Vitality and Health
We continue exploring ways to enhance tolerance
accumulation. †The present design
is a directed loop , in which each CA stimulates
its follower.† CA-3 does not stimulate CA-1. The parameters
delivery activation: [state[1, set point = p - 0.1, state[0,1]];
delivery: [2,1, While[p > set point], 2];
change state: [state[1, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];
change state: [state[2, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];
change state: [state[3, i+1] = state[0. 1], state[0, 1]];
If[ p > p, augment state: [state[2,i+1]
+= state[1, i]]†
If[ p > p, augment state: [state[3,i+1] += state[2, i]]
Each CA produces more tolerance.
An analogy with
The isolated CA accumulates tolerance at
a constant rate v. Already v[CA-1] is faster than v[CA-0] (the
stem process).† When the three CA were created, they were isolated.
Later on CA-0 activated the above functions, and CA tolerance accumulation
accelerated.† Tolerance behavior
Velocity : which stands here for tolerance accumulation
Acceleration: which is initiated by the augment state function.
Here we encounter the two variables a, and v which handle tolerance. The third, known as mass assumes here a different meaning† which will be illustrated by the next experiment.
CA-1 is isolated and accumulates tolerance at a constant velocity. CA-2 behaves differently. Initially its tolerance accumulation accelerates, then it decelerates and the CA loses what it gained.† Although both accumulate tolerance and obey the first Law, their fate depends on an additional factor, the m-factor, which †sustains CA-1 all along, while failing to sustain CA-2.
The nature of the
m-factor is unknown. In the isolated CA-1 the m-factor is predictable,
since the CA does not accelerate. However once CA start interacting
the m-factor becomes unpredictable. It may maintain
some, like CA-1, for ever, or drive other highly successful CA into
oblivion. It emerges with the proliferon, and its nature cannot be foreseen.
It is an †ingredient of the Wisdom of
the Body (WOB). The wellbeing of a CA depends on both factors.
And so does health.
Tolerance:† is the systemís capacity to maintain itself and resist damage. The greater the damage a system can resist the higher its tolerance. Tolerance is proportional to the systemís resources.
Like momentum, health depends on both variables, tolerance velocity and m, and may be expressed in the same way as momentum.
Why this analogy?
equation is a metaphor which defines health and vitality,
the essential concepts of The
New Kind of Medicine.†Since
being non-linear it obviously differs from