3.4. Intelligence – more into depth
Intelligence is a natural phenomenon, which can be described as the extent to which one is able to organize independently. More specific, to independently:
• avoid chaos;
• create order;
• restore order.
The basic capabilities of intelligence are:
• Grouping (combining) of individual or separate objects, with the aim of achieving a goal that can not be achieved by either of those objects separately;
• Separating (differentiating) compound or intertwined objects, with the aim to clarify the situation, by putting them in their own context;
• Archiving of obsolete information, separating current from obsolete information;
• Planning future actions, setting goals and anticipation to changes;
• Foreseeing possible consequences: Using knowledge and experience to predict possible consequences of planned actions (own plans and planned actions of others);
• Learning from mistakes: Using knowledge and experience to determine the course of a mistake, and to avoid making this kind of mistake in the future.
These capabilities of intelligence can be applied to basic concepts like: numbers, language and spatial objects. Grouping of for example numbers, we call: adding. And separating of numbers, we call: subtracting.
• Creation starts with grouping;
• Understanding starts with separating;
• Omitting starts with archiving;
• Governing starts with planning;
• Anticipation starts with foreseeing;
• Improvement starts with learning from mistakes.
I am implementing grouping, separating and archiving as much as possible, while leaving the implementation of the remaining capabilities to future generations.