Tuesday, January 6, 2009

mathematic nature of problem and solution

I cannot emphasize too much the need for a mathematical treatment of the problem. It is not a difficult one, only getting the data is difficult. In essence we need to turn question and answer personality and other profiles into numerical profiles which can be processed in rather simple ways. Some are slow running algorithms, but not difficult ones. I could implement much of this myself and have even done some of it. The key thing is to get other people interested, to get a bit of help, especially with collection of data from forms published on the web. I hope someone will agree to help.

dpw

Monday, June 2, 2008

web page about fictional system

I now have a substantial collection of web pages, though few have much content on them. One new one which relates to this finding compatibles blog and its associated web page is at
http://FindCompatibles.awardspace.com/SystemByBeth.html
which should also be available at
http://dougwilson.rack111.com/SystemByBeth.html
in case the other link is down.

dpw

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

de-invention of adolescence

I want to make some remarks on a controversiaal subject. I do this because I want to post fragments of a novel in which remarkable behaviour is seen and tolerated. In this book quite young teenagers have sex with one another. This is not a case of adults abusing children, not at all, it is young people having sex with other young people of approximately the same age. The idea horrifies many adults, but I don't think it should.

What is adolesence and why is it so horrible, both for the kids and their parents? Why are the teenage years so bad for everyone, the teenagers and the adults who come in contact with them, parents and teenagers.

Fundamentally, the answer is that for almost all of the million years over which human beings evolved there was no adolesence. A soon as people were old enough for sex, they did it. Even for the last 100, 000 years that our own species of human being existed, adolescence was unknown. It did not become invented until the neolithic period when agriculture was invented, when parents needed to keep their children around as unpaid labour. Sexual behaviour interfered with that so it was strongly discouraged. Later, much later, education became important, and sexual activity interfered with that, too. So to this day people physically capable of sex are not allowed to do it.

It has been true that sexual feelings and activity interferes with work and education, but why is this? I believe it is because of the extreme emotional states it induces. Sexual behaviour interferes with the work and education of adults as well, but the feelings are not so strong and adults are able to control them better.

But all the emotional turmoil ultimately stems from one thing. People have an urgent need for sex, their bodies insist on it. But it is almost impossible to find compatible partners, either for emotional relationships or for sexual relationships. People who are comfortable, happy, regularly relieved of their sexual pressures with the most compatible of people will not suffer the emotional turmoils we so often see.

If that can be the case, if it always very easy to find compatible sex partners, and society permits it, then there can be no adolescence as we know it. The young people will never experience sexual frustration and the
strong emotions of love and desire will be reciprocated, leaving nobody out in the cold.

In this way, through reliable methods of finding compatibles, adolesence can be de-invented, and all the turmoil associated with it will vanish. Teenagers will work and learn without all the pressures which frustrate them today. This is not only possible, it must happen, it will happen.

dpw

Friday, May 23, 2008

Finding Compatibiles in Tech Fantasies Book

I have now posted the entire text of the novel Technological Fantasies on my web site. The links for it are on http://dougwilson.rack111.com/techfantasies.html and are full of stuff about finding compatibles. This theme dominates the first half of the book, then the themes of Practical Immortality and Non-Arbitrary Languages become more prominent.

In the early sections of the book, matching people to people for various reasons is discussed and the lead characters implementing it are shown at work. But also matching people to ideas, ideas to ideas, and ideas to projects are described. All of this falls under the FindCompatibles umbrella.

In the middle section of the book schools based on compatibility are described and important characters grow up in the compatibility based social environments thus created.

The novel is long, but I think it is a good one, a lot of fun, actually. But I am biased. I hope someone will read it and comment.

dpw

Monday, May 19, 2008

clickable

Putting a URL as the title of a blog seems to work. If not, see if this works: http://dougwilson.rack111.com/findcompatibles.html

dpw

http://dougwilson.rack111.com/findcompatibles.html

Well, this seems to be what you do. Put up web pages, create blogs, pray.

dpw

novels about finding compatibility

I have written some novels about finding compatibles. None are satisfactory, one is obscenely long, another just way too long, a third may actually be of publishable length. I will begin to serialize abridgements of the long ones on a web page soon. It is worth noting that most of the ideas posted in these various blogs of mine came into being during the writing of the longest of the three, the immense Green Family Chronicles, over 5000 pages and counting. This book turned out to be so filled with technological fantasies that I started another, Technological Fantasies, now more or less complete at 1500 pages. The one I periodically try to publish is called Harmony and Matching, bringing in musical motif as well as talking about matching compatibles.

I fell so much in love with the characters in my longer two books that I could not stand the idea of killing them off. So as the eldest member of the Green Family reached the end of his life he was resurrected immediately into a computer, not as a copy but as himself. Thus began a whole new theme for this novel and it was also used in Technological Fantasies. See my Practical Immortality blog for more information.

Anyway, it is my sworn intention to get at least the raw text and probably more readable abridgements of the novels out there on the web as soon as I can.

dpw

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I am an old guy who has been reading, thinking and writing about things far too long. I have made many attempts to get my ideas across on the web, but it is not so easy. The world may be flat, but it is mountinous. I must be in a valley, as whatever I do cannot be seen from any appreciable distance.