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A Functional Paradigm of the Human Condition

June 2, 2017

version 1.3 (June 4)

If Talcott Parsons’ paradigm of the human condition is updated with respect to (i) Niklas Luhmann’s decay structure of social systems, (ii) more recent insights into matter, life, and information and their various kinds of (causal, loose, electronic) couplings, and (iii) an understanding of George Spencer-Brown’s imaginary state as a state of indeterminacy in second-order equations able to actually couple, dissolve, and renew functional states of the human condition, then we may be able to come up with an equation describing the minimal functional structure of the human condition.

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Summary of my talk “A Society’s Algorithm” at panel “Society through the Eyes of Robots, Algorithms & AI”, International Conference “Society through the Lens of the Digital”, Schloss Herrenhausen, Hannover, May 31 to June 2, 2017, continued

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