Glossary

The civilization gene introduces new concepts, linguistics and concepts for understanding human behaviour.  Both foundation and new concepts are defined.

Basics

  • Psychopath – A person without a conventional conscience
  • Empath – A person who is not a psychopath

The Metamind (Conscience)

  • Metamind – The conscience and the subconscious as one.  Organizes unlike things via emotional content.  A risk engine.  The source of the imagination.  A passively driven relational database that groups memories by emotional likeness.  Produces insights on matches.  The mental structure psychopaths lack.
  • Insight – A flash of information from the metamind.  Sometimes a risk warning.  Not always correct, but faster than rational thought.  Can be supernatural or provable.
  • Rational thought – A traceable waking thought process. Typically thought of as a provable thought process, but rarely including enough variables to live up to that.  The rational thought process can be used to prove, disprove, or carry insights.
  • Rationalization – Rationally discerning the logical meaning of an emotional signal from the metamind. Determining if insight is correct, incorrect, or currently un-knowable.  Searchable via complex emotions
  • Faith – A carried insight.  Knowing something you can not prove.  It can be supernatural (unprovable) or plausibly provable.
  • Reason – How empaths (non-psychopaths) think. The combination of insights, faiths and rational thoughts.
  • Belief – Wishing something is true.  Possibly an unchallenged (un-rationalized) insight, possibly a rationally contrived fantasy.  A common, inferior, substitute for reason.
  • Primary emotions – Bliss, despair, or the will to act.  Primary emotional weights are assigned to memories.
  • Compound emotions – Emotions formed from chains of primary emotions associated with memories.  Psychopaths don’t have these at scale.
  • Mandatory emotional recall – Empaths are forced to recall emotions as as they recall memories.
  • Therapy – Helping a person to create a rational map of their own emotions.  Improves both speed and accuracy of rationalization.
  • Emotional map – The structure of emotional metadata in a persons mind.
  • Psychology – The study of emotional maps.
  • Imagination – The ability to group unlike thoughts by emotional context.
  • Abphrenia – A destructively high level of trust in the mechanisms of society.

Classic subconscious model

  • Id – Freud: The basic desires of the human mind.
  • Ego – Freud: Both the capacity and will to act.
  • Superego – Freud: The implanted voice of guilt (parents, god, etc) also mistaken for the logical or rational mind.

Empathic Subconscious model.

  • Wants – A generic drive for a subconscious model, the id would fall here.  Satisfaction of wants is the source of bliss.
  • Abilities – Similar to the ego, except this is where the rational mind actually lives.
  • Limits – The superego for emapths.  Driven by the emotional Metamind.  Metamind creates an emotional mean or average, stabilizing reactions.

Psychopathic Subconscious model.

  • Narcissist – Psychopath in the id or ‘wants’ stage.  Disorientated and fragile.  Displaying unchecked bliss, despair under stress.
  • ASPD – Psychopath in the the ego stage.  Attempting to change the environment around them to suit their limitations.
  • Sociopath – A psychopath actively setting limits on their own behaviour.

Genetics

  • Civilization Gene – The gene that completed the Metamind, increasing trusting behaviour across it’s gene pool, and reducing the risk of joining a society.
  • Warrior Gene – A poor choice of name for the MAO-A gene defect which causes excess serotonin to stay in the body.  This gene defect seems to result in a very short fuse.  Miss-reported as the cause for psychopathy.

Science

  • Theory – An idea or group of ideas that fit the facts, but are not yet proven.
  • Study – A test or tests to verify a scientific theory.
  • Scientific Fact – A scientific theory that has been proven by repeatable tests.

Economics

  • Specialization – Focusing your productivity on a particular task or tasks, improving your abilities and tools.
  • Economy of scale – Continually lowering the cost of production of a good or service through improvements in specialization.
  • Golden opportunity – An implicit or explicit opportunity to cheat or steal with no chance of getting caught.
  • Game Theory – A system to predict behaviour which only considers selfish rational aka:psychopathic behaviour.

Society

  • Society – A group applying the attributes of cooperation, intelligence, communication, trust, and life scale duration
  • Civilization – Civilization is a group of one or more societies supporting specialization.
  • Marketing – Using knowledge of common emotional maps to elicit emotional responses.  Usually used to influence decisions and purchases.
  • Propaganda – Intentionally inserting (sometimes repeatedly) sounds, language, and images out of context in an attempt to rewrite a societies common emotional map.
  • Suggestion – Being presented with a rational thought about a future event without any supporting facts, only to be later emotionally recalled when the event actually occurs.  It can be used to create emotionally based consent with no rational thought.
  • Type one civilization – A planet wide collaboration of resources toward common goals like reduced pollution, human rights, or space travel.  Generally regarded as requiring a significantly increased global social trust.
  • Complexity horizon – A code driven technological tipping point, where technology changes faster than the language describing it.  Leading to a technical oligarchy or technocracy.
  • Cult –  Tyranny of faith (provable or supernatural)  A faith hierarchy you can not leave.
  • Sponsored sociopathy – A system of rights, responsibilities and limitations for integrating psychopaths into society.

Psychology

  • Proto-psychopath – An empath who’s metamind has been externally reprogrammed by someone they live with or an authoritarian society.  Time consuming, fragile, and needing constant maintenance.
  • Meta-psychopath – An empath who has internally resolved their own emotional reactions with larger goals, enabling them to display behavior like a psychopath.  Possible by thoroughly mapping internal emotional reactions.  Regular maintenance is required as new information comes in.
  • Unconscious – The classic description of thought processes that are not controlled by the rational mind.  This word has other uses that suggest unavailability and a static state of most of the brain.
  • Subconscious – The parts of the mind we are not in direct rational control of.
  • Cognitive dissonance – Difficulty in rationalization.  Possibly caused by conflicting faiths or insights.

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