Evolution of Information Processing Systems: An by Klaus Haefner (auth.), Professor Dr. Klaus Haefner (eds.)

By Klaus Haefner (auth.), Professor Dr. Klaus Haefner (eds.)

An interdisciplinary workforce of scientists is featuring a brand new paradigm: all latest constructions in the world are the end result of data processing. for the reason that those constructions were developed over the past 5 billion years, details processing and its platforms have an evolution.This is into account within the e-book. beginning with a easy paper which summarizes the fundamental hypotheses concerning the evolution of informaion processing platforms, 16 foreign scientists have attempted to ensure or falsify those hypothesises. This has been performed on the actual, the chemical, the genetic, the neural, the social, the societal and the socio-technical point. therefore, the reader will get an perception into the new prestige of study at the evolution of data processing structures. The papers are the results of an interdisciplinary venture during which scientists of the classical disciplines were invited to collaborate. Their inputs were intensively mentioned in a workshop. The booklet is the output of the workshop. the 1st objective of the bookis to provide the reader an perception into easy ideas in regards to the evolution of data processing structures. This, even though, leads on to a truly outdated and crucial query: who's controlling the realm, "matter" or an "immaterial intelligence"? a number of authors of the papers are arguing that there's a uncomplicated suggestion of knowledge processing in nature. this can be the the most important method, which, even though, wishes a fabric foundation. The reader has an opportunity to appreciate this paradigm as an strategy that's legitimate for all degrees of inorganic, natural and societal buildings. This provocative suggestion is open to debate.

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Direct steering of a motor system. The basic structure of all neurIPSs is, of course, determined by the genIPS. In all organisms "pre-fixed" information and procedures are internally "preorganized" by the genIPS. Thus, there is a connection between neurlPS and genIPS, the former relying directly on "pre-programmed information". NeurIPSs are not limited in size to small volumes, like physIPSs in the atomic nucleus or genIPSs. g. in the form of a long nerve cell). "Sensor techniques" in the various neurIPSs are extremely many and varied.

In this way, procedures that have been adapted by a socIPS can be transferred to following generations. Thus, in parallel to genetic storage, there is a common stable "social memory" relying on somehow "synchronized" neurIPSs in several individuals. In human societies education (in its broadest sense) is a highly elaborate way of preserving and transferring declarative as well as procedural social information from one generation to the next. This is usually called "culture". g. human societies and groups of dolphins both have sophisticated but very different neurIPSs and socIPSs).

My classification of the various IPS-levels is a phenomenological one. I identify as levels of IPSs distinct functional structures. From this point of view it seems justified to consider the techIPS as a new level which has evolved during the past 3000 years. TechIPSs use physical information processing as well as programs which result from neural information processing in human beings. Thus, techIPSs evolve from the highest level of neural information processing taking socIPSs into consideration as well.

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