P2P-dividend-protocols, Plant-Animal symbiosis, Mechanophytes, the Singularity
Anonymous (2014), How to Create Resilience
The resilience.me framework is designed for the present, but the most interesting implications are some years into the future. With the evolution of the web, it´s increasingly difficult to ignore the meta-organisms that people, ideas, and technology form. I´ve tweeted that as TECHNOLOGY replaces us, like CARS replaced horses, the SELF disrupts, and INNOVATION births new ECOSYSTEMS, new emergent meta-organisms. The technology that I´ve designed should be seen as part of a larger ecosystem, and it should be understood through the lens of biology, and the patterns of the whole.
I´m developing a technology, that allows people to self-organize into basic income ecologies. The government emerges in the feedback loops between consumers and producers, sort of like how plants and animals partake in feedback loops. The system opens up possibilities for producers to attract more consumers. There are ethical incentives to providing dividends, and the ability to connect an industry to the resilience network gives an advantage to ventures who want a dividend-based basic income society.
I think plant-life is a better model for technology then animal-life. Technology sprouts from human imagination. Like Jason Silva said, if you were able to time-lapse reality you would see skyscrapers sprouting into existence. It makes sense to call these technological organisms by a bio-mimicking metaphor. Technology feels plant-like. I´ll use Mechanophytes. The clade of technology, technology that sprouts from human imagination.
As mechanophytes, the technium, the organism that emerges from us, next nature, the evolution of my system mimics how gymnosperms evolved into angiosperms, and grew flowers and fruits to attract animals. As artificial intelligence runs the entire technium, a rain-forest of what I just called mechanophytes, and it becomes autonomous, it might have incentives to attract humans, still. In flowering plants, the animal performs a service for the plant as it disperses the plants seeds, it performs work as it pollinates, and does the physical labour of moving the seeds. It´s rewarded with fruit, food, honey, resources. If autonomous intelligent industries choose to provide for us, in return for a small amount of work, then they have evolved the same trait as angiosperms. The industry is able to attract people, by providing fruit. It would not need people for it´s own survival, but it might gain some advantage.
There´s an interesting adaption that some angiosperms have. They produce seedless fruits when pollination is unsuccessful. They sustain their population of seed dispersers even when they don´t need them.
An excerpt from Wikipedia says:
"In botany and horticulture, parthenocarpy (literally meaning virgin fruit) is the production of fruit without seeds. Being able to produce seedless fruit when pollination is unsuccessful may be an advantage to a plant because it provides food for the plant's seed dispersers. Without a fruit crop, the seed dispersing animals may starve or migrate."
In other words, being able to produce fruit even when the labour of the seed dispersers is not required, is advantageous. It supports a swarm of potential seed dispersers.
The p2p-dividend-protocols that I´ve invented are a generic function that let´s consumer cells select producer cells that provide nutrient leakage. Money - IOUs - like ATP, or glucose, transmits energy from one cell to another. This is a generic function, a cell is awarded for connecting with cells that leak nutrients to surrounding cells, and that same cell is disconnected from the system if it simultaneously connects with cells that don´t leak nutrients.
Check out the videos to get a better understanding : http://www.resilience.me/videos.html
This provides a framework that could allow automated industries - mechanophytes - to attract consumers through internalizing human ethics in their software. The resilience network is a system through which human-friendly mechanophytes can attract people, and gain advantages relative non-friendly mechanophytes. This would be resilience at the level of our DNA, a medium through which we steer the evolution of the singularity, and choose to swarm around friendly mechanophytes.
These P2P-dividend protocols are the darwinian mechanism of natural selection through which the human network could select robot-industries that are advantageous for them, a governance tool through which a crowd, or swarm, of people can influence the behaviour and darwinian evolution of mechanophytes, a phyla that emerges from us, a point in time and space beyond which we can´t imagine,
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