Syntropy and Living Systems

How might we design living systems that increase syntropy rather than participate in building more efficient entropy machines to exterminate and replace life on Earth?

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Without realizing it, humanity has been working on a global project of accelerating the process of entropy, which is reversing billions of years of physical, chemical, and biological evolution that has resulted in the process of life, a phenomenon of negative entropy.

“It seems fitting that some of the most important insights in exploring these hidden principles of nature have come from scientists who had the courage to cross over from one specialty to another. One of these was Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum theory, then ventured into the fundamentals of biology, publishing a seminal book in 1944 entitled What Is Life? Schrödinger's groundbreaking answer to this age-old question began with the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe is undergoing an irreversible process of entropy: an inexorable decline from order to disorder. This law predicts that heat will always flow to cooler regions and explains why, once you've beaten an egg, you can never get the yolk back. However, Schrödinger observed that while the universe as a whole undergoes entropy, life somehow manages to reverse this process. Living organisms, he noted, survive through sucking order out of the entropy around them and organizing it in a way beneficial to them. They do this through the process known in biology as metabolism. Schrödinger called this process negative entropy (or negentropy) and saw it as the defining characteristic of life.”

Lent, Jeremy. The Patterning Instinct (p. 366). Prometheus. Kindle Edition.


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How might we actively participate in the emergent phenomenon of the process of syntropy and life that we are engaging in, to reverse the entropic industrialized, mechanized, digitized, artificially intelligent engine of global neo-liberal colonization and capitalism?


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埃尔文有多么奇怪的感觉。如果我观察大自然,生命似乎就是在创造更多的生命,不断地扩张,甚至废物也被重新用于能源,然后再次为生命提供燃料。

我会说从混沌中它自我组织成秩序,新生物,新生命......

What a weird perception Erwin had. If I observe nature, life seems to be about creating more life, always expanding, and even waste is reused for energy which then fuels life again.

And I'd say from the Chaos it self-organises into Order, new creatures, new life...



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我对智力的本质也有类似的想法。我们做出断言,以理解混乱。例如,两堆相同的蜜蜂。一个我们称之为晚餐,另一个晚餐。每个断言都是一个词,量化现实,一个粒子。 然后我们将断言组合成句子,创建过程和时间概念。所以,断言是粒子,等等,我们脑子里有一个 qm 模型。 Imo,这就是 qm 的本质,我们需要命名事物,量化混乱。所以,qm 是现实在我们头骨上的投影。

I have similar thoughts about nature of intellegence. We make assertions, to make sense of chaos. Eg, two piles of identical beens. One we call dinner, another supper. Each assertion is a word, quantizing the reality, a particle. Then we compose assertions into sentences, creating processes and notion of time. So, assertions are particles and on and on, and we have a qm model in our head. Imo, thats the nature of qm, our need to name things, to quantize the chaos. So, qm is a projection of reality on our skull.



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