Evolution's Next Domain, the Symbology
The Nature of Value, How to Invest in the Adaptive Economy, Columbia University Press (2014)
26 Pages Posted: 2 May 2016 Last revised: 9 May 2016
Date Written: August 15, 2013
Many evolutionary, energy and technology trends show a post economic future that is here and growing in the form of something that can be called the Symbology. The Symbology functions like the ecology and economy as a set of selective adaptive processes flowing through nested networks.
The Symbology’s difference from Evolution’s previous Ecological and Economic domains is its symbolic logic structures and computation in the form of algorithmic steps to adapt and select rather than relying on bio-chemicals and economic innovations for informational adaptation.
The Symbology’s knowledge stores and expressed structural forms are symbolically based initially existing in physical form and then becoming electronic. In the spirit of post economic debate this chapter is a thesis about the Symbology and its trajectory towards higher phi(m) energy processing metrics.
This document was written before the author's full appreciation of the Blockchain and Ethereum, but the blockchain and ethereum as a pure logical rather than physical constructs are profoundly important cases of evolution's symbologic adaptation and future direction.
Keywords: evolution, singularity, technology, post economy, innovation, ecology, phi(m), Blockchain, Ethereum
JEL Classification: A14, A12, B19, B41, D62, D84, F02, M2, O14, O3, O31, O32, O33, P51, Z1
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