020a-Co-incident LIKE Synchronicity

Synchronicity is an acausal connecting principle where coincidental events are also meaningfully connected .

When coincidental events happen, what should cause those events to be meaningfully connected?  Very meaningful events, such as dreams that turn out to be true, or sudden knowledge of a distant occurence can be described as synchronicities.

A synchronicity is different from a coincidence because it is acausal and meaningful.

Ordinary coincidences are of course meaningful happenstance.  They might be considered synchronistic.  But they are not acausal.  An ordinary coincidence is a causal event that is meaningful.  Coincidences are typically meaningful after the fact of the experience.  A synchronicity is meaningful, as the coincidence happens or even before the experience happens.

Synchronicity and ordinary coincidences both have relationships to meaning, and the meaning conveyed by an event.  Both are obviously representational.  Causal and acausal events are representational, the idea of causation is a representation.  But the types of representations we make from and about causal events is very different from the representations we make for acausal events.

The idea that events are coincidences is necessarily a purely representational idea.  There is no physical fact of coincidence.

an acausal event must be a meaningful phenomena whose salient features derive from a pre-existing meaning or pre-existing event.  Whether the event is known about or not isn't what matters.

Causality is meaningful.  Causal events are meaningful events in their own right, where the the meaning is that those events have structure and form.  A synchronicity would be one where the causal nature of the event is evident, but the meaning of the event events transcends the causal representation.

Causality itself is the meaningful representation of coincident events or temporally related events (representations).  The idea of causality is non-causal.   Causality is not the product of causation, but is the representation of experiences into a structure that we assert is causation.

Coincident is the basis of "like".  If an object is like another object, it is coincident.  That is, there is a relationship or a representation to join (or connect) two objects or experiences or events together.  Sequential events are coincident sequentially.  Logical events are coincident logically.  Faces have coincident features to make faces.  Two similar shapes and a dissimilar shape, coincident, form a face.

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consider the following sequences of lines where each line represents the input to some repper, some AI. :

...............................................................
..x............................................................
.......x.......................................................
.............x.................................................
...................x...........................................
.........................x.....................................
................................x..............................
......................................x........................
.............................................x.................
...................................................x...........
..x......................................................x.....
.......x.....................................................x.
............x...................................................

If these are data inputs, where each row is a row of data, the rows must get associated together, that is they are rows of something.  Then the  rows are sequential, they are ordered in that way.  This is another representation that a repper/ai must create  of coincident sequences.

but notices how there is a single value (x) that occurs in all but the first row.  This x needs to be associated to the x in other rows.  this is a third representation.  this x itself is coincident in each row, except the first.  Some rows have two x's.  these rows are coincident with each other.

the position of the x changes.  this change is coincident.  each row has a different variation of the position of the x.  from row to row the x changes a little more each time, but not always the same amount.  this change is coincident across rows with x.

My use of coincident is the same as if I used the word like.  that there are rows, makes the rows like each other.  the x rows are like each other.  the two x rows are like each other.  the amount of change between x on each row is like the amount of change on other rows.

remember the Sesame Street song:  "Three of these things are like each other, one of these things doesn't belong."

4 things, co-incident, 3 co-incident in a different way (along a different measure, meaning, or dimension).

2, 5, 23, 9
7, 10, 1/3, 11
unicorn, turtle, pixie, dragon
hair, foot, finger, neck
spider-man, wolverine, thor, green lantern  *

*how many nerdy distinctions can you make for that last 4 of these things?

consider traffic signals.  if each of the traffic signals operates separately, what does that indicate?  Notice how if they operate the same or differently what is coincident or anticipated (the regulated movement of cars) changes?

Consider the above list of data inputs. thus sequence3 is coincident with sequence4.
.......x.......................................................
.............x.................................................

or seq3 ; seq4  seq3 coincident with seq4

seq3: (list of sequence data inputs)
seq4: (list of sequence data inputs)

consider this group:  2, 5, 23, 9

they are all coincident with each other.  but 9 is not a prime number.
2,5,23 are prime.
9 is not prime.
2 is like 5, 2 is like 23, 5 is like 23

2 ; prime, 5 ; prime, 23 ; prime
2 : (prime number), 5 : (prime numbers), 23 : (prime numbers)
9 ; not prime

2;5,   2;23,  5;23  -> 2;(5;prime), 2;(23;prime) 5;(23;prime)

(2, 5, 23, 9) ; coincident

thus they are all alike, because they are coincident.  and 2,5,23 are alike as primes.
two different associations.  Two different "likes" going on.

like meaning same - coincident object
like meaning group - coincident set, which is a variation of same

With sequences we see "like" meaning "do" - a coincident action or event

coincidence may be in different dimensions.  as in 2, 5, 23, 9 we see coincident numbers and coincident prime numbers.
unicorn, turtle, pixie, dragon are coincident creatures, and then two sets of fictional and non-fictional (turtle) creatures.

This is the problem with coincidence.  Even, or especially, the kind I list. The meaning of coincidence is inferred.

spider-man, wolverine, thor, green lantern

What makes these similar or dissimilar? We infer there are associations. That they have a meaning is ARBITRARY.   Events happen in our experience.  Events that become more meaningful as they happen - not only coincident, but meaningful.  "What a great day."  "What an aweful morning."  These are statements of meaning attached to events, mostly coincidental events.

A-causal, meaningful, coincidence (where the meaning coincidence is the connection) are synchronicities.  That is, events connected by meaning (a personal meaning)  and coincidence.  But again, attachment of meaning is arbitrary.

"Don't act like a monkey!"
"I'm like a monkey on the playground."
"Managing teenage boys is like managing monkeys."

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