The Nature of Things

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Establishing one owns existence in any given system requires an interaction. We cannot create an evaluation mechanism if we do not have access to any other agents that co-exist in our habitat. Hence, we cannot compare ourselves with others, whatever we interact. We are assigning peculiar values calculated from those … (read more)

Establishing one owns existence in any given system requires an interaction. We cannot create an evaluation mechanism if we do not have access to any other agents that co-exist in our habitat. Hence, we cannot compare ourselves with others, whatever we interact. We are assigning peculiar values calculated from those interactions to ourselves to determine our self-value. These social dynamics are intrinsic, instinct-guided, primitive motions but chaotic by their nature. That means cannot be calculated with the tools we have.

I aimed to create a simulacrum that captures those relations between agents and with their environment by using a public CCTV camera to perform object detection on it. (TensorFlow MobileNet V1 pre-trained object detection model.) With this, I captured persons who were in motion. All the detected person's boundary boxes have randomly assigned noise on them to determine the Game of Life initial condition. Game of Life is a zero-player game that only does requires initial conditions.

There is a little explanation here - https://theverynatureofthings.netlify.app/ .-
My version of the Game of Life algorithm is here - https://colab.research.google.com/drive/10QA5R0-Q3HwGdWAj5QtJJMyl6TTq9dxo#scrollTo=Gbw9kjeks8ti - you can play with variables, and watch the system how it evolves, you need to run the cells with the pressing the play button on the top left corner or "shift+enter" for the shortcut. Therefore, this system could grove or destroy itself depends on the initial condition and/or the other agent interaction.


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dynamodoh
2021/11/17

wonderful :)

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Amir Karimian
2021/10/18

Beautiful

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Merkwur
(creator)
2021/10/18

Thank you!

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