Could be the next step in formalizing/constructing some kind of theory machine.
What is meant by these terms?
"Second-Order" inherits from second-order cybernetics, which, to my understanding, can more or less be summarized as such: If first-order cybernetics involves an observer of a world...
this will no doubt cause blissblogger intense embarassment and awkwardness.
TOUGH SHIT SIMON.
he is likely perfectly happy NOT being the subject of any hagiography.
"it's not a competition" he might say in all sincerity - typical of his self-effacing modesty.
but we're going to do it anyway...