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The Indispensable Soma Hypothesis, the Law of Requisite Usefulness, the Noeme, and all other material here are creations of Dr Marios Kyriazis. Copyright reserved 2016. This material may be reproduced anywhere as long as it is fully attributed to Marios Kyriazis or to this website. Some people just copy and paste my material to their own websites without proper attribution (I have examples!). This is not nice. If the material or idea is not yours, say so, and say who the author is. If you agree or disagree with something mentioned here and you want to discuss it, please contact me. 

The Noeme

Noemes function as creative agents, attractors, which facilitate the self-organisation of a technological society towards reaching 'The Common Good' (indefinite survival)

FROM WIKIPEDIA: The noeme is a term coined in 2011 by biogerontologist Marios Kyriazis, and it denotes a "combination of a distinct physical brain function and that of an outsourced virtual one". A noeme is the intellectual "networked presence" of an individual within the global brain, a meaningful synergy between each individual human, their social interactions and artificial agents, globally connected to other noemes through digital communications technology.


Kyriazis further clarifies that: "...The noeme is structurally coupled with its medium, i.e. the computer/internet. It continuously generates its own organisation and specifies its operation and content. As a self-organising system it adjusts to external influences and reinvents itself in order to adapt to its environment i.e. it reproduces (self-replicates) horizontally in a process that can be termed 'noemic reproduction'. This digital intellectual manifestation of a person, if successful, will lead to others copying it, thus noemes are replicating... A noeme is not just a collection of single ideas or solitary intellectual achievements. It is the total sum of all individual cognitive efforts and active information-sharing accomplishments of a person, the intellectual standing of a person within the Global brain.

The noeme (Nt) is a dynamic, time-dependent amalgam of a person (P), the total number of webpages (W) that person is connected to, and the associated links (L) i.e. connections as a function of time (t), which give rise to an entity with emergent characteristics. This entity is described by:

N(t) = P.S +L (t).U       {1}

Here, S is the ‘strength’ of presence denoted by

S=c+ec+r                          {2}

where c is the consistency of the online username

ec is the expressive content of webpages, and

r is the online credibility,

and U is the ‘unity’ of the connections over time, denoted by:  

U= fc.m.r(t)                               {3}         


fc is the frequency of connection

m is the meaningfulness of connection, and

r(t) is the  repeatability of the connections over time


Evolutionary Replicators and the Global Brain

Real Human Avatars