On Sunday, September 2, 2012 2:20:49 AM UTC-4, rclough wrote:
> *Toward emulating life with a monadic computer*
> In a previous discussion we showed that the natural numbers qualify as
> Leibnizian monads, suggesting the possibility that other mathematical
> forms might similarly be treated as monadic structures.
> At the same time, Leibniz's monadology describes a computational
> architecture that is capable of emulating not only the dynamic physical
> universe, but a biological universe as well.
> In either case, the entire universe might be envisioned as a gigantic
> digital golem, a living figure whose body consists of a categorical
> nonliving substructure and whose mind/brain is the what Leibniz called
> the "supreme
> monad". The supreme monad might be thought of as a monarch,
> since it governs the operation of its passive monadic substructures
> according to a "preestablished harmony." In addition, each monad in the
> would possess typical monadic substructures, and possibly further monadic
> substructures wuithin this, depending spending on the level of complexity
> Without going into much detail at this point, Leibniz's monadology might
> be considered
> as the operating system of such a computer, with the central processing
> as its supreme monad. This CPU continually updates all of the monads
> in the system according the following scheme. Only the CPU is active,
> while all of the sub-structure monads (I think in a logical, tree-like
> structure) are passive.
> Each monad contains a dynamically changing image (a "reflection") of all
> of the
> other monads, taken from its particular point of view. These are
> called its perceptions,
> which might be thought of as records of the state of any given monad at any
> given time. This state comprising an image of the entire universe of
> constantly being updated by the Supreme monad or CPU. In addition to
> the perceptions, each monad also has a constantly changing set of
> And all of these are coorddinated to fit a pre-established harmony.
> It might be that the pre-established harmony is simply what is happening
> in the world outside the computer.
> Other details of this computer should be forthcoming.
First I would say that numbers are not monads because numbers have no
experience. They have no interior or exterior realism, but rather are the
interstitial shadows of interior-exterior events. Numbers are a form of
common sense, but they are not universal sense and they are limited to a
narrow channel of sense which is dependent upon solid physicality to
propagate. You can't count with fog.
Secondly I think that the monadology makes more sense as the world outside
the computer. Time and space are computational constructs generated by the
meta-juxtaposition of sense*(matter+entropy) and (matter/matter)-sense.
Matter is the experience of objecthood. Numbers are the subjective-ized
essence of objects
> Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him
> so that everything could function."
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