I define intelligence generally as purpose, but purpose is open to interpretation dependent on your purpose. Awareness, sentience, and perspicaciousness are factors determining higher or lower purpose, but these traits vary between individuals thus people can be unsure what they mean.
Being happy is a
good purpose but again happiness is relative dependent upon individual
perception, which means an unintelligent person, a person with bad or
misguided purposes, could think happiness entails killing people.
the ability to understand causes-consequences-ramifications, is a good
way to define intelligence, within the context of how the reasoning
is applied, the purpose of it. Instead of reasoning you could call it
Awareness from my viewpoint means having a clear
understanding of limitations, for the purpose of creating happiness,
thereby ensuring you create devices to overcome your limitations, which
ensures your happiness.
It is intelligent to become more
intelligent. Intelligence is self-improvement. Intelligence is power
within the context of being able to understand the word "power"
regarding all the ramifications power entails.
Now within the
context of what I have written you can condense the meaning of
intelligence down to the words: purpose, control, power, awareness,
perception, sentience, reasoning, happiness.
Possession of a
complex brain where introspection and reasoning are possible, regarding a
self-aware life-form, is a good way to define intelligence. Ending suffering, living forever, powerfully, freely, beyond the limitations of scarcity, within the context of deep self-awareness, entailing immense rationality, is the best way to define highest intelligence.
Intelligence is technological utopia or the creation of it. Technology is a good way to define intelligence. Greater technology means greater intelligence. Intelligence increases relative to the actualisation, or reality, of utopia. If we are very far aware from utopia, while doing absolutely nothing to actualise it, we are very unintelligent. Progressing towards utopia is intelligent, it is the definition of intelligence.
Greater proximity to the actualisation of utopia
state entails greater proximity to greater intelligence. The more our
purpose correlates with achieving the utopian purpose the more intelligent we
For me the link between intelligence and technology is
indistinguishable. No intelligence means no technology. If there is no technology there is no intelligence.
Does this mean animals without technology are unintelligent? Yes animals without technology, for example dolphins, are unintelligent. All animals have a measure of intelligence, but the issue here is significant intelligence. Every brain has a level of intelligence, but deficient technology regarding animals means their absent technological civilization renders them essentially unintelligent.
The intelligence of weak-AI is not intelligent, which means we are considering significant intelligence where a threshold is passed entailing high reasoning, self-awareness, high purpose.
Weak-AI, dogs, ants, or dolphins all posses the foundations of intelligence but they are not intelligent. They lack worthwhile purpose, they lack significant technology. Their intelligence is insignificant, they are essentially unintelligent, their minds have no value, no merit. The issue is significant intelligence worthy of definition. Technology is very significant.
Highly refined sensibilities are vital. Deepest consciousness, potent
awareness, incisive perception, dazzling perspicaciousness, and indomitable rationality are
It is all about utilizing our brains to reduce scarcity. I suppose it is more accurate to say
technology reduces scarcity, but for me it seems clearer to state
intelligence reduces scarcity because intelligence, brainpower, it is the seed of technology. It is all about value, meaning, worth, purpose, definition.
We increase our efficiency. Limitations are overcome. Technology increases thus scarcity is reduced.
A rock without human intervention is not technology, it is dumb matter.
Human ingenuity can chisel the rock into arrowheads, axe heads, or home
building material. The rock then becomes technology, it is an aspect of
our intelligence, it has value. From the Stone-Age our intelligence (technology) has improved.
Words resemble rocks, we can
reshape them. Some sentences are smarter than others. Some paragraphs
are very intelligent; they are great technological tools. What are we
really looking at regarding words. Light? Glass? Silicon dioxide?
Matter? Electricity? Defining, reshaping, or clarifying are vital
aspects of technology, language, intelligence.
It is all about perfection. Perfect and utopia are two very valuable words. The whole purpose of
words and consciousness is assigning value; thus the highest value, the
greatest perfection, should be valued highly. Intelligence is value, importance.
Utopia and perfect are two
words I value highly despite not everyone agreeing what perfection is.
The battle of values is the battle of intelligence, which should entail the best values winning through. We will continue to evolve, our
intelligence and standards will grow towards utopia.
Utopia (super-intelligence, the Singularity) is a state of existence, a point of achievement, a perfect
civilization, a situation where everyone is happy, it is a system of
total competence, total power, total automation, total freedom.
Consider the details regarding the ultimate reduction of scarcity. Post-Scarcity (Singularity, utopia) entails medical immortality, all jobs automated
thereby making everything free regarding access to limitless resources
(nobody will need to work). Imagine all crime and wars ended, all
governments obsolete. This purpose is extremely intelligent.
Utopia is a situation where all the pressures are off, a point where we
can rest on our laurels while the love of life deepens. It is about
everyone being perfectly happy, similar to a perfect romance, which
requires a large amount of intelligence to implement it for everybody.
Notes from the pre-Singularity era:
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