Where children and adults from everywhere learn together systemically. A world in which people communicate with each other in a conceptually clear and meaning-dense understanding-oriented way, and where human and artificial superintelligence grow synergistically.
by Gitta PeynTo think in formwelt means to bring one’s concepts and thus one’s meaning to the point. It’s like a printing press for meaning: you think about what you really mean, and then you bring that into the world with the help of formwelt and in such a way that no one who also has formwelt at their disposal can misunderstand it any more. There are no longer even misunderstandings between different cultures. formwelt can be spoken in all languages of the world and a word is transferred 1:1 from one language to the other in formwelt. There is no more loss of meaning. Not at reference level.
This sounds much more complicated than it is. Imagine you have a kit of terms – all the terms necessary to build all the other terms with. This kit is the kernel of formwelt.
Suppose you want to explain to a friend what ” freedom ” means. Let us also assume that formwelt Online is already available to you. Then you go online, like on Facebook, log in to formwelt Online, and look at the kernel there. You think about what freedom really means to you and see that formwelt is structured in modules. You ask yourself where you want to start – with this or with that module? Does “freedom” mean more independence or mental freedom for you, or maybe both? Is it something you think of in terms of potential, or is it more of a static thing for you?
You play with the building blocks, put different ones in front of you, and then you tinker until you find the conceptual construction that works for you.
Which brings us to the middle of a nice example of a formwelt reference.
You see on the left of the reference the word or symbol to be labelled “freedom” and on the right of the equivalent sign “⇔” “form”, “the”, “next”, “possibility”.
Each of these four symbols, words, signs has its own reference:
Form ⇔ term, term, term, … … … … …The ⇔ term, term, … … … …Next ⇔ term, term, … … … …Possibility ⇔ … … … … … …
And each of the … is itself again a reference in the formwelt kernel. And so on, and so forth.
Every term is like a label that you stick on a thing. One realises: We can theoretically call it something else, the label itself is nothing but convention. To believe that the word “theoretical” has meaning in itself is absurd.
Floating so freely in space can make you a little dizzy at first, but the longer you work with it, the clearer it becomes.You see now how the reference asks you to do something in your mind and follow my instruction? Form the next possibility. This is my reference, my idea of freedom. With only one possibility I am imprisoned, with only two I am in a dilemma – only from the third does freedom begin. I could be free even in prison if I follow my reference and apply it to my thinking and feeling.
The deeper you then penetrate into formwelt, the more of my thoughts you can comprehend. And the same is true in reverse for me when you begin to show me your concepts. I can then immerse myself in your experience, in your world of concepts, see how you form a concept of something. Then I not only understand you superficially, but I comprehend you. I begin to understand how you think, what is important to you, what matters to you, what makes you tick.
Language finally becomes more than a superficial instrument of communication. What we all want, namely to be understood and to understand, becomes possible with formwelt.
Can you imagine the therapeutic value this can have not only for the individual, but for our culture, indeed for the whole planet? Do you have any idea what this means for human interaction?
Think about how much content is lost in the workplace alone when a new idea comes from the top to be spread downwards… Think of all the misunderstandings that happen at the state level – not to mention the daily quarrel with loved ones.
Sure, not every quarrel can be resolved, and there are still misunderstandings on an emotional level – but those in the conceptual, they can finally be reasonably clarified via formwelt references. Misunderstandings also arise with formwelt, and that is good, because without disputes there would be no culture and no growth at all. But there are also conflicts and misunderstandings that we can all do without. And with formwelt the misunderstanding can be cleared upwards.
formweltis the remedy against ideology – and ideology, in my eyes, is the greatest enemy of human beings. – Some say it is fear, but I have always understood fear as a friend. Ideology, on the other hand, it wants totalitarianism and fascism. It is ISIS and White Supremacists. It is the Nazi, the Inquisition, the mob in the streets.
No. Firstly, only the kernel is given, and that’s just 320 terms. And secondly, creativity only really begins when you have mastered the technique. Every artist and scientist knows that. Theoretically, you can tinker with the kernel on your own, there’s nothing wrong with that. But for a collaborative work, you have to agree on a minimum consensus. Once you can understand concepts as free-floating, you can also move away from conceptual ontology. Then it no longer hurts when someone specifies 320 terms for collaboration – and for machines to be able to do something with them.In fact, the really exciting conflicts only start when the interlocutors are able to do something. Before that, it’s pretty boring, and most of the time you just repeat the conflicts you’ve already ploughed through a thousand times.
Our goal is to enable people to emancipate themselves from the limitations of conventional language, so that they can grow even more beyond themselves and without the eternal fear of being thought stupid.
formwelt makes people more intelligent. More intelligent people ask new questions!
formwelt ends up being spoken in all the languages of the world. You don’t need to know anything about the mathematical foundation. I speak FORMWELT to a large extent by now. That sounds quite normal to you, doesn’t it? The advantage to normal German is that you can – if you like – go and look at FORMWELT Online to see what I really mean by my terms. And if you don’t agree with one of my constructions of terms, make your own suggestion. Then we can either leave them both as they are, but maybe we can see that we can both do even better and create one together, who knows?Anyway: formwelt is easy to learn, and on formwelt Online I will make it even easier for you. We will invent games, and there is even already a formwelt language for children and dyslexics and everyone who enjoys pictorial symbols: an icon-based formwelt.
In our team, Ralf is the mathematician. I am the one who makes sure that everything remains easy to understand. formwelt should be for everyone.
Yes, formwelt is semantically and formally self-sufficient, which means that an artificial intelligence can also speak formwelt and create meaning together with us. But, formwelt already has paradoxes built into it, and we have known since Gödel, Heisenberg, Turing, Church and many others that we cannot escape the indeterminate. Every time we try to determine something, it is only a matter of time before the next and new indeterminate pokes its head out.
formwelt is the world’s chance for new paradoxes.
Is all the knowledge of mankind to be stuffed into 320 terms?
Of course not. You have the kernel, with it you can build your first references and perspectives. With everyone who works with formwelt, formwelt grows. You can keep your concepts to yourself and work alone or make them available to everyone else or to selected teams. Everything that is made public enriches the world. Ralf and I can’t really estimate yet what will be possible with it.
I can already think of a few things in the field of art and medicine alone, but humanity emancipated in formwelt will use it to invent things that we can’t even imagine today. For example, formwelt can be used to create new languages in art. I am thinking of a language in tones, chords, intervals, etc., with which entire operas could be created. Or one could invent a painting- formwelt-language with colours and lines. In medicine, one could use the therapeutic effect of colours and sounds for individualised formwelt therapy programmes – the sky is the limit, and I am very curious to see what will happen.
formwelt can be understood as a music notation system with which meaning can be created. For those who can do something with the terms or want to google: With formwelt, we put an end to thinking in terms of things, facts or even concepts outside of us.
Things do not “are”; they are made by us. All we can say something about are our signs, our symbols, and our words. And because this is so, we can also play with them. In our sign universe, we are much freer once we understand that. We don’t ask: “what is freedom?” – that would also be quite unfree. We ask: “How does freedom work? What does freedom mean to you? How do you construct freedom?”
formwelt is like the well-tempered piano for human thinking and communicating and artistic creation. It can even be used to develop meta notes. We don’t even have to stick to a given order: We can finally start using language spatially and play with circularities, tautologies and paradoxes. formwelt gets by with a minimum of grammar, while at the same time, the concepts reach deep into our world of experience and thought.
formwelt becomes connectable to all internet media and new technologies via formwelt Online. Wherever you are: You can access formwelt.
Are you sitting on the train, planning a team meeting on your tablet and looking for an apt concept to present a new idea that came to them yesterday? No problem: You can invite your team members to a group on formweltOnline, or you can use an interface to your platform.
Or you are sitting together with your customer who needs an individualised organisation tool for his online business, and you notice that things are not yet clicking properly between the two of you? Then simply use formwelt Online and get down to the terminology work together with your client. Service has never been so close to the customer and personal!
Whether in private conversations while searching for terms, at home while reflecting on your philosophy of life, in a relaxed round and a friendly argument breaks out, whether in business, science, politics or economic negotiations:
formwelt Online is compatible all around: Whether Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, business platforms, organisational tools.
formwelt Online will make it possible for you to have access to the formwelt Kernel, your and everyone’s references with whom you are connected in teams and groups, everywhere and always – whether privately or professionally, on the road or at home, with friends, in the bathtub or in the smart home applications – on the smartphone, the tablet, PC or notebook: formwelt Online accompanies you everywhere on the net and helps you say what you really mean, find the right terms and educate yourself intelligently.
by Gitta and Ralf Peyn formwelt is a semantically and formally self-sufficient and Turing-complete linguistic system, a programming language for language(s) and meaning that can be spoken by humans and machines alike.
formweltis a language that can be spoken in all languages of the world. The transfer of a concept into another language takes place on a 1:1 basis at the reference level. formwelt is the realisation of the differential-referential game of language that Ludwig Wittgenstein dreamed of.
The formwelt kernel consists of 320 references (programming commands), by means of which every thinkable and perceivable phenomenon can be created/described/generated/constructed.
The programming language liberates humans from ontology into thinking in paradoxes, tautologies and contradictions. Semantic self-sufficiency ensures the individual’s ability to acquire basic knowledge without additional material (of systemics, logic, mathematics, etc.) and, by means of this knowledge, to formulate his or her own knowledge in formwelt.
It emancipates children, pupils, students, learners worldwide from dysfunctional teaching structures and enables people to learn, create, solve problems collectively in a networked way worldwide.
formwelt unleashes the superintelligence that can emerge from the networked human being.
The references are concepts of meaning that motivate the user to experience it for themselves. They are not definitions, but injunctions, instructions for action: “Do this and that and so have the experience that the reference implies.”
The reference is structured like an equivalence: on the left side is the label to be referenced, on the right of the equivalence sign are the labels by means of which the reference is to be worked out. Each of the labels used for this is itself part of formwelt and referenced in it. Each of the references used there is structured in the same way.
Decompose ⇔ Summarise, dissolve and relate the units to the quantity
If you want to take a cupboard apart, you can only do so functionally if you know that it is a cupboard. This is especially true if you intend to reassemble it later.
You start by taking apart: side panels, top, bottom, shelves, clothes rail, drawers, nails, screws, etc.
Then all the individual parts, the units, lie on the floor and you connect them in your mind as parts of the set “wardrobe”.
: units, relate, set
All terms: Summary, Resolution, Unit, Relation, Set, and including the items (the, the, the) are already referenced in formwelt Kernel as well, as their individual parts taken apart are referenced again and so on.
The user of formwelt learns to construct his concepts from within, to follow their paths within himself and then to formulate them by means of formwelt. He does this on the online platform formwelt Online, which is still to be constructed.
There he can make his concepts available to others, make them public or make them available for teams. He can have them checked, but above all he can finally show his very own meaning in the deep structure.
Longevity research is one of the key strains of modern systemics. There is no serious longevity research without systemic research and there will be no serious longevity without fundamental change in our cognitive processes and attitudes.
It should be said here that this introductory paper is formulated in formwelt for general comprehension. Most of the concepts you read here are already developed references. They are normally readable and normally connectable for you, but for the user of formwelt they represent individual concepts that can be developed in full depth until no questions of understanding remain concerning the concept of the term and new free space for creativity, modelling, questions subsequently opens up. Instead of conventional free association and habitual interpretation, formwelt provides clear conceptual structures that can be understood in all details until all misunderstandings have been cleared up.
formwelt enables communication on a factual level, but does not exclude emotional exchange. Feelings can also be referenced. Misunderstandings at the reference level are eliminated, creating the free space for new, more creative conflicts that advance people, society, companies, science and research, education and interaction with AI. With the help of uFORM iFORM SelFis it can be shown that systems that are constituted exclusively on symmetrical conflicts run out into dissipative structures in the long run. For the survival of complex, global societies, it is necessary that the quality of conflicts increases.
In this context, we refer once again to the need for human beings to grow along in a technological environment in the context of globalisation. If they do not, they reduce complexity in a dysfunctional way – we see the results everywhere at the moment: nationalism, populism, refusal of education, prejudice against intelligence … They are the result of psychological overload. The rational consequence of information overload is not a reduction of information, but that people learn to select and structure information in a more targeted way. Individuals must keep pace with the spatial and technological growth of society. If they do not, the cultural-evolutionary advantage will be lost.
by Ralf PeynFor anyone who has learned to read carefully, this one small paragraph already provides all the basic information about what formwelt does and is capable of doing:
30 years ago I became increasingly disturbed and annoyed by the vagueness of conventional language, so I started out to find a remedy for this predicament: I developed formwelt.
formweltis a linguistic system based on injunction to acquire definition. Its linguistic kernel consists of about 320 references: you might think of them as words with concrete meaning which explain each other without any gaps that could hinder the flow of information and construction of precise sense.
The kernel is semantically self-sufficient. It contains the basic concepts which are needed to describe any thinkable or perceivable phenomenon. Using the formwelt kernel you can say what can be said clearly and do what can be done oriented by a meaningful description.
formweltdoesn’t produce verbal mumbo-jumbo, it always provides exits to empirical or practical or mental experience: so that you can understand what you say, do what you say and see, feel, hear, taste or smell the results of your descriptions.
How can this work, you ask? – Well, imagine what a clear and uncomplicated mind can conceive and accomplish. Language is based on distinction and decision, decision over decision produces structure, structure sorts experience, describes yourself and the other, helps to construct new experiences, to find data, to generate information and ideas, to check your models and your view of the world for practicability, consistency and effectiveness.
To experience using an injunction means to learn by contingency and to find diverse functionally equivalent ways to realize the injunction.
formwelt provides a language that can be spoken just as conventional language. As a matter of fact it builds on the language we speak every day and improves on it,as every user can improve on it further.
formwelt is not an artificially constructed hybrid language. formwelt is spoken in the existing languages of our world, but the results of interactions based on language programmed by formwelt will be better coordinated, less prone to misunderstanding and failure, more precise and much more in accord to the plans of the individuals who use it to realize their plans.
The kernel consists of references, each reference is a rather short relation of words: a label pointing to its referent, which is (for the most part) built of labels pointing to their referents.
Selfsufficiency of the kernel means that it only uses words which are either referenced within the kernel or can be understood by most simple and common cognitive or practical concepts.
Each reference provides an instruction or a rule. When you follow the references you will move within a most complex web of cognition and practice (operation). In following a referent you will produce your own experiences with this specific part of the cognitive web, you will learn and understand increasingly and from diverse points of view. You will be able to reproduce and communicate the data, experiences, cognitions and operations you have produced in your work with this verbal net by using your own set of labels to describe them. Others will understand you because your labels are their entrances to the net to make their compatible experiences.
The references within the kernel of formwelt are organized in modules. Each module provides you with the tools to perform a specific and most basic cognitiveor analytical or operative function. The understanding of and the capability to use formwelt does not spring from learning single references by heart but it grows by utilizing the parts of its reference system which are in your actual situation helpful to understand and express yourself.
I suppose 40% or more of the kernel could be understood by a child under the age of 12, the rest he or she should be able to comprehend during the following 6 years of their life. Although it might be that some concepts stay out of his/hercognitive reach. If so it should not pose to much of a difficulty because the parts of formwelt she/he can manage will work anyway.
The real power of formwelt unfolds by putting the kernel to use in your mind and in your communication with others: You will be able to describe the complexityof the world precisely. You will be able to develop new and meaningful concepts. Using the kernel you can develop own or consensual reference systems to describe new perspectives, thus program your own language and in teamwork with others your project specific language.
I suppose you realize that the features I have described so far are applications in themselves. Here are some further ideas:
This is the main concern of formwelt to help people to understand themselves, their world and each other and to develop effective means to communicate with each other. Using formwelt the amount of misunderstandings and failure by vague language and empty word bubbles will be dramatically reduced. People will get more direct access to their own ideas and to the ideas of others and so they can coordinate their interactions more reliantly.
Another application might be found in translation: since formwelt is quite formalized, labels can be exchanged almost like variable names in a program, the structure of the meaning should remain unharmed. Using this advantage it could be easily possible to transpose/translate reference systems based on formwelt from one natural language into another. This way people could work together although they think and speak in different languages. But I do not think formweltshould be used to further automatize communication because in the end this could only mean to get rid of the individual, formwelt should rather be used to support the individual in her/his capability to widen his/her communication skills by learning more languages.
Imagine clear spoken learning materials that help us from our early days on to learn with pleasure as much as we like as fast as we can without the ever lurking demon of vagueness always using its chance to jostle us into the deep and dark abyss of misunderstanding and foolish narrow-mindedness. Must I say more?
Every business company can be run much more efficiently if the communication between co-workers and between management and staff is as sound and as precise as possible and what maybe even more important if it can be debugged when necessary.
formwelt delivers the intellectual means to develop an interface that can help a human being to recreate and simulate parts of his/her mind using a computer. Those computer aided constructs can augment her/his daily experiences and proceedings. Moving on from here it might become possible to simulate complex and meaningful maybe even self-referential or self-conscious communication behavior in a machine.
Another in a way built-in application of formwelt is language based behavior research analyzing the user activities on an internet service for formwelt.
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