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Civilizations – Part 1

Originally posted on Embassy of the Future:
Civilizations have two important properties: they are dissipative systems, and they are creative systems. A dissipative system is a physical system that maintains its state by turning resources from a usable form into an unusable waste form. In terms of physics (specifically: thermodynamics) one can describe them as…

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Dividing the Stream of Perceptions

Originally posted on Creativistic Philosophy:
Roughly speaking, we might think of the process of our perception as dividing our perceptions into several parts or “fractions”. Since the processing capacity of our brain is limited, some part of the information is overlooked or ignored because of information overload. Our perception applies knowledge to the perceptive stream.…