Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Conditioning Yourself

The premise is that all forms of behavior can be molded through conditioning.

Let's start with the basics.

Conditioning requires response and reinforcement.

Reinforcement is either negative or positive,
Meaning that it causes the responses of desire or aversion.
Negative reinforcement reduces the frequency or the strength of a behavior.
Positive reinforcement increases the frequency or the strength of a behavior.

This is generally, as the intensity of a positive/negative response may not increase/decrease behavior.
As in the case of eating something rare, that is pleasing to the senses, as in watermelon that is not frequently eaten. Christmas gifts are also a good example, as people fall into the cultural trend of not giving without being triggered by a specific date. Its a matter of gifts being traded, which usually doesn't happen without a mutual intention to do so. Mutual gift trading or giving is more desirable than simply giving without getting anything but positive emotion back.

Conditioning yourself is what takes place in religion, but many people are not aware of commonsense psychology, and so remain unaware of their own behavior determinism. As an example having an all loving and caring being watching and mediating your life, being a continuous positive reinforcement that can come from anything associated with stimulation, i.e. religious community, scripture reading, or indoctrination.

Now that we understand the basics, lets move into how you condition yourself.

First is intention:
1. Positive intention is "I will do". The more positive an intention of x, the more it is being reinforced, and the more likely the behavior is to change. The converse is true of the negative, in the logic of "I will not do."
2. Positive/negative reinforcement/ends. Let's use two examples: A) A child receives high grades in school. Whenever he does he is rewarded with something that pleases him; as in his parents buying ice cream, or a toy he wants. To make a quick point this is the best thing about being parent, as a parent has more control and can condition a child better than most can condition themselves at an older age. Next example B) When ever John smokes he burns himself afterward. This burning is an aversive stimulus because it causes pain.

One problem of conditioning that arises is wanting to create aversion to ends, without wanting to feel the negative reinforcement. You have to want to be aversive in order to create an aversive end.

As a law, the strength of aversion is based on intensity and duration of pain or harm, the strength of desire is based on pleasure achieved by an end.

How then does one condition themselves precisely? Simple, by creating a positive or negative end, and than doing a behavior with its effects being that end. Example: You will eat ice-cream but only if you do a particular behavior.

Most self-conditioning starts with an idea or an intention, and than becomes reality or a condition based on the reinforcement.

Now the next question is what should be conditioned? Well its optional, but rationally, what should be conditioned is productive behavior, self-interested behavior, and if you have the surplus investment in a continuously productive behaviors of others, or in some cases simple charity when you have the resources. What should be negatively reinforced, eliminated behavior, is any behavior which increases the chance of your death or decreases your condition of living.

Therefore, I have presented here a method to Condition/Change of behavior based on a rational moral standard.  

Learning what behaviors can be conditioned or eliminated is a matter of exercising these factors.

If you have any questions please leave them in the field below.


Monday, August 20, 2012

General Theory of Improvement

The general theory of Improvement – problems and solutions

The following is a biological definition of and overview of problems, solutions, and improvements.

The following production is theoretical ideological version of a possible mathematical understanding of the subjects promised to be expounded on in this film. This film has the underlying transformative power to adjust your thoughts to greater corresponding consciousness, basically meaning
it will cause increased realism, where thought equates to life and world more.

Before I outline this conceptual work, I will first state threes laws
1. Life exists in relation to the total systems it can encounter and interact with.
2. Survival depends on maintenance of a system that is in a sense alive, in an internal/external and even constructing/manipulating the internal/external.
3. Precise effects caused by precise causes, can be avoided by eliminating the cause. Meaning, effects can be prevented or allowed depending on how the cause is allowed or prevented to exist.

I start by going into the main ideas by asking What is human dysfunction, weakness, disability, failure?

A biological imperative of living systems is to sustain survival, as so far the living system is adapted to survive in a wide range of possible environments. Dysfunction is equate to kind of weakness in the system, wherein the attribute or operation of the system impedes or severely lessens the chances of survival of the life-forms.

We thus think of improvement as a kind of engineering or adaptation that takes place where in the gene-pool or environment there is the elimination of that which impedes survival. This is basic biological Darwinism, wherein improvement is identified, and improvement is conceptualized as any process that eliminates any operational or property weakness, that lowers the chances of survival. In other words, improvement increases chances of survival, and decreases chance of death. This improvement is really just in increase in strength of survivability, which I propose can be mathematically  quantified.  

The first biological weakness that comes to mind, is the fact human beings can't survive on earth, if an asteroid of a considerable mass impacts the surface and engulfs the atmosphere which we breath, and overturns the surface which we have mobility and life-dependence on.  

This proves that a population of biological systems is not inherently likely to have increased risk of death purely on biological operations and properties, instead the environment can directly influence chances of survive. We will see that is clearly apparent, as we move through the problems and challenges that put human life at risk. 

If the environment and biology mutually effect strength of survivability, improvement can be pursued by adjusting biology or environment. This is a law, which I now label, the law of changing survivability.

The first challenge I note we face is possible asteroid collision with earth. What are the solutions? Solutions here mean the elimination of that which decreases chances of survival, or implantation of that which increases the chance of survival.  

A solution is an implementation of current actualities to manipulate survivability. When the solution is in thought alone it is said to be in theoretical or conceptual phase, when it actually is demonstrated it is a proven and repeatable tactic as so far as the problem is a general or similar problem.  

Problem (1): Potential asteroid collision destroying life.
Solution A) Chemical reactions which entirely subdivide the mass into less deadly/massive objects. How might this be done?
By sending drones, or sending up capsules of sort, or even both that initiate a desired obliteration of the dooms-day mass.
Solution B) Inhabiting other planets with some maintained survivability upon them, after a dooms-day asteroid destroys our planetary dependence.
Solution C) Movement of asteroid.

Please consider contemplation of possible solutions, and gearing yourself to working on them, because no ends/effects exist without causes. Your are the cause. Working on this project is to work on increasing the probability of survival of humanity and our possible alternative forms.

Another large astronomical event which will decrease survivability of humans as we know them now is the sun's expansion and finally its consumption of the earth. There is a time frame wherein we have till it becomes too hot on earth to bare life as we know it. So what are the solutions to having our current planet dependency obliterated?

Problem (2): Earth obliterated by sun's heat as well as sun flares, which can destroy our atmosphere and disrupt technology.

Solution A) Slowing the phase change of our star and its consumption of hydrogen.
Solution B) Inhabiting other planets, solar systems, galaxies.
Solution C) A temporary solution of using force fields, just like the earth's naturally existing fields, to protect at least some of life in case of large discharges, if not most of life on earth.

It appears that in our second problem solution B is the same as solution B for problem 1. Why do we see this duplication?
It is because the problem, is the effect of the inhabited planet being destroyed. And it is, therefore a law, if there are multiple planets inhabited by a life-form its survivability increases. In other words, the law is when a inhabited planet is threatened survival depends on extraterrestial habitation.  

Let us turn our scope inward somewhat, to the economical instead of astronomical impacts of natural order and chaos.

Let us visual problem (3): Scarcity
All life requires certain consumption in order to convert energy in to biological work. This energy, can come in form of life or prey. What man needs to consume is what I would call metabolic-resources. How can we solve scarcity, eliminate it or possibly eliminate the biological cause of scarcity: biological metabolism.

Solution A) Lower demand, by lowering population to be directly proportional to required metabolic-resources.
Solution B) Increase reproduction of m-r.
Solution C) Improve by transitioning into cyborg life form that only requires free energy.

Surprisingly, though I can not measure how hard either change is decisively, I would say A,C are just about equally probable in this time of civilization. A isn't really required, because most m-rs can be regenerated and can exist in surplus.  

The second problem is of scarcity (4) is scarcity of essential industrial resources.

Solution A) Create more recyclable materials.
Solution B) Mine off of home planet
Solution C) Nano-technology and multi-dimensional computing.
Solution D) Proportioning population to supply.
Solution E) Becoming cyborgs.
Lack of resources is not only an economic problem, but can be a personal problem, an occupational problem. The solutions are:

A) Going back to school to qualify for a higher paying job.
B) Seeking a higher earning.
C) Cutting down on personal expenses.
D) Getting loans or social service assistance.
E) Converting into a robotic life-forms.

Problem (5) Health Coverage
Solution A) Mandatory HC
Solution B) National HC
Solution C) Laws that make some have rights to free or cost-reduced HC.

Problem (6): Global Warming
S: A) Reduction of fossil fuels, also means in increase in non-destructive energy use.
S: B) Nano-bots or machines that eliminate pollution and extra carbon.
S: C) Cyborgism
S: D) Off planet living

Problem (7) Inter-species Harm

S: A) Anger management and increasing emotional intelligence.
S: B) Inhibition drugs.
S: C) Punishment, negative reinforcement.

Not only is dysfunctionality, weakness in relation to the economy it might be a disability, something that inables an individual or those under the disabilities limitations and status to be in-cable of production and many if not all forms of economic work/productivity.

From disabilities we move on to health. Just as there are many problems being the effect of disability there is many problems, as the effect of illness.

Another problem we might consider is behavior that does not comply with democratically approved governmental law. In this case like the others engineering can also alter biology and maybe even environment to change effects.

With all are problems and solutions environment and usually biology must all be shifted -- manipulated at the chemical level up.

Personal problems can range from relationship creation/end or betterment, to management of money and personal resources.

Relationships can be improved by compromising, by changing reactions or treatment of one another. Sometimes relationships are ended and may be thought of as causing problems as well as being solutions. Marriages are broken up because of various relationship incongruity with desires. This may create finical problems as well as custody problems.

Relationships may also result in law suits, where problems are taken up in court, and compensation may be legally mandatory.

Problems and solutions are not always directly linked to survival. Personal desires, and likes, may cause problems. As in example I gave in a previous publication, two people listening to music, and disagreeing because of differing tastes, is an example of a problem caused by differing personal preferences.

Religion, or just differing ideas in differing and clashing minds can cause problems. Religion is still a cause for war, and war puts mankind closer to death. Peace treaties as well as renunciations of belligerent ideas can reduce the chances of warfare.

I now cover a problem, and that is a conversion of idea into number, ratios, math. This problem may not seem to effect our survivability, but I think in some inconceivable way, to me at least, its possible applications will improve our lives and make the uncertain that much more certain. Converting things into other things, even concept to math, or resource to product, or chemical to cure, are all problems which require some kind of conversion.

Each specific problem can be faced from a different angle, and solutions proposed.

Whether or not we increase our problems or improve is up to us and our total ability to do so. Improvement isn't required, its optional, and sometimes very difficult.

Improvement means decreasing problems. This is a kind of adaptation that happens because of artificial improvement. It usually takes less time to evolve or adapt with engineering and medicine than it does by mutations and natural selection driving improvement.

What about other animals how do they improve? Many animals can only improve by natural selection. One of the natural problems, that is something that causes increase in chance of death, is the existence of prey-predator relationship. This animal animal relationship isn't that big of predicament for man, but other animals face it to a greater degree. It may be considered as a problem, but it also my balance life out, and provide predators with life.

We are a problem to animals we consume for energy, but they are neither consciously aware that they are prey nor are they aware of how to improve their lives, and avoid slaughter, expect by distributed flight-fight response. As man converts more and more to a robotic life, and can reproduce foods artificially without having to kill, our predator relationship with other animals will vanish.

How might we improve other life-forms? That greatly depends on the life-forms and how they relate to the rest of nature. We could spend our time in the future working on improving the lives of many animals, even engineering some of them to be self-improving – evolving initiated by their minds. Its an interesting prospect, not having much thought invested into it.

Here we have looked at problem solving, but there is also the possibility of problem creation.

It would seem as a universal law, beings which obtained immortality and the highest levels of survivability are a final destination, an ultimate end of evolution -- mainly being of life-forms which can escape the death of planets, galaxies, even universes, and escape death or total entropy of their cellular or mechanical life processes.

With consciousness or knowledge, the continuum of memory would be required for temporal identification of immortal existence, as well as a continued application of data and improvement thereof.

These same problems we face, are problems that most all civilizations can face, depending on how similar they are too us or more improved they are.

In m-theory, we might include this universal end, as having already been reached by beings. It might be necessary that at first less "improved" beings slowly increased their survivability so a time-line of development or causality positions that actualize the highest end in the continuum.  

Severity of problem = -(chance of survival) + Time till









Thursday, August 16, 2012

Categorizing facets of Speech

FORMS OF COMMUNICATION:

1. Subjects (economics, politics)
2. Experiences and emotions/reactions/judgment (My friend Jill rode her bike into a car when she was drunk. I thought she was smarter than that.)
3. Ideals and expectations (I think I want to become x, what are you going to do about x, etc.)
4. Relations (I meet this guy named Steve who had brother who had MS.)
5. Argumentation (comes from differing views)
6. Relating (comparing/contrasting) to their ideas (as in 1-5) (1. People do stupid things when there drunk. 2. I know x who went far in that pursuit. 3. I also know someone with MS. 5. My mother also thinks anti-abortion.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Personality

Personality





Extroversion/Introversion – 25 pts)
Talkative, -5-5)
Works in groups, -5-5)
Number of friends and relationship status, -5-5)
Romantic relationship (length, and status) -5-5)
Social activities (many/few a week) -5-5)

Self-image and state of mind – 25 pts)
Good decisions/bad decisions (impact, frequency) -5-5)
Judgment of appearance of self and other -5-5)
Judgment of others behaviors and attitudes -5-5)
Importance of material quality (good, best) -5-5)
Importance of being successful -5-5)

Pessimism/Optimism – 25 pts)
Want to live -5-5)
Want to be in a romantic relationship -5-5)
Have a future ideal for self -5-5)
Admire or wonder in experience of nature and beauty -5-5)
Apocalypse or revolution (end of world, improvement of world) -5-5)

Productivity – 25 pts)
Demanding job (hrs worked) -5-5)
Relates to production of essential resources ((-) athletes vs. (+) farmers), -5-5)
Self-dependence vs. following management ((-) must ask to do anything (+) boss) -5-5)
Amount of money made -5-5)
Amount of surplus money -5-5)

Emotional Waves, and Localization

THIS ARTICLE IS INCOMPLETE AND IN NEED OF FUTURE EDITING.

This theory of brain waves touches on the fact that delta waves are of a lesser frequency than beta waves. These waves are electrical stimulation, which may lead to more work depending on the intensity/frequency. Since delta is a wave with lesser frequency and equals sleep, and beta is a higher frequency and equals activity, it is plausible that higher frequencies equal: Increased motor activity, and increase in the sensation of the electrical field of mental human emotion. 



1) Beta emited when we are consciously alert, or we feel agitated, tense, afraid, with frequencies ranging from 13 to 60 pulses per second in the Hertz scale.

 2) Alpha when we are in a state of physical and mental relaxation, although aware of what is happening around us, its frequency are around 7 to 13 pulses per second.

 3) Theta more or less 4 to 7 pulses, it is a state of somnolence with reduced consciousness.

 4) Delta when there is unconsciousness, deep sleep or catalepsy, emitting between 0.1 and 4 cycles per second.


Fear = Threat/Loss of a positive/rejection

The greater the fear, the greater the stimulation meanings high levels of amygdala activity and beta frequencies. Through cognitive neuroscience research  scientists can come up with a ratio between flight-fight and threat. When fear is at a certain intensity fighting is ineffective and flight is effective.

There is also a chemical release of adrenaline that determines flight or fight. The more intense either flight of fight the more adrenaline that is consumed or binded to organs as to increase their stimulation.

The part of the brain and the chemicals that instigate arousal of a flight-fight response are required for avoiding predators or anything that would pose a threat to survival.

Greater fear, means a reduction of frequency in the pleasure centers of the brain.

Love = Care/Pleasure/(self-acceptance/other-acceptance),

Increase electrical frequency, as well as an increase in dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin, occur in all stages of lust/attraction/attachment. f(e) (d+s+o).

Another important chemical in continue attachment with a person, place, thing, or phenomena, is in the existence of vassopressin.

"When male prairie voles were given a drug that suppresses the effect of vasopressin, the bond with their partner deteriorated immediately as they lost their devotion and failed to protect their partner from new suitors."

All mental activity is seen in the phenomena world as moving towards attachment or into the detached. All movement of the physical body, is really an increase and decrease of matter and the distances between them. The biological and emotional fields of existence structure human beings to be aware of threat and care, friend and foe. By avoiding death, and obtaining survival, life continues on.

Two of the overactivities of love and fear are:
1) PTSD (post-traumatic-stress-disorder) -- There should be a chemical analysis as well as an emg analysis of brains that have undergone highly active fear situations. In this way, the line between normal reactions and stressed reactions might be found, and there might be a consideration of what chemicals to increase or brain areas to stimulate under certain stimuli to reduce stress reaction.

2) Obsession, co-dependence, learned helplessness, depression -- A higher rate of depression occurs, after having lost someone.  The brain lowers its stimulation of positive emotion, and also increases its negative emotion in realization that the a positive has been lost. When something is potentially going to be lost, such a mate, obsession may take place, and the person may become more and more manipulative to ensure they do not loss their mate. It is a kind of relationship obsession that results from the fear of loss, and the desire for love.

Co-dependence can appear in two possible ways:
1. Two people in a relationship, and one of them doesn't invest their part into the financial structure of their needs acquisition.
2. Two people break up, and the one can not depend on their own earnings to pay for their bills. This might also be called dependency-abandonment.

What is the distinction between grief and fear?

The idea of no control over the loss, results in the idea of sadness rather than in fear. Fear is a response that manipulates the circumstances to potentially avoid sadness, where as sadness itself is to have already lost a positive and to face it afterwards. Fear might be thought of as anticipatory, where as sadness is an immediate emotion.