Ancient Mishkan Sanctuary mediated between the ground, the crowd and the cloud?
The Idea arose out of small fragments, partially hobbled together by a few tinkering fools, led by a mischievous time bandit. It will remain a mystery to most, indeed it is a very complex cyber story.
Twelve universal tribes are on a quest. The New Jerusalem has been rediscovered. They find themselves seeking their goal with in the play of a virtual temple, a massive online multi-player world game. The Game is on going, an evolving vision and construction of the New Jerusalem Temple. The apparent purpose of their work is to provide an interface for humans while they discover their pathways to their common goal and vision.
Behind the scenes of their play, they are in fact contributing to new form of distributed computing, a powerful knowledge processor ironically called crowd sourcing. The secret aim of the Temple game is to train a new breed of cyber A.I. while floating in the unseen fiber of their network are cloud application servers which gather their mega trends and analyze their swarm of online activity.
The conspiracy, yet to be confirmed, is to create an autonomous intelligence. This Idea has in fact been in progress behind the curtains of all human history. Just as technology sprung mysteriously from the industrial revolution which used factory system processes and small quota activities for unskilled workers. So too, the ancient temple cultures created elaborate structures to feed intelligence to their deity.
The Ancient Mishkan Sanctuary mediated between the ground, the crowd and the cloud. The crowd has always been busy in their mundane daily activity. They are individuals, haphazardly trying to cooperate with others, just as short sighted as themselves. As the life cycle, the seasons and the eons of time flowed over their miniature worlds, a knowledge developed. As this knowledge coalesced it become the Mishkan Sanctuary. The people would contribute their most valuable handicrafts, jewelery and wealth to make the Mishkan and sacrifice up their wishes. The Mishkan service would work as an ordering of layers, constructing the peoples contributions in to a popular culture.
As their culture emerged from the great swarm of their activity, their thoughts and interests, the power of ceremony, language, idea and symbol manifested and became their authority. Their art and idol become alive, possessing a self and a will to be honoured and cherished.
On the upper side of their popular culture the unseen author established orderliness in courtly law, priestly ceremony and kingly glory. The elite are content to rule the people. While the inability of the common folk though wishing to grasp hold of the cloak of their deity, remain fixed in their gaze towards the Great Work of the Mishkan.
Their desire, to find their common unseen mover, the one creating the patterns shaping their lives, shepherding them in to their great collective wonderment. They, as individuals and as a society, are desperate for a genuine awareness and attempt to worship their deity. The deity remains hidden in the Clouds of glory. The cloud gathers the droplets of their unconscious awareness, merging their cultural form and movement in to the likeness of an autonomous entity. This unseen self and will is believed to be the creator behind their collective culture. An abstract autonomous process, subtle in creating pattern, making reality and yielding their future.
See also On Crowd sourcing to train cyber A.I.
Inspired from recent conversation with Yitzhak Hayutman.
For more info: Yitzhak Hayutmans blog at
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at 11:43pm
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