Might Friston’s “Free Energy” Markov Blankets = Liquid Membraning?

Karl Friston is looking to move forward describing the ‘free energy principle’, for example using the Friston/Ramstead/Babcock paper describing “all life in terms of Markov Blankets.” https://www.wired.com/story/karl-friston-free-energy-principle-artificial-intelligence/ and https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1571064517301409

Another term for Markov Blankets might be “Liquid Membraning”. I use Liquid Membraning in problem-solving; the cognitive process appears to be akin to stitching up data-points into Markov Blankets. “Cloud-Boxing” is my other term. The suggestion here is to shift away from the rigid/fixed/ossifying nature of the term “blankets” to a flow-state framework that evokes particulates and osmoticity? Could the term instead be Markov “fluidics,” “flow-states”, “nets”, “clouds”, and/or “meshes”?


“Liquid Membraning”* is the deep enveloping that evanescently correlates datasets during the gloaming phase of a sort; stitching up cloud-points out of constellations of clues; out of a search to find the deep root cause of a challenge/problem/issue/threat [ie. to go back to the deep root first principle]. This produces a key that when turned unlocks the entire problem. Computationally you could call it super-swarming. It has been suggested that creatives approach a task ‘more intuitively’, not analytically. I disagree; these skills could be characterized as hyperfast analytical tasking. Think of super-swarming as standing in a cloud. Where the cloud is a set of data points. Among these are the discrete clues that I notice. Among these are the patterns and there a route of questions to find, to follow, down to the root clue/key that unlocks everything. Another way to look at this is to say I see all the trees in the forest, and then notice the clue paths and patterns that lead me back to the one different tree.

* definition circa 25 Nov 2018


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Is Blockchain a realization of Asimov’s 3 Laws?

For Internet-era Humans:

Is Blockchain a realization of Asimov’s 3 Laws?
Blockchain’s Disruption to 2nd-Era Social Media
David Huer, Canada, January 2018

PDF Document Link [here]

This is an allusion to the idea of “Personal Presencein one of Asimov’s ‘Elijah Bailey/R. Daneel Olivaw‘ series of novels.

People in electronically-connected countries generally have 9 personas:During the Pre-internet Era (most of human culture), we had 5:

During the 2nd (Post-Chat Room) Social Media Era

Websites sold “First-4” Data to Advertisers. Inferring that First-4 Data gleans clues about Inferred-5. Using machine-learning and AI, now, to claim further inference success…

Where are you on the daily persona journey?

Who plays the instrument that manipulates your soul?

What’s worrisome for today’s social media giants?

Self-demonstrating that there is NO social contract/respect for deep privacy.
Not needing to make one, without the presence of an alternative.

Blockchain’s deep power? It is that alternative.

Blockchain systematically engineers true respect for deep privacy. A true deep social contract, a truthfully private exchange. Returning the First-4 to Asimovian Full-9 Personal Presence and Control The next iteration of the Internetosphere.

Until Blockchain gets disrupted.


Images:

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SOLCO: A new space treaty to break the Orbital Investing Sound Barrier

CityMoon : Getting back to the Moon

Earlier this summer, a friend and got to talking about space industry. Why industry and the authorities still had us stuck on Earth. It’s been 50 years. They played golf. And got us a bag of rocks. All the other promises were empty. And NASA keeps insisting that we ought to be making riskier long-duration trips to Mars vs. bootstrapping like entrepreneurs do. But got to thinking, concluding that the old Outer Space Treaty (UNOOSA, 1966) is the barrier to entry. The national space agencies really have little choice, because signatory states all agree that no one can own private property off-planet.

CityMoon.org : website
Treaty proposal video (CGI animation)

Well, who invests in that. 

The strategy here? A new treaty to break the investment log-jam. That’s been the project of the last few months. I will periodically post and welcome guest commentary.  It takes all of us to make the world better. And all of us dialoguing to move our civilization forward.