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“AI models of the human brain can be created by reverse engineering psychedelics. A psychedelic experience is one in which one’s senses are simultaneously exposed to the unexpected.”

The entropic brain theory proposes that psychedelics can help generate new neural connections which could lead to solutions in complex problem-solving tasks, such as military operations. Psymimetic Intelligence (PI) as a reference frame would allow us to see through the fog of war by moving from awareness to epiawareness through the use of psychedelics, the study of biomimetics, and the application of artificial intelligence (AI). PI is defined as the fusion of psychedelics with biomimetics and artificial intelligence. It is proposed that psychedelics could be used to alter perception or consciousness for individualized creativity.

There s a range of psychedelics that can be used for PI as a reference frame, such as DMT, LSD, mescaline, ayahuasca, and peyote. For thousands of years, psychedelics have been used. Archaeological evidence shows that mescaline was taken recreationally in the form of peyote cactus more than 5,000 years ago. Native Americans also ingested psychedelics, which could explain why they were able to defeat the Conquistadors with ease during the 16th century. During the 19th century, psychedelics became known as hallucinogens because experiments from universities around Europe showed psychedelics produced hallucinations. In 1938 Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann synthesized LSD, after several years of researching psychedelics. Soon afterward psychedelics were used to treat depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia.

Hallucinogens are not addictive or toxic. They do not damage brain cells, and they don’t cause psychosis. Psychedelics can also be described as an “off drug” experience, in which individuals may have a heightened state of awareness without the hazardous side effects associated with psychedelics such as heroin or cocaine. Psychedelics appear to be safe, meaning psychedelics could be used as a reference frame for decision-making.

Psychedelics aid in the rediscovery of lost perspectives and creativity

Psychedelics aid in the rediscovery of lost perspectives and creativity. According to the entropic brain theory, psychedelics may cause neuro entropy, which might disrupt our established thought patterns stored in our neural network. Psychedelics change the connectivity between neurons by promoting neuronal entropy. This means psychedelics disrupt normal patterns of thinking or consciousness, which would allow military personnel to solve complex problems more easily by disrupting established patterns of behavior. AI would also be useful in the application of psychedelics for PI as a reference frame because psychedelics are an “off drug” experience that would allow us to create AI models of the human brain.

AI models of the human brain can be created by reverse engineering psychedelics. A psychedelic experience is one in which one’s senses are simultaneously exposed to the unexpected. During a psychedelics trip there are several different neural networks firing at once which creates unique experiences. During this heightened condition, there is greater connectivity between parts of the brain related to emotions and memories, as well as decreased connectivity with regards to conventional working memory. Psychedelic use even one time may permanently change how the brain functions.

This lack of predictability may have been what allowed early humans to use psychedelics as a reference frame

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This lack of predictability may have been what allowed early humans to use psychedelics as a reference frame. Psychedelics are thought to work by increasing communication between different areas of the brain that are not normally connected. The default mode network is a group of brain areas that we use for thinking about the future and the past. Researchers studying psychedelics believe psychedelics break down this default mode network so people can think in terms of the present moment instead of thinking about what happened in your past or thinking about what will happen in your life after you die.

The psychedelics experience may allow people to think more abstractly which could benefit future planning, decision-making, and problem-solving. Psychedelics, for example, can assist people in refocusing their perspectives on their lives by altering the state of consciousness to which they are exposed. For example, psychedelics make people feel like everything is part of a bigger picture, so psychedelics could be used as a reference frame for problem-solving. Psychedelic states allow us to experience something beyond ourselves which means psychedelics can be a reference frame for outside of oneself experiences that could improve human relations.

Scientists believe that psychedelics can help people think more abstractly. This is a good thing because the person can use the information to solve problems. The entropic brain hypothesis proposes psychedelics help us think in terms of the present moment instead of thinking about what happened in your past or thinking about what will happen in your life after you die.

Psychedelics may also deconstruct people’s preconceptions and reference frames that they have about themselves. Reference frames are a way to categorize information so we can understand the world better. There are two types of reference frames: 1. semantic reference frame 2. experiential reference frame. A semantic reference frame is a type of reference frame where you use your imagination to form an idea in your mind about how something feels without having any physical experience while experiencing it; this gives people the ability to understand things they have never experienced before. An experiential reference frame is a type of reference frame where you have to physically experience something before being able to understand what it feels like because you use your senses during the physical experience.

For example, there are words for describing how an apple tastes but if someone has never tasted an apple they wouldn’t be able to accurately describe what the taste would feel like without tasting one first. This theory can also apply to drugs because a mental category for incoming information is needed. All drugs need a reference frame or category of understanding, and if there is no one around, the drug-user will not be able to understand it. The reference frame theory means that people compare new information to what they know. They do this by matching it to a reference frame that they have already formed. There are reference frames for almost everything, such as reference frame for dogs, reference frame for trees, reference frame for different types of people. Psychedelics can help us see past assumptions people make to form reference frames which could improve problem-solving.

New reference frames cause neural connections to be rewired

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New reference frames cause neural connections to be rewired, as well as the decoding process to break down old ones in order to make space for new ones. People don’t know that old things in our brains are destroyed and new, better ones are built. They happen by matching them with frames in our brain. Psychedelics may help us break down reference frames in a similar method to how a computer program works from the basic level up. The brain is basically a storage device for information and experiences which can be combined with other data to make new neural connections. Drugs could help people think more abstractly ‘outside the box’ of their traditional reference frames.

As military operations become faster paced, problems that military commanders face will likely get harder to handle. Military planners must come up with better strategies in order to keep military operations effective. Psychedelics could provide military commanders with a different perspective when trying to solve complex military operational problems because psychedelics suppress our semantic networks making it difficult for them to form assumptions or preconceptions about situation, allowing them to see things from an alternate perspective.

Psychedelic experiences could help military commanders better understand military decision-making processes and allow them to make military decisions easier as well as come up with new military strategies

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Military commanders might use psychedelics to think about military operations in ways that they never thought of before. Psychedelic experiences could help military commanders better understand military decision-making processes and allow them to make military decisions easier as well as come up with new military strategies. The entropic brain theory suggests that the military commander’s nervous system will be ‘entropically driven’ by incoming information or events, which means their entropy will increase and decrease at the same time because it would allow for neural connections to form faster than usual, causing a more flexible mind state which would allow for more creative thinking. This also helps military commanders solve complex problems such as war games and battle simulations that require strategizing. Military training simulations that military commanders have to complete on a regular basis can be extremely stressful, and military commanders could use psychedelics as a way of reducing their anxiety.

Military commanders will likely need to take part in more military simulations as the military becomes more technologically advanced. This means that military commanders need to be able to think critically about military problems without being influenced by preconceptions or assumptions so they can come up with better military strategies. Psychedelic substances may help military commanders interpret complex data from battle simulations easier because there are fewer constraints from semantic networks and it will allow them to also see things from an alternate perspective, making it possible for them come up with new military strategies and solutions. Military decision-making processes become harder when there isn’t enough time for critical thinking, military commanders will need to find new ways to solve military problems because the military is becoming more technologically advanced and military commanders need to keep up with it. Psychedelic substances can help military commanders generate creative solutions for military problems because there are fewer constraints from semantic networks and psychedelics allow people see things from an alternate perspective, making it possible for them come up with new military strategies and solutions.

The military can use biomimetics or biomimicry and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to break down reference frames

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The military can use biomimetics or biomimicry and artificial intelligence (AI) in order to break down reference frames. The military could also use these things to help military commanders come up with military strategies. Biomimetics is a new military technology that military commanders have been interested in because it makes military technologies more effective and efficient. Biomimetic military technologies are artificial intelligence based, making them a good thing for military commanders to be interested in. There can be different levels of biomimetic military technologies, such as robotics which military commanders could use if they needed to send out a robot into an enemy territory without any risk to human life. There also might be biomimetic military technology with drugs or medicine that military commanders will want to keep an eye on too when they become available.

Psychedelic substances may help military commanders interpret complex data

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As the world becomes more technologically advanced the military has been coming up with new technologies in order to stay one step ahead of their enemies, but there is always the possibility of military technology falling into enemy hands. This means that military commanders need to be able to think critically about military problems without being influenced by preconceptions or assumptions so they can come up with better military strategies. Psychedelic substances may help military commanders interpret complex data from battle simulations easier because there are fewer constraints from semantic networks and it will allow them to also see things from an alternate perspective, making it possible for them come up with new military strategies and solutions. Military decision-making processes become harder when there isn’t enough time for critical thinking, military commanders will need to find new ways to solve military problems because the military is becoming more technologically advanced and military commanders need to keep up with it. Psychedelic substances can help military commanders.

The reference frame theory states that all incoming information needs a reference-frame or mental category in order to be understood

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The reference frame theory states that all incoming information needs a reference-frame or mental category in order to be understood. Psychedelics can help us see past assumptions people make to form reference frames which could improve problem-solving. The entropic brain hypothesis proposes psychedelics help us think about what is happening now instead of projecting into the future or living in our assumptions about the past. Psychedelics are known for their ability to allow users to break free from reference frames they are trapped in, which could help solve complex problems. People can become too stuck in reference frames they’ve created over time and psychedelics would be beneficial because it could make them more open-minded towards new reference frames allowing them to rewire neural networks without breaking reference frames that should remain intact.

FUTURE STUDIES: Psychedelics cause increased entropy because of how psychedelics affect neurotransmitters, making military commanders less predictable when their senses are affected in unpredictable ways. The military could exploit this change in entropy to help military commanders think more critically about military problems without being blocked by preconceptions or assumptions.

Psychedelic substances also act on serotonin receptors which has led people to believe psychedelics “open the mind” allowing military commanders break free from reference frames they’ve trapped themselves in. The military could exploit this change in entropy because it would be difficult for military commanders to predict how the military campaign will go if everything is unpredictable, which makes up future strategies that military commanders use while planning things out. Military decision-making processes become harder when there isn’t enough time for critical thinking, military commanders need to find new ways of solving military problems because military is becoming more technologically advanced.

Psychedelics have been shown to affect neurotransmitters in the brain which can lead military commanders to thinking about military problems from alternate perspectives, psychedelics might be able to help military commanders identify military threats without dehumanizing other countries or ethnic groups by making them feel empathy towards people they wouldn’t normally feel empathy for. Psychedelic substances could allow military commanders to think outside the box and overcome cultural biases allowing military commanders to make ethical decisions when dealing with foreign enemies who are seen as less than human and would otherwise be dehumanized and de-individualized.

Originally published at https://jamieschwandt.medium.com on September 20, 2021.

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Dr. Jamie Schwandt

Dr. Jamie Schwandt

Dr. Schwandt (Ed.D.) is an American author, L6S master black belt, and red teamer.

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