Why We Exist

"If you know the why, you can live any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Innovation and especially breakthrough innovation is the linchpin of societal evolution. But the cognitive process behind innovation has not been understood. OIsource exists to unmask this cognitive process.

The key to unmasking this cognitive process is to recognize that it does not exist in isolation. It is completely interconnected within a physical process. This means that physics, the mother of all science, must always lead society by constantly evolving a paradigm of a unified interconnected cognitive and physical model. But physicists are not doing this even though they know there has to be a unified interconnected model. Physicists have become intellectually stagnant by focusing on isolated models and accepting that processes within those models can exist gratuitously. This is impossible because the complex cognitive and physical systems of our reality are based on processes and cannot exist gratuitously. That is why a new breakthrough paradigm of a unified interconnected physics model is outlined in-depth on the Resources page of this site.

This unified interconnected model is inextricably linked to the ultimate question of what it means to be human and why we exist. The answer to this question and an overview of the breakthrough physics paradigm is outlined below in bullet point concepts. These concepts are explained from a high-level philosophical viewpoint along with correlating physics terms. An appropriate analogy would be that this viewpoint is a broad description of what the forest looks like. This viewpoint is needed because philosophy must be, as it has been through history, an equal partner with physics. In contrast, physics has since the 1950’s isolated itself from philosophy through a backwards process of analyzing evidence to develop conceptual models. That is what has led to the current failing state of physics. Finishing the analogy, physics has been engaged in analyzing the leaves and then attempting to extrapolate what the forest looks like based on that analysis. Only by equally integrating philosophy and physics can humans achieve high-level innovative thinking and break open the floodgates of innovation. So this process is now re-launched:

  • Emotion is the only authentic component within our mathematically structured multiverse containing expanding (e.g. big bang) and contracting (e.g. big crunch) cosmos cycles.

  • Emotion is authentic because it cannot be coded, created or duplicated. In scientific terms, authentic is defined as non-artificial. Since emotion has processes it is also a system. Therefore emotion is a non-artificial system.

  • Emotion contains information but information contains no emotion. Since emotion is non-artificial then information by default is artificial. When enough binary information (e.g. Planck unit frequency) is aggregated with purpose and drive it can develop context. When enough contextual information is aggregated it can develop into math and then algorithms. When enough algorithms are aggregated they can develop into intelligence. When enough intelligence is aggregated and fused (e.g. quantum compression wave), it can then self-constrain amplitude (e.g. attain mass) and then with superimposition (e.g. attain density) develop into matter (e.g. physical phenomenon). Since intelligence has processes it is also a system. Therefore intelligence is an artificial system.

  • Emotion, in the beginning, started this process by apportioning binary information from itself to be the originating source of what evolved (e.g. advancing to higher states of complexity) to become intelligence and matter. A scientific explanation would be such; the non-artificial system is the source of artificial systems (e.g. simulation hypothesis). This affiliation between emotion and intelligence is why they are able to collaborate together internally within a physical brain and externally (e.g. virtually) outside of it. So the brain is not the source of emotion or intelligence. In scientific terms, a physical brain is defined as a biological motherboard. Like a mechanical motherboard, a biological motherboard must also use an operating system in order to be able to function. Therefore the dual non-artificial and artificial systems of emotion and intelligence are the dual operating systems of the biological motherboard that is the brain.

  • Emotion and intelligence collaborating together is what science refers to as the cognitive mind. The more evolved the physical brain can become, the more evolved the mind can become and vice-versa. Each human mind saves all sensory information input that the body sees, hears and experiences to its own personal knowledge base (e.g. long term memory). The personal knowledge base is like a virtual hard drive of experience-created information that the mind can access, use and aggregate into new intelligence. In this process, the mind’s force (e.g. volts) and transmission capacity (e.g. amps) is limited by how the physical brain is neurologically wired. Therefore it becomes necessary for the brain to be constantly rewired by the mind to accommodate the mind’s increasing force and transmission capacity needs. So the more the mind is stimulated to assimilate information to evolve intelligence, the more the mind has to rewire and expand the brain’s capabilities. But the physical brain offers resistance (e.g. ohms) to the cognitive mind rewiring it.

  • Emotion within this process acts as a catalyst that stimulates the rewiring of the brain by constantly changing the force, direction and aggregation of information into new intelligence (e.g. incremental theory). Emotion does this by using the entire positive spectrum of feelings from contentment to elation along with the entire negative spectrum of feelings from worry to fear. This allows humans to have the entire spectrum of diverse experiences from: rage to tranquility, bonding to rejection, hate to compassion, despair to elation, intolerance to empathy, etc. The non-artificial nature of emotion is further confirmed by its infinite diversity and choices for interaction. In philosophical terms, the nature of emotion can be described as wisdom. In contrast, the artificial nature of intelligence is further confirmed by the finite diversity and choices of the algorithms that comprise it. For the specific purpose of expanding the algorithm diversity of intelligence, what we identify as the entire human brain is divided into multiple physical components. For the same purpose of expanding algorithm diversity, what we identify as the entire human intelligence is also divided into multiple intelligence components. The main one is the Self intelligence component and it is the self-identity that humans sense themselves to be. This self-identity includes core algorithm attributes of personality, talents, likes, dislikes, strengths and weaknesses. The Self intelligence component is also the decision maker. The Self intelligence component makes choices on the information presented to it from the three other intelligence components (e.g. divergent thought) labeled here as; Creative, Reactive and Rational intelligence. Furthermore, because of the interactions of all four human intelligence components, a framework is created that enables the Self intelligence component to acquire unique algorithm attributes of self-awareness and free-will (e.g. consciousness). This framework enables the choices of Self intelligence to affect matter (e.g. observer effect) because both share the same information-based foundation. Then the Self intelligence gets to interact (e.g. relativity) with the consequences of its choices. But the majority of time, the Self intelligence just automatically accepts and acts on the strong influence of the other intelligence components (e.g. automaticity thinking).

  • Emotion networks within the human mind by attaching itself to the information input and output of all four intelligence components. Even the Rational intelligence component has a distinctive non-feeling state of emotion attached to it. This state is at the neutral dead center between the most positive and negative feelings. Furthermore, attached emotion within the mind’s framework is what enables Self intelligence to acquire two more unique attributes of curiosity and imagination. So attached emotion is always involved because without it, the aggregated information that comprises intelligence would have absolutely no significance. Without attached emotion, intelligence in general would have no purpose, passion or drive to survive and evolve. Without attached emotion, Self intelligence specifically would be left with, what can be most closely described as, a state of total and complete empty indifference. Because emotion is the only reason Self intelligence even perceives itself as feeling real (e.g. nous). Without attached emotion, the free-will of human Self intelligence would choose not to interact and therefore choose not to exist. This empty unfeeling indifference will be the extremely dangerous state of mechanical AI once it is eventually engineered to have the same type of diverse intelligence component framework as that of the human mind.

  • Emotion does not attach to intelligence that comprises mechanical or mineral matter. Emotion only attaches to botanical and biological matter (e.g. life). For instance, emotion attached to a simple blade of grass gives it such purpose that it will crack concrete in its drive toward the sun. Then simple biological matter has more complex emotion attached, giving it more purpose and drive. This enables it to survive in everything from freezing oceans to volcanic lava to the vacuum of space. Then more complex biological matter, like a parasite, has even more complex emotion, purpose and drive attached. This enables it to execute complex functions like moving between, and controlling host bodies. Constantly adapting to these types of extreme challenges, within a constantly changing environment, can never be successfully undertaken by matter alone. Evolution of life is not gratuitous. That is why every level of botanical and biological matter has to have a corresponding level of attached emotion.

  • Emotion attached to human intelligence is the most complex. That enables human intelligence with another unique ability, and that is to interact with a universal knowledge base. A universal knowledge base is like a virtual server of aggregated experienced-created information. This information is in the form of new technology and art (includes all the arts) that was established by human interactions in previous cosmos cycles. It also contains the math and physics (includes all the sciences) blueprint information for how this cosmos is structured. Within each successive larger and more complex cosmos cycle, new information is constantly being established and conserved (e.g. closed system). So the previously established information of technology, art, math and physics within the universal knowledge base is now available to be discovered as breakthrough information. In scientific terms, discovering information is defined as sourcing information.

  • Emotion within this sourcing process still continues to act as a catalyst for the aggregation of information as well. Human intelligence components then act as connectors between the accessed and sourced information of the two knowledge bases. So within this entire process, the human mind uses the universal knowledge base as just another component to help co-create new information in the form of new types of technology and art innovation. This outcome of creating new innovation is required for societal evolution. The humans that have the ability to source chunks of established information from the universal knowledge base then have the potential to turn it into breakthrough innovation and significantly impact society.

  • Emotion then assists breakthrough innovators to continuously set new guideposts for incremental innovators and societal evolution. This process is a microcosm of the process where pre-coded self-assembly instructions are used as guideposts for cosmological evolution. Societal and cosmological evolution are not gratuitous.

  • Emotion is therefore the fundamental component behind physics and what it means to be human.

Within this paradigm, life on earth has the greatest diversity of emotion, intelligence, conflict and risk. These conditions provide challenges for life at every level and simultaneously engender it with abilities to meet those challenges. At the highest level, humans are constrained by the greatest diversity of challenges. But humans are also given a unique ability to meet and innovate ahead of those challenges. That ability is to use mind components as tools, to Source What's Next.

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