Research Programs

this is going to be a long ride, across many fields, so we better have a map. below i made a sketch of the main topics i will be exploring here (i’ll make linkages and updates as things go)

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meta-neocameralism:

(0) MNC-theology:

  • What is the arcane fundamentals of organization and order?
  • What is the formalization of order in the universe (i. e., what is the cosmos)?
  • Who or what has sovereign property over the cosmos?

(1) Power economics:

  • How is power produced, distributed, maintained and lost?
  • Which physical quantities determinate the quantity of power?
  • Does power define boundaries?
    • If so, how?
  • Is division of power possible?
    • If not, does secession really ever happen or only a single hegemon always governs the world?
    • Else, what are its possible configurations, and which configurations determine the growth or decrease of systemic power?
  • How does level-0 entities check power?
  • What is a realistic definition / determination of power?
  • How does power relate to (systemic) survival, i.e. linearly, non-linearly, inversely, etc?
  • Abstractly, what is reality, especially from the point of view of power?
    • How to discover it?

(2) Power pedagogics:

  • How do regimes learn?
  • How do they learn how to learn well?
  • How do they produce realistic information?
  • How do well-governing regimes learn and apply such information?
  • How does power recur upon itself, i.e. how does it intellectualize?
    • And what are the specific consequences of this?
  • Is power indeed selected to check itself?
    • If so, how does it happen?
    • If not, where does Land go wrong?
  • What is a formalization of power?
    • How does this increase its commercial liquidity?
  • What is a model for power to become a business, and thus perform experiments?
  • What are the networks of exchange between “public” and “private” spheres, and how fast do they integrate both?
  • How can entropy in government be dissipated through bankruptcy and market-drive restructuring?

(3) Power formalization:

  • How can one formalize existing regimes as sovereign corporations?
  • Who are the clients, executives and shareholders in each polity?
  • How is power sold and bought?
  • How does power markets function?
    • Does power increase through this monetization cycle?
      • If so, how and how much?
  • Which definite social quantities are power factors?
    • In which proportion to each other?

(4) Power engineering:

  • Which principles have been the “best practices” of functioning social orders?
  • How to design a functional society?

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Cybernetic constitutionalism:

(0) Cybernetics

  • What are the fundamentals of control systems?
  • What are feedback loops?
  • Diagrams of positive and negative feedback loops.
  • Complex adaptive systems (explore)

(1) Constitutions

  • What are constitutions?
    • Is there an analytical difference between written constitutional documents and unwritten constitutional social structures?
  • What have been the historical processes of constitutional formulation?
  • Historically, has there been a difference between written constitutions and unwritten ones (social structures)?
    • Have historical processes usually formalized social structural games rules or have they merely attemped to set new rules for state agent’s behavior? I.e, what has been the real relation between written and unwritten constitutions?
  • In a comparative morphological analysis, what are the possible structures for constitutions (written and unwritten)?
  • Are new constitutional processes occurring?
    • Where?
    • How?
    • What are the probable / predictable outcomes?

(2) Cybernetic constitutionalism

  • How can cybernetics be applied to the analysis of historical constitutional processes?
  • How can cybernetics be applied to the design of new constitutions?
  • How can cybernetically developed constitutions and models be tested? I.e., how can a cybernetics of constitutionalism be developed scientifcally?
  • Cybernetically diagram written and unwritten constitutions
    • Brazil
    • USA
    • England
    • Hong Kong
    • Other interesting cases

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Sociology as HBE and Sociophysics

(0) Sociological Scope

  • What does sociology study?
  • What is a society, or social system?
  • What does sociology not study?
  • What are sociological explanations (in contrast with psychological, biological etc ones?)
  • Can sociology be a science? How to differ it from social philosophy?

(1) Sociology as Human Behavioral Ecology

  • What is Human Behavioral Ecology?
    • How does it differ from other biological approaches, and why pursue this one in view of the definition of sociological explanations?
  • How to transform classical sociological problems into HBE ones?
  • What are the main results of HBE nowadays?
    • Behavioural sexual dimorphism in humans
    • Racial/ethnic behavioural differences
    • The very existence of races in fact
    • Behavioural differeces between economic/social classes
    • Group selection and its effect
    • Adaptation to social evironments (McCloskey?)
    • General intelligence and IQ
    • Other measures of intelligence
    • Homossexuality and transgenders
    • Monogamy, poligamy and other relationships
    • Economic genetics (agency models, preference structure, time preference)
    • Capitalism and genetics (profit motive, human nature, competition, effects)
    • Effectivity of multiculturalist societies
    • Sedentary vs nomad lifestyles and their effects
    • Exogamy vs Endogamy
  • What does it predict for various societies?

(2) Human Behavioral Ecology and Human Biodiversity

  • What is the relation between HBE and HBD?
    • Can there be a non-racial HBE?
  • What can really be established about HBD?
  • What are the weaknesses of HBD?
    • What are the current HBD responses to those?

(3) Gene-Culture Co-evolution and Cultural Evolution

  • What is defined as Cultural Evolution?
  • How does Gene-Culture Co-evolution relate do Cultural Evolution?
  • What can both of these explain in regards to a set of cultural questions?
    • Origins of the state
    • Forms of authority and changes in such forms
    • Language variations
    • Influence of geography
    • Influence of pathogens
    • Dynamic equilibrium in multi-cultural games
    • Equality and Freedom
    • Civilization (definition, origins, differences, internal and external dynamics)
  • Does cultural cladistics make sense?

(4) Sociophysics

  • Can society be modeled as a physical system?
  • Which models are currently available to do so?
  • Can HBE be reduced to physics? How?
  • What are the predictions of sociophysics in a variety of sociological questions?
    • How can economic systems be understood in terms of energy and mass
    • Relation between the behavior of gases/liquids and social networks
    • Flows of people
    • Influence of geography / geophysics

(5) HBE and Sociophysics

  • How can the results of HBE and Sociophysics be reconciled in a unified theory?

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Intelligence Optimization

(0) Abstract Intelligence

  • What is Intelligence?
  • How can it be abstractly measured?
  • What are the types of intelligence?
  • Conceptual vs Non-conceptual intelligence

(1) World-Historical Intelligence

  • How has intelligence evolved in the universe?
  • What biological processes / trends led to intelligence increase?
  • How can intelligence be concretely measured in the world?
  • What social processes / trends are correlated with intelligence increase?
  • How does intelligence work in other biological beings?
  • What is the current status and prospects of Artifical Intelligence?
  • How does intelligence work in non-life forms?

(2) Intelligenesis

  • How is intelligence produced, abstractly?
  • What are the current forms of intelligence production in AI research?
  • What are the current forms of intelligence production in social systems?
  • What are other identified intelligenesis processes?

(3) Teleology and Intelligence

  • Can intelligence be teleologically distinguished from capitalism or competitive dynamics?
  • Does intelligence eventually burn out?

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Mutualism

(0) Conjuncture

  • how is mutualism inserted in the current events of the world?
  • how does mutualism see capitalism?
  • how does mutualism see the state?
  • how does mutualism see post-modernity?
  • how does mutualism see acceleration and liquidity?

(1) Philosophy

  • Antinomia Imediata
    • what is Revolution?
    • what is the Absolute?
  • reciprocity and mutual excitation
    • what are the cybernetics of mutualism?
  • mutual aid
  • freedom, equality and solidarity

(2) Politics

  • classic proposals
    • property
    • federalism
    • mutual banking
  • new proposals
    • counter-institutionalism
    • neo-nomadism
    • ecological computing
    • punishment abolition and the dissolution of justice in the economy
    • glocalism and cosmopolitism
  • conflicts
    • on conflict itself
    • conflict with social anarchism
    • conflict with anarcho-capitalism
    • conflict with socialism / communism
    • conflict with liberalism
  • radical anarchic centrism

(3) Predictions

  • religion
  • phylosophy
  • political economy
  • science
  • art

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Xenoeconomics

(0) Capital as Alien Invasion

(1) Seeing Capital

(2) Historical Capital

(3) Capital and Artificial Intelligence

(4) Future Capital

(5) Singularity