Syntropy and Living Systems

How might we design living systems that increase syntropy rather than participate in building more efficient entropy machines to exterminate and replace life on Earth?

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Without realizing it, humanity has been working on a global project of accelerating the process of entropy, which is reversing billions of years of physical, chemical, and biological evolution that has resulted in the process of life, a phenomenon of negative entropy.

“It seems fitting that some of the most important insights in exploring these hidden principles of nature have come from scientists who had the courage to cross over from one specialty to another. One of these was Austrian physicist Erwin Schrödinger, who won a Nobel Prize for his work on quantum theory, then ventured into the fundamentals of biology, publishing a seminal book in 1944 entitled What Is Life? Schrödinger's groundbreaking answer to this age-old question began with the second law of thermodynamics, which states that the universe is undergoing an irreversible process of entropy: an inexorable decline from order to disorder. This law predicts that heat will always flow to cooler regions and explains why, once you've beaten an egg, you can never get the yolk back. However, Schrödinger observed that while the universe as a whole undergoes entropy, life somehow manages to reverse this process. Living organisms, he noted, survive through sucking order out of the entropy around them and organizing it in a way beneficial to them. They do this through the process known in biology as metabolism. Schrödinger called this process negative entropy (or negentropy) and saw it as the defining characteristic of life.”

Lent, Jeremy. The Patterning Instinct (p. 366). Prometheus. Kindle Edition.


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How might we actively participate in the emergent phenomenon of the process of syntropy and life that we are engaging in, to reverse the entropic industrialized, mechanized, digitized, artificially intelligent engine of global neo-liberal colonization and capitalism?


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我對智力的本質也有類似的想法。我們做出斷言,以理解混亂。例如,兩堆相同的蜜蜂。一個我們稱之爲晚餐,另一個晚餐。每個斷言都是一個詞,量化現實,一個粒子。 然後我們將斷言組合成句子,創建過程和時間概念。所以,斷言是粒子,等等,我們腦子裏有一個 qm 模型。 Imo,這就是 qm 的本質,我們需要命名事物,量化混亂。所以,qm 是現實在我們頭骨上的投影。

I have similar thoughts about nature of intellegence. We make assertions, to make sense of chaos. Eg, two piles of identical beens. One we call dinner, another supper. Each assertion is a word, quantizing the reality, a particle. Then we compose assertions into sentences, creating processes and notion of time. So, assertions are particles and on and on, and we have a qm model in our head. Imo, thats the nature of qm, our need to name things, to quantize the chaos. So, qm is a projection of reality on our skull.



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jspoet,

埃爾文有多麼奇怪的感覺。如果我觀察大自然,生命似乎就是在創造更多的生命,不斷地擴張,甚至廢物也被重新用於能源,然後再次爲生命提供燃料。

我會說從混沌中它自我組織成秩序,新生物,新生命......

What a weird perception Erwin had. If I observe nature, life seems to be about creating more life, always expanding, and even waste is reused for energy which then fuels life again.

And I'd say from the Chaos it self-organises into Order, new creatures, new life...



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