Increasingly today, we are being asked to analyze environmental projects or activities whose effects will be spread out over hundreds of years. Prominent examples include: global climate change, radioactive waste disposal, loss of biodiversity, thinning of stratospheric ozone, groundwater pollution, minerals depletion, and many others.
Recently I posted some thoughts on Artificial Intelligence and the changes that technology will bring to our existence.
Now before I go any further perhaps this post should carry a warning that you might end up confused.
WHERE DO WE GET OUR THOUGHT FROM.
Here I am not talking about what frames our thoughts. Like your present circumstances or your culture, your education, and the like. What I am interested in is exploring the source of thoughts.
You might ask why. The answer is that there is not much mental shelf space left in the world to tackle its problems as we are all attracted by anything that commands our attention.
So lets hope the following commands your attention.
I suppose the first thought is that Human beings require language in order to become conscious of a thought. Language is indispensable for us in order to get access to thought. On the other hand, language – because of its sensible character – obscures thought (which by itself is insensible).
Perhaps Artificial Intelligence will be able to circumvent the obstacle of language and access concepts and thoughts directly.
Now there is a thought for you.
There are multiple versions of reality science but very few of them address or make comments on the purpose of the universe or the reason for life.
You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Allen (author of As a Man Thinketh)
THAT LEADS ME TO THE GREATEST THOUGHT OF ALL: Creation itself must have been an act of thought.
Long before the Big Bang which is mathematically indescribable there had to be a thought that brought the BIG BANG into consciousness?
From where did it come? Not the Big Bang, but the thought to create it in the first place.
These things are not explained by science. Consciousness does not come from a combination of chemicals as it is a non-material energy.
So we must ask ourselves just how we can convey a certain piece of information to someone else if we are not able to represent this information to ourselves in conscious thought.
The Big Bang as a single point or particle falls well short of supplying any conceptual thought of what caused it in the first place.
For years, we’ve heard about the power of positive thinking, but without the ability to communication of one’s own thoughts to another which appears to be entirely dependent on representing and recording one’s own thoughts to yourself we can never raise ourselves to the level of specifically conceptual thinking.
If we disregard how thinking occurs in the consciousness of an individual, and attend instead to the true nature of thinking, we shall not be able to equate it with speaking.
Power of thinking denote a special mental capacity.
First, language is used to assist memory, or the representation and recording of one’s own thoughts; and second, it is used as a required vehicle of communication of one’s own thoughts to other people human. Language is needed to develop and/or employ our faculty of reasoning, on the one hand, but at the same time reason has to be presupposed to a certain degree in order for language to be possible.
But then again language is not required to grasp or become aware of thoughts about invisible things – does not by itself imply that the thoughts themselves could not be without language. Like the slips of the tongue, a blush full face, or mere movements of a face muscle, can only too well convey information about the thoughts or attitudes of the conveyor, and even indirectly about what these thoughts and attitudes are about.
Therefore thought depends in certain ways on language, or on symbols in general.
If you consider it we cannot find a convincing reason for the indispensability of language for thought.
However sense-impressions determine almost by themselves the course of our ideas, as is the case in animals.
So is it going to be possible for Artificial Intelligence to invented language without reason? Through symbols that we use to memorize ideas in such a way that we can call them up more or less at will.
So where does that leave us.
Without senses we would never think of them. So does it mean that language constitutes thought, so that the latter could not be without the former?
The power of pure thinking can set the stage for some inspiring change.
O! Just in case you have had a thought don’t blame me. Shut down the left hemisphere of your brain that controls speech and thought and perhaps you will have discovered Artificial Intelligence. As positive thinking changes the brain in a physical way, pure thinking can do the same.
Let’s have your THOUGHTS.
people generally discount the future
there are that the universe consists of pure thought
When you understand how the brain works somewhat better, you can use that information to literally enhance your own perspective, broaden your own sense of your capacities and, with that awareness, learn to focus on other things knowing that if you focus on other things consistently you can change what’s there. You can change the way that real estate is used.
”When you understand how the brain works somewhat better, you can use that information to literally enhance your own perspective, broaden your own sense of your capacities and, with that awareness, learn to focus on other things knowing that if you focus on other things consistently you can change what’s there.
You can change the way that real estate is used.”
how to reboot our brains in a positive, pure direction
Or does it merely mean that we could not become aware of our thoughts or could not grasp them without language?
A new perception would let these images sink into darkness and allow others to emerge. without symbols we would scarcely lift ourselves to conceptual thinking.concept is first gained by symbolizing it; without symbols we could not become aware of things that are physically absent or insensible.