Last evening, while on a walk around Palm Meadows with WiFi, i saw with great clarity why expert systems must fail. The reason is very simple: they do not take Consciousness into account, i.e., they are not rooted in Consciousness. The incident that provoked the clarity was this:
On my blog post titled Born on the Fourth of August, Sudheer had commented:
"Numbo Jumbo" - What a beautiful phrase! Did you coin it?Being chastened enough by Ramana Maharshi on who does the thinking / working: (from the end of a mysterious post titled Half a lifetime ago)
The feeling ‘I work’ is the hindrance. Ask yourself ‘Who works?’ Remember who you are. Then the work will not bind you; it will go on automatically. Make no effort either to work or to renounce; your effort is the bondage. What is destined to happen will happen. If you are destined not to work, work cannot be had even if you hunt for it; if you are destined to work, you will not be able to avoid it; you will be forced to engage yourself in it. So, leave it to the higher power; you cannot renounce or retain as you choose. (Maharshi’s Gospel, page 5)i have come to the conclusion that one's mind is nothing more than a parasite on Consciousness. So i was reluctant to take credit for that and responded:
Thank you, Sudheer. Numbo Jumbo was one of those phrases which came from the Abyss and presented itself to me. So i don't know whether one can say that one had coined it.To use a holographic example, the abyss of the ocean is the Formless while the waves on it are the form-filled / material aspects of Life. The Formless gives rise to the form; the One becomes the many. Expert systems are designed and developed on equations and interactions between the individual waves, while ignoring the most important component of it all, the deep end of the ocean altogether.
Since i've always put my money where my mouth was, like the earlier offer, i am not shy of making another:
Am willing to pay USD 25,000 to anyone who can make an expert system do something that it's _not_ programmed for.In other words, show me the squid and claim the quid.
Waiting now for that All Spark, with no transforms thrown in ;-)