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Hyperscale Puts the Sapiens into Homo

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

The human mind’s evolution owes much to its companion phenomena of intelligence, sapience,wisdom, awareness and consciousness. In this paper we take the concepts of intelligence and sapienceas the starting point of a route towards elucidation of the conscious mind. There is muchdisagreement and confusion associated with the word intelligence. A lot of this results from its usein diverse contexts, where it is called upon to represent different ideas and to justify different arguments.Addition of the word sapience to the mix merely complicates matters, unless we can relateboth of these words to different concepts in a way which acceptably crosses contextual boundaries.We have established a connection between information processing and processor “architecture”which provides just such a linguistic separation, and which is applicable in either a computationalor conceptual form to any context. This paper reports the argumentation leading up toa distinction between intelligence and sapience, and relates this distinction to human “cognitive”activities. Information is always contextual. Information processing in a system always takes placebetween “architectural” scales: intelligence is the “tool” which permits an “overview” of the relevanceof individual items of information. System unity presumes a degree of coherence across allthe scales of a system: sapience is the “tool” which permits an evaluation of the relevance of bothindividual items and individual scales of information to a common purpose. This hyperscalar coherenceis created through mutual inter-scalar observation, whose recursive nature generates theindependence of high-level consciousness, making humans human. We conclude that intelligenceand sapience are distinct and necessary properties of all information processing systems, and thatthe degree of their availability controls a system’s or a human’s cognitive capacity, if not its application.This establishes intelligence and sapience as prime ancestors of the conscious mind. However,to our knowledge, there is no current mathematical approach which can satisfactorily dealwith the native irrationalities of information integration across multiple scales, and therefore offormally modeling the mind.
Journal: International Journal of Intelligence Science
ISSN: 2163-0283
Issue: 1
Volume: 5
Pages: 13-36
Number of pages: 24
Publication year:2015
Keywords:Hyperscale, HIERARCHY, Intelligence, Consciousness