Memory Mapping – Thoughts from the Shower

“Thoughts” can be likened to massively parallel webs of self-sustaining activation among the neural circuits of the brain.

One characteristic of the brain, which enables rich across-domain representations, is the ability to arbitrarily link the results of different neuronal sub-processes. For example, when we think of “an orange” we combine at least visual, auditory, and soma-sensory outputs from different cognitive levels. Even though the sub-processes are tailored by environment over time, the general blueprints are driven by our genes.

To allow us to develop machines that have even a hint of this capability, we need to allow access to the outputs of different sub-processes. Ignoring the fact that these sub-processes develop dynamically, would a shared memory space allow some of this cross-domain linking? For example, in an n-dimensional memory space, could a process arbitrary link to an output space of any other process? How would this linking work while allowing change in the sub-processes and the size of the output space?

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Git / GitHub Workflow for Raspberry Pi

A quick aide-memoire for using GitHub:

Create directory with ‘Project Name’ in Dropbox directory (extra layer of automated backup)
cd ‘Project Name’
git init
Create / copy initial files
Create .gitignore file for Project
git add [Files – if all can use .]
git status [Check correct]
git commit -m “First Commit”

Go to github.com and create a new remote repository with the same name as ‘Project Name’
Add github remote directory to local configuration
git remote add origin https://github.com/username/Project Name.git
git push -u origin master

Goto to Raspberry Pi
git clone git://github.com/[username]/[Project Name].git
This will create a directory with ‘Project Name’ on the Pi

In use
Edit file(s) on a computer. On that computer:
git add [Files – if all can use .]
git status [Check correct]
git commit -m “Further Commit”
git push -u origin master
On other computer:
git pull