Artificial Intelligence in 1998 is
something which is building up in silence as if we were not interested in
knowing that within a few years, it will often be impossible to distinguish
relationships from being with a machine or a fellow human - thereafter an
interaction with machines will dominate our present level of human
NOTE: Beside the present analysis in akhnaton.net , another site supports its practical application. It allows to continue this investigation with an historical overview or to investigate directly how to improve work place and practice
To comprehend how Artificial Intelligence (Cyphernetics) intervenes in our life & environment, PLAN begins with the psychological relation (known as split - ) :
pic.01: A primal intersected split typifies the human psychological communication
From the founding shize (pic above) philosophy has assumed (pic below) that an indefinite repetition of the crossing (expl : you for me for you for me for you for... alias : I think that you think that I think that you think that... - See Lacan's "The Purloined Letter" below) refracts, distracts and dissipates the split into a collective cleavage, a thread of unnamed, a groove toward an Archetype, Paradigm or Metonyme, aiming towards an Absolute, Ideal (Philosophers also described it as totalization of totalizations, Politicians as Ideology, Theologians as Spirituality).
pic.02: Unlimited tension towards Absolute; described in
Lacan's Parenthesis of the Parenthesis - 1966 : me for (you for (me for (you for (me for (you for (me for you))))))
social argument for Totalitarism according to J.P.Sartre.
In the sixties Sartre's criticism was advocated by R.D.Laing's Anti-Psychiatry
(see W.Theaux: 'For a Practical Intelligence of Marxism,').
According to Freud's theory, this is a stage where the definition of a feminine sexuality is challenged, for this Ideal/Absolute initially represents the feminine (the Big Body of the Mother's archetype) before the God of a Patriarchy. When nationalism stops supporting crowd's idealization all cultures would then collapse except for the intervention of a supplementary logic.
Course of Logic (circuit of the
Letter) on Libido ring
When he read A.E.Poe's The Purloined Letter, Lacan picked up the analysis of a 'genius child' that Poe presents as his hero's model. In his game, the child asks his partner for a series of times, to guess if the number of objects he conceals in his hand are in odd or even number (or black or white?, or in which hand? etc... everyone know this early game in one's life; it is memorable and transmitted along generations as for a myth of subjective cognition). The psychology of this mythic game can be formulated as a dynamic logic...
The formula of this dynamic logic :
This formulation has been identified as a model for Psychoanalysis , by Lacan who eventually used it for indicating how Artificial Intelligence could be effective in anticipating the human desire. Such demonstration begins with a psychological modelization which represents how the human mind traces his reflexive loop. Then this 'Mirror Stage' (paranoiac phase and/or foundation of the human person) must be re-paired in a shortcut (which is called Knowledge [magenta pic.03 below] in comparison with Thinking [turquoise loop pic.03 below]). An animated picture presents this loop and its shortcut (which evolves with the Lacanian transference into the Internal-Eight ) :
Yet, beyond the Superego regime and/or the Oedipus Complex, there may be situations where, instead of a shortcut, the loop would be repeated in a metaphoric way rather than a metonymic spiral. This is the case when a Cybernetic apparatus provides the secondary 'you' with a third alternative, which gives it matter to think/see . Such refraction cascades from that point in a complete round of four loops locations, summarized in the Lacanian linguistic formula of The Four Discourses.:
shortcut has develop into three loops - and in this
shift - from a still Narcissistic regime up to the mechanic objectivity
of Intelligence - the analysis discovers
the emergence of a fourth term as
Nature. This overproduction do not fail to question.
the identification of the said Nature must be explicited,
after Lacan who could not reach that point himself :
With the four terms - ' I, ' 'You,' 'Cybernetics' and 'Nature' - there is a foundation for a Practice of Ecology. What must there be determined is where and how identifying the Social Link in this industrial compound :
The Freudian discovery of this point
of mass that I call 'me' under analysis
, this 'ego' (pic.04
Note (1) : the thread would be <I think that you think of me thinking of you for the machine sees that you see the machine seeing you etc...> (continuing and resulting in four loops) instead of <I think that you think of me thinking of you so that... etc...> [back to text]
When digitization (Cybernetics) affects the pace of Idealization (e.g. Totalization), the unlimited run towards idealization is reflected (feed-back, clone, duplicate) upon itself. Instead of the Lacanian Absolute Other that coerces human fate into idiocy (sic), an objective alternative between a subject and a machine builds a relationship to an Alter-Ego in a Social Link where the primal split is integrated (instead of distracted and dissipated - re: above).
This Bifida Social Link due to Cybernetics effects can be compared with the combination of refraction and reflection that Lacan's Optical Model allows, (thus providing topological laws and bringing Sociology up to Science competence - See Lacan's theorization from "The Purloined Letter" see also Freud's "The Future of an Illusion")
Social Ethics with Virtual(s)
In this Social Application of the Optical Model, the distribution of the Social Link is shown as the refraction of an image in the water plan. It is a model for the Logic of Sameness (introducing the Plural instead of the Hierarchical) which constitutes an Ethics in regard to digitization of Reality (Genetics, Brainetics, drugs, Cybernetics, artificial intelligence)
This is leading to a practical conclusion :
In ritualizing the placement of the known entities (S1, S2, Ideal) in their optical places (Me, You, Me for.., You for..) in the computer age, PLuralANalysis represents Artificial Intelligence (Cybernetics) unfolding an ideological social order (Ideal logic) into the cleaved logic of its Social Link. PLAN therefore substrates a consciousness of the industrial (collective) action.
This is meeting civilization when it produces robots (Artificial Intelligence) with an upgrade of the Narcissic Link (Transference) shifting Motherhood into an Ecosystem..
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