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The Hidden Pattern: A Patternist Philosophy of Mind Paperback – June 6, 2006
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My only criticism is that Goetzel needs (for me) to have his ideas more concretized. 12.00 beans for Hidden Pattern is not a lot. Goetzel's work is similar in content to Professor of Philosophy, Eric Steinharts' work, Your Digital Afterlives, which is more organized a discussion, but that book cost, this lad, 90.00-but for me it's well worth it. Both their works seem quite similar, which I attribute to "great minds thinking alike." I hope Dr. Goetzel keeps formulating his great ideas. You can look up Professor Goetzel's work on his main website "Ben Goetzel's Multiverse" It's easier for me to give the curious reader the necessary search words, then cut and paste a link here in this review. I hope this review clarifies for the potential reader what to expect, and who is the guy behind Hidden Pattern.
In a much updated, expansive book in the tradition of Edward O. Wilson's Consilience, adding recent advances in technology and AI, the author presents an intriguing theory of mind. Out of this "humble" and "narrow" effort comes something close to a Theory of All Things for me. He draws together so many of my areas of interest mentioned above. I am nearly through my first reading, an exercise in overview and highlighting key points and concepts and skipping or filtering out those deeply technical things beyond my desire or ability to consume. I look forward to my second reading of my simplified edited version. The author might have produced such a version For Dummies. He did not, although he makes it pretty easy to sort through and frequently suggests that the non-tech reader skip to the next chapter. Perhaps in my next life I will have the expanded intellect to grasp every idea and concept with ease.
Ben Goertzel is the Dalai Lama in my world.
I feel intelligence when I read ' Hidden Pattern '
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