6. Intelligence

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“But How Do You Define Intelligence?”

Intelligence is:

(a) definable(ideal),
(b) measurable(potential), and;
(c) demonstrable(existential);

… and like all cognition:

accidental (idiosyncratic accumulation of experience or knowledge), and
deliberate (training).

With conscientiousness is just as important as intelligence

Intelligence provides discount on the rate of learning(adapting to) increasing complexity and consciousness duration of tolerance for frustration – and together these defeat time and complexity.

Wanna be Scared? What do you think Ohm’s Law tells us? Same thing: Dehumanizing.

I(current) =V(voltage)/R(resistance)
Intelligence = Information / Resistance


Sentience, Awareness, Consciousness, Agency, and Intelligence : The Evolution of Memory and Its Adaptation and Friction

SENTIENCE: Sense and Perceive changes in state, absent prediction and choice. Neurology not ‘memory’.

AWARENESS: Awareness of changes in bodily and environmental state because of the availability of short term memory, limited long term, little if any forecasting. Short term memory.

CONSCIOUSNESS SPECTRUM: Modeling Space, Time, and Others, including the modeling of space, time by others because of extensive Long term memory. Some degree of forecasting but limited recursive permutation (thinking).

AGENCY: Given that predictions (models) and the actions to bring them about are computed by our brains simultaneously, the ability to suppress, recursively iterate upon, and choose between, then act upon or choose not to act upon those impulses. Multiple competing forecasts, with control over selection of subject(choice of forecast) of recursion.

INTELLIGENCE refers to a very general mental capability that, among other things, involves the ability to reason, plan, solve problems, think abstractly, comprehend complex ideas, learn quickly and learn from experience. Individuals differ from one another in their ability to understand complex ideas, to adapt effectively to the environment, to learn from experience, to engage in various forms of reasoning, to overcome obstacles by deliberate thought.

BIOLOGICAL INTELLIGENCE consists in requiring less biological resources to obtain more relevant predictions with limited error, in shorter time. It’s a measure of ‘cable friction’ (really) – meaning lower is better. (neuronal resistance is calculated using the same formula as undersea cables.)

INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT is a variable that summarizes positive correlations among different cognitive tasks, reflecting the fact that an individual’s performance on one type of cognitive task tends to be comparable to that person’s performance on other kinds of cognitive tasks.

DEMONSTRATED INTELLIGENCE requires (a) ‘g’, (b) short term memory (working memory), (c) general knowledge, (d) concordance of wants with reality (not wanting or believing impossible or stupid things), (e) trait conscientiousness (sticking to it).

The consciousness spectrum is a function of memory – and especially memory as a ratio of body size – and all consciousness evolves from the same function: body modeling in space determined by available movement.

The sequence of states above are all names of marginal differences in state in the spectrum of cognition and as such represent a continuity of increasing recursive iterations of neuronal organization and not discreet functions.

In any self organizing, self reinforcing, neuronal system (network), each iteration (layer of abstraction) increases the prediction in time, space, and distance from perception to calculation. And tools of computation (language-communication, accumulated experience(know1edge), theory, writing, formulae, numbers, logic) allow us to use internal and external tools for increasing prediction of the time, space, object, population, with our given abilities – which across human classes, range dramatically.

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