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Quote from: Thebox on 01/07/2018 06:58:51Think I am insane ? Everybody is, so you have good chances to be so too! :0) Take care not to begin thinking that you are the only one sane or the only one insane and you will survive! :0)
Think I am insane ?
Just take care no to begin to think that you can judge all by yourself if you are sane or not, and you will be fine. We are all insane, but it's no good to think about how we feel all the time or to never think about that. Extremes have to be avoided as often as possible.
Two things make us look insane: resistance to change and imagination, which is incidentally also about change. We look insane if we don't want to change our mind about something everybody thinks right, and we also look insane if we simply show that we have an idea that is completely different from the ones everybody has. In both cases though, it may nevertheless happen that we are right and everybody is wrong, which simply means that if nobody was ever insane, we would not be able to adapt to change.
Hows my score ?
The four categories that really matter are NGI (natural general intelligence), AGI (artificial general intelligence), NGS (natural general stupidity), and AGS (artificial general stupidity). Humans mostly have NGS, but a few have NGI. AGI is something we're trying to build, but most projects attempting to build it will more likely build AGS instead. The main difference between NGI and NGS is rigour - those who apply the rules of reasoning correctly qualify as NGI systems, while those who fail to do so (and who refuse to correct their errors regardless of how clearly their errors are shown to them) are classed as NGS systems. NGS is very much the norm, even amongst elite groups of highly qualified "experts". Most of them have no respect for reason whatsoever, apart from claiming to apply it while they fail to do so, in the exact same way religious people do when discussing imaginary gods. It is very hard to identify any NGI anywhere.There is hope though, because with coming of AGI systems, it will be possible to force NGS systems to confront their errors - if you feed your rules into an AGI system and ask it to run them, it will not replicate the NGS's errors because AGI will apply those rules consistently rather than selectively and it won't fill the gaps with any magical thinking. All those NGS systems out there which pride themselves on being NGI will finally be shown up and will be shouted down by AGI in the same way they've spent hundreds of years shouting down the few people who actually are NGI systems.
Quote from: BoxHows my score ? You're normal as far as resistance to change is concerned, but quite discrete in showing it. You're also normal as far as imagination is concerned, but quite expressive in showing it. Now to be fair, what about the score you give me?
I'm interested in studying my ideas, not my feelings. I do have some but I don't trust them. They come through our senses, which gather information about the environment, but they are information about what others think of us or what we think of them,
so they have something to do with imagination since we can't read others' minds. Imagination has an astonishing property to change things, but it can also corrupt them if we begin to imagine that it is always right.
Sexual perversion is a kind of corruption of our sexual instinct which happens when we begin using sexual feelings for something else than making babies for instance,
Saying that, I realize that it is probably my imagination that exacerbates my feelings when I suddenly get angry about my mother only while talking to her. Instinct reacts to danger, and there is no danger in this case. It's as if a chain reaction was invading my brain while nothing dangerous is in view.