virus: Action Potential

Brett Lane Robertson (
Sat, 09 Aug 1997 12:26:17 -0500

Eisenberg's uncertainty theory says that given two constants you can't
measure the change (since an infinite number of possible changes could have
resulted in the new constant)/Given a change you can't measure the
constant(s) (which again have an infinite number of possible
configurations). BUT I SAY...

Given any 3rd--an arbitrary "icon" amorphous in shape and responsive to
external change-- both the constant and the change (of that which is
not-icon) can be inferred. If there is a pattern to the change, then the
arbitrary nature of the icon produces an internal error which interferes
with the external measurement If there is no pattern to the change, then
the self-regulating "shape" of the icon registers an internal success. THE
EISENBERG'S UNCERTAINTY. * ( *Robertson's "certainty" theory)

Self-regulation (certainty) implies that order is preferred over change;
therefore, even ordered "uncertainties" are reinforcing. this leads to
constant, progressive, uniform change: Also, a pulsation or wave which
allows for ordered uncertainties to be measured and disordered uncertainties
to be ignored in favor of self-regulation occurs (as previously noted) which
produces an action phase and a potential phase for growth. This results in
a pulsating mass of energy and potential which moves in the direction of
increasing order (or assuming uncertainty may or may not occur external to
the icon, a pattern of external order is imposed in relation to the internal
certainty of the icon; but, either way...).

The change in *potential* stabilizes until self-imposed order (continued
change) is disruptive to the equilibrium. At this point, the external
constant receives the "charge" and orders itself into an arbitrary but self
regulating icon(s) more specialized (efficient) than the last. The
equilibrium reached is a moment of certainty. The continued *ordered*
change of the original icon is a *patterned* change; therefore, the new icon
begins with a less arbitrary pattern and a greater sense of self-regulation
(ie. more stability).

The most important point for the application of "memes" is that there is a
relationship between self-regulation (self-awareness) and external
consistency. Glossing over the semantic difference of "order" vs.
"disorder" and/ or "certainty" vs. "uncertainty" (by saying that they are
the same if *consistent*), an internal pattern elicits an external
pattern--or at least the *potential* for an external pattern--which is
transmitted via uncertainty/certainty (ie. potential) to change the balance
of another self regulating system. The more advanced pattern discharges,
increasing the stability of the second system.


Rabble Sonnet Retort
Steinbach's Guideline for Systems Programming
Never test for an error condition you don't know how to