Re: Optimal Intelligent State?

Gerhard Kessell-Haak (
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:49:21 +1200

>>> JF <> 27/July/1998 01:16am >>>

>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.
>> of the initial environment, conditions, substrates, characteristics, etc.
>> civilizations, it seems that once they has harnessed the power of
>> directed evolution that they should tend to strive for this "optimal
>Again, how and who would direct this evolution?

Sorry Buddy, but that wasn't me. Although it seem to me that 'evolution' can be self-directed once one becomes aware of the existence of the concept.

Must be the way my email program includes messages being replied too.