Holochain Forum

The Mind Happ (Acorns++)

Originally forked from here: Looking to hire someone to help get me up to speed.

They would have been far better off had they built a distributed mind-mapping tool for organizing one’s internal analytical and reasoning-derived conclusions as nodes of disperse (and often interconnected) inverse-trees. Communicating via. linear book/words format is very ineffective. The app should have special nodes called “axioms”, “assumptions”, “evidential/empirical-knowledge”, etc from which to link one’s derivations.

For example, “man was a product of nature”, “nature is harsh & hellish”, “hell produces evil”, “so man will forever be evil” (haha, classic praxeology). I may further link empirical evidence that supports this conclusion so as to reinforce the truth in the conclusion.

If you think otherwise, I would simply ask you to share your node that says “men are butterflies, and women are angels”, then I’d be able to see the assumptions and the empirical-evidence based upon which you derived this conclusion, and would be able to point directly to the faulty node in your graph. For example, you may have made an assumption that “God created men to enjoy life”, and I’d directly point to that one (i.e., I’d say that God did not create man, Darwin did! Haha).

This would bring upon us a KNOWLEDGE AGE, emerging out of the INFORMATION AGE that we currently live in… Information would cease to be barely informative; it would start becoming knowledge. Neurons that fire together wire together. New information would start fitting-in our existing model of knowledge, and if it doesn’t or somehow contradicts some part of it (for instance, in a classic Bayesian example, the Sun one day rises in the West), we’d be able to correct the faulty nodes.

This way, our communication would be very high bandwidth and right-on-the-point (free of distractions, free of silly self-defenses, free of facial expressions, free of linguistic errors, and so on).

We don’t need NeuraLink for any of this. In fact, such a (h)app would be way superior than NeuraLink in that the peace and clarity of mind & thought that it would induce on the user would be unparalleled to what NeuraLink (and the likes) could ever dream of! Actually, they don’t even touch these subjects.

It should offer nice 3D workspaces (or simply, meta-2D, or nested-windowed 2D UI) that go deeper and deeper, as deep as you wish to go. At every step, it should help present one with what one is trying to deduce, and what he’s trying to deduce it from. So revisiting a conclusion and knowing how it was reached would be a breeze (which it isn’t in the current mind-mapping tools). It should offer alerts in case taking into consideration one node and not another which is very tightly and intrinsically linked to it would probably mean coming to a wrong conclusion. Plus I wouldn’t mind a bit of natural language processing AI in the UI. [Am I asking for too much? Oh, please, you can do this. I have faith in you. :–)]

It would be the greatest tool humanity has ever created thus far! Indeed, mind-mapping would revolutionize the world in a way that fire, or the wheel, or the iPhone never could! It would indeed be a very liberating invention.

Sure, fictional books would still be written the way they are, chat and small-talk would still be done the same way as it is done today, but besides that, pretty much everything would benefit from such a tool.

Trust me, the world doesn’t need yet another Scrum/Agile team-management and work-management tool! And still, if you wish to waste your efforts and energies on something that nobody would ever find useful, then sure do continue improving it…

Trusting the existing mind-mapping online services is one hell of a dangerous idea! Plus they don’t have the features I described. Plus, imagine those service providers peeking into your private mind! They can do so; it’s within their terms & conditions! Plus imagine if such a service goes down: one would be left brainless in the very literal sense of the word!

This is something that sure as hell needs to be happified as soon as possible. And the earlier the better (because, from then on, we’d all be making lot better decisions about the future course of Holo(chain) itself; so cool).

I really hope that they (the people who worked on Acorns, who have every potential needed to actually change the world) read this. I’d really appreciate it.


  • In economics (especially for Austrian economics, for building on top of what Mises left)
  • In science (in developing theories; i.e., theoretical science)
  • In the analysis of pseudoscience
  • In philosophy
  • In decision-making
  • In game-design
  • In argumentation
  • In learning

[cc @zippy, @Connoropolous, …]

You might want to read Humankind: A Hopeful History, which is an English translation of a Dutch book. Here is the announcement if you want a quick idea about the content (if you couldn’t guess :grin:): twitter.

It’s a linear format, sure, but thoroughly researched and substantiated.
I hope it can brighten your very dark vision on humankind…

PS I like the Dutch title better: ‘De meeste mensen deugen’ :yum:

1 Like