OK, that's the image, and the image is a metaphor. (Note that it is somewhat fractal-like in structure). You see that there are an indefinitely large number of subsystems.
I'm not arguing that there can't be a hypothetical structure that allows feedback to be sent down-stream. Something fractal could be imagined where it works like this. Like - "over-self" - and so on. I'm saying, it would have implications for the overall incentives and purpose.
For me, any spiritual/cosmological idea needs to be explainable in its most simple form. Refering to "the system" as something that reaches into the lives of people and does what the traditional God does, requires explanation. If it is so easy for "the system" to determine what is good, why not just adjust the QoC variable directly to 100%? Job done.
(Tom's answer (like Ted's earlier reply) would be: QoC is not a quantifiable variable, it is more like a program that self-modifies. Each modification is tested in simulations that we experience in our lives. The reason it needs to be tested is because the effectiveness of the modificaiton is impossible
to know in advance.)
And that's what I'm saying, and also some stuff about karma.
Yes, exactly! The e-mail you get comes from the Internet.
I would say it comes from a person via the internet.
For example, if I start writing insults to inactive email-adresses - no feedback.
you don't get the source of the data.
I can figure the source out based on when and how the feedback comes. Without knowing the reason for the feedback, how could I adjust myself?