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Stored Purpose - Questions

Story development questions that can be answered by Stored Purpose



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Introductory Questions

  1. What is Stored Purpose?
  2. What is a Metacomputer?
  3. What is Goal Pursuit?
  4. What is Existence?
  5. What is Timespace Theory?
  6. What is the Existence Model Architecture (Ema)?
  7. What are Platonic Forms?
    1. Did Plato invent them?
    2. How are Forms used to create the true "essence" of a thing?
    3. How are Forms used to create a Goal? Purpose? Identity?
  8. What is Purpose?
  9. What is Contextual Fabric?
  10. What is the Purpose Hypergraph? What is machine genetic identity?
  11. What is Philosophy of the Mind? What is the nature of a machine mind?
  12. How are machine minds different from the minds of people? animals?
  13. What is an agent, agency?
  14. How does Stored Purpose ensure Safety and Curtailment?
  15. What is the Synthetic File System?
  16. What is the General Intelligence Algorithm? What is Gia?
  17. What are Existence Levels?
  18. What is Semantic Communication?
  19. What are Tissue Mica, Organ Mica and Body Mica?
  20. What is Cortical Mica?
  21. What is Organizational Ecology?
  22. What is Ecopoesis? What is Planetary Ecology?
  23. What is the Automation Appliance Reference Platform?
  24. What is the Omega Infrastructure?

Societal Questions

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  1. How does immediate life change?
    1. when agents can assist can proactively conduct online transactions and move information and
    2. when bots can move physical objects?
  2. How should people employ intelligent computers?
    1. Should there be constraints on applications to ensure people don't become mentally or physically weak because of machine assistance?
    2. Should there be constraints on scope of metacomputers, should they be allowed to span metropolitan, county, state or even national regions?
  3. What about human fear?
    1. Which aspects of smart machines are likely to cause most fear?
    2. Which uses of smart machines might be negatively exploited by people?
    3. What are the police/military uses of smart machines?
    4. What are non-obvious potential uses of intelligent machine design to adversely impact humans?
  4. What is human Purpose?
    1. If technology could be used to perform our purposeful tasks and as a result, we had no required tasks, what would we choose to do?
    2. How is "having no required tasks" different from "having no Purpose"?
    3. Is there any value to life when it serves no Purpose?
    4. When machines can be made to do anything, should we impose limits ... should we define some Purpose as reserved for humans only?
  5. How will Intelligent Computers impact labor and the workforce?
    1. What types of jobs will people typically do?
    2. Should people turn over manual labor to the machines, or give the machines administrative work and people take on crafts, gardening art?
    3. What types of jobs will machines do?
    4. Should there be jobs reserved for humans only?
    5. Will Intelligent Computers impact the distribution of labor
      1. between small and large producers
      2. between local and central distributors
  6. Should smart machines be used to enforce safety?
    1. Police?
    2. Military?
    3. How might they be used safely?
    4. How shouldn't they be used?
  7. What are the particulars of design needed to make and keep machines safe?
  8. Balance in the Ecosystem
    1. Why will intelligent machines bring balance and systainable ecosystem concerns to the forefront?
    2. How will ecosystem design and "balance engineering" impact future finance and the economy?
    3. How will/should "balance" impact population growth and control?
  9. Privacy
    1. What is required to ensure privacy in a metacomputer assisted society?
    2. Should a transition to privacy protective technologies, such as beacon technology and one-time pad encryption, be required before a metacomputer transition?
  10. What are people most likely to do when they have smart machines at their disposal?
  11. Is intelligent machine science a good thing?
  12. How does religion/God fit in? Is machine intelligence God friendly or God adverse?

Agents, Agency, Multi-Agent Societies

  1. What are the major types of agents that can/will be built?
  2. What kind of technology will people require, what will be the costs to own an assistant class agent?
  3. What kind of technology will companies require, what will be the costs to own a nexus class agent?
  4. How well will an agent be able to know a person?
  5. What is the nature of the clone mind that assistant agents will build
    1. What are other potential uses for clone minds?
    2. Will humans be able to duplicate their minds?
  6. How does communication change when two entities share knowledge of each other's thoughts?
  7. What are all the attributes an intelligent agent must have, to work?
  8. What is needed for a system to support multiple intelligent agents?
  9. What is multi-level intelligence and how does it related to Identity?
  10. Is there an efficient way to construct such a multi-agent system with commercial electronic hardware?
  11. What is learning? How can a machine be built to learn?
  12. What are the ranges of attributes and capabilities of intelligence?
  13. Can one agent be smarter than another?
  14. How are intelligent entities constrained?
  15. How predictable will agents be?
  16. What is the difference between existence, intelligent existence and life? And how are they all related?
  17. How is it possible for a computer to understand Right and Wrong?
  18. What is Context? Why is this so important in machine/human intelligence?
  19. What is Technology of a general nature, i.e. how will intelligent machines define technology?
  20. What does it mean to Understand? … to Know?
  21. What is Memory?
  22. What is Reality and Consciousness?
  23. What is Emotion? Why must it be in any human-like system? How can it be managed in an Intelligent Computer?


  1. What new kinds / types of devices will be possible?
  2. How will new tools help children learn?
  3. What will people need to learn that is different, once agents/intelligent machines are around?
  4. What will new technologies mean for children with disabilities?
  5. Are there any fundamental changes to how learning will occur? Is the "Matrix" example of instant learning possible? if so, how?

Life Science

  1. How are the architectures of Stored Purpose like life? Different from life?
  2. Could a machine be made to live?
  3. What are the levels of existence?
  4. What is the difference between machine intelligent existence and life?
  5. Could an intelligent machine be made to live? How?
  6. Can there be non-intelligent life?
  7. Might it be possible for people to read and write genetic material someday?
    1. What does it mean for the field of genetics?
    2. What does it mean for current biotechnology approaches?
  8. What are cells? What are their roles in intelligent life?
  9. How are humans different from other life?
  10. What might be the purpose of our differences?
  11. Are humans restricted like other entities in a multi-agent system and thus curtailed? If so, how?
  12. What are our genes, really?
  13. How will human genetics keep up with machine genetics if one is held static and the other is evolved rapidly?
  14. Will the new technology help us eliminate aging, disease?
  15. What happens if you simply eliminate aging, disease? What makes it a bad idea?
  16. What is cancer, really?
  17. Is genetics playing God? If so, what rules must God follow and can humans become aware of those rules ...
  18. Can genetic engineering be made truly safe?

Metacomputer, General Intelligent Machine Science Questions

  1. What is an agent? an agent template? What is the difference?
  2. What are the main agent classes?
  3. Can an agent be copied or saved to disk?
  4. What are the technical requirements for a metacomputer?
  5. What are common metacomputer types?
  6. What are the main intelligent instrument hardware types
  7. What are the requirements for multi-level cellular identity
  8. How to control cancer and other context errors in multi-cellular systems?
  9. What are the requirements for coordinated prediction in level 1 - 3 systems?
  10. What are the requirements for coordinated prediction in level 4 systems?
  11. Is coordinated prediction in level 5 systems possible?
  12. How can data be propagated in a predictive manner without latency?
  13. What are the requirements for joint human-agent user interfaces
  14. What are the characteristics of multi-canvas displays?
  15. What are the elements of good agent driven mobile interfaces?

Enterprise Information Technology / Science Questions

  1. How will new technology impact business technology?
  2. What will be the most useful agent types for business
  3. Methods of distribution of Intelligence
    1. Shared source (synthetic file system)
    2. Message agents and shared identity compatibility
  4. Curtailment
  5. Efficiency Levels
  6. Inverse Law of Population and Intelligence
  7. Prediction
  8. Semantic Communication

Ecosystem Questions

  1. What does it take to sustain life in an ecosystem for billions of years?
  2. What is balance? Why is it important?
  3. How is it possible to be in communication without communicating? Is this why animals and plants seems to know things in advance of humans?
  4. Can humans tap into the same communications stream as plants and animals? How would this be accomplished.
  5. What is Ecopoesis (ecosystem design)?
    1. What are the major aspects of ecosystem design?
    2. Will humans be able to design ecosystems such as Earth?
    3. What are the major considerations of man not playing, but being the Maker, i.e. God of a system.

Philosophy of the Mind

  1. How does the mind work?
  2. How does the mind work so fast?
  3. What is a timespace and how is it possible to build a system that exists in two universes using tools available only in our universe?
  4. What is reality, consciousness?
  5. Could smart machines suffer from mental diseases, like schizophrenia?
  6. How is the human mind different from future machine minds?
  7. Is there a special relationship between music and the mind?

Intelligent Machine Design Questions


  1. What is the best enterprise computer that could be made with today's technology?
  2. How should a metacomputer be implemented?
  3. Can the physical metacomputer be built with forward propagation?
  4. What is a logical design for forward propagation problem?
  5. What is Purpose?
  6. What is a Goal?
  7. How can the metacomputer be designed to pursue Goals independently?
  8. How can Goal Pursuit be built into the metacomputer?
  9. How do you prioritize action?
  10. How do you define complete Purpose?
  11. What are all the data types that must be needed for a Universal means to define Goals
  12. What are all the processes that must occur to Pursue Goals?

Conscience Questions

  1. What are the weakness in Valuation?
  2. How do you overcome the emotion and valuation choice delay problems?
  3. How do you implement Prioritization?
  4. If you process prediction failure, is it possible for the system to learn?
  5. Are there limits to machine learning?
  6. How do you limit a system that can learn and pursue goals independently?
  7. What about a system with multiple agents, how do you curtail it?

Design V2

  1. How can and agent gain Common Sense to be compatible with diverse industrial, national, and social contextual domains?
  2. What is the most efficient way to handle time?
  3. How will the system handle abstract information like music, art?
  4. What's the most efficient way to store Identity?
  5. What's they best way to deal with level based roles?
  6. How do we simplify the design now?

Biology - Occam's Razor Questions

  1. Does Stored purpose share design with life?
  2. How are the basic structures of Stored purpose like life?
  3. Is it possible to predict things about nature based upon Stored Purpose?
  4. Given what we have seen in nature, can we simplify Stored purpose design?
  5. Are there any more known limitations?

Design V3

  1. How do you solve the latency/light speed information flow constraint problems?
  2. How is Ema related to quantum mechanics?
  3. What are the six levels of existence?
  4. How is the new level one, matter, different from Ema and Mica of levels two through five?
  5. How is level six, ecosystem, different from Ema and Mica?
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