Problems of Interest
Problems of Interest
convergence of adaptations
This just means the problem which needs to be solved has not changed enough for other solutions to be viable and to confer enough adaptive advantage
Shifting landscape for ada[tive evolution
In theory, there should be room for adaptive alliance and networked alliances by which further adaptations are built atop
Perhaps convergent adaptations are needed to build atop these regularities
Biological/Cultural Group Selection from convergent evolutionary pathways
Convergent evolution gives rise to adaptations which form self-organising and emergent levels
This process gives rise to new, emergent regularities by which adaptations can evolve atop
Convergent evolution occurs when a certain adaptive design allows for reproductive succes while also not being zero sum for a given population
In short, you can’t get giraffes if you don’t have trees. The solutions being generated by natural evolution simultaneously create opportunities for entirely new kinds of solutions (to new challenges) to exist in the future.
The adjacent possible
Goals are what I want to achieve
Go to see some film today
I want to eat cereal assums that no new knowledge need to be created to solve this
I want to unify relativity and QM does
However, both are far from certain and may involve knowledge creation
For instance, the cereal may be in a safe, or you may wanto to create new goals
Goals are functions you try to maximise in order to atains them
However, what criteria is involved with choosing a goal?
With a finite amount of time, what types of things are worth doing?
Does anything have inherent worth?
By what criteria do you decide upon inherent worth?
Choice determines worth, but which choices can 'I' abide by?
Can I abide not having money?
Can I abide not having choice?
Can I abide not speeding up open-ended cultural evolution?
Can I abide not building evolutionary architecture?
Problems have criteria by which they are defined and solved
Making a decision involved creating knowledge about what to do next