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