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Multi-species skill-evolution: stages and assumptions

The fundamental assumptions for the whole project:

  1. Skills are self-assembled, i.e. without divine or other programmer
  2. All skills rely on neural, dendrite, and synapse programming. They therefore use extremely slow processors Neuron run at 100Hz = 10ms, more than 10 million times slower than a PC, but use billions of processors in parallel compared to 4 or 8 for a PC.
  3. Many skills are not inherited, i.e. programed by the genome. An example includes the ability to speak English and French. Such skills have been learnt after conception and birth.
  4. Almost all skills have evolved, including learnt skills.
  5. Innate and learnt skills have separate mechanisms for evolution.
  6. Cooperation plays a role in the various mechanisms for evolution.
  7. The functionality of skills accrues over evolution and maturation, i.e. later skills draw on earlier skills.

The framing assumptions for the whole project, separating skills from other components: