Emergent systems are pretty cool.
A long time ago, a couple of Buddhists were talking about a cart.
One guy kept asking the other guy about various parts.
See the wheel. Is the wheel the cart?
See the seat. Is the seat the cart?
And they went through ALL the parts.
And none of the parts WERE the cart.
But together, they were.
This idea of emergence is one of the coolest ideas in science.
You study oxygen.
You study hydrogen.
There is NO WAY you could predict the properties of water only from the properties of oxygen and hydrogen.
Or like the field of thermodynamics.
Particularly when understanding how to use matter and heat to mix stuff together and make better stuff.
They need to reference a lot of “look up tables.”
Because there isn’t any way to predict a lot of stuff.
Like if you take metal A and mix it with metal B.
Metal A has a melting point of 500 degrees.
Metal B has a melting point of 600 degrees.
What’s the melting point of the alloy made up of 50% metal A and 50% metal B?
The ONLY way to find out is to mix them and see.
It’s NOT going to be 550.
It might be something crazy like 1200 or something.
Once you understand the structure of emergence, you’ll find it everywhere.
One dude sitting on one side of a room with a bunch of thoughts in his head.
One lady sitting on the other side of a room with a bunch of thoughts in her head.
Just like oxygen and hydrogen, you could NEVER predict the “relationship” simply by ONLY looking in his or her head.
One guy’s got a bunch of business ideas.
Another guy’s got a bunch of business ideas.
They could create products and services NOBODY could ever predict.
But one of the most mind boggling emergent systems is your self awareness.
If happen to be at a party with a neurologist, and the dude is getting long in the tooth, here’s how to shut him up:
Dr., where does self awareness come from?
Nobody knows the answer to this.
All of these “people” trying to answer this is like a bunch of brains standing around trying to understand a brain.
But we can sort of describe this emergence.
You get one neuron, and it’s like a cell.
A biological robot.
But hook up 100 billion together, and you get self awareness.
How or why is anybody’s guess.
Here’s another cool idea.
It has been theorized or postulated that the entire universe is a kind of neural network.
What if you could “commune” with this large, meta neural network with your own, self aware neural network?
What would THAT be like?
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.