Dear Pedro, Koichiro, and colleagues,
At the level of observers, indeed, a hierarchy may be involved for the
change of focus (although this is empirical and not necessarily the
case). The communication, however, as a system different from the
communicators may contain mechanisms such as "translation" which make it
possible to redirect.
Professor emeritus, University of Amsterdam
Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)
Associate Faculty, SPRU, <http://www.sussex.ac.uk/spru/>University of
Guest Professor Zhejiang Univ. <http://www.zju.edu.cn/english/>,
Hangzhou; Visiting Professor, ISTIC,
Visiting Fellow, Birkbeck <http://www.bbk.ac.uk/>, University of London;
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From: "Koichiro Matsuno" <cxq02...@nifty.com>
Sent: 3/2/2018 6:41:12 AM
Subject: Re: [Fis] Meta-observer?
On 28 Feb 2018 at 10:34 PM, PedroClemente Marijuan Fernadez wrote:
A sort of "attention" capable of fast and furious displacements of the
focus... helas, this means a meta-observer or an observer-in-command.
Pedro, it is of course one thing to conceive of a hierarchy of
observers for our own sake, but quite another to figure out what the
concrete participants such as molecules are doing out there. They are
doing what would seem appropriate for them to do without minding what
we are observing. At issue must be how something looking like a chain
of command could happen to emerge without presuming such a chain in the
beginning. Prerequisite to its emergence would be the well-being of
each participant taken care of locally, as a replenishable inevitable.
That is an issue of the origins of life. The impending agenda is on
something general universal as an object, and yet concrete particular
enough in process. The richness resides within the concreteness down to
Apropos, the communications among the local participants differ from
computation despite the seemingly concrete outlook of the latter.
Computation upon the notion of time as the linear sequence of the now
points is not available to the local participants because of the lack
of the physical means for guaranteeing the sharing of the same
now-point among themselves.
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