtle types of preferences for certain internal and external states that result from the differentiation of “ordinary” preferences by the process of self-awareness.

 

Values provide meaning for an individual. They serve to optimize the drive to process by creating an environment where the processor (the person) will grow and flourish. They also serve as the ultimate motivator for the processor’s (his/her) behaviour.

 

Different levels of processor (human) interaction are characterized by different types of values. At an individual level values cam be expressed by such concepts as honesty, discipline, strength, independence, consciousness, reliability and courage.

 

Small group interactions can be characterized by concepts such as loyalty and responsibility.

 

MST : From the Undifferentiated Human Interaction to Value Based Human Interaction (Civilization) - The Theory of Civilization

MST (Theory of Value, see below) differentiates the sum of value driven interactions among communities of self-aware processors (people) to create civilization.

 

This differentiation is caused by the progressive, resonance induced, local absorption of information by the medium, (people and the community ) from the processing environment. This absorption results in the reflexive transformation of order, structure, complexity and control, in that environment (community)

 

Necessary Conditions

The creation of civilization requires certain physical conditions.

 

It requires a stable physical environment hospitable to the processors (people).

 

It requires processors (people), with particular physical attributes, such as the ability to move with agility, navigate with precision, manipulate objects with dexterity, and communicate effectively. 

 

It requires processors (people), with certain mental attributes including but not limited to consciousness, intelligence and self-awareness.

 

Value

Furthermore it requires a focus for the multitude of characteristics and capabilities that characterize the human mind.

 

Value provides such a focus.

 

As mentioned above a value is a preference filtered through the process of self-awareness. It gives meaning to an individual. It serves to optimize the drive to process by creating an environment where the processor (the person) will grow and flourish. It serves as the ultimate motivator for the processor’s (his/her) behaviour.

 

Value is the most highly refined derivative of the drive to process that exists in the known universe. It drives all human interaction.

 

Increasing Information Pressure Through Communal Living

Processors (people) evolved in small communal groups.

 

The small group is a behavioural artefact inherited from our non-human ancestors. The small group is itself a reflection of the drive to process.

 

Communal living increases the chance for interaction among processors (people). Processors both receive and emit information during these interactions. The larger the number of processors the larger the number of interactions.

 

Communal living therefore increases the amount of information processing and information processing pressure among the members of the group. This creates a resonance in the group that manifests itself in many ways including, increases in population size, differentiation in the nature of the interactions and differentiation in the structures of the community.

 

Values provide the attractor which shapes the sum of interactions among groups of self-aware processors (people) and the resulting increase in order, structure, complexity and control, in this evolving community. Fundamental values include the importance of, motherly love, family and communal life, power, creativity, spirituality and environment stewardship (or lack thereof). Family and communal life are reflected through the development of family and kinship structures, society and cities. Power can be reflected through the development of technological, business, political and military structures and processes. Creativity can express itself through art (music, Beatlemania), science (The Theory of Reflexivity) and invention. Spirituality can be expressed through religion and philosophy. Finally there is a dramatic and vitally important reflexive interaction between the community and the environment. Resistance tp processing expresses itself through such things as, injury, disease, death, poverty, criminality and war.

 

In our universe the drive to process expresses itself through all that is beautiful and the resistance to process through all that is not.

 

                                                The Future

In a universe characterized by the dominance of the drive to process, phase transition will continue to create new media and MST to differentiate them.

 

As we have seen it is impossible to know the results in advance. However once manifested these results can be understood by processes that were themselves created by the same mechanisms.

 

The results will continue to astound us in countless ways.

 

Limits

In a world dominated by the resistance to process the above manifestations of the drive to process begin to collapse.

 

The collapse occurs in reverse order.

 

If the dominance of negative information is sufficient, all that was created by phase change and MST in the age of the drive to process will be destroyed.

 

Note:

 

Theory of Value

MST progressively differentiates the drive to process, creating, among other things, the concept of value. Value is the phenomenological concept that provides humans with meaning and motivates all human interaction. This interaction manifests itself in a number of ways including concepts that we refer to as political, economic and social to name a few. The study of these interactions is known as social science. Value therefore provides the intellectual concept that unifies social science.

 
 

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