Friday, 2 April 2010

Finding a search:

the answers graveyard

When answers feel tyred and exhausted, they know it's time. There is a day in the life of an answer, when it knows it's over. Indeed answers are produced in very generous packs. Are we human being searching? Well, yes, but with twice the energy we devolve to search, we compulsively are dedicated to find. We find because we produce our findings. We are involved in an exponential enterprise to create answers.

Our cognitive activity is scanning the semiotic environment in search; the scanning is performed through narrative sonar. When you cognitively wake up, you are woken up by narrations. And instilled in those narrations there are the semen of questioning and of searching. And also the generative capacity to produce answers.

To launch your search, you'll need to launch your narration. Very much like particles, we are bombed by stories and their impact generate a response, an inspiration: a new story. The reciprocal narrative collision generate a space time of storytelling. The semiotic environment is created.

One of the most persistent stories is the mind. It's not a surprise: you can tell a story if you're a mind and minds are telling stories. Therefore for the anthropic principle, if you're hearing a story, you're a mind. And the reverse: if you're a mind, you'll find yourself storytelling.

The collateral damage is you'll find something, because you searched it. Obviously you find something, because you put it in the first place. That's good if you are a colony of intelligence: you are digesting information and making available for the community; you don't care the meaning of your production, none of your business.

Possibly, none of your business. Indeed to some extent is the business of no one, so you can easily forget the quest. But one of the collateral damage of finding a narrative something, is that you find a someone. It doesn't matter if it's god or your the love of your life. It's a someone. That means, a mind. That also means you. To find a mind, you need to be one. It's not a crime to be a mind, so I should be less negative about it. But this condition often requires to see a world of meanings, a world of questions and the following activity of searching. It's not a bad thing to search, it's only boring when you find the mechanism for answering. It's a technique. We invent it. Because we've been invented by it. Oh, damn paradoxes.

Anyway, when you start to look at answers, their meaningfulness is fading. It's not you cease to understand them, they cease to be relevant. So when you master the art of giving answer, when you develop the technology to produce meaningful content, when you reach the black box, you discover that it's empty.

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