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My hypothesis is that self-organization itself comes with the whole potential of intelligence, containing both: the molecules of intelligence and the glue that accumulates them to what we call mind.
And if somebody is curious about it, it would be my pleasure to explain how and why.
For example a company as an entitity is expected to behave more intelligently (than e.g. another one) when its employees have more intelligence to contribute.
I highly doubt that this is universally true, and I think overall you are really oversimplifying and overstating what intelligence is and how it operates.
But an important point is that for a group to act intelligently there needs to be complementarity -- for everyone to be smart just doesn't work. You need leadership, communication, differentiation of skills and tasks, etc.
what's also interesting is that it appears that philosophical germs of these ideas were put forth over 50 years ago ... e.g., Merleau-Ponty's ideas regarding the "reversible" (i.e., feedback) relationships between embodied self-others-things in a never-ending creative process of "expression", where expressed creations sediment into new layers of reality that provide the ground for the next waves of creative expression
The instruments of information processing which we call sense organs actually provided the physical basis for the development of intelligence.
The first idea is that living beings are autonomous agents that actively generate and maintain themselves, and thereby also enact or bring forth their own cognitive domains. The second idea is that the nervous system is an autonomous dynamic system: It actively generates and maintains its own coherent and meaningful patterns of activity, according to its operation as a circular and reentrant network of interacting neurons. The nervous system does not process information in the computationalist sense, but creates meaning. The third idea is that cognition is the exercise of skillful know-how in situated and embodied action. Cognitive structures and processes emerge from recurrent sensorimotor patterns of perception and action. Sensorimotor coupling between organisms and environment modulates, but does not determine, the formation of endogenous, dynamic patterns of neural activity, which in turn inform sensorimotor coupling. The fourth idea is that a cognitive being's world is not a prespecified, external realm, represented internally by its brain, but a relational domain enacted or brought forth by that being's autonomous agency and mode of coupling with the environment. The fifth idea is that experience is not an epiphenomenal side issue, but central to any understanding of the mind, and needs to be investigated in a careful phenomenological manner.
I'm really interested in all this and I have many questions. Would it be ok to post some here? I've been reading some stuff off the internet, any newbie sites you guys could recommend?
... and also provide the physical basis for the development of life ... it has been argued that life is autopoeisis + cognition ... that is, an autopoeitic system that does not sense and adapt to its environment is only proto-life ... anyhoo, all great stuff you've got here! :a-ok:
The feedback loop serving as an example of organizational intelligence as well as being an inevitable component of autopoieses, it represents a clear connection between organizational intelligence and life.
To me this is a confirmation of this (what i considered my own, haha) idea.
... welcome to the club - I've never had a far-reaching idea that I didn't eventually find had already been thought by someone else ... the Internet is humbling that way