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Resonance, the Absorption of Information and

Self-Differentiation

The Physics of Reflexivity II

 

The Motor of Creation

 

Reflexive Information Processing and the Medium

Information

The multiverse is characterized by positive and negative potential information.

 

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).

 

The output of each process creates information pressure, positive and negative respectively.

 

                                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, the medium is in turn reflexively modified by processing.

 

The drive to process causes growth and differentiation of the medium. The resistance to process causes shrinkage and simplification of the medium.

 

The two processes reflexively oppose each other.

                               

This reflexive opposition creates information-processing friction in the medium.

                               

                Origin of Reflexivity

The opposition of the resistance of process, to the output of the drive to process, creates reflexivity.

 

The drive to process creates an output.

 

                                The output needs a path to propagate.

 

Resistance to processing can restrict that path through negative information pressure.

 

This opposition causes the output of the drive to process to turn back on the process that created it.

 

This can create two results;

i.              The output may become an input and be reprocessed by the same processor (feedback).

 

ii.             The output may be sufficiently beautiful to transform the process tht created it in the first place.

 

                                In this way the cause becomes the result.

 

This latter occurrence will change the nature of the new outputs.

 

Information Processing Waves and the Medium

This friction is characterized by continuous, local, spontaneous, random, processing output instabilities due to the variabilities of processing.

 

These instabilities create areas of high and low information processing pressure in the medium.

 

These pressure differentials create information flow in the medium, from areas of high pressure to areas of low pressure.

 

The continuous, local, spontaneous and random nature of processing instabilities, impose information flow in the form of continuous and variable information pressure waves in the medium.

                       
Potentials

From Coherence to Wave Dynamics

                These pressure waves are infinitely varied in coherence.

 

Waves of like coherence interact with each other to create wave patterns. Waves of different coherence do not interact.

 

The infinite variety of coherence leads to the creation of an infinitely large class of interacting wave groups, each group having its own coherence.

 

The continuous random instabilities in the processing friction act to make the wave patterns in these groups increasingly complex and dynamic.

 

These increasingly dynamic wave patterns are optimized reflexively.

 

Processing differentials among wave groups creates areas of high and low information processing pressure among them. Waves continuously flow from groups of high pressure to groups of low pressure. ?

 

High-pressure wave groups thus give off (radiate) information to low pressure groups and low pressure groups absorb this information from the high pressure groups. ?

 

The multidimensional transmission of information necessary for this process is made possible through holographic communications. ? 

 

Wave Dynamics and Reflexivity

These increasingly optimized patterns create increasing / decreasing order, structure, complexity and control in a given wave group.

 

This creative / destructive process is the result of two mechanisms both of which themselves are created as the result of reflexive processing: meta-system transition and its highly information rich special case, phase transition.

 

           Resonance, the Absorption of Information and Self-Differentiation 

                        Meta System Transformation (Increasing information)

This is the progressive transformation of a medium that is characterized by increasing levels of local order, structure, complexity and control.

 

It is caused by progressive local absorption, by the medium, of information from the processing environment.

 

It occurs when local information waves in the processing environment induce local resonances in the medium. This causes the medium to locally absorb information from the processing environment and to undergo change in local order, structure, complexity and control.

 

The changes in the medium are a direct reflection of this newly absorbed information.

 

This process does not cause phase change in the medium because:

 

i.                     the local information waves in the processing environment are not resonating at the natural frequency of the medium

 

ii.                    even if they had induced resonance at the natural frequency of the medium, the local information waves in the processing environment are not of sufficient beauty to support the phase transition.

 

Iii             they have a smaller number of degrees of vibrational freedom than the vibrations of the natural resonance of the medium

 

                                Phase Transition (Increasing information)

This is a sudden dramatic change in the properties of a medium, which is caused by the sudden absorption of information, by that medium from the processing environment. 

 

It occurs when :

i.                     the medium becomes information saturated,

 

and when

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 degrees of freedom of vibration in the processing environment

 

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

 

The natural frequency/beauty/degree of vibration combination of the medium characterizes a quality known as critical point inertia. The greater the inertia the greater will be the resistance of the medium to induced resonance by the information-processing environment.

 

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/degree of vibration 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.

 

The transformed properties of the new medium will be a direct reflection of the information absorbed.

 

Types of Phase Transition

                        There are two types of phase transition:

 

First Order

This is a phase change that moves progressively through a medium because of poor information processing communications in that medium.   

 

                                                Second Order

This is a phase change that occurs instantaneously in a medium, because of beautiful information processing communications in that medium.

 

Phase transitions create / destroy phases.

 

Meta-system transformations lead to progressively increasing / decreasing levels of order, structure, complexity and control in those phases.

 

All phases are informationally interlocked through resonant reflexive information wave dynamics.

 

Reflexive Uncertainty

            Origin of Reflexive Uncertainly

Reflexivity creates uncertainty because it obscures the cause and effect relationship that characterizes certainty in science (with the exception of quantum mechanics).

 

The interaction between the drive to process and the resistance to process create reflexivity.

 

As a result of this interaction the output of a process can modify the processor that created it. In other words the cause becomes the effect.

 

Because of this it is impossible to establish a link between cause and effect. This has several important consequences that are explored elsewhere in this presentation.

 

Limits

 

Reflexive Uncertainty, MST and Phase Transition

Uncertainty effects all aspects of the MST and phase transition process.

 

MST

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know in advance when and what type of processing resonance will induce the local resonance in the medium necessary for MST.

 

It is impossible to know beforehand, the type of information that the medium will absorb as a result of that resonance.

 

It is impossible to know in advance, the nature of the processing that will be displayed by the medium as a result of the absorption of this information.

 

                                Phase Transition

Reflexive uncertainty has even more significant effects on the more complicated process of phase transition.

 

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know in advance      ;

i.              when and what type of resonance will cause the medium to become saturated.

 

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know in advance

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know beforehand the type of information that the medium will absorb as a result of that resonance.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Reflexive Uncertainty and the Result of MST and Phase Transition

Because of uncertainty it is impossible to know in advance the type of processing that will emerge as a result of phase transition.

 

Reflexivity as the Attractor

The friction between the drive to process and resistance to process create reflexivity.

 

Because of this, reflexivity can be considered an attractor which will influence the result of MST or Phase transition. 

 

Beyond Reflexive Uncertainty, The Physical Manifestation of Processing

The drive to process induces a new type of processing in the medium as a result of MST and phase transition.

 

This processing manifests itself in particular physical or (physically based) phenomenological ways. 

 

The reasons for this particular manifestation go beyond reflexive uncertainty and are not understood.

 

                Dominance of Drive to Process Over Resistance    

MST and phase transition can only create and differentiate the medium when the drive to process dominates the resistance to process.

 

This dominance may be due to a dominance of positive information over negative information in a particular part of the processing medium.

 

Principles of Stewardship

Principles of Conservation

The fixed limits of positive and negative potential information, as well as the existence of multiple interdependent wave groups, prevent the superfluous creation or loss, of order, structure, complexity and control in the medium.

 

Action Principle (Economy of Effort)

On average, reflexive optimization stabilizes processing and imposes the most effective path on the creative/degenerative process. This stabalization is a result of the Action Principle. However, occasional dramatic changes in processing  are possible. These changes can cause a sudden and dramatic divergence of the processing path and result in the creation of a new path. In this case the Action Principle will minimize the deviations from this new processing path.

 

The exact trajectory of the new processing path cannot be known in advance.

 

Principles of Universality

Principles of Commonality and Fractalism

In general, the random nature of processing instabilities combined with the Action Principle above, impose a continuous general uniformity of output, on the creative / destructive process, while allowing for local exceptions and their characteristic creativity. 

 

However occasionally, wave dynamics may lead to radical departures from the processing path with associated radical changes in output. The Action principle will act to maintain the uniformity of this new output.

 

In either of the cases mentioned above, the exact nature of the processing outcome cannot be known in advance.

 

However the resulting general similarities are characterized by self-similarities (fractalism) at all scales and in all dimensions. The communications necessary for this self-similarity in multiple dimensions is made possible through holographic communications.

 

Principles of Connectedness

The Action Principle optimizes the topological connections among media. Growth is characterized by increasingly complex topologies. Degeneration is characterized by increasingly simple topologies.

 

 
 

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