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About Self-Aware Autonomous (Smart) Systems

When a Search Engine crawls the web and indexes information so that you can access it quickly, the search engine is doing Proactive Computation. Servers don’t wait for you to execute a search query to start crawling the web; they are being proactive because it takes Too Much Time to find and index what you want. The Sensory Motor System of Our Body is constantly performing Proactive Computing because it has to be Ready to Act, when something happens that is fatal to the Body. In a State of Arousal  the Sensory Motor System Reacts with predefined Scripts (Impulses).  The Sensory System fails … Continue reading About Self-Aware Autonomous (Smart) Systems

About Ethical Dilemma’s

Moral Dilemma’s are situations where two or more moral rules are in conflict. You have to make a choice between two or more actions you don’t want to perform because Ethics forbid you to do so. A famous example was formulated in Book I of Plato’s Republic, Cephalus defines ‘justice’ as speaking the truth and paying one’s debts. Socrates quickly refutes this account by suggesting that it would be wrong to repay certain debts – for example, to return a borrowed weapon to a friend who is not in his right mind. Socrates’ point is not that repaying debts is … Continue reading About Ethical Dilemma’s

About Life Stories

When you want to build a Story-Based-Game the best way to interview is to ask people about their Life-story. Let us first have a look at the The Foley Center.  The Foley Center of Northwestern University is specialized in Life Stories. Dan P. McAdams of the Foley Center uses Agency and Communion as the major “modalities in the existence of living forms“. These two modalities may be viewed as two thematic clusterings in life narratives, each articulating important life goals, strivings, needs, and desires”.  When I read the articles of McAdams it was not difficult to see that he was … Continue reading About Life Stories

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About Paths of Change by Will McWhinney

“Oh, beauty before me, beauty behind me, beauty to the right of me, beauty to the left of me, beauty above me, beauty below me, I’m on the pollen path.” About ten years ago I met Will McWhinney. Will became the most influential person in my whole life. He died this year. Will wrote just one book called Paths of Change. Paths of Change is based on the ancient Navajo Pollen Path. Will was an expert in the myths and culture of the Ancient Tribes that lived in the Four Corners-area of New Mexico.  Every year he organized a seminar in the Ghost Range for his ex-PHD-students. … Continue reading About Paths of Change by Will McWhinney