Using Feedback

Feedback is at the heart of Apogeniks.

Maintaining and pursuing any intent or purpose is completely dependent on feedback.

When we reach out to pick up, say, an apple, we are using feedback – visual and position information to judge and modify the direction and speed of our movement.  We perform acts like these thousands of times a day.  But the amount of information involved, and the speed at which it is happening, is phenomenal.

Our conscious mind is completely incapable of following this.  All we see is a massively zoomed out overview.

This should suggest something pretty obvious – that most of our learning actually takes place in ways far outside the reach of our conscious awareness, through experiential feedback.

In Apogeniks we distinguish between conscious feedback and experiential feedback .

Conscious feedback is symbolic.  We recognise broad patterns like ‘my arm is moving’.  It is like an aerial view of a town.  Experiential feedback is what is going on in the town.

Experiential feedback is the raw material of learning.  It doesn’t just provide information that we can then use.  It actually changes our behaviour, in ‘real time’.  It is a force, exceedingly responsive, stunningly quick, rich in information.  This is the material we use in Apogeniks to make such fast changes.

Unfortunately, as we are so used to conscious processing – like using language, identifying patterns etc, Experiential Feedback is really quite confusing and elusive.  To our conscious awareness it is a vague mass of feelings, sensations and motivations that defies understanding.

But fortunately in Apogeniks we not only know how to use this type of feedback all the time, we also have a detailed map of the Territory, and the skill of navigating within it.

In a nutshell that is what Apogeniks is about – identifying the type of experience we need to generate the right kind of experiential feedback successfully to pursue an intent.

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