'Cognitive Bias' Chapter
Heuristic algorithms fail to adequately model human behavior. We have unrealistic opinions about everything in our world, we need to. Does this simply mean we are all delusional?
Even though we may not be able to see it directly, there is a quality, character or “shape” to the force that leads us to exhibit our cognitive biases. Our bias directs our attention. What successfully models human consciousness is quantum theory. We function according to a matrix of if-then statements. Our behavior is situational looking for if-then cues. Our minds are in constant connection with the world around us.
“Fortunately for serious minds, a bias recognized is a bias sterilized” Benjamin Haydon (English historical painter and writer, 1786-1846)
“Bias and prejudice are attitudes to be kept in hand, not attitudes to be avoided.” Charles Curtis
Human beings are not naturally “rational” creatures. We will not compromise our sense of our personal wellbeing, usually in favor of having highly accurate data. In the case of my own disorder, my brains inability to screen incoming sensory input… Seek More
Metaphysics is the school of thought that deals with attempting to refine and clarify the concepts we use to understand reality. Even though we may not be able to see it directly, there is a quality, character or “shape” to… Seek More
So in short, there is a fabric of consciousness just as there is of space time. In truth, these two are identical. It’s not smooth. It’s not featureless. It’s not mechanistic. If anything it’s “bubbly”, like blood. So consciousness is… Seek More
The reason a computer can read anything from a zip file, a file that has been reduced down to the minimal amount of data necessary, is that the greater bulk of information the file requires is implied implicitly to the… Seek More
What is the benefit of trojans, worms, and viruses on the multiversal level? On the multiversal level, there is a truth to our awareness that is so complex it can only be processed by reverse engineering the web itself. This is… Seek More
Today we are talking about virtual interaction theory. We tend to convince ourselves that we interact with an objective world, that we perceive and evaluate people places and things exactly as they are. What do you think? Is this true?… Seek More
We behave and react according to what we perceive something to mean to us, and a good portion of that perceived meaning is obtained from simple biological sensation, but an even greater part is obtained socially from communication. We perceive… Seek More
Let’s talk about communal meals. Everyone can understand the concept of a communal meal, yes? We eat with our families as children if nothing else, so communal meals have meaning. They even have meaning for other species. Much of the… Seek More
How much of your personal story is about concrete physical experiences? It’s more about subjective so not much on the concrete. How many of our day to day fears are based on concrete things? How much control is exerted over… Seek More
Should I go further into meaning as it stands now? Or perhaps the meaning behind the meaning? Remember my earlier reference to children seeing everything as an agent? And well, adults do also. They just deny it. It’s actually inescapable.… Seek More