**From:** Marc Geddes (*m_j_geddes@yahoo.com.au*)

**Date:** Fri Jan 20 2006 - 01:56:17 MST

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*Intelligence:

"In the most general sense of the term, intelligence

is actually the ability to form accurate causal models

of reality. So this is my definition. Intelligence is

the ability to accurately model cause and effect

relations.

This definition is more general than just prediction.

That's because 'causality' doesn't just mean

functional (or physical) cause and effect. There are

several different levels of cause and effect that need

to be modelled for full intelligence. Aside from

physical causality, there is also volitional (or

intentional) causality and also mathematical (or

logical) causality.

Based on this, here's my attempt a slighly more

expanded definition of intelligence:

Intelligence is the ability to form accurate causal

models of reality. This is the ability to make

accurate predictions about functional systems, the

ability to accurately model how volitional agents can

most effectively achieve goals and finally, the

ability to integrate different kinds of knowledge into

a single explanatory framework. To sum up,

intelligence is:

The ability to make accurate predictions

The ability to achieve goals with optimal efficiency

The ability to integrate knowledge"

*Consciousness:

"Qualia (conscious experiences) are both the

underlying substance of reality itself and 'Events' on

the Mathematical time-line - or processes in

multi-dimensional time. Qualia (conscious experience)

are built-up out of all of the processes which make up

an integrated mind."

'Events' on the mathematical time-line (or Qualia) are

causal relationships between combinations of Functions

(models of physical systems) and Memes (models of

sentient behavior). Such 'Events' are equivalent to

the fabric of reality itself (Mathematico-Cognition),

a hybrid of Physical, Volitional and Mathematical

properties.

Therefore mathematical 'Events' are processes in

multi-dimensional time. The interaction of platonic

mathematical objects (functions, memes and sets)

manifests itself as physical, volitional and

mathematical properties and conscious experience

itself."

A technical paper providing strong evidence for

3-dimensional time:

This is very recent (late 2005):

"This paper will interpret quantum physics by using

two extra dimensional time as quantum hidden

variables. I'll show that three dimensional time is a

bridge to connect basics quantum physics, relativity

and string theory. ``Quantum potential'' in Bohm's

quantum hidden variable theory is derived from

Einstein Lagrangian in 6-dimensional time-space

geometry. Statistical effect in the measurement of

single particle, non-local properties, de Broglie wave

can be naturally derived from the natural properties

of three dimensional time."

...

Link:

http://arxiv.org/abs/quant-ph/0510010

*Causal models of mathematics:

"Sets too have a dual-aspect. A Set can be both a

logical property of the Platonic world and a temporal

property. As a logical property the Set represents a

static mathematical object existing in platonic

reality. But as a temporal property the Set represents

a *model* of a mathematical object. This is proposed

to be equivalent to the underlying substance of

reality itself - Mathematico-Cognition. Curiously then

, this last property (the 'Set' as a Temporal

property) is in some sense equivalent to (or contains)

all the other properties (including itself!), since

all properties in reality are manifestations of

Mathematico-Cognition."

*Universal Values

"The idea here is that the one thing a conscious mind

must value (if it values anything at all), is the

continuation of consciousness itself (since value

comes from consciousness). This is not an objective

basis for values, but it is a universal one.

To summarize, the ultimate imperative (if the scheme

is correct), appears to be 'maintain the existence of

the universe', which is apparently achieved through

the integration and growth of knowledge (ultimately

the integration of physical, volitional and

mathematical properties)

There are 3 temporal domains - the Physical,

Volitional and Mathematical. When considering a mind

which is modeling each of these domains there are 3

aspects to which value (or utility) could be assigned

- *reality* itself (events in the external world), the

*model* of reality and *qualia* (conscious

experiences). A table of 9 'Universal Utilities' is

implied. Utilities which are 'good' are those that

maximally enable the growth, integration and

self-reflection of knowledge because this is what

maintains existence itself and also consciousness

(recall that the underlying fabric of reality itself -

Mathematico-Cognition - was proposed to be equivalent

to Qualia - conscious experience)."

Definitions based on published abstract summary of

'The Mathematico-Cognition Reality Theory'

(by mjgeddes - *updated*):

http://www.toequest.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1338

We've got a couple of canaries on the SL4 list

unfortuantely. Come on Wilson and Yudkowsky,

swallow your pride. You've got to swallow your pride.

Admit someone knows more than you do.

*Geddes chuckles*

I'm starting to enjoy this...

"Till shade is gone, till water is gone, into the shadow with teeth bared, screaming defiance with the last breath, to spit in Sightblinder’s eye on the last day”

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