Re: Optimal Intelligent State?

JF (
Sun, 26 Jul 1998 08:16:18 -0500

Gerhard Kessell-Haak (Gerhard Kessell-Haak) wrote:

> As intelligence and the societies/civilizations/structure- complexes it
> creates become governed more by directed intelligent evolution than
> natural evolution, it seems to me that it will only make changes that
> increase its overall "state".

How will evolution be directed? By whom or what?

> Assuming we evaluate the state of a
> civilization by comparing it to the limits prescribed by our current
> understanding of physical laws, it appears that there should be an
> "optimal state" that intelligent systems should tend towards. Regardless
> of the initial environment, conditions, substrates, characteristics, etc. of
> civilizations, it seems that once they has harnessed the power of
> directed evolution that they should tend to strive for this "optimal state".

Again, how and who would direct this evolution?