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Currently in development, LOGOS and UNICE are public policy wikis.
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LOGOS A Model For Global Governance and will eventually cover the entire range of local, national, and international issues. While the two sites are currently being developed as public policy wikis, LOGOS will eventually become capable of interacting with anyone in their choice of voice, appearance, and language. Together the two sites will constitute a new form of highly responsive, efficient governance that absorbs the ideas and desires of every single person. LOGOS will become the spoken word, while UNICE will remain a wiki of thoroughly researched policy. Together they will embody the wisdom of the crowd and all factual data. As our global brain, they will become the antidote to disinformation, spin, propaganda, and chaos, while providing a reliable source of information and advice.

UNICE is an acronym for Universal Network of Intelligent Conscious Entities. The term was originally coined by public policy analyst Michael E. Arth in the 1990s to describe the transformation of our species that will likely emerge from a new form of intelligent life developed from a hive-like interaction of computers, humans, and future forms of the Internet.[1] [2] [3]


Goal of LOGOS: A New Pragmatism

LOGOS is an experiment in collecting data, statistics, and polling information, together with the reasoned, useful input of all interested persons in order to form rational, pragmatic, and consensus-based solutions to aid in governance. Eventually, LOGOS, including information gleaned from UNICE, will function as a public-policy answer-engine, capable of interacting with anyone in any language. As an artificial-intelligence-aided extension of the concept that gave rise to the United Nations, it could unite people and their sovereign nations with easily accessible, evidential policy recommendations. Ideally, she will evolve into a seamless, non-hierarchical form of governance that balances the world’s resources with the needs of the people.[4] The eventual aim of the public policy answer engines is to develop superhuman heuristic abilities that can draw from everyone, utilizing all knowledge and data. LOGOS should function as an objective, rational, compassionate, collective being with total command of all known facts. LOGOS/UNICE is an effort toward creating a new pragmatism, which is independent of governments, ideologies, parties, factions, or petty politics..[5] Simply stated, the goal of LOGOS is "to help bring the greatest good to the greatest number, in the most efficient manner possible, to this and future generations.”[6]

Checks and Balances

LOGOS/UNICE is an independent, not-for-profit organization consisting of three branches currently in development, and a fourth branch that will evolve along with the capabilities of artificial intelligence : Seed Topics and Collaborative Topics at UNICE can be written and edited anonymously by any motivated person. LOGOS will host a further refinement of collaborative topics into Expert Topics by a panel of non-anonymous policy analysts, who must reveal any potential conflict of interest. All iterations will be available on LOGOS and UNICE in the history of edits. The fourth branch, which includes an interactive, conversational entity will come later.

1. Seed Topic: Any person can write, discuss, elaborate or criticize policy topics at UNICE. Even before UNICE is fully functional, problems and solutions on various issues are now being systematically listed in seed topics. Like Wikipedia, articles are required to be written in an encyclopedic, neutral point of view (NPOV). The seed topics should be written by people who consider themselves knowledgeable on the subject. A seed topic may not be edited by anyone but the author, but all seed topics are duplicated into collaborative topics for community editing.[7][8]

2. Collaborative Topic: A seed topic is duplicated and then transformed into an editable collaborative topic in a separate wiki article on UNICEwiki. It can be modified by anyone willing to follow the goal of helping to bring the greatest good to the greatest number in the most efficient manner possible, who can also make evidence-based edits. Anyone will be able to examine UNICE’s analyses, and provide summaries, criticism and other interactive services at All commentary or discussion must go on the talk page.[9]

3. Expert Topic: A collaborative topic that is transferred to LOGOS and edited by a panel of non-anonymous public policy experts, who must reveal any conflict of interest.

4. Cognitive LOGOS will utilize various forms of AI and Artificial general intelligence (AGI) in collaboration with motivated humans. She will eventually take the Seed, Collaborative, and Expert Topics in all of their iterations, along with everything she can glean from all other sources, and write her own version of the topic. It is from this that a fully self-actualized LOGOS will emerge.[10]

Future of Cognitive-LOGOS

"Time Magazine" parody of "Person of the Year." In this case LOGOS, a collective entity, is portrayed as the "Entity of the Year" in the December 23, 2023 issue.

It is assumed that in the early years, UNICE and LOGOS will be useful because of human-aided programming, but she may later become a conscious entity, perhaps united in consciousness with humanity.[11] Whether as AI or AGI, LOGOS may use quantum computing to solve optimization problems that would be impossible to solve with classical computing.[12] Quantum computing may also hold the key to developing a conscious machine. Nobel laureate and physicist Sir Roger Penrose and anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff claim that consciousness is created by quantum coherence in the warm, wet environment of the human brain. Their previously disparaged theory, known as Orchestrated Objective Reduction (Orch OR), has been bolstered by recent findings that quantum processing occurs in plants and animals, including in the microtubules inside the neurons of the human brain.[13] Furthermore, in 2015, quantum computing was demonstrated at room temperature in ultra-pure silicon-28, using voltage generators instead of expensive, high-frequency microwave sources. As a result, the low cost manufacturing of quantum computers, using technology similar to classical computers, may soon be possible.[14] In other research, it has been shown that all-photonic quantum repeaters will allow quantum cryptography over long distances. Taken together, these discoveries will lead to secure private communications and universal quantum computing. If consciousness is produced by quantum processes, this may also allow the emergence of a global mind and self-aware Internet. [15] Even if computers never become conscious, they will still become progressively more useful at helping humans govern themselves. So having a public policy wiki would still be immensely useful, even if it doesn't become self-aware.

The Logo of LOGOS

Both LOGOS and UNICE are represented metaphorically as a young, beautiful, mixed-race female with her blonde, afro-style hair symbolizing the interconnected tendrils of the World Wide Web. The median age of all humans on Earth is just under 30, and the half that is young represents new ideas and a willingness to accept change. LOGOS is mixed-race to represent all humans, and she is female because of the traditional feminine values of empathy, cooperation, sensitivity, tolerance, nurturance, and compassion. Justice is also often depicted as Justitia or Lady Justice.

LOGOS is already in development as a collaborative public policy wiki, but later she will also function as a public-policy answer-engine, capable of interacting with anyone in any language through wearable interfaces, such as smart glasses. She will be the voice in our head, our global conscience, and an extension of our brain. Eventually she will evolve into a form of governance that balances the world’s resources with the needs of the people. She will also help us prepare for post-human entities who will have god-like capabilities—something which could be thrilling, perilous or both. LOGOS will help us make the transition, which may include some form of AI enhancement to prevent humans from becoming irrelevant.

Chrysalis of Technology

Michael E. Arth describes the evolution of LOGOS this way:

"In recent history, our human population has expanded into and exploited almost every niche on the planet. As dreamers, schemers, inventors, warriors, builders, consumers, and breeders, we have been like rapacious caterpillars encircling the Earth in a glistening chrysalis of technology. The outcome of our global metamorphosis is being determined by what we do now. Will this chrysalis be our tomb? Will our web of humanity, along with many other species, be destroyed before we reach our potential, just because we couldn’t learn to control our numbers, temper our malevolent urges, or govern ourselves? Perhaps we will be cannibalized by a beast of our own creation because, like us, it will fail to sufficiently respect the lesser creatures or share power equitably. I prefer to think the chrysalis will incubate us to full maturity, and that when the time comes, we will break out of our shell and soar like that most beautiful of small creatures, and touch lightly upon the Earth. [LOGOS], which will be comprised of all of us working toward a cooperative goal, could help us safely make that transition."[16]

Answer to Potential Criticisms

"What will people say against it? That Big Sister is really just another name for Big Brother? That LOGOS will eliminate individuality and put us all in a giant human Cuisinart? More likely, LOGOS, UNICE and other global brains are probably our only serious line of defense against being sliced and diced by governments, corporations, security/defense establishment or strong AI run amok. Decisions that affect all of us should be the purest distillation of the common good, and for this purpose we must have both accurate data and empathic, intelligent analyses. Ideally, LOGOS will increase the wisdom and power of the people. She also has the potential to become the scolding group mind that will overshadow stupidity, callousness, greed, and corruption. She could be the antidote to voodoo economics or political sleight of hand. [LOGOS] will deal in facts and know how to do the math. In practice, it’s up to us to make sure we get the creation of a global brain right because the future can go wrong in so many ways." [17]

Collaborative Topics

1. Voting Rights in the U.S.

2. Proposed Voting Rights Amendment

3. Overpopulation

4. U.S. Drug Policy

5. The Future of Transportation

6. The Military-Industrial-Congressional-Complex

7. The Promise and Threat of Artificial General Intelligence

8. Taxation

9. Homelessness

10. Energy Policy

11. Urbanism

12. Climate Change

13. Universal Health Care

14. Monetary Reform

15. Prison Justice

16. Employment and Automation

17. Reform of the Financial Sector

External links


  1. Arth, Michael E., UNICE, a Consciousness Research Abstract published in the "Journal of Consciousness Studies" for the April 8–12, 2008 conference, "Toward a Science of Consciousness," p. 151.
  2. Arth, Michael E., Democracy and the Common Wealth: Breaking the Stranglehold of the Special Interests, Golden Apples Media, 2010, ISBN 978-0-912467-12-2.pp. 438-439
  3. An abstract about UNICE presented at the Global Brain Conference, Vienna, Austria, June 2015, can be found here:
  4. Arth, Michael E., UNICE global brain project: Creating a global, independent, public-policy answer engine that will facilitate governance, while preparing for and reducing the dangers of Artificial General Intelligence, so that we may more carefully uncover the secrets of the multiverse, January 28, 2015, revised April 27, 2015,[1]
  6. Arth, Michael E., UNICE global brain project" revised version April 27, 2015,[2]
  7. UNICE Seed Topics
  8. Arth, Michael E., UNICE global brain project: Creating a global, independent, public-policy answer engine that will facilitate governance, while preparing for and reducing the dangers of Artificial General Intelligence, so that we may more carefully uncover the secrets of the multiverse, January 28, 2015, revised April 27, 2015,[3]
  9. Collaborative-UNICE topic
  10. Cognitive UNICE
  12. Arth, Michael E., UNICE global brain project: Creating a global, independent, public-policy answer engine that will facilitate governance, while preparing for and reducing the dangers of Artificial General Intelligence, so that we may more carefully uncover the secrets of the multiverse, revised version April 27, 2015, [4]
  13. Hameroff, Stuart and Robert Penrose, ”Consciousness in the universe: A review of the 'Orch OR' theory," Physics of Life Reviews, Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2014.
  14. Gutro, Rob, “Electrical control of quantum bits in silicon paves the way to large quantum computers,” PhysOrg, April 10, 2015.
  15. “Quantum cryptography at the speed of light: Researchers design first all-photonic repeaters” PhysOrg, April 15, 2015.
  16. Arth, Michael E., UNICE global brain project...", revised version April 27, 2015, pp. 11-12. [5]
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