The Post Digital Era (The Bit is not It!)
The Cognitive Space: The Singular Fountain of bit-wise Information. Darwinian Brain-Bound Awareness
The impact of Moore’s law on memory technology is taking us off the productive AI pathway to progress. Yes, we can easily, and cheaply store, communicate, and search through gazillions of bits, but that would never be sufficiently potent because bits beget bits, in a chain-reaction. The more bits-data we have, the more bits-data we generate. It’s a doomed race. Google, IBM, Microsoft and their ilk, are all falling for it — worshipping at the altar of the BigData idol, ignoring the un-biitable God. In the beginning there was no Euclidean point, there was no Babbage bit. In the beginning there was space: the fundamental unit of cognition: a pattern defined by mutual distances of its parts. Alas, the parts are derived from the mother-space, they are not its building bricks. Space molds, evolves, learns, and… forgets. Space is edge-free, and “beyond”-empty. Bitty information is derived from it, shapes it and is lost in it. We model it through the n(n-1) distances defined among its n parts, where distances reflect decreased validity. Building such a “Geometry of Distances” we compare and infer through degrees of overlapping, enabling us to analyze mountains of data that frustrate the fastest bit-analytic tools. The inter-space distances adapt to reflect the mutual validation of data. And as we create durable cross-validation we enjoy a sense of compatibility with reality, which is as much as we can hope for, forever uncertain of whether this thorough compatibility is ‘real’ or illusionary, which for any practical purposes will make no difference.
Modern physics maintains that a sub-atomic sequence of binary events appears as a bit string for which there are no generating bits. Emphatically, fundamental randomness is generated from an un-bittable source, which then becomes the entity that underlies ‘the all mighty bit’. It’s extension from matter to living things (Darwinian randomness) renders this ‘un-bittable source’ to be isomorphic with the Biblical God. Un-bittable randomness is thus the 21st century version of the Biblical creator.
The most potent way to exploit this insight is to use it to minimize human bias in unleashing artificial intelligence engines to explore territories beyond human capacity. Space-constituted AI is how we pivot away from linear progress to a direction anew. BitMint mints bits off its spatial womb — redefining money, boosting inference, stimulating learning; in sum: aspiring to benefit society in however limited measure.