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Stored Purpose - Existence

Stored Purpose - a new approach to computing leveraging the current capability of information science

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Warren Jones, Lana Rubalsky (2010) "Stored Purpose - Existence", wJones Research, October 8, 2010
It may seem academic, but something must “exist” before it can know which Goal to pursue. Once something puts a stake in the ground and declares, “I exist,” and then defines the nature of that existence, such that, “I am a single celled organism that swims in warm salty water,” then it can know which Goals to pursue on its own.

Figure - Requirements for Existence<br />We determined that to create something that is intelligent, it must first exist.  Although the statement may seem obvious, only philosophers had ever attempted to define what it really means to exist.

Figure - Requirements for Existence
We determined that to create something that is intelligent, it must first exist. Although the statement may seem obvious, only philosophers had ever attempted to define what it really means to exist.
Because existence made a simple task of enabling machines to know the right thing to do, it was defined as a minimal architecture needed for Goal pursuit and ultimately intelligence. Initially, a system was defined to “exist” if it had some definition of Self, and some means to employ matter and energy in the maintenance of that Self. This caused a problem when the inventors calculated just how much information would need to flow, to sustain existence for any complex system. While the speed of light was a possible problem for the early metacomputer design, the need to compute existence and its big sister consciousness, made the speed of light a certain and seemingly unavoidable problem. It seems existence doesn’t wait on frame buffers.

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