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    Meaning
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    We believe in the extraordinary concept stuck with an ordinary name - meaning.

    Meaning is what stands out across all of our senses. Meaning is the signal that stands out from the noise.

    Meaning is the pattern that is deviant,
    the pattern that is sought,
    the pattern that can be recognized,
    the laws of pattern that enable us to understand and anticipate,
    the pattern that we are programmed to focus on,
    the sudden motion, the loud noise, that our genetics require us to process,
    the threat we evade
    the exhilaration we explore
    the filter for every stimuli
    the guide to decision and choice
    the thing we call knowledge

    Meaning is what we remember in long term memory- in short term memory. Meaning is the connections we make to whatever crosses our path. Meaning is the importance we place on whatever crosses our conscious and subconscious processing. Meaning is the message. Meaning is the understanding.

    THE CREATION OF BITE SIZE, PATTERNED, SPATIAL, DIGESTIBLE, COMPREHENSIBLE, SEMIOTIC MODELS IS TO:

    ACHIEVE OBJECTIVES
    EXTRACT & COMMUNICATE MEANING
    GENERATE VALUE

    Meaning is NOT information, data, books, words, compendiums, dictionaries, wikipedia

    Our model of Meaning contains Objectives and Value. They are a construct of memory and processing among our conscious, subconscious and corporal- Y Person. Everything has programming. The programming directs behavior and exchange and change. Molecules, cells and organisms have programming that is their “objective”.

    Human beings have BOTH native programming, and conscious and subconscious objectives.

    We may think we need something. We may think we want something. These needs and wants derive from both our programming (genetic and life experience) and at a higher level, our objectives – which are human constructs – made up of aspects of meaning.

    Objectives frame what we wish to move to or from. Meaning defines the variables that we pay attention to. Value organizes the meaning and objectives within a systemic spectrum – filled with context, perspectives, choices and feedback loops.

    Together:
    Objectives
    Meaning
    Value

    …become what systemic knowledge is all about.
    …become the purpose of a semiotic language.
    …become the mission for Y Worlds.

    We would like to hear from you about the concept of meaning.

    What does an ontology of meaning look like when applied to human relationships, day to day life, societal policy, our language, our priorities? What is the essence of meaning?

    When you look something up on wikipedia, make a decision, take an action, or think about the universe – what is the meaning you are seeking at the first principle level? Other levels?

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    majelanik     Tue, Jan 15, 2013  Permanent link
    Meaning is what a word, action, or concept is all about — its purpose, significance, or definition. If you want to learn the meaning of the word meaning, you just need to look it up in the dictionary.
    Meaning represents something's intent or purpose. That something can be a book, a conversation, a television show, or life itself (as in, "the meaning of life"). When you read a poem, you try to figure out the author's intended meaning by interpreting the words he has chosen. For example, if a poet describes love as "a prison," you might interpret the meaning as his feeling confined by his love.
    via vocabulary.com

    I look for meaning in relation to other ideas
    Meaning is spoken in an active voice, as opposed to meant. I had a conversation with an ex-girlfriend and she said that I meant a lot to her. What she meant was, at one period in her life, I was of significant importance.

    Some ideas are understood only as perceptions of themselves.
    An example:
    Water is wetness.
    Acid is caustic.
    Both can be liquids but water has no enemies.
     
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