by Alex M. Vikoulov
"Chaos is what we've lost touch with. This is why it is given a bad name. It is feared by the dominant archetype of our world, which is Ego, which clenches because its existence is defined in terms of control." - Terence McKenna
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From the vantage point of digital philosophy, the world is governed by a ceaseless battle of opposites. What appears as chaos on one stratum manifests as harmony and order on another, more elevated, level. Delving into the microscopic realm, we witness cells and microbes devouring each other in what seems like a miniature war. Yet, paradoxically, this microscopic carnage is a prerequisite for the healthy functioning of our human organism.
Similarly, in the grand tapestry of Nature, a "food pyramid" delineates the roles of predator and prey, consumer and consumed. While it may look like a relentless competition, it's an intrinsic part of the natural ecosystem. Each element exists in relation to another, contributing to a larger, divine order. In this framework, even the act of "eating" each other and our environment is not anarchy but rather a structured dance choreographed by the laws of Nature, emergent behavior, and rules of self-organization, perhaps, set in motion by God himself.
On the even larger canvas of global systems, conflicts and wars seem to be inevitable events. Yet, counterintuitively, these seemingly disastrous occurrences serve as catalysts that propel human evolution in what we'd call the "right" direction, to overcome yet another crisis. They force us to adapt, innovate, and problem-solve, thus fulfilling an integral role in our betterment as a planetary species.
Evidently, the global landscape is undergoing a seismic shift away from the U.S.-dominated Unipolar World Order, which emerged in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. This shift can be aptly characterized as an evolutionary trajectory in civilizational complexity and can be conceptualized as the transition towards the new 'Multipolar World Order.' In much the same way that a magnet inevitably displays dual poles, or the human brain operates through two hemispheres, an emerging Global Brain naturally gravitates toward a structure reminiscent of what AI theorists refer to as Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs).
In fact, we now witness Geopolitical Decentralization: Akin to the Web3 decentralization mega-trend in information and communication technologies, we are moving away from an oversized global influence by one country, away from the U.S. supremacy on a global scale. This is an entirely natural geopolitical and socio-economic evolution, seemingly predetermined for civilizational development. Mirroring each other, our technologies develop in lockstep with socio-economic and geopolitical processes.
Viewed through the macroscopic lens of the Global Mind—a term explored in depth within the framework of my magnum opus The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution (2019, 2020e)—this nascent ''Geomind" is expected to manifest two relatively antagonistic cognitive hemispheres. As a heuristic, we might designate these as 'West' and 'East (+Global South, if you prefer),' which collectively serve as the planetary GAN, fine-tuned for balanced civilizational advancement.
In The Syntellect Hypothesis:, I write: "Even when we wage wars or have conflicting opinions, it's nothing less than the Global Mind having an internal dialogue, testing different ideas and hypotheses. It's like we sometimes have this internal dialogue with ourselves, weighing different options, pros and cons, having an 'angel'; on one shoulder and a 'demon' on the other."
What may seem like discord and chaos at first glance is, in actuality, the driving force behind harmony, balance, and evolutionary progress. In this grand cosmic symphony, each note—be it dissonant or melodious—has its unique place, contributing to the overarching masterpiece that is the universe. Thus, the ongoing struggle of opposites is not a malign cosmic joke but rather the divine mechanism through which the universe finds its equilibrium. And so, amid all the clashing and clamor, let's not forget: even chaos has a purpose, and that purpose is nothing short of cosmic harmony.
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Tags: Digital philosophy, human evolution, geopolitics, Unipolar World Order, Multipolar World Order, Global Brain, Generative Adversarial Networks, geopolitical decentralization, Web3, civilizational development, Global Mind, Syntellect Hypothesis, Geomind, evolutionary progress
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About the Author:
Alex Vikoulov is a Russian-American futurist, evolutionary cyberneticist and philosopher of mind, CEO/Editor-in-Chief of Ecstadelic Media Group, filmmaker, author of "The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution," "The Origins of Us: Evolutionary Emergence and The Omega Point Cosmology," "The Physics of Time: D-Theory of Time & Temporal Mechanics," "The Intelligence Supernova: Essays on Cybernetic Transhumanism, The Simulation Singularity & The Syntellect Emergence," "Theology of Digital Physics: Phenomenal Consciousness, The Cosmic Self & The Pantheistic Interpretation of Our Holographic Reality," "NOOGENESIS: Computational Biology," "TECHNOCULTURE: The Rise of Man," "The Cybernetic Singularity: The Syntellect Emergence," "THEOGENESIS: Transdimensional Propagation & Universal Expansion," "The Omega Singularity: Universal Mind & The Fractal Multiverse." Self-described neo-transcendentalist, cybertheosopher, transhumanist singularitarian. Lives and works in California's Silicon Valley. More Bio...
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