Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Natural Influence

Imagine yourself as the caretaker of a piece of the universe. The piece you are responsible for does not have a well defined boundary. It is better not to define it with a boundary at all but rather with a dynamic distribution of influence. The influence is high (but not absolute) at the space-time coordinates of your physical body and low (but never naught) at great distances in space or time. It is your responsibility to observe, evaluate, and feedback your analysis to the system while being a part of the system. Are we to focus on our power associated with the strength of our influence or our responsibility for the quality of our evaluations? It seems to me that influence naturally follows quality, and not vice versa, so lets keep things natural.

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