I am interested in calculating a set of self-consistent beliefs for use in bootstrapping a Belief Machine. This is similar to the concept of brainwashing all beliefs but is a more useful starting point.
By the way, this blog will now focus on Belief Machine and ditch posts relating to Aliens, Birds and Cars.
So a minimal set of beliefs is as follows:
- I am
- I think
- I think therefore I am
- I believe
- I want (to)
- I want to believe
- I choose (to)
- I choose to believe
Note that a Buddha would choose to start with a completely clean slate and dispense with “I”.
The starting point “I Am” can be represented as the constant 1.0. This can fed into a singular value decomposition / matrix inversion for a solution of a set of linear equations.