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The Dictionary

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Since much of our work was in the area of intelligence and synthetic minds, when considering terms to best describe the results, we first attempted to use terms from neuroscience. That didn’t work. We wanted the terms to communicate meaning, and unfortunately few (including the members of our team) understood the meaning of words like dendron and axon.

We then considered another approach, finding for each concept, the original word usage in history. Due to the breadth of concepts involved, this entailed use of terms from Philosophy, Religion and Science Fiction. Although this approach required significant research to identify best terms, we chose it whenever practical, because we felt the resultant descriptions of work would be less burdened by arcane jargon, and thus more accessible.

There is "much" precedent in common terminology pertaining to the art of Stored Purpose and the intelligent computer, dating back more than twenty-four hundred (2,400) years.  The related inventions that comprise Stored Purpose are analogs of symbols that comprise: 
  • the essence of knowledge,
  • a mind,
  • a body,
  • an intelligent entity,
  • a physical intelligent machine,
  • a virtual ecosystem of intelligent machines and
  • of Purpose defined by a creator that balances and curtails the action of intelligent entities.

Notes on Use of Leading Capital Letters

Leading capitals for words within a sentence are used to indicate the reader should apply the formal definition provided in this Dictionary. For example, the word Form will be rendered with leading cap whenever it refers to the Platonic Form invention. If depicted in lower case, the word should be considered to represent the common usage of form to mean “shape.” You will see terms Goal, Identity, Purpose, Agent, Agency, Context and others similarly capitalized.

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